Friday, March 10, 2017

I Hate Nothing More Than A 'Build-A-Figure'

There is nothing I hate more than build-a-figure lines of characters. I think it's so cynical of the toy company to require people to first of all buy the entire line to get all the pieces to build the last figure. If like me, you display your figures in package, you need to look at the character with an arm or a leg included which is stupid to me. I like all of these figures but the final figure I have never even heard of and had to look him up. Why wouldn't you make GROOT the final figure unless they have already done it. I stop caring and reject these toys when I see this marketing ploy. These characters from this particular line comes mostly from the comics but with a movie coming out this summer maybe they should have replaced some characters like Angela and Nova with Gamora, Nebula or Mantis or Rocket with Baby Groot. Five of these characters could have waiting for the next Legends line of Guardian figures.

Who the hell is this guy?
I guess they already did a Groot Build-A-Figure.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Who's the guy with the Captain America-like shield? Is that Steve Rogers in his Nomad persona?

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

He was a character who was human and part of the first Guardians of the Galaxy comic book. He's big with them in the comics. He went on a quest to find Captain America's lost shield in space and now uses us as a symbol. He has psychokinetic powers and the suit makes him indestructible.

Barbecue17 said...

Mantis, Nebula, Gamora, and Rocket are coming in the next series. Groot was the build a figure for the 2014 movie but this time he's available as a TRU exclusive. I just reviewed him a day or two ago!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I just hate the build a figures but I totally want a Mantis and I especially want her Rock Candy figure from Funko. I loves me some Celestial Madonna. I so wish I could get and ARIM ZOLA build a figure or Galactus or the Sentinel but they are so short sighted that years later they refuse to release these figures special. I mean the pieces have to be out there but I refuse to chase after them. So I have issues.