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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 4, 2014, 09:53 AM »
Dr. Strange was name dropped in Winter Soldier, so it's going to have to take place after he's already somewhat "established" (the origin told in flashback, somewhat?  I dunno...).  In that case I can see an older actor taking on the role.  Depp would be just fine, but I love the idea of Viggo Mortensen, personally.  I'd never thought of Jared Leto as mentioned in that article, but I could totally see that as well.

Not quite sure what is meant by the tone being similar to Iron Man, though.  I just don't quite see the Sorcerer Supreme movie being such a straight up action type of show.  There has become something of a Marvel movie formula, where they feel a lot alike.  That changed with Winter Soldier, which was much more like a spy thriller, and with Dr. Strange they could take it into a whole other arena...not necessarily make it a "horror" movie, but a supernatural type thriller.  I think that'd be cool. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 3, 2014, 07:05 PM »
I don't know dick about that director, but the most troubling thing to me is the proposition that the scribes of the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies are being considered as writers.

Dr. Strange has been my absolute favorite for the last few years, and he lends himself so well to cinema...I have tons of faith in Marvel studios because even their let downs (Iron Man 3) are pretty damn good.  But if they make a Dr. Strange movie, I want it to be my favorite movie of all time.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: May 23, 2014, 09:10 PM »
Just saw DOFP.  Then watched X1.

Hmmm.

Let me just say, I love the X-Men.  I love Marvel.  I love The Usual Suspects.

All that said, this wasn't a bad movie.

But it's totally a studio movie.

This was an $xxxmillion effort to revitalize a franchise.  Yeah, it's better than X3 or either of the Wolverine movies (the second of which I liked but didn't love).  There is no chemistry amongst the team.  The only characters that have anything together are Professor X and Magneto, and unfortunately, the McKellan/Stewart - Fassbender/McCavoy chemistry is pushed to the brink.

If you're gonna sell out and just try and give us a popcorn movie, then just give us a popcorn movie.  But to do a reboot where you use a classic story to try and throw everything plus the kitchen sink back at us?

I dunno.

Seems like Singer and 20th Century Fox compromised a lot on this.  It could have been so much more while needing to be so much less.  Just too many characters, none of whom get adequately developed.  Warpath looked cool, but we never learn much about him.  Bishop is totally gratuitous.  Havoc--one of the few characters we already know and sort of care about--comes and goes without any real substance.

That said, Fassbender as Magneto is brilliant.  He's so good.

I'll see it again I'm sure, and maybe I'll lower my expectations because I really did have high hopes and it's a really good movie. But it could have been so much more so I was kind of disappointed.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: November 16, 2013, 10:56 PM »
Love it or leave it, Brent.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:51 PM »

Abomination is pretty tiny.

I checked this out thoroughly and he's actually the right height and muscle mass IMO.  I think people are hung up on the torso joint/tooling and the immediate abs proportions around it. I snapped this pic on my way out the door this AM:



Marvel wikia lists Thor at 6' 6", Reed at 6' 1", Thing at 6' 0", and Abomination at 6' 8".  As you can see that would make Abomination the right size.  Possibly even a little too tall believe it or not.  Thing might be a little tall too.  Anyone who reads a lot of Marvel titles knows that the size of characters differs based on which artist is drawing them at any given time.  And you might even disagree with the official marvel wikia listings. Here's how Blonsky looked in his 2nd appearance:



If you put Abomination on the counter and stand back 5 feet and look at the figure, it eliminates the detail of the torso joint and you can see the proportions actually look pretty good.

I love the figure.

Bless you and your research.  I like him much better now that I know he's not a midget version.

Where do you think Marvel Wiki gets their heights?  As you mentioned, it varies by artist.  But it lists Colossus (in steel form) at 7'5" and Man-Thing at 7'.  I don't think I've seen anything that would make Man-Thing that small...

Based on the comics I've read, hell, the Legends Man-Thing figure at 7" is almost in scale with the MU line.  He's freakin' huge.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: October 18, 2013, 07:25 PM »

Abomination is pretty tiny.

I checked this out thoroughly and he's actually the right height and muscle mass IMO.  I think people are hung up on the torso joint/tooling and the immediate abs proportions around it. I snapped this pic on my way out the door this AM:



Marvel wikia lists Thor at 6' 6", Reed at 6' 1", Thing at 6' 0", and Abomination at 6' 8".  As you can see that would make Abomination the right size.  Possibly even a little too tall believe it or not.  Thing might be a little tall too.  Anyone who reads a lot of Marvel titles knows that the size of characters differs based on which artist is drawing them at any given time.  And you might even disagree with the official marvel wikia listings. Here's how Blonsky looked in his 2nd appearance:



If you put Abomination on the counter and stand back 5 feet and look at the figure, it eliminates the detail of the torso joint and you can see the proportions actually look pretty good.

I love the figure.

Bless you and your research.  I like him much better now that I know he's not a midget version.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: October 8, 2013, 12:37 PM »
I'm excited for this.  I have a nostalgic fondness for Autopia, but it's pretty outdated and smelly.  I was certain they'd upgrade it to a Cars ride, but Radiator Springs in DCA scratched that itch.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:13 PM »
Got an Abomination and Cloak off of eBay.

Abomination is pretty tiny.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 8, 2013, 11:30 PM »
Got my order from Small Joes.  SS, SE, CC, Budo & Kwinn.  So awesome to finally have Kwinn.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:58 AM »
Yeah...okay.  That's a hell of a lot closer.

But jeez. Weird.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: August 13, 2013, 10:04 PM »
That's still a pretty big leap.  I mean, sure, maybe, but just because Vin Diesel posted a pic of Groot on his Facebook wall?  I'd imagine if it were true and that we're any sort of a sneak or leak or whatever, we'd have heard confirmation by now. 

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The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: August 13, 2013, 09:56 PM »
I got an Avengers Assemble Red Skull from Amazon, it's a really good figure.  Fits in just fine with MU.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: July 28, 2013, 09:06 AM »
Saw The Wolverine; it's really good.  The Silver Samurai looked a little phoney, but other than that, a really sold movie.  Almost more like an old fashioned noir-detective movie set in Japan than a whiz-bang comic book movie.

And the post-credits scene is awesome.  Worth the price of admission alone

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:25 PM »
Fin Fang Foom:



 :o :o :o :o

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: May 9, 2013, 06:51 PM »
At least I got in on Nick Fury :o.

I've got a question on Deadpools; I wonder if y'all can help me out.  So I've got the gray Night Force one from the three pack, and I've got the red single carded one from the Wolverine movie line.  But then there's the red one from the MU 2-pack that came with Taskmaster and a red one from the Wolverine line that came with some kind of cannon. 

I don't like the red one I've got; I especially hate his backpack.  I really like the sculpt of the gray Night Force one, and am wondering, if I begin scrounging around for a replacement red, are either of the other two (comic 2-pack or Wolverine Cannon) the same sculpt as the Night Force one?  Or even the same height?

Thank.s

I think the bottom of this thread has the info you seek.

http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=69173&start=15

http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=69173&start=15

I dig the X-Force version from the 3 pack and the one from the Taskmaster 2 pack.

That's all very useful.  Turns out the only two identical sculpts are the X-Force one and the Deluxe Wolverine one that comes with the cannon.  I actually prefer that sculpt to the one that comes with Taskmaster (despite the lack of holster), although I really like that one's web gear and stuff.

The single carded Wolverine one is kind of undersized, it seems.

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