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  1. Just being a "these two" who are X-Men adjacent but not X-Men... My brain went straight to Artie and Leech.
  2. Not to make a redundant post - But as I just noted in the Facebook Group... Beyond Toys just sold out of both sets as I was writing them for a shipping quote. I submitted the quote anyway... being naive and hopeful and all... but they both went from "In Stock" to "Out of Stock" as I was typing it up. My optimistic side hopes one of us ordered the lot, and will be distributing them for Robin Hood prices to the rest of us in the coming weeks. My pessimistic side fears something less altruistic happened to them. I'm not quite keeping up on the discussion minute by minute here, but if anyone is still planning on securing a mess of these to distribute to US Collectors... I sure would like to put my name on that list, lol.
  3. I hate to be all gift-horse mouthy, but MAN does this make me want the rest of the Starjammers now. Particularly Hepzibah
  4. He went by "Cactus Jack Manson" during some of his career, but wikipedia does indeed say "Mason the Mutilator" so maybe you were just transposing the two... since apparently both Mason and Manson were tied to him at different points.
  5. Dusty Rhodes springs to mind. Definitely a world champion in other organizations. Honestly don't remember if he ever held a title in WWE. I *think* he was both a face and a heel in WWE. And he seems like a name who would fit this line well.
  6. Have invoices for Razor gone out yet? Don't seem to have gotten one, but it is a holiday, so figure it's not impossible it's just delayed a bit. But he was always one of my favorites in my tweens, so I'd hate to miss him. Just wanted to double-check.
  7. There's 0 chance in hell of the Nick Cage wave getting released at this point. If you look at pics those minimates aren't even up to the line's current quality standards anymore. Even if by some miracle Ghost Rider became the most popular character in the world and the wave got pushed through, they'd never release them as-designed... they'd look to be very poor quality compared to todays minimates. They'd have to "re-do" them all... That said, since they're based on an unpopular movie most people have forgotten... even updated versions are very unlikely. I think the best we could hope for is a Comic-Book wave or boxed set INSPIRED by the movie wave. Not re-creating it. I'd be in favor of them doing a Ghost Rider Wave, calling it "Wave 15" and marketing it as "The Lost Wave" ... it's annoyed me that Minimate numbering hasn't made sense for years.
  8. My store had... Crimson Widow & Dracula x1 Dr Strange & Ghost Rider x1 Hammerhead & Venom x2 And none of the Warlock & Rocket set. Almost seems like they're packing these 4 to a case randomly, without regard for packing 4 UNIQUE sets per case. They also appeared to get a re-stock of Wave 9 at the time. Haven't seen any signs of 11. Anyway, bought one of each + The Hobgoblin set from Wave 9. Went back the next day to return my original Hobgoblin set w/ the receipt from the new one (My original was a defect - had 2 left legs) and the additional Hammerhead set was gone, as well as all the remaining Wave 9 sets. All they had left was about 10 to 20 Captain Marvel sets that are going nowhere fast.
  9. PS. I'm mildly concerned at the fact only 7 figures are shown for this wave (and Ghost Rider potentially noted as a build a figure?)... instead of the 9 figure format of the past few waves (8 + Build a figure) Or even the 7 or 8ish format of old (7 + a duplicate, or 7 + an army builder, or even just 8...) Is the line scaling back? Are we only getting 3 two-packs at specialty now? If so that makes me sad. Or is pack #4 just not ready to show off yet? Any insight at the panel?
  10. No offense intended to his fans, but I personally don't know or care enough about Darkhawk to be concerned by how his helmet is realized. I'm not gonna lie here, Cosmic Marvel has really never been my favorite cup of tea, so I really only have a casual knowledge of the biggest headliners. I could write you an encyclopedia on Mutants, and at least provide a few reasonable notes about Avengers or the Spiderverse... but... Space Marvel is not my area of expertise. THAT SAID... like any good comic nerd, I've been watching the MCU form in its entirity for the past 10 years, and like many, I'm a big fan of the Guardians movies. I'm also a giant Disney Parks fan, so the fact that they're currently the only Marvel Property with a Disney ride makes me love the movie team a little bit more. SO... Not gonna lie. I was one of the many supporters saying for years, "We need a comic book Guardians wave!" ... but I admit, when I said that... I just meant I wanted a version of the movie team I could display alongside my other comic book minimates. So this Gamora works. Perhaps this Star-Lord. But the rest of this wave is... admittedly not what I'd hoped for. I'd have greatly preferred comic versions of Groot, Drax, Rocket & Mantis (maybe even Nebula) over 2/3 of this wave... ideally all 6 of them in the red & blue uniforms. Honestly, the Adam Warlock & Angela minimates we have already do me just fine for those two. I'm mildly aware of Moondragon & Darkhawk, but as I said... don't know enough about either to really get excited about them. I had no idea Cosmic Ghost Rider was even a thing before I started reading this thread here today.
