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hmmberto
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Really fun seeing most of this year's Avengers stuff together! I've only picked up Hawkeye and Widow so far - it's wild they can put out this many figures at once and I still have an Avengers wishlist that's a mile long. Would love if they could keep this output up ever year.


   
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Thor-El
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I’m up to speed with this stuff so far with the exception of the Veranke/Illuminati-Skrull and Banner/Hulk sets, which I’m going to pass on both.

 

Since I can’t army build Skrulls (since Hasbro won’t make the troop builder readily available on their site) I figure why bother. Plus, I’ve got the first Jessica already and don’t need this for her.

 

as for the Banner/Hulk set, I’ve never been a big Hulk fan so it’s an easy pass. And like others have said, I’ll wait for a Banner solo release in purple pants and get that. 


   
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Andru
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My Target has at least 8 to 10 Monica/Doom sets, and for whatever reason, they are not moving.

Hoping they stick around long enough to hit clearance as I would love a second Monica.


   
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 NORM
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The least common piece from this line for me has been MK 1 Iron Man. I don't see that in any Targets, though some claim to have them in stock. Maybe once or twice at GameStop. Monica/Doom, Skrulls, Banner/Hulk, and Thor/Destroyer are all VERY common and plentiful around here. When Widow first hit, it was before the reset, so I saw a case at each store before she dwindled and the rest of the wave joined. I've seen Super Adaptoid only at GameStop. Waiting for a price drop for Sersi/Black Knight. And waiting for WM to fulfill/cancel Barnes Cap and/or Joe Fixit.


   
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hmmberto
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Post over on Marvelous News about Vision preorder being available later this year. I'm glad he's getting made but disappointed in the execution - the lack of sculpted details in the boots and torso/girdle piece are shortcomings in the figure that are hard to overlook after several attempts.


   
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Andru
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Posted by: @h-bird

Post over on Marvelous News about Vision preorder being available later this year. I'm glad he's getting made but disappointed in the execution - the lack of sculpted details in the boots and torso/girdle piece are shortcomings in the figure that are hard to overlook after several attempts.

Agreed. It's good, but should have been great...we know they can do it.

 


   
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Posted by: @h-bird

Post over on Marvelous News about Vision preorder being available later this year. I'm glad he's getting made but disappointed in the execution - the lack of sculpted details in the boots and torso/girdle piece are shortcomings in the figure that are hard to overlook after several attempts.

Basically my lone complaint as well. I think the gloves and boots look particularly sloppy. I could probably live with the girdle, though if Hyperion got a unique sculpt, why can't Vision?

 


   
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Posted by: @tsi

Posted by: @h-bird

Post over on Marvelous News about Vision preorder being available later this year. I'm glad he's getting made but disappointed in the execution - the lack of sculpted details in the boots and torso/girdle piece are shortcomings in the figure that are hard to overlook after several attempts.

Basically my lone complaint as well. I think the gloves and boots look particularly sloppy. I could probably live with the girdle, though if Hyperion got a unique sculpt, why can't Vision?

 

I also feel like the new Vison's cape seems off somehow, like it floats above the shoulders and looks odd. I know I'm being nitpicky. I'm one of the few people who actually likes my current Retro Vision, but I'll probably pick the new one up as well.

 


   
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Posted by: @dchimpy

Posted by: @tsi

Posted by: @h-bird

Post over on Marvelous News about Vision preorder being available later this year. I'm glad he's getting made but disappointed in the execution - the lack of sculpted details in the boots and torso/girdle piece are shortcomings in the figure that are hard to overlook after several attempts.

Basically my lone complaint as well. I think the gloves and boots look particularly sloppy. I could probably live with the girdle, though if Hyperion got a unique sculpt, why can't Vision?

 

I also feel like the new Vison's cape seems off somehow, like it floats above the shoulders and looks odd. I know I'm being nitpicky. I'm one of the few people who actually likes my current Retro Vision, but I'll probably pick the new one up as well.

 

Completely fair. If I were to pick one up, I'd replace it with a soft goods cape anyway, so I rarely comment on pre-posed plastic capes.

 


   
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My main issue with the retro Vision is his build. I think in general, they've never used the right body for Vision. I think they come closest with the Vulcan body, but I agree that the boots and abdomen details should have been prioritized for once.

A little off topic, but I hope the next major redo to go on the Vulcan body is Punisher. Been a while since we got a standard version of him, which I think was the from the first retro wave!


   
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Posted by: @normdapito

A little off topic, but I hope the next major redo to go on the Vulcan body is Punisher. Been a while since we got a standard version of him, which I think was the from the first retro wave!

 

Not that I disagree,  but I do wonder given that the comic company has elected to deemphasize Punisher at the moment if Hasbro will be able to produce new Punisher figures in the old costume.   I wouldn't be surprised to see a figure with the most recent logo... but curious if the social environment will keep Hasbro from revisiting Frank's classic duds.

 


   
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Posted by: @panthercult

Posted by: @normdapito

A little off topic, but I hope the next major redo to go on the Vulcan body is Punisher. Been a while since we got a standard version of him, which I think was the from the first retro wave!

 

Not that I disagree,  but I do wonder given that the comic company has elected to deemphasize Punisher at the moment if Hasbro will be able to produce new Punisher figures in the old costume.   I wouldn't be surprised to see a figure with the most recent logo... but curious if the social environment will keep Hasbro from revisiting Frank's classic duds.

 

Ugh, I didn't even think of that. That would be lame.

 


   
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I’d bet Hasbro isn’t prevented from doing  a new Punisher with the original symbol; they seem to have quite a bit of freedom so it’d be where and when they’ll do it, maybe a Marvel Knights second wave or (More likely) Fan Channel. 
When was the last one? the Legendary Riders?


   
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PantherCult
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Posted by: @maschine9

I’d bet Hasbro isn’t prevented from doing  a new Punisher with the original symbol

 

Maybe...  Marvel does have to sign off on what they release - and can dictate.   It comes down to whether this matters to them.   They made a choice as a publisher to de-emphasize the classic look and there may be an edict to lay off.    There also may not be.    Like I said,  I'm not advocating for a ban... just considering that there might be one.

 


   
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Enforcer
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Is the nonsense about the Punisher skull just speculative from the nerds? I get that the latest storyline had a variation of the logo, and it looks like the Punisher will be someone else for now - but eventually they will go back to the skull once the headlines ease off. 


   
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