GoldenNinja3000

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  1. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    This Hulkbuster has to be one of the most true but incorrect rumors ever! Wrong price, piece count, and now subject matter. I'm not happy it's the Mark 44 - I kinda prefer the Mark 48 since it's so much sleeker. We also already have a UCS-style Mark 44, even if this one is 4x larger, so I would've preferred a Mark 48. That being said, the 44 is more iconic so this does make a bit more sense. I am also convinced now that 76206 Iron Man Figure will be to scale with it and fit inside. For that price, it better!
  2. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The idea of a $500+ Hulkbuster is both appealing and dumb to me. I want to see a LEGO mech that big but I doubt it would have any articulation at that scale. Maybe LEGO could use a similar mechanism to the UCS AT-AT to move the legs and arms, but I don't think it'll hold up well over time. My Optimus Prime figure can't even hold its gun up without the arm falling down and that problem started when the set was a month old. At $550 for 4,000 pieces, I expect something really incredible. I wouldn't be surprised if the Iron Man Figure from January was to scale with this build - that would be a major plus, especially if you could put the Mark 43 inside this set. I'm really hoping it's around 3 feet tall. I want this Hulkbuster to light up and be the size of a small child for that price. Articulation would be great but I'd be willing to let it slide depending on the size and detail.
  3. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'll be getting it from the LEGO Store when I go home next weekend. I still think it's overpriced, but it is a huge build and I want to see how it feels in person. If LEGO does several busts like this I'm out, though. I'd love an Iron Man bust that lights up but if they start giving every (helmeted) Marvel hero a bust they're going to be impossible to collect.
  4. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I cannot believe the War on the Water set is $90 USD. LEGO's pricing has gone off the deep end. I thought the Iron Man Armoury was overpriced, but War on the Water makes it look like an amazing deal. At least all the Iron Man suits had head to toe printing, while we still can't get leg printing on a Black Panther minifigure 6 years later. I'm skipping this one until I can get it for 20% off. I want the whole wave at once but I can't justify $90 for a set like that, so I guess no Black Panther sets for me today.
  5. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    This is what I'm expecting: Deadpool-inspired figures in a comic or MCU-based set, or maybe a LEGO-exclusive 18+ set. They released Suicide Squad Harley Quinn in Welcome to Apocalypseburg with the defense of the set being 16+ and targeting an older market, which is all 18+ is. 18+ isn't always an indicator of build difficulty like other age suggestions. If it was, GWPs with 200 pieces wouldn't be 18+. It's just an excuse to release these adult collector-aimed sets. There's no reason why Sesame Street should be 18+ when Diagon Alley and Ninjago City Gardens are 16+ (which I believe was just so they could get nice boxes instead of the all-black designs). So yeah, I think LEGO could make an 18+ Deadpool 3 set, but I don't really expect them to. I just hope we get a new Deadpool minifigure that's not an SDCC exclusive.
  6. GoldenNinja3000

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    On the topic of possible D2Cs, I'd actually like to see a collection of founders' objects done as individual D2Cs or one big one like the Hogwarts Icons set. The biggest issue would be doing a life-sized Gryffindor's Sword in LEGO, but if they'll do life-sized busts, I don't think anything is off the table anymore. Ravenclaw's Diadem might be a bit difficult to design since it's so delicate, but the Cup and Locket seem like no-brainers to me. I think we could also see the Durmstrang Ship as a $250-300 D2C eventually since pirate ships are popular. I also wouldn't disregard the possibility of a minifigure-scale Burrow, Privet Drive, or even Grimmauld Place and the Ministry of Magic depending on how long the theme lasts. I hope we get Gringotts next year, but I've been expecting it for two years now and I'm tired of waiting. It would be weird to release a companion set to a D2C that came out 3 years ago. Our only similar situations are modular buildings and Ninjago City. To be fair, the Gardens did come out 3.5 years after the Docks, but I'm not sure if LEGO would do that again. I hope they do but I'm going to prepare myself for a UCS Knight Bus or Ford Anglia in the meantime.
