GoldenNinja3000

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  1. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I like the sticker option on the Quinjet. The Avengers logos look cartoony so I'm glad we have the S.H.I.E.L.D. option. As for the Bowie, I'm actually worried about that set. It's definitely a unique design but with the four-sided wings I'm afraid we'll end up with a 4-seater cockpit maximum and no other interior space at all. I hope it can at least fit all the Guardians, but I'm keeping my expectations low.
  2. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Ninjago elbow/knee pieces really drag the mechs down. They look okay and I'm glad Thanos comes with a complete Gauntlet, but they're the least interesting out of all the $10 mechs LEGO has made since 2020. A new minifigure Hulk is cool but Thanos is nothing special. Rocket is nice but I find it very odd that he gets a mech over characters like Captain Marvel, Black Widow, or even Star-Lord if we're just focusing on the Guardians. Heck, where's our War Machine mech??
  3. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I love the Hulkbuster - the design is way better than I was expecting! Minifigures are just okay, Okoye is better than the Wakanda Forever minifigure but she still needs leg printing. For $50 I would've expected another figure, like Proxima Midnight or Corvus Glaive. The Quinjet looks cool but from some angles it looks very blocky to me. I love the cockpit design but not the trans-blue color of the windshield. I like that a stand is included though and it seems to have a big interior. Updated minifigures look good and I LOVE the captured face for Loki! The Miles set actually looks like a decent build but the Ghost Rider one is a huge letdown. I hate the locked joints that the Ninjago core sets introduced. They feel like cheap, Juniors-style pieces which works well in a 6+ set but not in anything else, IMO. It really downgrades these mechs and if every one is using that piece I'm gonna be really annoyed since the mechs were already pretty perfect builds with plenty of articulation.
  4. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Pictures of Funko's next No Way Home wave are circulating online... maybe we will actually get some LEGO sets next year. I hope we do. I don't think it's too late and Spider-Man will always sell regardless, so I hope LEGO has something coming.
  5. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Huh? Printing never extends up that far into the legs because otherwise it would get scratched off by the constant movement, wouldn't it? LEGO has never printed legs that far up (as far as I know), it's not like they were purposefully cutting corners with Namor.
  6. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    If the sales figures are bad enough for $350 sets to be part of a 5x double VIP promotion after less than two months, I think we'll see the effects as early as late 2023. LEGO could just stop development on theoretical 2025 D2Cs and spread out the releases of currently developed models. As in, if 25 $200+ D2Cs were planned for 2023, LEGO could only release 15-20 and push some into 2024. 2022 has been absolutely insane for these huge display pieces so I think this year will be the peak. At least, I hope so.
  7. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I have a feeling that's the case. I think we'll see a decrease in gigantic D2Cs in 2024 if not 2023 since a few of them don't seem to be selling well at all.
  8. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Never thought I'd see the day where a D2C gets 5x VIP points. Wish I had waited on buying it then. If the Hulkbuster gets the same treatment over Black Friday I'd probably pull the trigger on it.
  9. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The DC thing is a good point. In this interview they make it seem like there's no DC sets because there are no movies. That's understandable (to a degree) because movies keep these franchises relevant in consumers' eyes, but DC got two non-Batman movies this year! It's not like I wanted SuperPets or Black Adam sets, but the content was there for LEGO to make more sets. Also, what about our annual DC D2C? I was really enjoying the big display models from 2019-2021. I'd buy a UCS 1966 Batmobile in a heartbeat and I've never even seen the series. That seems like a no-brainer set to me, or even more Dark Knight Trilogy sets after how popular last year's minifigure-scale Tumbler was. It feels more like the designers have given up because sets weren't selling well, but if that's the case LEGO should be trying something new instead of throwing in the towel.
  10. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I don't really blame Mark Stafford for his comments. What is he going to say? Designers have restrictions and they get PR training. LEGO wouldn't let him say anything that would reflect negatively on them, so of course these interviews are blaming everything on COVID and uncertainty/disconnection during the pandemic. I think the truth is that the designers had enough on their plate between the 18+ push and the issues caused by COVID. So I can believe the anniversary falling through the cracks but I don't think they outright forgot, I think it simply wasn't a priority in 2020. By the time everything settled down it was probably too late to do any anniversary sets without totally phoning them in.
  11. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The movie was excellent IMO, one of Marvel's best by far and the sets were surprisingly relevant. I love the Sunbird set but it's the wrong color and the wings splay open in the movie which I think could have been executed in the set. War on the Water is still a bust for me. The ship isn't anything special in the film but LEGO could have gotten creative. I think we sorely needed Namora and Ramonda figures at the very least. I would have preferred a big Wakandan throne room set over War on the Water, but I totally understand why LEGO made that ship instead. I'm just missing a location-based Wakanda set, I feel like we should have gotten a proper one by now instead of little builds scattered in small sets. I loved the wall from Infinity War but it's not based on anything in the actual movies, and I think it's high time we got the iconic throne room or Mount Bashenga. I know LEGO didn't want to go this route so it was never a possibility, but I would have preferred a Mount Bashenga D2C with a giant black panther statue and a full recreation of Shuri's lab instead of the Black Panther bust. It would still be an iconic Wakandan display piece and could have included figures from both the first and second movies.
  12. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah... I wasn't ready to put the Black Panther set in that camp when it was revealed but I kinda agree after completing the build. It felt very weird to me and I completely lost steam by the end because of how unfinished and rough around the edges some areas are. I feel like it needed one more pass before it was released. It's definitely not up to the standards of other LEGO D2Cs build quality-wise, although it still looks awesome on display if you can ignore the gaps and colors peeking through the black.
  13. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm almost done building the Black Panther bust and it's honestly pretty disappointing. I was excited for it because I thought it was a nice display piece, and I still think that. But the design does seem to cut some corners. I understand that LEGO designers have to work with challenging restrictions and Mark Stafford did an incredible job here for the most part. But there are more gaps than I expected and several panels on the helmet are so loose that I had a hard time attaching them and keeping them in place. And while I love that pink and purple pieces make up the interior to represent glowing vibranium, those colors poke through a little bit in too many places. I don't know why some of them weren't done in black instead to prevent that color leaking through. Between this and the Hulkbuster, I think I need to re-evaluate which Marvel sets I buy. I've been a Marvel completionist for several years but these D2Cs have really disappointed me.
  14. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The elongated limbs would ruin that plan, though. The Talocans aren't 9 feet tall like the Na'vi. I think the only thing to do is buy a bunch of Attuma figures and leave the helmet off, but that's kinda boring. I wish LEGO had just made a Talocan soldier figure, or even Namora so you could have more of a fight. Namor and Attuma against Shuri's Sunbird and the Royal Sea Leopard isn't much of a fight.
  15. GoldenNinja3000

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, I don't expect to see Kang (or any other exclusive minifigure) in a polybag. We haven't gotten a true exclusive minifigure polybag for Marvel since 2017's Giant-Man Hank Pym. I do like that minifigure polybags are still a thing, but unless there's another video game I'm not expecting an exclusive minifigure.