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Marvel Universe Comic Packs Secret Wars #7 Iron Man and Spider Woman

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I know what Force Works is!

I know what Force Works is! :) Wasn't it War Machine, and not Iron Man, though?

djinniman37's picture
Posted by djinniman37 on 31 December, 2009 - 12:37
80's era pro-active Iron Man

80's era pro-active Iron Man formed Force Works when he wasn't satisfied with the Avengers' methods. The lineup was Scarlet Witch, Wonderman, US Agent, Cetury, Spider Woman, Iron Man, with Scarlet Witch field leader. This was after relations between Stark and Rhodes went south over that whole 'surprise, I lied about being dead and made you sad, and know I want my company back' thing.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 31 December, 2009 - 17:45
Spider-Woman

That's not the original Spider-Woman.

Ginrai's picture
Posted by Ginrai on 31 December, 2009 - 18:35
No, Jessica Drew is the

No, Jessica Drew is the original Spider Woman in her red and yellow duds... black costume Spider Woman is Julia Carpenter (now Arachne in some team noone likes). Thanks for catching that. My knowledge of everyone besides Iron Man is sometimes lacking.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 31 December, 2009 - 19:17
Ah, Force Works completionism...

It's a shame we never got a Marvel Legends USAgent so that the team could even be sort of rounded out. I mean, there's no way in hell we're getting Century, Moonraker or Cybermancer at any scale, but USAgent is just a quick repaint. Then again, there's still room in the Marvel Universe line for him.

My Force Works display, before I took it down, consisted of Modular Armor Iron Man, Galactus Series War Machine, Series 7 Hawkeye, Series 8 Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man, Modok Series Spider-Woman II, and... Beta Ray Bill. It just felt right, and he's a decent stand-in for century.

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Posted by atom smasher on 31 December, 2009 - 20:57
Awesome. BRB sounds like an

Awesome. BRB sounds like an acceptable stand-in for Century.

I would actually almost expect a US Agent in the Marvel Universe line... he's been pretty prominent lately in Hank Pym (Wasp)'s Mighty Avengers team.

Prometheum5's picture
Posted by Prometheum5 on 31 December, 2009 - 22:15
True...

I can only hope for the crazy star-shaped shield he had during New Invaders. I'm pretty sure he doesn't use it anymore, but it's a good way to tell him apart from the other Caps in a dark room.

atom smasher's picture
Posted by atom smasher on 31 December, 2009 - 22:53
Cool review and great to see

Cool review and great to see some comic stuff on the site! We've precious little of it, despite nearly all of us being comic fans at one point or another. (I'm discounting toys based on movies based on comics here... )

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
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Posted by NekroDave on 31 December, 2009 - 23:47
that's a good point. While I

that's a good point. While I am myself a comic book nerd (formerly ravenous, now very casual), I've never felt compelled to buy any comic-based toys. I guess I am a toy robot nerd and a print comic book nerd. Toys of *people*, however cool, aren't my thing. I still appreciate the comic related content, though. Keep it up, Prometheum.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 3 January, 2010 - 15:37
Doesn't Iron Man blur the

Doesn't Iron Man blur the line,though? I mean,when you say you only collect "robots",you don't just mean characters like C3PO,do you? I assume that since you frequent this site,you have some figures of mechs such as Mazinger Z,Big O,and so forth.
Aren't they just bigger "Iron Men" in a way?
I kind of consider Iron Man like the "missing link" between US and Japanese superheroes.

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 3 January, 2010 - 17:31
LOL I know what Force Works

LOL I know what Force Works is,I believe their cartoon is still available on Comcast On Demand. I didn't think any of you guys were big comic fans. I'm sort of a medium fan myself,I buy maybe one trade paperback/graphic novel a month,I never buy the monthly issues.

One thing you forgot to mention is the great value you get for your money with these figure 2 packs. A single packed Marvel 3.75 inch figure is like 8-10 dollars depending on where you shop,but a 2 pack is only 12-15 dollars! Plus,in some cases,the 2 pack version of the figure may be more desirable,like the Hulk who had a much better head in the two pack version. Or in this case,you can use this figure as Rhodey in your lineup,and one of the modern looking Iron Man figures as Tony.

