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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 16, 2008, 04:49 PM
Brent -

Just like that you have nearly all the pieces for Red Hulk now.

Uh-huh, pretty cool. 
HULK PIECES for Brenty:
Wolverine - Ryan
Spiral -Ryan (you can keep this or give it to someone else, I'll be buying her anyway)
Adam Warlock - Mikey
Union Jack - Mikey
Shadow  ;) Spiderman - Justin
Silver Savage - Brent

Anybody buying a Silver Savage figure :P  Or does anyone want a Silver Savage figure?  Ryan or Mikey?  I'll buy the figure for the piece and you can keep the figure?

Anyone still interested in sharing pieces?  :)

I think I just want to find a Spiral, somehow, some way and be done with it. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on October 16, 2008, 04:56 PM
You can have my Warlock piece and once I find him, the Union Jack piece, Brent.  I have Spiral also, but it sounds like you want the figure too.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on October 16, 2008, 05:08 PM
Brent -

Just like that you have nearly all the pieces for Red Hulk now.

Uh-huh, pretty cool. 
HULK PIECES for Brenty:
Wolverine - Ryan
Spiral -Ryan (you can keep this or give it to someone else, I'll be buying her anyway)
Adam Warlock - Mikey
Union Jack - Mikey
Shadow  ;) Spiderman - Justin
Silver Savage - Brent

Anybody buying a Silver Savage figure :P  Or does anyone want a Silver Savage figure?  Ryan or Mikey?  I'll buy the figure for the piece and you can keep the figure?

Anyone still interested in sharing pieces?  :)

I think I just want to find a Spiral, somehow, some way and be done with it. 

I will mail you the wolverine piece I have.



Anyone else who is building the Red Hulk I have an extra Wolverine & Spiral piece if anyone wants it!!!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 16, 2008, 05:09 PM
That's correct, I do really want the Spiral figure in my collection.  My only trepidation is that we haven't seen much of anything up here and I think as far as retailers are concerned, the line is dead in Canada.  I can ebay her easily enough though.  I'll take the piece from you, but if you can use it towards something else, by all means go ahead.  I'd only need it if I can't get ahold of Spiral.  
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: 212th Battalion on October 16, 2008, 07:36 PM
Hey guys i just started getting into the marvel comics and toys. I've always loved the movies though and i was thinking about buying: Marvel Legends Face Off Twin Packs Captain America Vs. Red Skull Action Figure Set for $45.99 off of amazon and was just wondering if that's a good deal for the two or not?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 16, 2008, 08:40 PM
Hey guys i just started getting into the marvel comics and toys. I've always loved the movies though and i was thinking about buying: Marvel Legends Face Off Twin Packs Captain America Vs. Red Skull Action Figure Set for $45.99 off of amazon and was just wondering if that's a good deal for the two or not?

This is for just one of them?  That's a horrible price.  I think it was just $20 retail.  To each his own, but there are other Cap and Skull figures you could get for less.  Just check Ebay.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: 212th Battalion on October 16, 2008, 08:46 PM
Hey guys i just started getting into the marvel comics and toys. I've always loved the movies though and i was thinking about buying: Marvel Legends Face Off Twin Packs Captain America Vs. Red Skull Action Figure Set for $45.99 off of amazon and was just wondering if that's a good deal for the two or not?

This is for just one of them?  That's a horrible price.  I think it was just $20 retail.  To each his own, but there are other Cap and Skull figures you could get for less.  Just check Ebay.

Thanks man  ;D
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 16, 2008, 08:48 PM
No problem.  If you're looking to trade or learn more about Marvel Legends, you should check out www.thefwoosh.com

Join the forums and check out dozens of recent classifieds and trade offers - there are some great deals for people just getting into a collection.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on October 17, 2008, 07:50 AM
Brent, if I see a Spiral, I'll grab her for you and add it to the pile of loot I got that's eventually going to make it to Canada.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 17, 2008, 09:09 AM
Hey guys i just started getting into the marvel comics and toys. I've always loved the movies though and i was thinking about buying: Marvel Legends Face Off Twin Packs Captain America Vs. Red Skull Action Figure Set for $45.99 off of amazon and was just wondering if that's a good deal for the two or not?

Just echoing what was said earlier, but that is a horrible price for that pack.  Like JediJman mentioned, I think they were $20 originally (or it may have even been $15 at the time at WM) - and if you have a KB Toys in the area it might even still have them.  I know ours did until it closed this summer and clearanced everything out.  I think the Cap in that set is amazing though, a really nice figure.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on October 18, 2008, 08:54 AM
Went to Target yesterday and found the green classic hulk from the FFF wave. I still don't like the face sculpt but i think it looks a little better in green than the gray version.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: 212th Battalion on October 18, 2008, 01:39 PM
No problem.  If you're looking to trade or learn more about Marvel Legends, you should check out www.thefwoosh.com

Join the forums and check out dozens of recent classifieds and trade offers - there are some great deals for people just getting into a collection.


thanks man im gonna go do that right now ;D

Hey guys i just started getting into the marvel comics and toys. I've always loved the movies though and i was thinking about buying: Marvel Legends Face Off Twin Packs Captain America Vs. Red Skull Action Figure Set for $45.99 off of amazon and was just wondering if that's a good deal for the two or not?

Just echoing what was said earlier, but that is a horrible price for that pack.  Like JediJman mentioned, I think they were $20 originally (or it may have even been $15 at the time at WM) - and if you have a KB Toys in the area it might even still have them.  I know ours did until it closed this summer and clearanced everything out.  I think the Cap in that set is amazing though, a really nice figure.


Yea unfortunatley my KB sucks and only has the juggernaut from X3  :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on October 18, 2008, 02:46 PM
I kind of wish we still had some KBs here.  I last few disappeared a few years ago, and the closest we have now is around 2 1/2 hours away.  I didn't take advantage of them while they were here but I'd love to pick up some cheap stuff now.  :)

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on November 17, 2008, 03:08 PM
Kind of an older question here - but is there any certain version of the Punisher anyone here would recommend the highest?  I know there has been a few, and I'm thinking more of a comic version than the movie one, but I just never got around to picking up a Punisher figure and thought that I should have one in my Marvel and/or Spidey display.  I know there's one coming up in the WM exclusive (Holocaust) wave, and I remember there being on in Series 4 I think - but I thought I'd try to pick one up loose if it was cheap enough, and I was just wondering if there is one version that is "the best".  Thanks for any advice.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 18, 2008, 07:12 PM
All I can remember of the Punisher figures is the first came out with the most accessory weapons, so if you could find a complete version, it might be more interesting.  I think there was also the movie version (Thomas Jane?) in the same series.  They then released it in the "Urban Legends" box set minus most of the weapons.  The most recent was the two pack which I wanted to get myself, but never did get around to it.  I don't think there were huge differences between the first three.  I'd opt for a ToyBiz sculpt personally, though having picked up the Guardian figure today (BAF piece available) I was actually impressed with the Hasbro recent effort.  Nice wave overall, but left all the rest behind since Mikey has his Kang. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on November 19, 2008, 07:34 AM
Punisher figures (http://www.marvellegends.net/Faces/pages/Punisher.htm)

I have the series 4 one is my display.  Never bothered getting the movie version or the Urban Legends set.  I do have the Face Off variant version lying around if you want him, Brian.  I only bought that set for Jigsaw and the extra weapons.  I can't guarantee you'll get all the weapons that came with him as various other figures (Crossbones, Savage Dragon, etc.) have been given them over time.  Let me know.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Artoo on November 19, 2008, 10:15 PM
I hope the next batch of 3 3/4 figures has some villains (GG & BE are Thunderbolts members). I'd like Venom (Brock) & Carnage.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 20, 2008, 12:13 AM
Anyone have some spare ML Ares parts for trade or sale?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on November 24, 2008, 02:58 PM
The Fwoosh (http://www.thefwoosh.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1180&Itemid=91) has their latest Marvel Legends Top 10 Vote up, looking similar to other recent ones:

1. Polaris
2. Jean Grey (Jim Lee)
3 (tie). Jubilee
3 (tie). Ultron
5. The Enchantress
6. Gladiator
7 (tie). Terrax
7 (tie). Valkyrie
9. Crimson Dynamo
10. Jamie Madrox, The Multiple Man

BAF: Lockjaw

More info at the linky.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 24, 2008, 03:38 PM
I'd buy many of those, were they good sculpts and within 200 miles of me. 

Likely these, depending on how they looked.
1. Polaris
2. Jean Grey (Jim Lee)
3 (tie). Jubilee
3 (tie). Ultron - passed on the first
5. The Enchantress
7 (tie). Valkyrie
10. Jamie Madrox, The Multiple Man - maybe
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 24, 2008, 04:49 PM
I'd buy many of those, were they good sculpts and within 200 miles of me. 

I'd get these two, likely no more. 

7 (tie). Valkyrie
9. Crimson Dynamo
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on November 25, 2008, 12:23 PM
1. Polaris - Not in that crappy outfit
2. Jean Grey (Jim Lee) - YES!
3 (tie). Jubilee - Maybe
3 (tie). Ultron - Wasn't interested first time, less interested now!
5. The Enchantress - Only for the custom toy possibilities
6. Gladiator - Hell No
7 (tie). Terrax - Lame
7 (tie). Valkyrie - Yawn...No!
9. Crimson Dynamo - Why not just repaint another Iron Man instead
10. Jamie Madrox, The Multiple Man - Depends on the outfit.

BAF: Lockjaw

If you want Lockjaw just stand on some rusty nails, or find someone that could custom Mr. Beefy (http://www.spawn.com/toys/movies/littlenicky/beefy/images/littlenicky_beefy_photo_01_dl.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2008, 10:41 PM
So....does anyone have Blob's ass?

Wally is clearing out this line (finally) so I was able to pick up Jean Grey, Xorn and Juggernaut at $5 a piece (they had Shulkie and Quicksilver as well, which I naturally paid full retail for).  The only piece I'm missing for Blob is the lower half of the body, ergo the ass.  It came with Wolverine.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on December 2, 2008, 10:09 AM
So....does anyone have Blob's ass?

Wally is clearing out this line (finally) so I was able to pick up Jean Grey, Xorn and Juggernaut at $5 a piece (they had Shulkie and Quicksilver as well, which I naturally paid full retail for).  The only piece I'm missing for Blob is the lower half of the body, ergo the ass.  It came with Wolverine.


I believe that I do. I got the Previews Wolverine and it had a 2nd one in there. I will look for it. If I do have it I will put it with your Red Hulk parts.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2008, 12:31 PM
Awesome!  Some serious Blob ass potential.  Thank you kindly :-*
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 4, 2008, 10:15 AM
Not sure if anyone is interested in the upcoming Marvel Universe (3 3/4" line), but I see that BBTS has a case of 12 up for preorder with 1 each of the figures plus an extra Spidey.  I have to say that I'm kind of interested in this line, despite having all the 6" versions already.  If I can afford it, I may give these a look - even just a few of them.  It does open up some neat possibilities for "team themed" battle packs, comic packs of course, and other things that we've seen done in the Star Wars and Joe lines.  I can understand a lot of the frustration with lines like these since many of us have been in on the 6" scale stuff for years now (and this scale seems to be getting more attention from Hasbro right now), but I, like many of us, have always said it would have been nice if they had started off in this scale.  Much easier for display/storage/etc. - and the prices should be lower.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 4, 2008, 11:07 AM
Should be lower, but I'll guess the prices will be about the same as you were paying for ML in the early days.  Granted things have changed quite a bit, but the price being the same would be hard to take. 

And yeah, I'll admit to being tempted as I love me some Marvel.  But I'd guess I have maybe 100+ in the larger scale and if I could get anything for them, I'd happily part with them for the smaller scale, but it's not worth the effort.  We're seeing so little in the way of stores stocking stuff up here.  The FFF wave did actually show up just this week, but not all of them.  And they are now at $19.99 per (reasonable relative to the US pricepoint, but not reasonable relative to what I want - though actually seeing that FFF head up close -  :o) so not going to happen.  I did get to see the She-Hulk figure from that wave too and I was more impressed than I expected to be. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on December 4, 2008, 11:31 AM
  I did get to see the She-Hulk figure from that wave too and I was more impressed than I expected to be. 

And maybe soon you'll actually have her in your hands once I decide to stop being lazy and mail her to you :-X
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 5, 2008, 02:34 PM
Should be lower, but I'll guess the prices will be about the same as you were paying for ML in the early days.  Granted things have changed quite a bit, but the price being the same would be hard to take. 

And yeah, I'll admit to being tempted as I love me some Marvel.  But I'd guess I have maybe 100+ in the larger scale and if I could get anything for them, I'd happily part with them for the smaller scale, but it's not worth the effort.  We're seeing so little in the way of stores stocking stuff up here.  The FFF wave did actually show up just this week, but not all of them.  And they are now at $19.99 per (reasonable relative to the US pricepoint, but not reasonable relative to what I want - though actually seeing that FFF head up close -  :o) so not going to happen.  I did get to see the She-Hulk figure from that wave too and I was more impressed than I expected to be. 

$20 a figure?  Even in Canadian money that's ridiculous.  My Target has lowered the price of Legends down to $9.99 instead of $14.99.  I picked up a Spiral if anyone is looking for a Red Hulk head.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 11, 2008, 10:53 AM
Apparently, this week's ToyFare has a cover story on the upcoming Marvel Universe figures.  Here's some of the information that's been posted on the Fwoosh Forums:

Wave 1
Spider-Man
Iron Man (Stealth Variant)
Punisher
Silver Surfer
Daredevil
Human Torch (Johnny Storm Variant)
Black Panther
Bullseye
Wolverine (X-Force)

Wave 2
Hulk (Green/Gray Variants)
Green Goblin
Ronin
Captain America
Iron Fist

Wave 3
Black Costume Spider-Man
Thing
New Punisher (All Black?)
Classic Iron Man (Winged/Ditko Mask Variant)
Ms. Marvel (Classic Variant)
Hand Ninja

Mail Away - Nick Fury/SHIELD Agent (possibly swappable heads?)

Wave 4
Union Jack
Moon Knight
Red Hulk

Also, for anyone interested, I noticed that ToyArk.com (http://www.toyark.com/news/marvel-toy-news-4/) has been doing some reviews of the first wave of figures.  I have to admit, I'm kind of interested in this line.  I've always been a sucker for this scale of figures, and if I can afford it, I might jump in on these.  I'll at least pick up a few I'm sure.  They should look nice next to some of the earlier ToyBiz Build a Figures (Galactus, Sentinel) as well.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 11, 2008, 04:53 PM
Must stay away......

Totally changing topic, Walmart got in a pile of the Brood wave for $5 before Christmas, so I was able to finish off the Queen Alien Brood for cheap.  The last piece was the Danger figure, so now wings are present.  Been nice of late to finish out some BAFs for relatively cheap.  Kinda aggravating to have paid full price for some figures where I really didn't need to, but happier to finish off the BAFs.  I'm hoping Walmart can bring in some other stuff pretty cheap too. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 11, 2008, 10:50 PM
These look awesome, but it will all depend on price.  I'm not shelling $8 or more per figure, but would buy all of the Avengers figs at reasonable prices.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 12, 2008, 10:03 AM
Although we've seen these before, WIZARD (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/dec084711.html) has a pic up of the upcoming assortment of Spidey figures (I don't know what they're called now, but the SMC line).  This wave includes Tarantula, a new Juggernaut, a new/different Mac Gargan Venom, and some Spideys.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 12, 2008, 03:44 PM
What scale is that Brian, the Tarantula looks good from the small pic.  Recreate issue #1 of Spectacular Spiderman with that figure.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 12, 2008, 03:47 PM
They are supposed to be the 6" scaled figures, like the current Spidey line that is out there now (the one with the redone Iron Spidey, recolored McFarlane Spidey, Venom, etc.).  I'm not sure what they're calling the line at this point (Classics, Origins, Heroes and Villains, etc.)  Anyways, these are supposed to be "Legends scale".  I agree, Tarantula doesn't look too bad.  The Juggernaut is apparently a bit smaller than the earlier Legends version, according to what I've read at the Fwoosh.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Ben on December 13, 2008, 09:09 PM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine action figures (http://youbentmywookie.com/news/first-look-x-men-origin-wolverine-action-figures-2366)

Spoilers ahead.

I like the 3 3/4 scale, and I like to see these in that scale. I haven't bought Marvel toys for ages now, so isn't that scale dead after this year, and Hasbro moving to 3 3/4"?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 13, 2008, 10:47 PM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine action figures (http://youbentmywookie.com/news/first-look-x-men-origin-wolverine-action-figures-2366)

Spoilers ahead.

I like the 3 3/4 scale, and I like to see these in that scale. I haven't bought Marvel toys for ages now, so isn't that scale dead after this year, and Hasbro moving to 3 3/4"?

I'm not sure that it's officially dead, but does look they're going full court press on the smaller size stuff, what with movie tie-ins and all.  I like the scale, but not really into any of these characters.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 15, 2008, 09:51 AM
Yeah, I think the 6" Legends are continuing - mainly/only as 2 packs - at least for 2009.  I could see that form continuing and maybe an exclusive store wave here and there, but Hasbro seems really dedicated to the 3 3/4" line.  Although we've all got extensive 6" figure collections, I can see why they may be going that way as well.  Really, a lot has been covered throughout ToyBiz and Hasbro's waves, so starting over gives them the chance at doing the "big guns" again and really fleshing out the line.  I know I'm interested, even though I should stay far away.

As for those X-Men Origins: Wolverine figures, some don't look too bad really.  Not all are winners, but you have that with any line.  I wonder if we'll see a few figures in the Legends scale as well, since we ended up seeing that with Spidey 3 - not to mention Iron Man, etc.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on December 15, 2008, 10:17 AM
I may have to pick up Deadpool, though I'm sure we'll eventually see him in the Marvel Universe line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 15, 2008, 11:28 AM
I have to admit I was sort of hoping there would be some sort of 6" line out around the time of the Wolverine movie, and that they would re-release the Legends Deadpool as well.  That's one figure I sort of wanted, but never really saw at retail here.  Plus, it seems to be quite pricey on ebay, and I don't want it badly enough to pay that.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on December 15, 2008, 01:31 PM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine action figures (http://youbentmywookie.com/news/first-look-x-men-origin-wolverine-action-figures-2366)

Spoilers ahead.

I like the 3 3/4 scale, and I like to see these in that scale. I haven't bought Marvel toys for ages now, so isn't that scale dead after this year, and Hasbro moving to 3 3/4"?

Count me in for Deadpool and Gambit, at least.  I'm liking the 3.75" scale Marvel line well enough.  Can't wait to see some in person.

   E...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on December 15, 2008, 01:47 PM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine action figures (http://youbentmywookie.com/news/first-look-x-men-origin-wolverine-action-figures-2366)

Spoilers ahead.

I like the 3 3/4 scale, and I like to see these in that scale. I haven't bought Marvel toys for ages now, so isn't that scale dead after this year, and Hasbro moving to 3 3/4"?

Count me in for Deadpool and Gambit, at least.  I'm liking the 3.75" scale Marvel line well enough.  Can't wait to see some in person.

   E...


I will have to wait and see what the toys look like first before I buy them. I am not a big fan of the 3.75" line, but understand why it has come to that.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Artoo on December 16, 2008, 10:12 PM
Deadpool! Yes!  ;D
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 17, 2008, 09:21 AM
Not sure what the price will be, but MarvelousNews (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11845) has pics up of an TRU exclusive 3 pack called "Iron Man Armor Evolutions" which includes the Mark I, Mark II, and Mark III movie figures.  Kind of a nice set for those who haven't picked them up yet, although again I don't know what the price will be.  I thought the Mark III Iron Man movie figure was one of the better figures I picked up this year.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 19, 2008, 02:27 PM
Hasbro (http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsid=4A7341F1-D56F-E112-45A92F923DD666DC) has posted an update on Marvel Universe featuring carded shots of waves 2 and 3.  It breaks down like this:

Wave 2
Captain America
Green Goblin
Hulk (Green)
Hulk (Gray)
Ronin
Iron Fist

Wave 3
Punisher (Black)
The Thing
Spider-Man (Black)
Iron Man
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Artoo on December 23, 2008, 12:44 AM
What's up with so many Punishers & where's the mutants?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 23, 2008, 03:15 PM
What's up with so many Punishers & where's the mutants?

I'm not wild about the selections, but I'm just fine with no mutants ont he list.  X-Men have had more than their fair share of figures over the years as far as I'm concerned.  That being said, I'd take some better known figures over Iron Fist or Ronin.  I'm also not a big fan of the Punisher, but he seems to be popular with the toy makers for some reason.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Artoo on January 6, 2009, 11:20 PM
Yeah but we don't have that many X-Men in 3 3/4. As of now it looks like we'll be getting a couple in the "Wolverine" line. But they're all related to that movie.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 7, 2009, 01:46 AM
Yeah but we don't have that many X-Men in 3 3/4. As of now it looks like we'll be getting a couple in the "Wolverine" line. But they're all related to that movie.

You mutie lovers are never satisfied.  We're hardly getting any Avengers either and they have a bigger lineup than the X-titles by now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on January 7, 2009, 07:36 AM
As of now it looks like we'll be getting a couple in the "Wolverine" line. But they're all related to that movie.

Uh, the Deadpool and Maverick I saw (and probably others.  I have no interest whatsoever in this line, so I only did a quick glance at them) were certainly comic book based.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2009, 01:19 AM
So are you guys seeing the 3.75" stuff at stores yet?  Walmart put it out here this week but at the rather frightening price of $9.72  :o  I'll admit they look nice and I would have been way, way happier to have this scale versus the original but I am not about to replace 75+ figures; just not going to happen. 

Oh, and should there be a new thread for the mini stuff?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 11, 2009, 01:38 AM
So are you guys seeing the 3.75" stuff at stores yet?  Walmart put it out here this week but at the rather frightening price of $9.72  :o  I'll admit they look nice and I would have been way, way happier to have this scale versus the original but I am not about to replace 75+ figures; just not going to happen. 

Oh, and should there be a new thread for the mini stuff?

I haven't seen any of this stuff at retail yet, though I pretty much only shop at Target with a little TRU mixed in.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on January 11, 2009, 09:45 AM
In a recent Toyfare, Hasbro all but confirmed Legends is dead outside of possible more 2 packs...so, I don't see the need for a new thread
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on January 11, 2009, 07:30 PM
So are you guys seeing the 3.75" stuff at stores yet? 

They're not supposed to be out in the States until March 1st.  Of course, I'm sure they'll start leaking out before then.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 11, 2009, 09:10 PM
In a recent Toyfare, Hasbro all but confirmed Legends is dead outside of possible more 2 packs...so, I don't see the need for a new thread

Fair enough and I have to admit, it makes me happy to know relatively little exists I'd have to chase after.

So are you guys seeing the 3.75" stuff at stores yet? 

They're not supposed to be out in the States until March 1st.  Of course, I'm sure they'll start leaking out before then.

I thought it was a "spring" release, but wasn't sure whether that just meant post-Christmas.  If anyone was thinking of getting into them, they do look quite nice to be honest.  I might break down and get a Spidey but I'm going to try hard for no more than that.  Nothing else currently on the pegs really tickles my fancy, so I should be fine.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on January 12, 2009, 06:31 PM
In a recent Toyfare, Hasbro all but confirmed Legends is dead outside of possible more 2 packs...so, I don't see the need for a new thread

So they aren't going to be releasing the Nemesis wave?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2009, 08:18 PM
Yeah I think they are but that is the last BAF wave
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on January 15, 2009, 11:09 PM
Oh okay. Was just making sure.  :)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 15, 2009, 11:11 PM
In a recent Toyfare, Hasbro all but confirmed Legends is dead outside of possible more 2 packs...so, I don't see the need for a new thread

So they aren't going to be releasing the Nemesis wave?

Who is in the Nemesis wave?  Is this going to be a retailer exclusive?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on January 16, 2009, 01:59 PM
In a recent Toyfare, Hasbro all but confirmed Legends is dead outside of possible more 2 packs...so, I don't see the need for a new thread

So they aren't going to be releasing the Nemesis wave?

Who is in the Nemesis wave?  Is this going to be a retailer exclusive?

Walmart wave  ::)

Tigra
Black Bolt
Nova
Punisher
Punisher (camo)
AXM Beast
Daredevil (red)
Daredevil (yellow)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 16, 2009, 09:55 PM
In a recent Toyfare, Hasbro all but confirmed Legends is dead outside of possible more 2 packs...so, I don't see the need for a new thread

So they aren't going to be releasing the Nemesis wave?

Who is in the Nemesis wave?  Is this going to be a retailer exclusive?

Walmart wave  ::)

Tigra
Black Bolt
Nova
Punisher
Punisher (camo)
AXM Beast
Daredevil (red)
Daredevil (yellow)

Thanks for the list.  Crappy that its WM - those are pretty hard to come by in the twin cities.  I alraedy have a custom Tigra that I really like, so might be able to pass on this one.  No one else in the wave seems that interesting.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Artoo on January 17, 2009, 03:19 PM
Yeah but we don't have that many X-Men in 3 3/4. As of now it looks like we'll be getting a couple in the "Wolverine" line. But they're all related to that movie.

You mutie lovers are never satisfied.  We're hardly getting any Avengers either and they have a bigger lineup than the X-titles by now.

I like the Avengers more than the X-Men. But, it seems we're getting more Avengers (a couple IM, a couple Hulks, Thor, Cap, Ronin, Spidey) & there's like a couple Wolvies & a Gambit.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 18, 2009, 04:04 AM
I like the Avengers more than the X-Men. But, it seems we're getting more Avengers (a couple IM, a couple Hulks, Thor, Cap, Ronin, Spidey) & there's like a couple Wolvies & a Gambit.

Okay, but I would view that as Iron Man and variant, Cap, Thor, and Ronin.  Hulk isn't really an Avenger seeing as how he was only with them for their very first adventure.  Spidey is with the New Avengers now, but I don't consider him an Avenger.  That's just a marketing gimmick (kind of like putting wolvie on 3 teams at once plus a solo series).  I'm not overly happy with the Ronin selection either - I'd so much rather see Hawkeye than his alter ego.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2009, 01:54 PM
Is anyone seeing Union Jack still on the pegs?  I need to finish out my red Hulk.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 18, 2009, 10:58 PM
Is anyone seeing Union Jack still on the pegs?  I need to finish out my red Hulk.

I saw one a few weeks ago at Target, but that wave didn't last long on the pegs based on recent scouting trips. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Artoo on January 23, 2009, 09:43 PM
I like the Avengers more than the X-Men. But, it seems we're getting more Avengers (a couple IM, a couple Hulks, Thor, Cap, Ronin, Spidey) & there's like a couple Wolvies & a Gambit.

Okay, but I would view that as Iron Man and variant, Cap, Thor, and Ronin.  Hulk isn't really an Avenger seeing as how he was only with them for their very first adventure.  Spidey is with the New Avengers now, but I don't consider him an Avenger.  That's just a marketing gimmick (kind of like putting wolvie on 3 teams at once plus a solo series).  I'm not overly happy with the Ronin selection either - I'd so much rather see Hawkeye than his alter ego.

I'd rather see Hawkeye too, but Ronin's cool.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2009, 12:05 PM
For anyone interested, it looks like HasbroToyShop has the Marvel Universe line (3 3/4") up for preorder, shipping 3/2.  The first wave is up and available to order, with Wave 2 "coming soon".  Both Iron Man figures are already sold out though the way it looks.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 24, 2009, 10:26 PM
For anyone interested, it looks like HasbroToyShop has the Marvel Universe line (3 3/4") up for preorder, shipping 3/2.  The first wave is up and available to order, with Wave 2 "coming soon".  Both Iron Man figures are already sold out though the way it looks.

Bah - thanks for the tip, but no Avengers available.  Cap, Ronin, and both Iron Men all unavailable.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on January 25, 2009, 01:35 AM
This is the first time I think I've seen the packaging and it looks okay.  I can't wait to see these in stores to see the final quality of the production items in person.  I'm still thinking I'll pick up a few.

   E...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 6, 2009, 12:11 PM
Just a little peek up at ActionFigureInsider (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/wp-content/uploads/postie_files/20090206-105007-1.jpg) of some of the Marvel Universe stuff, mainly showing new figures of Iceman and Firestar, alongside Spidey.  If that is an "Amazing Friends" 3 pack or something, I'd definitely pick one of those up.  I really liked that cartoon as a kid.  There also appears to be a display (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/wp-content/uploads/postie_files/20090206-105007-2.jpg) up advertising "70 Heroes for the 70th Anniversary", and it says "pick five", so I wonder if there is some sort of fan poll on the way for this line as well.

Update, as there is a little more news at AFI (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/).  First, there will be large scale figures in the MU line (Icons sized, it says) - first coming exclusively at WM (Giant Man is shown).  Also, more details on all things Marvel:

*More Legends Stuff on the Way, but nothing new (that isn't already announced/shown) in 2009
*Movie Lines will be 3 3/4" as well, most lines will have movie and comic assortments
*Singles, Two Packs, Three Packs, and Box Sets, and Exclusives in the MU line.

More detail at the linky, but I have to say that the MU line is sounding pretty good so far.  Sure, the Legends news is disappointing (but maybe not surprising) - and it would have been nice had they just been in this scale from the beginning (man would it help display space) - but I still have to say I'm tempted by this line, and will likely pick up at least a few.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 6, 2009, 01:50 PM
Also just read at MarvelousNews (http://www.marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11963) that the next wave of ML Two Packs (with Iron Man) are not TRU/Diamond Exclusives.  Although they mention "more Legends in the future", I'd have to say that this, combined with "nothing new in 09" would lead me to believe that Legends is on the way out.  If anything, we'll probably continue to see store exclusive waves as we did most of last year.

They also mention that the MU 3 Packs shown (Spidey/Iceman/Firestar, Daredevil/Hand/Hydra) are TRU Exclusives, and Nick Fury is a mail away figure.  A nice gallery of this line at MarvelousNews (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2009_NYCC%2FHasbro%2FHasbro_Day_1%2F&dispsize=600&start=0).  I also noticed on their "poll listings" for the fan's choice MU figures, both Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy are listed.  I always had hopes of Brent's Spidey Friends box set in the Legends line, but hopefully we'll at least see some of these characters in the MU line.  The picks will probably be wasted on a bunch of X-Men that we'll see anyways ;), just like the clone dominance in the SW polls.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on February 6, 2009, 03:24 PM
Sigh.  Do you know how long I've waited for a Legends Firestar figure? 

The MU figures look great, but I'm not buying them.  No way I'm starting over with a new scale.  I'll get the few remaining Legends figures I want and be happy with what I got.  Just disappointed that I'll never have Firestar, Mary Jane, Gwen, the Wrecking Crew, Terrax, etc. in the 6" scale.

Oh well, at least DC is continuing the 6" superhero tradition.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on February 6, 2009, 03:44 PM
Only reason I would consider picking MU or DCU figures is for making customs. Otherwise I will pass.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 6, 2009, 04:51 PM
I love the idea of these, but not sure I can stomach the price point along with the increase in SW.  My salary hasn't increased 14% to offset the 14% increase in figure costs.  :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on February 6, 2009, 08:16 PM
Sigh.  Do you know how long I've waited for a Legends Firestar figure? 

You and me both. I guess I'll just try to find someone to make a custom for me. I'm not getting into the 3 3/4" line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 11, 2009, 05:53 PM
Hasbro (http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/default.cfm?page=Entertainment/Forum) has the poll up for the "pick 5" Marvel Universe figures.  I think there are 70 choices (for the 70th Anniversary).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on February 11, 2009, 06:25 PM
**** you, Hasbro.  I want a lot of those figures in Legends scale, not your new pet line.  Nope, not voting or buying any of them. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on February 11, 2009, 06:47 PM
I"m starting my campaign here for Silver Sable.

Vote Silver Sable for the future!  Vote Silver Sable because bounty hunters are cool.

Or because hot girls with big boobs are a comic staple and the toy lines need more of them?

   E... 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2009, 10:42 PM
Hasbro (http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/default.cfm?page=Entertainment/Forum) has the poll up for the "pick 5" Marvel Universe figures.  I think there are 70 choices (for the 70th Anniversary).

Well that is annoying.  In the six inch scale (which they are not), I'd take:

Paper Bag Spidey
Gwen Stacy  >:(
Crystal
Snowbird
Mary Jane  >:(
Domino
Aurora
Northstar
Shaman
Polaris
Silver Sable
Brother Voodoo
Magik
Karnak
Hellfire Soldiers
Psylocke (and the rest of the X-men/X-Factor in those costumes)
Dormammu

More than a little miffed to see Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane both in there in comic book form.  That list actually shows there are a ton of figures/costumes they still could have done in the larger scale.  Though I suppose the kids don't buy that scale and it's our fault for the crapass sculpting too. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on February 12, 2009, 07:22 AM
Only 17 Brent?  I counted which ones I wanted in 6" scale from that list and came up with 54.   :o  And most of the ones I didn't want, I already have figures of (Storm, Beast, Havok, etc.)

I guess it's all good, though.  I can just buy DC stuff with the money I'm saving from not buying Hasbro's ****.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 12, 2009, 08:06 AM
I am annoyed with Hasbro...I really want those characters but not buying into a new scale.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 12, 2009, 10:14 AM
I'm with Brent - there are a lot of these that I'd like to see in the 6" scale.  I have a handful of them as customs - glad I did that now that 6" is going away.  I'm going to try to pick up some of these smaller scale figs if I can get them at a good price, but if they land at $8 or more, I'll be forced to hold off.   :(
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 12, 2009, 01:32 PM
Only 17 Brent?  I counted which ones I wanted in 6" scale from that list and came up with 54.   :o  And most of the ones I didn't want, I already have figures of (Storm, Beast, Havok, etc.)

I guess it's all good, though.  I can just buy DC stuff with the money I'm saving from not buying Hasbro's ****.

Yeah, only 17.  You have to remember I haven't bought a comic in over 20 years, so I'm pretty far out of touch with any modern characters.  A lot of those names are like a lot of the DC stuff to me - I just don't know who they are.  If they were to do the X-characters I already have in those blue and yellow uniforms I'd buy those too.  Those were easily my favorite uniforms and I wouldn't care at all about having duplicates.  They probably could have sold me some of the characters I don't know if the figure looked nice too, I've done that in past as well. 

But the new scale is the answer for them, so whatever.  Those small figures are selling for $9.99 at Walmart here and $10.99 (before 12% tax) at TRU so I'm disinclined.  Having seen them, I don't find them to be awful, the principle is just the scale shift.  If I could buy these a year down the road for a buck or two a piece, I could (sadly) see myself buying them.  But I can see my room being full already, so the last thing I need to do is drop hundreds of dollars on figures I already own, just bigger.  But I could see myself justifying that money (actually closer to $15 per, as the 6" scale was up here) for those characters I indicated interest in IF they were in the original scale.  I probably should be thanking Hasbro instead of condemning them ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on February 13, 2009, 02:37 PM
I saw these for the first time today at the local Shopko.  I'm probably going to get The Avengers...only one small problem.  $12.99 a piece :o :o :o  I left them there.  Basic SW were also the same price which must be the new MSRP
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 13, 2009, 03:32 PM
$12!?  In U.S. currency?  That is insane.  You can get two Star Wars figs and a comic for that price!  I'm a little surprised to see Shopko get them in before anyone else.  Who all did they have?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on February 13, 2009, 03:48 PM
Well, I call $12.99...$13.  It is insane!

Not sure if they have split cases of the Marvel and Wolverine figs but they had:

Spider Man
Daredevil
Punisher
Blue Iron Man
Human Torch
Silver Surfer

Wolverine x2
Gambit
Some dude
Some dude
Weapon X
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2009, 05:41 PM
$13?  Yikes.  That being said, Shopko (at least here) usually tends to be quite a bit higher than other retailers.  The basic SW figures are usually $10 or more there (unless there is a sale), which is why they're usually stocked full.  They've been known to get stuff early as well.  I remember finding the Legacy/CW figures a month or so before "street" date there as well (at inflated prices), and the same thing with the ROTS figures.  I figure this line will be about the same (or exactly the same) as SW runs once its really out at retail (March 1st, right?).

I know I'm in the vast minority here, but I'm likely going to be picking this line up - at least part of it.  I'm just a sucker for this scale I guess, and honestly, from what we've seen so far - the figures look pretty well done.  I can definitely see (and agree with) the complaints about the change in scale though.  The salt in the wound is seeing all these figures offered (or potentially offered) that we've never seen in the 6" line.  It just seems like an interesting line to me personally, and in the past (with Legends, the first MOTU, Muppets, etc.) they were lines I was interested in - and held off - only to regret it later.  I'm going to go ahead and sample them from the get go this time I think, and at least grab a handful.  Like others have mentioned before, it would have been nice if they started in this scale.  The 6" offers more for sculpt/detail, but - at least for someone like me - it is difficult to find room for all of them.  I know I'm running out of room for the ML and DCUC I have (in addition to SW, etc.)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 13, 2009, 05:50 PM
I'm probably going to get a few as well - just not going to race out and pay over $10 for them if I see them.  I think they'll end up coming down in price to at least the $8 range or less eventually. 

As for the 6" line, I'm really happy with the bigger Legends figs I have.  From a space perspective, it's hard to manage two different sized lines, but I'm not "mad" at Hasbro like some people seem to be.  If anything I feel like I got a great deal on some cool, big Legends figs.  Especially seeing as how most of them were $10 or less for about 4x as much plastic.   ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2009, 11:40 PM
I'm probably going to get a few as well - just not going to race out and pay over $10 for them if I see them.  I think they'll end up coming down in price to at least the $8 range or less eventually. 

As for the 6" line, I'm really happy with the bigger Legends figs I have.  From a space perspective, it's hard to manage two different sized lines, but I'm not "mad" at Hasbro like some people seem to be.  If anything I feel like I got a great deal on some cool, big Legends figs.  Especially seeing as how most of them were $10 or less for about 4x as much plastic.   ;)

Although I definitely understand the frustrations with Hasbro's handling of Marvel Legends, I can't say I'm necessarily "mad" either.  It just stinks that they immediately open up all of these options for MU figures that weren't ever there for Legends.  On the other side of things though, I can see why they are going this way.  The majority of the "big guns" have already been done - and done well - by Toy Biz, and although there are tons of other characters still to make from the Marvel world, there might not be a ton of big sellers left.  This allows Hasbro to do their own versions of all of these from scratch, and stick to a scale that is much more in their wheel house.  Plus, it seems like the majority of collectors have been unhappy with most of their Legends scale stuff anyways, so it might be ok for them to stick with what they know.  I'd still take more Legends stuff as well, but part of me feels like the Legends line really ended with Toy Biz for the most part.  They've gotten a little better, and some figures have been pretty good - but not like those earlier versions from TB.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2009, 08:22 PM
Kind of a minor note with all the neat SW focus this weekend, but I noticed that the MU line has Secret Wars comic packs on the way.  Secret Wars was one of the first "big things" for me as a Marvel kid, so its kind of cool.  The one I saw on display was Spidey and Thunderball.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 14, 2009, 08:38 PM
I was so against this line until i saw the secret wars stuff. I am buying those.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2009, 11:25 PM
I see now that Figures.com (http://toyfair09b.figures.com/showphoto.php?photo=173) has press images of Wolverine/Torch and Cap/Klaw comic packs as well.  They look pretty good.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 15, 2009, 12:47 AM
Secret Wars is problematic....
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 15, 2009, 08:07 AM
Speaking of Marvel-related figures, I picked up the X-Men Origins:  Wolverine Deadpool figure last night at TRU.  He's not quite as good as the ML Deadpool (which was a masterpiece), but it's a great figure that will fit in quite well with the MU line.  The one issue I have with mine is that the swivel right below his hip on his right leg is ridiculously loose.  It pretty much spins around if you look at it, and it makes it difficult to stand the figure up.  I have a feeling we may run into this a lot in the 3 3/4" lines.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 15, 2009, 10:43 PM
I was so against this line until i saw the secret wars stuff. I am buying those.

What!?  What!?  That's not fair.  Now I have to go look for pics...

*EDIT* Okay...Wolvie is sweet and Cap looks good, but these two are being released in the regular line anyway, right?  So far these are a pass for me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2009, 04:05 PM
Not to beat a dead horse with the Legends stuff, but its sort of sad to see this is the "Marvel Legends Display" at Toy Fair:

(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/TF2009/Hasbro-ML/IMG_3041.JPG)

The figures (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/TF2009/Hasbro-ML/image1.asp) all look pretty good to me, but its a pretty sad little display compared to the past.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 16, 2009, 05:41 PM
I still want a lot of these - was there any news on when/where they will be released?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on February 16, 2009, 10:51 PM
Who are the two chicks (up top by Iron Man and down below with her leg extended)?

The Iron Man figures and Skrull all look great.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 16, 2009, 11:54 PM
Who are the two chicks (up top by Iron Man and down below with her leg extended)?

The Iron Man figures and Skrull all look great.

John

The one on top is Maria Hill.  She took over for Nick Fury as the Director of SHIELD these past few years and is currently in the Iron Man comic as a secondary character. 

The one on the bottom is Sharon Carter.  She's an ex-SHIELD agent who was a major character in the Captain America book.  I don't subscribe to that one, but I think she and Steve Rogers (Cap) got pregnant, then some baddie mind-controlled her into killing Captain America towards the end of the Civil War.  I think she lost the baby and maybe even had her memory of killing Cap erased, but like I said, I'm not fully up to speed on that book. 

I'd love to get both versions of Iron Man, Hill, Carter, and maybe even Sue Storm as I'm not very happy with me FF2 Sue Storm.  If anyone wants the counterparts from these two packs, please let me know!

Justin
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2009, 09:28 AM
I'm sure some aren't exactly thrilled with this, but Hasbro and Marvel Extend Licensing Agreement Through 2017 (http://www.marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12001).

For anyone that might be interested, it looks like waves 1 and 2 of Marvel Universe are up for preorder at HTS, shipping anywhere from the next 7-10 days to next month, depending on the figure.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on February 17, 2009, 11:27 AM
Hasbro likes those long term commitments, don't they?  But it has to be good for them, especially with the full slate of Marvel movies coming in the next couple of years. 

From Hasbro's point of view it could be a license to print money.  For Marvel it gives them a shot at having continuity through the various lines of toys by not having to switch again down the road.  There's a lot of controversy over switching from the 6" to 3.75" line now so having to change again in 3 more years is probalby something they don't want to do.

   E...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2009, 11:37 AM
Hasbro likes those long term commitments, don't they?  But it has to be good for them, especially with the full slate of Marvel movies coming in the next couple of years.

Yeah, despite the varying success of movie lines at retail, it seems like manufacturers/retailers really do like them - so I'm guessing that's the big appeal to Hasbro with this (ongoing) deal.  I mean, they've got Wolverine this year, Iron Man 2 and Thor next year, and likely Cap, Avengers, and Spidey 4 the year after that.  And that's just the announced movies - so there could be others.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on February 17, 2009, 02:55 PM
I think it'll be interesting to see how these Wolverine figures do.  It's the first time in this scale for a film release and even though Hasbro sort of scaled their Ghost Rider, Spider-Man and FF4 figures together, they weren't exactly on par with ML as I recall.

A positive outcome with a full, unified scale for all Marvel is that they can accessorize.  May help the Hasbro lines take off.  There's potential there for a universe as expansive as the Star Wars line.

   E...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on February 23, 2009, 05:32 PM
Saw all of Wave 1 of the Marvel Universe figures today but at $8.99 a piece I couldn't see picking any of them up.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 23, 2009, 06:59 PM
Saw all of Wave 1 of the Marvel Universe figures today but at $8.99 a piece I couldn't see picking any of them up.

$9?  Yuck.  What retailer?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on February 23, 2009, 08:51 PM
It was Kmart, overpriced as they are.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 23, 2009, 08:55 PM
In the last couple of days, I've picked up the yellow and blue Wolverine from the X-Men:  Origins line and Wolverine, Spider-Man, and the Hulk from the MU line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on February 23, 2009, 08:56 PM
The first time I saw them was at K-Mart, and they were $10.49.  Obscene.  I've seen them since at Wal Mart ($8.44) and K-Mart ($9.49).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Artoo on February 23, 2009, 11:01 PM
Have these been found at Target yet? I will pick up some of these if I see them. I really hope I can find Deadpool & Gambit.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 23, 2009, 11:41 PM
Sounds like a trip to Big K is in order.  Weird that they've shown up under three different price points.  In an unrelated story, I hear K-Mart sales are down.   ::)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 25, 2009, 11:25 AM
I picked up a few of the new Marvel Universe figures, and I have to say that I think they're pretty well done.  They are definitely a lot more sturdy and I think better looking than the previous "Super Hero Showdown" figures which were similar in size/scale.  I'm not going to say that they are as detailed as some of the Legends figures, but at this scale, I didn't really expect them to be.  It sure is a much more manageable scale for display (and, in a small way, price) than the 6" stuff - although I won't be getting rid of those either.  Although there is some characters I would still like to see made in the Legends line, I do feel like it had a pretty good run overall - and I'm happy to have the figures we did get.  Anyways, the Universe figures seem pretty well done overall - at least the ones I picked up.  Also, something funny I found while opening these, on the Human Torch figure the cardback is "burnt" behind where the figure was - something that isn't present on the other cardbacks I have.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 27, 2009, 09:19 AM
I grabbed the MU Human Torch yesterday ... and a friend picked up the X-MO:W brown Wolverine, Gambit, and Maverick for me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 27, 2009, 09:27 AM
Picked up the MU Silver Surfer...have to say, really enjoy the figure.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 27, 2009, 09:41 AM
Picked up the MU Silver Surfer...have to say, really enjoy the figure.

That's one of the figures I've picked up so far as well, and I think it looks pretty nice next to the Legends Galactus.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on March 1, 2009, 08:24 PM
I've seen some of the 4" figures recently.  I can't say that I'm impressed at all.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on March 6, 2009, 06:38 PM
I got the following figures today:

Marvel Universe
- Silver Surfer
- Captain America
- Gray Hulk
- Green Goblin

X-Men Origins:  Wolverine
- Wolverine (brown)
- Gambit
- Maverick
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Ben on March 6, 2009, 09:44 PM
Found some of the MU figures at my local WM. Surprisingly, they were $8.44, more than SW figures. I wanted the Surfer and Spider-Man, but I just can't pay that much for these.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 6, 2009, 10:31 PM
Found some of the MU figures at my local WM. Surprisingly, they were $8.44, more than SW figures. I wanted the Surfer and Spider-Man, but I just can't pay that much for these.

I found the MU, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the Wolverine and the X-Men animated figures at our local WM today as well, and they were all priced at $8.44 as well.  Its amazing to think that we used to be able to pick up Legends figures for $6.88 around here, years ago.  I have picked up most of the first couple waves of the MU figures (and a couple of the comic-based Wolverine line figures) via HTS for the somewhat cheaper $7.99.  Although the price is probably too high for these as well, I will say that I really like the figures so far.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 8, 2009, 02:32 PM
Picked up the Marvel Universe Iron Man and Captain America 3 3/4".  LOVE me some of these figures.  I'm not going to buy them all, probably about 1/3rd of them.  But these look great even mixed in among star wars figs, like Iron Man putting the smack down on a squad of stormies in some type of crossover dealio.

(http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/Files_Main/786416ad34d_Main400.jpg)

(http://brian.carnell.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/marvel_universe_captain_america.jpg)

Plan on getting Wolverine, Daredevil, Spidey too.  Maybe a few others.

(http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/Files_Main/843701c1648b_Main400.jpg)

(http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/Files_Main/786551f802fd_Main400.jpg)

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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 8, 2009, 03:40 PM
Found some of the MU figures at my local WM. Surprisingly, they were $8.44, more than SW figures. I wanted the Surfer and Spider-Man, but I just can't pay that much for these.

$7.99 at HTS.com is still a pretty good deal and they still have most of these in stock.  Shipping is only $6-7, so if you're going to buy more than 1-2, why not pay the same or less and have it shipped to your door?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Ben on March 8, 2009, 04:46 PM
Part of it is not wanting to start another line, since I spend more than enough between Star Wars and MOTUC. I figure that if the price is a strong enough deterrent, then I probably shouldn't buy something.  :-\
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on March 8, 2009, 07:41 PM


Plan on getting Wolverine, Daredevil, Spidey too.  Maybe a few others.

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In case you didn't know, that Wolverine is from the X-Men Origins: Wolverine line ... not the Marvel Universe line.  I actually like the Wolverines from that line better than the one in the MU line.
I'd also recommend picking up the Hulk figure, if you have any interest in the character.  The figure is huge.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 9, 2009, 02:51 AM
Yeah i saw the difference between the 2 lines, in my Wallys they are mixed in with the MU on the same pegs though.  Not too many figures in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine line measured up to the ones in the MU line IMO though. 

As for Hulk, I did find the green and grey ones, but i'm not a fan of the face sculpt!  I'm sure there will be another Hulkster down the line.

Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2009, 11:20 AM
I picked up most of the first couple wave of Marvel Universe (and some of the Wolverine comic figures as well), and I can't say I'm really disappointed with any of them so far.  The price ($8.44 at WM is the worst offender so far) is a bit of a sting (I didn't get any of them at WM though), but the figures are pretty well done.  I'm not going to say they top Legends or anything like that, but as we've often talked about before - it would have been sort of nice had they started in this scale.  Definitely a lot easier to make a big display without taking up a whole lot of space.

Something I found surprising - at least here locally - I haven't seen any of the actual "movie" figures from the Wolverine line.  I don't know if they aren't shipping initially, or they are just that popular, but at both our WM and TRU the movie Wolverine/Logan, Sabretooth, and Deadpool are nowhere to be found - but I saw all of the comic figures (including Gambit and Deadpool).  Anyways, just sort of surprising to me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 10, 2009, 12:14 PM
Something I found surprising - at least here locally - I haven't seen any of the actual "movie" figures from the Wolverine line.  I don't know if they aren't shipping initially, or they are just that popular, but at both our WM and TRU the movie Wolverine/Logan, Sabretooth, and Deadpool are nowhere to be found - but I saw all of the comic figures (including Gambit and Deadpool).  Anyways, just sort of surprising to me.

That actually makes sense to me.  This way they get people hyped up for the movie without giving away the secrets of the movie-specific figures until closer to the film.  I haven't seen any of the 4" marvel lines around here yet.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2009, 12:18 PM
Yeah, I could see that side of it as well.  I just wasn't sure if it was that the movie stuff wasn't shipping quite yet, or if they had just sold through already.  I'm starting to think they just haven't shipped quite yet, and they are priming the market by starting with the comic figures.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2009, 01:19 AM
I finally found the new Marvel figures at Target last night.  $7.99.  I must have been one of the first to see them because they didn't look like they'd really been touched.

Had both Iron Man and stealth armor, Wolverine in a black/grey outfit, DD, Spider-Man, Punisher and one other at least.  The Punisher figure looks terrible.  The rest were pretty nice, though.  I didn't end up buying any but the IM figure was tempting.  Just kind of glad that I've at least seen them now.

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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on March 12, 2009, 11:17 AM
Stopped at a local Wal-mart this morning and they had the new Wolverine series at $10.44 a figures. :o :o :o

I am not paying that for Star Wars sized figures. The only chance they have of getting this Wolverine fan to buy these figures is Clearance at this point.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 12, 2009, 02:26 PM
Stopped at a local Wal-mart this morning and they had the new Wolverine series at $10.44 a figures. :o :o :o



This must have been some kind of error.  They are $8.44 at mine.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2009, 06:37 PM
Stopped at a local Wal-mart this morning and they had the new Wolverine series at $10.44 a figures. :o :o :o



This must have been some kind of error.  They are $8.44 at mine.

Yeah, that's the price here as well (which is still a bit high).  Like I mentioned earlier, i remember paying $6.88 for Legends figures a few years ago at both WM and Target.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2009, 07:26 PM
Found the Wolverine figures today at WM, $8.44 which is really pretty ridiculous.  I broke down and bought Gambit, though.  They had Deadpool and if it wouldn't have wiped out a $20 bill, I would have picked him up as well.  Maybe down the road.

And I know it's the Wolverine movie, but there are 5 Wolverine figures in the wave.  At least they didn't make it a sweep of just him.

Gambit is pretty nice but the lack of ankles and, to a lesser extent, wrists, makes the price a little less agreeable.  The hip joints are kind of funky also and with no knee or other lower leg rotation, it makes him really hard to stand up.  He's kind of knock-kneed and doesn't really stand well.  I'll probably have to find him a figure stand eventually.

Not bad.  Not great.  Not the best deal for $9+ (with tax) each.  Still might snag a couple other figures from the straight Marvel line but other than the Deadpool figure, I don't know if I'll get any more from the Wolverine line.

Edit - Forgot to add that the paint apps on Gambit are really pretty well done.  I know it's a movie figure, but he looks like the classic comic Gambit that I like.  Some of the Wolverine figures were sketchy, but Deadpool also looked pretty good and the yellow/blue Wolverine wasn't bad either.

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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on March 12, 2009, 11:19 PM
I've been going back and forth on these but have yet to buy one.  Over the last two days I've seen pretty much every figure in the line to this point except Bullseye, and while Cap, Hulk and Iron Man have all been reeeeealy tempting I just can't seem to get myself to take the plunge.  I guess I worry about seeing the line end up in endless repaints, reissues and multipacks that I'd only buy for one new figure, the way it's been with G.I.Joe and Star Wars.  And the $8-9 price tag isn't too sexy either.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on March 16, 2009, 10:39 AM
Found a Deadpool over the weekend. I picked it up for $8.44. There is definitely potential for the line, but 22 POA on it, I can't say it totally sucks. Plus some of the spare weapons I have from other toys that I have customize fit well with it and give him a larger arsenal.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 16, 2009, 03:30 PM
I saw a Marvel Universe boxed set with Logan/Motorcyle and Sabertooth at Toys R Us over the weekend.  The sabertooth looks very cool and is a lot better than the single pack version.  This was a TRU exclusive and $19.99.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Artoo on March 17, 2009, 12:36 AM
I heard that Sabretooth will be packaged with the Blob figure, is that right?

The Wolverine is getting a solo package along with the bike.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 17, 2009, 01:40 AM
I heard that Sabretooth will be packaged with the Blob figure, is that right?

The Wolverine is getting a solo package along with the bike.

Not sure about what kinds of multipacks are out there, but you can get numerous wolverines in many different outfits across both lines.  It should be a nice competition to see if there end up being more Wolverine or more Iron Men.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 17, 2009, 10:14 AM
An online listing has shown what the lineup of Wave 2 of the MU Secret Wars comic packs might be (MarvelousNews (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12068)):

Black Costume Spider-Man/Magneto
Iron Man/Spider Woman
Hulk/Cyclops

There's also some nice pics of Wave 1 at the linky.  Definitely looking forward to picking these up.  Secret Wars is one of the first things I remember from comics growing up, and the SW line of toys was one of my favorite as a kid.

Also at Marvelous News, apparently there was a glitch at the Fury Files website, and someone found the following figures listed on their site as well:

Spider-Man 2
Guardian
Iron Man (Silver)
Sub Mariner
Electro
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 17, 2009, 11:15 AM
An online listing has shown what the lineup of Wave 2 of the MU Secret Wars comic packs might be (MarvelousNews (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12068)):

Black Costume Spider-Man/Magneto
Iron Man/Spider Woman
Hulk/Cyclops

There's also some nice pics of Wave 1 at the linky.  Definitely looking forward to picking these up.  Secret Wars is one of the first things I remember from comics growing up, and the SW line of toys was one of my favorite as a kid.

Also at Marvelous News, apparently there was a glitch at the Fury Files website, and someone found the following figures listed on their site as well:

Spider-Man 2
Guardian
Iron Man (Silver)
Sub Mariner
Electro

Definitely going to pick up the Spiderwoman/Iron Man and Iron Man Silver.  I hope Spidey 2 means a better sculpt - I'd like to get him but the wave 1 version is awful.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 18, 2009, 10:04 AM
According to MarvelousNews (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12071), Hasbro has announced the "pick 5" winners from the Marvel Universe Fan's Choice poll.  They also say that the response was so good that they plan to do the top 7 (2 additional figures) in 2010 as well.  Here's the winners:

1. Archangel
2. Winter Soldier
3. Havok
4. Mystique
5. Mary Jane Watson
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on March 18, 2009, 11:16 AM
Has anyone found or know where I can get the Nemesis Wave Marvel Legends figures? I just want the BAF Nemesis for my AOA group, but I am not willing to BBTS's $200 + for a case, and Ebay has the complete BAF for $60+ which is more than I want to spend. Any help will be most appreciated.

Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 18, 2009, 11:51 AM
Has anyone found or know where I can get the Nemesis Wave Marvel Legends figures? I just want the BAF Nemesis for my AOA group, but I am not willing to BBTS's $200 + for a case, and Ebay has the complete BAF for $60+ which is more than I want to spend. Any help will be most appreciated.



I'm just looking for Tigra, but if I can get her you can have my VAF piece.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 18, 2009, 12:00 PM
Looking at Hasbro's (http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsid=148B842A-D56F-E112-433B9CC6E149B9C5) official release of the Marvel Universe poll, it looks like they are making 7 figures in total (not an additional seven) to make it "7 for the 70th".  They have revealed the top five, and will reveal the last two at a later date (Comic Con).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on March 18, 2009, 12:41 PM
Quote
According to MarvelousNews, Hasbro has announced the "pick 5" winners from the Marvel Universe Fan's Choice poll.

Not a bad selection, except maybe Mary Jane.  I'm curious whether Mystique will be the version we saw as a Legends figure with the white garb or in her black or burgundy outfits.  Personally I'm rooting for the latter.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 18, 2009, 12:51 PM
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According to MarvelousNews, Hasbro has announced the "pick 5" winners from the Marvel Universe Fan's Choice poll.

Not a bad selection, except maybe Mary Jane.  I'm curious whether Mystique will be the version we saw as a Legends figure with the white garb or in her black or burgundy outfits.  Personally I'm rooting for the latter.

John

See, now I'm actually excited to get a Mary Jane figure.  I think we all always hoped the Legends line would see one (aside from the movie versions), and I'm glad that we'll get one in the MU line right off the bat.  I can see why some might be bored with that choice though, since she's not a "superhero" or anything.  Some of the picks are a little surprising, as I'd think characters like Mystique and the Winter Soldier would have had a decent chance of making the "regular" line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jeff on March 18, 2009, 01:10 PM
I'm curious whether Mystique will be the version we saw as a Legends figure with the white garb or in her black or burgundy outfits.  Personally I'm rooting for the latter.

At Toy Fair Hasbro said they were shooting for "what you see is what you get", meaning the figure you were voting on was the version shown in the poll...

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Of course those plans could always change, but I'm guessing if all goes as originally planned that puts "white dress" Mystique as the frontrunner.


Some of the picks are a little surprising, as I'd think characters like Mystique and the Winter Soldier would have had a decent chance of making the "regular" line.

Maybe that's the real reason that they bumped it up to seven figures?  Maybe 2 of the 5 were indeed already planned so they are adding 2 more because they have the room for them?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 18, 2009, 05:54 PM
I like Mystique, not very happy about the ohter winners.   >:(

Here's hoping the remaining two were some of my selections.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on March 18, 2009, 08:23 PM
Some of the picks are a little surprising, as I'd think characters like Mystique and the Winter Soldier would have had a decent chance of making the "regular" line.

Isn't that how a lot of these polls work out anyway?  When it's open to everyone, those not as familiar with the decision making process for a line's makeup vote for the characters they know rather than look for those that are far enough down the list that they usually don't get a shot.

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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on March 19, 2009, 10:06 AM
Mary Jane is the only one who interests me. No surprise it is X heavy.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 20, 2009, 01:37 PM
I'll be picking up Archangel and Mystique, and possibly Winter Soldier if I like it when I see it.

I have purchased about 1/3rd of the Marvel Universe figures to date, I expect that to continue.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 20, 2009, 07:19 PM
If anyone's interested, I did see the actual "movie" Wolverine figures at both WM and TRU this afternoon.  I don't know if anyone is anxious to pick them up, but I saw the different Wolverines, Sabretooth, and the funky Deadpool.  WM in particular seemed to really be stocked up with the entire line.  I also found (and picked up) the "Back Road Brawl" set at TRU, which includes a comic Sabretooth and Logan with his motorcycle.  Its a pretty nice set if you're into the MU scale, the Sabretooth in particular is quite nice.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 05:38 PM
Took the plunge on 3.75" Marvel toys this week. So far, I've picked up tiger stripe Wolverine, Deadpool, and the MU Hulk. They are pretty neat, and if I'm not careful, I could find myself completely sucked into this line in a short time.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on March 23, 2009, 02:01 PM
I feel the same way as you II, I've seen the figures from this line and have to stop and think. I really can't afford this new line (especially with the prices) but I'm thinking of just sticking to Spider-Man and X-Men along with the occasional other figure. We'll wait and see but I know I'm going to cave sooner or later...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on March 24, 2009, 03:25 AM
And it begins... while accompanying some friends to get that lame ass Twilight DVD I ended up snagging the MU Iron Man and Spider-Man and the comic Yellow/Blue Wolverine from the X-MO:W line. The price has been the only bad thing about these so far (and Spidey's paint job but I can forgive since it's hard to paint black lines at this scale). Iron Man might be one of my favorite action figures ever.

