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Dave Pruitt
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Posted: 07 July 2007 at 11:21am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Wow, for being so small, those are amazingly detailed.
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Dave Pruitt
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Posted: 07 July 2007 at 11:50am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I see. Those littleuns are very nicely done though.
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Michael Hogan
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I picked up the Thing this afternoon.  I might be getting sucked in...willingly, of course, but still sucked in.
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Robert White
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I'm looking to get several of these excellent figures. I have a problem with the exclusive Hulk, though. I just don't like the design. I did notice that the Hulk shown in the back of the display stand looks different. Are there other Hulk figures?
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Steve Gumm
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Like a true addict, I picked up the Angel on my way back from work! The Green Goblin is my next target at the store, I'll try to hold off on picking it up until Friday. I have self control, but not much!
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John Byrne

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So there's a Dark Phoenix variant? Hm! Since the days of the Super Powers action figures I have displayed models like this in alphabetical order, reading left to right. (It's always fun to watch how long it takes people to figure this out. "Why isn't Robin standing next to Batman?" "Why is Aquaman first in line?") With these new figurines I'm doing the same, only in two rows, with the bad guys standing at the back. Assuming I can eventually obtain a Dark Phoenix, I wonder how close she'll end up to her "former self".

(An odd little juxtaposition in the current arrangement, Phoenix is standing in front of Loki, so the yellow and green costumed characters are adjacent.)

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Steve Reaper
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LOL

It is funny the different methods folk employ to show these.  We started a little fun competition to see if we could come up with a way of setting the series out so each character had a connection with the ones on either side.  Not as easy as it sounds !

Her's what we achieved so far:


BLADE - To start the Chain Gang Game
GHOST RIDER - ally of BLADE and the Midnight Sons against Lilith
MEPHISTO - Tormentor of GHOST RIDER
SILVER SURFER-Mephisto 1st appeared in Silver Surfer comic.
THANOS-Main Silver Surfer Tormentor
IRON MAN - 1st appearance of THANOS in Vol. 1 Issue #55
CAPTAIN AMERICA - Ironman, as Tony Stark provided Cap A with stronger replacement shields.
HULK - Was a fellow Avenger with Captain America
WOLVERINE - 1st apprearance in HULK Vol. 1 #181
SPIDERMAN - Was both once members of the Fantastic Four
SANDMAN - Spideys arch rival at times.
GREEN GOBLIN - were both in Sinister Six
BULLSEYE- Was in THUNDERBOLTS lead by GG
VENOM - a current teammate of BULLSEYE on the Thunderbolts
LIZARD - in Sinister 12 together
DOC OCK-was in the sinister 6 of the civil war with lizard!
BLACK CAT - Bit of a serious wupping at the hands of Doc Ock
IRON FIST- Has teamed up with black cat in the past
DAREDEVIL - Iron Fist disguised himself as DD to throw people off DD's true identity
BLACK WIDOW - Her and Matt were lovers
MS MARVEL-Is in Iron Man's mighty avengers, with black widow.
ROGUE- Stole Ms. Marvels powers.
POLARIS - Rouge stole both Poalris' and Havok when X-Men fight and apparently defeat a herd of Golgotha in space.
MAGNETO-Is the father of Polaris
KITTY PRIDE - Struck down by Magneto, leading to him remorsefully giving up his attempts at world domination
COLOSSUS-Dating Kitty pride
NIGHCRAWLER - Colossus opened the gates to Hell to rescue Nightcrawler
CAPT BRITAIN-Was in the Excalibur with nightcrawler
PSYLOCKE-Cap Bs better looking sister
ANGEL-Had a relationship with Psylocke for a long time Before Thunderbird III ruined it.
APOCALYPSE - turned ANGEL into Archangel during his stint in X-Factor Vol. 1
MISTER SINISTER - created by Apocalypse in Victorian Britain
GAMBIT- With the aid of Mr Sinister was able to transport himself back to present day from Victorian England
MR FANTASTIC - Gambit stole the ego protocol's that allowed mr fantastic to transfer the ego spore into quasar in maximum security
DOC DOOM - 'nuff said
THOR- It was Thor's hammer that fell through to Hell allowing Doom to escape.
WASP - Founding Avenger with Thor.
BLACK PANTHER - Wasp discovered BP in HPs lab, HP lops her head off, BP escapes with it (marvel zombies)
LUKE CAGE - Teamed up with BP to fight vampires in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
THING- Temporarily replaced by Luke Cage in FF when Ben lost his powers.
STORM - Tempory replaced Sue Storm to join the FF along with Thing, BP and HT
CYCLOPS - Lost to Storm to become leader of Gold team.
EMMA FROST - Romantically linked to Cyclops
PHOENIX - Left Emma comatose
Professor X - Xavier briefly possessed a fraction of the Phoenix Force during his time with the Starjammers
DOC STRANGE - Fellow illuminati member
NAMOR - Fellow Defender
INVISIBLE WOMAN - Namor has a thing for her
MEDUSA - Took over as a member of the FF
BLACK BOLT - Married to Medusa
ULTRON - Has fought BB and the Inhumns several times
VISION - created by ULTRON
SCARLET WITCH - Married Vision
HAWKEYE - Member of the Avengers with SW
QUICKSILVER - Debuted on same Avengers roster as Hawkeye
SENTINEL - Injured Quicksilver
THE FALCON - fought the Sentinals
RED SKULL - created the Falcon
NICK FURY - enemy of Red Skull
PUNISHER - Once believed NF was responsible for killing his family
BEAST - Fought alongside Punisher with the rest of the X-Men
WONDER MAN - Best friend of Hank McCoy
KANG - revived Wonder Man once
HUMAN TORCH - Travelled back in time with THING to stop kang taking over Camelot!
GALACTUS - Made Johnny his Herald when he swapped powers with Sue.
SUPER-SKRULL - Galactus consumed the Skrull homeworld
CAPTAIN MARVEL - Kidnapped by Super-Skrull in the Kree-Skrull War
YELLOWJACKET - Hank Pym, Reed Richards & Tony Stark created a rift in the negative zone which brought back Captain Marvel to the presant day!
LOKI - His machinations brought about the formation of the original Avengers, which included Hank Pym
ICEMAN - Loki messed with his powers and amplified them.
MYSTIQUE-She shared a passionate kiss with iceman
CABLE - Recently served with Mystique on Rogues X-Team
DEADPOOL -member of SIX-PACK as was CABLE
JUGGERNAUT - He and Deadpool fought in an encounter involving Banshee and Black Tom.
SHE-HULK - was shown in bed with Juggernaut in an X-Men comic. Thankfully this terrible bit of characterisation was ret-conned out in Shulkie's own book. ;)
RHINO - Was persuaded by She Hulk to seek a fair trial for a crime he didnt comit!
MYSTERIO - A member of the inciseous six as per the Spiderman cartoon.
KRAVEN-Original member of Sinister Six with Mysterio
VULTURE - Also a member of the Sinister Six........
ELECTRO - Another member of the original Sinister Six.
SPIDER-WOMAN - Was present during the breakout on the raft which was caused by Electro
NOVA-Early member of Secret Defenders as was Spider Woman (II Julia Carpenter)
WARLOCK - Also a cosmically powerful being from Earth.
HERCULES - Warlock fights the Avengers, including Hercules hand-to-hand in the pages of Warlock & The Infinity Watch
VALKYRIE- former Avengers member as was Hercules
DORMAMMU - Along with Loki, the villains behind the Avengers/Defenders War (Valkyrie was a member of the Defenders at the time)
CARNAGE - Dormammus idea to bond the symbiote to Cletus in the Spider-Man animated series.

