who did a better job on making the ML series?habro?r toybiz?
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who did a better job on making the ML series?habro?r toybiz?

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Posted by net
on Monday, June 25, 2007
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scarlet_magpie -
Saturday, August 18, 2007
For me, I don't care so much about the comic book (I probably would have the issue anyway), but it's the lack of paint on the Hasbro figs that pees me off.
A really good case in point is the fact that in order to get Annihilus, I have to own an X3 movie beast. It's a terrible figure with rubbish articulation and flat ,moulded hands that don't close. Compare it with, say, the Aoa Sabretooth form the Giant Man series...now THAT was a figure!

Plus, I live in the UK, so my Hasbro figures retail at start price of £12.99 (which translates to about $19 , I think...).
So you get an idea of why I am a bit put out having to buy an action figure of Vinnie Jones, Kelsey Grammer, or Famke Jansen to get Annihilus's wing...
Enigma -
Monday, July 23, 2007
I went to the store when Hasbro first started making them and was freaked out! Also, I don't really want movie tie-in toys in the lines(like the X3 stuff), don't they just normally make a separate line for them anyway? So far Toybiz was definatley better.
I don't mean to say Hasbro is terrible, just not up to par, not to mention I miss my comic book!
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Old MLs were like 6-8 bucks, now some of them are 5 bucks at KB Stores.
DTM -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
hey guys. How much were the ole Toybix MLs? I forgot , the new price got me caught up. Now I think if they bring back Toybiz MLs they are too cheap
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Hasbro have had years to make all kinds of toys - their motto is Poorer Product for a Greater Price. That's what Hasbro do. Almost everything they make suffers from lack of paint apps and relatively hefty price tags - especially if you live in Europe.
DTM -
Friday, June 29, 2007
Toybiz did a better job IMO. they had a free comic book, accessories, BAF. it was awesome plus it was cheaper.
Thor the Mighty -
Friday, June 29, 2007
As of right now Toybiz holds the crown. I prefer the paint aps and packaging more than what Hasbro has been putting out. It's possible the big H may get better but for some reason except for a few characters the new stuff just does not have the same feel.
hawkeye -
Thursday, June 28, 2007
I would have looked and said it was in the intrest of art
VariablePenguin -
Thursday, June 28, 2007
She was good looking enough for me to actually think about letting her show me her tatoo.
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, June 28, 2007
...was she hot?

Whoa whoa whoa, we're getting way off-topic here! Back on track!

...so was she hot?
VariablePenguin -
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Yeah, I've already got a fiancee. But maybe that will help someone else. Oh and the girl tried to show me her batman tatoo, on her hip.
18thstreet-Geppetto -
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
you konw what works better get some tattoos, it does for me and then when I say Im a tattoo artist they go nuts,
ToymakerB -
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
My mom sees me spending so much on toys but as she says:

"It's better than spending them on hookers and/or drugs"




Nope. Not gonna say anything
Punstarr -
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Btw, translated, that meant...

Eh? Whoa...

You're making this up, right?

Aren't you?

Hmmmm maybe not... well if so, I have to say... NICE!

(I wasn't sure how clear that was, or whether it could have been taken wrong)
Punstarr -
Wednesday, June 27, 2007






VariablePenguin -
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I had this chick at KB toys almost want to jump the counter when she saw my Batman watch and I told her I make action figures. Seriously.
Punstarr -
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
That's totally how I landed my wife!
VariablePenguin -
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
My mom sees me spending so much on toys but as she says:

"It's better than spending them on hookers and/or drugs"




you moms right homie why pay for hookers, when if you just apply yourself you just might get it for free

Customizer - "Hey baby, look at this toy I made for you."
"Lady" - "Oh you're so hot!" POUNCE

At least that's what I hear, I don't know about ya'll.
18thstreet-Geppetto -
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
My mom sees me spending so much on toys but as she says:

"It's better than spending them on hookers and/or drugs"




you moms right homie why pay for hookers, when if you just apply yourself you just might get it for free
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
>_>

The Hasbros are fine, it's just too bad they all need a paint-job. Paying 12 bucks to fix a figure is annoying.
net -
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
and hasbr0s marvel legends has no elbows and I think the ML series from hasbro are small?
VariablePenguin -
Monday, June 25, 2007
We did.
DTM -
Monday, June 25, 2007
yeah some were odd, like the Gambit comic had Gambit on the front cover but the comic was about Wolverine.
CplHicks -
Monday, June 25, 2007
My mom sees me spending so much on toys but as she says:

"It's better than spending them on hookers and/or drugs"

hawkeye -
Monday, June 25, 2007
I forgot all about him. Gotta dig out the comics now
Punstarr -
Monday, June 25, 2007
Hey I liked Slapstick.

"Slapstick buddy, you know you have a responsibility to fight villains now"

"Awww do I have to? Couldn't I just play cruel tricks on em?"
hawkeye -
Monday, June 25, 2007
I meant odd funny. There were much better comics they could have used. Slapstick
Punstarr -
Monday, June 25, 2007
Funny comics, eh? Hmmmm no one's done a slapstick fig I see.
hawkeye -
Monday, June 25, 2007
I thought it was an awesome idea, but the comics they included were a little funny sometimes. I hate the poster books tho.
DTM -
Monday, June 25, 2007
me too, that was my source to get comics, now I have to travel two places just to get a comic and the figure
Punstarr -
Monday, June 25, 2007
Heh, Will Smith, eat your heart out.

It's really bad because a 6000% increase in stocks rarely happens. It was literally a once in a lifetime opportunity that I warned them about but they just disregarded me as though I didn't know what I was talking about.
hawkeye -
Monday, June 25, 2007
That sucks! My dad can't understand why I buy so many toys. Sometimes parents just don't understand.
Punstarr -
Monday, June 25, 2007
You wanna hear something messed up? I was like 16 or so when Marvel filed Chapter 11... I had always wanted Marvel stock because well, I'm a fan, and so I payed attention to the prices. Well I saw the stock had plummeted to 50 cents a share and I about tripped over myself to run to my folks, trying in vain to convince them they needed to buy as many of those stocks as they could. No way was a giant like Marvel actually going to go under. Nonono, they said, it'd be stupid to invest in something like that. I felt really brushed off that they wouldn't even listen to me. I'm still a bit hurt to this day... now I see that Marvel stock is around $30 a share. Grrrrrr that's a 6000% increase! If they'd invested $100,000 into it, they'd have 6 million bucks! And they had the cash if they really wanted to. Oh it still stings to this day.
hawkeye -
Monday, June 25, 2007
Ironically, they still do. I guess there was too much money offered to pass up. BTW, I like the new package. I wish they still had the comic tho.
Punstarr -
Monday, June 25, 2007
I assume that after the Chapter 11, Marvel no longer owns Toy Biz?
hawkeye -
Monday, June 25, 2007
I agree. Given time Hasbro may take it but TB made beter figures
deadeye -
Monday, June 25, 2007
So far - Toybiz without a shadow of a doubt - they had their finger on the pulse of what people want

Hasbro on the MLs have the finger where the sun don't shine and are then flipping us the bird with it as collectors

A few rare figures done well - Toybiz has the better track record

But we'll see what the fture holds

~_@
Dedi
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