I wanted to snag Hulk and the blue Iron Man but I don't care for them enough to plunk down the cash for them. Hulk is a great figure but the headsculpt is awful, IMO, not worth the cash.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on March 28, 2009, 12:09 AM
Wolverine figures have hit up here now.  The Deadpool looks really, really nice.  A couple of the Wolverine figures look pretty nice too and the scale sure is right compared to the huge stuff I've been pulling out of storage.  But....I don't see myself getting $1000 for all my larger scale figures, so doubt I'll be getting into this line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on March 28, 2009, 05:07 PM
I saw the Wolverine movie figures the other day, too.  They look better than the other small scale Marvel figures I've seen.  That scale lends itself more to a realistic look than a comic stylization.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on March 29, 2009, 02:56 PM
Heads up, a local Wal-Mart dropped prices for Wolverine toys to $7.44. They didn't have any MU figures but I assume the price drop is the same for them.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on April 1, 2009, 04:32 PM
Again, I'm not sure how many are collecting the Marvel Universe stuff, but I found parts of Wave 3 at Target today.  They had a couple Black Costume Spideys, the "classic" Iron Man, and the different (smaller headed/all black) Punisher.  I didn't see the others (Thing, Ms. Marvel, Hand Ninja, etc.)  They also had the newest Spidey Classics (or whatever that line is called now), including Juggernaut, Tarantula, and a couple different Spideys.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 1, 2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the tip!  I'm definitely going to start hunting down those Ms. Marvel and Iron Man figs.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Matt R. on April 1, 2009, 08:29 PM
I got Tiger Stripe Wolverine and Gambit, I think are pretty cool. I am not going heavy on this MU and Wolverine lines. I probably get the big hitters like Spidey, Capt. America, an Iron Man, Hulk etc.

X- Men is my big thing especially the 80s/90s stuff, I probably get most of the Comic Series x-men figs (if they do them) and get some Spidey villains.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on April 2, 2009, 08:57 PM
I picked up Iron Man, symbiote Spider-Man, Thing, and Punisher from wave 3 today at Target.  Both versions of Ms. Marvel were already gone and I left the Hand Ninja behind.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on April 4, 2009, 09:04 PM
I got the modern Ms. Marvel from a fellow collector today.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2009, 08:02 PM
I noticed today that Target has the X-Men Origins: Wolverine stuff (as well as the Wolverine and the X-Men animated figures) on sale for $5.99 each.  Not too bad a price if you're looking for Wolvie and friends.  The other Wolverine-related stuff (SHS, etc.) was on sale as well, until Saturday I believe.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jim on April 8, 2009, 08:39 PM
For those interested, the MU Wolverine Motorcycle and Sabretooth comic versions are on sale at TRU.com for 13.98.  With shipping and tax it was still cheaper than the in store price.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on April 17, 2009, 07:23 PM
I noticed today that our local WM has really stocked up on the Wolverine stuff now.  I also saw WM's "exclusive" figures of Wolvie and Sabertooth, which didn't look all that spectacular to me.  They seem to have "soft goods" jackets (the Wolvie had a "screaming" face) and they were over $10 each.

On the Marvel Universe side of things, this line seems to be selling very well around here.  I see a few figures here and there, but it is usually just Spidey, Black/Silver Wolvie, and Johnny Storm.  Target and TRU are often sold out, and there's just a few stragglers at WM.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 17, 2009, 10:42 PM
On the Marvel Universe side of things, this line seems to be selling very well around here.  I see a few figures here and there, but it is usually just Spidey, Black/Silver Wolvie, and Johnny Storm.  Target and TRU are often sold out, and there's just a few stragglers at WM.

I'm definitely seeing very few of these on the pegs with the exception of KMart and their $10 price per fig.   ::)  It sure seems like they're selling through well, though who knows how much they're actually shipping compared to some of the other lines out there.  I certainly thought they would peg warm more than this at the $8+ price point.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on April 18, 2009, 02:00 AM
TRU.com has Wave 2 of the Legends 2 packs up for pre order.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 18, 2009, 01:13 PM
TRU.com has Wave 2 of the Legends 2 packs up for pre order.

Tempting.  I would order if they listed the IM variant set separately. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on April 18, 2009, 03:53 PM
Saw the new Wolverine, Sabretooth and Deadpool figures at Target today.  I'm still kind of pissed at what they've done to the Deadpool character for this film.  I'm a big fan of the comic book version and would loved to have had them stick to that but it doesn't seem that it's going that way.  May make for a good movie, we'll see, but not good for Deadpool fans I think.

The new Sabretooth that looks like like Liev Schreiber is a nice figure though. 

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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on April 18, 2009, 08:49 PM
TRU.com has Wave 2 of the Legends 2 packs up for pre order.

Tempting.  I would order if they listed the IM variant set separately. 

Rumor is they aren't doing the variants now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 18, 2009, 11:28 PM
TRU.com has Wave 2 of the Legends 2 packs up for pre order.

Tempting.  I would order if they listed the IM variant set separately. 

Rumor is they aren't doing the variants now.

Really?  Where did you hear that?  I thought they just showed the Sharon/Stealth IM at Toy Fair... ???
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on April 18, 2009, 11:37 PM
Heard it over at Fwoosh. Not sure how solid it is. Thats why I said it was a rumor. I sure hope it's not as I really want the Stealth Iron Man 2 pack.

Picked up a AOA Sunfire at TJ Maxx for 7 bucks. He's been showing up at Marshalls as well. Glad I waited to pick him up.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on April 21, 2009, 12:58 PM
Looks like they have a new segment over at Marvel.com called Geek-Lactus (http://www.marvel.com/news/toystories.7678) which is hosted by Jesse Falcon.  In this video, they premiere the SDCC exclusive Invaders set with Cap, Namor, Toro, and the Red Skull.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on April 22, 2009, 04:42 AM
Meh, more MU stuff.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on April 24, 2009, 07:04 PM
Picked up the TRU exclusive Sabretooth with free Logan and Motorcycle. Well that isn't the official name but pretty much why I bought it. I might sell the Logan and bike if anyone is interested in it.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on April 29, 2009, 12:28 PM
Maybe I missed it, but what ever became of the 2nd Wal-Mart exclusive (Holocaust) wave?  Was it a "blink and miss it" at retail, or is it still on the way?  I thought we had seen it at Toy Fair again, but there hasn't been anything Legends-related at any of our local WMs for quite some time now.  I was hoping to pick up Black Bolt and maybe Tigra and Daredevil if/when it was released, but I haven't heard anything for awhile - which I guess is typical of anything Legendy since there is a big MU push right now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on April 29, 2009, 03:12 PM
Maybe I missed it, but what ever became of the 2nd Wal-Mart exclusive (Holocaust) wave?  Was it a "blink and miss it" at retail, or is it still on the way?  I thought we had seen it at Toy Fair again, but there hasn't been anything Legends-related at any of our local WMs for quite some time now.  I was hoping to pick up Black Bolt and maybe Tigra and Daredevil if/when it was released, but I haven't heard anything for awhile - which I guess is typical of anything Legendy since there is a big MU push right now.

I have seen a lot of it posted on ebay. The completed BAF is going for 60-90. I never saw any of it in stores, and never heard of it in stores. So where the stuff on line is coming from I haven't a clue.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 30, 2009, 12:36 AM
Maybe I missed it, but what ever became of the 2nd Wal-Mart exclusive (Holocaust) wave?  Was it a "blink and miss it" at retail, or is it still on the way?  I thought we had seen it at Toy Fair again, but there hasn't been anything Legends-related at any of our local WMs for quite some time now.  I was hoping to pick up Black Bolt and maybe Tigra and Daredevil if/when it was released, but I haven't heard anything for awhile - which I guess is typical of anything Legendy since there is a big MU push right now.

I have seen a lot of it posted on ebay. The completed BAF is going for 60-90. I never saw any of it in stores, and never heard of it in stores. So where the stuff on line is coming from I haven't a clue.

Ditto - it seems to have gotten out there somehow, but I don't know anyone who's actually found it at retial.   ::)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on April 30, 2009, 12:53 AM
The Nemesis/Holocaust wave has been mainly a Canadian thing. That's where I got my set. Still missing the regular Daredevil and Punisher though. It was supposed to be released a couple of months ago here in the States.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 30, 2009, 09:23 AM
I would like the wave but am not spending the 200.00 i have seen it go for.  >:(
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on April 30, 2009, 12:14 PM
The Nemesis/Holocaust wave has been mainly a Canadian thing. That's where I got my set. Still missing the regular Daredevil and Punisher though. It was supposed to be released a couple of months ago here in the States.

Canadian online thing.  It never made it to brick and mortar stores here either as I would have picked up a few figures or helped folks out with it had I seen it.  The only dependable retailer was Walmart and they weren't that good about carrying the product anyway.  Like the Star Wars stuff, it always sold through quite quickly, but the managers of the toy departments always seemed more interested in the uber-cheap stuff. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on April 30, 2009, 11:03 PM
I've picked up two of the 3/34" Universe figures so far, Classic Iron Man and Deadpool. They're kinda neat, but compared to Star Wars, these feel kinda cheap, with flimsy loose joints on both the figures I picked up. I don't care much for the style of articulation either and think they would benefit from the Star Wars type joints as well. I mean they're still neat figures and all, they just don't seem to be worth the same price for something as well sculpted and sturdy as the Star Wars line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Ben on May 2, 2009, 02:21 AM
Found some wave 3 of MU tonight. Picked up the Thing and the Punisher, who is light years better than the wave 1 version.

Still haven't found Captain America, Green Goblin, or Daredevil. This is dicked up.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 2, 2009, 09:34 AM
Found some wave 3 of MU tonight. Picked up the Thing and the Punisher, who is light years better than the wave 1 version.

Still haven't found Captain America, Green Goblin, or Daredevil. This is dicked up.

Be sure to try Target.  I've found Wave 3 at about ten different Target stores this week.

Gotta say, I like the timing of the waves, but the paint jobs on some of the Wave 3 stuff is lacking.  I have yet to find a good black suit Ms. Marvel that doesn't have black paint smearing up her legs.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 2, 2009, 09:47 AM
Found some wave 3 of MU tonight. Picked up the Thing and the Punisher, who is light years better than the wave 1 version.

Still haven't found Captain America, Green Goblin, or Daredevil. This is dicked up.

I just found Wave 3 at Target last week as well, and I agree that wave's Punisher is much better than the earlier one.  I've seen Cap and Gobby somewhat regularly (just saw Cap this week again at Target), but Daredevil has been very tough to find.  I don't think I've seen one since this line first hit.  Honestly, a lot of those earlier figures are tough to find around - outside of Spidey and Torch for the most part.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Ben on May 2, 2009, 01:11 PM
I found the wave 3 stuff at Target, who seems to be the only retailer even stocking these. WM and TRU have only had a lone Torch or two hanging around at each for a month or two now. HTS is sold out of most of these too. Dang.

I suppose I'll just have to give it some more time.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on May 2, 2009, 05:22 PM
I saw the WalMart exclusive Logan and Victor Creed a few days ago.  They're interesting, and the softgoods look halfway decent.  But I don't know if I'm going to get into this Marvel Universe small figure line at all.  I just recently saw the Hulk at retail and it looked terrible.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 3, 2009, 12:33 AM
I finished the Ares BAF today!  Got my last few pieces in the mail.  This one easily makes my top ten favorites list - completely worth the hassle in trying to track him down.

HOWEVER, I put him in with my Avengers and he dwarfs everyone.  I guess I can rationalize it as him being a God and all, but was anyone else a little bummed at how much bigger he is than the other ML figs?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 7, 2009, 10:38 AM
For anyone interested, I happened to find the new Cyclops figure from the X-Men Origins: Wolverine line.  This is in comic style (Astonishing costume), and I think it is a pretty nice figure.  It does have the "plug in" optic blast beam (similar to the animated figure), but if left off it doesn't seem to be very noticeable at all - so it is a pretty good figure regardless.  I think there is an Iceman in this assortment as well (and more Wolvies), but I didn't see those.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 7, 2009, 01:03 PM
For anyone interested, I happened to find the new Cyclops figure from the X-Men Origins: Wolverine line.  This is in comic style (Astonishing costume), and I think it is a pretty nice figure.  It does have the "plug in" optic blast beam (similar to the animated figure), but if left off it doesn't seem to be very noticeable at all - so it is a pretty good figure regardless.  I think there is an Iceman in this assortment as well (and more Wolvies), but I didn't see those.

I saw Iceman and Cyclops at Crystal,MN Target a week or two ago.  The Iceman looks pretty cool - Cyclops was so-so, though I never really liked that character.  I passed on both and looked like they were limited to just 1 per case.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on May 9, 2009, 07:37 PM
How do Cyclops' arms look? From the prototype pics I've seen it looks like he has dwarf arms that come down to his love handles at most.

Also the third new figure in that wave is unmasked tiger stripe Wolverine.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 10, 2009, 03:52 AM
How do Cyclops' arms look? From the prototype pics I've seen it looks like he has dwarf arms that come down to his love handles at most.

Also the third new figure in that wave is unmasked tiger stripe Wolverine.

I opened this figure yesterday, and when I started posing it I noticed that the arms did appear to be a little bit short.  The figure still does look great overall.  The arms do go further down than the lovehandles though, if you divide the thighs into thirds vertically, the arms reach the first divider between the 1st/2nd section of the thigh.

So they are really just a hair short.  I still recommend this figure highly.

Also picked up Thing and a Hand Ninja, both are very good as well.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MistaBinks on May 10, 2009, 04:53 PM
By chance, has anyone had any luck in finding stands that work on either the Legends or the new 3 3/4" figures. I have a tough time displaying my Marvel figures because they constantly fall over.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on May 10, 2009, 06:13 PM
I have a Real Stand for the modern Star Wars figures on my desk and my 3.75" Gambit figure fits on it well.

Question on the Wolverine figures for everyone.  Have you guys seen these figures start to move at retail since Wolverine has been out for over a week now?

My Target hasn't sold more than one or two figures.  Maybe.  WM hasn't had Wolverine figures since they got one case weeks ago (when I bought my Gambit figure).  No sales anywhere on these either, which surprised me.

The film was good, but not great.  The figures aren't bad but I just don't think they're $8 popular right now.  ****, even the Star Wars figures got knocked down $0.50 at Target a few weeks ago because they weren't moving...but they're moving better than the Wolverine figures are.

The rest of the new Marvel line, on the other hand, has seen some sales.  Target finally put out about 2 cases of figures this week including both versions of Ms. Marvel, Thing, black suit Spider-Man, Hand Ninja and others.  Several of those have sold, which is better than that Wolvie line. 

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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on May 10, 2009, 07:52 PM
The only place I really see Wolverine figures are at Wal-Mart, which put out one of those Indiana Jones 4 sided displays, One side with figures, one side with those $10 exclusive figures, one side with the kid play claws and one side with that 12 inch cartoon looking Wolverine. Now thankfully there aren't as many figures as there were last year with Indy but they aren't exactly flying off the shelf either. Target has that lone endcap of Wolvy stuff but it looks like they haven't restocked in ages, since the initial shipments in March.

Marvel Universe, it sells like hotcakes at the ONE store I've seen it at. Thankfully they restock it quite frequently. I wish more stores would start stocking the MU stuff, and in larger quantities than just 2 pegs.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 11, 2009, 09:28 AM
The Wolverine stuff seems to be sitting here as well, at least from what I've seen.  Target and WM have both had a pretty good stock of these, although they did sell ok when they were first put out.  Lately though, I don't think I'd have much trouble finding any figures from the line - Deadpool and Gambit included.  Marvel Universe on the other hand seems to sell through really quickly around here.  I'll see a few figures from the first wave on occasion (most often Spidey and Johnny Storm), and for some reason I've seen the Wave 3 Iron Man a lot at Target - which sort of surprises me because it is a pretty nifty figure.  Other than that, they seem to sell through pretty quickly here locally.  I can't say that the movie release has really sped up Wolvie sales though.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 11, 2009, 01:27 PM
Just saw this on Hasbro Toy Shop:

Wolverine in Status Chamber (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=902&SBR=735&ID=24083)

Kind of cool in a Bacta-Tank Luke kind of way, but not very movie accurate...  :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on May 11, 2009, 07:58 PM
Lot of custom potential in that accessory.

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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2009, 11:03 AM
MarvelousNews (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12223) has some nice hi-res pics up of the first wave of the Secret Wars comic packs.  These look pretty nice, and I definitely hope to pick these up.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 26, 2009, 11:51 AM
MarvelousNews (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12223) has some nice hi-res pics up of the first wave of the Secret Wars comic packs.  These look pretty nice, and I definitely hope to pick these up.

Wolverine is a no-brainer, but the rest are easy passes for me.  I already have a cap, spidey doesn't look any better than the S1 version and do we really need another version of the Torch already?  I'm actually pretty dissapointed in these choices.  They could have put in cyclops (repaint the Wolvie Origins one), Black Suit Spidey, etc. instead of remaking torch or just repacking Cap.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2009, 11:59 AM
Yeah, I can definitely see the point about the character choices - although it isn't surprising that they are including the "big guns" of Spidey, Wolvie, Cap (and likely Iron Man, etc.).  I guess Secret Wars was really going on when I first got "big" into comics as a kid, so it holds some nostalgia for me as well.  It is what really got me familiar with the Marvel U outside of Spidey's world, along with the toyline of the same name.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on May 26, 2009, 03:13 PM
They also put up a pic of Marvel Universe Wave 5 (http://marvelousnews.com/news.php?catid=20&itemid=12207)

I'm kind of disappointed in all of these. With the Comic Packs, I was looking forward to the Cap/Magneto set but I was hoping for a 90's Animated style Magneto (not a big follower of the comics so I don't know what the 'official' name is). I think I'll hold off for a better Magneto and just pick up Cap in the SDCC exclusive set. The other two sets, as you guys already pointed out, are pretty lame. Also I was hoping we'd get a better sculpted Spider-Man in the upcoming Wave 5 but it looks like all they did was give him a shiny paintjob. Lame, but hey it looks like I'll be saving some money.

Here's hoping that Comic Packs Wave 2, which I believe has characters like Cyclops, another Magneto, and Black suit Spidey, is a little better.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 29, 2009, 09:43 AM
Some details (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12230) have been uncovered regarding how to get the "mail away" Nick Fury for the Marvel Universe line.  Apparently, some of the wave 4 figures have forms in them (seen at the above link) that say you have to sign up for Marvel's Digital Comics Service to be able to get the figure.  Now, maybe Hasbro will implement another way to get this figure - but if not, I think that's pretty lame.  For a character that is fairly crucial to the Marvel Universe as a whole, and to make it a difficult/expensive mail-away is pretty silly.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on May 29, 2009, 10:31 AM
Yeah thats pretty stupid. I don't see myself doing that.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on May 29, 2009, 10:34 AM
I picked up Red Hulk, Moon Knight, and Union Jack this morning at Target.  A fellow collector grabbed Hobgoblin and Blade.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2009, 10:58 AM
Some details (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12230) have been uncovered regarding how to get the "mail away" Nick Fury for the Marvel Universe line.  Apparently, some of the wave 4 figures have forms in them (seen at the above link) that say you have to sign up for Marvel's Digital Comics Service to be able to get the figure.  Now, maybe Hasbro will implement another way to get this figure - but if not, I think that's pretty lame.  For a character that is fairly crucial to the Marvel Universe as a whole, and to make it a difficult/expensive mail-away is pretty silly.

How much does the digital comic service cost and how long do you need to sign up?  If it ends up being about the cost of some other mail-away exclusives and you get the DCS with it, that doesn't seem so bad.  If you have to sign up for a year and it costs $50, then that stinks.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 29, 2009, 11:00 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure.  They didn't seem to say in the above link, although they listed prices for both.  If it is a yearly subscription, that would really be a rip.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on May 29, 2009, 11:18 AM
I was looking into it a while back simply because I'm unfamiliar with so many storylines.  I think it was $10 a month or $60 a year if you go that route.  Super lame if that's what they're expecting collectors to do for a figure.

Anyone seeing the Nemesis wave hitting Wal Marts?  I've seen a few on eBay but nothing at my local stores (went to four of them this morning).  I need a Tigra if anyone can grab one for me.  :)

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2009, 01:13 PM
I was looking into it a while back simply because I'm unfamiliar with so many storylines.  I think it was $10 a month or $60 a year if you go that route.  Super lame if that's what they're expecting collectors to do for a figure.

Anyone seeing the Nemesis wave hitting Wal Marts?  I've seen a few on eBay but nothing at my local stores (went to four of them this morning).  I need a Tigra if anyone can grab one for me.  :)

John

I've not heard of this landing anywhere in the states.  Seems to be more frequent in Canada if you have any contacts up that way.  I'm still seeking a Tigra as well, but not willing to pay evilbay prices.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 29, 2009, 01:27 PM
Justin,
It isn't common in Canada, trust me.  No one over on the Canadian boards is talking about it at all.  Legends got some in and sold them at around $20 a piece, but the Nemesis wave hasn't hit general retail up here at all. 


Can't say I'm surprised at collector's being screwed over by big H on the ML stuff.  I saw a Tombstone figure the other day in the superhero squad scale stuff and was more than annoyed we never saw that in the 6" scale.  I get that lots of people still buy stuff but Hasbro just seems more anti-collector than anything else.  I still buy lots of stuff from them all things considered, but probably 10% of what I used to. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 29, 2009, 02:55 PM
Justin,
It isn't common in Canada, trust me.  No one over on the Canadian boards is talking about it at all.  Legends got some in and sold them at around $20 a piece, but the Nemesis wave hasn't hit general retail up here at all. 


Can't say I'm surprised at collector's being screwed over by big H on the ML stuff.  I saw a Tombstone figure the other day in the superhero squad scale stuff and was more than annoyed we never saw that in the 6" scale.  I get that lots of people still buy stuff but Hasbro just seems more anti-collector than anything else.  I still buy lots of stuff from them all things considered, but probably 10% of what I used to. 


I have to agree with you on that Tombstone (as well as some others that we've seen in SHS).  I wish we would have seen that in the 6" line, or could eventually.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2009, 02:55 PM
Justin,
It isn't common in Canada, trust me.  No one over on the Canadian boards is talking about it at all.  Legends got some in and sold them at around $20 a piece, but the Nemesis wave hasn't hit general retail up here at all. 

I didn't mean to imply they were common in Canada - just that I've heard more about them hitting there than in the states.  I have not seen anything in the US outside of ridiculous Ebay prices.

I don't think Hasbro is intentionally trying to screw over collectors here.  Just seems like the focus moved away from 6" figures to the smaller size and this last wave likely suffered.  This was probably going to be a low production run anyway as a retailer exclusive.  Doesn't seem that far off from what we see in terms of poor distribution at the end of any wave, Star Wars or otherwise.  Still sucks that I can't find my Tigra though.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 29, 2009, 03:22 PM
Sorry, I should clarify my comment on Hasbro screwing collectors: it was meant to refer to the expensive Nick Fury figure as a "mail away"/subscription bonus deal.  Ugh.  That's goofy.

I completely agree about the last wave of a dead line being hard to find.  I can't necessarily blame Hasbro on that one, it's a very common occurrence at the tail end of lines and certainly not exclusive to big H.  If it ever does hit common retail here before you guys see it, assuming any of us ever do, then I'll keep y'all in mind.  Sometimes we see goofy stuff clearanced at Wallyworld without warning, so you never know. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 29, 2009, 10:46 PM
Found Union Jack, Red Hulk, and Blade at TRU today.

They are all awesome.

Something about these 3 makes me want to collect carded too, in addition to loose like I've been doing.

The only real gripe I have is that the hands really aren't sculpted to hold the weapons too well.  A little creativity goes a long way in fixing that though.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on June 1, 2009, 12:42 PM
I don't suppose anyone has an extra MOC The End Hulk  that they'd be willing to part with? I've got almost the whole set but this one continues to elude me, and ebay seems pretty scare apart from loose figures as well.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 4, 2009, 10:23 AM
It looks like the website (http://www.marvel.com/digitalcomics/nickfury) is now up for the Nick Fury mailaway figure.  It looks like you have to fill out a form, pay $4.99 shipping/handling, and get either a 3 month ($24.99) or 1 year ($59.88) subscription to Marvel Digital Comics.  So, essentially, you can have the Marvel Universe Nick Fury figure for $30 :).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 4, 2009, 11:47 AM
It looks like the website (http://www.marvel.com/digitalcomics/nickfury) is now up for the Nick Fury mailaway figure.  It looks like you have to fill out a form, pay $4.99 shipping/handling, and get either a 3 month ($24.99) or 1 year ($59.88) subscription to Marvel Digital Comics.  So, essentially, you can have the Marvel Universe Nick Fury figure for $30 :).

Pass.  What a rip off.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on June 4, 2009, 12:47 PM
This doesn't bother me personally because I was considering trying the digital comic site out anyway, but man...what a hose down.  I think this promotion is going to fail miserably.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 4, 2009, 01:38 PM
We can all share a great laugh when Fury is released on a Marvel Comics Legends card next June at the then lowered Wal-Mart price of $6.99.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on June 4, 2009, 05:34 PM
We can all share a great laugh when Fury is released on a Marvel Comics Legends card next June at the then lowered Wal-Mart price of $6.99.   :P

Or shows up at HTS.com six months from now for $12.99.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on June 4, 2009, 10:38 PM
I had considered signing up for the digital comics as well but I figure it isn't worth it, as I'll probably read them for a week and forget about it.

I also spotted the new wave of Universe figs at Wal-Mart today. Kind of disappointed that Blade is just a repaint of the Punisher but with a new head and cloak. Also there's a new Spider-Man variant out, it's the same figure as wave 1 but with a darker shade of red and blue. I ended up snagging the only two Hobgoblins they had (one of them is for Famine) and also picked up Thing and Johnny Storm.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2009, 07:30 PM
I noticed at both Target and Wal-Mart today that the Wolverine figure pegs were pretty sparse.  I don't know if that is because they are selling well (they do still have a "feature" endcap at our Target), or if they aren't shipping much anymore.  Also, our local Wal-Mart (which is converting to the "new style" blue and yellow/etc. store) doesn't seem to have a spot for Marvel Universe stuff anymore.  It might be sort of transitionary yet (although the reduced toy aisles have been set up for awhile now), but there was no sign of anything from MU, DCUC, etc.  They still had Wolverine stuff, as well as Spidey and Transformers Crossovers, but that was about it.  Lots of space for Transformers right now (obviously), and Star Wars still has a decent sized section (although smaller) - but still filled with the same stuff they have had for months.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2009, 09:09 PM
MarvelousNews (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FMU_Fury_Files%2FSDCC%2FANT&dispsize=600&start=0) has pics up of the SDCC exclusive Invaders set, which looks kind of nifty to me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 18, 2009, 12:33 AM
MarvelousNews (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FMU_Fury_Files%2FSDCC%2FANT&dispsize=600&start=0) has pics up of the SDCC exclusive Invaders set, which looks kind of nifty to me.

Wow, easy pass for me.  Is that Cap any different from the regular release?  I've got no interest in Skull, Torch, or Namor.  Pretty weak for an exclusive IMO, though honestly, I'm glad that the higher priced stuff like this and Fury are items I would have skipped at regular retail anyway.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on June 18, 2009, 01:13 AM
What the hell is with them rereleasing over and over again an improper Cap?  This line had me excited but the execution is absolutely terrible
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 18, 2009, 07:06 AM

  Is that Cap any different from the regular release? 

There's 2 small differences that I immediately notice:

1.  The star on the chest is bigger than the regular release.

2.  There are wings on the helmet, the regular release does not have them.

Other than that it basically looks the same.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Paul on June 18, 2009, 08:01 AM
The SDCC one also has the "Swashbuckler" type boots and the carded general release figure has the lace ups.  Basically this CAP looks like the Comic Pack one that is coming.  I am skipping this exclusive too (unless I just happen to have a buddy in the hasbro line anyway)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on June 19, 2009, 12:01 AM
If the Cap is the same as the Comic Pack version then I think I'll pass. There's also supposed to be a WWII Greyscale Cap at SDCC as well, but I don't think pics have been released.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on June 19, 2009, 01:33 PM

  Is that Cap any different from the regular release? 

There's 2 small differences that I immediately notice:

1.  The star on the chest is bigger than the regular release.

2.  There are wings on the helmet, the regular release does not have them.

Other than that it basically looks the same.
OK...it is slightly different but still incorrect as far as resembling WWII Cap.  The belt is the biggest gripe of mine (same with the stupid Secret Wars pack).  It would be like putting a Bespin Luke Skywalker in to a Return of the Jedi package and telling you that it is a Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker.  It is lame and a slap in the face...again I had high hopes for this line but it has been nothing but a huge disappointment
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on June 19, 2009, 01:53 PM
I'm happy I didn't get into this version of the line.  I still have all the large stuff and still like it, though as I've said far too many times, the new scale is preferable.  But with them jacking around on stuff again, I'm not missing it.  We've also seen typical, terrible Canadian distribution so many figures haven't shown.  I don't need that frustration. 

I admit somewhat sheepishly I did buy the regular and black versions of Spiderman.  I could see myself actually picking up the Mary Jane figure they are supposedly doing, but I don't think I'll veer out of the Spidey stuff (famous last words?).  I'm really quite enjoying not buying toys of late.   :-\
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 19, 2009, 02:08 PM
I'm happy I didn't get into this version of the line.  I still have all the large stuff and still like it, though as I've said far too many times, the new scale is preferable.  But with them jacking around on stuff again, I'm not missing it.  We've also seen typical, terrible Canadian distribution so many figures haven't shown.  I don't need that frustration.  

I admit somewhat sheepishly I did buy the regular and black versions of Spiderman.  I could see myself actually picking up the Mary Jane figure they are supposedly doing, but I don't think I'll veer out of the Spidey stuff (famous last words?).  I'm really quite enjoying not buying toys of late.   :-\

I highly recommend Iron Man and Thing in particular when you regain your senses and get on this stuff.

Mmm.  Blade too.

(http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/Files_Main/786416ad34d_Main400.jpg)

(http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/Files_Main/784731dd29f0_Main400.jpg)

(http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/Files_Main/8992629815e2_Main400.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on June 19, 2009, 02:40 PM
I saw a couple of Blades today in the store, and wasn't too impressed.  The paint apps on the two I saw were particularly terrible, though.  Is it actually a decent headsculpt?

ETA: After looking at those pics, the sculpt is much better than it looked on the ones I saw, but I'm just not a fan of that vamped-out look, I guess.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on June 19, 2009, 02:45 PM
Pass on all of those, sense or not.  I have the Trench Coat version of Thing that I prefer over that and the first ML Iron Man, so no need.  Blade has never been of interest to me. 

I've passed the point of duplicating figures I have in a different scale (thankfully).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 24, 2009, 09:47 AM
Legends returning in 2010? (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12275)

It sounds like we could see as many as 18 Legends figures for next year at next month's SDCC, we shall see.  I'm someone who has been buying a lot of the Marvel Universe stuff, and I do enjoy it.  It is much easier to display, and it would have almost been nice if it had started in this scale.  That being said, as Brent sort of mentioned above, I'm starting to feel sort of silly having two Marvel displays set up - one with the Legends (which I don't want to pack away really), and one with the Universe stuff.  One scale or the other is probably how I should go.  I bought the first three waves for the most part, but I've since switched to picking and choosing.  I'll probably always pick up the Spidey-related stuff either way, and likely the Secret Wars comic packs as well - I'm on the fence with the rest.  Not that it isn't nice stuff, many of the figures are quite well done, but overall it is getting tougher to justify having all these different toys ;).

Speaking of Marvel Universe, CoolToyReview (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbro_Marvel_Universe_Exclusive_Interview_124505.asp) has an exclusive preview and interview up concerning the line.  Some pretty good info in there, as well as preview pics of the WM exclusive "Gigantic Battles" sets - Cap (Bucky) vs Skrull Giant Man and Iron Man (pointy mask) and Goliath (two paint versions).

Edit:  I see there are more details concerning Legends (and a few pics) over in this thread (http://www.thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=59844&start=60) at the Fwoosh.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 24, 2009, 03:31 PM
Love the Giant Man/Iron Man packs - those will be must have's for me.  The Cap set with Skrull would have been a keeper if it was giant hank pym instead of some random skrull dude.

Did I see correctly at Fwoosh that there is going to be a build-a-quinjet?!  Woot???  Gimme Gimme!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on June 25, 2009, 02:54 PM
Ugh, I'm hating polls more and more.  There's a limited number of figures I still want and repaints of already released characters really don't fit that category for me.  And there's little need these days to complain about missing figures from early or past waves given how little most figures generate on ebay (sure, Toad is an issue but most beyond that aren't really, otherwise I'd sell most of my stuff and switch to the smaller scale if I could make my money back). 

Distribution is an issue though, that much is certain.  I still like the Legends original scale and I've seen some really neat stuff in the smaller scale.  I was tempted by the Hand Ninja and going this scale and selling off my Deadpool would have some limited appeal  ;)  I think it's well done, but aside from a very occasional figure, I'm still out.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on June 26, 2009, 11:32 AM

Did I see correctly at Fwoosh that there is going to be a build-a-quinjet?!  Woot???  Gimme Gimme!

Nope.  The BAF Absorbing Man, QuinJet and Darkhawk were all Toy Biz items that never got made.

Me?  I'm somewhat excited that 6" Legends are returning.  I have not bought one small scale figure and intend to keep it that way (although I might pick up some of the Gigantic Battle ones that'll fit in with the 6" scale.  The little figure will either go to my son, in the trash or strapped to a rocket ala Sid from Toy Story).  The new Legends shown aren't all that exciting to me, however.  I would much rather have Warpath and Mutliple Man in their classic outfits and Lady Bullseye is too new.  I can think of at least 10 classic females I'd rather have than her - Enchantress, Firestar, Mockingbird, Valkyrie, Dagger, Mary Jane, Polaris, Typhoid Mary, Magik, Snowbird, Aurura, etc.  Hell, I'd even take an Aunt May before her.

I'm more excited for the DCUC stuff that's rumored to be coming.  Wave 11 looks to be a Green Lantern heavy wave.  That's fantastic.  The recent run on GL and GLC kicks all kinds of ass and Blackest Night is looking to be epic. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 27, 2009, 10:04 AM
I'm more excited for the DCUC stuff that's rumored to be coming.  Wave 11 looks to be a Green Lantern heavy wave.  That's fantastic.  The recent run on GL and GLC kicks all kinds of ass and Blackest Night is looking to be epic. 

I'm in the same boat Mikey.  I'm really looking forward to some of the upcoming DCUC stuff.  Also, the GL comics have been great lately, and I'm really looking forward to Blackest Night as well.  I'm happy to see that Legends might be returning though.  I've been one (of the few, it seems) that have been buying quite a bit of the Universe stuff - but I'm kind of wavering on where to go from here.  I really like the scale, but it seems weird displaying the tiny MU line alongside the larger scaled DCUC.  Of course, I still have most of my Legends displayed too - but it seems silly to have two Marvel lines taking up space in an already crowded room ;).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jeff on July 2, 2009, 06:36 PM
From Hasbro press release today:

"There's a new wave of Marvel Legends 2 Packs on the way in 2010 and you help to decide who's in them.  The basics are simple - six total characters, you pick three and we pick three.  Sound like fun?  Voting for this all new Fan's Choice will start on July 22nd when we reveal all of the possible choices at San Diego Comic Con.  Some of them you might expect to see, some of them might take you by surprise, but you can bet your Sweet Aunt Petunia that they all could make a great addition to your Marvel Legends collection!  We've sent along three images to give you a small taste of what's in store.  Enjoy!"

And the images (clicky for a better look):

Multiple Man
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-09/tn_Multiple_Man.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-09/Multiple_Man.jpg)

Warpath
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-09/tn_Warpath.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-09/Warpath.jpg)

Lady Bullseye
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-09/tn_Lady_Bullseye.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-09/Lady_Bullseye.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: MetalJedi on July 2, 2009, 10:32 PM
Warpath! Holy crap!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 2, 2009, 11:38 PM
Aunt May
Comic Mary Jane
Robbie Robertson
Tombstone

That's all I need (well, I'd take a Gwen Stacy) ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2009, 11:03 AM
Aunt May
Comic Mary Jane
Robbie Robertson
Tombstone

That's all I need (well, I'd take a Gwen Stacy) ;)

Same here, I'll sign that petition ;).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on July 6, 2009, 08:58 PM
Marvel Universe SDCC Exclusive Prices (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12299)

Yeah big pass on that 4 pack. I'll probably have to beg someone to snag me the WW2 Cap though.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 7, 2009, 01:21 AM
$40 isn't that outrageous for an exclusive 4pack, but I'm still not biting on this or Fury.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2009, 10:18 AM
I guess $40 isn't necessarily surprising for an exclusive pack like that, but it still seems kind of high.  I had planned on trying to get this online (if possible), but I'm not sure now.  I guess we'll see.  The grayscale Cap is a nice idea for something different - and a good "exclusive" I guess since if you miss it you're not necessarily missing an all-new character (like the Digital Comics Nick Fury).  Not sure I'll pick up either MU exclusive, but I'm considering it.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 7, 2009, 11:36 AM
Well I need a Redskull.

But I'll find a creative way to get one.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 21, 2009, 12:47 PM
Apparently the Nemesis (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=4014) wave of Marvel Legends is going to be released in San Diego Wal-Marts in time for Comic Con.  There isn't any mention of release elsewhere, but I certainly hope this isn't the only place these pop up in the US.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 21, 2009, 09:28 PM
Apparently the Nemesis (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=4014) wave of Marvel Legends is going to be released in San Diego Wal-Marts in time for Comic Con.  There isn't any mention of release elsewhere, but I certainly hope this isn't the only place these pop up in the US.

Cripes - this is still on the way?  I thought these were cancelled.  I'm just glad to hear that they're being released somewhere!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 22, 2009, 11:32 AM
The Fwoosh (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/2009/07/marvel-universe-secret-wars-two-packs-wave-1-carded#more-1903) has a closer look at the first wave of Secret Wars comic packs.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on July 22, 2009, 11:40 AM
This is the ultimate kick in the nuts (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/v/collections/marveluniverse/secretwars/Secret+Wars+%231+-+Captain+America+and+Klaw+-+back.JPG.html)

They show the correct figure on the back of the card...they release an utterly wrong Ultimates Version (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/v/collections/marveluniverse/secretwars/Secret+Wars+%231+-+Captain+America.JPG.html)

Like I've said three times now...this line had high hopes and it is so missing the mark it isn't even funny
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 22, 2009, 11:44 AM
I don't understand their obsession with releasing the Ultimates version Cap either.  Having the normal/real Cap on the pegs, and available in all these different ways, makes so much more sense to me.  Is anyone collecting this line much anymore?  I haven't seen as much discussion here lately.  I bought the first three waves, and I'm on the lookout for Hobgoblin (only figure I've never seen at retail) - but I haven't bought any for awhile.  I still like the line, but when buying the 6" scale DCUC figures I sometimes think I should just stick with the Legends figures I already have for the most part and not get another whole Marvel Universe built in a different scale.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Paul on July 22, 2009, 12:12 PM
That Captain America in the Secret Wars comic was the one figure I was looking forward to most in this line.  Oh well. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 22, 2009, 07:16 PM
The Fwoosh (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/2009/07/marvel-universe-secret-wars-two-packs-wave-1-carded#more-1903) has a closer look at the first wave of Secret Wars comic packs.

I got an even closer look.  I picked up the three sets at a new, local Target that opened today.

 ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Paul on July 22, 2009, 09:56 PM
Neal care to share intel... is it the Secret Wars Captain America or the single pack?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 22, 2009, 11:15 PM
Meh - I will pass on all these.  I didn't like the face on the Wolvie Series brown suit Wolverine, but this one looks a bit odd as well. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 23, 2009, 11:06 AM
Neal care to share intel... is it the Secret Wars Captain America or the single pack?

He looks like this (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/v/collections/marveluniverse/secretwars/Secret+Wars+%231+-+Captain+America.JPG.html).
He has different boots, small wings on his mask, and a different paint job, but it's definitely not the figure shown on the back of the package.
 :(
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 23, 2009, 11:07 AM
Meh - I will pass on all these.  I didn't like the face on the Wolvie Series brown suit Wolverine, but this one looks a bit odd as well. 

Agreed.  I still like the various Wolverines from the X-M:O line better than either of the two that the MU line has given us.
Plus, my Comic Pack Wolverine has two left upper arms.  Wonderful.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on July 23, 2009, 01:02 PM
So Hasbro has a poll HERE (http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/en_US/discover/poll.cfm) where you can vote for 3 figures to be included in the next Legends two packs (Hasbro picks the other three figures).  More pics of the figures can be seen HERE (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12336).  I voted for Brother Voodoo, Constrictor and Valkyrie, with Bi-Beast being choice #4.  I have no use for another Wolverine, Hulk, Havok, Phoenix, Ms. Marvel, Deadpool and Black Widow (although she looks much better than the TB version).  I want Warpath and Multiple Man, but not in those outfits.  I also wouldn't mind having Nuke, Lady Bullseye, Hood and Terror Inc, but not before the four classic characters I voted for.  Bag Spidey is a gimmick figure and would be better suited in SMC and I have no idea who Fantomex is.

And a big FU to Hasbro for making figures in the MU scale that we've all been clamoring for years in the Legends scale - Wrecking Crew and classic Ultron just to name a few.  It's a big slap in the face from those of us who bought your **** for years and that's why you won't see a dime of my money supporting your new scale.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on July 23, 2009, 02:13 PM
Ugh, I'm still collecting the MU line and I want a "normal" Cap. Looks like I'll be skipping the first wave of these Comic Packs.

Brian, I saw a Hobgoblin the other day at a local WM, I can snag one for you if you'd like.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 23, 2009, 07:37 PM
So Hasbro has a poll HERE (http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/en_US/discover/poll.cfm) where you can vote for 3 figures to be included in the next Legends two packs (Hasbro picks the other three figures).  More pics of the figures can be seen HERE (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=12336).  I voted for Brother Voodoo, Constrictor and Valkyrie, with Bi-Beast being choice #4.  I have no use for another Wolverine, Hulk, Havok, Phoenix, Ms. Marvel, Deadpool and Black Widow (although she looks much better than the TB version).  I want Warpath and Multiple Man, but not in those outfits.  I also wouldn't mind having Nuke, Lady Bullseye, Hood and Terror Inc, but not before the four classic characters I voted for.  Bag Spidey is a gimmick figure and would be better suited in SMC and I have no idea who Fantomex is.

And a big FU to Hasbro for making figures in the MU scale that we've all been clamoring for years in the Legends scale - Wrecking Crew and classic Ultron just to name a few.  It's a big slap in the face from those of us who bought your **** for years and that's why you won't see a dime of my money supporting your new scale.

Thanks for the tip.  I voted Deadpool (never got the first one), Valkyrie, and Ms. Marvel (that version technically appears to be Moonstone for anyone paying attention).  Black Widow looks better than the first release, so that would be on my want list as well.  Did anyone else notice that blackbolt looks like a Thing with two heads?  What's that all about?  I won't be buying any of the others on the list - Lady Bullseye and Fantomex?  Come on.  I get coming out with figs that are current in the comix, but if that's your plan how about releasing US Agent or a Hercules (now starring in two comics) or a decent villian like Crimson Dynamo.  I did like the Hood option, but not enough to buy it.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 23, 2009, 10:14 PM
I voted Deadpool, Valkyrie and "Blackbolt" who i beleive is supposed to be Bi Beast, I think the name is a typo. Black Widow was my #4.

Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 23, 2009, 11:02 PM
Constrictor, Amazing Bagman, and Bi-Beast for me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 25, 2009, 09:18 PM
MarvelousNews has coverage of Hasbro's Marvel panel up.  It sounds like Iron Man 2 movie figures will be in 3 3/4" scale, and Spidey is also getting his own 3 3/4" line (like classics I guess).  They talked about the Fan's Choice ML, but said it depends on how well these sell to see if there would be any more.  It seems like most of the talk was about Marvel Universe and SHS.  They also mentioned that the Wolverine line would continue, although I noticed that it hasn't been stocked here locally in a long time (and is being clearanced out at Target).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on July 25, 2009, 11:37 PM
That Spidey line is looking pretty cool, from the pics they put up at MarvelousNews. Of course I'll be passing on the space suit Spideys and all that and mainly picking up the villains I guess.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2009, 11:58 PM
And a big FU to Hasbro for making figures in the MU scale that we've all been clamoring for years in the Legends scale - Wrecking Crew and classic Ultron just to name a few.  It's a big slap in the face from those of us who bought your **** for years and that's why you won't see a dime of my money supporting your new scale.

Yup, that works.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 27, 2009, 12:53 PM
I was looking over the Hasbro exclusives this morning, and debating on that Invaders pack, but ended up passing.  In the end, it just didn't seem worth it with the figures (aside from Red Skull) that have already been released, or will soon be in some form.  With all the Star Wars stuff on the way the rest of the year, along with the DCUC and MOTUC figures I'd like to pick up, the Marvel Universe stuff might be on a slow down for me.  It doesn't seem like many (or any) people here are too excited by the line anymore either, and that does have an effect as well I think.  I'll continue to pick up Spidey-related ones, and maybe a few others here and there, but may be slowing down here due to budget more than anything else.  Plus, it still seems silly to have a 6" display, and a 3 3/4" display with essentially the same characters.  It seems these days - at least for me - but it is really tough anymore to collect multiple lines, particularly when Star Wars is your "main" line and there is so much out there.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 27, 2009, 03:20 PM
The upcoming Galactus looks really awesome and much bigger than the Toybiz version.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 27, 2009, 10:00 PM
Galactus does indeed look fantastic, and I think that may be the tipping point for me getting into this line. I've been on the fence for a while, having only bought 2 figures, but seeing all the new stuff revealed, many characters that I either missed or were never released in the 6" scale has made me seriously consider swapping out the 6" stuff for the 3/34' stuff, since I do prefer that scale anyway. I've picked up 4 more of the Universe guys that I didn't have in the 6" scale, Ronin, Hand Ninja, Stealth Armor Iron Man and Thing and I gotta say, they're really growing on me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 28, 2009, 01:56 AM
The upcoming Galactus looks really awesome and much bigger than the Toybiz version.

He is ... nearly a head taller and significantly wider.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 28, 2009, 01:57 AM
Oh I think they're cool in this scale, I just know better  ;)

You're in Canada, so at best you'll see 60% of the releases, general or exclusive.  You won't see all the figures you saw in the larger scale anyway, Hasbro just won't do it.  And you'll get $2-3, maybe $5 for the larger scale figures in most cases at this point, knowing you paid $10-15 for them.  Nope, not buying new scale.  Just gonna sit here and bitch about it.  :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 28, 2009, 10:47 PM
Heh, yeah, i know we'll probably only get about 60% of the stuff up here, but that can be said about any toy line, which sucks of course, but what can ya do right? I'm by no means going to go completist on this line though , as what I do have in the 6" scale I do enjoy, but I got into Legends kind of late so I missed a lot of the big names. So far what I've picked up I don't have in the larger scale and rather than try to score them on ebay for way too much, or hope Hasbro eventually brings back the 6" line and makes them in that scale, I'll just have a smaller scale marvel collection on the side to make up for what was missed. Like everyone here though, I kinda wish they'd started in this scale too.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 30, 2009, 10:41 PM
I was reading through this recap of SDCC (http://www.thefwoosh.com/2009/07/fwoosh-week-in-review-sdcc-edition) over at the Fwoosh, and thought it sort of fit a lot of people's feelings about the whole scale switch with the Marvel figures.  Things like classic Ultron, Enchantress, and the Wrecking Crew all look great - but would have been quite welcome in the Legends line.  I often wonder if there has been a lot of switch over to the DCUC line because of the scale switch, or more than there would have been had Legends continued on full force.  Granted, Mattel/DC has the advantage of still getting to make the big guns right now, while Marvel in many cases would have been scraping the bottom of the barrel, but anyways - the article seemed to fit some of our comments here lately.  It will really start to sting when they start making all those ancillary characters from Spidey's world (MJ, Aunt May, JJJ, Gwen, etc.) in Marvel Universe, but never making a comic accurate, Legends-scale Mary Jane.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 30, 2009, 11:37 PM
Found the TRU exclusive 3 packs today.

I wound up passing on both of them.  First of all, in the Spidey pack with the Iceman, while Iceman looked cool, getting another Spider Man and paying $24 for the pack didn't appeal to me.

In the Hydra, Hand, SHIELD agent pack, I didn't want the ninja repaint, the Hydra agent looked cool but isn't that the Union Jack just repainted?  And the SHIELD agent looked bad, particularly from the neck up.

I basically would have paid $50 for the Hydra agent I wanted which apparently looks like Union Jack, and Iceman.

And that doesn't sound like a very good deal to me.

(http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr209/Autobot_Goldbug/IMG00002.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k100/outsidah/09-2.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on July 30, 2009, 11:55 PM
I saw a variant of the Thing today at Target, in the negative zone costume. Looked pretty cool but I passed. I also spotted the Secret Wars comic packs and they pack the figures so tight in there that it looks like the joints are about to pop off.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 31, 2009, 01:22 AM
I was reading through this recap of SDCC (http://www.thefwoosh.com/2009/07/fwoosh-week-in-review-sdcc-edition) over at the Fwoosh, and thought it sort of fit a lot of people's feelings about the whole scale switch with the Marvel figures.  Things like classic Ultron, Enchantress, and the Wrecking Crew all look great - but would have been quite welcome in the Legends line.  I often wonder if there has been a lot of switch over to the DCUC line because of the scale switch, or more than there would have been had Legends continued on full force.  Granted, Mattel/DC has the advantage of still getting to make the big guns right now, while Marvel in many cases would have been scraping the bottom of the barrel, but anyways - the article seemed to fit some of our comments here lately.  It will really start to sting when they start making all those ancillary characters from Spidey's world (MJ, Aunt May, JJJ, Gwen, etc.) in Marvel Universe, but never making a comic accurate, Legends-scale Mary Jane.

I think in many respects DC has managed it better, by limiting the heavy hitters and having better mixes of villains and minor characters plus enticing with the BAF part.  In Hasbro's defense they inherited the line from ToyBiz who put out many of the major characters.  But that's where my sympathy for Hasbro ends.  All those characters you mentioned are legitimate releases from a collector's standpoint and would sell reasonably well, as minor SW characters do.  Hasbro could have easily re-released many of the characters previously available in the 6" scale, particularly given the constant statements about kids driving the lines.  Ok, cool, kids drive it.  So release another wave with a Spidey, a venom, a classic Ultron, an Enchantress and Mary Jane.  Follow it up with a Wolverine, a Sabretooth, a member of the wrecking crew, Dragonman and Gwen Stacey.  Or theme the waves more consistently, whatever.  But if the kids are driving the line, there should be absolutely zero issue with re-releasing Spiderman, Cap, Thor, Wolverine, etc. and sliding in some more rare stuff at a ratio of one or two per dozen to satisfy the small collector base. 

The problem is the inconsistency in the logic.  I think Hasbro's missing the point that collector's are somewhat loyal, but only to a point.  They're also ignoring that collectors do have limited budgets, sometimes a diverse focus and the point that all things run a pattern and eventually lose major interest.  Action figure interest is dwindling, period.  So I agree with them that targeting kids as a future market is a great idea, but wholesale switches like this are silly.  Kids don't care about scale (supposedly) - they play with the toys.  So re-release what the kiddies want but don't alienate the 20-30% of collectors by doing other stuff.  If the switch was because of economics, lay it out there plain as day as widely as you can.  Don't play coy, it just pisses people off.  If you were looking at selling the six inch scale at $12+ USD then tell collectors and other folks and gauge response. 

And really, it's not like they made superb efforts following the takeover from ToyBiz.  The distribution sucked, some of the figures absolutely sucked, some of the waves sucked and they altered the packaging pretty dramatically to something less displayable for the MOC crowd.  That's a lot to screw with coming out of the shoot.

Yeah, I know, I'm a schmuck dweeb on a board in cyber space, but they used to get thousands of dollars from me and now they're down to probably looking at $1000 over the next ten years.  In the grand scheme I don't matter a whit, but what about the rest like me?  My opinion seems hardly rare or out of the norm.  Mattel is getting more money from me lately and would get more still if the distribution was better.  But overall I'm happy, my money is staying around here and in my pocket rather than feeding retailers and the manufacturer.  That's ok for me. :)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2009, 01:37 PM
Great points Brent.  I think Mattel/DC did have the advantage of seeing what worked and didn't work with the Legends line (both under Toybiz and Hasbro), and like you said, their wave mixes have been pretty well done overall.  You didn't see even Toybiz "spreading out" the big names quite as much as Mattel has been able to do.  In the initial waves of Legends, you could get Iron Man and Cap in the same wave - today they would be in seperate waves as the "big draw", at least the way Mattel runs the DCUC line.

I think you make an excellent point about the continuation of Legends as well.  Aside from a little bit of online complaining, I don't think there would be a problem with re-releasing (or even re-doing) the big guns from Legends (whether its for the kids or collectors, or both) and sprinkling them into "DCUC styled" waves with minor/supporting characters (like the mixes you mentioned).  Heck, some figures (the Black Spidey from the Target exclusive wave) was an improvement over the previous Toybiz version I thought - so we might even get some better figures out of the deal.  The quality of Hasbro's Legends has been iffy though, but I thought it was getting better (although sometimes tougher to find) with some of the later waves.  I especially like the aforementioned Black Spidey, their Dr. Doom, the WM exclusive Torch, She Hulk, and the movie Iron Man off the top of my head.

One thing I have noticed too, even when comparing to ToyBiz's stuff, is that the DCUC figures seem much sturdier to me.  They may not have quite the articulation that we saw with Legends, but I sure don't have as many troubles with loose joints and/or falling down with these guys.  Not only do they look very nice on a shelf, I suspect they would be great toys for kids too.  Anyways, like I've said before, I really like the 3 3/4" scale and it would have been great had they started this way in the first place - but it is getting tougher for me to keep buying them when I already have 6" versions on the shelf.  I'll keep up with the Spidey stuff, the Secret Wars packs, and possibly a few others - but I don't think I can keep up with the MU in its entirety anymore (I do want that "Amazing Friends" 3 pack though, loved that show as a kid as cheezy as it might have been).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on August 1, 2009, 10:53 AM
I found the Daredevil/Iron Man/Silver Surfer TRU set the other day.  I'd take the DD, maybe the IM, but the SS made it in easy pass at $30.

Also found the Nemesis Legends wave on a mini late-night toy run after having a few beers last night.  Probably rip 'em open this afternoon.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on August 1, 2009, 03:13 PM


Also found the Nemesis Legends wave on a mini late-night toy run after having a few beers last night.  Probably rip 'em open this afternoon.

John

Really? Wow, so they're actually hitting retail?  :o  Got an extra Tigra?  ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 1, 2009, 09:35 PM
I went to the "across town" Wal-Mart today searching for the Droid Factory sets (didn't see any) and found the Nemesis wave there as well.  There was one each of the entire wave on the pegs, aside from the Daredevil (although there was a Spidey/Iron Man from the Ares wave with them, for some reason).  I didn't have a lot to spend, so I only picked up Black Bolt.  I sort of wish I had gotten Tigra as well, but maybe I'll check back again next week and see.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 2, 2009, 12:12 AM
Wow - nice finds on the nemesis figs.  I really want a Tigra - time to start hitting up wally world again!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on August 2, 2009, 11:35 AM
Tigra seems to be the popular one here.  :)  Pretty cool figure - more sturdy than some of Hasbro's other female Legends.  I'll see if I can track one down for you guys.

And thanks for mentioning the Ares wave, Brian...I forgot to say that they were packing Spidey, Heroes Reborn Iron Man and War Machine with these cases as well.  I'm assuming those were the "leftovers" from when the Ares wave was out on the shelves (that was the case in my area) and that they probably won't re-release the other figures from that wave.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 2, 2009, 06:32 PM
Picked up the nemesis wave and the Spidey and Amazing Friends set the other day. I hear the ML 2-packs are out as well, but didnt see those.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on August 2, 2009, 08:23 PM
(http://www.figureportal.com/mypics/nemesiswave.jpg)

I put up some detailed pics here (http://www.figureportal.com/2009/08/02/review-marvel-legends-nemesis-wave/#more-191) if anyone's interested.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 2, 2009, 08:30 PM
Very nice John!  I may have to give some of those other characters another chance - the Daredevil & Blackbolt look pretty sweet.

In other Marvel News, I saw wave 2 of the Secret Wars comic packs while browsing on EE.

Check them out right here... (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV92702B)

 - Black Spiderman & Magneto is a maybe for me.
 - Iron Man and Spiderwoman - holy crap I want that bad.   :-\
 - Hulk and Cyclops - yuck and what an awful pairing.  I don't know a lot of X-Men & Hulk fans.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on August 2, 2009, 08:38 PM
Love the Spider-Woman, don't care about another Iron Man. Love the Magneto, already have a black Spidey.  Missing Cyclops so I'll take it, but don't care about another Hulk.

And this is why I hate those damn 2-packs.  You end up spending $13 on a single figure.  :(  That's why I haven't bought the first wave yet (well, that and I've only seen them once).  :)

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 3, 2009, 12:53 AM
I'll get all those. The Spidey is cool because it doesn't have the blue tint that the basic figure does. The Hulk headsculpt is 1000x better than the basic figure so I'll be happy to finally get a Hulk.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on August 4, 2009, 08:04 PM
My local Target just reset the action figure aisles in the last two days and stocked a bunch of the first wave of the Secret Wars figures. 

John, is that your new website you linked or are you just a writer?  I was wondering what you were up to after your other sites all shut down.

   E...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on August 4, 2009, 10:17 PM
My local Target just reset the action figure aisles in the last two days and stocked a bunch of the first wave of the Secret Wars figures. 

I've been seeing the Secret Wars pack everywhere.  Target definitely has them in abundance.

John, is that your new website you linked or are you just a writer?  I was wondering what you were up to after your other sites all shut down.

Yeah, that's my new deal.    I wanted to try something similar but different and just have some fun with it. 

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Darby on August 4, 2009, 10:47 PM
Shoot... I have none of these figures, and have been desperately trying not to get any... but shoot.  I want all of those wave 2 ones. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 6, 2009, 01:31 PM
I saw the first wave of Secret Wars packs (and an expanded MU section) at our local Target yesterday.  They do look pretty cool, at least to me.  I would have picked them up, but had them on preorder at BBTS and apparently they are shipping now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 7, 2009, 02:27 AM
Found a listing for upcoming S3 Comic Packs and Future solo-carded waves:

http://www.toywizard.net/upcoming-marvel-universe-secret-wars-comic-2-packs-to-toywiz/

Secret Wars Wave 3 (or Secret Wars Wave 1 2010), RM54.90 each
- Thor & Enchantress  YES!
- Hawkeye & Piledriver  YES!
- Mr Fantastic (Reed Richards) & Ultron (I don't get his pairing?)
- Spider-Man & Thunderball
- Captain America & Claw

Marvel Universe Wave 5, RM39.90 each
Silver Surger
Daredevil
Iron Fist
Hulk
Electro
Red Hulk
SPIDER-MAN Variant
Iron Man (Silver Age)
Sub Mariner
Guardian

Marvel Universe Wave 6 (or Marvel Universe Wave 1 2010), RM39.90 each
Wolverine
Iron Man Classic
Iron Man Silver Age
Submariner
Spider-Man (House of M)
Wolverine
Warpath/Thunderbird
Jean Grey
Sunfire
Vision  YES!

Thor, Hawk, and Vision are must haves.  Keep 'em coming Marvel!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on August 7, 2009, 09:56 AM

Secret Wars Wave 3 (or Secret Wars Wave 1 2010), RM54.90 each
- Enchantress  **** you Hasbro
- Piledriver **** you Hasbro
- Ultron Is this the classic version, if so, then **** you Hasbro
- Thunderball **** you Hasbro
- Claw **** you Hasbro

Marvel Universe Wave 6 (or Marvel Universe Wave 1 2010), RM39.90 each
Jean Grey - Jim Lee version?, then **** you Hasbro
Sunfire - classic version?, then **** you Hasbro
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on August 7, 2009, 12:36 PM
Found a listing for upcoming S3 Comic Packs and Future solo-carded waves:

http://www.toywizard.net/upcoming-marvel-universe-secret-wars-comic-2-packs-to-toywiz/

Secret Wars Wave 3 (or Secret Wars Wave 1 2010), RM54.90 each
- Thor & Enchantress  YES!
- Hawkeye & Piledriver  YES!
- Mr Fantastic (Reed Richards) & Ultron (I don't get his pairing?)
- Spider-Man & Thunderball
- Captain America & Claw

Marvel Universe Wave 5, RM39.90 each
Silver Surger
Daredevil
Iron Fist
Hulk
Electro
Red Hulk
SPIDER-MAN Variant
Iron Man (Silver Age)
Sub Mariner
Guardian

Marvel Universe Wave 6 (or Marvel Universe Wave 1 2010), RM39.90 each
Wolverine
Iron Man Classic
Iron Man Silver Age
Submariner
Spider-Man (House of M)
Wolverine
Warpath/Thunderbird
Jean Grey
Sunfire
Vision  YES!

Thor, Hawk, and Vision are must haves.  Keep 'em coming Marvel!

All that crap was shown at SDCC...

Here (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2009_San_Diego_Comic_Con%2FHasbro%2FMarvel_Universe&dispsize=800&start=0)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 7, 2009, 01:41 PM
All that crap was shown at SDCC...

Here (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2009_San_Diego_Comic_Con%2FHasbro%2FMarvel_Universe&dispsize=800&start=0)

You don't sound very excited about it?  Thanks for the link to the pics!

