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Old 2017-06-11, 08:29 PM   #1101
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HERBIE was a stand in for the Human Torch in an old FF cartoon show, as there was a rights issue or somesuch over the Human Torch appearing in it. So they got a robot sidekick to fill in for him instead.
If I remember right someone was planning to give the Torch his own series, so exclusivity deals barred them from using him. Which I think is the same reason they had to create Firestar for Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (again, was meant to be Johnny).

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Old 2017-06-12, 06:58 PM   #1102
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I'm glad we got Firestar for Spidey then. HERBIE was bobbins.
 
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Old 2017-06-14, 01:54 PM   #1103
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Completed my Soul of Chogokin Mazinger fembot collection with GX-09 Minerva X. Yes, it's spelled "Mineva" on the box. No, I don't care.

Also bringing my insane goal of collecting all the Showa era Kamen Rider figuarts a little bit closer to a finish with the regular version of Apollo Geist.

Bloody hell tho, I'm positive I ticked EMS as the shipping option but Mandarake sent the lot via DHL instead - kind of annoying since clearing courier company shipments through customs is much more of a pain in the ass since I have to ask for the waybill number separately from them first before I can actually clear it on the customs office's website, but it was even worse than I expected because when I called them, the lady at the other end told me I'd still have to pay a separate fee even if I cleared it myself(!) so I'm feeling kind of ripped off here.
 

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Old 2017-06-18, 07:57 AM   #1104
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Star Wars Rogue One 3.75" Bodhi Rook and Shoretrooper
I'd largely given up with the RO figures. They're nowhere to be seen at retail, with everyone still struggling to shift tonnes of unsold FA figures at this scale and online prices are full of 'no thank you', so I was quite surprised to find these two at my local Asda. Great little figures and although I'm generally not fond of the silly massive accessories, the zip line one the Shoretrooper comes with is ace. The likenesses of the actors at this scale are still really impressive - better than the the larger figures, IMO.

Lego Batman Movie 70901 Mr Freeze's something something
Easily the weakest of the 20 Movie sets and the one I was pretty much going to pass on, but TRU had a giveaway where you get a Batpod polybag free (RRP 6.99 - bit steep) with purchases over 15, so that ramped up the value for money on what is a very slight set indeed. Whilst the mech for Mr Freeze is decent, it's kind of gangly looking. The part of power plant scenery you get is a bit feeble, although nicely detailed and most of the budget seems to have gone into the trans blue rock pieces which are passed off as ice. I'm not impressed with the set, and it's only really any good linked up with the Scarecrow set and Joker escape. On its own merits, its pretty weak.

The Bat Pod is a fun bit of carry around fun. Its a plastic holder that opens up to reveal a section of Batcave with a computer, batarang and grappling gun. Neat Batman figure too, who's sporting a fetching tiger print jacket and bowtie.
 
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Old 2017-06-21, 06:55 PM   #1105
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Boy, where to start? A massive haul has come from the mail and Wal-Mart over the past few weeks...

Let's start with Marvel:

ML Cyclops (the new one): Warcry already mentioned Cyclops is a bit of a bad figure - and entirely fair and true assessment. Cyclops looks really good standing still, but all the floppy belts/straps/etc. are a real pain the a$$. Every time I try a new pose something is dropping or shifting or whatever. Some of the joints are a bit loose too, and the elbows could have used more reinforcement. The only reasons I got him were A) I wanted him to lead my X-Men, B) I returned Kitty Pryde to the store, and C) he's hard to find but Amazon dropped him briefly to $25 w/ Prime shipping. Overall he's very 'Meh'. At least he isn't quite as bad as that Star-Lord I had bought.

Now onto DC:

DCUC Wonder Woman: Via eBay, decent price. Nice classic figure, and a great addition to my JLA. The arms seem a little thin/frail, but they're holding up quite well, and she's got pretty good balance for having heels and not having rocker ankles. The axe doesn't hold terribly well in her hand and the lasso doesn't detach from her hip, so there's some issues. Otherwise, she's pretty good.

DCUC Martian Manhunter: Also via eBay to round out my classic JLA, and also at a decent price. Good figure, but some of the joints are a touch loose. And he came in a bit dusty - nothing that can't be cleaned up. He's a nice shade of bright green, and has some nice veins molded into the arms. The cape is on the light (weight) side too, so balance is pretty good. I have him up on a homemade flight stand with Supes and Hal Jordan.

