vicious7171 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 28, 2023 3:07 amThe whole x-men cartoon line to me feels like a placeholder. They know we want these figures without the cel-shading but it won't stop them from gouging on the first purchase.
Odd assertion given that almost all of those figures were already released without cel shading and the cel-shaded versions were repaints, so for the most part that line is anything but placeholders; they're more like re-issues of previously-released figures, which is why I skipped almost all of them. The new sculpts are Cyclops and Morph, but Jubilee, Sinister, Wolverine, Storm, Jean, and Mystique were all mostly repaints with a few new head sculpts tossed in.
In the case of Morph and Cyclops I can't see releasing them first as animated series figures as a cash grab. That's the line they were filling out at the time, and it makes complete sense to also integrate that into comic figures for the future--which they did with those two X-Men #275 three-packs. I assume we'll get a Jim Lee Cyclops without the cel shading eventually, and certainly that one will be a re-buy for many of us who jumped on the animated version because it's SO good.