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  1. I suspect that's right. It's too bad, these already feel like less important alternate looks (even if they end up being the main look in the movie), not being accurate makes them even less desirable.
  2. Didn't Zach say there was nothing else planned?
  3. I'm not sure why they made that War Machine if they weren't going to put any effort into it. Thanos and Ronin look good. Widow is probably a good translation of that costume. It's nice to see Stormbreaker finally. Overall a pretty underwhelming set of minimates for the most anticipated Marvel film ever.
  4. I've been wondering that myself, people seem to be freaking out for no reason.
  5. stack32

    wave 79

    That kind of awfulness has a way of burning itself into your brain.
  6. My take? There aren't that many serious minimate collectors, or at least not enough to make a boxset with a run of 3000 a sales success, even a boxset that many of us felt personally invested in and bought multiples of. If we can't make a desirable Marvel set like that a safe bet what hope do other properties have? While I think DST has made many blunders over the years in character selection across various properties the harsh truth is that when they say they don't think the demand is there for something they're almost certainly right. Also, I can't count how many times I've seen someone post a crazy wishlist who would also complain about having to buy a character they don't like to get one they do in a two-pack. Plenty of us talk a big game about how much they care about a line but don't back it up with our wallets, which I suppose kind of goes back to that first point.
  7. That still means you have to believe there are a lot of people who would have bought the boxset but didn't because they weren't aware of it. I find that questionable at best.
  8. That pack tells us a lot about the market but since it's not the information we want to hear I think a lot of us ignore it.
  9. We do need those weeks of criticizing the lineup. I think that's more true than most of us would like to admit. The line certainly doesn't seem healthy.
  10. I've built a number of Halo, TMNT, and Star Trek sets and I'd say that while MB's quality isn't quite there with Lego it's close enough that it's hard to imagine anyone but a Lego loyalist complaining about it. I do agree about the building experience, since the parts aren't sorted out in a way that's related to the build you really need to do some sorting ahead of time to minimize frustration. That's one of the reasons (the other is space) I've never got around to putting together the Technodrome.
  11. If you do you see a Kirk or a Spock it's part of a minifigure that is made up of mixed properties and it's from a wave that has been sitting there for over a year. The MB Star Trek line died from lack of sales, just like the minimates. The idea that it would just take listening to "fans" to be successful is nothing but hubris.
  12. All these people that say they no problem with movie minimates sure seem quick to jump in and say a comic version is good enough for them. I was going to post something about Toyark saying DST had showed off a statue from FFH but looking closer I'm pretty sure they just confused Noir for the movie's stealth suit.
  13. The Wind Raider is on Amazon and had already been marked down 20% since it's release. The only place I've seen it at brick and mortar is Wal-mart.
  14. stack32

    wave 79

    Eh, it's not hard to find worse art in a current book.
  15. stack32

    wave 79

    I would definitely want an official release of Sersi, preferably with a jacket available. I doubt the fact that there's an relatively easy custom out there that some people find satisfying would have much bearing on DST's decision to make her or not, that's all up to their apparent reluctance to make Avengers that aren't MCU-related.
  16. stack32

    wave 79

    The helmet is a unique shape so it is distinct from the Neo-Classic Armor. I'm not arguing it's needed or that I find it critical to my collection but it is a distinct look for a main Avenger which DST usually finds appealing. I don't know that anyone thinks it's likely that DST would use the storyline, it's just useful fodder for conversation that's a little more relevant with Captain Marvel's release. And speaking for myself it has a bunch of characters and looks that I'd love to get.
  17. stack32

    wave 79

    I read Operation: Galactic Storm a few weeks ago and thought it would make a great theme for a wave, I think someone brought it up in the wave 78 thread too. It would have been better as a pseudo tie-in to Captain Marvel but it would still be fun since it's got something for nearly everyone: Avengers (Both East and West Coast varieties, also a new Iron Man armor) Quasar Starjammers (including Carol Danvers in her Binary phase) Shi'ar Imperial Guard Kree Starforce Other Kree (Korath, Ronan, Att-Lass, Minn-Erva, the Supreme Intelligence) Other Shi'ar (Lilandra, Deathbird) Skrulls And, of course, Rick Jones.
  18. I don't care for the way bulked-up upper arms look on an otherwise normal figure. I don't think there's a regular humanoid character that can't be adequately represented with either the standard body or a bulked-up one. I think there are a few places that chest piece can work, it's certainly not worse than the one their using now, but Hercules was not a good character to use it on. He would have been much better if the sash was a separate piece on a normal body.
  19. Saw it last night, mediocre movie full of missed opportunities. DST didn't miss many opportunities with their character selection though. I could use an extra Skrull or two and the bomber jacket Captain Marvel is a waste of a slot (one ML did too so Marvel might have pushed that look), a powered-up version would have made a lot more sense and been a more impressive minimate. Otherwise I don't see anything they skipped that I'd want more than what was made. Not having energy blasts with Captain Marvel seems like a bigger omission now since laser hands were basically her thing.
  20. We definitely need that Punisher, I don't understand how it hasn't happened already. This might sound odd but I think we need an updated classic Thor. We've received all the pieces so we can put a good one together but DST hasn't actually released one.
  21. stack32

    wave 79

    I was just thinking how one thing I've appreciated about ML lately is how the line consistently cycles through themes so over the course of the year nearly everyone is going to get something they want. It's not Spider-Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Spider-Man. Whatever the exact theme is it would be nice if DST emulated this approach.
  22. It would be pretty surprising if they weren't already planning it, especially since Zach made a comment about needing to buy multiples of boxsets.
  23. It does feel that way. It can't be good news if Walgreens isn't interested in minimates from the most anticipated Marvel movie ever. Given how old some of the animated minimates at my local Walgreens are they linger MUCH worse than movie stuff. Whatever the regional differences are the movie waves certainly aren't awful on that score overall, a quick look online suggests it's not exactly easy to complete your movie minimate collection if you didn't buy them when they came out. I'd also be curious what the difference in production numbers is too.
  24. I'd have to agree with DST here. I have little interest in either outriders or Chitauri but that Cap could be cool.
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