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Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Jim on July 24, 2003, 08:13 AM
I am considering collecting this line.  Finally saw them in person last night and I was very impressed.  The last time I collected Marvel Figs was the Marvel Famous Covers.  I need to know if the following is the correct figs associated with each wave.  I am not concerned about variants just the basic figs.  Please let me know if I am missing any.  Also I would like some feedback from people who collect.  Also the cheapest place to buy.  And are any of the older waves still available anywhere.  So far it looks like TRU has the best price. Thanks in advance.

Wave 1:
Toad
Iron Man
Hulk
Captain America

Wave 2:
Thing
Namor
Human Torch
Dr. Doom

Wave 3:
Ghost Rider
Magneto
Thor
Wolverine
Daredevil

Wave 4:
Beast
Elektra
Gambit
Punisher

Wave 5:
Silver Surfer
Colossus
Nick Fury
Mr. Fantastic
Sabretooth
Red Skull
Blade
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 24, 2003, 09:22 AM
Go here: http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=36;action=display;threadid=1530 for all your Marvel Legends needs and questions.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 24, 2003, 11:42 AM
For when this gets moved....

Wave 1 is mostly long gone.  Wave 2 for the most part is still on Canadian shelves.  Wave 3 is still available in some places, though Canada not good for that one.  Wave 4 is just out in the last couple of weeks.  

Definitely read the thread from Mikey's link.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Jim on July 24, 2003, 11:56 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 27, 2003, 02:42 AM
right now in stores i see Wave 3 the most, and traces of wave 4.

games stores tend to have wave 2 and traces of wave 3. and sometimes toads from wave 1.

btw at TRU they had 4 cases of wave 4, me and soem guy were opening them looking for chase figures.
and also i wanted the punisher with the best face, hehe.

i love this line, and plan to stick with it for good.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 27, 2003, 09:59 PM
The X-men stuff sucks...
its like mushroom back macewindu... but with adamantium claws...

http://americandreamcomics.com/index.php?itemid=1652&catid=23

The Spiderman Box Set looks cool, i plan on getting it for sure.

http://americandreamcomics.com/index.php?itemid=1656&catid=23

the Hulk stuff looks cool, and way better than the x-men junk

http://americandreamcomics.com/index.php?itemid=1653&catid=23

BEST OF ALL though...
Marvel Legends 5 looks Kick Ass

http://americandreamcomics.com/index.php?itemid=1654&catid=23
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 27, 2003, 10:01 PM
http://americandreamcomics.com/index.php?itemid=1654&catid=23

ADC put up pix of all the new Marvel Legends Stuff.
I can't Wait.

Too bad Red Skull is a Chase.
i hope i can get my hands on one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 29, 2003, 07:16 AM
Some more thoughts after viewing the better pics over at ADC:

Colossus keeps getting better and better.

I like MF's hands, although his head still looks a little big.  Maybe it's his "balloon head" look.   ;)

Blade is a perfect likeness of Snipes.  His motorcycle looks a little funky, though.

Fury looks cool.  I heard he's coming with his trademark stogie.  Where is it?  It does look like his mouth is sculpted for it.

Red Skull - awesome, I still hoping he won't be that hard to find.

Silver Surfer / HtD - cool.  Surfer has magnets in his board, so all sorts of positions are available for him.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 30, 2003, 03:44 PM
I found the newest Daredevil and Spiderman Parachute today

The Daredevil is a ton better than the previous SM Classics and Even Movie Version.

I heard rave reviews over the Parachute Spidey so we shall see once I open him, looks good at first inspection

I also am looking forward to the X-Men Classics line but like I have said before cannot understand the Hulk line at all.  An Avengers line would make so much more sense IMO
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2003, 09:27 AM
Hey OCB, just curious what you thought of the Parachute Spidey.  I have been wanting to find a nice, red and blue Spidey that would display with my Marvel Legends figures well, and I had heard this is a pretty good figure.  Just wondering what you thought of it.  Also, thanks for the info on the Daredevil, I thought it looked pretty good in some pictures I saw online, and after (finally) seeing the movie on DVD (and buying it) this past weekend, I kind of want to pick one up as well.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 4, 2003, 11:15 AM
He is pretty cool...

Some of the guys were asking me in the chat room if he was as articulated as the 1st Spidey Classic Version and he almost is, I count over 30 points...

The sucky thing is the lack of thigh articulation so he is sort of stuck in some really straight legged poses.  Swivel hip socket and shoulders though make this a very cool figure...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-03/spider.jpg)

Note...I believe they mixed up Parachute Spiderman and Rocket Launch Spider Man when they took those pics
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 4, 2003, 11:21 AM
Wow, I might pick that Spidey up.  I know I said in another thread I don't want variants of Spidey figs, but I still need a good Spidey to go with my Marvel Legends.  This might be it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2003, 02:21 PM
Does anyone know a sort of "wave breakdown" of the Spiderman Classics line?  I've tried to get to Toybiz's site, but it seems to be down right, but I was just curious which figures were in which waves.  Mainly, I was trying to see how up to date things are around here...and when the new Daredevil/Parachute Spidey wave might be showing up.  This past weekend I didn't do a lot of digging through the pegs, but I know I saw a lot of that Manga Spidey...so that must be the wave that's around here now.  Thanks.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 4, 2003, 02:25 PM
Daredevil and Parachute SPidey are out now along with Kraven and Rocket Launch Spidey (this has been called Wave 6)

Wave 7 (http://www.action-figure.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=8934&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0)

Peter Parker Spider-Man with Punching Action and Removable Mask
Flip & Zip Spider-Man with Catapulting & Web Climbing Action
Shoot & Grab Spider-Man with Magnetic Web Trapping Action
Green Goblin with Projectile Launching Glider

Should be out next month

There is also a few MTV Spider-men coming out later this year
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 15, 2003, 07:23 AM
If anyone's looking for a comic book version of Spidey to go with your Marvel Legends, might I suggest the new parachute Spider-man.  I originally thought the rocket launching one was better, but after reading comments on the ADC forums and finally seeing them in person last night, the parachute one is the better choice.  Very poseable and true to the comic book look.  Just throw away or hide the parachute and no one will be the wiser ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2003, 09:47 AM
Mikey, may I suggest looking at page 8 of this thread... :-* Where I tell you the same thing and you say


Quote
Wow, I might pick that Spidey up.  I know I said in another thread I don't want variants of Spidey figs, but I still need a good Spidey to go with my Marvel Legends.  This might be it.

ADC ::) :P ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2003, 09:49 AM
Oh and Julius Marx is reporting that Wave 7 of the Spidey Classics is out now (Green Goblin, Peter Parker and more ;))
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 15, 2003, 10:13 AM
Mikey, may I suggest looking at page 8 of this thread... :-* Where I tell you the same thing and you say


Quote
Wow, I might pick that Spidey up.  I know I said in another thread I don't want variants of Spidey figs, but I still need a good Spidey to go with my Marvel Legends.  This might be it.

ADC ::) :P ;)


Well you did show a pic of the Rocketman Spidey with your post and since I'm a visual person, that's what I thought you were talking about.  At least get the pics right.  Yeash  ;) :-*

Here's to Scott, who was the first one to suggest the Parachute Spidey for a comic book Spider-man (http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/beerchug.gif)

And wave 7 is out already, I've barely seen wave 6 :o
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 15, 2003, 10:14 AM
I just saw that they have a review posted over at Raving Toy Maniac of the X-Men Legends Box Set.  It doesn't look too bad for me.  I'd like to pick it up if I find it, but I'm not sure if I will bring myself to since I have the single releases of Magneto, Wolvie, Beast, and Gambit.  I really want the Beast with labcoat/glasses, and being an X-Men fan I'd like to get that Rogue figure as well.  I guess we'll see when and if I find it on the shelves in a few months.  Anyways...here's the review, with lots of pictures:

 Box Set Review (http://www.toymania.com/columns/spotlight/rsxmenbox.shtml)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2003, 10:18 AM
Also note though that I said that the Spidey shown is actually the Parachute Spidey and not Rocket Launch...

Just get the dang thing, he is awesome :-*

I'm going to pass on the X-Men set, Toy Biz has a penchant for rereleasing things (see LOTR line) so I'll just wait
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 15, 2003, 10:19 AM

Just get the dang thing, he is awesome :-*


Agreed
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on August 15, 2003, 11:09 AM
Oh and Julius Marx is reporting that Wave 7 of the Spidey Classics is out now (Green Goblin, Peter Parker and more ;))

I've spotted wave 6, but no sign of the new Daredevil or Kraven yet.  Anyone else get these, and if so, what do you think?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2003, 11:11 AM
I just picked up Kraven a few days ago, haven't opened him yet.  Daredevil is awesome.  I am not a huge fan of the new mid-abdomen articulation.  It is a little loose and the figures sort of lean forward.

This DD is much more acurate than the first Spider-Man classics version, I like it much better.  A lot more muscular.  The movie version is also cool
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 15, 2003, 11:31 AM
Speaking of Kraven and DD, do you know the case assortment, Scott?  I saw loads of the two Spideys and not a single Kraven or DD last night.  It doesn't suprised me, they would have been the first ones I would of grabbed.  It was the same way when Hobgoblin and Morbius were first released, hard to find at the beginning with more and more now showing up (although Morbius is still a little tough to come by)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2003, 11:43 AM
Not sure on how many figs per case but if there are 6 it is

1x Kraven
1x Daredevil
2x Parachute Spidey
2x Rocket Spidey

If it is eight add two more spideys and 12 add 6 more

I am almost positive it is 1 Kraven and 1 DD, I am pretty sure they are cases of
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 15, 2003, 11:48 AM
Figures, shortpacking of the figures everyone wants ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 19, 2003, 09:22 AM
Anyone collecting Minimates?  I have the two Daredevil sets and the Hulk set.  I've been looking for the 6 packs at TRU but so far no luck.  I actually like the Kubricks better than these but will prbably be buying both

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/products/marvel/minimates/minimates.asp
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 19, 2003, 09:57 AM
Julius Marx has some pics up of Wave 7 Green Goblin and Peter Parker

http://www.aftimes.com/aslu/slu.shtml
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 21, 2003, 08:51 AM
Getting closer to catching up.  After looking for months for a Thing, I finally found one last night at a KB - which had about 8 of them by the way.  

Then I walked on down to Gamestop and found they still had their 50% off sale going on.  To my surprise, Beast and Punisher were included - I thought it was only older releases.  Since I already have a Beast, I picked up Mr. Castle for a measly $5.25 w/ tax.  Not too shabby.

Now the only ones I need are Toad, Dr. Doom, movie Daredevil (which I'll pick up at Gamestop for cheap), Gambit and Elektra.  If I find a Goliath, I'll buy him, but if not, I won't worry about it.

For anyone looking to pick up some older figs for cheap (and possibly new ones) try Gamestop.  You might get lucky.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 29, 2003, 11:44 AM
Some new info on upcoming SMC, XMC, SM2 movie figs and HC:


from rtm
Spidey Movie 2 Figure Asst. 1: Twist n Shoot Spider-Man, Spiral Spider-Man, Web Climbing Spider-Man, Web Trap Spider-Man

Spidey Movie 2 Figure Asst. 2: Rapid Punch Spider-Man, Ultra Super-Poseable Spider-Man, Shoot n Slide Spider-Man, Aerial Flipping Spider-Man

Spidey Movie 2 Figure Asst. 3: Double Web Shooting Spider-Man, Kicking Spider-Man, Dr. Octopus w/ Tentacle Action (NOT available in first release cases), Spring Attack Spider-Man

Spidey Movie 2 Figure Asst. 4: Dr. Octopus #2, Spider Sense Spider-Man, Flipping Spider-Man, Spider-Strength Spider-Man

Spidey Movie 2 Deluxe Roto-cast 12” figures: Spider-Man and Dr. Octopus (Doc Ock may not be in initially released cases)

Spider-Man Movie 2 18” figure with over 60 points of articulation!

Spider-Man Movie 2 Ultimate Spider-Man 12” Inch: Water Shooting Spidey, Web Shooting Spidey

Spidey Movie 2 Web Shooter, Water Cannon, Web-ble Shooter (What the?), Web Disk Shooter

Spidey Classic Series 8: Missle Launcher Spider-Man, Bolo Spider-Man, Sewer Fighting Spider-Man, Carnage

Spidey Classic Series 9: Black Custome Spider-Man, Peter Parker Spider-Man, Robot Spider-Man, Ultimate Rhino

Incredible Hulk Fig Asst. 2: Punching Hulk, Absorbing Man, War Hulk, Robot Hulk

X-Men Figure Asst. 2: Pyro, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Wolverine

Marvel Manga Twist-ems Asst. 1: Walk & Slash Wolverine, Flipping Action Beast, Crawling Spider-Man, Bobble Head Hulk, Nunchakus Daredevil, Chopping Action Thing

Marvel Manga Twist-ems Asst. 2: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, Blade ll, Dr. Octopus, Nightcrawler


 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smilies/lustig/16.gif) to Carnage, Rhino, Pyro, Iceman, Nightcrawler, etc.

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smilies/boese/15.gif)about the numerous Spideys and Wolverines.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2003, 03:36 PM
If this is true, this is pretty good news...thanks for posting it.  Although I don't collect Spidey figs, that sure seems like a heck of a lot of Spiderman versions for the next movie...but if people like them, sounds good to me!  I'm most excited about the X-men Classics news...Iceman and Nightcrawler are two that I was really hoping we would see soon.  It would be pretty nice to have a Legends/Classics X-Men lineup of Cyclops, Beast, Wolvie, Gambit, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Rogue, and Archangel if this news all holds up.  Thanks again for posting this :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on September 5, 2003, 09:48 AM
Take this with multiple grains of salt of course, but I noticed over at the ADC forums (or Toy News International now I guess), they had a "rumored" lineup for ML6.  It might be totally off base, but I thought I would post it here to discuss either way:

1.juggernaut
2.hawkeye
3.cable
4.wolverine(weapon x)
5.pheonix
6.deadpool

If true, I'd be pretty psyched to get a Juggernaut, as well as Phoenix.  Anyways, sorry if this turns out to be untrue, but I thought it might be fun to discuss.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 5, 2003, 10:22 AM
Way to X-Men biased at first glance to me (especially since they have a whole line dedicated to the X-Men)...why we need another Wolverine before other core Marvel charcters baffles me.  If true I am psyched for the Hawkeye though!

The only thing I would say against the possibility of the list is I thought Marvel/Invisible Girl/Woman was coming soon but she may be pushed back to wave 7.

I love that these only come out once every few months

BTW here is my current Wishlist

Vision
Scarlet Witch
Hawkeye
Black Knight
Moon Knight
Black Panther
She-Hulk
Hercules
Quicksilver
Wonder Man
Invisible Girl
Falcon
Kang
Ultron
Galactus!
Baron Zemo
Enchantress
Loki

And these all could be done in the X-Men Classics Line
Nightcrawler
Storm
Iceman
Angel
Havok
Blob

I also a while back came across the rather cool Directory

http://www.marveldirectory.com/

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on September 5, 2003, 10:53 AM
I thought the same thing OCB, quite a few X-Menish figures with that new line coming out....although I am glad to see them too.  We'll have to see I guess.  This, combined with the XMC series 2 rumors of Nightcrawler, Iceman, Pyro, as well as ML Colossus, XMC 1 Cyclops and Archangel, it could be a great year for X-fans.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on September 5, 2003, 12:34 PM
1.juggernaut
2.hawkeye
3.cable
4.wolverine(weapon x)
5.pheonix
6.deadpool


An interesting lineup, but yeah, it is rather X-Men stilted.  

On another note, I finally lucked out this morning, and I found a Goliath!  Got it at my local KayBee that finally got Marvel Legends 4.  Now if I could just find that darned maskless Wolverine.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on September 8, 2003, 07:15 AM
Yeah I saw that list over there too.  Until its actually confirmed, I'll be a little skeptical.  Like others said, way too Xmen heavy, especially with their own line coming soon.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on September 9, 2003, 09:18 AM
I still haven't bought a Legends yet! I just can't decide if I want Wolverine or Punisher or either one... Bah! Maybe I will get Wolverine & Sabretooth, or maybe, assuming this list is legit, Juggernaught & Collusus and Cable & Deadpool....

1. Juggernaut - always one of my favorites!
2. Hawkeye - I'll get it... if it looks like the pic below...
3. Cable - My absolute favorite!
4. Wolverine (WeaponX) - should be interesting...
5. Pheonix - I'm interested to see what they do, but I won't buy her.
6. Deadpool - Can't have Cable without Deadpool, man!

(http://www.nickcholes.com/pics/hawkeye.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 9, 2003, 09:43 AM
Juggernaut? :o  The Ephant Mon of the ML world?  That's going to be one serious hunk of plastic.  Or at least it better be.  As I recall, he was a bit larger than the average character in the comics.  

Hawkeye should be pretty cool.  The rest of them don't do that much for me, but we'll see.  Deadpool's pretty cool too.  This line is too X-men-ish though, I agree.  I'd be really surprised to see it continue this way.  Invisible Woman will go in instead of Weapon X (bound to be in X-men line).  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on September 15, 2003, 02:05 AM
I just bought the Punisher... AWESOME figure... Articulation is just incredible... Not enough guns, woulda been nice to have two pistols, and a better rifle, but, oh well. I also woulda liked a version more like Tim Bradstreet's than the 'classic', but oh well.

Bradstreet's Punisher :
(http://home.online.no/~endhanse/artimages/punisher.jpg)

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 11:38 AM
Anyone seen a Green Goblin anywhere?  I've seen the SPidey's all over but no GG :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on September 17, 2003, 12:29 PM
Hell, I'm still looking for a Daredevil and finally found Elektra yesterday.  It might be a while before I see Gobby.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 17, 2003, 03:34 PM
NO GG up here yet.  Morbius just showed last week and I actually passed on it.  Just wasn't that impressed.  Waiting for more new stuff, but all our stores are loaded with the first couple of waves still, so not looking too bright for the moment.  

When's ML5 due out?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 09:14 PM
I think in December if I recall correctly, correct that recollection as necessary :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 18, 2003, 11:32 AM
Thanks.  That's a pretty long gap for you guys though, isn't it?  ML4 came out back in summer/spring.  I wonder why they're waiting so long.  I'd have thought early October or maybe November to get the full Christmas rush sales.  

Next question:  X-men boxed set - when? ???
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 18, 2003, 11:40 AM
http://www.americandreamcomics.com/news.php?itemid=1654&catid=23

January 2004 for Series 5

http://www.americandreamcomics.com/news.php?itemid=1625&catid=23

November 2003 for the X-Set
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 18, 2003, 11:42 AM
Gracias.  

Hmm, here's hoping Cincinatti gets theirs in late October rather than November.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2003, 02:44 PM
Is anyone interested in the three figures other than the white Elektra from the Urban Legends set?  I really only want that one and could sell the others to someone else.  Anyone know what it retails for in the US?  It runs around $50 up here.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on September 29, 2003, 03:29 PM
When it comes out, it should retail for about $35 - $37, Brent.

And I haven't forgot about you.  I'm trying in vain to find you some clonetroopers or Jedi 3 packs for that Doom.  I just haven't been having any luck - I'm seeing tons of the droid laucher but none of the good stuff.  ML V might be out before I have any luck  ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2003, 03:37 PM
Thanks Mike, and I wasn't worried about you at all.  I know how distribution woes can be, so it's cool.  

Appreciate the price info too.  Makes it seem positively reasonable up here.  Now I just need to find a way to unload a few figures.  The last thing I need is yet another Daredevil figure.  Yellow, red, movie, spiderman line version, repainted slv.  Yikes.  Not that I don't like my yellow one and actually, I can't find my original red one right now either ???
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 2, 2003, 02:45 PM
Sounds like both sets are now out :-*

Also, case breakdown of Series V

3x Colossus
2x Silver Surfer
1x Mr. fantastic
1x Nick Fury
2x Saber Tooth
3x Blade II (Movie Figure)  ::)

Put Blade at 1x and Fantastic and Fury at 2x...since when was Blade a Legend anyway
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on October 2, 2003, 03:02 PM
I just saw that lineup too, and I was also a little surprised by the amount of Blade figures.  I guess I didn't see that figure being the most sought after out of that lineup.  Colossus, I can of course understand...and he's the one I'm looking forward to the most as well...but I think it would be better suited to have some more of Mr. Fantastic, etc.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on October 2, 2003, 09:49 PM
The Red Skull is also supposed to be in the Series 5 lineup.  But, he's supposed to be more widely distributed than previous chase figures.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 2, 2003, 10:22 PM
Well I wish the arrival of these was listed as pre-Christmas.  When our Wally's had ML stuff to order at Christmas, they went gang busters.  I found four gold iron man and if Red Skull is to be as prevalent, I'd likely find one.  And I would be happy.  

That mix is goofy, going for the Vampire fans I suppose.  Still, Mr. Fantastic and Nick Fury will be tough early on.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 2, 2003, 10:28 PM
I would like to get Colossus and Sabretooth... Hopefully I'll have enough money -  :-[...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 3, 2003, 01:30 PM
I want that Silver Surfer figure, mostly because I'm a big Joe Satriani fan.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 4, 2003, 09:21 PM
Picked up the X-Set today at the local Comic/Adult Book store in town (Shinders for the locals) It was a tad spendy at $45 but I thought what the hay, so I now have a Maskless Wolvie :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 4, 2003, 11:29 PM
Music to my ears.  I can get it in Canada at an online store (Legends) for $49 and shipping.  BTW Dale, they have the Mezco mini predators for $17 or so.  Shipping is flat $7 so that may be an order early next week.  Now to decide whether I want the Urban Legends set or not ???
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on October 5, 2003, 06:27 AM
Morg, you might try this Canadian etailer:  http://www.theouterreaches.com (http://www.theouterreaches.com).  They've got a pretty decent selection.

Scott, how do you like the X-Men set?  Are the semi-reissues cool sculpts?  I'm curious about Beast, Wolvie and Gambit.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 5, 2003, 09:45 AM
I really like the whole set, Wolvie is good, not sure if it is the same head as the Mskless Wolvie or not but it looks nice.  The Pleather coat for Gambit and Rogue are nice as well

Not sure if it was worth the money for:

Rogue
New Wolvie Head
Lab Coat and Glasses
Gambit Coat

But I figured I could trade off the old Magneto, Gambit and Beast
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on October 5, 2003, 10:38 AM
From the images I've seen, the head on the Marvel Legends 3 maskless Wolverine is different from the one that comes in the X-Men set.  I've been trying to find an image of one, but can't right now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 5, 2003, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the link Nick.  I have yet to order from those guys, but they are one of the sponsors over at snowtroopers.ca, so they can't be all bad.

The maskless Wolvie has a different head sculpt.  I don't have a link to a pic either, but it is in the most recent Toyfare issue.  

I'm in the same boat as Scott if (when) I order these.  I have to unload Beast, Gambit and Magneto.  Two of three are still in the clamshell with Magneto loose.  On the bright side, they haven't been released up here yet, so I should have some luck with someone local.  

Anyone know how many guns the Punisher in the boxed set comes with, or is it just the bazooka?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Thomas Grey on October 23, 2003, 03:23 AM
The first shipment of the Series IV figures came in August. I was hunting for new Star Wars and they had just pegged this series. There were 2, yes 2! Goliath figures pegged. I picked one up looked at it and thought it may well be the coolestthing I had ever seen. I had a comicbook creation class that evening and thought it would be great to show everyone. Then I found myself thinking like the cheap person I am and I decided since there were 2, I could grab one up at another time.

There was no pub yet on the fact that this was the chase figure. When I found out, I became quite depressed and chalked it up as another great missed opportunity in a life-long list of them.

Today however, I freaking found one freshly pegged at a Target in the wee morning hours!!! I was almost hauled out by sercurity for the howl of joy and justice served I let out.

So, the loser wins every now and again. Just thought I'd share...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 23, 2003, 12:13 PM
A very nice score, congratulations.  

I hate to think of what would happen if I found the unmasked Wolverine figure in a store.  They probably would arrest me, throw me in a straight jacket and make me clean up the wet spot on the floor :o :-[  It would be a heck of a decision whether to keep it though.  I suspect I would, but the temptation would be strong.

I'm pleased to report I have my white Electra, which my daughter is letting me keep.  She apparently gets the red version as it goes better with "her" Daredevil ??? :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 27, 2003, 02:12 PM
Still looking for Green Goblin  :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 30, 2003, 05:07 PM
Not necessarily :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2003, 09:24 PM
X-men boxed set has arrived.  Cool, but holy variable paint jobs batman.  Had to search through a few to get one without the bent claw version of Wolvie ::)

I found something really weird though.  

Magneto with a different head sculpt.  Not like the original closed mouth or the new, supposed-to-be-there open mouth version either.  This one has longish white hair and a beard? :o ???  It's either a hell of a good and fast custom (weren't in stores on the weekend) and there was no indication of any tampering with the box.  Tape is perfect, twist ties are tight and plastic is clean.  

Is there a chase version of the boxed set???
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on November 5, 2003, 11:01 AM
Anyone know if they are going to make more X-Men figures from the movie. X-2, i really want a Lady Deathstrike figure, and a Jean Grey (Becoming Phoenix)  whoa, those would be so cool.!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 5, 2003, 11:42 PM
Part of Wave 5 was found at Wal Mart in Spokane

http://board.spawn.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=146560

They look sweet!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 5, 2003, 11:52 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.  

Didn't know you hung out at spawn.  

Love the Colossus and Sabertooth looks better than I expected.  

Stoopid chase figures....
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 5, 2003, 11:56 PM
I don't hang there at all (except to showcase my skillz)...

That thread is the buzz of the net right now
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 6, 2003, 12:06 AM
Well that's good or I'd be mad cuz you didn't grovel for your own Pepper :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 6, 2003, 12:07 AM
Who loves ya baby :-*

Purple Pepper fakes a handoff to Purple Bennett and throws deep to Purple Moss....TOUCHDOWN!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 6, 2003, 12:27 AM
Whoa :o  Talk about toy karma (no, not Karen).  

Mentioning purple pepper  made me think to go check ebay.  Just listed:  Purple pepper (dirty) with a BIN of $39.73 :o  

The purple pepper quest is over ;D

Now what do I do with my white Pepper?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on November 6, 2003, 01:29 PM
Brent, since MLV is starting to show up, let me know your order of preference so we can complete that deal for the Doom that's been sitting in your trunk for months.  In the meantime, I'll still keep my eyes open for either a clonetrooper or Jedi 3 pack and we can go that route.  If I have no luck in that regard, we'll just do a Legend for a Legend.  LMK
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 6, 2003, 10:36 PM
That's cool by me.  A legend for a legend is perfect.

Should you happen upon a plethora of red skull :-*

Or, in reality, the order would be:

Colossus
Captain Fantastic (guess I have to go pick up Torchie boy)
Sabertooth
Silversurfer (need my duck)
Nick Fury

I finally saw the Doom again today as I emptied out my trunk.  It goes in to get fixed tomorrow.  Glad I leave all the toys at the front of the trunk instead of the back :o
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 7, 2003, 10:00 AM
Brent sent this to me...his Magneto...looks weird.  I am wondering if that is a LOTR or perhaps other Legend head

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/11-03/magnetobox.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 7, 2003, 10:01 AM
Wait is that Gandalf?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on November 7, 2003, 10:44 AM
that is Gandalf's head!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 7, 2003, 11:34 AM
So....then......huh?

How did this happen?  I think I described above that this box is minty-mint, the ends taped, seemingly not tampered with.  It was clear and is clear from the pic that the helmet just doesn't fit properly but how did it happen?  

Baffled.  I'll hang onto it for a bit if anyone wants it, but otherwise I'll take it back and get the regular.  The rogue in this one has a crappy paint job anyway.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on November 7, 2003, 11:39 AM
Very interesting.

Gandalf and Magneto are both played by Sir Ian McKellon, so that might have something to do with it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 7, 2003, 11:41 AM
The only thing is that all of the Gandalf figures have a full bushy beard.  Not really sure that is him.

I sent a note to Julius Marx Brent asking him to take a gander.  I might send a note to thegd.com to see if they can identify it

I'd hang onto it for a while...might be worth something to someone
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 7, 2003, 12:37 PM
Yeah, I'll hang onto it for a while.  I'm going to get out the magnifying glass tonight and take a real close look at the tape and box.  

It's just as well, as soon as I free up Rogue, my daughter will run off with it.  

Thanks for your help with this Scott.  I can get more (and likely better) pics if necessary.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on November 7, 2003, 01:42 PM
It kinda looks like Aragorn with painted hair and beard.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 9, 2003, 06:55 AM
That's possibly the weirdest Magneto I've ever seen.  Gotta be a factory mixup, because all of the Maggie's I've seen in the X-Men sets have faces pretty much like the Marvel Legends version.

On another note, has anyone here seen Marvel Legends 5 at retail yet?  I'm jonesing to get Collosus and Sabretooth.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 12, 2003, 09:51 AM
Although I've only been collecting the X-Men from Marvel Legends so far, after reading Coheteboy's review of part of Series V HERE (http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_111203b.htm), I'm almost considering getting Silver Surfer.  Something about that figure just looks pretty cool to me.  Have any of you found any of the newest wave yet?  I'm really looking forward to Colossus.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on November 12, 2003, 10:51 AM
I got the X-Men Series 2 Action Figures, from KB Toys, they had Iceman, Magneto, the 2 Wolverines, and Cyclops.  I really like the Iceman and Magneto they are sweet. ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on November 17, 2003, 10:58 AM
yes, i really want colossus also, but silver surfer looks pretty sweet ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 19, 2003, 03:29 PM
Hey, just curious if anyone has had any luck picking up Marvel Legends 5 (if you are looking for them).  I haven't been shopping yet since they started showing up, but I doubt they have made it here quite yet.  Coheteboy has the second part of his review up for ML5 HERE (http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_111703b.htm) including Colossus, Sabretooth, and Nick Fury.  I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for Colossus.  These figures continue to impress me with each wave :).  Best of luck to those of you searching for them!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 25, 2003, 09:09 PM
Finally got some Legends 5 tonight...been looking high and low for a few weeks now.  Picked up Fantastic, Fury and Colossus...no Surfer, Sabretooth (who I may pass on) or Skull (who I really want)

Fantastic isn't my favorite at first glance, Colossus and Fury look wicked though.  

Just makes me salivate more for my wishlist figures and I'll rant one more time that most characters created in the 90's should not be "Legends" ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 26, 2003, 09:21 AM
I read over at the TNI forums that Toy Biz is supposedly going to showcase waves 6, 7, and possibly 8 at Toy Fair in 2004.  There was also mention of a boxset.  I think you can find the thread in their Marvel forum, towards the top if you are interested in reading.  Congrats on the Series 5 finds OCB, from the pics I've seen online, they look great.  Can't wait to finds me a Colossus :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 27, 2003, 02:55 PM
I'm excited to finally see Series 5 at retail.  While I've passed on the X-Men set, and Urban Legends so far, I can't wait to buy Colossus and Sabretooth.  Those two are coming home with me as soon as I see them.  I'm gonna space out buying all the rest.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 1, 2003, 03:36 PM
I just went ahead and bought a Skull on eBay, the less shopping I have to do the better and if I can get another I know of a Canucklehead who would gladly take one

Anyone still need a Goliath?  I may have a couple coming to me which I ordered off of Amazon, I'll wait and see what actually comes
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2003, 04:23 PM
After more booze?  You know I'll make that trade.  

Our Walmarts are totally depopulated of toys with only 23 shoppping days left.  Completely weird.  HOping they restock with ML5 rather than the few ML3 left lying around or bringing in ML4.  I wouldn't mind finding a Goliath at retail, but would prefer saving some shipping costs and customs fees if I could get my own ML5 in a timely fashion.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 1, 2003, 05:51 PM
No luck here. The shelves are filled with Punishers and Beasts.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on December 2, 2003, 08:54 AM

Anyone still need a Goliath?  I may have a couple coming to me which I ordered off of Amazon, I'll wait and see what actually comes

I'll take a Goliath if you have an extra, Scott.  And let me know if you get Brent that Red Skull.  He's holding a Doom for me and Red Skull's his first choice.  If he already has it coming, I'll keep my eyes open for his other wishes.  That ok with you, Brent?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2003, 10:56 AM
Mike,
don't sweat the red skull.  Anything you see is fine by me.  Grab whatever you find.  I expect I'll grab this whole wave.  PM me your address btw, I want doom out of my trunk ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on December 2, 2003, 11:08 AM
I found Series 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

I got Colossus, Silver Surfer, and Red Skull and Mr. Fantatsic.  They are awesome when they are in your hands i got mine at TRU last night, in California, so yea. I am still looking for Blade though?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 2, 2003, 11:36 AM
Mikey...if you want to do Silver Surfer and Sabretooth for the other Goliath (if I get them) I'm down with that.  I should have the package on Thursday so I'll let you and Brent know.  I'll keep my eyes open for Skull too but I am not too hip on searching right now with the Holidays and all
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 3, 2003, 04:35 PM
Just scored Sabertooth, Colossus, Mr. Fantastic and Nick Fury within the past half hour.  Cool figures!  I'm still wondering why I left the Silver Surfer behind.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Phil on December 3, 2003, 05:09 PM
I found Silver Surfer but haven't seen any of the other wave 5 figs.  In fact I have seen 5 Silver Surfers, I'm wondering why no buys him either.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 3, 2003, 05:11 PM
I guess I left him because there were three of him.  I figure I'll get him some other time.  Anyway, I didn't see Blade or the Red Skull there either.

Now I'm wondering what I'm doing online, and not opening these figures?!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on December 3, 2003, 05:12 PM
I just had a question for those of you that collect Marvel Legends.  Although I only pick up the X-Men from this line, space is still at a premium in our office (where the Star Wars collection resides).  I have my ML figs out too, but am running out of space fast and thought about putting the bases away to save a little bit of room.  Do you display your with your bases, or without?  Some of them look pretty nice, so it is nice to have them out, but they do take up a little more room in some cases.  Just curious what some of you do :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 3, 2003, 05:19 PM
I'm running into a real estate problem too, so you're not alone.  With the X-Men, I actually feel pretty strong about displaying them with the bases.  Especially since Gambit, Magneto, Colossus and Sabertooth all come with the various sections of a smashed Sentinel.

As for the rest, I decide on a case by case basis to display with or without the base.  The Human Torch is one I definitely would not want to display without the base.  He's a lot more "in-character" with his base rather than without it.  Doctor Doom is another I prefer to display with the base, but moreso because I like that base a lot more than some of the others.  The same goes for Thor.  A lot of the other bases are non-descript enough that I don't really mind displaying them without their bases.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on December 8, 2003, 02:00 PM
Blade 2 is pretty sweet in the package i must say, CMDstore has it in stock along with the rest of series 5.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 29, 2003, 12:23 PM
Wave V is starting to show up at Targets around the US...can't wait to hear what is in store for Wave VI and VII rumor has it they will be announced at Toy Fair which is only 45 days away!

Saw Spiderman 2 toys at Target the other night...no Doc Ock, plenty of Spideys

Also sounds like X-Men and Hulk and Spidey Classics are starting to hit around the US as well...happy hunting!!!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 29, 2003, 12:33 PM
Josh was nice enough to hunt down and pick up Colossus for me, so I'll be getting him in the mail long before he hits the shelves in Alabama.  8)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 2, 2004, 09:04 AM
The Target that we frequent has revamped their toy aisle as well now.  They had lots of Spidey 2 stuff, as well as more pegs for the Star Wars line.  I was able to pick up Colossus here as well, and they had many of the other ML 5 figures there too (Sabretooth, Surfer, Mr. Fantastic).  I haven't opened Colossus yet, but it sure looks great....I really think you get a pretty fair value for the $6.94.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on January 2, 2004, 12:10 PM
Wal-Mart had Sabertooth, Mr.Fantastic, Silver Surfer, Nick Fury, and 1 Colossus no Red Skull or Blade!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Fettish Sez Thanks on January 2, 2004, 05:38 PM
I just got back from Target and saw some new X Men, Hulk, and Spider Man figs?

Scott, these are probably the ones you mentioned. There was 1 Wolverine in a package similar to those $1.97 TRU X Men figs that were on clearance about 2 years ago. They actually looked pretty decent. In addition to the Spider Man movie figs, there was some trenchcoat "Fix it All(?) Hulk".

Abomination, while not at the store but on the card back, looked ******* SWEET!

Also, I will go ahead and make this my official plea. If someone would be kind enough to pick up a ML Blade ($6.99-$7.99 PR), please let me know!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on January 2, 2004, 09:25 PM
Wal-Mart had Sabertooth, Mr.Fantastic, Silver Surfer, Nick Fury, and 1 Colossus no Red Skull or Blade!

This is EXACTLY like every single store report I've seen of Marvel Legends series 5.  Weird.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on January 2, 2004, 09:35 PM
yea, i havent seen 1 Blade or 1 Red Skull it is weird. BUt something tells me that Mr.Fantastic, Nick Fury, Silver Surfer are gonna be huge pegwarmers, they already are!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2004, 09:53 AM
Not exactly Marvel Legends, but I decided to pick up the new Spidey 2 super duper hyper ultra articulated Spiderman figure this weekend (or whatever it is called).  I just wanted to have one Spidey to go in my Marvel (X-Men) collection, because outside of the X-Characters, he was my favorite comic/character.  This figure really is amazing, and the number of poses you can achieve with the articulation it has is outstanding.  I would highly recommend it if you're looking for a nice Spidey fig.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2004, 10:17 AM
On the local news (Minneapolis) last night they did a feature on Steve Kiwus of Eightball Studios.  He's a local Toy Sculptor who did a ton of work for Toy Biz on both the LOTR and Spider-Man movie lines.  They showed him sculpting a Storm (Legends or X-Men Classics perhaps???) and a lot of his past work (Mary Jane, Movie Spider-Man etc)

Well, I found the Eightball website this morning and its chock full of some protos and hardcopies...I don't recognize a lot of the figures but I'm not a huge into the past of Marvel collecting either so maybe these are mostly old.

Perhaps someone can look through these though and spot some as yet unreleased or canceled toys.  Otherwise, take a gander at the awesome work Steve did...

http://www.eightball-studios.com/comics/index.html

(http://www.eightball-studios.com/numbered/67.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2004, 11:46 AM
A couple of different rumor lists for Waves 6, 7 and 8 are floating around. These come from etailers who are getting order sheets from Toy Biz, Toy Biz is denying this and said all will be revealed at Toy Fair...I think they are pretty close to the real deal

ATB70385 Marvel Legends VI with Comic Book
Available - July 2004!

Contains:
Brown Costume Wolverine @3
Cable @2
Deadpool @1
Juggernaut @2
Movie Punisher Figure @3

Possible Substitute Chase Figure - Phoenix

ATB70385 Marvel Legends VII with Comic Book
Available - September 2004!

Contains:
Weapon X Wolverine @3
Ghostrider @3
Apocalypse @1
Hawkeye @1
War Machine @2
Stealth Armour Iron Man @1

Possible Substitute Chase Figure - Black Widow

ATB70385 Marvel Legends VIII with Comic Book Available - November!

Contains:
Ultimate Captain America @2
Iron Man Modern Armour @3
Ice Man 1
Storm @1
Not Confirmed @3
Dr Strange @1

Possible Substitute Chase Figure - Vision

ATB70385 Marvel Legends Fantastic Four Box Set Available - August 2004!

Contains:
Mr Fantastic
Invisible Woman
Human Torch
Thing
Frank Richards (FRANKLIN)

ATB70385 Marvel Legends Spiderman & the SinisterSix Box Set
Available - August 2004!

Contains:
Spiderman
Doc Octopus
Green Goblin
Scorpion
Sandman
Rhino
Chameleon
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 12, 2004, 12:59 PM
I saw that list last week.  For now, I'll take it with a grain of salt.  Wave VI really seems suspect.  With the exception of movie Punisher, everyone's a X-Men or X-universe character.  Why do this when you just put out a seperate X-Men classics line?

Now that doesn't mean I don't like the choice of characters (expect for the numerous Wolvies).  Juggernaut - fantastic.  Deadpool and Cable should look pretty good.  Apocalypse.  Hawkeye.  Both excellent choices.

And a Sinister Six box set would probably be the first box set I'd buy.  Spidey's rogues gallery are second only to Batman's IMO and I would definitely shell out $50 for a seven figure highly articulated set with Spidey and his greatest foes.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2004, 01:15 PM
I love the boxed sets!  They certainly help explain the lack of the Invisible Woman in the series.  Having not bought the Torch yet and not opened my Mr. Fantastic yet, I am pleased with the set.  Heck, my daughter loves playing with old Ben Grimm so it's just a big win for me.  The spidey box sounds fantastic as well.  I will buy it the second I see it.

I'm not so keen on their chase pieces.  Phoenix and Black Widow are ok as chase, but Vision is too important to leave as a chase, much the same as Red Skull.  They should be regular figures, easy to access.  

Series VI is, um, ok.  But I'm not so keen on Cable or movie Punisher.  Deadpool is fine, but not overly a Legend IMO.  Juggernaut is bloody brilliant, but I suspect they will not use enough plastic.   :-\

What's up with Series VII?  Another Wolverine?  Why?  No other characters to make? ::)  Ghost Rider?  A new sculpt or just again?  No real need is there?  Isn't he still readily available?  I know I saw several in Grand Forks last month.  Apocalypse and Hawkeye are super choices, but War Machine?  Um, I'm dredging the memory banks to remember this character, never mind Legend status.  Blech.  And I can only presume Stealth Armour Iron Man is a repeat.

Very strange goings on.  I think they need to decide whether this is just an X + line or a Marvel Legends line.  Are there going to be separate X-men figures?  Are they of Legend status?  Same comments for the spidey line.  I am not satisfied with the current spiderman line at all.  They are ok, but not quite the same quality (IMO) as the Marvel Legends stuff.  Kraven, Daredevil and Morbius all earned the distinguised pass from me.  I do not pass on many toys, so that cannot be good.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2004, 01:20 PM
Yeah, the lists are a little bit surprising.  I am a fan of X-Men, but I don't totally understand why they continue to put a lot of those figs (particularly Wolverine) in the Marvel Legends lineup.  I am, however, really excited at the possibility of a Juggernaut figure, as well as Ice Man, Storm, and Apocalypse.  I'll be curious to see pictures of what's coming, can't wait for Toy Fair.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2004, 01:24 PM
There is a new Ghost Rider movie coming out next year so that would explain that one...I hate the inclusion of Movie figs in this line (ie Blade, Daredevil etc) I agree on the chases Brent, stoopid Toy biz.  I really think these lists are close too, two different etailers are soliciting the same figs, they might not be 100% but I'd say 95% close

There are still a ton of figures I would want (Top 10 here):

1. Scarlet Witch
2. Moon Knight
3. Black Panther
4. She-Hulk
5. Kang
6. Ultron
7. Bullseye
8. Kingpin
9. Wonder Man
10. Quicksilver
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2004, 01:38 PM
I'm also a bit peeved, these may be "Legends" to those people who read comics continually, and maybe my say isn't the best since I stopped reading comics in 1987 but all of this movie and 90's X-Men stuff isn't "Legends" to me as many have said that's what the X-Men line is for.  

And if this is the lineup...I'll only be getting:

Marvel Legends VI

Contains:
Brown Costume Wolverine
Juggernaut

Possible Substitute Chase Figure - Phoenix

Marvel Legends VII

Apocalypse
Hawkeye

Possible Substitute Chase Figure - Black Widow

Marvel Legends VIII


Ultimate Captain America
Iron Man Modern Armour
Ice Man
Storm
Dr Strange

Possible Substitute Chase Figure - Vision

ATB70385 Marvel Legends Fantastic Four Box Set Available - August 2004!

Contains:
Mr Fantastic
Invisible Woman
Human Torch
Thing
Frank Richards (FRANKLIN)

ATB70385 Marvel Legends Spiderman & the SinisterSix Box Set
Available - August 2004!

Contains:
Spiderman
Doc Octopus
Green Goblin
Scorpion
Sandman
Rhino
Chameleon
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 12, 2004, 01:44 PM
Ick. Frickin' chase figures. Like I needed another reason to want to get out of this line.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2004, 01:56 PM
I'm not entirely opposed to chase figures, I just think they handled it better early on.  

Series I Gold ironman.  Regular Ironman in lineup, easy to get.

Series II Doombot.  Regular Doom in lineup, easy to get.

Series III no mask Wolverine.  Regular Wolverine in lineup, easy to get no matter how silly the price on this chase gets.

Series IV.  Oh-oh.  Goliath (w/Antman and Wasp) not in regular series, easier to find than Wolvie from ML IV but still, not cheap or easy.  

Series V.   >:(  Red Skull, historically (Legendarily??) Caps biggest foe and now he's a chase?  Oh sure, easier than Wolvie above, but again, not easy and a serious, major character.  

Phoenix is another version of Jean Grey, I can live with that.  Black Widow is a relatively minor character, but the same scenario as Goliath, meesa not happy.  Vision should not be a chase figure unless they make a Scarlett Witch figure in the future that is also a chase.  Of course using that logic, Cap should have been a chase figure.  

They had it right and then messed it up.  It's like McFarlane, most of the time with sports picks you can get whatever player you like, no hassles.  The chase figures are harder, but they exist if you want them.  They don't leave you without gaping holes though (no matter how much I complain about the 3rd jersey Roy figure).  

I'll likely get the following if that is an accurate list (might as well put it here since you'll end up getting them for me Scott ::) ;D)

VI
Brown Costume Wolverine
Deadpool  
Juggernaut

VII
Apocalypse  
Hawkeye  

VIII
Ice Man  
Storm

Weapon X Wolvie, new Ironman and ultimate Cap are maybes, have to see them first.  Naturally I would want the chase figures if possible, but I'm getting used to living without stuff.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 13, 2004, 01:36 AM
Yeah, it was nicer when the repaints were chases. But, between them and the new X-Men line having the only figures I wanted packed at 1 per case, and also never finding X2 series 2, I'm beginning to question why I'm bothering anymore. I'm thinking about just keeping my Marvel interest to the comics and movies now. I'll decide after Toy Fair and the undoubtedly bad news to come from that.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 22, 2004, 03:38 PM
More confo on the Wave 6 Line Up was posted over at RTM...sounds like this list is legit...we'll know for sure in 3 weeks!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: FX-7 on January 29, 2004, 12:18 PM
Anyone know when Carnage is coming out???????
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 29, 2004, 12:49 PM
Carnage is out now, msotly at K-Mart but I believe he's been spotted at TRU as well...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 12:27 PM
Need a carnage (DS homer too ;))

Is there a marvel legend Archangel figure  (http://board.spawn.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=045339)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 12:51 PM
X-Men Classics, just started hittng TRU
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: FX-7 on January 30, 2004, 01:06 PM
cool on the Carnage
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 01:25 PM
Aaaah, X-men classics.  Do we have pics of those handy?  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: FX-7 on January 30, 2004, 01:38 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3172701828&category=2483#ebayphotohosting
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: FX-7 on January 30, 2004, 01:39 PM
Here's Carnage

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3171668272&category=2481
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 01:46 PM
Thanks.

They frown on ebay-ing here at work, so I'll peak later. ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 01:49 PM
(http://i20.ebayimg.com/01/i/01/40/e1/62_1.JPG)
(http://i10.ebayimg.com/01/i/01/39/52/82_1.JPG)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 02:01 PM
Mm, yes, those would do nicely.  Not like I need more stuff though :-X

Thanks for the boxes Scott, they came in without any customs fees, so big savings in dollars there for me. :) I didn't remember the SA clone coming either, so that was a treat.  

X-men Legends will be worth a look...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 02:04 PM
A little bonus ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 02:06 PM
And I actually picked up the Classics Cyclops the other day at TRU, he's a bit short but he does the job, I would have preferred a coweled (hooded) Cyclops over the one they made...there are 2 Wolvies and a Gambit

What ticks me off is this whole line is here and they are making Legends WAY too X heavy...eh oh well, less money I need to spend
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 02:25 PM
Agreed.  Too many x-figures with way too many holes in the Legends line.  

Hoping we see one or the other up here.  

We did receive ML I, II, III.  IV was very limited (TRU only) and no V yet.  Can still pick up the following at our grossly inflated retail price:
The Thing
Namor
Dr. Doom
Human Torch

Occasionally see Magneto too.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 04:41 PM
Here's what was posted over at snowtroopers.ca by Steve from Legendsactionfigures.com.  apparently we all blinked and missed the Canadian Toy Fair announcements.  Steve was gracious enough to give this with the caveat that lists can change.  Look familiar?

Marvel Studios: -12" Punisher (Thomas Jane)
                        -12" Elektra (Jennifer Garner)

Spider-Man vilains:  Series 9 -Ultimate Rhino
                                Series 10 -Lizard
                                Series 11 -Scorpion

Marvel Legends:

Series 6 ( due July 2004): -Cable
                                        -Juggernaut
                                        -Brown Costume Wolverine
                                        -Deadpool
                                        -Punisher (movie version)
                                        -Phoenix (chase fig.)

Series 7 (due Sept. 2004): -Apocalypse
                                          -Weapon X Wolverine
                                            -Hawkeye
                                            -Ghost Rider
                                            -Stealth Armor Iron Man
                                            -War Machine
                                            -Black Widow (chase fig.)

Series 8 (due Nov. 2004): -Iceman
                                        -Storm
                                        -Ultimate Captain America
                                        -Modern Armor Iron Man
                                        -F (who the hell is that ??)
                                        -Dr.Strange
                                        -Vision (chase fig.)

Fantastic Four Boxed Set (Aug. 2004)
Spider-Man Sinister Six Boxed Set (Aug. 2004)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 04:49 PM
Not sure on F...but talk about old news :P

Falcon?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2004, 04:57 PM
Well, that or Firestar ::)

speaking of old news, your bottle broke :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2004, 05:00 PM
Son of a!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 2, 2004, 09:34 AM
ML VI colored pics (http://64.33.37.114/MarvelLegends6.jpg)

Juggernaut looks huge.  Can't wait to see close ups.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 2, 2004, 10:05 AM
I saw that Archangel in Wal-Mart yesterday... I don't like it. I hope a ML version is released eventually, with a more elegant look. Better wings, better face sculpt, etc.  :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 2, 2004, 10:20 AM
Thanks for posting that link Mikey D.  I'm looking forward to seeing closer pics as well.  That Juggernaut does look pretty good (at least from what we can see), and definitely looks large.  That's good, I was hoping he wouldn't be underscale.  I really hope that the Phoenix isn't a chase figure as rumored though.  I keep telling myself I'm going to limit my collecting to Star Wars only, but Marvel Legends is the one line that keeps me buying a few here and there (X-Men figs at least).  Thanks again for the links, we should see more in a couple weeks hopefully!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 2, 2004, 11:13 AM
i wish they would of made Phoenix look a little better, i really wish that a full line of X-Men movie figures would be made.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2004, 09:49 AM
Dang, link is gone now.  Oh well, time for a new computer at home.  Wonder how many toys I'd need to sell to get a new one?

I need a darned Red Skull.   :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 3, 2004, 03:55 PM
(http://www.poop-culture.com/images/MarvelLegends6.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2004, 04:31 PM
Rehashing Elektra's house for Wolvie?

Rehashing Elektra's "backpack" for deadpool?

They look alright.  I will probably cave on Wolverine.  Deadpool and Juggernaut are good.  Phoenix will be nice, if I can get it.  Darn female chase figures, I'll need two so my kid can have one as well.  Cable is um, ok, I guess.  Not big on the movie figs or Punisher at all for that matter, so he'll be a drive by.  

Preordered a Red Skull from Amazon.  Will I get it?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 4, 2004, 11:30 AM
This is a tad more concrete

(http://www.figures.com/databases/news/actionfigures/51/215.jpg)

SERIES 6 - April 2004
-Cable
-Deadpool
-Juggernaut
-Punisher (movie version)
-Wolverine (brown costume)
-Phoenix

SERIES 7 - August 2004
-Hawkeye
-Apocalypse
-Vision
-War Machine
-Ghostrider Blaze
-Wolverine - Weapon X

SERIES 8 - October
-Captain America
-Doc Oc
-Man Thing
-Storm
-Iron Man
-Ice Man

A TON better than what was rumored IMO, especially if the chases are what they were going to be...we should know all next week!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 5, 2004, 07:28 PM
So, I'll be buying:

SERIES 6 - April 2004
-Juggernaut
-Wolverine (brown costume)
-Phoenix

SERIES 7 - August 2004
-Hawkeye
-Apocalypse
-Vision
-War Machine

SERIES 8 - October
-Captain America
-Doc Oc
-Storm
-Iron Man
-Ice Man

Plus they usually don't list chases in these lists, hopefully something even better will come along :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 5, 2004, 07:34 PM
I am not to much of a fan of the Phoenix figure in this series, she doesnt look to good to me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2004, 08:00 PM
I swear I had a post in here regarding my selections? ??? :-\

Anyway...
SERIES 6 - April 2004
-Deadpool
-Juggernaut
-Wolverine (brown costume)
-Phoenix

SERIES 7 - August 2004
-Hawkeye
-Apocalypse
-Vision
Wolvie is a maybe

SERIES 8 - October
-Doc Oc
-Storm
-Ice Man

I like your comment regarding chase figures Scott, I sure hope so.  

Are Ironman and Cap re-releases?

I like the Phoenix.  A throwback to the comics from the 80s.  Cool to old farts.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 5, 2004, 08:14 PM
Oh okay, i see. I understand Morgbug. :-X
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2004, 01:58 PM
(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/xtras/legends_logo.jpg)

Wave I[/i]
Hulk
Captain America
Iron Man
Toad
Iron Man Gold CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave II[/i]
Doctor Doom
Sub Mariner
The Thing
Human Torch
Doctor Doom Doombot CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Hulk with Shirt Variant

Wave III[/i]
Wolverine (Yellow and Blue)
Magneto
Thor
Ghost Rider
Movie Daredevil
Wolverine Maskless CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave IV[/i]
Gambit
Beast
Elektra
Punisher
Goliath with Antman and Wasp CHASE FIGURE[/i]

Wave V[/i]
Mr. Fantastic
Sabertooth
Colossus
Silver Surfer
Nick Fury
Blade II movie figure
Red Skull CHASE FIGURE[/i]

Best of Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusives[/i]
Thing Trenchcoat
Stealth Armor Iron Man

Wave VI[/i]
Phoenix (green/yellow)
Dark Phoenix (red/gold) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Cable
Cable Brown CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Deadpool/Doop
Wolverine (Brown/Yellow)
Juggernaut
Punisher (Movie Version)

Wave VII[/i]
Hawkeye
Apocalypse
Iron Man (red/silver)
Vision
Wolverine (Weapon X)
Ghost Rider (changable heads for Johnny Blaze)

Wave VIII[/i]
Doctor Octopus
Captain America (Ultimate)
Iron Man (Modern Armor)
Man Thing
Storm
Ice Man
Black Widow
Storm (Mohawk) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Captain America (Winged Head) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Black Widow (Blonde) CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave IX Galactus Series[/i]
Grey Hulk (1st Appearance)
Nightcrawler
Professor X
Deathlok
Doctor Strange
War Machine
Bullseye
Galactus (Assembled from pieces in each figure!)
Green Hulk (1st Appearance) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Bullseye CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Professor X CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave X Sentinel Series[/i]
1st Appearance Spiderman
Cyclops
Angel
Black Panther
Omega Red
Mr. Sinister
Mystique
X-Factor Cyclops CHASE VARIANT[/i]
X-Factor Angel CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Black Panther CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Series XI Legendary Riders Series
Origin Thing
Logan
Iron Man Hulk Buster
Vengeance
Task Master
Ultron
Wonder-Man
Scarlet Witch
Logan CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Wonder-Man CHASE VARIANT[/i]

BOX SETS

Urban Legends[/i]
Spider-Man
Elektra (white)
Punisher
Dardevil

X-Men[/i]
Rogue
Beast (lab coat, glasses)
Gambit
Wolverine (maskless)
Magneto

Fantastic Four[/i]
Mister Fantastic
Invisible Woman
Human Torch
Thing
Doctor Doom
Franklin Richards
Herbie

Spider Man vs Sinister Six[/i]
Spider Man
Green Goblin
Black Cat
Electro
Doctor Octopus
Kraven
Venom


Starting fresh with a new Marvel thread here since the prior one was getting too long, but if you'd like to catch up on the previous 18 pages of Marvel conversation, just click here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=36;action-display;threadid=1530).

(http://www.wizarduniverse.com/_gfx_/magazines/toyfare/TF80-wolv.gif)

First look at Legends 6 is in Toyfare 80, which should be at newstands now

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 11, 2004, 02:02 PM
Was there a picture of Phoenix? ???
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2004, 02:04 PM
Not yet, it has been confirmed that she is indeed the Chase figure :'( :-X >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on February 11, 2004, 02:12 PM
**** beans. IMO, I think it would have been better to make the Phoenix a regular figure, and Dark Phoenix the chase.

Meh. All these chases will probably end up like Twilight Frodo or unmasked Wolverine: Available widely eventually, or slightly modified and released in a box set.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 11, 2004, 02:33 PM
I'm glad Wolverine's claws no longer have a case of limpness.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JediMAC on February 11, 2004, 02:48 PM
Yeah, limpness totally sucks.  Not that I would know...


Since I don't collect Marvel, that is.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JediMAC on February 11, 2004, 02:51 PM
Looks like Scott wants to lock this thread down since it's getting too big, and start fresh with a brand new one...   ::)

So feel free to continue on with the Marvel conversation right here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=36;action=display;threadid=3680)!   8)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2004, 03:21 PM
It's probably all the salt in the warm air that's causing your problem Matt....

Yep, those claws look better.  Phoenix/Dark Phoenix would have been brilliant.  Oh.  Well.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on February 11, 2004, 08:35 PM
Phoenix/Dark Phoenix would make too much sense.  If ever I considered collecting these, I won't be now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2004, 11:13 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-04/legends6.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2004, 11:57 PM
Who's sitting in front of Elektra's house :-X

Now I'm sure I want the Phoenix figure :'(

What's a Doop?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 12, 2004, 12:19 AM
Who's sitting in front of Elektra's house :-X

Now I'm sure I want the Phoenix figure :'(

What's a Doop?

I think that is the Got Rice guy?

And i dont really like Phoneix to much, she is not to Marvel Legends looking, she looks like a regular 12" figure, not like a Marvel Legends!  I think they could of did so much better to her.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on February 12, 2004, 01:17 AM
Aw, man, that makes me want Phoenix more now. I'm really interested in all these figures except Movie Punisher. He stinks, and the flick looks unfortunately laughable.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 12, 2004, 01:30 AM
that movie to me is going to be another Daredevil the biggest comic flop in Marvel history.!!!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 12, 2004, 02:46 PM
Well...I'm sticking with my original plan, Bown Wolvie, Juggernaut and Phoenix, probably have to eBay for Phoenix, I'm guessing she'll be $70+ too :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 15, 2004, 11:16 PM
Do you open your chase figures Scott?  

I don't, but my original plan had a rationale behind it.  With the early series, I displayed the chase figures sealed behind an open non-chase.  I do the same thing with my McFarlane goalies.  They looked very nice that way and made a neat combination.  I would do the same with SW figs, if I had the space and the money.  

With the subsequent move away from the chase figures being an alternate version of a regular figure it sort of throws off the symmetry.   :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2004, 10:56 AM
Although I'm more caught up in all the Original Trilogy goodness right now, I did see that the following site has pics up of the next few waves of Marvel Legends stuff.  You can check out Series 6, 7, and 8 here:

Marvel Legends 6,7,8 (http://www.411mania.com/figures/article.php?figures_id=1008)

This is really the only other line I ever buy anything from outside of Star Wars, and I was considering putting it off since it looks like I'll be spending a lot on all the great OT stuff coming out this year.  However, X-Men always make it tempting for me...the new Wolvie, Juggernaut, Storm, Iceman, Apocalypse, etc.  Lots of toy goodness in 2004. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 16, 2004, 01:41 PM
It looks like they got it right after all? (http://411mania.com/figures/viewscreenshot.php?screenshots_id=1508)

Both versions of Phoenix?  Too good to be true or a company that knows how to run a business?  Most cool if it's accurate.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 16, 2004, 01:47 PM
wow!!! She looks pretty good after all!! ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 16, 2004, 01:53 PM
i really like Hawkeye, Juggernaut, Storm is sweet! Iceman is sweet looking too! Black Widow i kind of expected more of from here, but ok.  Captain America was always my favorite, they look pretty cool.

I am not to fond of the Spiderman 2 series though at all.  They have to many Spiderman in the series it is crazy!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2004, 09:48 AM
There is a little more extensive photo gallery over at TNI, as well as the following link:

Marvel Legends Pics (http://69.93.119.2/photosSHTC/showgallery.php?cat=528&si=&page=1&sort=1&perpage=15&password=&ppuser=&what=&name=&=)

I wasn't sure if I was going to keep collecting these this year, with all the Star Wars stuff coming out to keep up with, but some of these figures make it awfully tempting.  I'll probably end up getting an Iceman for sure, because I've always liked that character...but figures like Juggernaut, Storm, Apocalypse, and Phoenix are tempting as well.  So much great stuff coming this year from the various lines.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 17, 2004, 10:13 AM
Some of those figs look awesome.  Hawkeye and Juggs are probably my favs right now (Love that Antman arrow).  

And for some reason, I really like that Man Thing figure.  For such an obscure character, I think it looks great.  

I'm definitely buying the Spider man / SS pack.  The Doc Ock and Kraven, I can do without, but to get the rest of them its well worth it.  

The FF set I'm still undecided.  I really, really want the Invisible Woman, but to get this set just for her seems extreme.  I'm happy with my MF, DD, Torch and Thing figs I have now and can't warrant the price for her, a brat kid and a stupid ass robot.  Maybe if I see it on clearance, I'lll pick it up.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on February 17, 2004, 10:57 AM
Some of those figs look awesome.  Hawkeye and Juggs are probably my favs right now (Love that Antman arrow).  

And for some reason, I really like that Man Thing figure.  For such an obscure character, I think it looks great.  

I'm definitely buying the Spider man / SS pack.  The Doc Ock and Kraven, I can do without, but to get the rest of them its well worth it.  

The FF set I'm still undecided.  I really, really want the Invisible Woman, but to get this set just for her seems extreme.  I'm happy with my MF, DD, Torch and Thing figs I have now and can't warrant the price for her, a brat kid and a stupid ass robot.  Maybe if I see it on clearance, I'lll pick it up.

Yup, you gotta love Hawkeye!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on February 17, 2004, 09:07 PM
Silver Armor Iron Man looks pretty cool.  That's the period when i was reading that book, so it's cool by me.  Not sure about the FF and Sinister Six box sets.  Those might be a bit of a reach.  Definitely liking all the X-Men mixed into Legends, except Cable.  I have just never really cared for the character.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 20, 2004, 03:16 PM
I had some spare time this afternoon, and since I have checked out the different Star Wars galleries from Toy Fair several times, I decided to take a closer look at some more Marvel Legends stuff over at Super Hero Times (http://69.93.119.2/photosSHTC/showgallery.php?cat=528).  I know this goes without saying, but Toybiz really does do a great job with this line I think.  I have only been collecting the X-Characters since they are my favorites, and I don't really have the money or space to go all out with ML...but a lot of their figures make it awfully tempting.

It is just hard to find much bad about the majority of the figures.  Sometimes the occasional one will look goofy in initial pictures, but ends up being fixed later on.  And it sounds like now they might have at least made the "chase" situation a little better too.  That said...what are some of your favorites from Toy Fair?  I'm looking forward to Iceman, strictly because I like the character...but I do hope they alter the version shown a little bit (his head looks a little...off).  I'd also like to pick up Juggernaut, Apocalypse, the Brown Wolvie, Phoenix, and possibly Storm (and maybe the regular release Doc Ock).  And although I really know next to nothing about their characters, those Deadpool and Hawkeye figures look pretty cool to me too.  I also kind of like that "flaming up" Torch figure with the Fantastic Four set, just looks neat to me.  Even the new Captain American and Iron Man (Men?) are kind of spiffy.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 2, 2004, 09:24 AM
I threw this together this morning, my most up to date wish list:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/scarletwitch.jpg)
Scarlet Witch
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/blackknight.jpg)
Black Knight
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/moonknight.jpg)
Moon Knight
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/blackpanther.jpg)
Black Panther
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/shehulk.jpg)
She-Hulk
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/nightcrawler.jpg)
Nightcrawler
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/cyclops.jpg)
Cyclops (I want a coweled version)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/kang.jpg)
Kang
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/lizard.jpg)
Lizard (Not really wanting this anymore either)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/ultron.jpg)
Ultron
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/moleculeman.jpg)
Molecule Man
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/wasp.jpg)
Wasp (Full Size)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/antman.jpg)
Ant-Man (Full Size)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/wonderman.jpg)
Wonder Man
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainmarvel1.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainmarvel2.jpg)
Captain Marvel (both the original and the second
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/doctorstrange.jpg)
Doctor Strange
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/hercules.jpg)
Hercules
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/quicksilver.jpg)
Quicksilver
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainbritain.jpg)
Captain Britain
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/havok.jpg)
Havok
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/blob.jpg)
The Blob
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/kingpin.jpg)
Kingpin
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/bullseye.jpg)
Bullseye
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/baronzemo.jpg)
Baron Zemo
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/klaw.jpg)
Klaw
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/wrecker.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/thunderball.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/bulldozer.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/piledriver.jpg)
Wrecking Crew (Wrecker, Thunderball, Bulldozer, Piledriver)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 12:00 PM
Whaaaat??? No Kitty Pryde?  For Shame.  

She Hulk :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 8, 2004, 12:04 PM
Kitty Who? :P

I'm reading some old Avengers right now...She Hulk was a whiney bitch back then...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 01:25 PM
I'm reading some old Avengers right now...She Hulk was a whiney ***** back then...

Yup.  And really not all that attractive.  Much prefer her as drawn in her own series.  More attractive and much more sarcastic.  No whining.  

I think Kitty Pryde is the one that Wolverine had an illegal affair with, but nobody spoke of it cuz she was under 18 :-X
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on March 8, 2004, 01:57 PM

I think Kitty Pryde is the one that Wolverine had an illegal affair with, but nobody spoke of it cuz she was under 18 :-X

I don't remember that, but it may have been before my time.  I don't doubt it either, in the 90's he was hanging around with Jubilee a lot.  I always knew Logan was a dirty old man.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 9, 2004, 11:21 AM
I was mostly kidding on that ;)  Just a twisted mind at work.

BTW, if anyone needs a Carnage from the Spiderman line, I have a spare now.  Trade or C&S, whatever works for ya.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on March 10, 2004, 05:52 PM
Wave II[/i]
Doctor Doom
Sub Mariner
The Thing
Human Torch
Doctor Doom Doombot CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Hulk with Shirt Variant


I thought that the Hulk with work shirt was part of "The Best of Marvel Legends" asst?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on March 10, 2004, 05:54 PM
Regarding series 6, does anyone think they'll throw in a maskless Wolverine in brown costume?  I would hope that maybe ToyBiz would throw us a bone after how bad the situation was with the yellow costume in series 3.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 11, 2004, 04:58 PM
To be honest, I hope not.  I have a hard enough time finding the chase figures up here as it is.  With Phoenix having a chase figure, I don't need to be hunting two figures.  

The no mask wolvie makes me sad though.  It is (presuming at some point I find a Red Skull) the only chase I'm missing.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 11, 2004, 11:02 PM
Shirted Hulk shipped with assortments of Series 2 to Target and a mix of 1 and 2 to Wal Mart...I could put it in either spot I guess
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 11, 2004, 11:08 PM
Marvel Beanz (http://www.mightybeanz.com/sections/main/index.asp?pid=1073)

Anyone seen these at Target or TRU...in a moment of weakness I picked up a few of these tonight, not really cheap...$6 a piece and there are 56 of them with a crapload of chase Beanz...I need help :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2004, 10:58 AM
Big mistake man.  

We've got them around here and they are quite popular.  The regular beans sold extremely well in series one, not quite so with series two.  There are also TMNT beanz.  

If you're having a hard time finding them, I'd be happy to help with sealed packages, but otherwise this is somewhere I'm just not going. :o  I think they run around that price up here too, but I'll check later today.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 12, 2004, 11:06 AM
Hey if you are looking for something to trade me I'll take a few :P  I'm sick, very sick
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2004, 11:24 AM
I'll say :o

I was just planning on a different bottle of booze, but hey, if you want Mexican jumping beans that are painted instead, who am I to argue.  A pack for a figure?  Do I get to sneak a look to see what's inside? :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 12, 2004, 11:32 AM
No way!  And a figure for a bean is cool by me...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2004, 11:59 AM
I had never seen those before Scott, those are kind of neat.  I was just looking through some listings on ebay for the, there seems to be quite a few of these buggers indeed.  Not something I'm going to collect, but kind of a neat little line.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2004, 01:57 PM
No way!  And a figure for a bean is cool by me...

 :'(

I'll grab a couple tonight, or do you expect to find more of Yavin wave and I should grab more?   :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 12, 2004, 01:58 PM
I'll keep looking, pick up some more :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2004, 02:16 PM
Consider it done.  Damn, finally something you want that won't cost a huge amount to ship (or break).  Yippee. ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 17, 2004, 04:40 PM
I was just looking over some photos again of the upcoming Marvel Legends/Classics etc. over at Julius Marx's page at AFTimes.  For those of you still collecting Marvel, which of the figures/waves are you looking forward to the most?  Are you planning on buying all of them, or just a few?  I have read now that the Iceman figure was just a mock-up, so hopefully there will be some improvements made to it, he was always one of my favorite X-Men, and it would be nice to put him with the rest of the team.  Otherwise, so many of the figures look great...but if there are any that I buy, it would probably be Juggernaut, Iceman, Storm, Phoenix, and possibly Brown Wolvie and Apocalypse.  The regular release Doc Ock is kind of tempting too though, looks pretty well done to me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on March 17, 2004, 09:27 PM
Most of the single packs (probably not movie Punisher) and definitely the Spiderman box set.  Still up in the air about the FF set.  Can't warrant the purchase for Sue, a bratty kid and a stupid ass robot.

I also heard rumors of a potential third box set.  If true, I'm hoping for an Avengers set with all new characters - Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Wonderman and maybe Zemo, Ultron or Grim Reaper as villians.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 18, 2004, 09:56 AM
Of the next 3 Waves, Wave VII is my favorite, I've been reading some Old Avengers Comics (1982-1984) and I'm really digging Vision right now and I've always liked Hawkeye

Wave VIII would be my favorite if the Cap was a resculpt, the first one is alright, not really into Ultimates at all...they should have done something different...

That Boxset sounds cool Mikey...maybe...

(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/029_thor.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/02_captain_america.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/010_wasp.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/011_giantman.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/09_ironman.gif) vs (http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/044_loki.gif)

Thor, Cap (resculpt), Wasp (regular Size), Giant Man and Iron Man (old old school armor) vs Loki
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 18, 2004, 10:57 AM
As for who I am getting...

