hot grandpa edition
see the in-package photos of the new Captain America and Spider-man waves
Thise figures look like repackaged shit. The captain america one literally looks like they took excess stock of the winter soldier ML figures, slapped a new capwolf head in there, and sent it out as a fucking new figure. This shits gotta end.
>The captain america one literally looks like they took excess stock of the winter soldier ML figures, slapped a new capwolf head in there,
So you don't know what you're talking about. Sick
>tfw you ask for a figure for kitbashing but you actually like the character a lot so it makes you sad to use it for parts
Thanks. I hope it goes for cheap.
>Finally find the torso and the head at Target
>No shelf warming Iron Man with the right leg
I love all the Spider-man figures. Except for Morbius. Don't care about him at all. And I don't care about the Absorbing man at all either, so I'll just order them all loose.
Still need at least Ben from the previous wave, though Ghost Rider or Superior Venom would be nice as well.
Also, speaking of the Rhino wave, I work at walmart in Canada and have not even seen it anywhere in BC yet. If you live near Abbotsford British Columbia, we just got another full shipment of the hobgoblin wave at the older walmart. Please come buy them so we can order the next wave.
>Still need at least Ben from the previous wave
If you're only going to get one figure from the wave, make it him. He's great.
Is 22 dollars for an ML a good price?
The only Chameleon with a good paintjob I've seen is at that price. Consider that they all have to be imported where I live, though the normal retail price is about 15 dollars.
Oh believe me, he's the only one I really cared about at first, but I'm trying not to buy the whole wave. I love symbiotes, and kind of wanted a Ghost rider, and I love symbiotes too. And the Chameleon body would be fun to play with and Kraven would be a good villain to have for Spidey/Kaine and then I might as well get White Tiger because then I can finish Rhino.
As someone who's trying to save money and definitely wants the entire Absorbing man wave (except the build a figure and Morbius), it's frustrating that they all look so good.
Yeah she's alright.
If you're willing to half the balljoints on her legs then you can get her in my acrobatic poses and due to them being a softer material they can just pop back on.
Be careful of the ankles, though. While mine has no problems, a friend of mine's her he ankle snap off and my Anya Spider-Girl has some troubles with one of her ankles.
None of the figures on that body that own (or have owned) had ankle problems. But I boil and flex every Hasbro figure I buy.
I did recently take a dremel to Ultimate Spider-Woman and was able to gain another 1 degree of motion in all directions from the ab joint. Could have been better design, though.
Yeah the ab joint on the figure is the weakest part by far of that figure.
And it seems like the ankles are an uncommon but possible problem. Even when I shaved down the joint and run it under hot water my Anya's ankles still give me problems.
Blizzard is literally as plain of a figure as you're going to get. It uses the regular size body they have been using for years and for many figures. It's got paint for all the details and fists. The head is also going to be painted details. I like the body myself, and their head sculpts on characters like this are usually good. I'd grab it, but buy it from amazon for like 16.
Some guy in my country has him for like 10 eaglebucks. God bless the utter disdain for Blizzard.
One more thing. Which of the guys from the Rhino BAF are the most likely to shelfwarm?
ARE YOU A BAD ENOUGH DUDE....to put your Sideshow/Hot Toys Iron Man in this? Some decals and paint detailing it might work better for the Icons Iron Man rather than the Titan Hero shampoo bottles.
Just found this guy at my LCS Brand New for like 15$
Did I do good? I really like the way he stands. Usually the thumbs on these guys are broken out the package, but he's completely fine. Might pose him with my Spidey-2099 and Genis-Vell for that whole Peter David effect.
(Pic from eBay)
Why do you elude me Dr Strange???
Get married. $250 for a pair of matching crystal candle holders that are apparently too good to actually use with actual candles. $520 for a chair that nobody will sit in but the wood trim accents the room, whatever the fuck that even means. At least for $200 you'll have a creepy little Stan Lee that you can pose doing weird stuff. That's way more useful than 90% of the shit "us" (re: just the wife) married people buy, in my opinion.
>buy blizzard for cheap because literally nobody likes him
>stuck joints everywhere
>one knee is so floppy that is pretty much impossible to make him stand
>realize the quality hell I'm stepping into
Thank you, Hasbro. I love you.
