The New Marvel Legends thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by DevilzFan, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    He did appear a few times after that working for Adrian Pasdar's character... the guy who eventually became Graviton but wasn't the comics version of Graviton but someone who worked with Ross in the comics.
     
  2. Bête Noire

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    Came for the alternate Professor X head...
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    ...stayed for the Saturday Night Fever.

    After spending $20 on an alt head and BAF piece, the pointing finger is really the only thing salvaging the rest of this figure for me. That's not a knock against Hasbro. It's just a boring character design in a story arc that I have no nostalgic ties to/interest in.

    Still, I have a sneaking suspicion that Disco-Dancing Chuck is going to be randomly moved around my shelves. Might need to put him next to '70s Dazzler at some point, too...
     
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  3. Mantis

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    Finally opened my Silver Surfer and Black Widow. The head sculpt on Black Widow is something else. Man they're beautiful.
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  4. Dr Kain

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    Yeah, Hasbro really outdid themselves on that Black Widow headsculpt. Even the paint job is phenomenal. I think it might be their best female face to date.
     
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  5. mx-01 archon

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    Honestly, they've not really had an issue with the actual sculpting in a long time (not since they nixed that problem where the heads came out looking 50% too narrow).

    The thing that always lets them down is the basic tampo printing for the eyes and lips. It doesn't match the depth of the sculpt work, and it's so damned easy for the eyes to go askew to the point where it just distracts from everything else. Visit custom-focused message boards, and you often see how many magnitudes better the Hasbro sculpts become with only a more complementary paint job.
     
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  6. MST3KFan

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    You can tell Hasbro has some great sculptors. The female headsculpts are all lightyears better than Toy Biz's offerings ever were.

    Looking back at some... *shudder*

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  7. Zeke1

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    But is it better sculptors or better technology? Today we have laser facial scanners, CGI modeling renders, photo-realistic paint, etc.
     
  8. MST3KFan

    MST3KFan Master of the Obvious

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    *shrugs shoulders*

    I just know we've come a long way in terms of facial sculpts on toys.
     
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    Maybe some of that 100% price hike from those days actually went to sculpting. ;) 
     
  10. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    That Scarlet Witch did have a pretty great looking head sculpt (and body sculpt) in prototype phase. Something went really wrong between there and production.
     
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    Yesterday I went through all of the toy biz figures I have...and they all look horrible now. I used to love them. lol
     
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    The first Raimi Spider-Man figures had surprisingly good face sculpts for the time they were made.
     
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    i always laugh when people talk about how the toy biz figs are so much better than hasbro
     
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    They were, until about 2014. That’s when Hasbro really started getting better with Legends to the point of replacing previous Toy Biz Legends.
     
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    In some cases the prototypes looked good but we were really let down by the final toy

    Toybiz Scarlet Witch Proto:
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    Toybiz Psylocke Proto vs Retail:
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    This one always crack me up, they made the beautiful Famke Janssen look like David Duchovny! :) 

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    Neck joint is hideous but face sculpt and paint very decent on the proto
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  17. Dark Jedi

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    Punisher Max in the house!
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    Looking at that scarlet witch I am not sure any amount of photo real paint would have helped that hot mess. Lol
     
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  19. RKillian

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    There was a reason collectors nicknamed it "Scarlet Mitch."

    This. Hasbro seriously upped their game with the ML "Infinite Series" relaunch in 2014 (CA2:TWS wave). I think the TB wave 6 Phoenix was probably the best female figure up until then. On the other end of that scale, you had Scarlet Witch and the tooth fairy from Darkness Falls (Rogue)...
     
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    just uploaded my quick review of the new Walgreens exclusive
     
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