Wave VI
Phoenix (green/yellow)
Wolverine (Brown/Yellow)
Juggernaut

Wave VII
Hawkeye
Apocalypse (Maybe)
Iron Man (red/silver)
Vision (Chase version too)

Wave VIII
Doctor Octopus
Captain America (Ultimate)
Storm
Ice Man

The rest of the stuff does nothing for me really
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 18, 2004, 10:33 PM
Stealing from Scott and modifying:

Wave VI
Phoenix - both
Wolverine (Brown/Yellow)
Juggernaut

Wave VII
Hawkeye
Apocalypse
Vision - both

Wave VIII
Doctor Octopus - would like to see pics to compare to movie version
Storm
Ice Man

Chase figures are subjective.  I really want a red skull, but just have not had the luck.  I can live without unmasked wolvie, but if I can't get a skull, I may dump the chase figures altogether.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on March 19, 2004, 01:13 PM
Picked up the Mecha Hulk from series 2 today (they had all expect the Absorbing one).  This is one huge figure with 46 POA.  Can't wait to get home and open this bad boy up.  Nothing beats gigantic Hulk like robots manned by little dudes (expect maybe gigantic monket like robots manned by little dudes)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mainland05 on March 19, 2004, 06:27 PM
Found me a Red Skull!!!!!!!!

YEA!!!!!!!!

Went to Toys R Us, and they had about 3 Red Skulls, and tons of the Colossus, Silver Surfer, Sabretooth, and Nick Fury, but I did not see any Blade figures?  Wonder if those are shipping yet?

But yea, I got me a Red Skull!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on March 24, 2004, 10:58 AM
Surprisingly, I like the second wave of Hulk figures.  I think I'm going to buy them all except for the War Hulk.  I was opposed to the Mecha Hulk until I saw it in person.  Cool figure!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 26, 2004, 01:18 PM


(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/029_thor.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/02_captain_america.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/010_wasp.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/011_giantman.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/09_ironman.gif) vs (http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/044_loki.gif)



Scott is a farging bastage >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 26, 2004, 01:37 PM


(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/029_thor.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/02_captain_america.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/010_wasp.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/011_giantman.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/09_ironman.gif) vs (http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/044_loki.gif)



Scott is a farging bastage >:(
??? :P :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 26, 2004, 01:44 PM
See yore feedback.  Bad man :-*  You won't get me.  I can resist. :-X
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 26, 2004, 01:55 PM
Sweet!  You're gonna cave, I just know it.  Especially with a nice little starter set already

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Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on March 26, 2004, 02:26 PM
WTF is up with that Mr. Fantastic jumping bean?  He looks purely evil.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 26, 2004, 02:35 PM
 :D....I was thinking the same thing Mikey.  I finally got into the mightbeanz site today (I was having troubles accessing it before), and these things are kind of neat.  I like that they list everything that is available for the line as well, and it looks like they have a pretty good character selection.  I especially like the fact that they have included Beast, although he isn't a "common" one according to the site.  Have you gotten close to completing your set Scott?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 26, 2004, 02:40 PM
I need 9, 5 rares and 1 semirare.  I think I've bought around 20 packs which is about $120...probably should have just bought a set on eBay and been done with it.  Now I can just trade my extras to Brent!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 26, 2004, 02:45 PM
Nuh-uh, go away FB.  These are going directly into my daughter's hands (duly watched over by a paranoid parent).  Not going to go there.  

What are you missing Scott?  In case I lose it and decide to flaunt it.  Are there any super rare chase beans or are they the ones listed on the package only?

Mr. F. is just looking lustfully at Sue.  Doncha read twisted toyfare theater?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 26, 2004, 02:52 PM
I believe its:

(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/032_red_skull.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/037_peter_parker.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/043_super_skrull.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/045_punisher.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/047_black_bolt.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/052_ultron.gif)

Red Skull, Peter Parker, Super Skrull, Punisher, Black Bolt and Ultron

Might need Colossus and Loki, can't remember right now
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 26, 2004, 02:57 PM
So do they have some sort of "display" holder for these things?  Just curious how you have them set up.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 26, 2004, 03:04 PM
They have a holder folder where you can store your Beanz

(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/collectors_case.gif)

Its for the Regular Series 1 Beanz but it does the trick for the Marvel ones too

(http://i8.ebayimg.com/03/i/01/8d/dd/73_1_b.JPG)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 26, 2004, 03:06 PM
Oh, I see....pretty spiffy!  Thanks for posting.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 26, 2004, 03:27 PM
I believe its:

(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/032_red_skull.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/037_peter_parker.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/043_super_skrull.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/045_punisher.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/047_black_bolt.gif)(http://www.mightybeanz.com/templates/images_products/052_ultron.gif)

Red Skull, Peter Parker, Super Skrull, Punisher, Black Bolt and Ultron

Might need Colossus and Loki, can't remember right now

Think I have a super skrull for ya.  Yeah, yeah, I opened a pack.  Wanted my spidey bean.  AND NO MORE
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 26, 2004, 03:30 PM
Well there is a Skrull (common) and Super Skrull (rare)

I have 9 more packs coming from up yonder, hopefully my dealer set me up with the right goods :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 26, 2004, 03:45 PM
True dat.  

I selected as well as I could and made sure each visible bean different, in spite of the fact you would have all of the common beans.

I knew there were two skrull beans.  This is the higher number bean, in the 40's.  If you need it, you are welcome to it.  Presumably the box will arrive next week as it is not there yet.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 27, 2004, 01:18 AM
Just checked...I need Venom, not Pete Parker
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2004, 04:29 PM
Quick question for your Marvel collectors....which do you feel is the best version of Spidey (from the various lines).  While out shopping a few months back, I picked up the super-poseable version from the Spidey 2 movie, just because I always wanted to have a nice Spidey figure (to go along with the Marvel Legends figs).  Is there a better (maybe comic-based) version out there?  Or is the one I have not too bad of one to represent Spidey.  I wouldn't mind getting a comic version someday possibly, but I wasn't sure which was the best.  If you have any opinions, I'd be happy to hear them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 30, 2004, 04:38 PM
My personal favorite is Parachute Spidey...Toyfare in the last issue said that the Original Spidey Classics is the best one, its good I like the Parachute one a little better

(http://i13.ebayimg.com/03/i/01/8e/3a/22_1_b.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/attachments/spidey.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2004, 05:10 PM
I like the black spiderman classics version best, even though I don't own one :(  Second for me on the list would be either the one Scott showed above or the version that came out with the Gargoyle either in classics, or the first movie series, can't remember which.  

I certainly haven't given a fair shake to the one Scott has listed.  I just don't want to own that many Spidey figs, even though he'smy favorite character from comics.  

I'll see tonight if I can find some links for the ones I mean (ebay generally a no-no at work ;))
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on March 31, 2004, 09:13 AM
Parachute Spidey's the one I got.  I hear the one in the Sinister Six box set is supposed to be nice too (it's got the webbing under his arm pits ala the early years), if you're willing to wait and want all his foes too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 1, 2004, 01:44 AM
Oh, my gentle Jesus.

http://www.americandreamcomics.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=2994 (http://www.americandreamcomics.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=2994)


I'm glad my interest in ML has waned, because this thing would be on the list of things to buy.


 ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on April 1, 2004, 06:55 AM
Not even close to scale and only 104 POA = no sale ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 1, 2004, 12:04 PM
Thanks for the opinions on the Spideys everyone, the ones mentioned were actually the ones I was thinking about too.  I haven't really kept up on Spidey Classics, is the Parachute one still able to be found in stores?  Maybe I'll take a look this weekend.  That Spidey in the Sinister Six box set looks nice too, I remember some of my comics as a kid having the webbing under the arms like that.  Part of me wants to start getting Spidey's baddies too, but I should probably stay away.  I always said "only X-Men", then "just this one super poseable movie Spidey", now its "well, it would be nice to have a comic version too".  Isn't that always how it goes? (at least with me it does sometimes).  Thanks again everyone for the info.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 1, 2004, 03:05 PM
Yup, pretty standard modus operandi there.  Just this one....  Famous last words.  

Galactus is mighty tempting.  But $100!  That's my GITDH right there.  Will be an interesting dilemma.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 1, 2004, 03:44 PM
Along a separate line of thought....


Has anyone tried arranging all the various pieces of the sentinel bases?  Have they given us enough parts to build a 'floor' made out of a sentinel?  Just wondering if they put that much forethought into the process.  Otherwise, why so many Sentinel pieces?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 2, 2004, 12:44 AM
Uh guys, that Galactus thing is an April Fool's joke. You can tell by the four little winking dudes- ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on April 2, 2004, 07:05 AM
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Not even close to scale and only 104 POA = no sale  ;)
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But you'll have to forgive Brent, he's getting senile ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 2, 2004, 10:30 PM
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Not even close to scale and only 104 POA = no sale  ;)
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But you'll have to forgive Brent, he's getting senile ;)

True dat :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2004, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the earlier suggestions on the Spidey figs everyone.  We were out shopping this weekend, and with nothing but Animated Clone Wars figures clogging up the Star Wars pegs, I went ahead and picked up a Parachute Spidey (on sale even!).  This is a great Spidey figure, and its nice to have a "comic" version now to go along with the movie one.  It is so tempting to want to pick up more of Spidey and his villains now though....especially after digging out my old Spidey comics last week :).  Thanks again everyone.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 5, 2004, 12:01 PM
Well, the obvious for villains is to just wait for the Sinister six pack.  I think the Venom in there looks to be about the best version.  You'd still be missing a few notables though.  Rhino (which I never grabbed up here ::)), Carnage and Hobgoblin.  Green Goblin is in there too and I think (from pics) I like the newer version better.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2004, 12:11 PM
Yeah, I've been thinking about that box set as well Morgbug.  I know you are a Marvel person as well, have you (or any of you) been collecting the Spidey Classic line throughout?  What are some of your favorites of the line?  Like I said, that box set will be tempting...I also like the looks of the upcoming Marvel Legends Doc Ock, judging by the Toy Fair pictures anyways.  I was always just going to stick to X-figures, and have the one Spidey...but as I read those old comics, etc., it brings back memories of Spidey from my childhood.  Gotta love nostalgia.  Now I'm ready for villains too....but I don't have the room right now anyways.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 5, 2004, 12:37 PM
Yes and no.  I've been collecting all along, but very (too?) selectively.  

I snagged a couple of early Spidey's but not necessarily the one's I want.  I skipped Rhino repeatedly unfortunately, as it is the best done of all the villains to this point, IMO.  I grabbed Hobgoblin and am very pleased with it.  The rest of the villains I've looked at a decided on a case by case basis.  
Morbius - disinterested.  Wanted it, saw it, passed.
Kraven - repeatedly crappy paint jobs, did not pick it up.
Green Goblin - got it, but had I seen pics of the S6 box set, I would have passed.  It's kind of cool, but more modern than I would like.  
Daredevil - no, not a villain, but crappy paint prevented me from picking this up as well.  

None of the other spidey figs did anything for me, in spite of comments here.  I don't need too many spidey's, especially if they don't differ substantially from each other.  I do have the daredevil from series one (both red and yellow) and I'm trying to acquire the black spiderman.  I might snag other spidey figs at some point, but only at below retail pricing, if that can happen.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2004, 01:23 PM
I'm with you, I don't really need endless versions of Spidey either.  I'd kind of like to get a black costumed version, but apparently there is another one coming up (according to pics from Toy Fair).  It doesn't sound like I missed out on a whole heck of a lot villain wise...with many coming up in the box set.  I never really had an interest in Morbius either...to be honest I never really knew much about him anyways.  Thanks for your comments Morgbug, its always great to hear some opinions and learn more about these lines.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on April 5, 2004, 02:53 PM
I got into this line late.  The first SMC figure I bought was Hobgoblin.  Any villains after that I got (up to Green Goblin, haven't found Carnage yet).  However, I have seen pics of the old SMC villains and my suggestion is wait.  Venom in the box set is a better version, the future Doc Ock ML is the definitive version of that character (the old SMC version is in the box set, slightly modified) and Ultimate Rhino is coming out in one of the new few waves.

As for Spidey figs, I only have the one mentioned before.  The different versions of the classic red and blue outfit don't interest me, so I grabbed the one I felt was the best representation.  I'll probably pick up the new black outfit one when it's released to get that version of the costume and I'm thinking about getting Ben Reilly's version of the costume (even though the clone saga's a real low point in the comics).  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 5, 2004, 03:11 PM
... and I'm thinking about getting Ben Reilly's version of the costume (even though the clone saga's a real low point in the comics).  

Quite so.  The clone saga was the ultimate low point for me and was the final straw that drove me out of collecting comics.  I waited a long time through that story line and finally, finally lost patience after buying the comic(s) religiously for about 11 years.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 6, 2004, 11:42 AM
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Has anyone tried arranging all the various pieces of the sentinel bases?  Have they given us enough parts to build a 'floor' made out of a sentinel?  Just wondering if they put that much forethought into the process.  Otherwise, why so many Sentinel pieces?

Back to that topic....I have always wondered that as well Morgbug.  I personally don't have quite all of the Sentinel bases (no Sabertooth), but I was wondering how they would look all set up together too.  It would be cool if they made it work out in some way, but they're probably not quite in scale with each other.  Although I don't really know.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 6, 2004, 03:35 PM
Has anyone heard for sure when the next wave of Legends is supposed to hit (ML 6)?  I think Entertainment Earth has them around August, I guess I thought they would be here sooner than that (and they very well could be too).  It seems like it has been awhile since 5 hit, but I guess that is ok, not like I have money burning a hole in my pocket anyways :P.  Especially with all the Star Wars stuff this year, and picking up the occasional Spidey fig now.  Just curious if anyone had heard when they were being released.  I guess in a way, I kind of like the slower release schedule of Legends (compared to Star Wars), it allows a person to keep up reasonably well without going into the poor house :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 7, 2004, 01:03 AM
Yeah, the one thing I like about Toy Biz is that they allow each wave to run its course before dumping on another one. Notice I said 'the ONE thing'. ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 7, 2004, 11:40 AM
Don't I wish.  As the official dumping ground for toys no one else will buy (i.e. Canada) we have been inundated with Marvel Legends II.  Again.  Anyone need anything?  Oh yeah, they are sitting at a $13.92 retail price point >:( :'(  

So much for waiting on my luck to find a red skull.  glad I snagged the one for $30 shipped.  Grrrrr.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on April 9, 2004, 11:31 AM
Updated ML news (http://www.americandreamcomics.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=3034)

Seems like wave 8 (modern IM, Ult. Cap, Manthing, etc) won't be coming this year.  Also, TB is planning on re-releasing some chase figs (maskless Wolverine, Goliath).  

Ponderings?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2004, 11:59 AM
Thanks for posting Mikey.  I guess I'm kind of disappointed that we won't see those Wave 8 figs this year, but not overly surprised.  I guess it is good news that Toy Biz will be releasing some of the chase figs, it will make it easier for some to pick those up now.  I wouldn't mind getting a Maskless Wolvie if I happened upon one.  So I'm guessing Wave 8 will be the first part of 2005 then?  I got into ML around the time of Wave 3, so I'm not sure, but how many waves did TB normally release in a year? 2?  If so, we're at least getting 3 now.  Plus, I guess its fine with me since I wouldn't have the funds to keep up with both Star Wars and ML if Legends came out with as many figs as Star Wars does.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 9, 2004, 02:23 PM
"art deco"?

That's a strange idea. Whatever floats their boat.

Hopefully, they'll offer Red Skull in greater numbers.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 9, 2004, 02:58 PM
I must have read that differently than everyone else.  Yikes, that scares me.  Art Deco???  No thanks, and I read it as an increase in the scarcity of the variants?  WTF are they thinking.  I got news for all you fans (i.e. companies that produce variants), it is a limited time phenomenon before people lose interest.  

All the platitudes in that release about the chase pieces being for "collectors".  Where's the barfing icon?  Puh-lease, the bulk end up on ebay, so it has little to do with collectors.  Oh sure, they eventually get there, after a bloody 300%+ markup.  

Seems like everyone is doing their damndest to knock whatever remaining vestiges of completeist were left in me.  No mask wolvie in this line.  3rd jersey Roy by McFarlane.  Red clonetrooper variant.  Shortpacks are stupid and leave the pegs clogged with stuff no one wants.  I was fortunate to find two more Doombots with our current overloading on ML II.  I bothered to count the figs at those stores.  Nothing else has sold in three weeks.  Greaaaaaaaaaaat. ::)  We should next see ML 8.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2004, 03:04 PM
I'm disappointed that ML 8 is getting pushed back until next year (I'm guessing, or end of this year), because that had some of the figures I was looking forward to the most (Doc Ock, Iceman, etc.).  I did read on the TNI boards that the "art deco" is referring to variants like Cable and Dark Phoenix, so just changes in the paint...or...art, I guess.  Jay C from those forums posted that over there anyways.

I'm with those of you who aren't fans of "hard to find" figures.  I'm certainly not a completist with this, or any other line, but I could see where it would be really frustrating.  Maybe re-releasing past chase figures will help some people find those.  The color/paint variants wouldn't be so bad if it were the collectors that could find them in the stores.  However, they all end up in seller/scalper hands usually, and end up being on ebay.  Like you said Morgbug, they end up in collections, but for a ginormous markup.  Its too bad this trend seems to be passing on to a variety of lines now, with that Unleashed Red Clonetrooper showing up this week as well.  Not a trend that needs to spread :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 9, 2004, 03:21 PM
I guess I should clarify a bit.  My grandest frustration comes from Red Skull.  For big fans of Captain America that is a huge slap in the face.  Had it been a variation on another figure in the line, or maybe there were two versions of Red Skull, it would be better.  That way at least people who wanted a core red skull to fight with their cap wouldn't be out.  Gold Ironman, Doombot, no mask Wolvie, even the upcomoing vision and Phoenix are at least just alternates to regular figs.  

I'm just souring on the chase figure aspect.  Pretty hypocritical for a guy with all the goalie chase from McFarlane, save one; all the ML chase, save one; Indy Kubrick.  It's just, I dunno, frustrating.  I guess it's compounded by being up north too, where nothing ever shows up,  but that's my old gripe everyone here is sick of hearing.  sorry.

Star Wars/Hasbro are testing the waters with that clone IMO.  Not good news as fan boys (like me :'() and scalpers alike will be fighting over it, which gives the impression it's a good thing.  Beware 3 3/4 chase pieces that are not accidental.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on April 9, 2004, 03:31 PM
Yeah, the Red Skull chase was a huge mistake.  There's just no sense in limiting core characters.  At all.  Even the paint variants suck, since Dark Phoenix is the one I want most.

Pushing back Series 8 is ok with me, so long as it arrives first thing next year.  Really want Storm.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2004, 04:03 PM
Yeah, I see your point.  Red Skull was the worst offender of the chase figures.  The ones that are just "variants" with different paint apps, or perhaps a different head, etc. aren't quite as bad since there is at least another more readily available version out there too.  I certainly hope Star Wars doesn't go this route, its hard enough to find the figures themselves the way it is! :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 10, 2004, 11:44 AM
That Red Skull fiasco got my panties in a bunch too. I've never found a chase figure from the ML line, and I doubt that will change anytime soon, because I don't work at TRU. Hopefully those figures listed as 'variants' won't really be chases.

But, if I never find a Dark Phoenix, that will undoubtedly be it for me with this line. TB is really starting to push their luck with this and the LOTR line.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 10, 2004, 06:43 PM
Too bad about series 8, I was looking forward to Man-Thing and Doc Oc the most out of the figures shown this year at toyfair. I hope the box sets are still going to be released.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 13, 2004, 04:14 PM
I received my Red Skull in the mail today after paying $30 shipped for it (so basically it cost me $23) and I must say, this figure being a chase figure is an absolute tragedy.  It is so very tempting to open.  The base is a tank, very similar to Cap's base, and I expect they complement each other quite well.  The figure itself (from the perspective of it sitting in the package) is very, very well done with the usual high articulation, but a very nice deco job on the uniform.  

Making this figure a chase figure is nothing more than utter stupidity.  >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on April 14, 2004, 11:16 AM
I've been pretty lucky in Series 4 & 5.  I managed to get 2 of Goliath with the Wasp & Ant Man, and I got 2 of the Red Skull.  

But I definitely agree, these shouldn't have been chase figures.  If they're going to make a new sculpt, make it for general release.  I think the chase figures should be some sort of costume variant for a character, not an entirely new character.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 14, 2004, 11:31 AM
Does anyone know a place where there is a listing of the figures released in the Spider-Man classics line so far?  I went to Toy Biz's site, and the list they had there seemed a little out of date, as well as possibly missing a few figures.  Also, I thought I remembered this line going through a minor "change" at one point?  I wasn't sure, because I wasn't paying as close of attention to it at that point in time.  I guess I was just wondering what had been released in the past, particularly among villains.  I thought that there was a Rhino at one point, but I didn't see it on Toy Biz's site.  If anyone knows where I can find a listing of everything (since OffTheCard is now longer up and running), or maybe just list a summary here, I'd really appreciate it.  Thanks!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2004, 12:25 AM
I finally found a chase figure tonight: Goliath.
I guess it's cool and all, but I'd rather have a Red Skull.

I'll trade my Goliath for a Red Skull, loose is OK, as long as it's complete with the comic.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on April 22, 2004, 01:35 PM
Possible Series 9

1st appearance Wolverine
NightCrawler
Deathlok
Dr. Strange
War Machine
Bullseye
Pro. X (Chase)

The not hits just keep on coming >:(

Blech, seriously Nightcrawler and Strange are the only two that do anything for me, I do want a Bullseye too but he's low on my list...this line started so promisingly and has turned into garbage rather quickly...I mean think of all the Spidey villains they could do...my wishlist is chock full of figures that ARE Legends...hey lets do another Wolverine!!!!!!!! >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on April 22, 2004, 02:23 PM
When is the Kingpin going to get his due in this line?  He's a core villain for Spiderman, Daredevil & the Punisher.  Come on, already!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 22, 2004, 03:22 PM
True, I nice comic version of the Kingpin would be nice. There are others that really need to be done instead of the re-maked they are doing.

Adam Warlock
Thanos
Black Panther
Dr. Strange
Moon Knight
Cloak
Dagger
More Spider-Man villians (the ones out are just not cutting it)
Dark Hawk
Deathlok
War Machine
Prof. X
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on April 22, 2004, 03:30 PM
Sounds like you may like the rumored Series 9 lineup then evenflow :)
I had my wishlist a few pages ago but here it is again

I threw this together this morning, my most up to date wish list:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/scarletwitch.jpg)
Scarlet Witch
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/blackknight.jpg)
Black Knight
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/moonknight.jpg)
Moon Knight
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/blackpanther.jpg)
Black Panther
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/shehulk.jpg)
She-Hulk
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/nightcrawler.jpg)
Nightcrawler
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/cyclops.jpg)
Cyclops (I want a coweled version)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/kang.jpg)
Kang
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/lizard.jpg)
Lizard (Not really wanting this anymore either)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/ultron.jpg)
Ultron
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/moleculeman.jpg)
Molecule Man
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/wasp.jpg)
Wasp (Full Size)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/antman.jpg)
Ant-Man (Full Size)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/wonderman.jpg)
Wonder Man
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainmarvel1.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainmarvel2.jpg)
Captain Marvel (both the original and the second
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/doctorstrange.jpg)
Doctor Strange
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/hercules.jpg)
Hercules
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/quicksilver.jpg)
Quicksilver
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainbritain.jpg)
Captain Britain
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/havok.jpg)
Havok
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/blob.jpg)
The Blob
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/kingpin.jpg)
Kingpin
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/bullseye.jpg)
Bullseye
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/baronzemo.jpg)
Baron Zemo
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/klaw.jpg)
Klaw
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/wrecker.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/thunderball.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/bulldozer.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/piledriver.jpg)
Wrecking Crew (Wrecker, Thunderball, Bulldozer, Piledriver)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on April 22, 2004, 07:28 PM
That list makes me think that Toy Biz should make at least a couple of Avengers box sets.  There's so many to pick from, after all.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on April 23, 2004, 02:06 AM
This is the best pic of Shadowcat I could find.  She's tops on my list up there with Nightcrawler and Blink!

(http://jeggeri.pri.ee/Kontuur/Muinasjutt/shadowcat.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 23, 2004, 10:16 AM
If they do ShadowCat they have to include Lockheed as the pack-in.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on April 23, 2004, 10:34 AM
Let's see, here are some that are on my list.....

-Angel (pre-Apocalypse)
-The Wendigo
-Ultron
-Starfox
-Thanos
-Kingpin
-Grey Hulk
-Banshee
-Beast (unfurry version)
-Mr. Sinister
-Hercules
-She-Hulk

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2004, 10:54 AM
After reading through the information about Marvel working on/releasing other comic movies such as Fantastic Four and Iron Man...and that both movies will have accompanying toy lines...I was curious how many of you have been buying the Marvel movie versions of the characters?  Personally, I only have a movie Spider-Man, although I'd like to pick up Doc Ock as well when he shows up.  There was a couple of times I had X-Men 2 figures in my hands, but ended up putting them back too.  At the time, I just preferred the comic versions, since those are the ones I grew up with.  Part of me thinks it would be neat to have a little "Marvel Movie" subset with Spidey, X-Men, Iron Man, FF, or anyone else that might be released (I guess there is also Daredevil, Punisher in the ML line).  Do any of you collect the movie figures, or ever consider starting?

Also, on an unrelated question...about the Marvel Legends box sets.  The last sets (Urban Legends/X-Men) never did show up around here, and I was curious if there were specific stores these were shipped to?  I would really like to get a hold of the upcoming Spidey/Sinister Six box set, but I wasn't sure where to look.  Any info/advice on this is much appreciated too...thanks!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on May 5, 2004, 01:38 PM
I've been collecting the Marvel movie figures, although I lack the entire second wave of X2 figures.
I have most of the X1 figures. I passed on silly variants like white-covered Sabertooth and the 2nd version of Toad. I think the only figure I need from X1 is Cyclops.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 5, 2004, 02:20 PM
I've passed on almost all of the movie figures.  I think I have one spidey from the first movie, the one that hangs from the gargoyle.  I've already picked up the super articulated Spiderman2 figure and that should about do it.  If they have a nice MJ figure for this line, I'll grab it, but the one from the first movie sucked, IMO.  I have zero of the X-men movie figs though wonder if I should have grabbed Nightcrawler?  I just received Archangel in the mail and it is pretty nice.  Would like to get Cyclops from that series.  

Not that Canada is at all representative, but the only place the multipacks showed was at TRU.  They are currently sitting on a stack of Urban Legends, never to clear them out.   ::)

I plan on getting the FF multipack, though pretty much only for Sue, the rest I can live without.  I think Thing's sculpt is better than the original, but I hardly need a third (trenchcoat being number 2).  The Human Torch fig is nice enough with the transition but not necessary.  Reed looks like crap.  

Won't buy Ock from the movie version because he is in the S6 pack and looks more like what I remember, the comic version.  I am quite excited to get the S6 pack.  May have to unload my venom fig I currently have, but I'll wait to see which looks better in person.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2004, 02:30 PM
That's a lot of the same reason I have avoided the movie figs, because I remember the characters more for their comic versions.  I just had to get a Spidey, because well, its Spidey...but otherwise I have avoided them too.  Just about picked up that X2 Nightcrawler at one point too though.  I think if the X-Men movie lines were a little more extensive (having something besides Wolvies/Logans), I might have bit.

I agree with you Morgbug, I really am looking forward to the S6 box set as well.  A good way to get a nice Spidey, and several of his baddies at once.  I just got into the Spider-Man Classics line lately, and wanted to go back to get any villains I might have missed...and this will help me to get a pretty good "Rogue's Gallery".  I think I missed a Lizard, Rhino, and Hobgoblin earlier, are those figs pretty nice?  I don't care much for Morbius really, I guess because he was never in the comics I read growing up.

Also, along the same "villain" lines...I guess I should be on the lookout for Carnage as well.  Has anyone picked up this figure/what do you think of it?  I hadn't decided if I was going to get it or not...but I guess more villains is always better.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 5, 2004, 02:52 PM
Rhino was nice and I too missed it, much to my chagrin.  However, there is another 'ultimate' version coming, so that may alleviate the pain.  

Lizard was only really trapped with a spidey fig from spiderman classics 1, IIRC.  Not really a figure so much as an accessory.  Might have been a Lizard elsewhere, but I don't mind missing that one.  Could have been in one of the waves that skipped Canada though.  

Green Goblin is one you didn't mention.  I have it, but wish I had waited for the S6 version, at least based on pics.  I don't mind the one I have but it's far from my ideal version.

Hobgoblin is one I would suggest you try to pick up.  I think it is very well done.  The articulation is greater than in the GG and I like his 'glider' better too.  Taking off his mask, he is quite sinister looking and actually frightens my daughter.  It's less corny than the GG as well.  One of my favourite figures actually.  I've seen lots on the shelves as we continue to see older versions, but again, we get charged $12.99 and the taxes, so nearly $15 for these.   :o

If anything in the S6 box set doesn't make me happy, it's the black cat.  I don't really recall that rendering of her.  It's the head/face sculpt that doesn't really do it for me.  Her mask is not all that representative of most of what I've seen, but it may be a good rendering of more recent versions.  I'd have preferred the older.  Though I suppose I shouldn't be all that picky, at least she's in there.  

Would love to see a classic Green Goblin/Gwen Stacey two pack, but I doubt that will ever happen given that we've seen (with S6) two distinct versions of the GG.  Even repacking the GG from the S6 pack with a Gwen figure would be fine by me.  

Need non-movie versions of JJJ and Mary Jane as well.  I'd like to complete the whole supporting cast of comic figures but completely understand why it won't happen.  I can't see a lot of people buying comic versions of Robbie, Aunt May, Betty Brant, etc.  But Mary Jane comic version is a must make.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2004, 02:58 PM
I agree with you fully though, I'd really like to see comic versions of J.J.J. and Mary Jane as well.  I would kind of like to get the whole "cast of characters" from Spidey, but I don't know how likely that is to happen.  Hobgoblin (and Rhino) were the two I was thinking about going back and picking up too, thanks for the recommendations.  I didn't mention Green Goblin, because I kind of like the looks of the one in the S6 pack.  I'm not crazy about the Black Cat in there either, just as you.  I'm also waiting on the box set for a version of Venom and Doc Ock, although I really like that Marvel Legends version of Ock that will probably be coming sometime next year now.

I hope they get around to some more villains in the Spidey line...wouldn't mind seeing a Sandman, Kingpin, maybe Mysterio, Vulture, etc.  Some of the other, maybe lesser known to casual fans, villains.  I agree, a comic Mary Jane is a must for this line though.  I also wouldn't mind seeing them put out an "Ultimate Spider-man" version of Spidey, if they are going to do variants of him anyways.  Thanks for all of the info, I really appreciate it!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2004, 03:44 PM
Along those same "Spidey villain" lines....the Carnage figure is out and about now, isn't it?  Has anyone picked it up/what do you think of it?  I wasn't sure if I was going to pick it up, but its always nice to have more villains too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 5, 2004, 03:52 PM
I missed Rhino as well, still trying to get one. As for Carnage I finally found one this past weekend. Honestly, I don't like it but I bought it anyway.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 5, 2004, 04:04 PM
Brent picked me upa  Carnage a few weeks ago, cool figure.  I agree with a lot of Brent's suggestions...although the Movie JJJ I think would be an adequate stand in

There was a Lizard Figure too, it was in the first Wave of the Red Carded Spidey Figures (after they ditched the comics and clamshell package)

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/spiderman/xtras/classic_lizard.jpg)

The Rhino is an awesome figure, the Ultimate One coming forthwith doesn't look right to me
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on May 5, 2004, 05:41 PM
I just got the Mecha Hulk from wave 2 of the new Hulk line.  WOW!  This is one of the best figures I've bought in a while!  It's a heavy duty piece of plastic, and there's serious articulation and detail.  Throwing in a little Gargoyle to ride around inside is an added bonus.  Now I have to find the Absorbing Man.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 5, 2004, 11:46 PM
I like the Hulk figures that are currently out.  A guy from the mcfarlane board picked me up Mr. Fixit, my personal favorite.  It's tough to make the call on some of these figures when they never show in Canada and I can't examine them in three dimensions.  I opted to get one, just in case.  I would like to get Absorbing Man and Abomination, but I'll have to wait and see if they come north at some point.  Nice stuff.

Thanks for the pic of the Lizard, Scott.  Not great, but not bad though I think I would have grabbed it, had I seen it.  Necessary for the collection of spidey baddies.  

I do have a Carnage, but I have yet to open it.  Carnage was about the same time as I got out of comics and it signalled an end to the spiderman books I liked.  Carnage was way too violent for my tastes, but being linked to the black costume/venom made me want it.  I dislike the hands on the figure and the accessories do little for me.  That said, I'm happy I have it for the sake of being relatively complete with the villains.  

I passed on Kraven too, but mostly because the paint apps on the few I saw sucked quite badly.  I'm hoping they did some upgrading for the S6 version.  While I didn't much care for Carnage, there was a great cross over between the then three spiderman titles (Amazing, Web of and Spectacular) that had the death of Kraven.  Excellent books so I do desperatly need to own a figure of him.

Morbius I never commented on, but have passed on this figure so many times.  The scale just doesn't seem right to me.  And possibly the pose in the package is off-putting.  I really do think they need to be in the clamshells to sell better.  The cheaper packaging certainly hasn't translated into cheaper pricing, at least up here.  

Scott's right, the movie JJJ is probably quite adequate.  The rendering isn't so different from the comic version.  In fact, I think this one strayed from the movie to the comic more than they planned.  

It's amazing we don't have a Kingpin figure yet.  Needs to be huge though and would work so well with DD and spidey.  

Sandman was trapped with one of the spidey figs, in a base, like one of the lizard versions.  Not great, but technically it exists in one sense.  I'd like to see that, but now that you've mentioned Mysterio and Vulture, they desperately need to be made.  

There's almost enough there for a S6 v2.0 to be made.  They could chuck in a re-deco'd parachute spidey with Carnage, Mysterio, Vulture, Sandman, a new Lizard and the Kingpin.  Now that I would buy (too). :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 6, 2004, 08:54 AM
I missed out on the Lizard too. I really wish that they would have kept the line more like the Legends. The first 2 Spider-Man waves rocked, when they went to the red cards it just wasn't as good.

I passed up on Morbius too, he just didn't looks right.

I think that the Marvel Select Venom with the Spider on his chest fits in nicely. My personal favorite. I like it much better than the Venom coming out in the box set.

I wish that there would be more villians in Marvel Legends from Spider-Man, Doc Oc is a nice touch I hope they continue. I would love to see Sandman, Hydro Man, Mysterio, Vulture, etc.....
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Thomas Grey on May 10, 2004, 11:35 AM
The new Lee's Toy Review had an article on Marvel Legends and they said that ToyBiz is going to 'reissue' (ARGGGHH!!!) chase figure to promote collectibility and give those that missed out on figures like: Wolverine sans mask & Goliath/Giant Man. WTF?!! How does making more create more collectibility. I thought the fewer, the more rare and thus the more collectible a figure is!

This would really upset me if it is true. I'm sure it will also upset anyone who laid down $$$ to acquire these figures to complete a set. They did the same thing with LOTR. I stopped collecting when I found out they were reissuing all the rare figures. What's the point of the hunt? I think this is total BS and I really hope this is not true. Who makes these decisions and on what basis or grounds are these decisions being made?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 10, 2004, 02:09 PM
I've been fortunate for the most part.  I found gold Ironman at retail four times.  Doombot three times, the selling of which made up for paying $35 for mine :-[  Scott was gracious enough to send me Goliath in a fair trade.  I scored Red Skull for $30 shipped and we still haven't seen much of that wave up here.  The only one I'm missing is no mask Wolvie.  

They are an oddly run company to be sure.  They've made similar utterances previously, noting how easy Red Skull would be too find.  Uh, right.  Easier than Wolvie, but not much else.  

They want people talking about the product, nothing more.  Collectors are meaningless to them, likely because we comprise a relatively small segment of the market.  Same attitude with McFarlane toys and their chase pieces.  All about creating more buzz.  

Inevitably it backfires, as it did on the comic book industry, but short term profits rule all rather than long term survival and collector (core) satisfaction is irrelevant.  Sigh.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2004, 05:03 PM
clicky for what the Goblin should look like (http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=2996131)

Perusing Scott's Tower records link.  This is tempting...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on May 12, 2004, 02:03 AM
To me, reissuing a chase figure means you're trying to reverse your mistake.

Therefore, there really isn't point in making them in the first place. Why bother making the mold if you're going to use it so little?

I'm glad that Red Skull is going to be more available, and that the chase figure as we knew it is dead in the ML line. But, LOTR, on the other hand, still sucks with the Peter Jackson chase.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 17, 2004, 12:19 PM
I forgot that I picked up the movie Doc Ock at TRU last Friday (and a J Jonah Jameson that's been staring at me on clearance forever)  Cool figure!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 17, 2004, 12:29 PM
We were in a rush this weekend when I ran into TRU, and I forgot to check if they had the Spidey 2 Doc Ock there or not.  What do you think of it Scott, worth buying?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 17, 2004, 02:03 PM
The one thing is these figs are a bit steep at I think $7 a pop so unless you absolutely need a movie version (for instance if you have a movie Spidey and Green Goblin like me) then I'd say go ahead and pass and wait for ML 8 Doc Ock, however this figure looks amazing and is sporting 30 points of articulation
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 18, 2004, 10:07 AM
According to this interview article with Jesse Falcon at SuperHeroTimes.com, the Storm figures coming in Marvel Legends Series 8 will have a head variant, one sporting a mohawk.  You can check some other interesting information out here, not a bad read:

Jesse Falcon Talks Marvel (http://www.superherotimes.com/newsarchive/000094.php)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 18, 2004, 10:12 AM
Wow that's cool!  Mohawked Storm is a great idea ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 18, 2004, 12:48 PM
It's a great idea, but I really don't like their distribution and am beginning to hate the word variant.  Storm with a Mohawk is fantastic and now I have to wait to find one first, so I don't end up with a second.  

Another thing I don't like is the boxed sets down the road.  I know they need to sell product as individual figures, but boy, I'd sure like to know what the future box sets will be.  I don't need 3 Things, 2 Reed Richards, 2 Magneto's, 2 Beasts, 2 Gambits ::)  Really, I don't.  I do appreciate that they've made at least some kind of effort to make the figures different: original, trenchcoat and new head Thing.  

Of course, my second Magneto has Aragorn's head anyway ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 18, 2004, 02:06 PM
Sounds cool about Storm.


As for the box sets I totally agree. I was lucky enough not to buy any of the X-men so when I got the box set it was cool. But now with the Spidey and the FF it kind of sucks. I really don't need the doubles and trust me I cant afford it. I wish there were more new characters in the box sets and less re-issues.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 18, 2004, 02:35 PM
I agree, that is something that stinks about the box sets too.  I wanted to pick up the X-Men set to get a Rogue, as well as the labcoat/glasses for Beast, but I couldn't justify spending that much for basically one figure. On the other hand, I guess it comes in handy if you don't have a lot of the figures too.  I'm really looking forward to the Spidey/Sinister Six pack, because I only have a "Parachute" Spidey now, and the one in the set is different, and I get 6 baddies right off the bat too.  At least they are putting a few more "new" figures in the sets (at least ones like the Spidey set), with a different Green Goblin, Black Cat, Electro, etc.  Hopefully they won't be too tough to find, I never did see the first round of box sets around here last year.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on May 18, 2004, 10:27 PM
I didn't really take issue with the X-Men box set.  There are different head sculpts on Wolverine and Magneto, Beast has all of his accessories, Gambit has a different accessory set, and Rogue is all new.  The Urban Legends set bothers me more, since all it was were 3 repaints and the Punisher with different accessories.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on May 18, 2004, 11:31 PM
The worst thing about the X-Men set was that Rogue looks like Lauren Bacall.   ???  Glad to see this year's sets are more adventurous.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 20, 2004, 09:08 AM
Another thing about X-men, I wish that Legends wasn't so X heavy. There are so many more characters outside of the X universe.

I wouldn't mind if it were Spider-Villian heavy though.  ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 22, 2004, 04:28 PM
Opened Movie Doc Ock last night, great figure...I'd recommend picking it up and I hope they do a similar claw/tentacle feature on the ML Doc...however one drawback is he takes up a ton of room space wise :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 26, 2004, 11:26 AM
Julius Marx has a new article up with some shots of Spidey Classics 9...I'm thinking I'll be picking up this figure, looks interesting

(http://www.411beanies.com/1julius/ToyBiz/Classics/SMCPeterParkerCard1.jpg)

Check out the rest of the shots including Ultimate Rhino

http://www.aftimes.com/aslu/slu.shtml

I prefer the Wave 2 Rhino over this one, that new Black Spidey is pretty nice too but I think I'll stick with the Wave 1 version
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 26, 2004, 11:56 AM
Thanks for the link Scott.  

I agree, like earlier versions of Rhino and black spidey better, but as I skipped both, I'll opt for retail on these two.  Better than $20 US after shipping for each on ebay.  

Still need a decent, neutral MJ from the movie too, in 6" scale.   :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 26, 2004, 12:29 PM
Well I have my Symbiote Spdiey and Rhino Classics already so I will pass on these new ones. I do like the Secret Identity figure. Its pretty cool. I may pick that up if i see it.

Word has it that Marvel Legends 6 is out over in Japan.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2004, 01:32 PM
Thanks for the linky Scott.  That Spidey Classics series doesn't look too bad.  I missed out on the black costume Spidey and Rhino the first time, so I hope to pick both of those up.  The secret identity figure is tempting as well, doesn't look too bad.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 26, 2004, 01:37 PM
This looks amazing!

(http://www.poop-culture.com/images/jugs01.jpg)

Should only be a few weeks and they'll start showing up here
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 26, 2004, 01:46 PM
This looks amazing!

(http://www.poop-culture.com/images/jugs01.jpg)

Should only be a few weeks and they'll start showing up here

It's that close to Christmas? :o  Oh wait, I'm still in Canada where ML II is inundating the pegs with non-movers.  Ya know, that was a really crappy release.  Mind you, another Walmart is stuck on ML IV so maybe it'll be out by, oh, September :'(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 26, 2004, 01:53 PM
More pics here (http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5254&start=120)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2004, 02:13 PM
Boy, that does look nice, thanks for posting Scott.  I've always been looking forward to a Juggernaut figure, and it looks like they made him nice and big.  Its kind of funny the difference with following Marvel Legends over Star Wars....the news kind of goes on the backburner after Toy Fair, since the waves are further apart than Star Wars collectors are used to...but once those first pictures from overseas start showing up, let the excitement begin again :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 26, 2004, 02:14 PM
More pics here (http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5254&start=120)

Linky no worky.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 26, 2004, 02:14 PM
Site is down :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2004, 02:21 PM
Everyone trying to see at once ;).  Thanks for posting the one that you did Scott, otherwise we'd be seeing nothing :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 26, 2004, 03:29 PM
More pics here (http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5254&start=120)

Linky no worky.

Linky Worky ;D

Nice scale, looks to be about the size of The Thing with a larger head.  Disproportionate to Thor???
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on May 26, 2004, 04:18 PM
Looks good.  Definitely picking up Juggs, Wolvy and Jean Grey from ML and Rhino and Black Spider-man from SMC.  I might even pick up that Cyber Spider-man.  Looks kind of cool.  I'll wait and see it in person before making a decision.

Let the waiting begin.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 26, 2004, 07:31 PM
They look awesome. I cant wait to get these. I had not planned on getting Juggs but he looks awesome in the package. I can't wait. Honestly, even Wolverine looks awesome.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 7, 2004, 09:10 AM
It looks like Action-Figure.com, as well as TNI, have images/reviews up of ML Series 6.  You can check them out HERE (http://www.action-figure.com/Article11821.html) and HERE (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=3334).  It looks like AF.com has a lot of detailed pics of each figure, looking forward to this wave hitting.  Seems like it has been a long time since I've been checking the ML figs at the store.  Which are you looking forward to the most (if any)?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 7, 2004, 09:15 AM
This picture really makes me realize how HUGE Juggernaut must be, which is a good thing :)

(http://www.action-figure.com/images/04/06/ml62/DSC02159.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 7, 2004, 09:29 AM
Whoa Juggernaut IS huge :o

He barely fits in the bubble and dwarfs figures like Colossus, can't wait to get him, Wolvie and Phoenix, the rest will rot as far I care :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 7, 2004, 09:38 AM
I agree Scott, those are the three I'm looking forward to as well.  They really seem to continue to improve these figures with every wave.  Although it is "another" Wolverine, this is the costume I remembered a lot from when I was a kid, and looks like a great (and in scale) figure.  I'll gladly add Juggy, Wolvie, and Phoenix to the collection if I happen across them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 7, 2004, 01:43 PM
That's awesome :o ;D  What a fantastic job on making him huge.  Very cool.  

Same three for me out of that bunch.  With respect to Wolverine, yep, I remember him more in this costume than anything else, though I had to have the blue and yellow tights version too.

Man, we need to move so I can put out all of my toys.  I think I'll need a room about 20x20 or so.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 7, 2004, 01:48 PM
Something weird about Logan's shoulders though...it almost looks like they ripped off the shoulder pads from Tiger Wolvie and repainted him Brown/Gold...bub
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 7, 2004, 01:57 PM
Something weird about Logan's shoulders though...it almost looks like they ripped off the shoulder pads from Tiger Wolvie and repainted him Brown/Gold...bub

Yup, his deltoids are a little...odd.  Still, I'll get it.  

Cable and Deadpool are a whole different issue though.  I wasn't planning on getting Cable, though I did read a lot of the early comics with him in it.   Deadpool of course being at the same time.  I think I may pass on these and hope they release some sort of bizarre-ass boxed set down the road.  Either get the boxed set or pick up the spares from some disgruntled ML collector.  

I presume these are not on the shelves yet?  Bug clan may be heading to Grand Forks for the weekend coming up.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 7, 2004, 01:59 PM
Nope...they are out in the UK and HK though

I'll be as close to Canada as I usually ever get in a few weeks (Detroit Lakes) in a few weeks...I'll shoot my Bat Signal Northward and you may be able to see it :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 7, 2004, 02:08 PM
Detroit Lakes ;D  Lordy, I have stories about that place.  I've got a summer of 86 shirt from Zorba's.  You'd never fit it (I'm amazed I ever did) as it's only a medium.  Does Zorba's still exist?  I know that they used to have a deal for beer depending on how old your shirt was.  This one should be worth a bit now.  Jet skis, beer, girls and more beer.  

We went down to the far side of the lake one day.  A couple of buddies went golfing and one other guy and I decided not to.  They dropped us off at the bar and went golfing.  There was a body building contest going on outside, but they wanted a $10 admission to see it.  Screw it we thought.  Eventually out of sheer boredom and beer fueled stupidity we decided to sneak out and watch.  We got caught.  Except the waitress kindly asked if we wanted more beer before we went outside.  We said sure, but don't we have to pay?  No, you only have to pay if you're not drinking, I think you guys are fine, was her reply ::) :D  D'oh!

5 hours later our buddies returned and poured us into the van.  Short nap and we were up long enough and hard enough to get thrown out of the campsite.  Overflow.  With no one else around.  Ah, the glory days.  

I'll toast that bat signal with a Leinenkugel if I see it. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 7, 2004, 02:18 PM
My dad's family is from the area so I've spent many a day around there, summers with the grandparents, hunting and fishing (my Dad owns has 80 acres north of town and with his brothers and sisters and cousins we have almost 500)

We're actually going up there with my wife's family though to stay in a resort over the 4th of July week.  

Zorba's is still there, my brother, me and my Uncle have been known to tip a few back then go and sit on the beach ;D  and watch the Girls, jetskis and girls.  Great town, wouldn't mind living there or getting a job in Fargo/Moorhead and driving in from DL
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 7, 2004, 02:56 PM
Anyone in your family fit an adult medium t-shirt?  I could send it on down and you guys could reap the benefits.  

I haven't been to DL for far too long.  Great place.  Very, very happy to hear that Zorba's is still cruising along merrily.   :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 8, 2004, 01:22 AM
Fwooshnet does a Top 10 vote every 6 months or so...here were the results of the last round of voting

49 Nightcrawler
46 Thanos
42 Scarlet Witch
41 Dr. Strange
38 Ultron
33 Black Panther
30 Captain Marvel
30 Bullseye
25 Quicksilver
23 She-Hulk
23 Psylocke
21 Wonder Man
19 Yellowjacket
19 Mr. Sinister
18 Mystique
18 Moon Knight
18 Iron Fist
17 Taskmaster
16 Super Skrull
15 Captain Britain
13 Angel
13 Kang
13 Havok
13 Falcon
12 Mysterio
12 Kingpin
11 Luke Cage, Power Man
11 Adam Warlock
10 Shadowcat
10 Sasquatch
10 Sandman
10 Bishop
10 Hercules
9 Wasp
8 War Machine
8 Jean Grey
7 Pyro
7 Professor X
7 Omega Red
7 Black Bolt
7 Black Knight
7 Cyclops
6 White Queen
6 Ant-Man
6 Longshot
6 Iron Man
5 Ben Reilly, Scarlet Spider
5 Thor
4 X-Man
4 Wendigo
4 Spider-Woman
4 Doc Samson
4 Mephisto
4 Loki
3 Vulture
3 Guardian
3 Emma Frost
3 Agent X
3 Spiral
3 Galactus
3 Hobgoblin
3 Shocker
3 Shatterstar
3 Invisible Woman
3 Archangel
3 Sentinel
3 Rom
3 Quasar
3 Deathlok
3 Baron Zemo
3 Goliath
3 Meggan
3 Maverick
3 Green Goblin
2 Ms. Marvel, Warbird
2 Leader
2 Lady Deathstrike
2 Enchantress
2 Giant-Man
2 Maestro
2 Cannonball
2 Beta Ray Bill
2 Xorn
2 Mandarin
2 Firestar
2 Typhoid Mary
2 Medusa
2 Tigra
2 Kazar
2 Tigershark
2 Thunderbird
2 Blackheart
2 Crystal
2 Super Adaptoid
2 Blob
2 Domino
2 Stryfe
2 Storm
2 Nighthawk
2 High Evolutionary
2 Northstar
2 Nova
2 Holocaust
2 Banshee
2 Constrictor
2 Dazzler
2 Rhino
1 Shanna the She-devil
1 Justice
1 Avalanche
1 Kane
1 Rogue
1 Puck
1 Ronan the Accuser
1 Crossbones
1 Aurora
1 Sauron
1 Box II
1 Jack of Hearts
1 Cloak
1 Exodus
1 Gladiator
1 Hyperion
1 Silver Samurai
1 Sleepwalker
1 Snowbird
1 Son of Satan
1 Songbird
1 Phantazia
1 Doctor Octopus
1 Stan Lee
1 Nomad
1 Citizen V
1 Sunfire
1 Night Thrasher
1 Blade
1 Multiple Man
1 Annihilus
1 The Watcher
1 Firelord
1 Mr. Hyde
1 Thundra
1 Dormamu
1 Mojo
1 Titanium Man
1 Toad
1 Tombstone
1 T-Ray
1 Atlas
1 Hellcat
1 Union Jack
1 Unus
1 Ursa Major
1 USAgent
1 Valkyrie
1 Venom
1 Viper
1 Caliban
1 Dark Phoenix
1 Warpath
1 Dagger
1 Forge
1 Drax
1 White Rabbit
1 Belasco
1 Wrecker
1 Klaw
1 Marrow
1 Maguz
1 Magneto
1 Magick
1 Lizard
1 Carnage
1 MACH-1
1 M.O.D.O.K.
1 Orphan
1 Phoenix
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 8, 2004, 01:57 PM
Here's who I voted for and their position

#3 Scarlet Witch
#5 Ultron
#6 Black Panther
#9 Quicksilver
#10 She-Hulk
#12 Wonder Man
#15 Moon Knight
#21 Kang
#29 Hercules
#38 Black Knight

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 8, 2004, 02:08 PM
Out of all of those, I'd vote for:

Nightcrawler
Thanos
Ultron
She-Hulk
Angel
Kingpin
Sasquatch
White Queen
Galactus
Sentinel
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2004, 02:24 PM
My choices would have been thus:

Thanos
Scarlet Witch
She-Hulk
Psylocke
Super Skrull
Mysterio
White Queen
Longshot
Spider-Woman
Mephisto
Loki
Lady Deathstrike
Enchantress
Typhoid Mary

I think we'll see a second Sinister Six pack to make up a number of the other villains.  There's always another Spidey sculpt they can throw in with it.  

I do think that they should separate off the X-men to a greater degree.  That would leave more room in the traditional line for villains and lesser heroes.  Of course what we will see is 3 Wolverines for every 4 series.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 9, 2004, 09:19 AM
I would like:

Moon Knight
Thanos
Dr. Strange
Mysterio
Beta Ray Bill
Loki
Mandarin
Super Skrull
She-Hulk
Cloak
Dagger
Spider-Woman
Kingpin
Dark Hawk
Deathlok
Iron Fist
Powerman
Black Panther
War Machine
Mary Jane
Captain Marvel
Sandman
HydroMan
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 11, 2004, 08:52 AM
Although these sets are a little older, I see that Amazon has the Urban Legends ($9.98) and X-Men Legends ($14.98) box sets on sale now if anyone is interested.

X-Men Legends (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000096QL1/ref=pd_sim_toys_1/103-5016487-2311841?v=glance&s=toys)

Urban Legends (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/toys/B000096QL0/qid%3D1086802843/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/103-5016487-2311841)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 11, 2004, 10:31 AM
Wow, those are great prices.  Thanks for the link Brian.  I may pick them up, I have that $25 GC burning a hole in cyberspace.  I was going to use it for the Mouth of Sauron set, but this is incredible.  I could take back the defective X-men set(wrong head sculpt on Magneto) to TRU that cost me $50.  Hmmm.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 14, 2004, 05:30 PM
Although these sets are a little older, I see that Amazon has the Urban Legends ($9.98) and X-Men Legends ($14.98) box sets on sale now if anyone is interested.

X-Men Legends (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000096QL1/ref=pd_sim_toys_1/103-5016487-2311841?v=glance&s=toys)

Urban Legends (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/toys/B000096QL0/qid%3D1086802843/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/103-5016487-2311841)

Son of a bitch!

I just scored Daredevil for $9 at Osco, and here was this, with the Parachute Spider-Man in it that I need too. >:(

Oh well.

Still looking for Carnage, Abomination, and Absorbing Man, like evry other idiot Marvel collector out there.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 14, 2004, 10:34 PM
Ben, do you want me to pick up a carnage for you?  I still see them occasionally.  Runs around $7 US and the shipping. (thanks for the info on Buffy btw).  

I'm looking for abomination and absorbing man as well.  More interested in creel, but would take both.  I don't think we'll see these up here because, well, because the sales of the movie hulk toys were such an abomination ::) :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 14, 2004, 10:52 PM
What, there's no rimshot smiley?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 15, 2004, 09:17 AM
Yeah I am looking for Abomination as well, but up a thread in the trading section, no responces yet. :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 15, 2004, 11:52 AM
Yeah I am looking for Abomination as well, but up a thread in the trading section, no responces yet. :(

No, people want an arm and a leg for it.  A few show up on the spawn.com trade section (toys) but same deal, sell me your soul and you can have it.  

No Nick, no rimshot yet.  Give it time. :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 15, 2004, 02:17 PM
Action-figure.com has a little story (w/pics) up of the Sinister Six box set.  I really hope that this shows around here, because I am really looking forward to it.  A great way to pick up a nice Spidey and several villains in one swoop.  Especially for me, I don't have any Spidey villain figures yet :P.  You can check it out HERE (http://www.action-figure.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=11903)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on June 15, 2004, 04:30 PM
Looks like they didn't get rid of Sabretooth's elbow spikes for Venom.  Not the end of the world, though.  

Black Cat looks fugly.

They should have left the Doc Ock out and replaced him with some one else, especially with his ML figure coming out later.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 15, 2004, 04:37 PM
Who were the Comic Book cannon Sinister 6?  That's who should have been in the set.  Agreed on Doc Ock >:(

Sandman
Vulture
Doctor Octopus
Green Goblin
Electro
Kraven the Hunter??????


I still want this set, my most looked forward to thing from Marvel this year (besides Hawkeye and Vision)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 15, 2004, 04:39 PM
(http://www.samruby.com/AmazingSpider-ManA/Large/AmazSpidAnn1.JPG)

Ack!

Vulture
Mysterio
Doc Ock
Sandman
Electro
Kraven the Hunter
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 15, 2004, 04:43 PM
It looks like there was another Sinister Six with

Vulture
Mysterio
Electro
Kraven
Venom
Sandman
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 16, 2004, 09:24 AM
Yeah I am looking for Abomination as well, but up a thread in the trading section, no responces yet. :(

No, people want an arm and a leg for it.  A few show up on the spawn.com trade section (toys) but same deal, sell me your soul and you can have it.  

 :P

Yeah that pretty much sucks. I wouldn't mind getting it off ebay, but the shipping prices is what kills me. That is what holds me back on alot of auctions.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2004, 09:25 AM
I agree, I would have liked to see some of the "real" Sinister Six made too, and replace some of the others in this set.  Black Cat looks a little iffy, and I would have just as soon they waited and put someone else in Doc Ock's place since the upcoming Legends one is far superior from the looks of things.  I'm still really looking forward to this set too, Toy Biz seems to do a pretty good job with these Marvel Legends box sets, as opposed to many of Hasbro's TRU Star Wars box sets ::).  I'd definitely like to see a Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, etc. get made eventually though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 16, 2004, 12:39 PM
Yup, Black Cat is off.  It's mostly because of the cruddy job they did on the mask.  I think I've read comments, here or elsewhere, that they had to do the mask like that because it was a particular artist's version.  Well, IMO, they picked the wrong version.  I'm still pleased she's in there, but a crappy one than not at all.  

Much to my dismay I found I missed the wave with black Spidey and Rhino.  I was at TRU yesterday and something weird caught my eye.  That weird thing was the spiderman with the interchangeable Peter Parker parts.  Dang.  I had no idea they would be here already and all the other retailers are focusing on the movie line ::)  Speaking of which, the Doc Ock wave showed up.  It's a very well done figure, but I'm not overly attached to the movie versions.  

As a third note, I took back my defective X-men Legends set, the one with the funky Legolas headed Magneto.  Given that Amazon/TRU had dramatically dropped the price, I figured there would be no way anyone would pay me enough on ebay to make my money back.  I would have had to list it for around $40 US and didn't see that flying very well.   :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 16, 2004, 01:14 PM
Well if people really want a Black Cat figure, they can always go for the Marvel Select version.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 16, 2004, 02:16 PM
Well if people really want a Black Cat figure, they can always go for the Marvel Select version.

Yeah, but that one takes it too far to the other extreme.  If I want to buy an adult superstar toy, I'll just do that.  They are nice pieces and all, but I enjoyed the character, the storyline AND the artwork.  I didn't pick up Spidey issues only with the black cat and only with her breasts hanging out.  

Sorry, but that era was the switch in comics (mainstream) from a focus on good writing to bodacious tatas.  Suddenly a surreal, pornstar body came with all superpowers at no extra charge.  This is of course, just my opinion, but it was one of the reasons I stopped reading comics.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 16, 2004, 04:04 PM
I found the black costume Spider-Man at K-Mart yesterday. Ultimate Rhino was long gone.

Morgbug- I'd love to get a Carnage from you. Please LMK if you find another one.

Thanks.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2004, 04:12 PM
I'll have to keep an eye out now that the Black Costume Spidey/Rhino series is hitting.  Out of curiosity (I got into Spidey figs a little late), they haven't actually done an "Ultimate Spider-man" Spidey yet have they?  Now with this Ultimate Rhino coming out, and I believe and Ultimate Lizard coming up, I was wondering if they had actually done Spidey yet.  That's a figure I wouldn't mind seeing done.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 16, 2004, 04:34 PM
Will keep my eyes open for Mr. Carnage for you Ben.  MOMC or opener?  

I'm not sure we need an 'ultimate' spiderman.  We have so many and I worry that it will be packed with some ridiculous accessory like the new black spiderman ::)  Spidey uses a glider when?  Oy.  It would be interesting to see what they can do with one, but you could snag the Urban Legends set for super cheap and get the parachute spidey repainted.  A few here such as Scott and others like it the best and I think the paint is better on the UL set.  The daredevil paint is certainly better than the original spiderman release, but it's hard to find a plain, red daredevil.  Everyone wants him to be burgundy for some reason.  Weird.  

I ordered the X-men Legends box today btw.  $22 and change after shipping but I used my gift certificate to keep it cheap.  Still not sure about the urban legends box as I already have the white elektra.  I presume some time down the road I could sell the second one off and probably pay for the entire set at that price.  Still mad at Amazon for not filling my Red Skull order :'(

Cross pollinating threads here, but the There and Back Again LOTR set was on sale for $19.99.  Getting better.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 16, 2004, 06:53 PM
Quote
Will keep my eyes open for Mr. Carnage for you Ben.  MOMC or opener?


Whichever comes first, as long as the figure is in display-worthy condition. :)

I might have to pick that UL set up, for the Spider-Man and Punisher. $10? Can't beat that with a stick.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 17, 2004, 06:22 PM
I'm kind of hoping that Abomination and Absorbing Man get rereleased in the Legends line, along with Archangel and Cyclops. They all have uber-articulation, and are a little more Legendary than Blade, IMO, plus they're all massively shortpacked.

Makes sense to me, anyway. I just looked at ebay, and the Hulk shortpacks are going for $60 or more. Insanity.

Oh, one other thing. If there are 100 each of Goliath and Red Skull on ebay, are they still chase figures?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on June 17, 2004, 09:27 PM
Maybe we'll see the Hulk figs and XMC you mentioned in box sets at the least later on.  Here's hoping anyway.  And does anyone else want a ML Mary Jane?  That doesn't suck?  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 17, 2004, 09:48 PM
Mmm, Mary Jane.  A Comic book Mary Jane, that's well done.  Yes sir, I do want one.  I want a Death of Gwen Stacey box set.  

I managed to score an Archangel off the spawn.com board for a very reasonable price.  Also got Mr. Fixit in the deal.  The guy was fortunate enough to pick up an abomination for himself, but as stated, short packed so I ran out of luck.  Pity.  

I could see a Hulk box set down the line.  Need a minimum of four figures, so not sure how they'd work it.  Abomination and Absorbing Man (Crusher Creel - cool name) and one of the Hulks - smart Hulk?  What would be the fourth figure though, another Hulk wouldn't be terribly logical, though they are present in sufficient numbers and cool enough looking.  Is there another series planned, add the villain from that series?

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 17, 2004, 10:18 PM
I read at TNI that Hulk and X-Men Classics are dead. (Gee, who would have figured Marvel characters couldn't carry four toy lines? Didn't work to well in the 90's IIRC)

I think the best boxed set for Hulk would be Abomination, Absorbing Man, some Hulk, and Doc Samson or something. But, I'm sure TB would never stick the baddies in the same box. They're ********, and they're not stupid either.

I actually found Archangel twice at retail. I bought one but left the other for another. Should have picked it up for a trade, but littleplasticmen has both Cyke and Archangel in stock, so I don't think I could have gotten much for it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 17, 2004, 11:13 PM
Yeah, the Hulk and X-Men lines died a quick death.  Too bad for the Hulk line, since there were a few good things in the mix.  I'm kind of disappointed that they didn't make a decent grey Hulk other than Joe Fixit.  While that's a notable part of the grey Hulk's saga, I kind of liked the period right after the grey Hulk re-ermerged.  Especially the issue where he fought Wolverine.  I hope they at least revisit that incarnation of the Hulk in Marvel Legends.  As cool as the Marvel Select grey Hulk is, I don't think it's a good rendering of the Hulk from the period I'm mentioning.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 18, 2004, 09:56 AM
Maybe we'll see the Hulk figs and XMC you mentioned in box sets at the least later on.  Here's hoping anyway.  And does anyone else want a ML Mary Jane?  That doesn't suck?  

I would love a good comic version Mary Jane.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2004, 10:05 AM
I think it would be really nice to have a good comic version of MJ as well.  It is nice that we have the Spidey Classics line for stuff like this, but hopefully they will start releasing a few more bad guys, and big supporting characters like MJ, instead of a thousand different Spidey variations.  I realize there will and probably has to be some sort of Spidey in every wave, but the rest could be baddies and other characters.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 18, 2004, 02:10 PM
Saw the Marvel Select Thor today.  Cool figure!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2004, 02:14 PM
Not exactly "Marvel Legends" figure news, but for those who are interested...Marvel.com updated their site to a new look today, and if you visit their biographies section, it has been revamped as well....kind of neat.  Sorry a bit off topic, but thought some of you might be interested.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 18, 2004, 03:13 PM
Toy Biz is making progress with their casepacks. Someone at TNI scored a case of tee new Black Spider-Man wave and said Rhino was packed 2x per case.

Not perfect, but it'll do for now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 18, 2004, 03:17 PM
I just about crapped my pants today.  I stumbled into sears and saw an assortment I hadn't seen for a while.  The carnage group, but sadly it was gone.  Not so sad when you consider it was 12.99 :o

I think a few of the local retailers will kick it up in the next week for the movie, I just hope they don't overload on the movie stuph.  

In Hulk news I bid on creel on ebay.  One with no bids and a start price of $25.  More $$ than brains with that one.  Having ebay buying withdrawl.  HOping someone comes in and outbids me on that one.   ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 18, 2004, 09:44 PM
Well that was the longest 53 hours of my life.  Stopped by TRU today and picked up both a black spiderman and a Rhino.  

I'm inclined to agree with Scott, the originals were better.  I think the logo on spidey is off in the second version and the rhino's mesh/chain mail undersuit seems ridiculous.  Still, local, Cdn dollars and no shipping, hard to argue with.  

Happy that's over, now to find the Scorpion down the road.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 19, 2004, 09:53 AM
Still need Abomination.

As for the Spider-Man line, I like the first line better. Here's looking out for Scorpion.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 21, 2004, 09:12 AM
I have only picked up the "super-poseable" Spidey from the Spider-Man 2 line so far, but after reading THIS REVIEW (http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_062104b.htm) over at mwctoys.com, I'm awfully tempted to get this magnet version just for fun.  Some of those poses look pretty cool, the magnets must be fairly strong.  Has anyone picked this figure up yet?

(http://www.mwctoys.com/images/Spideycrawl.jpg)

Photo taken from review at Michael Crawford's Review of the Week (www.mwctoys.com).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 21, 2004, 11:11 AM
Hmmm, magnet version eh?  Interesting.  Could be good for the office.  

The third wave of spidey figs showed at Walmart over the weekend, so we're right up to date on those.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 21, 2004, 04:07 PM
Along the same Spidey 2 lines.....have any of you broke down and picked up the 18" superduperultrafantastic-poseable Spider-Man 2 Spidey?  I have seen (several) of these staring back at me at our trips to Wal-Mart and Target, and have been really tempted to pick it up.  It looks like it is around $20-$21 around here, and for what it is, that's not too bad of a deal.  Now I normally wouldn't want to buy a figure this HUGE, but since it is Spidey, I have been thinking about it.  The reviews I have read online are very solid, but I was just wondering if any of you have (or thought about) picked this up.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 21, 2004, 04:44 PM
Woo hoo, I found Ultimate Rhino this weekend!

Boss! ;D

I don't think I'd want that big Spidey mosnab mentioned. It's just too big.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 21, 2004, 04:49 PM
Cool find Ben.  It's just nice to find something at retail quickly, or so I find.  I'm happy to have it too, just like to whine and moan a lot (regarding the first version).  

Brian, nope, too big, just like Ben says.  My daughter has a 10" rotocast spidey from the first movie, somewhere, I think.  It's big and this one is bigger.  Better too, but no need/room for it.  Just too much crap ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2004, 08:41 AM
TNI.com has put up some pictures (courtesy of Amazon) of Marvel Legends series 7 and 8.  You can check them out HERE (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=3508).  I know there have been some complaints about it, but I'm kind of looking forward to that Iceman figure, that is one I always wanted to see in ML.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2004, 10:18 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00021HC7G.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Awesome...Ice Man still looks a little messed up in the face, hopefully they'll still be changing that as they said they would
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2004, 10:52 AM
I know....I've been sticking to X-Men and Spidey figs from the Marvel arena, but that Hawkeye is just really cool looking.  Part of me wishes I would have gotten more from previous waves, and if there wasn't so much Star Wars to collect...I probably would.  Very nice work on that figure.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on June 23, 2004, 01:26 PM
Bring 'em on!  I've had some serious ML withdrawal lately.  (Although I did find Blade recently, now if I can get Red Skull, I'll be caught up)

I really like the skeleton look on the body of the original Ghost Rider, plus his bike is cooler than the modern GR released a few series back.

(http://afigures.com/g/albums/Marvel/ML_7/ML73.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 23, 2004, 01:34 PM
General comments.  

I can live with the iceman.  the face is weird, but I could live with it.  Evil Iceman?  

I was hoping for a cloth cape for Storm :-\  That's perhaps unrealistic, but it would have been nicer.

Hawkeye is great, though the shoulder joints become really apparent without paint on them.  the paint app is realistic though.  

Weapon X sucks.  Nice accessory pack in, but it still sucks.  

Apocalypse is mid-stream for me, ok, but not great.  Are they cheaping out on bases now?  

Ghost Rider is ok, the figure is much better than the previous.  The bike looks nice, but I'm completely unfamiliar with that style from the comic books.   ???

S'ok lineup, but I'll remain selective.  I think I'll be patient for a change and wait for these to show up in the north.  I'll presume we should get them, but as per usual, the chase could be tough.  We could also end up getting badly burned by unmoving product.  TRU has next to nothing, Walmart has been stuck with cases that seem to be like the following:
Beast 4
Gambit 4
Punisher 3
Elektra 1
At least that's what I've seen opened.  Absolutely hideous.  

At the same time, the other major retailer, Zellers, made a grand faux pas and re-ordered series II, completely filling the pegs with Namor, Thing, Human Torch.  The only thing really selling is Doom, but I have no problem picking him up at all.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2004, 02:42 PM
I know it isn't coming out until almost 2005 probably, but I'm really looking forward to this ML figure:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000231EBE.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

For some reason, Amazon has him listed at "Dr. Strange" though :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on June 23, 2004, 02:46 PM
They're all fantastic, as usual.  Storm is probably the best ML female figure yet.  Really looking forward to her and Iceman.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 23, 2004, 03:20 PM
Doc Oc & Man-Thing looked awesome, I am looking forward to them the most. Iceman is still way messed up.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2004, 04:54 PM
I have only picked up the "super-poseable" Spidey from the Spider-Man 2 line so far, but after reading THIS REVIEW (http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_062104b.htm) over at mwctoys.com, I'm awfully tempted to get this magnet version just for fun.  Some of those poses look pretty cool, the magnets must be fairly strong.  Has anyone picked this figure up yet?