  7. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I feel like the designs of the suits are more spoilery than their existence, which is why I would've expected LEGO (and other toy companies) to not release products like this until January. But if Shuri's Black Panther suit and the Ironheart Mark 2 are in a bunch of toys coming out in October, I don't really see the advantage of revealing them in September versus July. We're still seeing them before the movie. I guess they could be waiting for the main trailer to reveal them, but given how compressed film marketing has become that seems like a bad idea from the beginning.
  8. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I do like the build overall. It has an interesting shape and what seems to be a very spacious interior, but it's very boring from the outside and definitely overpriced. The little dragonfly drones are perfect, but Wakandan vehicles usually have some kind of personality to them, and this ship has nothing. It's just a black box. A nice black box, but there's nothing special about it apart from the shape. Totally agree about the minifigures, too. How are there only two Talocans across a 4 set wave?? Not to mention that Shuri's Black Panther suit still doesn't get leg printing and there's no headdress for Namor. Namora should've replaced Attuma in the Sunbird set at the very least, even if we didn't get generic Talocan soldiers. I really think Ramonda should've been included as well, but I can forgive LEGO for not making her since she probably won't be as involved in the action. She's got such an interesting design though - I really hope we get a figure of her in the future.
  9. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'll give Eternals a free pass because LEGO needed to make so many characters for that movie. As long as we get all the major minifigures for GotG 3 I think it'll be fine, but obviously 3 regular sets as opposed to one being 4+ would be better. Honestly, this is exactly what I'm expecting. I'll be happy with this as long as the builds are decent and not super small for the price. I'm excited to get another Marvel spaceship (hopefully it's not gonna be a third Benatar).
  10. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Only one $30 set for Quantumania seems like too little. I know the Ant-Man movies aren't huge but I was hoping we'd get Hank and Janet this time around. And if we get Scott, Hope, Cassie, and Kang in one $30 set, I expect the minifigures to look half-baked with no leg printing and reused faces all around or for the build to be shockingly small with great figures. As for The Marvels, I'm very happy to see that the set is $80. I think bigger one-off sets or two small to medium sized sets per movie is the way to go, because one small to medium set isn't enough to get all the characters we want. I'm expecting Carol, Monica, Kamala, and Nick Fury in that set plus probably Zawe Ashton's villain.
  11. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm pretty excited at all the minifigure possibilities from these new movies (especially for The Marvels, because I desperately need an MCU Kamala Khan). Thunderbolts and Captain America 4 could give us some pretty cool sets. I know the set builds for Earth-based spy/military movies aren't usually anything special in terms of subject matter, but I think LEGO's been turning out pretty good builds regardless. I liked all the Civil War builds and I liked the Black Widow helicopter and tank quite a bit. Even if we just get more cars and planes, I expect those sets to be pretty cool.
  12. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't think Black Panther should have gotten a life-sized bust over more popular characters, but how are people claiming he isn't top 5 most popular? He's top 5 based on box office alone. I don't think that's a good enough reason to give him a $350 set, but Black Panther is undeniably popular and has had a massive impact on popular culture in a short period of time. I understand LEGO's reasoning in that regard, I just don't buy that Black Panther is a more popular character than Iron Man or Spider-Man, especially when it comes to toy sales. I really don't like how much hate Mark Stafford (and LEGO designers in general) are getting. They don't set prices. The Sanctum was designed to a $200 price point - it's not the designer's fault that LEGO jacked the set up to $250, which made everything about it look worse (in my opinion). The same thing happened with this set - as @Falconfan1414 said, it's possible that the original price was $250, although I personally think it was originally more like $300. I think this set is a lot bigger than everyone is expecting and I really want to see it in person to get a sense of its scale. All that being said, I don't think this set should exist. I love it, but I'm gonna have to tap out if this becomes a new line of products from LEGO. I can't afford to buy life-size Marvel busts every year, more so in terms of space than money, and I've bought every Marvel set for the last several years. With how oversized and overpriced LEGO D2Cs are becoming, I'm not going to be able to get every one I want, and I really can't see a ton of people buying this bust. I know LEGO