Friday, 11 March 2011

All-father!

Hi guys,

Sorry for the wait for an update but hopefully this will be worth it.

First, I have the sculpt images of Odin. The good news is that he looks amazing, the bad news is that you'll have to wait a little while for him to come out. Due to a few problems, the all-father won't be making an appearance until August-September time.




That aside, I thought I'd explain our costume choice. As I may have mentioned in the past, Odin is a complete and utter nightmare for costume choice. If you read through his comic appearances you'll see that literally every issue he changes costume – and I'm not talking about small changes, quite often he'll go from wearing a horned helmet with a viking look to futuristic armour with a giant crown. I guess when you're the lord of Asgard you get a little bored with wearing the same clothes.

Obviously there were some story arcs where he kept the same costume (Simonson's run on Thor) but in the end we chose a costume that was reminiscent of Kirby's style, had aspects of Simonson and had appeared in a number of '90s comics. We were also careful to make sure Odin has his eyepatch and one (yes, I know he had more) of the crows.

Personally, I think this is one of our best specials, the sculptor did a fantastic job.

Moving swiftly on, the next topic is the subsets.

Thank you all so much for the great ideas and support for various types of subsets. All I can say at the moment is that we have no plans to do Marvel subsets but I will pass on all your comments to our marketing department and my boss. Hopefully, if the Blackest Night series does well and we feel confident we're not over saturating the market, we'll try a subset before the series ends (whenever that will be).

I just wanted to add one quick note on the subsets: The main reason we tried a Blackest night collection was to try and tie-in with the hype of the Green Lantern movie and the mega-event that is Blackest Night/Brightest Day. Perhaps an Avengers subset would be good for the movie next year but then we have done most of the Avengers already. I guess only time will tell.

Last thing I'd like to show you is the Shanna She Devil paint.



Have a great weekend.

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James said...

Odin looks incredible :D great work

LarryS said...

Rick - The updates are appreciated but the next one really must commence with the words: "The 181 to 230 extension is now confirmed, and will kick-off with a long-awaited character, namely ..."

pirate adam said...

oh my god i nearly had a trouser accident :S

Odin looks just ??? words defy me;

AMAZING
AWSOME
FANTASTIC
SUPERB
OUTSTANDING

all fail in comparison to the outrageous magnificence that is the All FATHER

BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO to the sculptor, pose and costume are A++++

now just 1 small concern....he needs 2 RAVENS, come on Rich it'll be easy just have the second standing on the base at his feet i also wanted him to be holding Gungnir but i can live without that.

roll on August-September i cant wait

big MAN HUG for Rich, will be even bigger if you put the second bird in

a very very happy Pirate :)

Robert said...

Odin looks fantastic. I wasn't convinced with the animal hide kilt from the suggested pic a while back, but think the sculpt definitely looks better.

Pity about the delay. Three or fours months seems a long time considering we've already been waiting a good while. Still, better slow and right than quick and wrong, I guess.

Gremlin said...

Odin looks cool. Can't fault the costume choice especially since he changes his costume more than an MTV Awards host does.

Shanna looks amazing aswell.

Top notch work guys.

mgf said...

Odin looks tremendous. I loved the seated custom Odin, but this is such a dynamic pose. Anything Kirbyesque is always going to be hard to beat. Great pose, great costume.

Shanna is also fantastic. I was a little surprised at her inclusion, but I know how important it is for EM to try and keep the male/female balance as far as possible.

A nice update, and two superb new figures on the way.

Nice to hear of the possiblity of an Avengers subset tie-in. Let's hope it happens and we get an original Giant Man amongst others classics.

PS: As Blackest Night was mentioned,I got my first BN sub pack today. Atrocitus & Larfleeze, issues 2 & 3. Both excellent, but the latter is a magnificent sculpt which rivals anything produced in either collection.

ted sallis said...

This collection just gets better and better the Odin sculpt is absolutely incredible, Get this sculptor to do the Hulk redo. I think we had all agreed on the original purple shorts look ;)
Shanna is a lovely as Julianna Moore.
Only downer is the delay :(

the mad thinker said...

wahwahweewah !!

fantastico !!

loving the odin sculpt but isn't anyone going to mention shanna the she-devil ?
she looks fantastic too don't you know , don't you know , fff f*** sake lol.

now can we get :
wendigo , strong guy , madame web , man ape , modok ,
giant man / goliath ,
high evolutionary ,
terrax , and mojo specials please ?

Robert said...

Gremlin: "Shanna looks amazing aswell."

mgf: "Shanna is also fantastic. I was a little surprised at her inclusion, but I know how important it is for EM to try and keep the male/female balance as far as possible."

Ted: "Shanna is a lovely as Julianna Moore"

Mad Thinker: "isn't anyone going to mention shanna the she-devil?"

I don't entirely understand why, but that made me laugh out loud. Pricelsss comedy gold, that is.

pirate adam said...

I'll mention Shanna...I DON'T CARE A JOT ABOUT HER, SHE PAILS IN COMPARISON TO THE ALL FATHER

PA

the mad thinker said...

oops , you are mentioning shanna , oh well guess i'm slow at typing cos there were no comments about her when i was writing my last post.
oh and i also forgot to add lockjaw to my specials list.
speaking of which , it's time for one of my famous lists ..........

next extension wish list :

01: hammerhead
02: tombstone
03: owl
04: jackal
05: trapster
06: dragon man
07: blastaar
08: nova - frankie raye
09: vertigo
10: longshot
11: shaman
12: callisto
13: jigsaw
14: white tiger
15: brother voodoo
16: clea
17: lion heart
18: thunderstrike
19: whirlwind
20: blizzard

Banshee said...

Two amazing figurines there. Odin is just phenomenal, there is literally no other word to describe him. Shanna is gonna fit right in with Ka-Zar and Zabu, another great job.

Now Odin has been pushed back to August is there any chance you guys can sneak Northstar and Aurora. Please please please :-)

Robert said...

I smell BS, MT! There were a minimum of 22 minutes between Gremlin's post and your post about Shanna. Your post was about 50 words long, which is a rate not much better than two words a minute! Then you commented on something I said and in fifteen minutes (at most) you typed 78 words (more than five words a minute). Either your typing is getting much better or you are trying to explain away the fact you missed three (THREE) mentions of Shanna...

Robert said...

P.S. Your list was excellent.

the mad thinker said...

robert :

not that i have to explain myself but there were only four comments on here when i started my 1st post and if you look , the first 4 posts do not mention shanna.

thanks for the compliment about my list for the next extension by the way.

i'd like to see you produce one of your own now please.

AVENGERS -87 said...

Odin is AMAZING . Shanna is the best female of the collection . Thanks at the sculptors .

Robert said...

Tomorrow, MT, I promise to write a list since you said please. It's been a long week and I can't be bothered tonight. As for your list, you had some classic characters from yesteryear that us old timers remember fondly, so that was nice to see. 'Night, everyone!

BobDiamond said...

Ah... the classic banter returns 'twixt Mad Thinker and Robert...Just like old times again!

Better add my appreciation of the 2 new sculpts- both look excellent.. Well Done EM!

Over on the CBR site recently, they announced the result of a poll of what fans considered the best decade for comics was. The result?...the 1980s!
An interesting verdict that...I can see why in a way. A lot of truly revolutionary stuff came out of the 80s- Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, Crisis on Infinite Earths ....BUT not quite so big a decade for Marvel...agree or disagree??

BD (still a 70s man at heart)

SinisterVenom said...

Hey folks! Looks like I came back from holiday just in time!
Odin looks simply outstanding!! Can't wait to see the paint job, can't wait even more to see him with the rest of the collection!
Shanna turned out better than I thought she would too, very nice!
Even Robert and Mad Thinker are back to their finest against each other again. Sweet bliss! :)
SV

mighty_marvel said...

not liking that it's looking like we're only getting 4 specials this year. sauron is out in june/july. odin in aug/sept and we'll probably get another special in november. but what about the april/may special? it's getting a bit short notice to get one organised. we're already down the special we were promised when we got destroyer and another special seems to be MIA. there's too many special sized characters to be done to be losing special slots.

Jacadoo said...

Sorry gents been away far too long!!

Internet now sorted so I will post away.

Got to say nice to see James posting - one of the very best sculptors (I have a few of his pieces) friend please start again!!

