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Chase from Captain Power. Awful figure (look at the arms!) and never had any of the toys or gimmicky light gun stuff as a kid but did get thoroughly engrossed in the UK annual. It looks like there's been a recent warehouse find of MOSC stock, so an interesting if fairly common curio for less than most modern toys.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76167 Iron Man Armory (Marvel's Avengers video game)
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76216 Iron Man Armoury (MCU)

Missed out on the Avengers game based set, but found it at a pretty good price and got the more recent MCU Iron Man 2 based one rather cheaply as well.

Marvel Legends Storm and Thunderbird 2-pack

Bought for half-price off eBay.
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Joes Classified B.A. (heavy artillery Roadblock). Not an original idea, but I like it.

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Marvel Legends Daredevil Elektra Natchios

Marvel Legends Jessica Drew Spider-Woman

Marvel Legends Retro The Falcon

Marvel Legends Fantastic Four - Franklin and Valeria Richards

Marvel Legends Squadron Supreme - Hyperion and Doctor Spectrum

Bought during JBs Black Friday sale.
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Marvel Legends Ultimate Iron Man - Bought from a seller on an Australian Marvel Legends group.

Marvel Legends Infamous Iron Man - Bought from a seller on an Australian Marvel Legends group.

Marvel Legends Infinity Gauntlet Deluxe Thanos (Comic)

Marvel Legends House Of X Tri-Sentinel BAF wave:
Wolverine
Cyclops
Magneto
Omega Sentinel
Moira MacTaggert
Charles Xavier
Marvel Girl

Bought from a combination of Amazon AU and Popcultcha.
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Marvel Legends Black Widow Crimson Dynamo BAF wave:

Taskmaster (MCU)
Black Widow (MCU)
Yelena Belova (MCU)
Red Guardian (MCU)
Bucky (Comics)
Spymaster (Comics)
Crossbones (Comics)

Bought locally.

Marvel Legends Guardians Of The Galaxy Ronan (MCU)

Bought locally.

Marvel Legends Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends 3-Pack
Marvel Legends Daredevil 3-Pack
Marvel Legends VHS Aunt May & Doc Ock 2-Pack
Marvel Legends Spider-Man No Way Home 3-Pack
Marvel Legends Avengers: Beyond Earth's Mightiest Captain America Bucky Barnes
Marvel Legends VHS Green Goblin and Mary Jane Watson
Marvel Legends Spider-Man and Morbius

Bought through Jmart.
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I'll bet your arms were even heavier after carrying all that
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Marvel Legends Spider-Woman

I don't follow the comics closely enough to know where this black-and-red version of Jessica Drew is from. It looks like she got lost and took a costume from Miles Morales' closet by mistake. It's a nice look for her, though after having it for a few days I think I prefer the way her dark hair stands out from the outfit in her original look. My wife got it as a Christmas gift for me after noticing that it caught my eye in a store. It's definitely not the way I see the character in my head, but it's a significantly better toy than the more classic figure I've got from seven or eight years back. Better joints, and it stands a lot better because the designers didn't put 50% of the weight into the butt and chest. Maybe one day they'll get around to sculpting female figures that look human around the waist too? But it's definitely a step up from the older female figures. I was immediately compelled to use the open hands, though, because the fists she came with were really tiny.

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The original design by Dave Johnson apparently has enough of a torso to fit vital organs, although there's other non-Euclidean things going on with it.

https://www.comicsbeat.com/jessica-drew ... der-woman/
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HotdogDivebomb 2.0 wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 6:08 pm I'll bet your arms were even heavier after carrying all that
That second box wasn't light, a bit bulky really.


Marvel Legends Moon Knight (Comics 2023)

Marvel Legends Moonstone (Comics)

Bought on discount from JB Hi-Fi.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76232 The Hoopty

LEGO Dreamzzz 40657 Village

Bought both sets from a Lego Store a few towns over.
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Marvel Legends Psylocke, Nimrod, Fantomex 3-Pack.

