Monday, July 26, 2010

Uncanny X-Force

I know that this is probably very late and that people already know who they are but here we go. The New X-Force..which will now be called "Uncanny" X-Force. The team was revealed in one of the chapters of the Second Coming finale. It's pretty much a team that Wolverine put together wherein all the members have no problem with killing. Every member from the last team, other than Warren, is out. Warpath has finally made his peace, Rhaine was never really supposed to be there, X-23 was sent away by Wolverine since she was starting to become just a weapon again. He didn't like how they were using her. Vanisher, i don't know. Last we saw him, he was shot in one of his brothels. I'm not sure whether or not he is still alive. The one big problem I have with the new line-up is that Domino isn't there, i don't know why she wasn't included since she'd be a very good match here.

Anyway, the new reveal happened when Scott and Logan were in Alcatraz talking about the ramifications of the actions of X-Force, how the other X-Men reacted and what would happen if guys like the Avengers found out about it. Both of them wouldn't want to have it any toher way as they knew that they were able to preserve mutant kind through those actions. Though there views clash since Wolverine thinks that X-Force is needed now more so than ever since there are even less mutants than there were prior to Second Coming. Scott on the other hand has faith in Hope and that it is a new age for them, and he doesn't want a mutant kill crew to be a part of that new age. Wolverine agrees, says that Scott should get some rest and he'll follow back to Utopia. He just needs to burn some stuff (evidence?). He then starts talking about how the meeting took longer than expected and that it also turned out differently. It was revealed that he was talking to his new team..

I really enjoyed Craig Kyle and Chris Yost's run on X-Force, afterall it was the one that brought me back into this very expensive world called comic collecting. I don't really know who Remeder is and I don't know who the artist will be either. But i'm going to get the first issue when it comes out, It will also have more lee-way compared to the other team books I'm getting. Not liking the first issue won't make me drop the title immediately. I'm really hoping for good things from this one. Oh, and for those asking about X-Force versions of Deadpool, Fantomex and Psylocke's outfits, here they are..

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I started collecting action figures a few months after SDCC 2009, which makes this SDCC the first one that i anticipated. After seeing the announcements over the past few week, I realized that...


not only that, i'm also hoping that the figs that i want will reach our shores, and if ever they do..i'm praying that they won't be hoarded. 2 action figures on my to get list are pretty much 3x their initial price (MU Archangel and Warpath). Anyway, here's the things that caught my eyes from the SDCC stuff..

this list won't even include the figures I already knew about pre-SDCC. Plus i still have some comics to buy, both current and back issues. PLUS the figures i'm still backtracking..WOW.

I'll be more broke than broke..i'll be broker.

1. MU Comic 2pack Wolverine/Capt. America - i'll get this but i won't really be happy, both figs are almost straight repaints. I'm not sure but i think the Wolverine is using the same body as the 2pack Wolverine/Hand Ninja body which has a shorter neck and smaller belly. The Capt. Am shield here also has a claw scratch if i'm correct. I'll probably split the set with a Capt. Am collector.

2. MU X-23 - New body sculpt, probably one that fits a teenage girl. This one was announced during SDCC but no picture has yet to be released. So here's X-23..

3. MU First Appearance Wolverine - I admit i was surprised with this one, though it does look nice. It's a new had sculpt that uses the XMO Tigerstripe Wolverine with different shoulder pads.

4.. MU X-Force 3-Pack Wolverine/Warpath/Deadpool - I'll be real happy if i can get my hands on this since i'll finally be able to have a Warpath. Plus Wolverine is Wolverine, though i really hope they fix the shoulderpads (remove it). In terms of storyline this doesn't make sense since Warpath was with the pre-heroic age X-Force and Deadpool will be part of Uncanny X-Force. On a business stand point, this makes sense since DP is just a repaint of the XMO Deluxe DP, Wolverine is a kitbash of sorts with a new head (i think) and Warpath is exactly the same.

5. Web Of Spider-Man Heroclix: Brown Wolverine, X-Force Wolverine, X-Force Warpath, X-Force X-23 - I don't know, there's something about the Heroclix that makes me overlook the crappy paint and see something in it. I guess it has a certain appeal. Can't find a clear picture of the Brown one but it's pretty much the same as the X-Force Wolverine..

6. HML 2-pack X-Force Warpath/Deadpool - i prefer this one over the X-Men variant. I'm sure to get the Warpath but I'm still not sure on the Deadpool, if i do get him i will repaint him into X-Force colors. Assuming i get my hands on this pack of course.

7. Minimates Uncanny X-Force Boxset (Wolverine, Psylocke, Fantomex, Deadpool, Archangel) - I'm not really sure yet if this will be an exclusive or a general release. I'm really hoping that this will be a general release so I can at least complete all the released X-Force figures in one line.

Those that I'm not sure about..
- MU Comic 2-pack Daken/Dark Spider-Man - I'm not really that into the character of Daken, probably because eversince his debut he's been shoved to the spotlight. But that's not the reason why i might overlook this comic pack even though it'll be the first Daken figure..the body. The only reason that you can say that this is Daken is because of the tattoos. The body is too bulky, Daken is more lean than muscular and yet they're using Wolverine's body in this one. If possible, i think they should have used Spidey's body instead.

- Minimates AoA Boxset: Weapon X - I'll probably just get this one if i happen to run into it somehow..I'm not really completing the minimate wolverines but i do find them cute. I'll get this if it's a regular release and if i have someone to split the set with.

- Minimates 90s X-Men Boxset: Shirtless Wolverine - Everything i said about the AoA Weapon X minimate? pretty much the same goes for this one too..

- Kotobukiya X-Force Wolverine Statue - I'm about 70% sure that I want this one, the only reason I can't be a hundred percent is that i really prefer the Bowen Museum pose which means I might not have enough money to buy something this expensive, and that something about the torso sculpt bothers me. It's not as evident compared to how it looks in the Tigerstripe but it's still there.

I'm GLAD i don't like:
- Wolverine Berserker Rage Life Size bust - i know that this is only a prototype shot, but something about this bust just doesn't seem right to me. If given a choice i'd prefer the Alex Ross Lifesize bust released a long time ago. I think it might be the eyes being unemotional while the face is full of rage.

Of course, I'm hoping all the things that I want will reach our shores at SRP and that they won't be hoarded...or at least i'll get to them first before the hoarders do.