So now my JLA is complete! Now i just need to reorganize my shelves to make room for all the other stuff...

Which brings me to the entire King Shark wave of DC Multiverse! The peoples on the internets tell me King Shark is a great CnC figure. This much is true. And I told myself if I found Batgirl at retail (or cheap online) I would consider building one. So on a stop into Wal-Mart, I found Batgirl. And proceeded to pick up Joker, Hawkman, and Jim Gordon with her, as that's all they had. I day or two later, Amazon dropped Jay Garrick to $20 w/ Prime shipping, but I missed out on Zoom. A member on a FaceBook figure group had some to sell for $29 shipped, so I obliged. Overall, I think the cost of the wave ended up right at retail or a bit cheaper, so that's a win. Some thoughts:

Zoom & Jay Garrick: Both are about equal. The articulation should be better, but it isn't (thank you cheap Mattel). They don't balance terribly well in running poses, but they look great and the molded detail is very well done. Zoom's lighting is glued to his back, so that's a shame. The arm ones can be removed though, so that's nice. Jay is OK too, and I've already pilfered the yellow lightning for my classic Barry Allen Flash. The extra 'running' hands aren't quite as good as I imagined... for some reason they look kind of unnatural no matter what I do with them.

Hawkman: I actually really like this figure, much more than I anticipated. The articulation is a bit hampered from the armor, but I like the look and again, the detail is great! The wings can be removed if warranted, and they fold up or expand quite nicely all around... and he's still pretty balanced. I just wish his head had some up/down range so he can look as he flies. The mace is a little rubbery though. A nice, unexpected gem in this batch.

Joker, Jim Gordon, and Batgirl: I didn't think I would like the Joker, but he's grown on me. I don't have any love for TDKR, but this figure is better than I thought. I would have preferred a laughing head without the Batarang peg hole though. You either get serious Joker, or stabbed-in-the-eye Joker. He comes with a pistol and a knife though, so that's a bonus. Jim Gordon is a figure I considered purchasing several times over, but never did. For some odd reason, I really like the look, and he has swappable heads - I like them both equally well. Sadly, his joints are either too tight or too loose depending on the spot. He's OK, just not as fantastic as what I wanted out of it. Batgirl is pretty good overall, but suffers from hindered articulation like all these other figures. As thin as she is, she's still somewhat unbalanced - I think rocker ankles would have done wonders here. The detail is pretty good, but there's some sloppy painting around the belt. Otherwise I like her very much, and her cell (smart) phone and Batarang that are included are pretty nice, and she holds them rather well. So now I also have a decent Bat-family (minus Nightwing) without even trying!

Lastly, King Shark: Such a nice figure! I've got the alternate head too (from Robin), but I think I prefer the original. He's a towering figure that's a head taller than the CnC Doomsday I have (so about a head taller than BAF Juggernaut), making him an absolute monster on the shelf. He's super fun and both heads have movable jaws. Like Doomsday, his design accommodates a good range for the articulation that's there, and his large feet offer great balance. The detailing and paint apps are crisp and well done to boot. Straight away I could see why people like this one so much. Very pleased!

Not entirely sure what it is, but even though the DC figures are waaaay behind the Marvel Legends stuff in, well, ...everything, I'm finding more enjoyment with the DC figures. 'Tis what it is.
 


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Old 2017-06-25, 06:00 AM   #1106
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I still like my Flash very much, stiff ankles and all. The new Jay Garrick Flash from the TV show has swappable hands, so that's a good sign Mattel might be catching on (likely not).
Those CW show figures look really nice. The ones I've been interested in have had even worse articulation than usual for Mattel figures, though. Reverse-Flash in particular was a disappointment, and no matter how much I loved the portrayal on the show I couldn't bring myself to buy one.

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The Multiverse WW stuff is definitely hit-and-miss. TRU and Target near me have it, but the WM's are still stocked full of the Doomsday Wave or Suicide Squad stuff.
Finally found some! I wound up buying the hooded-and-cloaked Wonder Woman on the theory that the bulky clothes would make the embarrassing articulation less annoying. I'm not sure that worked, but at least it looks pretty. It went pretty much straight into the display case, though, with none of the fiddling that new Marvel stuff gets.