This line just gets better and better.  Original Thor, New Thor, Black Widow, Luke Cage, Vision, and Hawkeye - every single one of them looks amazing! 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on August 7, 2009, 03:44 PM
What Mikey said works for me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 14, 2009, 01:36 AM
If anyone is still even remotely interested in the Wolverine line I spotted those Deluxe figures at a Wal-Mart today. They had all 4, and only the Weapon X with the bacta tank thingy was tempting. I ended up passing on them all because they're actually pretty pointless by now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jim on August 14, 2009, 03:41 PM
For those not familiar with the DLX line or 2-pack Wolverine line.  I picked up the Blob/Sabretooth and Wolvie/Colussus pack and did not realize that the Blob and Colossus figs are really only accessories with barely any articulation.  Big bummer since the Blob sculpt looked pretty decent and the Colossus outfit was so different than his other outfits.  The DLX Wolvie tank is pretty nice actually, but I would recommend placing the Weapon X version in its place. 

Also, does anyone know if the SDCC Cap is going to show up again?  I keep missing it. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on August 16, 2009, 08:46 PM
I purchased what will be my last Marvel Legend tonight - I picked the BAF Nemesis figure.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on August 16, 2009, 11:23 PM
I saw the deluxe Wolverine figures (Blob, etc)....blah.  Really disappointing seeing that they were, like you said, nothing more than accessories.  :(
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on August 19, 2009, 06:39 PM
Also, does anyone know if the SDCC Cap is going to show up again?  I keep missing it. 

It's up now as of 4:30 CST.

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=820&ID=24540

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 23, 2009, 06:13 PM
It looks like the results of the Marvel Legends Poll are in:

Hasbro Legends (http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/en_US/discover/poll.cfm)

It finished out like this:

1 - Deadpool
2 - Valkyrie
3 - Black Widow
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 23, 2009, 11:38 PM
It looks like the results of the Marvel Legends Poll are in:

Hasbro Legends (http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/en_US/discover/poll.cfm)

It finished out like this:

1 - Deadpool
2 - Valkyrie
3 - Black Widow

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.  First poll like this where I love all of the choices.  Now let's just hope the 2nd figure in each is worth getting and that we can actually find these somewhere. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on August 24, 2009, 08:50 AM
Suck. Suck. Suck.  Valkyrie I'll get, but you just know she's coming packed with yet another Hulk.  Deadpool I don't need, the first one is still an amazing figure.  And I see Wolverine being packed with him.  Black Widow, while a far superior version, is still a re-release of an older figure and I would have preferred a new character not done yet.  Maybe she'll be packed with Constrictor.  I'd buy that pack in that case.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on August 24, 2009, 11:10 AM
So these are the large figures then? 

I also agree that I'm disinclined to get these, not that I'll ever actually see them at retail.  Re-releases do little for me.  Maybe I'll sell my deadpool for $50 and get the new one though ::)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 24, 2009, 12:38 PM
Yeah, I can imagine people aren't too excited with two of the three being remakes (and you just know Hasbro's choices will be re-dos as well, like the already mentioned Hulk and Wolverine).  I might get some of these, as I never found the original Deadpool and I initially passed on the first Black Widow and didn't really see that one again either.  It all depends on availability though, and who they are packed with.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 25, 2009, 10:35 AM
Blah, not interested. I really wanted Constrictor.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on August 25, 2009, 11:01 AM
The only way I would consider buying another Deadpool is if it comes with an alternate head with either the mask partially pulled up, or a no mask head. Otherwise this will be any easy pass for me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 25, 2009, 06:30 PM
Well, I never got the Toybiz Deadpool and he’s pretty hard to track down at a reasonable price, so kudos for redoing a popular figure.  I’m shocked that Valkryie got enough votes to make #2, but I’ll take her to hang with Thor.  I wonder if she’s going to have a storyline arc in some upcoming Marvel book.  And Black Widow is a remake, but the original was a pretty cruddy version of her.  I have a custom using the old body and an Abbey Chase Danger Girl head that I’m pretty happy with, but I won’t complain about an improved official version.  This is the only one I might pass on – depends on who her counterpart is.

Speaking of the 2-packs, are the Iron Man/SHEILD agent packs available at brick n mortar retail?  I saw them online at HTS many weeks ago and haven’t heard of or seen them since.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on August 25, 2009, 07:22 PM
Speaking of the 2-packs, are the Iron Man/SHEILD agent packs available at brick n mortar retail?  I saw them online at HTS many weeks ago and haven’t heard of or seen them since.


Yup - got them at a KC area Toys R Us the other day. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 25, 2009, 11:07 PM
Speaking of the 2-packs, are the Iron Man/SHEILD agent packs available at brick n mortar retail?  I saw them online at HTS many weeks ago and haven’t heard of or seen them since.


Yup - got them at a KC area Toys R Us the other day. 

Damn you've had good luck with Marvel and DC lately!  Got my Tigra by the way, thanks much!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 1, 2009, 06:22 PM
Quick question on the latest Legends 2 packs.  It seems that they are starting to hit in some places (Nick Fury/Hand Ninja, Iron Man/Maria Hill, Skrull/Kree), but I was wondering - is that previously shown Invisible Woman/Human Torch pack still supposed to be coming out?  I know it was shown awhile back (maybe at the 2008 Cons/Fairs), but I haven't seen it mentioned really since then.  I thought, at the time, that the figures looked pretty nice and completed a uniform looking "Four" with the previous Mr. F/Thing pack.  Just curious if this was still coming out or not.  As for the others, I saw they were up for preorder (available 8/31) at TRU.com for a long time, but they switched to "backordered" yesterday.  I'd sort of like to get the Fury pack (missed the earlier Nick Fury figure), but I'm not sure about the other ones.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on September 2, 2009, 12:57 AM
Here are some pics and a review if anyone's interested. 

http://www.figureportal.com/2009/09/01/review-marvel-legends-2-packs/

Haven't heard anything about the Invisible Woman/Human Torch 2-pack since pics started showing up.  Corner Store Comics still has it as part of their pre-order, but it hasn't been updated for a long time so I don't know how valid it is. 

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: knashdx on September 2, 2009, 10:41 AM
Just when I think i can walk away from Marvel Legends they add figures like The Hand Ninja which I want for Wolverine bad guys. And I would love to get extras to do different paint so I could do Black, Blue, Yellow, & White
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 7, 2009, 09:30 PM
I was able to pick up the X-MO:W Colossus basic figure at a local Wal-Mart yesterday.  If the line truly is dead, what a way to go out.  Nice figure.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 8, 2009, 08:37 PM
I picked up the MU Electro, Guardian, and Namor at a local Wal-Mart today.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 9, 2009, 11:25 AM
I picked up the MU Electro, Guardian, and Namor at a local Wal-Mart today.

I saw that wave (minus Electro) at our local store last week as well, I hadn't heard that they were out otherwise.  I'm going to have to check back and see if I can find an Electro, as I'd like to at least continue with the Spidey-related stuff from this line, and we'll see beyond that.  I did pick up Namor though.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jim on September 16, 2009, 03:32 PM
For those keeping track,there are two more variants in this wave.  The Black & Red Spidey and an Iron Fist Variant which has the black logo on chest versus the yellow logo.  The Grey Hulk is also reshipping with this case

Has anyone seen the darker Red Daredevil variant?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 17, 2009, 10:49 AM
For anyone who is interested, the newest wave (Electro/Guardian/Spidey/Namor/etc.) is up at HTS.  I found Electro here locally, so I was glad to pick that one up.  This wave is supposed to be it for the year I believe, right?  That is, unless some of the 2010 stuff (House of M Spidey/Jean Grey/etc.) shows up towards the end of the year.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on September 17, 2009, 11:01 AM
I found a bunch of the new wave at our local Wal-Mart last night.  There was only one Iron Fist, but must have been about 8 Silver Centurian Iron Mans.  Of course, not a single one had a good paint job.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 21, 2009, 11:57 PM
I picked up the second wave of Secret Wars Comic Packs today at Target.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 30, 2009, 06:59 PM
I picked up the Marvel Legends Nick Fury/Hand Ninja two pack at TRU today.  I missed Fury (or skipped him at the time) the first time he was released, so I was happy to add him to the Legends shelf now.  Even though we get these two packs every so often, opening this one up really made me miss the Legends line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 1, 2009, 11:59 PM
Finally came across the Iron Man/Spiderwoman Secret Wars pack tonight.  Didn't really need my 20th Iron Man  ::), but he actually looks pretty good.  I did have to get the Spiderwoman whomever she was packed with - definitely one of the best MU figs so far!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 2, 2009, 11:56 AM
You know, I picked up that 2nd wave of Comic Packs as well and thought the same thing about Iron Man.  I thought it would be exactly the same as the (2nd) single carded release, but the coloring is a bit different, and it looks pretty nice.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 2, 2009, 03:10 PM
I nabbed the Maria Hill/Iron Man Legends 2pack at TRU today.  Never thought I'd see this at retail.  Not bad all things considered, but strange to buy the larger size figures again after so long!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JabbaJoe on October 3, 2009, 06:44 AM
A local Target here in Minnesota raised the price of Marvel Universe figures from $7.99 to $9.29. :o  That's about the same price K-Mart sells them for.  I hope this price increase won't be happening at all Targets. :(
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 3, 2009, 09:55 AM
A local Target here in Minnesota raised the price of Marvel Universe figures from $7.99 to $9.29. :o  That's about the same price K-Mart sells them for.  I hope this price increase won't be happening at all Targets. :(

Wow, that's ridiculous.  Which of our Targets did you see this at?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 3, 2009, 07:48 PM
That is crazy.  We haven't seen prices like those here yet, but Marvel Universe stuff is always the highest priced 3 3/4"/Hasbro product on the pegs at Target and Wal-Mart (I think TRU is the same).  I've been slowing down on this line aside from the Secret Wars packs, and any future Spidey figs, but if they were in the $9 range, I'd likely say goodbye completely.  That's just too much for these, which are already too high I think.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on October 3, 2009, 10:55 PM
This seems to be s disturbing trend.  There are reports that Walmart jacked the prices on their Clone Wars 2-pack exclusives from $12 something to $16 and change, now the Marvel figures.  Not good.

   E...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 3, 2009, 11:28 PM
This seems to be s disturbing trend.  There are reports that Walmart jacked the prices on their Clone Wars 2-pack exclusives from $12 something to $16 and change, now the Marvel figures.  Not good.

   E...

Well, Wal-Mart has always had their marvel figs at $8.44 as far as I know.  I'm sure Target saw that and said, "why the heck are we selling below Wal-Mart?"  They seem big into price testing at various stores, so it makes sense to offer up a $9 price point and see how these sell.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JabbaJoe on October 4, 2009, 06:26 AM
A local Target here in Minnesota raised the price of Marvel Universe figures from $7.99 to $9.29. :o  That's about the same price K-Mart sells them for.  I hope this price increase won't be happening at all Targets. :(

Wow, that's ridiculous.  Which of our Targets did you see this at?

It was the Hwy. 7 Minnetonka one.  I went to some more Targets on Saturday and all of them increased the price of their figures on 9/30 to either $9.29 or $8.44.  The ones with the higher $9.29 price seem to be Targets with no Wal-Marts in the area to bring prices down and the ones with the $8.44 price are ones with a Wal-Mart in the area.  Wal-Marts sell them for $8.44, so Target decided to match their price it would seem. :(
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 5, 2009, 12:17 AM
A local Target here in Minnesota raised the price of Marvel Universe figures from $7.99 to $9.29. :o  That's about the same price K-Mart sells them for.  I hope this price increase won't be happening at all Targets. :(

Wow, that's ridiculous.  Which of our Targets did you see this at?

It was the Hwy. 7 Minnetonka one.  I went to some more Targets on Saturday and all of them increased the price of their figures on 9/30 to either $9.29 or $8.44.  The ones with the higher $9.29 price seem to be Targets with no Wal-Marts in the area to bring prices down and the ones with the $8.44 price are ones with a Wal-Mart in the area.  Wal-Marts sell them for $8.44, so Target decided to match their price it would seem. :(

Yuck.  Well, that's a sure fire way to kill the line.  Glad I'm all caught up through wave 5.   :-\

Thanks for the head's up on pricing Joe!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JabbaJoe on October 5, 2009, 08:38 AM

Yuck.  Well, that's a sure fire way to kill the line.  Glad I'm all caught up through wave 5.   :-\

Thanks for the head's up on pricing Joe!

No problem, funny thing is I checked the price at Toys R' Us on Sunday and they still sell them for $7.99.  I never thought TRU would be the cheapest price around for figures. :o
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 5, 2009, 06:18 PM

Yuck.  Well, that's a sure fire way to kill the line.  Glad I'm all caught up through wave 5.   :-\

Thanks for the head's up on pricing Joe!

No problem, funny thing is I checked the price at Toys R' Us on Sunday and they still sell them for $7.99.  I never thought TRU would be the cheapest price around for figures. :o

Well, I'm sure THAT is just a matter of time.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on October 5, 2009, 07:21 PM
I remembered to walk down the super hero aisle at Target today and they had the Marvel figures at $8.44.

They also had the new DC wave of 8" figures with Green Arrow.  That's a good looking figure.  I did't really pay attention to the rest but he stood out as he was on the front of the shelf.

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Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on October 5, 2009, 08:05 PM
I saw all 3 Wave 2 MU comic packs today but only ended up getting Hulk/Cyclops. I'll pick up the other two later, as three sets for $12.88 each is a tad bit overkill for my wallet right now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 6, 2009, 09:39 AM
I saw all 3 Wave 2 MU comic packs today but only ended up getting Hulk/Cyclops. I'll pick up the other two later, as three sets for $12.88 each is a tad bit overkill for my wallet right now.
$12.88? You're LUCKY. They are $14.99 in my parts. I'd love to pay $2+ less per pack.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 6, 2009, 05:42 PM
I saw all 3 Wave 2 MU comic packs today but only ended up getting Hulk/Cyclops. I'll pick up the other two later, as three sets for $12.88 each is a tad bit overkill for my wallet right now.
$12.88? You're LUCKY. They are $14.99 in my parts. I'd love to pay $2+ less per pack.

Still $12.99 at Target stores in Minneapolis...for now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 9, 2009, 12:37 AM
I was able to pick up the X-MO:W Colossus basic figure at a local Wal-Mart yesterday.  If the line truly is dead, what a way to go out.  Nice figure.

I just found this one tonight in Walmart, it is an amazing figure.  But what an odd way to release this figure, with just 1 other new figure in the wave (the new Logan is a great likeness BTW). 

(http://youbentmywookie.com/wookie/gallery/0609-new-x-men-origins-wolverine-colossus-logan-single-carded-figures/Colossus_01.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 24, 2009, 04:53 PM
Does anyone have a right leg for the Red Hulk BAF?  Or for that matter does anyone remember what figure it comes from?  I have the entire figure, two extra heads and an extra right arm but no right leg. :-\
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 24, 2009, 07:04 PM
Does anyone have a right leg for the Red Hulk BAF?  Or for that matter does anyone remember what figure it comes from?  I have the entire figure, two extra heads and an extra right arm but no right leg. :-\

Looks like that comes with the Silver Savage.  I never see these anymore, but if I come across one I'll try to snag it.

http://www.toywiz.com/legendsilversavage.html
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on October 25, 2009, 01:00 AM
I was able to pick up the X-MO:W Colossus basic figure at a local Wal-Mart yesterday.  If the line truly is dead, what a way to go out.  Nice figure.

I just found this one tonight in Walmart, it is an amazing figure.  But what an odd way to release this figure, with just 1 other new figure in the wave (the new Logan is a great likeness BTW). 

(http://youbentmywookie.com/wookie/gallery/0609-new-x-men-origins-wolverine-colossus-logan-single-carded-figures/Colossus_01.jpg)

Is that the same Colossus fig that comes in the "Fastball Special" two-pack?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on October 25, 2009, 02:33 AM
Still can't find Colossus, and no luck witht he Gigantic battles tonight.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 25, 2009, 07:08 AM
I'm not a big X-men fan, but since when does Peter carry around a bigger hammer?  Isn't that Thor's gig?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on October 25, 2009, 09:23 PM
Is that the same Colossus fig that comes in the "Fastball Special" two-pack?

No ... it's quite different.  The one that comes in the deluxe set is little more than a glorified accessory.  This is an actual figure with multiple points of articulation and no crappy action feature.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 26, 2009, 01:25 PM
I'm not a big X-men fan, but since when does Peter carry around a bigger hammer?  Isn't that Thor's gig?

Hmm, not a big X-Men fan? How'd you know his name is Peter then? LOL  JBYB

And yeah, the hammer should be Thor's bit. Hmm, is this a subtle ribbing to the Hammer (and Sickle) of the Soviet flag?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 26, 2009, 05:02 PM
I'm not a big X-men fan, but since when does Peter carry around a bigger hammer?  Isn't that Thor's gig?

Hmm, not a big X-Men fan? How'd you know his name is Peter then? LOL  JBYB

And yeah, the hammer should be Thor's bit. Hmm, is this a subtle ribbing to the Hammer (and Sickle) of the Soviet flag?

Well, I'm good with backgrounds, but not full storylines.  I can tell you secret identies, but not anything current from the books.  ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 10, 2009, 01:35 PM
Six inch scale; what is your favorite:

Iron Man
Captain America
Thor


Basically I'm looking for reinforcement that I should sell the Wave 1 versions of these.  Seems older ML stuff is generating some coin, so I'm going to thin the ranks considerably.  It's quite stunning how many figures I have and multiple versions of each character.  It's been said often, but boy I wish this had started as the 3.75" line.  My space is at a premium with the varied aspects of the collection so a goodly chunk of these need to go.  I think I'll end up sticking with 4-5 Spideys and his gallery of villains, some classic X-Men, a FF setup and then some miscellaneous stuff with classic characters.  Most of the Avengers are going to end up going though I think (leaving more with a West Coast Avengers team).  I'd guess I have maybe 100 or so figures, possibly as many as 150 and I'd like to get that down to around 50 or so. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 10, 2009, 03:07 PM
Iron Man is still my favorite of the three.  That Series 1 version is just sweet – I like it better than most of the follow-up releases and the IM Movie line.  The W8 Silver Centurian is the only one I think is comparable.  If you have either of the S1 Iron Man variants (pointed mask or stealth) and want to get rid of them, please let me know.  I’ve been jonesing for those for some time now!

Thor and Cap are both great too.  I think Cap is more popular, but they rereleased that wave here with a gold foil back instead of the comic, so his production count is probably higher.  Not sure which one you’d get more money for, but I bet you could sell either for $20ish or more.  Are you asking just for curiosity or are you trying to decide which to keep?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on November 10, 2009, 04:24 PM
I think you misunderstood...

I'd go with:

Face Off Captain America
Giant Man Thor
Series 1 Iron Man
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 10, 2009, 04:59 PM
Ah, I did misunderstand.  Here's what I would go with Brent:

Captain America: Toybiz Series 1 (I think the F-O version looks like he's a hunchback)
Original Thor: WM Exclusive Giant Man wave (I like the Marvel Select new look better though)
Iron Man: For me it's a tie between Series 1 Red and Gold and the S8 Silver Centurian.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JabbaJoe on November 11, 2009, 09:54 AM
Found Series 2 Marvel 3.75" figures yesterday at a Wal-Mart here in Minnesota (Bloomington store).  All they had were: figure #1 - Spiderman and figure #2 - Wolverine.  The weird thing was they had 4-5 of each one, so I don't know if they had multiple cases or what or if the figures pictured on the back of the cards are even out yet.  I had not heard Series 2 was even coming out, so I was very surprised. :o
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 11, 2009, 10:48 AM
Found Series 2 Marvel 3.75" figures yesterday at a Wal-Mart here in Minnesota (Bloomington store).  All they had were: figure #1 - Spiderman and figure #2 - Wolverine.  The weird thing was they had 4-5 of each one, so I don't know if they had multiple cases or what or if the figures pictured on the back of the cards are even out yet.  I had not heard Series 2 was even coming out, so I was very surprised. :o

These must have hit all over in the past few days.  BP had the upside down spiderman and MG had two of the yellow/blue Wolverines as well.  Both had silver centurian Iron Man as well, but no sign of the rest of the wave.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on November 11, 2009, 10:57 AM
If anyone is interested, I saw the 2nd (?) wave of the two packs at our TRU this week.  This includes the Torch/Invisible Girl, Dugan/White Hand Ninja, and Stealth Iron Man/Sharon Carter sets I believe.  I picked up the Torch/Sue set, and really like the looks of the "uniform" Fantastic Four together.  It is too bad that Hasbro isn't putting out many Legends figures anymore, because they seem to have gotten much better with this line for the most part.  Aside from the first couple waves, I think I've been pretty happy with what has been released, and wish we saw more of it.

On the Universe side of things, I got a couple of the newer figures (House of M Spidey and Jean Grey) from a HTS order, and they are pretty nicely done.  I also really like the new figure stands they are including with these, and sort of wish we got something similar with the Star Wars figures.  They are flat stands with the characters name printed on them (not on the front like the past SW stands, but more on the actual "flat" stand part) and also the number of the figure in the line (like "001").  I don't know if I care if the figure number was on there, but I sort of wish we had a uniform stand with the character/figure's name on it, and possibly the movie with the Star Wars line.

As for Brent's question, I was fortunate enough to get the earlier versions of the Avenger's "big three", but have seen them since then.  My personal favorites:

Captain America - Face-Off Cap, one of my favorite Legends figures

Iron Man - The Series 1 version is probably the best if you want the "old school" design, although I've heard good things about the recent 2 pack version as well.  I currently have the movie version displayed with my Legends, but that is a more modern look (but a great figure).

Thor - I only have the WM wave one, which looks pretty nice.  My only complaint (and this might just be mine) is that the waist is super loose on the figure I have.  The earlier version is pretty spiffy as well I think.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on November 11, 2009, 04:32 PM
Anyone finding Guardian yet? I have Electro and Namor (vested version). And I need any from the wave after that.

I was able to snag a Giantman/Iron Man set for $17! I think it was a glitch in their system, but I'm going to go back and see if I can nab the Skrull/Captain Bucky America for the same price.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on November 11, 2009, 04:35 PM
Guardian and Electro are hanging around several places here.  If you need them I can try to get them for you.

That's an awesome score getting the 2-pack for $17!  Did you get the red/blue Goliath or the yellow/blue one?  We have several red/blue around here but I haven't seen a yellow/blue yet.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 11, 2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the responses on the IM/Thor/Cap question.  I now hate you all.  I figured I could make some coin on them being series 1 but my favorite Cap is the series 1, largely because the Face off version I have has the hood down and if I only have one Cap, it needs to be fully in costume.  The first IM to me is by far the best too.  Thor I think I can live with the bearded version though non-beard wise I think that first one's sculpt is way better than later versions.  Is the bearded version the

Justin, I long ago sold off my variants of Iron Man, sorry.  The gold foil poster was the Canadian/International version I believe.  Most of the early stuff we saw here was with the gold foil poster and I have a bunch of those posters lying around somewhere.  I think I sent Scott my gold IM with that packaging long ago. 

As for that first wave of figures, the bases that came with them were simply stellar as well. 

BTW Scott, did you get rid of your 6" ML stuff as well? 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 11, 2009, 11:51 PM
Thor I think I can live with the bearded version though non-beard wise I think that first one's sculpt is way better than later versions.  Is the bearded version the

Yes, the Bearded version is the.   ;)

Justin, I long ago sold off my variants of Iron Man, sorry. 

Oh well, worth a shot.  I gave up trying to actively find these long ago, but whenever I hear about someone selling off their collection I still feel obligated to ask.  Any chance you have a phasing vision you want to get rid of?  ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 12, 2009, 01:13 PM
Hmm, I wonder what I thought there with the unfinished sentence?  I guess I was asking if the Thor from the WM wave was the bearded one, but I don't think he is. 

Nope on phasing Vision either.  I'm pretty sure that was the very first variant I missed in my collection and about the time distribution got really iffy up here.  I was very lucky to find the regular Vision on the pegs only once. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JabbaJoe on November 18, 2009, 08:04 AM
On Sunday I found the Series 2 Marvel Universe 3.75" figures of Warpath and Sunfire at a Wal-Mart here in Hastings, Minnesota. :)  So these are out now!  Vision and Jean Grey are pictured on the card backs, but I am not sure if these are out or not. ???  I need to find out the case breakdown for this wave.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on November 18, 2009, 09:25 AM
On Sunday I found the Series 2 Marvel Universe 3.75" figures of Warpath and Sunfire at a Wal-Mart here in Hastings, Minnesota. :)  So these are out now!  Vision and Jean Grey are pictured on the card backs, but I am not sure if these are out or not. ???  I need to find out the case breakdown for this wave.

Jean, Vision, the "new" Spider-Man, and the unmasked Wolverine are all in the same wave as Warpath and Sunfire ... and they've been hitting across the country for a few weeks now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 18, 2009, 09:37 AM
On Sunday I found the Series 2 Marvel Universe 3.75" figures of Warpath and Sunfire at a Wal-Mart here in Hastings, Minnesota. :)  So these are out now!  Vision and Jean Grey are pictured on the card backs, but I am not sure if these are out or not. ???  I need to find out the case breakdown for this wave.

Jean, Vision, the "new" Spider-Man, and the unmasked Wolverine are all in the same wave as Warpath and Sunfire ... and they've been hitting across the country for a few weeks now.

Any idea what the case breakdown is though?  How many of each figure per case?  I've seen the HOM Spiderman and new Wolvie lurking onthe pegs, but that's it.  Vision and maybe Jean Grey are the only ones I want from this wave.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on November 18, 2009, 08:25 PM
Any idea what the case breakdown is though?  How many of each figure per case?  I've seen the HOM Spiderman and new Wolvie lurking onthe pegs, but that's it.  Vision and maybe Jean Grey are the only ones I want from this wave.

According to Entertainment Earth, the case breakdown is as follows:

1x Wolverine (Black Suit)
1x Iron Man (Classic)
1x Iron Man (Silver Centurion)
1x Electro
1x Vision
1x Jean Grey
1x Warpath
2x Spider-Man (House of M)
2x Wolverine
1x Sunfire
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JabbaJoe on November 19, 2009, 07:47 AM
Any idea what the case breakdown is though?  How many of each figure per case?  I've seen the HOM Spiderman and new Wolvie lurking onthe pegs, but that's it.  Vision and maybe Jean Grey are the only ones I want from this wave.

According to Entertainment Earth, the case breakdown is as follows:

1x Wolverine (Black Suit)
1x Iron Man (Classic)
1x Iron Man (Silver Centurion)
1x Electro
1x Vision
1x Jean Grey
1x Warpath
2x Spider-Man (House of M)
2x Wolverine
1x Sunfire


Cool, thanks for the case breakdown!  I found the Jean Grey last night at the Bloomington Wal-Mart here in Minnesota, so I just need the Vision now.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 20, 2009, 09:45 AM
Nice find Joe!  And that case breakdown explains the leftovers we're seeing.  Joe - if you happen to spot another Jean or Vision, please let me know.  I saw the Moon Knight/Vindicator wave at Plymout Target yesterday if you still need any of those.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JabbaJoe on November 20, 2009, 09:54 AM
Nice find Joe!  And that case breakdown explains the leftovers we're seeing.  Joe - if you happen to spot another Jean or Vision, please let me know.  I saw the Moon Knight/Vindicator wave at Plymout Target yesterday if you still need any of those.

Thanks!  I will keep an eye out for those for you.  Thanks for the heads up on the figures at Plymouth, I will have to check those out today.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 20, 2009, 10:28 AM
Nice find Joe!  And that case breakdown explains the leftovers we're seeing.  Joe - if you happen to spot another Jean or Vision, please let me know.  I saw the Moon Knight/Vindicator wave at Plymout Target yesterday if you still need any of those.

Thanks!  I will keep an eye out for those for you.  Thanks for the heads up on the figures at Plymouth, I will have to check those out today.

Not sure which you need, but they had a couple of each, so should still be there.  I stashed a spare vindicator on the bottom shelf behind some boxes directly below the Marvel U pegs in case you need that one.  I think it had a pretty good paint job. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on November 20, 2009, 12:38 PM
By Vindicator you mean Guardian, correct?

Man, I'm having a rough time keeping up on these.

I need the Jean Grey wave (all of the new figs from that wave).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 20, 2009, 01:31 PM
By Vindicator you mean Guardian, correct?

Man, I'm having a rough time keeping up on these.

I need the Jean Grey wave (all of the new figs from that wave).

Sorry, yes, I mean Guardian.  Is Vindicator the female version of Guardian?  I was never very interested in Alpha Flight.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JabbaJoe on November 21, 2009, 04:19 AM
Nice find Joe!  And that case breakdown explains the leftovers we're seeing.  Joe - if you happen to spot another Jean or Vision, please let me know.  I saw the Moon Knight/Vindicator wave at Plymout Target yesterday if you still need any of those.

Thanks!  I will keep an eye out for those for you.  Thanks for the heads up on the figures at Plymouth, I will have to check those out today.

Not sure which you need, but they had a couple of each, so should still be there.  I stashed a spare vindicator on the bottom shelf behind some boxes directly below the Marvel U pegs in case you need that one.  I think it had a pretty good paint job. 

I checked it out last night, but unfortunately I have all of those figures.  I thought there might be something in that wave that I might not have, since the only other time I have seen the Moon Knight was when I bought one.  I do still appreciate the help though, thanks! :)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 21, 2009, 11:24 PM
Nice find Joe!  And that case breakdown explains the leftovers we're seeing.  Joe - if you happen to spot another Jean or Vision, please let me know.  I saw the Moon Knight/Vindicator wave at Plymout Target yesterday if you still need any of those.

Thanks!  I will keep an eye out for those for you.  Thanks for the heads up on the figures at Plymouth, I will have to check those out today.

Not sure which you need, but they had a couple of each, so should still be there.  I stashed a spare vindicator on the bottom shelf behind some boxes directly below the Marvel U pegs in case you need that one.  I think it had a pretty good paint job. 

I checked it out last night, but unfortunately I have all of those figures.  I thought there might be something in that wave that I might not have, since the only other time I have seen the Moon Knight was when I bought one.  I do still appreciate the help though, thanks! :)

Sorry for the wild goose chase.  Looks like WM is the only game in town for the latest wave.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on November 24, 2009, 08:33 AM
In case you guys weren't aware, MU figures are also part of K-Mart's BOGO sale this week.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: SITHSPAWN on November 24, 2009, 02:52 PM
I finally found the Grey and Green Hulks I've been looking for!  Looks like they are starting to pop up in my area though.  A buddy of mine also called me about Grey & Green Hulks he'd found, and if I was still looking.  Now I just need to get a couple comic packs and the Black Suit Spider-man, which isn't hard to find.  Then I'll be looking for the new Wolverine and Warpath. they're are the only ones I want out of W2.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on November 24, 2009, 03:46 PM
I still need grey hulk. So far of the comic packs I only need Hulk/Cyclops. Need all of the newest wave though.

1x Vision
1x Jean Grey
1x Warpath
2x Spider-Man (House of M)
2x Wolverine
1x Sunfire

So I'm not TOO far off from being caught up.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on November 25, 2009, 12:54 PM
I've seen remnants of the new wave, and I'm not going to lie, it looks like crap. The only one I want is Jean Grey, but I might end up passing if she looks as short and stout as the other new figures do.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on November 25, 2009, 04:02 PM
I don't want to keep beating a dead horse, but I too would be way more in to this line if:

The QA was better
The likenesses were better

The paint on these is atrocious.  The likenesses are way off too and that is my biggest gripe.  In theory, they are close to accurate but there is enough differences between the supposed source material vs actual product that it is annoying as all get out.  And yes I'm still bitching about the Secret Wars Captain America, but I've also looked at the other packs and they are all a little off in some way or another...oh well, it is sort of invigorating not buying something ;D
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 25, 2009, 04:52 PM
...oh well, it is sort of invigorating not buying something ;D

I wish I felt that way.   :-\  I've said it a million times, I really like this scale and much prefer it to the six inch scale.  But I've so much time and money invested in the older, larger stuff I can't bring myself to buy this stuff.  I thought about just doing Spidey related stuff and actually have a black and a red/blue Spidey sitting at home; they look great, but I'm pretty sure they'll go back to the store eventually.  There is a boatload of figures I'd love to have from this line and quite a few they've made already that I couldn't get in the original scale either because they weren't made or were impossible to find. 

Scott, I don't remember if you answered, but did you get rid of the 6" Toybiz/Hasbro stuff you had?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on November 25, 2009, 05:41 PM
Yeah I dumped everything except about 6 Captain Americas and Red Skull >:D
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on November 25, 2009, 06:03 PM
i picked up the giant skrull at walmart, figure it goes well with ML figures.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 28, 2009, 11:56 AM
I saw the latest wave at the Wal-Mart in Tomah, WI on Tuesday.  They had the Vision (looks good, but I had to pass) and Jean Grey (definitely passing on this her after seeing this in person - short and hunched shoulders - not a good figure). 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on November 30, 2009, 01:57 PM
Paint issues aside (and this is why I pull all the news ones off the shelf and really inspect the paint jobs before deciding on the one I want), the scale is great for several reasons.

The biggest reason scale wise for me is that these look AWESOME next to the build-a-figure Sentinel from a couple of years ago. Or rather the sentinel looks awesome next to them. Galactus does too, but we all know he should be a LOT bigger.

Anyway, beyond that, they don't take up as much room (I'm a loose collector), can be displayed along other toy lines of the same scale, if wanted or needed for space.

Articulation is generally fantastic. I've had to pass up on a figure from time to time due to paint, hoping to find it later. Thankfully that doesn't happen too often and I have been able to find another one some time down the line with only 2 exceptions for which I had to begrudgingly eBay for.

I just wish that when  new wave ships that it were ONLY that new wave in a box for awhile, then send the refresh cases with a mix of current and previous wave figures. I very much want the new wave and haven't seen any of Vision, Jean Greay, Warpath, and Sunfire.

The price could be better on these too, IMO.  Didn't we used to pay about the same for Marvel Legends just a few years ago, before Hasbro took over the line?  I'm just sayin'...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Ben on December 9, 2009, 01:15 PM
Price is what keep me from buying these. I found Jean Grey and the Vision a few weeks ago, but at $8.50 I couldn't buy them. That and Jean looked terrible, echoing what's already been said in the thread.

I might buy a few of these Iron Man 2 toys (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FIron+Man+2%2F&dispsize=600&start=0) though. I only bought Mark III and War Machine last time, so I'm kinda looking forward to these.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on December 9, 2009, 03:58 PM
I have a bad feeling about that Iron Man 2 line... those movie specific lines never really do well in the first place. I can still find pretty much every Wolverine figure on the pegs too. I think it has to do with the fact that they make 700 versions of the main hero (looks like they're doing it again with Iron Man) and maybe 1 or 2 villains/supporting characters. And we all know how awful the case ratios are...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 9, 2009, 06:39 PM
Are the IM2 Toys Universe scale or Legends scale?  Not sure how many more Iron Men I need from either line, but the Dynamo and WM look pretty sweet.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on December 9, 2009, 07:04 PM
Are the IM2 Toys Universe scale or Legends scale? 

They're Universe scale.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 10, 2009, 12:10 AM
Thanks - that's probably a pass for me then.  WarMachine will be a must have for my avengers and I might bite ont he Stealth IM, but I've already got at least 4 different IM figs already from that line. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on December 10, 2009, 01:55 AM
That War Machine is kind of nice.  I don't think I'll end up with any of these, though.  I haven't picked up any of the Universe figures besides the Gambit figure, even though I thought I would.  I don't see myself starting with the IM2 figures.

Although, if they ever get around to a decent looking Rogue...

   E...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on December 13, 2009, 10:13 AM
I have a question on these that maybe you guys can help me out with.  I was looking at picking up a few Marvel figures for customizing, and I'm wondering what their head joints are like.  Are they ball jointed like Star Wars and GI Joe, where you can just pop the heads off?  If so, are the ball joint sizes pretty uniform, or does it vary (again, like Star Wars and GI Joe)?  I picked up some of the 3 3/4 sized Marvel Legends Showdown guys a few years back, and their heads were a bitch to get off without causing some damage.  Can anyone fill me in on these new ones? 

Thanks.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 14, 2009, 02:28 PM
Huh, I really hadn't checked this out, though I own most of them. I think they are ball joint. I'll check tonight.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Alyosha on December 22, 2009, 06:14 PM
Got a quick question for those of you who have ordered and received your Nick Fury Marvel universe Mailaway.  Taking a look at the head sculpt, does yours have the left cheek bone sunken in?  Kind of like someone bashed him in the face with a ball bat, and he had a subsequent stroke? 

It's glaringly apparent on mine when you look straight on at it, but even more so when you are looking from any lower angle upwards at the face.  I wrote into the fulfillment company today to see if I might be able to return it and have another sent out, but if not I may need to borrow someone elses to make a mold so I'll have a correct on for my collection. 

Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on December 22, 2009, 07:40 PM
Nick Fury @ Cool Toy Review's Photo Archive (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro_MU_EXNickFury.asp)

Best I can do to help out.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 22, 2009, 10:38 PM
Saw a ton of the red/blue Goliath and Iron Man packs at Wal-Mart today, along with 4-5 of the Giant Skrull & Bucky-Cap.  I'd love to get both the mini figures, but don't have much use for the giant ones.  Not overly appealing at $27 each either.  Hopefully these will be easy grabs on clearance after the holidays.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on December 23, 2009, 08:35 AM
SOunds like the last wave of Secret Wars packs will be:

Absorbing Man & Doctor Doom
Storm & Nightcrawler
Thing & Bulldozer
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jeff on December 23, 2009, 10:10 AM
Taking a look at the head sculpt, does yours have the left cheek bone sunken in?  Kind of like someone bashed him in the face with a ball bat, and he had a subsequent stroke? 

I don't know if you'll have any luck with a better head.  The reason he looks like that is because the face was originally sculpted with a cigar in his mouth.  Unfortunately they canned the cigar leaving him with a goofy facial expression.

Just sculpt a stogie for him, stick it in his craw and it will improve his look dramatically...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 23, 2009, 02:39 PM
SOunds like the last wave of Secret Wars packs will be:

Absorbing Man & Doctor Doom
Storm & Nightcrawler
Thing & Bulldozer


Blech.  Easy pass on all three for me.  Thank goodness we have Thor and Hawkeye in the prior wave.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on December 28, 2009, 03:57 PM
I saw the Gigantic Battles 2-packs on sale for $13 and some change today.  Just an FYI for those that have been holding out.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 28, 2009, 04:16 PM
I saw the Gigantic Battles 2-packs on sale for $13 and some change today.  Just an FYI for those that have been holding out.

Is this the Marvel Universe set with either Skrull/Cap or Goliath/Iron Man?  I made a deal for the cap already, but would love to track down the horned Iron Man and Goliath at those prices.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 28, 2009, 11:46 PM
Anbody else collect Minimates?  I finished off my Avengers display the other day...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Mini_Avengers.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 29, 2009, 12:55 PM
I saw the Gigantic Battles 2-packs on sale for $13 and some change today.  Just an FYI for those that have been holding out.

Is this the Marvel Universe set with either Skrull/Cap or Goliath/Iron Man?  I made a deal for the cap already, but would love to track down the horned Iron Man and Goliath at those prices.

Yeah.  I was just coming in here to post that as well.  Our local store (where I hadn't seen these at all previously) had a pile of these on clearance as well for about $13.48.  I sort of wanted the Bucky Cap, so I grabbed that set - and I'm tempted to go back and see if I could pick up the Iron Man one as well once pay day hits.  Not a bad deal at all getting two all-new figures, one of them large, for $13.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 29, 2009, 01:11 PM
Thanks for confirming Brian - couldn't remember if that was the right subline or not in my old age.  I just picked up Bucky loose for $10 from someone last week.   ::)  I didn't really want the Giant Skrull anyway, though I'm sure I could have found some use for him at $3 more.  I do want the Iron Man and Goliath though, so I'll have to check that out at my local WM.  Considering Icons 12" are $20, the $13 is a huge deal!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 30, 2009, 04:57 PM
Good price on those sets. I've got a $10 off coupon for those. Hmm, at only $13 a set and using my $10 coupon, SCORE for $3! I'll check this on the weekend.

Can't wait to get that Thor set. He's one of my favorites.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 30, 2009, 05:08 PM
Where did you track down a $10 coupon for these?   ???
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 3, 2010, 01:39 PM
I thought I'd start a new thread to talk about all 3.75" Marvel figures.

Today in Walmart I came across a new line of Spider-Man 3.75" figures and bought 2 really sweet figures: Venom and Green Goblin.

(http://figures.insidepulse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/spider-man-2010.jpg)

link (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://figures.insidepulse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/spider-man-2010.jpg&imgrefurl=http://figures.insidepulse.com/&usg=__fCL6BKCJzItvsVp8jko18jiXDkM=&h=250&w=500&sz=50&hl=en&start=38&um=1&tbnid=iCXVlknLwwfWfM:&tbnh=65&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dspider-man%2Bfigures%2Bhasbro%2B3.75%2522%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GGLL_en%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20%26um%3D1)

These fit in really well with the Marvel Universe 3.75" scale.  It's nice to get Venom in this scale, the Marvel Legends Showdown from a while back was basically a flop (literally too much articulation and the figures fall over a lot).

Most of the other figures in these 2 waves are a little hokey for me, but Goblin and Venom in particular are really well done.

Check out the link if you don't know about these already.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2010, 03:21 PM
What's with the dirt on Doc Ock's chin?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2010, 08:17 PM
What's with the dirt on Doc Ock's chin?

That is a soul patch.  They haven't been invented yet in Canada.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on January 3, 2010, 08:37 PM
Dressel, how much did those Spidey figures cost? I'm definitely down for the villains from that line, and maybe a Spidey if they're better than the MU version.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 3, 2010, 08:39 PM
What's with the dirt on Doc Ock's chin?

That is a soul patch.  They haven't been invented yet in Canada.

Nope the soul patch is just under the lower lip but above the chin.  Doc Ock's is on the chin, therefore making it part of a goatee.

Like I said, Venom and Goblin are great.  A couple of the spidermans are nice especially the black suit.  But there's a few in there, like Doc Ock, that are hokey.

If you want a 3.75" Doc Ock at the moment, the best way to go is to get your hands on a Marvel Legends Showdown version - that was one of the better figures from that line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 3, 2010, 08:39 PM
Dressel, how much did those Spidey figures cost? I'm definitely down for the villains from that line, and maybe a Spidey if they're better than the MU version.

$7.96 - at Wally they didn't scan at the price checkers mounted in the aisles, but did ring up at the register.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2010, 09:38 PM
Nope the soul patch is just under the lower lip but above the chin.  Doc Ock's is on the chin, therefore making it part of a goatee.

I was actually just joking with Brent.  The technical name for that style is the "Petit Goatee."  Maybe it's an evil-black band-aid leftover from a Spiderman uppercut. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 11, 2010, 02:00 PM
Does anyone have a spare X-Men Box Set Rogue's Jacket available?  I don't need Rogue, just the brown jacket.  I've been trying to track one down for a while now, but have had no luck on  Ebay or even Fwoosh.  I'd even be willing to spend a little more on the whole figure or the box set to get it.  Any other ideas?  I'm about ready to just sew one myself.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2010, 12:26 PM
CTR (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbro_Whats_Next_For_Marvel_Universe_128728.asp) has a better look at that next wave of Secret Wars packs (Nightcrawler/Storm, Thing/Bulldozer, Dr. Doom/Absorbing Man/Wasp), as well as some other Marvel Universe stuff.  I'll probably continue to pick these SW packs up, and a few other Marvel U things along the way.  I recently caved and picked up both "Gigantic Battles" packs at WM, since they hit clearance for around $13.  I think I must have gotten a variant Goliath pack, his costume is red/blue (or is that the regular version?), instead of yellow/blue.  Anyways, more at the linky.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2010, 12:37 PM
Is anyone looking for any older (large scale/ToyBiz) Marvel Legends figures?  I'm going to drag a sizable chunk of them to ebay fairly shortly but figured I'd see if I could help anyone here out first.  I need to get rid of at least half of what I have with plenty of duplicates in there. 

I'll be firing out some of my DC stuff too (various lines) so if there are particular things you need, lmk. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on January 12, 2010, 12:55 PM
Is anyone looking for any older (large scale/ToyBiz) Marvel Legends figures?  I'm going to drag a sizable chunk of them to ebay fairly shortly but figured I'd see if I could help anyone here out first.  I need to get rid of at least half of what I have with plenty of duplicates in there. 

I'll be firing out some of my DC stuff too (various lines) so if there are particular things you need, lmk. 

ML Destroyer?  DCSH/UC Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze or Parasite?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2010, 02:06 PM
Is anyone looking for any older (large scale/ToyBiz) Marvel Legends figures?  I'm going to drag a sizable chunk of them to ebay fairly shortly but figured I'd see if I could help anyone here out first.  I need to get rid of at least half of what I have with plenty of duplicates in there. 

I'll be firing out some of my DC stuff too (various lines) so if there are particular things you need, lmk. 

I doubt you'd want to get rid of any of these, but some that I missed and wanted to pick up were Black Cat (Sinister Six set), Hawkeye, Brown Costume Wolverine, and Jean Grey/Phoenix.  Yeah, not exactly the most common figures I know ;).  I've been thinking of going through my Marvel and DC stuff and seeing if I could sell any of it as well.  I'd still keep the majority of it, but honestly I just don't have enough room to display it all now...and it seems pointless to just have it packed away (likely forever).  I look at some of the characters/figures I bought over the past years and wonder if I really needed them or not.  If I would have stuck with the characters I really was familiar with (like knowing their "secret identity", rogues, etc.) as a kid, I think the list would have been much shorter (for DC in particular).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2010, 02:14 PM
No Destroyer Mikey, sorry.  I do have a Mr. Freeze, but not the recent one.  It's the variant that came out around the time of the hideous movie I think, but doesn't look like Schwarzenegger (sp?).  Not a bad figure, but not sure if it's what you want.  I'm also keeping all my Batgirl figures (six or seven of them  :P). No Scarecrow and I don't think I have the parasite but I have a figure from that series still in package somewhere so I'll look.  Might get rid of Kang though (FF). 

Brian, I'll check for the ones you want though you asked for a few that I'm keeping.  I plan on keeping most of my spidey related stuff and some core X-men and the like right now. 

One of the things I've noted as I'm putting this stuff out is how incredibly loose some of the joints of these figures are now.  They've only been in storage for a while, so not posed/played with at all, yet a couple are horribly difficult to display because they just flop over.  Hawkeye is one of those but the worst by far is Absorbing Man from the Hulk line.  I took it off the card, bagged it and then took it out for the first time last night and it barely stands at all.   :-\
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on January 12, 2010, 04:22 PM
You don't happen to have a list of everything you're selling do you? The only one I can think of off the top of my head that I'd like is the more recent Legends Union Jack. I'll get back to you if I think of anything else.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 12, 2010, 05:14 PM
CTR (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbro_Whats_Next_For_Marvel_Universe_128728.asp) has a better look at that next wave of Secret Wars packs (Nightcrawler/Storm, Thing/Bulldozer, Dr. Doom/Absorbing Man/Wasp), as well as some other Marvel Universe stuff. 

Cool!

I think we still need to see wave 3 before these, right?

(http://dyn2.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/1983647.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg)

(http://dyn4.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/1983630.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg)

(http://dyn1.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/1983654.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg)

link (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://dyn2.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/1983647.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg&imgrefurl=http://forbiddenplanet.com/46953-marvel-universe-secret-wars-wave-3-comic-2-packs-hawkeye-piledriver/&usg=__jHe5y7UkeDxZkzlpCs4AJttBj4U=&h=300&w=300&sz=21&hl=en&start=11&um=1&tbnid=IOuZ-9bFPxZRwM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmarvel%2Buniverse%2Bhawkeye%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rlz%3D1T4ADBF_enUS333US333%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1)



Also I really like Thing from the Marvel Legends Showdown '05 better than the repacked one in your link above:

(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/ToyBiz/Showdown/Spider-Man_Thing/MLshowdown464.jpg)

Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2010, 12:14 AM
You don't happen to have a list of everything you're selling do you? The only one I can think of off the top of my head that I'd like is the more recent Legends Union Jack. I'll get back to you if I think of anything else.

Nope, no list and no Union Jack, sorry.  Still looking for a red Hulk right leg too. 

Pics instead.  If you want this moved to the B/S/T forums mods, just lmk and I'll do so.  This is what I'm getting rid of as of now, leaving me still with 100+ figures which is too many. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1120524-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1120519.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1120520.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1120521.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1120522.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1120523.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1120525.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1120526.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 13, 2010, 02:28 AM
PM sent!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on January 13, 2010, 07:35 AM
(http://dyn2.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/1983647.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg)

(http://dyn4.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/1983630.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg)

(http://dyn1.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/1983654.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg)


I hate Hasbro.


(And I got dibs on Dragon Man from Brent...)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 13, 2010, 09:29 AM
This is what I'm getting rid of as of now, leaving me still with 100+ figures which is too many.  

Hey Morgbug, I'm interested in the following from your pics if they are still available:
Modoc (Big head dud in chair)
Invisible woman (second pic with shoulderless shirt)
Moleman
Namor
Moon Knight (black undersuit)
Captain Marvel variant (clearish blueish dude next to Beta Ray Bill)

Send me a PM if they are available and how much you'd want for them.

Oh and I have to say that I am really digging this new wave of Secret Wars. I like Hawkeye. I'm wondering if there will be a Mr. Fantastic Variant to go with all of the other FF variants (Human Torch, Thing). I never was a huge fan of Ultron, but he is a nasty villian. I'm ecstatic about Thor. He's one of my favorites.

As for the even newer wave with Mohawk Storm and Nightcrawler, SWEET! The more X-Men the better. At the 3 3/4 scale they look awesome next to the Sentinel that was a Build-A-Figure in the Legends line. 

I like Doom, but have never been a fan of Absorbing Man. I'll get this Thing as well, but can't even recall Bulldozer. It would have been better for Hasbro to put Doom and Thing together then come up with two other choices for a comic pack.

Was Dr. Strange in Secret Wars? If so I'd LOVE to see him made in this line. But then again, I guess he still can be just on the single card.

-Sal
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2010, 10:53 AM
Just to be fair to everyone, the Fantastic Four picture is probably going to be sold as a lot.  If I sell off the more desirable figures (IW/Namor/Mole Man) then I'll be stuck with the rest of the bunch that are worthless, so I'd rather move them as a group. 

Brian, I do have the brown Wolverine, but he currently is residing with my Hulk display as I recall him as being in that outfit in the first appearance he made with Hulk and Crusher Creel.  If I decide to get rid of him, I'll let you know. 

In general, from looking at ebay the only way to make any money back off these is to sell large lots as teams and/or coupled with BAFs.   :-\  I'm having a hell of a time deciding what to do and what to keep.  Ugh. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2010, 11:07 AM
I'm having a hell of a time deciding what to do and what to keep.  Ugh. 

Just sell them all.  Problem solved.   :D
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2010, 11:12 AM
I'm having a hell of a time deciding what to do and what to keep.  Ugh. 

Just sell them all.  Problem solved.   :D

Thank you Scott.  Probably wise advice anyway. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2010, 11:14 AM
It's not like you'll never have the chance to buy another Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-man, etc figure again in the future if you change your mind and want them back.

In fact, if you sell them all, it'll make it easier to start over with the new 3.75" scale - less room and plenty of cheap figures on ebay since Hasbro is already repacking some of them into multi-packs or Comic Packs or whatever.  ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2010, 11:25 AM
True, all of it.  But for the part where I'll start in on the smaller scale.  That's extremely unlikely (though probably not impossible  :'() to happen.  The only grand difficulty is in the loss of funds from what I paid.  The return relative to the original retail price in the U.S. isn't too horrible, but comparitively here it is pretty bad given the dollar is near parity. 

That said bulking them up as lots according to teams would make selling a lot more convenient.   :-\
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 13, 2010, 01:41 PM
I've just about finished off my Avengers 6" line with a few new customs from K&L.  I already have Mockingbird, but liked this version much better.  Hoping to get some ca-ching back by selling my current one.  Sersei is one I've been wanting for a long time - I'd like to finish her off with a Box-Set-Rogue Jacket to match my custom Crystal.  If anyone has a line on Rogue or just the jacket, please let me know. 

Here's a snapshot of my two new additions:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/KLCustoms.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 13, 2010, 05:01 PM
I don't know who either of them are, but I'd do them, LOL.....
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 13, 2010, 05:15 PM
The one on the left is Sersei - I think she was around Avengers 250ish (?).  She's an Eternal that joined the team for a bit when it was her, Crystal, Black Knight and a few others maybe a decade or two ago.

The second is Mockingbird.  She was Hawkeye's wife and helped found the West Coast Avengers.  Mock was killed off many years ago, but the Skrull invasion brought about her return.  She has a new costume now, but I always like the old one.   :D
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 17, 2010, 04:23 PM
I finished up a 3 3/4" custom of Mystique today.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1215/4803499/22897156/381353430.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1215/4803499/22897156/381353417.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1215/4803499/22897156/381353564.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1215/4803499/22897156/381353554.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1215/4803499/22897156/381353365.jpg)

I've not too swift with a camera, so these will do for the moment.

I used a base figure of Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers, some paint and a snippet of my wife's wedding dress for the soft goods (shhhhh don't tell).

Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 17, 2010, 04:28 PM
Sweet MU custom DR.  I don't remember her with hair that long, but it looks good!  Looks like a MU Ms. Marvel for the base, right?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 17, 2010, 04:42 PM
Sweet MU custom DR.  I don't remember her with hair that long, but it looks good!  Looks like a MU Ms. Marvel for the base, right?

Yeesh - I thought about cutting the hair, then I thought - well ****, she's a shapeshifter, it's possible.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 18, 2010, 10:09 PM
Sweet custom!

Please share the recipe!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 18, 2010, 10:38 PM
Has anyone caught a wiff of the new comic packs yet?  I thought we'd seeing them at retail by now...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 18, 2010, 10:50 PM
Has anyone caught a wiff of the new comic packs yet?  I thought we'd seeing them at retail by now...

Not yet - I've seen the other waves of the comic packs at Target first all of last year.

I think within 2 weeks we should have them.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on January 19, 2010, 01:04 AM
I am liking the Mystique custom, very cool.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 21, 2010, 04:03 PM
Has anyone caught a wiff of the new comic packs yet?  I thought we'd seeing them at retail by now...

In stock at EE now:

link (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV92702C)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 21, 2010, 05:13 PM
Has anyone caught a wiff of the new comic packs yet?  I thought we'd seeing them at retail by now...

In stock at EE now:

link (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV92702C)

Temporarily Out of Stock  :(  I wouldn't buy a case of them at $15 a pop plus shipping anyway, but thanks!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on January 21, 2010, 05:33 PM
BBTS also has them in stock (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS18000&mode=retail)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 21, 2010, 05:33 PM
Has anyone caught a wiff of the new comic packs yet?  I thought we'd seeing them at retail by now...

In stock at EE now:

link (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV92702C)

Temporarily Out of Stock  :(  I wouldn't buy a case of them at $15 a pop plus shipping anyway, but thanks!

The shipping was free, and I saw Hawkeye and got all hot and bothered.

I can wait for retail too I guess, it'll probably be 1-2 weeks but I must have found 20 of every other comic pack anyhow.

We wait!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on January 21, 2010, 09:00 PM
Supposedly the new Comic Packs have already hit Targets on the west coast, so you may not be waiting for too long.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 21, 2010, 10:58 PM
The shipping was free, and I saw Hawkeye and got all hot and bothered.

I can wait for retail too I guess, it'll probably be 1-2 weeks but I must have found 20 of every other comic pack anyhow.

We wait!

A fellow Hawkeye fanatic?  We're not logging in from the same IP are we Dressel?  Freaky.  Thanks again for the offer - I will keep you posted if I find extra.  Thought my comic subscription place might have them in as pre-orders by now, but no sign of them yet.   :P  Good to hear they're already hitting Target - thanks Neal!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 22, 2010, 11:16 AM
I am SO looking forward to this wave. Hawkeye and Thor are the hot ones for me. Ultron and Enchantress to a lesser degree. I could do without the Piledriver figure and Mr. Fantastic is meh to me. But he'll be another one of the FF made in that outfit. You just know they'll repaint Mr. F. in the other paint scheme though sometime down the line.

Anyone seeing Jean Grey, Vision, Sunfire and Warpath? I've never seen them and am a little concerned. I want one of each of them and haven't seen any of them as yet. Any help acquiring these would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 22, 2010, 11:25 AM
You just know they'll repaint Mr. F. in the other paint scheme though sometime down the line.


I'm not in love with the Reed Richards likeness.  They used the Daredevil body rather than the Johnny Storm body.  I'll probably be sticking Reed's head on another Torch body to get the proper look.  Love the other figures.



Anyone seeing Jean Grey, Vision, Sunfire and Warpath? I've never seen them and am a little concerned. I want one of each of them and haven't seen any of them as yet. Any help acquiring these would be greatly appreciated.

I have seen them all a couple times, Warpath the most.  For some reason I passed on Jean, I just didn't love the likeness all that much.  I actually thought repainting a Carol Danvers was a better option.  All my sightings were at TRU and Target.

If I see them again i'll buy them and PM you.



Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 22, 2010, 02:21 PM
You just know they'll repaint Mr. F. in the other paint scheme though sometime down the line.


I'm not in love with the Reed Richards likeness.  They used the Daredevil body rather than the Johnny Storm body.  I'll probably be sticking Reed's head on another Torch body to get the proper look.  Love the other figures.



Anyone seeing Jean Grey, Vision, Sunfire and Warpath? I've never seen them and am a little concerned. I want one of each of them and haven't seen any of them as yet. Any help acquiring these would be greatly appreciated.

I have seen them all a couple times, Warpath the most.  For some reason I passed on Jean, I just didn't love the likeness all that much.  I actually thought repainting a Carol Danvers was a better option.  All my sightings were at TRU and Target.

If I see them again i'll buy them and PM you.

Ah, great idea to use a Human Torch fig for Reed. And yes, I would be most appreciative if you find them and can pick them up for me. I'm not so worried about the card (I open them) as I am about the paint application. So if you see multiples, please pick the best painted one.

Thanks in advance for any help on these!
-Sal
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 22, 2010, 05:15 PM
Anyone seeing Jean Grey, Vision, Sunfire and Warpath? I've never seen them and am a little concerned. I want one of each of them and haven't seen any of them as yet. Any help acquiring these would be greatly appreciated.

I have seen them all a couple times, Warpath the most.  For some reason I passed on Jean, I just didn't love the likeness all that much.  I actually thought repainting a Carol Danvers was a better option.  All my sightings were at TRU and Target.

I have only seen them once at WalMart in Tomah, WI and remnants at a WalMart near me.  My Targets have not moved past the Wal-Mart wave and I haven't seen TRU get anything new in several months.  I actually ended up buying my vision from a comic site - was a little worried about the paint job I'd get, but it was fantastic.  I passed on Jean as well because it's a crummy lookin' figure.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 28, 2010, 09:15 AM
Nabbed the 3 new comic packs at WM last night - very happy I didn't have to hunt long at all after initial reports of them being found.  Thankfully, the paint apps are much improved over the last wave.  I didn't think about it until I was on my way home to look at all the wave 2 packs again to see if any of them that were repacked and had better paint apps.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 28, 2010, 09:44 AM
Nabbed the 3 new comic packs at WM last night - very happy I didn't have to hunt long at all after initial reports of them being found.  Thankfully, the paint apps are much improved over the last wave.  I didn't think about it until I was on my way home to look at all the wave 2 packs again to see if any of them that were repacked and had better paint apps.

What state do you live in?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 28, 2010, 11:18 AM
Guys you can get the new Secret Wars 2 packs at HTS.com right now.  Scheduled to ship in 1 day.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 28, 2010, 02:54 PM
Guys you can get the new Secret Wars 2 packs at HTS.com right now.  Scheduled to ship in 1 day.

Thanks for the tip on these!  I only want two, so the $17 price after tax and shipping is still too steep for me.  If anyone has a current code that works on these, please post it!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on January 29, 2010, 12:52 AM
Picked up the 3 new secret wars packs at walmart yesterday. 3 more to go
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 29, 2010, 02:41 PM
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n198/briansons/IMG_9828-1.jpg)

Prototype Juggernaut.

There's a blurry picture going around from UK toy fair with a new 3.75" scale Colossus, Archangel, Juggernaut and a couple others.  

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n198/briansons/100_7891.jpg)

I think that's an AIM soldier probably on the lower left too.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 29, 2010, 02:44 PM
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n198/briansons/IMG_9828-1.jpg)

Prototype Juggernaut.

There's a blurry picture going around from UK toy fair with a new 3.75" scale Colossus, Archangel, Juggernaut and a couple others. 

Sweet!

Man, I feel SO behind in these though. (I know I'm not too far behind, but still have never seen Vision, Jean Greay, Sunfire and Warbird, not to mention the new comic packs.)

