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  1. Spock hair

    Slight correction– the hairpiece has been recolored and reused twice already, though not in ways that fit Spock. After the elf, it was redone with Dark Brown hair and Reddish Brown ears on Man-Bat. That could work for, say, Tuvok, or a different dark-skinned Vulcan, though the hair is longer than his was. Then, it was done in a Dark Green/Green combo for Beast Boy.
  2. Purist Superhero Figures

    I recently got the Roman Gladiator CMF, and I thought the hairpiece from it would work quite well for Jon Favreau's Happy Hogan. The Lego games gave him Peter Venkman's hair, and I think both have their pros and cons; Venkman's is balding, but the Gladiator's (Finn's) better portrays the very curly texture and close-cropped style, and it has a fairly high hairline for a Lego wig anyway. I threw them both on Lex Luthor for comparison. Oh, and I've thrown in what Ultron looks like with Darth Maul-extendo-Robo legs. Figured I'd try it, given how much taller he is than everybody else, and the fact that he's got Robo legs.
  3. Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    It was @Catanas, literally on the last page! Fun fact: if you click on the Lego brick logo next to the thread on the Forum page, it takes you to the first unread comment, so you can make sure you haven't missed anything since you've been here last!
  4. Purist TV/Movie Figures

    Some are obvious: Kirk: Give him the Mr. Incredible hairpiece. Spock: Wait a couple months for the Wonder Twins hairs from Lego Batman. Uhura: Either this beehive (if non-Purist, remove the printing), or Harry Potter's. Chekov: I like this Barista hair for him. But the other dudes are less obvious. For Scotty, McCoy and Sulu, the classic, basic hair and the combed hair are probably the best options (obviously in different colors from each other). However, if you need variety, you can try other styles, too. For Chapel, with her variety of hairstyles, there's a variety of pieces acceptable; these short hairstyles could work.
  5. Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    Sooo... harkening way back to my earlier complaints about Loki's costume color in the Sakaar set... I've done a lot of visual inspection of every snippet of marketing, promos, and leaks of Ragnarok material, and I can confidently say: the costume Lego has chosen for Loki accurately matches what he wears for some– but not all– of the movie. Based on what I've seen, Loki has (at least) 3 costumes in Thor: Ragnarok: The first is an alteration of his outfits from previous films. It uses a similar jacket/trenchcoat to the one he had in Avengers and Thor: The Dark World, which is seen on his previous Lego figure. Underneath the jacket, however, is a very different shirt. Rather than the constructed leather-and-latex garment he had in those films, here he has a simpler, unusual, low-cut v-neck shirt. This is apparently the outfit he wears both while impersonating Odin, and then while assisting Thor in trying to find Odin (Act 1 of the film). The second look is faithfully represented by Lego figure. This is the outfit Loki wears on Sakaar. It has a series of crosscutting BLUE (absolutely and unambiguously blue under multiple lighting conditions) leather strips, a cape that is bright yellow on the inside but dark blue on the outside, a dark blue collar, and purple sleeves sheathed in blue armor. Importantly, this outfit has a "belt buckle" that is made of a gold metal with a green paint application, and a "skirt section" extending down roughly a foot below the "buckle". The third outfit is the one he wears upon his return to Asgard. This outfit was causing all my confusion, because it's constructed almost identically to the second outfit. However, this one uses BLACK leather (again, unambiguously, there are different shots with different lighting), a single layered green cape, a green collar, and black sleeves sheathed in green armor. There are a few differences that make it obvious that this is a separate costume, apart from trying to tell apart a deep blue and black. First, the cape is obvious; it's uniform in color rather than patterned, and the colors look nothing alike. Second, the buckle is different. While it has the same shape, it's made of a matte material rather than metallic, it is black, and has no distinct painted middle area. Third, this outfit is missing the "skirt section" that the second costume had, and it instead ends immediately below the belt. Additionally, he has an Earth disguise during Act 1 of the film, but I'm ignoring that here. Going out on a limb, I'm guessing that the film won't draw any attention to the differences between the second and third outfit. Presumably nobody will comment on it, we won't see him change, etc. In-universe, maybe they're even supposed to be the same outfit with an ambiguous color or maybe Loki's using his illusion powers! But at least behind the scenes, Loki has a distinguishably different outfit while on Sakaar and upon his return to Asgard. Furthermore, it appears at least one toy company got word of this difference. Funko's "Adorbz" line of toys features two paint applications of similar figures, with one getting blue and the other black. Their version of the third outfit isn't entirely accurate (e.g. wrong buckle color, buckle includes paint, helmet has gray areas instead of green areas, etc.), but it is different enough that I'm confident that they were told/saw a distinction between the two looks. Bringing it back to Lego, their figure appears to have the correct color scheme and details for the appropriate part of the movie– Loki is in the arena during the fight, he's wearing outfit #2 at the time, and Lego's colors are correct on outfit #2! Personally, I prefer Outfit #3 to Outfit #2, but I can't blame Lego for being accurate to the film!
  6. Hogwarts entrance hall

    You really captured the shaping and color! However (and this may just be the size of the baseplate), it feels a little stark and empty when compared to what the castle usually looks like. Is there any chance you could add more detail and/or figures? Edit: One thing that might really help is if the ground were decorated, whether that means tiling it somewhat, or using plates to vary up the shades of gray. Far from the only option, though!
  7. It's still insanely difficult to see the facial hair, but it is possible. It's odd that Lego didn't choose a shade of yellow that would stand out better!
  8. Future Marvel Superheroes Rumors & Speculation

    Which figures are you talking about?
  9. Purist Superhero Figures

    That homemade suit isn't purist at all though, is it? I'd be shocked if it were. Similarly, I spy some stuff on Shocker that appears to be non-purist.
  10. Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    This "Deadpool Duck" or "Deadpool the Duck" figure seems like the perfect exclusive. It's not a classic, popular character (e.g. Spider-Woman, Jean Grey, black suited Spider-Man), nor is it a new movie-themed iteration that would ruin an MCU lineup (e.g. the Collector). It's not even a popular new iteration of a character (e.g Falcon-Cap). It's not a figure I would reject if I won it at a drawing at a convention, and it would make a nice keepsake. But I don't totally get you guys who're acting as if this is just as bad as previous years; it feels like Lego was trying to take our feelings into account on this one!
  11. Purist Superhero Figures

    Is there a version of Flash with yellow sleeves or gloves? I'm curious what you're trying to represent with the Bart arms.
  12. Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    While black would be great, I agree with Ultron that it works in dark brown. At the very least, it's a major, major step up from what the figure came with.
  13. Uh, Amperzand explicitly credited your post as the reason for making this thread in the first place. They even linked your post in the first word of their first comment. They were wondering what other parts fall into the same boat as your cane.
  14. I've ordered five or six times, and my experience (I live in the Western USA) is 2 to 3 weeks from hitting submit to the parts showing up in the mailbox. However, I've been told some people get them sooner than that.