Monday, January 04, 2016
There was still a good stack of figures I wasn't able to get to for last week's Year in Toys post, and a couple of them haven't got as much attention as I would like. (I've partially plotted a Misty Knight strip, but haven't gotten around to doing it yet!) Almost surprisingly, it's three days into the year (as I write this!) and I haven't bought a new figure yet. I may cave and buy an armored Batman or Wonder Woman figure, or maybe TV's Flash or Arrow; but seeing that my spending on action figures has been up about $400 a year, each year, since 2013: that's left me a little gun-shy. For the moment.
I am wondering if I'm going to be as "all-in" as I was last year. If I drop $40+ on Arrow and Flash, am I then going to be locked in to the remaining four figures to build the...ugh...Justice Buster? (Even for comics, that's a ridiculous name.) The same goes for the Batman v. Superman movie figures, with a build-a-Grappling Gun? An interesting choice, but I don't know if that would sell me to the same extent as a build-a-figure. (I have an unrelated sentimental attachment to the previous, Man of Steel MM Superman; so I'd probably only get a new movie Supes if they fixed the neck joint so he could look up!)
I don't even know about the next two Marvel Legends waves: I'm pretty sure I'm down for all of the Capwolf/Red Onslaught wave, but the Spider-Gwen/Absorbing Man one I might cherry-pick on. (The Ben Reilly Spidey and Venom look all right, but aren't 100% necessary.) And I'm giving a couple of places a little time, to see if some figures drop to 75% off: some Funko figures like Evolve and Firefly. And it's entirely possible I've bought a figure between writing and posting this. We'll see.