Who hype for Spider Gwen?
>Who hype for Spider Gwen?
I'm hype, been hoping for one since I first saw the character. Love her design.
Really, I want pretty much everyone from that wave except maybe Morbius, Ben Reilly Spidey, and the BAF itself.
>Shit character and design
That's just like your opinion, man.
>on a shit buck.
Is there even a good grill buck in this line? All of them look like shit, but at least they are not the diaper-ass crotches of toybiz.
>But I'll enjoy flipping her for mad bux to yuppies when I order the wave.
>tfw my country puts them on sale at 12 clapbills
Oh, you faggot scalper.
>Oh, you faggot scalper.
No I just happen to like the rest of the wave EXCEPT her ugly ass and it's cheaper to buy the whole wave and sell her to tasteless faggots like you than to buy all the other guys as singles. Stay mad tho fam.
Been reorganizing some and dug out some older figures.
He was just missing the coat (well the cloth coat, I have the leather one to Machine Man).
I really like SM2 DocOck, I just wish I could find his sunglasses.
I wanted to add Angel to my Xmen display but his wings are too huge to fit on the shelf :/
I am not even sure who this is but I really like the design and hugeness...
Do you guys have any recommendation for a decent starting body (or maybe two or three for variety sake) for just a random thug? Like your average run of the mill, ski mask wearing convenience store robber petty thug who's a fodder to every superhero ever
>that head looking like shit tho
really neat looking figure, pretty excited for it. I'm kind of thinking of getting some more SHIELD ladies but I dunno if i wanna double dip for Sharon and Mockingtits. Think one will be more popular than the other? Maybe even waiting on them hoping for a sale?
Speaking of which..is there anything going on? I haven't been following the thread in a while but I want to get Ben..but I still haven't seen him anywhere. really, I haven't seen ANYTHING new except for a few of the Hulkbuster wave guys here and there. Are stores gonna get them in? I figured they would already have them out for the holiday season
Maybe that costume change Spider-Man/Peter Parker figure from way back in the SMC days? Or I guess you could arm swap movie series Sandman? You also got Legendary Riders Wolverine, but he's short and has an X belt, so... yeah. The LCBH Savage Dragon has a casual lower half with jeans and sneakers, so that could be a good launching point to combining other stuff. The 1/12 scale isn't exactly well known for making people in normal attire for some reason.
Total speculation, I would be Mockingbird is more popular.
She "looks cooler" and she is on Agents of Shield (though MCU version not comic version.
Sharon Carter is in Cap2 but I didn't even know who she was until it was mentioned after watching the movie a few times.
Joints are pretty well off. He has like zero QC issues, which is really nice. Knees are a little lose, but other than that no issues at all.
Not my photo btw, just a random pic from google/ebay.
So TRU sent out a 20% off Spider-Man toys coupon in an email blast and I decided to go ahead and get Scarlet Spider just so that I could get the Rhino pieces and the extra Spidey hands for Black Ant. As it happens, they also had Kraven and Superior Venom. I needed the BAF pieces for all three, but could only get one today, so I got Venom thinking that it's harder to find. I should have price checked the parts on eBay first though. It came out to $13 and change.
Did I do good? I don't even really want Superior Venom.
Did you mess with the figure at all?
I had literally zero interest in Superior Venom but after getting him I think he's probably my second favorite of the wave behind Kraven (mostly because I just like Kraven in general).
I looked into his story and apparently he is Doc Ock as Spiderman as Venom or something, which kind of adds points since Doc Ock is my favorite Spiderman villain.
I'd love it if they made a new Ock proper. He was my second favorite Spidey villain right after Rhino when I was a kid, but this figure is so far removed from Ock that I can't get any enjoyment from it as a character toy. It's literally three characters rolled into one.
I think it's my least favorite use of the body too. I've already got Pizza Man and 2099, and I love both of those. I just don't get why they made the head so tall and narrow, or why the tendrils are not posable and their base is glued in, or the dumb design with the webbing (which I know is not Hasbro's fault).
Maybe I'll put it on the BST for $10.
I'm a big fan of bearded Thors with more modern Mjolnirs like the movie, though the toy does not have to be a movie Thor.
