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 Post subject: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:15 am 
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I never realized how much I missed ML's until I got the Winter Soldier. Seeing the Hasbro version of Deadpool and the new Warpath(s), I realize I've been settling with the MU figures.

If the Marvel Legends become a mainstay, will you quit Marvel Universe or collect both?

Just curious :)

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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:49 pm 
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I'll stick with marvel Universe as I prefer the 3 3/4" size more than 6". I'd possibly buy a couple Legends if they catch my eye, like that sweet Ms. Marvel they made a prototype of for that contest they ran.


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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:07 pm 
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I'm a Marvel Zombie, and I've really missed Legends. So I'll definitely be collecting both. It'd be nice if someone would buy up all of the Dum Dum Dugan, FF, Kree/Skrull and IM/Sharon Carter 2-packs, to make way for the new ones down here. Or better yet, If TRU would put them up on their website.

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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:16 pm 
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I honestly don't know.

I really think MU has started hitting its stride, and I don't think I can really afford to have another $15 a pop action figure line.

On the other hand, I really loved Marvel Legends in its hey day.

I'll probably pick and chose like I do with MU. I'll get new Iron Man armors and try to obtain figures they didn't make before. With my luck they'll start out with a really cool BAF and BAM! Sucked right back in. :?

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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:22 pm 
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I've never been a completist with any line I've ever collected. So I think it's safe to say I'll be picking and choosing when ML "reboots" as well.

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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:20 pm 
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While there are ML's that will always be on my faves list, I have been a sucker for 1:18th scale since Star Wars hit in 1978. I don't think I will change that now. I will probably pick up a few faves from the line, but I doubt as much as I did from Toybiz's run.

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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:49 pm 
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I've never actually owned any of the Marvel Legends figures, thanks to a) buying a horrible Daredevil in the Spider-Man Classics line and b) moving to Taiwan right around the time Legends was released, so I don't have any experience with them. That said, I do have an Icons Iron Man on its way to me, so that may hook me on the line. Honestly though, I'd probably stick with the MU. They're cheaper to ship for me, are pretty awesome for their size and they take up a lot less room.


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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:29 pm 
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I might, however I just don't think there's a market for figures that expensive. 6" ML figures used to cost $8-10. They just reduced the size of the figures from 6" to 3.75" and are charging about the same price for them. I'm not sure that I'd pay that much for a run-of-the-mill figure these days, I essentially stopped buying the JLU 3-packs when they went up to $15.99, I can't see myself buying a single ML figure for that price unless it was something really special.


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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:31 pm 
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I initially started to collect MU with wave 1 but quickly sold them off. Like you, I felt as if I was settling. Now I only pick up a select few of the MUs (I'd love for a single carded Ultron and Hawkeye). Now that ML is returning I am going to have to clear some room for the new figures.


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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:46 am 
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I have no interest in Marvel Legends; Blade is the only one I ever bought. I'm a big fan of the Marvel Universe line, but there's no danger of me collecting any 6" Marvel figures.


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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:17 am 
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I'm sticking with Marvel Universe. I have a slight preference for the 3 3/4 inch scale. My Target has been selling them for
$6.99 which has been a little easier to digest. I'll buy every MU X-men character and anything else on sale or clearance.

I still don't like the messy paint on ML and MU figures. I'm more selective with what I buy when it comes to MU and their paint jobs.


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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:31 pm 
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I will stay with the 3-3/4 line-- better scale for action figures- always will be--

I would pick up the occasional legend figure-- but only characters that interest me-- (and since more than likely those initial waves will consist of Spidey,Cap,Thor, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man-I can keep on passing)

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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:58 pm 
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I'm a 3.75" collector all the way, so... no.

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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:41 pm 
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I'm really surprised how many people prefer the 3 3/4" scale to 6". I mean I understand it as far as displays are concerned, since you can obviously fit more because of the smaller size.

But to me, the 6" scale offers so much more as far as detail is concerned. This is most evident in the female figures. Out of two 3 3/4 lines I collect (G.I. Joe, and MU), neither line has a standout female figure that I would actually say is pretty, much less gorgeous. I think this is because the sculptors have a much smaller surface to work with. Well, it's either that, or guys working with small things hate women :twisted:.

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 Post subject: Re: If ML become a mainstay again, will you still buy MU?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:07 am 
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I tried not to get sucked in , but I've become quite the 6 inch collector with DCU Classics. I'm a DC Guy myself. I'm just not into Marvel as much as when I was a kid.

But I agree alcinde4 that the 6" scale is better to look at it. There's just something about the 3.75 figures that make them rarely look great on display in a commanding way. Sometimes I have them all on display and they just look like children's play things but then I look at the DCUC on display and they look all bada$$.

I think my preference for 3.75 inch stems from playing with Star Wars and G.i.Joes as a kid in the early 80's. I have a small house too so I don't have much room for toy display, sadly.


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