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Yeah, that Moon Knight looks great. I've only touched on some of the comics with him, right around the time of Civil War/House of M. Otherwise, no desire to follow the character. But, damn, does the figure look awesome!
I've read very few solo Moon Knight books and they all felt like someone had Xeroxed a Batman script and scratched out the names. But the character design is awesome in all its permutations and I've loved it ever since I first encountered him in a random Spider-Man/Moon Knight/Punisher/Night Thrasher crossover when I was little (they were doing a piss-poor job of rescuing Nova from the Secret Empire, and Spidey seemed to only be interested in abusing the hair-trigger psycho with 800 guns on him).

Still haven't found one since the Homecoming wave hasn't hit en masse yet, but it's a movie wave so I'm sure it'll be everywhere in a few weeks.

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If I remember right someone was planning to give the Torch his own series, so exclusivity deals barred them from using him. Which I think is the same reason they had to create Firestar for Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (again, was meant to be Johnny).
That bit of info makes the seemingly-random Firestar miniseries feel...a bit less random, anyway. The whole time I was reading it I wondered "who is she?" and was baffled when the ending had her basically disappear from the X-Men storylines.

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ML Cyclops (the new one): Warcry already mentioned Cyclops is a bit of a bad figure - and entirely fair and true assessment. Cyclops looks really good standing still, but all the floppy belts/straps/etc. are a real pain the a$$. Every time I try a new pose something is dropping or shifting or whatever. Some of the joints are a bit loose too, and the elbows could have used more reinforcement. The only reasons I got him were A) I wanted him to lead my X-Men, B) I returned Kitty Pryde to the store, and C) he's hard to find but Amazon dropped him briefly to $25 w/ Prime shipping. Overall he's very 'Meh'. At least he isn't quite as bad as that Star-Lord I had bought.
You did it to confound my attempts to keep track of how many Legends you own, didn't you?

But yeah, your feedback sounds exactly like everything else I've heard from anyone else who owns the Cyclops figure and it's a real shame. I love this design and I'm really disappointed that Hasbro half-assed it with floating belts instead of molding new body parts where required and gluing stuff down where they couldn't. The 70s Cyclops will fill the character's spot just fine once it comes out (and it sounds like it's starting to!) but the 90s one was the one I really, really wanted to like.

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DCUC Wonder Woman: Via eBay, decent price. Nice classic figure, and a great addition to my JLA. The arms seem a little thin/frail, but they're holding up quite well, and she's got pretty good balance for having heels and not having rocker ankles. The axe doesn't hold terribly well in her hand and the lasso doesn't detach from her hip, so there's some issues. Otherwise, she's pretty good.
Never been a fan of any of the DCUC-era female figures. The ab crunch looks awful and the arms look like noodles.

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DCUC Martian Manhunter: Also via eBay to round out my classic JLA, and also at a decent price. Good figure, but some of the joints are a touch loose. And he came in a bit dusty - nothing that can't be cleaned up. He's a nice shade of bright green, and has some nice veins molded into the arms. The cape is on the light (weight) side too, so balance is pretty good. I have him up on a homemade flight stand with Supes and Hal Jordan.
This, on the other hand, is a figure I can get behind! Maybe it's the fact that I only paid $10 for it at a clearance outlet ages after the line had died, or maybe it's because I loved the Super Powers Martian Manhunter so much when I was little, but J'onn is far and away my favourite DCUC figure. The only one that even comes close in my books is the insane Super Powers coloured Mr. Freeze redeco, and I'm not even sure if that counts because it's from the "Batman Legacy" subline.

The boot swivels on MM make a huge difference when it comes to posing, I find. Even without ankle rockers, he stands amazingly well compared to Batman or Green Lantern. That alone makes him one of the most dynamic figures in the line, though like you mine is on a flight stand (or was, until I pulled it down to fiddle with after your post reminded me how great a figure it was.) He's also one of the few figures I own with a huge rubber cape who can actually stand properly on his own without using the cape for support.

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Batgirl is pretty good overall, but suffers from hindered articulation like all these other figures. As thin as she is, she's still somewhat unbalanced - I think rocker ankles would have done wonders here. The detail is pretty good, but there's some sloppy painting around the belt. Otherwise I like her very much, and her cell (smart) phone and Batarang that are included are pretty nice, and she holds them rather well. So now I also have a decent Bat-family (minus Nightwing) without even trying!
It's a good thing I can't find her here, or I'd be tempted to buy one just to give her smartphone to Beetle as a Superior Foes reference. Even by my standards, that would be absurd.

I actually really like the quasi-realistic costume this is based on, but I don't think it looks very good in the plastic at all.