However a good classic Thor tickles me in all the right ways.
psst... you didn't hear this from me, but one of the 3 packs for 2016 will be spiderman and his amazing friends. repacked pizza spidey (no accessories, one set of hands), firestar (moonstone body), iceman (very similar to the barefooted vision)
There's a fairly new Marvel Legends Thor -- but be warned, no fucking Ankle Pivot, so he'll be falling harder than a fucking brick through a faggots window.
You'd have to resculpt the chests, the breasts are made to simulate being in a bodysuit not fully exposed. They'd look like ridiculous 90s silicone frankenstein boob whores as straight repaints.
I GET IT
I'm still not prepared to judge it based on cellphone camera snapshots. I hate going down that rabbit hole, and it tends to make these threads that much worse when we do. It could be worse than what we're seeing, or it could be better. As it is it's not looking good, but we'll see with promo shots and then production model reviews.
True. I'm hoping that they're still working on the sculpt, and that it looks worse in the photo than in person. I just really want a good Black Widow for my import Avengers and it's looking underwhelming.
The Select AoU BW is pretty great. Surprisingly better than I expected.
It's weird that every once in a while we just have to get a turd. The one that comes to mind is figma Indiana Jones. We saw the prototype and assumed it was bad lighting or the angle of the photo. Surely they wouldn't actually release something that, at first glance, looked THAT bad.
She looks great with the rest of the gang, but I'm a filthy mixer of Legends&Selects. I don't see why Natasha can't be taller than Carol. Thundra is already much taller than Strange, and those are both Legends. Anyway, the only weird articulation is the inclusion of diagonal cut joints on her upper thighs. But at least they don't hinder the sculpt.
Select always does a pretty good job with their modern movie stuff, I think it exclusively goes through Gentle Giant so go figure. It's just hard to get into Select because, aside from the really great movie figures, their comic stuff is always erring on the side of skippable with a few gems thrown in here and there. Like maybe 1/5 of their comic stuff is even worth considering, and that's looking at it in the context of their huge ramp-up of articulation in the last few years.
I think the best method from a couple threads ago was to take a cheapo jewelry chain and thread one of those metal wore ties through it so it's bendy.
Some heads won't look right on some bodies because of where the neck peg is set. On some it's very high into the head, and others it's low, so you can end up with some funky looking necks.
I think I want this motherfucker to be my first and only Hot Toys.
Go to michaels, hobby lobby, etc.
Go to the jewelry making department
Pick out a chain you want (Roughly $2-$3)
Find their thin gauge metal wire (Roughly $2-$3)
Be sure to use their 40 (Sometimes 50!) % off coupon.
When you get home, weave some of the wire through the chain one link at a time. Maybe about 6-8 inches. You'll then have a semi-articulated chain that you can have him pose with. Wrap the rest of the chain around his body. You've spent probably about 5 bucks making him a neat accessory. You can even go further and buy some paint and so a fading heat effect on the chain, so maybe like 8 bucks total.
thats the price you pay for going to your small mom and pop shop down the road. when people say to support small businesses those extra dollary doos is what theyre talking about.
as long as it isnt unreasonably priced and i like the shop/owner then i dont mind. but if you just have to be a complete jew about it then big companies are the way to go. i was at walgreens the other day and literally everyone of their legends figures was $12.99 but i didnt see anything good so meh
I was going to reply to this, since I COMPLETELY empathize, but I couldn't seem to craft a reply that wasn't bitter. So I've just decided to say that I got your back, fellow married guy.
I mostly pick up what I think is the best-looking or definitive version of each character, and for me that means Select 1st Avenger Cap, Select AoU BW, Select the Wolverine... And I cannot think of a Select comic version that I actually want. Maybe Thanos?
I don't mind paying an extra $5 if it's a figure I really want, and I usually have a bit of store credit, which helps, but I won't pay "scalper" fees, which I usually feel is +$10 or more.
>And I cannot think of a Select comic version that I actually want
I cannot suggest the Select Ultron enough.
I fucking love him and it's my favorite iteration of Ultron in figure form.
His legs are a tad loose, though. But despite the movie coming out, he still goes for about retail depending on where you get him.