 

So that is as far as we got, just need to fit the following into the list :)

ABOMINATION
BLINK
ELEKTRA
HAVOK
THE LEADER
WINTER SOLDIER

Feel free to have a go :)

 

 

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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 July 2007 at 4:53am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

We started a little fun competition to see if we could come up with a way of setting the series out so each character had a connection with the ones on either side.

Map makers play a vaguely similar game, trying to determine the least number of colors that can be used on a map without adjacent countries being the same hue. (I think it's four.)

A version that might keep everybody guessing would be to play that game where one person says a word and the next has to say a work that begins with the last letter of the previous word. I wonder how far I could get lining up the figurines like that.

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Steve Reaper
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Posted: 08 July 2007 at 5:00am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Word chains can work if you know the list of words to start with (which we do) then you list all the potential starting and ending letter groups and solve it mathematically.  as for map making and planning, I think you are correct at 4 if you accept that borders which meet at a point can have the same colour.

All too technical for me:(



Edited by Steve Reaper on 08 July 2007 at 6:22am
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David Ferguson
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Posted: 08 July 2007 at 2:30pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Must... have... grey.... Hulk!!

Wonder if they'll do a Yellow Daredevil? Probably not.
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Dennis Calero
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Posted: 08 July 2007 at 3:58pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

that black spiderman is the coolest thing I've ever seen
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Steve Reaper
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Posted: 08 July 2007 at 4:24pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

HOT TIP

 

The Black Spiderman has temporarily been removed from sale in the UK due to a quality control issue.  My opinion is that these figures fall over fairly easily and the outstretched hand gets damaged in the process.  IF you do buy off ebay ask the seller to confirm that the figure is in MINT condition and that they specifically check the hand for bent fingers and/or paint chipping.  If they say it is fine then you will at least have some come-back if it transpires it is one of the many damaged ones on the market.

 

Hope that helps you avoid disappointment.



Edited by Steve Reaper on 08 July 2007 at 4:29pm
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Dennis Calero
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Posted: 08 July 2007 at 5:22pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

thanks man!

 

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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 11 July 2007 at 10:33am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Next batch of 5 is up. Must get Super-Skrull!




The others aren't so bad either!


Edited by Gil Dowling on 11 July 2007 at 10:34am
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 July 2007 at 11:13am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Need to blacken Luke's pants, and skip Deadpool,
but otherwise --- there goes more of my money!
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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 11 July 2007 at 11:37am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Soooo....blow out sale on commissions?

Will work for lead miniatures?


Edited by Gil Dowling on 11 July 2007 at 11:37am
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David Ferguson
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Posted: 11 July 2007 at 12:03pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Soooo....blow out sale on commissions?

Will work for lead miniatures?

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I'd be willing to pay in lead miniatures! lol

Dunno, if JB is into the bartering system.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 July 2007 at 5:13pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Hm. The figures I've seen run about $10 a pop. One smallish commission would require more than have actually be produced so far!
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Frank Gurstelle
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Posted: 12 July 2007 at 9:44am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

These two look good together.
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Chris Hutton
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Posted: 12 July 2007 at 9:24pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Deadpool, Lobo, & the Punisher:



My top 3 characters I don't "get."
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Craig Markley
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Posted: 13 July 2007 at 6:08am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

The Luke Cage figure looks like an effeminate Carl Lewis.  Black pants may help it look better.
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Scott Richards
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Posted: 13 July 2007 at 6:21am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I'd really love to see this company tackle the DC characters.  They would have my money in a heartbeat.
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John Byrne

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Brian Hunt
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Posted: 13 July 2007 at 7:32am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Sweet Christmas!  It works for me.
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Brian Talley
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I recently sold almost all of my Bowen Busts (kept Hawkeye and Luke Cage....still have a Black Widow to sell), but I gotta tell ya, the more I see of these little gems, the more tempted I am to get into collecting them.
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