Bsed on the cool looking pictures, I picked this one up at Target last night (on sale for $5.28).  For less than $6, you get a kick-ass uber-articluated Spidey that can be pretty much posed any place in my metal-frame cubilce office.

I highly recommend Magnetic Spidey from Spiderman 2!  Well worth the $6.

It's stuff like this that make me wonder why the vOTC end up at $10, when Spidey kicks 30+ point of Articulation at $6... I know, different license, differnt scale, etc, but DANG!  This Spidey rocks.

Jeff
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on June 25, 2004, 08:02 AM
In Target yesterday buying Band of Brothers for a late Father's Day gift and as I always do, stroll down the toy aisle.  Nothing new in the way of Star Wars, ML, or Sportspicks, but all Spider-man 2 figures were on sale for $5 and change.  Picked up the magnetic Spider-man (mainly based on that cool pic Brian posted earlier).  Got home, opened it up and stuck it to the fridge.  Them magnets are strong.

The wife was outside.  I went out to start the grill and told her I left her a present on the fridge.  "Is it flowers?" she asked.  I didn't say anything.  
"What is it?" "It's Spider-man, baby".  She just  ::) and went back to weeding the garden.  Damn women, they just don't understand cool toys.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 25, 2004, 08:58 AM
I'm hoping to pick up that Magnetic Spidey figure this weekend too if I can find one around town here.  It just looks like a "fun" figure to have, stick on the fridge, whatever.  Thanks for the positive notes on it guys, makes me want to pick it up even more.

Also, TNI has pics up today of the upcoming ML Vision figure (as well as a "transparent" variant).  Looks pretty cool.  Marvel Legends Vision w/Variant (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=3536)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 25, 2004, 09:53 AM
Dang...that Vision has me a droolin'...not so sure I like the look of the clear plastic version though.  I was thinking of Twighlight Frodoish with some added pastel paint instead of see through.  The regular though looks good though and is #2 on my Want list for 2004 behind Hawkeye

(http://jerome.galica.free.fr/marvel/Avengers/scarlet/VisionAnimated.gif)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 25, 2004, 10:35 AM
Although we've pretty much seen all of the images now, Toy Biz has finally updated their site...with the newer Marvel Legends info:

Toy Biz Marvel Legends (http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/index.htm)

I agree too Scott, about the Vision.  This is another character that to be honest I don't know a whole lot about, but the figures really looks amazing.  I'm so tempted to expand my Marvel Legends lineup here, and figures like Hawkeye and Vision aren't helping that any :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 25, 2004, 10:44 AM
Looks like they have updated the Spidey Classics area as well, I think I'd like to pick up this guy:

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/spiderman/previews/72084.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 25, 2004, 10:46 AM
I'm actually reading the story arc right now in the AVengers (around issue 250) where Vision goes wacky

Here's his history...

The metal monstrosity called Ultron created the synthetic humanoid known as the Vision from the remains of the original, android Human Torch of the 1940s to serve as a vehicle of vengeance against the Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Himself constructed by size-changing scientist Henry Pym, Ultron inadvertently gained sentience and rebelled against the Avengers' resident roboticist. The living machine programmed the Vision's neural processors with the brain patterns of the ionically charged costumed champion called Wonder Man and implanted a control crystal to keep him in check.


Ultron dispatched the Vision to draw the Avengers into a deathtrap, and it was during this initial encounter that the diminutive dynamo known as the Wasp coined the synthezoid's name. At first sight of the spectral entity, the horrified heroine called him an "unearthly, inhuman vision." Moved by the Avengers' plight, the Vision betrayed his programming and helped the mighty mortals defeat his calculating creator.


The Vision served the Avengers faithfully for a number of years, standing with his teammates against the foes no single hero could defeat. Tentatively at first, the almost-human android embarked on a romantic relationship with the hex-casting heroine called the Scarlet Witch that blossomed into true love and marriage. The newlyweds left Avengers Mansion to live a quiet life in New Jersey.


When the Vision's malfunctioning control crystal interfered with his ability to reason, he became bent on creating a new golden age of peace on Earth by seizing control of the world's computers and defense systems. Ultimately, the Vision reverted to form by severing his connection to the planet's databanks and extracting the control crystal from his mechanized mind.


In the wake of the android Avengers' meltdown, the nations of Earth came to regard him as a high-level security threat. Government operatives abducted and dismantled the Vision, erasing his memory. The Scarlet Witch and the Avengers recovered their teammates' components, and Pym rebuilt and reprogrammed the Vision. The scientist downloaded the sum total of the Avengers' computer files into the synthezoid's neural processors, but Wonder Man refused to allow a new record of his brain patterns to be synthesized. Apparently, he had grown resentful of his digital doppelganger and was attracted to the Scarlet Witch himself. Hence, the Vision returned to existence sans human emotion, unable even to recall his love for his wife.


The Vision has since uploaded a new set of brain patterns, again acquiring the ability to feel. Though he remembers his time with the Scarlet Witch, he has chosen not to attempt reconciliation. Eager to experience human emotion to the fullest, the synthezoid has made diligent efforts to explore aspects of his personality aside from those pre-programmed by Pym.


Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 25, 2004, 07:06 PM
Not liking the clear vision, dont have to worry about finding that one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 25, 2004, 08:36 PM
I'm not digging the clear Vision either. I'm glad the chases are back to being lameass variants of the regular figures.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 26, 2004, 02:09 PM
I'm not digging the clear Vision either. I'm glad the chases are back to being lameass variants of the regular figures.

I agree, I am glad about this too, but I still want a Dark Phoenix.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 28, 2004, 09:38 AM
This weekend, I picked up the Spider-Man 2 Magnetic Spidey as well, and this is just a fun figure I think.  He's hanging out on our fridge right now.  I also found the Spidey Classics Black Costumed Spider-Man, which I picked up.  I wanted to get the Ultimate Rhino they had there as well, but felt guilty for already buying two figures.  I'm really thinking about running down to TRU to see if it is still there.  For those of you who have that figure, what do you think of it?  Is it a good pick up?  I missed out on the original "comic" Rhino, so thought I might get this one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 28, 2004, 09:48 AM
Action-figure.com has an article up on the Fantastic 4 box set, which is hitting in Hong Kong now.  Apparently the box set itself has a "variant", with one release of it containing a "clear" Invisible Woman.  The article is HERE (http://www.action-figure.com/Article12002.html)

(http://www.action-figure.com/images/04/06/ff/6.jpg)

Image courtesy of Action-Figure.com
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 28, 2004, 09:54 AM
A VARIANT Box Set!!! ::) ::)  I've put up with their crap for a while now but THIS tops it all.  I've about had it
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 28, 2004, 02:41 PM
It looks like the Johnny has a variant as well, there is a clear flame version and a solid painted version.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 28, 2004, 02:48 PM
This looks like a wait and see situation to me.  I hope they don't leave the She Hulk out on the cold when it comes to the FF though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 29, 2004, 10:27 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, the newest 'new low' in toy collecting: Variant Boxed Sets!

 ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2004, 01:17 PM
Although I have been primarily a Spidey, sprinkled with some X-Men from ML, collector...I have recently been thinking about going and picking up a few more of the Legends figures.  It will have to wait until I figure out a way to have more space to display both my Star Wars and Marvel collections, but I was just curious what some of your opinions are on the past figures, or which were some of your favorites?  If I pick up any, I'm leaning towards the Fantastic Four (probably wait for the box set, even though the Torch is different), and the Avengers (always enjoyed Capt. America and Iron Man among others) to start out with.  Looking back on those waves, do you feel that Legends has come a long way with their figures, and maybe some (not all) seem a little outdated now?  Also, would a person be better off waiting for future releases (examples of Modern Iron Man and "Ultimate" Captain America coming up).  I might not be able to get more, due to space and budget constrictions, but I always enjoy reading all of your opinions on some of your favorites...they can be from any of the Marvel lines if you like...Legends, Spidey/Hulk/X-Men classics, etc.  Also...while on that topic...do those of you who collect these lines buy them all (sans re-releases or variant/chase)...or do you pick and choose.  How big is your Marvel Universe :)?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 7, 2004, 09:22 PM
Pick and choose, definitely.  A smattering of spidey thrown in and then the ML stuff I like.  Toy Biz has convinced me to never, ever rush into buying a toy again.  

Here's what I have:
Wave I
Captain America
Iron Man
Iron Man Gold CHASE VARIANT

Wave II
Doctor Doom
The Thing
Doctor Doom Doombot CHASE VARIANT
Hulk with Shirt Variant

Wave III
Wolverine (Yellow and Blue)
Magneto - both original and box set release - happy to unload one ;)
Thor

Wave IV
Gambit - from box set
Beast - from box set
Elektra - both red and white
Goliath with Antman and Wasp CHASE FIGURE - thanks Scott

Wave V
Sabertooth
Colossus
Silver Surfer
Red Skull CHASE FIGURE

Best of Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusives
Thing Trenchcoat
Stealth Armor Iron Man

Here's what I plan to get
Wave VI
Phoenix (green/yellow)
Dark Phoenix (red/gold) CHASE VARIANT
Deadpool/Doop
Wolverine (Brown/Yellow)
Juggernaut

Wave VII
Hawkeye
Apocalypse
Vision

Wave VIII
Doctor Octopus
Captain America (Ultimate) - maybe
Storm
Ice Man

I also have from the box set Rogue and the no mask wolverine.  

From spiderman I have the following:
Ultimate Rhino
black spiderman - later version
Hobgoblin - a must have
Green Goblin - would have passed if I'd known about the S6 set
Venom - ditto
Carnage

Suprisingly I have few of the original spiderman figures from the line.  I have the original red Daredevil and the yellow chase version, but have only the spiderman that hangs from the gargoyle.  Would like the red and black and would still like the red and blue spidey, but I suspect I will be satisfied with the S6 version.  From the movies I have two spideys, super poseable and the movie green goblin.  

As for the FF box set, I'm waiting to see if there is an Amazon sale a la the Urban Legends box and the X-men box.  If there is, great, I'll snag it, but if not, no loss.  As for the regular releases of Namor and Human Torch, well, there are so many on the pegs here that someday they'll have to clearance them, hopefully at a much more reasonable price ( they reg at $12.99 here).

I managed to pass on the Urban Legends box set mostly because I already have the white Elektra already.  I'm not a huge punisher fan and didn't care to get yet another spidey.  All of the daredevil's I've seen in that box are painted much, much better (albeit differently) than the daredevil released in the later spiderman classic wave (same wave as Kraven?).  The Amazon price is fantastic, but I just didn't need more DD or spidey figs.  

I also picked up the Mr. Fixit Hulk and the Absorbing Man figures from the Hulk line of recently.  Both are great, I'd like to pick up an Abomination too, but can live without it.  Smart Hulk is tempting too, but these Hulk figures are far superior, IMO, to either the early ML or the movie line (where's the puking icon?).  

My must haves:
Mr. Fixit Hulk
Elektra - either version would do
Thor - spectacular
Wolverine yellow version, personal fave
Hobgoblin - just a spectacular figure, great articulation and super sculpt
Colossus - wow.

Captain America from series one is an honorable mention but I feel both he and Ironman are too small in terms of scale.  I just don't perceive Wolverine being the same height.  I do love the Cap figure though as it is classic.  Though it nees the Red Skull to complement it completely.  Stoopid chase from buffoons at Toy Biz.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2004, 10:12 AM
Well I figured I'd help you out as well with what I have, as I only buy the ones I like as well.

Here's what I have:
Wave I
Captain America
Iron Man
Hulk

Wave II
Doctor Doom
The Thing
Human Torch

Wave III
Ghost Rider
Thor
Movie Daredevil

X-Men Box Set

Wave IV
Elektra - red
Punisher

Wave V
Sabertooth
Colossus
Silver Surfer
Red Skull
Blade
Nick Fury

Planning to get:

Wave VI
Phoenix
Dark Phoenix
Deadpool
Juggernaut
Movie Punisher
Cable

FF Box Set
Sinster 6 Box Set

Wave VII
Hawkeye
Apocalypse
Vision

Wave VIII
Doctor Octopus
Man-Thing (I think the coolest ML)
Storm
Ice Man

Spider-Man Classics
Scorpion

Spider-Man Classics (both series):
Symbiote Spider-Man (original Version)
Spider-Man (Original Version)
Classic Rhino
Hobgoblin
Green Goblin - dont really like it
Venom - cool, but new one is better
Carnage
Kraven - wish I knew about the box set


Marvel Select
Venom - w/ White Spider on his chest (Best Venom ever made in my opinion, the one I love. Much better than the box set version coming out)

Hulk Classics:
Abomination
Absorbing Man
Mecha Hulk
Bruce Banner

Wants that are out:
Namor (i really am not into that figure, want a green Underwear version)
Joe Fixit (undecided on this)
Smart Hulk  (undecided here too)
Doombot
Goliath
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2004, 02:07 PM
Thanks for those lists guys, that is exactly what I was looking to see.  Part of me would really like to have some shelves full of the Marvel Universe, and I've been seriously considering adding some more to the mix.  If I can figure out a new place from some of the Star Wars stuff to free up some shelf space, I might get started on that.  I'm thinking about holding out for the Fantastic Four box set, just because it would probably be a cheaper way to go (although I do see Human Torch, Thing, and Mr. Fantastic around here a lot)...and I'm definitely saving some cash for the Sinister Six set.  Other past figures I've been considering include Captain America (although I haven't seen one for awhile, might have to wait for the next version instead), Iron Man (another comic that I was fairly regular with as a kid, and the figure seems good...again, might have to wait for the next one), Silver Surfer (don't know much about him, but the figure looks cool), and upcoming wave figures such as Brown Wolvie, Juggernaut, Phoenix, Iceman, Storm, Hawkeye, Vision, etc.  Thanks again for the info and advice guys!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2004, 12:15 AM
ML VI should be out real soon.  A buddy picked up a Juggernaut at a collector store in Canada, so mass release must be awfully soon.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 10, 2004, 11:17 AM
Really?  I like most of the ML VI lineup, but I'm probably going to skip Cable.  He just never interested me as a character.

I also caught an 80's episode of Spiderman and his Amazing Friends this morning, and they featured the Sandman.  Is anybody else surprised that he hasn't been made in the Spiderman Classics line?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 10, 2004, 05:02 PM
Sandman is kind of there.  In one of the early figures from the spiderman classics line, on the cardboard, uh, card he is there, kind of webbed into/onto a wall.  

I am surprised he has not been done, but less surprised that Mysterio has not been done yet.  That is a figure I am just dying for.  I admit I hope they do a second sinister six box set.  Another spidey wouldn't hurt and they still have plenty of characters to include:
Sandman
Mysterio
ManWolf
???
and they could easily do repaints/resculpts of Carnage, Doc Ock and Vulture.

I know formally they aren't sinister six, but they could still package them that way.  Heck, get Marvel to do a miniseries around it for the cross promotion.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on July 10, 2004, 07:33 PM
Sandman would make a great ML/SC figure, and I can't believe he's too far off in the distance.  Mysterio, too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 12, 2004, 08:26 AM
I caught that Sandman episode this weekend as well, and he is one of Spidey's "baddies" that I would hope they would make the most.  Mysterio would be an excellent figure as well, and I think both of these would look great in the ML/SC treatment.  I picked up Carnage this weekend (actually my first true Spidey baddie until the box set comes out).  The figure isn't too bad, does anyone else's have a really loose head/neck joint.  Mine did right out of the package, but otherwise its not too bad.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2004, 12:12 PM
Truthfully I haven't opened Carnage yet.  In my never ending line, we're still looking for a house and without a proper space to display him, I just haven't opened it yet.  I swear, eventually we'll move and I'll put up more shelves.  

Bit of a pain with LOTR and ML stuff though, so big that it takes up a ton of space.  

We need a Kingpin figure.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 12, 2004, 01:18 PM
Quote
We need a Kingpin figure.

So true, so very true.  This is one of Marvel's biggest baddies (in more ways than one).  Surprised that he has been neglected this long, hopefully he is coming up soon.  I'd like to see what Toy Biz would do with a Kingpin figure.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 12, 2004, 01:26 PM
Indeed.  He's been a major player in the storylines of Daredevil, Spiderman and the Punisher.  He's certainly due.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 12, 2004, 01:27 PM
I want Kingpin too...he's gonna be huge though if they ever do him
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 12, 2004, 03:12 PM
Well, Hulk and Thing were both pretty big.  I think they can fit him in a bubble.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 12, 2004, 03:21 PM
True, true

Here's what I have:

Wave I[/i]
Hulk
Captain America
Iron Man

Wave II[/i]
Doctor Doom
Sub Mariner
The Thing
Human Torch
Hulk with Shirt Variant

Wave III[/i]
Wolverine (Yellow and Blue)
Magneto
Thor
Ghost Rider
Movie Daredevil

Wave IV[/i]
Gambit
Beast
Elektra
Punisher
Goliath with Antman and Wasp CHASE FIGURE[/i]

Wave V[/i]
Mr. Fantastic
Sabertooth
Colossus
Silver Surfer
Nick Fury
Red Skull CHASE FIGURE[/i]

Best of Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusives[/i]
Stealth Armor Iron Man

BOX SETS

X-Men[/i]
Rogue
Beast (lab coat, glasses)
Gambit
Wolverine (maskless)
Magneto

Spidey Classics[/i]
Wave 1 Spidey
Wave 1 Black Spidey
Rhino
Lizard
Doc Ock
Venom
Carnage
Hobgoblin
Kraven
Green Goblin
Daredevil (the Wave 6 version)
Parachute Spidey

Just making a list of what I'lkl be buying the rest of the year:

Wave VI[/i]
Phoenix (green/yellow) (on the fence)
Wolverine (Brown/Yellow)
Juggernaut (on the fence)

Wave VII[/i]
Hawkeye
Iron Man (red/silver)
Vision

Wave VIII[/i]
Doctor Octopus
Captain America (Ultimate)
Iron Man (Ultimate)
Storm
Ice Man

BOX SETS

Fantastic Four[/i]
Mister Fantastic
Invisible Woman
Human Torch
Thing
Doctor Doom
Franklin Richards
Herbie

Spider Man vs Sinister Six[/i]
Spider Man
Green Goblin
Black Cat
Electro
Doctor Octopus
Kraven
Venom

I've given some serious thought to selling off some of the dudes who were not in the Avengers or Secret Wars (Gambit, Elektra, Punisher etc)  Not sure yet what I'm going to do.  I'd like to say I got rid of a bookcase full of toys.  Make my wife happy and make it a little less unwieldy.  Although with the Simpsons winding down and not much I'll be buying for Legends and LOTR maybe its a managable stage right now.  Stay tuned!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 12, 2004, 03:26 PM
I know what you mean, that is one of the reasons I'm really contemplating what to do about my Legends collecting.  I'd really like to broaden the collection, but they do take up a lot of space.  I'm trying to figure out how to move some more Star Wars stuff into my closet (shelving in there), so I can free up the extra bookcase for Marvel stuff.  With the Spidey stuff (and SS box set coming up) as well as the Legends I have and would like to pick up, I'm going to need some room.  Hmmm...at least the minimates are wee and only take up one little shelf right now.

Also, I see that Julius Marx (http://www.aftimes.com/aslu/slu.shtml) has a new column up that contains lots of pictures of the Fantastic Four box set.  I'm thinking about picking this one up, to be able to get the whole shebang at once (and a little cheaper).  He also has the Spider-Man 2 Movie figures (Wave 4).  This is the pizza chuckin' Spidey and the bendy tentacles Doc Ock.  I've been holding off on getting a Doc Ock so far, to see what this one would be like.  Hopefully it will show around here (of course, I think the other version has disappeared around here as well right now).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 12, 2004, 07:37 PM
Finally scored a Carnage at Target this weekend. There were three of him there, and no Spidey variants. Best of all, he was priced at $5.55. Can't beat that with a stick.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 12, 2004, 10:35 PM
Well, let's see what I have from the various Toy Biz lines....at least since they've been good.

AVENGERS
Captain America
Scarlet Witch
Iron Man
Loki

CLASSIC COVERS SERIES
Original X-Men Box Set
Giant Sized X-Men Box Set

MARVEL LEGENDS
Wave I
Hulk
Toad
Captain America
Iron Man
Iron Man chase

Wave II
Doctor Doom
Doombot chase
Sub Mariner
The Thing
Human Torch
Hulk with Shirt Variant
The Thing with trenchcoat

Wave III
Wolverine
Magneto
Thor
Ghost Rider
Movie Daredevil

Wave IV
Gambit
Beast
Elektra
Punisher
Goliath with Antman and Wasp chase

Wave V
Mr. Fantastic
Sabertooth
Colossus
Silver Surfer
Nick Fury
Red Skull chase


Best of Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusives
Stealth Armor Iron Man


BOX SETS

X-Men
Rogue
Beast (lab coat, glasses)
Gambit
Wolverine (maskless)
Magneto


SPIDERMAN CLASSIC - ML style package
Wave 1
Spiderman
Black costume Spiderman
Venom

Wave 2
Daredevil
Rhino


CLASSIC SPIDERMAN - REDESIGNED CARD

Wave 2
Hobgoblin

Wave 4
Venom

Wave 5
Morbius

Wave 6
Kraven
Daredevil


HULK - MOVIE

Series 1
Super Poseable leaping Hulk

Series 2
Twist and slam Hulk

Series 3
Hulk Dog

Series 4
David Banner


THE INCREDIBLE HULK

Wave 1
Abomination

Wave 2
Banner with Hulk
Mecha Hulk


WANTS:
ML 3 maskless Wolverine chase
The Incredible Hulk wave 2 Absorbing Man
Urban Legends 4-pack
Classic Covers Avengers Box Set
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 13, 2004, 09:19 AM
Thanks for the lists so far everyone, I always enjoy seeing what everyone has picked up...anyone have some pictures of their set up?  I definitely have some catching up or expanding to do with my Marvel collection...I hope to pick up some more figures in the future, once I figure out the space/room situation.  Overall, are you guys happy with your collections...are there any figures you think about now that you don't really care for?  The Legends line seems to be of pretty high quality overall, but I know some people aren't fans of certain figures.  I've been seeing lots of Series 5 at Wal-Mart around here, and I've been thinking about picking up something from that wave.  I've got Colossus, have thought about Sabertooth or Silver Surfer, we'll see.

Also, Nicklab, I noticed that you are looking for the Urban Legends 4-pack, and just thought I'd let you know that Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000096QL0/qid=1089724506/br=1-1/ref=br_lf_t_1//104-7459297-8934341?v=glance&s=toys&n=3665851) has it in stock for $9.98, with free shipping.  Probably not too bad a deal if you are still looking for it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2004, 12:30 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/DSC01870.JPG)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2004, 12:30 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/DSC01871.JPG)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2004, 01:54 PM
Scott.  Red Goliath?  Also what is the shelving material that gives you different levels for display?  Same as you use for SW that was described a long time ago at RS?

Ben, glad you found one.  I found one, but at $14.99 I left it on the shelf :o
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2004, 02:00 PM
That's from the Avengers Box Set from 1996 1997 (so are some of those X-Men figures)  Same figure as the Legends version just painted Red

The shelves are called Expand-A-Shelf and they can be found in the Home Accessories section of the local Wal Mart
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2004, 02:04 PM

Also, Nicklab, I noticed that you are looking for the Urban Legends 4-pack, and just thought I'd let you know that Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000096QL0/qid=1089724506/br=1-1/ref=br_lf_t_1//104-7459297-8934341?v=glance&s=toys&n=3665851) has it in stock for $9.98, with free shipping.  Probably not too bad a deal if you are still looking for it.

Thanks for the referral Mosnab.  Spuffy hit me with the same link.  Thanks to both of you!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2004, 02:06 PM
I should note that those pics are old (last November) things have changed a little in my display
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2004, 02:08 PM
Scott.  Red Goliath?  


Actually, that's when Henry Pym went by the name Giant Man.  I think Scott mentioned that it's from the Classic Covers Avengers box set.  The Goliath chase figure that came out with ML IV is actually inaccurate.  It's a repaint of the red Giant Man figure.  However, Goliath's costume didn't have antennae, and he also had some sort of gold covering over his eyes.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2004, 02:43 PM
I sense a very serious comic fan in our midst ;)  Thanks for the additional info Nick.   :)

Scott, would the expand a shelf take a coating of paint (brush or spray)?  My shelves are all black and I'd like something consistent if I can.  The white will stand out big time.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2004, 04:15 PM
Nahhh, I gave up being a serious comic collector a long time ago Brent.  I just have an uncanny memory.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2004, 04:20 PM
I don't think painting would work...it's pretty hard plastic so its not porous and probably wouldn't hold the paint

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2004, 04:24 PM
I don't think painting would work...it's pretty hard plastic so its not porous and probably wouldn't hold the paint

Darn :-\  The search continues.  My shelves are 12" deep so I was hoping to get something that's actually the size of a 2x4 and then a 4x4 in terms of depth and height to give three levels to each shelf.  That should allow two rows of figures (3 3/4) with stands on each level, giving me six rows of figures.  I'd just use the boards in the sizes mentioned, but worry about the weight.  The shelves are anchored into studs, but still....

Very good memory Nick.  I used to have a good memory too :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on July 13, 2004, 09:28 PM
Then he got old.  :P


Feel free to send any Carnage or Venom figures you DON'T want to me, Bug. :-*


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2004, 09:36 PM
Figures you'd show up :-*

I'll be unloading one of my venom figures, just undecided which it will be.  Have to wait until I pick up the boxed set.  

If anyone wants to part with a Black Cat figure from the S6 set, I'd be happy to buy it from you.  we just picked up the latest animated Spiderman movie and my daughter is absolutely enamored with the Black Cat.  I don't want her to steal mine :-\ :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on July 13, 2004, 09:44 PM
The day you start fighting your daughter for a doll is the day you may want to question your collecting habbits.


Maybe you could help me, Morgbug. I have a Venom figure and his "face" (aka symbiote) is coming off and you can see him underneith, and it appears that the costume is over taking him. He also has a hole in his left hand to hold what appears to be webbing, because its on his "web launching spot".


Any idea what one it is?


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2004, 10:05 PM
Whoo.  I know exactly which figure you're talking about but I can't remember the line it is from.  Early spiderman legends I think, before they switched to a cardboard card.  I know I saw it and passed on it.  I'm sure someone in here will confirm it in no time (that is, confirm what figure you're talking about).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2004, 11:15 PM
It's from series 1 of the initial Spiderman Classics line.  The packaging is the same as the Marvel Legends packaging.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 14, 2004, 08:16 AM
To my amazement, a TRU put out the latest wave of SMC and I managed to pick up the Black Spider-man and Rhino.  Nothing new in terms of ML and I still have not seen Carnage himself, just remnants of his case.  Eventually, I'll stumble across one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on July 14, 2004, 01:12 PM
To my amazement, a TRU put out the latest wave of SMC and I managed to pick up the Black Spider-man and Rhino.  Nothing new in terms of ML and I still have not seen Carnage himself, just remnants of his case.  Eventually, I'll stumble across one.

Mike, if you go to Marvel.com they have one for 12.99, sure its not retail, but it's Carnage.


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 14, 2004, 06:43 PM
Damn, now I wish I'd have picked up those two other Carnages for you guys.
They were cheap too. You might want to check your local Targets since they're clearing stuff out now. That's how I got lucky.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 15, 2004, 08:26 AM
Damn, now I wish I'd have picked up those two other Carnages for you guys.
They were cheap too. You might want to check your local Targets since they're clearing stuff out now. That's how I got lucky.

Did last night and got lucky.  They had a whole end cap filled with Carnage's wave, all clearanced to $5 and change.  Carnage was right in front.  Grabbed it and looked through the rest for another for potential trade bait.  No luck.  

On a side note, I really like how Target clearances things a few times a year.  Picked up some great deals that way and it opens up space for newer toys.  I expect OTC to hit hard at Target in the next few weeks because of this.  Only wish some other stores *cough*TRU*cough* would do the same.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 15, 2004, 12:25 PM
 Only wish some other stores *cough*TRU*cough* would do the same.

Amen to that.  We have three main retailers, Walmart (clearance well), Zellers and TRU.  The latter two have stock well over 5 years old in store :o  Figure it out folks, it's cutting into current sales and not going anywhere.  Ever.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on July 15, 2004, 03:26 PM
Damn you people and your luck finding things that I want.


Off to Target tommorow after I go to the bank.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 15, 2004, 10:46 PM
Found an Ultimate Rhino at TRU tonight, though I didn't pick it up. Anybody here still need it? I pulled a half-assed stash, so it should be there after I get off work tomorrow.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 16, 2004, 10:16 AM
There's a nice review of the Sinister Six box set found over HERE (http://www.poop-culture.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9).  I don't know about you guys, but I am really looking forward to this set...hopefully it isn't too tough to find, otherwise I do see that Amazon has it up for preorder too.  Looks nice!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on July 16, 2004, 01:05 PM
Some one already has them up and individual customized packaging on ebay.


I took a peak.


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 19, 2004, 02:50 PM
A couple more reviews, courtesy of the GH forums....Fantastic Four Box Set (http://www.poop-culture.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10) as well as Ultimate Rhino (http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_071904b.htm).

While on the subject of Marvel figures, I was curious which figure you guys would pick as your favorite (or favorites) overall from any line (Legends, Spidey/Hulk/X-Men Classics, movie lines, etc.).  Is there any one figure (or a few) that really stand out to you?

For me, my favorite of all my Marvel figures would probably be my Parachute Spider-Man.  After the helpful suggestions of many of you here, I picked this one up for my "comic" Spider-Man...and since he's my favorite character, it is also my favorite figure.  I also really like the "super poseable" movie one, for a movie version of Spidey.  Others that I really like include:

18" Movie Spidey (great figure, and my wife picked it out herself for me, so its special that way to me as well)
Spidey 2 Magnetic (another fun figure, hanging out on the fridge now)
Marvel Legends Beast (Beast and Iceman were my favorite X-characters, and this figure is really nice.  Another gift from the wifey a year or so ago too)

I haven't picked up a whole lot else outside of Spider-Man and X-Men things, but I'm hoping to get some more in the future.  What are some of your favorites...or your top pick (if you have one)?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 19, 2004, 03:45 PM
My favs:

ML - Colossus.  Excellent figure and perfect size and shape.  Runner up: Thing, for the lone fact that he can give the finger  ;) (Juggernaut might take away the #1 spot, though.  This fig looks amazing)

SMC: Hobgoblin.  Excellent articulation and just one mean freaky looking figure.  The first Marvel figure I bought, along with Thor.

XMC: Archangel.  Stupid backpack aside, this is a pretty cool figure.  His massive wingspan is impressive and Toybiz captured the "light" look of Warren perfectly.

HC: Mecha Hulk.  Of course this is the only one I own, but damn, did I pick a good one to get.  It weighs close to a metric ton and has tons of articulation.  Still looking to get an Abomination and Asorbing Man.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2004, 04:12 PM
ML - Thor.  It's just so big, and for one of the early ones, that' somewhat unusual.  There are many figures in here that are close, but I look at that figure and see the comic come into three dimensions, especially standing by Cap and towering over him, just as he should.  

SMC - gotta agree with Mikey, Hobgoblin rules.  Fantastic articulation, extremely poseable and nasty looking without the hood.  Looks pretty benign with it on, but take it off and it scares little kids.  

XMC - not fair to say, because I only own and have seen Archangel.  It's a nice figure and while I might someday pick up a Cyclops, this one does it.  

HC - right now it's Mr. Fixit, again, the only one I own.  I am happy I chose that one.  The only other I've seen in person was smart Hulk and ultimately I didn't by it.  It was very nice, no doubt and the other pictures look great.  Anyone else think that this line was seriously limited by the crappy Hulk movie toys from last year?  It didn't even make it to Canada (yet?) as there are still plenty of lousy movie figures around.  I do have Absorbing Man somewhere between Minnesota and Manitoba, so we'll see when it arrives.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on July 20, 2004, 02:10 PM
Got myself a Carnage on its way! All the way from Seattle!


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 20, 2004, 02:38 PM
Picked up Black Spidey today at TRU, nice figure, better than the first...another figure goes into the box of shame >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on July 20, 2004, 07:24 PM
Picked up Black Spidey today at TRU, nice figure, better than the first...another figure goes into the box of shame >:(

What the hell is that thing attached to his back?


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on July 20, 2004, 10:17 PM
Can anyone tell me if the SC Daredevil and ML Silver Surfer share the same base body?  I'm thinking of it for a custom and it's cheaper to get a Daredevil for me than it is the Surfer for some reason.

Thanks!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 21, 2004, 12:04 AM
Picked up Black Spidey today at TRU, nice figure, better than the first...another figure goes into the box of shame >:(

Really?  Based only on the pics, I was inclined to prefer the other.  Why do you like this one better?  

Not that I'm unhappy to hear it, I have no reference figure to check the new one against, but since I have the latter, I am curious as to why you say that?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 21, 2004, 12:36 AM
The other one is too skinny IMO, this one has the newer articulation as well.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 21, 2004, 07:26 PM
This might be a little off topic...but last night we were picking up some supper from a sandwich place in town (Mr. Goodcents), and on the counter above where they make the subs, they had a ML Silver Surfer figure.  Although I only had a couple of comics where he made an appearance (when I was a kid), I always thought this figure was kind of neat.  Seeing it opened, in person, it looked pretty cool to me.  I've never had anything other than Spidey/X-figures, but I'm tempted to go pick this one up if he's hanging out at Target or Wal-Mart.  I've been wanting to delve deeper into the ML line, so maybe this would be a good chance to before I pick up the FF, Avengers, etc.  Anyways, what do you guys think of this figure (if you have it)?  Is it a good pick up?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 21, 2004, 09:10 PM
I have the Silver Surfer figure. It was the first figure from the fifth series I bought.
I like it, though I really haven't read any Surfer comics until Marvel's recent relaunch of the title.
I bought it because I'm a big fan of Joe Satriani's Surfing with the Alien album.

I do wish the board detached from the base. That would have been a better idea than a Howard the Duck pack-in.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 22, 2004, 12:49 AM
Truth be told, I bought it for the Howard the Duck figure :-X  Not that much of a fan of Silver Surfer.  Always seemed a little too anal to me.   ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 22, 2004, 12:22 PM
I finally got my Abomination and it rocks!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 22, 2004, 12:25 PM
Sounds like ToyBiz wasn't there last night, should be today though.  Hopefully they'll have some Wave 9 goodness
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 22, 2004, 02:45 PM
I caved and bought the new Rhino and black costume Spiderman.  Bad collector!  You already have the SC versions!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 22, 2004, 04:02 PM
I caved and bought the new Rhino and black costume Spiderman.  Bad collector!  You already have the SC versions!

For some ungodly reason, Target has started to clearance this wave already.  Of course, this happens after I buy them at TRU for full price.  A week later I found the entire wave for $3 and change.  :o  Did pick up the Cyber Spidey.  I thought it would make a cool combo piece with the Mecha Hulk.  Might go back and pick up the SI Spidey to get a Peter Parker figure.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 22, 2004, 04:05 PM
TNI has coverage up of Marvel Legends at Comic Con.....a nice surprise...Dr. Strange! (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=view&album=2004_SDCC%2FToy_Biz%2FMarvel&pic=101_0202.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0)...more coverage HERE (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=album&album=2004_SDCC%2FToy_Biz%2FMarvel&start=0)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 22, 2004, 04:07 PM
Pictures still trickling in....but I also spy Sandman! (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=view&album=2004_SDCC%2FToy_Biz%2FMarvel&pic=101_0212.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0)  This is one figure I've been hoping they would make.  Woo hoo.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 22, 2004, 04:20 PM
Strange and Nightcrawler were pretty heavily rumored for Wave 9...pics aren't loading for me.  Loks like TNI is getting JD.com circa yesterday nailed :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 22, 2004, 04:27 PM
Finally got them up...strange no Ultimate Cap, Iron Man or Doc Ock, but there is the new Sandman and Strange.  Hmmm, I wonder if this is sort of like last year where they showed the Surfer and nobody else or that Series 8 has been modified some
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 22, 2004, 11:23 PM
I hear that Doc Oc is now being displayed with 8 and that Dr. Strange will be in 9. Sandman is int he Spider-Man line.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2004, 12:06 AM
So Strange IS a tease...same with Sandman.  Weren't more figs shown at Wizard World Chicago then (Doop and Wave 5 I think were)  So we'll probably get to see Wave 9 there and maybe something from 10 at Wizard World
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 23, 2004, 12:10 AM
I saw a Spiderman Classics 2-pack tonight with Spidey and Doc Ock.  Anybody else seen these?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2004, 09:13 AM
It looks like Action-Figure.com has some more pics up of Doctor Strange.  It also mentions that the rest of series 9 won't be announced until Toy Fair of 2005.  He was also told (by Jesse Falcon) that the line will see a "revamp" at that time as well.  I wonder what that means.  Anyways, here's the article and PICS (http://www.action-figure.com/Article12330.html)

Edit:  A few more pictures available here, of series 7 and 8.  You can see the Mohawk Storm variant, as well as what looks like modified tentacles for Doc Ock.  That figure looks great.  Too bad these are so far off, Series 6 hasn't even been showing up yet :).  Here's the Other Pics (http://www.action-figure.com/Article12332.html)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2004, 10:35 AM
Toy Fair! >:(  Gah that that is a long, long time to go

Maybe the big change is they'll stop putting Wolverine in every damn Wave
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 23, 2004, 11:14 AM
I saw a Spiderman Classics 2-pack tonight with Spidey and Doc Ock.  Anybody else seen these?

Not here.  We had some odd two-pack waves show up at TRU, venom was mixed in, maybe even Lizard, but I don't remember now.  

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Maybe the big change is they'll stop putting Wolverine in every damn Wave
Amen to that.  Maybe they'll spin off a full X-men classics line so they can get on with Marvel Classics.  

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mohawk Storm variant
Pardon my feeble old memory, but this is another thrown into the mix version aside from the regular paint chase variant? ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2004, 03:02 PM
TNI has now added to their coverage with pictures of 2-ups of Black Panther and Bullseye.  Two more much requested figures coming down the pipe at some point!  Cool.  Sounds like this will be it for new stuff from ML for the weekend, at least according to JayC over at the TNI forums.

Black Panther (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=view&album=2004_SDCC%2FToy_Biz%2FMarvel&pic=101_0410.jpg&dispsize=600&start=30)

Bullseye (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=view&album=2004_SDCC%2FToy_Biz%2FMarvel&pic=101_0408.jpg&dispsize=600&start=30)

There are more pics (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=album&album=2004_SDCC%2FToy_Biz%2FMarvel&start=30) in their main coverage page.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2004, 03:11 PM
Sweet!  I'll be buying STrange and Panther for sure
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 23, 2004, 03:18 PM
Black Panther, Sandman, and Strange look awesome.  I can't wait for those. Man-Thing and Doc Oc still look awesome.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on July 23, 2004, 07:18 PM
Those are all really cool.  Now where's my Nightcrawler!  :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 28, 2004, 01:33 PM
Question: If you bought the movie Doc Ock, does he have sunglasses on, as the picture on the packaging indicates?  I picked one up today, but no sunglasses.  Not in the package anywhere either.  Is toybiz messing around with McFarlane-esque variants?  Weird.  

IN other news, took back my ML X-men legends set some time ago and finally used up my credit at TRU.  In return I ended up with Ultimate Rhino, black Spiderman and 3 VOTC figures.  Pretty good trade, IMO.  

I don't feel bad about returning the set either.  Picked up the TRU.com clearance set for cheap and the set didn't last two days at the store I returned it too.  Tons of Urban Legends boxes sitting around, never to be cleared (wonder why Canada and US policies are different) but zero MLXL.  

Wondering if we'll see the spiderman legends sets and FF box set as well.  Having all those UL sets does not bode well and other retailers seem reluctant to carry something with that price tag.  Wish Walmart would :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 28, 2004, 04:33 PM
Mine has sunglasses...are there two Doc Ocks though currently shipping, I thought I had heard that
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 28, 2004, 07:01 PM
BBTS has a few ML 6 figures in stock.

I just love the prices they have on the chase figures.

$70 for a Dark Phoenix. $45 for an Unmasked Wolverine. $40 for the brown Cable. Hell, Deadpool is $20.

And the sad part is, most of these are sold out. I can understand not wanting to fight the scalpers and piss-poor distribution, but they're just toys. :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 29, 2004, 01:12 AM
Here are some pics circa tonight of my Legends and Classics...not shown is Hobgoblin and Archangel who are above the bookcase

Marvel

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/marvel172804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/marvel172804.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/marvel272804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/marvel272804.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 30, 2004, 05:58 PM
Just found Wolverine from ML 6 at the local TRU!!!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 30, 2004, 08:01 PM
One Canadian online retailer is reporting that they've opened quite a few cases and only one case had chase figures:

No Mask Wolverine
Chase Phoenix
Brown Cable

Great if you stumble across the case, but miserable if you miss it.  Maybe time to get out of these chase figures too :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 30, 2004, 09:30 PM
Just found Wolverine from ML 6 at the local TRU!!!

Crap in a hat.

Gentlemen, start your engines. :o
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 6, 2004, 10:15 AM
Reports are flowing in over at ADC that ML VI is starting to hit.  Looks like the East coast and TRU is the place to be.  Time to start looking, me needs a Juggs.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 6, 2004, 01:19 PM
What do you know?  Stopped at TRU on the way back from a job site today and scored!  Three or four Movie Punishers (major pegwarmer here  ::)) and Wolverines.  One Juggernaut, Deadpool and Cable.  No Phoenix.  Picked up Juggernaut and Deadpool.  Juggs is nice and big, just they way I like 'em.  Probably the biggest ML/HC/XMC/SMC figure to date.  The only one close would be the Mecha Hulk.  Can't wait to get home and open them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 6, 2004, 04:58 PM
Don't ya just hate having long waits like that ;D

Here's hoping they show here soon.  

Interesting aside.  Winnipeg is 2.5 hours from Grand Forks, North Dakota.  In GF there is a super Target store.  They have signs up indicating that staff will not check in the back for figures specifically asked for by a customer.  Apparently, according to the staff member I asked about the signs, they are a direct response to Canadians coming down and asking all the time.  Makes me so proud.   :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 7, 2004, 01:40 PM
Went to TRU yesterday and today here in NJ and nothing. :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on August 7, 2004, 07:06 PM
Found ML 6 today in NJ and NY!  And, it was at WalMart & TRU...even better!  Scored Juggernaut, brown Wolverine and movie Punisher.  Those were the only ones I saw.

But the coup de grace for todays haul?  A loose yellow Daredevil!  I know it cost $20, but I think it was a pretty sweet find.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 8, 2004, 08:55 AM
If you don't mind where in NJ? I can't find anything.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: jokabofe on August 9, 2004, 01:45 AM
i've never collected this line, and i never really pay attention to them when i go out shopping, but have they made a figure of wolverine in his current costume from the newest issues of astonsihing x-men yet? it's kinda like the old school original suit with the small ears on the mask... i like that suit best, and i would think about picking it up. but that might start me on a road i don't want to go down...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2004, 09:22 AM
I don't think so, there is a rumored Wolverine First Appearance though for Series 9 next year

(http://www.hulklibrary.com/hulk/images/covers/tih2/tih2-181-s.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on August 11, 2004, 11:14 PM
I saw the Fantastic Four box set at a comic shop tonight.  Nice!  I had never seen Doctor Doom's face closeup before, and this Doom has a scarred, ugly face.  Nice touch!  The differences on the characters who have been done before (Doom, Thing, Johnny & Reed) all appear to be appreciable, and it makes this set all that much more attractive to me.  I'll be getting this when it's at regular retail.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 16, 2004, 11:21 AM
Egads, the Fantastic Four variant set is pushing $120 on eBay right now...I really wish Toy Biz had not done this

I really dig both of the new Box Sets, I hope they keep it up down the road with some new ones (Avengers, Defenders, X-Men etc)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 16, 2004, 03:03 PM
I picked up both box sets this weekend and I have to say they are for the most part, pretty cool. Black Cat is horrible though. It really sucks that they introduced a chase into the box sets. They are already expensive enough, no need for them to do that and no need for me to buy two sets.

I do however hope they continue to make box sets. I enjoy them very much.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on August 16, 2004, 04:58 PM
While I was in Chicago this weekend I saw a lot of Marvel Legends 6.  The only reasonably priced figures were Wolverine and movie Punisher.  Everything else was WAY overpriced.  Even Cable. 

The one box set I'm somewhat concerned about is the Fantastic Four chase set.  I'd really like that clear Invisible Woman, but I hope it's not too difficult to find.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 17, 2004, 12:05 AM
The one box set I'm somewhat concerned about is the Fantastic Four chase set.  I'd really like that clear Invisible Woman, but I hope it's not too difficult to find.

Well I think it is supposed to be 1 in 4, so i think it will be tough considering toy stores probably will not be getting more than 1 or 2 cases of each set.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on August 17, 2004, 07:59 PM
I think the FF chase set was a bad idea from the beginning.  Maybe if the cases were half and half it would make some sense.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 17, 2004, 10:09 PM
I think the FF chase set was a bad idea from the beginning.  Maybe if the cases were half and half it would make some sense.

Even then, although better I would still be upset. I mean to dish out all that extra cash for another figure and be stuck with a bunch of duplicates. It just doesnt work for me, they really should offer the clear version as a mail away.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on August 17, 2004, 10:11 PM
Toy Biz.

What a company. It's the new Mattel for the beleaguered collector.
(Not a compliment.)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2004, 10:39 AM
Looks like Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?company=TOY+BIZ) has preorders up for the Fantastic Four movie figures (June, 2005 release date).  Seems a little early to have these up, but here's the casepacks as of now:

Series 1:

Mr Fantastic, The Thing, The Invisible Woman and The Human Torch star in the new movie The Fantastic Four. This case of 12 individually packaged 6-inch action figures includes: 4x The Thing (Ben Grimm), 4x The Human Torch (Johnny Storm), 3x Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) with stretch attachments, and 1x Power Blast Invisible Woman (Sue Richards). (Subject to change.)

Series 2:

Mr Fantastic, The Thing, The Invisible Woman and The Human Torch star in the new movie The Fantastic Four. This case of 12 individually packaged 6-inch action figures includes: 2x Punching Dr. Doom with light up eyes, 4x Clobberin' Time The Thing (Ben Grimm), 4x Flying Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and 2x Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) with stretch attachments. (Subject to change.)

Series 3:

Mr Fantastic, The Thing, The Invisible Woman and The Human Torch star in the new movie The Fantastic Four. This case of 12 individually packaged 6-inch action figures includes: 4x Smash 'n' Growl The Thing, 4x Human Torch with light-up pullback snowboard, 2x Invisible Woman with Water Blast, and 2x Raging Thing with Mr. Fantastic Bendy. (Subject to change.)

There is also a Series 4 (to be announced later), and a couple 12" cases listed.  The only "movie" figs I have from Marvel are Spider-Man figures, but a part of me has thought at times it would be neat to have a little sub collection of the Marvel movie characters.  I just never got into it too far, since the X-Men movie figures were either kind of crappy, or just over-run with Wolverines/Logans.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 18, 2004, 10:59 AM
Lovely.  With TB's ****** case assortments and stores over-ordering, I foresee more pegwarmers to go with all the Spider-man, X-men, X2, Hulk and Spider-man 2 movie figures.  ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 18, 2004, 11:03 AM
No doubt, all of the movie figs that TB has done has been some major floppage...at least they aren't just putting out solid cases of Thing and 1x of Torch, Fantastic and IW, and then making Doom a chase
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2004, 11:25 AM
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Lovely.  With TB's ****** case assortments and stores over-ordering, I foresee more pegwarmers to go with all the Spider-man, X-men, X2, Hulk and Spider-man 2 movie figures.

I know, it kind of surprises me we continue to see them so en masse.  I mean, I have a few Spider-Man movie figures that I really like, but there are far more that I don't...and TONS of them still hanging at every store.  Can still find X2, Hulk, etc. figures as well if I'd look for them too.

That said...on the subject of movie figures....has anyone seen that last wave of Spidey 2 figs, with the bendy Doc Ock and "pizza throwing" Spidey or whatever it is called?  I was waiting out to see what that Doc Ock was like, but might end up picking up the earlier version...which really isn't around here all that much, but I think I saw a few at Shopko last time we were there (for $8!).  Anyways, just curious.  I don't see stores ordering/receiving it anytime soon otherwise, they still have more than enough Spidey movie stuff hanging around.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 18, 2004, 11:29 AM
I have not seen one movie Doc Ock figure of any sort.  Nothing but Spideys.  Disappointing to say the least.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2004, 02:25 PM
An observation I have had lately with my Marvel figures is that many of them seem to have loosening joints over time.  Have any of you had that problem?  I'm not really one that poses and re-poses my figures all that often, particularly not Toy Biz ones since I'm worried about loosening joints, but lately (within the past two weeks or so), I have start to have quite a few of my Marvel figures starting to fall over because of loose joints (particularly ankle joints).  I've seen it happen with Magneto, ML Series 3 Wolverine, Carnage, and a movie Spidey.  I'm not saying that I don't like the figures, but the falling when just having them in a "standing up" pose does get kind of annoying.  I haven't noticed this happening nearly as much with my LOTR figures though.  Just curious if anyone else has had this problem?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2004, 03:43 PM
It seems the Fantastic Four movie figs have since been removed from EE's site.  At least, I don't see them there anymore...hmmm.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 19, 2004, 03:30 PM
I need a Jessica Alba figure!!!!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on August 20, 2004, 07:20 PM
I found a few ML 6 figures today. I only picked up Cable. I left the Wolverine and Punishers behind, because I've purchased previous versions of those two and I doubt they'll ever be hard to come by should I change my mind.

No Deadpool, Juggernaut, or either Phoenix. It sucks that Deadpool only 1x per case whilst Wolvie and Punisher are 3x each. (Don't even let me start on the Phoenix/Dark Phoenix issue.)

Cable's a pretty cool figure, even if the new X-Force book stinks to high heaven. Liefeld sux.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 20, 2004, 10:12 PM
Could be worse Ben, could be like Canada.  Rambling through TRU, see from the side they have a "new item" flag up right by the ML stuff.  Cool, right?  Wrong, it was Elektra, Beast, Gambit and Punisher ::) >:(

Maybe in two or three months :'(  I just don't want to pay to get Juggernaut shipped. 

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That said...on the subject of movie figures....has anyone seen that last wave of Spidey 2 figs, with the bendy Doc Ock and "pizza throwing" Spidey or whatever it is called?
Those are out here Brian.  I wasn't aware the first Ock was non-bendy tentacles.  If so, then I've seen three versions of Ock.  First, with glasses on, nonbendy; second, glasses to the side in the package, nonbendy and third, bendy tentacles with glasses on.  I'll have to check my glasses off version to see if it is bendy or not. 

Ock, of course, sells very quickly.  Tough not to when the only other figure in the line is Spiderman.  I appreciate the difficulty with having MJ or JJJ figures sitting, but at one per case, would they?  I'd still love a better version of MJ.  They could do a Robbie Robertson fig as well. 

As for the FF figures, pass entirely on the movie figures and those cas assortments are truly disturbing.  Since one of our retailers (Zellers) can't read an order sheet, they got in series II rather than series IV or V and there is approximately 20 Things per store :'(  Those won't be gone even when the new figures come out.  Deja vu all over again with Hulk figures from that movie, only reversed this time.  I'll wait for another clearance from Amazon/TRU, if it comes, before I buy the FF set.  I have the original Thing, Trenchcoat Thing, I hardly need a third, but would for those dirt cheap prices.  I even sold off my Mr. Fantastic, regrettably, in anticipation of this set.  Along with Thing, those same stores are littered with the Human Torch and Namor, so if they ever clear them out, easy to fill those holes. 

I sadly expect we will see the movie figures here, only to kill the line for the most part. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 20, 2004, 11:12 PM
Looks like She-Hulk won the DIamond Select Contest.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 20, 2004, 11:17 PM
Looks like She-Hulk won the DIamond Select Contest.

 ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 24, 2004, 03:20 PM
Well, I went looking for LOTR and came back with ML :o

Took a drive over lunch break to a town 20 minutes away (remember, I work in a small town an hour away from the city) that has a couple of major retailers and getting a Walmart in the fall.  No sportspicks or LOTR figures to be found, no treasure hunts (hey, if you can't irritate hot wheels collectors, who can you irritate?) but to my utter surprise, I found ML6.  And at a store that tends to carry dollar store quality products.  I just about fell over I was so surprised. 

Much as others have said, the case assortments sucked.  I did pick up the only Phoenix (green), two Deadpools and a Juggernaut.  The rest of the pegs had only a multitude of Wolverines, innumberable movie Punishers ::) and three blue Cables, which I left on the pegs.  Also left behind two Juggy's.  I'm guessing this was two cases worth (how many per case?) so somebody else found them before I did. 

This retailer, Saan, never carries anything of quality aside from Hot Wheels, so like I said, total shock.  Only the rural stores carry toys at all, so a few drives may be in order to some small towns. 

Juggernaut is awesome, huge and heavy.  Deadpool is interesting and I now face a dilemma on whether to keep one or not.  Very nice sculpt, nice weapon assortment (doop sucks).  Noticed the gun is holstered on the wrong side though (left) from the picture.  Phoenix is ok and I'm happy to have just one, but the body/neck is awful and it's much more obvious on this figure than on Elektra.  Going to have to figure out a pose to hide it all. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on August 24, 2004, 04:57 PM
There's some ML6 in stock at Amazon, though don't bother going there for Phoenix or Deadpool. DP is listed as Out Of Stock, and I couldn't even find Phoenix on the site.

They do have the S6 box set, and they expect the F4 set soon.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 24, 2004, 05:10 PM
Well, I have a spare deadpool now.  Emailed the guy that asked me to pick it up, only to find he already has one and doesn't need this one.  He forgot to email me to tell me ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on August 25, 2004, 10:32 PM
Well, I have a spare deadpool now.  Emailed the guy that asked me to pick it up, only to find he already has one and doesn't need this one.  He forgot to email me to tell me ::)

Would you considering selling him? Or would you trade?

An unusual find... I found  Marvel Legends Series 2 today at KB A bunch of Human Torch, Things, Variant Hulks plus they had a bunch of Captain Americas.

MJ
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 26, 2004, 05:09 PM
Having just opened up Phoenix and Juggernaut, I can't help but feeling either ripped off by Phoenix, or rewarded by Juggernaut.  The size difference is incredible.  Their accessories are roughly the same size and weight, but the figures!  Let's just say I wouldn't want to mail Juggernaut anywhere. 

Phoenix is maybe half the size and about the amount of plastic in one of Juggernaut's arms and legs put together.  She's tiny :o

I currently have Jugs menacing her from behind, like she's trying to run away.  Reminds me of so many high school dances :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on August 26, 2004, 05:10 PM
LOL!!!!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 26, 2004, 05:11 PM
Hey Brent, I still might need a Juggernaut :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on August 26, 2004, 05:17 PM
And a Phoenix is needed here,too.  :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 26, 2004, 05:20 PM
Hey Brent, I still might need a Juggernaut :P
::)

What'd I just say up there.  Oh, never mind.  Tell me if you do.  Will be scoping out Fargo this weekend too (Grand Forks has the UND welcome back going on, all the hotels are sold out).  I left two Jugs on the pegs and they may still be there next week.  Crappy Canadian pricing.  

Will grab all the damn Phoenix' I see.  Talked to drewlam today, he was at a collector store and no Phoenix in that case.  Did the math for the other store where I found my stuff the other day as well.  Think all the figs were there, so one Phoenix in two cases.  Nice packing job ::)

BTW, your juice is on its way.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 27, 2004, 05:01 PM
If I see another Juggs, I'll pick him and post here.  Shouldn't be a problem getting rid of him.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 1, 2004, 03:51 PM
A-F.com has previews of Vision and Silver Iron Man up

Vision (http://action-figure.com/Article12719.html)
Silver Iron Man (http://action-figure.com/Article12707.html)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 3, 2004, 09:50 AM
Marvel Legends 9 rumored Wave:

Prof. X
First Appearance Grey Hulk
Nightcrawler
Deathlok
War Machine
Bullseye
Dr. Strange


Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on September 3, 2004, 10:06 AM
There's a wee picture (promotional, not of the figures) provided at "Legends" as well:

(http://www.legendsactionfigures.com/photos/products/2526158618.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 3, 2004, 10:18 AM
Pretty solid line up with the exception of Deathlok (I have no idea who that is) and War Machine (enough with the Iron Men already)

Hey, no Wolverine!

I'm more excited for what's in store for Legends 10...if they make the following AVengers before the line ends I'll be happy:

Yellow Jacket
Wasp (full size)
Ant Man (full size)
Scarlet Witch
Quicksilver
Hercules
Moon Knight
Black Knight
She Hulk

They got a long way to go, not too mention the Avengers villains (Ultron, Kang, Wrecking Crew etc)  they are totally ignoring in favor of multiple X villains
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on September 3, 2004, 10:33 AM
Yeah, not too bad of lineup indeed...like you said Scott, no Wolverine at least ;).  I vaguely remember Deathlok from when I read comics in my younger days, I think I remember him from a Marvel trading card I had or something.  Could care less about the character though honestly.  They really are on an Iron Man kick lately though, guess he does have a variety of "versions", but there are other figures many of us would rather see first.

I've been trying to cut back other lines, and limit things to mainly Star Wars (partly because my wife really wants me to, partly because I probably need to because of money/space), but it is awfully hard to stop with the Marvel stuff.  It doesn't help that I still keep up with it I guess.  I'd really like to pick up the Sinister Six box set.  It hasn't shown up in stores here, but is online at Amazon, and I've been awfully tempted.  If this lineup is true, I'd like to pick up the Prof. X, Nightcrawler, and possibly Dr. Strange.  Blimey, why do you tempt me Marvel, why?  :P  Well, once I get the last few LOTR figures I want, I could just collect Star Wars and a little bit of Marvel...right...right?  I can keep telling myself that anyways :P.  Still interested to see what the "line relaunch" is going to entail in 2005.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 3, 2004, 10:49 AM
I'd get Nightcrawler, Strange, Prof X and Bullseye, Grey Hulk Perhaps and the other 2 no way

Might bring back the FF Box Set as the Movie Figures look just a good

(http://www.legendsactionfigures.com/photos/products/1579376766.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Jeff on September 3, 2004, 10:55 AM
Pretty solid line up with the exception of Deathlok (I have no idea who that is)

If I recall correctly, he was some sort of cyborg hero... lame.

I always saw him as some sort of Marvel attempt at a Terminator type character, sort of a Marvel cyborg version of DC's Deathtstroke (the Terminator) or Deadshot.  I think DC's Deadshot and Marvel's Deathlok even had very similar costumes.

Either way, he sort of diappeared when the much more popular Deadpool replaced him as Marvel's top Merc.

I may just have to grab that Bullseye to go with my Electra figure...
Jeff
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 3, 2004, 10:56 AM
See I have no idea who Deadpool is either, Legends, my ass
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 3, 2004, 11:33 AM
Possible Series 9

1st appearance Wolverine
NightCrawler
Deathlok
Dr. Strange
War Machine
Bullseye
Pro. X (Chase)

The not hits just keep on coming  >:(
Looks like this list from back in April was pretty accurate, I would guess 1st Appearance Wolverine will be in Series 10
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on September 3, 2004, 01:29 PM
Well Bullseye and Dr. Strange we've seen already and Nightcrawler was rumored to be in the next XMC that got canceled, so no suprise there.  Deathlok, while not a popular character, could turn out to be a hell of a cool figure, along the same line as Man-Thing (a very cool looking fig IMO).

Overall, pretty solid line up.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 3, 2004, 05:00 PM
Well I am happy about Deathlok, I love secondary characters. I wish they would make Dark Hawk and Moon Knight. I love the Man-Thing figure.

As for War Machine, well its not Iron Man at all so I am happy. It s atotoally different character.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on September 3, 2004, 06:25 PM
Series 9 looks like a decent lineup.  Thing is, as this line goes on, I've become pickier about which figures I buy.  I've decided to skip Cable.  He's just not a character that I care for, and he's also from a period just after I got out of comics.

Gray Hulk is one I've excited about, even if it's the first incarnation of gray Hulk.  I actually really liked it when they brought the gray Hulk back when they fused the savage Hulk and Banner.  War Machine is cool, too.  He's definitely a discreet character from Iron Man, even if he is from the Iron Man storyline.  Nightcrawler is a welcome addition, too.  Add in the Professor X chase, and I like the series.  The rest of the characters....well, I'm indifferent about them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 3, 2004, 09:47 PM
(http://www.legendsactionfigures.com/photos/products/675862625.jpg)

Looks like there will be a Mysterio as well in the Spidey Classics, now give us a Vulture and I'll be happy for all time with Spidey Figures
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 3, 2004, 11:04 PM
Excellent, Mysterio.  Most cool.  Vulture would be excellent too. 

Regarding Deathlok, I'm surprised you missed him Scott.  I have most of the issues and it was one of those comics that came out when Marvel was super hot, pre-Image and pre-Valiant.  He was very, very popular at the time, one of the top ranked book in Wizard and right at the top for sales.  I agree, hardly a legend, that's for certain, but at one point he was very hot as a book. 

BTW, case assortments for ML VI are abominable, to say the least.  I've stumbled across a few lately, seemingly full cases.  Deadpool is not in every case, nor is Phoenix.  Seriously.  It's always 3 movie Punisher ::) and 3 or 4 Wolverine.   Cable varies seemingly between 1 or 2.  Juggernaut is always two per case and then you luck out, either with Phoenix or Deadpool.  No chase floating around either, but for these I really don't care.  Seriously contemplating selling off gold ironman, blue stealth ironman, maybe even the yellow daredevil.  I'll likely keep the Doombot and display it with Doom, no mask.  Goliath is unique enough to keep, no doubt.  But brown Cable holds no real interest, other than ebay, to be honest, if not noble.  Red Phoenix I would probably keep, but no mask wolverine?  No need, got him in the box set and don't even want him there.

Not real keen on wave 9 at all :-\  If the Nightcrawler is comic accurate, great.  Professor X, same deal, non-movie is better. Deadpool er Bullseye is a maybe.  The rest I can live without.  Grey Hulk is possible, but I like the Hulk Legends version better frankly. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 3, 2004, 11:28 PM
I may be interested in the yellow Daredevil.

I heard about Mysterio as well but couldn't find the picture so I didnt mention it with the lineup for 9. I can't wait for Mysterio as I have been wanting him for a while . Sandman & Mysterio, I can't wait.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 3, 2004, 11:31 PM
I'm still toying with the idea of keeping him.  I may just open him, but I'm not sure.  Packaging isn't absolutely mint, about 1/2" cut on the side. 

Either way, if I unload, you have first dibs. 

Anybody else getting lacerated from these damn packages?  I have picked up two uber nasty plastic slices in the last two days, almost like they are sharpening the edges. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on September 3, 2004, 11:44 PM
The new ML line up is pretty good.   I'm most happy about Nightcrawler, and Deathlok is a good non-mainstream choice.  Hopefully it means we'll see more figs like him and Man Thing down the road.

My cousin is estatic over Mysterio right now.   His favorite. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on September 4, 2004, 05:12 AM
almost like they are sharpening the edges. 


As much as I'd like to lay claim on this one, it's not my doing. I got knicked on the arm a while ago bye a Blade. Just checking the shelf for new stuff.


Blade. Hahaha.

Some one please get me some coffee. Please?

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on September 11, 2004, 08:04 PM
I can't believe it!  I actually found the FF Box Set with the chase version of the Invisible Woman in the middle of the afternoon in a WalMart.  Sweet!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 11, 2004, 10:24 PM
I can't believe it!  I actually found the FF Box Set with the chase version of the Invisible Woman in the middle of the afternoon in a WalMart.  Sweet!

Nice find, I wish i could get that lucky.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on September 11, 2004, 11:38 PM
It  was sitting right there on the overstock shelf.  I couldn't believe it myself.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on September 13, 2004, 09:21 AM
The Wal-Mart nearest us had the Fantastic Four boxset on Friday this week as well.  At one time I really wanted to pick this up, but have since had to scale back my figure buying (outside of Star Wars).  It was still quite tempting, since I didn't have any of the characters.  I did dig through them just to see if they had the variant set, to help someone else out.  No dice.  They did have about 6-8 sets on the shelves overall though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on September 13, 2004, 11:47 AM
A TRU near me had two FF box sets.  Both Invisible Womans were missing.  ::)  Go back to this same TRU recently and both sets were no longer there.  I hope somebody didn't buy them.

This TRU did have a SS box set.  Didn't pick it up because I was low on funds. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 13, 2004, 06:38 PM
A TRU near me had two FF box sets.  Both Invisible Womans were missing.  ::)  Go back to this same TRU recently and both sets were no longer there.  I hope somebody didn't buy them.

This TRU did have a SS box set.  Didn't pick it up because I was low on funds. 

A truly invisible woman :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on September 17, 2004, 03:40 PM
Haven't been able to talk the Mrs. into this set yet, but just to help anyone who hasn't picked it up yet...I see that KBToys.com has the Sinister Six boxset in stock for $39.99, which is $5 cheaper than Amazon anyways.  I don't know what it goes for at retail (hasn't shown up here), but if you want to save a few bucks, might be worth a look.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 17, 2004, 04:38 PM
Bah, KB hate Canada.  Morgbug smash KB ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 17, 2004, 07:35 PM
I think the target near me just got a case of Wave 1 from Hulk Classics. VEry odd, of course no Abomination.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 21, 2004, 09:26 AM
I can't believe it!  I actually found the FF Box Set with the chase version of the Invisible Woman in the middle of the afternoon in a WalMart.  Sweet!
Found the same...same spot too on the top shelf.  I'm going to return my regular set and pick up a Movie figures probably for Sue...otherwise I would extra Things, Franklins, Herbies, Fantastics and Dooms if people want them
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 22, 2004, 01:21 PM
Marvel Legends 7 is shipping now through DiamondComics!   I've read these will be nowhere near as scarce as the Marvel 6 has been which is good because I can't wait to get Hawkeye, Vision and Iron Man
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 22, 2004, 02:49 PM
Huh, six has been much more prevalent up here than most of the previous series.  Not that the case pack helps, but I've had no problem ever finding Wolverine or movie Punisher ::)  Juggernaut and Cable have been a little tougher.  Phoenix and Deadpool have been bloody ridiculous ::)  ****, there's maybe only four Phoenix in my trunk right now ;D  She's certainly been a bitch to get. 

Still can't decide on deadpool.  I have a spare, but should I open it or not????  Interesting figure for sure, but a Legend? 

Back to Seven.  Any word on the case packs?  I've been reading that Vision, regular and chase are both absurdly hard to find.  Is this the case (obviously with the chase) or is it just another "Phoenix" situation?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 22, 2004, 02:54 PM
Brent...I'll take a Phoenix, I was on the fence on her but I found Juggy...next box OK?

The case pack reported was:

Weapon X x3
Ghost Rider x3
Iron Man x3
Vision x1
Hawkeye x1
Apocolypse x1

This was for comic shop types so I would guess TRU will be different.  I read that not all TRU's even got 6 while all of them will be getting 7
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 22, 2004, 03:14 PM
It's been odd up here with 6, but more retailers have carried it than any other series.  The only store I haven't seen it at?  Walmart ???  Even Sears has it, I may have to go get that Phoenix I hid :P  Pretty much all on bilingual cards, which is no matter for the openers.  Wonder if Canada was a target market for these?  Series four was around in abundance, but five was a dog and hard to find.  Hmmm. 

Still, it may dry up quickly if 7 is shipping relatively soon.  Glad I found what I have. 

Phoenix is put aside Scott, no worries there.  Kind of wondering if our new friend wants one, given all the questions, but I guess he'll pipe up if he does.  Still haven't sent Nick his, but at least it's put aside too. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on September 22, 2004, 03:52 PM
I'd be interested in a Phoenix if you have an extra, Brent.

Man that case pack sucks...the coolest figure shortpacked.  Shouldn't be a suprise though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 22, 2004, 04:53 PM
I see no problem, but I better go check the trunk, lest I run out of these while I'm still promising them to people.  Best go back to Sears too.  I do hope you open as well, Mikey.  These seem to have been packed underneath the Juggernaut figures, so a mint package is rather hard to come by. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on September 22, 2004, 07:02 PM
That's an icky casepack for series 7. All I'll say.

I've got a MIP Cable (not chase) that I'm looking to get rid of. I've a thread in the classified area with my wants.

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=3567.msg43223#msg43223
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on September 23, 2004, 09:16 AM
Definitely an opener, Brent.  Let me know and we'll work something out.

Thanks
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on September 23, 2004, 09:22 AM
Although I've kind of been getting away from ML now, due to collecting funds (it has been tough turning away from them though), I do still check the aisles when I'm out Star Wars shopping.  There hasn't been any sign of ML 6 around here at the stores, just seeing remnants of 5 and earlier.  Did see the Fantastic Four box set at Wal-Mart, but no sign of the Sinister Six one anywhere yet.  Seems to be a sort of slow time for ML right now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 23, 2004, 09:36 AM
Well the case packs suck for 7,the hunt begins again.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 23, 2004, 09:38 AM
There are multiple case packs for 5 and 6, I don't see why it wouldn't be the same for 7, plus the rumors are these will be found much more abundantly...I would suggest if you see 6 figures you buy them, maybe just to hold onto and trade somewhere down the line
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 23, 2004, 09:50 AM
There are multiple case packs for 5 and 6, I don't see why it wouldn't be the same for 7, plus the rumors are these will be found much more abundantly...I would suggest if you see 6 figures you buy them, maybe just to hold onto and trade somewhere down the line

I can't speak to five, but for six, I've only ever seen the same case pack. 
3movie punisher
3 wolverine
2 cable
2 juggernaut
1 deadpool
1 phoenix

I'll admit, I haven't seen full cases every time I go in the store, but I have seen at least three punisher and 3 wolverine every time out.   I can only presume I've missed the variant case at some point.  According to BountyHunterToys.com over at snowtroopers.ca the variant case assortment looks like this:
3 wolverine - 1 no mask
3 movie punisher
2 cable - 1 brown
2 juggernaut
1 deadpool
1 Phoenix - red 

All chase, one case.  Ratio of chase is one case out of every eight.  Given that I've now found about 6-7 regular Phoenix, I'm due for the red one ::)

Wacky, wacky, wacky.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on September 25, 2004, 12:25 PM
Can some one show me the "Movie Punisher"?

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 25, 2004, 02:45 PM
clicky clicky (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=348&item=5922741241&rd=1)

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on September 25, 2004, 02:52 PM
Holy **** I want one! I havent seen them in stores at all, just the Comic Book one. :o

Kevin


I'd situate him in front of my DVD!  :o


EDIT: How ungreatful, Thanks for the link.

(Your still old. :-*)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on September 25, 2004, 08:36 PM
Holy **** I want one! I havent seen them in stores at all, just the Comic Book one. :o



Really?  This waste of plastic has been pegwarming since day one around here.  Do you want him?  Every little bit helps clearing out the pegs to get the good stuff. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 25, 2004, 09:19 PM
Yep, no problem finding this guy at all.  I'd get him from Mikey or someone down there though.  Canada charges too much and shipping will even be more ::)  Closer to home is highly recommended, but I'll help if you need it. 