  11. I was going to say, "Or Nimrod" but then I remembered there's already an official Nimrod minimate, a fact which momentarily slipped my mind, so that would be a rather lackluster custom choice. And Mastermold is the only other Sentinel-y enemy I can think of and his scale makes him rather... not probable. That said there are other potential candidates. There was a big crossover of anti-mutant villains a few years back... Stryker, Bastion, Donald Pierce... I want to say Cameron Hodge... maybe others I'm forgetting. Could be any of them.
  12. Pretty sure it's Jerry Lawler. And not that I didn't have confidence in my own guess or anything... but I discovered you can pretty much find Luke's hint verbatim on Jerry Lawler's wikipedia page *cough* To be a nitpicky nerd for the sake of being a nitpicky nerd, I don't really think of Lawler as an 80s WWE wrestler. He rose to prominence with the company more when they put him on commentary during the 90s/New Generation (and then later, obviously, the Attitude Era). Actually, by the letter of his very own wikipedia page, he didn't even join the company 'til 1992... so yeah, totally not 80's WWE, though still most assuredly an 80s wrestler... His career certainly goes back much, MUCH further than 1992 (as the hint suggests), but yeah, He wasn't a thing in WWE 'til the 90s. But it's not like these customs haven't had some New Generation overlap already. I'd argue Bret Hart (the very first one) was far more 90s than he was 80s. And Lawler is a great companion piece to Bret Hart, since they feuded quite a bit back in the New Generation. AND it's not like these are hard and fast rules, Luke can make whoever he wants. And I personally love Lawler (and the New Generation) so more power to it. My only question is... will he be Blue & White... or Red & Black...
  13. I actually said this a while back (probably way earlier in this same thread) but I'm honestly thankful that Archangel is paired with Multiple Man. I wouldn't mind having multiple Warrens to update the wings on some of my older Archangels. I can't stand the wings on the older figures. Mine are constantly curling inward and forming a metal shield tube around him. At least I'll at least get some use out of those multiple Warrens! Honestly, I'd probably buy one or two just for the wings even if the two-pack IS Multiple Multiple Men.
  14. I've never once seen Wave 9 where I live in the Chicagoland Suburbs. Though luckily I've found 3 out of 4 sets in Orlando FL area Walgreens. I have a Disney-Crazy family, and an annual pass for the Disney/Universal parks, so I actually get down there several times a year and check... semi-regularly, lol. Weirdly. Still can't find the friggin' Hobgoblin set to save my life. I have yet to see Wave 10 in Illinois. Going to Florida this weekend though, so fingers crossed. Note: I had little trouble finding BC, Captain Marvel, or any of the other movie waves in Illinois. They seem to be stocked more consistently than the animated waves. I was actually one of the lucky few who snagged the Infinity Wars mates before the street date, when that walgreens leak happened last year, lol.
