Warcry wrote:The fabric outfits really put me off of collecting the human figures.
(Well, the fabric clothes plus the generally poor likenesses, anyway.)
Even on Vader it was kind of questionable, but figures like the new ANH Luke and Leia just look silly to me, and Palpatine is outright hilarious. In general I just don't think that fabric works on six-inch figures for anything other than capes.
I think the ANH Luke has a good face likeness, but you're right about the tunic, it has a tendency to be puffy and takes some adjustments. Kylo Ren's hood has the same effect that Palpatine's does where it just doesn't lay quite right on the head. Luckily in that case, I can just pull Ren's hood down and it looks fine.
Warcry wrote:I'd be interested in R2-D2 and C-3P0, assuming the new release of R2 is actually findable. Last time around he was choked out by stores full of Slave Leia and Greedo. Aside from that, I can't see myself dipping back into the Star Wars stuff unless they do a 6-inch Grand Admiral Thrawn.
I've seen the 3PO at Walgreens, and he's really nice. The gold works well and everything is really sharp. Didn't pick him up yet, as the stores around me are stocked well. I plan on getting either that one or the reissue along with R2 if I can find him. That will complete my 6" droids, as I already have BB-8 and just recently got K2. Not into shelling out $20/fig for other random droids like the GameStop exclusive R4(?) that's coming (the red one with a 'bad motivator' on Tatooine in ANH). If they make a 6" Chopper though, I'm in.
Warcry wrote:Well, you've got good taste. If I was going to go back in time and only buy only three figures out of last year's X-wave it would definitely be Wolvie, Cable and Rogue. Cable in particular is probably my favourite out of all the Legends figures I own. The sculpt is super-detailed and the "cranky old man" face sculpt is especially nice, and so are the cyborg bits. I'm also really fond of the torso articulation, which is a lot smoother and more natural than what you usually see on a superhero figure. The body armour makes it really easy to hide that nice ball joint, and they didn't cheap out on the waist swivel like the female figures with that arrangement do. Plus like you say, sweet guns. Wolverine looks just like he stepped out of an 80s comic book, and has really good articulation too. And Rogue is really nice-looking, though she still suffers from the same articulation issues that most of Hasbro's female figures do. The leather jacket does wonders though, covering up some of the wonky proportions that female figures suffer from -- she doesn't look like she's got pipe-cleaners for arms!
Thanks! Messed with Cable some more last night, and he's a great figure. The torso joint on Cable is more common on the Star Wars figures - for some reason their designs seem more catered to that joint, probably because all the superheroes are wearing spandex so it would be quite obvious. It doesn't even look that out of place on Kanan Jarrus.
The only disappointment I see with Rogue is the lack of anything to to with her. She doesn't come with extra hands does she? It would be cool to swap out the fists with something else, nor even a non-gloved hand would be cool.
Warcry wrote:Deadpool is really good too, but I don't really consider him an X-Men character even though he was in an X-Men wave, and I wouldn't count him as a must-have.
I think I'll pass on Deadpool, anyways. Nice looking figure, just don't really care for the character. Still haven't seen the movie yet though, going to do that this weekend.
Warcry wrote:As for the rest...Kitty is neat and well-done. I like that they gave her a less-exaggerated physique and a "plain" face instead of making her look like an anorexic supermodel with giant tits like so many female figures. But if the character has an iconic costume (I would say she doesn't, since she changed them what felt like every six issues back in the day) this isn't it, and her power is impossible to capture in figure form, so I'd have no idea this was even a Kitty Pryde figure if she didn't come with a little Lockheed. Phoenix is pretty but can't ****ing stand. Iceman looks like he's made from soft candy, though he paints up nice if you're into customizing. And Havok is such a forgettable character that I wouldn't be able to recommend him even if he was great, because I constantly forget I even own one and every time I discuss the wave with someone, I need to check my shelf because I can't remember who the eighth figure was.
I think Rogue is the only remaining one out of the group I like. I've seen Kitty, Iceman, Havok, and Phoenix all in the stores and haven't been impressed at all. All four look fairly unimpressive, even though their likenesses might be OK. Not even sure I would bite on any of them at $10.
Warcry wrote:The Juggernaut BAF was really neat, but also so gigantic that I struggle to find anywhere to display it without seeming cramped.
This is the only reason I considered finishing the set, but I think based on what you mentioned I will stay away. I'm already rapidly running out of shelf space.
Warcry wrote:[EDIT]And the new X-Men wave apparently hit Canada over the weekend, so I'll have to keep my eyes peeled!
Good luck hunting! (or using Amazon)
Speaking of hunting, I used Brickseek and a DPCI on the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader to find one at my local Target (had to get a worker to dig them out of the back as they weren't on the shelf).
It's a bittersweet purchase. The figure is absolutely fantastic! The helmet sculpting is dead on (much
better than the earlier BS figure), the quality is great, the fabric used flows and drapes well over the entire figure. The hands have been redone, so Vader now has a 'Force Choke' hand instead of 'Force Push', and the new design can accommodate a two-handed saber pose. The paint apps are crisp too, and the boots are much shinier. The saber hilt has been redone too, and can be hooked onto his belt; the blade is made of better red plastic to boot. I'm very pleased with this rendition, as it's pretty much a perfect figure (single jointed elbows though
). If you already have a Vader though, this one may not sway you to buy another. The bitter part is the $40 price tag. Vader comes with a really neat display setting for the 'Original 12' figures that will all be done in 6" scale. It will be great for the ANH ones I have, and will probably use with a couple other OT figures (not getting a Tusken Raider nor the Death Star guy). Anyways, I'm really happy with Vader, just not the rest of it... yet.