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Tiger Shark

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Doc Shallot

Subj: Yeah, I'm Really Pro-Fin Fang Foom Too; What's With That She Hulk?
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 11:51:11 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: Regarding Hasbro's Marvel Output Vis-A-Vis The 2008 Toyfair
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 11:25:18 am EST

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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.



The Savage She-Hulk, with those wispy little beanstalk legs, is a real disappointment. And those clothes have got to go!

I have a feeling these Hulk figures are not going to be full-ML scale, but more like the mini-FF figures from the Ronan line, which were very undesirable overall. Kiddie stuff.

We'll have to see. Hasbro seems to be moving even further into the 'kiddie toy' market and away from the collector market. Both are important, but I think they should be kept separate and distinct.

I agree about those repulsor rays on IM. They're repulsive.

Doc Ock looks okay but I already have a few and I'm not overly keen on the character.

I applaud the move back towards the large BAF figures, but it remains to be seen whether this is a one-shot thing or a test run to see how the large BAF performs.

I'll bet you dollars to donuts that the Brood Queen, lame Sand Man, and especially the forthcoming Nemesis figure are not exciting collectors and others fans the same way the Galactus and Sentinel figures did.

Which means that Hasbro is probably seeing the line weaken and stumble in terms of sales.

But they should have started dynamically from the get-go, and have realized that the large BAFs were the wave and way of of the future.

A recent line of classic Universal Monster toys even had a huge BAF Karloff Frankenstein figure. And Legendary Heroes has produced two incredible large BAFs so far, and Mattel is making the forthcoming Gorilla Grodd and Solomon Grundy figures 8-9 inches as well.

Peace.





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