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Not entirely sure what it is, but even though the DC figures are waaaay behind the Marvel Legends stuff in, well, ...everything, I'm finding more enjoyment with the DC figures. 'Tis what it is.
Although the Marvel figures are way more advanced, the DC stuff has its advantages too. Mattel's sculptors do a fantastic job. The classic designs, like DCUC, have a nice Silver Age look to them, their TV/movie figures are very accurate and the modern stuff usually captures the right feel too. Compared to the Hasbro figures, where almost every character (barring movie stuff) is a Liefeldian roidmonster, Mattel's designs have a nice, clean heroic look to them.
 
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Old 2017-06-29, 03:32 PM   #1107
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Those CW show figures look really nice. The ones I've been interested in have had even worse articulation than usual for Mattel figures, though. Reverse-Flash in particular was a disappointment, and no matter how much I loved the portrayal on the show I couldn't bring myself to buy one.
Zoom and Jay are pretty nice sculpts, but you're dead on with the articulation. I just can't get them into good running poses without them looking doofy. I'm surprised that I like Hawkman as much as I do... not a big fan of the character, but the figure is nice, quasi-bad articulation and all.

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Finally found some! I wound up buying the hooded-and-cloaked Wonder Woman on the theory that the bulky clothes would make the embarrassing articulation less annoying. I'm not sure that worked, but at least it looks pretty. It went pretty much straight into the display case, though, with none of the fiddling that new Marvel stuff gets.
I passed on the cloaked one, simply because I wanted her without the cloak. Turns out the TRU down the road from my work had bunches of it, so I had no difficulty getting my hands on it at retail. The skirt does a good job of hiding the hips, but hinders the range. She's pretty good all around, but just like you, I don't fiddle with her that much. Looks beautiful though...

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I've read very few solo Moon Knight books and they all felt like someone had Xeroxed a Batman script and scratched out the names. But the character design is awesome in all its permutations and I've loved it ever since I first encountered him in a random Spider-Man/Moon Knight/Punisher/Night Thrasher crossover when I was little (they were doing a piss-poor job of rescuing Nova from the Secret Empire, and Spidey seemed to only be interested in abusing the hair-trigger psycho with 800 guns on him).
NIGHT THRASHER! Holy crap I forgot about that guy! At one point I had his solo book #1 with the (at the time fancy) sparkly red cover!

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Still haven't found one since the Homecoming wave hasn't hit en masse yet, but it's a movie wave so I'm sure it'll be everywhere in a few weeks.
Me neither, but I haven't looked in a couple weeks since I built King Shark. They're popping up here and there according to the internets, and like you said it's a movie line so shelves should be flooded soon.

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You did it to confound my attempts to keep track of how many Legends you own, didn't you?
I did. And it worked wonderfully! Bwahahahaha!

Well, you called it. Tallied up I have 10. Wolverine, Cyclops, Cable, Phoenix, Rogue, Colossus, Logan, Cap, Iron Man, Star-Lord. The last 3-4 are on the slate to be sold off at some point, unless I change my mind. I really like the X-Men, but the movie ones are quite sub-par - luckily I had gotten Cap and Iron Man for super cheap.

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The 70s Cyclops will fill the character's spot just fine once it comes out (and it sounds like it's starting to!) but the 90s one was the one I really, really wanted to like.
The '70s one is from the Dark Phoenix 2-pack, right? That one looks OK to me. I won't be fussed to hunt him down since I've got the '90s one, warts and all. That Phoenix is fancy though.

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Never been a fan of any of the DCUC-era female figures. The ab crunch looks awful and the arms look like noodles.
You're right on that. I wish Batgirl and WW had ball joints there like the Marvel ladies. It would create a more seamless look. And I struggle to get WW's arms to look natural in any position. Batgirl's arms work OK though.

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This, on the other hand, is a figure I can get behind! Maybe it's the fact that I only paid $10 for it at a clearance outlet ages after the line had died, or maybe it's because I loved the Super Powers Martian Manhunter so much when I was little, but J'onn is far and away my favourite DCUC figure. The only one that even comes close in my books is the insane Super Powers coloured Mr. Freeze redeco, and I'm not even sure if that counts because it's from the "Batman Legacy" subline.
I was able to get MM for $22 shipped, which I thought was pretty fair for such a good figure.

