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San Diego Comic Con Aftermath

Hello Gents!  SDCC has come and gone, and like I knew we would see some old stuff mixed with the new. It's always a good thing to wait, because you never know what will show up at the last minute. But thanks to various webzones, it was like we were there.



MARVEL UNIVERSE




There are things like Angel and Jubilee that weren't in the slideshow pictures that were later released, but it's clear that the line is still strong. And Puck, is a good reminder that Hasbro still wants to build Alpha Flight.

I love the sheer magnitude of the characters in the line. Like Mr. Sinister, Psylocke, Winged Angel, The Beast, Kraven. I think this is something the Universe line has over the Legends line.

More characters less time. And the compatibility with the Thor ,Cap and Spidey lines.

I do wish they could fix the face on that MU She-Hulk. (The Marvel Legends one still holds 1st place for me.)




MARVEL LEGENDS

The return of the Marvel legends was another point in the presentation, I'm kinda iffy about the character selection and the Extremis mold (looks like an upscaled Marvel Universe figure). But the clincher is they're new marketing plan and the price point.

They did reduce the number of figures back to the good ol 6, instead of 8 like in the Blob Wave.

It's better than $24.99, but it's still as absurd as the DC Universe price. I know that in this day and age you can't expect a 6 inch toy for 10 dollars, but it doesn't make me want to scream running back to the line.

I do like the card art by Ed McGuinness. And it looks like the figures will come with an exclusive comic that is continued in another figures comic in the wave. They won't be regular sized comics, but the free comic was one of the things that gave value to the ToyBiz figures for me.


The only figures that interest me from the first 2 waves are:


  • Commander Rogers
  • Dakken
  • Terrax
  • Armin Zola
  • Thor, and.. 
  • Bucky Cap

The Avengers Movie Line

From the picture and the 3 figures that we saw I can only say that Thor and Iron Man look like retools and Captain America's chest and shoulders seem wonky to me. I also know that in the Avengers trailer Thor has bare arms.




The Amazing Spider-Man

I don't like the costume. It's too early to tell if the movie will suck. (I thought X-men was gonna be bad) My wish would be if they could do like every other movie line and put in a comic series so we can get stuff like the new Venom and Anti-Venom. Spider-Girl and Araña. But they have the regular line for that. RIGHT?


Mighty Muggs is crap. I went to Hasbro Toy Shop when the exclusives were supposed to go up and the Mighty Muggs were still there, while everything else was gone. Oh well, I'm sure I'll be able to pick up Thor at NYCC.

So in conclusion, I'm all over the Marvel Stuff. But the part that makes my heart pitter patter is...

When will I find this stuff on the shelves?

Laterz

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