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  1. I think that’s the pinmates one I have. It’s pretty good.
  2. Depends on the vehicle. I display mine with a classic HISS and a cover girl custom with a Wolverine.
  3. Korvac saga wave could have the original 4 GOTG, Korvac, and one more. The whole Vance is a future Cap may have some pull.
  4. Phoenix is perfect and I didn’t even want her! Lilandra is worth the price of admission: Corsair is amazing as well! Cyclops is better than expect!
  5. They did indeed get here on Wednesday and I’m loving them! A little too much as I went rogue and bought a set at the LCS and have a case coming from Luke…. And figures from eBay…
  6. I've actually forgotten the last wave for Walgreens.
  7. not that it's the best but with minimal paint to a Squirrel Girl tail, Felicia, and Black Cat bits I did this.
  8. If they went wit the mix of Animated show nostalgia with Toybiz, it makes sense to have Corsair. Personally I was hoping for a Proteus as when these figures were originally going to happen it would have been around the 40th anniversary of both stories and we did just get a Mastermind with the Brotherhood set. Although side bar a pack in Morph head would have made my day,
  9. I hear what you are saying but I would counter it with the packaging is a sore spot. Environmental concerns to one side.. individual but all together? So if I choose not to open a Scarlett because the mocks seem the same as the release… what then? I have to keep this whole box? Or just have another loose figure running around? You can accept that even though something doesn’t bother you it can bother others. If we *have* to have reissues, The Snake Eyes, Commander, and Storm Shadow redecos do seem to have variation but it does seem “tight” to have them released in this format so quickly. Commander looks like a easy solider swap and Snake Eyes looks like a different figure. But Scarlett and Storm Shadow aren’t as different and therefore make it more challenging. Especially since Storm Shadow has several different costumes. Scarlett I would have either done a short hair piece to match the actual release, or redecod into a Cover Girl, Glenda, or another figure all together. Is Scarlet more popular? Yes. But could we have gotten her redeco later in the line? Absolutely. It’s what the original line did. Lastly, I don’t want to be too heartless here but as the youth say FAAFO. We have had MULTIPLE lines cancelled due to low preorders so some people buy more. I personally bought more than I should have because I wanted this line to succeed and I prioritized buying the set instead of other toy lines. If people aren’t willing to invest and preorder, that’s on them. Maybe now they will pay attention and buy the stuff at solicitation time instead of waiting and then the line get canceled. To me, exclusive means exclusive. We have 12 figure slots and we are getting and having 4 figures released as redecos means we are only getting 8 new characters in a line that JUST launched. I get the need for the Commander and Snake eyes as the most recognizable Joes, but the other two slots? Easily could have been a twin in each pack: Tomax, Baroness, Roadblock, Snakeeyes in one. Xamot, Duke, Destro, Commander in 2.
  10. Apparently we are getting Power Rangers.
  11. Thanks. Yeah I tried and this is where I landed. I am still pissed Most Wanted didn’t get picked up.
  12. Some quick kit bashes of Mockingbird from wave 80.
  13. You are getting far deeper than I my friend. I just want each mate to come with extra posing hands. The number of Jesus and Puck figures i own just for the hands is almost at cult level.
  14. Nope. I’m bothered. But then again I also am annoyed we don’t get extra hands.
  15. Shame these died before we got anything transformer or marvel related.
  16. Well, the serial killer himself, Professor X, Laura, and a villain so Donald Pierce
  17. Did they limit these to 1k? If that’s the case no wonder they just did basic reissues. Also if we can do this fan set that @buttheadsmateis talking about I want my wrecking crew! Or at least my new Mutants guy/girl chests vs a hellion guy/girl.
  18. I think every toy line has experienced FOMO at some point although I think the secondary market that exists now makes it different than the hey days of the 80s when it was nearly impossible to get a figure if you missed it first time around. That said best of and greatest hits were fun ways of offering product that came with new features/accessories so it felt like a must have. I would think avengers campus in LA would be a great home for them and also Islands of Adventure. Defenders may be a tough sell given they don’t have media pushing them forward at the time and the boxed Netflix sets allegedly didn’t do great. I still love my Jessica Jones set and alllll the stuff that came with it. I remember Luke had an amazing exclusive Spider-Man Foes set and I was shocked it didn’t sell out instantly. 3,000 units if I recall correctly. Some of my favorite villains came from it.
  19. I surely didn’t. I got the pro-tip after packing all my things and swearing this place off for good. I also regret nothing but have found it far more enjoyable. “Never say never!” Honestly, I reached my limit and paying almost 100 bucks to get two sets of things I already own without enhancements is it. I’d much rather spend that on Luke’s sale this weekend or on my growing Marvel Legends collection.
  20. 1. My comment isn’t about figure selection it’s about a brand ambassador entering a fans space and making an announcement. 2. It’s not shooting the messenger for the message to point out its not a clear message. Had it been, I doubt there would be as much speculation and as much negativity toward the actual release. 3. Since you want to talk about figure selection, You can have the same 6 figures with differences to make the figures a must have. For instance, Black Widow with red gauntlets, blue piping and blue knee pads similar to the cosplay costume that was sold would be enough of a variation to feel like an exclusive in my opinion. The figure for her in the set looks just like the original which can be easily bought on eBay. Great for new collections but not necessarily a must buy for older collectors. 4. This brings up a different problem for completionist fans. Yes, playmates 1701 idea was flawed beyond belief but these are not limited to 1701 sets. So in order to have a complete collection one must spend almost $50 bucks to buy a set that’s USP is… a box. Not a great position for anyone especially since this leads us to. 5. being told exclusives don’t sell well at conventions which is why we don’t get them consistently. Except, this isn’t an exclusive… it’s a reissue in a new box. It’s nuanced but if they don’t sell through I can already hear the “well, we tried” speech. All of this could be cleared up by level setting the expectations clearly. “Not sure…” was typical DST baiting given their last two announcements were “actually” unexpected.
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