Older, wiser, better looking, richer than you :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on September 26, 2004, 12:51 AM
Holy **** I want one! I havent seen them in stores at all, just the Comic Book one. :o

Kevin


He's actually one of the more common piece from Marvel Legends 6.  Try a KB, I see them there.  BTW, where are you located?  I saw from the FFL draft that you're a Giants fan.  You in NY or NJ, Famine?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on September 26, 2004, 11:07 AM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com has both ML 6 Wolverine and Punisher in stock under their inventory clearance page for $5.99 each.

SOmething tells me they aren't too happy with all of those figures they recieved. Of course these were paid for long ago by what BBTS charged for Phoenix and Deadpool alone.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 26, 2004, 12:08 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com has both ML 6 Wolverine and Punisher in stock under their inventory clearance page for $5.99 each.

SOmething tells me they aren't too happy with all of those figures they recieved. Of course these were paid for long ago by what BBTS charged for Phoenix and Deadpool alone.

True dat. :o

Still, crappy cases all around.  Funny though, up here we're so hungry for quality toys and so seldom see them that even Wolvie isn't sitting on the pegs. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on September 26, 2004, 12:56 PM
Upstate NY.

I hit KB last night and all they had were Comic Book Punisher, Captin America, HULK, and a ****load of S.H.E.I.L.D. Fellah or whatever his name is. They had 2 Thing Figures as well.


Bug, if you help me out I can con you maybe into sending along some more Ketchup chips.  ;D

I'll look around here but I have been to KB's and TRU's and havent seen 1 movie Punisher.

Kevin

And Better Looking? Pfft. I have a date Friday and Saturday. Do YOU? Your still old.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 26, 2004, 03:10 PM
Hey, no problem if you want the help.  I can probably score a punisher for around $9 US.  A little high, but less horrendous than usual.  Chips no problem as well. 

Quote
And Better Looking? Pfft. I have a date Friday and Saturday. Do YOU? Your still old.

Nope, no dates.  I married :P  The wife doesn't take too kindly to dating.  But the chicks go crazy for fat, bald old men with lots of $$.  They figure I'm going to kick the bucket any day now. :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on September 26, 2004, 06:12 PM
Yeah, shoot me a PM or somthing. I should have a large chunk of cash available to mail Thursday afternoon or so.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on September 27, 2004, 01:57 AM
I wish I could find a Captain America.

 >:(

Plan to buy:

Captain America
Cable
Juggernaught
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 27, 2004, 08:03 AM
I wish I could find a Captain America.


Have you tried KB toys, the one by me had a bunch last time i went.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on September 27, 2004, 02:14 PM
I wish I could find a Captain America.

 >:(

Plan to buy:

Captain America
Cable
Juggernaught


Well my Angry Friend, if you can wait about a week or so, I can go to KB and see if I can snag Captin American for you.

Kevin >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on September 27, 2004, 06:09 PM
I'll send ya a note over AIM, but I'll do like evenflow says and check KB's to see if maybe they have one and I've just overlooked it... I had a buddy mail me a ML once before and the shipping was pure ****, so I'm avoiding ever having to do that again.

Evenflow you're a Crow fan, are you not?

I won 1st Place in CrowFansOnline.com's banners/button contest last week, got a pack of James O'Barr's art cards and a few other goodies.

 ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 28, 2004, 09:40 AM
Evenflow you're a Crow fan, are you not?

I won 1st Place in CrowFansOnline.com's banners/button contest last week, got a pack of James O'Barr's art cards and a few other goodies.

 ;D

That I am, a huge fan. I will go check it out. Congrats man!  ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on September 29, 2004, 01:24 PM
Well I picked up Apocalypse and Hawkeye today at my local comic store. I was actually surprised that they had the chase Vision and they only ordered 1 case. Anyway, so I had the figure in my hands but it was on hold for someone else. Anyway 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Besides, if the guy does not pick it up it's mine!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on September 30, 2004, 11:43 AM
You may have seen this elsewhere but I thought I'd get some opinions here.  Seems like there's been a ton of bitching about the Case Packs of ML VII.  Jesse Falcon has responded:

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THANKS FOR NOTHING TOYBIZ

Wow, See here's the thing. Toy Biz for the last 5 or so yerars has run it's buisness as an FOB company. Now I've explained this before But let me give it a shot again. What that means in a nutshell is that we dont ship anything from HK, the reatilers who buy our products do. This is just the way this company works. So when you buy a toy biz produt the reatil chain that you get it form has shiped it to the states, or wherever, themselves. Even if we werent a FOB company we cant tell a reatiler what to buy or how much of it to buy.

I understand people's fustration with not being able to find this ( ml 7 ) assortmenst right now because some people have found this assortment and ususlly when that happens theres a mad rush to go out and find the stuff. But I would hazard a guess that Diamond dind't order a lot of prodcut, in comparison to what is on the water right now for Target, TRU, and of Course Wallmart. You should all keep in mind that its days away from October and all above mentioned retail chains are gearing up for the Holiday season. Witch means that there will be a glut of product ( ML 6&7) at retail in a month or so.

( witch by the way there's a saying in thetoy industy. There are 2 seasons...X-mass and the rest of the yerar)

I also cant help but notice that there is a lot of anger directed at toy biz for case packouts. Packouts & weighting is not an exact science and we have to make educated guesses months in advance of production for weighting so a factory can order all the supplies needed for each perticular figure i.e. comics, and plastic in the correct colors. In the case of ML 6 we have reweighted this assortments so BCW & MP are weighed much lower. And ML7 has a much more even packout now as well.


Now when it comes down to a specific comic shop reatailer they can charg what ever they want for a product, and probably will, if they think someone will pay that much. Its called supply and demand. The demand is high and the supplyis low and you have crazy Eddie coming up with crazy prices and that aint low!!! There is a reason the character on the Simpson is so funny, do you know why? it's because it's a truthfull characterization. My suggestion is to save your gas dont drive all over town until the Holidays. This way you can keep your stress level down and you wont feel the need to come to New York ( or rtm fior that matter ) and Raise Toy Biz to the ground.

We ( the staff of TB) are very proud of our lines we work very hard on them and we re always trying to make them better, and want nothing less for our products to get in front of the people who want to buy them. Were not tryint to ruin anyone's day or burn anyone and it's frustrating to read those kind of comments over and over so I hope in some small way I could help to clear up some of the passonate pleas I've read on this site recently.


-Jesse


So...while I believe the fact that sometimes they messed up, I sure hope they take a page out of the Masters of the Universe book and do the EXACT OPPOSITE of this and start evening out the packouts.

I've seen more and more reports of Comic Book Guys selling Apocolypse, Hawkeye and Vision for $50-70.  And while it seems that more figures are on the way and that the case packs will be different.  The bull**** that is the case packs in 6 and 7 have got to stop.  I cannot believe how companies don't see that this is NOT a kid line, I have NEVER seen a kid oggling Marvel Legends, I see the same pegwarming Wolverine, Spider Men and Hulks week after week at TRU.  Why they felt the need to do 3x on some and 1x on some pretty obvious most wanted figures is beyond mind boggling.  And to top it off, the 3 they weighted heavier are all Variants of figures they already did...Didn't we just go down that road with MOTU? 

That is where the bitching is more than justified and I hope to all things holy that ML 8 is not the same BS stuff or my interest in this line will die as quick as it did with MOTU
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on September 30, 2004, 02:38 PM
Well, aside from the atrocious spelling it doesn't really say much. 

In VI, I understand why Wolverine was three per case.  I may not entirely agree with it, but he is selling, he is a tremendously popular character with Marvel and is likely to attract a casual buyer in addition to comic fans or collectors. 

Movie punisher is a bit puzzling, but not altogether.  The rationale for the case ratio was probably decided before the movie came out and bombed, relatively speaking.  I don't think they clearly understood the relative unpopularity of Punisher as a character - this is not 1982 after all.  His lines have long passed in most cases and the character has a core following, but a small one.  Making him one per case would have been smart, even if the movie had been a smash hit.  They can, and have as they have shown, repack a figure down the line. 

I even understand Phoenix being short packed.  Traditionally in action figure lines, female figures do not sell well for the most part.  Elektra sold fine, but I can find them on the pegs still and that was a one per case.  I think they underestimated the popularity of an X-female character, especially one that would appeal to an ideal target audience - collectors between 25-60, those that likely recall the original Phoenix storyline in the comic.  Two per case would have been ideal. 

As far as VII goes, I haven't followed as closely, but it certainly looks like they suffer from Hasbro-itis in the sense that they operate under the impression that kids are buying this line, something I think is about equally true for STar Wars as with Marvel Legends.  The real buyers are the fans that can readily identify with and have a nostalgic link to the line.  This is called Legends after all, so you should be appealing to an older crowd.  Granted I don't buy comics anymore, but I would think Vision and Hawkeye would appeal to Avengers fans, a line that is not, as far as I know, at the top of Marvel's hit list at the moment.  Apocalypse being shortpacked is just plain stupid.  Villains are popular, grasp the concept. 

This extends into the LOTR lines with them as well.  Evened out case packs will make everyone happy.  If for some unforseen reason Aragorn and Frodo suddenly become the darlings of the toy world (they are not) then repack the damn figures.  I really, really do not understand the concept of one figure per case of a particular figure.  Anyone seeing Arwen coronation, Moria Orc Archer sitting on the shelves these days?  Ok, how about Elendil or SA Aragorn?  Yeah, thought so.  Even it out.  OR admit you are trying to create a buzz in the industry and secondary market to hype your line.  All we're asking is that you be truthful and let us know you're not stupid and understand what's going on.  At least McFarlane makes no real bones about that and everyone understands where the relative value is.  I don't think it's a good marketing tool for the long run, but I understand the immediate appeal for the parent company.  I'd daresay that retailers are tiring of it though - lots of buzz when figures are put out; a bunch of fat, old guys go in, ravage the toy department and then the dregs are clearanced five weeks later.  No additional merchandise is purchased during the frenzy - how many guys you see walking out with a couple of football variants in addition to some pork chops, deodorant and a lawn mower?  Yeah, me too. 

As far as secondary market pricing, why bitch at toybiz?  Sure, they created it by the lousy case packs, but as he said, they don't set retail prices.  Bitch at toybiz for the lousy casepacks and have them fix that which will in turn fix the secondary pricing. 

I don't think manufacturers understand at all where and by whom their toys are being purchased.  There is no way in the world that some kid's parents are dropping $4000 US on toys on them in a year (for the average, normal kid).  Look in the collectors thread and look at what Dave and I have spent, by way of example.  We aren't making up for one or two kids, we're making up for hundreds of them.  And we are far from the exception, I suspect we are pretty close to average or below overall.  Many, many individuals do not partake in message boards. 

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Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2004, 09:07 PM
Oh, that tool Jesse Falcon. Watch him pass the buck for lousy casepacks, again.

I hope I'll see more ML 6. I don't want to drop this line, but if I can't find the damn figures, I can't buy them. And I will not pay more than $12 each for one of these. They're neat, but they aren't that neat.

And for the love of God, quit making Wolverine, Spider-Man, Frodo, and Aragorn figures. The market can only float so many variations on the same note.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2004, 10:18 PM
Oh look, another ****** casepack for series 8.
I got this from EE. I know the ship date is in January, but I wouldn't doubt this is what the cases will be.

1x Ice Man, 1x Storm, 1x Dr. Octopus, 3x Ultimate Captain America, 3x Iron Man Modern Armor, 1x Man Thing.

Blow me, Jesse Falcon.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 1, 2004, 12:08 AM
This does make things easy.  Next time Scott posts a list of future figures and asks what you are getting from a particular series, I can simply reply saying anything that is packed one per case ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on October 1, 2004, 12:08 PM
Iceman...hmmm...can I expect a clear Variant and a non clear variant?


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on October 2, 2004, 07:17 PM
Wow, I didn't realize that Marvel Legends 7 was in comic shops.  I picked up the new Iron Man & Weapon X today.  Very cool, but totally uncoolness by Toy Biz with their F-ed up case assortments.  I'd like to find the Vision, Hawkeye & Apocalypse sometime during this lifetime.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 2, 2004, 08:28 PM
They've even reached the comic shops up here.  At least the one I talked to was honest: there's sufficient demand on ebay that he'd be crazy to sell it locally - no way he could get that kind of money plus the 20% bonus from US $$.  Sad but true and I don't blame the guy one bit.  I'd be sorely tempted to dump them on ebay as well. 

Rest assured that should they start showing up like the Phoenix did, I'll do what I can to help folks here out.  Apocalypse should look great beside the Archangel figure. 

These are seriously nifty figs, pity about the distribution. 

Oh yeah, if anyone needs a Hobgoblin from the spiderman line, they've shown up again and I see them somewhat frequently on my toy runs.  Openers only please, these cards are not in great shape.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 3, 2004, 08:51 PM
This kicks the first ML Captain America's ass. Glad I couldn't find the first one, now I can get this one!

(http://www.action-figure.com/images/04/02/mleg19/DSC04673.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on October 4, 2004, 01:55 PM
Julius Marx has a feature up on Marvel Legends Wave VII (http://www.aftimes.com/aslu/slu.shtml).  Some nice pics included.  I'm going to miss collecting this line, some nice figures coming up.  If only I could grow one of those money trees (or a "space" tree) :P.  I think that Hawkeye figure looks pretty nice.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 4, 2004, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the link Brian, some amazing pictures in there.  To digress immediately, Sandman looks fantastic :o  I so desperately need Amazon to clear that box set.  It still hasn't shown up here at all.  If/when it does, I'll likely grab it and not open it as insurance against a non-clearance. 

The shots of ML 7/8 are great.  The Ghost Rider figure is one I passed on previously, but may have to grab.  I was at a time a big fan (all the way back to the western version - where's my two-gun kid?) but managed to stay away from the first.  Found it interesting that there were no shots of the head transformation chase piece though, is it still a go? 

Apocalypse, Vision and Hawkeye remain must haves for me.  The others not so.  Definitely not needing another Iron Man, I'm satisfied with the classic version. 

Future stuff looks great too, barring the inevitable poor case packs.  I can't complain about my luck though, I've been fortunate with this line, only missing a couple of chase pieces.  Heck, I'm about to mail out three Phoenix today in addition to my own and one I picked up for a buddy locally, so pretty good my luck has been. 

I enjoy this line for the most part, though the scale is room consuming.  Kinda like LOTR stuff.  But boy, for the $$$ relative to size, Hasbro could learn a thing or two.  Especially with perpetual rumblings of raising the price for Ep III.  Hmmm, Marvel Legend or a 3 3/4 SW figure for $1 more?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on October 5, 2004, 10:25 AM
Well, this is sort of Marvel related :).  Someone posted this link over at GH, thought I would pass it along here as well.  Spidey reviews Crayola crayons.  I thought it was kind of funny.  If interested, check it out HERE (http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0913/)

Staying on topic otherwise, I do agree with you Brent.  I've been thinking about that too, the $$$ value to size issue.  I don't mind paying $4.77-$5 ish for Star Wars figures, and if they'd stay at that price it would be fine and dandy.  If they raise them up again, to around the $7ish range we saw during the Episode I line, I wouldn't be too happy.  The action figure market the way it is now, Hasbro might have a little more trouble getting away with that.  Just so many other lines out there that would be cheaper, and figures that were larger, better articulated, and in some cases better sculpted.  Hopefully they'll stick at $5, although I sure don't mind when they're on sale for $3-$4 like at Target this week too :).  Marvel Legends does seem like a pretty good value to me though, you usually get a lot of figure for your $6 to $7.  Plus, there aren't as many figures per year, so it is easier to keep up.  If I could just stick to one collection, things would be easier :P.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 13, 2004, 08:51 PM
OK, for those of you living in areas that actually have stores that stock these:
I'm looking for Deadpool, Juggernaut, and both Phoenixes. Any help would be appreciated.

I've decided I really like this line, and want to keep collecting it, though it gets extremely aggrivating.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 13, 2004, 09:24 PM
Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah, why do you people do this to me. 

I left all of those on the shelf today and I'm headed out of town tomorrow bright and early.  I think I can help you with Phoenix and Deadpool, juggernaut providing someone restocks relatively soon.  Dream on with respect to red Phoenix.  First one's mine. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 13, 2004, 09:52 PM
I found one on a site for $70, which I'm seriously contemplating.

I might just get into a bidding war on ebay for one, and become everything I despise. But, whatever.

Edit-- is Canada some kind of Candy Land for toys or something? Or does Toy Biz like you guys better?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on October 13, 2004, 10:10 PM
Surprise, surprise, surprise!  I was very surprised to see that the Vision turned up on Amazon.com.  So, I wound up ordering one.  Nice to pay retail, even with shipping, isn't it?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 13, 2004, 10:10 PM
Seems like it on ML 6...I hope its the same for 7 because I really really really really really really want a Hawkeye and a Vision

And I've been reading more and more and more complaints about this line.  How this isn't the same damn thing that happened to MOTU is mind blowing

Companies need to look at The Simpsons line and take a page out of their book, 90% of toy buying right now is done by adults for adults.  I do see kids in the aisles I see them looking at TMNT and Power Rangers and Yu Gi Oh, I rarely ever see kids looking at Marvel or at SW or LOTR.  

Idiots
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on October 13, 2004, 11:57 PM
I think toys in general are bought mostly by adults now.  That may be a good or bad thing, I don't know.  What is bad is that TB takes advantage of this with the rare/chase figures, alienating the collectors, and eliminating the people they're selling them too. 

Kids don't buy these.  Say it with me TB: Kids don't buy these.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on October 14, 2004, 08:37 AM
Yeah, I don't think I could say I've ever seen kids looking at the Marvel Legends figurse.  Spidey figs, sure, but even that isn't all that often (just during movie times).  Kids don't even seem to be in the "action figure" aisle all that much, usually in the hot wheels/matchbox, Yu-Gi-Oh-Man! card areas.  Occasionally they are in the action figure aisle though, and most of the time they are checking out the following areas:  Power Rangers, Teen Titans, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Occasionally I see them looking at Star Wars or Batman/Justice League stuff, but that is very, very rare.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 14, 2004, 05:04 PM
The justification for these crazy case packs is that this is what Wal-Mart wanted and Wal-mart thinks these are for kids.  So in one sense TB is under the thumb of retail.  However, they are pissing off more and more and more people by making this line more and more and more a scalper target.  SW hasn't been one for years...what wrecked it was Episode I and the veritble glut of product on the shelves and the fact that EVERY figure was easy to obtain.  They sold tons and everyone has been scalper free for the most part since (I think a large part of "scalper" claims these days is nothing more than fellow collectors...I digress)

Again, as I've said many times now, Toy Biz needs to look over at the huge gaping hole that is He-Man.org and see what happens when you cater to retail and believe the absolutely absurd notion that your lines are for kids...the day of kiddom at retail is a long dead notion.  Kids aren't buying action figures, they are buying video games
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on October 15, 2004, 10:05 PM
Those dirty rat-bastards at Amazon cancelled my Vision order.  ARRRGGHHHH!!!!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on October 15, 2004, 10:20 PM
 :) :) :) :) :) ;D ;D ;D


I scored a MOVIE PUNISHER. It was the ONLY  Series VI there at all. It called to me.


Happy Kevin is pleased.

Kevin would have been pleased if he had found a certain Unstopable, or possibly a Deadpool too, but if wishes were fishes, as mother used to say.


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 15, 2004, 10:56 PM
Hmmm...my Vision order has not been canceled yet.  I order back in August though.  I'm extremely perplexed as to how there have been reports of people getting their ML VII having ordered in like September and more and more people getting bumpkis...I wrote them and they gave me free shipping, but that will not really help come time the cancel the damn order >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on October 20, 2004, 09:08 AM
I saw over at TNI that the case assortment for ML 8 isn't looking too spiffy either.  Maybe this isn't correct, but this is what was posted (apparently via AFX):

Case of twelve (12) action figures may include 3 x Ultimate Captain America, 3 x Iron Man Modern Armor, 1 x Ice Man, 1 x Storm, 3 x Man Thing, and 1 x Doc Ock. Subject to change without notice. Duplicates of some or all figures may be included. By Toy Biz.

Hopefully this is incorrect.  I'm trying to avoid this line right now because of funds, but might be tempted to pick up a Doc Ock and maybe and Iceman.  Either way, it stinks if this is how each wave is going to be packed.  This just doesn't make any sense.  Its almost as if the figures everyone is going to want are intentionally short packed.  Anyways, food for thought...hopefully it is incorrect.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 20, 2004, 09:26 AM
Someone at Fwooshnet is adamant that the Case Packs AFX and EE have are both wrong.  I dunno, the way they've been running this line into the ground doesn't surprise me at all

I made sure to Order a case from AFX a few weeks ago, Wave 8 is solid from top to bottom with the exception of Swamp Thing which I could care less about

I'm down on Wave 9 since its X-heavy again but I'm excited to hear what happens from there on out

I wonder with Fall Toy Fair going on now we'll be able to find out what's going on with the relaunch
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on October 20, 2004, 08:57 PM
Well I pre-ordered series 8 from Big Bad Toy Store becuase it rocks, with trhe exception of Iron Man. (Man-Thing is the coolest figure yet) I don't wan tto take any chances because Everyone will probably be 1 per case except for Iron Man and Cap A.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on October 21, 2004, 06:16 PM
I haven't bought an ML since Torch. But i'm pretty stoked to get his antithesis, Iceman!

I'll be picking up Doc Ock, too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 22, 2004, 03:10 PM
So where has the Spiderman boxed set gone?  I've checked a couple of times at Amazon, and while it may be my faulty search criteria, it doesn't appear to be there ???  Is it still around at retail?  I wanted this set, but was being patient, too patient, perhaps?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2004, 03:42 PM
I feel the same way Brent.  I've been checking Amazon, and then all of a sudden it was gone.  I was waiting (hoping) for it to go on clearance, and then pick it up.  It never showed up around here at retail, so hopefully Amazon will get some more in stock....at a reduced price :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on October 23, 2004, 01:27 PM
Check your TRU's guys. I just hit one up, and they were stacked.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 23, 2004, 04:56 PM
Check your TRU's guys. I just hit one up, and they were stacked.

Kevin

Mmm, nope, wrong side of the border for me.  Not here, may never be here.  Only thing stacked up there is the Urban Legends box set ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on October 23, 2004, 06:50 PM
Just movie Punishers, Brown Wolverines, and Weapon X's by me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 24, 2004, 03:50 PM
Found a Juggernaut at Gordmans today.

Deadpool and Phoenix were long gone. All they have left is one regular Cable, and two each of Wolvie and Punisher.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 24, 2004, 04:32 PM
Have a deadpool and a phoenix sitting here with no home.   :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 24, 2004, 05:50 PM
Ooh! I'll take 'em!!

 :) What do you want for them?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 24, 2004, 07:02 PM
I'm getting pissed, none of the stores here have any new Marvel figures. Nothing but Beasts and Gambits. This sucks.

 >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 24, 2004, 09:40 PM
Ooh! I'll take 'em!!

 :) What do you want for them?

Apocalypse and Hawkeye? :P

Seriously, cost and shipping?  Maybe some Galactic Heroes bounty hunters.  Go down a dark path with a Willow figure :-X
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 24, 2004, 11:04 PM
I'll go with cost and shipping, I think.
I suppose since it's Canadian, I'm gonna pay a little more and the package will be backed up till Christmas. Oh well. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 25, 2004, 12:05 AM
Nope, shipping is slow from north to south, not nearly so bad the other way.  Price runs around $9 a piece, so yes, a little more to be sure.  Loose or carded sir? 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 25, 2004, 01:15 PM
Whoopeee!   Just got notice my Hawkeye preorder is shipping as well as my Wave 7 case I preordered so if all goes well I should have an extra Hawkeye and lots of extra Wolverines, Iron Men and Ghost Riders. 

They will be mine shortly
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 25, 2004, 01:40 PM
I could snag the Hawkeye from you.  I probably don't need to, but just in case, it would be one less figure to worry about.  West Coast Avengers assemble!

No sign of these up here, just inundated with ML VI these days.  Deadpool and Phoenix still disappear right away, but everyone else is sitting now.  There's going to be a lot of movie punishers clogging the pegs for a very long time up here :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 25, 2004, 01:47 PM
He's yours Brent :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 25, 2004, 02:21 PM
Woot!  Time to go to the liquor store.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 25, 2004, 04:01 PM
How are you guys doing for Dark Phoenixes up there, Morgbug? Surprise, I'm looking for that one too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on October 25, 2004, 04:57 PM
How are you guys doing for Dark Phoenixes up there, Morgbug? Surprise, I'm looking for that one too.

Miserable.  I've seen the equivalent now of at least 12 boxes, not a red Phoenix among them.  The ratio is supposedly 1 per nine cases and that same case holds a brown Cable and no mask Wolverine as well.  Jackpot, essentially.  Still, I haven't stumbled across it yet.  I'm to the point where I'm sick of seeing green Phoenix and Deadpool and have left more on pegs than I've bought, and that's saying a lot.  If Walmart goes ahead again with Marvel Legends, my luck should change, but honestly I'm hoping they end up bringing in Series VII so I have a shot at Vision. 

Not finding a Phoenix will result in me dumping gold Ironman and Doombot. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 25, 2004, 04:58 PM
Hey I need Gold Iron Man!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 25, 2004, 06:18 PM
I went back to Gordman's today to pick up Wolvie and Punisher (what the hell, they are pretty neat in person) and the guy at the register said he got the Phoenix and Deadpool from the case, and it wasn't a Dark Phoenix. :-\

I'm really hoping Black Friday clears out all the pegwarming series 4 and 5 here, and series 6 and 7 arrive in abundance before or shortly after Christmas. It worked for series 5 last year, anyway. :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 26, 2004, 10:56 AM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/tb_menu.asp

Apocolypse and Hawkeye are still in stock!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on October 26, 2004, 01:22 PM
Saw remnants (Iron Man and Weapon X) of wave VII today at a TRU.  Disappointed that there wasn't a GR, Hawkeye, Vision or Apoc, but good to see that they're starting to hit.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on October 26, 2004, 01:29 PM
Any one find the chase Ghost Rider?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on October 28, 2004, 12:34 PM
I sat down and came up with a list of 50 figures I'd still buy if they make them...I've become a ton more exclusive in what I have been and not been buying with this line.  Stuff like Weapon X and Cable and Deadpool do absolutely nothing for me...parts of Series 9 seem pretty cool but I'm also jonesing to see Series 10 and what this whole relaunch is going to be about.

Perhaps they will be following the lead of the pretty successful LOTR: Trilogy line and dumping the comics and large packaging for a carded line of figures at a cheaper price point

Scarlet Witch
Quicksilver
Black Knight
Moon Knight
Hercules
She-Hulk
Wasp
Ant Man
Yellowjacket
Tigra
Wonder Man
Jarvis
Falcon
Thanos
Kang
Ultron
Kingpin
Bulldozer
Wrecker
Piledriver
Thunderball
MODOK
Baron Zemo
Enchantress
Loki
Klaw
Taskmaster
Power Man
Iron Fist
US Agent
Vulture
Watcher
Molecule Man
Hobgoblin
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel/Photon
Starfox
Angel
Captain Britain
The Blob
Havok
Leader
Mole Man
Galactus
Spider Woman I
Super Skrull
Captain America WWII
Bucky
Pyro
Mystique
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on October 28, 2004, 01:44 PM
Here are some of the Marvel characters I'd still like to see...

AVENGERS
-Hercules
-Starfox
-The Black Knight
-Scarlet Witch
-She Hulk (w/ FF variant)
-Wonderman
-Thor (armor and beard version)

X-MEN
-Cyclops
-Angel
-Havok
-Beast (Hank McCoy pre-blue fur)
-Thunderbird
-Wolverine (bone claws)

VILLAINS
Mr. Sinister
Thanos
Loki
Nimrod
Sabertooth (first costume)
Onslaught
Galactus
Ultron
Kingpin
Modok
The Leader
Mystique
Pyro
Avalanche
The Blob
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on October 28, 2004, 04:10 PM
Saw this pic over at the TNI forums, one person's finds at a couple of KBToys stores around his town.  Quite a nice picture.  I still have a tough time staying away from this line, the product sure is nice :).  I guess "lucky" for me I haven't seen anything but Nick Furys and Silver Surfers around all year.  Not sure if that is exactly "lucky" though.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/clam34/IMG_0201.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on October 28, 2004, 06:01 PM
Yeah, I saw that pic and read the accompanying story.

He bought them all to beat a scalper, and IIRC, he's trading the extras off to TNI members.

Class act. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 3, 2004, 10:41 AM
Woot, just met a guy in the TRU parking lot who traded me Phasing Vision for Vision and Hawkeye that I had from my case

I bought a Vision off eBay and so I paid around $25 for Phasing Vision, not too shabby :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 3, 2004, 10:48 AM
Wow, nice score Scott.  Glad to hear that you're getting all that you need.  I've been hoping to stay away from ML, but its getting awfully tough.  Luckily, nothing new has shown up here for quite some time, so the temptation hasn't been as bad yet.  Despite the case ratios/packing issues (and delays), ML is still a great line figure-wise.  If Star Wars wasn't putting out product, I'd probably go whole-hog on the ML line.  I'm still anxious to hear what this "line relaunch" is all about next year.  Hopefully it will be something positive.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2004, 01:42 PM
Woot, just met a guy in the TRU parking lot who traded me Phasing Vision for Vision and Hawkeye that I had from my case


Toy pimp.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 3, 2004, 01:48 PM
 :-*  Can't wait for series 8 now, I love this line more and more as it goes along.  I can't wait to hear what Series 10 and 11 have in store (please be Scarlet Witch)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2004, 01:52 PM
She Hulk. :-*

So, whaddya gonna trade me for Gold Iron Man (need a blue one?)?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 3, 2004, 01:58 PM
Uh...Kerry/Edwards yard signs?

I have Blue, let me put together of stuff I have and we'll talk :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2004, 02:02 PM
Groovy, blue will go elsewhere.  Hawkeye and Apocalypse for gold Ironman?

No thank you on the signs.  :-X
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 3, 2004, 02:04 PM
That sounds good, but I only have 1, you can have it though and I'll just look for another.   :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2004, 02:10 PM
Cool, my hunt is over.  If I stumble on a Vision, great, but I can live without him. 

Not sure if this lineup will make it here.  Retailers up here are definitely weird, almost alternating between series.  Walmart is due to pick it up for the Christmas season, but they're carrying mostly crap these days, so they may not. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 3, 2004, 02:12 PM
Ghost Rider, Weapon X, Silver/Red Iron Man (West Coast Avengers!)...I have those too...

Love,

toy pimp
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2004, 02:15 PM
Meh, not so keen on them.  I do not need another Wolverine ::)  Iron Man, meh, then I need vision.  I'll backfill if I need.  Avoided Ghost Rider the first time, will attempt to do so again.  Thanks though.  Pimp. 

Got some hot wheels for you :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 3, 2004, 03:42 PM
Please oh please, can brother find a Dark Phoenix, Phasing Vision and Hawkeye?!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 3, 2004, 07:54 PM
I'd settle for a regular Vision and a Dark Phoenix.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 8, 2004, 09:03 AM
ToynewsI.com has some pics up of Marvel Legends Series 8 (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=4874).  Nice to get some new looks at these.  Sounds like the wave overall isn't too bad.  I'd like to pick up the Ock for sure.  I've always been a fan of Ice Man, but I'll have to see it in the stores to decide for sure (if I see them in stores) ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 8, 2004, 11:32 PM
I am all about Man-Thing and Doc Oc, but I hate the look of Black Widows neck. The prototype version rocked so much more.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 11, 2004, 09:11 AM
The Wal-Mart nearest us has appeared to go on a Christmas stocking extravaganza, with virtually all the toy lines packed to the gills right now.  I finally saw some new Marvel Legends around here for the first time since we moved here in May.  They had a smattering of Series VI, I saw a couple Brown Wolvies, one Cable, and a couple Thomas Jane Punishers.  They also had stocked more of some of the past waves, even saw a Series 1 Cap on the pegs.  I was tempted to get the Wolvie, but left it for now.  The wife wasn't having it.  It was nice to actually see something new show up.  If they would have sold off some of the Nick Furys and Silver Surfers, maybe there would be more room for additional ML :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 11, 2004, 02:23 PM
Also, although not necessarily "new" news since we've heard some of this before, but this was recently posted on the TNI forums:

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

Possible Series 9 lineup.  I guess overall it doesn't look like too bad of a lineup, nice to see figures like Professor X, Nightcrawler, Bullseye, and Doctor Strange included (well, we've seen Strange, but the others).  Also of note, I see that one of the red "bursts" on there mentions that the bases have firing projectiles.  Wha? :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 11, 2004, 05:17 PM
I'll be getting war machine.

You can count on it.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 11, 2004, 05:25 PM
I saw that at Fwoosh a couple of weeks ago...I think those went up the same time the FF shots did a month or two ago.  I'll be getting them all except Deathlok, War Machine and maybe Bullseye
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 11, 2004, 05:27 PM
I saw that at Fwoosh a couple of weeks ago...I think those went up the same time the FF shots did a month or two ago.  I'll be getting them all except Deathlok, War Machine and maybe Bullseye


No love for War Machine? He could battle right next to your Iron Man!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 11, 2004, 05:28 PM
Meh, anything that was invented past 1985ish is not a "Legend" in my mind
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 11, 2004, 05:40 PM
Meh, anything that was invented past 1985ish is not a "Legend" in my mind

Was Deathlok post 1985?  I guess so, around 90 or so.  I could send you a complete run if you'd like :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 11, 2004, 05:41 PM
Meh, anything that was invented past 1985ish is not a "Legend" in my mind

Damn! I'm one year past the legendary mark. I guess I'll just settle for great. ;)

Any figure specs on War Machine or the others yet?

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on November 11, 2004, 05:56 PM
I suppose the 'All bases fire projectiles' thing is part of the whole relaunch thing TB has in mind for ML.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 11, 2004, 07:27 PM
I like that wave. I pretty much want them all. Depending on how the Hulk looks will determine if i will be going after the chase. Rumors say Prof. X has a chase, personally i only want a Hover Chair version.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on November 11, 2004, 07:43 PM
Argh. Ben hates chases. I bet one of the Hulks will end up being a chase as well.

At least I have the movie Prof. X, so if I don't find the ML version, I'm not hosed. And I don't want another Hulk figure.

Can't wait to see Nightcrawler and Deathlok.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 12, 2004, 12:23 AM
Not so keen on another Hulk here.  I have three - my wife bought me one of the crappy movie figs, I have the shirted ML version and a Mr. Fixit from the Hulk Classics line (why not re-release some of those?).  So I don't need a green Hulk or a grey Hulk :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 12, 2004, 12:33 AM
I think a non-Mr. Fixit Grey Hulk is definitely warranted.  That's how the Hulk debuted, and there were some great storylines in the late 80's/early 90's with the grey Hulk as well.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on November 12, 2004, 04:05 AM
I can't wait for the Doctor Strange. Now if they would just do Dazzler from her 80's series and a Cloak and Dagger two pack.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 12, 2004, 10:29 AM
a Cloak and Dagger two pack.

I'd bite on that one. I used to read my old Cloak and Daggers while in the bathroom. :-[ THey had some good storylines.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 12, 2004, 10:34 AM
Figures like Weapon X and Cable and Deadpool do absolutely nothing for me...same goes for Deathlok I guess.  I have no idea who that even is

Gimme Silver Age characters in classic outfits with some of the mid 80's crew to go along with them, stuff from the latest movies and Ultimates and anything from the X-Heavy 90's can all rot for all I care

Cloak and Dagger were a pretty cool combo
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 13, 2004, 09:10 PM
Saw my first case of ML VII locally the other day at TRU.  Only Vision was gone from the case :'(  Sorely tempted to pick up the Hawkeye and Apocalypse, lemme tell ya.  Scott, you better send those boys up soon, I was dying to have them but the $12.99 price point held me back.  Once other retailers get them at $9.99, I may not be so strong :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 13, 2004, 10:29 PM
I saw Vision for the first time today at a Collectible toy store. Looks pretty cool. I shall wait though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2004, 11:12 AM
Scott, ML VII is starting to show in reasonable numbers here.  Have you been able to find an Apocalypse for yourself yet?  If not, I can pick up another here and we can figure out something else with the gold Ironman.  No luck with Vision up here, yet >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 16, 2004, 11:17 AM
Brent

Yeah I have an Apocolypse for me, one for you

I also have a Vision for you...and Hawkeye :)

So you're all set
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2004, 11:33 AM
WHoo-hoo!  Baby, West Coast Avengers Assemble!

I am such a geek :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 16, 2004, 11:35 AM
Not until they make Wonder Man, Mockingbird  and Tigra until then, UnAssembled

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2004, 11:42 AM
Not until they make Wonder Man, Mockingbird  and Tigra until then, UnAssembled



Is it so wrong to find a furry woman hot?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 16, 2004, 11:43 AM
Speaking of Avengers, Fwooshnet recently finished another round of Top 10 voting

First number is position this poll, 2nd is position last poll and third number is number of votes

1 3 Scarlet Witch 56
2 5 Ultron 53
3 2 Thanos 52
4 10 Psylocke 42
5 29 Hercules 37
6 9 Quicksilver 36
7 15 Iron Fist 31
7 10 She-Hulk 31
9 21 Angel 29
10 15 Mystique 25
10 18 Taskmaster 25
10 13 Yellowjacket 25
13 38 Omega Red 24
13 19 Super Skrull 24
15 27 Luke Cage, Power Man 23
16 29 Kitty Pryde, Shadowcat 22
16 15 Moon Knight 22
18 35 Emma Frost, White Queen 21
19 25 Kingpin 20
19 12 Wonder Man 20
21 7 Captain Marvel 19
21 21 Havok 19
21 21 Kang 19
24 29 Bishop 18
25 29 Sasquatch 16
25 35 Wasp 16
27 20 Captain Britain 15
27 38 Cyclops 15
29 38 Black Knight 14
29 13 Mr. Sinister 14


Here's who I voted for (they are in bold above)

Scarlet Witch
Moon Knight
Black Knight
Ultron
She Hulk
Wonder Man
Wasp (Full Size)
Yellowjacket
Kang
Hercules

7 of the top 10 are of the Avengers Ilk, not sure if these means people are sick of the X-Crap (like I am) or that they want to see more balance
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2004, 12:20 PM
Well, X-crap is definitely overdone, but there are still a few on that list I'd like to see.  I didn't vote, but these are my top five:

She-Hulk
Scarlett Witch
Thanos
Yellow Jacket
Kingpin - though I think this would be better served in the spiderman classics line (duh)

I wouldn't be opposed to an Emma Frost figure, but I try to suppress the fan boy in me as best I can. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 16, 2004, 01:09 PM
I want an origional Ghost Rider.  >:(

Also, Moon Knight.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on November 16, 2004, 02:38 PM
I want an origional Ghost Rider.  >:(



Wave VII - Picked one up yesterday.  Still need Hawk, Apoc and Viz, though  >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 16, 2004, 02:59 PM
Wave VII - Picked one up yesterday.  Still need Hawk, Apoc and Viz, though  >:(
The cowboy??

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2004, 03:11 PM
Nope, not the cowboy.  Leather jacket, flaming head, blah, blah, blah.   I'll only pick one up if the transformation version falls into my lap.  I'm sure it's packed in the same case as the transforming/clear Vision, so highly doubtful ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 16, 2004, 03:58 PM
Nope, not the cowboy.  Leather jacket, flaming head, blah, blah, blah.   I'll only pick one up if the transformation version falls into my lap.  I'm sure it's packed in the same case as the transforming/clear Vision, so highly doubtful ::)

Sorry to hear that Brent. If I see one, do you want me to snag it for ya?

I'm waiting for the Cowboy version of Ghostrider to come out.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2004, 04:09 PM
No, that's ok.  I'm not desperate for it at all so I don't even want to pay cost plus shipping for it (no offense), I'm just that cheap about it.  I do appreciate the offer. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 16, 2004, 04:14 PM
That's cool. Just figured I'd offer. 8)


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 16, 2004, 05:52 PM
Well, X-crap is definitely overdone, but there are still a few on that list I'd like to see.  I didn't vote, but these are my top five:

She-Hulk

There's a killer looking Marvel Select She Hulk that will be sold at the Wizard Conventions this coming year.  I believe she'll be in scale with Marvel Legends, too.  I'll definitely be buying this piece at WW in Philly.

BTW, has anyone seen the Marvel Select Doctor Doom?  It looks awesome!  This might be one of the few Marvel Select pieces I buy.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 16, 2004, 10:30 PM
The Marvel Select Venom with the spider on his chest is awesome. I think it looks better with Spider-Man than any of the other Venoms made. I suggest it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 16, 2004, 10:51 PM
Well, X-crap is definitely overdone, but there are still a few on that list I'd like to see.  I didn't vote, but these are my top five:

She-Hulk

There's a killer looking Marvel Select She Hulk that will be sold at the Wizard Conventions this coming year.  I believe she'll be in scale with Marvel Legends, too.  I'll definitely be buying this piece at WW in Philly.

BTW, has anyone seen the Marvel Select Doctor Doom?  It looks awesome!  This might be one of the few Marvel Select pieces I buy.

Any chance you could buy two? ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 16, 2004, 11:14 PM
The show isn't until May.  I'll hook you up if you don't have on by then.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 18, 2004, 09:47 PM
As Ben pointed out elsewhere, the Scorpion fig is out now at some retailers plus BBTS (Only selling it as part of a package).  I'll be hunting for this shortly.  Here's hoping Christmas clears some of the S2 movie figures off the pegs ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 18, 2004, 09:49 PM
Brent

Your figures are on their way north tomorrow :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 19, 2004, 01:32 AM
Brent

Your figures are on their way north tomorrow :-*
Dang, I should pack some stuff up for you :-\  I doubt it will be tomorrow, but soon.  Vengeance trading ;D

And thanks.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 19, 2004, 09:51 AM
Not TOO bad this time, maybe a couple of pieces of junk surprises :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 20, 2004, 01:45 AM
It took going to a show, but I scored the Absorbing Man AND the ML6 version of maskless Wolverine.  FINALLY!  And I'm also trading for a Hawkeye.  Life with Toy Biz is a little bit better now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 22, 2004, 09:28 AM
There are some very strong rumblings that starting with Series 9 there will be pack-in figures of large scale that will be included with each figure of a Wave.  The two being mentioned are Galactus and a Sentinel

Case packouts would be equal and you would get a piece of the larger figure in each package to assemble a large (16") figure.  Seems like a cool idea and a great way to get Galactus and the Sentinel

Also Series 8 may be out before Christmas, I'm getting them all except Man Thing, Black Widow Variant and maybe the Storm Variant.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 22, 2004, 09:52 AM
There are some very strong rumblings that starting with Series 9 there will be pack-in figures of large scale that will be included with each figure of a Wave.  The two being mentioned are Galactus and a Sentinel

Case packouts would be equal and you would get a piece of the larger figure in each package to assemble a large (16") figure.  Seems like a cool idea and a great way to get Galactus and the Sentinel


Yeah Is aw that too, I am not getting my hopes up until it is officially confirmed. I have been wanting them to do that for some time now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2004, 09:56 AM
Sorry, it's Monday and I'm sleepy yet, so I'll ask.   Regarding the pack in figure: do you get a piece of it with each figure in a series and then assemble it, or is there just one huge ass figure in each case?  I know it's there stated in black and white, but I'm just not gettting it. 

BTW, our TRUs are littered with Namor and Beast, no clearance in sight.  Ever ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 22, 2004, 09:59 AM
Correct, a piece of the larger figure is packed in each of the smaller figures.  You'll have to buy them all to assemble the larger figure (which sucks for non-completists)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2004, 10:15 AM
Thanks Scott. 

Interesting idea.  As you say, it sucks for non-completeists (me) but I don't think it is an unreasonable approach.  The figures are relatively inexpensive given what you receive (contrast with a basic SW figure around the same price point) and if you're now going to end up with a Sentinel (anyone army building :P) or Galactus, well that's just too cool to pass up on. 

Here's hoping the character selection with these pack-in bits is better than it has been of late.  Ya gotta think they're about done with Wolverine figures for this line, aren't they?  Please :-\ 

The thing I really worry about is possible re-releases: Cap basic, Iron Man basic, etc.  I hope they at least modify versions.  But I can see this becoming annoying if they start that all over again.  I really only need one version of most figures (though meekly I admit to owning at least two wolverines :-[). 

The worst possibility is that they pack in a final piece with the chase piece.  You know, can't complete Galactus without getting chase whomever? >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 22, 2004, 10:18 AM
I don't think there will be chase figures, however, there probably will be variants, as such you'll get extra pieces of figures that will be of no use.  Rumored variants for 9 are Hover chair Prof X, Some type of Bullseye variant (movie perhaps) and the Grey/Green Hulk
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2004, 10:29 AM
 ???

Semantics?  Chase/variant.  Short pack versus more short packed?

Looking back over the series lists I'm going to have a hard time swallowing this concept.  You're right about the non-completeists, it's going to be tough.  Not every figure is all that desirable.  Series 9, eh?   

Anyone find a spare Scorpion?  Anyone wanna help me out getting the Sinister Six box set?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 22, 2004, 10:32 AM
Well chase would mean like Kubricks, Red Skull and Goliath only packed in 1 out of every 8 cases.  Variants are still packed in one out of every 8 cases but their counterpart in the line is still common and readily available (Phoenix/Dark Phoenix...Vision/Phasing Vision etc)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2004, 10:53 AM
Gotcha.  Same but different :-*

I consider them the same, because the only difference is that ToyBiz pulled their head out of their ass and made the chase figures like the original Gold Ironman: a variant of a figure already in the line.  Only Goliath and Red Skull were truly dumb releases with them being "major" characters with no regular version "widely" available.  They just drifted away from common sense for a short period of time. 

I've come full circle on chase figures: I used to love the concept, but now hate it more than just about anything else in toys.  McFarlane at least made them prevalent enough that the after market price drops to not much above retail, in most cases.  Not so with ML stuff, nothing has been overly common. 

I still revel in Christmas from two years ago when Walmart here loaded up on ML and I found 4 Gold Ironman figures :o  I had similar luck finding 3 Doombots, but nothing since that time.  Goliath from you and Red Skull from a guy on the spawn board.  But I refuse to pay premiums for any of the variants.  I'd love to have a red Phoenix as it is a unique and important version, but oh well :-X
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 22, 2004, 10:56 AM
I was lucky enough to trade for the Phasing Vision and I'll be picking up the Cap Variant in 8 but for the most part I don't care.  I've been choosy with this line for the most part and I'll continue to be.  I might try and get a Galactus but the Sentinel does nothing for me since I've never been a big X guy. 

And you may have 3 wolverines now :-X :)  Bwaaahaaahaaahaa
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2004, 11:08 AM


And you may have 3 wolverines now :-X :)  Bwaaahaaahaaahaa

 :'(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 22, 2004, 02:01 PM
BTW, our TRUs are littered with Namor and Beast, no clearance in sight.  Ever ::)

If Namor goes on clearance I am interested in one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 22, 2004, 02:22 PM
Ive got this fellah sitting around here collecting dust if anyone needs him:

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/previews/70159.jpg)

I'm not certain why I purchased him. I'm not a big X-Fan.


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2004, 02:43 PM
BTW, our TRUs are littered with Namor and Beast, no clearance in sight.  Ever ::)

If Namor goes on clearance I am interested in one.

Duly noted suh.  Only way I'll buy one as well. 

Thanks Kevin, but no thanks.  I have one, had two, had to give up the original base just to unload one.  I now only have the box set, X-disc stand.  Kinda sucks cuz that was a nice base, but no way am I buying ANOTHER Magneto just to get the base.  Blech.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on November 22, 2004, 02:50 PM
****, if you need the base, I'm sure we can work somthing out. All the base is doing is collecting dust with the Spider-Man bases. I can give Magneto to my cousin afterwards.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 22, 2004, 05:21 PM
BTW, our TRUs are littered with Namor and Beast, no clearance in sight.  Ever ::)

If Namor goes on clearance I am interested in one.

Duly noted suh.  Only way I'll buy one as well. 


Thanks
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on November 28, 2004, 04:45 AM
Well Series 8 Marvel Legends are on eBay already. Almost 100 bucks for a Storm with Mohawk. ::) Even though they are in the Far East they are still crazy prices.

I still cant find any Series 7. Well except Weapon X  >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 28, 2004, 09:48 AM
Well Series 8 Marvel Legends are on eBay already. Almost 100 bucks for a Storm with Mohawk. ::) Even though they are in the Far East they are still crazy prices.

I am glad I dont like any of the chase figures in this wave.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 29, 2004, 10:55 AM
We were working on digging out the Christmas decorations this past weekend, and came across a box of stuff from my childhood that my parents had given me.  I found one of my favorite toys from my childhood - "Secret Wars" Spider-Man.  I knew it was in the house somewhere, but wasn't quite sure.  I was happy to find it though, one of my all-time favorite toys...and although a little bit of the paint is worn off, he is displayed proudly on my desk right now :P

Along the same "Spidey" lines....I wanted to ask all of you, out of all the Spidey figures that have been out over the past few years (Spidey Classics, ML Box Sets, Movie figures), which figure do you think is the best one available (action figures, I mean)?  To cut back on non-Star Wars collecting spending, I'm really trying to focus in on the "best" versions of my favorite heroes or misc. characters.  I currently have the parachute Spidey for a comic version, as well as the black costumed Spidey, and a couple different movie versions.  I always liked the Super Articulated Movie version, but was wondering which "red and blue" spidey you feel is the best one out there to have as your "definitive" one, if that is possible.  I've heard many people liking the one included in the Sinister Six set, but I missed the boat on that one (at least for now), and unless it goes on clearance, probably couldn't really afford it anyways.  I think the "Snap Shot" one in the regular line is basically the same figure, without the web wings and different coloring (and maybe shoulders?).  Anyways, I'm babbling now, but which do you feel is the best version to have of the ole webhead?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 29, 2004, 11:08 AM
I have Parachute Spidey and me likee

I also bought the recent Black Suit Spider Man with Hang Glider

And, lets see, I have the Sinister 6 Spider Man and the Super Articulated Movie Spider-Man 2 and that should be it. 

I've heard good things about Snap Shot as well but I'll stick with the one I have until I hear otherwise and they come
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 11:19 AM
I have the series one blue spidey, it's very nice.  I also have the blue/red spidey that came with the gargoyle (series one, maybe two?) and it's pretty cool, possibly my favorite, but the colours are quite subdued compared to a comic version. 

I have the black one that Scott mentioned and it's nice. 

I have the original movie version and then the more recent S2 movie version, which is super nice too. 

Still wanting the S6 box set though (which is now on Amazon, but is listed as out of stock ::)) very badly.   :-\  Not so much for spidey, but for the must have villains. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 29, 2004, 11:23 AM
I was thinking this morning for some reason of villains I still want to see in the Spidey Classics Line with Sandman and Mysterio coming I could think of:

Vulture, Shocker, Chameleon and Hobgoblin (classic version)

I also want a Kingpin but feel he should be a Marvel Legend
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 12:16 PM
Kingpin is so very overdue given we have what, 4 daredevil figures (yellow, red, movie, spiderman line cardboard), 2 Elektras and now Bullseye?  I think we're seeing a bit of obesity based discrimination going on here. 

Sandman and Mysterio are going to be fantastic additions.  I also like that list.  Vulture is a must have with interchangeable heads for old and young.  Shocker is ok, I suppose.  Chameleon is great.  I would love to see a classic Hobgoblin, repleat with garrish orange costume, that would be cool.  Wouldn't replace the current Hobgoblin though, IMO one of the best sculpts from the Marvel lines. 

What about Tombstone?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 29, 2004, 01:31 PM
I like your list as well Scott, and agree with you guys, Kingpin is looong overdue.  I'm really surprised he hasn't shown up in ML yet, hopefully he will in the not too distant future.  Glad to see the likes of Scorpion and Sandman joining the ranks (as well as Mysterio).  Those, in combination with the Sinister Six set and the upcoming ML Doc Ock would make a pretty good lineup of Spidey's foes.  Just a few left, which you guys have named, and I think we'd be pretty well set.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 01:35 PM
So where can the Sinister Six pack still be found?  In spite of trying to remain patient in hopes of a clearance on Amazon (which may happen with the FF box, since they are still in stock and at which point I would buy them) I am now starting to get nervous.  I MUST HAVE these figures, no question about it.  They are just too important to the line to pass up.  I could skip a few, but not all.  Doc Ock is replaceable and I already picked up Black Cat on ebay for the girl. 

Has anyone found the new Scorpion figure?  No sign here though retailers are trying to finally unload the Spiderman stuff that is hanging on the pegs.  I may have to finally pick up the Peter Parker figure too. 

Speaking of the Fantastic Four box set, what a pain to have to unload a Doom, another Thing.  I wish they'd release the box sets up front, but I suppose they understand their market better than that.   ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on November 29, 2004, 01:55 PM
I was wondering that too Brent.  I missed (or skipped, due to lack of funds) it when it was online at Amazon the first time, and hoped that it might show up again later on (preferrably at clearance).  We haven't had any show up in stores around here, although I have seen the Fantastic Four set at Wal-Mart a few times (not sure if they have it anymore though).  I guess I might be out of luck (other than ebay), but I didn't know if there was a chance it would come down the pike to retail more later on, or maybe show up back at Amazon.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on November 29, 2004, 01:56 PM
Saw the SS set twice at the same store and passed both times.  Big mistake, it's long gone.  Hopefully there's stock sitting in the stock room somewhere and these get put out again.  I'm with you Brent, I need a Venom, Electro, "true" Green Goblin and Black Cat in my collection - can do without the Doc Ock and Kraven.

Still see the FF set around, but only want Sue.  Hoping for clearance on that one.

I've seen the SMC Scorpion wave twice, but no luck with the Holy Grail of the wave.  Still need Ultimate Lizard too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 02:25 PM
Dang, the S6 set is getting harder to find eh?  Not good, not good at all.  Will have to begin hunting. 

Good comment on true green Goblin.  I have the regular release and it doesn't do much for me.  Same goes for the Venom I have.  Pulled the tongue out and it looks better, but need something a little more neutral.  Kraven would be and is an easy find up here still but Electro is the gem. 

Hmmm. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on November 29, 2004, 03:08 PM
I picked up the SS set as soon as I saw it. Still looking for a scorpion and can't want for Sandman and Mysterio. Kingpin is way overdue and probably shoul dbe in Marvel Legends.

Tombstone, Vulture (interchangable heads would be awesome, if not the old version), Doppelganger, Shocker, Chameleon are all needed.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on November 29, 2004, 04:01 PM
Yeah I bought them both the same day from TRU, FF has shown up all over and the SS set is nowhere to be found

I picked up Scorpion 2 weeks ago at Wal Mart, just saw the Spideys from that wave at TRU so he's just shipping

ML 8 will be here rather soon it sounds like! :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 29, 2004, 10:26 PM
Dang, the S6 set is getting harder to find eh?  Not good, not good at all.  Will have to begin hunting.

Actually, I just got it over the weekend at WalMart.  I think it was a little over $40.  Truth be told, the figures aren't all that bad.  We got first appearances of Black Cat, Green Goblin and Electro in the set.  Also, Spidey seems a little bit different.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2004, 11:44 PM
Oh yeah Nick, sorry if I seemed like I was griping, I definitely want the set.  I never picked up the earlier Ock or Kraven simply because they were out in this set.  Almost sprung for a Morbius today, after resisting for over a year.  Almost like I have to have him.  I do think the face on the black cat leaves a fair bit to desire, but any port in a storm - I'll take what I can get. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 29, 2004, 11:54 PM
I was actually a little surprised to see the set in Wally World.  Even though I had scored my FF set with clear Sue Richards at this store, it's usually pretty barren.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on November 30, 2004, 02:36 AM
I saw the S6 Box Set at TRU months ago. I wish I had picked it up the price deferred me from it. Hopefully I'll be able to score one at Wally World as well.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on November 30, 2004, 10:59 PM
http://www.action-figure.com/Article13363.html

Galactus?  Or one more way to p.o. collectors?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2004, 11:20 PM
That's what Scott was mentioning earlier.  My hope is the chase piece(s) don't have a piece of Galactus.  If I get to build a big ass marvel legend Galactus, I'll suck it up and buy a figure or two I don't really want. 

The only thing that concerns me is if there is a chase piece that contains a last critical (or even non-critical but completes the figure) piece.  Then no mask wolvie from series 3 is going to look like a bargain. :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on November 30, 2004, 11:52 PM
You can always try to score the ML6 version of maskless Wolvie, Brent.  I finally got one at a show for $30.  I honestly don't care that the cardback doesn't say ML3, I care that I got that sculpt finally.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 12:06 AM
No, I'm actually good.  I have the maskless one from the box set and sold off my masked version.  I don't need that many Wolverine's.  Ptui. 

That's my biggest problem with the line, is the multiples that come out in basically the same costume with only minor differences- Dr. Doom, Magneto, Wolverine, Reed Richards, the Thing, Gambit, Beast.  All have nearly duplicated sculpts down the line. 

And I've essentially forsaken chase figures now.  Opening my Goliath and Red Skull, sending Scott my gold Ironman.  That covers them pretty much.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 1, 2004, 12:08 AM
My only hope is that Brent loves the bonus Weapon X he got along with Hawkeye, Vision and Apoc in the mail today! :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 1, 2004, 12:09 AM
I had done well on the chase figures up until the last two series.  Dark Phoenix has totally eluded me, as has phasing Vision.  I managed to snag most of the others, except for the ML3 maskless Wolvie.  But these last two series are killing me!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2004, 01:26 AM
My only hope is that Brent loves the bonus Weapon X he got along with Hawkeye, Vision and Apoc in the mail today! :)

Yeah, I'm trying to figure out what store I haven't used a no-receipt return at for a while ::)  I may keep it, y'know, just so I have all the Wolverines.

I've had decent luck to Nick, but not quite as good as yours.  The last bonus figure Scott sent me was much nicer - Goliath.  Then I picked up a Red Skull for $30.  Found lots of gold Ironman and Doombots, but not much since those series. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Hemish on December 1, 2004, 01:51 AM
Is the price for this item about right??
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2483&item=5939442354&rd=1&ssPageName=WD1V
I really wanted to get one of these when i saw it in toyfare but after seeing the price i don't think so.
Surely they can't be that pricey
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 1, 2004, 02:12 AM
I think these go for $100-150, depending on the character.

Considering it's an  Emma Frost statue, this thing'll probably be hot. (Bad pun intended.)

There is a variant, and if I was going to buy one, I'd check with your local comic shop to see what they want for it or if they'll order it for ya. I'd do that before I gave some chucklehead on ebay hard-earned money for it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 1, 2004, 10:33 AM
I have never found any chase figure. I still need a Dark Phoenix, Doombot and Goliath.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 3, 2004, 01:40 AM
Amazon has pre-orders up for ML 9.
Good luck. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index%3Dtoys%26field-keywords%3DMarvel%252520Legends%2525209%26store-name%3Dtoys/002-7536582-9847258)

I preordered Nightcrawler, Prof. X, Dr. Strange, Deathlok, and the two Bullseyes. I have no idea what the variant Bullseye looks like, but if I'm fortunate enough to get it, I could hopefully trade it for a Dark Phoenix.

I doubt I'll get any of the figures I ordered, however, and that simply bites.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 3, 2004, 08:33 AM
Yeah they have been up for a couple of days, I didnt mention anything because they usually don't come through with the figures. I figured I'd pre-order te chase Hulk, but doubt it will ever get to me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 3, 2004, 08:57 AM
I ordered the set yesterday morning, the stupidest thing is that they don't ship orders in the order they were received, someone could come in and order them in like 2 months and get them before I would

I'm hoping the case ratios are fixed

I'm also pissed I had to order some of those just to get a Galactus
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 3, 2004, 11:55 AM
I ordered the set yesterday morning, the stupidest thing is that they don't ship orders in the order they were received, someone could come in and order them in like 2 months and get them before I would

Yeah that pretty much sucks. I really doesnt make any sense.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 4, 2004, 09:36 AM
Almost picked up Cable last night, but didn't... Bah, it's so close to Christmas I just hate buying anything.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 7, 2004, 11:16 AM
http://www.aftimes.com/aslu/slu.shtml

Julius Marx has ML8 pics up
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 7, 2004, 12:37 PM
Anyway else see in the new Toyfare that the odds of getting a Power man figure are 1 to 1. Series 11 perhaps?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 7, 2004, 01:23 PM
I haven't received mine yet, He was a strong rumor for 10 last time I heard.  Same goes for Iron Fist.

Black Panther (shown at Comic Con)
Scarlet Witch
Power Man
Iron Fist
Thanos
1st Appearance Wolverine (rumored at one point)
Cyclops Skull Cap version

That's my guess at Series 10
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 7, 2004, 02:20 PM
That works for me, especially Thanos. I think they would wait to release Power Man or Iron Fist. I don't think they wopuld be in the same wave.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 7, 2004, 02:26 PM
What were the other figures and odds?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 7, 2004, 07:22 PM
Power Man - 1 to 1
Sentry - 4 to 1
Spider-Woman - 3 to 1
Yellow Jacket - 3 to 1
Hercules - 7 to 1
Stingray - 8 to 1
Myterious Ninja Guy - 1,000 to 1

(These are bases on the New Anvengers characters)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 12, 2004, 12:04 PM
Rumored Series 10 and 11!!


Series 10 - Sentinel Series (shipping in July)
1st Appearance Spiderman
Cyclops
X-Factor Cyclops (variant)
Angel
X-Factor Angel (variant)
Black Panther
Omega Red
Mr. Sinister
Mystique
Black Panther (variant)

Series 11 - Legendary Riders Series (shipping in October)
Origin Thing
Logan
Iron Man Hulk Buster
Vengeance
Task Master
Ultron
Wonder-Man
Scarlet Witch
Logan (variant)
Wonder-Man (variant)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 12, 2004, 04:53 PM
Interesting, where did you see that?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 12, 2004, 07:21 PM
The very word 'variant' makes me cringe.

All I'm saying for now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 12, 2004, 08:36 PM
Those came from some e-tailer.  Really the only one that doesn't make sense is the Vengeance figure.  He's about as much of a Marvel Legend as I am
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 13, 2004, 08:24 AM
Those came from some e-tailer.  Really the only one that doesn't make sense is the Vengeance figure.  He's about as much of a Marvel Legend as I am

Well as of late they have been throwing in the random non Legends figure in the waves, like Deathlok. It makes sense enough I think and they will probably make use of parts from the Ghost Rider figures so it probably makes even more sense for them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on December 13, 2004, 09:07 AM
I haven't been online really the past few days, so I just saw those lineups this morning as well.  They look pretty good to me.  I know lots of people are tired of Spideys, but to me a 1st Appearance Spidey (and a Spidey in Marvel Legends) is a pretty cool thing.  Overall, the lineups look pretty cool, and a Sentinel would be neat as well.  I thought I could give Marvel Legends up, but I am really feeling the "pull back" now.  Its going to be tough with these next few waves, especially if they actually show up here in person ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on December 13, 2004, 04:53 PM
bold = Mikey D's comments

Rumored Series 10 and 11!!


Series 10 - Sentinel Series (shipping in July)
1st Appearance Spiderman - not interested, one Spidey's enough for me
Cyclops - will wait to see how much different this is from the XMC one before deciding
X-Factor Cyclops (variant) - really don't kill myself tracking down variants
Angel - hopefully this is the feathered version
X-Factor Angel (variant) - see above
Black Panther - already seen and looks good
Omega Red - villians rock
Mr. Sinister - see Omega Red
Mystique - see Mr. Sinister
Black Panther (variant)

Series 11 - Legendary Riders Series (shipping in October)
Origin Thing - ehhh
Logan - another Wolverine, one can never have enough of him   ::)
Iron Man Hulk Buster - will wait to see before deciding
Vengeance - I for one like obscure characters and GR needs a villian to fight
Task Master - cool
Ultron - you can never go wrong with a bad ass robot
Wonder-Man - me likey more Avengers
Scarlet Witch - me likey ex-Avengers turned villians more
Logan (variant) -
Wonder-Man (variant)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 14, 2004, 11:55 AM
Bigbadtoystore has waves 9,10,11 up for pre-order.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 14, 2004, 11:59 AM
Yeah I saw that this morning, same line-ups too!  Nice, I think I like all of the choices with the exception of Vengeance,  Spider-Man is sort of lame but if done right could also be an amazing figure.  I wonder if his inclusion means Classics is done?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 14, 2004, 12:15 PM
(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/xtras/legends_logo.jpg)

Wave I[/i]
Hulk
Captain America
Iron Man
Toad
Iron Man Gold CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave II[/i]
Doctor Doom
Sub Mariner
The Thing
Human Torch
Doctor Doom Doombot CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Hulk with Shirt Variant

Wave III[/i]
Wolverine (Yellow and Blue)
Magneto
Thor
Ghost Rider
Movie Daredevil
Wolverine Maskless CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave IV[/i]
Gambit
Beast
Elektra
Punisher
Goliath with Antman and Wasp CHASE FIGURE[/i]

Wave V[/i]
Mr. Fantastic
Sabertooth
Colossus
Silver Surfer
Nick Fury
Blade II movie figure
Red Skull CHASE FIGURE[/i]

Best of Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusives[/i]
Thing Trenchcoat
Stealth Armor Iron Man

Wave VI[/i]
Phoenix (green/yellow)
Dark Phoenix (red/gold) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Cable
Cable Brown CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Deadpool/Doop
Wolverine (Brown/Yellow)
Juggernaut
Punisher (Movie Version)
Wolverine Maskless CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave VII[/i]
Hawkeye
Apocalypse
Iron Man (red/silver)
Vision
Wolverine (Weapon X)
Ghost Rider (changable heads for Johnny Blaze)
Phasing Ghose Rider  CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Phasing Vision  CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Goliath  CHASE Figure[/i]

Wave VIII[/i]
Doctor Octopus
Captain America (Ultimate)
Iron Man (Modern Armor)
Man Thing
Storm
Ice Man
Black Widow
Storm (Mohawk) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Captain America (Winged Head) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Black Widow (Blonde) CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave IX Galactus Series[/i]
Grey Hulk (1st Appearance)
Nightcrawler
Professor X
Deathlok
Doctor Strange
War Machine
Bullseye
Galactus (Assembled from pieces in each figure!)
Green Hulk (1st Appearance) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Bullseye CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Professor X CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave X Sentinel Series[/i]
1st Appearance Spiderman
Cyclops
Angel
Black Panther
Omega Red
Mr. Sinister
Mystique
X-Factor Cyclops CHASE VARIANT[/i]
X-Factor Angel CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Black Panther CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Series XI Legendary Riders Series
Origin Thing
Logan
Iron Man Hulk Buster
Vengeance
Task Master
Ultron
Wonder-Man
Scarlet Witch
Logan CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Wonder-Man CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Series XII Apocolypse Series RUMORED
Iron Fist
Astonishing Wolverine
Bishop
X-23
Sasquatch
Maestro Hulk
Iron Fist CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Bishop CHASE VARIANT[/i]
X-23 CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Sasquatch CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Series XIII Onslaught Series
Green Goblin
Loki
Abomination
Pyro
Lady Deathstrike
Blackheart
Green Goblin CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Loki CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Abomination CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Series XIV Mojo Series
1st Appearance Ironman
Longshot
Baron Zemo
Luke Cage
Falcon
Psylocke
Psylocke CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Luke Cage CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Falcon CHASE VARIANT[/i]
1st Appearance Ironman CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Baron Zemo CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Series XV MODOK Series
Beta Ray Bill
Moon  Knight
Spider-Woman
Thor Buster Iron Man
Wasp
Captain Marvel
Spider-Woman CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Wasp II CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Wasp III CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Captain Marvel CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Marvel Legends - Series 16 (Or Hasbro Series 1) Annihilus BAF
Hulk (Planet Hulk)
Hercules
Beast (X3)
Banshee
Emma Frost
Iron Man (Ultimate)

Marvel Legends - Series 17 (Or Hasbro Series 2) Blob BAF
She-Hulk
Yellowjacket
Wolverine (Ultimate)
Thor (Lord of Asgard)
Quicksilver
Juggernaut (X3)
Phoenix (X3)
Xorn

Marvel Icons - Wave 1
Iron Man
Wolverine
Captain America

Marvel Icons - Wave 2
Spider-Man
Hulk
Venom


Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusive Case
Sentry
Captain Britain
Kitty Pride
AntMan
Thor
Havoc
AOA Sabretooth
AOA Wolverine
Warbird
Giant Man BAF

Marvel Legends Face Off Twin Packs
Kingpin vs. Daredevil
Hulk vs. Leader
Captain America vs. Red Skull
Captain America vs. Red Skull CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Hulk vs. Leader CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Kingpin vs. Daredevil CHASE VARIANT[/i]

BOX SETS

Urban Legends[/i]
Spider-Man
Elektra (white)
Punisher
Dardevil

X-Men[/i]
Rogue
Beast (lab coat, glasses)
Gambit
Wolverine (maskless)
Magneto

Fantastic Four[/i]
Mister Fantastic
Invisible Woman
Human Torch
Thing
Doctor Doom
Franklin Richards
Herbie

Spider Man vs Sinister Six[/i]
Spider Man
Green Goblin
Black Cat
Electro
Doctor Octopus
Kraven
Venom

Marvel Legends Young Avengers Gift Pack
Marvel Legends Monster Gift Pack


Spider-Man Classics Main Figures
Spider-Man
Spider-Man Black Costume
Rhino
Doc Ock
Lizard
Venom
Morbius
Hobgoblin
Green Goblin (Ramos Version)
Carnage
Ultimate Rhino
Ultimate Lizard
Scorpion
Sandman
Mysterio
Ultimate Doc Ock
Venom #3 or #4
Man Wolf
Hydro-Man
Hob Goblin
Sandman
Electro
Toxin
Shocker
Mad Jack
Stealth Venom
Electro

X-Men Classics
Cyclops
Wolverine
Gambit
Archangel
Colossus (Astonishing)
Nightcrawler (Ultimate)
Iceman+variants (Regular, Ultimate, Bobby Drake)
Rogue (XTreme)
Avalanche
Sabretooth (Ultimate)


Hulk Classics
Hulk w/ Bruce Banner
Joe Fixit Hulk
Smart Hulk
War Hulk
Mecha-Hulk w/ Gremlin
Abomination
Absorbing Man

Fantastic Four Classic/Movie
Annhilus
Doombot
Kang
Dragon Man
Super Skrull
Super Skrull CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Spider-Man Origins - Hasbro 2007
Spider-Man (Iron Spidey)
Spider-Man (2099)
Demogoblin (Villains Asst.)



