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MentalManipulator
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If this show continues to be this good (and I think it will at least onto season 2), I'm going to be needing every character they can give us. 

 

I can already see waves 3 and 4 maybe looking like this:

wave 3:

Jubilee

Sunspot

Cable

Morph

Mr. Sinister

White Queen

 

wave 4: 

Beast

Storm

Mystique

Colossus

Forge

Psylocke (I can dream)


   
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yojoebro82
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Rewatching the show to get my wife caught up and watched episode 2 last night.  I've resigned myself to passing on the vast majority of this line just for the fact that I have Wolverines and Storms and Cyclopses and Gambits and Rogues already, but releases like M costume Magneto, Goblin Queen, stuff that hasn't been done before, are fair game.  I guess I should pull the trigger on X-Cutioner but I'm worried that the long plastic coats and capes are going to make him a statue.  How's the articulation on this guy?


   
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Posted by: @panthercult

Nightcrawler has like 3 or 4 minutes of screen time total so far in the show - but got a figure in the line before Jubilee and Morph?   Heck even Forge was on screen for more actual minutes so far than Kurt.    It's because people like Nightcrawler and have been wanting a new figure.    So it's not just that they had recent figures,  but that they had recent figures and aren't as popular as some of the other characters 

Nightcrawler has only had a few minutes of screen time so far, but it is worth noting he’s part of the opening credits of episode 6. I think he might have a bigger role going forward.

Also now that Nightcrawler is on the team and Storm is in her old costume, it got me thinking how wild it would be if this show worked backwards (in terms of team composition and costumes) and gave us the giant size Xmen after the 90’s looks.

 


   
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@supreme_d I think that would be pretty neat if they work back to Giant Sized X-Men.  I would definitely give them fuel to crank out fresh versions of those looks, which I think would be welcomed by a lot of collectors.

Honestly, Im enjoying this show so much.  I don't mind double, triple, or even quadruple dipping on some characters.  It's making a big enough impact on to where I really do just want an X-Men '97 centric display.  The figures they're giving us have been great, they really do stand out on the shelf among the the other figures with their matt colors and more cartoony aesthetic.  I'm really happy with what they've been giving us here!


   
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@yojoebro82 X-Cutioner has nice articulation considering the costume design. There are cuts in his long jacket that give him decent range for dynamic blasting poses and poses with his spears. 


   
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BBTS was the one place I was aware of that still had the Storm/Thunderbird 2pk from a couple of years ago in stock for around original retail price. It is now sold out.


   
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BBTS was the one place I was aware of that still had the Storm/Thunderbird 2pk from a couple of years ago in stock for around original retail price. It is now sold out.


   
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Nothing
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you know, I was shopping at Walmart again today and I had a revelation.

There is X-men '97 junk at every store.   The show is a huge hit.  Yet no Marvel Legends figures.  It has its own section and its depleted of the things that customers want to buy.  There is absolutely no way they don't manufacture additional wave1, at least Wolverine and Rogue, at some point in the aggregate near future. 

This property is hot and they will definitely make more.  I'm not so worried about the ones I missed any longer. 


   
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yojoebro82
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Posted by: @normdapito

BBTS was the one place I was aware of that still had the Storm/Thunderbird 2pk from a couple of years ago in stock for around original retail price. It is now sold out.

Something can sit around readily available for years, but if it finally shows up in a movie or TV show, FOMO will hit fanboys hard.

I'd say chances for a single card re-release for Storm are high.  Even without factoring in the latest episode, they aren't going to get any other characters out of that unique sculpt.

 


   
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Storm with new elbows, please.


   
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Posted by: @mrboshek

Storm with new elbows, please.

I'm not too proud to admit they could get me to rebuy that costume with just this and no other changes.

 


   
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Honestly I probably would too. And then I'd end up painting the wrists or something just to make them a little different, and since they were a different color in the game.


   
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yojoebro82
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Double elbows have never been a huge deal for me.  If they can go 90 degrees, I'll typically be satisfied with that.  

I don't have very many complaints about FA Storm, she is one of the nicer efforts Hasbro has put out in recent memory with a dedicated sculpt, two good heads, alternate capes, and variations of paint finishes.  My only complaint is her upper torso and hips.  She was drawn curvier by Cockrum and Byrne and Hasbro, it seems, did not want to go there.  Still a great figure.


   
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I don't like the elbows on her, not because they're not double, but because the disc is extremely exposes when it's bent. Like you can see it plain as day, and it breaks up the look. Even if they gave her single elbows, but made them better like most of their female figures, I'd be fine. They just look bad on this Storm.

And Hasbro loves to just not sexify things. It's like they think we're all 10 year olds still. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'm not looking for Hentai figures. I'm not looking for something like what Loose Collector did. I just want them accurate to source material. When they alter and change things just cause they *think* it looks too "hawt," that bugs me. I got MAFEX Psylocke recently. That figure is damn near perfect. Why? Cause it looked like it jumped off the page. Is it super sexified? I don't think so. Looks exactly like she should. Hasbros version, face is off, hair is off, body type is off. Legs are wonky, they don't look right. Face looks fine but not like Psylocke. I didn't realize how off Hasbros was until I got the MAFEX version. The one from the 375 box is better then the other 2, but it's still not perfect. At least the face is better on that one. 


   
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Well, they got me. With how good the season has been (haven't seen the finale yet), I had to start snagging the figures before they became even harder to get. Got Storm and Bishop last week, and managed to snag Wolverine on BBTS- one with "substandard packaging" got thrown up for sale, so I snagged it. Learned my lesson from last time, where he popped up for order again and I didn't jump on it and it sold out; I'm an opener anyway, so beat up packaging ain't no thang for me. I have wave 2 pre-ordered with EE, but I may just start picking it up piecemeal if I can manage. Gambit I have pre-ordered on a couple sites now, so as long as those restocks happen, I should be good. Both Magnetos are still pretty plentiful around me, so the only one I'm really missing is Rogue, and she's going for a couple pretty pennies online. Haven't seen any pre-orders for restocks, but hopefully those happen. I can't see them not re-releasing wave 1, given the reception of the show; I can't imagine those characters wouldn't be in huge demand right now.

One thing's for sure- whatever waves they announce in the future, I'm pre-ordering them right away!


   
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