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 3 January, 2010 - 12:41
Thanks,, that's a really

Thanks,, that's a really good point. I forgot how much the single MU figures cost... mostly because I usually end up paying the dumb-person price from BBTS when I miss them! 2 figures and a comic for 1.5x the price of one figure is definitely a good deal.

Prometheum5's picture
Posted by Prometheum5 on 3 January, 2010 - 13:06
IMO the single figures are

IMO the single figures are WAY overpriced. It wasn't all that long ago that Marvel Legends were 10 bucks.
Speaking of ML,I originally wasn't going to bother with these little guys since I had MLs of pretty much every character I wanted and didn't want to "rebuy" any.
Of course,you guys know how well that works. :)

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 3 January, 2010 - 17:26
Well, I just got back from

Well, I just got back from Target with the new Electro, so what do I know? I was initially turned off, but I actually like the new smaller line... I can get more figures in less space, and they've already made some totally off the wall characters that never warranted Marvel Legends. That and, within three waves of figures I already have 6 or 7 new Iron Man figures. I'm aiming to be complete on Iron Man figures, so based on attrition, the MU line works for me.

Prometheum5's picture
Posted by Prometheum5 on 3 January, 2010 - 17:36
Another cool thing about the

Another cool thing about the line is that if you've been keeping up with Dark Avengers,some of these characters could work as members of the new Avengers lineup. Black costume Spider-Man might be a little smaller than DA Spider-Man,but it's good enough,especially since 3.75 inch figures are so small anyway. The classic costume Ms. Marvel is a perfect DA Ms. Marvel,and the brown costume Wolverine doesn't have the same claws as DA Wolverine,but it would work in a pinch.

For those who don't know what I'm talking about,Tony Stark has been fired as director of homeland security and replaced by Norman Osborn who wears an Iron Man suit with a Captain America shield and calls himself Iron Patriot. None of the heroes would work for him,so he just dressed villians up as popular heroes and formed his own Avengers.

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 3 January, 2010 - 19:14
This line is a mixed bag for me.

I **love** 3 3/4-inch toys. It's my vice. I've had over the years almost every 3 3/4-inch figure line and in specific I love the playsets.

I was so sad in the 90's when I had to sell my Mego Pocket Heroes collection to pay the bills, and the Marvel Legends I had 5 years ago just looked big and ugly. Where were my favorite comic heroes in the scale of my youth?

I was so excited to see this line announced, and so disappointed when they came out. On average an individual figure sells for $10 at retail in the US. $5 is just barely fair for these. They come with nothing! no stand, nothing! The paint is horrible! ...And that's if you can *find* them. Here on the East Coast, you were lucky if there were any single carded figures on the shelves for most of 2009.

So when my friend's son got into them, and I was picking the Secret Wars sets for him for Christmas, I figured I'd drop $14 and try one out myself. I was pleasantly surprised overall (except for the paint)- they remind me a lot of 2000s Microman, but made out of much better plastic. They're still too much at retail, so I won't buy into that.

I'll do what I do for Star Wars and now the GI JOE 25th Anniversary figures: wait a year and buy them all for $2 or less a piece.

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Posted by The Big R on 3 January, 2010 - 20:16
Yeah,considering they cost

Yeah,considering they cost more than G.I. Joes,who come with TONS of gear and a stand,they should at least come with some sort of stand or base.
I only own like 7 or 8 of these figures,and I probably won't get any more unless it's a character I can't resist.

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 3 January, 2010 - 21:14
Iron Man & Spider-Woman? Err...

Err...shouldn't this be a Marvel 3-pk toy set? I mean what good is Iron Man and Spider-Woman without Scarlet Witch? I mean c'mon, this is Tony we're talking about. Just look at those three.

-R78

Rodimus78's picture
Posted by Rodimus78 on 4 January, 2010 - 02:27
There was a Century figure

There was a Century figure in the Toy Biz 5 inch Iron Man line- so he could fill out a Force Works display, if someone didn't care about the scale.
(the canceled US Agent became Astral Armor Professor X in a later line, but a customizer could probably take care of it with some hard work).

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Posted by DoctorKent on 8 January, 2010 - 01:26
 
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