Juggs looks good though. My wife will be happy to hear of this. She's a big X-men fan and this size looks great with the Legends Sentinels. Looks like the helmet is removable too.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 4, 2010, 06:04 PM
FYI - My local Target had the Secret Wars Comic Packs on clearance for $3.50 today.  Only 3 left, so I grabbed 'neto/Spidey and 2x IM/Arachne.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on February 5, 2010, 07:25 AM
I hate Hasbro.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 5, 2010, 10:12 AM
I picked up the three new Comic Packs today at Target.  Only one-per-case each.  Brilliant, Hasbro.  Brilliant.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2010, 10:30 AM
I received the three new Secret Wars packs from HTS yesterday, and I'm pretty happy with them.  This line has always been all over the map with quality it seems, but the Hawkeye from these packs is one of my favorites from the line.  Others (like Thor, Ultron, etc.) are pretty well done too.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 5, 2010, 11:48 AM
Gack, I check HTS daily and haven't seen them for order. I check all the big three T, TRU, WM and none have any new MU stuff. sigh
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2010, 01:11 PM
Gack, I check HTS daily and haven't seen them for order. I check all the big three T, TRU, WM and none have any new MU stuff. sigh

HTS has had them a couple of different times now.  Are you searching for the right thing?  I almost went in on an order with Dressel, but I only want two and figured $17 each with shipping was still too pricey.   I'm starting to wonder if these will be tough to find at retail though given that some Targets are clearancing out their comic packs and basic marvel figs.   :-\  Glad to hear they were found at a Target recently though!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 5, 2010, 03:50 PM
Gack, I check HTS daily and haven't seen them for order. I check all the big three T, TRU, WM and none have any new MU stuff. sigh

HTS has had them a couple of different times now.  Are you searching for the right thing?  I almost went in on an order with Dressel, but I only want two and figured $17 each with shipping was still too pricey.   I'm starting to wonder if these will be tough to find at retail though given that some Targets are clearancing out their comic packs and basic marvel figs.   :-\  Glad to hear they were found at a Target recently though!

Come one man, how hard is it to find these on HTS. It's very simple. I go to the main page, click on the "Marvel" link, go to the "Universe" link, view the available figures and they are ALWAYS sold out.

If you can find these in stock for me and send me the links, I'd be more than happy to order them...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2010, 05:27 PM
I don't know if it has changed, but when I ordered my set from HTS, only the Mr. Fantastic/Ultron one was actually in the "universe" section.  I had to do a search (for Secret Wars) to get them all to come up.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2010, 06:34 PM
I just searched for "Marvel" and have come across them on two different occasions.  That's why I'm surprised youhaven't found them if you are searching every day...
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 6, 2010, 06:21 PM
Love me some 3.75" Rhino:

(http://figures.insidepulse.com/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/spider-man-2010-wave-2/power-charge-rhino.jpg)

Also HTS.com has the SDCC 3.75" 4 pack with Red Skull, Namor, Torch, Cap for $39.99 so I ordered one of those.

I also got the new wave of secret wars 2 packs from HTS.com and love them:

Hawkeye: Pretty much perfect.

Piledriver:  Okay, thanks.

Mr. Fantastic:  Crappy.  But when you take his head off, and put it on a Johnny Storm body, it's excellent.  I'll snap a pic later and post it.

Ultron:  Perfect.

Thor:  Meh, likeness a tad off IMO, and I think I'm going to scrap his rigid cape for a soft goods one.  Pic also forthcoming when this is accomplished.

Enchantress:  Good solid figure.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 6, 2010, 10:54 PM
I just searched for "Marvel" and have come across them on two different occasions.  That's why I'm surprised youhaven't found them if you are searching every day...

On HTS?

Were they in stock? Sure you can find them there, but NOT in stock. If so, send me as link.

If you're just going to hasbro.com, again it shows them too, but if you go to buy them it links to HTS and they are not in stock.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 7, 2010, 09:59 AM
Yes, Hasbrotoyshop.com and they were in stock on two seperate occassions.  They're not in stock now of course - that was over a week ago. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 7, 2010, 03:51 PM
I got Venom from the 3 3/4" Spider-Man line today.  The articulation is disappointing, but the figure looks great.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 7, 2010, 06:17 PM
I got Venom from the 3 3/4" Spider-Man line today.  The articulation is disappointing, but the figure looks great.

It does look great, I bought it - but badly needs the leg and wrist articulation.

Green Goblin and Rhino are also pretty sweet in this line.  Black costume Spidey is okay.

(http://figures.insidepulse.com/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/spider-man-2010-wave-1/dive-bomber-green-goblin.jpg)

Not much use for anything else from the Spider Man 3 3/4" line - the Doc Ock would have been nice but can't hold a torch to the Marvel Legends Showdown version.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 7, 2010, 06:27 PM
Okay so here's what I did to combat the short, squat, too-muscular Reed Richards that we got with the Ultron 2-pack.  I snapped his head off and put it on a Johnny Torch body.

IMO, the head likeness isn't perfect either, but it sure as hell looks a lot better on a Torch body.  Here's Reed with his fellow 3 3/4" buddies:

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1215/4803499/22897156/382421927.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1215/4803499/22897156/382421925.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 7, 2010, 09:48 PM
Looks good!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 7, 2010, 11:20 PM
Okay so here's what I did to combat the short, squat, too-muscular Reed Richards that we got with the Ultron 2-pack.  I snapped his head off and put it on a Johnny Torch body.

IMO, the head likeness isn't perfect either, but it sure as hell looks a lot better on a Torch body.  Here's Reed with his fellow 3 3/4" buddies:...

Excellent. Now if I can  find another Torch fig for this easy custom.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 8, 2010, 09:08 PM
On HTS?

Were they in stock? Sure you can find them there, but NOT in stock. If so, send me as link.

If you're just going to hasbro.com, again it shows them too, but if you go to buy them it links to HTS and they are not in stock.

Just a heads up, but those Secret Wars packs seem to be available for order (preorder actually, shipping in 8-10 days).  I think the Mr. Fantastic/Ultron pack is on the MU page, but you can see them all by searching for secret wars.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 8, 2010, 10:00 PM
And code thanks10 will get you 10% off your order.  Still too rich for my blood though (I am cheap).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 9, 2010, 09:41 AM
And code thanks10 will get you 10% off your order.  Still too rich for my blood though (I am cheap).

I tried that code when I ordered them 2 weeks ago, didn't work.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 9, 2010, 10:07 AM
And code thanks10 will get you 10% off your order.  Still too rich for my blood though (I am cheap).

I tried that code when I ordered them 2 weeks ago, didn't work.

Hmmn...I tried it last night with the two comic sets in my cart and it took 10% off for me.  Only saved me like $2.50 though, so I didn't order.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 9, 2010, 11:12 AM
the next new wave is up for pre-order on HTS.  I ordered 1 of all 6 of the new figures.  I woulda ordered a Rhino figure from the Spiderman line had he been in stock but he wasn't - oh well.

I did use thanks10 - remember this is a one time per account code.  I have a few accounts from a few email addresses I use so I was good to go.  basically I ended up only paying about $4.46 more than I would have if I had to search at retail.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 9, 2010, 11:51 AM
Thanks for the tip!  Picked up the new Thor, Black Widow, and Iron Man, and FINALLY bought the Hawkeye and Thor comic packs.  They also had a Scarlet Witch/Spidey Marvel Superheroes 2-pack, so I caved and bought that.  Thanks10 worked to get me $5 off the order (almost covers shipping), so I pulled the trigger.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 9, 2010, 03:54 PM
Thanks, ordered!  Except Iron Man.  What's the big difference between this one and last year's?  Looks fairly similar.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 9, 2010, 05:34 PM
Thanks, ordered!  Except Iron Man.  What's the big difference between this one and last year's?  Looks fairly similar.

The new one is extremis armor - not a lot different, but different enough for me.   ;)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 12, 2010, 12:46 PM
Damn, all but Luke Cage and the newer Iron Man are sold out.

I still need the four from the previous wave, now this wave as well...

I did manage to nab to comic packs on HTS a couple of days ago. They should be on route to me in a few days.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 12, 2010, 01:06 PM
Ack!  Did you just see this now or were you waiting to order for some reason?  I'm psyched to be getting the comic packs and latest singles all in one order.  Nice to be caught up on Marvel again!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 13, 2010, 11:28 AM
From RS user JarJarBinks:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/MarvelUniverse.jpg)

I want them all plus multiples of the AIM soldiers.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 13, 2010, 04:03 PM
From RS user JarJarBinks:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/MarvelUniverse.jpg)

I want them all plus multiples of the AIM soldiers.

Sweet. but who is the skinny yellow dude and who is the green dudes with the Iron Man figs? Titanium Man maybe for one of them, but who is the other.

Rregardless, I'll likely get them, if I can find them.

I did find some of the new Iron Man 2 figs. Got Iron Man (comic series red/yellow), Stealth Iron Man (comic series), First Appearance Iron Man, Crimson Dynamo.

Oh and I wasn't waiting on anything, I only just got a look at the link and immediately went to it, but the stuff sold out that quickly. It's popular. Dang, I wish my local Wal*Mart would send their 4 cases of old car back! No wonder I can't find the new stuff. The carp is clogging up the pegs like a port-a-potty at an amusement park! It stinks! lol
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 13, 2010, 07:55 PM
From Banthaskull:

(http://banthaskull.com/images/NYTF10/marvel/marvel_045.jpg)

(http://banthaskull.com/images/NYTF10/marvel/marvel_046.jpg)

(http://banthaskull.com/images/NYTF10/marvel/marvel_047.jpg)

(http://banthaskull.com/images/NYTF10/marvel/marvel_048.jpg)

(http://banthaskull.com/images/NYTF10/marvel/marvel_040.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2010, 08:09 PM
Thanks for posting those, everything is looking pretty good.  I already have the ML build-a-Galactus, so I figured I'd be passing on this new version - but I will admit that packaging looks pretty spiffy.  From what I've read, some other stuff was in the presentation (but not the showroom), including:

Wave 4
Iron Patriot
Skrull Soldier
Iron Spidey
Winter Soldier
Wrecker
Mary Jane Watson w/Ms. Lyon (to complete the "Amazing Friends" set)

2 Packs
Dark Phoenix/Cyclops
Venom/Daken
Sentry/Spidey

Thanos is supposedly on the way as well, and there is supposed to be a Marvel Universe 6 pack on the way later in the year, although they didn't say who was in it specifically (said to be based on a very important and highly priced comic - some speculate Giant Size X-Men #1).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Paul on February 13, 2010, 09:53 PM
I can confirm those were in the slide show. 

Hasbro gave all the sites their Power Point presentation and we will upload that to our ToyFair database when we are done sizing and uploading our SW stuff.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2010, 12:21 AM
I was looking through some pics of the slides over at MarvelousNews and there are some pics in there of the upcoming Legends two packs, they don't look too bad.  Also, I noticed one exclusive that sounds kind of neat for Iron Man 2...Target will have "Hall of Armor" figures that come with a light up base the way it looks and connect together to form your own hall of armor.  It is 3 3/4" scale, but still, sounds kind of neat.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on February 14, 2010, 12:46 PM
I guess I'll be picking up the new Colossus. Looks a lot better than the one from the Wolverine line, and that one was a great figure.

Also I have yet to see any of the new Spider-Man line, but if we're getting a super duper articulated Venom in the MU line, I have no need to get anything from that line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 14, 2010, 09:34 PM
What is that Galactus thing? Is it a game or a big ass figure in a box?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on February 14, 2010, 10:53 PM
What is that Galactus thing? Is it a game or a big ass figure in a box?

Big ass figure.  They showed it off at SDCC last year.  I want to say it's 19" tall...?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Mikey D on February 15, 2010, 05:48 PM

Wave 4
Wrecker
Mary Jane Watson w/Ms. Lyon (to complete the "Amazing Friends" set)


I hate Hasbro.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 15, 2010, 05:55 PM
What is that Galactus thing? Is it a game or a big ass figure in a box?

Big ass figure.  They showed it off at SDCC last year.  I want to say it's 19" tall...?

Sweet, that's even bigger that the Galactus that was a Build-A-Figure in the Legends line.  I finally saw pics of it. Nice.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2010, 10:30 AM

Wave 4
Wrecker
Mary Jane Watson w/Ms. Lyon (to complete the "Amazing Friends" set)


I hate Hasbro.

Ditto.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 22, 2010, 04:49 PM
Ack!  Did you just see this now or were you waiting to order for some reason?  I'm psyched to be getting the comic packs and latest singles all in one order.  Nice to be caught up on Marvel again!

Just got notice today that these finally shipped, so I should have them by April.  Woohoo!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 25, 2010, 05:14 PM
Pre-ordered Marvel Universe Wave 8 case (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV78230H) off Entertainment Earth.com

Look at this case breakdown:

1x Spider-Man (House of M)
1x Iron Man
1x Captain America (Original)
1x Havok
2x Colossus
2x Juggernaut
1x Kitty Pryde W/ Lockheed
1x Archangel
2x A.I.M. Soldier


Yes please. 

Due at our doorsteps in May.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 25, 2010, 08:21 PM
I received a few of the newer Marvel Universe figures today (Modern Thor, Extremis Iron Man, Black Widow, and Luke Cage), and I have to say that although the line has had some quality problems with sculpts/paint, these four figures (at least my samples) all look really well done.  I was very impressed with each of them, and I hope it is a sign of things to come for this line.  I know a lot aren't necessarily into this line much, and I was/am considering slowing down somewhat too, but I think this recent wave took a nice jump in quality compared to much of the first year of the line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 25, 2010, 10:19 PM
I received a few of the newer Marvel Universe figures today (Modern Thor, Extremis Iron Man, Black Widow, and Luke Cage), and I have to say that although the line has had some quality problems with sculpts/paint, these four figures (at least my samples) all look really well done.  I was very impressed with each of them, and I hope it is a sign of things to come for this line.  I know a lot aren't necessarily into this line much, and I was/am considering slowing down somewhat too, but I think this recent wave took a nice jump in quality compared to much of the first year of the line.

Funny, I got the same minus Luke Cage and thought the same thing.  I've had really good luck with paint jobs on my internet orders thus far - too bad most of the figs that make it to retail are painted so poorly.  I'm really liking the Thor figure from the basic line and Hawkeye from the comic pack is pretty sweet as well.  The DC fans out there have to be sick looking at this quality versus the Infinite Heroes crap.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 26, 2010, 09:21 AM
I got my three lastest comic packs last week and finally opened them last night. All were great except Mr. Fantastic.

Let's just say he wasn't all that fantastic. The torso joint was SO loose that he can't stand up straight and constantly droops at the torso. Likewise, his head was pointed downward at a great angle and it took some work to get him to  look straight. Though of course with the torso problem he never got to look straight.

I'll buy a Human Torch figure to swap heads for a quick custom of this figure. Then I'll have to track down another comic pack or at least the Mr F. fig.

The paint apps on all of them were great though. I'm glad for that quality upgrade. Some figures in the past haven't been so good.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 26, 2010, 06:21 PM
 :o drool....

(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/content/resized/085043bc9d6aca69ef1f498c560c3615.jpg)

(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/content/resized/9c49efda031b785f9e486331cad4bce7.jpg)

(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/content/resized/f51e2c51f99ecdc7caab8971d10bd535.jpg)

(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/content/24gallerystory_full-6857452..jpg)

(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/content/24gallerystory_full-6854577..jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 26, 2010, 06:25 PM
there is supposed to be a Marvel Universe 6 pack on the way later in the year, although they didn't say who was in it specifically

Rooting for Angel, Beast, Scott, Jean, Bobby + Xavier.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 26, 2010, 06:29 PM
I'm not much of an X-men fan, but that juggernaut is insanely cool.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 26, 2010, 08:04 PM
there is supposed to be a Marvel Universe 6 pack on the way later in the year, although they didn't say who was in it specifically

Rooting for Angel, Beast, Scott, Jean, Bobby + Xavier.

If I had to guess, I'd say it's going to be based on this comic:

(http://z.about.com/d/comicbooks/1/0/q/o/giantsizexmen1.jpg)

I'm not much of an X-men fan, but that juggernaut is insanely cool.

Agreed.  Juggernaut has been one of my most-wanted figures since this line premiered.  Hasbro didn't disappoint me.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 26, 2010, 09:11 PM
Yeah, this is one line that won't cost you a fortune to collect. Some figures are still hard for me to find though. Still no Warpath, Jean Grey, Vision or Sunfire for me.

I'm not caving to scalpers/eBay though for those.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 26, 2010, 09:14 PM
Yeah, this is one line that won't cost you a fortune to collect. Some figures are still hard for me to find though. Still no Warpath, Jean Grey, Vision or Sunfire for me.

I'm not caving to scalpers/eBay though for those.

You should try Hasbrotoyshop.com.  I think all those were in stock when I ordered by Black Widow, IM, and New Thor.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Darby on February 26, 2010, 11:01 PM
Found the new Iron Man 2 toys at TRU today.  These are very impressive in person.  I got the Mark 1 version.  Love it.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on February 27, 2010, 07:14 PM
Yeah, this is one line that won't cost you a fortune to collect. Some figures are still hard for me to find though. Still no Warpath, Jean Grey, Vision or Sunfire for me.

I'm not caving to scalpers/eBay though for those.

You should try Hasbrotoyshop.com.  I think all those were in stock when I ordered by Black Widow, IM, and New Thor.

I do constantly.

While there is a listing for them, when you actually go to add them to cart, they are not in stock. Haven't been for months now.

I check the site daily, usually 2-3 times a day too. If it gets by me it's because it was very low quantity and sells out in between when I check.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 27, 2010, 07:59 PM
Dressel Rebel, thanks for posting those pictures.  I tried to see where you got them from but I had no such look.  Has Hasbro posted clearer pictures of the exclusives yet?  Particularly the Target MU 2 packs, and the Iron Man Target light-up armory packs.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 28, 2010, 06:09 AM
Dressel Rebel, thanks for posting those pictures.  I tried to see where you got them from but I had no such look.  Has Hasbro posted clearer pictures of the exclusives yet?  Particularly the Target MU 2 packs, and the Iron Man Target light-up armory packs.

Those came from Marvel.com, I haven't seen the clear Hasbro pictures you speak of yet.

Also haven't seen any IM2 figures here yet.  Tried 2 Targets, 2 Walmarts, and a TRU yesterday.  Tomorrow's the official release, I'll check again. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 28, 2010, 09:18 PM
Dressel Rebel, thanks for posting those pictures.  I tried to see where you got them from but I had no such look.  Has Hasbro posted clearer pictures of the exclusives yet?  Particularly the Target MU 2 packs, and the Iron Man Target light-up armory packs.

Those came from Marvel.com, I haven't seen the clear Hasbro pictures you speak of yet.

Also haven't seen any IM2 figures here yet.  Tried 2 Targets, 2 Walmarts, and a TRU yesterday.  Tomorrow's the official release, I'll check again. 

Hopefully they get a wider release sometime this week.  I've only seen them at the local TRU thus far.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 2, 2010, 02:12 PM
I sort of mentioned this in the Iron Man 2 thread while discussing the improved quality in both that line and Marvel Universe lately (and hopefully continuing), but if anyone is looking for a nice Spidey figure, the Super Poseable one in the current 3 3/4" line is not too bad.  I recently picked one up and I really like it.  It is well sculpted, and much sturdier figure than the previous MU version.  I will say that it is a more primary/bright version, and doesn't have the "dirty wash" that the previous one does.  I guess it depends what you are looking for, but I thought it was a pretty nice figure.  Not that the MU one is terrible or anything.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on March 2, 2010, 02:24 PM
I've almost jumped into this a couple times and just can't do it...the latest being the Hawkeye Comic Pack wave.  Hawkeye looked good and the Ultron Pack looked good and then I picked the Thor/Enchantress pack and started to laugh.  Thor looks like a doughboy.  Terrible likeness, terrible sculpt...I put them all down.

The whole Captain America likeness deal from the Klaw pack deal still chaps my ass...oh well....Hasbro sucks :-*

I will say that the IM toys do look SW quality as opposed to the crap that is MU.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 3, 2010, 10:03 AM
I thought that Thor/Enchantress pack was the weakest of the wave as well.  I think if anyone decides to get into the line at this point, or later, might be better off anyways.  Although I picked up a fair amount of the figures from the first year, I can't say that any of them were all that great overall.  The newer stuff is much better quality, along with the Iron Man line.  The first year's releases really seemed hit and miss though, and many of them are really "loose" in the joint department.

That's also something I've noticed with the older Toy Biz Legends (and I think Brent mentioned it once as well).  I was re-arranging those a couple of weeks ago, and a lot of them are tougher to keep standing now it seems.  Some were always that way, but they definitely aren't the most sturdy figures in some cases.  I can't imagine what those would be liked for kids who actually play with them, but that could probably be said for a number of toys.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 3, 2010, 01:09 PM
I'm also not a big fan of the comic pack Thor, but I thought the basic carded new Thor was still pretty decent.  While I still wouldn't put these up on par with SW quality figures, they are some of the best we've ever seen from Marvel (see references to the up coming Juggernaut for reference!).  I could have probably lived without them, but I like my SW scale Marvel guys.  I've also bought a couple of the DC figures to make my MU figures look more impressive.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 3, 2010, 02:03 PM
I'm also not a big fan of the comic pack Thor, but I thought the basic carded new Thor was still pretty decent.  While I still wouldn't put these up on par with SW quality figures, they are some of the best we've ever seen from Marvel (see references to the up coming Juggernaut for reference!).  I could have probably lived without them, but I like my SW scale Marvel guys.  I've also bought a couple of the DC figures to make my MU figures look more impressive.

Agreed, I think the new "Modern" Thor is a great figure and the line in general seems to be picking up in quality.  Hopefully it continues.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 3, 2010, 02:15 PM
fyi - 2 out of the 3 of the new new comic packs from the 4th wave of the Secret Wars are coming soon on HTS - the Dr. Doom pack is missing still.

I read reports yesterday on RS.com that some people out west were finding them at retail already - so this makes me happy because I  haven't opened any of them.  I am waiting to get them all, so I can open them in order, and read them with my son.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 3, 2010, 02:39 PM
does, can, or will jedifender.com submit questions to the Marvel team to answer?  Also, while we are at it, would the QnA submission follow the same guidelines as that of the new GI Joe guidelines?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jeff on March 3, 2010, 02:57 PM
does, can, or will jedifender.com submit questions to the Marvel team to answer?

Not really.  We are invited to participate in all Hasbro brand Q&As, but usually don't since we're not really a Marvel focused fan site.


would the QnA submission follow the same guidelines as that of the new GI Joe guidelines?

Every brand team at Hasbro (GI Joe, Marvel, Transformers, and Star Wars) runs their Q&A independently.  I have no idea if the Marvel team's 2010 Q&A sessions will continue to be more open (like Star Wars) or if they will get more restrictive (like GI Joe).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on March 3, 2010, 03:01 PM
Speak of the devil, I received an email from Hasbro laying out the guidelines for the Marvel QnA. I'd say restrictive like G.I.Joe

Quote
• Topics open for discussion – Deco Decisions, Design Choices, Design Process/Development and Redeco/Retooling. Also, questions pertaining to past and current Line Strategy and Marketing.

• Topics that cannot be addressed - “When will X toy be made/redesigned/released?”, Hypothetical, Sales/Cost Data, Product Idea Submissions, Potential Design/Redesign and Future Movie/Entertainment.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jeff on March 3, 2010, 03:13 PM
That figures.  I guess I should have checked my email before I answered.   :P
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 4, 2010, 09:30 AM
disregarding all better judgement since I know these things have hit or miss paint jobs - I ordered all 3 of the new wave 4 Secret Wars comics since they have them all upped now plus the last (w00t) Rhino figure from the Spiderman line.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 4, 2010, 09:45 AM
^ HTS.com has Nightcrawler/Storm/Dr.Doom/Wasp/Absorbing Man/Thing/Bulldozer 3.75" up.

Ordered 'em.  Can't wait.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 4, 2010, 10:28 AM
^ HTS.com has Nightcrawler/Storm/Dr.Doom/Wasp/Absorbing Man/Thing/Bulldozer 3.75" up.

Ordered 'em.  Can't wait.

Nice grab.  The only character I'm remotely interested in from that group is Wasp and I've decided to hold out for a larger size version, so I'm passing on this wave.  Anyone need a spare Enchantress or the Wrecking Crew guy that comes with Thor?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on March 4, 2010, 02:29 PM
^ HTS.com has Nightcrawler/Storm/Dr.Doom/Wasp/Absorbing Man/Thing/Bulldozer 3.75" up.

Ordered 'em.  Can't wait.

I was thinking of doing that as well, but seeing that they aren't due to ship until the end of the month and they're already being found at retail, I'm going to try and score them at a store.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 4, 2010, 02:43 PM
^ HTS.com has Nightcrawler/Storm/Dr.Doom/Wasp/Absorbing Man/Thing/Bulldozer 3.75" up.

Ordered 'em.  Can't wait.

I was thinking of doing that as well, but seeing that they aren't due to ship until the end of the month and they're already being found at retail, I'm going to try and score them at a store.

You can cancel the order without penalty if you find them in the store first.  I've done it.

I hadn't seen the reports of them being found, when did they first show up?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 4, 2010, 02:50 PM
I saw someone over at RS.com from Arizona I beleive post a day or two ago that they found them.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on March 4, 2010, 07:54 PM
I am so far behind on this line. I haven't seen new product in ages. Crap ton of Waves 1 and 2 are clogging the pegs.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on March 5, 2010, 08:34 PM
I still haven't seen any MU product in ages, but I snagged Venom and the SA Spider-Man from the new Spidey line tonight. Kinda kicking myself for buying Venom since we're supposed to get a hopefully better version in the MU line and I have enough Spideys, but this one looks to be made of "Star Wars quality" and not cheap-ish like the MU figs.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on March 6, 2010, 08:22 AM
^ HTS.com has Nightcrawler/Storm/Dr.Doom/Wasp/Absorbing Man/Thing/Bulldozer 3.75" up.

Ordered 'em.  Can't wait.

I was thinking of doing that as well, but seeing that they aren't due to ship until the end of the month and they're already being found at retail, I'm going to try and score them at a store.

You can cancel the order without penalty if you find them in the store first.  I've done it.

I hadn't seen the reports of them being found, when did they first show up?

A friend of mine just scored these for me this morning at a local Wal-Mart, so they've hit the East Coast.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 7, 2010, 11:34 AM
So, does anyone else here bother with the Fury Files?  This program has been run so poorly.  Throughout the Marvel U launch newer waves have not been accessible.  I still have some older figures that were never available online.  The latest wave switches over to Hammer codes, but those aren't available anywhere on the site either.  ******* ridiculous.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on March 7, 2010, 08:22 PM
I never got around to gettingt he Nick Fury figure, anyone have it? Worth tracking down?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 7, 2010, 09:44 PM
I never got around to gettingt he Nick Fury figure, anyone have it? Worth tracking down?

I'm sure we'll see it released to the public in a year or two.  I don't know of too many people that were psyched about the online comic subscription (or price) to get him.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 8, 2010, 01:46 PM
...I don't know of too many people that were psyched about the online comic subscription (or price) to get him.


That is what held me back. I wouldn't mind getting the figure, but he's not THAT important for me to collect to have to pay for a subscription.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 9, 2010, 07:41 PM
I saw the Hawkeye figure at Wal-Mart last night and thought it looked very cool.  Not $13 cool but maybe someday on clearance or loose for cheap.  The first 3 3/4" Marvel Universe figure I've liked since Green Goblin. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 9, 2010, 11:22 PM
I saw the Hawkeye figure at Wal-Mart last night and thought it looked very cool.  Not $13 cool but maybe someday on clearance or loose for cheap.  The first 3 3/4" Marvel Universe figure I've liked since Green Goblin. 

I'm biased because Hawk is easily my favorite Marvel character, but I opened this pack up the other day and they did a really good job on the figure.  I was starting to worry that we wouldn't get him with Ronin coming out so soon, but I'm very happy to have him (even if I did have to pay $13 for him and wrecking crew flunkie).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 10, 2010, 09:15 AM
Just saw EE already has pre-order for wave 5 of the comic packs coming in July.  Case assortment =

2x Hulk & Cyclops
2x Cyclops & Phoenix
4x Wolverine & Spider-Man (Dark Reign)

kinda yikes here.  I guess if they were gonna choose any of the first 9 Secret Wars packs to repack - they probably chose the right one.

on the flip side, coming in May, wave 4 rev 1 of the comic packs is a great assortment if you were late in the game on wanting to collect this series:

1x Captain America & Claw
1x Human Torch & Wolverine
1x Red & Blue Spider-Man & Thunderball
1x Iron Man & Spider-Woman
1x Reed & Ultron
1x Absorbing Man & Dr. Doom
1x Thing & Bulldozer
1x Storm & Nightcrawler
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 11, 2010, 11:35 AM
Drool.... (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FMarvel_Universe%2F2010%2FWave_03&dispsize=600&start=0)


This wave is pretty much perfect.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 11, 2010, 12:11 PM
I'm not a fan of the A.I.M. soldier. Havok is okay, but I prefer the older version.

The rest are WIN though, IMO.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 11, 2010, 12:36 PM
I am pretty sure I am down for one of each on this wave easily.  The only one I am kinda "meh" on is Colossus because I have the Wolverine one and I am pretty satisfied with it.  However, I can see me adding him to my cart if HTS were to put them all up at the same time - same as I did with Iron Man from the last MU wave.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on March 11, 2010, 12:41 PM
Most of these are rather impressive looking to me, nice solid head sculpts. My major problem with the MU line has been that a lot of the heads look very soft and generic in comparison to most of Hasbros other lines, but these ones are definitely showing some improvement. Kitty Pryde is especially impressive, since I find most of the females in this line so far have been fairly unremarkable face wise.  She has a bit more personality going on.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 11, 2010, 12:49 PM
Kitty Pryde is especially impressive, since I find most of the females in this line so far have been fairly unremarkable face wise.  She has a bit more personality going on.

while I don't know too much about the character, she looks pretty droopy eyed to me - like she is tired.  Is that her personality?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 11, 2010, 01:41 PM
I am pretty sure I am down for one of each on this wave easily.  The only one I am kinda "meh" on is Colossus because I have the Wolverine one and I am pretty satisfied with it.  However, I can see me adding him to my cart if HTS were to put them all up at the same time - same as I did with Iron Man from the last MU wave.

The Wolverine Origins Colossus is a nice figure, my immediate reaction when I saw it was that it was perfect.

And then I put it in a display with my other X-Men figures.  And I realized the Wolverine Origins Colossus figure was an inch too short.

The better version is the Marvel Legends Showdown 3 3/4" scale Colossus:

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u100/zachblasy13/100_0770.jpg)

That's Showdown on the right, and Wolverine Origins in the center.  The center version is too squat and short.  Colossus, while muscular, is very very tall as well.

I suspect this MU version will be the best of them all.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 11, 2010, 01:59 PM
Drool.... (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FMarvel_Universe%2F2010%2FWave_03&dispsize=600&start=0)


This wave is pretty much perfect.

Yeah, from the pictures, this wave looks pretty nice.  It seems to be a more X-heavy wave overall, and the figures all look well done.  I'm definitely down for at least Colossus (never could find the Wolverine one), Juggernaut (which looks awesome), and Kitty Pryde.  I'm on the fence about a couple of others as well, as they all look good.  I hope the recent upswing in the quality of these figures continues.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on March 11, 2010, 07:42 PM
I'll pass on the AIM Soldier because I really don't know anything about it and I'm not a fan of the uniform design.  Besides that, I'm all over this wave.

On a related note, I picked up Rhino from the Spider-Man line this afternoon at TRU.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Darby on March 20, 2010, 09:01 PM
Found the latest Secret Wars comic packs (Nightcrawler/Storm, Doom/Absorbing Man) at Target yesterday.  The paint jobs on these are much improved from the last few waves.  I picked up Nightcrawler/Storm - great set.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 22, 2010, 12:01 PM
Found the latest Secret Wars comic packs (Nightcrawler/Storm, Doom/Absorbing Man) at Target yesterday.  The paint jobs on these are much improved from the last few waves.  I picked up Nightcrawler/Storm - great set.

How long have these been out? I need them. Is there anywhere with a master list of the comic packs and waves (including variants)? I know I'm still missing several single carded figures. Not sure how many of the comic packs.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 22, 2010, 01:58 PM
Is there anywhere with a master list of the comic packs and waves (including variants)? I know I'm still missing several single carded figures. Not sure how many of the comic packs.

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro_MU.asp

They have just about everything on there.  The only thing I am not seeing is the Luke Cage variant and the Black Widow variant that some site (can't remember who) showed off a couple of weeks ago.  But in regards to the variants - I still have not heard any reports of the Vision or Warpath variants showing up at retail - and they were shown off ages ago!

Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 22, 2010, 02:17 PM
Comicfigs.net (http://comicfigs.net/Line/MU/MU07.htm) has pictures of the Widow variant.  Cage looks different to me as well, but they don't have a comparison pic.  I'm not holding my breath for variations of either of them, but would probably nab the 2nd widow if I saw her at retail.  I wasn't going to buy Cage, but now that I see his hat is removeable, I will probably try to snag him as well.  (I think the hat looks ridiculous)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on March 22, 2010, 02:19 PM
Did they announce the Wrecker for a single card to finish off the Wrecking Crew?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 22, 2010, 03:18 PM
Did they announce the Wrecker for a single card to finish off the Wrecking Crew?

Yeah, he was in the TF presentation - he will be single carded in the wave after the upcomming X-men heavy wave.  

Along with him in that wave it is looking like there will be:

 
  Iron Patriot
  Mary Jane Watson (Fans' Choice Winner)
  Skrull Warrior
  Spider-Man (Iron Spider)
  Winter Soldier (Fans' Choice Winner)
  Wrecker


edit - just wanted to throw in a comment on Luke Cage - I thought he was one bad ass figure - and I like the hat   ;D
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on March 23, 2010, 01:00 AM
Cool, thanks for the info.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 29, 2010, 10:48 PM
user Goldbug over at rebelscum posted a link showing off more new figures to come in a case breakdown on bbts - http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS18604&mode=retail

Case Includes:

Captain Britain x 1
Team X Wolverine x 2
Multiple Man x 2
Mystique x 1
Ghost Rider x 1
Iron Patriot x 1
Wrecker x 1
Colossus x 1
Spider-Man (Red / Blue) x 1
Hulk x 1

I like the sound of those new figures- bring em on! Although, this just goes to show we will be buying Ghost Rider twice - you just know they are gonna put him out on his bike sometime, right?!?!


Oh well, I'll bite - something about this line is still too shakey for me too hold off on passing things.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2010, 12:21 AM
Thanks for the head's up.  I'm game for the Mystique probably, but the rest are an easy pass.  I wonder if the Hulk is a repeat or an upgrade?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on March 30, 2010, 04:03 AM
Iron Spidey, Ghost Rider and Wrecker for me
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 30, 2010, 09:39 AM
I wonder if the Hulk is a repeat or an upgrade?

I could be wrong, but to me the top half of the case breakdown are the brand new figures for this wave, and I think from Iron Patriot on down the figures are repacks.  I am pretty sure that both Iron Patriot and Wrecker are coming out in the wave proceeding this one, and Colossus is coming out two waves before it.  Red/Blue Spiderman is of course mos tlikely the classic one, and as for Hulk, its not a bad thing getting him out again - he doesn't peg warm.

I guess if they were going to do anything different with Hulk at this point - I could see them repainting the one from the comic pack with a less "vibrant comic stylized" coloring, otherwise I think it is still too early in the line to see a retooled or brand new one.

edit:  From CTR:   Captain Britain is a fan-favorite with several different costumes to choose from...which version will we see?

Sharp-eyed fans may have noticed that the A.I.M. Soldier from wave 9 is very similar to the classic Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider, so it's a good guess to thin this is the version we'll get.

It's possible that Multiple Man could get a "Fans' Choice Runner Up" (much like Luke Cage did), since he was part of last year's poll, although he did not win....might he be the final figure that has yet to be revealed?

On the other hand, Mystique WAS a winner in the poll, so it's a safe bet that she'll be designated as such.

Finally, another Wolverine, but in his "Team X" uniform. This is the cool spy gear from the flashback tales in the early issues of the Jim Lee-illustrated X-Men series. It's unknown if this will be using the standard Marvel Universe buck, or perhaps rescuing a figure from the ill-fated X-Men Origins: Wolverine line.


side note edit:    just noticed on HTS that Vision and Warpath are no longer even listed on the site - that sucks becuase I know this wave was real hard for some people to get
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 30, 2010, 12:51 PM
Yeah, I STILL haven't seen this in stores and need the set!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2010, 02:40 PM
side note edit:    just noticed on HTS that Vision and Warpath are no longer even listed on the site - that sucks becuase I know this wave was real hard for some people to get

I noticed that too, a little disappointing.  I think I saw each of those once, but had to pass at the time, but I was really hoping to pick up Vision at some point.  Hopefully he'll be re-released at some point or something.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 30, 2010, 05:30 PM
...Hopefully he'll be re-released at some point or something.

I hope so too. Many of the earlier ones have been rereleased, or is it that they just haven't moved off pegs...

Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on March 30, 2010, 08:20 PM
Ebay is pretty dry for the Vision wave as well, you can't seem to find one on there for less than 15$. I hope he gets a re release as well.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JohnH on March 30, 2010, 11:25 PM
Yeah, I STILL haven't seen this in stores and need the set!

Yesterday was the first time I had seen a figure from this wave at retail - a Wolverine that was in the clearance aisle at a Wal-Mart that I go to occasionally.  Odd thing is, there was nothing else from the wave, and figures from all the previous waves were still sitting in the normal toy aisles at $7.88 a pop.

And for the record, that Wolverine looks even worse in person than it did in the pics.  Ugh.

John
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on March 31, 2010, 01:50 AM
I found a vision, but never found Warpath. I believe Hasbro is supposed to eventually release a phasing Vision and classic color Warpath.  I am hoping for that Warpath.  I have yet to see any of Wave 7, still want Thor and Bucky.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 31, 2010, 12:44 PM
I found a vision, but never found Warpath. I believe Hasbro is supposed to eventually release a phasing Vision and classic color Warpath.  I am hoping for that Warpath.  I have yet to see any of Wave 7, still want Thor and Bucky.

Yeah, there are pictures of both the phasing Vision and classic colors Warpath out there. I definitely want both. The phasing Vision from the Legends line was a pain in the arse to track down (for a decent price). I'm betting it's going to be just as much a pain for the Universe one as well. Especially considering the regular one is hard to come by already.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on March 31, 2010, 03:50 PM
A little bit of a surprising find for me at TRU today, just happened to see some of the Wolverine Origins figures still on the pegs, and they had a couple of Colossus figures, which I hadn't ever seen at retail before.  Pretty nice figure, even with the MU one on the way.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 1, 2010, 11:28 AM

And for the record, that Wolverine looks even worse in person than it did in the pics.  Ugh.


and see there is something odd about that which coincides with the whole absence of these variants.  I did see several of these Wolvies hanging on pegs at retail - they are all gone now - but each one of them had horrid headculpts/paint apps.

iirc, the site that hosts the images for these variants and said Wolverine - the Wolverine on their site had a pretty damn nice looking headsculpt.  So where did their nice Wolvie come from, and where the heck are the variants they showed off?  Sketchy? - maybe - although very odd - that Vision variant looks perfect and to be the real deal.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 3, 2010, 08:20 AM
I have an extra Warpath carded and some other extras, PM me your wants - I'll try to help you out.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 5, 2010, 04:00 PM
I found a Black Widow and Bucky this weekend. Also found the Doom/Absorbing Man and Storm/Nightcrawler comic packs. Just need Captain America and the Thing Comic pack and I'll be caught up (except for the Vision and Warpath variants). Oh and the Black Widow variant too...

THe one I found was the darker haired BW.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 6, 2010, 01:15 AM
Has anyone actually confirmed the blonde Widow is available at retail? 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 7, 2010, 01:43 PM
Has anyone actually confirmed the blonde Widow is available at retail? 

I didn't think there was a blonde version, just a different color red hair with a different hairstyle.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 7, 2010, 05:50 PM
Has anyone actually confirmed the blonde Widow is available at retail? 

I didn't think there was a blonde version, just a different color red hair with a different hairstyle.

This looks pretty blonde to me.  There is a Black Widow II with blonde hair in the comics (currently leading the Thunderbolts I think), so seems to make sense that they'd make her if a variant was actually produced.

Photo curtesey of Toyark:
(http://www.toyark.com/news/attach/8/6/6/4/PackagedBlackWidow2Variant_1267629140.jpg)
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 8, 2010, 01:51 PM
Yeah, I forgot there is the Yelana version. That is the blonde one.

I wish Hasbro would have sculpted or just painted on the belt instead of getting this big ol' accessory. It looks out of place and doesn't conform to the figure's shape, which is how it's portrayed in the comics.

Ah well, I'll deal with it.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 13, 2010, 12:59 PM
Is it just me, or have prices dropped on this line at HTS?  They are now $6.99.

I also saw some SW in the Legacy section as "coming soon" with the $6.99 price.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 14, 2010, 06:42 PM
Finally found wave 7, great wave. I had no intentions of ever picking up Iron Fist but did after buying the Luke Cage. 
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 20, 2010, 11:18 AM
Marvelousnews.com (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=13010) has both loose and carded images of MU 2010 wave 4 up.  I think almost all of them look great - MJ being the weakest of the bunch (but I will still get her).
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 20, 2010, 01:27 PM
Blah - I'll probably pass on all of these.  They're nice representations, but not characters I'm interested in.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 20, 2010, 02:14 PM
Not even a Wrecker to finish off the Wrecking Crew?  I didn't even know who those guys were until I read The Secret Wars packs, but now that I have the other three - I have to buy their leader!  Besides, I do agree that they are, except for MJ, very nice representations of the characters.  Wrecker looking particularly dead on imo
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on April 20, 2010, 02:32 PM
Man...Mary Jane looks like she's not wearing any pants!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 20, 2010, 05:19 PM
Not even a Wrecker to finish off the Wrecking Crew?  I didn't even know who those guys were until I read The Secret Wars packs, but now that I have the other three - I have to buy their leader!  Besides, I do agree that they are, except for MJ, very nice representations of the characters.  Wrecker looking particularly dead on imo

I’m still sticking to Avengers, so I think I only ended up with a spare Pile Driver from the Wrecking Crew. If I cave, it will beon Iron Spidey.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 20, 2010, 08:35 PM
Marvelousnews.com (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=13010) has both loose and carded images of MU 2010 wave 4 up.  I think almost all of them look great - MJ being the weakest of the bunch (but I will still get her).

Totally agree, except for the buying MJ part.  I won't be.  All of the other ones will be on my MU shelf.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Darby on April 20, 2010, 10:05 PM
Mary Jane looks terrible.  Dark Phoenix not so hot.  The female bodies they're using on these are really kind of blah.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on April 21, 2010, 12:55 AM
Yeah, they really need to retire that female body, the arms at least could benefit from being redone. They'd look so much better I think if they'd just throw in a few fabric folds or some little details or something to make it look less like it's just a body with new paint slapped on. They're wearing clothes, make it look like it.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 21, 2010, 02:40 AM
I want them all, not happy with Mary Jane though.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 21, 2010, 11:11 AM
Wow, that MJ is kinda terrible. She'd make a great base body though for customs though.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on April 21, 2010, 11:25 AM
She also puts Anna Nicole (RIP  :'() to shame!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 21, 2010, 11:57 AM
Grabbed the "Mass Attack" version of Doc Ock from the Spiderman line from Walmart.  I went there last week and the pegs were empty for this line - when I went today the pegs were nearly full.  It consisted of 2 Doc Ocks, 2 Venoms, and all the rest various Spiderman figures.  Thankfully I already have Rhino, whom is a great figure, but Hasbro is not making too easy for fans to obtain him.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 21, 2010, 04:33 PM
I have not had any luck with Rhino, stores still have plenty of first wave Aqua spider-man, dont see restocks soon.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 4, 2010, 11:38 AM
pretty sick at the lack of availabilty in new product for this line.  My spider senses have been tingling for almost the past two weeks causing me to stalk HTS.com thinking the latest wave is going to go up for sale or at least pre-order....

No luck at all.

blasted failed spider sense!
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 4, 2010, 12:52 PM
Yeah, these have been tough to find locally as well.  It is sort of the same situation as recent SW waves with the lack of availability on both HTS and at retail.  Our closest WM doesn't even carry these, and Target has had the same figures (from the first wave or two) for a long time now.  TRU has gotten the Cap/Bucky wave in recently, but they seem to be the only ones getting new stock.  This line seems to sell great when it is actually stocked with something new, but that hasn't happened for awhile now.  Our daughter has recently gotten way into superheroes, and loves playing with these, so I've been on a lookout for Black Widow as well as a couple older figures (Daredevil, Black Panther, etc.)  Even the older figures - unless you are looking for Spidey, Iron Man or Wolverine - aren't very easy to find.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 4, 2010, 05:34 PM
Yeah, these have been tough to find locally as well.  It is sort of the same situation as recent SW waves with the lack of availability on both HTS and at retail. 

You have to wonder, where the hell are they?  If they're not showing up in stores, and they're not even on Hasbro's retail website, then where are they?  Are they being produced in much lower numbers?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on May 10, 2010, 12:55 AM
MarvelousNews (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=13088) has carded and loose pics of two new comic packs: Cyclops/Phoenix and Dark Spidey/Dark Wolverine. Might get Cyclops and Phoenix but Spidey and Wolverine repaints are the last thing this line needs.

Also I too haven't seen restocks of ANY Marvel product since the Iron Man 2 line hit shelves. What gives?
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 10, 2010, 11:03 AM
MarvelousNews (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=13088) has carded and loose pics of two new comic packs: Cyclops/Phoenix and Dark Spidey/Dark Wolverine. Might get Cyclops and Phoenix but Spidey and Wolverine repaints are the last thing this line needs.

Also I too haven't seen restocks of ANY Marvel product since the Iron Man 2 line hit shelves. What gives?

I thought the spiderman/venom was new - he looks bulkier. 

as for the lack of product - my guess is Hasbro is being smart on delaying putting the product out so we spend all of our nickels on Iron Man while there is nothing new available in their other lines.
Title: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on May 10, 2010, 12:12 PM
Went searching at a bunch of places for the new Iron man wave and the Rhino figure. No luck.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 17, 2010, 12:49 PM
finally HTS put the newest wave up for preorder.  don't forget code "freeship20".

I nabbed one of each of the 6 for a total of $36

hawt!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on May 17, 2010, 01:02 PM
Found a new wave of Spider Man figs today. A Hobgoblin and a bunch of gimmicky Spideys. I passed.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 19, 2010, 09:53 AM
Saw the news on marvelousnews.com about Juggies helmet not being removable to show off his head.  His head is attached to his helmet.  I kinda figured since this was never really "show cased" by Hasbro.  So while this stinks, you had to see it coming - how else would they get us to buy him later down the line to get more money from us?

on a positive note - I am still super stoked that I was able to get these in on pre-order from HTS for such a good price. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Fritzkrieg on May 26, 2010, 04:45 PM
I'm comming in late on this line. So, I'm trying to fill the gaps in my collection. Luckily, I have some of the last wave of Superhero Showdown figs, which really helps round out the set. I'm trying to keep it focused on the just the main heroes and their Rogue's gallery. I picked up a Marvel Legend BAF Sentinel, to showcase the X-Men. That figure is friggin huge! I plan on putting togather an Avengers Team, using a BAF Giant Man, should look sweet.
 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 27, 2010, 04:05 PM
incase you haven't seen yet - new pics have surfaced for MU 

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbro_Marvel_Universe_Wave_10_Photos_Surface_131517.asp

some good - some meh.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 27, 2010, 04:09 PM
Received my Entertainment Earth case with Juggernaut, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Havok, Archangel, A.I.M. soldiers.

All of these are great!!  This line is getting progressively better.

Also ordered Hulkbuster Iron Man, Guardsman, and Titanium Man from Hasbrotoyshop.com
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on May 27, 2010, 07:26 PM
Received my Entertainment Earth case with Juggernaut, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Havok, Archangel, A.I.M. soldiers.

Very nice!  I just ordered the wave off of HTS on Monday.  It's my most anticipated wave yet.

Throw some pictures up, Matt.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on May 27, 2010, 07:37 PM
Received my Entertainment Earth case with Juggernaut, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Havok, Archangel, A.I.M. soldiers.

All of these are great!!  This line is getting progressively better.

Also ordered Hulkbuster Iron Man, Guardsman, and Titanium Man from Hasbrotoyshop.com

I received that wave from BBTS this week as well, and I'll agree, I think the line is continuing to get better.  The last couple waves (the Black Widow/Modern Thor/etc. wave, and now this one) are both pretty well done.  Hopefully the trend continues.  I was on the fence about getting Colossus after having the Wolverine line version, but this one is quite nifty too.  I think the entire wave is pretty well done.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 29, 2010, 07:09 AM
Received my Entertainment Earth case with Juggernaut, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Havok, Archangel, A.I.M. soldiers.

Very nice!  I just ordered the wave off of HTS on Monday.  It's my most anticipated wave yet.

Throw some pictures up, Matt.

Sorry, just saw this.  You must be getting them about now, so I doubt you need pics anymore!  This must mark the first time in history I got a new wave before you.  Preordering these cases from Entertainment Earth has been pretty good.  I think I'll preorder the next 2 with Multiple Man, Mystique, Skrull Soldiers etc.  They even include a $15 coupon with the order.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 29, 2010, 07:10 AM
Anyone got a Marvel Universe Bullseye figure for sale or trade?

I have an extra carded 3.75" Rhino, WWII Cap, House of M Spidey, Iron Man Extremis, or cash.  I also have 20 other MU extras carded and loose, PM me!  I'll make it worth your while.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 29, 2010, 09:09 PM
Anyone got a Marvel Universe Bullseye figure for sale or trade?

I have an extra carded 3.75" Rhino, WWII Cap, House of M Spidey, Iron Man Extremis, or cash.  I also have 20 other MU extras carded and loose, PM me!  I'll make it worth your while.

PM sent
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 1, 2010, 04:23 PM
got my Juggie wave from HTS today - all have excellteny paint apps!    ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on June 2, 2010, 01:09 AM
Whoever called that MU 6 pack being based on Giant Sized X-Men #1 was correct. Seems a sample showed up on ebay,

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-x-6-Marvel-UNIVERSE-loose-2009-2010-/170494007822?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b23c1a0e

Not bad, kind of tempted to wait on Colossus now and get him from this set instead. BTW, is anyone else but me getting really tired of this Cyclops mold? We've gotten him in Secret Wars, getting another one in that Dark Phoenix Comic pack and now again? I didn't realize Cyclops' popularity was so high.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 2, 2010, 08:41 AM
To me, that pack is only worth it for Storm (will need to paint her feet) and Warpath (or whatever his name is there).  Thunderbird.  Agree with you on the Cyclops - just darker and non-comic stylized coloring.  Colossus is just lighter paint apps and has knee pads with symbols on them.  Nightcawler looks darker than his comic pack release.  Wolvie looks pretty much the same as the one in the upcomming Target exclusive 2 pack.. Wolverine is repainted from the Origins line with a new head  :-\


there is also Iron Man 2020 http://cgi.ebay.com/Marvel-UNIVERSE-Iron-Man-2009-loose-/180514887888?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a078698d0

hmmm - he also has a Cap on Bucky Card  http://cgi.ebay.com/Marvel-UNIVERSE-CAPTAIN-AMERICA-2009-loose-/180515280261?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a078c9585

the seller above also has the Iron Patriot wave up for sale.

Fwoosh.com also has a pic of a variant Havoc but I can't find it at work

here it is:  http://cgi.ebay.com/Marvel-UNIVERSE-HAVOK-2009-loose-/170494035917?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b23c87cd
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 6, 2010, 05:41 PM
Whoever called that MU 6 pack being based on Giant Sized X-Men #1 was correct. Seems a sample showed up on ebay,

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-x-6-Marvel-UNIVERSE-loose-2009-2010-/170494007822?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b23c1a0e

Not bad, kind of tempted to wait on Colossus now and get him from this set instead. BTW, is anyone else but me getting really tired of this Cyclops mold? We've gotten him in Secret Wars, getting another one in that Dark Phoenix Comic pack and now again? I didn't realize Cyclops' popularity was so high.

That same guy has a MU Yellowjacket up for auction (along with lots of other unreleased figs).  Did I miss the announcement about this?!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 8, 2010, 12:03 PM
I don't remember seeing this before, but it looks like Wave 6 of Marvel Universe has been revealed. (http://www.marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=13215)  Here's the lineup (pics at the link):

Constrictor
Hawkeye (Dark Avengers)
Iron Man 2020
Thanos
Yellow Jacket w/mini Ant Man
Archangel Variant (Horseman Death Mask)

Thanos is cool and all, but otherwise it is sort of a ho-hum wave for me.  It is great to continue to expand the lineup though, but I think I might be passing on most of this wave.  I need to start cutting back somewhere.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on June 8, 2010, 12:19 PM
Have they released a wave of this series without an Iron Man yet?  Sure, he has two popular movies under his belt now, but even when ToyBiz was doing the 6" ML line they had plenty of IM figures out.

You'd think when Hasbro is already doing a dedicated IM line, including comic and off-screen armor, they wouldn't bother to waste a slot in a wave of MU figures.  Especially when the MU figs are about a $1-$15.0 more expensive than the IM line.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 8, 2010, 06:53 PM
Yeah, I'm a big IM fan, but this is Iron Man overload.  I'll probably pick up Hawkeye and pretend he's not Bullseye and Yellowjacket is a must for me.  I like Thanos and Constrictor, but not part of my focus.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on June 8, 2010, 07:06 PM
I don't think there's been a wave yet that hasn't had an Iron Man, Wolverine or Spider-Man involved somehow. I think the biggest kicker of this particular Iron Man is how terrible it looks IMO. I hate that tall skinny body on a character that's supposed to be in armor. Would have looked much better if they'd used the Iron Man from the movie line as a base.Knowing Hasbro he'll probably be the only 2 per case figure in this wave. The others look good though, digging Thanos, and I have no idea who Constrictor is, but he looks nice. Yellowjacket is ok, tired of that skinny body though, I wish they'd get a better, more natural looking body to reuse constantly, something in the middle. That and I wish they'd stop painting the belts on and mold them instead. It just looks cheap.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on June 9, 2010, 01:57 PM
Constrictor and Thanos for me.  Nice to get anouther Secret Wars figure. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on June 10, 2010, 11:23 AM
I just received the Juggernaut wave from HTS.  This is easily the best wave released yet.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 11, 2010, 10:40 AM
I really like the wave too - I don't have a problem with yet with so many figures using the same mold.  A lot of people are kind of complaining about Archangel/Havoc using the same mold but they both look great to me. 

Some people are also complaining about the lack in molds for female characters - it doesn't bug me so much.  I don't really know to much about Kitty so I don't really have anything bad to say about her figure.

Out of the whole wave however I think I am the most surprised with Colossus - I guess that is because I knew for pics early on that Juggie was gonna rock - so when i got the finl product in hand he didn't wow me too much - again, I knew he was gonna be great, and he was.

Colossus on the other hand I almost didn't get because I already have the Wolverine one and I try to stay away from buying doubles of a character whenever possible to save $$$ since I collect from so many lines.  So long story shor - I love Colossus, especially his neck articulation.  If there would be one improvement I could make for him it would his hips - I can't get him to make some posses I want him to without his legs popping off. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 11, 2010, 11:48 AM
I'll echo the positive comments on Colossus.  I already had the Wolverine Origins one as well, and didn't think I needed the MU one, but got it as part of the wave and I'm glad I did.  As nice as the previous one was, I think this one is even better...and actually one of my favorite figures of the MU line so far.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 11, 2010, 02:37 PM
I'll echo the positive comments on Colossus.  I already had the Wolverine Origins one as well, and didn't think I needed the MU one, but got it as part of the wave and I'm glad I did.  As nice as the previous one was, I think this one is even better...and actually one of my favorite figures of the MU line so far.

+1
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 12, 2010, 08:05 AM
I agree that the entire last wave was awesome.  I have the 4" Marvel Legends Showdown Colossus and the Wolverine Origins version.  Both were really really good.  But this Marvel Universe version is great.

And there are some really awesome figures coming out this fall.  I'm already salivating (and have preordered most of) Iron Spidey, Winter Soldier, Multiple Man, Mystique, Daken Akihiro, Iron Patriot, Bullseye Dark Avenger. 

The only figure in the next 3 waves that looks like a total zero to me is Mary Jane Watson.  It looks terrible.  I don't know how junk like that makes it past whatever kind of inspections they do.

BTW...  the Wave 11 is up for preorder at EE.


This case includes 12 action figures:
1x Team X Wolverine
1x Ghost Rider
1x Hawkeye (Dark Avengers)
1x Constrictor
1x Yellow Jacket (w/ mini Antman)
1x Iron Man 2020
1x Thanos
1x Spider-Man (Red / Blue)
1x Iron Man
1x Colossus
1x Juggernaut
1x Iron Spider-Man
(subject to change)

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on June 12, 2010, 08:47 AM
The only figure in the next 3 waves that looks like a total zero to me is Mary Jane Watson.  It looks terrible.  I don't know how junk like that makes it past whatever kind of inspections they do.



I agree.  I pretty much buy every figure in this line, but I'm skipping on MJ as well.  Not only does the figure look like crap, but I have no need for a regular "civilian" in my collection.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on June 12, 2010, 09:53 PM
As usual, I'm late to the party on this line.  I really only want the X-Men guys, though.  Do I need to be worried if I haven't seen Colossus or Kitty Pryde yet, or are they still hitting retail?  And the Colossus/Phoenix 2-pack isn't out yet...right?

Much obliged.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 12, 2010, 10:00 PM
As usual, I'm late to the party on this line.  I really only want the X-Men guys, though.  Do I need to be worried if I haven't seen Colossus or Kitty Pryde yet, or are they still hitting retail?  And the Colossus/Phoenix 2-pack isn't out yet...right?

Much obliged.

Buy this:

A good buy for Sprry (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/marvel-universe-wave-8-12-pack?BR=820&SBR=726&ID=26915)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on June 12, 2010, 11:25 PM
No way.  No way.  If I did that, and got outside my "just the X-Men" thing, I'd go nuts collecting yet another line.

But that Juggernaut is in a lot of X-Men comics....
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 12, 2010, 11:30 PM
No way.  No way.  If I did that, and got outside my "just the X-Men" thing, I'd go nuts collecting yet another line.

But that Juggernaut is in a lot of X-Men comics....

Well Juggernaut should be, he's Xavier's half brother afterall.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on June 15, 2010, 03:25 PM
Anyone finding the new wave? I have yet to see any, could use some help on Archangel and Havok.  Now that i am buying more of these i regret not picking up a few that i didnt think i "needed" when the line started.  Missing Bullseye, Guardian, and modern Ms. Marvel (never saw her on the pegs at least).
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on June 15, 2010, 08:24 PM
Anyone finding the new wave? I have yet to see any, could use some help on Archangel and Havok.  

I keep up with this line pretty well, and I've yet to see any reports of the line being found at retail anywhere.  You still have some time.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 16, 2010, 06:15 AM
Anyone finding the new wave? I have yet to see any, could use some help on Archangel and Havok.  

I keep up with this line pretty well, and I've yet to see any reports of the line being found at retail anywhere.  You still have some time.

All of my Walmarts and Targets barely even carry this line.

With the exception of comic packs, for some reason.

I've just resigned myself to the fact that I have to order the case from Entertainment Earth, and that works out fine for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on June 16, 2010, 09:39 AM

I've just resigned myself to the fact that I have to order the case from Entertainment Earth, and that works out fine for me.

Or just order the wave when they show up on HTS.  That way, you don't have to deal with all of the extra crap that comes in a case.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 16, 2010, 05:04 PM

I've just resigned myself to the fact that I have to order the case from Entertainment Earth, and that works out fine for me.

Or just order the wave when they show up on HTS.  That way, you don't have to deal with all of the extra crap that comes in a case.

That takes really really good timing.  If you're away from your computer from anywhere between 1/2 a day to 2 days, you might miss your chance.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on June 16, 2010, 08:02 PM
That takes really really good timing.  If you're away from your computer from anywhere between 1/2 a day to 2 days, you might miss your chance.



Very true.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on June 17, 2010, 01:29 PM
I check HTS all the time, always seem to miss them. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 17, 2010, 02:11 PM
I have been very lucky with HTS and this line - hopefully I didn't just jinx myself
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 25, 2010, 03:27 PM
Hey all!

2 new Marvel Universe customs!

1st up: Bullseye

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs013.ash2/34010_1411028128751_1623940435_984012_7714898_n.jpg)

I used an Electro that was hanging around on the Walmart pegs forever, because I hated the Wave 1 version of Bullseye which was way too short and stocky for my liking.  But the Electro head and body was a direct hit!  Even the smirk was a pretty nifty match.

Next: Warren Worthington III

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs017.ash2/34216_1411026808718_1623940435_984002_2453791_n.jpg)

I'm not sure I'm thrilled with the head, it's okay.  But overall I love the way he came out.  He's made from MU Torch and DC Hawkman wings.

Thanks for looking!

On deck and WIP:  Iron Patriot and Daken (Dark X-Men costume)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on June 25, 2010, 06:31 PM
Question for you MU fans.  Has there been any word on a Rogue or new Gambit figures for this line?  I have the Wolverine Gambit, but he could use an update with some more articulation.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on June 25, 2010, 08:01 PM
Question for you MU fans.  Has there been any word on a Rogue or new Gambit figures for this line? 

I haven't heard anything yet, though I'm sure they'll be made at some point.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 25, 2010, 08:30 PM
Hey all!

2 new Marvel Universe customs!

Sweet customs Dressel!  Will you make a red variant Angel?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 26, 2010, 08:07 AM
Hey all!

