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Posted: 09 October 2022 at 11:06pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Sure could have used that figure when drawing the character. It was a bear working out different angles on the helmet.

That’s Terry’s art, btw.

And Star Lord’s uniform is black.

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I’d seen this figure earlier in the week. My one gripe was its blue colour.

Again with the whole blue/black failure.



I keep thinking that one day someone will figure it out.

But they never do.
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Again with the whole blue/black failure.

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Hasbro seems perfectly aware of the blue/black issue, but they'll lean one way or the other so they can reuse the figure in the other color. The Marvel Universe 3.75" line was especially guilty of this, but even in Legends, they'll do things like reissue the black and silver Black Bolt from an SDCC set as a single, but in blue and metallic blue.
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Never read any Star-Lord comics (never saw any at any of
the racks I frequented) but I always loved that design!
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Posted: 10 October 2022 at 9:41pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Any special affinity for Star-Lord, JB?
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None. Actually lost interest in the character about 4 pages before the end. Look at those pages with that in mind, and you can pretty much tell.

(A number of people compared Chris' script for STAR-LORD to STAR WARS. When I read it, I asked him where the monkey was, which he took as a reference to Chewbacca. But actually I was thinking SPACE GHOST.)

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Resigning myself to the reality of having nowhere to actually DISPLAY it, yesterday I demolished the Lego Coliseum and put all the pieces back in the box.

:-(

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Nooooooooo
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Revisiting this thread after a few weeks away... I love that classic Iron Man statue on the previous page. Wow!
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Funko Pop has a ten inch version of Christopher Reeve’s Superman.

Couldn’t resist.

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Peter, I keep looking to my left waiting for the repulsor blast!
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Just learned there’s a LEGO series called “Friends” (unconnected to the TV series) that is intended to be “girl-friendly”. To this end the mini-figs that come with it are “more realistic”, meaning still cartoony but less blocky.

However, they still have Lego hands, those grasping claws, which evoke disturbing memories of thalidomide.

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