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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:05 am 
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I like the individualized card art, the comic style graphic touchs and I like that the BAF pieces are visible so you can inspect the paint/assembly on those as well as the figure but the background behind the figure just looks to "busy" to me...

http://thefwoosh.com/2012/01/marvel-leg ... d-pictures


I don't collect Legends but this is exciting , I'm going to have to hunt for these and take a good look.

The packaging is fun, but it's way too cluttered and noisy with no real hierarchy in the design. Action fonts and stickers crashing all over the place. "Terrax!" is on there twice for no reason I can decipher. "Marvel Legends" is on there twice for no reason I can decipher. And the "Marvel" logo is pushed off to the side, rather diminutive. I'm so distracted I don't appreciate the toy. But the figures look awesome! The DC Universe packaging is better.

Okay, enough art critique, sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:52 am 
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funtime3 wrote:
Jim_Abell wrote:
I like the individualized card art, the comic style graphic touchs and I like that the BAF pieces are visible so you can inspect the paint/assembly on those as well as the figure but the background behind the figure just looks to "busy" to me...

http://thefwoosh.com/2012/01/marvel-leg ... d-pictures


I don't collect Legends but this is exciting , I'm going to have to hunt for these and take a good look.

The packaging is fun, but it's way too cluttered and noisy with no real hierarchy in the design. Action fonts and stickers crashing all over the place. "Terrax!" is on there twice for no reason I can decipher. "Marvel Legends" is on there twice for no reason I can decipher. And the "Marvel" logo is pushed off to the side, rather diminutive. I'm so distracted I don't appreciate the toy. But the figures look awesome! The DC Universe packaging is better.

Okay, enough art critique, sorry.


I actually completely agree with your critique of the card art. It's too busy. Which is a blessing for me, because now I won't have the compulsion to buy one to keep carded and another to complete the BAF... Silver lining :D

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Good find! If my math is correct, buying a case of eight (at least at BBTS) is the same as buying a set of seven at TRU. Too bad I didn't come here before shipping my BBTS Pile of Loot about a half hour or so ago. Ah well, shipping and local sales tax cancel each other out.


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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:15 pm 
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I hit my 3 local TRUs this weekend looking for Legends.... and I found one lone Iron Man. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
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I hit my 3 local TRUs this weekend looking for Legends.... and I found one lone Iron Man. :cry:


That's still good Dan. I can't find jack squat. I don't think this $50 TRU gift card I have will ever get spent.

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:36 am 
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I hit it big this weekend; getting to the store right at opening worked for me two days in a row. I found the first wave (minus Hope and GR) on Friday morning near home, and then found the entire wave again (with Hope and GR) near work.

So I only spent 24 hours with the psychotic collector's mentality of focusing only on the ones I didn't find. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
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Still only the west coast getting these...

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:21 am 
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I haven't even had a chance to look yet. I already got Thor from SDCC but I'd like to see Iron Man in person before making that purchase.

I also can't decide who I want to get from this line. I'm keeping it strictly to a small group, unlike my DC lines. I know for sure that Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman, Hulk, and Wolverine are on my list. Beyond that, Nightcrawler is one of my favorites but there may not be anyone else that stands out.


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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
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I think it's odd that one figure out of the set doesn't have the BAF parts...


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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
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Beta_Ray_Bryan wrote:
I think it's odd that one figure out of the set doesn't have the BAF parts...

WHA?
Who doesn't have BAF parts?

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
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Van Statten wrote:
Beta_Ray_Bryan wrote:
I think it's odd that one figure out of the set doesn't have the BAF parts...

WHA?
Who doesn't have BAF parts?


Thor


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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Not so odd; this way, the people who bought the SDCC version of Thor don't have to rebuy the figure to complete their Terrax. Darn considerate of Hasbro, I'd say.

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
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Snagged the new Thor and have him up for review today at IAT as part of our Review-A-Palooza Week!

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
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I didn't expect the new figures to be so horribly out-of-scale with the older Legends...really disappointing. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Legends 2012 Discussion
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The Detail on that Thor is quite amazing. I don't mind that he's quite tall, it's mostly about having the character look so amazing. Hopefully this line goes on for a long time.

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