GoldenNinja3000

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  1. GoldenNinja3000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm honestly surprised at how well this set is being received here. Maybe it's because everyone had low expectations, but even though it's well-designed I still don't understand why a random stack of life-size builds was made. When I heard the D2C would be buildable objects I was hoping for something like the Horcruxes or the founders' objects (although I doubted that would happen because making a stable Sword of Gryffindor would be too difficult). I've just got completely mixed feelings on this set. I'm going to buy it and I really like certain parts of it, but I also intensely dislike other aspects. Part of that is because of the other sets in the theme - why give us a small displayable Hedwig if there's going to be a much better one a year later, and why skip Gringotts when it's so conspicuously absent from last year's Diagon Alley? I like the displayable HP sets LEGO has rolled out so far, but I have to agree with @Clone OPatra about the direction of the theme in general. I don't want half of the sets every year to be display objects. We got the Art mosaics, Fawkes, Harry & Hermione, and now this Hogwarts Icons set in the same year, not to mention the Wizard's Chess and Hogwarts Moments sets which are playable but not at all like regular sets. It's kind of overkill at this point IMO. I'm crossing my fingers for some great Deathly Hallows sets next year but I'm worried we aren't going to get any.
  2. GoldenNinja3000

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, I've got mixed feelings on this. It's an incredible piece of LEGO art but it seems like something the Noble Collection would release as a sculpture, and I'd have absolutely no interest in a display piece like this if it wasn't LEGO. Hedwig is amazing but we just got a display model of her last year. The bottles and Snitch are my favorite builds and I like the look of the wand and the books, but building the books seems like it's going to be a major pain in the butt especially since they only exist to provide height for Hedwig's perch. The golden figures are incredible though! I was hoping for Dumbledore but I'm thrilled to see McGonagall and Hagrid here as well. The Chocolate Frog card stand is also very well done. I'll still get this set since I have enough VIP points to get it for free, but this isn't really a Harry Potter D2C I would have ever asked for.
  3. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's awesome to see the full Infinity Gauntlet included but other than that I think this calendar kinda sucks. I like some of the minibuilds like Avengers Tower, but we don't even have the rumored printed tile and the exclusive figures aren't very good. I'll get it when it goes on sale but I really expected more from our first Marvel advent calendar.
  4. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, that was my thinking. Would've been a nice touch if I'm nitpicking but the figure has plenty of accessories and is perfect without them, and those are super common pieces anyway.
  5. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Okay, I guess I'll rank them out of 10 since there are some characters that I don't care about but that have fantastic printing (looking at you, Zombie Cap). Captain America (Sam Wilson): 10/10, the best figure in the series for me. He has so much printing that it overwhelms me, but that doesn't make him a bad figure. I love the new wing mold, the new hair mold is awesome even if I don't think it works the best for him, and Redwing looks awesome too. Star-Lord (T'Challa): 10/10, a perfect figure. Love the new (?) hair mold, the new helmet mold, and the Chadwick Boseman face print. Only other thing I could possibly ask for is a couple of pieces for the feet to represent the booster rockets but I've got plenty of extra studs and cylinders to do that with. Zombie Captain America: 10/10, like I said I don't care for the character but the figure looks pretty much perfect and I really like the new shield print. Captain Carter: 9.5/10, this figure is gorgeous and she's one of my most anticipated characters in What If...? The only things holding her back from being a 10 are the potential lack of a mask print and the possibility that her hair is reddish brown in real life and not dark brown. Zombie Hunter Spider-Man: 9.5/10, don't love all the black lines on the suit and I wish he had the plastic cape instead, but the printing is good and I like the new Peter Parker face. White Vision: 9/10, I like the detailing on him but the gold is overkill and too distracting. I also really hate those one-hole capes because they stick straight out from a figure's neck unless they have a hair piece to hold it down at the back. His accessory is much nicer than I expected! Bucky Barnes: 9/10, there's nothing wrong with him but it's just a boring figure. The leg printing is a nice addition but if not for that, this could be a normal minifigure in a set. Loki: 8/10, the figure looks good and I love the face print and hair piece. Throg is a disappointment to me since his head is so ridiculously large and lacks the helmet, but I'm looking forward to seeing what his back printing looks like. The TVA mug is a very nice addition that I wasn't expecting. Gamora with the Blade of Thanos: 7.5/10, she's got good printing but she doesn't look like the show. There's no heavy chest armor there's no new hair piece, there's not even a good build for the sword let alone a new mold. This is the only figure that really could've used a new mold that didn't get one, either for the hair or sword. Monica Rambeau: 6/10, the figure itself is great but she's a useless addition to this series with the worst accessory. A figure like this should not cost the same as a figure like Sam Cap. I didn't expect LEGO to do anything with her legs since her pants were plain black and I love that she got a new hair mold, but she could've used a new mold for the SWORD drone as well since she's so lacking in other areas. Sylvie: 6/10, this figure looks nothing like her. The hair is way too flat and close to the head, her face print is absolute garbage, and IMO unprinted legs are unacceptable in a $5 CMF series even when she's got two new molds. She could've had dual molded black and gunmetal gray legs to represent her boots, or even a bit of hip printing to ease the detailed torso into the plain legs. Alligator Loki should've at least had printing for his horns if not a separate Friends accessory-style piece. Scarlet Witch: 6/10, the new hair mold is terrible and her face print is also bad. I would've taken a printed crown with the Endgame Final Battle hair over this. I don't know why LEGO struggles so much to make good Scarlet Witch figures when they did it five years ago. Give her a decent face, a cloth skirt, and red powers. No Scarlet Witch minifigure has all three and at this point I doubt they ever will. It shouldn't be difficult to make a better hair mold given what was achieved with Sylvie's hair and Thorin's back in 2014, or even Wonder Woman's in 2012. And it really shouldn't be hard to make a little cloth skirt.