Now onto serious stuff Rich - please tell me based on movie box office, apart from one movie from the DC franchise - how are the marketing boys justifying the sub-set and not one from Marvel?

Green Lantern - even the Asgardians in our community would smite this offering!!

Yes the Odin special is probably the best yet…. Don’t tell Padam, Thor or Roberto please

Just don’t wake us Olympians before noon!!

ted sallis said...

" what about the April/May special"
Well if they pull the finger out an Asgardian Destroyer to coincide with the box office event of the year would be clever.

KIRLIANEYES said...

Odin
Literally divine! A god among CMFC specials.

Shanna
She's really hot! Possibly the best CMFC female figurine in terms of sensuality. Hot hot hot. Ka-Zar is a lucky figurine.

Subsets
Indeed we supplied a lot of great ideas. C'mon EM already. Just do a Marvel subset and test collectors response. It will be a success.

jimbob said...

Odin looks flawless!

Amazing job,well done EM.

jbmb2000 said...

Odin looks deadly and Shanna doesn't look 2 bad.

KIRLIANEYES said...

My dream next extension:

181. High Evolutionary
182. Sunspot
183. Gamora
184. Stingray
185. Blastaar
186. Hulkling
187. Danger
188. Sleepwalker
189. Hyperion
190. Anole
191. Firelord
192. Deathbird
193. Starhawk
194. Makkari
195. Xorn
196. Airwalker
197. Attuma
198. Wiccan
199. Yondu
200. Swordsman

John said...

Looks like I'm the only one unhappy with Shanna. I was hoping for the Frank Cho version, in a 2-piece. STILL, it is a nice figurine, and I'm really just glad we're getting her at all. So thank you, EM :)

I'm really happy that the entire Ka-Zar family was done justice and will sit together in my display. Think about this for a second... In a world where most collection would have gone with 10 versions+ of Spidey or Wolverine instead, we actually have a collection that focuses on the broader MU and gives us characters like Shanna :D


Odin really does look fantastic. I don't read Thor, but I'm still getting him.


An Avengers tie-in Subset? Sounds great to me, as long as there are no redos in it. Though if it's really for the movie, there's not many to do... Maria Hill is about the only one we know of that's not done yet.

You could have famous Avengers through time, giving us Swordsman and Mantis, USAgent, etc. But a mix like that is kind of week.

Just please no redos! There's too many characters to cover to take a step back like that!


...What about Marvel Movie characters that are missing from the films leading up to the Avengers? Whiplash, General Ross, Iron Monger, Warriors Three or Hiemdall, Dum Dum Dugan, Maria Hill... is Arnim Zola going to be in the Cap. Movie?


My hope is that the Avengers title will have something major going on next year and we can wait for that. I'm sure there will be a huge event tied to it with the movie coming out, which will probably mean lots of option for a subset... we just have to wait and see where Marvel is going.

John said...

1. Tombstone
2. Wiccan
3. Maximus the Mad
4. Jimmy Woo
5. Constrictor
6. Shaman
7. Gamora
8. Squirrel Girl
9. Paladin
10. Jack O’ Lantern
11. Gravity
12. Psycho-Man
13. Venus
14. Nightmare
15. Rocket Raccoon
16. Brother Voodoo
17. Speedball
18. Ant-Man (O’Grady)
19. Sleepwalker
20. Death

I tried to keep it mixed, but still only pulled from my Top 31. Otherwise, there'd be a LOT more Cosmic and Agents of Atlas.

LAWay said...

Ok, negativity out the way. I didnt care for shanna. For me, i have hardly heard of her, or read her in a comic. But, the sculpt does look pretty nice and feminine, so I look forward to her being on my shelf.

Odin, again, I didnt really care for. I ain't into the asgardians, I read Thor briefly and didnt enjoy it much except for the artwork. That being said, the Odin figurine looks like one of the best sculpts in the entire series. I love it! A shining example of how the great men of EM can make a character that some people may not care or be that familiar with (i know alot of you are opposite), but then turn it around to make this figurine a must-have. Keep it up.

I know its a special, but the style of this is fantastic, it seems so different. If the quality and style is kept up, give me 3D Man and American Eagle, I really wouldnt care if they looked this good.

As for the 80s winning a poll on a forum, no wonder, most of you guys are all oldies. :P

A subset to tie in a major event? I think the Ultimates would be perfect to tie-in with the Avengers movie. Or just a movie avengers theme. Wouldnt mind having Scarlett Johansson. ;)

A pleasant update.

Bagman said...

Odin looks great, can't wait to see a painted version.
Shanna -- my first thought was Shanna the pole dancer!!!. There's an idea for a subset!

LAWay said...

Wow, i think i have hacked into some html to find a preview image of Odin's test paint job. Check it out on my blog! ;)

http://lawaycartoons.blogspot.com/2011/03/great-odins-raven.html

Let me know what you guys think.

pirate adam said...

it didn't take you long did it Mr Jacadoo? only 2 posts back after months on the sideline and your straight back to bashing the Mighty Asgardians...

...and the only reason not to wake an Olympian before noon is because he was up all night engaged in a toga fueled homo-erotic orgy and must now be pampered before the next nights exploits start again, while the Asgardians were up all night drinking and fighting before getting up at dawn to go and hunt that days meal and beat up 50 Frost Giants just for the fun of it then start the drinking all over again.

still it's good that you back me old pal and i am braced for the inevitable backlash

PA

ted sallis said...

Yaaaaaay!, it's subby saturday, Just received Typhoid Mary, And as grinning Psychos go she's a honey.
Marvel Girl, meh, straight into the munter section next to Silver Sable et al.
" Ted give your 181 - 200 list before you go!"
No probs
181 Bloodstone
182 Princess Python
183 Molecule Man
184 X-Meh
185 Brother Voodoo
186 Starlord
187 Molten Man
188 X-Meh
189 American Eagle
190 Dr Spectrum
191 Killraven
192 X-meh
193 High Evolutionary
194 Owl
195 Thundra
196 X-Meh
197 Wundar/Aquarian
198 Tyrannus
199 Werewolve by night
200 Eric Pickles

LarryS said...

Am I the only person who is slightly unnerved by Rich's comment "we'll try a subset before the series ends". Rich - are you trying to soften us up for some disturbing news...?

AVENGERS -87 said...

My top 20 :1) Moonstone ; 2) Grey Gargoyle ; 3) Jewel ; 4) Swordsman ; 5) Wiccan ; 6) Silver Samurai ; 7) Longshot ; 8) Moonstar ; 9) Wolfsbane ; 10) Deathbird ; 11) Maximus ; 12) Trapster ; 13) Hammerhead ; 14) Jackal ; 15) Hela ; 16)High of Evolutionary ; 17) Owl ; 18) Vance Astro ; 19) Gamorra ; 20)Shaman

mgf said...

LarryS said:

"Am I the only person who is slightly unnerved by Rich's comment "we'll try a subset before the series ends". Rich - are you trying to soften us up for some disturbing news...?"

Nothing lasts forever, and this collection is closer to the end than the beginning.

I sometimes look at those figures which have been included inexplicably (imo), the risible X Man leaps to my mind, and think how much more irritating he will become when the collection ends and we don't have Yondu, or Whirlwind, or Blizzard, or Starhawk, or Rocket Racoon, or... at least a hundred others.

There is only one figure I am desperate for now and that is the suddenly seemingly sidelined Lockjaw. We'll get Shaman next time around, but the Northstar and Aurora delay is a little worrying.

I suspect we may be given a little Asgardian Destroyer special in the next few weeks to fill in the April/May slot, so that will be fun if it happens. Strikes me EM can turn things around quite quickly when they wish, as Zabu showed.

Talking of the inexplicable, Marvel Girl & Typhoid Mary just arrived to jeers from the assembled neighbours as they attended the unboxing, pitchforks in hand. "Where is Vance Astro?", they wailed. "Silence scum!" I roared, "Some jejune Marvelites think these dopey female characters are cool! Yes, I know thirteen quid could pay for a Stiltman special with modular leg extensions, but look at this! The yellow and green one has big earrings!"

The door of my armoured Zil saved me from Benezir Bhutto's fate.

Exeunt stage left, pedal to the metal.

BobDiamond said...