Starting fresh with a new Marvel thread here since the prior one was getting too long, but if you'd like to catch up on the previous 18 pages of Marvel conversation, just click here for thread #1 (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=36;action=display;threadid=1530)
For thread #2 (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=3680.0)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 14, 2004, 12:16 PM
Starting a new thread...here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=5954.0)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 14, 2004, 12:17 PM
Pre-Order at BBTS

Wave 9 (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/toystan.asp?Queryid=pr213)
Wave 10 (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/toystan.asp?Queryid=pr214)
Wave 11 (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/toystan.asp?Queryid=pr215)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 14, 2004, 01:16 PM
They really jacked up the prices on these sets compared to the last 2 waves.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on December 15, 2004, 03:59 PM
Ahhh...a fresh, minty new thread.  Thanks Scott.  I happened across a few pics of a "super poseable" Spidey available in Spidey Classics 13...I think...the wave with Sandman that is just hitting in some areas.  I don't need to have 50 Spideys, but this one looks pretty cool and I'd be tempted to pick it up if I saw it.  PICS HERE...scroll down a bit (http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10007&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/GhettoGepetto/Sandy%20and%20Spidey/Spidey002.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 15, 2004, 11:13 PM
Man, looks nice, don't need to buy another though

Updated Wishlist (assuming 10 and 11 are what they are)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/yellowjacket.jpg)
Yellowjacket
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/blackknight.jpg)
Black Knight
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/moonknight.jpg)
Moon Knight
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/shehulk.jpg)
She-Hulk
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/kang.jpg)
Kang
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/moleculeman.jpg)
Molecule Man
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/wasp.jpg)
Wasp (Full Size)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/antman.jpg)
Ant-Man (Full Size)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainmarvel1.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainmarvel2.jpg)
Captain Marvel (both the original and the second
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/hercules.jpg)
Hercules
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/quicksilver.jpg)
Quicksilver
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/captainbritain.jpg)
Captain Britain
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/havok.jpg)
Havok
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/blob.jpg)
The Blob
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/kingpin.jpg)
Kingpin
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/baronzemo.jpg)
Baron Zemo
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/klaw.jpg)
Klaw
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/wrecker.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/thunderball.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/bulldozer.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/legends/piledriver.jpg)
Wrecking Crew (Wrecker, Thunderball, Bulldozer, Piledriver)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on December 16, 2004, 08:26 AM
I was tempted to order one myself, but with Christmas expenses, I held off.  Anyways...I thought that I would pass THIS LINK (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002E7B6K/qid=1103203205/sr=1-11/ref=sr_1_11/104-0984426-8591163?v=glance&s=toys) along to everyone who is interested...apparently Amazon.com has the Phoenix variant "in stock".  Good luck!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 16, 2004, 08:45 AM
Well I gave it a shot, I tired ordering her from amazon but i am not expecting much.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 16, 2004, 10:06 AM
I ordered one very early last night before a lot of people found out about it...the stupid thing is that Amazon ships willy nilly and not in the order in which they received them so I'm not holding my breath

The other thing that smacks of no f'n way...they are still In Stock.  No way they still have 200 of them laying around
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 16, 2004, 10:22 AM
I ordered one very early last night before a lot of people found out about it...the stupid thing is that Amazon ships willy nilly and not in the order in which they received them so I'm not holding my breath

The other thing that smacks of no f'n way...they are still In Stock.  No way they still have 200 of them laying around

WHat is your account status since you ordered it last night? Anything? Is it being prepared to ship?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 16, 2004, 10:25 AM
Nothing doing, I just have a delivery estimate of 12/21-12/24.  I ordered at 9 PM central approximately
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 16, 2004, 02:18 PM
Here it is, 1:15 PM Central time, and I was able to order one.

You watch, it'll be a bunch of regular Phoenixes.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 16, 2004, 03:02 PM
I was able to order one as well, and it's 3 PM eastern.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 16, 2004, 05:34 PM
Its still ther eto be ordered, If we get anything at all if will be the regular Phoenix.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 16, 2004, 09:17 PM
Still no word from Amazon and no confirmation on shipping :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 16, 2004, 10:10 PM
Took a shot at the red Phoenix.  My luck has been so-so with Amazon, so what the heck.

What the heck are legendary riders?

Chase figures don't excite me too much, maybe a green Hulk. 

Still needing an S6 box set.  Hoping they show here for Christmas, but a little tight now ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on December 17, 2004, 05:49 AM
Gave it a try also since I just read this and they were still in stock.

As for for my wishlist I'd love to see these:

Spiderwoman

Banshee

Captain Britain as well

Dazzler

Sunfire

Jubilee

Pyro

Sorry Im an Mutant lover.  ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2004, 08:58 AM
I don't care waht anyone says, there is no way they still have them In Stock, someone messed something out.  The crap thing is is that I probably won't get one even though I ordered fairly early on >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 17, 2004, 11:45 AM
I don't care waht anyone says, there is no way they still have them In Stock, someone messed something out.  The crap thing is is that I probably won't get one even though I ordered fairly early on >:(

Yup, life at Amazon carries on merrily.  Hopefully my recent spending spree will endear me to their shipping folks.   :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on December 17, 2004, 04:06 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/presterjohn/ML9.jpg)

ML 9

The Galactus looks better than I thought it would.  Prof. X looks like ****
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2004, 04:20 PM
Those all look great, except Deathlok who I give two ***** about.  Can't wait to get a Galactus!

Legends is definitely my #2 line right now that Simpsons is dead and LOTR is winding down
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 17, 2004, 04:55 PM
Galactus is awesome!!!!!!! He looks incredible. It is an amazing thing that Toy Biz is going with Galactus and the Sentinel.

Sadly, Prof. X is just terrible. He is the worst of the bunch, I relaly wanted a Hover Chair version. Big letdown.

Dr. Strange, Nightcrawler, Deathlok, and Bullseye are very cool as well.

The Hulk just doesnt do it for me. Neither versions.

I am happy that I don't need to chase any chase figures for this wave. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on December 17, 2004, 05:16 PM
I wonder what the breakdown for Galactus is going to be and who gets what.  It's probably head, upper torso, lower torso, 2 arms and 2 legs for 7 pieces.  Glad to see that there's some articulation to him and he's not a statue.

I'm also glad that's there aren't a lot of unwanted purchases for me to get the Galactus.  The only one I really can do without is the Hulk, as I already have one.  War Machine is a seperate character, so no double dipping on an Iron Man.  Deathlok doesn't bother me, I like obscure characters.  All the others are first figs to the line, so no brainer there.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Darby on December 17, 2004, 08:41 PM
The Galactus thing doesn't do it for me, but it is an extremely cool idea.  I'm most excited about Nightcrawler.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 18, 2004, 01:35 AM
Could be the crappy pic, put that Prof. X looks like the movie version, which I have like three of.

Deathlok looks pretty cool, though I don't think I've ever read a comic with him in it.

Those Hulks look pretty crappy. Sucks I'll have to buy one to complete Galactus.

I'll gladly buy the rest, provided I actually find the damn things. I do have them preordered on Amazon, but, we all know what that means.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 18, 2004, 05:56 AM
I like the overall concept.  Not crazy about Deathlock, mainly because I don't know the character all that well.  I also think that the whole Galactus idea is one of the only ways they could get casual collectors to buy a Doctor Strange figure.

I have mixed feelings on the Hulk figures.  I've always loved the character.  When the rumors started circulating about the wave I was actually kind of excited to get a grey Hulk.  But the whole "first appearance" thing skews the look.  Hence, this Hulk looks a lot more like the Hulk did when Marvel launched the comic in the 60's.  I'm hoping that Toy Biz revisits the modern grey Hulk at some point in the Marvel Legends line.  I thought the period in the 90's where the Hulk went grey was really interesting, and Hulk was a deeper character with different motivations instead of the green, raging Hulk's motto of "Hulk smash"!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 18, 2004, 07:48 PM
Deathlok was kind of a neat character and I enjoyed the comic in the late 80's (I think) or early 90's.  The story sort of reminds me of Spawn, in terms of origin (Deathlok had a wife and kid he could no longer really contact, IIRC).  Might just be confusing the storylines though.  Either way, it's kind of a cool inclusion, if not legendary and long running. 

Anybody thought of ordering a case?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 20, 2004, 10:19 AM
My order was totally obliterated from the Amazon system for Dark Phoenix.  Nice job again Amazon ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 20, 2004, 11:11 AM
My order was totally obliterated from the Amazon system for Dark Phoenix.  Nice job again Amazon ::)

Thats sucks, i wonder how mine is doing? So what exactly happened, it isnt in your account anymore?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 11:17 AM
My order was totally obliterated from the Amazon system for Dark Phoenix.  Nice job again Amazon ::)

Ditto.  Doesn't exist in my order history: no recent transactions. ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 20, 2004, 11:19 AM
Yeah, its not even listed in my recent orders
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 20, 2004, 02:07 PM
Same with my order.

I knew it was too good to be true.



P.S. **** Amazon.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 20, 2004, 02:16 PM
I just don't get why they do this continually.  Vision, Red Skull and now this, its all BS
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 02:44 PM
I just don't get why they do this continually.  Vision, Red Skull and now this, its all BS

They do the same with McFarlane variants, though they usually keep better track of the numbers.  I did actually get my white Gretzky's from them though I know of lots of people that didn't. 

I'll still always take a shot with them, just with very low expectations. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 20, 2004, 02:46 PM
The ease of cancelling and keeping track of the orders is enough for me to keep using them.  But their head up their asses on the quantities they solicit is mind numbing

Also...rumor for the next Spidey Villain...Beetle

(http://alaph.com/spiderman/pictures/enemies/beetle/beetle01.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 02:54 PM
Beetle? :o  Before a Kingpin?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 20, 2004, 02:55 PM
Beats me, just a rumor for now any way
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 03:38 PM
Meh, I'll take another spidey villain any day, even something as obscure as that.  Still need to do a comic version of Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy (I'd even take a dead Gwen as a pack in with a classic GG). 

Tombstone would be a cool addition as well. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 20, 2004, 03:43 PM
Where did you hear about that?

Phoenix is missing from my account as well. :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 20, 2004, 04:08 PM
Same deal here with Dark Phoenix.  Drat!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 20, 2004, 04:17 PM
http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10309
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: jadesfire on December 20, 2004, 09:48 PM
My Phoenix was gone today too  :(
I sent them an email for an explanation (I've never had this happen before but I don't collect much of any other figures besides Rogue and Jean/Phoenix) and here's the reply. 
*****************************************************************
Thank you for writing to us at Amazon.com.

Firstly, please accept our apologies for the issues that you have
encountered with your purchase.

In researching your order, I found that your order was cancelled due
to some technical errors in our web site.

I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you.

Unfortunately, we are unable to reinstate an order that has been
cancelled.  You are welcome to return to our web site and place a new
order for the same items. 

In order to compensate for this inconvenience, I have issued a
promotional certificate of $15.00 which you can use for future
purchase at Amazon.com. The details of the promotional certificate
are given below:

*****************************************************************

Can't really re-order her so I guess I'll use the gift certificate on some other line...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 21, 2004, 12:15 AM
I did not email them at all, just sort of wrote it off.  Checked my hotmail account and lo and behold a $15.00 gift certificate.  Now if only they'd get the sinister six gift pack in stock, I'd be a happy camper.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2004, 12:24 AM
Just got the email here too.  Good news, I guess.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2004, 02:14 AM
$15 for nothing?

I'll take it. You'd think they'd get tired of handing out gift certificates because of this line.

Now if they'd get some new LOTR or SW stuff in stock, I'd be stoked.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2004, 01:38 PM
$15 for nothing?

I'll take it. You'd think they'd get tired of handing out gift certificates because of this line.

Now if they'd get some new LOTR or SW stuff in stock, I'd be stoked.

Same here.  I'll probably wind up using it on a DVD or a CD because they usually don't have anything SW wise in stock that I'm interested in.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: jadesfire on December 21, 2004, 02:02 PM
I got another one!!!  I checked my emails just now after reading all your posts and sure enough, I had a different one.  Very cool  :D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on December 21, 2004, 08:54 PM
I'm loving the Iceman figure. Picked him up the other day. They really keep pushing the articulation with these things. He's got some fairly bizarre new shoulder joint. Well, new to me; I don't know if it's been done on other MLs as I don't keep up on them; this is the first I've gotten since Torch. Anyway he's pretty sweet. Base is awesome, too. Now I've got fire and ice! :D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on December 22, 2004, 09:08 AM
MLVII must have been at our local Wal-Mart at some point.  Checked the pegs yesterday, and there were 3 each of the Silver Centurion Iron Man and Weapon X.  No other MLs on the pegs there, and the local TRU continues to have their 1 or 2 Gambits.  Woo hoo.  Looks like Wal-Mart is the only place to be for ML right now, at least around here.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 22, 2004, 09:44 AM
I guess I am the only one not getting a gift certificate. What gives?  ??? I just got the e-mail from BBTS they got my set of series 8 in.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 22, 2004, 10:03 AM
My case of Series 8 will be here on Christmas Eve, hope I get the variant one :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 22, 2004, 11:31 AM
My case of Series 8 will be here on Christmas Eve, hope I get the variant one :)

Where did you order your case from?  I'm contemplating this route for the Galactus and Sentinel waves.  Maybe for the Legendary Rider wave as well, if I knew what it was ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 22, 2004, 11:33 AM
Action Figure XPress.  I think it comes out to around $106 which is around $9 a figure shipped.  A little more than Wal-Mart but I have them all too

They have preorders for the same price for 9,10 and 11

http://www.shopafx.com/marvellegends.html
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 22, 2004, 11:45 AM
Thanks.  With exchange and customs, that's probably a little steep for me.  But it is a good point of reference. 

With the combination of stupid packing of chase (all three in one box ::)) figures and what should be future even case pack ratios, ordering cases will start to make sense.  At least for the next couple of series'. 

Do we know the case pack ratio for Series 8?  I may take some of your spares, if someone hasn't already spoken for them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 22, 2004, 12:22 PM
Amazon finally came through with the credit. Still would have preferred Dark Phoenix.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 22, 2004, 12:25 PM
You can have them ;)

3 captain america
2 iceman
2 storm
2 iron man
1 man-thing
1 black widow
1 doc ock

I should have 2x Cap, 1x Iceman, 1x Storm, 1x Iron Man and you can have Man-Thing too if you want him

The thing that would change this would be if I get a Variant Case

2 ultimate captain america
1 classic captain america (variant)
2 iceman
1 storm (mohawk variant)
2 iron man
1 man-thing
1 black widow (blonde variant)
1 doc ock
1 doombot

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 22, 2004, 12:57 PM
They're re-releasing Doombot ???

I'll take Iceman and Storm, providing you get a duplicate.  No need for Cap or Ironman, sorry.  I don't think I need Man Thing.  Only need Black Widow then.  How does Ock compare with the S6 box set?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 22, 2004, 01:37 PM
He's a ton nicer, the S6 set is a rerelease of the first Spidey Classic one which is not too articulated.  This one has like 40+ points of Articulation including the tentacles
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on December 22, 2004, 02:02 PM
Yeah, from the pics, the ML Doc Ock is worlds better...and one of my most anticipated Legends of the year.  Hopefully they will show up everywhere so people can start finding these figs.  I've all but decided that if I collect anything extensively outside of Star Wars from now on, its going to be the Legends line...but if I can't find them locally, I might have to reconsider.  Here's hoping they start showing up at stores in greater numbers after Christmas or something.  I read over on the TNI forums that some people are starting to find the Sinister Six boxset at Wal-Mart, and that they are supposed to be on the "post Christmas reset".  I really hope that is true.  A couple of people who found it even said it was around $20, but I'd be surprised if that was the case...although it would be nice.

It is kind of sad really, if Toy Biz could get the figures into the stores and stop with the shortpacking nonsense, this line could really be taking off now.  It looks like it could be a heck of a year for Marvel Legends, and these consistent problems are only going to start scaring collectors off.  Hopefully they will get it all resolved.  Looks like it could be an expensive year the way it is, with a lot of great figures out there.  I think I'm going to try to limit myself to Spidey and his "world", the X-Men, possibly the Fantastic Four (boxset), and then a few odd characters like a Captain America and an Iron Man.  I'm really hoping that Wave 8 shows around here, because it has many of the figures I'm looking forward to:  Doc Ock, Iceman, Cap, Iron Man, Storm.  Hopefully the Mrs. won't mind me continuing collecting outside of the Star Wars world ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 22, 2004, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the comments on the Ock guys.  Now I'm in a real quandry.  I already picked up the Black Cat figure from the box set.  I can (apparently) live without the S6 Doc Ock.  I already have a venom, so even though the new one is better articulated, I could be happy with what I have.  That leaves only Electro, Green Goblin and Kraven to pick up.  Kraven is still on the pegs here, so down to two.  Any word on another release of GG? 

Off to ebay...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 22, 2004, 04:23 PM
I haven't heard anything on GG or Electro.  I'd buy them both, and the Venom too if you can get it cheap.  No large tongue marring his appearance. 

I guess Ock has 61 POA but that includes Tentacle Joints
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 22, 2004, 05:04 PM
I haven't heard anything on GG or Electro.  I'd buy them both, and the Venom too if you can get it cheap.  No large tongue marring his appearance. 

I guess Ock has 61 POA but that includes Tentacle Joints

There are some loose on there, but starting at $9.99 each.  Lots of boxes going by on ebay for $39 without selling, so might as well pick that up anyhoo. 

I used pliers to pull out Venom's tongue on the first version, so mine doesn't have the tongue either :P  It's a peg fit, so it can actually be put back in.  Initially it's glued and I thought for sure I'd rip Venom's head off when I was pulling it out.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 23, 2004, 10:15 AM
Sounds like Hulk Classic Abomination and Absorbing Man will be in the Spider-Man Classic Two Packs at Target, which is cool because I want an Abomination :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on December 23, 2004, 10:17 AM
I hope so, I still need both of them and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 23, 2004, 03:55 PM
Sounds like Hulk Classic Abomination and Absorbing Man will be in the Spider-Man Classic Two Packs at Target, which is cool because I want an Abomination :)

Where did you read that.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 23, 2004, 04:24 PM
At RTM, Fwoosh and AFT ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 23, 2004, 06:45 PM
At RTM, Fwoosh and AFT ;)

Cool.

So did anyone get Dark Phoenix from amazon?  ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 24, 2004, 12:36 AM
Not here.

But I did see the FF boxed set at Wal-Mart tonight. Pretty neat, but not $30 neat. I wasn't going to pay that much for the weakest links in the FF, plus Thing with a stupid grin on his face.

I'm getting quite tired of ML lately, plus the upcoming series really aren't blowing up my skirt.
I'm not sure if I'm going to get rid of what I have. If I could trade 'em off for all the LOTR and SW figures I'm missing, I might do it. Fairly undecided right now.

Of course, if I found Apocalypse, Red Skull, and Dark Phoenix, that would change my mind quick.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 24, 2004, 10:10 AM
I've been lucky enough/stupid enough to pay more to get what I wanted.  Dark Phoenix is a bit of a bane, but I can live without her, if I have to.  Red Skull was one I could not and I paid $30 for him. 

Figures they are putting out a two pack ::)  It's great news and all, but I paid $25 for Creel off ebay already, so it's a bit of a disappointment.  On the outside chance anyone just needs absorbing man, I only really need the Abomination figure, so we could split, if necessary.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 25, 2004, 05:33 PM
Quick question, how much was the S6 box set?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 26, 2004, 01:41 AM
I'll say $35 and that's what I sort of remember...I think

PS Brent,  Got Ice Man and Storm for you.  And, while you say you don't need Cap, this one Ultimate one is pretty awesome.  I'll say just screwing around with him that they finally figured out the loose joint problem.  Amazing figure :)

PS Thanks for picking up those LOTR figs :) ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 26, 2004, 09:19 PM
Oh hell, just send Cap up.  If I don't like it, I'm sure I can get drewlam to take it. 

No worries on the LOTR stuff.  Your box is pretty full right now, but I'll have a couple more days to check around before sending it, so I'll see if I can fill a couple of other holes.  I'll send you a list of what's coming once I have it all boxed up, so you know what you do and do not need.

Thanks for the answer on the box set, then $39.95 is not bad on ebay. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 27, 2004, 10:34 AM
I just wanted to share with everyone that my girlfriend got me Marvel Legends Series 8, Goliath, Doombot, Vision, and Scorpion for Christmas.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 27, 2004, 06:28 PM
Wow what a haul!

I opened 8 yesterday and today and I am amazed how nice these figures are.  The floppiness is all but gone from the joints.  Iron Man and Cap are absolutely amazing.  Ock is also great, I'm digging posing him with 3 tentacles on the ground and 1 coming out in space

Still looking for Sandman if anyone sees an extra and can grab one.  Otherwise I'm caught up and preordered through Wave 11 :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 27, 2004, 11:38 PM
Just lined up a trade for Black Widow.  If I can score a Doc Ock from the same guy, I'll be all set. 

Still missing Lizard, Scorpion and Sandman plus the S6 box set.  So a ways behind ya.  Abomination too, so if anyone sees those two packs, please pick one up for me. 

You ordered the last rounds from AFX?  I think I'll have to order a case for the pack in waves.  Will check them out, unless someone suggests something else. 

BTW, are there other Hulk Classics being repacked as two packs?

ABTW, I'm guessing Amazon will clearance the FF box set (ok, hoping) at which point I will buy it. 

Scott, will you be displaying both versions of Cap, or does one receive preference?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 27, 2004, 11:44 PM
I'm displaying them both.  This new one and the new Iron Man did nothing for me in the nostalgia area of my tingly parts when they were first released.  But having seen them and fondled them both, they rock as figures.  It could be the more solid joints that have me jonesing a little bit more than usual but its such a night and day difference to pose something and have it sit there and not flop over at the waist or the ankles
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 27, 2004, 11:50 PM
I see.  I've been pretty fortunate that most of my stuff stays the way it's posed pretty well.  Loose joints abound, but not that loose. 

I'm actually disappointed I can't get Wolverine into a crouching pose with his knees against his chest and his arms hanging over his knees.  Classic pose - adding a stogie and removing the claws for a custom would be fun too. 

This is probably my favorite stuff right now.  Pretty close to cracking those comic boxes to start reading again.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on December 27, 2004, 11:55 PM
I've seen the new Spiderman classics wave that has the Sandman in the wave.  Of course, no Sandman to be found.  Oh well.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 28, 2004, 09:45 AM
I got Sandman from ebay, it was a really low buy it now for 11.00 and the shipping was 4.00 so i felt i could handle 15.00. He's cool. He looks much better int he picture though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on December 29, 2004, 11:12 AM
I'm really glad that the joint "floppiness" issue might be resolved from your reviews Scott.  That is one thing that has bothered me about a number of the ML figures I have, they seemed to get loose joints even after just basically standing around on the shelf here.  ML is the one other line that really, really tempts me outside of Star Wars.  There are a number of figs I'd like to get in Series 8 (Ock, Iceman, Cap, and possibly Iron Man), so it is awfully tempting if they would show up around here.  I never picked up the older versions of Cap or Iron Man, so was waiting to see what these are like.  I know they aren't the "classic" incarnations, but the Cap seems to be at least similar.  Would you recommend the current version?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 29, 2004, 11:24 AM
The three major Cap differences:

No Wings on the Head (there are on the variant)
The Belt and Pouches are leather (more army/soldier looking)
Regular Combat Boots instead of the Red Ones

I grew up with Classic Cap, he was my guy, I bought his book...I actually like the look of the new Cap better except the fact he doesn't have wings on the head.  That sort of sucks but the belt and boots are a little more life like and definitely make him more of a Soldier which he is

Iron Man is also a great figure, the more "earthy" yellows and maroons definitely separate themselves from the bright Yellow and Red of Classic Iron Man.  The detail and articulation are amazing though

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 29, 2004, 02:01 PM
Spider-Man vs Abomination and Spider-Man vs Absorbing Man 2 Packs! (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=TB72360AA)

$20 a piece seems high though
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 29, 2004, 02:28 PM
Spider-Man vs Abomination and Spider-Man vs Absorbing Man 2 Packs! (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=TB72360AA)

$20 a piece seems high though

Well figure you would pay more for Abomination and Absorbing Man on ebay.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on December 29, 2004, 03:47 PM

Well figure you would pay more for Abomination and Absorbing Man on ebay.

Agreed.  $40 for both Abomination and Absorbing and two Spideys?  I'm all over that ******* deal. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 29, 2004, 03:57 PM
I guess what I'm saying is that it should be cheaper at retail...$13-$15 I'd think.  How much is that Spidey-Doc Ock pack at Target?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on December 29, 2004, 04:20 PM
I see.  Yeah, retail should be around $15, me thinks.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 29, 2004, 11:57 PM
Two packs with Spidey?  WTF? 

I guess I'm happy about that, since I'll only need one of them, hopefully it's a cool spidey. 

On the good news side, a fellow Canucklehead found a red Phoenix.  Down side is his buddy wants it.  Up side is that he found a second, and it's mine for C&S ;D   Boo-yah!!!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 29, 2004, 11:59 PM
Wow that is cool!  Congrats Brent :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on December 30, 2004, 02:19 AM
Grrr. I'm so envious I might go on ebay and spend a good chunk of my bonus to get one. And Red Skull. And Apocalypse. And Hawkeye. And Vision.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2004, 01:39 PM
Now I'm getting a no-mask Wolverine as well :o  Uh, Scott, need my gold ironman back :P  j/k
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 30, 2004, 01:41 PM
You son of a! :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2004, 01:48 PM
 ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on December 30, 2004, 04:30 PM
Anyone need a Spiderman Carnage figure? Found him today at TRU and instead of letting the buzzards get him I snageed him to see if anyone wants him. He's pretty minty.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2004, 11:36 PM
Not I, but thanks for the offer. 

Which Lizard do you folks prefer, the first or the newer version?  Been finding two packs with the original, though they all have blue/green pants, not the purple pictured.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on December 30, 2004, 11:37 PM
I prefer the first one.  More classic in appearance
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on December 31, 2004, 12:37 AM
I dont like the Ultimate at all, but I am still looking for the original one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on December 31, 2004, 05:26 PM
Picked up the two pack with the original Lizard, should save me hunting the second version.  Which is just as well because stores are restocking the spiderman figures - with the wave that has Hobgoblin >:( ::)  A great figure, but c'mon.  I guess I shouldn't complain too much, they are restocking the old two packs so I was able to find the lizard (blue pants). 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on December 31, 2004, 08:39 PM
A Target near finally clearanced the Elektras and Beasts that have sitting on the shelf since their release and re-stocked with wave V.   ::)  At this rate, I'll see wave VII by 2006.

Strolled into a TRU and right by the front they had a bin of SMC, buy one get one free.  At this particular store, Weapon X, movie Punisher and XMC Gambit were considered Spidey's friends and part of the deal.  I thought, sweet, those nasty pegwarmers won't be in their usual spots and they may actually have something I need.  Not the case, nothing but brown Wolvy, Centurion Iron Man, Ghost Rider and more Weapon X's.  Seriously, there must be at least 12 WX there and that's not counting the one I bought for Toys for Tots recently.  Dammnit, all I want is Viz, Hawkeye and Apoc.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 1, 2005, 03:14 PM
I'd get a Weapon X on clearance though. Thats not too bad.

Anyway, the SPider-Man classics villian assortment has been confirmed and shown up overseas.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2005, 09:34 PM
Amazon has ML 8 in stock. Black Widow's already gone, and there's no variants for order, so, yeah.

I'm fully expecting another "sorry" email rather than the figures themselves. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/002-6019430-3884818)

I got Doc Ock, Iceman, Storm, and Man-Thing. I'll wait on Cap and Iron Man. They aren't going anywhere.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2005, 09:49 PM
OK, that linky isn't going to work. Just go and search 'Marvel Legends VIII' instead.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2005, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the update.  Went to get Ock, add it to cart, apply my code from the red Phoenix fiasco and nothing happens ::)  Code has already been used :o  Not by me it hasn't.   

The legend continues...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2005, 10:40 PM
Yeah, my code came off as 'used' too.

Oh well. I'll probably get another one before all this ML nonsense is over with.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2005, 10:45 PM
Pretty sweet pic of a gathering of overarticulated goofballs:
X-Men (http://home.comcast.net/~MarvelLegends/pages/XMen.htm)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 3, 2005, 10:49 PM
That code is only good on non-toys
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2005, 10:55 PM
Oh yeah.

Duh. I forgot.

I had some DVDs in there that I took out since I was buying these instead, so that's why it's not there.
 ::)


Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 12:12 AM
That code is only good on non-toys

A code for non-toys given to people that ordered toys?  Is there logic in there anywhere? ::)  But thanks for the info...

As far as that pic goes, hmmm, two things come to mind: I need a Cyclops fig, anyone seeing those around?  And was Cable ever in the X-men?  Not when I was reading, X-factor and the other X-kidlet stuff, but never an X-man, IIRC (which I probably don't). 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 4, 2005, 12:28 AM
I guess since he's the offspring of two X-Men, he gets inclusion.

Starting to have second thoughts about that ML 8 on Amazon. I'm thinking I'm just getting caught up in the hype-- I really don't want any of those characters.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 01:07 AM
I'll trade ya for the Ock, the rest I have coming from Scott.  Hype is bad, very bad.  I still have 12 long boxes of comics that say I was an idiot love comic characters, so the line is a natural for me.  And I'm quite pleased with it, since it retails here at the same price as star wars figures for the most part.  Much nicer stuff, but room is always the issue.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 01:19 AM

Wave IX Galactus Series[/i]
Grey Hulk (1st Appearance)
Nightcrawler
Professor X
Deathlok
Doctor Strange
War Machine
Bullseye
Galactus (Assembled from pieces in each figure!)
Green Hulk (1st Appearance) CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Bullseye CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Professor X CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Wave X Sentinel Series[/i]
1st Appearance Spiderman
Cyclops
Angel
Black Panther
Omega Red
Mr. Sinister
Mystique
X-Factor Cyclops CHASE VARIANT[/i]
X-Factor Angel CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Black Panther CHASE VARIANT[/i]


Uh, um.  uh-oh? :-\ 

Looking into pre-ordering these a la Scott and came across these case assortments:

ML9
Case of twelve (12) action figures may include
2 x 1st Appearance Grey Hulk
2 x Nightcrawler
1 x Deathlok
2 x Dr. Strange
2 x War Machine
1 x Bullseye
2 x Professor X
Subject to change without notice.

ML10
Case of twelve (12) action figures may include
2 x 1st Appearance Spider-Man
2 x Cyclops
2 x Angel
2 x Black Panther
1 x Omega Red
2 x Mr. Sinister
1 x Mystique. Subject to change without notice.

Now, I see the caveat, may change, blah, blah, blah.  But what if it doesn't?  Has the case pack ratio been confirmed by toybiz, or are there going to be a whole wack of people unhappy with this as the seriously chase Deathlok/Bullseye and Omega Red/Mystique to complete their Galactus and Sentinel, respectively?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 4, 2005, 01:25 AM
Amazon also has the Spider-Man Classics Carnage in stock for any of you who need it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 4, 2005, 07:51 AM

As far as that pic goes, hmmm, two things come to mind: I need a Cyclops fig, anyone seeing those around? 

I knew I should have grabbed one when I saw it recently.  I'll see what I can do.  Now I just have to remember what TRU I saw it at.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 09:40 AM
Thanks.  Sorry about that, it was in the back of my mind for a very long time but wasn't a priority.  The pic Ben linked made me realize it does indeed fit pretty well with the rest of them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 4, 2005, 10:38 AM
Thanks for informing us of the Amazon listings Ben, much appreciated.  I was already too late for the one I really wanted, Doc Ock, but I'm tempted to pick up a couple others.  My non-SW toy boycott might be pretty short lived :).  I've been interested in the Cap and Iceman, and they are still in stock so far, have to see if they are later on today.  Darn tempting Legends!  I guess the good thing though, that I believe Scott mentioned in another thread, over the course of a year the Marvel figure spending can even out pretty well, especially if you aren't a completist.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2005, 12:47 AM
Is nobody seeing the Sinister Six box set anywhere now?  It's drying up on ebay at the moment, so I'm close to panicking. :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on January 5, 2005, 01:13 AM
The last one I saw in the store was the one I bought.  If I see another I'll be sure to pick it up Brent.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 5, 2005, 02:21 AM
I guess since he's the offspring of two X-Men, he gets inclusion.

Starting to have second thoughts about that ML 8 on Amazon. I'm thinking I'm just getting caught up in the hype-- I really don't want any of those characters.


Little addendum- I screwed up putting my card number in (retard) so now I'm not even going to bother.

I found some ML7 today, but didn't even think about buying them.  :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on January 5, 2005, 02:24 AM
The only time I can remember Cable being part of the X-Man team was during the X-Cutioner's Song storyline when he was sort of expelled from X-Force, but it was more of an alliance than anything.

I'm sure he was, at one time or another, part of the X-Men, though.

 :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 5, 2005, 08:00 AM
According to the new issue of Wizard, Cable was on the X-men.  They listed all 43 members in order of joining.  Cable was after Maggot and Marrow, but before the White Queen, so he joined (and left) somewhat recently.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 5, 2005, 09:00 AM
Brent...according to reports at Fwooshnet, the Sinister 6 set is starting to show up at TRU again.  I'll keep my eyes open as well
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2005, 10:15 AM
According to the new issue of Wizard, Cable was on the X-men.  They listed all 43 members in order of joining.  Cable was after Maggot and Marrow, but before the White Queen, so he joined (and left) somewhat recently.

Ok, I accept that, I haven't bought a recent X-comic and haven't paid for a comic for about 15 years, so what would I know. 

Thanks for the update Scott, I'll not panic and go screaming to ebay.  It's the $14 US shipping most of them have that gets me.  It's probably reasonable, but I need to find a set that someone will open and send up loose to save some money, I could care less about the packaging.  That $14 shipping is only within the US as well, more to Canada :'(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 5, 2005, 11:15 AM
I'm also looking Brent.  I'm hoping I stumbled into Walmart and find two for clearance.  Unlikely, but hoping.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on January 5, 2005, 11:30 AM
Saw a Sinistar Six set at Walmart unfortunately it was in someones hands.  :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2005, 03:08 PM
Red Phoenix is sitting here with me right now.  Unreal.  Cost and shipping.  Guy's name over at snowtroopers.ca is Sandtrooper Tyler.  Unbelievable.  Also have no mask wolverine keeping her company :o
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 10, 2005, 03:16 PM
Congrats on the figs Brent, that is great.  Always nice to see collectors helping each other out like that, whenever they can.  Despite not seeing much new around here for quite some time, I am really looking forward to the Marvel Legends line now a days.  My wife isn't exactly crazy about me collecting them much, especially with an expected onslaught of Star Wars stuff this year with a new movie, but I'm slowly working on it :).  I'm trying to keep it limited somewhat, and I think I could live with around a dozen figures between ML and Spidey Classics this year, at least of what I know is coming out.  Seems like we have a nice established base of ML fans here too, so its always fun to talk about it.  If there wasn't the Star Wars merchandise out there, I think this would be the line I would collect exclusively and put the most money/time into.  Good stuff, as long as you can find it :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2005, 10:12 PM
That's the wacky thing, Tyler found two of each, so the same Walmart got two boxes with chase figures - no mask wolverine, brown cable, red phoenix :o  His buddy took the rest and I was too slow on Cable, but you'll not hear me complaining about this.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 10, 2005, 10:57 PM
Supposedly, the rumor is that there are actually chase cases out there.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2005, 11:39 PM
Supposedly, the rumor is that there are actually chase cases out there.

That would explain why he is finding multiples, but he's also had great luck with McFarlane sportspicks, so I don't know.  I'm lucky and I'm happy, no matter what.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 11, 2005, 03:16 AM
Supposedly, the rumor is that there are actually chase cases out there.

Meaning, cases with nothing BUT chases in them?
That would really be keen if that's true. Might bring the ebay prices down some so I can pick up a Dark Phoenix for reasonable.

I know that now all variants in a wave are found in the same case. Which is a good idea and a bad idea. Good because more chases get out there. Bad because it takes one person to wipe them all out.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 11, 2005, 10:16 AM
Supposedly, the rumor is that there are actually chase cases out there.

Meaning, cases with nothing BUT chases in them?


Yeah thats what i meant. It has its ups and downs, but i hope to get a Dark Phoenix.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2005, 09:13 AM
Found (and picked up) my first new Marvel figures in quite some time yesterday....got the "McFarlane" Superposeable Spider-Man and Sandman at Wal-Mart.  It was really nice to see something new on the pegs.  It looks like Wal-Mart is working on their toy aisle reset, as all the different lines were found in different places now.  They had quite a bit of this wave of the Spidey classics, but no Marvel Legends out and about quite yet.  No Star Wars either, although there is a space for it, without pegs put in yet.  Hopefully ML will start showing up before too long, all there is in town is Beast, Gambit, and a few Elektras or Punishers from time to time.  Amazon is starting to get tempting :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 12, 2005, 04:19 PM
This line always serves as a reminder of just how dry it is for toys up here during the 3-4 months post Christmas :'(  Every store's toy section is getting compressed, they let the returns fill the shelves and nothing new comes out for us. 

The Vision wave is still being stocked (and I've decided I want a chase Ghost Rider ::) - dumbass) and my guess is we'll completely miss out on the following wave, so getting the stuff from Scott and Black Widow from another guy means I only now need the Doc Ock to be satisfied to the end of that wave. 

From the spidey viewpoint we are seeing restock, but it's all older stuff, so I'm seeing Kraven (waiting on that box set), Daredevil (whatever) and hobgoblin but nothing new :'(  Sandman is out there somewhere, I'm sure of it. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 12, 2005, 08:14 PM
(and I've decided I want a chase Ghost Rider ::) - dumbass)

For some reason I have decided the same thing. i also want the chase Black widow too now  ::) Whats wrong with us?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on January 12, 2005, 08:41 PM
Picked up Cable, finally. I like 'em. I may get a Deadpool someday, but until a really good Archangel comes out, I think I'm done for a while. I actually passed up on Juggernaught, for some reason.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 12, 2005, 10:24 PM
Juggernaut is a really awesome figure. It's friggin' huge, and the joints are actually tight, which is more than I can say for previous big guys like Colossus and Thor.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 13, 2005, 08:48 AM
Yeah, Juggernaut is one that hasn't ever shown up here (at least yet), and from what I've read/heard is a really nice figure.  I'm hoping to get one someday, if/when it shows up here or via Amazon.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 13, 2005, 08:52 AM
Behold the Marvel Metamorphs! (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=5677).  Um.....yeah.  Apparently our favorite heroes are now transformers as well.  Pictures aren't the biggest, but I think we get the idea.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 13, 2005, 08:55 AM
Behold the Marvel Metamorphs! (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=5677).  Um.....yeah.  Apparently our favorite heroes are now transformers as well.  Pictures aren't the biggest, but I think we get the idea.

Didn't they try this once with not so great success? I smell pegwarmers.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2005, 10:05 AM
Behold the Marvel Metamorphs! (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=5677).  Um.....yeah.  Apparently our favorite heroes are now transformers as well.  Pictures aren't the biggest, but I think we get the idea.

Blech.

Kids are the target instead of adults?  Otherwise see above comment.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 13, 2005, 10:06 AM
That is about the dumbest thing I have ever seen ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2005, 10:07 AM
Wow, those Metamorphs look kinda lame.

Maybe it's the small pictures, so you can't really see how cool they are, but I'd have to guess that they will suck.

I can't seem to recall an issue of Wolverine where he transformed into a jet plane...  :-\

Jeff
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 13, 2005, 10:23 AM
Well I wont be buying them. As long as they continue with Legends I dont care what happens. I don't see this line working though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 13, 2005, 10:47 AM
Quote
I can't seem to recall an issue of Wolverine where he transformed into a jet plane...

I got a kick out of that comment.  Who knows, with all the books that Wolverine shows up in already, maybe he's crossing over to the Transformers comic now too (only kidding).

I'll be passing too, but maybe some of the kiddos would like these, we'll see I guess.  Part of me wishes that they would use those resources in the Marvel Legends line even more, instead of always trying to branch out into dozens of other lines.  Same could be said of Star Wars in some ways too.  Some of the other lines are neat, but others just seem to over-saturate things too much.  I'll just stick to Legends/Classics thank you :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on January 13, 2005, 04:55 PM
Behold the Marvel Metamorphs! (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=5677).  Um.....yeah.  Apparently our favorite heroes are now transformers as well.  Pictures aren't the biggest, but I think we get the idea.

Didn't they try this once with not so great success? I smell pegwarmers.

Yeah, they did something where the character turned into an animal or something like that.  I can't believe they would make such a dumb mistake AGAIN.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 13, 2005, 05:36 PM
Just read a report from a local collector that Series 8 was picked up at a MN Target today :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 13, 2005, 09:45 PM
Found two Sandman figures today, so I guess TB is finally packing villians more than one per case.

I didn't buy one, as I have little interest in Sandman as a character, but two local collectors or one scalper will be happy. :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 14, 2005, 01:27 PM
Saw a case of wave VIII today at TRU.  2 each of IM, Cap, Iceman and Storm.  One BW.  No Doc Ock or Manthing.  Grabbed Iceman and Black Widow.  No desire for IM or Cap and I have Storm coming from Brent.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 14, 2005, 03:11 PM
Congrats on the finds Mikey!  Headed out this afternoon after work to check around hoping to find some new Legends (or Animated Clone Wars).  Anyways, I was clicking through some listings on Amazon, and clicked on "other items from Toy Biz" on one of the listings, and they apparently have some of the Fantastic Four movie figures listed for preorder (release on May 1).  No pics, but here's what was listed ($8.99 on there by the way):

Fantastic Four Movie Series 1 - 6" Figure Power Blast Invisible Woman

Fantastic Four Movie Series 1 - 6" Figure Punching Dr. Doom

Fantastic Four Movie Series 1 - 6" Figure Mr. Fantastic with Stretch

Fantastic Four Movie Series 1 - 6" Figure Flame On Human Torch

Fantastic Four Movie Series 2 - 6" Figure Mr. Fantastic

Fantastic Four Movie Series 2 - 6" Figure Clobberin' Time Thing

Fantastic Four Movie Series 2 - 6" Figure Flying Human Torch

Fantastic Four Movie Series 2 - 6" Figure SFX Thing

Fantastic Four Movie Series 12" Deluxe Roto Figure - Mr. Fantastic (9.99)

Fantastic Four Movie Series 12" Deluxe Roto Figure - Thing (9.99)

Fantastic Four Flying Human Torch (9.99)

Fantastic Four Electronic Human Torch Dress Up Kit (19.99)

Fantastic Four Movie Electronic Thing Hands (17.99)

Fantastic Four Bump N' Go Vehicle - Human Torch Flame Cycle (7.99)

Fantastic Four Bump N' Go Vehicle - Thing Tri-Cycle (7.99)

Fantastic Four Movie 13" Clobberin' Time Thing (19.99)

Fantastic Four Mr. Fantastic Stretch and Grab Arm (9.99)

Fantastic Four Electronic Tuff Talkin' Thing (19.99)

Fantastic Four Thing Dress Up Set (19.99)

Fantastic Four 14" Super Stretch Mr. Fantastic Figure (19.99)

Fantastic Four Electronic Stone Stompin' Thing Feet (17.99)

Looks like quite a marketing/product push once again for a superhero movie.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 14, 2005, 03:25 PM
Yeah, they nailed Hulk and Spidey 2...I see similar craptacular results for this one

I haven't opened my FF Boxset yet in hopes that Movie Sue is better looking than the Boxset Sue :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 14, 2005, 03:34 PM
Yeah, definitely lots of crap.  Not surprised to see things like "The Thing" Hands, since we saw those Hulk ones everywhere when that movie was out (and still now probably, if you look in the right places.  I'm not necessarily jazzed about any of it, but might take a look at the basic figures if they are decent at all....maybe.  I'm holding out on that box set in hopes that Amazon/TRU discounts it for half the price or something :).  Here's hoping.  At least it looks like all the "main" characters will have figures out right at the beginning, instead of just a huge sea of Things or something.  Of course, that could still happen too, depending on how these are packed.  Looks like many of them are action-feature-tastic!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 14, 2005, 03:40 PM
Yeah, definitely lots of crap.  Not surprised to see things like "The Thing" Hands, since we saw those Hulk ones everywhere when that movie was out (and still now probably, if you look in the right places. 

At least we can buy matching feet this time to go with our hands ::)

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 14, 2005, 04:12 PM
Yeah i saw all that stuff this morning. I noticed that there is no invisible woman figure.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 14, 2005, 04:14 PM
Yeah i saw all that stuff this morning. I noticed that there is no invisible woman figure.

Ah, but there is:

Quote
Fantastic Four Movie Series 1 - 6" Figure Power Blast Invisible Woman
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 14, 2005, 06:01 PM
Yeah i saw all that stuff this morning. I noticed that there is no invisible woman figure.

Ah, but there is:

Quote
Fantastic Four Movie Series 1 - 6" Figure Power Blast Invisible Woman

Yeah i saw it on your list but when i searched this morning, nothing came up. I have not searched since then, i guess its there now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on January 15, 2005, 02:16 AM
I haven't opened my FF Boxset yet in hopes that Movie Sue is better looking than the Boxset Sue :-\

Don't bet on it!  Apparently Jessica Alba and her manager sent quite the nasty note to Toy Biz complaining about her Sue Storm figure.  She didn't like it at all.  But you can always get the figure of her from the Sin City toy line and customize her into the Invisible Woman.  That one is actually made by a good toy company.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2005, 04:34 PM
I was wondering if any of you out there who have the two different Captain America figures released in ML could help me out with some advice.  I've been wanting to pick up a Cap figure, and was waiting to see what this recent ML 8 one would look like before I did.  I have some things to order from Amazon, so I was thinking about picking up the newer "ultimate" style one along with that.  However, while out looking for SW and ML8 this weekend, I see both our local Wal-Marts have restocked with repacks, including the original Cap.  Do you feel that one is better than the other?  I like the looks of the Ultimate one (although the original one is nice too), but don't have a big preference either way so I hadn't decided yet.  Also, the ML8 one is $8.99 on Amazon, while the ones at Wal-Mart are going for $6.88.  Is it worth the extra $2 (and a little shipping)?  Do you feel the more recent one is a lot better?  Thanks for any advice you might have.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 17, 2005, 04:37 PM
I have the first Cap, and the joints are loose as hell. I do believe the more recent series have that problem fixed now.

I have a Sandman for trade if anyone wants it. Just LMK, and I'll let you know what I'm looking for.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 18, 2005, 08:37 AM
I'd be interested in that Sandman, Ben.  LMK what you're looking for.

Mikey
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 18, 2005, 08:49 AM
Possible ML wave 12 & 13:

Late 2005 - Series 12 - Marvel's "Dark Ages" Series
Origin Capt. America w/ Bucky
Savage Land Wolverine
Ultimate Green Goblin
Mole Man
Loki
Dark Phoenix (new sculpt & costume)
Hannibal King
Mole Man (scary teeth) (variant)
Vampire Hannibal King (variant)

Early 2006 - Series 13 - Marvel's "Renegades" Series
Origin Daredevil
Kingpin
Iron Fist
Power Man
Lady Deathstryke
Ultimate Punisher
Tombstone
Shang Chi
Unmasked Daredevil (variant)
Shang Chi (different costume) (variant)

and the next 3 Spider-Man Classics Villians will be:
Mysterio
Hammerhead
Silver Sable
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 18, 2005, 08:57 AM
I saw that but I call B.S.

There is no way 2006 stuff would be known this early, especially with Toy Fair 2005 not even done yet.  Unless they plan on going all out and doing 5 Waves a year...

Not that I don't like some of those figures
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 18, 2005, 09:54 AM
Yeah I saw that list as well. I am not buying it, its too early. Just in case though, I will give my opinion on the figures.

Late 2005 - Series 12 - Marvel's "Dark Ages" Series
Origin Capt. America w/ Bucky - I would buy it because I want a Bucky figure, but I don't see them doing a 2pack.
Savage Land Wolverine - I'd pass on this one, really no need
Ultimate Green Goblin - I am not a fan of the Ultimate Universe so I woul dprobbaly pass on this one unless it was amazing
Mole Man - I want this guy, I hope they include one of those little mole guys
Loki - Another one I want, but Jesse Falcon said he wasn't on the agenda
Dark Phoenix (new sculpt & costume) - I can see this as being the re-released chase figure of the wave, not a new sculp though
Hannibal King - WHO?
Mole Man (scary teeth) (variant)
Vampire Hannibal King (variant)

Early 2006 - Series 13 - Marvel's "Renegades" Series
Origin Daredevil - Thats cool, I missed out on the chase yellow DD from the Spider-Man Classics
Kingpin - FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Iron Fist - Very cool
Power Man - Again, very cool
Lady Deathstryke - I always thought she was a boring character
Ultimate Punisher - pass, not a fan of the ultimate universe, Punisher has been a peg warmer twice already do we really need another?
Tombstone - very cool, always nice to see a Spidey villian in ML
Shang Chi - I guess he is the odd ball character of the wave, but i would have preferred Moon Knight, Sleep Waler, or Dark Hawk
Unmasked Daredevil (variant)
Shang Chi (different costume) (variant)

and the next 3 Spider-Man Classics Villians will be:
Mysterio - I believe this is confirmed already
Hammerhead - interesting but i don't see kids into this one. I would have preferred either shocker, hydro man, or vulture
Silver Sable - i am cool with this, but she rerally isnt a villian, maybe she will be in a wave but not as the villian
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on January 18, 2005, 11:18 AM
WHAT &%$@ is Toy Biz & Marvel doing? I realize that you can only make so many Wolverine's and Spider-Mans, but I look at that list and want to get my gun and head over to the office of the Jagoffs that come up with these toys.

If they are going to do some fun collections how about some 2 packs of the greatest Hero's vs Villians, or couples from the Comic's

Wolverine vs. Sabretooth
Daredevil vs. Bullseye
Daredevil vs. Electra
Spider-Man vs (Instert bad guys name)
Venom vs. Carnage
Xavier vs. Magneto

Cyclops & Phoenix
Daredevil & Electra
Gambit & Rouge
Scarlet Witch & Vision
Spider-man & MJ
Spider-Man & Gwen Stacey
Invisiable woman & (Insert John's name)

How about an ultimate Chick line

Invisable Woman
Rouge
MJ
Black Cat
Scarlet Witch
Dazzler
Northstar
White Queen


But at least go with main charecters that everyone knows even if they don't read that comic,  not jokers like

Hannibal King
Vampire Hannibal King
Shang Chi
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 18, 2005, 02:48 PM
I'd be interested in that Sandman, Ben.  LMK what you're looking for.

Mikey

My want list is here. (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=3567.0)

I'm mostly looking for the Art Asylum Star Trek figures, but I still need anything on the list.

Thanks.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 18, 2005, 03:10 PM
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Possible ML wave 12 & 13:

Late 2005 - Series 12 - Marvel's "Dark Ages" Series
Origin Capt. America w/ Bucky
Savage Land Wolverine
Ultimate Green Goblin
Mole Man
Loki
Dark Phoenix (new sculpt & costume)
Hannibal King
Mole Man (scary teeth) (variant)
Vampire Hannibal King (variant)

Early 2006 - Series 13 - Marvel's "Renegades" Series
Origin Daredevil
Kingpin
Iron Fist
Power Man
Lady Deathstryke
Ultimate Punisher
Tombstone
Shang Chi
Unmasked Daredevil (variant)
Shang Chi (different costume) (variant)

and the next 3 Spider-Man Classics Villians will be:
Mysterio
Hammerhead
Silver Sable

Interesting list(s), if they are true.  I could see what Scott is saying though, this might be BS.  It does seem awfully early to know these lineups this far in advance, but I guess you never know.  If they are true, there are a few long awaited figures in there, as well as some "wha?" ones.  I really hope the Kingpin turns out to be true, sometime in the near future.  Seems like a no-brainer for a figure, and you know it would be cool.  Power Man and Iron Fist would be cool too.  I didn't really read their individual comics growing up, but they did appear, and I am liking Luke Cage more now since reading "New Avengers".  Might be a cool figure.  I personally think the "1st Appearance/Origin" figures might be kind of neat, I'm really looking forward to the 1st App. Spidey that is rumored to be coming in Wave 10.  I know many people probably aren't a fan of them, since they are starting with main characters that have already been done, but I wouldn't mind one every so often.  Of course, I'd want to see many of the other characters people are hoping for made first.  Anyways, I'll take the list with a grain of salt for now, but we'll see.  Also, the Spidey Classics villains...Hammerhead?  I'm a big Spidey fan, and I do know who that is, but to me that would be a boring figure.  I'd sooner see Hydro-Man or something.

On the ML hunt, nothing new here in town.  Checked our Wal-Marts this weekend, and they have both restocked, but they are with repack cases (1st Cap, Human Torch, Thing, Hulk).  I guess I don't have any of them, but I'm leaning towards the ML8 Cap, and kind of waiting to see in the F4 boxset will drop at Amazon.  No ML8 sightings around here, and I'm really regretting not being able to pull the trigger when Iceman and Doc Ock were available at Amazon.  I keep checking them, but they've been out of stock for awhile now.  I'm trying to just be patient and see if they show up there again, or in stores, instead of heading to ebay.  I did find the Superposeable Spidey and Sandman last week, and actually saw them again this weekend.  I've seen several of each now, which is a welcome change for a Spidey villain.  Both are really nice figures I think.  Hopefully ML8 will start to show soon (or even 6 - Juggernaut in particular - again, never really saw that here).  I feel like now is the time for me to shop for my Marvel figures, before the ROTS onslaught starts ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 18, 2005, 03:37 PM
Both Jesse and Julius Marx have said those lists are B.S...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2005, 03:51 PM
I'm not overly keen on that list either.  Some neat stuff in there:

Bucky - sure, why not.  Not sure I would buy it, but I can really see the appeal.  

Wolverine anything ::)

Ultimate Green Goblin - a third Goblin (fourth if you count the movie, fifth if you count hobgoblin)?  Um, why.  We have the SC version, the S6 version, why another?  I'd be really surprised to see this one.

Mole Man - sure, for classic comic fans but I don't really see it selling that well, kind of like Toad.  

Loki - awesome, it just better be in scale with Thor.  

Dark Phoenix -  ::)  I gotta think that's just some fanboy that couldn't get the chase piece talking :P  If they do re-release her, I expect she'd be a chase again, much as what happened with unmasked Wolverine.  

Hannibal King - pass on both.

Origin figures?  Hmm.  

Origin Daredevil - like the green goblin, how many do you really need? - spiderman classics maroon, yellow chase, movie version, SC red that was also repainted in the Urban Legends box set?  The movie didn't do that well.  

Kingpin would be absolutely awesome and about time.  Major, major villain, it's embarassing he's not already out there.  

Iron Fist and Powerman - sure, why not.  I was never a big fan, but they've been around a long time.  

Lady Deathstryke is like another wolverine.  Oh sure, you need her to fight him, but please, not the movie version.  

Ultimate Punisher ::)

Tombstone would be great.  Not sure he quite fits that Legend area but he did have a pretty large role in the comic books (where's my Robbie Robertson figure?) and also in the newer cartoon series from the 90s(?).  I'd welcome this figure, but would see him as a better fit in the SC lineup.  

Shang Chi - um, who? :-[  Sorry, but this is a legendary character I don't really recall.  Remind me, please.

Hammerhead is not bad, kind of a classic spidey villain, but as others mentioned, there are better choices.  Mysterio is confirmed, yes?  Silver Sable would be fine too, but I'd rather see them do the Black Cat with a proper mask that didn't look like cacka.  

Now, where's my white Queen?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 18, 2005, 03:57 PM
I'd be interested in that Sandman, Ben.  LMK what you're looking for.

Mikey

My want list is here. (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=3567.0)

I'm mostly looking for the Art Asylum Star Trek figures, but I still need anything on the list.

Thanks.

Sending you a PM.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 18, 2005, 04:04 PM
Shang Chi

(http://www.cafes.net/ditch/spec16.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2005, 04:46 PM
Oh.  Ok.  Thanks.  I suppose I probably read that, back in the day.  But wow, bit of a stretch there, isn't it?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 20, 2005, 08:50 AM
Been waiting to see if Iceman and/or Doc Ock would come back in stock at Amazon, but I don't know if its happening.  I had a couple things I was going to order from Amazon anyways, so thought about tacking on the Captain America (because I want to eventually get one) and spread the shipping out more.  Do you think $9 is too much to pay for this figure though?  From what I understand (and from the standpoint that it and Iron Man are the only ones remaining for sale on Amazon), it isn't all that hard to come by, and I could probably get him cheaper at retail later...if they ever show.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 20, 2005, 09:14 AM
Word on the local street is that VIII has been bought at Target...they have also hit Wally World and TRU.  However, price at Target is $8.16, with tax and gas, its almost $9.  I'd pull the trigger
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 20, 2005, 09:24 AM
Thanks for the info Scott, I hadn't realized that Target was charging upwards of $8 on these, that makes it all the more tempting.  Might have to go ahead and pull the trigger on it now.  Is Target just raising prices on every line now?  Star Wars for $7, Legends for $8+, yikes :).  I kind of hate to see that, first off from a collector's standpoint, but also because we're big fans of Target, but they're going to lose more business to Wal-Mart with that type of pricing.  At our local Wally Worlds, Star Wars are $5.88, and ML $6.88.  That's quite a difference.  Again, thanks for the info on that Scott, that makes paying $9 from Amazon easier to stomach :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: drewlam on January 21, 2005, 10:08 AM
Does anyone have a spare Vision figure for trade/sale?  It'll end up loose, so I don't care about packaging condition.
Vision apparently never made it into the canadian case assortments, and being an Avengers fan he's a pretty key guy to be missing.

I've got a couple other ML figs for trade (Colossus, Electra, ML8 Cap), and maybe some other things depending on what people are looking for.

If this should be in the classified section, sorry.  Thought it would get more
notice here.  I'm getting close to going the ebay route, but Morgbug suggested I check here.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 21, 2005, 10:11 AM
I do not nor have I seen VII at retail since before Christmas.  And with the boatloads of Weapon X's on the pegs I don't know how often he'll be around either

I do know that VI, VII and VIII are still shipping though so maybe someone will luck on to one

I also see that Vision is less than $20 BIN which isn't too terrible for a figure packed at 1 per case.  I wouldn't wait too long to get one

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 21, 2005, 12:34 PM
Any one looking to get rid of a Phasing Ghost Rider at a reasonable price?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 21, 2005, 11:56 PM
Found the Fantastic FOur boxed set at Wal-Mart tonight for $15. I thought it was cool, so I picked it up.

Also saw the series 7 Ghost Rider. First sign of ML7 in this town.  ::)
No Haweye, Vision, or Apocalypse, of course.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 22, 2005, 10:22 AM
Found the Fantastic FOur boxed set at Wal-Mart tonight for $15. I thought it was cool, so I picked it up.



****.  No good clearances around here.  I refuse to buy it for full price just to get Sue, a punk ass kid and a lame ass robot, but for $15 I'd buy it
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 22, 2005, 03:52 PM
Amazon has the S6 box set in stock right now.  Mikey, do you want to order 2 to your place and split the shipping?  It's $44.95 so now cheaper than ebay, but not a spectacular price.  I could paypal you or send the cash.  I want my figures loose, so shipping would be less aggravating that way.  LMK. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 24, 2005, 07:52 AM
If I can get through amazon, I'll do it.  Amazon is exactly working for me right now.  I'll keep you updated.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2005, 08:50 AM
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Found the Fantastic FOur boxed set at Wal-Mart tonight for $15. I thought it was cool, so I picked it up.

I've been waiting to find this on clearance as well, and holding off picking up the regular releases of the F4, or picking the set up for full price.  Unfortunately, I haven't seen one at our Wal-Mart(s) recently.  Hopefully Amazon will drop in price as well.  Nice to see the Sinister 6 set back in stock at TRU.  I really want to order it, but have spent enough this week on a couple other ML figures, along with Star Wars, so I'll have to wait (and also talk the Mrs. into a $50 box of "toys") :).

On the ML side of things, we finally saw somthing new in town here, as we stopped by Target after church on Sunday and I saw 2 of the new Captain Americas along with a Storm, so ML8 had been there at some point.  Had the Storm in our cart, but ended up putting it back since I had already picked up a couple of Clone Wars Animated figs the day before, and I have a package coming from Amazon as well with some ML and LOTR figs.  It was nice to see something besides Gambit and Beast on the pegs though :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 24, 2005, 10:10 AM
Thanks for ordering that box set Mikey.  Great news for us and even better news for Brian, since now that I own it, the price should drop precipitously in very short order.  Kind of hoping for the FF box set to drop on Amazon now though.  $15 would be ok, but I'd still prefer it cheaper.  Just be a pain to have three versions of the Thing ::)  I like the trench coat version best still, so I'd only have two to unload.  Yippee. 

No sign of new stuff up here, or old stuff for that matter.  I hate January for toys, it just goes so dead at all the retailers.  Marvel Legends brings that frustration to the forefront the most for me.  It's not like any of it (post Gambit wave ::)) sits for any period of time, but our retailers outside of Walmart are so dumb.  We've got Doom, Thing, Namor, Gambit and Beast littering pegs so nothing new comes in.  When those same retailers do bring in new stuff, it flies off the shelves, regardless of time of year.  I can barely find a single piece from ML VI right now anywhere (I know of a Cable and brown Wolverine) and the only evidence of VII is a single Weapon X.  Yes, that's right, people are actually buying Weapon X up here.  Remarkably there's only about a half dozen Punishers left in the city, most of which I think were post-Christmas returns. 

I'm too the point of just needing Doc Ock to be caught up to wave 8's end. 

Scott, still no word from AFX I presume?  I'll just have to order my own box then.  No worries there.

I'd like to get a phasing Ghost Rider too (why?) and would be willing to trade my Series VI no mask Wolverine for it. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2005, 10:23 AM
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Thanks for ordering that box set Mikey.  Great news for us and even better news for Brian, since now that I own it, the price should drop precipitously in very short order.  Kind of hoping for the FF box set to drop on Amazon now though.  $15 would be ok, but I'd still prefer it cheaper.  Just be a pain to have three versions of the Thing   I like the trench coat version best still, so I'd only have two to unload.  Yippee.

Isn't that always how it is?  Once you finally bite the bullet and order something, you either (a) find it and/or (b) find it and its much cheaper.  Just the way things work I guess :).  I'm hoping both of those box sets come down in price a little bit, because I'd like to get both.  Not that the S6 boxset is really that bad of a deal, 7 figures for roughly $50 shipped or so isn't so bad, since they run anywhere from $7-$9 individually anyways.  I finally placed an order at Amazon since Iceman came back in stock, and got the Sam I needed for LOTR as well, and tacked on the new Captain America since I've been wanting one.  Of course, the next day, I see two Caps at Target for a dollar cheaper.  I guess it isn't so bad since he's shipped with some other things, but still somewhat frustrating.

Other than that sighting this weekend, there has been nothing here ML wise for quite some time.  I remember seeing some remnants of ML 6 a month or so before Christmas (Brown Wolvie, Punisher, 1 Cable), and I'm really wishing I would have picked up the Brown Wolvie now.  Those are since long gone.  Then, a little bit later, that same Wally World had a few each of Weapon X and Silver Centurion IM, but those are long gone as well.  Both of the Wal-Marts we have close by have older figures (that just popped up this week) - 1st Cap, Hulk, Human Torch, and Thing.  I'm wondering if we'll ever see wave VI or VII again, although I'm hoping we do.  Wouldn't mind the Wolvie, Phoenix, and especially Juggernaut.  Hopefully ML8 will show up in better numbers, really hoping to find that Doc Ock, looks like a heck of a nice figure, and my favorite Spidey baddie.  It looks like Target is probably just going to start fresh with 8 then, at least around here, because there hasn't been anything new since 4 before this recent sighting.

Oh, for those of you who have picked up the Storm figure, what do you think of it?  There was one hanging with the Caps this weekend, but I passed on it at the time, although it was in the cart at one point.  Do you think it is a good figure.  I actually don't own any female Legends yet, but it would be nice to put Storm with the X-Men team.  I've been kind of on the fence with both this figure and the new modern Iron Man.  The IM has been in stock at Amazon for some time, but I was holding out to see if I could get him at retail, since he seems to be one fo them that hangs longer in that wave.  I'd like to have an Iron Man on the shelf though :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 24, 2005, 10:54 AM
No worries Brent.  Not taking my chances with this one again and I really need an Electro, Venom and classic Green Goblin for the collection.  The Black Cat, while not perfect, is also a bonus.  Could of done without the Doc Ock and Kraven, but you take the good with the bad.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2005, 10:55 AM
Rumor Mill is stating that Wave 9 will be out next month...and there might actually be 5 waves this year :o
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 24, 2005, 10:56 AM
Rumor Mill is stating that Wave 9 will be out next month...and there might actually be 5 waves this year :o

 :o

This is going to really mess with distribution up here.  We never know who is getting what and when.  All the stores have skipped various waves at times, so it's quite annoying.  And 5 waves this year.  Oy vey.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2005, 11:00 AM
That's not confirmed but I would think it would be doable.  That's only 30-40 figures and with better shipping and no delays and less sidlines (no X-men or Hulk Classics) I think it could be possible

We'll know more next month I guess :)

Oh, and those rumored 12 and 13 Waves have shown up on a couple more etailers order lists...might be something to them:

Late 2005 - Series 12 - Marvel's "Dark Ages" Series
Origin Capt. America w/ Bucky
Savage Land Wolverine
Ultimate Green Goblin
Mole Man
Loki
Dark Phoenix (new sculpt & costume)
Hannibal King
Mole Man (scary teeth) (variant)
Vampire Hannibal King (variant)

Early 2006 - Series 13 - Marvel's "Renegades" Series
Origin Daredevil
Kingpin
Iron Fist
Power Man
Lady Deathstryke
Ultimate Punisher
Tombstone
Shang Chi
Unmasked Daredevil (variant)
Shang Chi (different costume) (variant)

and the next 3 Spider-Man Classics Villians will be:
Mysterio
Hammerhead
Silver Sable
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 24, 2005, 01:27 PM
Went ahead and ordered series 9 from AFX.com.  Might as well take a shot at the chase pieces and guarantee a Galactus and the short packed figures, if there are any. 

If anyone wants to buy the spares, I'll have them (Scott too, I suspect). 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2005, 03:57 PM
I don't know if this is another Dark Phoenix fiasco waiting to happen, but I noticed that all of Marvel Legends VIII (including variants) are currently "in stock" at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/toys/B000231EBE/accessories/002-2974262-8187260).  I ordered a Doc Ock, because I didn't like my chances of finding it at retail right now, but we'll see how it works out.  Best of luck to anyone who orders  :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2005, 04:02 PM
Put in an order for all of the variants.  We'll see what happens and how long they are up for order ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2005, 04:04 PM
Oh, and thanks Brian ;) (maybe ;) ;))
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: drewlam on January 24, 2005, 04:05 PM
Went ahead and ordered series 9 from AFX.com.  Might as well take a shot at the chase pieces and guarantee a Galactus and the short packed figures, if there are any. 

If anyone wants to buy the spares, I'll have them (Scott too, I suspect). 

If there are any???  Lately it seems everything with ML is short packed.  I managed to track down a hawkeye and vision this weekend, but ended up paying more then I would have liked to for both (and my hawkeye doesn't even stand either  >:().  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2005, 04:25 PM
These Items Will Be Shipping Soon:

Classic Captain America
Blonde Black Woman ( ::) They Called It That Not Me (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002HRWUW/jedidefender-20/))
Variant Storm
Doom Bot

I also see Blonde Widow and Storm are both sold out

Cap and Doom Bot are still there
Variant Cap (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002HRWUM/jedidefender-20/)
Doombot (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002HRWV6/jedidefender-20/)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2005, 04:29 PM
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Blonde Black Woman (  They Called It That Not Me)

I noticed that too, nice job on the name there Amazon :).  Anyways, I really hope this works out for you Scott...and for anyone else who orders them.  I really was tempted to place an order for some of those variants, but getting the Mrs. to approve the Doc Ock was victory enough (after already ordering Cap and Iceman this past weekend) :).  Again, good luck everyone!  Hopefully Amazon gets it right this time.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2005, 05:04 PM
Well, I see now that the Marvel Store has several figures from Waves 6 and 7 in stock (and I believe with free shipping).  The price isn't that fantabulous ($12.95), but might be better than can be found on ebay.  Last I saw you could find Phoenix (regular), Juggernaut, Deadpool, Apoc, Vision, Hawkeye, etc. (http://www.marvelcollection.com/s.nl/sc.14/category.68/.f).  Man, I wish this wasn't hitting all at once, or I'd order a Juggernaut.  Again, good luck to anyone who orders...price is a little high, but if shipping is indeed free, might not be too bad.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 24, 2005, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the link Brian.  I got an order in for Doc Ock to wrap up that series and ordered a Doombot just for giggles.  See if it shows or not.  Supposed to ship 26th, so won't be a long wait. 

Drew, the case assortment at AFX indicates some short pack figures, as expected, but lots of folks were talking about even case packs because series 9 is the Galactus wave.  Not sure how that will work out.  Interested in the spares ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 25, 2005, 12:13 AM
Damn i missed out, they are gone.  ::) I wonder if any of us would have got any?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2005, 12:16 AM
That's not confirmed but I would think it would be doable.  That's only 30-40 figures and with better shipping and no delays and less sidlines (no X-men or Hulk Classics) I think it could be possible

We'll know more next month I guess :)

Oh, and those rumored 12 and 13 Waves have shown up on a couple more etailers order lists...might be something to them:

Late 2005 - Series 12 - Marvel's "Dark Ages" Series
Origin Capt. America w/ Bucky
Savage Land Wolverine
Ultimate Green Goblin
Mole Man
Loki
Dark Phoenix (new sculpt & costume)
Hannibal King
Mole Man (scary teeth) (variant)
Vampire Hannibal King (variant)

Early 2006 - Series 13 - Marvel's "Renegades" Series
Origin Daredevil
Kingpin
Iron Fist
Power Man
Lady Deathstryke
Ultimate Punisher
Tombstone
Shang Chi
Unmasked Daredevil (variant)
Shang Chi (different costume) (variant)

and the next 3 Spider-Man Classics Villians will be:
Mysterio
Hammerhead
Silver Sable

I really hope this is true. I'm waiting for a Dark Phoenix I can afford.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2005, 12:25 AM
Fantastic Four movie toys (http://www.fun-shop-online.de/Fantastic_Four_default76_541.html)

Or at least pretty concept art of them.

Thing hands? Didn't TB learn from the last handy fiasco?
Bump N Gos? Hooo boy.
I hope that Invisble Woman isn't as hard to find as Iceman from X2, which I'm still looking for.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: jokabofe on January 25, 2005, 12:33 AM
Thing hands? Didn't TB learn from the last handy fiasco?

Prolly not. But this time, they didn't stop at hands. I see some "Thing Feet" at the bottom of that page  ::)

I thought the hands were bad enough, but feet?? Come on...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 25, 2005, 12:35 AM
Sue looks interesting:

(http://www.fun-shop-online.de/images/images_big/tb72285.jpg)

Clear variant ::)  yippee.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2005, 12:45 AM
12" inch figures? I don't think variants on those are too smart.

