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Or maybe it's seven BAFs, with parts to build a normal sized figure? I like the way you think iceyman. 


   
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I wonder who the 100th character is that Marvel created? Maybe that character could be the 100th BAF, if they weren't already made.


   
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Depends when you consider "Marvel" to begin. FF #1? So do you skip Cap and Namor when you get to them b/c they debuted before. I assume we mean named characters or characters that in time would be named.


   
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How do you even define 'character' that would be worthy of a BAF?  What if #100 is Willie Lumpkin?  Do IRL people count, since Hitler shows up in CapAm #1?


   
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Maybe classic Groot was the 100th character created? lol

 


   
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Groot is probably an Atlas character. If we go that far back with our interpretation of "Marvel" then the 100th Marvel character will be John Smith in some horror comic who gets eaten by a werewolf or something.


   
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How do you even define 'character' that would be worthy of a BAF?  What if #100 is Willie Lumpkin?  Do IRL people count, since Hitler shows up in CapAm #1?

Ha! I remember like over 20 years ago I bought a 12 inch Sideshow-style Hitler figure for Captain America to punch, but then they wound up not releasing the 12 inch Cap I wanted to pair him with, so now Hitler is in a box somewhere and one day I’m going to find him and be like “ack! Hitler! What are you doing in there!! Get out of my house!!” Or maybe I’ll be dead and folks will find him and be like “all the progressive stuff was a lie!! He was a Nazi after all!!” . . . maybe I should find that Hitler. Yikes.

But seriously I would totally buy a ML Hitler and other Nazis for Cap and company to beat on. There’s a lot of evil historical characters that I would love to add to my figure collection as enemies. I do use that “Shooter” guy from Valaverse as a Jan6 insurrectionist for my Joes to pound on regularly.

It would be *kinda* funny if Hate-Monger was the 100th character . . .

 


   
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That said I want a classic Groot. I thought we had a chance with end titles GOTG3 Groot basically working as the character. Prob at least $75


   
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Groot is probably an Atlas character. If we go that far back with our interpretation of "Marvel" then the 100th Marvel character will be John Smith in some horror comic who gets eaten by a werewolf or something.

No, if I recall correctly, Groot was created in 1960, and appeared in a Tales to Astonish.

 


   
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@basil-elks Don't most people consider the 1st "Marvel Comic" to be FF #1 in 1961? They wouldn't refer to themselves as "Marvel" for a few more issues after that even, but that is clearly the direction change for the company. It takes time to change. Throughout the 60s they were still publishing Millie the Model, Patsy Walker and westerns. I mean Timely published a title called "Marvel Comics" in the 40s but that's no different than them publishing Tales to Astonish in the 50s and 60s. I mean basically the Golden Age superhero comics were Timely, the romance, horror, sci-fi & western comics of the 50s were Atlas and the superhero comics of the 60s were Marvel. But it was all organic and took time.


   
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Both issues came out, in November 1961.


   
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Kirby was on fire 1961-66 or so. So he’s Marvel character #6 if we are counting in that way after the FF and MoleMan. When you read those earliest Marvel superhero comics you can see them hedging their bets and keeping them very much like the monster and Weird Science comics they had been publishing. FF, Hulk and AntMan really take a few issues before embracing the superheroness of it all. Partly because that’s who their audience had been the last few years and partly not to alert DC who had control of their distribution. 


   
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Posted by: @aceofknaves

Posted by: @adrienveidt

How do you even define 'character' that would be worthy of a BAF?  What if #100 is Willie Lumpkin?  Do IRL people count, since Hitler shows up in CapAm #1?

Ha! I remember like over 20 years ago I bought a 12 inch Sideshow-style Hitler figure for Captain America to punch, but then they wound up not releasing the 12 inch Cap I wanted to pair him with, so now Hitler is in a box somewhere and one day I’m going to find him and be like “ack! Hitler! What are you doing in there!! Get out of my house!!” Or maybe I’ll be dead and folks will find him and be like “all the progressive stuff was a lie!! He was a Nazi after all!!” . . . maybe I should find that Hitler. Yikes.

But seriously I would totally buy a ML Hitler and other Nazis for Cap and company to beat on. There’s a lot of evil historical characters that I would love to add to my figure collection as enemies. I do use that “Shooter” guy from Valaverse as a Jan6 insurrectionist for my Joes to pound on regularly.

Yeah, man. Get rid of that thing. In the smallest of silver linings, at least there's a big market for Nazi collectibles now. 🤢 

Then you can report the buyer to the FBI.


   
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Posted by: @aceofknaves

 

But seriously I would totally buy a ML Hitler

Ah Yes. "Marvel's Hitler".

 


   
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Yeah, man. Get rid of that thing. In the smallest of silver linings, at least there's a big market for Nazi collectibles now. 🤢

Red Skull in your collection could also be considered as "Nazi collectibles" 😉 Don't worry, I'm not going to report you to the FBI...

 


   
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