Well, seeing as we're doing a possible Last Ever Dream Extension list...here's mine (not including Specials or possible re-dos eg 'Bucky-Cap')

Arnim Zola
Baron Strucker
Colleen Wing
Frankenstein's Monster
Gamora
Grandmaster
Howard the Duck
High Evolutionary
Killraven
Mantis
Marvel Boy (The Uranian)
Misty Knight
Night Rider (orig)
Starhawk
Swordsman (orig)
USAgent
Vance Astro
Werewolf by Night
White Tiger (orig)
Yellow Claw

...hopefully we'll get some of that list at least, and I'd be happy.

BD

PS...did you know that a Near Mint copy of Amazing Fantasy 15 (first Spidey, Leigh :))went for a staggering 1.1 MILLION dollars at auction recently??! Keep that collection safe guys, that's all I've got to say!

ted sallis said...

Well i have a copy of the Human Fly #1 in vg i'm slabbing that bad boy

Robert said...

1980s? Bah. The 1970s rule. Would be interesting to see how extensively the respondents had actually read...

My Dream Lists
Regulars.
1. Fandrall
2. Hogun
3. Recorder
4. Pip theroll
5. Classic Beast
6. Classic Ghost Rider
7. WWII Bucky Barnes
8. Classic Captain Britain
9. Skurge the Executioner
10. Hydra agent
11. AIM technician
12. Jackal
13. Classic Drax the Destroyer
14. Mantis
15. Tarantula
16. U.S.Agent/ Captain
17. High Evolutionary
18. Franklin & Valeria Richards
19. Classic Captain Marvel/ Kree soldier
20. Classic Gamora

Specials
1. Volstagg
2. Hela
3. Titanium Man

Mega
1. Stan Lee
2. Giant-Man

I know I have managed to irritate the people against civilians, those against variants and also those against size-changers as specials/ megas, but I was honest about the characters I most want to see. As for the Mega, I think a Stan The Man would be cool. Not sure if anyone has suggested this before. It came to me in a flash of inspiration!

Robert said...

Read mgf's comments about Lockjaw. Have they actually sculpted him? Rich asked us whether we wanted Lockjaw as a double-pack with Maximus or Luna, but as I recall there was no debate about whether or not we would get Lockjaw himself. It was just a matter of how he was sold. Do we know anything else about Lockjaw?

As for hints of impending cancellation raised by Larry, didn't Rich also say in the previous post that he'd prefer another extension to a sub-set? Was that another clue that sales are falling and the end is near?

LAWay said...

I'm insulted BD. :P


Ideal 20
1) Constrictor
2) US Agent
3) Spider-Girl
4) Spiderman 2099
5) Whirlwind
6) MVP iron spiderman clone
7) Blastaar
8) Patriot
9) Crossbones
10) Silver Samurai
11) Swordsman
12) Tarantula
13) Nitro
14) Moonstone
15) Gravity
16) Paladin
17) Penance
18) Ronin
19) kick-ass
20) Mary Jane


Oooooo the controversy!

Robert said...

Leigh, your colourised version of Odin looks great. Not entirely sure about the red cape, as it would be the same colour as Thor's, but that may just be me.

One other thing: Huginn and Muninn, Odin's ravens, are black.

Anyway, anyone who hasn't looked at Leigh's handiwork, you should go and have a butcher's. It's pretty impressive.

BobDiamond said...

Just pulling your leg Leigh!...

Did you know that some of Frank Miller's earliest work was doing Hostess fruit Pie adverts? (a lot of the big names were doing them anyway- back in the day...). One of his, featuring Spidey, NEVER featured in a Marvel comic, but was only printed in Gold Key Comics of the time. Weird huh?
(I'm a mine of useless info at the mo, 'cos I've been reading the blogs from CBR- great stuff on that site BTW.)

BD

ted sallis said...

Nice work on the colouring Leigh, If you had done his cape in his original Queen of the South tartan he'd be perfect :P

The Hood said...

Odin looks fantastic, excellent work, well done.

Robert said...
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LAWay said...

ah my lack of Odin knowledge is outed. I couldnt find any images of him with any ravens, and the image i saw he had a red cape...or maybe pinkish, could have been an old faded image.

But thanks though. Really looking forward to the figurine regardless. Think the raven would look better gold. ;)

mrsinister88 said...

I don't really think this series will be ending any time soon. Why would it? We still have loads and loads of characters to get through and fan interest remains high.... What I would like to see is alot of the team sets being finished off.... with that in mind and by giving this some serious, serious though Id like to propose the following thirty characters to be included in the next extension just so I can be sure I get them in my collection......

1. Mantis
2. Swordsman
3. Sersi
4. Dr Druid
5. Shaman
6. Marina
7. Northstar
8. Aurora
9. Deathbird
10.Firebird (Bonita)
11.Nova (Frankie Raye)
12.Molecule Man
13.Volcana
14.Graviton
15.Moonstone
16.Gypsy Moth
17.Vertigo
18.Lady Mastermind
19.Goblin Queen
20.Sebastian Shaw
21.Selene
22.Madame Masque
23.Darkstar
24.The shroud
25.tarantula
26.sabra
27.black mamba
28.The asp
29 Diamondback
30.The mandarin

ted sallis said...

I think we had the satsuma already #94ish.
If the sky news like gossip and scaremongering is indeed correct and this collection is reaching it's natural end.
Then #200 should be Wyatt Wingfoot

ted sallis said...

with resin wings

mighty_marvel said...

ideal 181 - 200 extension

1. brother voodoo
2. moonstone
3. wolfsbane
4. tombstone
5. wiccan
6. meggan
7. trapster
8. selene
9. sebastian shaw
10. the hood
11. vance astro
12. gamora
13. US Agent
14. jigsaw
15. corsair
16. hela
17. swordsman
18. karolina dean
19. longshot
20. general ross

specials
1. madame web
2. atlas
3. terrax
4. brood drone

John said...

LAWay and Mighty Marvel have some seriously great lists. I know I'd buy all of them. Robert's... not so much... But hey, we like what we like. ;)

I always knew my tastes were very similar to MM, but I'm actually surprised about Leigh! :D

ted sallis said...

(*) that's cap's shield.
If we don't get the Asgardian Destoyer tie in.Then howsabout WW2 Cap on his army motorbike, i believe that would be simply spiffing.

ted sallis said...

Or perhaps a hyborian turkey tae coincide with Conan the Simpleton?

ted sallis said...

Future xmen subset Bullwang
Riphole
Terrortits
Chelsea Bun.
Marvel Knights Subset:
The Hoof
Green chimney
Onyx nutsack
Haribo gilhoonie
Specials:
Umff
The Mince

ted sallis said...

DREAM EXTENSION
181 The grope
182 Halve girl
183 Frank lee
184 Pishpot Paul
185 Horse teeth Mgraw
186 Lampost
187 Baws
188 grmmph
189 chin
190 Prince bell of ender
191 Analfrog
192 flop
193 god
194 Dave
195 Shitbreeks the befouler
196 holly and the ivy ( double pack)
197 Trumpton
198 lucozadiuan
199 198
200 Stroke

ted sallis said...

Hope this goes on til at least 1352 as i have nothing to share my life with other than endless shelves of figurines, it don't get no better than this.

ted sallis said...

Yeah, i forgot more birds big busty birtds Fwoooar. with guns.......an...........thongs

BobDiamond said...

From Ted's list...God and Dave are obvious choices and have to make the final cut.
As for Shitbreeks the Befouler, he has certainly got a following, and I would welcome his inclusion.

BD

LAWay said...

haha thanks john. yeh, my list is probably the best one suggested isnt it? :P

i think personally alot of the names i mentioned are still big characters that have appeared in mainstream comic titles and story arcs. thats why they appeal to me, while other people may like certain sections of the marvel universe and want the supporting cast in those specialist areas, i still just want the bigger named characters that have had a bigger impact on the MU on a whole.

In my opinion.

Here's a thought when i received the Blackest Night leaflet in my magazine. Technically, i could subscribe and get the free folder and stand, then cancel after issue 1 and i would still get the free stuff? I gotta admit, i am tempted to cheat the system in that case...

Thor8 said...

Really loved the sneak peek of my lovable great daddy. The sculptor's name shall be engraved in the asgardian hall of heroes! As for Shanna, I just hope the other figurines I'll place around her will stay on their respective bases.