Of course, this line is from the company that has the nerve to do variant boxed sets, so nothing should be too surprising from Toy Biz anymore.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 25, 2005, 07:40 AM
Ordered an Apoc from the Marvel store.  No sense in trying to track him down or resort to ebay.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2005, 08:52 AM
I actually think those Fantastic Four figures (the ones we can see) don't look too bad.  Although they are 12" figures, if the 6" ones look somewhat similar, I might be tempted to pick them up.  I think Sue and the Human Torch figs in the pic above look kind of nice.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 25, 2005, 10:19 AM
Well her ei smy chance to get a clear Invisible Woman.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2005, 02:06 PM
Stopped off at Wal-Mart during lunch to check for the preview figures, and found that they had also restocked the Marvel Legends with some Series VI figures.  Got a Juggernaut for $6.88, so I was pretty happy, and glad I didn't order one for $12.95 through the Marvel store yesterday now.  I've spent way too much lately, but there should at least be a bit of a break until ROTS hits now.  So, if you're looking for any ML VI figures, maybe they are still headed your way.  This particular Wal-Mart had a couple Juggernauts, Wolverines, 1 Cable, and a slew of Punishers.

Also, just as a side note, I noticed that on the back of the Juggernaut figure, where it says "collect them all", it has pictures of the rest of the wave, but no pictures of Phoenix....it just lists Juggs, Punisher, Cable, Wolvie, and Deadpool...which were the only ones at this particular store (aside from Deadpool).  Maybe all the cardbacks were always like this (this is my first figure from ML6), but I was just curious if there was a different assortment shipping or something.  Anyways, no biggie, just an observation.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2005, 03:08 PM
All the series VI cardbacks I've ever seen didn't have Phoenix on them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2005, 03:24 PM
Okay, no big deal then, I hadn't really looked before and wasn't sure.  Nothing out of the ordinary then :).  I tell you, ML sure keeps on selling it seems.  This particular store had the "repacked" figures on the pegs just late last week (1st Cap, Human Torch, Thing, etc.) and those are all sold out now.  I doubt these Series VI figs will last long either.  I probably should have left the Juggernaut since I've spent more than enough the last couple weeks, but I didn't think I would see it again, at least not at retail at that price.

Also, on a side note, I just got shipping notification for the Doc Ock I ordered via Amazon yesterday.  Hopefully everyone who ordered those chase figures from Series 8 is having the same luck.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2005, 06:39 PM
There's no ML at retail at all here besides 3 Sabretooths and 1 Nick Fury at a local Wal-Mart.

This line is likely the hottest thing among collectors, and some stores don't even bother to stock it.  I just don't get it.

Or maybe stores do get new stock, it just doesn't reach the floor, if the 40 pages of ML stuff on ebay is any indication.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 26, 2005, 09:29 AM
Still no sign of a shipping notice on the variants other than "Shipping Soon" :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on January 27, 2005, 02:34 AM
My Target just put up pegs for ML. And they also put out a bunch of the recarded gold foil figs. a bunch of Punishers, Elektras and Wolvies.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on January 27, 2005, 03:27 AM
That will likely be what my local Target does as well, instead of ML 7 or 8.
 >:( Grrr. Arrgh.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 27, 2005, 09:10 AM
Wooohooo!

Got a shipping notice from Amazon, all four variants are on their way :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 27, 2005, 09:23 AM
Great news Scott, I'm glad that Amazon seems to be coming through this time.  The Ock I ordered is supposed to be here today as well, so we'll see.  On a side note, got the Series 8 Cap yesterday, and although I haven't had a chance to open it yet, it looks pretty cool to me.  I was lucky enough to get a nice paint job it seems, and it looks like a heck of a figure, glad I got it.  Thanks for the recommendation :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 27, 2005, 09:24 AM
Yeah, I got my shipping notice yesterday for the 2 SS sets I ordered.  Should be early next week Brent ;D

Man, I've been an internet mini spreading spree the last few days - SS sets, ML Apocalyspe, Kubrick series 3 chase Han.  Need to slow down a little, although I'm pretty much caught up, only missing a few things.  
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 27, 2005, 08:26 PM
Wooohooo!

Got a shipping notice from Amazon, all four variants are on their way :)

Thats awesome, man I wish I could have got in to order them before they sold out. :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 27, 2005, 08:30 PM
Just annoucned, there will be a 4 inch Marvel Legends series out in 2005. TNI has a report up.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 28, 2005, 12:05 AM
Got my shipping notice for the Ock and Doombot, so I got what I was able to order.  Have I said my red Phoenix looks awesome :P

In other news, these actually showed up in the small town I was in for the past two days :o  Town of about 10,000 and I saw two caps, two iceman, Manthing and the ironman thingy. 

The other stuff was already gone.  Same store I finally saw the Spidey Legends grey lizardy scorpion thing.  One look and a big passerroo :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 28, 2005, 08:22 AM
Here's the report (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=5894) that evenflow mentioned earlier, regarding the Marvel 4" line.  According to the information, these are supposed to be the same sculpts, etc. as the 6" line, only shrunk down to 4".  It will be interesting to see if they are able to keep the same quality, but it would be pretty cool if they did.  Although I know I should stay away, having them in a smaller, likely cheaper, and more space manageable size would be awfully tempting.  I don't think I could abandon the regular Legends though, so I might be headed for two Marvel lines this year if this 4" line is of very good quality.  I know I'll at least get a few :).  Hopefully we'll get a look at them at Toy Fair.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 28, 2005, 09:21 AM
I am happy to hear that they will continue with Legends. I don't think i will be able to resist these newer figures though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2005, 09:52 AM
I believe I read at Fwoosh that Julius Marx said they would not be identical to the 6" Legends

I'll probably buy Avengers and Spidey but pass on some of the others (although if they are identical scale to SW it may be tough)

Sometimes 4" figures are a bit larger than Star Wars figures though so they don't look too hot together
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 28, 2005, 09:57 AM
I'm not overly keen on the 4" line.  Had it been the original size, I probably would have jumped on board, it would have been cool.  Given that I have a pretty hefty investment in the 6" line I don't see myself buying these.  I would have loved the scale initially because as Brian points out, the amount of room they'd take up would be considerably less.  As with all things, I'm out of room to display stuff, so Apocalypse and Hawkeye are sitting in ziplock baggies right now. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 28, 2005, 10:57 AM
I'm with you Brent.  I like the 6" line.  I don't think I'll be adding another scale.  I may pick up a few of the "oddball" figs (Thing, Man-thing if they make him) - they might fit in well in a Cantina or Jabba's Palace display.

As with all things, I'm out of room to display stuff, so Apocalypse and Hawkeye are sitting in ziplock baggies right now.

I take it Black Widow and Spidey and the Sinister Six are going to keep them company, huh?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 28, 2005, 11:32 AM
Yeah, pretty much. 

We're finding that finding a house is pretty darn stressful.  It wasn't not so long ago.  Housing prices were reasonable (ok, cheap) and you could find really nice value for your dollar.  Now the market has suddenly become remarkably hot and prices have jumped by about 40%, notably in the area we want to live.  It is, of course, the hottest part of the city from a real estate perspective.  For us, it's just a logical area though, close to my wife's work, closest part of the city for me for my commute and the neighbourhood is loaded with kids, something we find important for our daughter.  Our current house is fine and the neighbourhood is great, but it's definitely on the older side, with fewer kids and on the wrong side of the city. 

Prices have essentially gone to the point where you are paying absurd values to inherit other people's messes.  Worse, bidding wars ensue for piles of dung.  Building makes more sense from a strictly financial standpoint, but we're not sure about the associated expenses with living in and paying for one house while building another. 

The whole point being I'm not putting up more shelves only to have to take them down and fill holes in the wall and then repaint the room.  So many toys sitting in bags, bins and boxes.  It's no fun :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 28, 2005, 02:16 PM
Well I went out on the hunt today and all saw was an Ultimate Cap and a Weapon X. (I also saw 1 Durge from series 3 of the Animated clone wars)  :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 28, 2005, 04:32 PM
Murphy's law: went out on the way home from work today found Black Widow, two Ock, Storm, Man Thing.  Pity I don't need any of them ::)

On the bright side, I got a preview of Ock, he looks great. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2005, 08:52 PM
GOt all of them on Friday!  Talk about fast.

Not really sure I want a Blonde Widow...its up for grabs I guess.  Same goes for Doombot...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 31, 2005, 09:27 AM
FF First Couple of Waves (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/toyzandgamez/Toy%20Fair/f4.jpg)

Will the fact that Sue is a Movie version bug the hell out me?  I don't think it will

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 31, 2005, 10:02 AM
Thanks for posting that Scott, nice to get some initial looks at the lineups.  The Fantastic Four is really the next Marvel "figures" I really want to get at this point.  I've been holding out for a price drop on the box set at Amazon (can't find it at retail around here right now), but I'm now debating on whether to do that or maybe get the movie figures instead, since they will likely be easy to find (and hopefully affordable).  I don't know, something about the Human Torch and Invisible Woman figures look pretty cool to me...and to be honest I'm not overly crazy about either one of the ML-style Mr. Fantastics.  Hmmm...decisions :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on January 31, 2005, 10:04 AM
I agree Brian, I might replace Series II Torch with the Torch on top there and the Sue and ditch the box set all together. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on January 31, 2005, 10:08 AM
Since when the hell can Mr. Fantastic make a saw blade "hand"?  He stretches, not transforms.  ::)

I think Sue is close enough to fit in with ML, which is a good thing.  I actually saw a "clearanced" FF box set yesterday at WM for $30, but Sue was missing  ::).  Bunch of ******* morons working there.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 31, 2005, 10:12 AM
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I agree Brian, I might replace Series II Torch with the Torch on top there and the Sue and ditch the box set all together.

Yeah, I'm tempted to go that route too Scott.  I have seen the ML Thing figure around every so often, so might be able to pick that up, and the Mr. Fantastic one is "clearanced" on Amazon.  That would just leave me to find a Doom somewhere.  Might be better off going that route, as I don't care if I have Franklin or the robot :).  Glad to hear I'm not the only one that thinks some of those figures look kind of neato :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 31, 2005, 10:35 AM
Not sure what route to go, I wonder if Amazon will clearance the box set shortly because the movie is coming out.  If so, I'd still go that route, mostly because I need a Mr. Fantastic still and prefer the ML version.  I'll just buy a BB gun and shoot up the Thing ::)

In other news, ML VIII is pretty readily available now around here (Superstore).  You need to be quick to get Storm and Widow, otherwise no real problems.  Case pack here is thus:

Doc Ock x2
Captain America x3
Iron Man x2
Iceman x2
Man Thing x1
Storm x1
Black Widow x1

A little better assortment with the two Doc Ocks in there.  Not finding any chase, but not really needing them either.  Would be nice to have them for the novelty but otherwise the only chase I'm currently interested in is the Ghost Rider :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on January 31, 2005, 10:43 AM
We've been seeing a few waves past IV showing up here lately too.  This line really seems to be selling like crazy here there, no matter what waves/figures there are.  Last week at our closest Wal-Mart I found and picked up a Juggernaut, and at the time this is what was on the pegs:

2x Juggernaut
2x Brown Wolverine
1x Cable (regular)
3x Movie Punisher
1x Nick Fury
2x Captain America (First Series)
1x Thing
1x Human Torch

That was on Tuesday I believe, by the end of the week only the Fury remained.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on January 31, 2005, 11:01 AM
I agree Brian and it's the same here, these sell really fast.  No one up here was expecting series VIII though, we only saw a couple of cases of VII, at TRU mostly.  Lots of VI though and it was even better distributed in other parts of Canada. 

I think this one retailer here (Superstore) actually pays attention to what sells.  Toys are a very small section of their huge store (two short aisles, one for boys, one for girls) so it seems they watch what moves and what sits.  They brought in case after case of ML VI and they all sold through, even the Movie Punisher so lo and behold they have in ML VIII.  And they did carry a very small amount of ML VII as well.  Pretty cool.   
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on January 31, 2005, 11:02 AM
The FF figures look cool. I want a clear Invisible woman since i never found the chase box set.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on January 31, 2005, 04:38 PM
Actually came across my first Series 8 figure today at KB. One Storm was on the pegs along with the numerous Weapon X, Beasts and Elektras. If I hadn't already gotten her from Amazon I would of picked her up.

No ML at any local Walmarts here. Just 6 empty pegs. Guess thats good and bad. Would be nice to come across a Black Widow or Doc Ock. Hell would be nice to come across a Apocolypse, Hawkeye and Vision too.  ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 1, 2005, 02:02 PM
New Galactus pic!

http://afigures.com/g/?mode=view&album=Marvel%2FML9&pic=10.jpg&dispsize=800&start=0
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 1, 2005, 02:26 PM
New Galactus pic!

http://afigures.com/g/?mode=view&album=Marvel%2FML9&pic=10.jpg&dispsize=800&start=0

Is the last pic in that series to scale?  If so, then Galactus is awesomely huge.  Next to Prof X he looks great.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 1, 2005, 02:38 PM
I thought I read he was 14" somewhere
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 1, 2005, 02:57 PM
He looks awesome, I cannot wait for this wave, and the Hulk looks much better now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 2, 2005, 09:03 AM
For anyone who ordered some things from the Marvel store, expect your packages soon.  Received my Apocalypse yesterday.  If you're a MOC collector, good luck.  They just shoved it in an undersized box and slapped a label on it.  The top of the package was bent to get it to fit.  Doesn't bother me, I open all my MLs.  I'm just happy to get him, all I need now is Doc Ock and Man-thing and I'm caught up to wave 9.

I'm also hearing people who ordered Vision are getting the Phasing variant.  Not to shabby for $12.95.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 2, 2005, 12:36 PM
I am caught up :o  Outside of a phasing vision or phasing ghost rider, there's nothing I even want and I can live without those.  Between Scott's help with spiderman legends, Mikey's help with the S6 box set and a trade, I am at the point where there is nothing to hunt for.  I have the next series on order from AFX so I am good for a fair while here.  Spiderman's next villains will be all I'll have to hunt for.  I should probably get off my backside and order the Sentinel series from AFX as well. 

Locally we're pretty much down to Man-Thing on the shelves.  It's kind of a pity, it's such a nice sculpt.  But when was the last time that comic was around - 1970-something?  I remember it and am tempted by the figure, but I can wait for clearance pricing. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 2, 2005, 02:12 PM
You really should pick uo the Man-Thing figure. It is awesome, one of the best sculpts. My favorite figure.

I am pretty much caught up  ::) I still need a Dark Phoenix and a Phasing Ghost Rider. I am not going to go crazy to get a blonde Black Widow but if i come across it I will pick it up. I pre-ordered 9-11 from BBTS.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on February 2, 2005, 06:49 PM
Found Series 8 Captain America, Storm, Ice Man and Iron Man at KB Toys today. Why can't I come across Doc Ock or Black Widow!! ARGH!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on February 2, 2005, 10:52 PM
Same here.  It's infuriating!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on February 2, 2005, 11:22 PM
I saw Octopus a couple weeks ago. Should've grabbed him. ???
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 3, 2005, 01:19 PM
Just curious if any of you know which figures are all contained in the "Best Of" cases that are currently shipping (or have shipped) to Wal-Mart.  I think it is only at Wal-Mart anyways.  I thought that Human Torch and Thing were both in that case, but wasn't sure.  I've always wanted to pick up a Torch figure (my fave of the Fan 4), and have been a fan of Thing as well.  I thought about waiting for the box set or movie figures, but I think I'd want a comic accurate (and in Torch's case, fully "flamed on") version as well.  I might end up waiting yet, but was just curious if anyone had an idea of the case breakout of that wave.  I thought I had seen Captain America, Thing, and Torch, although I passed at that time since I didn't really have the money for it.  Anyways, long story short, anyone have any idea of the breakdown for that "Best Of" case or whatever it is called?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2005, 01:52 PM
Keep passing on Thing, Brian.  Patience, those FF box sets have to go on sale soon with the movie coming out.  That will cover both your needs.  If it doesn't happen, I'll send you a Thing free of charge.  I have two and no way I'll ever sell it.  We are still inundated at stores with Torch and Thing figures as well, at typically high Canadian prices ::)  The box set Thing is comic accurate, just slightly different I believe.  I also have the Thing in Trenchcoat, so that's the one I'll be keeping.  Just like my Beast in labcoat.  Must have a thing for flashers :-X

As to your question, no, I don't know the answer as we're not seeing those cases here. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 3, 2005, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the advice Brent.  I might just keep holding out, we'll see.  I have always wanted to get the Fantastic Four, but got into ML after those were initially released, and have just put it off since then (had more than enough other stuff to buy :P).  I have thought about waiting for the movie figures, if they turn out as good as they look, but have a feeling I might end up wanting "comic" versions as well, particularly of Torch (and Thing).  I might just wait for the box set, and/or the movie figures, or a combination of both.  I have a feeling Amazon will eventually clearance that set too, and I'm sure I'd be kicking myself if it dropped to like $20 or less.  Probably getting impatient since I'm almost caught up in Star Wars (and for the most part Marvel) for a little bit, so I figure its as good a time as any to bite the bullet on these if I see them.  I might just take your advice though and hold out, although the Torch might be tempting since the box set version is the "flaming up" version, and this one would be different.  We'll see I guess....patience....patience :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 3, 2005, 02:27 PM
Apparently someone has posted a few pics (although far away and blurry) from the UK Toy Fair of Legends, LOTR, Classics, etc.  Probably have to wait until Toy Fair to get better looks at these, but its nice to get some idea from these pictures.  You can see them at this forum (http://www.action-figure.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=10127), towards the bottom of the page (there are links).

At first glance, Mysterio looks like it could be kind of a cool figure....Galactus does look pretty big when standing next to the Series 9 figures....and some of the Spidey variants are getting kind of crazy, although some are at least different "versions" of Spidey that some people have been wanting.  Kind of wish there was some sort of "peek" at the 4" line, but I don't see any.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2005, 02:52 PM
Looking at those pictures provides some neat information.  Is this a Mr. Fantastic in the spidey line and if so, why?  Don't we have a ML version and now multiple movie versions?  Where is that from? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/toyzandgamez/Toy%20Fair/afefe059.jpg


Galactus pretty, Hulk disporportionately large :(

Another Ock ???
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 3, 2005, 02:59 PM
I noticed that too Brent, I think it might be some sort of Spidey variant, looks like he has a Spidey head...maybe?  I thought I had read at one time there was another Doc Ock rumored to be coming up, some sort of "Hydro Blast" or "Playing in the Water" or "Building Sandcastles" version, I'm not sure...maybe that is what we're seeing there.  I think that figure in the packaging, is the same one you can see on the shelf in this pic:

Spidey Figs (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/toyzandgamez/Toy%20Fair/spideyvarious.jpg)

Seems to have some sort of balls with it, or eggs, or something.  And right to the right of that looks like they put some sort of apparatus on Venom, doesn't it?  If you click on that particular picture you can enlarge it and that is what it looks like to me.  Interesting...and strange.  Anyways, Mysterio looks good at least :P.

Also, on a side note, I was looking for any more info and was over on the Action-Figure.com Marvel Legends forum, and read through the discussion on the FF Movie figures.  A couple members who saw them (at the Canadian Toy Fair I believe) said that the Series 1 Mr. Fantastic (that looks all elongated in the pictures) is actually a normal, poseable figure that has attachments so that you can switch out and make his arms/legs longer if you want.  Might be kind of neat if done well.  They also said the Invisible Woman and Human Torch figures look very good in person from the way it sounded.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 3, 2005, 03:28 PM
Galactus is awesome.  Nothing more to say.

I'm disappointed in Mysterio's see thru helmet.  I don't want to see his face, I want a tinted fish bowl.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 3, 2005, 03:33 PM
Yeah, that's the one thing I was disappointed with too Mikey.  I suppose it has to do with the rumored "changing faces" feature.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2005, 04:19 PM
Agreed on mysterio, I may have to spray paint the inside of the bowl. 

On Stretch - yeah, looks like a spidey face, wonder why?  Unless it's some alien symbiote stuff going on, but I have no recollection from a spidey comic pre-ASM 315 or so. 

The Venom figure is the original release as far as I can see.  That's just the "glob" base he came with.  That figure weighs a ton.  I'm going to have two Venom figures shortly, the old you see in the pic and the S6 version.  Guess I get to see which I prefer.  Only other big duplication is a crappy Doc Ock (oh, and what I think is a preferable green goblin, so what to do with the regular release ???)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 3, 2005, 04:21 PM
I thought I saw two Venoms in one of those shots actually, the original one with the same base (on the right hand side), and then a second one that was on the left hand shelf, just to the left of the Spidey with the big white balls or egg-like contraptions.  "House eggin' Spidey" if you will.  Maybe I didn't see it correctly though, it looked like the same Venom with some sort of gun contraption strapped on.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 3, 2005, 04:35 PM
I thought I saw two Venoms in one of those shots actually, the original one with the same base (on the right hand side), and then a second one that was on the left hand shelf, just to the left of the Spidey with the big white balls or egg-like contraptions.  "House eggin' Spidey" if you will.  Maybe I didn't see it correctly though, it looked like the same Venom with some sort of gun contraption strapped on.

 :o
Oh, that hideous thing.  Yeah, that would be the prison cleaner gun Venom.  Looks like one of the web splashers they had out.  I think that's old too, though I sort of twitch when I look at the web splasher and associated lines.  Makes me think of bad Batman toys.  I mentally block them out without conciously doing so. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on February 3, 2005, 04:41 PM
Just curious if any of you know which figures are all contained in the "Best Of" cases that are currently shipping (or have shipped) to Wal-Mart.  I think it is only at Wal-Mart anyways.  I thought that Human Torch and Thing were both in that case, but wasn't sure.  I've always wanted to pick up a Torch figure (my fave of the Fan 4), and have been a fan of Thing as well.  I thought about waiting for the box set or movie figures, but I think I'd want a comic accurate (and in Torch's case, fully "flamed on") version as well.  I might end up waiting yet, but was just curious if anyone had an idea of the case breakout of that wave.  I thought I had seen Captain America, Thing, and Torch, although I passed at that time since I didn't really have the money for it.  Anyways, long story short, anyone have any idea of the breakdown for that "Best Of" case or whatever it is called?

Dude, get the original Torch. He's a fantastic looking figure and he's out now. I didn't know anything about "best of" reships; I thought they were just old stock getting dumped on shelves, but I've seen Torch and labcoat Hulk. Torch has older articulation which is actually kind of limited for an ML fig (at least compared to new ones like Iceman). But he's a beautiful rendering. I always say he looks just like the drawn comic character popped right of the page into 3D. Anyway, he's much better looking than the half-flaming one in the set. Get him!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 3, 2005, 08:23 PM
Man, Hulk looks awesome. i really want him and the green one now. I just hope they keep him that size.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on February 3, 2005, 09:23 PM
Yeah, I want green Hulk and old school Spidey. No webbed pits, tho. :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 4, 2005, 04:02 PM
Wooohooo!

Got a shipping notice from Amazon, all four variants are on their way :)

Did you ever get the variants?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2005, 04:42 PM
GOt all of them on Friday!  Talk about fast.

Not really sure I want a Blonde Widow...its up for grabs I guess.  Same goes for Doombot...

There you go, he got them all (just think Scott's preoccupied for the next while, so I'm taking the liberty of answering for him)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 4, 2005, 05:38 PM
GOt all of them on Friday!  Talk about fast.

Not really sure I want a Blonde Widow...its up for grabs I guess.  Same goes for Doombot...

There you go, he got them all (just think Scott's preoccupied for the next while, so I'm taking the liberty of answering for him)

Cool thanks,
 and Scott if you still wan tto get rid of the Blinde Black widow let me know.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 8, 2005, 08:42 AM
Some clearer pics of the first two assortments of Fantastic Four movie figures have popped up (at Fwooshnet and GH).  I really think most of these figures look pretty good, although I'm curious about this particular version of Dr. Doom with the "peel away skin".  I really think I'm leaning towards getting one version of each character though, depending on how they look if/when we see them at Toy Fair.  Oh...and if Amazon drops the price low on the ML box set :).  Here's a lookee:

(http://www.grand.com/Files/72210.jpg)

(http://www.grand.com/Files/72215.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 8, 2005, 09:10 AM
From what I understand, the movie is going to follow the Ultimate version of FF. 

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In the Ultimate universe, Doom was present when the FF got their powers (via an experiment and not a space shuttle ) and ended up with a completely "steel" body.  I believe in the movie, Doom is on the space shuttle with the FF when they got their powers.  It would make sense that Doom was also affected, probably with an all "steel" body.  The peel away skin is his disguise.

I'm getting that IW figure, mainly because I want my own Jessica Alba figure but partly because I'm not paying top dollar for the box set just to get a version of IW.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 8, 2005, 09:26 AM
That's kind of how I understood it (movie-wise) as well Mikey.  I wonder how well that will translate to figure-form.  Doom seems to be the only character we haven't seen in toy form at all (from the movie) yet, only seeing drawings of the potential figures thus far.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 8, 2005, 09:42 AM
I wish they would do more classic story lines.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 8, 2005, 12:22 PM
We are getting the world's most hideous case assortment right now :'(  Walmart, of all places is carrying ML now, but the stores are getting in a box that has the following figures:

Punisher
Movie Punisher
Brown Wolverine
Cable

That's it :o 

I had originally thought that this was a bunch of post-Christmas returns but it now appears that is not the case.  The only way it could be is if everyone that got a punisher figure has decided to return it suddenly and only to Walmart.  My thought is that we are seeing the dregs of some other stock from North America being picked up by the Toy Biz reps and then being reboxed and sold to Walmart, probably at a fantastic discount.  Of course Walmart has not passed on those savings, though their price is better than other retailers for the most part. 

TRU is actually clearing out something as well - the Urban Legends box set and at a very reasonable $14.99 CAD.  Unfortunately I already have the white Electra and have no need for a Punisher, yet another Daredevil or another Spidey figure :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 8, 2005, 04:47 PM
Man, thats a rough case to be putting out. Maybe if they were all variant Cables, but even then it still sucks.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 9, 2005, 09:02 AM
Looks like Series 9 (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=6038) has now hit in the Philippines.  Shouldn't be too long now.  There are some loose pics of the wave (and Galactus) at the above linky.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 9, 2005, 09:21 AM
Looks like Series 9 (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=6038) has now hit in the Philippines.  Shouldn't be too long now.  There are some loose pics of the wave (and Galactus) at the above linky.

Great.  I just finished waves 6 and 7, mainly thanks to Brent and am still missing Doc Ock and Man-thing from wave 8.  And with Bullseye and Deathlok being shortpacked, it looks like my Galactus is going to be legless and torsoless for awhile.  >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 9, 2005, 10:15 AM
Ready to start again, Mikey?  I've been able to find Ock and Man-Thing pretty easily locally.  Our cases have two Ocks per, so it's been nice that way.  LMK if you want help.  Trade or C&S, no big to me. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 9, 2005, 10:33 AM
Sending you a PM, Brent.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 9, 2005, 10:48 AM
Right back at you. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2005, 01:34 PM
I can finally comment on the S6 box set with toys in hand, whoo-hoo!  First, thanks MikeyD for the help in getting these figures. 

Venom - I like this one better than the gloop version that was released earlier.  I had removed the tongue from the previous version, but I like the paint on this one much, much better.  A little more neutrally posed as well makes it nicer, IMO. 

Black Cat - I already had this figure from ebay for my daughter, but now I don't have to worry about any abuse it suffered at the hands of a four year old.  The figure itself is a little disappointing but at least it's less boobiferous than the Marvel Select version.  I would have bought the MS figure, but it was way too fanboy-ish for my tastes.  I don't like the mask on this version and the hair/neck are odd, but I guess we gets what we gets. 

Doc Ock would have been nice had there not been a Marvel Legends version that ended up being superior.  I could have lived with the S6 version though, it reminds me more of the classic comic book and cartoon Doc Ock.  The movie version, so well played by Alfred Molina, completely changes the character from the comic book, IMO.  Molina is large, confident, attractive.  More like the comics/cartoons, the S6 version is how I'd always envisioned Ock - small, ugly (bluntly) and bitter.  I'm almost sad that the ML version was done in spite of it being a better figure. 

Kraven - I passed so many times on the single release version - is there any difference between that and the S6 version?  It's a necessary figure though and I'm pleased to have it, one of my favorite story arcs from the late 80's (-ish) was the Kraven story, so it's cool to have this figure. The sculpt is nice, though I prefer more neutral faces, even on villains. 

Green Goblin - awesome, so much better (for me) than the original, more cartoonish version.  This one looks nasty and mean - classic.  It seems to share a number of the elements from the original, but I can accept this as being a real human being that is a villain, versus some mutated gargantuan. 

Electro - the real reason for getting the set in the first place.  A nifty sculpt that feels really comic accurate.  The colours are really nice (go Aussie) and the mask is just as absurd and impractical as it should be.  I can see him walking through a door and cursing as he is ever catching that mask on door jambs.  It's just a great figure.  Sure to be released singly in a few short months :P

Overall this is an awesome set they released.  I wish they would stop releasing figures singly then in box sets down the road but I guess it just serves to teach patience.  The spidey figure is ok, btw, just not something I really needed.  But hey, now I have a spidey with cloth webbing, I couldn't say that before. 

Also got my Black Widow figure in the box as well, though I'd seen it previously in stores.  A nice figure but all the Marvel women are starting to look similar.  I'm a little disturbed about the looseness in the hip joints, but Mikey and I can talk about that privately.   :P

Just waiting on stuff from Scott and Jim and I'll be all caught up, for the time being.  I expect we'll see the FF movie figures at retail up here (unless the Hulk figures crushed the market forever more >:()  Having series 9 on order at AFX is a relief, I have no need to go hunting for quite some time.  Still undecided on series 10 though. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 10, 2005, 01:49 PM
The head on Kraven is different, Brent.  The basic version is not screaming.  His pants might be a different color also.


Also got my Black Widow figure in the box as well, though I'd seen it previously in stores. A nice figure but all the Marvel women are starting to look similar. I'm a little disturbed about the looseness in the hip joints, but Mikey and I can talk about that privately. :P


I think this is supposed to be tongue in cheek, but if not, shoot me a PM and we'll discuss.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2005, 02:05 PM
Yes, tongue in cheek.  Her legs are a little loose, but that's a trait of the Legends figures as everyone well knows.  Just having a little fun with ya. 

Kraven not screaming in the original eh?  No matter, one is enough and I need not quibble. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 10, 2005, 02:09 PM
Nice review of the set Brent.  This is something I'd still really like to pick up, but I just can't afford the $45+ shipping right now, maybe it will go on clearance at some point, although I'm not planning on it.  I got into Spidey figures a little late, so they are technically all new figures to me, which makes it a little more worthwhile (although I prefer the ML Ock).  The Mrs. thinks that $50 is a little much for a box of "toys", and she is probably right.  Plus, I need to be saving for this ROTS onslaught, as well as the Fantastic Four figures.  Every time I read someone's glowing reviews of this set though, it makes it all the more tempting...especially for the Goblin and Electro :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 10, 2005, 02:20 PM
You should of see my wife's reaction when two of them showed up at my house, Brian.  Each came in a seperate box, each of which was huge.  I think her exact words were "Where the **** are all these boxes coming from?"  Between these, Brent's package, Ben's package, Brent's side deal package, and various ebay and online store packages, it was quite a week at the Davidson household a couple of weeks ago, for me at least.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2005, 02:29 PM
And herein lies the reason you all ship to a work address ;D  It is also much safer as the boxes stay warm and dry in the back room at the post office, rather than sitting out in the elements for hours on end at home.  I'd put about equal weighting on the reasons for the shipping destination ;)

Y'know Brian, I do think these will ultimately go on sale at Amazon now that they're back in stock.  I think that too of the FF box set which I am growing less keen on as the days go by.  I only need a Sue, I can live without the lame robot and junior so I think I'll live with the movie Sue and pick up a Reed next time I'm at Grand Forks. 

The S6 box set, while expensive is nice, especially if someone is in the same boat as you having missed figures.  The Venom, Goblin and Electro are great.  Black Cat is fine and about we're all likely to see.  Kraven for me and for you is fantastic as we "missed" it previously.  Only Ock is a bit of a downer given the much better, recently released version.  Even the spidey figure is nice.  I would say it is worth the regular price in our situation, but certainly understand your wife's viewpoint.  Patience and I'm sure you'll pay less. 

Mikey, tell your wife they're for the baby in the future :P  My wife never believed it either, but at least she accepts the GH stuff on that basis.   ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 10, 2005, 02:41 PM
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My wife never believed it either, but at least she accepts the GH stuff on that basis.

:), I've used the same excuse to get the GH stuff into the house as well.  "Someday our kids can play with these".  As they sit in a shelf in our office :P.  But seriously, if we have kids, they can play with these if they want to, but until them, they're fun to collect ;).

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You should of see my wife's reaction when two of them showed up at my house, Brian.  Each came in a seperate box, each of which was huge.  I think her exact words were "Where the **** are all these boxes coming from?"  Between these, Brent's package, Ben's package, Brent's side deal package, and various ebay and online store packages, it was quite a week at the Davidson household a couple of weeks ago, for me at least.

Nice story Mikey, I know where you are coming from.  I've had a couple of instances where we've had 2-3 packages show up in the same week, and my wife was wondering why we're getting all this "crap" ;).  Especially when Amazon often uses ginormous boxes, particularly for this Legends stuff.  I can only imagine how big those SS sets must have been all packaged up.

I'm kind of leaning towards holding off on the FF set as well, unless it really drops in price here in the next month or two.  I'm thinking about getting the movie versions of the figures, or if I don't get all 4, picking up the original Legends Thing and possibly Torch and Doom, then the movie versions of Mr. Fantastic, Sue, and Torch (I like the translucent look).  I'm not incredibly fond of either Mr. Fantastic (even less so the box set one).  I'm with you Brent, I don't care about Franklin or the robot either.  If it comes down to like $20 on Amazon, I might reconsider though.  I do think the Sinister Six set is probably worth it at the price it is now too, works out about the same as if I would buy them each individually carded anyways, even not putting that Ock into the equation.  Just hard to justify the $50 or so when I'm supposed to be saving for the big spending day in April :).  We'll see, should be somewhat of a break until then, so maybe I can use that in my reasoning :P.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 10, 2005, 03:06 PM
My wife loves the GH line and she already knows they're for the baby.  Them and Kubrick are probably her favorite of all the crap I got. 

She's less keen on the ML side.  It's not Star Wars, she says.  I tell her next to SW, comic books and GIJoe were my childhood.  And she's lucky GIJoe isn't in my plans in the near foreseeable future.  It usually ends there, until the next character comes into the house.

Honestly my wife is pretty cool with my hobby.  There are worse things I could be blowing money on.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 10, 2005, 03:19 PM
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She's less keen on the ML side.  It's not Star Wars, she says.  I tell her next to SW, comic books and GIJoe were my childhood.  And she's lucky GIJoe isn't in my plans in the near foreseeable future.  It usually ends there, until the next character comes into the house.

Honestly my wife is pretty cool with my hobby.  There are worse things I could be blowing money on.

That's funny, that is pretty much exactly how my wife is too.  She is very supportive of the Star Wars collecting, unless the monthly spending starts to get out of hand, and even then she is quite understanding.  The "other" stuff is where the line starts to get a little hazy.  She's not crazy about anything outside of Star Wars collectibles coming into the house, but she does "let" me get things here and there, and has even bought me a few herself (ML Beast, Gambit, 18" Movie Spidey, etc.)  I keep telling her "just a few more and I'm done" :).  Comics, Joes, and MOTU were the other big things with me when I was a kid too, but I've managed to avoid MOTU and Joes for the most part (aside from literally a handful of figures).  I keep telling her how cheap it will be if the Star Wars stuff starts to slow down after this last movie.  Then it will just be picking up whatever few new figures there might be, maybe catching up on vintage stuff here and there, and picking up comics (which I could probably do for $10 a month or so).  There's sort of a light at the end of the tunnel :).  Sort of.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2005, 03:32 PM
No there's not :D  You're almost as bad as the rest of us Brian, you're just denying it.  More will come along, no doubt about it.  It may or may not be Star Wars, but we'll be collecting well into the future ;)

My wife is ok with it, for the most part, but then she doesn't see many of the bills either.  Ebay has been helpful, in the sense of selling stuff to fund my purchases, so the money has been largely invisible.  Coming into and going out of paypal with ease.  I seldom pay for anything other than local stuff and that's usually a cash/debit transaction.  SSW.com is fairly hideous though, that's credit card based :'(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: jokabofe on February 10, 2005, 03:34 PM
There are worse things I could be blowing money on.

That was always my favorite line of defense when my ex-wife would start getting on my case about the amount of stuff that I had/was buying. And it usually shut her up, at least for a while  :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 11, 2005, 08:45 AM
A couple pics have shown up online now, detailing the "Sentinel" and "Legendary Riders" series, or 10 and 11, however you like to call them.  Some are just drawings at this point, and the pictures aren't the largest, but there's at least a clue to what we're expecting.  I'm looking forward to the Sentinel Series, they look nice.  Too bad they had to hit during all of this ROTS madness this year :).

(http://store1.yimg.com/I/cmdstore_1833_54404127)

(http://store1.yimg.com/I/cmdstore_1833_55593452)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 11, 2005, 09:01 AM
The Sentinal wave is great.  I love how the most pegwarming character in the history of ML and Classics has the head.  And I think Mystique and Omega Red are the shortpacks this time.  So my Sentinal is going to be ab-less and ass less for awhile.

I'm less keen on the "Legendary Riders".  The only two in that series that that could even remotely describe are Logan and Vengeance and I don't think the latter is all that Legendary anyway.  Of course, I still want him, I love funky ass obscure characters.  Definite buys for me are Wonder-man, Scarlet Witch, Taskmaster and Vengeance.  Ultron would be too, but that design sucks.  When did he ever appear like that?  I really hope they give us the classic look.  No way I'm buying Thing.  HB IM is a possibility, will wait and see.  Logan is a maybe, it all depends on what he looks like.  I think his bike will be the deciding factor in whether I get him or not.  And I believe WM and SC are the shortpacks.  Once again, the best characters get the shaft ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 11, 2005, 09:43 AM
The Sentinel wave looks good, but i woul dhave preferred another large character than the "riders". Oh well I am hoping for UATU and Fin Fang Foom for 12 and 13.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2005, 10:07 AM
Thanks for the picture Brian, that's great.  It's also tremendously helpful in deciding whether to order a case or not. 

It turns out (thanks to the Winnipeg thread at the spawn board) that there are a lot of ML collectors locally (I knew this, I just didn't know I knew so many of them already) so it's a good place to dump spares from cases.  I think I'll end up ordering a case of series 10.  Not that I need another spidey, but maybe I'll open it, throw away spidey and sell the head on ebay :P  There's actually no figures in that series I don't really want.  Black Panther isn't really high on my list, but it looks like a decent figure, so that's ok.  I'm really happy to have an Archangel now that they're releasing an Angel figure.  The Cyclops is cool too, I no longer have to worry about finding the older version, that one looks good to me.  Or good enough anyway. 

On the other side, I absolutely will not be ordering a case of the Legendary Riders series.  That's just not a good idea and I'm not overly fond of the assortment either :-\ 

We need another Thing?  Uh, original, Trench Coat, Box set and now movie line so they release yet another?  Fire the marketing department.  Please.  Vengeance is passable too - if I don't own some version of Ghost Rider, why would I buy that - and I remember reading the character as well, not a Legend by any stretch of the imagination.  Logan and Ultron belong in the probably pass on category as well.  Logan we'll see, but it's like Spidey, how many can you possibly own?  I understand the marketing side for him though, he always sells and that is the kid-magnet portion of the assortment, like Spidey in series 10.  Like Mikey, I'm utterly disappointed with Ultron, isn't this a Legends line?  If so, why put in some obscure-ass sculpt?  Oh that's right, so they can release a first appearance version down the road ::)  I'll wait for that. 

The winners in the series are obvious.  Wonder Man and Scarlett Witch go a long way to filling out the West Coast Avengers.  I'm a little nervous just seeing drawings of the figures rather than the actual sculpts, but I expect that won't change my purchasing of the figures anyway.  Hopefully they'll be relatively comic/legend accurate. 

Taskmaster is an odd choice for the Legends line but I liked the character and I'll buy him.  I expect he'll sell well too, villains usually do. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 11, 2005, 10:53 AM
I'm trying to decide what I want to do with these upcoming series as well.  Like you Brent, I'm not particularly excited about the "Legendary Riders" series, and I'm not sure I'll pick up anything from that line.  The Avengers included are pretty cool, but I didn't read them much as a kid so I don't have as much of an "attachment" to getting them.  They would be the only ones I would consider though.

I'm more pumped for the Sentinel Series.  Ideally, I'd like to be able to afford to get the whole shebang and get a Sentinel as well, but with this wave likely hitting sometime during the ROTS hype-fest, I'm not sure if that will happen or not.  I'm in the minority in that I am actually excited about the "1st Appearance" Spider-Man, just because I like having a Spidey in the actual Legends line.  That is one I will be picking up for sure, along with Cyclops.  Others like Angel, Mystique, Black Panther, and Mr. Sinister look pretty cool as well, and I might be tempted by those too.  If all I was collected was ML, I think I'd be in for everything most of the time, or at least much more of it....but Star Wars comes first with me, and much of the ROTS product looks pretty spiffy so far, so that might be where the majority of the funds are headed this year. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2005, 11:06 AM
Black Cat?  Methinks you mean Black Panther, unless there's some hormone therapy going on in the Marvel Universe that I don't know about :D  Just giving you a hard time ;)

I was more a WCA fan than a regular Avengers fan, so Wonder Man and the Witch are important for me to own. Not sure why, but I think mostly because the regular Avengers all pretty much had their own comic, so I tended to buy those rather than the Avengers title itself. I had a horrible number of subscriptions and was getting probably 10-15 titles a week :o between Marvel, DC, Image and a few others (anyone remember Valiant?).

As far as the Spidey goes, time will tell.  I love spidey, he's my favorite character by far, but how many figures can you own?  I've got black, red & black, blue & black, movie I, movie II, webbed pits (S6 boxset) and probably a good dozen from other lines.  Too much crap as the good Mrs. would say.  It's probably a cool figure, I just don't need another.  Kind of like the Thing - I love the character, but really ::)  Wolverine, for me, is in that boat too.  There's just too many of him - blue and yellow, b & y no mask (series 3 and 6), b & y no mask box set, brown, weapon x, Logan, booger on claw, pleather jacket, plastic jacket, no jacket ::)  Yes, he sells and sells well, but sheesh people. 

blah, blah, blah.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 11, 2005, 11:13 AM
Yeah, whoops, Black Panther is the one :).  Fixed.  You didn't know about the super secret hormone therapy storyline?  I won't spoil it :P.  Anyways, I see your point about Spidey too.  There are more than enough versions out there, and I have a couple red and blue, the black costume, a couple movie ones, a Secret Wars one, etc.  Even if he is your favorite character, like you said, you can only have so many.  I just think it might be cool to have an official "Marvel Legends" one, depending on how it looks.  From the pics it looks similar to the McFarlane one, so I'm wondering if it is just a repaint/retool, or maybe even the same figure.  We'll see I guess.  I do see what you mean though, no matter how much you like the character, you can only have so many versions in figure form.  This from the guy who has a shelf full of Han Solos and Chewbaccas :P.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2005, 12:37 PM
Actually that's a good point, how many commtech Han's do I own?  Too many is the obvious answer.  I'll likely keep that spidey though.  I haven't seen the McFarlane spidey, but I'd be surprised if they're that similar.  This is first appearance spiderman so it should be rather different from ASM298 spiderman (or whenever McFarlane started drawing him).  Or am I interpreting first appearance to be origin spiderman incorrectly? 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 11, 2005, 01:03 PM
You are not laone. i actually very excited that included Spider-Man int he Marvel Legends line. It gives me more hope that we will get spidey villians in the line as they did with Doc Oc. I pre-orders the Galactus wave and the Sentinel wave and am happy to get them all. As for the riders, well I preordered that too, but I may change my mind. I dont want Logan, Thing, or Iron Man. I may just bite the bullet and buy the whole set becuase it will be easier and probably cheaper to track down the rest of the figures in the set.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 11, 2005, 01:23 PM
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This is first appearance spiderman so it should be rather different from ASM298 spiderman (or whenever McFarlane started drawing him).  Or am I interpreting first appearance to be origin spiderman incorrectly?

That's how I always interpreted it as well Brent.  I figured it would be the "1st Appearance" of him in the comics, likely based on either the "Amazing Fantasy" cover, or on the first "Amazing Spider-Man" comic.  I was hoping it would be something like that anyways, it would at least be a nice "different" take on ole web head.  I don't mind having a few different Spideys anyways, he's my favorite character its ok to have a few different interpretations of him....as long as it doesn't involve some sort of ginormous gun, water blastin', snowboardin', wise crackin', ball throwin' action feature incorporated right into the figure :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on February 11, 2005, 01:26 PM
A couple pics have shown up online now, detailing the "Sentinel" and "Legendary Riders" series, or 10 and 11, however you like to call them.  Some are just drawings at this point, and the pictures aren't the largest, but there's at least a clue to what we're expecting.  I'm looking forward to the Sentinel Series, they look nice.  Too bad they had to hit during all of this ROTS madness this year :).

(http://store1.yimg.com/I/cmdstore_1833_54404127)

(http://store1.yimg.com/I/cmdstore_1833_55593452)

More images of this wave are going to be available in the new issue of ToyFare.  I saw Angel and the Sentinel, and they looked pretty good.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on February 13, 2005, 05:42 PM
Wow, did I just get lucky. I scored redheaded Black Widow, Iceman, and Storm at TRU today. They had to be return, since only these and one Iron Man were there, and by logic, all I should have found was Iron Men and Captain Americas.

If TRU would get these regularly, I would have had series 7 by now. But I'm ecstatic I got these, especially Black Widow.

Which leaves me with these to find:
Red Skull
Dark Phoenix
blonde Black Widow
Apocalypse
Vision
Hawkeye
Doc Ock
Man-Thing
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on February 13, 2005, 05:54 PM
I made a freak find yesterday.  Found some ML 6 of all things, including brown Cable and the reissue of maskless Wolverine.  I actually left a Deadpool behind.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 13, 2005, 06:38 PM
I made a freak find yesterday.  Found some ML 6 of all things, including brown Cable and the reissue of maskless Wolverine.  I actually left a Deadpool behind.

Unless you were on a road trip in Canada, where the majority of stores are still putting out series 6.  Some 7/8 but not all that much.  I'd be happy to find a brown Cable, it's the only way I'll pick up a Cable figure :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 14, 2005, 10:30 AM
I still can't find a Dark Phoenix, Phasing Ghost Rider, and a Blonde Black Widow. Terrible... :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2005, 10:47 AM
Not much around here lately either as far as ML goes.  Wal-Mart has a lone Modern Armor Iron Man and Nick Fury, Target is packed to the gills with Beast and Gambit, and TRU has 1 Gambit.  Spidey classics seem to be getting more plentiful though, particularly at Wal-Mart.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 14, 2005, 11:06 PM
The latest ToyFare has lots of Series 10 pics I guess.  Plus word that there is an International Box set with Spidey, a new Lizard, a new Rhino and Vulture.  I don't have my issue yet but I will soon
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 14, 2005, 11:25 PM
The latest ToyFare has lots of Series 10 pics I guess.  Plus word that there is an International Box set with Spidey, a new Lizard, a new Rhino and Vulture.  I don't have my issue yet but I will soon

You got to be kidding me. An international box set to get a Vulture. Terrible, how much is that going to run for on ebay.  ::) >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 14, 2005, 11:43 PM
The latest ToyFare has lots of Series 10 pics I guess.  Plus word that there is an International Box set with Spidey, a new Lizard, a new Rhino and Vulture.  I don't have my issue yet but I will soon

Classic ToyBiz ::)  Another spidey you don't want, a third rhino :o and a third lizard, all to get a Vulture. 

Naturally at this juncture, Canada will not be considered international >:(

I may just suck it up and put out the $40 on ebay to get the Vulture. 

Couple of weeks before that toyfare shows up around here.  Sigh.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 14, 2005, 11:49 PM
I would hope that domestically, these would all be part of the SMC Line...We'll see though.  Also word that Waves 12, 13, 14 and 15 are all planned up.  Maybe we'll get a tease this weekend!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 14, 2005, 11:56 PM
Who are we missing villain-wise that still has not been announced? (no can recall, so just listing crap from top of head)

Tombstone
Kingpin
Hydroman
...

this might help (http://www.samruby.com/villtoc.htm)

Chameleon
Doppleganger
Hammerhead
Killer Shrike
Manwolf - now this would be cool, one of my favorite issues as a kid
Alistaire Smythe
Terrible Tinkerer :P
Vermin would be cool
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 15, 2005, 12:06 AM
Beetle and Mysterio are the next two

After that I'd say the biggies are:

Kingpin
Classic Looking Hobgoblin
Vulture
Shocker

To a lesser extent (for me at least)

Hammerhead (classic old school baddie)
Hydro Man
Tombstone
Jack O'Lantern
Chameleon
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 15, 2005, 12:07 AM
So very many knock offs of the Green Goblin :-\

Gotta do Kingpin, how can they not?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 15, 2005, 12:12 AM
I would guess Kingpin is in Legends in 12-15, he just has to be, especially with his Dardevil tie ins as well

I've got my new plan for my future in ML:

All Avengers (core ones at least, probably not new variants)
Captain America and his World (not really a lot to choose from)
The possible remaining Characters from Secret Wars...and not many good guys are left, lots of baddies though

So...I'm getting all of 9, little to none in 10 (Black Panther and Cyclops though) and only a few in 11 (Witch, Wondy, Taskmaster and Ultron)

Still plenty of people on my wishlist though...just a lot more choosy I guess
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 15, 2005, 12:20 AM
Fits your evolution ;)

I'm in for all of 9.  All of 10 as well, there's actually not much in there I don't like - spidey is a we'll see and I was never a huge black panther fan, but the rest I can take, even while questioning the Legendary status of Omega Red ::)  Series 11 is pretty similar to you, but I'll wait to see Ultron - I could see another version coming down the road pretty quickly.  Otherwise it would be Wanda, Wonder and Wolvie (on clearance).  Oh, I kind of like Taskmaster :-[  Yeah, so only half then ::)

This line could actually end up being my primary focus in certain respects, I think I've got a deeper connection to comics than to Star Wars to be completely honest.  Star Wars is easy though, as is this stuff, really, aside from a few minor hurdles.  Speaking of which, I need to check ebay... :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2005, 09:09 AM
Interesting news on that International Spidey box set, although I hope that it is somehow available here as well.  It would be cool to have a Vulture, and I don't actually have a version of Rhino yet either.  I have to say that I'm glad you are staying on board for ML Scott, its always nice to read your thoughts and comments on the line.  Hopefully we can get some nice looks at things this weekend at Toy Fair.

With all the lists we've been leaked, I think I can pretty much map out what I'll be buying the rest of the year as well.  With ROTS in full force, and much of the product looking pretty good from what we've seen, I'm not sure how much I'll be able to afford, but there are definitely a few figures I'd like to get this year.  For right now, from Series 9 I'd like to pick up Nightcrawler, and possibly Professor X just to help complete the "X team".  I also really want to get versions of the Fantastic Four and Dr. Doom, but I'm considering waiting and getting the movie versions, unless that box set goes on super sale before that.  From Series 10, I'm probably down for the "1st Appearance" Spidey, Cyclops, possibly Angel, and for some reason although I know very little about the character, the Black Panther figure looks cool to me as well.  I'm tempted to get all of Series 10, because a Sentinel would be cool to have, but I'm guessing this wave could hit at the worst time for me when considering what I'll likely be spending on ROTS at the time.  Very little interests me from the "Legendary Riders" series, although the Avengers characters are cool and I'm glad that you others can get them.  I'll likely be passing on that wave.  Outside of that, I might just be focusing on Spidey and his world from there on out, with an odd X-Man or other character here or there maybe.  Depending on how this 4" Super Hero Showdown line looks, I might be in for that.  Probably be rebuying a lot of figures I already have, but I know if they are well done, I'll likely be tempted.  A few of them anyways.

Aside from the occasional headaches with finding these figures (and shortpacks), I think ML is a fun line to collect.  If it weren't for Star Wars stuff, I'd be further into these comic figures as well.  Star Wars has and always will be first with me, but when you think about it, ML really is a fairly affordable line if it was the only thing you were collecting.  Glad to hear they have plans for the future of the line, I really hope we have a Kingpin figure coming up in either Spidey Classics or ML.  He's one I'd really like to see made.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2005, 03:57 PM
Over on the fwoosh forums, someone has scanned in (and edited out the text) some pics of ML10 from Toy Fare...shown at this link is Cyclops, Black Panther, and FA Spidey:

Some of ML10 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/wushuboy/cyclops.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2005, 10:55 AM
Well, our local Wal-Mart had restocked with some of ML8, of course after I already paid more on Amazon, but that's just how things work I guess.  They had 3 Caps, 2 Iron Mans (Iron Men?), 2 Ice Mans, 1 Doc Ock, 1 Man Thing, and 1 Nick Fury that was there previously.  I also managed to pick up a SMC Scorpion, which had been hanging there over the weekend, but I finally decided to pick it up.  The Star Wars area, on the other hand, was barren.  Not a single figure, just a few lightsabers and a couple of Vader voice helmets.

On a side note, I like the looks (although not the clearest) that have been showing up of ML10.  I'm looking forward to seeing better looks at Toy Fair, but so far that Cyclops, Spidey, and Black Panther all look very well done.  I'll be getting the first two for sure, and possibly Panther as well.  I'm hoping we'll get a glimpse at this upcoming 4" line, to see what we are in store for.  Toy Fair weekend, always a fun time, constantly coming in to check if there are new pics all day Sunday and beyond :P.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 16, 2005, 12:25 PM
Without a doubt, one of my favorite weekends of the year :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 16, 2005, 01:11 PM
Without a doubt, one of my favorite weekends of the year :)

I second that, I can't wait for Sunday!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 16, 2005, 01:53 PM
Well, our local Wal-Mart had restocked with some of ML8, of course after I already paid more on Amazon, but that's just how things work I guess.  They had 3 Caps, 2 Iron Mans (Iron Men?), 2 Ice Mans, 1 Doc Ock, 1 Man Thing, and 1 Nick Fury that was there previously.  I also managed to pick up a SMC Scorpion, which had been hanging there over the weekend, but I finally decided to pick it up.

Heh, truer words.  Same thing happened to me.  I got a bunch from Scott, then broke down and ordered Ock from Amazon.  I get the shipping notice and the same day I find the entire assortment locally ::)  Murphy's law of toy collecting. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2005, 11:38 AM
Apparently some of the Toy Fare (the magazine) pictures of ML10 have been scanned and put up online.  I have read that there were also pics of some of the FF movie figures and SuperHeroShowdown (4" line) figures, but they were gone by the time I got online this morning.  Anyways, here's a little bit of a look:

ML10 Angel - Toy Fare (http://img187.exs.cx/img187/3163/angel9tl.jpg)
ML10 Cyclops, Panther, Spidey - Toy Fare (http://img191.exs.cx/img191/1874/ml1025om.jpg)
ML10 Mr. Sinister, Mystique, Omega Red - Toy Fare (http://img196.exs.cx/img196/6673/mrsinister8vn.jpg)
ML10 Sentinel - Toy Fare (http://img199.exs.cx/img199/8269/sentinel0sn.jpg)
And just for kicks....someone put together a "scale" image showing ML9 Nightcrawler and the SHS Logan alongside the Sentinel HERE (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/powerplaygraphix/Sentinelscalepic2.jpg)

Hopefully the links work for everyone, they were still up as I posted this.  I would have posted the images directly, but I wasn't sure if Toy Fare was a big fan of that.  I was hoping to get a better look at the 4" line, to see what it has to offer.  Oh well, only a couple of days until Toy Fair now :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 17, 2005, 11:43 AM
http://board.spawn.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2009927#post2009927

Keep an eye here, that's where all of the stuff originated I believe.  There also is some sort of Unleashed/Bust-Up/Vinyl Statue type Marvel Line as well coming, based on what I saw last night.  Looked sort of neat actually. 

The 4" figures were also sort of cool, very much like mini-Legends...they'll look great with SW figures :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2005, 11:45 AM
Thanks for the linky Scott.  I was over there earlier, but all the pics had the little "Photobucket - Bandwidth Exceeded" icon, so I have been looking around elsewhere.  Thanks for the heads up, hopefully they will be back online soon.  So you liked what you saw of the 4" line?  I'm personally kind of excited to see how it will be.  Although I really like the Legends, having a smaller scale (and hopefully little bit lower price) would be good for me :).  I'd probably collect a little of both though, knowing me.  Anyways, thanks again.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 17, 2005, 11:54 AM
I had heard these new 4" figs will only be $1 less than the 6" stuff because of all the crap they are putting in there.  I'll buy some, especially Cap and probably Spidey, but that may be it
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2005, 12:03 PM
Yeah, I'll likely stick to the "main ones" as well...although I guess I haven't strayed too far from that with the 6" line either.  I just don't have the room for a whole lot.  I think I might be getting towards the tail end of Legends as well, just because they've made most everything that I'd like to get, although there are always some characters that you hold out for.  Other than anything from Spidey's world (villains, hopefully an MJ), I'd like to pick up the F4 and Doom, a few more X-Men, Iron Man (not sure if I want the modern one, might try to get an older one), and maybe a few miscellaneous characters.

That brings up another point (at least in my head).  If Toy Biz went the route many other action figure companies have, and "redo" characters down the road, would you rebuy them, or just be happy with previous versions.  I'm sure it depends how much better they are, and likely they would be improved in some ways, but many ML are quite nice to begin with so it would be tough.  I know with Star Wars figures I have bought, and bought, and re-bought a number of characters, just because the improvements were so big (and plus the price usually isn't terrible, and the scale manageable).  Anyways, would you buy any "new and improved" versions of Legends, or is the first time around good enough?  It will be interesting to see how much longer the line continues, I thought I heard that in the Toy Fare interview they had through Series 15 planned out (in 2006).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2005, 12:06 PM
I'm planning on passing on the 4" line entirely.  Too much invested in the big line and don't need to pick up anything else.  Possibly famous last words, but we'll see.  I halfway expect them to not show up around here, at least for a while.  

I got the bandwidth exceeded as well but was able to view your pics Brian, so thanks.  Nice stuff, though Omega Red looks less impressive than I'd originally thought.  And did Mr. Sinister always have a goatee?  I have no recollection of that from the older comics.  Smacks of an update to make him more current, isn't the line called Legends?

MJ, Gwen Stacey, Aunt May, Robbie Robertson - bring 'em on!

As for rehashes?  Not likely.  Some could use improvements and one that stood out for a while was the Green Goblin figure.  The first version was ok, but largely meaningless to me because I've never read a comic with that version in it.  The box set (S6) version is superb and pretty much all I want.  I'd happily pay for a better version of the black cat though. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2005, 12:11 PM
I'm with you Brent, I'd really like to see a new Green Goblin, or to see the S6 set one single carded.  The only other one is the Ramos' version right?  I'm not a big fan of that, and would rather have a more "normal" one :).  Lots of lesser characters (that you mentioned) from Spidey's world that I'd like to see made, particularly Kingpin, Mary Jane, and Aunt May....although I'm not holding my breath for an old lady action figure :).  Kingpin however, is long overdue.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 17, 2005, 12:47 PM
See, there's the problem, the elderly get no respect :P

I'm not holding my breath for any of them.  Aunt May obviously, but MJ and Gwen aren't really action figures, just supporting characters.  I happen to think if they packed them one per case they'd sell just fine given the market seems to be largely kids for the spidey figures themselves but the adults keep snapping up the villains before the kids can get to them.  Maybe a limited set with comic-accurate sculpts of MJ, Gwen, Aunt May, Robbie and JJJ :D  Sell it as a collector's club exclusive online. 

Yeah, right, I can't see them making new molds for that.  Too bad, it would be nifty. 

I think Kingpin will be put to rest this weekend.  I just hope they do him justice. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2005, 01:13 PM
Just a note...looks like the pics are back up at the link Scott posted above...looks at ML 9, ML10, Super Hero Showdown, Fantastic Four movie, and more.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 17, 2005, 01:46 PM
 >:( Damn google.

I know alot of you folks collect Marvel, and I'm trying to find a picture of Spider-Man: The Animated Series Spider Power 2 : J. Jonah Jameson Action Figure loose, so I can show my friend the desk, and I cant seem to google one with any luck at all.


Anyone have a clue where I can see a lose image, or even have one that they could snap a pic of and send to me? :-\

Help a brother out!

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MisterPL on February 17, 2005, 02:26 PM
This one? (http://www.toymania.com/archives/spidey/wave22.shtml)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 17, 2005, 04:30 PM
Yes that one.

Any pics of the desk opened up in spider form? :-\


Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 18, 2005, 09:57 AM
Pretty nice review and pics of ML9 Nightcrawler found HERE (http://www.sgcollect.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=345).  This is one of the figures I'm most looking forward to in the next wave, always one of my favorite X-Men.  Also, reviews of Bullseye (http://www.sgcollect.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=346) and 1st Appearance Hulk (http://www.sgcollect.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=344).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on February 18, 2005, 10:47 PM
When I saw the initial images of the first appearance Hulk, I thought that it was really the grey Hulk's retarded little brother  ;)  But after seeing those images in the review, I'm still kind of hopeful.  The grey Hulk, at least in his return in the late 80's or early 90's was actually a pretty interesting character.  This isn't quite that character (and no, I didn't like Joe Fixit), but it's a step in that direction.

Nightcrawler looks good, too.  It's good to see the ranks of the X-Men getting filled out a little more.  I didn't see it, but did he come with a little "bamf" cloud as an accessory?

The one problem I have with this series?   These damned Galactus parts are going to make this series the death of me.  If they start putting unique parts for Galactus in with the chase figures, I'm gonna lose it on Toy Biz.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 18, 2005, 11:43 PM
The one problem I have with this series?   These damned Galactus parts are going to make this series the death of me.  If they start putting unique parts for Galactus in with the chase figures, I'm gonna lose it on Toy Biz.

Well each figure comes with a unique piece. So if you get all 7 figures you have yourself a Galactus, whic is very awesome. The chase figures have the same part of the regular version so no need to worry about that.



Also, check this out, it is amazing. I can not wait to buy this figure and hi slady friend :)

Marvel Select Thanos (http://69.93.119.2/photosSHTC/showphoto.php?photo=2561&cat=662&page=8)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 20, 2005, 05:41 PM
I just got back and ther Toybiz showrooms were awesome. They had all of the lines on display. Mysterio looks pretty cool, Beetle is very weak, and they are making an Armored Spider-Man like from the comics.

The marvel legends display was amazing. They only had 2-ups of WonderMan and Scarlet Witch. Hulk Buster Iron Man, Ultron, and Vengeance looked very huge, especially Vengeance but much smaller than the 2-ups so i really am unsure what to think. Angel's wingspan is huge!!!!!

As for the 4 inch figures, they look great as well. I saw Ghost Rider, Black Spider-Man, Punisher, Spider-Man, a few more i can't remember. I asked if there were going to be variants in this series like the larger scale and they said no, but i dont know how much the rep really knew.

Thats it for now. Feel free to ask any questions!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 20, 2005, 10:30 PM
Was Ultron like in the original art picture or like a more classic version?

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 21, 2005, 10:20 AM
He was bulky, but not as bad as the original artowrk picture we saw. He was a little bulky though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 21, 2005, 02:57 PM
http://www.insidepulse.com/article.php?contentid=32430

Pics of 9, 10 and 11!

Everything looks good except for Ultron...that looks like a piece of crap ::)

Wonder Man comes with a mini YellowJacket!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 21, 2005, 03:18 PM
How many forms of Logan/WeaponX/Wolverine do we need?!

Dear Lord.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 21, 2005, 03:35 PM
Pathetic work computer >:(  No flash download allowed ::)  I'll look when I get home, but disappointed to hear about Ultron - such a key villain to make and they biatch it.  Guess they're setting themselves up for a "classic" version next year ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on February 22, 2005, 04:11 AM
Had some good finds today.
At TRU I scored the blue-pants Lizard and Sandman, who I didn't think too highly of earlier, but it's a great figure. Venom was there too, but I got him way back when he first came out in this line.

Then at Wal-Mart I found the remnants of the SMC villains wave, and scored an Ultimate Lizard. I missed Morbius and Scorpion. I left Carnage, Green Goblin, and Ultimate Rhino since I have those three already.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 22, 2005, 08:44 AM
Thanks for that link Scott, nice to see some clear pics of what is coming up.  Glad I checked in here yesterday while I was home sick from work, because I see that those pics are now down (says Toy Biz told them they can't be put up until Wednesday night ::)).  Things looking pretty good coming up, although I agree the Ultron is strange looking.  Haven't seen much reporting on Toy Biz's offerings here at Toy Fair, not sure what all the secrecy is about.  It has to be one of the most anticipated toy lines where everyone is looking forward to seeing what's next, they should really capitalize on it instead of hiding it :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 22, 2005, 08:53 AM
Since when did Ultron become a dog?  That's horrible.

Logan looks like he has his Days of Future Past head.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 22, 2005, 09:53 AM
Really...its the head that blows.  Hopefully they get enough people lambasting them tomorrow that they can change it.  The body is too big but it would work with a proper head
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 22, 2005, 06:57 PM
Maybe I was overwhelmed when i was int he showroom, but I dont remember it looking that bad. Man, the pics of Ultron are terrible. I guess i was just awe struck being in there. :( Sorry guys.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 23, 2005, 07:22 PM
http://69.93.119.2/photosSHTC/showgallery.php?cat=617

Ultron's head must have been a proto...this one is much better.  Still not a huge fan of the body but its doable
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 23, 2005, 07:44 PM
See I knew I wasnt going crazy.  ;D Liek i said the body looked bulky, but the head looks alright, not like that crazy pic that was first shown.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2005, 09:32 PM
War Machine does nothing for me :-\

Wanda looks good, either they fixed the neck or the cape is hiding it.

What's up with Wondy's head :-\

Ultron is, uh, passable.  Better yeah, but.....

Please tell me the grimacing Bullseye is the chase :-X

Galactus looks awesome 8)

Angel is nice, hopefully the wings stand up better than Archangel's do >:(

The spidey is nice, but nothing I really need.  I'll keep one out of my case for posterity.

timing out on other pics, they must be busy.

 >:( >:( Fearsome foes.  Grrr.  Naturally they release this down the line and shortly after I buy a two pack to get a LIzard.  Dang it all, why didn't I know about this.  Carnage is no big deal, nor is the spidey figure.  But I really like the Vulture (old is awesome), I'm guessing the new Lizard is much more poseable and the Rhino is more cartoony/vintage spidey and that's too my liking as well.  I foresee myself selling a large lot of loose marvel legends/spidey legends down the road and not getting much of a return for them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 23, 2005, 10:03 PM
Vulture and Rhino look awesome, although i have the original SPider-Man classics one, i really love the vintage look to it. It sucks that I did just pick up Lizard though. Maybe I will just return it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 23, 2005, 10:09 PM
There's a new Carnage figure? Must have! Must have! ;D


Some one clue me in?

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 23, 2005, 10:17 PM
I'd like to pick up the best Spiderman to date, but I don't know which one to grab. Same with Venom and Carnage... I really dig the Omega Red and Nightcrawler. I'm hoping that there'll be an Archangel soon.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2005, 10:31 PM
Archangel came out a little over a year ago I think in an X-men line.  I have one and aside from the foldable wings that are too flexible, it's very, very nice.  I think I posted a pic in my collections thread. 

I'll let Brian or Scott address which spidey is best, there are so many out there. ::)  Venom I prefer the one from the Sinister Six box set.  To answer you and Kevin at the same time, I think the Venom figure is identical in the boxed set as the regular release from last fall. 

I wish I could return my Lizard figure :-\  Notably because it came with a crappy spiderman I don't want :'(

Here's the pic of the marvel legends stuff I have.  Sorry it's washed out, but you can see Archangel pretty well on the left.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1010451.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 23, 2005, 10:35 PM
I'll let Brian or Scott address which spidey is best, there are so many out there. ::)  Venom I prefer the one from the Sinister Six box set.  To answer you and Kevin at the same time, I think the Venom figure is identical in the boxed set as the regular release from last fall. 


I asked about Carnage. ::) :-*

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 23, 2005, 10:54 PM
Fwoosh is reporting that the Box Set is a US and International release!  Good News!


Check here for Carnage Kev

http://www.fwooshnet.com/pics/thumbnails.php?album=5
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 23, 2005, 10:59 PM
Check here for Carnage Kev

http://www.fwooshnet.com/pics/thumbnails.php?album=5

At least SOMEBODY cares about me.

Thank you, Scott. :-*

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2005, 11:22 PM
 ::)

Typo smart ass, I meant Carnage.  Spawn of Venom, whatever.  It's a repaint, plain and simple.  Less black and more distinct pattern.  So it's a new figure, but it's not a new figure.  Trust me, I wish it was new.  Or newer.

I think most of the box sets are available up here.  To retailers.  None of them want to carry them.  Only TRU has and they use their usual tactics.  Order in four, if those sell right away, order 8 billion, cuz those are bound to sell as well ::)  Then they eventually (two years later) clearance them and say they don't sell here >:(  Walmart up here has gone to carrying only smaller or movie related items.

Before I get shat upon some more, I'll clarify that the Venom from the box set is a better figure, IMO because it lacks the huge horking tongue and has a better paint job.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 24, 2005, 07:34 AM
Woah, Mysterio has one huge head.  Not too keen on the Beetle, would have prefered the classic look.

I'll pick up the Spidey armor one.  Every other Spidey can bite me.

Ultron is better with that head.  Like Scott said, body is still too big, but passable.

Is that Scorpion a new one?  Looks different from the one I have, the head in particular.

Fearsome Foes - glad it's an US release.  At least this time there's only two redundant figs - Spidey and Carnage.  Vulture is great and I only have the Ultimate versions of Rhino and Lizard.

Space is going to become a big issue, but I love this line.  Might have to move some to my office.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 24, 2005, 09:08 AM
Nice to (finally) be able to flip through all the Toy Biz goodness from Toy Fair this morning (and last night).  Lots of neat stuff to look forward to this year it seems, and it really makes me wish I had more money and/or space for all of it.  Lots of stuff....

Spider-Man Classics - I agree, Mysterio's "dome" noggin is huge, probably to house his "action feature".  I also noticed the different Scorpion.  He seems to have a different, "shinier" paint application, and also his lower face is covered now with green, whereas it was open before.  I'm not too excited about the Beetle figure either really.  Not the version I'm particular familiar with, and I think I might end up passing on this one.  I also see the new Doc Ock is an ultimate version.  Not sure if I'll pick it up or not, but it looks pretty well done.  I'd really like to get a hold of that new box set, because I've passed on the Ultimate versions of Rhino and Lizard, and missed out on the original "regular" versions.  Plus, Vulture looks pretty cool, and both of the new versions of Rhino and Lizard are nice as well.  Glad to hear it should be available here too, and with only 5 figures, hopefully it will be more affordable than the Sinister Six set.

