I have had the two polls “Are you going to collect Marvel Universe 3 and 3/4 inch figures?” and “DC Universe Classics has improved most in their?” up for a couple of months and I think its time for a new one now. I wanted to talk about the results of the Marvel Universe poll before I send them both off to the Polls Archive though. For the “Are you going to collect Marvel Universe 3 and 3/4 inch figures?” poll the results were:
Total Voters: 33
* Definitely Not (55.0%, 18 Votes)
* Absolutely (18.0%, 6 Votes)
* Select Characters (15.0%, 5 Votes)
* Can’t Decide (12.0%, 4 Votes)
So, over half of those that voted said they would not collect these. I have to say, I am not really shocked by those results, based on some of the threads at The Fwoosh. I voted for the “Select Characters” answer. As you can see from my New Things pictures, I have pretty much gotten all of them. I had intended on sticking with only buying A-list characters and possibly building teams, but after they started to arrive in stores, I found myself changing my strategy to thinking “I would hate to start missing these and have to turn to the secondary market (e-bay) to complete my collection later”. I still do not know if I can bring myself to spend $9.00 plus on 55 different Wolverines, Hulks and Spider-Man re-paints and redecos. (And we all know that will happen!) Currently, I still have not bought all the Wolverine: Origins movie versions or even all the comic versions of Wolverine. Possibly when they start to clearance, I may change my mind but for now I am trying to stay away.
I cannot help but wonder how many of you that had voted “Definitely Not” have since changed their minds too? It would be interesting to find out if you have changed your mind and why. If you would like to leave a comment in this post and discuss your reasoning, that would be great! Did you stick to your guns and not buy them, or did you cave like me just because they are Marvel related?
I changed my mind about collecting these beacause they go great with the larger Legends BAF (Galactus, Sentinel, etc) and Marvel Super Hero showdown figures. Also because I am getting some much wanted figures like the Wrecking Crew and such.