Kirlianeyes;You dared to play The Swordsman last on your dream list? Don't blame me if it rains and thunders over your house for the next month or so. As for mrsinister88; may the rainbow bridge shine it's brightest over you forever for placing two so deserving characters at the head of your list. Speaking of lists I think I'll add my two bits;

181)Swordsman
182)Mantis
183)Fandral
184)Hogun
185)Heimdall
186)Whirlwind
187)Stingray
188)USAgent
189)Grey Gargoyle
190)Princess Python
191)Starfox
193)Hyperion
194)Dr.Spectrum
195)Jackal
196)Tarantula
197)White Tiger
198)Firelord
199)Attuma
200)Darkstar

There are quite a few others I'd like to list but then I might be accused of competing with The Mad Thinker. The first 2 on my list and the following three will be gladly substituted if they are made as double pack and triple pack. I'd also like to see Executioner,Destroyer,Mangog,Ulik,Super Adaptoid,Dragon Man,Giant-Man,but these would fall into specials and megas.

I started this pos almos two hours ago,but I had to stop midway through my want list due to the news about the nuclear meltdown in Japan,and then because I had to step out of the house for an errand. Now my eldest son wishes to use the pc so I bid you all adeu.

Robert said...

Well, at least one person sees some merit in my list. Thor8 has six of the characters I picked (and Heimdall was number 21 and just missed out). :)

After Leigh mentioned Kick-Ass my mind started wandering about characters published by Marvel but not from the main MU. I would love it if someone could sort out the problems with copyright so I could get a Dreadstar subset.

KIRLIANEYES said...

hey Thor8, pls spare me the thunders! ;) My list is not in order of preference, it's just an order that creates variety. I've put Swordsman at number 200 because he's one of my favourite characters, and I thought that the 181-200 extension would end on a high.

mighty_marvel said...

thanks for the support of my list john. some fantastic inclusions on yours that just narrowly missed out on my own. would buy sleepwalker, speedball and paladin in a hearbeat. and rocket raccoon only missed out as i'm hoping for the double pack with groot. would like death also. was originally wanting her as a special in the classic holding the body of mar-vell image but i guess that ship has sailed now, so i'd be happy with mistress death as a regular.

speaking of kick-ass i would think that EM would need a new licence as the rights are owned by mark millar and not marvel, so kick-ass couldn't be in the CMFC. but if they could get a licence a short new series of kick-ass, hit girl, big daddy and red mist would be awesome.
and while they're doing that they could also talk to robert kirkman about a walking dead collection :)

LAWay said...

yeh, i figured there were issues with inclusions of kick-ass as he is not technically Marvel, but found it strange that the comic was being sold on the marvel website, so i figured if marvel are selling it, perhaps they own it more than we think.

then again, due to the lack of milking the series and character, its more possible its not owned by them.

In which case, replace him with Lyja Lazerfist.

as for Robert's list, the cheat included variants, which i would love, but i thought it was cheating. :P

SinisterVenom said...

I'd like to see these make 181-200.

Owl
Silver Samurai
Longshot
Swordsman
Mantis
Baron Mordo
Vance Astro
Hammerhead
Jackal
Sebastian Shaw
Selene
Whirlwind
US Agent
Grey Gargoyle
Count Nefaria
Shaman
Mastermind
Maximus
Jigsaw
Moonstone

Possibilities for specials:

MODOK
Madame Web
Onslaught
Mojo
Shuma-Gorath

Just some of the ones I'd like to see.
SV

Robert said...

Charlie Sheen versus... Galactus!!

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Silver-Sheener.jpg

ted sallis said...

Anyway what happened was i found this old bottle of poppers and i thought , meh, what's the worst that could happen?
night night

LAWay said...

you ok ted?

tomaszkasjaniuk said...

Odin looks awesome, Shanna is hot.
We're waiting for confirming extension 181-200 :)
And if Odin is in September, please give us Sauron in July and twins in May, because you're delaying Northstar.
As for subsets Hellfire Club would be good, because of First Class movie: Sebastian Shaw, Harry Leland, Selene, Donald Pierce, Mastermind (in his Brotherhood uniform), Madelyne Pryor, Trevor Fitzroy, Shinobi Shaw.

Robert said...

Just noticed your post, Leigh, and I'd like to point out that my list was a dream list, hence the use of the words "Dream List". If it had been a next extension wish list I would have written "Next Extension Wish List".

Thor8 said...

Kirlianeyes considered thyself spared. I kind of thought that your list was not in order of preference, to be quite honest with the possible exception of the first 5,my list is not in order of preference either,and there are many characters in other lists posted that I would like to have also.

Going back to the subset theme once again I believe that one theme that would please just about everyone would be one that scans the whole MU. What group of characters scattered across the MU could possibly compose a subset under a common theme,you ask? Verily the answer to thy query is quite simple. A "MU alien race subset" and-or a "generic villain subset." In the Alien Race sub set we could get characters like Tana Nile from the Colonizers, Captain Atlas from the Kree,a Badoon,a Shiar,a Brood,etc. As for generic villains,how about:a Hydra agent,an AIM technician,a Sons of the Serpent,a lava man,a moloid,etc. I'm aware that others have mentioned this in the past,but I believe these figurines would make great subsets. What do you guys think?

tomaszkasjaniuk said...

As for 181-200 extension:
Sebastian Shaw (if we get Hellfire Club subset, then Callisto in his place)
Longshot
Deathbird
Silver Samurai
Wolfsbane
Shaman
Wiccan
Moonstone
Stingray
Howard the Duck
Grey Gargoyle
Firelord
Gamora
Vance Astro
Owl
White Tiger
Baron Mordo
Jigsaw
Hammerhead
Tombstone

the mad thinker said...

1st of all , i'll have what ted sallis is drinking. 2nd , stan lee should be the very last issue so like 500 or some s***e. 3rd , i strongly suspect that swordsman will be 1st to be added to the next extension being as so many of us have requested him. 4th , subsets - how about the imperial guard ? Toodle ooh

the mad thinker said...

p.s , i've got a great idea for the april/may special. How about aunt may with one of doctor octopuss's mechanical arms shoved up her arse ?

Robert said...

Does anyone know a responsible adult who could monitor Mad Thinker's internet use? He's clearly been looking at illegal websites again.

BobDiamond said...

Just got 2 subby-packs this morning- Marvel (Typhoid Mary and Marvel Girl)and DC's Blackest Night- 2 cool looking guys that I've never heard of.

Anyone here collect the binders? I haven't had a Marvel or DC one in ages. A while ago I phoned and cancelled the plinths-they were just stacking up without getting used- so I'm wondering if EM think I cancelled the binders too...

Again, good to have the unpredictable musings of MT on here...and the equally entertaining responses from our pal across the border!!
Cheers guys,
BD

Barnabas said...

Now this subject of conjecture. Subsets. I see that EM are collectng data on the possibility and there is nothing in the pieline at all so I will not hold my breath. IF there were to be one maybe something like this...........
Take The Twelve. They could all be on seperate bases, but bases that interlock to form one big standard base (so not to annoy the purists). All the characters would be action posed as if attacking an enemy and in the end you get a really different display for the subset. Of course, this could also be done for any number of characters, Miss America, Whizzer etc.............

Barnabas

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LAWay said...

Subsets...

Em said they only did one for DC, for Blackest Night, because of how epic it was. It spanned across the DC universe, revealed many twists and secrets and had critical acclaim...in addition to a Green Lantern movie being released this year.

So please, think before suggesting subsets. It has to be ON PAR or better than this. It cant be just some super team or characters that havent appeared before in the regular collection. What sort of statement does that make?

It has to be epic, exciting and bankable.

Thor8 said...

Another theme for a cool subset would be heroes from yesteryear. You could do The Invaders,or since we practicaly have the majority of them already maybe you could do The liberty Legion along with other golden age heroes like The Angel,The Vision,The Blazzing Skull,etc.

Barnabas said...

Of course it would have to be epic. I was just using The Twelve as way of example.
They could, as another example, make the cover of Giant X-Man #1.
I'm no marketing boffin researcher, I'm just throwing ideas out to make a subset unique and different to the normal run.

Barnabas

Robert said...

If we could get a Dreadstar subset that would be Epic. It spanned across an entire universe, had many twists (Plan M, etc.) and secrets (Willow's childhood) and was critically acclaimed.

KIRLIANEYES said...