And Freeze counts, it's the same figure, just repainted. I looked that up and it looks good too! Not a big fan of Freeze, so I'll leave that one to your collection. Plus, if I started buying Batman's rogue gallery in those lines, I'd have to find another shelf.

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The boot swivels on MM make a huge difference when it comes to posing, I find. Even without ankle rockers, he stands amazingly well compared to Batman or Green Lantern. That alone makes him one of the most dynamic figures in the line, though like you mine is on a flight stand (or was, until I pulled it down to fiddle with after your post reminded me how great a figure it was.) He's also one of the few figures I own with a huge rubber cape who can actually stand properly on his own without using the cape for support.
All true all around. I'm also fond of the stoic look on his face, as it hits the character right on the nose. I'm pleased with the vein molding on his arms too, very true to his comic appearance.

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It's a good thing I can't find her here, or I'd be tempted to buy one just to give her smartphone to Beetle as a Superior Foes reference. Even by my standards, that would be absurd.
I actually really like the quasi-realistic costume this is based on, but I don't think it looks very good in the plastic at all.[/QUOTE]

I liked the look back when I discovered it was going to be released. Given that I found her at Walmart where the prices on DCMV figures have dropped to $16.82, it was an easy sell for me. At $20+, I wouldn't have been so pressed to pick her up. Part of the look is also 'DC Super Girls' vibe, which seems decently popular. My daughter is 7, so I see it all the time at stores and birthday parties, etc. Maybe that's why I'm semi-fond of it.

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Although the Marvel figures are way more advanced, the DC stuff has its advantages too. Mattel's sculptors do a fantastic job. The classic designs, like DCUC, have a nice Silver Age look to them, their TV/movie figures are very accurate and the modern stuff usually captures the right feel too. Compared to the Hasbro figures, where almost every character (barring movie stuff) is a Liefeldian roidmonster, Mattel's designs have a nice, clean heroic look to them.
That's a good point. The only one I felt from DCUC that was a touch too roid-y was Flash, but my son just checked out a JLA book from the library where he's drawn that way, so it works. You're right on the ML figures, they're all (the guys, anyways) very ripped, nearly to the point of being ridiculous.

On a side note, I think some of the upcoming DCMV figures have ball joint hips. Green Lantern (Jessica Cruz?) and the red-headed Batwoman seem to have these, from display pictures I have seen. Sadly, the Supes from the wave has the old articulation system. I think this is a Clayface wave, IIRC, maybe for the Q3-Q4 2017?
 


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Old 2017-07-04, 06:54 PM   #1109
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I picked up a Marvel Legends Spider-Man 2099 yesterday. I'd seen a few around, but the paint job is so detailed and the ones I'd found before always had some pretty obvious flaws (which is the same reason why I didn't order one online). But the one I found yesterday looked great. And it's a very nice figure. The "futuristic Spider-Man" outfit is neat, with a complicated, eye-catching design. I love how the design incorporates a Mexican motif with a few design flourishes, making the spider double as a Day of the Dead-type skull and giving him a head design that doubles as a luchador mask. It's very...artistic, I guess? And very subtle considering how superhero costumes tend to go right to full Captain Ethnic mode any time they want to highlight someone's origins.

I'm pretty sure this is the same base body as Sunfire, so the articulation is superb on top of it looking great.

I own so many Spideys now, and that wasn't the plan at all! But they're all great figures so I don't regret any of them!

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NIGHT THRASHER! Holy crap I forgot about that guy! At one point I had his solo book #1 with the (at the time fancy) sparkly red cover!
I barely remember anything about him, other than the silly name. I think he was one of the New Warriors?

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Well, you called it. Tallied up I have 10.


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The '70s one is from the Dark Phoenix 2-pack, right? That one looks OK to me. I won't be fussed to hunt him down since I've got the '90s one, warts and all. That Phoenix is fancy though.
Yep.

Since the 90s one didn't turn out great, I think my ideal Cyclops would probably be the 80s X-Factor one (which is a quick repaint away now that we've got the 70s figure). But 70s Cyclops is a solid design too, and probably more iconic than the other two since it was the costume the character wore in the only time frame where he wasn't a completely insufferable tool.

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And Freeze counts, it's the same figure, just repainted. I looked that up and it looks good too! Not a big fan of Freeze, so I'll leave that one to your collection. Plus, if I started buying Batman's rogue gallery in those lines, I'd have to find another shelf.
Well, the good (?) news on that front is that so few of Batman's enemies actually have decent toys that you wouldn't have to find too much space. Especially if you want them in a particular style.

