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Doc Shallot

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Tiger Shark

Subj: Re: Regarding Hasbro's Marvel Output Vis-A-Vis The 2008 Toyfair
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 11:25:18 am EST
Reply Subj: Regarding Hasbro's Marvel Output Vis-A-Vis The 2008 Toyfair
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 10:55:34 am EST

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..you can also go to this site for an even better showing of everything that Hasbro revealed.

http://marvelousnews.com/

I'm still not very impressed--only about 1/20th of what's being offered interests me (Yeez--more Spider Man movie figures like the Green Goblin and Sand Man, when such figures are rotting on shelves everywhere? Presumably the excess is shipped to overseas markets or become 'mark downs' in 99 Cent stores).

But here fans may be able to get a better idea of the figures, which include upcoming Marvel Select figures and what looks like a cool new IM figure from a new line called 'Marvel Unleashed.'

Some of these figures have stands and bases, which should soothe posters like Chris B. who are not fans of the BAFs.

The Fing Fang Foom looks great. Most of the figures in the Hulk line don't bowl me over: the Absorbing Man is okay, Wendigo could have been much better, and a couple velcro strips are all that keeps the Savage She-Hulk from being the Naked She-Hulk. I kinda like the Hulk figure based on the "Hulk: The End" one-shot.


I'm not quite sure why they would have yet another line with "Unleashed", but the Iron Man looks alright(I'd dump the plastic repulsor rays coming out of his hands ASAP) and the Doc Ock Unleashed figure looks above average. Although I'm a Spidey fan I don't own a Doc Ock figure so I may check it out.

I've stated before that I like the Thor Select figure, but I'll have to wait and see on Hulk and Iron Man. The Hulk body looks large and muscular but I'm not crazy about his face. The IM looks promising but I find with these select figures that you have to see them up close and pictures often breed false expectations.

Fing Fang Foom though...this is a step in the right direction for BAFs, large and incentive enough to pick up the normal figures.




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