Subsets. Flexible formulas.
Just because the first DC subset is based on a major saga, it does not mean that 'major saga' is the only formula for subsets. EM have been wise to create their first-ever subset around Blackest Night, as it has an almost guaranteed commercial appeal. However, with the Marvel Universe, there are plenty more options that can prove equally and perhaps even more appealing. Such as team subsets, variant subsets, Golden Age subsets and broader MU Files exploring alien races, secret organisations and more. Which is why the forum is running a poll for these types of subsets. I am a Blackest Night collector, and it's an amazing collection. I wish it the best commercial success. And then, I know that EM will be more keen to offer other kinds of subsets. No major saga required. Although of course we could have Age of Apocalypse or Planet Hulk, for example, among the other types of subsets. With the Marvel Universe, subsets don't need to be in conjunction with the hot trend of the moment. There are pleny of awesome areas to explore historically, ie. happened in the past, which still exert enormous fascination on Marvelites worldwide.

mgf said...

LAWay said:

"It has to be epic, exciting and bankable."

Be fair LA, it has to be Marvel as well! :-(

To those who collect both Marvel & DC: I've received Typhoid Mary & Marvel Girl and Big Barda & Azrael in the last 24 hours. I don't wish to sound unkind but the quality of the DC figures is so far ahead of the other two it verges on the embarrassing.

I don't mean the characters, I mean the figures. Big Barda, for example, is simply stunning. Anyone agree, and if so, does anyone want to hazard a guess as to why?

Does the award winning DC collection have a bigger budget than the CMFC?

KIRLIANEYES said...

I collect DC as well. The main DCFC and Blackest Night. Let's not forget that DC figurines cost £6.99, and is highly likely that the extra £1 makes the difference.

The DC collection has set a very high standard, and it delivers consistently. Most figurines are superbly executed with elaborate details, exciting poses and very accurate paint jobs.

But we have beautiful figurines in the CMFC as well, often in very elaborate sculpts for just £5.99.

What I see is that they appear less frequently. Elaborate sculpts are alternated with very basic sculpts. I consider Batroc and Silver Sable, for example, as very basis sculpts - because they lack complexity and the paint jobs are so easy, they're almost elementary.

It seems to me that EM may be using a rota system, whereby they need to alternate large & complex figurines with small and simple ones. And this may be due to more limited budget. Whereas DC can rely on the extra £1 to allow for large & complex figurines to be produced one after the other.

I would be unhappy if it turned out that some of the characters we see in the CMFC are chosen for their simplicity of design (ie. they're simple to sculpt and paint) and merely used to fill production gaps between the more important elaborate figurines that are more difficult to produce.

I'd be happy to pay £6.99 for the CMFC, if it meant that every character can be produced with high level of detail and paintjob.
As things stand, it's almost like Beta Ray Bill is a £7.99 figure and Batroc is a £3.99 figure!
And interesting approach, which works well in many cases, but I wish each character could be top class.

tomaszkasjaniuk said...

Aunt May? Good joke, but we have 2 weeks to 1 April.
Madame Web special would be awesome.

LAWay said...

Yeh, i guess if the blackest night collection does well, who knows, a subset could be made of anything. But its a big gamble from going with something that is a big tie-in for DC and just selecting mid-marvel characters. The Avengers tie-in for next year would probably be the best bet, as you know marvel will cook up some big avengers storyline to coincide with the films release.

I was shocked to hear the DC collection won Magazine of the Year until I saw the list of winners. DC clean sweeped every catergory, which was ridiculous. But still, maybe it got the collection more of a budget with those credentials.

I cant really understand how £1 would make such a huge different. A character design may be simple, but the sculpt can still be good. These sculptors know how to sculpt a human figure, each with its own difficulties due to the designs, but i dont believe they can honestly say the DC figurines take substantially longer than the Marvel ones.

Maybe DC have special contractors exclusively to sculpt their characters which are better than the marvel crew, or it could just be that the guys have learnt alot since the beginning of the collection (as you can tell with alot of the marvel modern sculpts which look great).

So maybe it comes down to the character designs. We are well over 140 figurines, and we are not getting the main marvel characters, which you have to admit, have more interesting character designs because they are the main marvel characters. They have to stand out, and so have more details and more character, and marvel spend more time on them looking good than the others.

So maybe thats what it really comes down to, the character designs. I think if they went back and redid the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman, we would get awesome poses, great detailed sculpts. I dont think the £1 is a HUGE issue. Sure its all about profit margins, but if EM are confident in the collection to extend it to 180 after some characters they have released, then they must be pretty confident that they are making money.

Heres a question...would your sacrifice a special or 2 a year, just so that we can get DC quality sculpts in the regular line-up?

ted sallis said...

I awoke on Sunday morning with a BBQ spare rib stuck to my forehead, hmmmm says i, that's weird. then i checked my texts apparantley i had texted the ex wife , who's in jail for attempting to put a breadknife through my groinal region. Hmmm says i that's strange.
Then i checked my blogs on here, meh, could have been worse says i.
Then i read MT's comments. And i realised even when off my face and flying somewhere near planet cuckoo. I 'm still relatively normal by comparison.
My Norem art arrived from Dallas this morning, i can now finish the Spidey mosaic with a song in my heart and nothing else up my nose.
Oh and Dc figs are better because the sculptors are DC fans and hate Marvel..Fact!!

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Thor8 said...

If the diferance in price were the determanning factor between the Marvel and DC figurines I would definately pay the differrance. If sacraficing a special or two in order to get better quality regulars,yes I would. In other words I'd do just about anything in my reach in order to get higher quality figurines(not that I'm saying that the ones that have been made are not good).

SinisterVenom said...

Hey Ted, Leigh, you guys know that Shuma-Gorath and Jill Valentine was released as DLC for MVC3 today?
Fortunately I had 800 points spare on my Xbox (it's 400 for each character) so I thought 'eh, what the heck' and went ahead with it.
Jill isn't really anything special but Shuma is actually a nice addition to the roster. In fact, it kinda makes me want him in the collection even more now. Any chance of seeing SG in the future Rich?
SV

BobDiamond said...

I remember hearing about this magazine of the Year Award- or whatever it was called, a while ago. I wonder if it's based purely on the magazine itself, or if the figure is all part of the vote....?
If it came down to being solely about the mag, then the Marvel one beats the DC one hands-down. It has wit, it mentions real time-lines that refer to the characters creation, and it interviews the creators and gives them real credit for their accomplishments.
The DC one leaves you wanting to know so much more about the REAL origins of the characters.
So I for one, salute the writers and editors of the Marvel mag- Well done chaps, on a continually enjoyable read!

BD

ted sallis said...

800 POINTS!!!!! How much is that in earth money SV £5.oo-£6.00?
Don't you feel ripped off?
It's not a big roster compared to MvC2 which was about 45 characters?
Capcom are starting to go down in my estimation big time with this ripoff crap, A full roster could end up costing us £50.00 - £60.00.
I would rather eat my own feet than give them another penny, in fact i might just stick it on ebay , Then buy the full game with all the dlc for half the price in 6 months time. At least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask

KIRLIANEYES said...

Yeah, I agree that the CMFC magazine is awesome and better than the DCFC one.

As for the quality of the sculpt and the paintjob, I think every character can become an amazing figurine, regardless of whether they are super-famous characters or not. In fact, some of the less known characters have amazing designs.

Basic sculpt/Detailed sculpt.
A matter of ratio.

My comment was about some cases where EM has produced sculpts with very 'basic' level of details, almost as if they decided that the character did not deserve to be made with a higher level of details

... eg. Batroc could have been painted with more shadows, instead of block colours, while Silver Sable could have had a beautiful head of nicely sculpted curls instead of a flat wig-like hairpiece. What I'm saying is: some CMFC sculpts are quite basic, whereas the DCFC seems to try the best level of details and paintjob with every single character - no matters what character.

I totally love the CMFC, and I only intend to offer constructive criticism, ie. I wish the ratio of basic sculpts and highly detailed sculpts was more in favour of the highly detailed.

LAWay said...

yeh, i heard of the MvC DLC. Rip-off. Not only those two characters, but charging for extra cool costumes. Its a shame thats how online gaming has changed games, which are no longer complete and are milked until a sequel is released.

I have no intention of buying the game until it drops down in price, or until they release an extra addition with all the DLC already included. There are polls running at the moment to pick what characters you want as the next DLC, i cant remember what website its on, but some great choices on there (although i think venom/doc ock and frank west/phoenix wright were topping the list for marvel and capcom respectively).