  15. Alright, as I’ve said about a zillion times around here, I’m an X-Men nerd, so these are always my favorite waves. You’d be hard pressed to ever see me poo-poo a classic mutant wave… That said, my thoughts… Jean & Cyclops are my least favorite of the wave, though that’s not to say I dislike them. I think I prefer these versions of their X-Factor costumes to the ones we got earlier. Though the X-Factor costumes were never my favorites in general. I do have a soft spot for that cyclops though, being that was his first costume to be an action figure back in the 90s X-Men toys. I know some would disagree, but I’ve long been an advocate for an update to classic Blue & Pink Archangel, so I’m happy to get one. The first version was one of those minimates that was right on the cusp between old-style minimates with minimal detail, and newer ones with lots of detail. He wasn’t in DIRE need of an update, but I always knew they could do better. I’m also ECSTATIC that they final made new metal wings for him, as I hate the old ones… they’re way too oversized, and mine often had heavy curling, which made then form a shell around the figure, lol. I’m half-tempted to pickup spares just so I can upgrade my older versions of Warren with the new wings. I’m OVERJOYED to get a new version of Blue Beast, as classic Jim Lee style Blue Beast is my preferred version of the character, and I’ve never been happy with the 90s one. He was too gangly and awkward, and I hate his giant topheavy hairpiece. On to the more exciting half of the wave, imo… What’s actually weird is, we already have 4 out of 5 of these characters… just none of them are this particular classic 90s version. Over-the-moon happy to get Strong Guy. Always love a new mutant joining the line. I’m trying to decide how I feel about Lorna, Havok & Wolfsbane. I’ve never been quite sure if I prefer classic Lorna & Havok or 90s Lorna & Havok. I similarly can’t decide if these are my new favorite minimate versions of them or not, lol. I think they look very nice, but there’s something about that classic costumes that’s ya’know… classic. In any event, happy to get them. I have similar feelings about Wolfsbane, though see my aforementioned comments about hating that hairpiece. This may be my go-to wolfsbane if I can find a reasonable supplemental hairpiece to replace that. Though it’s kind of a unique one, so I don’t know if I will. I’m pretty damn ecstatic to get Multiple Man, as I’ve always preferred Jamie in his Skullcap costumes over the modern day “street clothes, guy in a sweater & coat” Madrox. I’m a fan of super heroes in costumes over street clothes. This will definitely be my go-to version of the character. I’m sure we all plan to pickup spares, lol… It’s probably too much to hope for that Madrox would be paired in a 2-Pack with Archangel right? Since they’re from 2 separate incarnations of X-Factor. I doubt that’s the plan, but it would absolutely be the setup that would save me the most money, lol… This wave pleases me. Now we can finally stop begging for 90s X-Factor, and instead start begging for Generation X or X-Factor Investigations. (Either way, I need Husk & Monet minimates in my life.) EDIT: Okay, I just scrolled back over the thread and I'm realizing for the first time that the old & new teams are paired up one and one, and GOD I HOPE MADROX IS PAIRED WITH ARCHANGEL... I will ABSOLUTELY want extra pairs of those wings, so it's a win/win scenario for me.
  16. So um... not to be a nag or anything, but i haven't heard anything about those replacement parts since this post. *Blink Blink*
  17. I remember Martel's time in 80s/90s WWF well enough, , Strike Force, The Model, etc... but I admittedly have no memory whatsoever of his later WCW Career.
  18. @Zach My Madame Masque has 2 right legs. Considering the weird circumstances for this series, figured I'd ask: Can Diamond supply replacement parts for this wave, or do I need to take this one up with Walgreens? Thanks in advance! EDIT: I see on the previous page I wasn't the only one with issues, sooooo... nvm! Customer service it is... EDIT 2: Sent! Pics attached. Mentioned the forums. I also took the opportunity to bring up the fact my Ebony Maw ordered from Luke has 2 left arms. Because he does.
  19. I'm tossing my vote in the hat for Prowler as the villain turned ally, being that he seems to feature in the upcoming Animated movie, and this line likes its indirect tie-ins. The sausage fest comment eliminates my hopes and dreams of getting Scream once again... but I... never really thought she had a chance anyway, sadly, lol.
  20. I've never been much for making predictions... but I'm pleased to hear that people seem fairly agreed that Hydro Man's odds are strong. He's been at the top of my list of characters who need a re-do for quite a while. (I think I said so in one of those, "Characters who need a re-do" threads, lol.) ... Not only is the original very dated looking, but the old one has one of the worst hair pieces in Minimate history, which is impossible to keep on, and a redo could GREATLY benefit from some Sandman-style water parts. I'm hoping he's in the same Black T-Shirt "costume" and not one of his more modern supervillain jumpsuits. My dream is to one day have the entire Sinister Syndicate from the Spider-Man ride at Universal Studios. Because I'm a big themepark fan and a big Marvel fan, so I love when those 2 worlds collide. Scream is the biggest longshot, but she recently got a Marvel Legends figure, and the Venom movie seems to have made toy lines pretty symbiote-happy lately... so... *Fingers Crossed* lol... Scream IS an unmade Spidey Villain, as it happens. As are the other Life Foundation Symbiotes. Riot having just made it to the Big Screen, astonishingly. I'm not saying I think they're in this wave... just throwing the idea into the water, lol.
