Well, I said the same thing maybe 6 months ago - and I felt there are two good reasons to prioritize completing the major teams, especially those from the earlier days of Marvel.100ptsofarticulation wrote: ↑Fri May 27, 2022 12:26 amWhoah! I suggested something similar a few weeks ago and got chastised for it. I'm surprised someone actually agrees with anything I say here.
One is that as they move to pinless joints and the digital face painting, I am concerned that the longer it takes Hasbro to get to a figure to complete a team the more likely the aesthetics of the figures will not match well with the past releases, similar to how mixing ToyBiz with current MLs has issues, and the first few years of the Hasbro MLs don't work with the current stuff either. I look at the recent Shadowcat and Jean Grey figures as examples of this - they fit with more modern looks by choice, and kind of work as older versions, but not perfectly.
Two is that the "nostalgia wave" is moving to eras well past the 70's and 80's and soon will move past the 90's. When I talk about wanting Banshee and Angel from the 70's/80's Uncanny X-Men, or Marrina from Alpha Flight, that's because I have nostalgia for those teams and characters as I read the stories as they came out. But unless you are close to 50, you were likely exposed to that era as back issues, after the fact, and it is likely your era of X-Men is further along (like the Jim Lee period or much more recent, like House/Power/Dawn of X). Hasbro needs to be hooking the folks in their 20's and early 30's who follow the current comics or who were kid or teen comic readers when Vulcan and Darwin were introduced and that is their X-Men, and I am glad they are making those figures for those fans.
In other words, I think they should view those of us who have been collecting Legends since the start of the line 20 years ago as needing closure in some areas - finish off the looks from pre-2000 eras that many of us want to see done while the figures all work together, and position the future line as more current by focusing on the last 20 years of looks. Its also kind of fair to the long term supporters of the line - many of whom would continue with the more modern looks - to tie up some loose ends.