2 new Marvel Universe customs!

Sweet customs Dressel!  Will you make a red variant Angel?

Thanks!

The red variant thought did cross my mind.  I basically just re-read the entire Dark Reign and Angel was looking pretty much blue most of the time, so that's what I went with.


Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 26, 2010, 08:09 AM
I just got word via email that my Wave 9 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV78230J) order has shipped from Entertainment Earth.

I can't praise EE enough with how early and efficiently I've been getting these recent waves on Marvel Universe figures.

I'm really looking forward to Iron Patriot, Winter Soldier, and Iron Spidey.

And of course, Venom is excited that his next Skrull meal is on the way.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on June 26, 2010, 12:49 PM
Great customs.  ;D

I have such a hard time fidning the figures i want that i went ahead and preordered wave 9 from BBTS since i wanted everyone in the wave.  It shipped the other day, cant wait to get them in.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 27, 2010, 11:44 AM
I finished my Iron Patriot custom.  Judging from the images I've seen, I actually like my Iron Patriot better than the version that's about to come out in Wave 9.  But I'll wait and see when they get here next week.  I made my figure from an Iron Man Mark II figure.  I drilled the star-repulsor into his chest with my dental handpiece (inbetween patients, ha!) and then painted it when I got home.  Here he is with his alter-ego the Green Goblin:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs061.ash2/36420_1413666714714_1623940435_990445_4844289_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs141.snc4/36420_1413666674713_1623940435_990444_1480339_n.jpg)


Also, here's my last 2 customs, Warren Worthington III that I made from Torch, and Bullseye that I made from an Electro:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs061.ash2/36420_1413666754715_1623940435_990446_7342656_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs141.snc4/36420_1413666794716_1623940435_990447_6338280_n.jpg)


Sometime this week, I have Daken Dark X-Men on deck, but I may end making him in his Dark Avengers uniform.  We'll see.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: DoctorPadawan on June 27, 2010, 01:47 PM
I'm being faceitious, but is the MU line exclusive to HasbroToyShop these days or what?  I haven't seen a single wave of these show up at an actual retail store since before Christmas, and that was a one-time appearance of the Warpath/Jean Grey/Sunfire wave at an out-of-the-way Wal-Mart.  The only things hanging around on pegs are multiples of every Iron Man and Spider-Man released last year, and absolutely nothing else. 

Granted, I am only collecting the X-Men figures from this line, but with the last wave (Havok, Archangel, etc) being MIA, AND variants of two of those figures showing up in limited amounts, to say that I am a bit discouraged is an understatement.  Are these ever going to show up at retail, or should I just bail out now completely because I'll never be able to find the figures that I want?

On a happier note, nice Angel custom, DR! :)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on June 27, 2010, 06:16 PM
 I drilled the star-repulsor into his chest with my dental handpiece (inbetween patients, ha!) and then painted it when I got home.  

I was going to ask if you ever used your professional tools...too funny.

All the customs look great.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 1, 2010, 12:12 PM
I saw the Juggernaut wave at a local FYE yesterday.  They were $9.99 each.  It sucks, but that's actually not too bad for FYE.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 2, 2010, 12:16 PM
Seems like HTS has opted to sell cases instead of individual figures which pretty much sucks.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 2, 2010, 01:28 PM
Seems like HTS has opted to sell cases instead of individual figures which pretty much sucks.

Yes we were discussing this at 'scum.  I was amused that Hasbro's own online store has enough issues with the case assortments that they'll only sell the entire case now, so as to avoid being stuck with pegwarmers.

This should be their first clue to do a better job with the assortments.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 2, 2010, 07:58 PM
Seems like HTS has opted to sell cases instead of individual figures which pretty much sucks.

Yes we were discussing this at 'scum.  I was amused that Hasbro's own online store has enough issues with the case assortments that they'll only sell the entire case now, so as to avoid being stuck with pegwarmers.

This should be their first clue to do a better job with the assortments.


AMEN brother!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 3, 2010, 09:36 AM
Seems like HTS has opted to sell cases instead of individual figures which pretty much sucks.

Yes we were discussing this at 'scum.  I was amused that Hasbro's own online store has enough issues with the case assortments that they'll only sell the entire case now, so as to avoid being stuck with pegwarmers.

This should be their first clue to do a better job with the assortments.

I really do think I am going to call in a complaint to HTS about that.  Not certain if it will do anything - but I don't want customer service at HTS to not hear about this issue either and let them know that they are pushing me to other sources to look for product.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on July 3, 2010, 11:02 PM
What are the odds that Hasbro isn't shipping anything, pending the GI Joe and Star Wars stuff that's forthcoming in August?  It seems like everything they sell is totally dried up.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 4, 2010, 09:14 AM
What are the odds that Hasbro isn't shipping anything, pending the GI Joe and Star Wars stuff that's forthcoming in August?  It seems like everything they sell is totally dried up.

I haven't been able to find anything at retail in 9 months.  I've written it off as a source almost totally.

I've never ordered so many cases from Entertainment Earth in my life.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 5, 2010, 07:54 AM
I've never ordered so many cases from Entertainment Earth in my life.

I honestly think Hasbro is purposefully working towards that.  Not only do I get that feeling from what I see in stores and online at HTS, but also from things that they have said in QnA's about figure/wave availability.  Their "tone" in their response just gives me that feeling.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 6, 2010, 07:44 AM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs025.ash2/34619_1423008668257_1623940435_1014575_880490_n.jpg)

Custom Daken Dark Avengers with a coupla teammates.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2010, 09:13 PM
I was just looking at the Marvel SDCC Exclusives for this year (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2F10_SDCC_Exclusives&dispsize=600&start=0), and it looks like there are quite a few.  I'm trying to figure out the movie Spider-Man included in the info and pictures.  Seems like an odd time for that, but all I can figure is that it is possibly a 3 3/4" scaled movie version, to fit in with some of the other movie stuff we've gotten lately (Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man).  Sadly, if that is the case, I might try to grab one.  The Cap and Thor look kind of neat too, although I'm not sure if I'll be trying to get those or not.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on July 8, 2010, 02:44 PM
That's the first I've heard about that Spider-Man... looks pretty cool actually. Easy time passing on everything else though, especially since Galactus is coming to retail with extra stuff.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 8, 2010, 06:58 PM
That's the first I've heard about that Spider-Man... looks pretty cool actually. Easy time passing on everything else though, especially since Galactus is coming to retail with extra stuff.

Rumor is entire stores have already started disappearing...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 9, 2010, 02:14 PM
I had not heard about Spider-man either but I would like one to be in scale with the Hulk and Iron man movie figures. I hope they give us a few more.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 21, 2010, 09:10 AM
CTR has their annual Hasbro MU interview up on their site.  Pretty interesting read - I just got to the part where they are showing the back of the new, upcomming, World War Hulk - Looks bad ass - had to share immediately.

 ;D

edit:  make sure you click on the Galactus pic to see the Galactus variant they are making - pretty shocked they are making a variant of a figure that big!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 21, 2010, 12:17 PM
That Planet Hulk figure looks like it is going to be awesome. I can't wait for it. I can pass on the Galactus variant though.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 21, 2010, 03:52 PM
Real Excited that the interview also made it sound like a definite that we will be getting Fin Fang Foom.  Perhaps he is next in line for the Giant Battles WM exclusive? 

I never collected ML so I never did get any of those giant Build A Figures.  Foom would be a very welcome addition as I am thinking he would be very much in/close to scale with MU figures.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 21, 2010, 06:55 PM
Yeah, that planet Hulk looks like he's in a whole other world in terms of sculpt compared to a lot of the other MU figures. Look at the texture they added on the skin, looks great, hope this is a sign of things to come.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 21, 2010, 08:29 PM
Yeah, that planet Hulk looks like he's in a whole other world in terms of sculpt compared to a lot of the other MU figures. Look at the texture they added on the skin, looks great, hope this is a sign of things to come.

It's funny that there is a large part of the interview dedicated to She-Hulk and how they haven't made her because there are only a few other MU figures with those proportions they could reuse the molds for.  What, pray tell, other characters could use the new Gladiator Hulk mold!?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on July 22, 2010, 12:19 AM
Seriously how the **** can they not get Cap right?

(http://cooltoyreview.com/2010-San-Diego-Comic-Con/Hasbro_Marvel_Universe_First_Look/IMG_0286.JPG)

(http://circlecomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/captain-america-annual-8.jpg)

Especially after this exchange with Curto...

Curto: One thing that has just popped up recently is a new listing for Secret Wars Comic packs. Obviously, these aren't more Secret Wars stories, since you already covered all 12 issues. The listing is for Wolverine & Captain America, and Iron Man & Thor. Can you talk about what versions of these we're looking forward to?

Jivoin: You are right...they aren't Secret Wars 25th anniversary sets. These will be part of the next theme, which will be "Greatest Battles"

Curto: So, these would be Wolverine Vs. Cap and Iron Man Vs. Thor, not a Marvel Team-Up, if you will...

Vonner: Right. The Cap & Wolverine set is from Captain America Annual #8, with the cool Mike Zeck cover, where Wolverine is slashing Cap's shield with sparks flying...

Curto: I love it! Great issue.

Vonner: (laughs) That was one of my favorite covers when I was a kid

Curto: Me too...I had the poster and everything...very cool!

Vonner: Yeah yeah...I remember that. Zeck did a Punisher one too, remember that?

Jivoin: I had the poster too, and right now at my house, I've got that very issue framed between glass. It was such a great comic.

Curto: Back then, Wolverine was really fighting everyone he ever met, which made for some interesting crossovers. So, you've already done these characters before, what will be different about them? Will we get more accurate figures this time around?

Vonner: You mean, with Cap's belt? yeah...

Curto: Right, the belt, the mask, the sleeves...the Cap figures from last year did not have the correct belt, since it started out as an Ultimate Cap figure. The current classic Cap (World War II) has the correct belt, but the mask isn't the modern version.

Vonner: Well, you know, Cap's about to have a new movie line...so you might see something there.

Curto: Good point. So, which Wolverine is this? The same taller figure we've gotten in Universe, or the smaller, more accurate figure from the Wolverine line?

Vonner: The Wolverine figure will be from the Universe line, but Cap's shield will have Wolverine's slash marks on it.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 22, 2010, 10:20 AM
Yeah, I don't get their problem with making a proper Cap either.  That interview basically sounds like "well, you might get a nice one in the movie line".  That is great and all, but also next year, so it will take them basically three years to get a basic, normal version of one of Marvel's biggest heroes into the line.  Kind of silly.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 22, 2010, 11:09 AM
If they don't keep messing him then they would have no reason to release him again and again making minor changes getting suckers to buy him.

Probably going to be passing on the Cap/Wolvie Pack
Definitely passing on the Thor/Iron Man - who the heck thought that would be a good idea???  imo, the only reason to buy that pack would be for the comic....
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 23, 2010, 09:46 AM
The MU drought may be coming to an end.
A local Target had at least four cases of the Juggernaut wave on the pegs this morning.  I picked up the variants of Archangel and Havok.
I also got Iron Patriot, Iron Spider-Man, Winter Soldier, and Wrecker from a case that I split with a friend.
I still need to track down a Skrull, and I have absolutely no interest in Mary Jane.  At all.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 23, 2010, 10:31 AM
The MU drought may be coming to an end.
A local Target had at least four cases of the Juggernaut wave on the pegs this morning.  I picked up the variants of Archangel and Havok.
I also got Iron Patriot, Iron Spider-Man, Winter Soldier, and Wrecker from a case that I split with a friend.
I still need to track down a Skrull, and I have absolutely no interest in Mary Jane.  At all.
 

Nice I'll be seeing these in 3 weeks.  It's the Neal Heslor 3 Week Rule.  90% of the time it works every time.

I find that army building in Marvel Universe is damn near impossible if you want more than 3 or 4 of these figures.  Unless you count the TRU 3 packs.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 23, 2010, 11:04 AM
The MU drought may be coming to an end.
A local Target had at least four cases of the Juggernaut wave on the pegs this morning.  I picked up the variants of Archangel and Havok.


Holy crap!  your store had pegs allocated to hold 4 cases!

It will be nice to find those variants you got - grats!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 23, 2010, 11:26 AM
The MU drought may be coming to an end.
A local Target had at least four cases of the Juggernaut wave on the pegs this morning.  I picked up the variants of Archangel and Havok.


Holy crap!  your store had pegs allocated to hold 4 cases!

It will be nice to find those variants you got - grats!

Yeah ... they actually added more pegs, but they still didn't have enough room for all of the figures.  Some of them were on the shelf below.  They also got in a ton of Spider-Man figures, which also added to the clutter.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 23, 2010, 04:52 PM
Target should have plenty of room for these now that they're not carrying Star Wars figures.   ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 24, 2010, 10:50 AM
I finally saw the Juggernaut Wave in the store. No sign of Arch Angel or Havok. Only two Juggs, one each of Colossus and Kitty Pryde. There were 4 AIM soldiers, but I'm not getting that one. Just don't like the look of it and it doesn't really fit in with what I am doing with the set up of these figures.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 24, 2010, 02:17 PM
Just wanted to (at least locally) confirm the "expansion" of Target's MU section to 4 pegs.  Walked in this morning to find them FILLED with two cases' worth of the wave 8 "variant" case.  Got a Kitty, Colossus, "Death" Archangel, and Classic Havok for myself; by the time I went back later to pick up a Juggy and an AIM Soldier for some friends, all the Havoks, Kittys, and Deaths were gone.  The odd part was that they didn't have the original "winged" Archangel and the original Havok; hopefully those will show up in a revision case at some point in the near future.

The thing that sucks about the Classic Havok is that his headpiece is a separate piece attached to the center of his head (on front and back) by tiny pegs, and Hasbro's tight-as-crap packaging causes it to warp, which leads to it inevitably flopping to the side of his head upon removing him from the package.  Clones being unable to hold their guns is annoying enough, but to have a figure's head not look right?  Unacceptable.  I shouldn't have to superglue a figure together within seconds of opening it.

Also picked up the variant head Jim Lee Wolverine earlier in the week at a comic shop for only slightly above regular retail (this comic shop doesn't resell and orders directly from Diamond, so I didn't feel bad about it).  Definitely improves the figure overall by a longshot. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 24, 2010, 02:58 PM
The thing that sucks about the Classic Havok is that his headpiece is a separate piece attached to the center of his head (on front and back) by tiny pegs, and Hasbro's tight-as-crap packaging causes it to warp, which leads to it inevitably flopping to the side of his head upon removing him from the package. 

I had the same problem with the one that I picked up.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on July 24, 2010, 09:53 PM
Stopped by my local Target and, surprise, just a cluttered half empty toy section with everything on clearance. No expansion in the Marvel section, so it looks like I'm waiting for the big reset.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 24, 2010, 10:07 PM
I don't even check Target anymore, it's been a disaster for like a year.

I'll probably start looking again in August.

Obviously their toy sales must have been sagging for the last year since there was nothing on the shelf or pegs to buy.  IMO if I walk into your store time after time after time with cash in hand ready to hand over to you, and there hasn't been anything stocked in a year, your potential profits were completely unrealized.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 24, 2010, 10:29 PM
Yeah, I feel the same way.  I used to go to several Targets a week - I have been to maybe 2 or 3 in the last few months.  The sad thing is that this will be misread like everything else.  The Target honchos will say the decline in Star Wars sales is driven by lack of interest, so they should carry less.   ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 27, 2010, 10:27 AM
I was able to get SDCC - Cap, Thor, and Spiderman (along with the Visionaries comic set) yesterday from HTS.  I was also very close to ordering a case of the Skrull wave but I smacked some sense into myself by saying I will not support bad case ratios or HTS.com selling cases only - so I will continue to try my luck at retail until HTS changes that.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 27, 2010, 11:18 AM
I was able to get SDCC - Cap, Thor, and Spiderman (along with the Visionaries comic set) yesterday from HTS. 

Same here.  The all went up just as I left the office, so a co-worker/fellow collector ordered them for us.  He said that it took him nearly 30 minutes to get his order to process.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 27, 2010, 01:15 PM
For anyone interested, HERE (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=13382) is a nice wrap-up of all things Marvel (Universe, Legends, Iron Man, Spidey, etc.) from SDCC.  Doesn't sound like a whole heck of a lot for the rest of this year, with more on the way in 2011.  Some highlights:

- 3 3/4" Iron Man Stuff, sounds like new figures are in three packs (Black Widow, removable masks Iron Man and War Machine at Target, Whiplash and others somewhere else, and the Fury pack at TRU)

- 6" Iron Man Legends at all retail in 2011 (Titanium Man, Crimson Dynamo, Hulk Buster, War Machine)

- Some other 6" figures next year, then Legends back in full (alongside Universe) in 2012
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on July 27, 2010, 04:23 PM
I have a Juggernaut that I would like to trade for a Kitty Pryde if anybody can hook me up.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 28, 2010, 04:31 AM
I still cant find Archangel. Anyone have one they dont want?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 28, 2010, 10:50 AM
I still cant find Archangel. Anyone have one they dont want?

Are you talking about the blue and purple version? Sorry, I don't follow X-Men that well, but I saw that one at my local Target the other day.  I can try to grab it if you want it for cost plus shipping.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 28, 2010, 03:29 PM
was able to hide the red/silver Iron Man pegwarmers today and pulled a Jedi mind trick on the Target employee making him think they were out of stock on the sales floor (I just moved them to the IM2 section).  He scanned the peg, said there were a bunch in the back and brought out a case.  I scored the Archangel Death variant and the old school Havok and another AIM trooper.

It was nice to see Colossus and Juggie hanging on the pegs - shows the great potential of this line.  Those 2 figures are so BA - but I already had them.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 28, 2010, 11:27 PM
I still cant find Archangel. Anyone have one they dont want?

Are you talking about the blue and purple version? Sorry, I don't follow X-Men that well, but I saw that one at my local Target the other day.  I can try to grab it if you want it for cost plus shipping.

Yeah the blue and purple regular version, cost and shipping works for me.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on July 29, 2010, 09:39 AM
was able to hide the red/silver Iron Man pegwarmers today and pulled a Jedi mind trick on the Target employee making him think they were out of stock on the sales floor (I just moved them to the IM2 section).  He scanned the peg, said there were a bunch in the back and brought out a case.  I scored the Archangel Death variant and the old school Havok and another AIM trooper.

It was nice to see Colossus and Juggie hanging on the pegs - shows the great potential of this line.  Those 2 figures are so BA - but I already had them.

That is a good 'trick' which I shall keep in mind next time I have same question to answer at retail.

And I am looking forward to seeing the Archangel,Colossus,Juggernaut and Havok figures from this line as they look excellent.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 29, 2010, 04:32 PM
Man, I still need ArchAngel. And the variants too of him and Havok. This line has been extremely hard in the last 12 months to get everything. (at least in my area)

Restocking doesn't happen much and when it does, the figures just fly off the pegs.

I did see 4 of the AIM figure. Didn't buy any of them as I don't like that figure at all.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 29, 2010, 08:49 PM
I have to say i love the AIM figure. I didnt think of it, but its pretty cool. I say pick one up and check it out.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 30, 2010, 03:58 PM
Heh, got lucky last night and found the Havok variant and Arch Angel variant. I was very surprised when I rounded the corner of the aisle to find them there. Happily so.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 1, 2010, 11:20 PM
One of my local Targets did a half-assed reset but they did put out the new wave of Universe figures. Surprisingly all they had left were a few Juggernauts and Havoks, so I snagged a Juggernaut for myself and a second for JD's favorite sandwhich artist Famine.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2010, 11:58 AM
Our local Target finally put out some new MU stuff too, for the first time in a loooong time.  They had a shelf holder with the Colossus/Juggernaut wave in it, as well as the new exclusive two packs (Spidey/Gobby, etc.)  Just out of curiosity, does anyone happen to have a Black Widow (regular, red hair) anywhere around them?  Our daughter is into superheroes, particularly the female ones, and we haven't been able to find one locally at all.  That wave in particular seemed to barely show up here, if at all.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 2, 2010, 12:10 PM
I picked up three of the four Target 2-packs today (skipped on Spidey/Goblin).  I wanted the new Wolverine, Punisher, and Black Panther, so I had to eat more superfluous Iron Man figures.  Wonderful.

 ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2010, 02:14 PM
I picked up three of the four Target 2-packs today (skipped on Spidey/Goblin).  I wanted the new Wolverine, Punisher, and Black Panther, so I had to eat more superfluous Iron Man figures.  Wonderful.

 ::)

I saw those 2 packs and was tempted to grab a few as well.  I haven't yet, but might at some point.  The Wolverine has a new head, right?  And I believe Black Panther is different/improved as well?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 2, 2010, 05:40 PM
No luck for me yet, I want the Punisher set.  Contemplating the Black Panther but is it just a new cape or is the figure different too?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 3, 2010, 10:40 AM
Any links or pics of these two-packs you guys are talking about?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 3, 2010, 06:37 PM
I looked at these briefly the other day, but nothing appealing enough to get me to buy them.  I think Panther looks a little better - did the old one have a cape?  The 2pack version does, but that's not enough to entice me.  Passing on all of them.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 3, 2010, 07:53 PM
The first release did not have a cape, i can't justify spedning 12.00 just on a cape. If teh figure is differetn and better I would pick it up.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 3, 2010, 10:48 PM
Any links or pics of these two-packs you guys are talking about?

yes (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FTarget_Exclusives_2_Packs%2F&dispsize=600&start=0)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 4, 2010, 01:46 PM
Any links or pics of these two-packs you guys are talking about?

yes (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=Hasbro%2FTarget_Exclusives_2_Packs%2F&dispsize=600&start=0)

Ah, okay, easy pass for me on all of these. Though I might want one Black ninja.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 5, 2010, 08:16 PM
Found all four of these and only bought the Wolverine/Black Hand Ninja. I already have plenty of Spidey, a couple of the Goblin. Didn't need either Iron Man as I have those already. Definitely not Black Panther just for the cape. I'm not a fan of Punisher, so that was a pass too.

While I have Wolverine, I can justify this purchase for what I have planned for him, and the black ninja just adds to the ranks I have of them.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 6, 2010, 10:20 AM
I received my order from HTS today for the SDCC exclusives (Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America).  All figures look really nice, and though I'm an opener, the packaging is great.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 6, 2010, 10:43 AM
Missed thw Punisher Target set. All they had were 4 Spider-Man sets and one Black Panther set. Although i said i wouldnt buy the BP set, having missing the punisher set was enough to justify the purchase  ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 6, 2010, 02:16 PM
I received my SDCC exclusives via HTS this week, and I have to say that the movie Spider-Man (3 3/4") is really well done.  I'm glad to have one to fit in with the various Iron Man stuff (and one Wolverine from last year).  It has me thinking about tracking down one of those 4" sized Hulks from the last movie line as well, since we know Thor/Cap are on the way next year.  I grabbed the exclusive Cap, and that looks like a great one as well, although I haven't opened it up yet.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 16, 2010, 08:22 PM
Went looking for the Punisher Target set today, no luck but found the Dark Avengers comic pack.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 17, 2010, 08:04 AM
I have only seen 4 of the Spiderman/Goblin sets and 1 of the Wolverine/Ninja Set.  I was mildly interested in the Black Panther set, and slightly more interested in the Punisher set - but having not seen them yet I am guessing I will be forced to pass.   ;D

On a slightly discouraging note, people are finding the Skrull wave and the Mystique wave already and all I have seen is the Juggie wave.

Nice to hear the newer comic packs are showing up - pretty certain I will be grabbing one of each in the in upcomming comic pack wave.  I am pretty sure I am not interested in the Cap/Wolvie pack and Thor/Iron Man pack from the following wave.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 17, 2010, 10:45 PM
On a slightly discouraging note, people are finding the Skrull wave and the Mystique wave already and all I have seen is the Juggie wave.

Nice to hear the newer comic packs are showing up - pretty certain I will be grabbing one of each in the in upcomming comic pack wave.  I am pretty sure I am not interested in the Cap/Wolvie pack and Thor/Iron Man pack from the following wave.

Same here, and all I've seen from that wave is Juggy, Havoc and the soldier. My stores are so packed with Hobgoblins and Iron Men that I'm not expecting to see anything new for quite some time.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 18, 2010, 10:50 AM
Just after writing the above post yesterday I did get some luck. 

at TRU in Mishawaka, Indiana I grabbed:  MJ, Iron Patriot and Winter Soldier (short hair).  Someone beat me to the other 3 in that wave.

At Target I nabbed the Wolverine with the nice head sculpt.  Also noticed that Walmart had them too.

But still, on a discouraging note - Target now has a full peg of the Silver/Red Iron Man, a full peg of House of M Spidey, and I think a full peg of Cap Americas.  So I am not really thinking I will see anything new in a while.  I do try and help the cause whenever I go there by moving some of the peg warmers to the end cap that has figures on it now - in hopes that some kids will have their parents impulse buy them.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 18, 2010, 02:20 PM
Went to a bunch of Targets yesterday and found my Punisher set finally and a random Union Jack which i needed too.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 19, 2010, 07:25 PM
I picked up the MU Skrull Soldier this morning at TRU, which finished the wave off for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 20, 2010, 03:18 PM
Just grabbed 4 x Multiple Man on Toysrus.com, and you can too.

That's gonna look sweet displayed.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 20, 2010, 08:06 PM
Just grabbed 4 x Multiple Man on Toysrus.com, and you can too.

That's gonna look sweet displayed.

Yeah, earlier today, the entire wave (minus Ghost Rider) was in stock.  Now, only Multiple Man and Wolverine remain.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 21, 2010, 08:40 AM
Just grabbed 4 x Multiple Man on Toysrus.com, and you can too.

That's gonna look sweet displayed.

Yeah, earlier today, the entire wave (minus Ghost Rider) was in stock.  Now, only Multiple Man and Wolverine remain.

All new figures from the wave, including Ghost Rider, are now IN STOCK.

*EDIT* - Be careful if you order.  I ordered three Ghost Riders, two Mystiques, one Multiplte Man, one Team X Wolverine, and one Captain Britain.  I just got a notice that all besides Ghost Rider and Wolverine were on back order ... though all of the figures still show as being in stock on the site.  Whatever.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 22, 2010, 02:37 AM
That Ghost Rider is a great figure, but I'll wait for a version with a bike.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 24, 2010, 02:19 PM
*EDIT* - Be careful if you order.  I ordered three Ghost Riders, two Mystiques, one Multiplte Man, one Team X Wolverine, and one Captain Britain.  I just got a notice that all besides Ghost Rider and Wolverine were on back order ... though all of the figures still show as being in stock on the site.  Whatever.

I just went to TRU to check onm how my order is going - still same info as what you are posting above.  I thought it was extra interesting that it looked like most of these newer figurs are not even listed anymore...  I hope I don't get screwed out of these figures and that TRU.com is just taking them off of their listing until they get stuff straightened out.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 24, 2010, 03:06 PM
*EDIT* - Be careful if you order.  I ordered three Ghost Riders, two Mystiques, one Multiplte Man, one Team X Wolverine, and one Captain Britain.  I just got a notice that all besides Ghost Rider and Wolverine were on back order ... though all of the figures still show as being in stock on the site.  Whatever.

I just went to TRU to check onm how my order is going - still same info as what you are posting above.  I thought it was extra interesting that it looked like most of these newer figurs are not even listed anymore...  I hope I don't get screwed out of these figures and that TRU.com is just taking them off of their listing until they get stuff straightened out.

Yeah, I noticed the same thing.  My three Ghost Riders and Wolverine shipped today, but the rest of the order is still in limbo.
Title: Re: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 26, 2010, 03:42 PM
Those damn Secret Wars two packs are really tempting.  Secret Wars was about the time of my second entry into the comic world.  I'd started reading comics really young at the Lake in the summer at my aunt and uncle's cabin, then sort of stopped, then got back in again.  Almost bought the Thor/Enchantress two pack but thankfully Canadian retail pricing snapped me back to reality. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 27, 2010, 10:01 AM
Over the last day or two, I picked up the latest Comic Packs at Target and received the Team X Wolverine and Ghost Rider from TRU.com.
Title: Re: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 27, 2010, 10:55 AM
The Secret Wars sets are what got me into buying Marvel Universe figures and suck the life out of Marvel Legends for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 27, 2010, 04:30 PM
Over the last day or two, I picked up the latest Comic Packs at Target and received the Team X Wolverine and Ghost Rider from TRU.com.

Nice.  I'll be on the lookout for my Daken figure in 2-3 weeks.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 28, 2010, 07:20 AM
Over the last day or two, I picked up the latest Comic Packs at Target and received the Team X Wolverine and Ghost Rider from TRU.com.

Nice.  I'll be on the lookout for my Daken figure in 2-3 weeks.

It's a nice figure, but I think that you'll really enjoy the Venom figure as well.  He's a bigger body than the other Spider-Mans.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 30, 2010, 10:36 AM
Hooray...    >:(

Quote
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Thank you for placing your recent order with us.

We wanted to inform you that there is a delay in fulfilling the item listed below in your order. Please accept our apologies for this delay.

At this time we do not have a ship date for the item. If you choose to wait for the item to ship, you do not need to contact us, and we will continue to process and ship your order as soon as we can. Please note, your credit card will not be charged for the item until the order is shipped.

If you would like us to cancel your order, please call our Customer Service department at 1-800-869-7787, and we will be happy to promptly provide you with a full refund.

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If the item(s) is not shipped by 09/29/2010 the item will be automatically cancelled and your credit card will not be charged, and/or your money will be refunded.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this delay.

Sincerely,

The Guest Service Team
Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com

This is in regards to my order for the Mystique wave plus others.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 30, 2010, 11:45 AM
Have you guys seen the unmasked Iron Patriot figure. I so want it. That was the figure i wanted from the last subscription poll. I am actually glad he didnt win and they released him in the regular line.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 30, 2010, 01:21 PM
Have you guys seen the unmasked Iron Patriot figure. I so want it. That was the figure i wanted from the last subscription poll. I am actually glad he didnt win and they released him in the regular line.

Yup, if I see him I am gonna grab him.  Of course, I wish they woulda just packed a head in with the non-variant version.

Which brings up an issue - wouldn't it rock if they sold every masked character and packed in an un-masked head for easy swapping? 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 30, 2010, 01:48 PM
Hooray...    >:(

Quote
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for placing your recent order with us.

We wanted to inform you that there is a delay in fulfilling the item listed below in your order. Please accept our apologies for this delay.

At this time we do not have a ship date for the item. If you choose to wait for the item to ship, you do not need to contact us, and we will continue to process and ship your order as soon as we can. Please note, your credit card will not be charged for the item until the order is shipped.

If you would like us to cancel your order, please call our Customer Service department at 1-800-869-7787, and we will be happy to promptly provide you with a full refund.

30-Day Policy
If the item(s) is not shipped by 09/29/2010 the item will be automatically cancelled and your credit card will not be charged, and/or your money will be refunded.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this delay.

Sincerely,

The Guest Service Team
Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com

This is in regards to my order for the Mystique wave plus others.

I got the same email.  I'll leave the order open for now, but I will continue to hunt for the three figures ... just in case.
Title: Re: Marvel Legends
Post by: Sprry75 on August 30, 2010, 09:30 PM
Those damn Secret Wars two packs are really tempting.  Secret Wars was about the time of my second entry into the comic world.  I'd started reading comics really young at the Lake in the summer at my aunt and uncle's cabin, then sort of stopped, then got back in again.  Almost bought the Thor/Enchantress two pack but thankfully Canadian retail pricing snapped me back to reality. 

You can have my Enchantress, if you want.  Just let me know.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 1, 2010, 01:34 PM
<----   is exremely frustrated to see that HTS has MU wave 12 as coming soon  (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/marvel-universe-wave-10-12-pack?BR=820&SBR=726&ST=SO&PG=2)and not as singles      >:(

edit:  just realized that since HTS is only putting these up for sale by the case wave by wave, they are probably not even ordering revison cases by Hasbro.  not good for the line...
Title: Re: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 1, 2010, 03:48 PM
Those damn Secret Wars two packs are really tempting.  Secret Wars was about the time of my second entry into the comic world.  I'd started reading comics really young at the Lake in the summer at my aunt and uncle's cabin, then sort of stopped, then got back in again.  Almost bought the Thor/Enchantress two pack but thankfully Canadian retail pricing snapped me back to reality. 

You can have my Enchantress, if you want.  Just let me know.

Thanks kindly but no.  I own a regular red/black Spidey and a black Spidey but that's it from the line.  They've been in the house now for about six or so months and I still haven't opened them.  I said for a long time I wasn't going to rebuy an entire line because of a different scale and I'm pretty much sticking to that.  Once I've purged my 6" legends, then I'd probably buy some loose lots for reduced prices down the road.  As it is these are $10 for singles and $18 for two packs so I just do not have any interest in getting into them.  Once I had a loose figure I'd probably relent and start picking them up.   ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 1, 2010, 05:41 PM
Have you guys seen the unmasked Iron Patriot figure. I so want it. That was the figure i wanted from the last subscription poll. I am actually glad he didnt win and they released him in the regular line.

I was hitting an out of the way WM looking for the Jabba pack today, and happened to see two of these on the pegs there.  I picked one up, just to add to the Spidey shelf, kind of a neat version/variant.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 3, 2010, 10:27 AM
As of writing this Galactus (SDCC supposedly), SDCC Cap, and SDCC Thor are in stock at HTS

edit: galactus now out of stock, Cap gone
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: dave in the basement on September 3, 2010, 12:58 PM
How much was Galactus going for on HTS?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 3, 2010, 01:06 PM
it was $59.99 still.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 3, 2010, 04:55 PM
Anybody here pick up Galactus from SDCC - or going to when it hits retail?  I'll likely pass, as I'm happy with the Build a Figure from the Legends days - but the new version does look kind of spiffy and apparently has lights/sounds too right?  We'll see if/when I see it in person, but if it hits clearance I might consider it too.  Those "gigantic battle" packs at WM last year pretty much hit clearance as soon as they were stocked at our store for some reason, I think I picked up the Cap pack for $10 just for the Bucky-Cap figure.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Darby on September 3, 2010, 07:54 PM
Ben and I saw one for like $250 at Chicago Comic Con.  It is massive.   If I were more into the Marvel line, I'd probably go for it later on.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 4, 2010, 09:14 AM
I am going to be all over Galactus when he hits retail.  I just started collecting Marvel figures with this MU line and I am loving it.  Honestly I am probably starting to be in favor of this line over Star Wars.  Probably the reason for being in favor of this line over SW though is I have just about one of every figure made - and MU is a wide open for possibilities.

If only the distribution was a better.....
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on September 4, 2010, 11:15 AM
Have you guys seen the unmasked Iron Patriot figure. I so want it. That was the figure i wanted from the last subscription poll. I am actually glad he didnt win and they released him in the regular line.

I was hitting an out of the way WM looking for the Jabba pack today, and happened to see two of these on the pegs there.  I picked one up, just to add to the Spidey shelf, kind of a neat version/variant.

Same thing happened to me. Was happy to fond it so quick. Still can't find the havok or archamgel variants.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 7, 2010, 04:24 PM
man the frustrations continue.  still no shipping notice from TRU.com and I am making daily stops at retail because of all the reports I hear about people finding them all over the country.  Finally got a good piece of news that one of my local retailors supposedly have 3 cases in the back but they are probably burried on the pallets and they will get to them when they get to them.   ::)   more daily stops for me?    >:(
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 7, 2010, 07:23 PM
man the frustrations continue.  still no shipping notice from TRU.com and I am making daily stops at retail because of all the reports I hear about people finding them all over the country.  Finally got a good piece of news that one of my local retailors supposedly have 3 cases in the back but they are probably burried on the pallets and they will get to them when they get to them.   ::)   more daily stops for me?    >:(

What store has them in the back?  I haven't seen or heard any sign of them around here.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 8, 2010, 08:46 AM
WM
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: darth punkinhed on September 8, 2010, 09:33 AM
Anyone compare the new Galacticus to the Toy Biz ML BAF Galacticus? I was just wondering if anyone had a chance to put them side by side and what the consensus is.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on September 8, 2010, 11:08 AM
Not that they are "new" releases perhaps as the US retail shelves go but the Bucky,Black Widow,Iron Man,Thor (modern) and Old school Capt America are now in some Target stores here in Australia just recent and I thought they were mostly pretty good but the Iron Man was quite lame IMO.

I like IM a lot and am still not really thinking a decent mold of him in 3&3/4" scale has been acheived least in the MU line.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on September 8, 2010, 11:43 AM
Anyone compare the new Galacticus to the Toy Biz ML BAF Galacticus? I was just wondering if anyone had a chance to put them side by side and what the consensus is.

I haven't put them side by side, but from what we know, the BaF Galactus is roughly 12 inches tall, while the new one if 19 inches tall.  You've seen the pictures.

Here's a good comparison:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/4970799793_bfc942b65f_b.jpg)

The new Galactus is MUCH taller and more detailed especially around the head.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 8, 2010, 04:10 PM
In the comics, Galactus stands 26' 9" tall.

If the average super hero is 6' then in the comics Galactus is roughly 4.5x taller than man.

So as far as the figures go, a 4" figure up against the 19" Galactus is approximately the correct proportion.

The BAF version is roughly 50% too small.

I'm not a mathematician, but it seems that the new 19" Galactus is pretty much perfect in scale.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 8, 2010, 04:16 PM
nice comparisson shot - can't wait to get Galactus.   ;D

I did have a stroke of good luck today in finding Iron Spiderman and a Skrull Soldier with the english base - someone beat me to Wrecker.  Now I just need to find Wrecker, Iron Patriot with Norman head, and long haired Winter Soldier.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 9, 2010, 10:26 AM
I guess I didn't realize the new Galactus was that much larger than the Legends BAF - wow.  Now I'm slightly tempted to pick this up (not to mention the lights/sounds).  I'm sort of back and forth with this line, but I do think the quality has really gotten better in recent waves.  Right now, I'm just picking and choosing instead of buying the majority of the line.  I've started seeing the Winter Soldier/Iron Spidey/MJ wave at retail a bit now, but the rest is mostly older stuff.  I'm not sure who was all included in the Black Widow wave, but I don't think I've ever seen that wave at retail.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 10, 2010, 09:29 AM
A little bit more success for me yesterday:  Wrecker from WM and Skrull with Skrull writing base from Target. 

Now I just need to find Iron Patriot with Norman head, and long haired Winter Soldier.

Also, it sure would be neat if I stop at TRU today (they sometimes get trucks on fridays) and found me a Galactus!!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 10, 2010, 10:45 AM
The 2 new comic packs are up for pre-order on HTS.  I will wait though because I am not going to pay all that shipping for just 2 items.  Add more items and I will bite then HTS

I don't follow superhero squad but I think there are some new ones on HTS for that line too.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on September 11, 2010, 09:01 PM
Found a Phoenix/Cyclops comic pack today.  That was some good news for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 14, 2010, 04:48 PM
In Mishawaka, Indiana today:

Run, dont walk to your local TRU if you want the Mystique wave!!!!

I went to TRU today after work and they just finished setting up a new display pallet full of Marvel goodness!

There was A TON of the Mystique wave, maybe 5 cases, so I got my fill.

There was also a bunch of the cases of Iron Man.  I am guessing it was all from the case that has Fusion Armor and Whiplash in it - cuz they were the only "new" figures on it.  So if you still need Whiplash, there you go.

There was also a bunch of Spiderman figures.  I hoped for Carnage - but no luck.  There was however a bunch of Rhino if you need him.

edit:  how could I forget.  I also brought home The Destroyer of Worlds from TRU.  :grin:  All were 4 on the shelf were classic colors    


(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2185/dsc09856q.jpg)

the box shows his eyes light up blue, mine only go orange.

The back of the Galactus box has a really neat picture showing off almost all of the definitive versions of each character from the MU line.  A couple of omissions pop out though.  There is Negative Zone thing, but no versions of Torch or Reed.  Several versions of Iron Man, but only the black version of Spiderman.  probably other things too.

just need those comic packs....
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on September 14, 2010, 06:11 PM
That is an impressive photo.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 14, 2010, 08:55 PM
That is an impressive photo.

   E...

Thanks!  I wanted to make sure I gave people a size reference so, while including Silver Surfer was obvious, I thought throwing the Skrull in the pic would be helpful.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on September 14, 2010, 10:10 PM
How much did Galactus cost, if you don't mind my asking? I remember the SDCC version being like $70, but I think I read that it was going to be cheaper at retail.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on September 15, 2010, 12:23 AM
Excellent display of SS and Galactus shmashwitdaclub  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 15, 2010, 08:57 AM
How much did Galactus cost, if you don't mind my asking? I remember the SDCC version being like $70, but I think I read that it was going to be cheaper at retail.

$49.99 at TRU.  Kinda surprised they didn't inflate the price a little in their typical fashion.  What is really cool about this figure is the level of quality put into him.  He is solid!  I don't think he feels "cheap" anywhere.  Pretty heavy too.  On top of all of that, his articulation works very well too.   
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on September 15, 2010, 01:51 PM
How much did Galactus cost, if you don't mind my asking? I remember the SDCC version being like $70, but I think I read that it was going to be cheaper at retail.

$49.99 at TRU.  Kinda surprised they didn't inflate the price a little in their typical fashion.  What is really cool about this figure is the level of quality put into him.  He is solid!  I don't think he feels "cheap" anywhere.  Pretty heavy too.  On top of all of that, his articulation works very well too.   

Wow.  Cool display, but $50 for an action figure (even a big big one like this) seems pretty expensive to me. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 15, 2010, 06:10 PM
Any chance we can get a pic of Galactus vs. AT-AT?

 >:D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on September 15, 2010, 10:31 PM
Wow.  Cool display, but $50 for an action figure (even a big big one like this) seems pretty expensive to me. 

Well, you do get the Silver Surfer, which is like $8.50 on its own, so look at it as paying $41.49 for Galactus. :P
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 16, 2010, 10:24 AM
I used the TRU coupon I posted in the vintage thread and I got mine for $45   8)

The Silver Surfer is a nice upgrade too.  I like the shinier paint job and black eyes.  Though, I think if I had the choice, since I already have a "silver" Silver Surfer, I may have preferred the translucent one over the one I got - have to wait until I see it in hand.  However, I am only buying one Galactus, and I wanted the "classic color" one.

And I will get to work on the AT-AT vs. Galactus battle when I get home from work.  That would be an interesting pic to show off the size of this guy.   ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 16, 2010, 01:02 PM
For any that are interested, Galactus is now in stock at TRU.com:

Galactus (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4079586)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 16, 2010, 04:21 PM
Here you go!

This is just another pic for size referrence with other action figures
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8831/dsc09857.jpg)

The battle begins!
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/9448/dsc09858f.jpg)


The AT-AT doesn't stand a chance!
(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/8313/dsc09859w.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: iFett on September 16, 2010, 04:37 PM
HA!  That last pic is pretty cool.   :)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 16, 2010, 05:50 PM
 ;D  I wanted to seat Galactus a little higher up on the AT-AT so I could have him holding onto the "marionette" controls of the AT-AT with his right hand but I couldn't get him to spread his legs quite that far due to his "skirt"
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 17, 2010, 11:23 AM
I picked up Mystique, Multiple Man, and Captain Britain today at TRU.
No Galactus.   :(
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on September 17, 2010, 11:27 AM
I am waiting on the darker version of Galactus. Still no luck on the Phoenix set for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 22, 2010, 10:41 AM
I grabbed the two new comic packs at TRU last night - the price point was a bit higher than other stores $14.99 compared to I believe $12.99 at other places, but I was able to use the $5 off coupon on the combined puchase. 

There were two of the Cyclops/Phoenix sets - the set I grabbed has seemingly flawless paint apps.

The Dark Spidey/Wolverine set had paint issues on one character or the other between the 3 sets that were on the pegs.  I opted for the set where Dark Spidey had near flawless paint apps and Dark Wolverine (Daken) had some brown spots in several of the yellow areas on his body.

I am now all caught up with retail other than the long haired Winter Soldier.  I should be getting unmasked Iron Patriot via trade shortly.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: dave in the basement on September 22, 2010, 12:54 PM
I grabbed an Iron Spider-Man over the weekend, which was a great find for me.  I also saw the normal Galactus, but I have a preorder in for the dark version with BBTS.  Fun stuff.

Dave
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 24, 2010, 03:19 PM
I got my Galactus today from TRU.com.  This thing is awesome!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 30, 2010, 11:06 AM
just saw that BBTS has the next 3 comic packs in stock as a set of 3 - $45 - not bad if you are interested in all 3. Personally I just want Sentry.    ::)

Sentry/Spiderman
Thor/Iron Man
Capt America/Wolverine

listing is here (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS19114&mode=retail&picture=in)

and is it just me or does something look different about the Spidey in the Sentry set.  Kinda looks like he is on the Black symbiote-style Spidey body...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 30, 2010, 12:09 PM
I also noticed they have the first 2011 singles wave up for preorder (expected December), for those that are interested.  I believe Spider-Woman is already sold out.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 30, 2010, 12:55 PM
yup - you can buy the set of 6 for $60 - not too shabby considering I actually, really want one of each of those.  whereas the wave before it, consisting of only 5 figures: Hawkeye (bullseye), Constrictor, Yellow Jacket, Iron Man 2020, and Thanos for...   $70   :o    thats a bit outrageous imo.   and while I will get one of each from that wave because so far I have grabbed one of each figure in this line out so far, gotta admit I really only like 1 of them - Thanos.  I will get Hawkeye for the addition to the rest of the DA team, and I really dont know anything about Yellow Jacket, Constrictor, or IM 2020

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 5, 2010, 11:14 AM
The X-men wave figures are available as singles at HTS right now.  Hopefully a good sign that HTS won't keep doing cases only for this line - or perhaps they plan on waiting months after the wave hit retail to do this - time will tell.  

I am pretty sure there is a new code for HTS too I remember seeing over at RS.com I think it might be "alltoy15"

edit: archangel now gone
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 6, 2010, 08:45 PM
I saw the new(er) wave of these at WM tonight (Multiple Man, Ghost Rider, etc.) and have to admit I briefly had them in the cart until I saw the price: $8.97.  I just couldn't justify $9 for one of these, especially when they are cheaper elsewhere.  It was tempting, simply because these aren't always the easiest to find at retail, but I don't think I want/need them that badly.  Even with the prices going up on Legends sized stuff, I think I'd feel better paying $15 for a Legends or DCUC figure than $9 for something like MU.  SW prices are bad enough.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 6, 2010, 09:55 PM
It seems like both Target and WM both raised their prices $1 coincinding with the playsaver.com $1 off coupon being released.  pretty crappy cuz I was really hoping those coupons would help clear product.

who knows - maybe coupon crazed parents will still do it cuz they think they are getting a deal with the coupon   ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on October 6, 2010, 11:01 PM
I think all my local Wal-Marts abandoned the MU line, since all they have are Spidey and Iron Man figs. TRU has maybe one Iron Man MU figure, and Target is clogged with Hobgoblins. Luckily I'm not as "in to" this line as I was a year ago, because on top of not seeing anything new in ages (my one sighting of Juggernaut aside) $9 for a figure that size is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on October 7, 2010, 09:56 AM
MU figures are still $6.99 at the Targets around here, but at least one Wal-Mart has raised the price to $8.97.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 7, 2010, 11:42 PM
Christmas is coming....

And these have always been in that $8.97-9.99 range up here already.  Crazy stuff and the two packs at $14.99 plus taxes pushing them over $16. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 8, 2010, 02:33 PM
A first look (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2010_NYCC%2FHasbro%2FDay_1%2F&start=0) at some of the Marvel Universe stuff being shown at NYCC.  Looks like a couple new figures (Cable, Apocalypse), the "comic series" from the Cap line for next year, as well as Thor movie stuff (and cardbacks for both).  Hopefully we'll see more throughout the weekend.  I have to admit, that new Sentinel looks kind of nifty.  I thought I'd be happy with the Legends versions of Galactus and the Sentinel, but I have to admit to being tempted to pick the new ones up.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on October 8, 2010, 04:39 PM
Some nice looking stuff. Not terribly thrilled by the look of the Cap comic series though. It looks like a bunch of Cap variants and a Bucky. You'd thin they'd have learned from the Iron Man line that releasing 20 variants of the main character right out of the gate isn't the greatest idea ever. Shame, I was really looking forward to seeing what they'd do with the comic series. Hoped we'd get a few badies at least.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on October 8, 2010, 04:56 PM
At least they are finally making Cap right
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on October 8, 2010, 05:18 PM
I figured we'd be seeing more of the same with the Cap and Thor lines after the disasters that were the Wolverine and Iron Man lines. Cap looks great though, I'll definitely be snagging that one.

The X-Men figures continue to impress too, I'm definitely going to snag Apocalypse and the Sentinel.

Anyone know when that Giant Size X-Men box set comes out?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 8, 2010, 05:23 PM
I figured we'd be seeing more of the same with the Cap and Thor lines after the disasters that were the Wolverine and Iron Man lines.

The Iron Man figures have been fantastic quality.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on October 8, 2010, 05:32 PM
Quality wise, they're great. I think the complaints with the Iron Man line have to do with the case ratios and lack of villains until later waves. At least with Iron Man constant variants make sense since he does have dozens of different armors. I didn't mind this for the comic series since most of the armors are visually distinctive from one another, but with Cap, the differences aren't as large, much like the Wolverine Line. That said, some of those caps do look pretty sweet. I'm hoping there might be a few more reveals this weekend. At least give us a nice Red Skull, and I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 10, 2010, 06:21 AM
I'm hoping there might be a few more reveals this weekend.

Go to marvelousnews.com, they posted pictures of USAgent, Crossbones, and another Captain Britain.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on October 10, 2010, 12:42 PM
I figured we'd be seeing more of the same with the Cap and Thor lines after the disasters that were the Wolverine and Iron Man lines.

The Iron Man figures have been fantastic quality.

I definitely agree with you there, but the character selections and case ratios were absolutely awful, especially in the Iron Man line. And judging from the pics, it looks like the Cap line is going to have a bunch of Caps and maybe one villain to fight.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 11, 2010, 04:22 PM
TRU up here bumped the price of two packs (with comic) to $19.99  :o
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 11, 2010, 04:27 PM
TRU up here bumped the price of two packs (with comic) to $19.99  :o

A few more dollars and the French will finally be receiving the level of punishment they deserve.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 13, 2010, 09:24 AM
possible upcomming comic packs pulled from Walmart computers from marvelousnews.com forums:

Ddpool/tskmtr = deadpool vs. taskmaster
pwrmn/irnfist = powerman vs. iron fist
spd/cptbritain = spiderman vs captain birtain
wolv/slvrsam = wolverine vs. silver samurai

some of these sound great!

and on another MU note X-Men's Arcade Comes To Playstation Network & Xbox Live (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=13565)!   I loved this arcade game - I cant wait!  My son and I will have an awesome time with this one.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on October 13, 2010, 11:46 AM
I haven't picked up any MU figures yet, even though when they were first debuted I thought that there were a few I would buy.  At this point I think the only two figures I'm interested in buying are Rogue and Gambit.

I bought the Gambit figure from the Wolverine line, but he's kind of lacking compared to the MU figures.  Anyone following this line hear any rumblings of Hasbro doing Rogue and Gambit any time soon?

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 13, 2010, 01:30 PM
I follow the line pretty well, this line is grabbing my attention more than SW most days, and I am pretty sure that there really hasn't been much said from Hasbro about either figure.

I just found this QnA round up  (http://toynormous.com/?p=4500) from the last time there was a QnA ages ago, but it seems like a question from the web site Kitty's Pride may have answer pertaining to Gambit.  I would look at the answer but it is blocked here from my work.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on October 13, 2010, 02:03 PM
Yep.  That question was about Hasbro going back to figures from the Wolverine line and moving them to the MU line.  Hasbro didn't mention any by name but said there might be some overlap and they may make upgrades to the MU release to bring it in line with the rest of the figures.

I really want tricked out versions of Gambit and Rogue.  Rogue kind of got skipped in the Marvel Legends line (I wasn't buying that gigantic TRU set to get her, and I didn't like her face sculpt anyway) and other than the short hair, red outfit version of her from a couple of years ago, there hasn't really ever been a decent version of her.

I see Deadpool on that list of 2-packs.  I wonder if that'll be a straight re-pack of the Wolverine release, updated WO fig or new.  I haven't gone through all the NYCC photos yet but I don't recall seeing Deadpool there so we might not know yet.

One thing, that Sentinal that hasbro is going to release looks awesome!  I didn't care for any of the Cap or Thor movie figs they showed off last weekend, but there were a couple MU figs in there that were interesting.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 13, 2010, 03:03 PM
As for Deadpool he is coming in on of these packs for sure:

(http://powet.tv/powetblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/MU_Avengers_MrvlsNws.jpg)
(http://powet.tv/powetblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/MU_XForce_MrvlsNws.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 13, 2010, 03:57 PM
As for Deadpool he is coming in on of these packs for sure:

(http://powet.tv/powetblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/MU_Avengers_MrvlsNws.jpg)
(http://powet.tv/powetblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/MU_XForce_MrvlsNws.jpg)

Might get the top set, but really only thing "new" is Ant Man. The other figures are repaints.

Passing on the bottom set.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 13, 2010, 04:24 PM
Same with me, but I will be getting the top set cuz I like what I am seeing in the Hulk and the Iron Man
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on October 14, 2010, 10:36 AM
I picked up Yellowjacket, Constrictor, and Dark Hawkeye at Wal-Mart last night.  Thanos was already gone.
 :(
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 14, 2010, 11:20 AM
Is there a handy checklist out there somewhere? 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 14, 2010, 12:52 PM
Is there a handy checklist out there somewhere?  

the one at CTR looks pretty complete to me - even with all the stuff shown at the recent Cons and rumored comic packs.  Honestly, since Curto follows this lineup pretty well (he has said countless times that he is more excited about this line than SW), and has had those excluisve interviews with the Hasbro MU crew, for him to already include the "newly rumored" comic packs on the check list makes me think they are pretty official.  Afterall, he didn't put them under the rumor list at the very bottom of the checklist, but all that is pure speculation on my part.

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro_MU.asp
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 14, 2010, 04:11 PM
Thanks. 

Interesting to see that the fan's choice always has a stinker - so many Luke Cage on the pegs here it isn't funny.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 15, 2010, 10:53 AM
I picked up Yellowjacket, Constrictor, and Dark Hawkeye at Wal-Mart last night.  Thanos was already gone.
 :(

Don't upset me this early in the day.

I'm drooling over Dark Hawkeye and Pym.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 15, 2010, 12:07 PM
Okay I got out of the office to go look.  No wave 11 yet.  But I did find Galactus at TRU.

So now I'm okay for a day or so.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on October 15, 2010, 02:30 PM
I saw the wave with Thanos, Hawkeye and the others last night at Walmart.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 15, 2010, 02:32 PM
It didn't last a day.  I'm again fiending for Bullseye and Yellow Jacket.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 16, 2010, 01:32 PM
Is there a handy checklist out there somewhere? 

Are you thinking about picking up some of this line Brent?  I have to admit, I've been back and forth with it.  I have quite a few (maybe even most, after awhile), but I was thinking about dropping the line for awhile.  I think some of the earlier waves were a little rough, but the quality seems to have taken a pretty good step up with recent releases.  That said, with word that Legends might be returning in a more regular way in 2012, I'm rethinking things again.  It does sometimes seem silly having two displays going, with essentially the same figures, but the 3 3/4" stuff sure is more space efficient.  The 6" stuff just seems to "look" better for the most part though.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 16, 2010, 07:10 PM
I'm still torn Brian.  I love the old Legends stuff but I've already started thinning that herd.  If I commit to getting rid of more stuff, even all of it, then the MU stuff seems somewhat manageable because of the scale. 

The larger issue for me is quite simply display space so the 6" scale, while I like it better for the detail and having pretty much all I want already, is cumbersome.  I could get a decent enough 3.75" collection in far less than half the space. 

I think it'll boil down to what I end up doing with the original line.  If I can move it for decent enough money, then yeah, I'd probably start over but not worry about chase stuff.  The pricing here is terrible, but HTS.com is reasonable given our dollar is on par.  If they're selling singles then it works out ok price wise at the moment.  The prices here, as I've pointed out several times, are horrendous. 

Another advantage to coming into the line late is that some of the two packs, with duplicate figures in them, I don't own yet.  So I can go and buy something like Captain America and Klaw and not end up with extra stuff.  Looking over the checklist there's lots I don't want either so I'm not setting up to be a completist.  I'm obviously late on the first Series but some of that stuff is still on the pegs here and a lot of it I simply have no interest in.  I've had the original red/blue and black Spiderman figures in package since they came out, thinking about what to do.  Some of the sculpts have gotten a lot better too.

I guess the frustration would come with some of the exclusives that I've missed.  I can keep my Galactus from the ML line and not feel bad though.  So I guess, yeah, I'm leaning towards starting something since I'm actually collecting so little now.  Getting rid of 6" makes a lot of space that this stuff won't reach in terms of size.  Of course if I leap in, they'll can this stuff and go back full force to the 6" but what can I do?   ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on October 16, 2010, 10:05 PM
I was totally against the line at first but have fallen in love with it. My interest in 6 inch legends is pretty much gone. This has always been my favorite scale anyway. Still missing a few from the early waves but am pretty up to date. Basically Brent, go for it  ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on October 21, 2010, 09:08 AM
I got the Sentry/Spider-Man Comic Pack from a fellow collector last night.  He picked the set up at a local Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 22, 2010, 07:05 AM
Found Sentry last night at both TRU and Walmart.

No sign of Carnage or Wave 11 yet.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 22, 2010, 07:07 AM
For some reason comic packs are way easier to find and more plentiful than single carded figures, unless of course you're looking for single carded Iron Man, Spider-Man, Colossus, Juggernaut or A.I.M. Soldiers.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2010, 10:01 AM
For those interested, it looks like a few MU figures are part of BBTS' current "$5 or less" sale.  The ones I see listed so far are Iron Patriot, Colossus, House of M Spidey, Extremis Iron Man, Classic Iron Man, Winter Soldier, Captain America (1st App), Team X Wolverine, 1st Series Spidey, Wrecker, Cap/Klaw Comic Pack, as well as some figures from the Iron Man line.  Some pretty good deals if anyone is looking for these figures, especially when they are going for $8-9 each at retail (at least around here).
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 22, 2010, 11:02 AM
fyi - HTS has the latest comic pack wave up for pre-order.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on October 26, 2010, 01:26 PM
I got Thanos in the mail yesterday from another collector. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on October 29, 2010, 11:08 PM
I found the variant Havok and Ghost Rider today.  I hate this line.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 30, 2010, 01:53 PM
I hate this line.

Presuming you're being facetious, but why?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on October 30, 2010, 03:53 PM
Because I'm finding it irresistibly cool and I don't need to buy more of this ****.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 1, 2010, 09:16 AM
I grabbed Thanos, Iron Man 2020, and Dark Hawkeye at target this weekend.  I just need to find Constricto and Yellow Jacket now to be caught up.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on November 1, 2010, 12:44 PM
I did see an Iron Man 2020 at Target this weekend, but none of the others.  I don't know that I necessarily need much from this wave, but I'd probably have grabbed Thanos if I saw him.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 5, 2010, 01:47 PM
 :-[

So I've started picking up a few of these despite what, a couple of years of saying I won't?  Loozer. 

Anyway I stumbled onto a few cool figures and then actually also found a few older figures I would have wanted.  At this point I'm not being a completeist and hope I can stick to that.  I think more than anything else my OCD was lonely and needed to buy something other than the half dozen SW figures I'd picked up this year. 

Of course now I can't find any restocking at any of the stores and there's a boatload of older stuff I'm missing.  I also see HTS.com is about as useful as it always has been with a lot of stuff perpetually out of stock. 

I have been having some pretty decent luck selling off some of the Marvel Legends stuff as well.  Not getting all the money I'd like for them but I think between the lame duck stuff that'll end up in the garage sale and the stuff that actually has some value on Ebay I'll end up probably breaking even minus the shipping I paid on the other stuff.  Pretty sure I'll keep the Galactus I have since it has zero cost associated and limited resale value with the new version(s) out there.  Not sure about the Giant Man BAF as I might keep the ML series IV variant I also have that would seem not entirely giant to this scale, but sufficiently larger. 

So any good online resources with reasonable pricing?  Ha!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 9, 2010, 10:11 AM
Never thought I'd be happy about a card-bender but we have one locally.  Usually hits up stuff like THs and UGH star wars stuff but they've started in on the Marvel Universe stuff too surprisingly.  I don't know if it was because the cards were bent or if my timing was just good but I was able to pick up Juggernaut, Colossus and Kitty Pryde yesterday, all with corners of the cards bent.  I couldn't care less because I continue merrily as an opener as I always have.  I also found a Havok, but would really have preferred the classic look that is unfortunately the variant.  I think the only thing eluding me from this wave now is the Archangel figure and I'd be happy with either version. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 11, 2010, 10:29 AM
EE is posting a bunch (7) of revision cases for wave 12.  Looks like it will soon be a lot easier to get some of the harder to find figures from earlier on plus their variants (I would guess that this is when they are being released).  Looking through some of the cases listings I am seeing:

(in no particular order)
Bullseye
Black Widow
Bucky
Daredevil
Punisher
Grey Hulk
Havok
Silver Surfer
Moon Knight
Jean Grey
Vision
Warpath
Sunfire
Black Panther
Ms. Marvel
Thing
Hand Ninja
Archangel
Union Jack
Kitty Pride
etc.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on November 11, 2010, 02:26 PM
That is great to see.  Even with the line's relatively slow start, a lot of those earlier figures (Hulk, Silver Surfer, Daredevil) were pretty difficult to find after the initial launch.  I know some of the others on that list (Black Widow and Vision in particular) never hit around here, at least that I saw (or they were blink and miss them).
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on November 11, 2010, 03:19 PM
Man, great news!