Marvel Legends Old Man Logan and Old Man Hawkeye.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 76291 Spider-Man Final Battle.
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Warcry wrote: Mon May 08, 2023 4:37 amThe sculpting on this figure is amazing. The head sculpt looks like it jumped right off of the page. The 90s comic-print shading is subtle enough that it doesn't look weird on a 3-D object, too, which is something that comic/cartoon-accurate figures from all sorts of companies seem to struggle with. It's probably been half a decade since I bought a non-transforming action figure that looked this cool.
Got one of these after cancelling some MOTU pre-orders that are unlikely ever to be fulfilled to smaller retailers, mainly just because it looks cool. Haven't gotten him out yet and based on reading around a bit (and the art of the side of the packaging!) it seems a bit of a missed opportunity that there's no palm tree accessory, but I can see why people go for cel-shaded style figures when they're done this well. Just not so much on TFs where it's inherently more obviously faked from other angles. This is more subtle.

In related news, looks like it's second time lucky for a retail figure of this guy... and some prawn guy I don't recognise and seems a rather random pairing.
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Marvel Legends Rogue (Outback).

Marvel Legends Rogue and Pyro.

LEGO Harry Potter 76407 Harry Potter The Shrieking Shack & Whomping Willow.
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LEGO Dreamzzz 71469 Nightmare Shark Ship - Bought this quite cheap off Amazon AU, well worth it too.

LEGO Dreamzzz 71472 Izzie's Narwhal Hot-Air Balloon.

Marvel Legends Astonishing Ant-Man - Bought discounted from JB Hi-Fi.

Marvel Legends The Sentry - Bought discounted from JB Hi-Fi.

Star Wars Black Series Book Of Boba Fett Cobb Vanth & Cad Bane - Bought this when EB Games was doing a Summer sale, knocking this down quite a bit in price.
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Masterverse Shadow Weaver for not quite as cheap as ID were clearing them a couple of weeks ago, but still way below RRP. Much nicer than the inaccurate stock photos, the cloth cape works well and possibly nicer overall than the Classics with the visible torso joint. Certainly easier to come by for anyone who didn't snag that at around the time it came out. Which I did and is why I've mostly held off on Masterverse, but it's nice to have a few desk figures as well and not be as concerned about cats with.
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LEGO Jurassic World 76957 Velociraptor Escape
LEGO Jurassic World 76958 Dilophosaurus Ambush
LEGO Jurassic World 76959 Triceratops Research

Paid these off after grabbing them on discount.

Marvel Legends Across The Spider-Verse Jessica Drew
Marvel Legends Spider-Man: No Way Home MJ
Marvel Legends Spider-Man: No Way Home Matt Murdock
Marvel Legends Retro Rose

Paid these off after grabbing them on discount.
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Bit more on The Authority, need to symbol up Midnighter at least and not a great angle on Jenny (does have a neck) but getting to the "eh, good enough" standard I was aiming for.

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Something about the yelling guy in the front reminds me of Quentin Tarantino.
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Mmm. I only really know what he looks like based on the From Dusk 'Til Dawn era, but can see it. The head is Marvel's The Hood so there may be a direct source material reference in those comics too.

This guy, abducted by aliens and augmented to talk to cities, is https://www.writeups.org/jack-hawksmoor ... ch-comics/ -- lots of fun weird shit in that era of Wildstorm comics. It didn't really last, Ellis was the definitive writer and some of Millar's stuff is okay. Would boil the iconic parts down to the original 12 issue run + optionally the Secret History miniseries and the earlier Ellis StormWatch collections such as Change or Die for anyone who wants a bit more on the core cast. How much more Millar it's worth picking up probably depends on how much you like other 'edgy' writers such as Ennis.

The bits are all fairly recognisable to their source figures, but...

Jenny Sparks = the DC Direct figure + a ML Sharon Carter head.
Engineer = ML Jocasta with the distinctive front head bit removed + blue eyes.
Jack Hawksmoor = ML Agent Coulson - tie + ML Hood head + wrestling figure bare feet.
Apollo = the DC Direct figure.
Midnighter = a cheap DC Batman figure + ML Punisher coat + some filing/paint + baton.
Swift = ML Meggan + Dupli-Kate head + LEGO wings.
The Doctor = a ML Dr Strange + ML Peter Parker head with some paint.

And minor things like hand swaps etc.
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Marvel Legends Avengers: Beyond Earth's Mightiest Hawkeye And Skycycle - Bought this on discount from EB Games.

LEGO Dreamzzz 71476 Zoey & Zian The Cat-Owl - Bought from Big W discounted.

Power Rangers Lightning Collection Zord Ascension Project Dragonzord - Bought from Amazon AU cheaply.

Animorphs The Graphic Novel Volume 5: The Message.
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