I got my FF figures in the mail the other day (don't worry, the delay was planned; the sellers shipped plenty quick). I haven't compared them directly to the previous versions I have but they sort of disappointed me.
Mole Man - the gem of the bunch. Great work on the tubby little guy; nice sculpt, sufficient articulation and looks
Reed - ok as far as he goes and he fills a hole nicely for me, so I'm satisfied with it.
Sue - it's ok, but she seems small. I'll have to see how she fits relative to the other stuff. She might actually be the exact same size as the movie versions though as it seems only the head sculpt is really different.
Namor - small too and yup, pinhead. Nice sculpt though, but like the rest of these figures, they almost seem to be in five inch scale. I haven't checked the other Namor, but I think if I can switch the head off the previous version onto this body it might eliminate the pinheadedness. It might be too big though.
Silver Surfer - I don't know if I can express how happy I am to have bought the first version. This one is brittle, more poorly articulated, tiny (he's THAT much smaller than Doom?) and his board is kinda crappy to me. Never mind tha lack of a Howard the Duck. Really, this has to be the biggest disappointment in the wave to me.
Doom - I like the custom that Scott showed, but I was actually more impressed with this Doom than I expected to be. I like that the cape/hood comes off and he might get kept as a Doombot without the full costume. The scale on this figure (and just about only this figure) seems right in line with other ML stuff. The plastic here feels really brittle too. But otherwise I'm ok with this one, a pleasant surprise.
Thing - what is this, the mini-me version of the Thing? Doesn't Hasbro have a reference collection of the ToyBiz stuff. Honestly, this thing is a midget compared to the other versions I have. Massive disappointment and a pinhead to boot.
Johnny - seems a little small, but I've not been happy with any of the Human Torch figures at all, so this one shouldn't be any different.
Did I miss anyone? Ronan but that's a really nice figure, glad to have it. The rest of them are mis-scaled IMO and made of a much lower grade of plastic. I'd be worried about giving this to a kid to play with and have the seemingly hard and brittle plastic break with sharp edges.
Keeping: Reed, Mole Man, Ronan
Maybe: Sue, Doom, Namor (for a head swap)
I'm just not impressed with the Hasbro ML offerings. Scale is off on many of the figures; paint apps and sculpt are crap on some (clearly not all, they run about 50-50 it seems, some are quite good) and the new plastic feels cheap. I'm so happy to have been on board with the ToyBiz stuff. To Hasbro's credit, I think if I didn't have the ToyBiz stuff to compare to, I'd probably be ok with these. But a couple are just so bad in comparison to earlier releases, it's impossible to overlook the flaws.
I was so cranky earlier that when I found Cap and Bucky at Walmart for a couple of bucks less than other stores, I didn't even get them to finish out the Brood Queen. I think I can get her on Ebay for less than I'd pay for them both. I wouldn't mind a Bucky figure for the collection, but that want doesn't outweigh the lack of need for another Cap figure (which is admitedly quite a different sculpt from the others).
I think it's safe to suggest I'm pretty much done with ML for the future. I love what I have and I'm interested in a few of the figs, which I'll pick up. But so much of slide since the ToyBiz in so many areas that they can account for. That makes me sad.