Marvel Legends - Well, we've seen most of it by now, but it still looks pretty great.  Glad to see Ultron got fixed up a bit, still not quite how I remember it looking, but better than the initial pics we got.  Series 10 is the big one for me, I really like the figures in that set.  Unlike others, I'm actually pretty excited to see Spidey make it into the actual "Legends" line, and I'll pick it up for sure if I can.  I'm also looking forward to that Cyclops figure, and hope to get that one as well.  I'd almost like to get this whole wave, because the rest of the characters look great and I'm really liking that Sentinel.  Ultimately I don't know if I'll be able to, since it will likely hit during the ROTS onslaught, but I'm tempted.  I'm not overly crazy about the "Ultimate Riders" series, although the figures do look pretty good overall.  I'm glad characters like Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man are getting made, and actually Logan doesn't look bad either.  Overall it looks like a really great year for Marvel Legends (and Marvel in general), and I hope that some of you who are able to collect this line deeper are getting some of the characters you were hoping for.  I think the one character I'd most like to see made at this point is Kingpin, otherwise I'm slowly filling out what I'd like to get.

Fantastic Four Movie - Not much said about these here yet, but maybe I'm the only one who is looking forward to them.  I think some of these figures look pretty cool, while others I'm not so sure about.  I'm a fan of the F4, but haven't really picked up any of their figures yet...but I'm leaning towards getting the movie versions (unless the box set really bottoms out in price).  It looks like the "basic" versions of them all look pretty good, and I think I could be happy with them.  From the looks of that gallery, it looks like there's going to be a LOT of F4 stuff on the pegs this summer (and likely ultimately clearanced).  Although I doubt I pick it up, that Fantasticar looks pretty neat.  I know I'd like that if I was a kid...just the fact that you can put it together and fit all four members of the team in at once would make it cool in my book.

Super Hero Showdown - Again, not much mentioned, but I'm kind of excited about this line too.  Not sure if I will collect both this and Legends, but I can say I'll most likely pick up my favorite characters at least from this line (Spidey, F4, a few X-Men, Cap, IM).  I think they look pretty cool, and part of me wishes they would have started in this scale (price and space would be better).  Depending on what I'm spending money on at the time (and how much), I might delve into this line deeper, depending on the looks of it as well.  From the pics that are up though, they really do look like "shrunken down" Legends, which is cool.

Overall, lots of neat stuff this year.  If it wasn't a Star Wars movie year, I'd be picking up a lot :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 24, 2005, 10:07 AM
Oh, a side note on the "Super Hero Showdown" 4" line:  According to some posts in the TNI forums, it sounds as if these will be exclusive to TRU, with single packs running around $5 and the two packs for $10.  Not sure if this is confirmed or not though, but it could be possible.

Edit:  Sorry, another addition, but Fwooshnet seems to have some promotional pics of the Super Hero Showdown figures, which show them a little closer up and clearer in many cases.  You can check them out in their photo gallery HERE (http://www.fwooshnet.com/pics/displayimage.php?album=6&pos=17)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 24, 2005, 11:53 AM
::)Typo smart ass, I meant Carnage.  Spawn of Venom, whatever.  It's a repaint, plain and simple.  Less black and more distinct pattern.  So it's a new figure, but it's not a new figure.  Trust me, I wish it was new.  Or newer.

 :-*

I see it's a repaint. I already have that Carnage. I wish they would introduce a carnage figure that looks more agressive than this really weak version. :-\

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 24, 2005, 12:29 PM
If you see it's a repaint, why are you asking about it? ::)  click, look then ask questions.  Sheesh :-*

I think you'd have to rely on McFarlane for your desires.  These guys are still marketing toys at kids, so blood dripping, torsoless accessories are probably not forthcoming.  To be honest, I always was amazed that carnage was allowed in the spiderman books.  A vicious, remorseless serial killer :o  That's fairly far off on a tangent.  The other villains weren't necessarily less mean, but wow, it struck me as a huge shift in the book. 

Anyone wanna buy a crappy Lizard ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 24, 2005, 12:36 PM
I don't want him covered in blood, I want to see him look more...oh damn, I don't know...mean. Some more symbiote swirls coming off of him, maybe one of his hands axe shaped, his face maybe a little exposed like on that one Venom figure.

Somthing mean looking.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 24, 2005, 12:47 PM
Ah, I see.  I thought he came with an axe hand or something like that :-\  I know the regular arms are just the big, honking hands but yeah, I see your point.  Do him up like the Absorbing man figure with interchangeable arms. 

I didn't like that Venom figure with the exposed face.  Must be getting gentle in my old age.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on February 24, 2005, 01:04 PM
I didn't like that Venom figure with the exposed face.  Must be getting gentle in my old age.

Carnage came with a base.

The venom with the exposed face looked like a duck, thats why you didn't like it.

(http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Garden/7264/marvel/Carnage.gif)

Or maybe

(http://www.omelete.com.br/imagens/quadrinhos/artigos/homem-aranha/carnage.jpg)

I'd love it.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 24, 2005, 05:44 PM
Meh, I have no love for Carnage (or Venom for that matter)

Word is that ML 9 has been found at multiple Texas Wal*Marts :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 24, 2005, 10:58 PM
Any word on your case yet Scott?  After some investigation, I worked out the dollars and found out it's cheaper or the same price for me to order at Legends out of Montreal and then I don't run the risk of customs fees, so I cancelled my AFX order. 

Very much looking forward to building Galactus. 

BTW, is it the characters Venom and Carnage you don't like or the figures?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on February 25, 2005, 09:57 AM
Man, I love the Venom character. Probably my favorite villian for SPidey!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 25, 2005, 11:28 AM
Action-Figure.com (http://www.action-figure.com/index.php) now has a number of features up on the Marvel toys shown at Toy Fair.  There are release dates (tenative I'm sure) for the different waves of Spidey Classics and FF Movie figures, and lots of pictures of Classics, Legends, Showdown, Movie, etc.  From the looks of it, Mysterio has a "light up" feature in that huge bowl on his head, and it looks like some sort of changing faces feature (one of the pics looks like a "monster" head).  Boy that bowl looks huge though, although I will probably pick it up.

The "buzzing" Beetle on the other hand, I'll likely pass on.  Its not the version of Beetle that I remember, and although the figure itself looks nice, I can probably live without it.  Probably depends how much other stuff I'm picking up at the time, and if my mood changes, but right now I'm thinking no.  They also have some good pics of the "ultimate" Doc Ock, which doesn't look too bad, but not sure about it.  Overall, really liking the look of much of the Fantastic Four movie line, as well as SuperHero Showdown, and of course Marvel Legends :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Jim on February 25, 2005, 07:33 PM
Okay got a question.  Ive been collecting Marvel comics for over 30 years now.  Big fan, and I wish I would of collected the Legends line.  I collected the Famous Covers line a few years back since I was a huge Mego fan as a kid.  Unfortuneately the line died and a few years later became the legends line in a different scale.  I also had a few Secret Wars figs so this new 4" scale line really excites me.  Does anyone think the line will produce as many figs as the Legends line?  I really want to collect but am afraid main characters will be done to death and the more obscure stuff will never see the light of day.  Whats everyones thoughts? BTW some of these look incredible for the scale.  Escpecially the Thing.  My fear is that combining this line with gaming could be an early grave :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 25, 2005, 10:35 PM
I'm torn on the survival of the four inch line. 

I think it's cool, but know I won't collect it.  Had it come out first, for issues of space, I would have happily collected it instead of the 6" line.  I think they'll run the figures as they have for the Legends with similar characters in terms of who they are and the number per series.  I don't know how molds are made these days, but I'd have to think that digital imaging technology plays a role, so scaling down the Legends is probably the cheapest way to produce a figure.  I think the quality will be there.

But with respect to survival, I'm a little concerned that lots of people will be like me - too much invested in the 6" line to change now. 

Mysterio's head is begging to be customized to something lacking an action feature.  I'm a little interested to see if they don't retool him down the line absent the action feature, more geared for adults than kids. 

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on February 25, 2005, 11:09 PM
I don't see a real bright future either, people are too in to the 6" line right now.  I'd have crapped gold bricks if they actually did a 4" line first, it would have been much, much preferred (can you imagine 4" LOTR figures posing with the SW stuff)

Damn them

PS Brent, your package is in the air headed north
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on February 25, 2005, 11:13 PM
Thanks Scott :)

Yeah, 4" lines of LOTR and ML would have been fantastic on the space issue.  The $$ issue might not have been so great though. 

Anyone wanna buy some comics?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on February 26, 2005, 08:50 PM
Lots of goodies back in stock at the Marvel Store.

Here. (http://www.marvelcollection.com/s.nl/sc.14/category.68/.f)

I scored Apocalypse, Hawkeye, Vision, and Goliath, but I'm expecting them to pull an Amazon on any of them and cancel them off my order.

It does take some time for shipping, but it's free, and they currently have a 30% off sale, so they figs are about $9 each, which isn't that bad.

I also found a Man-Thing at TRU. If this order comes through, all I need is Doc Ock, Red Skull, and Dark Phoenix. :) And the S6 boxed set, if I decide to buy it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on February 27, 2005, 12:11 PM
I had no problems with the Marvel store, Ben.  The order wasn't canceled and my Apok arrived within a week.  They aren't the greatest packers in the world and bend the card to get it to fit the box, but since I open everything, it didn't bother me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on February 28, 2005, 02:56 PM
Sounds like sightings of Series 9 are starting to pick up, at least according to what I've read at the Fwooshnet Forums (http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12593&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=90).  Some nice pics in there too if you are interested in seeing more.  I see Amazon is still listing "April 15" as their date for these, but it is nice to see them starting to show a little early.  As good of time as any for them to show I guess, with lighter spending times until ROTS.  On a side note, Series 8 seems to be popping up more and more now.  I think I actually saw each figure at least once (outside of the variants) over the past week or so, but they sure do sell out quick.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on March 1, 2005, 02:57 AM
http://www.americandreamcomics.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=6265

Fantastic Four movie toys. There's some spoilers there, so be cautious.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on March 1, 2005, 08:07 AM
Nice to see they added the face changing feature to Ben, I may pick that one up.  ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 1, 2005, 09:32 AM
As Ben mentioned earlier, ToyNewsI.com now has nice, big, clear pics up of all the upcoming Marvel lines.  Nothing new necessarily, just a little better look at some things:

Marvel Super Hero Showdown (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=6257)

Marvel Legends Series 9-11 (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=6264)

Fantastic Four Movie 1-4 (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=6265)

Spider-Man Classics 12-15 (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=6255)

Lots of nice stuff this year.  Here's what I'm hoping to pick up this year (hopefully a little more if money allows...really like to get that Sentinel and maybe Galactus all put together.)

Marvel Legends - Nightcrawler, Professor X, First Appearance Spider-Man, Cyclops for sure, perhaps the rest of Series 10.

Spider-Man Classics - Venom repack (don't have one), Lizard (might wait for that new box set), Mysterio, possibly that Doc Ock...although not likely.  Fearsome Foes box set (possibly considered Marvel Legends).

Super Hero Showdown - A few...Spidey for sure, F4 characters (Torch, Thing, Doom), Doc Ock...others I'll have to wait and see.  Into the 6" figures at this point (as many others are), have to see what the budget and my interests dictate at the time.  They do look nice though, wish they would have started out in this scale.

Fantastic Four Movie - Leaning towards using these as my "base" Fantastic Four.  Haven't picked up any of the Legends style ones yet, and might just go this route.  I'm thinking about the 1st series versions of Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and Human Torch, 2nd or 3rd Series Thing, and not sure about Dr. Doom yet.  Might rather have the ML version.

Lots of nice Marvel stuff coming up this year, right alongside all that ROTS stuff :).  Going to be expensive.  Do you know what you're picking up this year, or would like to?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 1, 2005, 10:30 AM
Brian, would you like the original release Venom (spiderman cardboard series - not the twisted, weird looking one) that came with the glob?  I could send it to you for the cost of shipping if you like.  I really don't need two and don't expect I'd get much for this anyway.  I prefer the Venom from the S6 box set. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 1, 2005, 11:01 AM
Thanks so much for the offer Brent, I'll definitely keep that in mind.  For now I'm still considering trying to pick up that S6 boxset somehow....someway...down the road when I have the money (or can talk the Mrs. into it being worth it :P), so I might wait just a bit if that is ok.  Thanks again though, I really appreciate it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 1, 2005, 11:16 AM
No worries.  Picking up the S6 box set would be ideal, so keep watching Amazon for the nearly inevitable (you're welcome) clearance on it.  I'm guessing the timing will be closer to the F4 movie and toy release as they try to clear out room. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on March 1, 2005, 02:26 PM
The last time I was on Amazon, the S6 boxed set was listed as "not currently available."

Though it could change. It's done that a couple of times, IIRC.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 5, 2005, 12:51 AM
Sounds like 9 is starting to hit Wally Worlds and Targets around the US.  SHouldn't be long now, no word from AFX yet
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on March 5, 2005, 02:30 AM
Great. Series 9 is out, and my local Target and TRU just got 8.

Ah well. Hopefully they show before 4/2.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Angry Ewok on March 6, 2005, 07:27 AM
I picked up Captain America yesterday. He's a very awesome figure, minus the strange expression. Great articulation, as usual, I've been lucky enough to find a figure that doesn't have stuck/frozen joints (finally), too. I really love the stand, it allows for some neat display poses, I also love the idea to put an art book of the character instead of a lame comic book. I'm hoping that this is a new trend.

Up next for me will probably be Deadpool, Omega Red, or Juggernaught.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on March 6, 2005, 04:44 PM
Scored a Doc Ock today, finishing up series 8 for me, unless I come across a blonde Black Widow, or I decided to buy Cap and Iron Man.

I found him at an out-of-the-way Wal-Mart while I was searching for early ROTS stuff (no dice on that). I talked to one of the employees in the toy dept. (yes, there was a helpful employee at WM) and he said they've had them for a while, and only sold BW and Man-Thing. Hm.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 7, 2005, 09:16 PM
Well, boredom while waiting for the releases of several toy lines got to me today.   After pimping several Deadpools I actually found yet another today and picked one up for myself.  Walmart is still stuck on series 6 up here, but I guess it's to my benefit in this case.  I'm hoping they'll skip up to series 9 at some point real soon. 

I've opted out of buying a Cable, if only on principle alone.  I'd get a Brown one if I ever saw it, otherwise I'll pass. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on March 20, 2005, 10:38 PM
Picked up Nightcrawler, Doc Strange and Prof X at Walmart tonight. They had every single figure of this wave minus the chase figures.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2005, 11:23 PM
I'll gamble series 9 will be about as easy to find as series 5. I haven't seen any yet, but from what I've read on the Spawn.com boards, when they show, they are legion.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 21, 2005, 09:49 AM
It looks like there might be another Fantastic Four boxset (http://www.toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=6504), according to TNI.  Sounds like it is $20, and might not be bad for someone looking for the F4 still (like myself ;)).  I'm leaning towards waiting for the movie figures, but I'd be tempted if I happened upon this at the local Wal-Mart.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 21, 2005, 09:51 AM
Weird, never even announced was it?

Still looking for ML9 around here in case I find them before AFX ships my figs
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on March 21, 2005, 11:57 AM
No series 9 around here in NJ.

I saw the pics of the FF box set, I will be passing on that one. If they included the clear Invisible Woman i would have went for it though. I think its a Walmart exclusive.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 21, 2005, 12:02 PM
No signs of ML9 around here either.  Wal-Mart recently restocked their Legends in the past couple weeks, but with all Series 6 figures.  Not bad though, since those never hit heavily around here.  Mostly Brown Wolvies and Punishers hanging about at this point though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on March 21, 2005, 04:49 PM
Man, I won a green for Hulk $20 and then found one at Kmart the next day... :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on March 21, 2005, 06:34 PM
Man, I won a green for Hulk $20 and then found one at Kmart the next day... :-\

Thats usually my luck. The same time I found an Unleashed IG-88 and I had won one on Ebay.  >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on March 21, 2005, 06:41 PM
Saw him at TRU yesterday. Looks hot. 8)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on March 22, 2005, 09:01 AM
I got my Green Hulk off ebay really cheap as well. Only if i could get a Dark Phoenix that way.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2005, 09:38 AM
Looks like ToyBiz has resdesigned their site, you can check it out HERE (http://www.toybiz.com/index.htm).  Also, apparently if you visit the customer service section and use the pull down menu, a number of products (that aren't out) are listed.  Possibly future legends?  Credit goes to Glaken from the TNI forums for finding these:

"Maestro Hulk"
2009 Daredevil
2099 Spiderman
Annihlus
Astonishing X-Men Wolverine
Beta Ray Bill Thor
Bishop
Blackheart
Captain Marvel
Classic Captain Marvel (variant)
Falcon
Iron Fist
Lady Death Strike
Loki
Long Shot
Manwolf
Powerman
Psylock
Sasquach
Spider-Woman
Super Skull
The Blob
Weindigo
X-23
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2005, 11:07 AM
Interesting.  I think they need to rename the line now though as many of these are hardly Legends (mind you, that's been going on for a while).  Of the list I'd be interested in these:

Captain Marvel
Falcon
Lady Death Strike
Loki
Long Shot
Manwolf
Psylocke
Spider-Woman
Super Skull
The Blob
Wendigo

Couple of spelling errors in there I corrected ;)  Makes me a little nervous if toybiz can't spell the characters correctly :o

2099 would presumably be just the old 2099 (at least for spidey) figs re-released I presume.  Annihilus could be interesting too.  There's also a number not on my list that would probably sell very well. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2005, 11:09 AM
There has been some comments that the Blob figure could possibly be the one from the X-Men Evolutions line.  Also, the "new" figures listed have now been taken down off of that list ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 30, 2005, 12:08 PM
Blah :(  Why not just rename it X-Men Legends ::)  If my figure buying is under 50% my interest is also under 50%.  Yellowjacket! Wasp! Ant-Man!!!  THis list sucks >:(

"Maestro Hulk"
2009 Daredevil
2099 Spiderman
Annihlus
Astonishing X-Men Wolverine
Beta Ray Bill Thor
Bishop
Blackheart
Captain Marvel
Classic Captain Marvel (variant)
Falcon
Iron Fist
Lady Death Strike
Loki
Long Shot
Manwolf
Powerman
Psylock
Sasquach
Spider-Woman
Super Skull
The Blob
Weindigo
X-23

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2005, 12:12 PM
Yeah, the list doesn't really do much for me either, but I guess that saves me some money in the Marvel area since Star Wars is full force right now...and there "might" be another line relaunching next year, depending on what this Wal-Mart Early Bird deal is all about.  Not real inspired figure choices if those are future Legends though, overall.  Powerman and Iron Fist would be cool, as well as Spider-Woman, and Super Skrull...but not much else.  Basically the ones left on your list are the only ones I'd even consider.  I remember Weindigo, Psylocke, and Long Shot from my comics as a kid, but I don't know that I'd necessarily need figures of them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2005, 12:40 PM
Funny, Wendigo, Psylocke and Longshot are all figures I'd really love to have, because they were from the comics I read. 

Psylocke is a fanboy's dream (presuming they do the ninja version), Longshot was VERY popular during his somewhat brief tenure.  Wendigo is I believe from a Wolverine comic that takes place in Canada, so there's a bit stronger pull there for me. 

Manwolf is a spidey villain though, isn't he?  I'm kind of surprised that's not in the spiderman classics line rather than this one. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 30, 2005, 12:56 PM
Wendingo was in the Hulk books as well, I just wasn't much in to other comics outside of The Avengers and Captain America which sort of shows in my preferences :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2005, 01:03 PM
Yeah, I guess mine are showing too.  I was spidey first and foremost and then into the X-books in a big way.  Even with that though they are really overdoing the X-characters.  So much to choose from in the Marvel Universe that this is just goofy. 

You waiting on Bucky?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 30, 2005, 01:07 PM
Yeah, I think a 1st Appearance Cap and Bucky set would be sort of cool.  I don't think they'd ever do just Bucky though :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 30, 2005, 01:07 PM
Oh, and still no sign of Kingpin ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2005, 01:09 PM
Kingpin is very aggravating and unacceptable.  I expect it will show in a box set with four other figures I already own ::)

If they can make Doop and Howard the Duck, they should make a Bucky.  Pack him in with the Falcon. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2005, 02:17 PM
I'm kind of like Brent...growing up it was Spidey first and foremost, then some X-Men and the occasional Wolverine book, then a little bit of Fantastic Four.  I have a few Iron Man/Avengers comics as well, but the first 2 were the main ones for me growing up.  I have a Spidey comic where Wolverine makes an apperance, as well as Wendigo.  Psylocke might kind of a cool character to have in the line, but I'd probably only pick it up if I end up getting Jean Grey or Storm or another female character by that point.  Don't get me wrong, I think many of those figures will be great and should make a lot of people happy...but I really just need to try to limit things a little bit, simply running out of room for the stuff right now.

That said, I can't believe Kingpin continues to be neglected.  I really hope that we see him in figure form sometime soon, whether it is in Legends or Spidey Classics.  He seems to be a glaring omission right now, alongside a few others.  Otherwise, like mentioned earlier, they are kind of stretching the term "Legends", but maybe we take it too literally :).  Speaking of Legends, has anyone been finding Series 9?  It seems like its been kind of quiet on the Marvel front lately, but maybe that's because my focus has been on Star Wars.  Going to be a big enough year spending wise with SW, so I'm attempting to limit my Marvel purchases to just Spidey and his world, the Fantastic Four, and the last few "main" X-Men I'd like to pick up (Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Prof X of what has been announced).  Otherwise, overall in the Legends line, I think I'd have to agree with Scott, it seems like the Avengers still has the most untapped character lineup...should possibly shift a little more focus in that direction.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on March 30, 2005, 03:13 PM
Beta Ray Bill sounds good to me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2005, 03:19 PM
Psylocke is one of the characters I really wanted to see made.  I'd agree that prior to her ninja transformation she was a rather weak character, but post that change she was pretty nasty, so well deserving of a figure.  I honestly thought they'd make her before Rogue. 

I was never all that much of an Avengers (or FF) fan, though I was a little more into the West Coast Avengers. 

They should just do a classic Astonishing X-men box set and have that done with.  I'd buy it, but won't buy any pieces singly beforehand because you just have to know they'll eventually make  a box set.  It's a heck of a way to make yet another Beast figure, though this one wouldn't have hair.  But a classic Angel, Cyclops and Beast would be neat. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on March 30, 2005, 04:14 PM
Marvel does seem to be running low on characters for the Marvel Legends line.  These might be some good choices:

AVENGERS
Hercules
Starfox
Yellowjacket
old school gold Iron Man
Scarlet Witch
She Hulk (w/ FF variant)

X-MEN/X-Factor
Thunderbird
Sunfire
Banshee
Storm - original costume
Beast - X-Factor minus blue fur
Cyclops - X-Factor
Jean Grey - X-Factor
Havok
"Days Of Future Past" gift pack

OTHERS
Quicksilver


VILLAINS
Thanos
Modok
Crimson Dynamo
Brood
Sebastion Shaw
Nimrod
White Queen
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 30, 2005, 05:18 PM
I had put together a personal list of top 50 characters I'd want to eventually see...here's what is left

Quicksilver
Black Knight
Moon Knight
Hercules
She-Hulk
Wasp
Ant Man
Yellowjacket
Tigra
Jarvis!
Falcon
Kang
Kingpin
Bulldozer
Wrecker
Piledriver
Thunderball
MODOK
Baron Zemo
Enchantress
Loki
Klaw
Power Man
Iron Fist
US Agent
Watcher
Molecule Man
Hobgoblin
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel/Photon
Starfox
Captain Britain
The Blob
Havok
Mole Man
Spider Woman I
Super Skrull
Captain America WWII
Bucky
Pyro
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2005, 05:21 PM
She-Hulk, must make She-Hulk.  Marvel Select convention exclusive coming, but they can do better than that for the rest of us. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on March 30, 2005, 10:34 PM
I'd like to see a decent Carnage with interchangable hands, ala Sandman in the spidey line.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on March 31, 2005, 01:28 AM
She-Hulk, must make She-Hulk.  Marvel Select convention exclusive coming, but they can do better than that for the rest of us. 

I'll definitely be picking up the Marvel Select Shulkie at Wizard World in Philly.  They need to put her in the ML lineup too.

But how could I forget the Blob?  Or Pyro and Avalanche for that matter?  Need to fill out the ranks of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on March 31, 2005, 08:00 AM
Have they made a Mr. Fix It for either the Classic Hulk Line or any other Marvel line?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on March 31, 2005, 09:07 AM
Yeah he was in the Hulk Classics Line

(http://store6.yimg.com/I/toysandcomicsexpress_1785_1420868)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2005, 11:05 AM
That and a grossly overpriced Absorbing man are the only two figures I got from that line.  They were quite well done overall and I'd rather have a few more of those than the original Marvel Legends version and the movie one my daughter made me buy.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on April 1, 2005, 03:04 AM
Marvel Legends still needs to touch on the grey Hulk as he appeared before the debut of Mr. Fixit.  While we have a good origin grey Hulk, Mr Fixit, and an Ultimate Universe grey Hulk, I want to see the grey Hulk from when Banner was recombined with the green, savage Hulk.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 1, 2005, 08:04 AM
I didn't pick up Mr. Fixit the one day I saw him becuase I didnt have enopugh money. When I went back it was gone. :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on April 5, 2005, 02:55 PM
Still have not seen even a lick of ML9 around here.  Some locals have found them but I have not :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 5, 2005, 03:34 PM
I have not seen any in the stores around here either, I just got my set which i pre-ordered from BBTS. Very nice they are!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 6, 2005, 12:59 AM
Found three of the ML 9 figures at K-Mart, but their $9 price tag and the fact I've spent over $150 of ROTS stuff means I didn't buy them, plus I'm phasing out this line.

They were Deathlok, Nightcrawler, and Bullseye, and the only ones I was really interested in from ML9.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 6, 2005, 10:49 AM
They showed here, but the single packed figures were already gone.  I'd have bought the whole set, mostly because my pre-order is screwed up >:(, but not without all the pieces for Galactus.  $12.99 CAD per is pretty pricey, but I'd have been pleased to have them out of the way. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on April 8, 2005, 02:29 PM
Same night I got the LOTR stuff I also scored a full set of Legends IX!  Awesome figures, probably my favorite wave of all 9.  Even Prof X is a decent enough figure.  Most of the A-Listers are now complete, I can't wait to see what is the actual line-ups for 12-14.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2005, 02:38 PM
Congrats on the find again Scott, sounds like its been a good week for you as far as finding stuff goes.  Nice to hear that some of this stuff is starting to show up at retail as well.  Glad to hear you like the looks of ML IX as well, looking forward to finding these.  I'm probably just picking up Nightcrawler and Prof X from this wave due to all the ROTS coming out right now, so hopefully they won't be the tough finds.  I agree, it seems like with this wave and the upcoming ones we've seen, most of the "major players" are going to be covered.  There's always cool, lesser known characters they can do, but it will be interesting to see what future waves hold.  I think overall my collection might be winding down somewhat, partly because I don't have the room, and partly because most of my favorites have been made.  I want to finish out the "main" X-Men team (probably with Prof X, Nightcrawler, and Cyclops...we'll see about the others), get the F4 and Doom (probably the movie versions, we'll see), and then just focus on Spidey and his world.  As far as others I'd like to see at this point, hopefully Kingpin (either in ML or Spidey Classics), Luke Cage/Iron Fist, and Moon Knight would be cool to see in ML form.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2005, 09:07 PM
Went to Wal-Mart (and Target) today searching for ROTS figures #33 and up, but came up empty.  At our local Wal-Mart though I came across the newer Fantastic Four box set (with just the F4 and no one else).  Although I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it or not, I couldn't pass it up as it was on clearance for $9.  I know that I want to pick up one of each character from the movie figures, but the fact that I could get four figures for the price of one lured me in.  I always considered having both "comic" and "movie" versions of them, but I'm not sure if I actually have room for both, we'll see I guess.  I don't think these were ever even with the Marvel figures in the aisle that I have ever seen, I wonder if they went straight to the back aisle and clearanced down.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 9, 2005, 09:24 AM
For 10.00, why not. i probably would have picked it up too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on April 10, 2005, 09:24 PM
My friend picked up all 7 figures with Galactus parts, and I managed to buy Hulk, Deathloc, War Machine, and Bullseye from him, sans Glactus parts. I'm impressed.

Anyone see the new Ultimate Carnage coming out?

OH. MY. GOD. I want 2.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on April 10, 2005, 09:38 PM
From everything I've seen, it appears that the Legendary Riders series does NOT go together to build a larger character.  I'm actually kind of happy about that.  Had I been given the choice in Series 9, I wouldn't have bought Dr. Strange or Deathlok.  I only got them to build Galactus.  I suppose maybe Marvel realized that these characters wouldn't sell without some kind of incentive like this.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on April 10, 2005, 10:37 PM
Is your Deathloc missing the American Flag on his chest, as pictured on the back? Mine lacks the flag.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on April 10, 2005, 10:40 PM
I didn't even notice.  I was too busy putting Galactus together.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 11, 2005, 01:46 PM
See, I am sad that 11 does not have a build a figure. I really hope they do some more.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 11, 2005, 03:53 PM
Here's a long and speculative, but interesting read (http://www.action-figure.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=9198&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25). 

I can confirm that our case ratios are very different from the US posted ratios.  I can confirm finding only brown wolvie/punisher FULL CASES at Walmart :'( and have reported it here.  But I've also been able to find many of the single pack figures.  One of two cases of ML IX that showed at TRU a couple of weeks ago had chase figures in it - I didn't get them, but I know the guy that did. 

I've also found chase figures in Canada - primarily early series - doombot, gold ironman.  And no mask Wolvie from series 3 was not real anyway.  The later series have been odd though, with very little being found here. 

As I said, it's all speculative, but it sure is interesting to read that thread.  It gets a little less accusatory on the second page. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 11, 2005, 10:24 PM
Wow, what Grand is doing is total bull****.

It's hard enough to find these figures without the distributor picking out all the one-per-casers and chases.

I think it's all the more reason to stop chases and shortpacks altogether, but nobody listens to collectors.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2005, 09:20 AM
Stopped at Wal-Mart this morning for some groceries and to check for new ROTS stuff, and walked past the Marvel Legends section as well....glad I did.  They had the entire wave (without chases) on the pegs from ML 9.  I only picked up Prof X and Nightcrawler, but I'll have to admit that I think the "build a figure" is a great idea.  Although I haven't opened them yet, seeing that Galactus head in there just makes you want to go get the rest so you can put the big fella together :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2005, 03:38 PM
I stopped back at this same Wal-Mart over lunch break, just to check if some Star Wars cases which were sitting on a pallet at the back of the toy section this morning had been unpacked (hopefully #33-40)..but unfortunately I saw a stockperson taking them back to the stockroom.  Hopefully another time.  They did restock with TONS of Galactic Heroes and Titanium Series.  Aaaanyways....I took a gander at the Legends again, just to see what had sold since 7 o'clock this morning.  When I was there at 7, they had the following:

1x Dr. Strange
2x War Machine
3x Bullseye
2x Nightcrawler
1x Prof X
1x Gray Hulk
2x Deathlok

I picked up 1 each of Nightcrawler and Prof X, and the following was left at 12:30 today:

1x Deathlok
1x War Machine
1x Dr. Strange
2x Bullseye

The point of this post is just that Marvel Legends just sells like mad here it seems (and probably most everywhere else).  It seems like anything outside of Beast and Gambit from Series 4 sells out within days (or more likely, hours) of stocking.  It has to be one of the best selling toylines, I'm just amazed how quickly they disappear.  I've started to see Modern Armor Iron Man and Cap sitting a bit at TRU, but only 1 of each.  Again, I'll say it is darn tempting to pick up this whole wave and put that Galactus together.  I was tempted to get Dr. Strange, but with all the ROTS spending in combo with these few Marvel figs I've gotten lately, I'm stretching it as it is ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 13, 2005, 10:36 PM
Score!

Just negotiated a trade of my MOMC Stealth Celtic Predator for a nonmint carded Phasing Ghost Rider ;D  Cha-ching, I was opening it anyway.  Net cost to me: $10  Woot.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on April 15, 2005, 10:45 PM
I was just down in the Kansas City area all week and stopped at four Wal-Marts the morning/day I got there and I saw 4 cases of ML, each one was a variant case, one store and two cases both variants.  The bad thing was that I could only buy one Hulk and one Bullseye because there was no physical way for me to get any more home with me.  It was amazing though
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 16, 2005, 12:40 AM
Must be nice.  To find these things that is.  TRU here is carrying them, but the new cases have three grey Hulk and three War Machine, so you can imagine what I'm finding.  Checked a comic shop today and could have picked up Deathlok and Dr. Strange for $19.99 each ::)  I'm hoping my Wednesday in Indy is productive, this is driving me nuts.   :-\  Since I open them up, it's a lot easier to pack them. 

Did make the trade today to get a phasing Ghost Rider, so that was great.  Already open.  Nice piece, though the plastic is awfully soft.  Also pleased in general to get a GR figure - I'd wanted one previously (ML III?) but passed and then passed on the regular in the later series.  This is a nice way to do it.  The bike is ok.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 16, 2005, 02:59 AM
If you can get to BBTS (seems to be down now) they have a few ML9 figures on their clearance menu. IIRC, it's Nightcrawler for $7, and the Hulk and Bullseye variants for $16 or so each. Not bad for variants, but I wouldn't buy 'em. They also have some figures from earlier series massively cheap. I'll bet you can guess which ones they are.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 18, 2005, 09:13 AM
16.00 not bad at all. I may consider them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 19, 2005, 12:25 AM
I found grey Hulk, Dr. Strange, Prof. X, and War Machine at an out-of-the-way Wal-Mart this weekend. I bought them, and now I just need Nightcrawler, Bullseye, and Deathlok to complete my Galactus.

I wish series 7 was this easy to find.


Here I thought I was going to stop collecting this line. Hmph.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on April 21, 2005, 01:28 PM
Found 5/7ths of the Galactus wave at a Target during lunch today.  Didn't have Hulk or Deathlok.  My Galactus will probably be unfinished for months trying to find those two.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 21, 2005, 03:25 PM
Check you KB toys, I just got back they got in a mix case of Hulk Classics and X-Men classics. I picked up Cyclops, No archangel or villians though  :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 22, 2005, 12:27 AM
That reminds me--when are those Spider-Man two packs with Abomination and Absorbing Man coming out?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 23, 2005, 02:31 AM
Found three cases of ML 6 at my local Wal-Mart tonight. The case they had open didn't have a Dark Phoenix in it (damn), but they did have the regular one, so I bought that for a trade. They wouldn't let me peek through the other cases, since they didn't have room to put the rest out.  :(

Anywho, here's what I'm looking for if you want this Phoenix:

Apocalypse
Hawkeye
Dark Phoenix
Red Skull
Vision

These can be loose, too. I'm not picky.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 23, 2005, 08:52 PM
Found the rest of series 9 today, and also found a Bullseye variant. It's up for trade, for the same figures I mentioned above.  :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: MetalJedi on April 25, 2005, 12:49 AM
I think someone was selling their loose Red Skull in the classifieds. You might take a look.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 25, 2005, 10:38 AM
Picked up 4/7 in Indy including all of the figures packed singly in Canadian cases - Deathlok, Prof X and Dr. STrange.  Also snagged Nightcrawler just for fun.  Should be able to snag the other three locally.  Galactus is a bit of a Python-esque parody at the moment, but he's getting there. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on April 25, 2005, 12:01 PM
  Galactus is a bit of a Python-esque parody at the moment, but he's getting there. :)

Don't I know it.  His lower half is complete, but his head and right arm are just floating about because I have no chest to attach them to.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on April 25, 2005, 01:33 PM
I have extra Galactus parts that come with Bullseye and Hulk if anyone needs them (which sounds like you Brent) if you want to pass on those two for any reason :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on April 26, 2005, 07:50 AM
If Brent doesn't want that Hulk piece, I'll take it Scott.  He's really the only one I don't want from that wave.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on April 26, 2005, 11:11 AM
Dang, Mikey beat me to it.  I actually saw the Hulk last night and didn't buy it for some reason.  I have a movie Hulk :-[, ripped shirt Hulk and a Mr. Fixit Hulk. 

I want the bullseye though, so don't need that part.  Well, I need it, but I want the figure too ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on April 26, 2005, 04:01 PM
Anyone need green Hulk?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on April 27, 2005, 03:02 PM
Yeah.  I balked on one at C3. Guy initially wanted $30, and dropped his price to $20 REAL FAST.  A friend of mine told me that green Hulk is packed one per case, so I shouldn't pay more than $15 for it.  I may just wait to get it at retail.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on April 27, 2005, 03:14 PM
I paid $20 + $8 on eBay, then found one at Kmart the very next day. :-[ First time I've ever jumped the gun and gone to eBay, though, so I'll live taking a loss on it. I figured I'd go to eBay since the ML chase figs were usually so hard to find, and I really wanted Hulk. He's the first chase I've ever wanted. Figures it would work out that way, though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 28, 2005, 06:32 PM
The FF movie figures have been found on the west coast.

TNI linky (http://adctalk.com/index.php?showtopic=1989508)

Surprise, surprise... Invisible Woman is 1 per case.

4x Thing
4x Human Torch
3x Mr. Fantastic
1x Invisible Woman

Why they couldn't do three of each is beyond me, but I'm sure there will be plenty to go around. Each first series from the movies has been fairly abundant at retail.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 28, 2005, 07:32 PM
See the thing is, it would be way to logical to have an even breakdown for the case.  ::)


You figure since they are doing better with ML they could have done the same here.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 29, 2005, 09:54 AM
I saw that breakdown too, and it would seem that a somewhat even case packing would have made a lot more sense.  I'm looking forward to these figures, and hope to pick up 1 of each (the best) version of each individual character.  Sounds like they should be trickling out anytime in the next few weeks, so that is good.  It is frustrating that Invisible Woman is 1 per case, and on top of that, from what I understand there are three different variants of that figure...one "regular", one "phasing", and one "invisible".  Yikes.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on April 29, 2005, 10:05 AM
The Mysterio Wave is out in Asia, should be here in a few weeks
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on April 29, 2005, 10:34 AM
I saw ML9 pop up again yesterday, in a couple of places.  The Wal-Mart where I found them a week+ ago had restocked, having 2x Grey Hulks, 1x Nightcrawler, 1x Prof X, 1x War Machine, 1x Deathlok, and 2x Bullseyes on the pegs when I was there.  And, shockingly, our local TRU had stocked this wave as well.  They had Grey Hulk, Bullseye, Nightcrawler, and Deathlok.  Nice to see new figures hitting the pegs a little more regularly, hopefully that continues as the waves go on.  These figures seem to all sell out very quickly around here though, no matter what wave it is (except for leftover Beasts/Gambits/Elektras that used to be found at TRU and Target, although those seem to be gone now too).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2005, 01:56 PM
I want the bullseye though, so don't need that part.  Well, I need it, but I want the figure too ::)

You need Bullseye? We should talk. I have one I don't need (sans galactis parts).


On another note anyone find Hulk Buster Iron Man? I need it.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 29, 2005, 06:20 PM

On another note anyone find Hulk Buster Iron Man? I need it.

Kevin

He's not out yet. So, don't worry. You dont have to go crazy trying to find it yet.  ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2005, 09:54 PM
I want the bullseye though, so don't need that part.  Well, I need it, but I want the figure too ::)

You need Bullseye? We should talk. I have one I don't need (sans galactis parts).


On another note anyone find Hulk Buster Iron Man? I need it.

Kevin

Nix that, I picked up a MOC Variant Head (teeth baring) Bullseye if you still need him. God bless re-stock days at KB.

They had a Green Hulk but I wasn't 100% sure you needed him.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on April 30, 2005, 01:55 AM
Those Bullseye variants must be easy to find. I picked one up last weekend, and I saw another one today.

I scored a Mysterio at Wal-Mart tonight. Thankfully, his dome is slightly smaller, so it doesn't look too bad now. Still no FF movie figures.  :(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on April 30, 2005, 09:19 AM
I scored a Mysterio at Wal-Mart tonight. Thankfully, his dome is slightly smaller, so it doesn't look too bad now. Still no FF movie figures.  :(

Well it looks like the hunt is on. I hope they hit the east coast soon.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on April 30, 2005, 02:49 PM
I scored a Mysterio at Wal-Mart tonight. Thankfully, his dome is slightly smaller, so it doesn't look too bad now. Still no FF movie figures.  :(

Well it looks like the hunt is on. I hope they hit the east coast soon.

East coast represent! 8)

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on May 1, 2005, 04:35 PM
I went to my local comic shop yesterday to get some comics.

As soon as I get in the door, I see a Deadpool figure. And I recognize it, because it has an ugly black paint smudge on the face. I saw it at Wal-Mart last Friday, and considered picking it up for trade here. They also had some ML9 picked from another Wal-Mart in Waverly. They offered these to the public for about $17 each.

And all this time, I thought they bought their ML stock from Diamond. ::) Silly me.

I hate scalpers.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 2, 2005, 09:15 AM
I was checking Wal-mart this weekend for the Fantastic Four movie figures as well, but they haven't shown up here yet.  Hopefully this week or next.  I did find a repacked Lizard figure (original flavor, not "ultimate") at Wal-mart, so I decided to pick it up.  Probably not as good as the more recent figures are as far as articulation, but he was always one of my favorite Spider-Man baddies, so I kind of wanted to add him into the collection.  Now if they would just release a decent, normal Green Goblin (single carded), I'd be a happy camper.  I keep seeing that Ramos version, but I'm just not sure I like it.  Congrats on the Mysterio find Ben, might have to check our Wal-Marts again this week, since you saw it over in Iowa.  How do you like the figure?  Glad to hear the dome isn't too ginormous.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 2, 2005, 09:22 AM
Sounds like Mysterio is two per case and was found at a couple Twin Cities Wal-MArts as well.  I'll get him eventually, my interest in the Marvel lines post-Galactus is a little waned.  Galactus though is AMAZING.  I can't believe how cool he is, bravo to Toy Biz :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 2, 2005, 11:38 AM
There are some nice pics up of the first wave of Fantastic Four movie figures right over HERE (http://www.aftimes.com/aslu/slu.shtml).  Personally, I'm looking forward to these, they look pretty nice so far.  Still deciding which Thing to get, 1st or 2nd series.  2nd is more poseable I believe, but 1st might look a little better overall.  Either way, not too bad I guess.

I'm kind of in the same boat as you Scott, after the Sentinely Series, I'm not sure how much more I'll be picking up.  I really enjoy Marvel, and they make tremendous figures, but I'm to the point where I don't really need each and every character, and I've pretty much got the ones that I really want (with a few exceptions, Kingpin being foremost among those).  I'll be picking up a few (or possibly all) from the Sentinel Series, get the basic Fantastic Four movie figures, a Spidey Classic here or there, and then after that it might be few and far between as far as figures go.  There are still a few characters I might go back and pick up (Iron Man foremost among those) as well.  I do really like their "build a figure" concept, although I don't have anywhere near a complete Galactus.  This is something I wouldn't mind see incorporated into Star Wars, although more likely with mini playsets instead of larger "figures"...since there isn't a whole lot the "beast" line can't cover.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on May 2, 2005, 02:01 PM
Congrats on the Mysterio find Ben, might have to check our Wal-Marts again this week, since you saw it over in Iowa.  How do you like the figure?  Glad to hear the dome isn't too ginormous.

He's pretty damn good. He doesn't stand on his base too well. The opening for the figures legs is a little narrow, and the pegs aren't very tall, so it's hard to get him on the base.

The action feature is pretty damn neat. There's three different faces (human, alien, and monster). To switch, there's a huge button sticking out of his back.

The LED is in the front of the helmet, and it looks amazing when lit. The light bathes the face in a haunting light, and I think this is possibly the coolest light-up figure I've ever seen.

It's one of the better SMC villians Toy Biz has made. I felt like I got my $7 worth, more so than the entire Galactus series, anyway.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 2, 2005, 02:06 PM
I think we're just nearing a point of getting a lot of what we want (notice I didn't say most).  There's so many repeat figures (Iron Man, Cap, Thing, Hulk, Wolverine, etc.) that it's become tedious to a point.  

Space is an issue too.  I was cleaning up my little room this weekend (under wifey's direction :P) and I have probably 10-20 figures loose in a shopping bag that have no current room for display.  With it looking more and more likely we'll move this fall, I'm packing more up than displaying so it's getting quite sad.  

But there's still a fair bit I want to get down the road:  
-I need to have a vulture, so I'll be buying the next spidey box set ::)
-I still need a Reed Richards and an Invisible woman.  I really should have bought the box set I saw in Indy, but didn't because of space issues bringing stuff back.  I could sell off my Trenchcoat thing that is still in package and be down to just having a couple of extras ::)  Having the second but rather different Torch would be ok too.
- I need to finish out the Galactus series, getting a piece or two from Scott leaves me only needing one or two
- I'll buy the entire Sentinel series - at least there's a handful of figures I want out of that
- From series 11 I'll probably buy Ultron, Wonder-Man, Scarlet Witch and possibly Task Master, Logan and Vengeance.  Not at all sure about the last three, I'll have to see them in person first.
- I'll keep buying spidey villains, like an idiot, so Mysterio for sure, already mentioned vulture but may pass on the crappy blue beetle :-\

And that brings me back to the old refrain: hey ToyBiz, where the heck is Kingpin?  Oh, and She-Hulk :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 5, 2005, 01:20 PM
I hit up my local KB today and came home with a Smart Hulk for only 3.84. I was hoping for a Joe Fixit, but the new case they got was a mix again of Hulk CLassics and X-Men classics. Still no villians or Archangel or Fixit.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 6, 2005, 03:34 PM
Urban Legends are baaaaaack (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000096QL0/ref=pd_ys_ir_all_2/103-5991029-7580657?v=glance&s=toys)

Weird, but they showed up in "my store".  Not quite as good a price, but not bad either. 

Sinister six remains available at $44.99

Series 9 regulars are also in stock currently.

Pre-orders for series 10 is up too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 6, 2005, 04:01 PM
I saw that the Sinister Six was back online this week, and I'm just really hoping they will eventually go on clearance there.  Not real likely, since it is a popular set, but I'm still hoping.  Nice to see Series 10 there as well, says they are shipping Sept 1st.  Of course, their Series 9 was a little behind retail too, so maybe we'll see 10 in August or so.  That wave looks quite good to me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on May 6, 2005, 05:37 PM
Found a couple more Mysterios today. I didn't buy them for trades, but they should start hitting in better numbers shortly.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on May 7, 2005, 04:13 AM
Found an all-clear Invisible Woman from the F4 movie line at Wal-Mart tonight. Not the version I would have wanted first, but I'm glad to actually own a one-per-case figure.  :)

There was only one case of figures, and like four cases of Bump-N-Go thingies. Guess we can tell where Wal-Mart's priorites lie. ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 7, 2005, 10:32 AM
Ma, I dont know how you find all this stuff. I can never find anything of interest.  :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 9, 2005, 09:02 AM
I found a lone Mysterio at the local Wally yesterday..

I've planned out my buying for the rest of the year as well:

* ML X Black Panther
* ML X Cyclops
* ML X Angel
* ML XI Scarlet Witch
* ML XI Wonder Man
* ML XI Ultron
* ML XI Taskmaster
* Fearsome Foes Box Set (SM, Vulture, Rhino and Lizard)

As well as I've found 9 I will hope that 10 and 11 are just as easy to locate :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 9, 2005, 09:31 AM
Sounds like those Fantastic Four movie figures are showing up more places around the country.  They weren't at our Wal-Mart on Saturday, but there were several open pegs right next to the Marvel Legends figures (which had restocked with 8, along with one remaining Nightcrawler), and I would think that they would be going there.  Might have to run there during lunch and see if they have shown up yet.  Anyone picked any up, if so, what do you think of them?  No Mysterios here yet, just Sandmans and Lizards, but they are clearing out fast now it seems.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 9, 2005, 10:44 AM
Scott, are you not building a Sentinel?  I thought you were ordering a case?

I'm planning on picking up one each of X so I can build my Sentinel.  The series is pretty good too for me, so it's not as much crap as IX to get Galactus.  As for XI, I'm less anxious on most of it, just wanting to round out what I can for WCA. 

Mysterio and the box set will be purchased by me also, but now I'll have extras of characters again ::)  I think I'll be selling a big, loose lot on ebay and probably get around $5 for it :'(

No FF up here yet, but it should be soon.  Unless the Hulk movie scared them away and with the Thing hands it may well have.  I'm still a tad bitter over the no-show of Hulk Classics due to the mass of Hulk Movie merchandise >:(  There were many pieces there that I'd liked to have had.  Which reminds me, I still need an Abomination.  Add that to my list.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 9, 2005, 01:47 PM
Stopped off at Wal-Mart during lunch today to pick up a few things, and swung through the action figures (of course).  Nothing new Star Wars wise, although they were setting up a display right at the front of the store now (similar to what they did during Spidey 2).  I was able to snag a Mysterio, as well as Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, and the Thing from Series 1 of the Fantastic Four movie figures.  No Invisible Woman of course, but plenty of those darn "Bump and Go" thingys.  Do those even sell?  Maybe the kiddos like them.  Haven't opened them up yet, but these movie figs seem to have excellent likenesses so far.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 9, 2005, 04:54 PM
Still nothing in NJ on FF or Mysterio.   :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on May 9, 2005, 06:42 PM
I can pick you up a Mysterio if you want. A local Wal-Mart seems to have a pretty good supply of them.

Found Thing and Torch today. I wasn't too sure about Torch, but as soon as I pressed that button and he lit up, I knew I had to buy it.  :) Thing makes sounds when you hit his right hand against something or stomp his left foot down.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 10, 2005, 03:44 PM
Got a chance to crack open the three FF movie figures I found, and I really like all of them.  I especially like the Human Torch figures (Series 1), probably one of my all time favorite action figures.  It has a really nice likeness that comes through even though it is molded in translucent plastic, the articulation is quite good (39 pts), the joints aren't loose on my sample, and the action feature(s) are even kind of neat and unobtrusive.  Right now I'd say if you picked up any of these, just for fun, this would be a nice figure to have.

The Mr. Fantastic figure is pretty neat too.  I haven't gotten a chance to put all of the "extending" attachments on yet, but the ones I have used work pretty good and you really can't tell a difference between the "rubbery" extensions and the regular figure, so it fits together smoothly.  I'm trying to figure out how I want to display him exactly.  A nice figure overall.

I picked up the Series 1 Thing, even though I initially planned to wait for Series 2.  I guess it was a combination of being excited to find them, and the fact that I think the likeness on this one might be a little bit better.  The articulation is "ok", with his right arm and left leg missing ball sockets due to his action feature.  He has a small tab on his back that you can use to make him swing to punch, and his fist and foot have a "smashing" sound to resemble a punch.  On mine, they are quite touch, and really start to get annoying after awhile.  I bet the kids will love it though.  I might end up picking the Series 2 (or 3) version up too if I find them, but for standing on a shelf, this one isn't a bad figure.

I haven't found anything from Series 2, or Invisible Woman from Series 1 (checked again today, no go), but of these three figures, I think they are all pretty good.  Human Torch is definitely my favorite, and I actually prefer it to the ML version I have.  Hopefully IW (and Doom) won't be as impossible to find as it seems right now, I'd really like to have a "complete" set of all of them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on May 10, 2005, 05:18 PM
I'm going to bet Doom and Sue show up in better numbers around when FF comes out on DVD. It happens with both Doc Ock figures last year.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on May 11, 2005, 07:37 AM
So I managed to complete my Galactus last night when I found Hulk and the left arm.  The thing is, I really only want the left arm and not the Hulk (I try not to get multiple figures of the same character).  Is anyone just collecting the figures they want and not worrying about having Galactus?  If so, does anyone want the Hulk?  I'd sell him for $5 or trade him for a basic SW figure.  Let me know.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2005, 10:32 AM
So I managed to complete my Galactus last night when I found Hulk and the left arm.  The thing is, I really only want the left arm and not the Hulk (I try not to get multiple figures of the same character).  Is anyone just collecting the figures they want and not worrying about having Galactus?  If so, does anyone want the Hulk?  I'd sell him for $5 or trade him for a basic SW figure.  Let me know.

Boy do I understand that frustration.  I've got a stack of unwanted ML/SL figures now.  The fearsome foes box set will only add to the annoyance.  I'm guessing it will be about 12 figures I'll be selling off loose ::)

Anyone need a series VI unmasked Wolverine?  I've got two lying around here.  I think they both have the gold foil poster rather than the comic. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on May 11, 2005, 10:56 AM
For me, Spidey's the worst.  Bought the Parachute one to get a comic book version in my collection.  Then the SS set came and now I have him.  Then the McFarlane superposeable version came and I bought it to replace the Parachute one.  When the FF set is release, I'll have yet another I have no need for.  Then I need the FA Spidey to complete my Sentinal - he's like Hulk in that regard, don't really want him, but I really want a Sentinal.

Cyclops and Angel are tough calls too.  I have both XMC versions of those characters.  The ML Cyclops is probably a better figure, so the XMC version will get phased out.  Angel and Archangel, even though the same character, represent two different time periods, so most likely both will stay (kind of like red & blue Spidey and black Spidey)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2005, 11:11 AM
I missed the XMC Cyclops, so I'm pretty pleased about the ML version, but might not be if I'd been able to pick it up earlier.  I agree about the Angel though, different enough by far.

As for spidey, my all time favorite comic book character, blech.  Too many of him hanging around.  Box set versions just end up in the drawer.  Still don't have the McFarlane so if that's what's in the new box set, great, a stroke of luck and having Canada be months behind the US finally pays off. 

The pack in figure pieces must be really boosting the sales for ToyBiz.  I wouldn't be at all surprised to see something else come along, but what could it be?  It would have to be a larger piece.  The Watcher?  A big-ass Thanos (with Infinity Gauntlet)?  Any others?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on May 11, 2005, 01:00 PM
Onslaught. There's one worth part building.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 11, 2005, 02:20 PM
UATU the Watcher
Fin Fang Foom
Ego
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2005, 10:10 PM
Picked up War Machine today to get the final piece of Galactus.  $14 CAD to finish him ::)  Anyone needs a loose War Machine, lmk. 

TRU had a bin of this series, but only had one Nightcrawler, 5 Hulk (all grey), 3 War Machine and nothing else.  The manager was there and he said yeah, it's a really crappy assortment lately, they just put those out today, so there were three other figures (he didn't remember which) for all 12 in the case.  Looks like Canadian cases are getting hand picked again as I linked a while ago :-\  Thank goodness I found the Professor, Deathlok and a couple of others in Indy.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on May 11, 2005, 10:59 PM
I finally bought a green Hulk last night.  It was late, I went to WalMart, and there was a case of ML9 just sitting there.  The kind lady with the mustache in the toy department was very obliging and opened it up for me.  And you know what?  I left the Bullseye.  I just cannot care about that figure.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 11, 2005, 11:33 PM
I finally bought a green Hulk last night.  It was late, I went to WalMart, and there was a case of ML9 just sitting there.  The kind lady with the mustache in the toy department was very obliging and opened it up for me.  And you know what?  I left the Bullseye.  I just cannot care about that figure.
I felt the same way after buying him.  Bullseye was a must do but the variant was a bit lame

What are the variants for 10 again?  Cyclops, Angel and Black Panther?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 12, 2005, 09:28 AM
I finally bought a green Hulk last night.  It was late, I went to WalMart, and there was a case of ML9 just sitting there.  The kind lady with the mustache in the toy department was very obliging and opened it up for me.  And you know what?  I left the Bullseye.  I just cannot care about that figure.
I felt the same way after buying him.  Bullseye was a must do but the variant was a bit lame

What are the variants for 10 again?  Cyclops, Angel and Black Panther?

I think Toybiz has said that they dropped the CHase Black Panther becuase it was too expensive to retool as a chase figure. So just Cyclops and Angel.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on May 12, 2005, 12:05 PM
From what I remember of the Marvel Legends 10 the Cyclops and Archangel that are the regular figures are how they appeared first in X-Men #1, but the Varriants are how the appeared in X-Factor #1.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 12, 2005, 12:30 PM
From what I remember of the Marvel Legends 10 the Cyclops and Archangel that are the regular figures are how they appeared first in X-Men #1, but the Varriants are how the appeared in X-Factor #1.

Yeah the variants are the X-Factor uniforms
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 12, 2005, 11:12 PM
Gotcha, I don't need those then.  Not sure if I'll pick up a complete Series 10 or not.  I canceled my preorders because A. I found 9 all over the place and B. I don't know if I want all of 10 and I know I don't want all of 11

Like you guys just said, who needs another Spidey?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 13, 2005, 09:21 AM
I dont mind the Spidey, but i really don't want the Thing in 11
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 17, 2005, 11:28 AM
Checked the Marvel section at Wal-Mart today, and those Fantastic Four movie figures sure sold out fast.  All they have now are the "bump n go" bikes, as well as Thing hands.  They've been stocking Marvel Legends somewhat regularly as well, and they sell out about as fast.  Last time I was there, I saw a Deathlok and a Storm, and that was it.  Like I've said before, at least around here, the Marvel figures really seem to fly off the shelves pretty regularly.  Spidey classics (the Spider-men) hang a little longer, but those are less and less each time as well.  Mysterios are gone from what I have seen.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 17, 2005, 02:38 PM
I hit up another KB today, and they got another case of Hulk Classics but this time Joe Fixit was there so i picked him up finally.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 17, 2005, 03:37 PM
I hit up another KB today, and they got another case of Hulk Classics but this time Joe Fixit was there so i picked him up finally.

 >:( 

Closest KB to me is Minneapolis.  Oh well, with the "newer" speedlimits it's only a 7.5 hour drive.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on May 29, 2005, 09:47 PM
Scored the Invisible Woman today at Target in Grand Forks.  The scale is just a shade smaller than the Phoenix figure from Marvel Legends, but now I don't have to buy a box set.  Though I still need to pick up a Reed Richards.  I saw the movie version and I much prefer the ML version that's out there. 

No luck with Mysterio though :'(  Lots of evidence of his wave, but no luck picking him up so I'm still short that figure. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on May 30, 2005, 11:18 AM
I keep missing Sue, I've seen the FF figs a couple of times and there is always one missing >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on May 31, 2005, 07:42 AM
I lucked out that I arrived at a Target store as they were changing an endcap and was able to pick up a Sue for myself.

Scott if I see another one I will grab it for you.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on May 31, 2005, 09:29 AM
I've been missing Sue as well.  I checked Target this weekend since I heard they started showing up there, but they didn't have any FF on the shelves yet.  Hopefully soon.  I want to "complete the team".  Our Wal-Mart had them a few weeks back, missed Sue, but the rest sold out within days and now all that remains is "bump n go" cycle figures, and lots of them ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on May 31, 2005, 10:30 AM
Still nothing on FF movie figures here.  :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 2, 2005, 09:30 AM
Went out looking for the Tarkin wave, as well as Fantastic Four movie figures since it sounds like they are hitting Targets, etc.  Our local Target still didn't have any, although the endcap that was previously occupied by ROTS is now Batman Begins stuff.  Wal-Mart is expanding their Batman Begins coverage as well.  Our Wal-Mart did have FF movie figures a month or so ago, but those sold out in a couple of days and they haven't restocked since.  They did however restocked with just a TON of ML 9 figures though.  I have the ones I want from that wave, but it will be interesting to see how long they stay there.  Usually ML figures (no matter which ones) seem to sell out pretty quickly.  There were so many of these they were falling off the pegs, and stacked in sets of 3 down on the shelves below as well.  Stopped at TRU, just for the heck of it, and nothing new there either.  I checked to see if they had FF movie figures...no 6" stuff, but they did have the larger figures.  I could have picked up all of the "4" (including both Johnny Storms and the Invisible Sue), but I don't collect the bigguns.  Still on the lookout for a Sue, but I suppose we'll be seeing a lot more of these once the movie gets a bit closer.  Patience :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 2, 2005, 09:58 AM
I once again struck out on Sue, I'm like 0 for 5 in finding FF figures with one of them being missing >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 2, 2005, 09:59 AM
Well I hit up TRU yesterday, i finally saw the left overs of the FF figures. No Invisible Woman of course. I really like the Thing figure but i didnt have enough cash on me for Thing and the new Galactic Heroe figure sets so i left the Thing.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 4, 2005, 12:28 AM
Dang, almost forgot.  I need to pick up the Marvel Select She Hulk tomorrow in Philly!  ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 4, 2005, 02:27 AM
Dang, almost forgot.  I need to pick up the Marvel Select She Hulk tomorrow in Philly!  ;)

Don't you need to pick up two??  Pretty please? :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 4, 2005, 11:47 AM
Dang, almost forgot.  I need to pick up the Marvel Select She Hulk tomorrow in Philly!  ;)

I thought you had to pcik up three :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 4, 2005, 08:18 PM
Whole lot of good those posts did me today.  I just got back from Philly a little while ago.  However, I'm thinking of going to Wizard World in Chicago and may be able to help up some of the She Hulk fans there.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 6, 2005, 11:35 AM
Whole lot of good those posts did me today.  I just got back from Philly a little while ago.  However, I'm thinking of going to Wizard World in Chicago and may be able to help up some of the She Hulk fans there.

Yeah i figured you wouldnt see those posts, but it didnt hurt anyway. So how was the con? I wanted to go, just cant afford it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 7, 2005, 09:27 AM
Stopped at Wal-mart yesterday for some groceries, so I headed to the action figure aisles with hopes of seeing Tarkin and his buddies (no go there).  They did, however, restock their Fantastic Four movie figures (Series 1) and I was fortunate enough to find an Invisible Woman.  There was 1 on the pegs (way at the back), and then several of the other three F4 members.  I was quite happy (and relieved) to find one, since I don't really have time to check all the time in the earlier part of the days (which you usually have to do to get these "HTF" figures).  Also, it was the "phasing" version, which is the one I was kind of hoping to find anyways.  Part of me wouldn't mind getting a fully invisible or fully visible one, but if I don't find one, no big deal.  Now hopefully they won't make Doom that hard to find when he is finally released.  At least the team is complete now, and I think this IW is a much better version than the ML one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 7, 2005, 08:03 PM
Thats awesome man, I am kind of hoping to find the phasing version and the clear one, but i will settle for any one. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 7, 2005, 09:25 PM
I have the clear version, now I seek the fully-painted one.

I don't really care for the phasing version, though I'd probably buy it if I found it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 8, 2005, 12:05 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/marvel1.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/marvel2.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/marvel3.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/toybiz.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 8, 2005, 04:23 AM
Dammit, quit showing off your shortpacked ML 7 figures. They're the last ones I need, and it's driving my broke ass nuts.  ;) :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on June 8, 2005, 07:40 AM
Why is Nightcrawler playing footsie with Cyclops?  :o

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 8, 2005, 09:34 AM
Why is Nightcrawler playing footsie with Cyclops?  :o



HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  :o
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 8, 2005, 11:40 AM
Behind Jean's back at that! :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on June 9, 2005, 07:40 AM
Anyone in the Twin Cities looking to pick up the Variant Hulk from the Galactus wave should head over to Shinder in Crystal. As of last night they had 2 of them for $15.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 9, 2005, 08:55 AM
ToyNewsI.com (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=23&itemid=7345) has pics up of the variants figures (Cyclops and Angel) for Series 10, as well as the rest of the series that we have seen before.  This looks to be a pretty nice wave overall, I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 9, 2005, 10:47 AM
15 New Pegs of Fantastic Four figures this morning at Wally World...the pegs were full...Zero Invisible Women

I could not believe it >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 9, 2005, 11:50 AM
15 New Pegs of Fantastic Four figures this morning at Wally World...the pegs were full...Zero Invisible Women

I could not believe it >:(

Thats just sick. Sorry man, i feel your pain.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 10, 2005, 12:39 AM
I just scored my second IW at Target today, this time it was the phasing version. I feel bad for you guys- a figure this shortpacked and popular has to be an absolute bear to find.

We're also finally getting inundated with ML9. I found two more Bullseye variants lately, still can't get my hands on a green Hulk. Not that I'd buy it, I just want to see one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on June 10, 2005, 02:37 AM
I just scored my second IW at Target today, this time it was the phasing version. I feel bad for you guys- a figure this shortpacked and popular has to be an absolute bear to find.

We're also finally getting inundated with ML9. I found two more Bullseye variants lately, still can't get my hands on a green Hulk. Not that I'd buy it, I just want to see one.

I have a green Hulk for trade.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 10, 2005, 03:21 AM
That's a kind offer, but I'm not sure I want one. I do have two ML Hulks that are green, and ML variants are an area I dare not tread.

But thanks for the offer.  :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ook on June 10, 2005, 03:27 AM
ML variants are an area I dare not tread.

Ha, I hear that. Thankfully, he's the first one I've wanted.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2005, 11:35 AM
Made a trip to Wal-Mart yesterday after work, and the Star Wars "feature" aisle is now been reduced to half of the aisle, with the rest taken up by Fantastic Four stuff.  I didn't dig through all the pegs, but they just had Series 1, and at the time had 2-3 of the "phasing" Invisible Woman figure.  I went back there this morning (forgot to pick up something) and decided to check if they were still there because I thought I might pick up an extra for someone here if they wanted one but they were...of course...sold out.  They must have just stocked things yesterday or something in the toy aisle, because there were 3-4 #41 clones, along with the IWs, and then today those were all gone.

Although I guess I can see packing the "women" characters a little less frequently in a boys toys line (certainly not to these levels though), this amount of shortpacking is crazy.  I feel for the little kid who wants to get the "Fantastic 4" and can only get 3.  Hopefully Sue will become more readily available as the summer goes on, and I really hope Doom isn't this tough to find either.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2005, 12:54 PM
I had no idea how much luck I had finding her :o  Truthfully I didn't even realize there were three versions at the time either.  Had I known, I'd have wanted the phasing version that I indeed found. 

As for Marvel Legends variants, in large part thanks to Scott's help (Bullseye, Hulk, Goliath) I've had my hands on almost every variant that's been out there.  I sent my Gold Ironman down to Scott so I don't have it.  The only other misses have been phasing Vision, Storm Mohawk and blonde Black Widow.  I did find the Cap variant but didn't want it as it was so left it behind.  Since these seem to all come in the same case, it would seem whomever beat me to the case took the other two but also left this one behind.

As a big fan of X-Factor back in the day I'm interested in the variants but I'll take whichever of the two I can find.  It's just fun having the loose variants on display because it tends to freak some people out a fair bit.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2005, 02:33 PM
Is Toy Biz actually advertising the Angel variant as an X-Factor version?  Because it certainly isn't Angel from X-Factor.  That costume dates back to before Giant Size X-Men, the book that introduced the new team with Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Colossus et al.

As for variants, I'm still hunting for some of them.  Namely mohawk Storm, Dark Phoenix and phasing Vision.  If I come across them at a show for a decent price I may buy them, but my interest is fading in Marvel Legends.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 10, 2005, 03:13 PM
I hear that about the fading interest in ML. TB really screwed the pooch with that line.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2005, 03:15 PM
I suppose I sort of have been fading out of ML as well.  I still like the line, and will pick up figures here and there probably, but I think I've just about got what I want overall after Series 10 is out.  After that, I'm just hoping we see a Kingpin in one of these lines...oh, and a single carded (not the Ramos version) Green Goblin.  Strange as it is, I've actually been searching for Marvel movie figures more lately, with the Fantastic Four stuff hitting the pegs.  Maybe its just me, but looking at the four figures I have from that line so far, I think this is some of their best "comic" movie figures yet.  The sculpts and everything aren't too bad at all.  As far as ML, there continues to be quite a bit of Series 9 hanging at Wal-Mart here...they really need more display space for this line, so many on the floor or heading that way because of the space they try to cram them into.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2005, 03:29 PM
Hmm, I'm still pretty happy with ML stuff overall.  It's a convenient way to display my love of comics.  Some figures are really questionable as legends, but I'll live with that.

The constant re-released box sets with only a single figure are annoying but considering our Star Wars figures and these figures cost about the same, I can live with it. 

As for anything sitting, well if Canada wasn't hosing the regular retailers as I linked a while back it wouldn't be so bad and nothing would be sitting.  But geez, we get a case with two versions of Punisher, brown Wolverine and yellow/blue Cable.  That gets followed up by a case with grey Hulk, Bullseye, War Machine and Nightcrawler.  Precisely zero of the single packs and is it any wonder this stuff is sitting.  TRU and WAlly are getting right royally hosed on their assortments. ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2005, 03:43 PM
I agree Brent, I like the ML line overall too, but I think I'm just getting to the point where I have just about all the characters I really need.  Sure, I'd like to have most or all of them, and if I weren't collecting Star Wars stuff that might be the case, but I've tried to stick to the characters I remember strongly from the comics I read in my childhood (and now, again)...and those have pretty much been covered at this point.  The main ones have been anyways.  I'd always be down for more Spidey villains (like I said, Kingpin), and other "allies" would be cool too (Mary Jane, Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson, etc.)...but unfortunately those are probably wishful thinking.

I think a lot of my reason for slowing on this is the sheer amount of Star Wars stuff bombarding us right now.  Sure, I don't have to buy it, but I do enjoy collecting it and it just doesn't leave much money or space for other lines.  I've been trying to widdle down my "other" stuff, finishing up a small collection of LOTR, and trying to justify slowing down ML collecting as well, and I think that the Star Wars spending has a lot to do with it.  If SW slows down a bit in 2006, maybe I can find more of a happy medium between the two.  As of now, its basically a couple of ML figures this year, and then some movie figures here and there as well.  I often think how easy (aside from chase figure/shipping nonsense) it would probably be for someone who just collecting Marvel Legends figures.  25ish figures a year to hunt for wouldn't be so bad.  I guess that is why a part of me wouldn't complain if the Star Wars line scaled back a bit for next year (but improved to VOTC quality across the board).  Of course, watch that happen and I'll be "when are we getting something new?" ;).  I do enjoy the "hunt" somewhat, but I'd be ok if it wasn't quite so difficult sometimes :P.

Anyways, back to ML, I agree it is still a nice line though.  Like I said, if I had the funds, I'd definitely have more of them.  I couldn't imagine having these types of figures when I was growing up reading comics, and like you mentioned before Brent, it is a great way to display your favorite characters from those books.  Around here, store wise, Wal-Mart has had them pretty regularly lately...usually selling out pretty quickly, regardless of the characters.  TRU has had them now and then, I've seen remnants of 8 and 9 there from time to time (mostly 8).  I don't know that our Targets even have them now, or at least not many of them.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 10, 2005, 04:00 PM
The only ML I've ever grabbed is the Ghost Rider one (obviously not lucky enough to get the chase). 

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/previews/71116.jpg)

He was one of my favourite comic characters and I hope to get the modern version as well.

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/previews/70157.jpg)

Someday I'll grab Cable as well, but I'd be happy with the regular version since I always think of him as being blue anyway. 

