Marvel Bishoujo

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  1. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    Is anyone else planning on picking up any of these "figures"? I pre-order Black Widow today and would like to get Scarlet Witch next. Rogue looks awesome, but b/c of the price I'm just trying to stick to Avengers related characters. That and I'm still not sure how the wife will react to these!

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  2. Crown_Athlete

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    I would, but the price is too much. If they make one for Jessica Drew I may cave in though.
     
  3. flywheels

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    If you look you can find them for cheaper. I pre-ordered Black Widow for $44.99.
     
  4. Reeds

    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I heard Black Widow was a Koto SDCC Exclusive set to 500 pieces at action-figure.com.

    ToyFare held a contest to have fans pick one of the next ones and it was Dark Phoenix I believe. Or Phoenix. I think Dark though. I can't remember. I voted for Psylocke.
     
  5. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    While I won't be buying these, they're much nicer than DC's Ame-Comi line. Having preliminary designs drawn by an actual Japanese artist helps a great deal (prolific artist Shunya Yamashita), compared to Ame-Comi's anime-wannabe designs.
     
  6. Caterwaul

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    Eh. I prefer the Ame-Comi ones...if just because they're NOT just their regular costumes with anime themed faces.
     
  7. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    Meh, they're alright. The DC Ami-Comi ones are far nicer though.
     
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    Agreed. These figures aren't bad, they're definitely nice, but in the end they just have anime styled faces and the rest of the figure is straight out of a comic, where the ame-comi figures at least have a somewhat original take on the characters.
     
  9. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    I will buy a Black Cat and a Ms. Marvel. Can someone PM me if that ever happens? :3

    They're kinda fucked up looking, but that never stopped me before :lol 
     
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    ToyFare did a poll to pick the next statue to be made. Of the five or six choices, Felicia or Carol were ABSENT. :/
     
  11. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    What. The. Fuck. Is. This. Shit?
     
  12. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Never mind that Black Cat shit, Asian body Psylocke with Jim Lee arse plz.
     
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    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Which, while I appreciate that particular bit of effort, the execution leaves much to be desired. I'd probably have bought a few if they didn't reek of amateur DeviantArt anime artists. The facial structure in particular is completely wrong on pretty much all of them (Batgirl getting the closest), hitting the checklist of "small mouth, big eyes, tiny pointy nose" without properly addressing the subtleties of the style. They just look...off.
     
  14. McBradders

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    :mad 

    Yes, this. The DC ones are gobshite. Except for that Supergirl one... although technically I don't think that's in the same line we're discussing here.
     
  15. mx-01 archon

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    You're talking about Kotobukiya's Supergirl, right? Definitely not the same line.
     
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    Yeah. Most of the DC ones scare me. The only one I'm really interested in is the Huntress one. Because she actually LOOKS like Huntress.
     
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    Yeah, that's rad, but she has weird tits so I didn't buy it.
     
  18. Reeds

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    IIRC, Ms. Danvers was on the ballot, but I can't be positive.

    I'm a fan of Shunya's work and used to have a few of his artbooks and figs, but here it looks like the same generic shunya faced girl in different outfits. Unlike the Ame-Comi vapid-stare girl in different outfits.

    I guess you just pick your level of Marvel/DC weirdness and go for it :) 

    And I found out that the SDCC limited to 500 Black Widow is the blond one, I forget her name (Yelena?). Anyway, it was kinda sucky looking.
     
  19. McBradders

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    I got Black Widow, it's actually a nice figure. The nice thing is she's in an action pose unlike the other two who are just kinda... I dunno, standing around doing sod all. Will probably get Rogue too and then wait, wait, wait, wait for Ms. Marvel if she ever gets done.


    :( 
     
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    I'm waiting patiently with you buddy. And I want Ms. Marvel (classic or modern costume), NOT that awful Warbird costume George Perez put her in!
     

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