Of those you listed, I need these:
Black Widow (Blonde variant)
Bucky (long hair variant)
Grey Hulk
Surfer
Jean Grey
Vision (both regular and phasing)
Warpath (red and blue costume)


Oh and I need Iron Patriot (variant head)

Man, and how could I forget Galactus...Both color versions

This is a fun line to collect, but man, sometimes the figures are hard to come by.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 11, 2010, 11:10 PM
That is a nice set of re-releases, especially for me as I delayed so long with this line.  Though it is also quite interesting to see a number of figures that are absolutely clogging the pegs here like Bucky, Ms. Marvel and the Hand Ninja.  And if I see another Luke Cage I'll puke.  I do need a fair number of those listed.  One thing I will say for delaying is it has made the two-packs incredibly appealing to get and I won't end up with duplicates of much of anything.  I'm just waiting for a sale locally as almost all of the sets can be found. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 12, 2010, 08:59 AM
Where are you at Morbug?  While I personally do not need them - Bucky, Ms. Marvel, and Hand Ninja have been long gone in my parts.  Luke Cage too   :)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 12, 2010, 02:29 PM
Where are you at Morbug?  While I personally do not need them - Bucky, Ms. Marvel, and Hand Ninja have been long gone in my parts.  Luke Cage too   :)

I'm up in Canada, Winnipeg specifically.  The negative part is regular price on these is $9.99.  We occasionally get sales though, 30% off that makes them more reasonably priced.  I don't think I'll see these MOC by the time the sale comes around but if you open, then they are around. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on November 12, 2010, 02:30 PM
Nice. I still need Bullseye, phasing vision, ms. Marvel, blonde black widow, and red warpath.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 15, 2010, 10:10 AM
Just an FYI, HTS finally has the regular retail version of Galactus up for pre-order for $49.99.  If it were for $0.01 more it would be free shipping.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 21, 2010, 09:09 AM
I found an Iron Man 2099 at Target this week.  I was initially going to skip him, but he looks pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 23, 2010, 09:53 AM
I have not got it myself yet - but I have read a couple reports about the new Hulk wave being found at retail (KMart - possibly Walmart).  Can't wait for that wave - they all look great!

over at marvelousnews.com they have a couple pics plus the info that the file cards are no longer included.  marvelousnews.com thinks that by no longer including the cards Hasbro is trying to save costs - I say it is because Hasbro stopped caring about those cards and the web site that went along with it a long time ago.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 23, 2010, 11:00 AM
Which Hulk is in this wave?  I've managed to find the Green and the Red versions but not the Grey.  And I think I need to take the Green back to the store because I can get it in the two-pack version. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 23, 2010, 11:31 AM
Which Hulk is in this wave?  I've managed to find the Green and the Red versions but not the Grey.  And I think I need to take the Green back to the store because I can get it in the two-pack version. 

The face/head sculpt is much better in the Secret Wars Cyclops 2 pack.  And the Cyclops is nice too.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on November 23, 2010, 11:32 AM
Which Hulk is in this wave?  I've managed to find the Green and the Red versions but not the Grey.  And I think I need to take the Green back to the store because I can get it in the two-pack version. 

World War Hulk.

(http://www.toyark.com/news/attach/2/6/0/2/Marvel-Universe-2011-Series-1-World-War-Hulk_1285959837.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 23, 2010, 01:02 PM
Which Hulk is in this wave?  I've managed to find the Green and the Red versions but not the Grey.  And I think I need to take the Green back to the store because I can get it in the two-pack version. 

the only thing "wrong" with that Hulk in that pack is the color.  It isn't necessarily horrible or anything, but it is a very bright green - which makes him stand out as an odd ball imo.  This was especially true when the pack was first issued.  When it came back around in later assortments it seemed to me like Hasbro did dull it down a touch (I think they added more shading).

I agree that the head sculpt on the comic version is better.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 23, 2010, 02:16 PM

The face/head sculpt is much better in the Secret Wars Cyclops 2 pack.  And the Cyclops is nice too.

Excellent, thank you.  My dawdling is once again seeming to pay off.  I wanted the Cyclops as well and by not jumping in on this line early it seems I may benefit.  Since I may luck into a later version of the pack, maybe it won't be dayglo green. 

Also thanks Neal for the answer on which Hulk, I don't need that version myself.  It's very cool looking, but not a storyline I'm familiar with so I can pass on it pretty easily. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 23, 2010, 03:40 PM
Just ordered 13 two-packs from HTS.com for $9.74 each after using the discount code.  Free shipping to boot and an instant collection is to be had. 

I'll have to return the green Hulk I have as well as my regular and black costume Spiderman figures if I can.  I still have the receipt for the Hulk figure so no problem there but the Spidey receipts are long gone.  Hopefully my Wally receipts for other figures will work on those. 

Really nice to see that the Absorbing Man/Dr. Doom set was in stock too.  I'd picked one up locally and was going to hold onto it until it went on sale and then get a price adjustment.  After taxes I paid $21 and change locally so the $9.74 pricetag is far, far more appealing. 

I might have a duplicate Wolverine figure now though, maybe two.  But I'd picked up some cleared out Wolverine movie figs that are similar and only paid $3 a piece so not a huge investment if I decide to get rid of them.  They'll just go in the garage sale in spring at $5 per :-X
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 25, 2010, 04:23 PM
Managed to stumble into an Electro and a Guardian figure yesterday.  Gotta say I was pretty pleased to find both.  This looked to be an older case with Daredevil (who I probably should have bought), Silver Surfer and a bunch of spidermen. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 26, 2010, 01:59 PM
Add Archangel to the pile now too.  I think that brings me up to date for the latest wave of stuff that's been released here lately. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 28, 2010, 08:04 AM
In the ad this week at TRU

2 for $9.99 All Star Wars, Iron Man, Marvel or GI Joe Action figures.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on November 29, 2010, 12:39 PM
Not a bad deal on MU figures, since the other stores seem to have them at $8-$9 locally (WM in particular has been steady at like $8.97 or something).  Our TRU has a good supply of MU figures, but nothing very new.  Still haven't really seen the Ghost Rider/Mystique/etc. wave, although I've sort of been picking and choosing with this line as of late.  It looks like Brent had a great idea and got caught up pretty well through comic packs.  I'm still on the fence about the new Galactus.  I have the ML version, but this new one is pretty spiffy.  It seems like TRU is the only place carrying it around here (and everywhere maybe?), and I've been seeing a few sell.  Too bad Target/WM isn't having it, as it seems like something you could maybe snag on clearance.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2010, 01:41 PM
I'm keeping some of my BAFs from the ML line instead of trying to snag a lot of the newer MU stuff that's similar.  I understand the new Galactus is better but then I have to unload my Galactus and pay more for a newer one.  Pass.  Right now this line to me is about half want, half economics.  If I can do things cost effectively, I'm in.  I should have sold off about 90% of my ML stuff by week's end, so space has been made.  I'm also mostly not buying characters I don't actually want, unlike with ML though that was often to complete BAFs.  But Luke Cage for example was never a huge character in my comic reading, so not really needed in my collection. 

Funny you mention Mystique.  I saw her once and left her behind, hoping for a sale on the 9.99 price up here at Walmart.  Then that wave never showed again that I have seen, rather it went to the Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Archangel, etc. wave being restocked nearly continuously.  Even with that though no variants on these figures for me.  I'd take either the Death Archangel or Havok variant instead, but would return the other versions as I'm not really interested in multiples anymore. 

Too bad D.C.'s smaller scale figures suck.  Wouldn't mind saving some space with those too.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on November 29, 2010, 02:01 PM
I'm keeping some of my BAFs from the ML line instead of trying to snag a lot of the newer MU stuff that's similar.  I understand the new Galactus is better but then I have to unload my Galactus and pay more for a newer one.  Pass.  Right now this line to me is about half want, half economics.  If I can do things cost effectively, I'm in.  I should have sold off about 90% of my ML stuff by week's end, so space has been made.  I'm also mostly not buying characters I don't actually want, unlike with ML though that was often to complete BAFs.  But Luke Cage for example was never a huge character in my comic reading, so not really needed in my collection.

I guess this technically isn't the "Legends" thread, but just out of curiosity, I was wondering what you ended up keeping from that line Brent.  With 90% sold off, that leaves just a smaller display, and I was just wondering who "made the cut".

I can see your point about the smaller scale/display area.  I wish DC's smaller line was better as well, as it would make things much easier.  That said, I have displays right now for Legends (2 shelves), DCUC (2 shelves) and Marvel Universe (1 shelf), which I guess seems a little ridiculous.  Plus, I have another rubbermaid bin full of others I don't have room for.  That includes the ML Build a Figures, which I hope to re-arrange and find room for (Galactus and Sentinel at least).  I've also been trying to be a lot pickier this time around like you mentioned, and not just completing waves to get a build a figure or buying a character on a whim that I don't necessarily need.  It definitely is more space-friendly though, and with your Legends sales, I'm guessing it is a lot more cost effective too since the Universe stuff is probably paid for from that pretty easily.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on November 29, 2010, 02:21 PM
I've seen some of the most recent MU waves over the last week, but the female characters have sold out almost imediatly as I haven't seen them.  The only recent female fig I've seen at all is Kitty Pryde.  I haven't picked any of these up yet but I do look at them and it's probably just going to take that one favorite character to pull me in.

I do think they're good looking figures for the most part, though, and can unerstand why they are so popular.  The price is a little sketchy, though, and distribution has been terrible around here making it a hard line to piece together.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 1, 2010, 02:13 PM
I was just looking over the MU checklists over at CTR (http://cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro_MU.asp), and noticed a lot of figures listed for next year that I hadn't heard/seen before.  Granted, these might be taken from rumors, but if these lineups hold up, it doesn't look too bad at all.  After 2011's Wave 1 (HA Iron Man, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman, etc.), it looks like this:

Apocalypse
Cable
Cyclops (Jim Lee)
Gladiator
1st Appearance Wolverine

X-23
Ultron
Darkhawk
Falcon
Dr. Strange

Steve Rogers
Namor
Scarlet Spider
Dr. Doom
Skaar

Invisible Woman
Ms. Marvel (Moonstone)
Starlord

Comic Packs
Deadpool/Taskmaster
Power Man/Iron Fist
Spider-Man/Captain Britain
Wolverine/Silver Samurai
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 1, 2010, 03:17 PM
Wow.  Pretty low distribution of Avengers.  No Wasp, Yellowjacket, Wonderman, Mockingbird, Ant-Man, Black Knight, Young Avengers?  There is really nothing on that list that I'm remotely excited about.  I might pick up a Falcon, but can't see getting any of the others. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2010, 03:25 PM
Wow.  Pretty low distribution of Avengers.  No Wasp, Yellowjacket, Wonderman, Mockingbird, Ant-Man, Black Knight, Young Avengers?  There is really nothing on that list that I'm remotely excited about.  I might pick up a Falcon, but can't see getting any of the others. 

My guess is that Avengers appeals to an older audience and Hasbro is aware of that.  So this line suffers from the same slight that star wars does - classic stuff takes a backseat to what's cool with the kids. 

I thought the Apocalypse wave was already out? 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jeff on December 1, 2010, 03:47 PM
Wow.  Pretty low distribution of Avengers. 

My guess is that Avengers appeals to an older audience and Hasbro is aware of that. 

My guess is that there is an Avengers movie planned for 2012 and they are holding off on a lot of them until then...  ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2010, 04:59 PM
Well there could be that too.  But I'd expect them to do a decent job of clinging to movie themed figures rather than classic look stuff, so that might alienate the old fogies too.  I swear, movie figures are 90% death for a toy line. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 2, 2010, 11:32 AM
Wow.  Pretty low distribution of Avengers.  No Wasp, Yellowjacket, Wonderman, Mockingbird, Ant-Man, Black Knight, Young Avengers?  There is really nothing on that list that I'm remotely excited about.  I might pick up a Falcon, but can't see getting any of the others.  

My guess is that Avengers appeals to an older audience and Hasbro is aware of that.  So this line suffers from the same slight that star wars does - classic stuff takes a backseat to what's cool with the kids.  

I thought the Apocalypse wave was already out?  

Agree with Jeff on the Avengers comment.  I hope Hasbro "takes up spots" in the comic line for the movie rather than the MU line.  Too many spots were/have been taken up by Iron Man while he has on own line on the shelf.

As for Apocalypse - unless I have missed it he has not hit yet.  His wave, as Brian has posted above, is after the Hulk wave, which is hitting now from posts I have read.  All the other things Brian has listed so far is just from rumors, though the comic pack listings were allgedly pulled from the computers at Walmart.

edit:  in other news I grabbed Yellow Jacket and Constrictor Monday at Target.  I am pretty much a loose, at least one of each character of this line, and I am all caught up now til I find the new Hulk wave
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2010, 04:39 PM
One store locally got hammered with the Colossus wave yet again.  No grief finding anything but variants in those and now it's starting to get to the point where Havok, Kitty Pryde and Colossus are all sitting, never mind the AIM soldier and lesser desired figs.  Yikes.  

I think I saw Apocalypse on ebay, carded, so assumed he was out.  I can wait and it's frankly good news if he's not currently given the backlog we now have.  I'll be in the States next weekend so hopefully I can stumble across some of that Yellow Jacket/Constrictor, etc. wave.  

D'oh!  I just looked at the list Brian linked and I'm confusing Thanos with Apocalypse, so that explains that.  And that wave appeared once here though I only saw Mystique and Multiple Man, but didn't buy either because I hadn't jumped on board yet.  That's a pretty nice wave.  I'm still missing the dang Skrull Soldier too. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 2, 2010, 06:19 PM
Grabbed the new Hulk, Spider Man 2099, and Iron Man in his new armor today at WM in Mishawaka, In. They price matched TRU's ad of 2 for $9.99 because the ad also states $4.99 each. Someone beat me to the other 3 new figures from the line - but evidence would suggest that they put out 2 cases of this wave (I saw 4 spiderman and 4 iron man). The Iron Man has some pretty sloppy paint apps cuz he is such a busy looking figure - I grabbed the best I saw. Also, a lot of the spiderman figures had alop sidded eyes, again, I grabbed the best I saw.

The New Hulk is killer, had to open him up right away.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on December 3, 2010, 02:15 PM
Picked up World War Hulk, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man 2099 and Iron Man today at Target.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 3, 2010, 03:47 PM
Picked up World War Hulk, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man 2099 and Iron Man today at Target.

I hate you.  I don't want to.  I just do.

Still haven't seen Yellow Jacket/Thanos wave.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on December 4, 2010, 10:24 AM
Picked up World War Hulk, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man 2099 and Iron Man today at Target.

I hate you.  I don't want to.  I just do.

Still haven't seen Yellow Jacket/Thanos wave.

That makes me a sad panda.   :(

This may make you hate me more ... a buddy grabbed a Spider-Woman and Doc Samson for me this morning at Wal-Mart, which completes the wave for me.  He got them to price-match the TRU "2 for $9.99" ad, so I got them for $5 each.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 4, 2010, 11:16 AM
This may make you hate me more ...

Not possible.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 4, 2010, 11:18 AM
2 Walmarts, 2 Targets, and a TRU that I hit regularly.  Not even wave 11 has ever put out.  Never even saw the pegwarmers.  Where the **** are these things?

Guess I'll just go back to EE if I don't see them soon.

Found a single Carnage laying on the floor at Walmart though, with everything else.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 5, 2010, 10:00 AM
I went looking for the new stuff this weekend as well, but no signs of it here.  We haven't seen the Thanos wave locally though either (or I missed it).  Actually, it has pretty much been the same figures at each of the "Big 3" for awhile now, and Target in particular has been pretty barren (just Iron Men and Spider-Men pretty much).
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on December 5, 2010, 04:34 PM
I've pretty much given up on finding new figures locally. Targets around here got the Juggernaut wave back in August but once that sold out it's back to seeing pegs and pegs of Hobgoblins, Green Goblins and other junk from 2009. Wal-Marts either have a lone peg full of Iron Men from 09 or don't carry the line at all anymore. And I haven't been to TRU in months but they hardly carried the line back when I used to check them anyway.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 6, 2010, 11:53 AM
We went to a Super Target a little further away from us this weekend, and I actually did see a Thanos and Ghost Rider on the pegs (for the first time).  I didn't really have the funds to pick them up, but I'll be checking back there eventually to see if they are there (or if there is a restock).  About every other store in our area has had virtually the same stuff for this line for quite awhile now.

This is one line (much like DCUC) where it almost pays to just order online.  I don't know if this is a nationwide thing or not, but Marvel Universe stuff has always been very hit or miss locally.  When the line first hit, certain figures from that first wave(s) clogged the pegs for awhile.  Then they stayed that way for quite some time before you'd find another wave for a bit.  Usually a wave or two seems to get skipped, and then you might find something.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 6, 2010, 02:44 PM
yeah, if you are lacking the 2 waves up on HTS if you order by the case, using the code holiday2010, you can get them for like $65 shipped to your door.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 6, 2010, 03:04 PM
Really surprised but pleased to find Mystique, Ghost Rider and Captain Britain today.  Annoyed I have to drive fifteen minutes to a different Walmart because the one three minutes from me doesn't stock them, but I guess you can't have everything. 

Looks like I missed out on Thanos, Constrictor and Yellowjacket though.  Multiple man and Team X Wolverine were there but I don't think I want them badly enough to spend the money. 

Can't seem to score on the Skrull soldier either. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 6, 2010, 05:32 PM

Looks like I missed out on Thanos, Constrictor and Yellowjacket though. 

those are not from the same wave as the other figures you listed - so unless I am missing something I don't think you missed them
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 6, 2010, 05:38 PM
Cool, thanks.  I was just looking at a list and they seemed in or near the same point in the order.  I'm not really sure what our cases are arriving with.  The Skrull soldier should seemingly be around but I still can't find it locally.  And I've found boatloads of what it ships with.  Now I suppose there could be an army builder locally but it still strikes me as odd. 

Hopefully I can find a few figures in the states next week that are from older waves that I haven't been able to pick up locally because I started so late.  I won't be able to hit too many stores but maybe I can stumble onto some figures to fill some holes. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 6, 2010, 05:59 PM
What wave is Yellowjacket shipping with?  I must have missed this one.

Did we ever see supposed variants like the blonde Black Widow hit retail?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 6, 2010, 08:19 PM
What wave is Yellowjacket shipping with?  I must have missed this one.

he comes in the wave with Thanos, Constrictor, Iron Man 2020, and Dark Hawkeye

Did we ever see supposed variants like the blonde Black Widow hit retail?

not at retail yet.  I am guessing that they may see release some of the upcomming revision cases EE has listed.  there are 7 revision cases coming that basically only has older stuff in it that is harder to get at this point.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 7, 2010, 05:45 PM

Found Yellow Jacket, Bullseye Hawkeye, and Constrictor at TRU today.  Now I'm happy and hate Neal a little less.  A little.

Thanos was gone, didn't really care.  I'd pick him up if I saw him, but I'm not drooling.

Anyone need a spare Yellow Jacket carded?

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 7, 2010, 11:57 PM

Found Yellow Jacket, Bullseye Hawkeye, and Constrictor at TRU today.  Now I'm happy and hate Neal a little less.  A little.

Thanos was gone, didn't really care.  I'd pick him up if I saw him, but I'm not drooling.

Anyone need a spare Yellow Jacket carded?



I need a spare yellow jacket!  I don't care about the card though.  Anything you need in exchange?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 8, 2010, 06:51 AM

I need a spare yellow jacket!  I don't care about the card though.  Anything you need in exchange?

Okay it's your's.  PM sent.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 8, 2010, 08:59 AM

I need a spare yellow jacket!  I don't care about the card though.  Anything you need in exchange?

Okay it's your's.  PM sent.

Back atcha.  Thanks Matt!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 9, 2010, 10:47 AM
Just a heads up for anyone interested, but Amazon currently has the MU Galactus (regular version) for $31.99 with free shipping.  Pretty nice deal.  Even though I have the ML version, I'm awfully tempted.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 10, 2010, 10:04 AM
Shot in the dark here, I still need Constrictor, Dark Hawkeye, Yellow Jacket and Thanos.

If anyone sees these and can pick them up for me, I'd be very grateful. I'm not as concerned about card condition as I am about the paint apps on the figure, since I'm an opener.

Thanks to anyone/everyone that can help.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 10, 2010, 10:07 AM
Just a heads up for anyone interested, but Amazon currently has the MU Galactus (regular version) for $31.99 with free shipping.  Pretty nice deal.  Even though I have the ML version, I'm awfully tempted.

he is now $29.99!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 11, 2010, 09:10 PM
Bought wave 12 at Target today which is obviously a Christmas miracle and an act of divine intervention.  WW Hulk is fabulous but they are all great. I like Iron Man and Spider Woman more than I thought I would.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on December 11, 2010, 09:43 PM
Bought wave 12 at Target today which is obviously a Christmas miracle and an act of divine intervention.  WW Hulk is fabulous but they are all great. I like Iron Man and Spider Woman more than I thought I would.



Nice ... can you stop hating me now?

I agree with you regarding the Iron Man figure.  I really didn't want to buy yet ANOTHER figure of him, but I really like the new one.  Great wave.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on December 11, 2010, 11:41 PM
I saw the WW Hulk today at Walmart and it is a really great looking figure.  I didn't pick it up but can see why everyone is looking for him.  I didn't see the Spider Woman figure from that wave but some of the others were there.  If I run across SW I may pick her up, she looks like a nice figure from the photos I've seen.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 12, 2010, 05:41 AM

Nice ... can you stop hating me now?


Relax, I wasn't fantasizing about running you over outside Toys 'R' Us that often, yet.  And the loathing has been reduced to mild annoyance.  And that's only because I know you'll be parading around with the next new wave of figures for 3 weeks before I even stumble across the pegwarmers.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JayDouble on December 13, 2010, 09:34 PM
Just a heads up for anyone interested, but Amazon currently has the MU Galactus (regular version) for $31.99 with free shipping.  Pretty nice deal.  Even though I have the ML version, I'm awfully tempted.

he is now $29.99!

he is now $19.99
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on December 13, 2010, 10:15 PM
That might be enough for me to break down and order one...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 13, 2010, 11:23 PM
wow....  I really hope that this is not an indication of the large scaled figures doing this poor....
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 14, 2010, 01:33 AM
Anyone got a link for the cheap Galactus? Looks full price to me...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 14, 2010, 08:49 AM
it is now - he went back up to full
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 15, 2010, 09:27 AM
grabbed the rest of the WWH wave yesterday at TRU.  A little bummed that they put them out after the Saturday/Sunday sale but they put out 4 cases so I got to be choosey on paint apps.  I am now all caught up!   ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 15, 2010, 11:37 AM
The WWH wave (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/new-to-hasbrotoyshop-marvel-universe-wave-11-12-pack?CD=121&ST=SO&PG=1) is up for order at HTS.com for 82.99 plus free shipping
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 15, 2010, 07:26 PM
The WWH wave (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/new-to-hasbrotoyshop-marvel-universe-wave-11-12-pack?CD=121&ST=SO&PG=1) is up for order at HTS.com for 82.99 plus free shipping

I'm happy this wave is up and all, but they have it listed as wave 11 when in fact it is wave 12.  They never listed wave 11 on their site, that is the wave with Dark Hawkeye, Constrictor, Yellow Jacket, Thanos, and Iron Man 2020.

I was able to piece together most of it from Toys 'R' Us by the grace of God himself, except for Thanos. 

I wonder why the real wave 11 never went up on HTS.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 16, 2010, 08:51 AM
I am not liking the fact that it has been 4.5 waves (They stopped mid-way through the X-Men wave) since HTS has sold any singles.  HTS.com was getting the $$$ from me on this line - I was pretty much exclusively buying all my singles for this line through them.  Plus, when there were singles to order I would also throw comic packs in my "cart".  Now that they have stopped selling singles they have stopped getting my money all together.

I am wondering what the deal is with HTS.  I am positive that somewhere in the last 2 rounds of QnA's Hasbro told us that HTS would be back to selling both singles and by the case - but this of course is yet too happen. 

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 16, 2010, 11:01 AM
I'm happy this wave is up and all, but they have it listed as wave 11 when in fact it is wave 12.  They never listed wave 11 on their site, that is the wave with Dark Hawkeye, Constrictor, Yellow Jacket, Thanos, and Iron Man 2020.

I was able to piece together most of it from Toys 'R' Us by the grace of God himself, except for Thanos. 

I wonder why the real wave 11 never went up on HTS.


You're lucky then Dressel. I only ever saw the Iron Man 2020. I still need Dark Hawkeye, Constrictor, Yellow Jacket and Thanos.

If anyone can help me out here, it would be very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on December 16, 2010, 03:28 PM
I have yet to see any of the thanos wave and i admit, it does worry me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 16, 2010, 03:47 PM
These things really don't seem to be abundant anywhere.   

Wave 12 at HTS (what they are calling wave 11) is a really good deal for the case shipped at $82.99 though.  I would have jumped at that had I not stumbled upon a lousy 1 of each figure after like 50 toy runs.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 16, 2010, 03:49 PM

You're lucky then Dressel.

Chance favors the prepared mind!  And whoever is most willing to aggravate the absolute **** out of a Target employee until they bring what you want out of the stockroom.  And also people who live in Rochester apparently.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 18, 2010, 12:16 AM
Saw the WWH wave on my travels through sunny SoCal but didn't buy anything but the Spidey 2099.  Thought about spiderwoman but isn't she the same as the two pack? 

I was pleased to find a severely cardbashed Skrull warrior though, so that made me happy.  But count me among those concerned on the Thanos wave. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 18, 2010, 08:55 AM
Thought about spiderwoman but isn't she the same as the two pack?  

comparison (http://marvelousnews.com/database/gv.php?mode=view&album=1580&pic=IMG_8303.JPG&dispsize=600&start=0)

It's true that it's the same mold, but the paint jobs are so different.  There's obviously a huge difference between the way she first looked when she popped up in Secret Wars, and the way she looks now as an Avenger.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 18, 2010, 10:55 AM
If you found out the line was ending in 2011, and you had your choice of just 30 more figures that would be made, who would you want?

1.  Charles Xavier
2.  Daredevil (new)
3.  Ares - Dark Avengers
4.  Moonstone - Dark Avengers
5.  Ghost (removable mask)
6.  The Hood
7.  Kingpin
8.  Invisible Woman
9.  Bruce Banner
10.  Thunderbolt Ross
11.  Daken (no costume) suit?
12.  Emma Frost
13.  Elektra
14.  Scarlet Witch
15.  Quicksilver
16.  Rogue
17.  Hope
18.  Songbird
19.  Baron Zemo
20.  Falcon

10 more coming later,  I've just been informed someone's tooth is falling out of their head.  BRB.

Back.  That was ugly.

21.  Taskmaster
22.  Radioactive Man (Chen)
23.  Reptil
24.  Mettle
25.  She Hulk
26.  Tigra
27.  Penance
28.  Headsman
29.  Paladin
30.  Ant Man (Eric O'Grady version)

Kinda partial to those involved in Siege, Thunderbolts, X-Men, Avengers Academy, Dark Avengers at the moment.  Also I feel that the Superhero Showdown 3 3/4" line had some good figures like Doc Ock and Beast that I can use inthe Marvel Universe line, freeing up some other picks to use on other figs.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 18, 2010, 12:35 PM
Thought about spiderwoman but isn't she the same as the two pack?  

comparison (http://marvelousnews.com/database/gv.php?mode=view&album=1580&pic=IMG_8303.JPG&dispsize=600&start=0)

It's true that it's the same mold, but the paint jobs are so different.  There's obviously a huge difference between the way she first looked when she popped up in Secret Wars, and the way she looks now as an Avenger.

Those are actually two different characters.  The black suited Spiderwoman is Julia Carpenter, introduced during the Secret Wars.  She now goes by Arachne and still has a black suit, though different from this one.  I don't follow all the Marvel stuff, but I think she was last with Omega Flight in Canada.  The Red and Yellow Spider Woman is Jessica Drew.  She is the one currently on the Avengers.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 18, 2010, 02:46 PM
Thanks guys, guess I should have picked up the other version when I saw her but didn't remember it was the other character/costume in the two pack (which I don't yet have in hand).  So basically they did both versions they did in the original Marvel Legends line which is cool by me. 

Aside from some older figures I'm only now missing Constrictor, Yellow Jacket, Thanos.  I think that wave may have been out here very briefly before moving on to the next but I'll hope it shows up soon, because post Christmas here things just die for restocking.  Ugh.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 18, 2010, 05:41 PM
Thanks guys, guess I should have picked up the other version when I saw her but didn't remember it was the other character/costume in the two pack (which I don't yet have in hand).  So basically they did both versions they did in the original Marvel Legends line which is cool by me. 

Aside from some older figures I'm only now missing Constrictor, Yellow Jacket, Thanos.  I think that wave may have been out here very briefly before moving on to the next but I'll hope it shows up soon, because post Christmas here things just die for restocking.  Ugh.

Most of Wave 11: Dark Hawkeye, Constrictor, Thanos, Pym, and IM 2020 are scheduled to be released in a few revision waves of Wave 12 in January.  I think they will become more readily available in a month or so.  Bug, EntertainmentEarth.com has some good deals on cases that will include figures released in 2008 when I still couldn't convince you that you love these figures, combined with the Wave 11 you're missing.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on December 19, 2010, 09:58 AM
So 30 more figures...

1. Adam Warlock
2. Aunt May
3. Kingpin
4. Beta Ray Bill
5. Doppelganger
6. Drax
7. Annihilus
8. Invisible Woman
9. Dark Hawk
10. Sleepwalker
11. Speedball
12. Jackal
13. Kraven
14. Doctor Octopus
15. Mysterio
16. Prof X
17. Jubilee
18. Rogue
19. Vulture
20. Terrax
21. Amazing Bagman
22. Lockjaw
23. Man-Thing
24. Sandman
25. Nick Fury
26. Ronan
27. Quasar (wendell vaughn)
28. Morbius
29. Moleman
30. Mephisto

I am going to also include my top 8 oversized figure wants:

1. Tenebrous
2. Aegis
3. Living Tribunal
4. In-Betweener
5. Eternity
6. UATU the Watcher
7. Tester, One Above All (Celestial)
8. Mole monster

As you can see i am Spider-Man and Cosmic heavy. Don't think i will ever get most of these.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 19, 2010, 07:57 PM
Quasar?  YES!  I'll probably get a Beta Ray Bill too.  What is an Amazing Bagman?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on December 19, 2010, 08:48 PM
Amazing bagman is spider-man in a fantastic four uniform and paper bag on his head and i think a kick me sticker on his back.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on December 20, 2010, 07:41 AM
Speedball - boy oh boy I can remember buying the very first comic he was in.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2010, 03:03 PM
Jeez, forget about 30 more figures, I still need to backtrack.  Those EE cases are tempting but too much in there I don't want and nowhere to get rid of the rest. 

Here's what I'm still missing and actually want:
  003 - Silver Surfer
  007 - Human Torch (Flame On!)
  008 - Daredevil
  009 - Iron Man (Stealth Ops)
  010 - Bullseye
  014 - Grey Hulk
  017 - Iron Fist
  022 - Ms. Marvel
  027 - Moon Knight
  030 - Hobgoblin
  034 - Sub-Mariner - but I'd really like to get the classic look with the Invaders four pack (and Red Skull too)
 
Action Figures, Series II - 2010
  003 - Warpath (X-Force)
  004 - Jean Grey
  005 - Sunfire
  006 - Vision
  006 - Vision (Clear Variant) - though I could really care less about variants, just one or the other
  018 - Havok (Classic Costume Variant) -that said I'd prefer to own this version
 
  Constrictor (Fans' Choice Runner-Up)
  Thanos
  Yellowjacket (& Ant-Man)
  Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
  Apocalypse
  Cable
  Cyclops (Jim Lee Costume)
  Wolverine (1st Appearance)
  Darkhawk
  Falcon
  Dr. Strange
  Invisible Woman
 
I'd have to double check the stuff from the comic packs to see if there's any duplication in the list but I'm missing a few older things for sure and want a fair number of the new things.

I guess since I've dumped most of the Legends I can re-instate my demand for a "Friends & Family" Spidey box set with Aunt May, JJJ, Gwen Stacy and Robbie Robertson. 

I'd end up with a spidey centric list as well and wouldn't mind Tombstone, Chameleon, Kraven, Sandman and whatever the rat thing was in the crossover series (the name will come to me in time).  Digging on the Amazing bagman but I can see it being a chase figure. :-\

And for whatever dumb reason I passed on the box set with the yellow Daredevil at TRU when I was down south.  I'd really like to have that choice back now given it was only $13 for the threepack. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on December 20, 2010, 03:37 PM
I still need a bunch too. Sucks because I passed on most of them in the beginning. Still need:

Bullseye
Ms. Marvel
phasing Vision
Classic Warpath
Classic Havok
Death Archangel variant
Blonde Black Widow
Sunfire
Nick Fury
Archangel (x-factor)

I passed on the initial hill figures and went with the classic and gray hulk from the hulk line. Look much much better.

I also picked up the thanos wave on ebay. It ended up being cheaper shipped than my bbts preorde without shipping.  ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 20, 2010, 04:40 PM
I wonder when we will be seeing those two 3 packs, the nex round of WM Giant Figures, and  the Giant Sized X-Men pack?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 20, 2010, 05:40 PM
And for whatever dumb reason I passed on the box set with the yellow Daredevil at TRU when I was down south.  I'd really like to have that choice back now given it was only $13 for the threepack. 

Who else comes in that 3pk?  If it is the one with Stealth Iron Man, I might be able to grab DD for you.  There's been a 3pk with him and 2 guys I don't want sitting at TRU forever and might still be on sale - I can check if you're interested.  I wasn't willing to pay that much for just IM, but I would grab it if you or someone else wants the other guys.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2010, 09:38 AM
I think it was yellow DD, silver (white) surfer and stealth IM.  I'd be ok taking the other two.  If you want the IM I'd be happy to pay for the others.  Throw them in an envelope and mail them to me for cheap and we're all set.  LMK if you can find them. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 21, 2010, 02:04 PM
I think it was yellow DD, silver (white) surfer and stealth IM.  I'd be ok taking the other two.  If you want the IM I'd be happy to pay for the others.  Throw them in an envelope and mail them to me for cheap and we're all set.  LMK if you can find them. 

I'll see what I can find...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on December 25, 2010, 08:37 AM
Got my thanos wave in the mail yesterday. He is pretty awesome. Paint apps on constructor and pretty much all but thanos are pretty sloppy.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2010, 02:03 AM
Got my MU 2-packs in the mail today and they look pretty good.  Couple of notes:

I lucked out on the green Hulk figure and got one that's pretty dark.  Not as dark as the single release but a far cry from the neon green version so I'm pretty pleased.

Also did a comparison of the brown suited Wolverines from the 2 pack and the Wolverine series release.  Gotta say I'm pleased I only paid a couple of bucks for the Wolverine series release, it looks awful compared to the 2 pack version.  Kinda thinking a MU blue/yellow Wolvie will look a lot better than the Wolverine series release as well. 

If anyone sees a cheap Hobgoblin out there, think of me (and Thanos and....)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2011, 12:33 PM
Anyone seeing anything lately?  Our stores up here go dead for at least a month after Christmas so it's really depressing.  The Christmas season did a good job of cleaning up a lot of the Luke Cage figures so most stores are fairly empty these days. 

Getting the Yellow DD and the Silver (super white version) Surfer from Justin (I swear I'll remember paypal tonight) so those are two off my list but I'd like to get the parts of that Thanos wave I need.  I just don't need a Dark Hawkeye figure for my collection.  Regretting not grabbing the spiderwoman figure I saw when I was down south.  Hoping to be back in the states in March though, so hopefully things have ramped up again by then. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 12, 2011, 01:28 PM
I saw a Dark Hawkeye over the holidays at a Target store - only one I have ever seen.  I'm just looking for the Spiderwoman to get caught up.  I haven't seen anything new show up in about a month or so at Target or TRU.   :P
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2011, 02:20 PM
Over the past week or so, I've found a few new or new-ish things.  I picked up Spidey 2099 at TRU (the only one there from that wave when I saw it), a Heroic Age (or Modular Armor) Iron Man at an across town Wal-Mart (again, the only one there from that wave), and grabbed a Thanos at Target.  I did see the 2020 Iron Man and Dark Avengers Hawkeye, but didn't pick up either one.  Mainly on the lookout for Spider-Woman as well, and possibly a couple others from that wave (Captain Marvel and Doc Samson).  Outside of that wave, I don't know that anything else has been officially announced for the MU line.  I know there have been rumors, but I don't know that there are any others up for preorder online anywhere yet.  I wonder if we're in for a bit of a break here as well while Thor and Cap (and Iron Man) take center stage.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2011, 02:37 PM
I wonder if we're in for a bit of a break here as well while Thor and Cap (and Iron Man) take center stage.

I so loathe and despise movie based toy lines.  I assume they're profitable but they are so frustrating to see clogging up space.  So few are successful.  I guess if they manage to incorporate some classically styled characters into the line that would be cool, but I won't hold my breath.  I'd love to see a comic based Loki and possibly others but suspect we'll only see move themed stuff.  Loki is one of those figures on my wish list.  I'd really like to see a She-Hulk figure as well but I ain't counting on that.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 12, 2011, 03:15 PM
Nothing really new around here lately.

Picked up a pair of Marvel Legends Sentinels via eBay last week.  After seeing pics of the Sentinel Hasbro is putting out, I decided I like the Marvel Legends type better overall.  Probably will still get 1 Hasbro version too.  Also got Marvel Select Uatu the Watcher, which is a good scale for the 3 3/4" Universe line.  Also, the MODOK Marvel Legends BAF works well.  Man-Thing too, who I'll buy next.

As for retail, I'm expecting the 8 revision waves of wave 12 soon, which is choc full of Wave 11 rereleases.  I still need Thanos.  He's in a couple of them.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 12, 2011, 03:51 PM
Also got Marvel Select Uatu the Watcher, which is a good scale for the 3 3/4" Universe line. 

That's a fantastic idea.  I'm normally just an Avengers guy, but would be cool to have Uatu hanging around in the background of a MU display.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2011, 04:30 PM
I have a few of the Marvel Select figures as well and still haven't sold off because I haven't yet made up my mind.  Uatu is one, Thanos is another.  There's a couple more around too (Mephisto, White Queen, Spiderwoman).  I think I've decided to keep my Sentinel and Galactus as well.  I know the newer Galactus is improved but it would cost money, something that keeping the old version doesn't do.  Not sure about Giant Man though, keep or sell?  Time will tell. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on January 12, 2011, 10:27 PM
New stuff found recently: Spider-Woman at a grocery store I stopped at on the way to Dallas (I passed on it, stupid move in retrospect) and Mary Jane at a local Target, but they wanted $9 and I wasn't willing to pay that.

Other than that I just see the same 4 versions of Iron Man on the pegs.

I did see Galactus at TRU the other day though, which was pretty cool. Of course they upped the price along with everything else in their store but yeah.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on January 13, 2011, 10:01 AM
Nothing new here either. I keep hoping to find the gigantic battle sets but nothing.  I am also waiting on the rerelease waves to get stuff I passed on but seems very quiet at the moment
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 22, 2011, 06:08 AM
(http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr209/Autobot_Goldbug/superheroes/comicsy.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on January 22, 2011, 07:10 AM
Holy mother of God!!!!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 22, 2011, 08:02 AM
WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :o :o :o :o

thanks for that! 

anything new about Deadpool?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 22, 2011, 09:26 AM
Well, here's the Wolverine Origins version of Deadpool:

(http://generalsjoes.com/wp-content/gallery/wolverine-origins-1-fred/deadpool-1.jpg)

Right off the bat I can see the belt, sheaths, holsters, and shoulder straps are new.  My guess is probably the whole figure is new, seeing as how Taskmaster, Wolverine (nice job on the claws this time, finally), and Silver Samurai are all new also.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on January 22, 2011, 01:59 PM
Taskmaster is going to make an awesome skeletor custom! Need to but 2 sets of those
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2011, 07:58 PM
That's pretty cool.  Still hoping the Thanos wave shows around here but the planogram at Walmart didn't include Marvel Universe, only Spiderman  :-\
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 24, 2011, 02:17 PM
I could pass on these. Not a fan of Sliver Samurai and Taskmaster is meh to me.

If I find these sets I'll buy them, but I won't go out of the way for them either.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 25, 2011, 02:10 PM
HTS has the Thanos wave up for pre-order for $82.99 for the case.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on January 26, 2011, 08:52 AM
For those who haven't seen them yet, the Ms. Marvel (Moonstone), Warpath (Thuderbird), and Daredevil variants are up on Ebay.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on February 2, 2011, 05:58 PM
I don't keep up with this...so this is probably old news


2011 Wave 2 (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS19897&mode=retail)

1x Cable
1x First Appearance Wolverine
1x Apocalypse
1x Cyclops
1x Gladiator
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 2, 2011, 06:00 PM
Anyone have a spare Spiderowoman? (Black & Red)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 5, 2011, 02:58 PM
I sculpted Thunderbolts' Ghost from dental filling materials, then painted him.  The base figure was a Clone Wars Aurra Sing.

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs245.snc6/179381_1700963296949_1623940435_1580277_5085552_n.jpg)

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs265.snc6/179381_1700963256948_1623940435_1580276_2204561_n.jpg)

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs885.ash1/179381_1700963176946_1623940435_1580274_7278156_n.jpg)

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs885.ash1/179381_1700963336950_1623940435_1580278_2622709_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 5, 2011, 03:22 PM
Anyone have a spare Spiderowoman? (Black & Red)

I'm going to order a Wave 13 case, there's a Spider-Woman in there.  I have 2 now but 1 is being painted as Skrull Queen!

So, if you can hold out a bunch of weeks, i'll mail you your figure.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 5, 2011, 07:48 PM
No idea who Ghost is, but pretty cool.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2011, 11:08 PM
Anyone have a spare Spiderowoman? (Black & Red)

I'm going to order a Wave 13 case, there's a Spider-Woman in there.  I have 2 now but 1 is being painted as Skrull Queen!

So, if you can hold out a bunch of weeks, i'll mail you your figure.

That'd be awesome - just let me know what you want for her.  Thanks!

Cool custom of Ghost by the way.  I'm not a Thunderbolts guy, but have seen him enough in Iron Man to know that's a fantastic replica.  Using Aurra for that decrpid/bony thin look was pure genius.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 10, 2011, 10:30 AM
new pics of Loki have surfaced on ebay.  Here are some pics. (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=13842)  For those of you that don't recall, he will be coming out in the WM exclusive pack with the huge Frost Giant.  I still have not heard a release date on these new sets, but hopefully this indicates it will be soon.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2011, 10:37 AM
Thanks for the link.  I think I'd prefer a more neutral expression but I get that Marvel was going for mischievious with that look.  Hopefully some Asian seller will have singles.  I doubt I'll ever see the battle pack so I'll hope for a single. 

Anyone seeing the Thanos wave still?  Prices are settling a bit on Ebay but I'd still prefer paying retail. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 10, 2011, 10:58 AM
I think my Target got one of the revision waves in because they just got a Dark Hawkeye and Yellow Jacket - but there were no variant figures on the pegs.   
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 11, 2011, 12:14 AM
Found 3 of the variants today at tru.  Got myself warpath, ms. Marvel, and daredevil. Still need a phasing vision and bullseye.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2011, 02:27 PM
Re-stock at Wally finally.  More of the Juggernaut wave.  Ugh. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2011, 09:20 PM
I know a lot of the focus is on SW and stuff right now (rightfully so), but I was just looking through some of the press pics (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2011_Toy_Fair%2FMarvel&dispsize=800&start=0) for the Marvel stuff, and it looks like some good stuff from MU this year.  Not a ton of stuff shown, but the pics look kind of nifty for some of them, and it looks like they've done superior versions of some previous figures (Namor, Doom, etc.).

Basic Figures - in no particular order
Apocalypse
Jim Lee Cyclops
Darkhawk
Dr. Doom
Dr. Strange
Falcon
Gladiator
Namor
Scarlet Spider
Commander Rogers
Skaar
Ultron
1st App. Wolverine
X-23

Comic Packs
Deadpool/Taskmaster
1st Class Cyclops/Jean Grey
Wolverine/Sabertooth
Spider-Man/Original Captain Britain
Wonder Man/Quicksilver
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 12, 2011, 09:26 PM
And Invisible Woman!

(Who doesn't look quite as good as I hoped)

But most of the stuff really does look great.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 12, 2011, 10:59 PM
I think I want it all other than the repaints of Ultron and Dooom, and the Sabertooth Wolvie pack.  wow!!   $$$$

reportedly there will be a clear Dr. Strange variant coming too.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 13, 2011, 01:01 AM
WOW...That Quicksilver and Wonderman 2pk looks amazing!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2011, 10:36 AM
And Invisible Woman!

(Who doesn't look quite as good as I hoped)

But most of the stuff really does look great.

Yeah, forgot to mention the multipacks (Original Avengers, X-Force, Fantastic Four).  Those look great as well.  I really like that F4 pack, with the more modern uniforms included.  Kind of spiffy.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 13, 2011, 12:42 PM
Not crazy with the outfits they went with for the F3 set but i am happy to get HERBIE
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on February 13, 2011, 06:11 PM
Too bad my stores don't give a crap about this line because this new product is really good. Can't wait to finish of the F4 and the X-Men products are awesome.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2011, 09:14 PM
Too bad my stores don't give a crap about this line because this new product is really good. Can't wait to finish of the F4 and the X-Men products are awesome.

That's kind of how it is around here as well, very hit and miss at retail.  Target has basically sat on the same stuff for a long time now, and WM removes this line completely once "summer movie season" gets here.  TRU isn't a whole lot better.  This is a line that it usually pays to just preorder them ahead of time.  Looks like some really nice stuff on the way this year, which makes it tougher as I try to decide between this and Legends (when they re-start).
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on February 14, 2011, 12:37 AM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2011/Hasbro_Marvel/TF2011_Marvel_0006.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on February 14, 2011, 12:38 AM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2011/Hasbro_Marvel/TF2011_Marvel_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on February 14, 2011, 12:39 AM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2011/Hasbro_Marvel/TF2011_Marvel_0003.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2011/Hasbro_Marvel/TF2011_Marvel_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2011, 10:52 AM
Some pretty neat stuff shown for MU I think.  Again, I'm trying to decide how to continue, as I know I'll get sucked into some Legends stuff when that returns.  I'll probably continue to pick and choose, at least until Legends returns in force next year.  I really do think that this line has improved tremendously since its initial waves in the first year.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 14, 2011, 11:16 AM
I wish the other Sentinel was going to be the one seeing the main stream release  :P

other than that I loved everything shown - one of everything for me except the repaints of Doom, Ultron, and maybe a pass on the Wolvie/Sabertooth set. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 14, 2011, 12:02 PM
I wish the other Sentinel was going to be the one seeing the main stream release  :P


Marvel Legends BAF sentinel is still the best!  Proper color scheme and everything.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 14, 2011, 09:05 PM
I'm pretty psyched for most of what they showed at Toy Fair and in their presentation.

In related news, I scored the Daredevil, Ms. Marvel, Warpath, and Vision variants today between two local Targets.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 15, 2011, 04:00 AM

In related news, I scored the Daredevil, Ms. Marvel, Warpath, and Vision variants today between two local Targets.

Right on time.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on February 15, 2011, 07:11 AM
Like the look of the Reed and Sue Richards as well as the Sliver Samurai/Wolverine pack.

Deadpool figure looks not that different from the Wolverine film line figure?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 15, 2011, 10:59 AM
Deadpool figure looks not that different from the Wolverine film line figure?

That was the impression I had too, but since I scored my Deadpool for about $3 I'm not too concerned about having a duplicate. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: DoctorPadawan on February 21, 2011, 11:50 AM
As much as I like this line, I think I'm going to end up selling what I have.  With all the new SW stuff coming out, and Hasbro raising the prices on just about everything, I can't even justify buying the random characters from this line anymore.  Even though I've stuck to my initial mandate of only buying X-Men related stuff, the rabbit hole is just far too deep.   :-\

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 22, 2011, 10:00 PM
Well I just bit the bullet on ebay for the Thanos wave.  Didn't really want the Iron Man or the Dark Hawkeye all that much, but I was able to get all five for $60 shipped which is only $4 more than retail here with tax.  Hopefully I can find someone locally to take the Hawkeye and IM figs.  

Oh and I got the yellow DD and Silver (white?) Surfer from Justin.  Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on February 23, 2011, 12:25 AM
Found the World War Hulk wave at a local grocery store today for roughly $7 each... I passed for now but I'll probably go back in a few days and snag them. Kind of sad that the local grocery store chain has a better selection AND more figures than the "Big 3"
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 23, 2011, 09:19 AM
Yeah, new MU figures are pretty much non-existant at retail here as well.  Target especially has been sitting on the same figures for a long time now, and our local WM doesn't even carry MU right now (they typically get rid of them around "summer movie time").  I'm guessing they'll focus more on Cap, Thor, GL, and probably Iron Man/Spidey as well.  TRU has had the same wall of Iron Men and House of M Spideys for awhile too, probably have to order anything I want online.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on February 23, 2011, 09:41 PM
Am looking forward to this:


(http://i23.servimg.com/u/f23/15/13/73/31/apocal10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=775&u=15137331)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 24, 2011, 11:58 AM
All I see is a red X. 

Found remnants of the Spidey 2099 wave here today at a Walmart.  Only Spidey and the Iron Man from that wave were there, but at least something new showed up and it looks like I'll be able to find the Spiderwoman from that wave locally at some point.  It also made me a little happier that I ebayed the Thanos wave as it's looking like we may end up skipping that one. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 24, 2011, 02:33 PM
His pic is of the new Apocalypse figure.  I had to right click/copy image location to see it myself.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 24, 2011, 02:51 PM
His pic is of the new Apocalypse figure.  I had to right click/copy image location to see it myself.

Ah, now I see.  Hmm, undecided on that one as I still have the BAF Apocalypse and the original ML Apocalypse as well, that could stand in as a large, baffish version as well. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 25, 2011, 12:26 PM
Well, in the new to HTS section there are now a bunch of figures listed as OOS or Coming Soon.  The figures are from the Thanos and Mystique waves.  I would expect these to go up for sale, unless I missed it already, within the next day or so.  

Anyway, hopefully this is a good sign that HTS will once again become a viable option for obtaining MU figures.


update:  Mystique wave now mostly in stock a few still "Coming Soon" - Thanos wave still "Coming Soon"
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 25, 2011, 01:11 PM
Heh, figures.  I think I'll take responsibility for those being available, at some point, for a reasonable price, since I jumped on an ebay price instead of being patient.   ::)  Ah well, it is a positive sign regardless. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on February 25, 2011, 07:04 PM
His pic is of the new Apocalypse figure.  I had to right click/copy image location to see it myself.

(http://i23.servimg.com/u/f23/15/13/73/31/apocal10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=775&u=15137331)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 26, 2011, 10:30 PM
I want the new Venom figure from the Spider-Man line, none on ebay yet though. I know the wave is in stock over at BBTS, but not buying a wave of repaints for Venom.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on March 7, 2011, 12:37 PM
Wally restocked so I was able to find the full wave of Spiderman 2099.  I only needed the Spiderwoman figure and thought about Captain Marvel and Doc Samson, but I can wait for a sale for those or just miss them altogether. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 15, 2011, 01:29 PM
marvelousnews.com has some pics up of the new comic packs - Silver Samurai/Wolverine and Deadpool/Taskmaster.  There is only one pic of Wolverine, and it was of his back, but the other three figures look most excellent!  Cant wait to nab these.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: 501ST on March 15, 2011, 01:55 PM
^^^^


More pix here:

http://www.toyark.com/news/marvel-toy-news-4/marvel-universe-taskmaster-deadpool-and-silver-samurai-3854/
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 18, 2011, 01:52 PM
Vision and Warpath variants up at HTS for order.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 18, 2011, 02:38 PM
Vision and Warpath variants up at HTS for order.

Vision is listed as out of stock.  Bah.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on March 18, 2011, 03:29 PM
C2E2 shows a exclusive mailaway Archangel (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=203264836370048&set=a.171129206250278.51463.164561336907065) for signing up for the Marvel Digital Comics program.

Mailerbox (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=203265466369985&set=a.171129206250278.51463.164561336907065&pid=746280&id=164561336907065)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on March 18, 2011, 10:57 PM
Damn i missed Vision.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 22, 2011, 02:20 PM
Damn i missed Vision.

I ordered 2.  They shipped today. If they are Phasing variant I need them both.  If it's the solid version then I have 1 extra if you want to buy it perhaps.  Or trade or whatever.  Did I sell you that black and silver Warpath that time?


P.S. everyone Archangel is up on HTS.com for $6.99
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 23, 2011, 12:02 AM
Dressel - did you ever end up with a spare Spiderwoman?   If so, I'm still trying to hunt one down.   :P
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on March 23, 2011, 12:34 AM
Justin, that wave is still shipping up here.  Let me know if you want me to look for one for you.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on March 23, 2011, 01:35 AM
I believe you did sell me the Warpath. Thank for the offer but i have a solid vision, was looking for the phasing one. Thanks again though  ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 23, 2011, 06:08 AM
Dressel - did you ever end up with a spare Spiderwoman?   If so, I'm still trying to hunt one down.   :P

Yes but it's not here yet.  The wave 13 case is scheduled to ship in April. 

wave 13 case (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV78230N)

I'll let you know when to Paypal me a $10 spot.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greg on March 23, 2011, 11:23 AM
I believe you did sell me the Warpath. Thank for the offer but i have a solid vision, was looking for the phasing one. Thanks again though  ;D

Hey man, I picked up a clear Vision today. LMK if you want it for cost plus shipping, or I'd be willing to trade for a newer Star Wars figure.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 23, 2011, 01:53 PM
I believe you did sell me the Warpath. Thank for the offer but i have a solid vision, was looking for the phasing one. Thanks again though  ;D

Hey man, I picked up a clear Vision today. LMK if you want it for cost plus shipping, or I'd be willing to trade for a newer Star Wars figure.

If he doesn't want it, I'll swap figures for it.  Let me know what you need!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greg on March 24, 2011, 05:53 PM
I believe you did sell me the Warpath. Thank for the offer but i have a solid vision, was looking for the phasing one. Thanks again though  ;D

Hey man, I picked up a clear Vision today. LMK if you want it for cost plus shipping, or I'd be willing to trade for a newer Star Wars figure.

If he doesn't want it, I'll swap figures for it.  Let me know what you need!

The Vision is claimed, but I'll keep my eyes open for another. I've been seeing a lot of various MU variants around lately.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 25, 2011, 08:44 AM
Thanks!  I have yet to find Vision or Spiderwoman if anyone finds extras with decent paint aps.  THANKS!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 25, 2011, 08:46 AM
I'll throw my hat in the ring here too.  I am wanting a set of the variants - Vision, Warpath, Ms. Marvel, and to a lesser extent Daredevil.  If anyone finds those and wants to help clear their pegs in their area and be super cool to a fellow collector I would appreciate it   ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on March 25, 2011, 11:00 AM
I'd be in too if they're plentiful.  It'd be nice if hts.com ever actually did a restock that lasted longer than 20 seconds. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 25, 2011, 11:06 AM
I'll throw my hat in the ring here too.  I am wanting a set of the variants - Vision, Warpath, Ms. Marvel, and to a lesser extent Daredevil.  If anyone finds those and wants to help clear their pegs in their area and be super cool to a fellow collector I would appreciate it   ;D

I think I saw that DD last week.  I'll try to stop back and get it if I can.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on March 25, 2011, 12:24 PM
I'll throw my hat in the ring here too.  I am wanting a set of the variants - Vision, Warpath, Ms. Marvel, and to a lesser extent Daredevil.  If anyone finds those and wants to help clear their pegs in their area and be super cool to a fellow collector I would appreciate it   ;D

I have an extra red/Blue Warpath Variant if you'd like it.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 25, 2011, 12:50 PM
awesome Jayson - replied to you.  and JediJman that would be sweet

ps - I dont care about card condition I am an opener - so I would take loose.  I do like good paint apps though of course, but I am not a huge stickler for minor issues.   :)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 25, 2011, 01:28 PM
JediJman - I can't remember if this has been discussed here or not - but the Spiderwoman wave, and supposedly the Variant wave has been found at the Disney Store.  Currently on their website you can order Spiderwoman - but you would be taking a gamble on the paint apps for $12.50 shipped plus maybe tax.

I don't know how many of her you have seen at retail - I think when the wave first came out I saw 5 of her all at once at TRU and then never again.  It took a while for me to figure out which had the best paint apps, they were all kinda iffy.     
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 26, 2011, 12:37 AM
JediJman - I can't remember if this has been discussed here or not - but the Spiderwoman wave, and supposedly the Variant wave has been found at the Disney Store.  Currently on their website you can order Spiderwoman - but you would be taking a gamble on the paint apps for $12.50 shipped plus maybe tax.

I don't know how many of her you have seen at retail - I think when the wave first came out I saw 5 of her all at once at TRU and then never again.  It took a while for me to figure out which had the best paint apps, they were all kinda iffy.     

Thanks for the tip!  The online price is a bit too steep for me, but I'll try shopping some of their retail outlets when I can.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 6, 2011, 06:53 PM
Still no luck ont he Gigantic Battles here, anyone finding any yet?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 8, 2011, 08:04 PM
Negatory.

Walmart has the shelf sticker out for it though.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on April 9, 2011, 09:33 PM
I finally found a Mystique, Archangel and Bullseye today.  Been a long dry spell for me on this line.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 10, 2011, 12:18 AM
I finally found a Mystique, Archangel and Bullseye today.  Been a long dry spell for me on this line.

What retailer?  I still haven't seen Mystique anywhere.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 10, 2011, 08:23 AM
I saw them at Target in Goshen, Indiana yesterday as I made a stop driving back from Ohio to see relatives
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on April 10, 2011, 09:27 AM
I finally found a Mystique, Archangel and Bullseye today.  Been a long dry spell for me on this line.

What retailer?  I still haven't seen Mystique anywhere.

Target.  I saw her months ago at a TRU but it had a horrible paint job--it looked like a bootleg.  The one I got isn't that great either, but I figured it was as good as I was likely to get.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on April 10, 2011, 11:17 AM
I finally found a Mystique, Archangel and Bullseye today.  Been a long dry spell for me on this line.

What retailer?  I still haven't seen Mystique anywhere.

Justin, I saw a Mystique at Ridgedale Target on Friday. Might be worth a trip over.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 10, 2011, 09:54 PM
Justin, I saw a Mystique at Ridgedale Target on Friday. Might be worth a trip over.

Thanks for the tip!  I stopped over this afternoon and nabbed her!   8)  Just need Spiderwoman now to get caught up. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on April 10, 2011, 10:05 PM
Cool, I'm glad you scored it. I'll keep an eye out for Spiderwoman.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 11, 2011, 08:51 AM
was peeping around in the MU forums over at Marvelousnews.com and saw that someone up in Ann Arbor, Mi has the MU WM Gigantic Battle Packs up for sale.  http://cgi.ebay.com/Marvel-Universe-Savage-Frost-Giant-Loki-MIB-/220767839039?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3366c9e33f#ht_1960wt_1138

edit: upon further ebaying I have found a few more listings - some from other parts of Michigan.

How much are these sets going to retail for?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 11, 2011, 02:35 PM
I believe they are 26.94 at retail. I have yet to find them though.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 11, 2011, 04:11 PM
Just found Goliath/Thor in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Someone beat me to the Ice Giant.  I asked the regular toy dept employee if he had anymore and he gave me the response "A toy rep came in and stocked everything we had".  So that could be true - but he wasn't about to bother to try and lift a finger to look up the info for me.

anyway - price = $24.96.   

My receipt read:  Marvel Battl 065356954021

UPC on box:  653569540212

providing the number both ways cuz I cant remember which way WM has the numbers in their system to search for.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on April 12, 2011, 09:41 AM
I picked up the Goliath/Thor and Frost Giant/Loki sets this morning.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 12, 2011, 10:05 AM
I went looking again yesterday after seeing some of you found them, no luck.  :-\
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 13, 2011, 08:50 AM
Have not had the opportunity to try it out yet myself, but according to Rebelscum user Kozy the $3 off Iron Man 2 coupon works on these Walmart Gigantic battles sets - just thought I would spread the word.  I wonder if any of the $5 off coupons work?

I also wonder if any of these coupons work on regular MU figures???
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on April 14, 2011, 01:58 PM
Mystique is up on hts.com right now.  I also saw her this morning at a Wally sort of close by. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 14, 2011, 02:20 PM
Don't forget Spring20 for 20% off.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 14, 2011, 02:43 PM
I think that code might be expired - I just tried it for kicks and it didn't do anything
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 15, 2011, 11:14 AM
Forget Spring20 for 20% off.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 17, 2011, 10:49 AM
Found the gigantic battle sets the other day. I am pretty impressed. Nice to find them at retail.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on April 17, 2011, 06:58 PM
I saw the gigantic battle sets this weekend.  The Frost Giant is an impressive piece. 