SinisterVenom said...

Yeah I know you're probably both thinking I must be mad to have paid the price for those two but those points have been sitting there for a couple of months now so I thought I may as well use them or else they would just go to waste. I don't plan on cashing in for more points just to download the extra costumes though, it's not like it changes the gameplay. New characters are one thing but paying to make the characters you already have look pretty in new costumes? No thanks!
Leigh I don't think they will ever release the game with all the DLC. May as well wait for the next game to come out, though it most likely won't be MVC related.

Word verification is sivism.
SV

ted sallis said...

If you paid £45.00 for Modern Warfare,Then got home to find the only weapon to use was a spud gun and all other weapons had to be downloaded for 800 points each , you would hit the roof.
SV auld pal you are quite entitled to spend yer hard earned cash as you please, We are getting the thin end of the wedge here, If we bend over and smile while Capcom shaft us,then things will only get worse, How about the next Streetfighter game havig a roster of 12? the other 30 download only..
Oh and SV i,ve done the same as you many times just using up the last of my points on some extra or another. I don't want to see the day where i have to walk into a store pay £40.00 for my game plus £18.00 for the 2100 gamerpoints to get the full game, it's a rip off pure and simple.
ps
Eaglemoss, i love you, all these marvelous figs and you've never charged an extra penny in almost 6 yrs.
Eaglemoss good-Capcom bad

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Deadpool said...

Wow, I've returned to the UK to an awesome blog subject and lots of figures to open.

Odin is totally awesome and Shanna is worthy of a Deadpool lusty drool.

I see PA couldn't resist a bit Man on Man action, but in this case if Odin can turn a blind eye to his shenannigans then so can I.

Just to echo MGF, I too am rather impressed by the Blackestnight collection and look forward to getting my grubby hands upon Star Saphire.

Mad thinker ... I share your delight at the appearance of Shanna, but I suspect that all that frantic thinking may make you go blind.

And ofcourse PA... Mr Homo-Erotic himself ,,, doesn't give a jot about Shanna ... very telling.

Nice to see everyone is getting on so well since my mysterious periods of absence ... I think the technical term is "Going Dark".

I have one more excursion to Africa in just over a weeks time, and all things going well, I hope to return to a much quieter life back in the UK.

So by Easter you should have the pleasure of my company much more often.

Once again this is a quick hello and good bye to the Mossmen - who should keep up the good work.
(clearly the've had some experience of the fairer sex now, judging by the curves on Shanna).

Also a quick hello goodbye to my fellow bloggers - a fine lot you are too.

Nighty night to Ted, Robert, Bobby D, SV, Kirly, MT , Law-man, Thor and all the newbies.

Oh and Jacadoo ... welcome back.

Finally.... a big hug for PA ... just the way he likes it...

yours truly
Deadpool

Going dark in the dark continent for one last time ....

SinisterVenom said...

Have a safe journey DP, I look forward to your return in Easter, always enjoy reading your posts, brings a giggle out :)
I'm backing you up Robert on Eaglemoss doing an investigation, I'm all for that.
SV

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ted sallis said...

I was just about to crack on applying the oatmeal emulsion to the hallway when the postie arrived, i had ordered a pile of various Curtis mags fae the U.S of Hey.
Just opened Masters of Terror and into my lap falls a page from a schoolbook printed in 1973, The test is to create and market a new drink ,This chap names his "Big Momma".
And his adverising jingle is "Try my Big Mamma
it tastes good
if you drink it ,you'll kiss a llama.
It's signed Bob D.
Also got a Marvel Preview featuring Starlord, that Byrne could draw, been a while since i read anything by the guy.
DP, always a relief when you check in, for some reason i always think of Richard Burton's immortal line "Broadsword calling danny boy"
your either a mercenary or a missionary.
I really should get on with that painting, the trouble is i'm easily distracte......oooooh look a shiny penny

LAWay said...

Ah, its turning into a big luvin' here.

Robert - the award I saw was the Diamond awards or something. I just googled the DC collection, and there was a link on wikipedia explaining it all.

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ted sallis said...

Ah Robert, i still get those movie quotes mixed up, Iron man calling wild goose is from Mary Poppins of course;)
Just finished my first space opera Starlord killed a Sith lord, And his ship called... "ship" is in love with him, Ah Chrissie Claremont wot u like?

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ted sallis said...

It did take several attempts to get through it i kept nodding off , but if i pay $3.50 i want my moneysworth, i think i read this when it first came oot in 77, The same year i stopped collecting.The two events may well be connected.
What's next in my pile, Oooooh another Marvel Preview featuring Starlord, this ones illustrated by Carmine Infantino . I do have some Savage Tales with Shanna she's a psycho and so is Ka-Zar he's stabbing folk and snapping necks like there's no tomorrow, aaah, the 70's simpler times

Robert said...

Oh, God, Carmine Infantino.

BobDiamond said...

Now, Carmine Infantino...There's a name that resonates with Marvel 70ism...My heart usually sank when I saw he was the artist however.
An odder style you couldn't find back then- everyone he drew looked squashed and stretched.
He was really big over at DC in the 60s(I found out later), and he was the bloke on the inside cover of the classic Superman/ Spiderman Team-Up tabloid-size comic with Stan Lee. So he must have been an important guy over in DC...weird artist though.

Ted, I love those B/W mags as well, and spend a lot of time trying to complete my DHOKF collection.
Just completed the shorter run of HtD B/W mags...probably in a minority here for collecting them, but to me they're gems from yesteryear!

BD

Deadpool said...

OK guys... I have a spare moment for a quick comment ...

Check out the Blackestnight Nekron figure.

Superlatives just cannot describe how good this special is: -

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/buffduffdan/Nekron.png

If you were in any doubt about the Blackestnight collection then this will make you an instant true believer.

Come on Mossmen give us a Marvel equivalent to rival this (I suspect that a painted image of Odin will probably do the trick, but I WANT MORE ... much more ......heh hehe muahahahahah)

Subsets ... give me subsets .. you slimy swamp dwelling sphagnum spawns ....
Amalgam subset or as I said about a month ago .... Hellfire club / death of Jean grey story arc - with a Dark Phoenix rising - Ultra Omega Super Armaggedon 2112 end of the world Special)

Deadpool said...

Here is the full URL .....

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/buffduffdan/Nekron.png

I hope it doesn't get neutered this time

Deadpool said...

AAaaaarrrrrrgh ... neutered.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/
c141/buffduffdan/Nekron.png

URL now split onto 2 lines....

Damn you .... you Sphagnum spawns... messing with my blogging ...damn you.

ted sallis said...

That Nekron Spesh is Fantastic, think i'll buy a whole mess of em to sell on to the colonies ;)
If we ever do get a subset series i hope it's at a £6.99 pricepoint. some of the dynamic DC figs are jaw droppingly good, give me a Marvel subset on the same scale.
The Ultimate universe would make a perfect mini series

Hawkeye said...

Here's a suggestion...rather than just go for a subset, why don't we go for something a little different in the CMFC. Might be more expensive but could prove popular. Key moments in the Marvel timeline e.g., Iron Man v Capt America during the events of Civil War; Rogue vs Ms Marvel; the unmasking of Peter Parker) The list is pretty inexhaustible and I'm sure fellow bloggers would have their own preferences. I just put this out there for consideration. My preferences for any further extension: Werewolf by Night, Tombstone, Hammerhead, Human Fly, Owl, Spitfire, White Tiger.

Word verification is relic - sometimes I feel like one :)

Robert said...

The detail in Nekron is quite incredible. There's nothing comparable in the CMFC.

Interesting idea, Hawkeye. Do you see these packs as basically a twin pack (two separate figures) or as an integrated scene? A while back there was a short-lived series called Famous Covers which sounds quite similar to your idea. As well as Galactus versus the Avengers and FF, they had a rather nifty Hulk vs Thing model and a Spidey vs Green Goblin model, both of which were rather cool. I'd probably buy these sets but there seems to be a sizeable number of collectors who don't want variants/ redos, so not sure of the popular appeal. And, of course, the Famous Covers series didn't last very long, either. Pity. I really liked it.

Hawkeye said...

Hulk v Thing would be a cool one, given their classic clashes over the years. I was thinking of two figures on a single base like Cloak & Dagger, but as a diarama (I think that's the word) but the cost of these would probably be prohibitive for the average punter.