I've found some figures at kmart on rare occasion. Its where I grabbed black cat/carnage last year. Honestly, the one in my area was the only place before target came about, and then it's quality went way down. It's also sort of old and dirty looking. Hasn't changed inside in many many years.
Pizza-man and scarlet spider come with the same set of hands, three pairs in total, and the white iron fist from the odin wave came with four if I'm remembering correctly. His are a bit oversized, though.
Shit, I forgot I also have Disney Store Thor. He's pretty great. I think I prefer my Thor to be a little prettier, but this one was definitely the best figure I could find at retail, atm. And a great example of a Select "comic" figure that's better than the movie counterpart.
>old and dirty looking. Hasn't changed inside in many many years.
That's the Kmart here too. It's like they are perpetually doing inventory. And the toy aisles are always a wasteland of Jakks Pacific BMX figres and three-year-old Monster High dolls.
I still go to K-Mart around here because it's the closest nearby store and it seems like it's similar to your guys'. I once saw a bird flying through it and the toy aisle still has the peg warming figures from the Ultimate Goblin wave.
The latest wave they got in was the Guardians wave and that was quite a bit ago.
I skipped the baf and went for the Select. I prefer the shiny metallic look to the molded plastic.
I don't know what the deal is with everyone saying their target 3 pack ultron is breaking so easily. I had to heat up the left thigh swivel for ~ 20 secs, then apply a lot of force, in order to break mine.
For the $32 or whatever I spent on it, I feel like I got my monies worth.
Got it off ebay, took about 3 weeks to get to my door.
Elbow joints even have metal screws.
There is even a Bandai insert in the box.
This makes no sense in the context of Spider-man.
If they wanted an armored figure, they should have done Armored Spider-man.
this is what a ninja looks like, but in all seriousness is should be Shinobi black suit spidey with maybe an armored headband.
Got a chain for my Ghost Rider. Its really long so I chipped about 8" off and ran a twist tie through it to make it bendy.
I only have one motorcycle at this scale though...
I asked my wife to pick something up while she was at Joann's Fabrics. This was the package it came attached to.
Waist joint looks to work just fine, but enjoy your horrible moob joint.
Could you take a couple of pics of Ghost Rider standing next to that bike and sitting on it? I've been looking at some 1:10 bikes, but I don't know how they'd scale (saw it was 1:10 in the NECA General).
Not him and while I like my figuarts Hulk, I wouldn't call him a good movie Hulk. He can pass for a random Hulk, but his face really doesn't look like Ruffalo Hulk.
If I didn't already have the figuarts and if the figma had a torso joint and didn't cost twice as much I'd be all over it.
>And I don't have mine in hand right now, but pretty sure he can touch fists.
He can't. I tried the first time this person asked. He has no bicep cut, making it difficult to do without stressing the toy.
Alright, well I've got him and I like him. I might get the Select some time, but I'm pretty happy with the figuarts.
There are a bunch, but none of them stand out as great. I like the way the most recent ROML Frank head looks on the old Face Off/Shield agent body. If you're looking for a classic look and don't plan on doing much with it beyond display, the white/black ROML itself should be fine.
Does anyone know how Walgreens distributions works ot if they will "check the back"?
I have picked up all but Strange over the course of months at my local WG and not seen them anywhere else. Based on what I have seen come and go they would be on their second case of these.
Are all MLs this bad or it's just the Bucky Cap mold what sucks balls?
I bought this sad bastard and it's a fucking nightmare to get a decent pose out of it.
I still want Ghost Rider and Chameleon but if they are going to be anyhting like this guy then I pass.
as much maligned as it is for it's reuse and roided proportions, buckycap is still one of the best in the line as far as posability goes. If you don't like him, the others aren't going to impress you.
He's better in some ways and worse in others. shoulders are way better because of the extra joint, and the hips are inexplicably worse. My biggest gripe is the weak ab crunch, but he's fine overall. Like I said though, if you were disappointed in blizzard I don't see you being thrilled about the rest of the line.
So does anybody know when the Marvel Select Strange is actually coming out? I'm lookin everywhere but it seems like every website has a different date, it's either sometime Novemeber, December or next year.