  21. This question is more important to me than "when" lol... They could come out in 2 days or 2 months, but if I can't find'em it does me no good.
  22. After months of searching locally... I went to Disney World last week, and found the Enchantress & Collector sets at an Orlando area Walgreens. Still haven't found the Kraven or Hobgoblin sets, and now I"m back in Chicagoland, where the odds are even less likely. And apparently now the Marvel BC sets are showing up at some people's Walgreens stores? Ugh... *Facepalm* Not to mention we still have at least one rogue Toys R Us wave in limbo that has yet to show up anywhere...
  23. RE: Godfather and the Attitude Era... A lot of it seems worse in hindsight now that I'm an adult than it did at the time. At the time I was a teenager raised on Beavis & Butt-Head. You're inherently more okay with being an offensive pervert as a 13 year old boy than you are as an adult man. That said, I remember the Godfather fondly and humorously from my childhood, yet still sometimes minimize the video when watching archive footage from the attitude era on the WWE Network while taking my lunch at work. Frankly I always loved Papa Shango too, as a supernatural character from my early childhood, when I actually believed they had the powers they had, lol.
  24. Here's my dilemma in answering this question, lol... Wrestlemania 13 was in '97, which was pretty much the end of WWE's New Generation era ('93-'97). Wheras Wave 1 of your mates Luke has mostly covered WWE's Golden Era ('82-'93)... admittedly there's some overlap, and it's a rough spectrum... I'd say your Bret Hart is more akin to his later, New Generation look, than his early Hart Foundation days. But still... I feel like, were you to jump straight from your current wave 1 lineup, to the Post Wrestlemania 13 Attitude Era.. you'd be doing a disservice to the New Generation era. And that era was my childhood, so I'd had to see it glossed over. SO... in all good conscious, I have to break this up into two parts... New Generation: Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Undertaker (Purple Gloves), Doink the Clown, Yokozuna, Sycho Sid, 123 Kid, British Bulldog, Double J, Owen Hart, Sunny, Goldust, Tatanka, Lex Luger (Bret Hart would also easily top this list, had you not already made him, lol), Vader. Hunter Hearst Helmsley would also be a natural fit for the era, but I honestly rather just hold off on him and skip straight to the later, Triple H. Now... admittedly, some of those guys stuck around on into the attitude era, and found greater or continued success. BUT... I do feel like I'd still love to see the New Generation represented. As for the Attitude Era... that list is going to be LOOOOONG... as one of the hallmarks of that era is that it was a great roster from the top of the card to the bottom of the card. The jobbers were just as desirable as the headliners in some cases. Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Rock are basically your mandatory players. Kane & Mankind are also strong cases. Undertaker yet again (He was around so long with so many iconic looks, it's hard not to put him on every list)... I feel Shawn Michaels would benefit hugely from both a New Generation (Heart Break Kid) version and a later Degeneration X version. Triple H naturally, as mentioned earlier. The rest of DX would also be great, Chyna, X-Pac, The New Age Outlaws. Jeez, too many to list... The Nation of Domination, The Godfather, Val Venis, Al Snow, Goldust again... as lopez pointed out, there's something to be said for doing Mankind, Dude Love & Cactus Jack, since that was such an integral part of Foley's characterization in the era... but... were you to only do one, I'd easily say Mankind is the most deserving, as he was the primary persona most of the time. And then there's the entire WCW half of the Monday Night Wars, which is a whole other can of worms... (But I'm sure many here would love to see you dig into that can, lol) For the sake of being more concise, I'll give you my top 5 for both. These are the names I'd call most essential to each era... New Generation: Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Yokozuna, Sycho Sid Attitude: Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, Kane, Triple H Give or take an Undertaker on both lists. I'm also going to personally say: For the love of god sneak Goldust in there somewhere, because I love him! lol. Not the most important person in the roster. Never a main eventer. Never held the world title. But one of the most memorable and long-lasting characters in WWE's history. (While he was a huge part of both generations, I think his Attitude Era look is the more memorable, so I'd say skip to that. His early makeup/costume were simpler and less flashy, it wasn't until the Attitude Era he really started refining his look.)
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