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On a side note, I think some of the upcoming DCMV figures have ball joint hips. Green Lantern (Jessica Cruz?) and the red-headed Batwoman seem to have these, from display pictures I have seen. Sadly, the Supes from the wave has the old articulation system. I think this is a Clayface wave, IIRC, maybe for the Q3-Q4 2017?
I didn't know about that wave! Batwoman looks really good, actually. So does Clayface but I can't imagine building one since I've only ever made one BAF ever.
 
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Marvel Legends Angela
Disney Store were clearing out the GOTG Titus BAF selection, so I picked up Angela because she looked amazing and I wondered if this was the Spawn character. Turns out it is. And then I watched the nice Toy Galaxy video on all the funny legal shenanigans that have seen her over at Marvel where she's Odin's daughter or something. Whatever. Love this figure! She's so pretty and detailed and I like her sword and the two blade weapons. Paint apps are really nice and she stands up like a soldier. Awesome. Really impressed
 
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Lego Batman Movie 70905 The Batmobile - 20% off? Why not.
 

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The Twelfth Doctor's sonic screwdriver. Amazing what you find at Barnes and Noble. Not only did I get the sudden envy of the lady who checked me out, but this is the first full-on toy sonic screwdriver I've ever had. The Tenth/Eleventh Doctor regeneration one(always get the most out of your molds) is a pen as well; and the Eleventh's sonic can not only double as an actual screwdriver with swappable heads, but you can use it as a blunt object to club people with. I love it, but the bloody thing weighs a ton.......
 

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I own so many Spideys now, and that wasn't the plan at all! But they're all great figures so I don't regret any of them!
I don't own any yet, and the ones I have seen so far in store (Spidey: Homecoming, Spidey w/ Vulture) haven't struck a chord. There's nothing terribly wrong with them, just nothing super special. The Homecoming one's proportions of torso and arm length looked off to me somehow.

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I barely remember anything about him, other than the silly name. I think he was one of the New Warriors?
That sounds about right. The only comics I ever had were the one I mentioned and a few others... never read them, and they were hand-me-downs. Neat cover though.

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Didn't expect it to happen that quick.
Hey, when I get going on collecting, it's fast and furious until I burn out. I've hit that point a bit. And I tend to over-buy and regret, hence CW Cap, Iron Man, and Logan. And Kitty. Ugh.

On a side note, I picked up Moon Knight at Walmart the other day, simply because they had 2, and holy crap he looks really good. This was a week or so ago, and I still haven't opened him up due to time. What I didn't know though, is the tiny moon things he comes with can be pegged in-between his fingers on his closed fists. That's friggin' fantastic! I can't wait to open him, but it will likely wait until after vacation in a couple weeks.

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Since the 90s one didn't turn out great, I think my ideal Cyclops would probably be the 80s X-Factor one (which is a quick repaint away now that we've got the 70s figure). But 70s Cyclops is a solid design too, and probably more iconic than the other two since it was the costume the character wore in the only time frame where he wasn't a completely insufferable tool.
The X-Factor one is a good look too. What color combo? I'm not a polished comic-guy, but Google shows me blue/yellow and navy/white? The navy/white looks sharp.

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Well, the good (?) news on that front is that so few of Batman's enemies actually have decent toys that you wouldn't have to find too much space. Especially if you want them in a particular style.
The only ones on my list are the '89 movie-style DCUC Joker and the Super Powers/Friends-style DCUC Penguin. Had both of those as a kid so it would be fun to have some new ones again.

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I didn't know about that wave! Batwoman looks really good, actually. So does Clayface but I can't imagine building one since I've only ever made one BAF ever.
I agree on both accounts. Don't know if I would build him either, since I'm the same as you on BAFs. I built King Shark, but it was a bit pricey to do so, and I ended up with ~3 figures I'm quite lukewarm on. And I cheated on Doomsday and just bought one on eBay for cheap. As neat as Clayface is, I don't think I'll do it. Not too keen on that Robin or Two-Face, and I don't know anything about Batwoman to care much, even though she looks nice. The Rebirth Supes and Jessica Cruz are slighty better for me.