  6. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    What's going on with Peggy's hair? It's pretty clearly dark brown in the computer-generated images but in the "lifestyle" shots it's reddish brown. It better be dark brown when the series is released because reddish brown doesn't look anywhere near as good.
  7. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Throg looks really weird and I don't think I like it very much. Alligator Loki is cute but I wish he at least had printed horns. Overall the series is a pretty mixed bag for me - Monica getting a new hair mold is awesome, but I still can't believe you're paying the same price to get her as you are to get Sam Cap. Speaking of which, his wings look amazing! I much prefer the molded Civil War piece to the brick-built Infinity War design, so I love that LEGO found a way to split the difference and have a good-looking thin wing design that still moves. Captain Carter is incredible but I don't understand why her hairpiece and face weren't reused in the Hydra Stomper set. Looks like I'll just have to upgrade her stealth suit figure with a duplicate copy of her CMF figure. Gamora is kinda disappointing to me since she has no new molds. The sword could've used one, her hair could've used one, and she doesn't even have any shoulder armor piece. Loki looks good, Bucky is meh to me since I don't really care about him, and Zombie Cap is a fantastic figure but I don't like zombies so he's not one of my favorites. T'Challa Star-Lord knocks it out of the park, though! That is one perfect figure IMO. Can't wait to get all of these and hopefully improve some past figures too!
  8. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I actually made a YouTube video about this! I used the Iron Patriot and War Machine helmets on them, but I didn't love the little inaccuracies so I just kept the 2020 helmets.
  9. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ah, okay. I couldn't remember if Aquaman had come a year later or if the set it was in released at the same time. I still think Peggy will have a new face print though, since reusing the Tonks face in a CMF series would be lazy. Hopefully she has her mask.
  10. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I hope Captain Carter has her mask in the CMF. I don't love the face used in the Hydra Stomper set and I highly doubt it would be used in a CMF series since it's not a new print. New prints have appeared in a CMF series and then gone on to be in sets, but I don't think I've ever noticed it happening the other way around. A new hairpiece would be awesome, too!
  11. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    White Vision looks amazing. I think the face could be better if the stone was blue and he had blue pupils since he doesn't look mean enough to me, but I'm just happy the colors are good. However, this is another figure that I think is overdetailed. There's so much gold on him, way more than in the show, and what was in the show was super pale. I get that LEGO doesn't have a gold color as light as the show, but I still don't get why there are so many gold accents all over his body. I'm glad we're finally getting detailed Marvel figures but to me it feels like there's some kind of issue with every single one because they're so over-the-top compared to any other Marvel minifigure from the last 10 years or they have these little inaccuracies that I can't get past. I hope I like them more when I have them in hand because the series is turning out to be a lot more disappointing than I expected even after the lineup was confirmed.
  12. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Oh, really? I knew it was poor lighting but it looked like light and dark gray to me. I'll reserve judgement until we see a better photo then.
  13. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, not a fan of White Vision. The printed detail is great but I have no idea why LEGO didn't go with a mix of white and light gray which would make more sense. Like other people have said, he just looks dead. And I also expected him to have a more interesting faceprint since he was much nastier than Vision and not quite as emotionless at times (at least in the face). If he has a white cape that might balance the figure out but right now it's another disappointment for me. At least I'll be able to use it as dead Vision I guess.
  14. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think Wanda's level of detailing is perfect. Spidey has a few too many black lines for my liking and Sam Cap is overdetailed IMO. I love how elaborate the figure is in some places but that much side leg printing is total overkill and as others have pointed out, putting most of these next to a figure from a set is going to be laughable. I think Sylvie needed some hip printing but the plain legs are okay. The smiling faces are so stupid though. She really needed an alternate face with green eyes, and I don't understand why she and Wanda couldn't have had more serious smiles. They do smile occasionally, but neither of them ever look that goofy.
  15. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Marvel skipped their big Hall H presentation in 2018 and we still got an SDCC set, so one might still come this year. Maybe in November since that's when the Black Widow one released last year and I think that's when the in-person part of SDCC is happening. The only reason I can see SDCC sets/figures not happening is if LEGO decided not to make anything because of COVID still preventing large gatherings.