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 18, 2011, 10:22 AM
New pics of some figures from the Giant Sized X-Men set at marvelousnews.com (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=14024)

Not sure I really like the half-phased version of Nightcrawler or not - but I suppose it is better than just getting a repack with nothing new.  Storm and Thunderbird look nice.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 18, 2011, 11:49 AM
I just picked up a spare Daredevil and Multiple Man.  Thought I remembered someone looking for them.  Shoot me a PM if you need either of these guys.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 18, 2011, 10:20 PM
I am thinking that box set is a pass for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 19, 2011, 05:04 PM
Happily grabbed one of each of the WM sets today and, by purchasing them on separate transactions (not sure if I had to or not), I was able to use the playsaver.com IM2 $3 off coupon on each set.  
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on April 19, 2011, 06:20 PM
I just picked up a spare Daredevil and Multiple Man.  Thought I remembered someone looking for them.  Shoot me a PM if you need either of these guys.

Still up for grabs:

- Daredevil
- Multiple Man

If no one needs them, I'll bring 'em back this weekend.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on April 22, 2011, 08:54 AM
Been seeing a lot of Skrull Soldiers around lately.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 22, 2011, 05:16 PM
Been seeing a lot of Skrull Soldiers around lately.

As soon as you leave they apparently shapeshift into Iron Mans.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on April 22, 2011, 10:17 PM
Been seeing a lot of Skrull Soldiers around lately.

As soon as you leave they apparently shapeshift into Iron Mans.

I gotta say...that was pretty good.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on April 25, 2011, 01:38 PM
I received my case of the Apocalypse wave today.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 25, 2011, 05:14 PM
fyi the $3 off IM2 coupons from playsaver.com works on the Target exclusive MU 2 packs.  I still wonder if they work on single carded MU figures - but I have not had/found a reason to try it out yet.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on April 27, 2011, 04:50 PM
Saw the xmen box set today. I passed. Would have probably picked it up of it was the variant set.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on April 27, 2011, 09:36 PM
Is that the 6 figure set? Where did you see it?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 28, 2011, 06:24 AM
Is that the 6 figure set? Where did you see it?

It's a Toys 'R' Us exclusive.

Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Proudstar, Wolverine, Cyclops.

I see some people talking about the "variant" but I have no idea what the variation is.

I really only want Storm and Proudstar, the other 4 most of us have already.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 28, 2011, 06:47 AM
Dressel, see the Nightcrawler & Storm in this link for the "variant" http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=14024

Nightcrawler has some "bamf" body parts, and Storm has some white shading not shown anywhere else

video review of "normal" set for comparison http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=14037
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on April 28, 2011, 05:54 PM
I only have Wolverine and Cyclops from that list, and last I saw Wolverine is painted the proper yellow (not orange like the Origins figure from a few years back) and Cyclops is different too so I'm down for this set.

Might have to drop by TRU for the first time in ages and snag it.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 2, 2011, 04:36 PM
fyi - the $5 off IM2 vehicle coupons work on the WM Gigantic Battle sets   8)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 9, 2011, 10:11 AM
Officially pissed off at HTS.com for not putting wave 13 singles up for sale and only putting the entire case up for pre-order...   >:(

edit:  just noticed on the HTS images that little baby Hope is not in pics for the carded or the loose version of Cable on HTS.com
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on May 9, 2011, 07:57 PM
I know there was going to be  arunning change with Cable, eventually without the baby. I got my version from BBTS with Hope.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on May 9, 2011, 08:32 PM
I received the two latest Comic Packs and the X-Men six pack today from a fellow collector.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greg on May 9, 2011, 08:54 PM
I know there was going to be  arunning change with Cable, eventually without the baby. I got my version from BBTS with Hope.

One of my online "friends" got the figure and the baby is removable... I didn't think it was a running change, but if that's the case then it really sucks.

Regarding the HTS.com case packs, that sucks too. They're doing the same thing for Joes and Star Wars... the individual offerings made them preferable to other online stores. I guess they were getting stuck with too many Iron Mans and Wolverines.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 9, 2011, 11:02 PM
I guess they were getting stuck with too many Iron Mans and Wolverines.

Perhaps they could notice that and learn?  Nah, probably not. 

I've had no luck with HTS.com for the most part anyway, only ever seeing red buttons for sold out, so I'm not too broken up not seeing the singles up there.  I'm still without a Vision and others that have been up now for what seems like months, but seldom in stock.  Not much point in that. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on May 10, 2011, 12:09 AM
Regarding the HTS.com case packs, that sucks too. They're doing the same thing for Joes and Star Wars... the individual offerings made them preferable to other online stores. I guess they were getting stuck with too many Iron Mans and Wolverines.

Or maybe Target and Walmart aren't such big fans of Hasbro selling their individual figures online, especially on a line that doesn't seem to move all that fast.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on May 10, 2011, 01:54 AM
The thing that works against HTS.com is that Hasbro gears their case ratios to what will sell at retail.  Collectors that shop online aren't going to touch figures they already have and that leaves HTS with the Wolverine and Iron Man figures.

From a business standpoint, it's probably good for HTS to sell sets or cases to compensate for the case ratios that Hasbro creates.  Vader will sell all day at retail but really, which of us needs another figure of him?  Every line has its Vader and HTS needs a way to get rid of them.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 10, 2011, 03:42 AM

Perhaps they could notice that and learn?  Nah, probably not. 

I've had no luck with HTS.com for the most part anyway, only ever seeing red buttons for sold out, so I'm not too broken up not seeing the singles up there.  I'm still without a Vision and others that have been up now for what seems like months, but seldom in stock.  Not much point in that. 

Vision, Archangel, Warpath, have all come in stock on HTS.com in the last 2 months, I saw it 10 times myself.  But let me tell you that they are in stock for about 10 minutes and then sold out.  You literally need to have the figure you want up on the screen, and refresh it whenever you walk by the computer.  If I were not at a job where I sit down at the computer after every appointment and wait for the next appointment, I would have never seen it happen.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 11, 2011, 09:52 AM
just ordered Gladiator, Wolverine, and Cyclops off TRU.com  Cable and Apocalypse were OOS
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2011, 12:07 PM
The thing that works against HTS.com is that Hasbro gears their case ratios to what will sell at retail.  Collectors that shop online aren't going to touch figures they already have and that leaves HTS with the Wolverine and Iron Man figures.

I dunno.  There's not been a shortage of Iron Man figures since the second movie came out.  All our major retailers have carried IM2 toys nonstop and they still take up more space than anything but Transformers.  Wolverine toys bombed at retail, not even moving at $2.50.  Do they really move that well elsewhere? 

And isn't HTS simply part of the larger Hasbro company?  So why in heavens name can't they communicate?  Shouldn't they have better access than regular retailers?  I know that they have to limit what they do lest they majorly impact their brick and mortar retailers but I can't find the figures at Brick and Mortar stores either, so how would that impact them?  Grrr. 

Dressel, yeah, I saw a number of them in stock on occasion but I kept hoping to get all of them at once.  Believe me,I've visited hts.com way more than I should have from work because they only seem to restock during the day. 

Between the price of gas and the frustration of not finding anything locally, BBTS and EE are looking more worthwhile all the time.  This is about the only line I'm collecting these days so all my frustration is here. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 12, 2011, 04:26 PM
Managed to pick up the new Jean Grey, Warpath variant and Carnage all from the same seller today, all for $7.99 each and then reasonable shipping.  So that's a few wants down. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 12, 2011, 04:29 PM
grabbed one of each of the 2 new comic packs at WM today   ;D  just need Cable (hopefully with Hope) and Apocalypse right now to be caught up.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 12, 2011, 05:05 PM
grabbed one of each of the 2 new comic packs at WM today   

Are those the Silver Samurai/Wolverine and Deadpool/Taskmaster packs?  Is anyone seeing the Wolverine/Sabertooth comic pack?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 12, 2011, 05:21 PM
Are those the Silver Samurai/Wolverine and Deadpool/Taskmaster packs?  Is anyone seeing the Wolverine/Sabertooth comic pack?

yes to your first question, and I think I saw on Marvelounews.com that there have been a few finds of the 2 X-men sets that you are thinking of.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 12, 2011, 08:17 PM
Marvel Universe craziness lately.  Haul from the last 2 weeks:

= Frost Giant/Loki and Bill Foster/Ragnarok Gigantic Battles packs from Walmart.  Really great I definitely love both.

= Captain America Wave 2 case from Entertainment Earth.  Crossbones, Captain America WWII, US Agent, Bucky as Captain America, Red Skull are all awesome.  Really love Crossbones and Bucky in particular but they are all great.  Two negatives though, Captain Britain is too small all around and the Arctic Cap x 2 is just stupid, Crossbones should be in his place.  Also the shield with Bucky Cap is really stupid, instantly replaced it with a normal MU shield.

= Taskmaster comic pack from eBay.  Awesome.

= Marvel Universe Wave 13 from Entertainment Earth.  Why Cable and Cyclops are 1 per case I have no idea.  Hasbro does this on purpose.  It does not make any sense.  That aside, the whole wave, again, is awesome.  My Cable came with Hope, I left him carded.  I buy 2 of each figure, 1 to open, 1 to keep carded.  I'll post collection pics here one of these days.  At any rate, Wave 13 revision 1 I have on order from Entertainment Earth shipping in July, will have another Cable, Flame On Torch, Thanos, some other carded figs I need.  It's a good case and a good fix to the shortpack issue, it also has Cyclops.

= Also got the Giant Size X-Men 6 pack from TRU at lunch today.  Love the Storm and Proudstar (Thunderbird).  Colossus has a great paint job, real metallic with a bluish tint wash.  Storm is a great likeness.

Just crazy amounts of figures lately.  I am loving this.

I also have a Wave 14 case on order from EE: X-23, Falcon, Dr. Strange, Ben Reilly Spidey, Skarr.  2 of each of all of those then 1 Apocalypse and 1 Gladiator.  Again, why not Cable and Cyclops?  Why does Hasbro need to create this shortpack issue?  
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on May 12, 2011, 10:56 PM
It really is confounding. Gladiator especially, I mean he just seems like such a C lister if that unless I missed him becoming super popular lately. Is he really in demand enough to warrant two per case, let alone being carried forward? Really baffling move on that one.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 12, 2011, 11:13 PM
It really is confounding. Gladiator especially, I mean he just seems like such a C lister if that unless I missed him becoming super popular lately. Is he really in demand enough to warrant two per case, let alone being carried forward? Really baffling move on that one.

Agreed. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 13, 2011, 03:41 PM
just ordered Gladiator, Wolverine, and Cyclops off TRU.com  Cable and Apocalypse were OOS

dang - my order already arrived!  Gladiator and Cyclops are perfect, wolvie has some imperfect paint lines which may make me exchange him if I find a better one somewhere down the line.  I also really don't care for the yellow paint on yellow plastic shading thing Hasbro has done with a couple of wolvies.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on May 13, 2011, 06:46 PM
I am patiently waiting for wave 2 of the Thor figures, no sign yet.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 17, 2011, 11:09 PM
grabbed one of each of the 2 new comic packs at WM today   

These showed up locally today.  More than U.S. retail but less if I factor in shipping so I picked up both.  Have to see if I'll keep them.  The Wolverine sort of sucks. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 18, 2011, 10:52 AM
after opening him up, I really liked that Wolverine.  

but of course, all the same, I would have rather had a yet to be made figure in his place.   ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 18, 2011, 12:50 PM
Maybe I'll like it after I open it up. 

Not like I was short any Wolverine figures though.  A local store cleared most of the movie line for $2.50 a piece so I picked up a few that way. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on May 18, 2011, 07:12 PM
Picked up the X-Men first class comic pack today, not sure if i will keep it yet though.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on May 23, 2011, 05:41 PM
HUGE score at a local Target today, literally the first time I've seen new figures at a retail store since August and the second time since 2009. Snagged Apocalypse, Cable (w/ Hope) and Cyclops because the prices are still insane. Passed on stuff like Gladiator, WW Hulk, and Spider-Woman for now.

Still looking for Giant Sized X-Men.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 23, 2011, 07:29 PM
Picked up the X-Men first class comic pack today, not sure if i will keep it yet though.

I dig the Sabretooth, Jean is okay, I can do without the Wolvie and Cyclops.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on May 24, 2011, 04:08 AM
Picked up the X-Men first class comic pack today, not sure if i will keep it yet though.

I dig the Sabretooth, Jean is okay, I can do without the Wolvie and Cyclops.



If i didn't have the sabertooth from the motorcycle set i probablybwould have picked that one up instead.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on May 24, 2011, 09:57 AM
Never saw that motorcycle set so I'm still needing a Sabertooth. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on May 24, 2011, 10:39 AM
My local Walmart stocked the newest comic packs, Wolverine/Silver Samurai and Deadpool/Taskmasker, yesterday.

It was a good day for Hasbro, as they also had a new case each of SW Vintage Collection and GI Joe wave 6 (Viper/Iron Grenadier/Croc Master/etc) in stock.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: CHEWIE on May 24, 2011, 11:24 AM
Wal-Mart has Joe stuff again?  I know they were saying that Wal-Mart would be carrying the line again, just didn't know when that would be.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on May 24, 2011, 01:07 PM
Wal-Mart has Joe stuff again?  I know they were saying that Wal-Mart would be carrying the line again, just didn't know when that would be.

My store never stopped carrying them.  They didn't have any new stock for 2+ months, but they kept the peg space for them and have had 2 new cases ship into the store over the last month or so.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on May 24, 2011, 11:20 PM
Never saw that motorcycle set so I'm still needing a Sabertooth. 

I didnt know you needed that one. I saw a set on clearnace for 7.00 a few weeks ago. i will check to see if they have it when i get back if you want it.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on May 31, 2011, 06:02 PM
Finally found the Giant Size X-Men set. $37.99 at TRU, despite me seeing a price tag of $34.99 for it a few weeks ago. Of course that tag was nowhere to be found today. I wouldn't be surprised if they up the price a few more dollars though, I think those Endor Pilot packs are up to like $34.99 each now.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 2, 2011, 12:43 AM
I saw both of the new giant battle sets ar WM tonight.  Meh. Kind of cool, but too obscure for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Ghost of QG on June 4, 2011, 09:18 PM
I'm trying to find the regular Hulk. Any help would be appreciated...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 4, 2011, 11:38 PM
I'm trying to find the regular Hulk. Any help would be appreciated...

I haven't seen one of those in a long long time, but will keep an eye out for it.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 5, 2011, 08:07 AM
I'm trying to find the regular Hulk. Any help would be appreciated...

PM sent.

You can have it carded or loose.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 10, 2011, 09:22 AM
Thought I would share this here.

Red Skull from the Invaders SDCC is being sold on Ebay from Hong Kong.  $14 each and free shipping.  He has like over 190 left.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MARVEL-UNIVERSE-CAPTAIN-AMERICA-RED-SKULL-FIGURE-FY02-/250835647136?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D10%26pmod%3D250834386301%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D548131159583806066#ht_3522wt_905
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2011, 10:22 AM
Have to think about that one.  No stand, no weapon.  Back of the factory cast off.  But cheaper than otherwise. 

TRU.com had Apocalypse and Cyclops in stock so I pulled the trigger on those.  $21.54 after shipping for both, but still cheaper than Canadian retail so it didn't hurt so bad.  Wish they'd have had Cable in stock as I'm still missing that one. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 10, 2011, 11:39 PM
Have to think about that one.  No stand, no weapon.  Back of the factory cast off.  But cheaper than otherwise. 

TRU.com had Apocalypse and Cyclops in stock so I pulled the trigger on those.  $21.54 after shipping for both, but still cheaper than Canadian retail so it didn't hurt so bad.  Wish they'd have had Cable in stock as I'm still missing that one. 

Wish I had known you needed these - I saw that wave at TRU a few weeks back.  Almost bit on Apocalypse, but I stuck to my guns on only collecting Avengers.  :-\
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on June 21, 2011, 05:01 PM
One of our retailers jumped up the price of the two packs to $24.99  :o 

If that settles in as a real price I'll be done with this line awfully quick.  Walmart is still $19.99 and HTS.com is down at $14.99 if they have whatever in stock. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on June 30, 2011, 10:58 AM
I received the Avengers and X-Force team sets in the mail today from BBTS.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 30, 2011, 02:17 PM
I received the Avengers and X-Force team sets in the mail today from BBTS.

Received those as well, really looking forward to the Fantastic Four set (hopefully coming this month).  I know our daughter is really looking forward to being able to have a Sue Storm/Richards figure.

I noticed that BBTS also put up some new preorders including Wave 4 (which we know about - Darkhawk, Steve Rogers, etc.), and also Wave 5, which I didn't know about.  Here's what they list as the contents of Wave 5:

Tony Stark Iron Man
Iceman
Absorbing Man
Astonishing X-Men Wolverine
Magneto

They also list a Guardians of the Galaxy "Team Pack" coming in that same line that released the Original Avengers and X-Force sets.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on June 30, 2011, 06:57 PM
Looking forward to wave 4 andthe Guardians set but wave 5 is a dud. Pass on that for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 9, 2011, 11:37 AM
Some people have problems with the retail version of the Sentinel - I dont have a problem it - I want one of each.

And thanks to my "evilanimation notification" (patent pending) I have one on preorder from TRU.com: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11152147

Shipping is free because it is over $49
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 9, 2011, 09:44 PM
I snagged a Falcon at Target yesterday.  Was really surpised to see him - I didn't realize these were out yet.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2011, 04:49 PM
Any idea what assortment he shipped out in?   I'm after the Falcon, but depending on the wave, not really much else.  I am digging the new Namor. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 14, 2011, 08:49 PM
Any idea what assortment he shipped out in?   I'm after the Falcon, but depending on the wave, not really much else.  I am digging the new Namor.

Falcon is part of Wave 14, which also contains Dr. Doom, Dr. Strange, Scarlett Spider, and Skaar.
Speaking of which, I had an endcap shipper pulled from the back room today at a local Target which contained this wave.  It slightly bothers me that of the 24 figures in the shipper, 7 of them are Scarlett Spiders.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 14, 2011, 11:03 PM
Any idea what assortment he shipped out in?   I'm after the Falcon, but depending on the wave, not really much else.  I am digging the new Namor.

There was a second Falcon on the pegs.  Let me know if you want me to check and see if it is still around.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2011, 12:47 AM
I'm good Justin.  I'll wait a bit but thanks for the offer.  Still hunting for Cable though. 

Not quite MU but I did find a couple of Shocker figs from the Spidey line today, along with a Lizard and a Scorpion.  Left the Scorpion behind simply because the figure did nothing for me.  I assume it's a cartoon related version. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on July 16, 2011, 12:52 AM
Still hunting for Cable though.

Which version?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2011, 02:09 AM
Don't care.  Baby, no baby is all the same to me.  I'll open it and probably lose Hope. 


Baby back, baby back, baby back ribs....
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 17, 2011, 08:50 PM
I recently received the Fantastic Four team set from HTS.com.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 18, 2011, 08:36 PM
I'm good Justin.  I'll wait a bit but thanks for the offer.  Still hunting for Cable though. 

Not quite MU but I did find a couple of Shocker figs from the Spidey line today, along with a Lizard and a Scorpion.  Left the Scorpion behind simply because the figure did nothing for me.  I assume it's a cartoon related version.

I'll trade you Cable for Shocker straight up.  PM sent cuz I don't know how often you check here.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 18, 2011, 09:16 PM
Often enough apparently.  Hold that Cable, I'll see what I can find for a Shocker.  Do you need carded or loose?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 18, 2011, 10:19 PM
Often enough apparently.  Hold that Cable, I'll see what I can find for a Shocker.  Do you need carded or loose?

I'm opening Shocker anyway so loose is fine.  How do you want your Cable, carded or loose?  I can probably do either.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2011, 12:30 AM
Loose is good for me. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 20, 2011, 06:44 PM
http://www.toyark.com/news/san-diego-comic-con-58/sdcc-2011-marvel-universe-4425/ (http://www.toyark.com/news/san-diego-comic-con-58/sdcc-2011-marvel-universe-4425/)

Beta Ray Bill and Kraven look awesome, i like the variant Abosrbing Man too.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 20, 2011, 10:30 PM
BRB looks great!  Surprised to see him though...is he making a comeback in the comics or is this just another way to capitalize on Thor fever?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on July 21, 2011, 02:15 PM
Crap. Hasbro is showing off a Gambit figure for the Marvel Universe line but it looks like a repaint with new head for the Wolverine version.  I have that figure and it sucks compared to the rest of the MU line.  No ankle articulation, no wrists, goofy hand pose and the hard plastic jacket is really limiting.

Was hoping for brand new and soft goods when they got around to him for the MU line.  Still no Rogue but I do want to see her done, especially since I think most of the female figs in the MU line so far have been excellent.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on July 21, 2011, 10:06 PM
Saw the new Galactus with Silver Surfer tonight, as well as the Giant Sized X-Men multipack.  I've been able to ignore this line for a while, but those sets were awesome!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2011, 03:31 PM
Lots of MU news out of SDCC it seems.  Here's some of the details (courtesy of MarvelousNews):

2012 Wave 1
Ultimate Spider-Man
Beast
Hulk
Beta Ray Bill
Kraven the Hunter

2012 Wave 2
Scarlet Witch
Future Foundation Spider-Man (with bag head Spidey variant)
Punisher
She Hulk
Kang

Other sneak peeks included: Nova, Hercules, Nighthawk, Puck, Jubilee, Angel, and new Fin Fang Foom for the Masterworks Series.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on July 24, 2011, 04:13 PM
Love me some Shulkie.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on July 24, 2011, 04:18 PM
Puck from Alpha Flight?

Does anyone younger than 40 know who that is?!?!

Have they made any other figures from that comic? I loved that.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scockery on July 24, 2011, 09:08 PM
Puck from Alpha Flight?

Does anyone younger than 40 know who that is?!?!

Have they made any other figures from that comic? I loved that.

Guardian.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 24, 2011, 09:43 PM
Lots of MU news out of SDCC it seems.  Here's some of the details (courtesy of MarvelousNews):

2012 Wave 1
Ultimate Spider-Man
Beast
Hulk
Beta Ray Bill
Kraven the Hunter

2012 Wave 2
Scarlet Witch
Future Foundation Spider-Man (with bag head Spidey variant)
Punisher
She Hulk
Kang

Other sneak peeks included: Nova, Hercules, Nighthawk, Puck, Jubilee, Angel, and new Fin Fang Foom for the Masterworks Series.

Most of these are great choices.  I will definitely grab Scarlet Witch, Beta Ray Bill, She-Hulk, Hercules, and Beast if he looks good.  Might even get  Kang.  She-Hulk will be a true test of their commitment - do they use the same modl they've used for all the other females or do they go big?  Hoping they get a new mold and re-use for Red She-Hulk, Titania, etc. 

Nova, Puck, Nighthawk, Angel, and Kraven are all fine with me too.  I won't buy them, but we're past most of the A-List figures at this point.  These are mostly fringe characters, but I'm sure someone out there wants them the same way I want fringe Avengers (come on with the Black Knight already Marvel!).  I'm more dissapointed that we are seeing yet ANOTHER Hulk and Spidey showing up again in both waves!  Seriously, how many MU Spidermen do we need?  Not to mention the fact that Spidey has a seperate line of Spiderman characters that fit nicely with the MU stuff already.  I'd be willing to wager there are more 4" Spiderman figures than there are Iron Man figures at this point and that's pretty ridiculous.  I know the formula works for Vaders and Anakins and Yodas and Lukes, but we do not need any more Spiderman taking up assortment space. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 24, 2011, 10:22 PM
Both She Hulk and Scarlet Witch look fantastic, new bodies for each of em. They realy seem to be stepping up their game sculpt wise, the newer bodies look really nice.They've got a new Daredevil/Bullseye comic pack coming too that puts the old versions to shame.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 24, 2011, 10:48 PM
Okay, looked up the pics on marvelousnews.com and these are pretty sweet!  Any word on where the regular version of Strange is going to pop up?  I saw a display box of these the other day at Target, but they were all Astral Plane Strange.  That Beta Ray and the Scarlet Witch are amazing!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 26, 2011, 09:48 AM
this presentation blew away the SW presentation.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 26, 2011, 10:53 PM
this presentation blew away the SW presentation.

Q.F.T.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 30, 2011, 09:09 AM
Just got word from HTS that both of my Zarana's, IJ set, and Sentinel have all shipped this morning.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on July 30, 2011, 07:37 PM
Saw the Sentinel at TRU today. $49.99. Bit out of my price range at the moment so I passed. Comes with the same Wolverine from the Giant Size X-Men set.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2011, 11:54 AM
Saw the Sentinel at TRU today. $49.99. Bit out of my price range at the moment so I passed. Comes with the same Wolverine from the Giant Size X-Men set.

I haven't decided if I'll pick this up yet or not.  I actually really like the previous Legends BAF version, but if these saw a large discount like Galactus saw at Amazon last year, I'd probably grab one.  I think I ended up getting the Galactus for around $20 shipped last year when they were having that crazy sale.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on August 4, 2011, 11:52 AM
I noticed HTS.com dropped the number of Universe items down to 52 today, so they culled the figures being displayed by a fair bit.  Not much I need on there anyway but I would like to get the FF set. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 4, 2011, 10:53 PM
Got the Sentinel today from a local TRU.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 5, 2011, 06:59 PM
Got the Sentinel today from a local TRU.

Ditto.  AND also got my SDCC version from HTS.com.  2 Sentinels in 1 day.

Plus TRU had the Deadpool/Taskmaster pack.  Longest I ever had to wait to find a comic pack in the wild, by far.

The Sentinels are awesome, but the Marvel Legends Toy Biz version definitely still holds it's own and might even be better.  As awesome as the Hasbro version is.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on August 6, 2011, 12:08 AM

The Sentinels are awesome, but the Marvel Legends Toy Biz version definitely still holds it's own and might even be better.  As awesome as the Hasbro version is.

Glad to hear that as it is the only version I have and am likely to get. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2011, 02:32 PM
I saw the new Sentinel at TRU this weekend, it does look pretty nice.  I'm sticking with the Toy Biz version for now, but if the new version sees a nice sale I might be tempted.  I noticed with the Galactus, aside from the fact that it is larger than the Toy Biz version, it just seems like a little more solid toy as well.  The lights and sounds are kind of neat too I guess.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 8, 2011, 10:59 PM
Found the new Dr. Doom at Target today, first I've seen of that wave and the only figure from that wave on the pegs. Stores are starting to get clogged with 1st Appearance Wolverines, though the number of Hobgoblins and Iron Men have decreased.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2011, 11:28 PM
Found the new Dr. Doom at Target today, first I've seen of that wave and the only figure from that wave on the pegs. Stores are starting to get clogged with 1st Appearance Wolverines, though the number of Hobgoblins and Iron Men have decreased.

Did you happen to see Dr. Strange there with him?  I've found astral plane Strange, but have yet to see the fully painted version anywhere...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 8, 2011, 11:39 PM
Nope, he was the only figure from that wave on the pegs. I'll be on the lookout though, I want the "normal" version too.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2011, 10:22 AM
Our Target has gotten this wave in too, although all I've seen is the Falcon and Scarlet Spider.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 9, 2011, 12:42 PM
Five local Targets got in a case of the Skaar wave yesterday, and at least three of those locations had the regular Dr. Strange, so the figure is starting to hit.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 9, 2011, 01:46 PM
My Wave 14 case from EE.com is scheduled to arrive this Friday, there are 2 x Dr. Strange inside it, but I have no clue which version it will be.

It's my understanding that they will both be astral or both regular, but not 1 of each.

At any rate, looking forward to Falcon the most.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2011, 02:10 PM
I got my set via BBTS today (I've been preordering MU waves since retail is pretty poor around here for the most part), and the Dr. Strange version I got is the regular (non-astral) version.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on August 9, 2011, 02:13 PM
This wave showed up at my Target on Saturday or Sunday.  The only figure I don't think I saw was Dr. Strange.  The Doom actually looks like a pretty good figure. 

MU has really been flowing through my Target the last month or so.  They're selling through a lot of the more popular characters and getting restocked on a regular basis.  We don't even really have an Iron Man problem anymore, there might only be 1 IM figure from the MU line on the pegs.  We've even had a decent stock of Apocolypse and World War Hulk.  I think we only got the Cable wave twice, though.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 10, 2011, 05:58 PM
Got my case from EE today.  The Dr. Stranges were Astral form.  They're okay.  I want a regular version too though.

Love me some Falcon.  The rest are okay.  I like Doom carded.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 10, 2011, 06:02 PM
Oh p.s. hts.com has had X-Force, Avengers and Fantastic Four 3 packs in stock all day.  I've been trying to post this on marvelousnews.com forums but it's been down all day.

I didn't get Avengers but I got X-Force and FF because I must have the Deadpool and Invisible Woman figures

Working on a Thing Worthy figure right now:

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/58550/1769518-the_worthy___the_thing_super.jpg)

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 11, 2011, 10:35 AM
Mutants from another universe!

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/1949/dsc02444p.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/148/dsc02444p.jpg/)

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2060/dsc02446yk.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/269/dsc02446yk.jpg/)

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9516/dsc02447gq.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/dsc02447gq.jpg/)

More pics and reviews in the Thundercats thread http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2717.60
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 14, 2011, 09:05 PM
Marvel Universe figs are on sale this week at Target - Buy One Get One!  That's a pretty sweet sale.  Haven't been there in person to check it out yet though...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 14, 2011, 09:20 PM
Finished my 4" Thing, Angrir Breaker of Souls figure, except the hammer.

Worked 10 hours on this guy since Friday but I'm happy with the result!

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262586_2127941571139_1623940435_2102710_3518150_n.jpg)

Best part - I got a meat tenderizer for the hammer.  Seeing as how that's basically what he's got.  Should be fun cutting it down to size at the office, the thing is solid cast aluminum.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 19, 2011, 09:23 PM
I dont know anything about the character - but your custom is cool!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 21, 2011, 12:52 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 21, 2011, 08:27 PM
Found at Wal-Mart this afternoon: 3-Packs and the Sentinel. I thought the Sentinel was a TRU Exclusive for some reason (wasn't Galactus? I never saw him anywhere else). No X-Force set but I did snag F4 and left the Avengers. Rang up at $19.96 or whatever random number WM uses.

I'll pick up the Sentinel sooner than later, now that I have income again I can afford to pick one up.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 22, 2011, 04:36 PM
Galactus wasn't technically exclusive, but he pretty much was since, like you said, no other big box retail picked up the Masterworks line.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 25, 2011, 09:49 PM
I think my complaint to Hasbro in the last Marvel Q&A worked, found the Skaar wave at Target today. Strange was gone but I snagged Dr. Doom and Scarlet Spider.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on August 27, 2011, 11:47 AM
I have an extra regular Dr. Strange that I would like to trade for this Human Torch:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3412983092_6000714a77.jpg)

Or an Astral Plane Dr. Strange.  PM me if interested.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 31, 2011, 09:33 PM
Sprry I could probably get you one of those, but do you have any of this stuff? :

Captain America Wave 3 Green and Yellow Hydra Troops loose or carded, carded Iron Fist, carded Electro, Ms. Marvel Moonstone carded, Luke Cage carded, Death Mask Archangel loose or carded, Norman Osborn head Iron Patriot carded.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 31, 2011, 09:49 PM
I have a carded Death Mask Archangel if you need it...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on August 31, 2011, 10:46 PM
Dressel, how important is card condition? Pretty sure I can pick up two or three of those...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 1, 2011, 06:12 AM
Sprry - The green and yellow Captain America line Hydra troops I am going to open.  The rest are to fill the holes in my carded collection.  So the cards need to be pretty decent, I'm not expecting the most mint thing i've ever seen though.  Doesn't have to be that good.  No chunks missing or huge bends in the card though.

JediJMan - Yes I would very much care to trade for that Death Mask Archangel carded.  Let me just post my HAVES here and you can pick something off it or I can Paypal you.  Whatever.  I know you collect mostly Avengers right?  I know I have a spare Falcon and a spare Spider-Woman.

Haves:
WW Hulk carded, Wave 13 Cyclops carded, Hopeless Cable carded, Flame-On Torch carded, Regular Archangel carded, Thanos carded, Frost Giant with Loki Walmart Exclusive, Apocalypse carded. Warpath X-Men carded. Bullseye carded (variant). Sunfire carded, Moon Knight carded, Spider-Woman carded, Falcon carded, Mystique carded, Skrull carded.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on September 1, 2011, 03:55 PM
I still have yet to see comic Hydra soldiers. I also here the Future Foundation set is out, need to find that one as well.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on September 6, 2011, 01:27 PM
Look slike Hasbro is re-releasing the SDCC color Sentinel at retail. BBTS has preorders up if you are interested.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS20874&mode=retail (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS20874&mode=retail)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 18, 2011, 09:18 AM
TRU has all Marvel line action figures on sale buy 2 get 1 free.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 25, 2011, 04:41 PM
TRU has the worst search engine ever.  It can be impossible to find Marvel figures there.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on September 25, 2011, 06:29 PM
I wish my TRU actually sold Marvel Universe figures. All they have are comic packs and specialty sets
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on September 26, 2011, 10:56 PM
(http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/albums/Hasbro/11_NYCC/Compound_Hulk_2.jpg)

Odd NYCC exclusive.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 27, 2011, 05:30 AM
Yeah as far as I know, Compound Hulk had a single appearance in Hulk #30 (2008).  I read Hulk almost every month, but did not pick up that issue, it didn't look like a good one and was kinda filler material inbetween Red Hulk being identified and beaten by Banner, and before the era where Rulk joined Avengers.  I will pick up as many as I can though at the con, 1 to open, 1 to keep carded, and the rest for trade.

My Wave 15 case shipped from EE.com.  See ya in a week.  Really looking forward to X-23, Commander Rogers, and Namor. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 27, 2011, 11:05 AM
HTS = Free shipping on most orders over $25 til 10/10/11

I just pre-ordered the GOTG set and the Spiderman/Britain set.  I used one of the groupons I bought and I only had to throw $7.50 on my credit card.   ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on September 27, 2011, 12:59 PM
Anyone finding the futur foundation set?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on September 27, 2011, 04:47 PM
My Wave 15 case shipped from EE.com.  See ya in a week.  Really looking forward to X-23, Commander Rogers, and Namor.

Saw all of this wave at Target today. They also restocked the previous wave but there were no signs of Dr. Strange.

Also spotted a new $20 pack last week, Galactic Guardians or something like that. Two characters and a raccoon statue for $20 which is a horrible deal compared to the first three sets. I think I saw it at Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on September 27, 2011, 06:17 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy.  Yeah, that set looks terrible.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 28, 2011, 11:55 AM
I received Wave 5 (or is it 15?) via BBTS yesterday (with Steve Rogers, Ultron, X-23, Namor, and Darkhawk) and it isn't a bad lineup.  A little bit of repeating with Ultron and Namor (although they are different), so I wouldn't have minded seeing some all-new characters included.  Then, I got notice that my order for the next wave (Iceman, Absorbing Man, Tony Stark, etc.) was in stock as well.  I had considered cancelling that preorder (again, due to so many repeat characters), but didn't think it would be in stock this soon.  I wonder if retail will start getting these as well pretty soon.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 29, 2011, 09:41 AM
I received Wave 15 in the mail yesterday from a fellow collector.  Wave 16 also shipped out yesterday.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 30, 2011, 11:57 AM
HTS = Free shipping on most orders over $25 til 10/10/11

I just pre-ordered the GOTG set and the Spiderman/Britain set.  I used one of the groupons I bought and I only had to throw $7.50 on my credit card.   ;D

Just got off the phone with customer service rep Mariam at HTS and she confirmed to me that all they do have in stock at HTS.com is the variant white FF version.

I went ahead and placed an order for this set and the Power Man/Fist set.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 30, 2011, 02:13 PM
Well this is a first.  Found the new wave 15 in the last 2 days at TRU, Walmart, and Target.

Never happened before.  I actually didn't need to order this case I have coming from Entertainment Earth in the next couple days.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on October 4, 2011, 12:49 PM
I just received Wave 16 in the mail from BBTS.com.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on October 4, 2011, 12:55 PM
Which absorbing man showed up?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 4, 2011, 02:41 PM
Which absorbing man showed up?

My official guess is metal variant.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on October 4, 2011, 09:46 PM
Which absorbing man showed up?

My official guess is metal variant.

That would be correct.  Both were the metal version.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on October 4, 2011, 10:40 PM
Found Wave 15 at Target tonight...picked up my Steve Rogers :)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 5, 2011, 12:09 AM
Not that wave here, but a case with Doc Strange (regular), Falcon, Apocalypse, Doom, Scarlet Spider and a couple of other figures I already have.  So we're behind, but it was nice at least seeing something new.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 5, 2011, 11:19 AM
Nice that you found Reg Dr. Strange at least.  I still haven't seen that one around.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on October 5, 2011, 11:52 AM
Saw 2 cases of the newest wave at TRU this morning. Seems like more of an "under-40" wave, as I hadn't even heard of half these guys.

Ultron looked pretty sharp, but Namor seemes way too muscly.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on October 5, 2011, 05:32 PM
Not that wave here, but a case with Doc Strange (regular), Falcon, Apocalypse, Doom, Scarlet Spider and a couple of other figures I already have.  So we're behind, but it was nice at least seeing something new.

You're not that behind, I only started seeing that wave hit here around September 1
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 5, 2011, 11:03 PM
Thanks. 

September to December is usually productive around here.  Pre-Christmas, go figure. 

After that though it gets downright depressing for eight months.  Kinda hoping we get dumps of the Thor and Cap figs, like we did with the Indiana Jones stuff. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on October 7, 2011, 07:31 PM
New stuff at Target tonight and I actually bought a couple figures, Steve Rogers and X-23.  Dr. Strange is a pretty good looking figure and so is Ultron.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 11, 2011, 07:21 PM
Does anyone have any side by side comparison pics of the more recent Ultron and Doc Doom with their comic pack counterparts?

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 11, 2011, 07:48 PM
Dr. Doom - basically the Secret Wars is brighter green and the single carded release is duller green.  No real  sculpt differences.


Most recent wave 14 single carded release:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BSCek_sN2TI/TiubUUCa4ZI/AAAAAAAAAMo/CTNgTPBopY4/s1600/Dr.+Doom+%25281%2529.JPG)

Secret Wars 2 pack:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Marvel-Universe-DR-DOOM-WASP-Secret-Wars-3-3-4-loose-/00/$(KGrHqN,!isE2KVwNUjcBNi8L,j3+!~~_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 11, 2011, 08:17 PM
Ultron is also the same figure, except the Secret Wars one has eyes/mouth painted red, and the single carded one from Wave 15 is painted green in those spots.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 12, 2011, 06:04 AM
Got word that my wave 16 case shipped from Entertainment Earth.  See ya in a week.

Looking forward to wolverine, iceman and absorbing man the most.

I got a couple metal variants of absorbing man already, so I'm actually hoping for clean versions.  The metal versions will be good for trade though if I got more.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: warinthefloor on October 12, 2011, 03:46 PM
I dont follow well enough to now what wave he came out of but I picked up a Dr Doom single carded this week, its pretty nice
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 15, 2011, 01:45 PM
(http://cdn.toyark.com/news/attach/1/marvel-001_1318689780.jpg)




ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh-yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 15, 2011, 11:42 PM
That Scarlet Witch looks amazing.  I'm on the fence about Stark/Iron Man...already have so many Iron Man versions from IM2 line.  What's with a holographic Cyclops?   ???
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on October 15, 2011, 11:45 PM
I picked up an extra Hulk exclusive if anyone is looking to make a trade.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on October 16, 2011, 10:07 AM
What's with a holographic Cyclops?   ???

Isn't that Iceman?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on October 17, 2011, 02:39 AM
I picked up an extra Hulk exclusive if anyone is looking to make a trade.

Looking for anything in particular?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on October 17, 2011, 10:30 AM
I picked up an extra Hulk exclusive if anyone is looking to make a trade.

Looking for anything in particular?

King Loki, King Laufey or Deluxe Heimdal from the Thor line.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 17, 2011, 10:40 AM
Some neat stuff for this line shown at NYCC.  I thought I would quit or at least seriously scale back picking these up with the return of Legends, but now I'm not so sure.  I may just end up picking up at least some from both lines.  I've gotten the last couple waves from BBTS (and saw them in stores this weekend too), and - at least for the most part - the line continues to see a huge improvement over the initial waves.  They are re-using some older figures (from comic packs primarily) and repainting them for the general line, but the true "all-new" figures really are nicely done.  Some nifty stuff on the way for 2012, if the line gets attention (distribution) with all the Avengers and Spidey movie hoopla next summer.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 17, 2011, 12:54 PM
What's with a holographic Cyclops?   ???

Isn't that Iceman?

Oh, maybe.  I think it looks like a visor on there, but maybe it's just a reflection...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on October 19, 2011, 01:26 AM
Found a case of even newer MU figs at Wal-Mart tonight while giving a coworker a ride home. It was marked as "Wave 5." Snagged Ultimate Magneto and Tony Stark Iron Man. The case also had Absorbing Man, Iceman, Astonishing Wolverine and Steve Rodgers. 2 of each in the case.

Err I guess that's the Wave 16 Dressel mentioned. Also both Absorbing Men were "normal"
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on October 19, 2011, 08:31 PM
Missed out on compound Hulk over at HTS. Oh well...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 20, 2011, 09:04 PM
Yeah, I missed out on the Compound Hulk as well, although I didn't really care all that much either way I guess.  I was trying to order the Spidey muggs set for my Spidey collection, and figured I just as well add that to the cart as well.  It took me a few hours of error pages before I got an order in later in the day, but the Hulk was gone then.  No biggie.

On a side note, has anyone been finding the "Future Foundation" F4 variant set at retail?  I've seen the normal version at one of our Wal-Marts, but haven't seen the variant version anywhere online or locally.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 21, 2011, 07:24 AM
Brian - I just got the Fantastic Four Future Foundation variant last week from HTS.com  I saw it come in stock, called them up, and they said that all the ones they have in the warehouse are the white variant.  So I ordered one and it was what they said it was.  HTS still has them in stock.  I'm pretty confident that if your order one, it'll be white.  But you might want to call just incase.

As for Compound Hulk, I have one for trade if you can come up with some on my wants list maybe we can put some kind of package together.

Have available to trade to you: WW Hulk carded, Wave 13 Cyclops carded, Hopeless Cable carded, Thanos carded, Frost Giant with Loki Walmart Exclusive, Apocalypse carded. Warpath X-Men carded. Crossbones carded,  Dr. Doom carded, Guardian carded, Classic Ms. Marvel carded, Shocker carded, metal variant wave 16 Absorbing Man loose, Namor with Imperius Rex stand variant carded, X-23 carded, Compound Hulk MIP. Star Wars Clone Wars: Savage Opress shirtless carded, Hondo Ohnaka carded, Seripas carded

Wants: High Priority: Death Mask Archangel loose or carded, Blade carded, Iron Patriot with Norman Osborn head carded, Heimdall loose or carded LOW priority: X-Force Wolverine single carded version, Captain Marvel carded, Doc Samson carded, carded Silver Surfer, carded (MU) Hobgoblin, carded Luke Cage, Star Wars carded or loose Ponda Baba wave 9, carded or loose Echo Base Trooper wave 9.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on October 21, 2011, 08:54 AM

Have available to trade to you: WW Hulk carded, Wave 13 Cyclops carded, Hopeless Cable carded, Thanos carded, Frost Giant with Loki Walmart Exclusive, Apocalypse carded. Warpath X-Men carded. Crossbones carded,  Dr. Doom carded, Guardian carded, Classic Ms. Marvel carded, Shocker carded, metal variant wave 16 Absorbing Man loose, Namor with Imperius Rex stand variant carded, X-23 carded, Compound Hulk MIP. Star Wars Clone Wars: Savage Opress shirtless carded, Hondo Ohnaka carded, Seripas carded

Wants: High Priority: Death Mask Archangel loose or carded, Blade carded, Iron Patriot with Norman Osborn head carded, Heimdall loose or carded LOW priority: X-Force Wolverine single carded version, Captain Marvel carded, Doc Samson carded, carded Silver Surfer, carded (MU) Hobgoblin, carded Luke Cage, Star Wars carded or loose Ponda Baba wave 9, carded or loose Echo Base Trooper wave 9.

Crap, I had carded Ponda Baba and the Echo Base Trooper I would have gladly traded for a carded Seripas. LM check and see if I can pick one of those up again for you.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on October 21, 2011, 10:32 AM
Brian - I just got the Fantastic Four Future Foundation variant last week from HTS.com  I saw it come in stock, called them up, and they said that all the ones they have in the warehouse are the white variant.  So I ordered one and it was what they said it was.  HTS still has them in stock.  I'm pretty confident that if your order one, it'll be white.  But you might want to call just incase.

Yeah, confirm via telephone first.  I ordered two sets back when they supposedly only had the white set in stock, and I got one of each.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on October 21, 2011, 11:55 AM
DR - thanks for the tip on the FF set, I'll check that out.  Also, if anyone is interested, as of right now (11:00 or so CST) the Compound Hulk appears to be back in stock at HTS.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 21, 2011, 02:11 PM
DR - thanks for the tip on the FF set, I'll check that out.  Also, if anyone is interested, as of right now (11:00 or so CST) the Compound Hulk appears to be back in stock at HTS.

I found a Future Foundation pack at Walmart just now, got anything on my wants list?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on October 21, 2011, 03:35 PM
Man, I had to stop and think about Compound Hulk. $19 after tax and shipping? Maybe if it's still there tomorrow...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on October 27, 2011, 04:37 PM
I picked up an extra Hulk exclusive if anyone is looking to make a trade.

Looking for anything in particular?

King Loki, King Laufey or Deluxe Heimdal from the Thor line.

Expanding the trade list for Composite Hulk.  A TVC Echo Base Trooper would most certainly work!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 28, 2011, 05:25 AM
I saw the Absorbing Man wave at Walmart on Wed.  They had two skin versions of him along with Magneto, Rogers, and Iceman.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on October 30, 2011, 12:50 PM
I picked up Magneto and Iceman. Anybody know the difference between this Iceman and the one that came out in the Wolverine movie line? I'm hoping you'll tell me the MU one is startlingly better because I paid nine bucks for it, but passed on the Wolverine one on clearance for $2 about a dozen times.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 30, 2011, 03:27 PM
Here is a side by side comparison of the two - kinda.  On the left is the X-men one - and on the right is the MU Spiderman and His Amazing friends version (same mold as the current one you grabbed - just now in a translucent plastic.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/coreys_toybox/4249953186/

I guess I would say this new one is better.  I have read on marvelousnews.com that one member said he was able to remove all of the paint off the new using nail polish remover to make a standard Iceman
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: warinthefloor on November 2, 2011, 10:59 AM
im gonna regret passing on that iceman twice this weekend to get cobra troopers arent I?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on November 2, 2011, 02:18 PM
Saw the Power-Man/Iron Fist comic pack last week for the first time. Had been curious about this since it went up on HTS.

Man, that was one embarassing comic that does not hold up well today.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on November 3, 2011, 01:52 AM
Got my white FF set from HTS.  ;D Still no luck on Astral Dr. Strange or variant Absorbing Man.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2011, 08:39 PM
DId you request the white version or did it just show up.  I ordered a set and it arrived in MN but I neglected to ask about it.  I"ll leave it as a surprise I guess.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on November 4, 2011, 11:24 AM
I called and they said the only one is stock was white so I ordered
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 12, 2011, 09:08 PM
Okay here is the official DresselRebel incarnation of Ares.  It's MU Gladiator, and everything that is on this figure that was not on the MU Gladiator, I sculpted onto him inbetween patients Tuesday and Wednesday at work with dental filling material.  I still want to add some leg holsters and a knife or something.

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/379752_2412504125025_1623940435_2342506_824908328_n.jpg)

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/385805_2412524565536_1623940435_2342538_1677081018_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/373849_2412516885344_1623940435_2342524_172091107_n.jpg)

The Osborn Patriot is also a custom of mine.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 12, 2011, 11:04 PM
very nice work!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 14, 2011, 08:06 AM
Wow, that Ares is slick.  Nice choice using Gladiator.  What do you use for paints?  Your customs look like they're fresh off the real production line.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 14, 2011, 09:50 AM
Thanks for the positive feedback.

The paints are mostly Model Masters, on that particular Ares figure anyhow.  On Purple Man I used Humbrol and Tamiya.  Oh wait, I didn't post my Zebediah Killgrave here!  Hang on let me go get those pics.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 14, 2011, 09:52 AM
This is The Purple Man I did right before Ares with Tamiya and Humbrol.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/313514_2389129100664_1623940435_2332108_559618529_n.jpg)

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/385863_2389132700754_1623940435_2332110_342302989_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 14, 2011, 11:39 AM
no clue who that is - but very cool
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 14, 2011, 12:07 PM
no clue who that is - but very cool

He's had some big clashes with Luke Cage in New Avengers and the Thunderbolts, some others I'm forgetting.  Basically he emits pheromones and can control the actions of others with that power.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on November 14, 2011, 12:51 PM
Awesome stuff there, Dressel. What fig did you use for the Purple Man, the suit looks familiar but I can't place it to a figure.

And FWIW I saw the white FF variant of the F4 set at Wal-Mart yesterday. Haven't heard of anyone seeing it in stores yet.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 14, 2011, 02:42 PM
Awesome stuff there, Dressel. What fig did you use for the Purple Man, the suit looks familiar but I can't place it to a figure.

Thanks!  I'm not familiar with DC, but I was in TJ Maxx and got "Captain Atom" for $3 for the head.  Looked like Purple Man to me!  And the body is the G.I. JOE Renegades Cobra Commander.



And FWIW I saw the white FF variant of the F4 set at Wal-Mart yesterday. Haven't heard of anyone seeing it in stores yet.

I saw it in Walmart 4 times.  Sent 2 off to other collectors, left the rest at retail.  They've been showing up in my area for just the last 2 weeks roughly.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on November 14, 2011, 10:43 PM
I have no idea who that guy is either, but the figure looks great. Excellent use of that CC body.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 16, 2011, 07:18 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback gentlemen.

Finished up a couple customs tonight:

Luke Cage - Thunderbolts Director:

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/311732_2433922980483_1623940435_2351009_1649589892_n.jpg)

The tech that Fixer gave him was sculpted on then the figure was painted.

Age of Apocalypse Sunfire:

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/308343_2433921140437_1623940435_2351008_1908633566_n.jpg)

Facemask sculpt is mine, on a FO Torch, then painted.

In progress: Thunderbolts Swordsman and Moonstone.  On deck, Songbird.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on November 16, 2011, 09:28 PM
That Luke Cage looks stellar.  Pretty amazing work Dressel.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 19, 2011, 03:46 PM
Thank you for the positive feedback gentlemen!

First up today is Thunderbolts' Swordsman, Andreas Von Strucker.  He is one of my favorite customs, next to Ghost.  I did a lot of parts combination and a lot of sculpting.  The head is Renegades Cobra Commander completey sculpted over, the arms and torso are MU Goblin heavily sculpted, and the legs are House of M Spiderman, also heavily sculpted.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/388596_2448091814695_1623940435_2357631_1646234710_n.jpg)

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/320868_2448095814795_1623940435_2357640_674948681_n.jpg)

Here he is with the first Thunderbolts team that was directed by Norman Osborn, charged with bringing in unregistered superhero combatants.  I still need to make Songbird, she's next.

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/302485_2448098374859_1623940435_2357648_1524013394_n.jpg)

Here is Moonstone on the same team:

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303120_2448101374934_1623940435_2357654_1586172747_n.jpg)

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/380186_2448103734993_1623940435_2357659_1003297253_n.jpg)

If you haven't read Thunderbolts 110-121, you absolutely have to.  It is some of the best Marvel stuff of the last decade easy.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 21, 2011, 09:37 AM
very nice customs Dressel!  I just read a Thunderbolts comic the other day from the Marvel free lunch time reading thing - it was pretty good.

That Cage looks like a dead on depiction of what I saw in the comic.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 28, 2011, 06:46 PM
Here is my MU Sandman.  I do want to make a giant sandy fist or something yet, but here he is in a relaxed state not exhibiting his powers.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/387801_2502087684558_1623940435_2381629_2053075528_n.jpg)

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/390831_2502089524604_1623940435_2381630_1647628276_n.jpg)

Here he is with some of his spidey-hating friends:

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/309009_2502172286673_1623940435_2381639_1697320223_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on November 28, 2011, 07:19 PM
Very cool, cant wait to see some sandy attachments.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on December 2, 2011, 04:46 PM
I picked up a couple of the Electro variants today at Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 2, 2011, 09:15 PM
That Sandman looks great!   :o
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 3, 2011, 07:21 PM
That Sandman looks great!   :o

Thanks Shmash and evenflow, I appreciate the feedback!




Thanks to my wife's suggestion that we go to a particular Walmart, scored all 3 types of Electros out right now.

Translucent arms, translucent arms and mask, and regular version.  Sorry about the blurry pic.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/389473_2535390637111_1623940435_2392055_1702066415_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/389892_2535392117148_1623940435_2392059_1566975031_n.jpg)

Big winnings.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on December 7, 2011, 01:11 AM
Found a "normal" Doctor Strange at Wal-Mart today, meaning I'm pretty much done with the Universe line for a while.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on December 7, 2011, 07:08 PM
What is the next new wave in this line and when is it supposed to hit?

That Guardian figure isn't new is it?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 7, 2011, 09:32 PM
I think Doc Strange's wave is the latest.  I saw Cable and X-23 at Target today for the first time, but they are a few waves back I think. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on December 8, 2011, 12:09 AM
I have no clue which wave is which but I've seen 3 waves hit since September:

1. The wave with Skaar, Scarlet Spider, Dr. Doom, etc. and I think Strange was in that one too
2. The wave with Steve Rodgers, X-23, Ultron, etc.
3. The wave with Ultimate Magneto, Astonishing Wolverine, Iceman, etc. This was the latest wave I've found
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 8, 2011, 05:20 AM
Wave 14 - September

•012 - Dr. Strange
•013 - Falcon with Red wing
•014 - Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly)
•015 - Dr. Doom
•016 - Skaar, Son of Hulk

Wave 15 - October

•017 - Ultron
•018 - Darkhawk
•019 - Namor
•020 - X-23
•021 - Commander Rogers

Wave 16 - November

•022 - Iron Man (Unmasked Extremsis)
•023 - Iceman
•024 - Absorbing man
•025 - Wolverine (Astonishing X-men)
•026 - Magneto (Ultimate)

Wave 17 - December/January

•Psylocke
•Daredevil (Shadowland)
•Patriot (First Appearance)
•Storm (Astonishing X-men)
•Iron Fist (White)
•Thor (Age Of Thunder)


There are also several revision cases out there right now with repacks of some older figures like Guardian, Iron Fist (green), and Electro.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on December 8, 2011, 09:12 AM
Thanks, is there anyplace to find a complete listing of al the figures released in this line so far? I am thinking about getting my feet wet but would like to be selective.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 8, 2011, 09:25 AM
http://cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro_MU.asp
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on December 16, 2011, 10:40 AM
I see the Masterworks Sentinel is down to $27.99 today on Amazon.  I had been holding off for a Galactus-like sale on this one, and I may bite at that price.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on December 16, 2011, 09:52 PM
Thanks fo the heads up, at that price and free shipping, i ordered one.  ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 17, 2011, 07:34 AM
marvelousnews has the skinny and pics on some news comic packs that no one knew was coming: http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=14626
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on December 17, 2011, 10:40 AM
marvelousnews has the skinny and pics on some news comic packs that no one knew was coming: http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=14626

Meh.  The X-Men set looks cool, but I don't collect those guys.  The Iron Man set is interesting, but I already have Silver Centurian.  And I feel like we've already had multiple Hulks and Wolvies, though for anyone that hasn't read that comic it is a classic.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 17, 2011, 08:29 PM
I was leaning towards probably getting the Juggy set, but then I would have a third Colossus.  The IM/Mandarin set doesn't interest me much as I already have both. The Hulk set I would get if that is how we are getting that new Hulk sculpt - but I think it is also going to be on single card with a darker paint scheme.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2011, 09:22 PM
Have they made a decent Hulk yet?  I've been less than impressed with all of them...I'd like to see a classic styled 70's/80's version

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2591/3936287574_7b6ee0fba5.jpg)

This Legends one was my favorite...

(http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/leader1.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 17, 2011, 10:01 PM
this one is coming and they are using the same mold to make a Rulk:

(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/hasbro3/IMG_0914.JPG)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2011, 11:40 PM
The head still isn't quite right...but that is pretty good
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on December 17, 2011, 11:49 PM
I agree.  That 2-pack with the Leader was one of the best Hulk figures ever.  And now with Hasbro bringing back Marvel Legends maybe we'll see some more decent Hulk based characters for that line.  I'm still of the opinion that Marvel Legends never did the Grey Hulk justice.  At least not the way we saw the Grey Hulk when he was re-introduced....

(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh79/lorrdraiden/hulk345_mcfarlane.gif)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 18, 2011, 08:56 AM
yeah, that head sculpt on the Hulk standing next to the Leader is very nice.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 19, 2011, 09:59 PM
I made myself a Nick Fury figure today.

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/380147_2642596437189_1623940435_2433210_199203414_n.jpg)

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/379860_2642592717096_1623940435_2433208_808186256_n.jpg)

Recipe:

Head: Jurassic Park with eyepatch sculpt
Body: Cyclops Wave 13
Torso Holster: 30 AC Boba Fett
Hip Holster: MU Winter Soldier
Humbrol and Model Master Paints
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 20, 2011, 07:41 PM
I'd buy it.  Very nice!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 22, 2011, 09:02 PM
Thanks shmash!

I made a Domino figure today.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/381780_2659766266424_1623940435_2440598_561665817_n.jpg)

Here she is with some other past and present members of X-Force:

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/399601_2659770266524_1623940435_2440603_1704480479_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on January 5, 2012, 12:01 AM
One of my local Wal Marts had Sentinels discounted to $40 today. Another one did not, so it's definitely not a nationwide price cut. I'll probably go back and snag one at that price since I missed out on the super cheap one on Amazon a few weeks back.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 5, 2012, 07:11 AM
One of my local Wal Marts had Sentinels discounted to $40 today. Another one did not, so it's definitely not a nationwide price cut. I'll probably go back and snag one at that price since I missed out on the super cheap one on Amazon a few weeks back.

Nothing ever goes on clearance at my 2 Walmarts.  I've been watching the Sentinels for a while.  People over at Marvelousnews talk about these fantastic markdowns on the Sentinel at Walmart for $23, but my stores always ring up $54.99
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on January 5, 2012, 08:47 AM
When is the next wave coming out? These things were hitting fast and furious last year compared to SW.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 5, 2012, 02:24 PM
When is the next wave coming out? These things were hitting fast and furious last year compared to SW.

There are 4 absolutely stunning waves coming out April, May, June and July.  Probably more in the Fall.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 5, 2012, 02:46 PM
The next wave is not coming out until April?!!?!   :o
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2012, 04:50 PM
We just had the wave with Namor, Absorbing Man, etc. show up at our Walmarts.  Even though I already traded for what I wanted from that lineup I'm just happy to see some product that's not boring and has already been on the pegs with 23 cases worth. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on January 8, 2012, 08:23 AM
Picked up a new Thor, white Iron Fist, and variant Electro at Target last night.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on January 9, 2012, 08:56 PM
I got the White Iron Fist, Psylocke, Storm, etc. wave via BBTS a week or so ago, not a bad wave overall.  Is it really April when we'll get the first waves of 2012?  I know I haven't seen any preorders for that first wave yet, but I'm really looking forward to this year's lineup.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 11, 2012, 07:13 AM
Yeah it's April, but it's worth the wait.  The next 3-4 waves are just breathtaking.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on January 12, 2012, 02:37 PM
I received my case of wave 17 from EE today.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on January 28, 2012, 04:57 PM
I found a lone Wonderman & Quicksilver comic pack at Target today.  Pretty shocked to see it there with all the older versions of CPs.  The only bad news is that the price on these is now $18.  Crazy.  Both the figures look pretty sweet though.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 3, 2012, 10:02 PM
I found Storm & Psylocke at local Targets over the last week.  Might be a good time to check if you're looking for either of them.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2012, 09:06 PM
So, aside from seeing some figures in person that we had previously only seen in their slide shows, doesn't seem to be a lot shown at TF for the MU.  That being said, we still have a lot of greatness on the way this year - and a lot of figures I'm looking forward to.  Plus, it sounds like a few new team packs (Inhumans!) were announced, so I'm jazzed for that.  Hopefully the slideshow will make it online at some point.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 12, 2012, 09:44 PM
Yeah it is an absolutely sick lineup.  And the new announcement of the Inhumans is good too, also the X-Men pack with Rogue.

Wave 1 (April): http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2012_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FPress_Images%2FUNIVERSE%2FMARVEL+Universe+3.75%2FWave+1 (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2012_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FPress_Images%2FUNIVERSE%2FMARVEL+Universe+3.75%2FWave+1)

Wave 2 (May): http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2012_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FPress_Images%2FUNIVERSE%2FMARVEL+Universe+3.75%2FWave+2 (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2012_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FPress_Images%2FUNIVERSE%2FMARVEL+Universe+3.75%2FWave+2)

Wave 3: (June): http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2012_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FPress_Images%2FUNIVERSE%2FMARVEL+Universe+3.75%2FWave+3 (http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2012_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FPress_Images%2FUNIVERSE%2FMARVEL+Universe+3.75%2FWave+3)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 13, 2012, 12:17 AM
I love this line.  Great characters, good articulation for the price, nice mix of old and new.  Each wave has an Avenger or two, which is just enough to keep stringing me along without breaking the bank.  Kudos Hasbro.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2012, 02:38 PM
Was there any pics shown of the team sets (Inhumans, X-Men)?  I know they were probably shown in the slideshow, but it doesn't seem like any of those have made it online yet.  Looking forward to those, from the sounds of who is included anyways.  The regular line figures all looked pretty amazing though I thought, looking forward to those quite a bit.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 13, 2012, 09:00 PM
Are both Wonder Man and Quicksilver never before released figures?  I saw the comic pack today but couldn't remember, probably largely because of confusion with the Legends line. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 13, 2012, 09:20 PM
Are both Wonder Man and Quicksilver never before released figures?  I saw the comic pack today but couldn't remember, probably largely because of confusion with the Legends line.