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Marvel Legends Angela
Disney Store were clearing out the GOTG Titus BAF selection, so I picked up Angela because she looked amazing and I wondered if this was the Spawn character. Turns out it is. And then I watched the nice Toy Galaxy video on all the funny legal shenanigans that have seen her over at Marvel where she's Odin's daughter or something. Whatever. Love this figure! She's so pretty and detailed and I like her sword and the two blade weapons. Paint apps are really nice and she stands up like a soldier. Awesome. Really impressed
That Angela looks really good... but I've passed on her a few times. I really dug Spawn back in the day, and the back-history on her is quite interesting. Can't bring myself to pull the trigger on it though.
 


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SH Figuarts Kamen Rider Stronger - this one's the exclusive charge-up version with silver details and a chrome crest. I decided to finally pick it up after getting the Tamashii Effect lighting...well, effect, and he works great with it.
 
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Marvel Legends Death's Head II
I've got a huge soft spot for Death's Head II, despite being much like his predecessor in that there was a great concept at the heart of him, but he was never really written very well and no-one knew what to do with him, leading to some incredibly mediocre comics. This here is an impressive, weighty rendition of Marvel UK's early '90s flagship character, chucked in as part of the GOTG Mantis BAF assortment. Really nice sculpt, with head and tendrils looking good. The metallic blue used for the body is great. I'm not keen on the sticky out leg thingies, which the original comics design didn't have, but were an occasional fanciful doodle on the character during his two years of comics superstardom. Other niggles - I'm not really fond of the simplified jock-strap design the character was reduced to after the limited series and, like every review I've read, I think an interchangeable right arm, rather than a silly pointing left hand would have been better. Still, I'm otherwise pretty stoked that a fairly forgotten take on Death' Head has not only come out in the 'good' action figure size, but has no doubt annoyed a lot of fanboys who'd rather not have had Mantis as a BAF. Hasbro, I salute you!

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Lego Star Wars 75182 Republic Fighter Tank.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 76079 Ravager Attack.

Both 20% off.
 

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So, I swung by my local Disney store which has been a source of some surprise bargains in their Sale (bunch of 3.75" Star Wars Rogue One figures, Marvel Legends and other stuff) and gave a home to two Diamond Select figures...

Gamora And Rocket Racoon
Marked down more heavily than her teammates, Gamora nevertheless offers incredible value for your 9.99, packing in Rocket , a bunch of weapons and interchangeable hands and a bit of diorama.

The designs are very much based on the recent comicbook relaunch (he says, having picked up that Free Comic Book Day issue) and Gamora looks fab in her white space suit with mesh...bits. Some tidy paint apps round her out. Articulation is good - not Marvel Legends good, but sort of Toy Biz good (after they'd worked out you don't need to pack in sixty million joints on a 6" figure for it to be fun to play with, rather than an ugly mess of uncomfortable looking body parts). Rocket is adorable and also nicely painted and detailed - I especially like his snarl.

Black Widow
Man, there's a plie of these and they're stuggling to shift them at 3.99. Which is a shame, 'cos she's a decent toy. She's got a totally different body to Gamora - its a shade taller and there's no upper torso articulation or an ab-crunch (which she really could have used). She looks tough and her catsuit is nicely done, and I like the boots and fingerless gloves. Less impressed with the nail varnish (unnecessary) and that she's been given trigger fingers ... but nothing to hold, which is a bit of a fail. The bit of diorama she comes with is nice though - smashed up bits of Ultron (I think), with a tiny Ant-Man scuttling about on the ruins behind her.

All in all, two pretty decent figures for a very good price. They do feel like they're using toy engineering from ten years ago, which is the only downside and it's not hard to see why Fordbidden Planet is stuck with piles of these Diamond Select toys - the Hasbro stuff is just so good at the minute - but I am very pleased with them
 
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Lego Star Wars 75158 Rebel Combat Frigate

Lego City 60125 Volcano Heavy-lift Helicopter
Got these two during a 'Buy One, Get One Half-Off' sale at Toys 'R' Us.

Lego City 60160 Jungle Mobile Lab

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 76083 Beware the Vulture

Bought these two from Target during it's 20% off toy sale.
 

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Miss Fritter from Cars 3.

I don't even know why I wanted her. There's only two characters from the new movie I wanted toys of...for whatever reason...this and the new villain whose name I can't even remember. Jackson Storm I think? One thing I do know is that she's heavy. She's almost entirely die cast!

In the other hand, she was also €20 (that's almost 18), sheesh.
 
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 76082 ATM Heist Battle - Bought this on Sunday after seeing the movie the day before, figured I should have both sets.
 

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