I've had a look at the Nekron figure and it looks superb - that scythe looks fearsome!

Thor8 said...

Don't you guys just hate up-dateless Fridays?

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KIRLIANEYES said...

Healthy rivalry
I collect the DCFC and Blackest Night as well, and I totally agree that Nekron is totally sublime. EM's DC creative team are setting increasingly high standards. Now it's the time for EM's Marvel team to a get sense of competitiveness -a healthy & constructive type of rivalry - and try to up their game for CMFC collectors, by increasing the level of details in Marvel figurines, and by giving us Marvel subsets to rival those DC beauties.

Jacadoo said...

HA the Olympian returns - far tooooo long have the Asgardian Lady Boys ruled this realm - well it sounded better in the shower...

Another Friday another let down – still my new Sideshow Hulk and Iron Man arrived today, so at least I can keep myself occupied.

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ted sallis said...

Elton John was an Heirless male until the hair plugs....and the surrogate accessory.
This morning my good lady gave me a final ultimatum " come home drunk and we are through"
At 4 o clock i was so drunk i vomited over myself in the pub, i explained to my friend that my wife had given me a final warning and seeing me in this state would be the end of my marriage. My good friend said "get yourself home and put a £20.00 note in your inside jacket pocket, tell your wife someone threw up over you, and gave you £20.00 for the dry cleaning".
So off i went home and before my wife could say anything i explained that someone had thrown up over me and gave me £20.00 to cover the dry cleaning.
Hmmmm said my wife but why do you have two £20.00 notes?, Oh, i said, that was from the chap who shat in my pants.

Jacadoo said...

Roberto - its even harder to type than you think.... Hela popped over for a beer to be around real men, dont worry we will send her home WISHING she was really dead!!

Keep chasing the poodles and taking the prescription....

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pirate adam said...

Olympians = Wimpians
Asgardians = Hard as Nailsians

Ted, just throw the undies out pal, trust me your dry cleaner will never forgive you ;)

pirate adam said...

i dont mind the black Heimdall more upset about no Balder and wow Natalie Portman is geting better with age

PA

Thor8 said...

I get back from putting my recently re-built Thor collection in chronological order and I find my Warriors Three battling each other. Verily I say thee nay,this must not be. Jacadoo my good friend,what evil spirit has possessed thee so,that thou would try to mock the glory of Asgard's finest? Truly the madness must be upon thee. If thou dost wish to cast thy lot with the Olympians,then thou cannot continue to be one of my Warriors Three.,but fear not thou canst be part of a typical Olympian trio. Hearst thou of The Three Stooges?

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Thor8 said...

Robert; Asking me to pick the best cover ever in my Thor collection is like asking me to name my favorite son,or asking a child at a pet shop to pick out his favorite puppy or even yet asking my good friend Volstagg to decide on just one dish at an Asgardian wedding. I'll be getting the Thor movie poster shown in the site you posted. You see,my niece works at a local Movie theater and her manager saves all the posters and props I want and gives them to me once the movie is removed from the theater. Coll huh?

pirate adam said...

OHHH!!! but Thor8, Jacadoo started it

;)

ted sallis said...

Why is it that Loki can create with a mere whim two superpowered beings who are capable of besting his half bro( Wrecker, Absorbing Man), yet when it comes to mano et mano with his blonde bimbo of a half bro, he's pish?

Robert said...
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pirate adam said...

because Loki is a bit of a panzy when it comes to the physical stuff but he is a mighty sorcerer, if he wanted he could make himself as powerful as Wrecker or Absorbing Man but i guess he doesn't want to get his hands dirty and at the end of the day he'd still get the poop kicked out of him

PA

ted sallis said...

Yep, that's what i kinda thought Robert, But if the god of mischief had the Absorbing Mans power surely goldielocks would be toast?. why imbue some mortal to use a power he could possess himself.??
Ooooooooooo, ted lighten up you silly sossage.

pirate adam said...

perhaps Thor wont hold back against an empowered Loki knowing full well he'll just end up spending a few weeks with Hela before coming back to be a pain in the arse again, but does anybody actually die in the MU anymore?

Thor8 said...

First of all Ted,let me tell you it was not Loki whom gave the Wrecker his power,but rather it was bestowed upon him by mistake by Karnilla the Norn Queen who mistook him to be Loki himself. And if I'm not mistaken Thor has beaten the tar(and whatever else he's absorbed) out of Crusher Creel every time they have clashed. So why would Loki need or want said powers?

pirate adam said...

haha Ted got told off

pirate adam said...

word verifiction:

spunc

i shit you not LOL

ted sallis said...

Haha,Fair enuff .i asked the question, I'm sure the goodguy would always win:)

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pirate adam said...

he might just miss slapping Loki around every other day ;)

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pirate adam said...

if i wrote the Thor comics he would be ruling the MU by now, using Galactus as a hand maid, Thanos as Asgards gardener, Dr Doom as his cleaner, Surtur to keep the place warm in winter and Ymir cool in the summer, you get the picture basically Thor would be king and everyone else his bitch

PA

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pirate adam said...

Pirate Thor #1

Pirate Thor is angry because Jacadoo has turned to the Olympihomo's so he decides to kick seven bells out of everyone except his good pals Pirate Adam, Thor8, Ted, Robert and BD.

His nice new armour gets covered in LAWays blood so Robert gives him his old costume and Pirate Thor is happy.

CRASH BANG

the evil CBR Beast turns up with the X-Men and all X-related characters to usurp the mighty Pirate Thor

BISH BASH BOSH

and the X-Guys are all gone, seeing this the overlord Rich decrees that no more X-men will dirty his amazing collection but rather we will have

The Recorder
Swordsman
Bloodstone
the Asgardians
the Heralds

he also rubbishes any talk of the Duck

PA

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ted sallis said...

Dear PA will fixit
If yoo can fix it for me too have Bloodstone in the collectchin me never mention duck again
ted, aged 9 and a halve

Robert said...
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ted sallis said...

Walter Matthau?
Walter Cronkite
Walter Disney??

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ted sallis said...

I love women they have terminology for all kindsa stuff. I just went down to the fridge for a can of pop as the wife was at the sink i gave her a quick loving grope " that you reached the randy can? " she said.women are great.
Just signed up for the blackest darkest shite collection,

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ted sallis said...

Well in my defence Robert, i just store them away until some piece of art takes my fancy, then them DC figs are straight ontae fleabay.
These figs make a healthy return on your initial investment :)

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ted sallis said...

I remember talking drunken pish about the wonders of Rudy Nebres on a date back in the day . i'm sure i got laid just to shut me up.Hey, i'll take it any way i can get it.

KIRLIANEYES said...

In my opinion, some of the humour, topics and language used in recent posts is out of place on this blog. To be perfectly honest, I don't understand why you don't use your facebook or twitter accounts for that type of non-CMFC chat. You often seem to mistake this blog for your private chatroom. C'mon, guys. Get a grip. This is an Eaglemoss blog dedicated to the CMFC and Marvel figurines. For everything else, surely we can use other websites?

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ted sallis said...

Curly eyes is right , ennUF ALREADY.
Mon curly, set us on the right track with a sparkingly original topic, to see us through to update day.

ted sallis said...

Although for turgid repetition of the same old shit over and over , you are served adirably over on the forum old bean.
Is it quiet on there tonight?

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KIRLIANEYES said...

LOL, Robert. Admittedly I am a bit fixated on subsets. But hey, at least they qualify eminently as an appropriate topic for this blog.

Who said we should post on here every day? If I don't have CMFC-related stuff to talk about, then I'm happy to refrain from posting. And that's my way, folks.

My new CMFC-related posts will follow soon.

LAWay said...

haha the blog is hit by the fun police enforced by K-Eyes.

My CMFC related discussion would be...how would you decide a sculpt/pose? With upcoming figurines named in the next extension, how do you want them to look like...or any previous characters represented, how SHOULD they have looked like?

-until a better cmfc related discussion rears its ugly head. ;)

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BobDiamond said...

I don't know...If it wasn't for the occasional bouts of aimless 'off-topic' chatter on here, I would never have heard Ted's joke about the bloke at the pub and the 20 quid...when I later told my wife the same joke, she really did LOL...

BD

mighty_marvel said...

i don't think that was a joke.

that was just his friday night ;)

Thor8 said...