Correct ... the Comic Pack is the first release for both figures in the MU line.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 13, 2012, 09:39 PM
Was there any pics shown of the team sets (Inhumans, X-Men)?  I know they were probably shown in the slideshow, but it doesn't seem like any of those have made it online yet.  Looking forward to those, from the sounds of who is included anyways.  The regular line figures all looked pretty amazing though I thought, looking forward to those quite a bit.

I also have not seen pics of Inhumans or X-Men.  Longshot is also in the pack with Rogue.  Medusa, Black Bolt and someone else in the Inhumans.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 14, 2012, 12:01 AM
Are both Wonder Man and Quicksilver never before released figures?  I saw the comic pack today but couldn't remember, probably largely because of confusion with the Legends line.

Correct ... the Comic Pack is the first release for both figures in the MU line.

Thank you.  Not loving the price, but it's local so what the heck. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on February 14, 2012, 09:45 AM
Medusa, Black Bolt and someone else in the Inhumans.

The other would be Karnak.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on February 14, 2012, 10:56 PM
Was there any pics shown of the team sets (Inhumans, X-Men)?  I know they were probably shown in the slideshow, but it doesn't seem like any of those have made it online yet.  Looking forward to those, from the sounds of who is included anyways.  The regular line figures all looked pretty amazing though I thought, looking forward to those quite a bit.

Yes, they showed photos in the slideshow.  They were really jamming through the presentation by the time we got to Marvel because the whole presentation started late and the Transformers took forever.  I barely saw some of the final slides because I was trying to take notes and send updates to Twitter. 

But they showed Rogue and it's the classic green/yellow outfit and jacket.  Couldn't really see the head sculpt well enough to make a call on that but I'm still psyched.  Rogue and an updated Gambit are really the only figures on my MU list that I want to buy.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 14, 2012, 11:46 PM
Medusa, Black Bolt and someone else in the Inhumans.

The other would be Karnak.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gHp1HTY4xKY/S7YsP7DKPOI/AAAAAAAAFfs/-PlpTttow6Q/s400/johnny-carson-as-karnak.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 15, 2012, 11:01 AM
Efranks, do you know what mold they used for Rogue's body?

thanks
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on February 15, 2012, 02:37 PM
No.  I don't know if they even said anything about it, they just introduced the characters from the pack, flashed a slide and moved on.  And she wasn't in the showroom, only on the slide.  I almost missed it, they were flying through the Marvel section because they were so far behind between starting late and then having the Transformers team take so long.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 15, 2012, 02:50 PM
thats cool - thanks

do you remember any details on what Longshot, Wolverine or X-Baby Cyclops looked like?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on February 15, 2012, 04:30 PM
X-Baby Cyclopse looked sort of like this photo. (http://images.comiccollectorlive.com/covers/65d/65ddb8da-2bc6-4701-bcb6-6a35e4d8e27b.jpg)

I don't recall what Longshot and Wolverine looked like.  They showed so many different Wolvie figures I couldn't keep them straight.  And nothing stands out about Longshot for me.  I saw Rogue, which snapped my attention to the screen because she's one of my 2 most wanted figures, and then I looked back in time to see the Cyclops figure.  He stands out a little because in the slideshow he kind of bounced onto the screen as they announced him.

I'm disappointed that Hasbro didn't release the slideshow and that they didn't have some of the figures at the showroom.  My main priorities were Star Wars and GI Joe and those are the lines I knew the most about.  So I'm sure I missed some tidbits during Transformers and Marvel that some of you guys would like to know but didn't register as being important to me.  On the Transformers front, I know they made some announcements about Prime toys not making it to the US and I knew just enough about that to know it was important, but not how important to the community.  I knew less about Marvel.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 15, 2012, 04:57 PM
thanks E!  too bad it happened so fast - and now from what I am understanding on yakface.com, it doesn't seem as if Hasbro will be releasing the slides
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 28, 2012, 02:15 PM
Found the entire wave at Walmart except the Patriot. Picked up Storm and Psylocke. Contemplated the new Daredevil but know nothing of the Shadowland costume
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 28, 2012, 06:54 PM
Still no Psylocke wave around here.  A brief flash of restocking in January and now nothing since.  Blah. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on February 29, 2012, 04:50 AM
It's been empty pegs around here ever since early December when one Wal-Mart got a ton of the Dr. Strange wave (where I was able to snag a "normal" variant). I've seen absolutely zero restocks since.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 29, 2012, 07:23 AM
I have seen the Psylocke wave slip out a few times at various Targets.  Only enough for me to grab Psylocke at one store and Storm at another.  That was maybe a month ago and haven't seen them since.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on February 29, 2012, 08:59 AM
I always see people refer to this as the "Storm/Psylocke" wave - are those the only 2 figures shipping or something? Is there no one else in that wave worth mentioning?

What wave are Grey Hulk and Ronin in? I saw those guys at TRU this week and had never seen either on the pegs before.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on February 29, 2012, 09:15 AM
The rest of the wave are repaints and a Patriot figure.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 29, 2012, 09:22 AM
What wave are Grey Hulk and Ronin in? I saw those guys at TRU this week and had never seen either on the pegs before.

I saw that repack case at Target last night too - Ronin was black - first time I have ever seen this variant in the wild.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on February 29, 2012, 10:59 AM
I've seen the Psylocke/Storm wave at Target a couple times now as well.  Our WM still doesn't carry this line (it has the scaled down toy section and mainly seems to focus on movie lines and kids stuff), and TRU has been a wasteland for MU for months now.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on February 29, 2012, 01:06 PM
What wave are Grey Hulk and Ronin in? I saw those guys at TRU this week and had never seen either on the pegs before.

I saw that repack case at Target last night too - Ronin was black - first time I have ever seen this variant in the wild.

Isn't Ronin normally Black?   ???  Are the highlights different?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on February 29, 2012, 07:27 PM
Picked up the Wonder Man and Quicksilver two pack today.  Walmart is selling the two packs for $19.96 here (plus tax, so about $22) but another retailer is selling them for $24.95.  Uh, no. 

Also scored the Power Man and Iron Fist two pack which I had not run across previously. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on March 3, 2012, 12:10 AM
I saw the wave with Psylocke and Storm today at Target.  The Psylocke figure looks really good and it's nice to see Storm in the outfit I usually associate her with.  I passed on them at $9 each, but they had a bunch of both of those two along with a Thor, DD and a few others.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on March 3, 2012, 10:22 AM
Yeah, I saw a ****-ton of these at Target last night too..at least 3-4 cases.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 3, 2012, 02:01 PM
Ordered this guy off Ebay China.  Well, the only thing good about this purchase was the shipping!  He got here today - pretty fast imo.

(http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr213/jmaquila/20120303_133916.jpg)

I don't think he is gonna work    :P
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 6, 2012, 07:36 AM
And the eBay ad said he was 3.5" right?  The figure doesn't even look that tall next to a purported 3.75" Scarlet Spider.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 6, 2012, 08:42 AM
Maybe they plan on working a Napoleon complex into a retconned backstory for Sandman...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 6, 2012, 11:15 AM
@Dressel, I would say he is more like 3.3 inches tall.

@Qui-Gon, My back story for this figure is that it is Sandman when he infiltrated a high school, er, maybe middle school.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on March 6, 2012, 06:57 PM
Hasbro announced (http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/178556823df24c2a90d31f43cd0cce29/RI--Hasbro-Layoffs/) they are laying off 55 US employees with more to come in Canada. Unfortunately, it looks like David Vonner, the lead developer for the MU line, was one of those cut. Too bad, since he really is an awesome guy, a hardcore Marvel fan and did awesome things with the line as far as getting fan favorite figures out in the market as well as cool chases/variant for figures.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on March 6, 2012, 07:39 PM
They should have laid off whoever is in charge of the Transformers line...that thing is a train wreck.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on March 6, 2012, 11:31 PM
Hasbro announced (http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/178556823df24c2a90d31f43cd0cce29/RI--Hasbro-Layoffs/) they are laying off 55 US employees with more to come in Canada. Unfortunately, it looks like David Vonner, the lead developer for the MU line, was one of those cut. Too bad, since he really is an awesome guy, a hardcore Marvel fan and did awesome things with the line as far as getting fan favorite figures out in the market as well as cool chases/variant for figures.

While I feel bad for the guys laid off I confess I'm surprised they actually had employees in Canada anymore at all and I'm not trying to be a smart ass. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on March 7, 2012, 12:33 AM
Yep, that's really crappy news.  Anyone heard anything about people from the TF, Joe or SW lines leaving?

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on March 7, 2012, 02:01 AM
Shame. I'd say that other than a few distribution woes in 2010, the Marvel line has been pretty awesome. The first few waves were kinda lame looking back but it really found its legs.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 7, 2012, 07:35 AM
Hasbro announced (http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/178556823df24c2a90d31f43cd0cce29/RI--Hasbro-Layoffs/) they are laying off 55 US employees with more to come in Canada. Unfortunately, it looks like David Vonner, the lead developer for the MU line, was one of those cut. Too bad, since he really is an awesome guy, a hardcore Marvel fan and did awesome things with the line as far as getting fan favorite figures out in the market as well as cool chases/variant for figures.

While I feel bad for the guys laid off I confess I'm surprised they actually had employees in Canada anymore at all and I'm not trying to be a smart ass.

What's "Canada?"  Never heard of it.

I'm a little shocked by this.  From a consumer standpoint, I would have guessed that the Marvel line has done nothing but exceed expectations.  Even the Iron Man and Thor stuff has sold better than I would have initially thought it would.  Hopefully these guys can land something else soon.   :-\
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on March 8, 2012, 01:56 AM
Marvel Universe definitely moves here.  There's always an initial rush when a new wave drops and then it slows, but the rest seems to trickle out of the stores, both WM and Target.  It's had a surprisingly strong run here which surprises me.

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on March 8, 2012, 08:59 AM
I think this line has hands down the best distribution of ANY of the Hasbro lines. I don't collect them but I pay attention every time new stuff comes out and they consistently seem to do a good job A) stocking multiple cases, not just 1 and done, and B) having multiple new figures in the same case assortment.

The only recent MU figure I've NEVER seen is the astral Dr. Strange and I guess that is sort of rare anyway.

I wish Star Wars was as consumer friendly as this stuff.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 9, 2012, 10:08 PM
I think the Astral Plane Strange shipped first.  He was all I saw initially at three different places.  Now those are gone and the regular has taken his place.  I was on the fence about getting even the normal version, but had to pull the trigger with him being in the Avengers for so long now.

I got around to opening a bunch of MU figures today.  I started with the earlier figures and have been really impressed with the detail and articulation.  The sheild gmick they're using (hook to place on wrist or pegs/strap to carry elsewhere is pretty cool.  I noticed after a few figures that they stopped including the "secret files" packet, which is fine as these were often out of date anyway.  I do really like the cool black stands each figure comes with.  Then I got to a few of the last waves to discover the stands are gone now too.   :(  I get raising the price OR offering less, but its a buzzkill when companies start doing both.  How much cost does the stand add to the figure anyway?  4 cents?  Lame.  The new figs like Psylocke, Storm, Steve Rogers, Iron Fist are really fantastic, but not having the stands leaves a black stain on the experience for me.  The comic packs don't come with them either I suppose. 

If anyone has extra stands they don't want, I'm in the market for some.

I also opened up a few Captain America and Iron Man figures.  The USA Agent and Bucky-Cap are pretty solid figures, but the Iron Man 2 line takes the cake.  I ripped into classic horned faceplate IM, the Stark Armor Iron Man, Titanium Man, Stealth IM, and my absolute favorite, the blue comic series Iron Monger.  I don't know how they got away with selling that figure at regular retail - its like a Darktrooper on steroids with added detail and articulation.  I just cherry picked figures from these lines, but am really loving the ones I got. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 12, 2012, 10:54 AM
I agree, that comic Iron Monger is a beast over a figure - but from that line I think I have another figure that is my favorite - Ultimate Iron Man.  I am not a hardcore fan or anything so I don't know if there are any details to scrutinize him over - but man his action figure rocks ultra articulation that works extremely well.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 12, 2012, 01:49 PM
I have been seeing Black Widow, Storm, and Psylocke all over Target lately if anyone needs them.  did they ever come out with an actual Blonde Black Widow or was that just a rumor?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 12, 2012, 07:55 PM
she still has never been released
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 12, 2012, 08:00 PM
I agree, that comic Iron Monger is a beast over a figure - but from that line I think I have another figure that is my favorite - Ultimate Iron Man.  I am not a hardcore fan or anything so I don't know if there are any details to scrutinize him over - but man his action figure rocks ultra articulation that works extremely well.

That is funny you posted this today, I just opened this figure an hour ago.  Had him sitting in a TRU bag with some other figures I picked up from that wave.

I currently read 15-20 Marvel titles per month, none of them are Ultimate Universe.  But this figure looks great displayed with Ultimate Thor, Hawkeye and Cap.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 14, 2012, 10:39 PM
Here are some of my latest Marvel Universe creations.  I know this thread isn't real busy and I post these a few times a month at Marvelousnews and OPP, but maybe a few of you will like them:

Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler X-Force:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431328_3113322045035_1623940435_2617483_1588120345_n.jpg)

Songbird:

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420968_3124155955876_1623940435_2620590_4322363_n.jpg)

Secret Invasion Venom Skrull:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/418487_3113324685101_1623940435_2617487_825224141_n.jpg)


Jack Flag:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430227_3144592146768_1623940435_2628777_1000934761_n.jpg)

Radiation Man:

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/418385_3225923980013_1623940435_2662715_1261891492_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 16, 2012, 07:51 AM
Awesome customs as usual DR.  That Nightcrawler looks amazing.  Didn't realize he was part of X-Force though...didn't they kill him off a while back?

I was browsing through the "local" Wal-Mart last night and found the MArvel 3-pack box sets were marked down to $9 for some reason.  They only one White FF set and the Space guys, but I bought up both at that price.  Might be worth checking out your local WM if anyone's still looking for these.  I was just looking at them at Target a few minutes prior, where they are still $22. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on March 16, 2012, 09:10 AM
I was browsing through the "local" Wal-Mart last night and found the MArvel 3-pack box sets were marked down to $9 for some reason.  They only one White FF set and the Space guys, but I bought up both at that price.  Might be worth checking out your local WM if anyone's still looking for these.  I was just looking at them at Target a few minutes prior, where they are still $22.

My local Walmart has had both those packs on clearance for weeks now, definitely a good deal. They still have a stack of Sentinels for $20 too.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 16, 2012, 11:41 AM
Awesome customs as usual DR.  That Nightcrawler looks amazing.  Didn't realize he was part of X-Force though...didn't they kill him off a while back?


Thanks!  The Nightcrawler who is part of X-Force right now is Age of Apocalypse Kurt.  The Earth-616 Nightcrawler is in fact still dead like you said, taken out by a Sentinel protecting Hope during the Second Coming storyline.

AoA Nightcrawler came through a portal created by Dark Beast along with Sunfire, Sabretooth, Wild Child, AoA Jean Grey and a few others.  The portal had been opened to get to the AoA to get a life seed to plug into Archangel freeing him of Apocalypse's influence.  So basically Warren is out of X-Force and AoA Kurt is in.  Uncanny X-Force has been really good for the past 2 years.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on March 20, 2012, 07:37 PM
Psylocke/Storm wave finally showed up, along with a price increase.   ::)  $1.00 more now and up to 10.77 plus the 12% tax.  Yuck.  Pretty much deterred me from buying the Storm and black suited Daredevil figures I might otherwise have bought.  I'll look through my stuff and see if I want that Storm.  Think I have two versions of DD so really not needing a third. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 23, 2012, 07:59 PM

So, I took matters into my own hands here and made an Invisible Woman phasing into invisibility.  It's the same legs as the regular Sue Storm, molded and casted with clear acrylic resin:

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385729_3276936295289_1623940435_2686993_299066993_n.jpg)

And here she is with the rest of the Fantastic Four!

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/525999_3276933615222_1623940435_2686992_753314209_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on March 23, 2012, 09:03 PM
I am so jealous. She looks fantastic.  Awesome job. And where did that Johnny Storm come from? Is he a custom, too? I don't think I've ever seen that version that matches.

That phasing Sue is amazing dude.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on March 24, 2012, 05:34 PM
******* awesome Dressel.  Nicely done.  Any chance of you casting more legs like this for the rest of us chumps?  Would be cool to do this for the white outfit version as well.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 24, 2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks guys I appreciate it.

Sure I can pump out some copies I guess.  I need to do that for the stormie helmet and these legs and a couple other things.

The Johnny Storm is just a head swap custom.  I think the head came from the generic JOE trooper with all the weapons from ROC.  I saw it in the store and I was like, "sweet, a Torch head."  The body is from Reed Richards from the 3 pack.

Oh p.s. as I sit here I am working on a long stretchy twisted neck for the Reed 3 3/4" figures.  You guys might want that too if you're gonna buy some translucent legs for Sue.  I might be able to paint them for you too for the phasing effect.  I posted over in OPP forums though (where I am an exalted moderator haha) that I didn't articulate anything but the hip.  The pegs in the ankles and pins in the knees would completely mess up the translucent effect in the legs.  See the marvel legends showdown Sue for what I mean on this.  All of the joints showing inside the legs ruins the phasing effect in my artistic opinion:

(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/ToyBiz/Showdown/InvisibleWoman/CTRmarvel-1069.jpg)

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 27, 2012, 08:24 PM
Been workin' on a little stretchy-twisty-headed Reed Richards action.

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/541435_3300803091944_1623940435_2699236_1724170110_n.jpg)


Also Simon Williams with activated ionic energies:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557077_3294859663362_1623940435_2696086_1584350316_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on April 10, 2012, 09:40 AM
I picked up the Adam Warlock/Thanos Comic Pack at Target this morning.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 10, 2012, 10:42 AM
good to hear more reports of these getting out there.  That Warlock set is solid.  Did you see the Sinister pack too?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on April 11, 2012, 11:24 AM
good to hear more reports of these getting out there.  That Warlock set is solid.  Did you see the Sinister pack too?

I did.  They had two of the Warlock/Thanos set and one Sinister/Gambit set.  Seeing that I already got that set off of HTS, I didn't need it ... so I picked it up for a fellow collector.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on April 11, 2012, 02:01 PM
Saw the Thanos/Warlock set at Target this morning too. Something about Warlock's deco looked off to me, but it might be a more modern rendering than what I recall.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on April 11, 2012, 06:44 PM
Those two packs sound interesting and I'll pick them up when/if they show up. 

Any word on a She-Hulk figure in the pipeline? 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 11, 2012, 06:52 PM
Those two packs sound interesting and I'll pick them up when/if they show up. 

Any word on a She-Hulk figure in the pipeline?

Yup.  August.  One popped up on eBay last week for exorbitant amounts.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on April 11, 2012, 10:30 PM
Oh excellent, thank you for the news. 

I can now part with the three ML versions I have. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on April 13, 2012, 10:27 AM
Question for the customizers...or maybe anyone. My Comic two pack Storm has a knee peg that is protruding. Is there a good, safe way for me to pop it back in?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 13, 2012, 02:29 PM
I honestly just bite down on my figures like that, pinching the pin in between my 2 pointy canine teeth.   >:D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 17, 2012, 07:49 PM
Question for the customizers...or maybe anyone. My Comic two pack Storm has a knee peg that is protruding. Is there a good, safe way for me to pop it back in?

Just try to pop it back in, if it doesn't go, throw the figure in a small pot of almost boiling water for 2 minutes, take it out, and try it again.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 17, 2012, 07:51 PM
Here is my Hellfire Club soldier v2.0

This mask is ready for me to make a mold and cast some copies.

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/398346_3444055553166_1623940435_2757841_1025704238_n.jpg)

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/530131_3444056953201_1623940435_2757842_280420281_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on June 1, 2012, 10:40 AM
I just got the Black Widow with light-up base from a fellow collector.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 6, 2012, 10:20 AM
in case you haven't seen the SDCC exclusive set yet.

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=15095
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on June 6, 2012, 09:58 PM
Aw, ****.  I'd love the Baron Zemo.  Not interested enough in the other two to nail this set down (incidentally, I've got last year's SDCC Sentinel exclusive that I overpaid for that could use a good home, if anyone's looking...), but I'm hoping the Baron Zemo hits a single card release at some point.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 14, 2012, 03:43 PM
images of this new set popped up yesterday:

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/LapuLapu007/4bbc125e.jpg)
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j346/LapuLapu007/83375e63.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on June 14, 2012, 06:18 PM
Those look terrible.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 14, 2012, 09:28 PM
the only total upsets for me are that Cyclops and Jean are on the same tired old bucks.  I see good things to look about the others in the set.  Swivel thighs and it looks like some clear parts on the Iceman when you look at the actual figure (not back of the box).  I like the black/blue on Sinister, though I understand most people just want him blue.  Apoc looks pretty cool - kinda similar to how I remember him back in the old X-Men cartoon, but not exactly.  Angel I can't complain about at all since it we don't have any other releases of him, yet.  IIRC then that means he will be in a blue suit then for his single card release.

Though I do understand how some people, probably carded collectors are especially, are upset about not getting a human version of Beast in the set.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on June 18, 2012, 10:23 AM
Found a Red Hulk, Grey Hulk, and translucent Iron Spidey this morning at a Wal Mart that has had nothing but two Absorbing Men for months.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on June 18, 2012, 11:16 AM
Is it the Red Hulk the new sculpt?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on June 18, 2012, 03:02 PM
It was this one:

(http://www.toyark.com/news/attach/2/3/1/8/MUFF-9_1238098337.jpg)

So far I've only heard of the new sculpt coming in the Heroic Age Heroes 3-Pack with Iron Man and Thor...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on June 18, 2012, 10:41 PM
Got ya, i guess i am just hoping i dont need to buy the 3-pack.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on June 19, 2012, 01:57 PM
The new Hulk is also in that WM exclusive Avengers set with Hawkeye, Loki and Iron Man... $30 though, so I haven't bit the bullet despite needing a comic Hawkeye and Loki too
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on June 19, 2012, 07:26 PM
But that one's green.  8)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 25, 2012, 08:49 PM
so....  just to throw it on here, there are a bunch of rumors floating around from people in the know that this line may be ending.  Several people "in the know" have put some hints out there on other sites...

lets hope it isn't true!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on June 25, 2012, 08:59 PM
so....  just to throw it on here, there are a bunch of rumors floating around from people in the know that this line may be ending.  Several people "in the know" have put some hints out there on other sites...

lets hope it isn't true!

Really?  That's a little surprising, as it seems like it just got going.  They've had a good run of figures (although a dry spell this year a bit so far), and I think they've gotten worlds better than those initial waves.  I wonder if they're going to put more effort/resources into Legends, or if they're going to make a cheap out line for Marvel like some of the strange things we've seen with Star Wars (less articulation, etc.)  Or, maybe they're just going to focus on movie stuff since there seems to be at least two Marvel movies every year (Iron Man 3, Wolverine, and Thor 2 next year....Amazing Spider-Man 2, Cap 2, and a TBA movie in 2014, if schedules hold).  Where did you see this news at?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 25, 2012, 09:15 PM
My bet is shifting to movie lines

this from D. Martin at Scum

Quote
You know, according to a source with the company, Hasbro seems to be moving away from the MU line. If you dig this collection, you need to go out of your way to support it. I suggest polite emails to Hasbro and if you are attending SDCC, mature and articulate discussions with the people you see in the Hasbro booth.

i think user swpaul posted something similar as above over on Toyark.

this from Curto over on the Scum boards

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Someone on Twitter told me to check out this thread....funny how times have changed.

It's not a rumor...dark days are coming. 

Since it's pretty well known that I'm a HUGE fan of this line, I don't think it will come as a big shocker when I say that I'm very disappointed by this (yes, technically still unofficial) news. I've actually known some things for quite awhile now, but when someone tells you something in confidence, you well, keep it confidential.

There are still plenty of great figures planned in the MU line (you may recall a really big sneak peek that came out from SDCC)...but with all the changes over at Hasbro this year, who knows if these will ever actually come out? Most of the Hasbro team responsible for bringing the line out are no longer even around.
Dave Vonner? gone (but now started up Kasual Friday).
Scott George? gone (but now started up Kasual Friday).
Jerry Jivoin? now over on Transformers.

Other factors that are playing into this are situation with the Chinese factories, the higher expense of pretty much EVERYTHING involved with creating action figures. And of course the elephant in the room...the terrible distribution Hasbro has had in 2012 (and in 2011 (and in 2010 (and in 2009 (and in 2008))))

The pattern of the past few years is pretty obvious: the spring focuses solely on whatever spring big-screen movie line is coming (hoping to attract the kids), then the fall sees the return of the collector-focused lines (Star Wars, Marvel Universe). This then carries over through the holidays.

Furthering complicating matters, nearly every single movie line pegwarms and ends up on clearance. Yes, the case assortments are bizarre, and the character selection is very heavy on "A" list characters, but I give Vonner major credit for going as deep as they were able to go. The line evolved over time and saw many improvements since the beginning. Having a Fans' Choice early in the line was a great way to get fans involved with the character selection ever since (you HAVE noticed that there's been a lot of these characters made from that poll? I wish that Vance Astro would finally get made, but it seems unlikely now)

This sounds pretty bleak, but I don't really mean it to be. There are some great new figures planned, that new Hulk? awesome. I got a huge smile when I first heard about Beta Ray Bill and Beast, plus there were some other surprises coming that well, who knows if they'll even get made?

There are a LOT of kit-bashes and repaints coming, and although that's been an aspect of the line since the beginning, they could do a lot more for years to come with the parts they now have in their library.

Another thing...this is not limited to just Marvel Universe, either. But that's something that should probably stay confidential...



Oh, and as for Mattel doing a DC line in this scale...never say never, but I wouldn't hold out hopes that it will be as good as MU. They've had years to do something, and they just can't seem to get it right. But that's because there's a different philosophy on what action figures actually ARE over at Mattel. DCIH was an interesting attempt, but that line was always treated as a "good enough" toy line, and Green Lantern and Dark Knight followed the trend.

and there is a thread of people discussing it at marvelousnews.com and toyark - but it is all just discussion and speculation based off the above
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on June 25, 2012, 09:46 PM
Too bad if it's true as it will pretty much spell the end of me collecting anything Hasbro.  It was tough to make the switch to another line but after I made that decision I was much happier with the smaller scale for display purposes.  There's still quite a few pieces I'd like them to make but I'll be fine if it dies. 

The movie stuff sucks for collectors.  I completely understand why the company prefers it - kids buy it and that equals more money than just collectors.  It's just too bad that Hasbro repeatedly proves themselves to not really understand how to move it to collectors at the same time as kids.  How many cancelled waves from how many movies have their been?  Not trying to bask the company but really the evidence is pretty clear that they have their heads up their arse in the marketing department.  Yes, yes, the eight year old wants two or three Iron Man or (supposedly) Indiana Jones figures directly related to the movie in the theater or on DVD, but you can sell those and the villains/minor characters to the collectors as well AT THE SAME TIME if you mix your assortments just a little more cleverly. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on June 26, 2012, 12:50 AM
Sucks if the line goes...This part of the quote concerns me more though "Another thing...this is not limited to just Marvel Universe, either. But that's something that should probably stay confidential..."
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on June 26, 2012, 03:08 AM
I don't follow MU close enough to know if there were other signs, but when, right after Toy Fair, it was announced that Vonner was laid off I think anyone paying attention could see the writing on the wall.

I'm assuming that Curto's comment will have something to do with Star Wars but it could also do with GI Joe or Transformers after the problems those lines have suffered over the last 6 months to a year (Joe, specifically but TF has had probs also).

I would not be surprised to see a big shift in the Star Wars lines, though.  With the way DePriest was speaking at TF, I really believe we'll see the end of Vintage Collection sometime around the end of the year and the replacement line, even though it'll have some collector focus, will probably move in the direction that the Clone Wars and Movie Heroes lines are headed; less articulation, fewer accessories, more re-packs/re-paints/kitbashes.  I would also not be surprised to see the Movie Heroes line go away and have just one Saga line...what might happen with the CW line I'm not sure yet.  With the treatment it got this year, Hasbro could pull the plug on that also and do any future CW characters in realistic style like they did for the Tartakovsky Micro Series characters/outfits and they started with this year's Anakin/Obi/Ahsoka figs.

I just hope they don't can the MU releases until I get my Rogue figure!!!

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on June 26, 2012, 09:33 AM
Yeah, that is a major bummer...I was hoping they would one day get around to stuff from their satellite Marvel properties like Dreadstar and Alien Legion.

MU was the one line I felt like Hasbro got right for the most part. The new waves seemed to ship with some regularity, they sold through pretty briskly, and it was never that impossible to find stuff you wanted. (Aside from that #$%^* Astral Dr Strange!)

So yeah, smart idea to kill the one line that WASN'T irreparably broken.

Why was Curto posting over at RS again? They don't deserve the benefit of his knowledge.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on June 26, 2012, 12:03 PM
Why was Curto posting over at RS again? They don't deserve the benefit of his knowledge.

Voted! I haven't seen him post much in the SW section, I'm assuming the above was in the Cool Toy Review section for Marvel?  I don't follow that part of the board.  I'm assuming he's still in the Rochester area of that forum, though, since a lot of his local friends are in there.

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Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on June 26, 2012, 01:24 PM
MU was the one line I felt like Hasbro got right for the most part. The new waves seemed to ship with some regularity, they sold through pretty briskly, and it was never that impossible to find stuff you wanted. (Aside from that #$%^* Astral Dr Strange!)

Agreed. Not to mention EXCELLENT CASE RATIOS, with most recent cases having figures packed 2 per case.

I remember in 2010 the distribution was just as bad as Star Wars is now, with a majority of my local stores not even carrying the line despite having it when it debuted. I sent in a question through JD to their Q&A asking why figures weren't shipping and why my stores weren't carrying the line, and despite the snarkiest response, someone actually was paying attention, and ALL my stores started getting in new figures.

I only bought a handful of figures from this line but I will still be sad to see it go. It's going to suck not having an alternative to the movie focused lines.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 26, 2012, 09:09 PM
Now to add further confusion to the mix - we have Onyx (whom seems to have been speaking with someone on the Marvel team lately) over at marvelousnews.com saying everything is fine and we will see goods at SDCC.

he even dropped the hint bomb that Abomination IS coming!   
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on June 27, 2012, 12:22 AM
You guys ever notice that Curto never says anything concrete...everything is a wink and a nudge and a "I knew that a long time ago".after the fact.  Chillax
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 5, 2012, 12:22 PM
I received the Heroic Age Heroes 3-Pack (Red Hulk, Iron Man, Thor) in the mail today.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on July 5, 2012, 02:47 PM
Marvel Digital Comics is running a promotion where you can get 30% off an annual subscription and you get an unmasked Dr. Doom figure free (for $5.17 S&H).  The fig is the standard Doom body with a Steve Rogers Cap head and the removable Infinity Gauntlet that came with Adam Warlock from the Thanos 2-pack.  Link to subscribe is here:  http://marvel.com/victorvondoom
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on July 12, 2012, 08:36 AM
Looks like some cool stuff is coming down the pike...Hercules, Puck, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, etc.  They're putting She-Hulk in a comic 2-pack with Wolverine; I wish they'd do the same thing and get Vision back out there with the Scarlet Witch in a 2-pack.  That's a no brainer that won't happen. 

From the Marvelous News site's pictures, there were some blurry pictures of Rogue, but I couldn't tell if she's a single carded figure or in a pack that has four guys I've already got.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 12, 2012, 09:50 AM
Looks like some cool stuff is coming down the pike...Hercules, Puck, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, etc.  They're putting She-Hulk in a comic 2-pack with Wolverine; I wish they'd do the same thing and get Vision back out there with the Scarlet Witch in a 2-pack.  That's a no brainer that won't happen. 

From the Marvelous News site's pictures, there were some blurry pictures of Rogue, but I couldn't tell if she's a single carded figure or in a pack that has four guys I've already got.

Rogue comes in a 3-pack (well, 4-pack in this case) with the brown Wolverine, Longshot, and the mini-Cyclops.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on July 12, 2012, 10:11 AM
Are they still making new figures for this line? I haven't seen anything new this year yet. It's like they just threw everything out the window for Avengers. That Puck figure was trawled out back at NYCC, how's about getting him on the pegs?


Has there been any talk floating around about them ending the line as we heard recently?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 12, 2012, 10:21 AM
Looks like some cool stuff is coming down the pike...Hercules, Puck, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, etc. 

Awesome.  About time they made a few more B-Side Avengers!  Just need a Black Knight and a Sersei in this line to be all set...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 12, 2012, 10:49 AM
Lots of neat stuff, but it looks like (at least so far) all the "new" figures are from either comic packs or the multi-packs.  The individual figures, while great, are pretty much all stuff we've seen before at Toy Fair or even last year's cons (or in the slideshows).  Those upcoming waves are all pretty great, and it has really been a dry spell for this line in 2012 with all the Avengers (and Spidey) focus.  I'm very curious to hear if any of this "end of the line" stuff is true, or if we're just seeing a rebranding in 2013 or something.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 12, 2012, 11:33 AM
Looks like a big Doombot is coming next in the Masterworks line

update I guess his name is Ultimo but people aren't sure if he is a custom or if he will be coming.  same with Sharon Carter, Doombots and the Purple Man.  There may be other figures in the display I am not remembering being seen for the first time
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2012, 10:55 AM
To me there seems like a lot of cool stuff coming from Marvel.  Like Brian said, not so much in the main line but were figures I went "cool' too...including this:

(http://cooltoyreview.com/2012-sdcc/hasbro03/IMG_7279.JPG)

Something I've been waiting for ever for...

(http://dyn1.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/187931.jpg.size-300_maxheight-300_square-true.jpg)

Not this:

(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro/MarvelUniverse/SWcomic1/MUniverse-1311.jpg)

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 13, 2012, 05:54 PM
Theres a classic Rhino, Mysterio and Electra coming for spring 2013! Mysterio is my favorite Spidey villain so this is great to see! Super stoked.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 13, 2012, 08:55 PM
Just saw that today as well, pretty cool.  So I wonder if all those "MU is ending" rumors were just that too, or what.  Not a ton of new stuff shown necessarily here either (at least in the main MU line), but maybe there is more to come.  Is there a Marvel Panel/Q and A at some point this weekend too (I'm guessing so)?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 13, 2012, 10:50 PM
tomorrow 7est for MU panel.

Also, member Onyx of marvelousnews.com just scored two of the new comic packs doom/spidey and she hulk/wolvie at his LCS.  Weird thing is they all have TRU stickers on them.  Then someone over at the same site said he asked a Hasbro lady and supposedly the 4 comic sets are indeed exclusive to TRU...

I guess onyx saw all of these including the 2 above at his LCS:
Maskless Juggy vs. grey colossus,
Mandarin vs. silver centurion,
Capt. vs. 80's Magneto,
Hulk vs. first appearance wolverine,
Rhino vs. Spidey
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 14, 2012, 08:11 PM
thought the SW panel was bad?  well the MU panel was worse.....  what is new for MU?  from the panel:

2012 Digital Comic Exclusive will be Marvel Universe Old Man Logan with baby Hulk. This will be offered at NYCC when you sign up for Marvel's Digital Comics.

MU Team Packs, Colossus as Juggernaut, Emma Frost and Cyclops


and thats it.

true they did surprise us with Elektra, Rhino and Mysterio.  But other than that, this is it from the show that we hadn't already heard about
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 14, 2012, 10:40 PM
We have to remember though that we're like a year behind with MU as well, based on everything shown, we know several waves of figures that are coming between now and first quarter of next year, which is roughly the amount of info we get for most other lines. It's just not as exciting since we saw most of this stuff last year. Though I do agree, the panel was mostly lackluster.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on July 15, 2012, 11:17 AM
Been workin' on a little stretchy-twisty-headed Reed Richards action.

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/541435_3300803091944_1623940435_2699236_1724170110_n.jpg)


I've been tinkering with a few things (chopping up old Legends and FF Movie figs, even the Superhero Sqaud version), trying to make a stretchy Mr. Fantastic, but nothing that looks decent.  I'd love to give him one or two stretched out arms...any tips?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 15, 2012, 03:30 PM
Could you use a gumby figure or something similar?  Seems like that would be strong, yet pliable enought to shape and relatively light.  You would have to just shape and harden to avoid paint issues I think...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on July 15, 2012, 04:00 PM
2012 Digital Comic Exclusive will be Marvel Universe Old Man Logan with baby Hulk. This will be offered at NYCC when you sign up for Marvel's Digital Comics.


Hulk baby is a repaint of the Luke/Leia baby from TSC/TAC Obi-Wan & Bail figures  :D
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 15, 2012, 05:36 PM
2012 Digital Comic Exclusive will be Marvel Universe Old Man Logan with baby Hulk. This will be offered at NYCC when you sign up for Marvel's Digital Comics.


Hulk baby is a repaint of the Luke/Leia baby from TSC/TAC Obi-Wan & Bail figures  :D

Thats what i thought as well.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 15, 2012, 09:07 PM
I noticed that too.  Overall, I was a little let down by the news for this line at SDCC (much like SW).  I guess I can understand it since they basically have the next few waves (that were announced at TF), still set to come out and haven't really hit anywhere yet as far as I know.  Just disappointed that we didn't see much (a few figures, like Mysterio) beyond that.  The comic packs and team packs look pretty nice though, so that is exciting.  I wonder if the whole "line is ending" thing was just another one of those rumors or if there is a steady slow down of things here too since we didn't see much for 2013 (although there is always NYCC).
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on July 15, 2012, 09:32 PM
2012 Digital Comic Exclusive will be Marvel Universe Old Man Logan with baby Hulk. This will be offered at NYCC when you sign up for Marvel's Digital Comics.


Hulk baby is a repaint of the Luke/Leia baby from TSC/TAC Obi-Wan & Bail figures  :D

That's quite a coincidence, considering the subject of my latest Marvel Universe Photonovel (http://talesfromthemarveluniverse.blogspot.com/2012/06/heroes-for-hire-by-day-babysitters-for.html)....
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 18, 2012, 01:36 PM
My X-Factor 6-pack arrived in the mail today ... and I was able to order the Masters of Evil 3-pack through HTS.com.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on July 18, 2012, 01:41 PM
Thank goodness my little bro picked me up a MOE pack at SDCC, because those came and went before I checked.  Missed out on Jinx, though.  Bummer about that, but am excited to get Baron Zemo.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 26, 2012, 10:53 PM
I picked up the Spider-Man/Doctor Doom Comic Pack tonight at TRU.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on July 27, 2012, 10:03 AM
My SDCC Masters of Evil set just arrived.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on July 27, 2012, 11:55 AM
The super Helicarrier was still in stock at HTS this morning.  And after looking at the pics, I have to wonder this:  why did Hasbro produce TWO different Helicarriers?  Especially since the exclusive one seems to be so much bigger!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2012, 12:10 PM
The super Helicarrier was still in stock at HTS this morning.  And after looking at the pics, I have to wonder this:  why did Hasbro produce TWO different Helicarriers?  Especially since the exclusive one seems to be so much bigger!

That's actually an Avengers toy, not Marvel Universe.  There's some discussion as to why in that thread:

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21894.165

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on July 27, 2012, 12:18 PM
Hasbro calls the exclusive version the Marvel Universe Super Helicarrier.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2012, 01:33 PM
Hasbro calls the exclusive version the Marvel Universe Super Helicarrier.

Ah, my mistake.  Just directing you to the thread where there's been discussion about your question.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2012, 09:06 PM
Got my Masters of Evil set from HTS this week as well, glad to at least get one of the exclusives.  I'm still tempted to order that Helicarrier, if for a nice display area for MU for nothing else, but again, not sure where I'd put it (and could probably better use the money elsewhere).  The "regular" version is still coming to retail, right?  It doesn't seem like they talked about it much at SDCC, although I noticed it is up for preorder at BBTS.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on July 28, 2012, 10:08 PM
Got my Masters of Evil set from HTS this week as well, glad to at least get one of the exclusives.  I'm still tempted to order that Helicarrier, if for a nice display area for MU for nothing else, but again, not sure where I'd put it (and could probably better use the money elsewhere).  The "regular" version is still coming to retail, right?  It doesn't seem like they talked about it much at SDCC, although I noticed it is up for preorder at BBTS.

Yeah, it should have a nice prominent spot at all your local retail outlets, right next to that MTT we should look forward to seeing the day after never.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on July 29, 2012, 12:55 PM
Got my Masters of Evil set from HTS this week as well, glad to at least get one of the exclusives.  I'm still tempted to order that Helicarrier, if for a nice display area for MU for nothing else, but again, not sure where I'd put it (and could probably better use the money elsewhere).  The "regular" version is still coming to retail, right?  It doesn't seem like they talked about it much at SDCC, although I noticed it is up for preorder at BBTS.

Just keep in mind that the regular version is supposed to be a foot shorter (unless something changed and i missed it)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 2, 2012, 10:51 AM
My case of Wave 18 just arrived from BBTS.  It contains the new Hulk, Beta Ray Bill, Kraven, Beast, and Spider-Man (Miles Morales variant).
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2012, 08:59 PM
My case of Wave 18 just arrived from BBTS.  It contains the new Hulk, Beta Ray Bill, Kraven, Beast, and Spider-Man (Miles Morales variant).

My set is on the way right now.  Really looking forward to some new MU, seems like it has been awhile since we first saw these figures.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on August 3, 2012, 11:30 PM
Went on a little toy run today, first time in more than six months.  It's the same shite as the last time I went.   ::)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 5, 2012, 08:57 PM
Hit TRU today hoping to find the Pilots/Ewoks packs (didn't), and saw the "exclusive" MU comic packs there.  I missed the one I really wanted (FF Doom/Spidey), but did see the Spidey/Rhino, Hulk/Wolverine, IM/Mandarin, Juggernaut/Colossus, etc. packs.  I think just the two Spidey ones are "exclusive" (the back of the Spidey/Rhino one shows the Doom one and says "collect them both"), but I hadn't seen the rest of those at retail before either.  Nice to see something new, first time in awhile.  They also did have the regular Helicarrier.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 7, 2012, 01:47 AM
Went look for the ewoks set at TRU (no luck) but found the Future Foundation Spidey and Dr. Doom comic set.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2012, 09:10 PM
I was checking out TRU.com looking to see if the Ewok/Pilot sets were in stock, and noticed that hey did have the exclusive comic packs available (FF Spidey/Doom and Spidey/Rhino), if anyone is interested.  They were $19.99 though, and I think they are around $16 or so at our local store.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on August 11, 2012, 12:13 PM
I went into TJ Maxx looking for Laufey and King Loki, but instead found two of the dark purple variant Galactuses for $30 each.  I'm going to give one to a buddy who runs this blog (http://mattpagedotcom.com/galactus/) and use the other for trade bait.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 11, 2012, 08:50 PM
Nice to hear those are coming out too.  I just might pick that up if I see one.

I grabbed a comic colored Sentinel today at a TJ Max an hour and a half away from me.  The family and I were on a trip
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 14, 2012, 08:58 AM
Local WM had the MU Avengers sets on clearance for $21. Almost picked up the set with the new Hulk but passed for now. Will probably regret that when I can't find the individual new Hulk.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 14, 2012, 04:29 PM
I saw the new Juggernaut and Colossus Comic pack at Target the other day.  I'm not much of an X-Men guy, but both figures looked really solid.  I had it in my cart until I realized that Juggs doesn't come with a helmet.   >:(  I didn't see any other new sets on the pegs - is the Ant-Man and Moon Knight set supposed to be shipping with this?  I saw it pictured on the back.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on August 14, 2012, 05:54 PM
Ant Man & Moon Knight looks like an awesome set, so naturally, it's been delayed.  The Juggernaut head sculpt is nice, but it's ridiculous that it doesn't have a helmet.  I've already got the the single carded versions of both characters, and I don't think that Colossus with the flat grey looks nearly as good.

I just picked up the Wolverine/She-Hulk and FF Black Spidey/White Doom sets using the TRU $5 coupons.  Wolverine will go in my pile of Wolverine army builders.  She Hulk is really great, I found one with a decent face paintjob.  This is a figure where there's almost too much articulation, though, and it detracts from the aesthetics of the figure overall.  I could do without the mid-thigh joint, for instance.  Given that it's less than a quarter inch from a ball joint, I don't know that it's worth having a slice through the leg.  But overall, it's a really good figure and an outstanding head sculpt.  Haven't cracked open the Spidey-Doom set yet, but doesn't look like there are any surprises other than a kind of bulkier Spidey than we usually get.  Doom's the same one we've gotten, just in white.  Same Ultron limbs.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on August 14, 2012, 08:47 PM
Mmm, Shulkie. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 16, 2012, 12:47 PM
Picked up the Cap/Magneto comic pack from TRU. I never bought any version of Cap since I was holding out for an accurate one like Scott was, and never got the basic one from the Movie line last year. Passed on Wolverine/She-Hulk for now. Almost snagged the Spidey/Rhino set for the awesome Rhino paintjob but remembered that I had the single carded one and countless Spider-Men and came to my senses. No sign of the Spidey/Doom set.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2012, 03:16 PM
Is there any difference between comic pack She-Hulk and the upcomming single carded version?  I have no need of yet another Wolvie unless this one actually has decent paint aps for some reason.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 16, 2012, 03:44 PM
Is there any difference between comic pack She-Hulk and the upcomming single carded version?  I have no need of yet another Wolvie unless this one actually has decent paint aps for some reason.

They're the same mold, but totally different outfits.

Comic Pack:

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/58852/2463133-sdcc7.png)

Single Carded:

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/productimages/en_US/7e78b7495056900b10fc3db71c3795b4/87A75FAC5056900B10B08F9949CE1E29.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2012, 04:31 PM
Is there any difference between comic pack She-Hulk and the upcomming single carded version?  I have no need of yet another Wolvie unless this one actually has decent paint aps for some reason.

They're the same mold, but totally different outfits.

Comic Pack:

Crap, now I need both.  Thanks Neal.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2012, 09:25 PM
How could you not need both?  It's She-Hulk for heaven's sake the ultimate in green goodness.

I wish some of this new stuff would start showing up around here.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 18, 2012, 09:11 AM
I picked up a "classic" colored Sentinel last night at a local Marshall's.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 18, 2012, 11:04 AM
Got the latest wave fromBBTS and they look great. Hope these make it to retail, want the Amazing Bag-Man
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on August 18, 2012, 04:28 PM
How could you not need both?  It's She-Hulk for heaven's sake the ultimate in green goodness.

I wish some of this new stuff would start showing up around here.

No kidding.  Here's hoping they make her in her courtroom costume next.

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/15659/2373545-she_hulk_deadpool_40.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 18, 2012, 05:12 PM
My local TRU has given up restocking Star Wars, but they are overflowing with White Doom, Black Spidey and Spiderman vs. Rhino sets.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on August 18, 2012, 08:39 PM
Well I was bored at home today and found a random spider-man figure in my closet as i was cleaning. Always wanted a cosmic Spider-Man so i figured why not.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/photo1.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 20, 2012, 11:51 AM
Local grocery store got in the newer comic packs, Iron Man/Mandarin and Hulk/Wolvy. Wanted the new Hulk so I snagged that set, so I can skip the single carded version.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 21, 2012, 10:43 AM
Got notice that my Wave 2 set is shipping from BBTS, at least I think it is called Wave 2 (She Hulk, FF Spidey, Kang, Scarlet Witch, Punisher).  Things are hitting fast and furious with this line now with the first two regular waves as well as the new comic packs.  I wonder if the multipacks will hit soon as well?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: McMetal on August 21, 2012, 01:49 PM
I wonder if any of this stuff will ever show up at my local Walmart or Target? I am SO sick of seeing the same old figures on the pegs...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on August 22, 2012, 01:30 PM
I grabbed the Wolverine/Hulk Comic Pack today, just because Hulk is a brighter green and has eyebrows.  Yeah, I know.  I suck.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2012, 09:15 PM
Received the recent She Hulk/FF Spidey/etc. wave from BBTS yesterday.  Really a nice wave overall, this line has really come a long way since the initial waves.  I didn't get any of the Bag Man Spideys (I had ordered two), hoping to be able to find those.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 30, 2012, 01:07 PM
Spotted a She-Hulk at TRU today but passed. No signs of the others from the wave
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 30, 2012, 03:19 PM
Spotted a She-Hulk at TRU today but passed. No signs of the others from the wave

Single carded or comic pack?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on August 30, 2012, 07:11 PM
Single carded
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on August 31, 2012, 03:27 PM
Single carded

Wow, didn't know those were out already.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Nicklab on September 1, 2012, 06:15 PM
I saw both of the Avengers VS X-Men comic 2-packs today in NYC.  The Wolverine & She Hulk set looked pretty cool.  But I wasn't so crazy about the Magneto & Cap set.

Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on September 5, 2012, 09:23 PM
Uh-oh.  Wally World reset and no MU pegs.   :-\  Marvel Legends 6", yes, but no MU. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on September 12, 2012, 01:25 PM
Found remnants of the newest wave at TRU today. 2 Punishers, 2 She-Hulks and 1 FF Spidey. Snagged a Punisher for myself and the Spidey for Former JediDefender Poster Famine. Can't bring myself to buy a She-Hulk for some reason
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 12, 2012, 03:09 PM
Uh-oh.  Wally World reset and no MU pegs.   :-\  Marvel Legends 6", yes, but no MU.

my WM moved everything to 2 pegs.  Mostly all the figures on these two pegs is the Thor with the Doc Samson head.  Yesterday I took it upon myself to help MU out a little.  Below the 2 pegs for MU were 2 pegs for the DC 2 pack galactic hero styled figures.  I decided to take it upon myself and move the DC 2 packs all to one peg (the bottom peg) since there weren't that many of them, take away pricing info on the 2nd to bottom peg and replace it with the MU tag from the top peg, and then disperse the MU figures equally to the newly created 3rd peg. 

Now hopefully an employee will see room on the pegs and, if there is a case in the back, stock the pegs with new figures!
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on September 18, 2012, 05:11 PM
I just got notice that my order is in for processing on this wave, (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS22083&mode=retail) and I'm jazzed to finally get some new figures.  But while checking around, I noticed another revision coming up which convinces me that MU has to be the dumbest line in the world when it comes to case assortments.  Exhibit A: this, coming out in November (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS22232&mode=retail&picture=out).  Every single one of those has been readily and easily available, only a couple are commanding any sort of demand on the secondary market, one of them being Juggs, who is in this month's revision case.  Why they can't stick a couple Visions or something in one of these garbage revision assortments is beyond me. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 18, 2012, 09:27 PM
HOLY **** that is an awful revision 3 case assortment!

Thanks for reminding me about the other revision wave though - I decided to cancel my preorder just and try my luck with retail.  I just got wave 18 at TRU with the Buy 2 get one free sale.  Also it sounds like wave 19 is starting to show up more and more so hopefully I dont kick myself in the ass later over this....
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on September 18, 2012, 09:39 PM
I'm not interested in any of those revision case figures, but it's not such a bad assortment.  I'm not sure where you live, but there's not a single figure in that that is still hanging on the pegs near me.  I also wouldn't mind Vision, Dr. Strange, etc., in there for people who missed them, but honestly I'd bet the Spiderman and Iron Man figures sell well before these guys at most stores.  It's the same arguement for why a Vader/Luke/Ben/Anakin seems to show up with every SW assortment - it's what the kids want.

What I like about the MU assortments is they stick to one of each character and stores rarely get more than a case or two of the same stuff.  Outside of clear return dumping I don't think I've ever seen more than 2-3 of the same figure warming the pegs.  I did see like a dozen Gladiators at one store, but all by themselves with no other figures around, so I'm pretty sure they were returns vs. true peg warmers.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on September 18, 2012, 09:49 PM
I am more curious about the Jubilee, Blastaar, and Prof. X wave that i have not seen for pre-order.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Jayson on September 18, 2012, 09:49 PM
I think there are 11 Gladiators at the my local (Champlin) Target with a Modular armor IM and a Cyclops. I'd love to see the new Beast, Hulk, She Hulk and FF Spider Man/Bag Head Spider Man just once in stores.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on September 18, 2012, 11:37 PM
I'd love to see anything in stores.  It's not just that I'm not seeing them, there are no pegs for them.  Walmart hasn't got any pegs labelled for them in the reset at all.   :-\  TRU doesn't seem to carry anything other than movie lines and they're littered with whatever wave 1/2 of the movies are perpetually.  Zellers-soon-to-be-Target carries them but is about three series behind last summer (wave 17). 

Just posting my wants list here so I don't forget them.  I rarely pay attention enough as it is. 

Wave 18
Beast (Post Messiah Complex) - maybe
Beta Ray Bill
Kraven The Hunter

Wave 19
Scarlet Witch
Punisher
Paper-bag Man Variant
She-Hulk
Kang

Wave 20
Angel
Nova (Annihilation)
Puck with Snowbird bird pack-in


Wave 21
Jubilee (Jim Lee's)
Professor X (Hover Chair)

Wave 22
Rhino
Mysterio
Elektra - is this new? 

2 Packs
Quicksilver and Wonderman (WCA Costume) - have to figure out if I bought this  ::)

Wave 6
Mr. Sinister and Gambit (Post Messiah Complex)

Wave 7
Iron Man (Silver Centurian) and Mandarin (IM2 red repaint)

Wave 8
Captain America and Falcon (70's Deco)
Dr. Strange and Silver Surfer - maybe

Wave TBA
Secret Avengers Moon Knight and Ant-man (Eric O'Grady)

Spidey/Rhino comic pack - classic Rhino, yes? 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 19, 2012, 09:16 AM
Electra is new
Rhino from the comic pack is a repaint of the one from the Spiderman line.  The one you have listed as wave 22 would be the new one
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Diddly on September 19, 2012, 01:18 PM
Your wants list is about the same as mine, Brent; other than up to Wave 7 of the Comic Packs, none of that stuff has hit store shelves as far as I know. Then again no stores around here are even stocking the line, the same 2-3 Falcons and Absorbing Men keep hanging around.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on September 19, 2012, 07:58 PM
Your wants list is about the same as mine, Brent; other than up to Wave 7 of the Comic Packs, none of that stuff has hit store shelves as far as I know. Then again no stores around here are even stocking the line, the same 2-3 Falcons and Absorbing Men keep hanging around.

Well if you don't mind, I'll take some solace that I'm not alone in suffering.  It seems like they've shifted focus back to the 6" Legends line which is unfortunate since I caved to this line.  I guess the good news it has renewed a bit of interest in the older ML stuff of which I still have a sizable chunk to sell off.  Still no sign of anything new MU-wise though in our area and I'm quite concerned Wally has stopped carrying the line at all.  Also glad to know most stuff isn't in stores yet.  I think I've only read tales of wave 18 and 19 being found to any degree.

Electra is new
Rhino from the comic pack is a repaint of the one from the Spiderman line.  The one you have listed as wave 22 would be the new one

Thank you for the clarification.  Is the wave 22 version of Rhino an old school comic accurate version? 

While I'm asking dumb questions, has there been a good Doc Ock out yet?  I've seen a couple of them in the Spiderman line, but neither impressed enough to motivate me to spend money on them.   Also haven't appreciated any of the Lizards yet either.  Probably should have bought the Scorpion when it was shipping though even though I didn't really like it that much. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 19, 2012, 08:54 PM
I am not a Rhino expert - here are the two versions shown at SDCC.  left is the single carded "wave 22" version - and the right is the comic pack:

(http://www.yaledesigns.com/marvel/rhino.jpg)

as for Doc Ock  you should probably try and get Marvel Legends Showdown Doc Ock off ebay

(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/ToyBiz/Showdown/DoctorOctopus/MLshowdown187.jpg)

I lucked out in getting one of these ^ relatively cheap off of ebay from the asian seller "viperskingdom" back in late may for $13.50 shipped
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on September 19, 2012, 09:27 PM
Yep, that is old school Rhino.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on September 19, 2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks, the single carded version is preferred which is nice as it saves me from acquiring another Spidey I don't need. 

That's a nice Ock. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2012, 10:13 PM
I actually picked up the Spidey/Rhino comic pack at TRU (what can I say, I'm a sucker for Spidey stuff), and the Rhino is indeed a slight repaint of the earlier Spider-Man line figure (as shown above).  I think the more classic version (which looks great) is a single carded figure for next year.  I also have to recommend the Marvel SuperHero Showdown Doc Ock already mentioned.  It is the classic looking Ock, and much better than anything Hasbro has put out so far.  I picked one up back in the SHS days, and I'm glad I did.  Many of those figures were pretty fragile (and my Doc Ock's head is really loose as well), but overall the look is pretty nice.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 22, 2012, 07:13 AM
This week I got All of wave 18 plus an extra red blue spidey during the buy 2 get 1 free at TRU.  I got the extra blue spidey in case I find the miles morales variant somewhere.  Then I can just a do a return exchange since I am guessing they are under the same upc.

Then yesterday I stopped at Meijer and found the leftovers of wave 19 and grabbed what they had - Scarlet Witch, Punisher, and FF Spidey.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on September 22, 2012, 10:03 AM
Nice score!  I have yet to see any of those out in the wild.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 22, 2012, 04:20 PM
Thanks!   :)

I found more wave 19 out at WM today.  I grabbed duplicates of Scarlet Witch, Punisher, and FF Spidey to compare with the ones I got yesterday for the best paint apps.  I also grabbed my first She Hulk, and her paint was good except for one brown dot on her stomach, but I will probably just live with that.

Kang still eludes me - as well as paper bag spidey and Miles Morales

I really do think the flood gates on this line are really about to open up
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: efranks on September 23, 2012, 01:24 AM
Found, and bought, Nick Fury today at KMart.  They had two on the shelf.  I was kind of surprised to see him. 

   E...
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: evenflow on September 24, 2012, 11:30 PM
No luck in my search for the Amazing Bagman.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Neal on September 25, 2012, 11:59 AM
I got the Wave 18/Wave 19 case today from BBTS.  It contained the FF Spider-Man, so I too am still looking for the Bag Head.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Sprry75 on October 1, 2012, 07:49 AM
I saw the Kang/Scarlet Witch wave at Wal-Mart.  I have the revision case coming from BBTS but picked up a few just in case I want to check out paint jobs.  Interestingly, there were two Kangs on the pegs and they seemed to have different face paint.  One was very glossy, and the other had a flat finish.  I picked up the one with the flat finish.  I don't know if that counts as a legitimate variation or anything, but it was a pretty discernible difference.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 1, 2012, 09:33 AM
Yeah I have heard about the flat finish one.  So far the one I have is the glossy version, but I am holding off opening him until I see the flat version.
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 1, 2012, 12:43 PM
Saw some new two packs today and was interested in the Savage She-Hulk version but couldn't bite at $20.99.   :-\  Also saw an X-Force box set with a green Jean Grey and a red Angel figure in it, plus a Cyclops/Iceman/Apocalypse/one more I can't remember.  Has this been out in the U.S. for months and I just overlooked it?  $50 for the set so I passed for now.  I don't think I really needed anything out of it but the Jean Grey and Angel and the paint/quality of most looked pretty substandard. 
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: JediJman on October 1, 2012, 12:55 PM
Saw some new two packs today and was interested in the Savage She-Hulk version but couldn't bite at $20.99.   :-\  Also saw an X-Force box set with a green Jean Grey and a red Angel figure in it, plus a Cyclops/Iceman/Apocalypse/one more I can't remember.  Has this been out in the U.S. for months and I just overlooked it?  $50 for the set so I passed for now.  I don't think I really needed anything out of it but the Jean Grey and Angel and the paint/quality of most looked pretty substandard.

Yeah, these got pricey fast.  That X-Force set has been out at U.S. TRU stores for at least a month now.  It always catches my eye, but not really into most of the characters or that price point.  I would definitely still nab a She-Hulk comic set though.  Anyone interested in the Wolverine if I can find one?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe
Post by: Morgbug on October 1, 2012, 03:15 PM
Hah!  Same boat for me - definitely not needing another Wolverine but would love me some savage She-Hulk. 

Did a quick inventory of my figs to see what I actually had since none of this stuff is on display.  Was trying to figure out that boxed set and what I needed.  I don't seem to have a Mr. Sinister so could add that to the need for the green Jean Grey (though I really don't need another Jean Grey figure either) and the red Angel.  Really not needing the Cyclops or Iceman out of that box though. 

For giggles, in no particular order, are the figures I own:

Colossus 013
Gambit (wolverine series)
Iceman
Captain Britain
Mystique
Thanos
Wolverine x4 2 yellow/brown, 1 AOA, 1 blue yellow
Dr. Doom
Archangel
Juggernaut
Guardian
Kitty Pryde
Magneto
Storm (black/Mohawk)
Nightcrawler
Cyclops x3
Cable
Thanos
Jean Grey blu