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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, 02:29:35 pm
Great point!!!  Those are my exact thoughts. I'm a little behind on Batman but I finished up the new 52 stuff before the Rebirth relaunch and I noticed Batman had tremendous amounts of tech at the end of that series.
2  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: October 21, 2017, 12:23:32 pm
I ordered Hydra 2 pack from Toys r us website on October 17.
3  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, 11:39:30 am
In Captain America Civil War they kind of eluded to him having a Spidey sense. In the big hero fight scene when he was holding cap's shield and Ant-Man was sitting on there about to change sizes Spidey says something like "hey something's not right here guys". I don't remember the exact quote but he makes it seem like he sensed something was about to happen, he just didn't know what. It is certainly a very down played and watered down version of Spidey sense.

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).
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 19, 2017, 08:01:50 pm
I agree. There are some cool applications with the new suit, but I like the days when his most impressive pieces of tech were web shooters and a camera.
5  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Marvel Cinematic Universe vs Marvel Comics on: October 19, 2017, 08:45:10 am
What are your thoughts on the MCU vs the comics?

Do you prefer movie toys and collectibles to comic based?

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

I'm just curious to hear other people's view on this subject. I prefer the movie universe to stay in the movie universe.  The comics should heavily influence the movies and the movies should stay OUT of the comics. The Nick Fury debacle killed SHIELD in the comics in my eyes. 

I've just re-started collecting Marvel Legends recently and I'm ALL IN on comic based but have zero interest in movie based. I like the designs (mostly), just not in toy form. The one exception could be Iron Man. 
6  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Best Marvel Legends Hulk? on: October 18, 2017, 08:40:39 am
Remember when the only heroes to have Superhuman Class 100 strength were Thor, Hulk and Silver Surfer? Even guys like Abomination and Juggernaut were less. Now they're giving out Class 100 ratings like hot breakfasts.
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I remember reading an issue that displayed stats and showed that characters like Spider-Man and Colossus were at the same strength class. This was over 20 years ago when I was in grade school so unfortunately I can't recall which issue it was. I know that at that time the X-Men animated series was in full swing as well as the 90s Spider-Man cartoon and I was in disbelief that they were at the same power level.  In Colossus's first guest appearance he brought down an entire building on a construction site and Spider-Man can barely lift a Volkswagen.  Apparently they weren't portrayed at the same strength level for very long despite it being printed in the comics.
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: The Orville on: October 13, 2017, 08:30:31 am
Totally!  The guest stars are great too. Liam Neeson even showed up out of nowhere on a screen on that large "Eco-bio-dome" type of ship.  As soon as I saw his face I just said "no way" and started laughing. I don't think my wife gets why I like this show so much.
8  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: The Orville on: October 12, 2017, 12:20:46 pm
I like it right before they go into a commercial break and everyone in the frame just kind of pauses with a look of major concern on their faces.  Reminds me of Star Trek The Next Generation. It makes me smile every time
9  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Best Marvel Legends Hulk? on: October 08, 2017, 09:37:10 am
What's always difficult with scale is that depending on the era and the artist's interpretation, he is always depicted differently.  I suppose I could just use the Select until I get a Legends and just say he's really mad and that's why he's so big.  Haha.

I remember a line somewhere during Work War Hulk where he said he was his strongest he's ever been because he's so mad.  I think it was while fighting the X-Men.  I'll use that for my rationale for now.
10  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Best Marvel Legends Hulk? on: October 07, 2017, 09:21:19 pm
Do you guys think that the Marvel Select Hulk figures are at a good scale?  It's a slightly more affordable option to start and I already have Red Hulk in that scale.  Tonight I picked up the Disney Store Exclusive Planet Hulk as well (comic version of course).  I haven't opened Marvel Select to compare scales yet. 
11  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Mighty Marvel Comics discussion on: October 05, 2017, 08:59:26 pm
I think having new characters could be great too, but I'm tired of every character having to be a derivative of classic characters, yet they are "superior" to their original counterparts. Invincible Iron Man with the Riri Williams character has been interesting, but once they start making her "smarter" and better than Tony Stark I take an issue with that. Same thing with Totally Awesome Hulk (which is not awesome, just barely passable).  These characters haven't earned the greatness that is supposedly being bestowed upon them.  I think there is potential for some of them, but honestly Marvel is trying toooooooooo hard to diversify. The next big character I'm sure will be a 2 year old toddler who has the mental capacity to create an infinitely renewable energy source that allows her to build a suit of armor so that she can the  travel to the stars with and get all of the powers of the Fantastic Four. When she gets back to earth she'll be bitten by a radioactive spider and shoot webs from her diaper.

P.S.  keep the bad guys as bad guys.
12  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Best Marvel Legends Hulk? on: October 05, 2017, 08:45:07 pm
Cool thanks. That's the one I've been leaving towards and I like the head sculpt a lot too.
13  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Best Marvel Legends Hulk? on: October 05, 2017, 07:56:27 pm
I'm a born again Marvel Legends collector and I'm in the process of filling in a lot of characters.  What do you guys think is the best Marvel Legends Hulk figure?  I'm only looking at comic based versions. Thanks!!
14  The Collector's Life / Traders' Trove / Re: Wanted: Mark Jane/Spider-Man TRU Legends 2 Pack on: October 04, 2017, 10:49:24 am
Yeah it's a tough one to locate. I was in a Toys R Us shopping for my daughter's birthday in July about 2 weeks before I started collecting Legends again and saw a few on the shelf. Seeing the Mary Jane included almost got me into it then. Sadly that was the only time I've seen it.
15  The Collector's Life / Traders' Trove / Wanted: Mark Jane/Spider-Man TRU Legends 2 Pack on: October 03, 2017, 09:56:02 pm
I'd love to find this set for a fair price. I haven't had much luck finding it. My local store has about 10 sets of Cyclops/Dark Phoenix.
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