Off-topics are okay as far as I'm concerned,just as long as they stay within the topic of Marvel related themes. I like to joke around as much as the next guy,but I think I understand what K-eyes is referring to,and I agree. Sometimes people can get carried away and the foul language and certain "adult" insinuations can get out of hand.

And now to something of catastrophic proportions.What in the world happen to my icon in my posts? Mjst be Loki up to his dirty tricks.

Thor8 said...

HA! My evil step brother isn't the only one capable of preforming magic spells. One blackened eye and my posting icon returns.

ted sallis said...

My piles have nearly gone. Finished Kull and the Barbarians #1
Fantastic stuff Ross Andru, on the first story.The Severin siblings on the second and Gil Kanes Valley of the worm. It don't get any better.
In a manly way i'm gagging on some barbarian action in this collection. it's all spandex, looks like Ka-Zar will be the closest.Surely not all of Marvels barbarians have been Kulled?
( see what i did there?)

pirate adam said...

Sorry i must have missed Rich's post when he said that chat was not aloud, as far as i'm concerned i come on here to chat about Marvel and other things with my online pals and have been for allot longer than some people have been posting on here.

if you want my opinion, if you dont like it dont join in

PA

Alexandre said...

Any chance Eaglemoss picks up the TopCow license? Characters such as the Darkness, Witchblade (sara pezzini and danielle baptiste), Angelus, Magdalena, Ian Nottingham, Kenneth Irons, RipClaw and Cyblade among others would look fantastic in lead figures!

BobDiamond said...

Ted, I envy your ownership of the legendary "Kull and the Barbarians"1. I am the proud owner of a mere issue 3- got a few of the old colour "Kull the Destroyer"s too.
It's the biggest shame of this entire collection that we can't have the likes of Conan, Red Sonya (it's the Marvel version 'invented' by Roy Thomas that Dynamite use anyway!!), King Kull and Solomon Kane. They would look MAGNIFICENT in this series.
Oh well, I'm hoping that we will get Killraven eventually, as a sort of sci-fi barbarian - he'd make an amazing figurine.
Unfortunately we'll probably have to wade through a ton of Z-list 'Young X-Men' or some such before that happens....moan, gripe etc....

BD

ted sallis said...

Bob, i would love to see Killraven too, The cover to Amazing Adventures # 18 showing him with pistol in one hand and sword in the other looks sweet....Not sure if the original look is best, Thigh high booties with matching mankini...the saucy wee minx ;)

The Hood said...

Does anybody know if Balder will be in the Thor movie? And if he is who will play him?

Robert said...

Balder's not listed in the official cast list, so I'd say no, Hood.

SinisterVenom said...

Grrr what's going on with the SHFF? It's started to say I'm permanantly banned again. It did this a few weeks ago too but I thought they had it sorted? :(
SV

mighty_marvel said...

i'm getting that message again too. have e-mailed tgr. hope it's sorted again soon

BobDiamond said...

Yep, I got the same message too last night...I'll e-mail them tonight if it's not sorted.

BD

ted sallis said...

Me too

the mad thinker said...

game time folks. If you could change or replace any characters already in this collect , who would they be and why ? You can change the costumes , identities , pose , or totally remove and replace for other characters. Examples : mystique - white costume instead. Bucky instead of winter soldier. Lose wasp and yellow jacket we don't need 2 wasps in the collection. Ant man and wasp made like dc's atom figurine would have been cool. Showing the size changing powers. Few examples there to start us off.

the mad thinker said...

kang has to be the dullest looking figurine in this collection. Crappy pose. Needs more character. Could have at least added a small cape / slight improvement. Beast should have been ape like and about the same size as the thing figurine. One of the goblins on a glider would have been good. Just one captain marvel in the collection would've been nice. The recently added version with blonde flowing hair. The original addition could have been replaced by another cosmic like starfox , gamora or yondu perhaps.

Hawkeye said...

Given that some of the recent DC / Marvel figurines have had some dramatic poses showing them "flying" (Cannonball, John Stewart), I can't help feeling that the Human Torch figure was a missed opportunity here. That's one that could easily be re-done for me.

ted sallis said...

Winter Soldier may have Jaclyn Smith's hairdo fae Charlies Angels , but i think it's a cracking figurine.
For me, The Doc Ock fig aint the Doc,wee tubby bloke with nhs specs containing superthick bifocals,that's Otto.

mighty_marvel said...

the change i would do without hesitation is rogue to the 90s jim lee version. disappoints me so much that my all-time favourite marvel character is sat at the back of my x-men display instead of proudly at the front because of the poor choice of costume we got.

(incidentally, a jim lee era/animated series subset would correct so many of the wrong x-men costumes)

i'd also change movie iron man special for atlas and black spidey special for madame web. black spidey could have easily been done as a variant of normal red spidey. also, don't really like having phoenix rather than jean grey. would change it to jean in the green dress and yellow mask marvel girl costume or the 90s lim lee costume.

Jacadoo said...

OK - back to normality, just managed to get my statues all on display my CMFC all together for the first time in two years!!

So my collection is on display in all its glory from Sideshow through Bowen and the CMFC.

Thor8 have you seen the Mjolnir prop for display at local cinema's?

Tell me one is on the way to your collection.....

Also watch out for the extreemly limited edition Thor soon to be released by Sideshow - outstanding!!!

So Rich any chance of a movie tie in special?

Battle armour Thor and perhaps the real Destroyer?

Jacadoo said...

PAdam what ever happened to BOR?

Robert said...

Interesting ideas, guys. I liked Mr Smith's suggestion of exchanging Bucky for Winter Soldier best, closely followed by having only one Captain Marvel (the original, natch). Having said that, Smiffy's idea of a cape for Kang was a bit, well, odd. Can't remember him ever having one before!

P.S. Any chance of some photos of your shelf pron, Jacadoo?

pirate adam said...

ok Jacadoo, dont get angry but Bor is still awaiting a lick of paint :(

just havent got around to it yet and yes i am a little scared of screwing it up

PA

pirate adam said...

a game for you guys to try

http://www.sporcle.com/games/JusticeDemon/marvelidentities

and theres one for guessing the most published marvel characters on the same site

Rob, Bob, Ted, Thor8 and Jacadoo should be really good at these

Jacadoo said...

Roberto - will sort out images after his weekend, half marathon in Liverpool!!

What about images of your collection mate - any chance?

ted sallis said...

Ahaaaaahaaaaaa. Man, i'm such a part-timer i scored 54/100 i thought cain marko was Sandman.???
I am shocked by my ignorance ;)
I would have got Ted Sallis he's the Glob

pirate adam said...

go to sporcle.com

click on games

type marvel in search bar

and there are loads of games to play, shocked at how bad i am LOL

word verification: spezmu

rather fitting my knowledge

and Ted i got 51

PA

The Hood said...

Thanks to Robert for answering my question aboout Balder, maybe he will turn up in a sequel.

Thor8 said...

jacadoo; I certainly hope to get one of those hammers. I already instructed my niece to get me everything Thor related that she possibly can. The same thing goes for the Avengers movies scheduled to come out in 2012.

Barnabas said...

I was just pondering, as is my wont, about specials, megas and subsets and reading some of the earlier posts about things like great moments and all that. I think I'd gladly sacrifice a special or two to have Spidey cradling the body of Gwen and the goblin flying around on his Vroom Broom as a nice big set.
Now I know removing specials, megas is a touchy subject so don't all throw 4 day old rolls at me, but it could just lead to a whole new direction and new collectors coming in and giving the collection a boost.

Barnabas

KIRLIANEYES said...

New EM 'Batman Automobilia'
Have you heard? EM have launched a new partwork dedicated to Batman vehicles. This is yet another DC Universe collection for DC fans, so I don't understand why it's only with Marvel subsets that EM has so many concerns about market saturation. What the heck!
I appreciate that car models will appeal to a slightly different audience, but c'mon! Enough with Batman and DC stuff already! I would prefer EM's production efforts to be dedicated to expanding on the Marvel Universe.
With Marvel subsets, of course. ;)

the mad thinker said...

robert me ol' mucker , google images , search for kang. There is where i saw him with a small cape , if you could call it that. It only hangs down just below his elbows. Anyway guess my game wasn't very interesting being as someone decided to change the subject. P.s : i too will get some pictures up on here of my display in it's cabinet. Need another one for my dc + blackest night figurines , and a 3rd if we are lucky enough to get a 2000ad collection. Hint hint.

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