Friday, March 22, 2019

Dream Waves: The Winter Guard


Welcome to this week's edition of

Where I am present my ideas for possible future lines of figures I'd love to see get made.

I was going through google, looking for images of the new Squadron Supreme of America from the newest issue of Avengers, when I happened to see a page of the Winter Guard.

They looked pretty good, especially being rendered by Ed McGuinness. And it got me thinking;
damn it'd be cool if we'd have the entire Winter Guard team in figure-form, specifically from the Marvel Legends line.

And it's not like we don't already have start in that direction considering Hasbro already made and put out two members of the team in the Red Guardian and the Black Widow, you know if you want to put her on the team that is.

The following is a brief list of who else I'd make from the team in order to fill it the rest of the roster.

-Winter Guard Wave 1:

1). Darkstar

2). Vostok

3). Perun

4). Crimson Dynamo

5). Vanguard

6). Red Guardian (repaint)

7). Red Widow 

BAF: Ursa Major 

I guess technically the Crimson Dynamo could also be a BAF and I wouldn't be against that. I jist figured the giant bear should be the BAF in this one. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

So, Who Would Win?: Green Lantern VS. The Mandarin


It's that time again. Time for another fucking edition of

You know I've always wondered about this particular match up and how a fight would go down between two ring bearers like Hal and the Mandarin. I mean both combatants are rocking super-powered rings via alien technology and the will power to use them.

Also if you think about it both rings can pretty much do anything the wearer uses their imagination to make them do.

Let's look at their respective stats shall we?

-Green Lantern:
  • Trained aircraft pilot
Power ring grants:

-The Mandarin:
AbilitiesSuperb athlete
Superhumanly skilled martial artist
Brilliant and brutal tactician
Gifted strategist
Genius-level intellect
Wears ten rings that grant various powers

And of course there's always the little matter of their rings as well.....

We all know what Hal's ring can do, but do you know all the things that the Mandarin's rings can do?
You do know....

DigitLeft HandRight Hand
Little finger
Ice Blast/"Zero"
The ring emits waves of cold which can be used to stun an opponent. The ring usually causes the moisture in the air in the path of its blast to turn to ice, and can lower an object's temperature to nearly absolute zero. The gem is shaped like multiple small cylindrical capsules, colored blue-white.
Black Light/"Nightbringer"
The ring can create an area of absolute blackness that seems to absorb all light used within it. Although "black light" is a term used to refer to ultraviolet radiation, the darkness created by the ring is probably a form of the "Darkforce." The gem is shaped like four tiny black-blue dots, arranged in a square shape in groups of two.
Ring Finger
Mento-Intensifier/"The Liar"
The ring magnifies the wearer's own psionic energy, allowing him to place one or more people under his mental control and to transmit orders to them mentally. Most frequently used to create illusions. The gem is shaped like a blue diamond/tilted square.
Disintegration Beam/"Spectral"
The ring emits a beam of energy that destroys all bonds between the atoms and molecules of the object it strikes. This ring needs twenty minutes to recharge after use. The gem is shaped like a golden square.
Middle Finger
The ring emits electricity in amounts and intensities mentally determined by the wearer. The maximum current attainable is not known. The gem is shaped like an angled green line.
Vortex Beam/"Spin"
The ring causes the air to move about at high speed in a vortex. The vortex can be used as an offensive weapon, as a means of levitating objects, or as a means of propelling the ring's wearer through the air. The gem is shaped like a simple blue circle.
Index Finger
Flame Blast/"Incandescence"
The ring emits infrared radiation or heat at intensities mentally determined by the wearer. Usually the heat produces flame through incandescing the molecules in the air in the path of the blast. The heat beam can be used to trigger chemical explosions. The maximum amount of heat it can generate is not known. The gem is shaped similarly to the ice blast ring, but with four capsules and a red color.
Impact Beam/"Influence"
This ring can project various forms of energy, most frequently that of fast neutrons with great concussive force. The ring has also been used to project intense sonic vibrations and to create magnetic waves to attract or repel objects. The ring may be capable of emitting other forms of energy as well, and has been used to send Iron Man slamming through a mountain. The gem is shaped like a star, colored purple (or red).
White Light/"Daimonic"
This ring can emit various forms of energy along the electromagnetic spectrum. Has been used to create gravity powerful enough to make Iron Man bury himself by trying to walk forward. The gem is shaped like two white circles, set in gold (almost like a pair of eyes).
Matter Rearranger/"Remaker"
This ring can rearrange the atoms and molecules of a substance, or speed up or slow down their movement, so as to produce various effects. The ring has been used to condense water vapor in the air to liquid water, to solidify gasses, to create lethal poison gas from the air, to turn a group of men to stone, to turn a man into a beetle, to turn a mountain into a rock-monster, and to make a stone hand large enough to engulf Iron Man's body erupt from the floor. The ring cannot transmute elements or rearrange the atoms and molecules of Iron Man's magnetic-beam reinforced armor. The gem is shaped like a small purple circle.

Yeah, so all those things can be done with those rings. But it really makes we wonder if Hal can't do all those things and then some with just one ring.


Green Lantern


The Mandarin

Who wins and why?

Monday, March 18, 2019

"Want To Know How I Got These Scars?"

                                                                    The End

As much as I sometimes rag on Hasbro for re-using certain body parts and bucks, it was pretty damn smart of them to use what they need from that Jackal figure for Puma. Not much really other than the obvious arms and feet, since the rest of him is made up of all new sculpted parts.

I'm also glad that the upcoming 2019 version of The Beast is all new, rather than relying once again on that Jackal figure for parts.
Can't wait to snatch him up once he's officially released.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

So, Who Would Win?: Moon Knight VS. Night Thrasher


Welcome to another exciting (hopefully) edition of:

Where I pit comic characters or teams of comic characters, be it hero or villain, against each in a fight to see who'd be the last man/team standing after it's all said and done.

This week it's a battle of the Marvel versions of Batman as I pit the vengeful Fist of Khonshu, Moon Knight, against the leader and founder of the New Warriors, Night Thrasher.

The only interaction I know of between these two happened during the bi-weekly "Round Robin: The Sidekick's Revenge" storyline in Amazing Spider-Man#'s 353-358.

Other than that, I can't think of any further interactions between the two.

Let's look at their respective stats, shall we?

-Moon Knight:
  • Expert detective
  • Proficient in martial arts and armed combat
  • Increased strength, endurance, and agility depending on the lunar cycle

-Night Thrasher: 
AbilitiesExcellent acrobat and inventor
Skilled martial artist, hand-to-hand combatant, and computer hacker
Wears advanced body armor
Formerly: Immunity to telepathy

So right off the bat, we know due to their respective fighting skills that this fight could very well go the distance and last for hours if not longer depending on whether or not each combatant is willing to end it quickly or go for the kill. 

Also both combatants also tend to wear some form of body armor, with 'Thrasher wear a whole, entire suit it complete w/ helmet, whereas MK just tends wear it on basic body parts minus his head.

Either way, no matter the motivation and cause for the fight, I imagine it would be one HELL of a battle between them that has the potential to get very nasty.


Moon Knight


Night Thrasher

Who wins and why?

Dream Waves: The Winter Guard

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