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/previews/71107.jpg)

I'd also like the Colossus, Thing and Beast figures - simply because bigger is badder!

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/previews/70386.jpg)

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/previews/70151.jpg)

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/legends/previews/70379.jpg)

Can you tell I haven't read any Marvel Comics in about 10 years?   ;)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2005, 04:06 PM
That's kind of how I was at the time too Jesse (out of comics), and actually got back into Marvel comics when I started picking up Marvel Legends figures.  I read comics fairly regularly growing up (mainly Marvel titles - Spidey, X-Men, Fantastic Four, some Avengers...and also some Batman, Superman, and Justice League), but got out of it for quite awhile.  I started learning more about the ML line reading posts by people here in the forums, and eventually started picking a few up.  It is definitely an addictive line, at least it was/has been for me.  It seems like each wave has gotten better as they have gone along, and for me it gets tempting to pick up characters that I know (or knew) very little about, just because they are nice figures.  I personally don't have a Ghost Rider figure, but the other ones you mentioned (Beast, Colossus, and Thing) are all very well done I think.  The bigger figures do seem to be pretty fun :).  The figures (and comics with them) reminded me how much I enjoyed comics as a kid, so while picking up the figures I started reading comics again.  Right now, I regularly read Spidey and the Fantastic Four...and occasionally New Avengers (as well as Superman and Batman)...and it is fun to be doing that again.  I was interested in reading an X-Men title as well, but just wasn't sure which one to go with.  A lot has changed since I last read comics :).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 10, 2005, 04:09 PM
To be honest, I've been scared to pick up any Marvel Comics these days because I found them so addicting back in highschool.  I spend enough $$ on SW, so so far I've managed to stay away from other lines.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 10, 2005, 05:59 PM
To be honest, I've been scared to pick up any Marvel Comics these days because I found them so addicting back in highschool.  I spend enough $$ on SW, so so far I've managed to stay away from other lines.

I hear that i have not bought a comic in years. I pretty much refuse to. I have gotten close, but just keep telling myself i will be unhappy. I know if i pick up one issue of spider-man and like it i will want to back track and pick up ALL the back issue from wher ei left off. So I have settled just buying Marvel Legends. I am not tired of the line and still really enjoy it. I wish i wouldn't have such a hard time finding them and i still have yet to ever find a chase figure, but i still enjoy the line and look forward to the announcement of who will be in each new wave. There are still alot of characters i want. Realistically i dont think the line will last that much longer maybe 20 waves at the most so that leaves us with about 8 or so more. I really dont think the line can survive longer than that. I think the build-a-figure is an awesoem idea and hope they do a few more characters like UATU and Fin Fang Foom. I also hope they revisit smaller pack-in figures, we still need a Pip and Lockheed figure and i am sure some more that are just escaping me at the moment. So here is hoping for the future.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 10, 2005, 06:38 PM
I'm not at all bored with the line either, the case packs sometimes suck but I think the quality is at a peak and they are getting more and more, little by little whittled off my wishlist.  I can't wait for parts of Series 10, especially Black Panther and half of Series 11 has me drooling

There are definite yawns in the next two waves for me and it doesn't bother me a whole ton to be honest...Wave 12 will be partially announced at Comic Con, Wave 13 and 14 are already planned...there are a ton of great core characters left.  The articulation and solving of the floppiness has me still a big fan of this line
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on June 10, 2005, 08:12 PM
All I want from this line is Hulk Buster Iron Man, and that uber Cool Ultimate Carnage with Gwen Stacy Corpse...

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2005, 08:13 PM
For series 10 I'm after a number of figures, but there are some I'll only be buying for the Sentinel parts.  If anyone is only interested in the figure, not the part, I'd be more than pleased to share the cost.  I do of course understand if everyone wants to build a Sentinel.  Now that my Galactus is complete (thanks yet again Scott) I can't wait to build another big monster.  I'd love to have three of them :o

Just took a gander and I can live without the following figures:
Black Panther
1st Appearance Spiderman
Omega Red
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2005, 08:16 PM
The large figure builder concept is certainly cool.  But I also feel somewhat put upon by that situation.  I don't think I would've bought Dr. Strange if he didn't have part of Galactus in the blister with him.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 10, 2005, 08:22 PM
The large figure builder concept is certainly cool.  But I also feel somewhat put upon by that situation.  I don't think I would've bought Dr. Strange if he didn't have part of Galactus in the blister with him.

I completely agree, though at least this series, moreso than IX it's not too painful. 

I would have skipped Doc Strange, Deathlok, War Machine and quite possibly Bullseye as well had there not been necessary parts in there.  Now that I have them, I'm happy having three of those four, but I've no interest in War Machine at all.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 12, 2005, 01:08 AM
Hot damn!

Found Sue today and she's great.  It was the phasing version, the likeness is off enough that she fits in with the other FF Legends I have no prob.  Its weird I know but it would bug me if Jessica Alba in disguise was in my ML display.  Nice figure and I'm glad I finally got one...I swear I looked 25-30 different times for her
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 12, 2005, 01:53 AM
The phasing version is supposed to be the hardest one to find, and so far I've found two. I also have a clear version, and that's either the most common or least desirable.

Of course, the one I want the most, the fully painted version, is the one I haven't located yet.

Between collectors and scalpers, I don't see how kids are supposed to complete the Fantastic Four. Maybe they'll have to settle for a Terrific Three.
If they're at all interested in comic characters besides Batman and Spider-Man, anyway.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on June 13, 2005, 08:06 AM
My updated collection

(http://img241.echo.cx/img241/8239/dsc002417lf.th.jpg) (http://img241.echo.cx/my.php?image=dsc002417lf.jpg)

(http://img241.echo.cx/img241/3522/dsc002429av.th.jpg) (http://img241.echo.cx/my.php?image=dsc002429av.jpg)

(http://img241.echo.cx/img241/3208/dsc002431je.th.jpg) (http://img241.echo.cx/my.php?image=dsc002431je.jpg)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on June 14, 2005, 10:52 AM
Nice collection Mikey.  In case anyone is interested, Julius Marx has a little preview up of the upcoming Marvel "Superhero Showdown" figures, featuring the Captain America figure from the line.  This is the 4" scale-ish line, supposedly coming in July.  Is anyone interested in these?  I'll have to wait and see, although I might consider picking up a couple of my favorites if they are decent.  Anyways, you can view Cap HERE (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/features/showdowncap.shtml).  There's also some pics of someone's Hulk and Wolverine figures over at Fwoosh (http://www.fwooshnet.com/~ezine/reviews/2005/06/first-look-super-hero-showdown-and.html).

Update - A few more pics of Wolvie, Hulk, and Ghost Rider are up over at RTM (http://www.toymania.com/columns/spotlight/supershow.shtml).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 14, 2005, 02:08 PM
I think i will pick up a few of these, just the characters i reallu like.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 20, 2005, 12:28 PM
One of our larger retailers is carrying FF figures now (Superstore) and we have a much better case pack than the ones in the US:

Thing x3
Torch x3
Mr. Fantastic x3
Sue x3

Apparently one of each type of Sue in each case :o  I didn't see the all clear version but saw both the phasing and the solid versions earlier today.  Pretty surprising but some of the paint apps were pretty poor, so I left them behind. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on June 20, 2005, 12:37 PM
I have the phasing version of the Invisible Woman would like to get the other 2.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 20, 2005, 12:38 PM
I wish everyone was getting that case ratio. It would make finding Sue much easier.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 20, 2005, 12:58 PM
I have the phasing version of the Invisible Woman would like to get the other 2.

I neglected to mention the price: $11.95 plus taxes so $13.62 CAD (10.89 USD) :o  I'm happy to help out, but that usually scares people away right off :-\

I wish everyone was getting that case ratio. It would make finding Sue much easier.
  Would make sense, wouldn't it?  Kids could go out, but a whole Fantastic Four and be done right there and then.  Kill the secondary market.  Nah, that would never fly. no buzz if the kids are all happy and collectors aren't screaming for a hard to find figure ::)

BTW, as a cynical side note, if Hasbro is so concerned about the kiddies, why were they marketing the red royal guard as a "chase" figure at C3?  Do kids have the wherewithal to go to ebay and pay well above retail for a figure they're just going to play with anyway?  Ah, nevermind. :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 21, 2005, 01:38 PM
Buzz really is everything, isn't it?  Toy companies are fighting each other so hard in an effort to retain collectors attention and retailer's shelf space.  Chase figures are the way that they snag the collectors. 

As much as I dislike the concept of chase figures, I know that it helps keep the interest going strong.  Case in point.  McFarlane saw a tremendous upsurge in the popularity of their Sports Picks line.  Much of the interest that drove that line was the hunt for chase figures.  Initially McFarlane would offer zero or one chase figures per case.  As the line got hotter the number of chases in a 12 piece case went as high as four per case.  But around the time that started to happen, interest started to wane in the line.  Now McFarlane is going back to fewer chases.

As for the Fantastic Four, I think they'll offer a box set some time in the near future.  At the latest, they'll probably offer something like that in time for the holiday season.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 21, 2005, 01:50 PM
Legends were on Sale for $3 a piece at Target today :o
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 21, 2005, 02:37 PM
As much as I dislike the concept of chase figures, I know that it helps keep the interest going strong.  Case in point.  McFarlane saw a tremendous upsurge in the popularity of their Sports Picks line.  Much of the interest that drove that line was the hunt for chase figures.  Initially McFarlane would offer zero or one chase figures per case.  As the line got hotter the number of chases in a 12 piece case went as high as four per case.  But around the time that started to happen, interest started to wane in the line.  Now McFarlane is going back to fewer chases.


At the risk of diverting this away from ML stuff, I think McFarlane has largely committed toyland suicide.  You should see our retailers up here.  They're crammed with everything back to NHL6.  No one buys regulars anymore as they all wait for Walmart to clear them out and everyone refuses to pay retail for a regular unless it's some exceptional circumstance like a Jets Khabibulin.  But the rest of that series is dead and will be for a long time.  Seems a lot of retailers in the US have gone away from the line almost entirely. 

I used to like chase figures, but I think it is ultimately really destructive to the line(s) itself.  Scalpers and collectors alike harass the staff at stores (who really aren't paid well enough to deal with that ****), many just buy up the chase figures (guilty) and then wait for the aforementioned clearance.  It's really quite sad.  I find it unfathomable that toy companies don't understand what does and does not sell and that shortpacks do nothing but hurt retailers. 

Toybiz is awful in Canada, or at least their reseller is.  They open and repack cases, so major retailers get stuck with nothing but peg warmers in large quantities.  It's absurd and the quality control along that aspect is abysmal.  It's really frustrating and driving me ever more towards online resources and into higher end lines like Master Replicas and Gentle Giant.  I'm not unsure that they want me shopping at online places rather than brick and mortar stores, but I'm fairly confident they don't want me stopping with ML, Star Wars and other plastic figures.  They lose my $$ period, not redirect them.  Dumbasses. 

As for FF stuff, I've now been able to find all three versions of Sue, but I don't want that many of her at $13+ a piece.   ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 21, 2005, 02:43 PM
I think as a rule Toy Biz is just bad all around.  Dare I say it, but I think with Marvel Legends "Legendary Riders" series, the line has jumped the shark.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JayDouble on June 24, 2005, 02:54 PM
Picked Hulk for $2.99 at Target.  I think ML is being clearanced to make way for the Sentinel wave.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 04:31 PM
I wish I knew the ratio ahead of time on the next series :-\  The chase are ok and I'd be happy to have them, but I don't have a burning need to get them.   I also wish there was a way to predict how easy the entire wave will be to find. 

1st Appearance Spiderman
Cyclops
Angel
Black Panther
Omega Red
Mr. Sinister
Mystique

Are there six or seven pieces to the Sentinel??  If six, who has the duplicate part (please let it be someone I don't want). 

Also, if anyone is not building a Sentinel, lmk what figure you want.  If it's not one I want, then I'll pay for most of your figure just to get that part.  I can live without Black Panther and Omega Red and Spidey if anyone's inclined that way.  Just taking a shot, ya never know.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on June 24, 2005, 04:34 PM
I think Mystique and Omega Red are the duplicate parts.  I'm almost certain Mystique is one, not too sure on Omega Red.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 05:03 PM
Well that would be good news, I wouldn't have to spring for Omega Red then. 

At the risk of being repetetive, we've really strayed from the whole concept of Legend here anyway.  Not convinced how we can throw Omega Red into an assortment calling it a Legend before we've received a Kingpin >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JayDouble on June 24, 2005, 06:40 PM
I think it's seven parts.  2 arms, 2 legs, chest, torso, and head. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on June 25, 2005, 06:48 AM
I think it's seven parts.  2 arms, 2 legs, chest, torso, and head. 

Galactus was because of his huge noggin.  The Sentinal's head is part of the chest, thus only six pieces - arms, legs, torso, chest/head.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 28, 2005, 12:39 PM
Latest issue of Toyfare is indicating 7 pieces for Sentinel, just to add to the confusion. 

Picked up a clear Invisible Woman today simply because I haven't bought anything yet this week ::)  My daughter's absconded the phasing version and the ability to say no to that is pretty much shot. 

ML/SC wantlist:

1. Kingpin >:(
2. Thanos
3. Psylocke (chase could be the lame first incarnation, pre-ninja)
4. Mary Jane Watson - hey, they've made multiple Lizards, they can make a non-movie version of MJ >:(
5. She-Hulk - thanks for the Select ::)
6. Gwen Stacey - yeah, right.
7. Aunt May - make her a pack in figure like Howard the Duck - she ain't much bigger.
8. Shadowcat - chase figure is pretty obvious
9. Quicksilver
10. Havok
11. Blob - both he and Kingpin could probably use substantial parts of the Juggernaut figure.
12. Wolverine - yeah another ::)


Oh, and I still need a Mysterio if anyone stumbles across one. :-\  And an Abomination if the two packs ever come to retail.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on June 28, 2005, 02:51 PM
Latest issue of Toyfare is indicating 7 pieces for Sentinel, just to add to the confusion.

Huh.  I thought I read somewhere that it was only 6 pieces.  But it doesn't sound like from this (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=23&itemid=7345) article.  Guess we'll have to wait and see.

Oh, and I still need a Mysterio if anyone stumbles across one. :-\ And an Abomination if the two packs ever come to retail.

You know, I saw two about a month and a half ago at a KB.  I looked at it and put it down, picked it back up again ready to buy it and then put it down again.  It really isn't that great of a figure.  That huge head of his plus the Man-E-Faces action feature makes it the suck.  I'll get it eventually, I suppose.  If I do see an extra, I'll grab it for you, Brent.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on June 28, 2005, 02:57 PM
I'll keep looking for Mysterio, Brent

Here's who I want:

Quicksilver
Black Knight
Moon Knight
Hercules
She-Hulk
Wasp
Ant Man
Yellowjacket
Tigra
Jarvis
Falcon
Kang
Kingpin
Bulldozer
Wrecker
Piledriver
Thunderball
MODOK
Baron Zemo
Enchantress
Loki
Klaw
Power Man
Iron Fist
US Agent
Watcher
Molecule Man
Hobgoblin
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel/Photon
Starfox
Captain Britain
The Blob
Havok
Mole Man
Spider Woman I
Super Skrull
Captain America WWII
Bucky
Pyro
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: jjks on June 28, 2005, 05:53 PM

Oh, and I still need a Mysterio if anyone stumbles across one. :-\ 

I have the empty package if you would care for that. It's already trekked all the way from MN to TN  >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 28, 2005, 06:20 PM
I have an extra Mysterio if you want it, Brent. I can get those two 12" figures you asked me about too.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on June 28, 2005, 07:52 PM
Well since some are doing their wish lists, here's mine.  ;D It's a little long though.

Spider-Man
1. Hydroman
2. Doppelganger
3. Prowler
4. Chameleon
5. Puma
6. Mary Jane
7. Aunt May
8. Kaine
9. Jackal
10. Tarantula
11. Molten Man
12. Shocker
13. Tombstone
14. Silver Sable
15. Toxin

Marvel Universe
1. Moon Knight
2. Sleep Walker
3. Dark Hawk
4. Beta Ray Bill
5. Adam Warlock
6. Pip
7. Iron Fist
8. Power Man
9. Cloak
10. Dagger
11. Captain Marvel
12. Black Bolt
13. Nova
14. Bucky
15. Spider-Woman (red & Black versions)

Villians
1. Thanos (although i can't wait for the Select version)
2. Kingpin
3. Super Skrull
4. Loki
5. MODOK
6. The Leader
7. Mandarin
8. Mephisto
9. Kang
10. Constrictor
11. Onslaught
12. Wendigo
13. Mole Man
14. Maestro
15. Drax
16. Baron Zemo

Avengers
1. Falcon
2. She-Hulk (with FF variant)
3. Quicksilver
4. US Agent

X-Men
1. Bishop
2. Jubilee
3. Shadowcat w/ Lockheed
4. Forge
5. Havok
6. Banshee
7. Jean Grey

Build-a-figures
1. UATU the Watcher
2. Fin Fang Foom
3. Ego
4. Giant Man

Box Sets
1. Alpha Flight
2. Excaliber
3. X-Force
4. Infinity Gauntlet / Watch
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 28, 2005, 09:54 PM
I have an extra Mysterio if you want it, Brent. I can get those two 12" figures you asked me about too.

Very cool, that would be awesome to get it all.  Not sure if you saw my post in the LOTR thread (I'm going there next) but I've got PJ and can get you Bilbo transfixed pretty easily to offset a bit of the cost.

Mikey, I know.  The big head is a drawback and I'm really tempted to wait for the inevitable box set edition with normal sized lid, but I'm an idiot, so need it now :-[

As for the wishlist, I see a few I'd like to add.  Nice list sir:

Chameleon
Silver Sable
Tarantula (cover of Peter Parker the Spectacular Spiderman #1)
Tombstone
Spiderwoman (not a legend to me, but a nice addition anyway)
Loki :o  How did I miss him, Thor is practically begging for one.
Mephisto
Wendigo (for all those damn wolverines)

Kang I agree should be there, just not on my personal list.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on June 28, 2005, 10:41 PM
Awesome. I'll be out that way Friday, so I'll see if they still have the two-pack.

I'll take the Bilbo and PJ, which will catch me up for LOTR.  :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on June 28, 2005, 11:43 PM
Scott, I'm with you on that Moon Knight figure.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on June 29, 2005, 01:25 PM
I would like to see the following Marvel Legends pieces...

Havok (Black suit towards end of X Factor)
Bishop (with mullet)
Lady Deathstrike
Sebastian Shaw
Onslaught
Jubilee
Blob
Psylocke
Spiral
Mojo
Bastion
Avalanche
Pyro
Cannonball (X-men outfit not X-Force)
Longshot
Dazzler
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 29, 2005, 03:23 PM
Wow, more than a couple of Dazzler requests.  Now, was it because she was a cool character or is this because she was hot :P
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on June 30, 2005, 07:21 AM
Wow, more than a couple of Dazzler requests. Now, was it because she was a cool character or is this because she was hot :P

Could be a bit of both...of course if it the later then we need to start a new topic thread and have an intervention!!!

I think it is because in all the previous Marvel & X-Men runs of toys we never got a decent Dazzler piece. The only one that I remember is after the X-Men line ended and was converted to the Marvel line. She was releaxed with a bunch of chicks (Jean, Dazzler, Viper, and a few others) and it came with some goofy roller skates or something.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 10:27 AM
Question:
Reading the latest version of Toyfare yesterday and they keep calling the phasing version of FF movie Invisible woman a 1/2 and 1/2 figure.  Indeed, the picture they show has her phased from about the waist down and then her hands as well. 

The version I picked up in the US and all the phasing versions I have seen around here have her only phased to about her knees and then her hands. 

The question is: are there two versions of the phasing IW??  Or does Toyfare only have a pre-production model on their hands? 

I can't check ebay at work, so I can't look at those ones. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JayDouble on June 30, 2005, 11:57 AM
Brent,

All the ones I see on ebay are like the way you describe.  It's probably just a pre-production model.  If not that will be a b**ch to find.  It's hard enough just finding one of her, I still haven't.  To me they should rename the line to Fantastic 3.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 12:45 PM
Way easier up here because of the proper packing ratio.  I still have to send your Yoda to Matt, so if you want one, I can score you one pretty easily.  Walmart has them at $9.99 so about $8 US if you want.  I have a completely clear version in the car right now (card is not perfect).  I can probably find the solid version pretty easily, but the phasing will be harder.  LMK.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JayDouble on June 30, 2005, 02:44 PM
Thanks for the offer Brent, but I'm fine.  Luckily a buddy of mine has found them for me.

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: pakledjim on June 30, 2005, 04:25 PM
I definitely would love to see more villians. Here's my list
Loki
Titanium Man
Crimson Dynamo
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Blob, Pyro, Destiny, Avalanche)
The Shocker
Thanos
Super Skrull
Baron Zemo 2
The Leader
Jigsaw
Kingpin
Goliath

Heroes
Spider-Woman (original)
USAgent
and Alpha Flight
 There are other characters I like, but I don't think they would translate well into toys. Moon Knight and Cloak (& Dagger) would top my list.

                   jiM
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on June 30, 2005, 11:46 PM
I hear you on the villains, Jim.  I really like these from your list!


Loki
Titanium Man
Crimson Dynamo
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Blob, Pyro, Destiny, Avalanche)
Thanos
Super Skrull
Baron Zemo 2
The Leader
Kingpin
White Queen


I'd definitely add on...

Modok
Master Mold (at least the head)
Kang
Wendigo


Heroes
Alpha Flight
She Hulk - Avengers w/ FF variant
Grey Hulk (from Banners re-merge with Hulk)
Havok
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 5, 2005, 09:57 AM
Nice lists on the Legends everyone, those sound great to me.  I think that Kingpin is probably tops on my list right now, along with many of the ones everyone else has listed here.  On a unrelated side note, it seems as if the Fantastic Four movie figures are selling pretty well around here.  The displays at both Wal-Mart and Target have been significantly ransacked (aside from those lame "Bump N Go" figures), and I saw a few people (both kids and adults) checking them out and buying them this weekend.  Nice to see things selling decently.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 5, 2005, 10:03 PM
Local Walmarts finally got something in aside from series VI. 

It would appear that they have decided to go whole hog on Series IX >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  About two weeks away from Series X being available at Legends up here and presumably in the US and they bring in the last series which is now officially sitting at TRU including the short pack figures - Prof X, Deathlok and Mr. Wizard or whatever his name is ::)

Dear Walmart, computers are not smarter than people.  Ask someone if you don't know. >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2005, 06:36 PM
Looks like Marvel Select will be releasing a Watcher figure which is going to be debuted at SDCC. I will be buying this one. I am still hoping for a Marvel Legends build-a-figure though.  ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 12, 2005, 02:35 AM
I heard there was a new mixed case hitting Wal-Marts now, with figures like Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, Vision, regular and phasing Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, and brown Wolverine.

So I hit my local WMs, and come home with Hawkeye and Ghost Rider. Not bad.

I guess stores are only going to get 1 or 2 cases, so do be sure to hit them WMs.

And if anyone comes across a Dark Phoenix they don't want, LMK.  :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 12, 2005, 10:14 AM
I need a Dark Phoenix as well. It would be nice to find one. Looks like i have to hit up a few Walmarts.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on July 12, 2005, 12:53 PM
I am looking for a Pheonix and Dark Pheonix to finish off my Marvel Legends collection.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 12, 2005, 09:02 PM
Found a Vision at that same WM I found the other dudes at last night. It must have been a stash, since there weren't anymore Wolverines and Ghost Riders warming pegs than there were last night.

I just need Dark Phoenix and Apocalypse, and I'll be good on ML until series 10 hits.

I hope this rerelease will help to bring down prices on ebay for these figures. Too bad this is another WM exclusive 'Best Of' case, and Target won't be getting them (which would be awesome to get these for $3 each).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Corman on July 14, 2005, 11:30 AM
inadvertent imitation mentioned......

I just need Dark Phoenix and Apocalypse, and I'll be good on ML until series 10 hits.

I still have that extra Apocalypse if you want it.  Let's talk.

Corman
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2005, 03:33 PM
Marvel Legends (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=album&album=2005_SDCC%2FToy_Biz%2FMarvel_Legends) coverage looks to be starting up over at TNI.  Just glancing at the beginning pics, it looks like we have an Iron Fist on our way. :)  Looks like a big ole' Apocalypse on display too, not sure what that is though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 14, 2005, 04:10 PM
I heard that was the build-a-figure for series 12.

I wish they'd have done it this way first.

But, it'll be nice to get a big Apocalypse.

I'll send you a PM shortly, Corman.  :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2005, 04:19 PM
Yeah, I've read that Apoc is a Build a Figure as well.  Like you said, should have just done it that way the first time, but oh well.  Hopefully they will show a bit more of that wave this weekend, the Iron Fist looks pretty spiffy though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 14, 2005, 04:25 PM
Since when is Apocalypse as big as Galactus?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 14, 2005, 04:53 PM
Iron Fist looks awesome, but i am not feeling Apocalypse as a build-a-figre. I would have prefered a new character we have not gotten yet.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2005, 09:34 PM
Since when is Apocalypse as big as Galactus?
Iron Fist looks awesome, but i am not feeling Apocalypse as a build-a-figre. I would have prefered a new character we have not gotten yet.

Yeah, that covers it for me.  I didn't think they did a bad job with Apoc the first time around, he's pretty big for the line.  Sentinel and Galactus = huge, ok by me.  I'll not be in a hurry to build this one. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2005, 01:26 AM
After seeing the pics, I confirm my disinterest in a big Apocalypse. 

What is this behind Wonderman's arm? (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=view&album=2005_SDCC%2FToy_Biz%2FMarvel_Legends&pic=100_3799.jpg&dispsize=800&start=30)

Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 16, 2005, 10:17 AM
Thats Yellow Jacket  ;D

The green Goblin they showed looks awesome. The maskless version is the chase for the Villians Wave which will be 13.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2005, 12:06 PM
Really :o  Huh, thanks.

Villains wave eh?  I like the GG from the S6 boxset, but a villains wave sounds mighty cool.

Anyone picking up the new color for the Juggernaut?  I'll be able to pass on that one happily, I never saw that version in any comic I read.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 16, 2005, 12:22 PM
If i see it, and have extra money i may pick it up, but i more excited i may have a chance to pick up a dark phoenix.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2005, 01:59 PM
Please clarify:

This is the regular assortment now?  The packs are evenly distributed so red Phoenix and phasing Vision/GR are "regular" figures in this series??  If so I'd love to have a phasing Vision. 

Does anyone here need a no mask Wolverine from series 6 or a doombot? 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 17, 2005, 07:57 AM
I believe these cases will be shipped to Walmart and include tose figures.

Jesse Falcon confirmed they are going to be doing an newe animated FF wave as well as a Ultimate / Classics series that will be shown at toy fair.

I hope its heavy on the classic figures and not ultimate stuff.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 19, 2005, 10:51 AM
Just looking through the coverage/pics today, it looks like Wave 13 of ML will indeed be a "villains" wave, and they did show a preview of one figures from that wave at Comic-Con: Classic Green Goblin/Norman Osborne.  You can check out a few pics of it at Julius Marx's site HERE (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/sdcc2005/toybiz.shtml).  I've always been looking forward to a single carded Goblin (normal style), and haven't shelled out for the Sinister Six pack, so hopefully this one will turn out nicely.  I would have been ok if they single carded the S6 pack one in the Spidey Classics line too, but maybe this one will be better.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2005, 02:07 PM
I really like the S6 Goblin and am very pleased with it.  Having Black Cat and Electro in the box made it worthwhile though.  Actually I think that's the Venom I decided to keep as well and it was the only Kraven I picked up (delaying interminably paid off for once).  I do think the new Goblin looks cool though, but I doubt I'll worry too much about it. 

All I can say is there better be a Kingpin in wave 13 >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 19, 2005, 02:13 PM
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All I can say is there better be a Kingpin in wave 13

No doubt.  I agree totally.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 19, 2005, 02:49 PM
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All I can say is there better be a Kingpin in wave 13

No doubt.  I agree totally.

I agree with that one.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 19, 2005, 04:29 PM
I really like the S6 Goblin and am very pleased with it.  Having Black Cat and Electro in the box made it worthwhile though.  Actually I think that's the Venom I decided to keep as well and it was the only Kraven I picked up (delaying interminably paid off for once).  I do think the new Goblin looks cool though, but I doubt I'll worry too much about it. 

All I can say is there better be a Kingpin in wave 13 >:(

Agreed.  S6 Goblin is good enough for me.  I only hope there's no build a figure in this wave.

And if Kingpin isn't in wave 13, we're never going to see him.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2005, 04:44 PM
I think he'll be there.  The only other possibility is if they're holding him for an upcoming Spiderman Classics line.  I'd guess he fits equally well in both lines, but I remember him predominantly from Spidey and Daredevil. 

I have to say, the build an Apocalpse idea holds no appeal to me.  I like the version they released and think it's scaled reasonably.  He should be big (as the figure is) but the same size as a Sentinel??  Not in my books.  Relieves a lot of pressure from this line.  I'll build my Sentinel and then ease off through the next couple of series getting only what I really want.  Build-an-Apoc is a relief to me. 

In other news that makes you bang your head against a wall.... I was in North Dakota last week and Target had a full case of ML 9 out.  They were just under $3 a piece.  I could have built another Galactus for under $20 total.  Dumbass left it there though.  If only for ebay purposes I could have bought the darn stuff, sold the figures off for $15 for the entire set and probably either sold Galactus for $60+ or started my Galactanian army building empire.  Moron.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 19, 2005, 05:30 PM
While I can see Kingpin in SMC, I really hope he's in a ML wave.  More detailed and no funky accessories.

The Galactus and Sentinal waves I lucked out on - only two figures out of both series I really didn't (or don't) want - Hulk and Spidey (and I'm hoping Brian takes me up on my offer for Spidey.  I keep the Sentinal piece and he can have Spidey.  What say you, Brian?).  I don't recall who the figures are for Apoc BaF wave, but if I don't get a complete Apoc, no big deal.  I'm sure I can sell off the pieces to someone who does want an overscaled X-men villian.  If by chance, I do want all of that wave's figures, the Apoc didn't cost me anything extra and again, I'm sure I can rid of it if I decide I don't want it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 19, 2005, 08:32 PM
Its true Kingpin fits in eithe rline, but liek said i would prefer him in ML. He wont have a stupid action feature and probably just end up being better.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 21, 2005, 09:46 PM
Not sure if you guys have seen it, but a list of characters was mistakenly placed on the Toy Biz website a while ago. Here are the figures on the list, and my take on where they may fall.

Ghost Rider Movie Figures: (no specific figures yet, I think Ghost Rider is just a place holder)
GHOST RIDER VARIANT
GHOST RIDER®
GHOST RIDER® ROAD BLAZER
GHOST RIDER™
GHOST RIDER®
GHOST RIDER® (VARIANT)
GHOSTRIDER

Fantastic Four CLassics:
Annihlus with Flying and Swooping Action
BETA RAY BILL THOR
SUPER SKULL
THANOS

Marvel Legends:
"MAESTRO" HULK
2009 "DAREDEVIL"
ASTONISHING X-MEN WOLVERINE
BISHOP
Blackheart
BLADE II
CAPTAIN MARVEL
CLASSIC CAPTAIN MARVEL (VARIANT)
CLASSIC FALCON (VARIANT)
CLASSIC GREEN GOBLIN™
FALCON
IRON FIST
Lady Death Strike
Loki
LONG SHOT
MANWOLF
POWERMAN
PSYLOCK
SASQUACH
The Blob
WEINDIGO

Marvel Select: (Just becuase i have no idea who this is and i dont think it should be a Legend)
X-23
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 22, 2005, 01:05 AM
Neat list, lots on there I like and would buy.  The Ghost Rider movie figs do little for me personally. 

The FF classics look pretty cool, so long as they're well done.  The flying and swooping action description is a little disconcerting. 

The Legends list is loaded though :o relatively few I wouldn't buy.  I'm a little annoyed to see that the classic Falcon would be a variant :-\  I guess that holds true too for Captain Marvel. 

And hey, only one Wolverine figure in there, that's not so bad. :P

But, uh, where is the Kingpin? >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 22, 2005, 09:27 AM


But, uh, where is the Kingpin? >:(

I hear that, that exactly sure what the deal is. They have to know we all want him?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on July 23, 2005, 12:50 AM
Nice list, definitely.  Kingpin is a glaring omission from that list, though.  I also hope they don't cheap out and try to repaint Sasquatch white in order to pass that figure off as the Wendigo.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 23, 2005, 11:22 AM
I also hope they don't cheap out and try to repaint Sasquatch white in order to pass that figure off as the Wendigo.

My guess is that is what they are probably going to do, have it as the variant
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JayDouble on July 25, 2005, 12:52 AM
Any off you guys into the Marvel Figure Factory stuff.  I just bought 4 mystery boxes and got Captain America, unmasked Human Torch, grey Hulk, and mohawk Storm.  They're comparable to bust ups but I wished they were priced at $2.99 instead of $5.99.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 27, 2005, 12:13 PM
Not sure if i am believing it, but these are the latest rumor list for the next 2 waves. I dont think they are legit though.

ML 12
X-23
Astonishing X-Men Wolverine
Maestro Hulk
Sasquatch
Bishop
Iron Fist

Variants of Wolverine, Iron Fist, and Bishop

ML 13
Green Goblin
Abomination
Blackheart
Pryo
Loki
Lady Deathstrike

Variants of Loki, Green Goblin, and Abomination
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2005, 02:22 PM
Hmm, those would be a bit disappointing.  Series 12 would substantially bite, imo.  Series 13 there is better but why BlackHeart?  And why Abomination?  Isn't he supposed to be coming out in the two packs (are those still coming? I do need an abomination). 

In other news, Mysterio has shown up in Canada in pretty big numbers, it's sort of odd actually.  He's just everywhere as of this week. 

One store has done something equally odd - they've put out two new cases.  One was series 9, the other was series 8.  Sadly no chase figures in either bunch (not that I want the ones from series 9 - again) but I could still go and buy Man-Thing (or is it swamp thing, I can't tell the difference :P) which I avoided last summer. 

Still waiting to see series 10 anywhere though, either side of the border.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 27, 2005, 02:32 PM
I'm not overly crazy about those lineups either, but there are some figures (Loki, Iron Fist, Pyro, Lady Deathstrike) that I've seen quite a few people requesting over the years.  Although these aren't "confirmed", I was really hoping to see a Kingpin in the "villains" wave.  That, and I would think a Power Man should be in with Iron Fist in ML12.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on July 27, 2005, 02:46 PM
Hmm, those would be a bit disappointing.  Series 12 would substantially bite, imo.  Series 13 there is better but why BlackHeart?  And why Abomination?  Isn't he supposed to be coming out in the two packs (are those still coming? I do need an abomination). 


Blackheart I can see because of the upcoming Ghost Rider movie. 

Ebay has a bunch of the Spidey / Abomination and Spidey / Absorbing Man two packs, so they should be hitting soon once Target resets their toy aisles.  I need both the villians, but could really do without the Spideys.  And do I risk it and not buy the Abomination one, hoping that that list is true?  Decisions, decisions.

And I really hope wave 12 isn't a build a figure set (or could it be Apocalypse that comes with this wave?).  There's a lot of crap there.  I have no need for X-23, another Wolvy, or another Hulk (albeit a substantially different one).  I'd only buy Iron Fist, Bigfoot and Bishop.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2005, 03:09 PM
I'm not building the figure in wave 12 if it is Apocalypse, I'm happy with the "small" one. 

As for those two packs, I'll opt for the Abomination version and suffer another Spidey to get it.  Just being done the Abomination is well worth it, IMO.  Of course knowing ToyBiz, they'll update it and make it a better version if indeed it comes out in series 12. ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 27, 2005, 03:38 PM
Blackheart has to be becuase of Ghost Rider. I dont get why Abomination. I already have the one from Hulk CLassics, no need for this one. I guess it woul dbe nice to get one that was the right size, but there really is no need.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 29, 2005, 09:20 AM
Stopped off at TRU quick last night, and they had the "SuperHero Showdown" starter packs.  I kind of want to pick up the Spidey/Thing pack, but didn't really have the cash...maybe later.  That being said, while I really like the idea of 3 3/4" scale figures...the 2 packs were going for $15 each, or $7.50 a figure, which seems a bit steep.  That's more than a Legend costs at Wal-Mart, and about the same as Target or TRU.  I think if ToyBiz wants to do well in this market, they might have to go a little cheaper than that.  I guess that, as far as I know, they are exclusive to TRU at this point...maybe that has something to do with it.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on July 29, 2005, 12:19 PM
It sounds like Target is also getting its own "Best Of" (http://www.action-figure.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=15556&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0) case, similar to Wal-Mart's.  It doesn't sound like any variants are showing (Dark Phoenix, Phasing Vision, etc.), but there are other harder to find figures included (Hawkeye, Vision, Phoenix, Deadpool, etc.).  These must be hitting, because I did see this group at our local Target a few days ago.  If I had the extra cash then, I might have been tempted to pick up Hawkeye, Vision, or Phoenix.  Anyways, if you are on the lookout for any of these, keep an eye on the ole red bullseye. :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: SpudTrooper on July 29, 2005, 01:23 PM
I also saw the "Best of Marvel Legend" Series at two Targets. But its wierd how the box is labeled a Walmart Exclusive. Maybe Target bought it from Walmart or they shipped it to the wrong retailer  ::)

The case assortments were:
Deadpool x 2
Phoneix x 2
Juggernaut x 1
Hawkeye x 2
Vision x 2
Ghost Rider x 1
Wolverine (Brown) x 2
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on July 29, 2005, 11:20 PM
I wondered why I saw two Visions at a Target I hit today.  :-*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on July 30, 2005, 12:24 AM
Saw remnants of the SMC Beetle Wave at TRU tonight
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on July 30, 2005, 11:42 AM
Saw remnants of the SMC Beetle Wave at TRU tonight

Same with me but it was al Walmart. They had all the figures except Beetle. They also had the best of case, no variants though.  :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 1, 2005, 10:00 AM
I broke down and picked up a SuperHero Showdown starter pack this weekend.  I've always been a fan of the 3 3/4" scale, and I at least wanted to have the Spidey from the series.  From some of the things I've read, the Thing/Spidey two pack might be the best that are out so far.  I paid $16 (including tax) for this two pack...so at $8 a pop, I don't think I'll be getting many (or any) more.  Awfully steep when a ML figure is cheaper.  The "game" makes no difference to me, so that's not an "added value" to me ;).  It is kind of neat having ML type figures in this scale though, these two are pretty good at least.  Not sure if I'll get anymore though, our local TRU just had the two starter packs when I picked these up last Friday.

I don't know if it is just because I am more used to the Marvel Legends size figures, but these (especially Spidey) really seem tiny.  Kind of neat seeing these characters in this scale though, reminds me of the Secret Wars days when I was a kid ;).  The price might end up killing these though.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 1, 2005, 11:03 AM
Red X's.  I kind of want to pick these up but the price may indeed kill it for me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on August 2, 2005, 12:52 AM
I just don't see how these can be as expensive as ML figures at TRU.

I was going to pick up a Punisher for ***** and giggles, but the paint on the ones I found was just horrible, plus the $8 price tag.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2005, 01:52 PM
I was just thinking this weekend while looking through the toy aisle, is that Toy Biz is really waiting a long time to release the movie Dr. Doom figure.  Although it isn't a real big deal right now since the movie hype is dying down, and some people really disliked the movie and/or the character designs anyways...but it just doesn't make sense to me.  If they are marketing this towards kids (like all the toy lines like to tell us), I think the kids as well would like to have someone for their Fantastic 4 (or three :P) to fight against.  I was kind of hoping to pick one up, just because I ended up getting the 4 and I don't have a Doom figure yet.  They always seem to like to really limit the villains in their movie lines, and I still don't understand why.  It seems like they might be missing their window not shipping more of the later stuff (Doom in particular).  I don't know that the Fantastic Four movie figures will have the staying power at retail that Spidey did/does.  I can still find Spidey figure sections at each of the big three, and I don't know if that will be able to be said for F4 a year+ later like this.

On a side note, the SuperHero Showdown packs seemed to have disappeared from our local TRU.  We just had about 4 or so of the "starter packs", and after I picked one up, the rest seemed to disappear.  Either that or I am just missing them totally when I go in there.  Still not sure about this line, seems awfully pricey for what you're getting...especially when a larger, better Marvel Legends figure can be had for less.  I do really like the Spidey though (although he is quite delicate).  Looks kind of neat posed on the stand on top of our computer.  The Thing is nice too.  It will be interesting to see how this line takes off (or doesn't).  I don't know that I'm going any further with it really, at least not planning on it right now.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 8, 2005, 04:38 PM
Since you brought it up, I am a little upset about the lack of new FF figures. I really wanted the Astronaut Ben Grimm and the removable mask Doom. I fear that they will not be coming out.  :-[
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on August 9, 2005, 07:33 AM
Toy Biz really has missed the boat on the FF figures. After all you can find how many different Spider-Man figures, and how many different X-Men figures when the movies came out? But when it comes to FF you get 2 different HT, Things, and MF, and 3 different paints of IW, but no bad guys!! WHAT THE ****!!!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2005, 09:53 AM
A poster on the action-figure.com (and ToyNewsI.com) forums is reporting that a new X-23 figure is on the cover of the latest ToyFare, possibly confirming the rumored lineups of ML 12 and 13.  These are the lineups that were discussed:

Legends Wave 12 (Apocalypse Series)
Iron Fist
Astonishing Wolverine
Bishop
X-23
Sasquatch
Maestro Hulk

Legends Wave 13 (Villains Series)
Green Goblin
Loki
Abomination
Pyro
Lady Deathstrike
Blackheart

Could be possible confirmation of these waves, or maybe just confirmation of the X-23 figure.  Seems like an odd figure to put out before the likes of Kingpin, Quicksilver, Psylocke, Havok, Kitty Pryde, etc.  If these are the lineups, I'm personally not overly excited, although I might pick up a few.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2005, 10:01 AM
Looks like I might take a break until Wave 13 and then only Loki and Abomination >:(

What the hell is an X-23?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2005, 10:07 AM
I'm not real familiar with X-23 either, but I mainly remember seeing her show up on the old X-Men Evolutions cartoon.  I've seen her mentioned in the comic world, but I don't really read X-Men comics (or hers) so I don't know.  From what I gather, she's sort of a female version of Wolverine (with claws), she might even be a clone?  Others probably know much more than I do though.

I think these two waves will be pretty light for me as well.  I think Iron Fist is the only tempting one from 12, but I don't know that I necessarily "need" that one either.  Wave 13 is a little more tempting with the villains, but I'm not sure which ones I will pick up.  I'll likely get the Goblin if it is good, since I still don't have one.  Really, waves 11, 12, and 13 aren't overly exciting to me.  There are some good figures in each, but the "waves" don't seem quite as good as they used to.  I guess that is in part because so many characters have been done already.  At least some people are getting some of their own requested figures though.  I wonder how much "juice" the ML line has left in it?  Certainly there are a number of characters left to do, just depending on which ones ToyBiz chooses to make.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 9, 2005, 10:22 AM
Brian's right, X-23 is basically a female version of Wolverine.  Don't know much more about her as I don't read any X books.

Iron Fist, Sasquatch and Bishop from wave 12 and all of wave 13 except Green Goblin for me. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2005, 10:55 AM
It looks like someone has posted the cover/ToyFare pics of X-23 at this link (http://members.fortunecity.com/mickfoley1/x23.htm), at least for now.  If anyone is interested.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2005, 12:39 PM
Yawn
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 9, 2005, 12:55 PM
Legends Wave 12 (Apocalypse Series)
Sasquatch - maybe


Legends Wave 13 (Villains Series)
Green Goblin
Loki
Abomination
Pyro
Lady Deathstrike
Blackheart

Not sure what to do on wave 13.  I guess I'll be patient and play wait and see.  Loki and Abomination are appealing.  Pyro and Lady Deathstrike are interesting, but could easily be passable.  Green Goblin is annoying if indeed true.  A third Goblin (fourth if you count Hobby) before we see a Kingpin?  Shake your head.  Additionally what do I do with the other two I already have ::)  I never liked the first one very much, but figured that was about all we'd see.  Oops, had that dead wrong.  The box set version is an improvement, but could be better.  Is this the better version?

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Seems like an odd figure to put out before the likes of Kingpin, Quicksilver, Psylocke, Havok, Kitty Pryde, etc.
Ayup.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 9, 2005, 01:02 PM
Bishop from Series 12 sounds good - brings me back to my comic collecting days of the 90's.  He'd be a great display face to face with Cable.

Totally off-topic:

"Just piss off, ok?"

Best signature, ever.  8)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on August 9, 2005, 01:27 PM
It looks like someone has posted the cover/ToyFare pics of X-23 at this link (http://members.fortunecity.com/mickfoley1/x23.htm), at least for now.  If anyone is interested.

If this is what passes for a Marvel Legend, I doubt this line has much steam left.

She's in Claremont's Uncanny book. She makes Wolverine look civilized. She also has her own book, but I haven't bothered to pick it up.

This figure is an easy pass for me.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 9, 2005, 01:31 PM
The line has always been way, way too X-Heavy for my tastes and it is becoming easier and easier to pass on crap.  Their fascination with the Ghost Rider stuff is a little mind boggling as well.  I think these waves are horse manure and I sure hope Wave 14 is something like:

Wave 14
Wasp
Ant-Man
Yellowjacket
Kang
Moon Knight
Hercules
Build a Figure: Giant Man or Goliath

Kingpin can be worked in the Spider Classics line
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 9, 2005, 08:38 PM
I really dont see why X-23 is getting a figure. Never even heard of her.  ???

Not sure if you have seen these yet, but this is the first i have seen them. Prototype pics of Hulk and Maestro from the fallen Hulk Classics line. They look awesome, i hope we get both of them.

Maestro (http://www.animepunch.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5018)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2005, 03:45 PM
ToynewsI.com has some pics up of upcoming Legends variants (Logan and Wonderman), as well as the X-23 pic that has already been posted.  You can check them out HERE (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=album&album=Marvel%2FMLX23&dispsize=800&start=0).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 10, 2005, 03:50 PM
http://www.toyglobe.com/Legends10.php
http://www.toyglobe.com/Legends11.php

Pics of Waves 10 and 11 carded
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 10, 2005, 04:14 PM
ToynewsI.com has some pics up of upcoming Legends variants (Logan and Wonderman), as well as the X-23 pic that has already been posted.  You can check them out HERE (http://afigures.com/g/?mode=album&album=Marvel%2FMLX23&dispsize=800&start=0).

So a black jacket is the variant?  Methinks McFarlane has been crosspollinating too much.  The Wondy variant is interesting, though I'm not familiar with it. 

I suppose it's more a general symptom than anything else, but I'm much less interested in this line as time passes.  Looking at Scott's linked pictures, they look ok, but I'm now thinking Wonder Man and Scarlett Witch only for series 11.  Ultron just doesn't do it for me.  I can pass on the rest but if I find a variant Wolvie, I'll buy it just to open it and annoy the MOMC crowd. 

Series 10 wouldn't be complete for me either, but with that Sentinel seals it.  Without the Sentinel I'd have passed on the Spidey, Omega Red and Black Panther. 

BTW, here's a list of the parts with each figure based on those shots:

Spiderman - Head and shoulders of Sentinel
Cyclops - arm, left
Black Panther - arm, right
Angel - leg, left
Omega Red - torso
Mr. Sinister - leg, right
Mystique - torso - duplicate part

edit: so it looks like I can skip Omega Red after all.  If anyone wants a really cheap Black Panther, lmk.  Alternately if you're not building the Sentinel and don't want the right arm, I'll take it from you (as in buy it).  Nasty of them to put the head in with Spidey - at least the Spiderman figure looks nice enough. 


Interestingly the site has wave 3/4 of the FF figures listed, though I didn't click on them. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 10, 2005, 05:35 PM
Well it gives me hope that I may get my Astronaut Ben Grimm :)

So looking at the list for 12 & 13 these are th eones that will probably interest me:

Legends Wave 12 (Apocalypse Series)
Iron Fist
Bishop
Sasquatch
Maestro Hulk

Legends Wave 13 (Villains Series)
Green Goblin
Loki
Blackheart
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on August 11, 2005, 02:35 AM
I got the chance to see a "Days Of Future Past" Wolverine from Marvel Select out at Wizard World in Chicago, and let me tell you...

It's WAY better than the one that Toy Biz is offering in this Legendary Riders assortment.  Plus it comes with an adult Kate Pryde.  Save your money and don't buy the Marvel Legends version, get the Select.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 11, 2005, 09:54 AM
I got the chance to see a "Days Of Future Past" Wolverine from Marvel Select out at Wizard World in Chicago, and let me tell you...

It's WAY better than the one that Toy Biz is offering in this Legendary Riders assortment.  Plus it comes with an adult Kate Pryde.  Save your money and don't buy the Marvel Legends version, get the Select.
Aren't they changing the Select Scale, too?  Making it 6" instead of 7"?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 11, 2005, 03:22 PM
It looks like someone over at the Fwooshnet forums (http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17075&sid=163a4d83ab77fe385e1eb5878a0da476) has got their hands on ML 10 (via Forbidden Planet), and has posted a few loose pics over there.  Clicky above if interested.  To me, this wave is pretty good.  I'm more and more tempted to pick up the whole works to get that Sentinel, but we'll have to see.  Hopefully we'll start seeing them here in the states soon.  Amazon says September 1st, but we all know how that goes ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on August 11, 2005, 03:57 PM
Damn. Too bad I'll have to buy that Spidey and Black Panther to complete my Sentinel.

I hope this series is as easy to find as 9 was/is. I fear it won't, since the local TRU and Target are weighted down with 9.

At least 10 isn't as lame as 11, though I do want two Taskmasters for a Skeletor custom I had in mind.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Mikey D on August 11, 2005, 04:38 PM
Holy ****, Omega Red and Mr. Sinister are ******* huge.  Me thinks someone screwed the scale up on those two.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2005, 05:03 PM
Mr. Sinister doesn't look too bad.  I know in the newer cartoon he didn't seem to tower over as much, but from Inferno he seemed really big relative to the other characters.  Perhaps a trick of perspective, but I'm not surprised to see him as quite large. 

If the Select scale changes, I might be interested.  That's been why I haven't bought any of those figures.  Some are really nice (though the black spiderman didn't impress me much aside from being able to recreate Web #1) but they've been too large.  I much preferred the black cat in that series though I wish she'd been a little less hooker-ish. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 11, 2005, 05:15 PM
I thought I remember reading somewhere starting with Thanos, the scale was changing and the Select would be for characters you wouldn't ever see in the Legends line (like Thanos and The Watcher)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 11, 2005, 06:25 PM
I thought I remember reading somewhere starting with Thanos, the scale was changing and the Select would be for characters you wouldn't ever see in the Legends line (like Thanos and The Watcher)

I heard that as well. I really cant wait for Thanos & Death, Watcher, and Spider-Woman.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Ben on August 11, 2005, 09:12 PM
That's awesome to hear that the scale is changing for Select. Hopefully they do an Apocalypse, since the Legends versions are either too tall or too fat.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Nicklab on August 12, 2005, 12:37 AM
I thought I remember reading somewhere starting with Thanos, the scale was changing and the Select would be for characters you wouldn't ever see in the Legends line (like Thanos and The Watcher)

I've got a pic that has the new Wolvie and Thanos.  They all look awesome!
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 12, 2005, 11:17 AM
The Winner of this Years Grinch Who Stole Christmas/Hulk Movie Award for Pegwarming Line of the 2005 is....

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00068947Q.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Each store I go to has the same pegs full of these figures...except Sue of course. I have no idea how Series 3 will ever get out.  Toy Biz can be such idiots sometimes
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 12, 2005, 11:24 AM
Any line that includes bump'n'go is destined to peg warm.  Nobody buys those.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 12, 2005, 11:40 AM
Yeah, the bump and go things are really mind boggling...they are all over the place, and pegwarmtastic whenever they include them in a line.  The Fantastic Four stuff was selling pretty good here for awhile (specifically around release time), and I have seen some kids in the last couple of weeks heading to checkout with a figure...but they're starting to pegwarm here too.  No Sues either, of course, and no Dooms in the United States at all from what I've heard.  It just seems insane that they don't have at least one Doom version out there by now, the movie is going to be out of theatres here before too long.  I really don't get why ToyBiz consistently does this with the villain figures from their movie lines.  I know even when I was a kid, you wanted the "bad guy" for your "good guys" to fight against, and I think they would all sell pretty well.

Speaking of pegwarming, not that I really dig through the pegs of this line, but there seems to be TONS of Batman Begins stuff hanging about around here.  Batmobiles stacked high as well.  I guess that is for another thread though, but just an observation.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 12, 2005, 11:46 AM
Yeah...Batman is a close second to the FF as far as pegwarming.  The other thing I don't understand is the pegs and pegs of Spider-Man II figures I see at TRU.  Especially with the Classics line still out there.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 12, 2005, 11:52 AM
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The other thing I don't understand is the pegs and pegs of Spider-Man II figures I see at TRU.  Especially with the Classics line still out there.

That's something I've been kind of suprised with as well.  I noticed they still have a few pegs of them at Target as well (for like $7+), and Wal-Mart might as well, but I'm not sure.  I think they might have finally gotten rid of those.  Pretty good to still see movie figures on the pegs well over a year after, I wonder if they still sell now and then?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 12, 2005, 11:58 AM
The spiderman classics continue to sell here, though slowly.  New waves move pretty quick, as do villains (duh) but some of the stupider pieces sit for months on end. 

This is the most baffling of things though.  I understand the movie hype appeal and a fair bit of product sells initially.  But both Batman and the FF died quickly with material sitting ad nauseum.  Not so with Star Wars - it sold remarkably well - in high volumes, quickly and all figures with virtually no peg warming (Mon Mothma excepted).  Yet I can't find the stuff in stores >:(

Is it just me or do the manufacturers not really understand that kids that actually want action figures have imaginations?  For them to work with said imagination it needs a variety of figures, most importantly villains.  For them to work with said imagination they do not need bump'n'go or some other equally lame action feature. 

Parents and grandparents are attracted to the action features and moving toys, not the kids.  If the kid wants something that moves, invariably they are looking for something radio controlled, not some lame thing that they'll tire of within mere minutes. 

Geez, it's Friday but I'm still crusty.  Must be the cooler nights.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2005, 03:32 PM
Man did I want to buy the Super Hero Showdown Spidey/Thing and Wolvie/Hulk two packs today.  $15 a piece though...too much to swallow :-X
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 15, 2005, 05:24 PM
Yeah, I picked up the Spidey/Thing pack a couple of weeks ago, and they really are pretty nice figures.  I just don't know that I'll be picking up anymore, the $8 per figure price is just too steep.  If they wouldn't have had the 6" Legends first, these would have been a lot better for space/display purposes though ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 17, 2005, 04:27 PM
I don't know if anyone has seen this, but I saw it posted on the Fwooshnet forums.  This is from the latest November previews catalog:

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 12 ACTION FIGURES
The fan-favorite series continues. In this assortment, each figure will come with a piece
of the arch villain Apocalypse! This series is scheduled to include Astonishing X-Men
Wolverine, "Maestro" Hulk, Bishop, X-23, Iron Fist, and Sasquach. Scheduled to ship in
January 2006. (49/71165) (CAUT: 3 & 4) NOTE: This item is sold to retailers in case
lots. Please check with your retailer for availability. NOTE: Available only in the United
States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.
Figure SRP: $11.50Ea.

SPIDER-MAN CLASSIC SERIES 16 ACTION FIGURES
Continuing the hit series of 6" figures based on the adventures of everyone's favorite non-
mutant superhero. Scheduled to include: Spider-strength Spider-Man, Shark Trap
Spider-Man, Spider Tracer Spider-Man, Venom, and Manwolf. Scheduled to ship in
January 2006. (49/72180) (CAUT: 3 & 4) NOTE: This item is sold to retailers in case
lots. Please check with your retailer for availability. NOTE: Available only in the United
States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.
Figure SRP: $11.50Ea.

It looks like another report of that lineup for ML12, so I'm thinking it is fairly accurate.  Nothing overly exciting to me there.  Spidey classics gets another villain - Manwolf.  Ok I guess, but there's others I'd rather see first.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 05:16 PM
Venom.  Again?  Before Kingpin >:( >:( >:(

Series 12 is mostly a miss.

Manwolf I'll pick up.  It was one of my favorite issues of Amazing Spiderman early on.  I read the story hundreds of times.  Sure hope it's accurate to the old version (I'm sure there's a new version, or are we seeing hype for the Spiderman 3 movie?).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on August 17, 2005, 07:07 PM
Venom.  Again?  Before Kingpin >:( >:( >:(

Series 12 is mostly a miss.

Manwolf I'll pick up.  It was one of my favorite issues of Amazing Spiderman early on.  I read the story hundreds of times.  Sure hope it's accurate to the old version (I'm sure there's a new version, or are we seeing hype for the Spiderman 3 movie?).


We love Venom.

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 17, 2005, 08:54 PM
I will get Manwolf, but why another venom?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 11:23 PM
I will get Manwolf, but why another venom?

Exactly.  I like Venom, it's not a bad character for something much more recent.  But I have two as it is and there was a third in the early SP classics line, the one with mask partially on and deformed head.  A fourth?  No way, no how does any villain deserve a fourth (or even a third) before they do a Kingpin >:( >:( >:(  I get why they're doing it, because it will sell to the kids, kids love venom cough*Kevin*cough.  The spidey classics is a line I'll actually accept kids driving more than adults because no way is an adult collector buying all of those lame-ass spiderman figures ::)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 17, 2005, 11:26 PM
I get why they're doing it, because it will sell to the kids, kids love venom cough*Kevin*cough. 
:P

I'm losing faith that ML and the Spidey line will make it past 2006
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 11:34 PM
Frankly it's another line that can go away as far as I'm concerned.  I love the figures and it's made it way easier to part with my comics.   There aren't too many figures I still want to see that badly.  Most of the X-men I want are done (Kitty Pryde, Havok, Psylocke are not).  Most of the villains I can think of wanting are done (Kingpin being the glaring exception).  I'd be happy if it died, so I don't have to buy any more box sets to get a single villain (or three in the S6 simply because I initially passed on the Kraven) and a spiderman I don't want. 

I think your assessment is reasonable though, considering how long it takes for the spiderman figures to move through the system.  TRU here, obviously the worst at clearing stuff is just loaded with old stuff.  They still get in the newer waves but having the highest price does them no favors.  I can go in and find a Peter Parker figure any time I want. 
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 18, 2005, 07:38 PM
I kind of feel the same way. I hope it goes on a little longer, i guess we shall see.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Famine on August 18, 2005, 08:08 PM
I'm sorry that Venom and Carnage are my 2 favs. :'(

Kevin
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 18, 2005, 08:10 PM
And I like 'em too.  I just want a Kingpin and other villains before we start doing multiples is all. :-\
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 24, 2005, 04:13 PM
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I'm losing faith that ML and the Spidey line will make it past 2006

I'm kind of starting to wonder that too.  Looking at the (rumored) lineups for 12/13, it doesn't seem like too many of us here are overly excited about many of these figures.  I don't know if our opinions represent the majority, but it has to be somewhat in line with the general consensus.  I know that outside of Series 10 (Sentinel), I'm not overly excited about the majority of upcoming waves (if true).  There are some figures I know some people are quite happy to see, and I'm glad for that, but the overall waves don't seem quite as spiffy as past ones.  Part of that might be because so many of the bigger named characters have been done, and part of it might be questionable choices (X23, another Venom?) by ToyBiz.

Other than the Sentinel Series, and maybe an odd figure here or there, I might be in for a long break with ML stuff as well the way it looks.  Many of the figures I'm looking forward to are the same ones Brent mentioned earlier (Kingpin, Havok, Kitty Pryde, etc.), and there hasn't been any indication that they are on the way soon.  There are a few more Spidey baddies that could be done, but it looks like we'll be getting more "fringe" baddies and Venoms before those.  I wouldn't mind seeing a single carded Electro, a new/different Green Goblin (coming in ML), and maybe some others like Hydro-Man and Chameleon, but we'll see.  Anyways, I agree with many of you, I'm starting to wonder how much "legs" these lines have left.

On an unrelated note, our local TRU has restocked with lots of the SuperHeroShowdown Starter Packs (Hulk/Wolvies and Spidey/Thing).  Haven't seen any of the single packs here yet, but that's probably for the best...my mind tells me to stay away from them anyways ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 24, 2005, 04:14 PM
BBTS is saying the Series 10 will be at their store next Tuesday...should hit retail I would guess fairly soon :)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 24, 2005, 04:28 PM
I hope you're right Scott.  The pegs aren't pegwarmed too badly around here at Target or Wal-Mart, mainly a few Series 9 figures hanging about (Prof X the most often, and I see Grey Hulk a fair amount)...so hopefully there will be room for these if/when they come in.  I'm still kind of undecided how much of Series 10 I want to get, part of me would really like to get the Sentinel.  What is everyone planning on picking up in the next few waves?

Series 10 - Sentinel
1st Appearance Spidey
Cyclops
Angel
Black Panther (?)
Possibly the rest, I wouldn't mind having the figures and I want the Sentinel, depends on budget at the time I guess.

Series 11 - Legendary Riders
Probably none.

Series 12 - Apocalypse Series
A little ways off yet, but probably none.  Possibly Iron Fist.

Series 13 - Villains (rumored)
Green Goblin
Like I mentioned, I'm thinking after Series 10 it will be pretty light for me, barring any changes of opinion or surprises we don't know about.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 24, 2005, 04:35 PM
Wave X Sentinel Series[/i]
Cyclops
Angel
Black Panther

Series XI Legendary Riders Series
Task Master
Ultron
Wonder-Man
Scarlet Witch
Wonder-Man CHASE VARIANT[/i]

Series XII Apocolypse Series RUMORED
Iron Fist

Series XIII Bring on the Bad Guys Series RUMORED
Loki
Abomination
Pyro (maybe)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: efranks on August 24, 2005, 04:40 PM
I only own one figure from this series, Gambit, but I really would like to put together the Sentinal.  I'm thinking I'll have a lot of extra, loose figures this time next month...

   E...
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 24, 2005, 05:12 PM
Wave X Sentinel Series
Cyclops
Angel
Black Panther - just for the Sentinel part ::)
Omega Red -just for the Sentinel part ::)
Mr. Sinister
Mystique
X-Factor Cyclops CHASE VARIANT -if I find it, won't buy both
X-Factor Angel CHASE VARIANT -ditto


Series XI Legendary Riders Series
Logan - maybe on clearance
Wonder-Man
Scarlet Witch

Series XII Apocolypse Series RUMORED
Sasquatch

Series XIII Bring on the Bad Guys Series RUMORED
Green Goblin - depends on what it looks like, I don't want a third ::)
Loki
Abomination
Pyro
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on August 25, 2005, 07:31 AM
Series X

All of them as I want to put together a Sentinel.

Series XI
Logan
Logan Variant

Series XII

All so I can put together Apocalypse

Series XIII

Pyro
Deathstrike
(Any Other X-Men charecters)
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2005, 10:07 AM
Saw this post (http://adctalk.com/index.php?showtopic=1998349) over at the ADC forums, apparently the latest "Previews" has some pics of the upcoming "Fantastic Four Classics" wave 1 (Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, The Thing, Super Skrull), as well as an upcoming Spidey Classics (16?) wave.  Hit the link for pics, looks like the F4 figures are action feature tastic as well :).

Edit:  It looks like Fwooshnet (http://www.fwooshnet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17432&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60) has some pics up as well, starting on page 5 of this topic.  They are a little closer up, although the pics in the magazine seem to be pretty small themselves.  Also further Fantastic Four movie figures, waves 5 and 6, although I'm not sure why.  Doom hasn't even shown up yet ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 25, 2005, 10:15 AM
Could the signatures on that board be more annoying :o

Super Skrull.  Hmmm. 

Otherwise.  Blech.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2005, 10:28 AM
Agreed Brent - the sigs can be annoying and large :).  I noticed looking further at the pictures, that they are releasing a Doombot and Annihilus in the Fantastic Four Movie line.  Interesting I thought - based on the video game I believe.  Agreed, overall nothing too exciting to me either, although I might pick up Super Skrull, we'll see.  I still don't have a ML Doom yet, or any Doom at all, so that might be a priority first for me ;).
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2005, 02:43 PM
Jesse Falcon (Toy Biz) has dropped a few other bits of information regarding these pics over at the Fwoosh forums, here's what he posted:

-FF classic will ONLY be 2 waves then it's FF animated. It's better to have it that way as we can get those figures we missed into ML.

- All of the FF's outfits are the ultimate designs. Villians are 616.

- Impossible Man is 4.75" tall.

- The doom bot is from the Video game which is an expansion of the movie.

- Venom's projectile launcher comes off.

- Man Wolf has a Lite up Crystal and a speaker with a "Howl".
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 25, 2005, 02:56 PM
Not sure I'm keen on the howling feature, but the sculpt and costume on Man Wolf looks pretty old school, something that pleases me.  Might be interested in an Impossible Man too, guess I'll give away the figure it comes with ::)

Venom sucks.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 25, 2005, 06:43 PM
Awesome!!! Super Skrull and Annihilus. Very nice. I hope that the cartoon wave still gives us some villians that fit in with Legends.

I may be crazy but Impossible Man is not ringing a bell. Does anyone have any info on him?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: knashdx on August 26, 2005, 10:23 AM
Toy Biz is relaunching the FF line??? What the heck is up with that?

Active Lines

Marvel Legends
Spider-Man Classic
FF Movie
Spider-Man 2 Movie

Dead Lines

Hulk Classics (Only got a couple of releases of toys from this, but after all the movie hype died so did the life expectancy of this toy line)
X-Men (Only got 1 release of toys, rumored there was a second but again, after the movie hype died so did this toy line)


I am just a little lost as to why on earth Toy Biz would go and rehash an old line of toys that didn't do well when it was released when there was a Saturday morning cartoon? Especially since F4 was about as commercially successful as Daredevil. After all the toes for the F4 movie can still be found in great quantity on shelves except for the IW and they never even made a Dr. Doom figure (he was shown in the commercials for the movie toys).

IMOPO

If Toy Biz wants to release more toys like this then they should expand the Marvel Legends to a large line. Make more series of the toys and release them in waves. Similar in nature to Star Wars toys. Do a set of 15 figures, with different quantities in different case assortments, release them for a 2-3 months and then wait for 3-4 months and release a new wave. They just have to get away from these 6 months between sets.

*Taking my soapbox with me and leaving my 2 cents at the door!*
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Scott on August 26, 2005, 10:33 AM
Look at how much shelf and peg space though Toy Biz has at stores though.  By releasing all of these lines they get to take up space from the competition.  That's why there are all of these things.

I think though that they seriously over produce their wares and there is not nearly the demand they think there is...I see the same stuff at TRU and Target week after week.  I'm not sure who is buying all of those FF figs.  And was pointed out somewhere else, TRU still has pegs FULL of Spidey2 figs.  There were Hulk Movie figs for a year+ after that release as well.  LOTR stuff is starting to hang...its a strange way of selling stuff
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 26, 2005, 11:41 AM
All of the Toybiz stuff sits here forever.

Marvel Legends IX - there isn't a single figure I can't go out and pick up right now.  I've left behind variants of both figures.  It's obscene how much of this shipped.  I'm sure people are looking forward to the Sentinel line, I know I am.  But how soon will that be sitting?  As for Scott's comment regarding overestimating demand, I'd say that's absolutely accurate.  I have a green Phoenix I can't get rid of ::)

Fantastic Four - our assortments are better than the US versions, we get one of each Sue (3 total) per case.  It's to the point where Sue is now actually sitting on the pegs - the quantities are minimal though.  But somebody is buying this stuff.  I just don't know who.  I still hold to my opinion that any line with bump & go in it is destined for failure.

Spidey 2?  Any figures you need?  There's nothing I can't find.  Even Zellers, a store that NEVER clears anything is clearing these.  Sadly TRU is not.

Hulk Movie figures were so bad up here that the Hulk Classics never shipped to Canada.  I think I can still find some Hulk Hands (never mind Thing Hands/Feet ::)). 

Spiderman Classics is the only line that seems to have some life, but lots of those figures sit forever as well.  But they must sell some of them and I consider them grandparent fare - something grandma and grandpa pick up for junior. 

Between Star Wars and Toy Biz (don't get me started on the grand triumvirate of Aragorn/Frodo/Gollum >:() I've seriously altered my buying patterns.  I'm just in no hurry to get anything anymore at all.  The very few figures I have to pay more for in the end are easily offset by the crap that is on sale.  I could have picked up ML IX for about $15 total.  I don't count on that happening again but it was a bit annoying to see.  It's not easy waiting, but I've yet to be let down.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Reid on August 26, 2005, 01:49 PM
I just got my first Marvel Legends figure, Proffeser X.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: SpudTrooper on August 26, 2005, 01:54 PM
I just got my first Marvel Legends figure, Proffeser X.

lol thats kinda late.  :)

i also cant wait for the Sentinel line.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Reid on August 26, 2005, 02:12 PM
I just got my first Marvel Legends figure, Proffeser X.

lol thats kinda late.  :)

i also cant wait for the Sentinel line.

Well everything in my area , ROTS, ML, etc; comes at least 2 months late. :P :'( >:(
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: SpudTrooper on August 27, 2005, 10:52 PM
GOt a Glimpse at the Sentinel Line today at a collectible show and out of everything, ANGEL and Omega Red looked the best. Black Panther has a small head  ::)

The owners said they should hit any day now.  ;D
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Brian on August 30, 2005, 09:51 AM
ToyNewsI.com (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=23&itemid=7746) has a nice pic up of the upcoming "Fearsome Foes" Spidey box set.  I have seen that Wal-Mart.com has this up on their site (sold out), likely a placeholder for when they come in stock.  Although I already have a Spidey, Carnage, and Lizard (although this one looks better), I'm kind of tempted to pick this up for the Rhino and Vulture figures.

On another note, is anyone here buying into the SuperHeroShowdown line?  I'm curious how it is doing.  We haven't gotten the individual (booster pack) figures at our TRU yet, but there are quite a few of the two starter packs.  I picked up the Spidey/Thing pack, and I really do like the figures, but I haven't bought anything else yet and I'm not sure if I will.  I really like the idea of 4" scale Marvel figures, but the price is awfully high, and I'm happy with the Legends I have as well.  Can't say I'm not tempted though, especially once a few more hit the pegs.  I was just curious if any of you were into this line, or thinking about it?
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: evenflow on August 30, 2005, 02:03 PM
I cant wait for that box set, Rhino is incredible and i need me the Vulture. I just picked upthe first wave of the Super Hero Shwodown, I actually really like them. The only one that kind of sucks is the Punisher. They look awesome next to Galactus.
Title: Marvel Legends
Post by: Morgbug on August 30, 2005, 02:14 PM
SuperHeroShowdown hasn't shown up in Canada as yet, if it does at all.  In spite of