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1  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe vs Marvel Comics on: October 21, 2017, 01:22:50 pm
I didn't even notice that he didn't have a Spidey-sense.  And I just watched the movie for a second time last night. 

From some of info I read online, they basically left his Spidey-sense out of HOMECOMING because it would have been a little confusing going back and forth between that and the AI talking in his ear.

I'm not totally against tech for the characters, I just like it when the thing that makes them special is more about their skills and abilities and not about their gadgets (exception being Iron Man of course).

exactly.gif Well said. 

Tony Stark, The Tinkerer, Reed Richards, AIM, and various SHIELD agents should be all about hi-tech, and lots of it.  Most other characters should rely solely on their mutations and abilities. 

However, if the whole tech thing goes too far, then you'll have a bunch of BATMANs: Normal, human guys who can take down any super powered team or any God with just brains and tech.  If that happens, what's the point of Super Heroes even having powers and abilities?
2  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe vs Marvel Comics on: October 20, 2017, 07:30:43 pm
...the movies and TV shows are disappointing because they skip over the layers of complexity of the Marvel U.

Yeah, no movies or TV shows could ever touch on MARVEL ( or DC's ) decades of rich history.
3  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread on: October 20, 2017, 07:23:28 pm
Do you guys remember a time in the 90s when all we could get were BATMAN TAS figures?  No BAT related stuff in DCD drove me crazy!!  And then, it happened....WB got the rights back.  When the solicitation for the SA BATMAN & ROBIN set showed up, I totally flipped out!  God, I was excited!

Now, it's like....ho-hum....I wonder what 3 or 4 BATMAN figures will be offered this month?
4  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe vs Marvel Comics on: October 20, 2017, 04:28:11 pm
Don't get me wrong, I'm still very much in the get off my lawn camp, but I might be cracking.

You make a great point.  Simply put....Times, they are uh-changin'.  Younger kids and even young adults are totally going to relate to the AI angle, whereas grouchy old dinosaurs like me are somewhat stuck in the past.  Like SPIDER-BEN said....to us, web shooters and spider-tracers were a big deal, but the younger set is open to more 'modern' tech.
5  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread on: October 20, 2017, 03:42:00 pm
I've griped and bitched about 'Too Many BATMANs' so many damned times that I don't even have anything new to say. 

 

6  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe vs Marvel Comics on: October 20, 2017, 01:31:47 pm
Yeah, it's weird.  They actually replaced his 'Spider-sense' with AI.  Not cool.
7  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe vs Marvel Comics on: October 19, 2017, 05:38:25 pm
I do have to admit that I don't care at all for SPIDEY having AI in his suit, not to mention his 500+ 'Web Configurations'. 
8  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD on: October 19, 2017, 04:52:53 pm
Of course there is an assload of drama at the .Org, because now simplified Filmation designs with NO "classicized" elements are working their way into Collector's Choice, which is SUPPOSED to be a continuation of the "Classics"-style...

Yeah, I've been following that.  The bottom line is that as long as sales don't drop dramatically, S7 is going to do whatever they want to do.  Most ORGERS have that "I'll buy it, but I don't have to like it" mentality. 

Dammit!  I don't like the way they are handling this!  I'll still buy 5 of each figure, but I am so angry, I might not open them!  Screw you S7!  Now, here's my credit card number!!

Roll Eyes
9  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe vs Marvel Comics on: October 19, 2017, 01:40:33 pm
What are your thoughts on the MCU vs the comics?

I have always said that no matter how good a movie is, it will always be Cliff Notes compared to the original Novel.  That said, I've enjoyed pretty much all of MARVEL's movies. 

Do you prefer movie toys and collectibles to comic based?

Absolutely comic based.  I totally understand the 'need' to make movie based toys, but I have no interest in them.

Do you like when Marvel makes the comics more like the movies?

NO.  I hate the tail wagging the dog.  I hate how nowadays, many costumes look all stiff and leathery, bulked up, have about 10 thick layers, and a bunch of straps and zippers.  Ugh.  I also hate the transition to darker, muted colors. 

I've said before....I feel that MARVEL is really reaching out with their comics in efforts to grab people who just left the theater.  For all I know, that could be the right thing to do, but it totally turns me off.

I'd also like to point out that a lot of younger fans only know the movie and video game versions of characters.  While that's not actually a bad thing, they aren't really familiar with the real versions, and their deep histories.

EXAMPLE: A 20-something guy was telling me about some Hero vs. Hero thing he saw online, and he was telling me how HAWKEYE totally destroyed the GREEN ARROW.  However, he had no idea that neither of them have super powers until I told him.  He thought BATMAN was the only hero without powers.
10  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD on: October 18, 2017, 01:54:09 pm
$35 bucks a figure, you have to order a set of 4, and that doesn't include shipping.  Plus, who knows what kind of delays there may be having to do with shipping, the plastic, the packaging, or anything?  Sounds like fun to me!!
11  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: October 18, 2017, 12:56:42 pm
No, you're right, that was in poor taste.

Keep 'em coming. Cheesy
12  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread on: October 18, 2017, 12:55:20 pm
There just aren't nearly enough BATMAN action figures.  There needs to be brand new BATMAN figures in stores at least once a week, and they need to be 25 plus bucks.
13  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Best Marvel Legends Hulk? on: October 18, 2017, 12:54:00 pm
Very interesting, guys. Thumbs Up 

The last I knew, SPIDEY had a bench press of 10 tons, and COLOSSUS had one of around 80 tons or so, but who knows nowadays?   And yes, there were not a lot of characters with Class 100 strength, but hell....LUKE CAGE probably has that at this point. 

Does anybody remember when mutants were all the rage, so MARVEL made the FALCON a mutant?  Is he still a mutant, or did that concept get dropped?

Nothing is what it used to be.
14  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD on: October 17, 2017, 02:44:10 pm
I don't know if the fangs are anymore impractical than having a giant elephant head on a firefighter or having a giant steel karate chop hand.  Wink

Even as a kid, I thought that a lot of the later MOTU characters were just too darned silly looking.  I had over a dozen of the earliest figures, but as the line went on, it seemed like every character was nothing more than a weird gimmick.  I quickly lost all interest.

Granted, the HORSEMEN seem to be able to make even the lamest character look really cool!

It depends on who you ask.  To many people, the entire HE-MAN catalog is silly and ridiculous.  To others, all Super Heroes are childish nonsense.  As always, YMMV. 
15  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD on: October 17, 2017, 01:42:38 pm
I have never had any interest in any of the SNAKE MEN, except for KOBRA KHAN.  That said, each and every one of them has looked amazing.
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