Post by jonmichael on Dec 12, 2014 10:21:04 GMT -6
I am loving all of the Marvel movie figures. The sculpting has been superb, every figure is unique with lots of little details. Even figures that have been kinda lazy like the X-Men first class boxset and the X-Men Legends figures have been pretty good. I love the new Magneto and Stryfe.
Can't wait for the second wave of Guardians of the Galaxy figures and the Annihilation boxset of the team.
Post by jonmichael on Dec 12, 2014 10:44:09 GMT -6
At SDCC Hasbro announced a second wave, as well as a team boxset. They said that the sales were very good, and that Amazon had some of the highest preorders for the wave that they had ever seen. They were surprised that the #1 seller was the comic Nova Prime, and said that makes more comic figures much more likely in the future.
Post by jonmichael on Dec 12, 2014 11:06:57 GMT -6
Mmhmm! I'm crossing my fingers that Quasar will be in coming waves. Then, I would have the entire Annihilators team. I wouldn't mind some Cancerverse figures...but, I know that most likely won't happen. The Galactus Engine set was probably the only major cosmic thing we'll get not movie related. Also hoping we can get a movie Ronan. We're ridiculously short on movie villains.
Post by jonmichael on Dec 12, 2014 12:36:00 GMT -6
I stalked the website, until Hasbro put them up after SDCC and was able to order one. I feel so lucky, I've been able to get every SDCC exclusive since Hasbro relaunched Marvel Legends. But, you gotta make sure you catch them as soon as they get put up. I think the set was sold out after 20 minutes. Odd, since the Thunderbolts set was available for hours, practically the whole day. I know a few people attending in 2015, though. So, I might just see if they can grab the Mystic/Magic set next year.
Post by jonmichael on Dec 12, 2014 12:53:52 GMT -6
SDCC is usually right around, or the week after my birthday. So, I usually have some birthday money or gift cards I can use for it.
With more and more places offering preorders on waves, and Hasbro making case packouts include every single figure, this is the best time to collect Marvel Legends/Infinites. The only thing that is annoying, are the store exclusives. Specifically, Toys R Us exclusives.
Yeah, the TRU Exclusives can be a bit of an issues. I still don't have any of the New X-Men Legends. I really only want Magneto and Strife... maybe Storm, but I've never cared much for the Mohawk look.
I want all of the upcoming Spider-Man wave, it looks great. I only want some of the Avengers wave, but I'm just gonna get them all for Thanos.
♪ All I wanna do, is see you turn into, a Super Saiyan. ♪
Post by jonmichael on Dec 12, 2014 14:07:05 GMT -6
Thanos is only the second wave BAF. So, if you're not too thrilled with some of wave 1 you can skip them and not worry about building Thanos. The BAF for the first wave is Odin/All-Father Thor. I want to build both Odin and Thor...so, I'm gonna have to end up with doubles of some figures. I wonder what the alternate BAF parts for Thanos will be? I think it's a safe bet that he'll have an Infinity Gauntlet alternate hand, but not sure what else they could do with him. I wish we could get him in has white robes, from when Death finally accepted him.
I can't wait for the Spider-Man waves, though. That 2099 figure looks awesome, and the new body for Spider-Man looks nice. Hobgoblin is a cool figure, so I won't mind building him.
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2014 14:08:41 GMT -6 by jonmichael
Preorders for Wave 1 of the Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Legends are going up online. I just put in a preorder for a full case of 8. Cases include all of the figures, even variants/swaps. I'll have to get an extra Thor and Iron Fist to build both BAFs, Odin and All-Father Thor, but those shouldn't be too hard to find in stores. Happy to have that done with and not have to worry about driving around and hunting down hard to find figures.
Yeah, I've been collecting the line since back in the Toybiz days. Toybiz did some nice figures, but they were kinda hit and miss on the QC and they tended to over articulate some figures to a fault. But, they weren't afraid to make a lot of unique sculpts for figures. I really like Hasbro's newer stuff, the only thing I really miss from Toybiz is more shading. Hasbro s figures can be a little flat at times.