is going after non-AFOL markets, but how many people want a life size bust of a superhero? How many want one of Black Panther? How many want one of Black Panther, made out of LEGO, that's not good value for money compared to a set like the Daily Bugle at the exact same price? I think this set is a wonderful tribute to Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa, but I also think it's a blatant attempt to profit from his untimely death. LEGO can say whatever they want, but if Black Panther was a big enough seller to warrant a $350 life-sized bust, I would've expected more Black Panther-centered sets in the years since the first movie, or even just good minifigures of him. Iron Man and Spider-Man are Marvel's big sellers - that's reflected in LEGO's own products, where those minifigures get the best printing and the most sets dedicated to them. Making a Black Panther bust before characters like that or even someone like Batman sends a very clear message, IMO. If it was about popularity or even who has a movie coming out, we would have seen Spider-Man and Batman before Black Panther. Not to mention, if this set would have existed either way because the first Black Panther movie made so much money, are we going to be getting one of these for Captain Marvel next summer? I'd put money on that not happening. Captain Marvel also made a ton of money for an initial solo superhero movie (although obviously Black Panther's cultural impact was much bigger), yet there's no helmet, mech, or even any retail set centered on Carol Danvers apart from the one for her movie. So yeah, I don't really buy the excuse that we got a Black Panther bust because the first movie was successful. I like this set but I don't think LEGO should have made it, and honestly they should be donating a portion of the profits to colon cancer research or doing something similar because I don't think this set paints them in a positive light.
  13. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Honestly, I think this set looks beautiful. This is exactly the kind of weird, non-LEGO thing I would've expected LEGO to make in a few years, but I wouldn't have expected it now. I love the build - I think the helmet looks pretty decent and I really like how the same design for the Nano Gauntlet was reused for T'Challa's forearms. I think it's a great tribute to Chadwick Boseman and a really cool, if weird, set. That being said, I don't think this is going to sell well at all. It seems like it was designed for a $250 - $300 price point. $350 is extremely overpriced and they couldn't even give us a printed plaque for that kind of money? And while I expected LEGO to go in this direction at some point, I never thought we'd have a life-size bust of Black Panther before characters like Spider-Man, Batman, and Iron Man. The thing about all-black models not displaying well is a great point, too - I want this to be bathed in purple light and I wish LEGO had made a new light brick or included some Powered Up lights in the set. I don't love the overall direction LEGO is going in. As @Clone OPatra said, there's just way too many insanely big sets being released every month. I like buying these D2Cs but it's not affordable at all, especially when they're this overpriced (and oversized). I'm still excited for the Hulkbuster, but I thought a $350 one was unnecessarily large. Who wants a $500 one? I'm sure it'll be an incredible build at that price point, but I fully expect it to be significantly overpriced. I feel like LEGO could (and should) be making all of these sets at lower price points that appeal to more people, and I feel the exact same way about the new Hogwarts Express.
  14. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Sanctum build looks incredible, but this set is really let down by the terrible minifigure selection. Iron Man and Spider-Man are fantastic but don't need to be here. Ebony Maw and Wong look unfinished without printed legs and Maw was completely unnecessary. Mordo looks okay, but I would've preferred dark green pieces with sand green printing and he needed leg printing too. Dead Strange is weird to get without Defender Strange IMO and his hair piece doesn't even have the white streaks, Sinister Strange's hair doesn't fit the character at all, and don't even get me started on Wanda. Her tiara looks much better now but the mold still sucks. I'm glad she got a new face but no leg or arm printing and no cloth piece makes her look so bland. It feels like the designers gave up halfway on her minifigure. The build itself is amazing though. I love all the Easter eggs and the little modular wall sections. I'm really impressed with how the interior was done. Overall, it's a pretty decent set but for that price it needed much better figures. I would have gladly taken no Ebony Maw and a better Wanda, or better yet, no Infinity War figures at all. We could've gotten the Ancient One, 838 Christine, and Defender Strange instead.
  15. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Exactly. I'm always surprised when we see $150+ sets that aren't D2Cs, but it doesn't affect the quality. The Ninjago City Docks cost $230 as well and wasn't a D2C, but it was definitely on the same level as Ninjago City in terms of quality.