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But ALL I really want is the awesome Joker/Manbat.

 

I'll keep an eye out for you.

 

We have 2 guys in this town who are what me and my other honest-collector friend refer to as the Toy Mafia. They buy everything Marvel & DCU. When the "Nemesis" wave hit town, they bought ALL the cases that were put out. I found leftover scraps that were put out later, never found anymore. Now I have searched high & low, but these guys are relentless. One of them (the muscle) goes out every single morning and if anything is to be found he wipes it out. I would not even know our locale receive Wave 10 if not for a local collector shop owner let it slip that "Fat Tony, we'll call him" was able to "find" a case at one of the walmarts. Guys, there's no such thing as Karma. Trust me when I say these guys are the worst kind of scalper/opportunists and yet they are always the ones who get the product. It sadens/sickens me that what was once a fun hobby has come to this. I remember a time in the late 90's, early 2000 era when you might have a 50-60% success ratio when toy hunting. Now I bet it's less than 5%. In the last 50-60 trips I made to walmarts, I have found something ONCE - the Gotham 5 pack, which honestly isn't that fantastic. A-hole scalpers + Mattel's horrible distribution problems + exclusives = a grim future for the line. Mark my words, this line is headed for one of two things down the road - Matty.com distribution ONLY or the 2002 He-Man line. What did that line have? Sculpted by the Horseman, produced by Mattel, terrible distribution problems, and a large fan base. Hmmm sounds familar. Thanks for letting me vent. I hope all you honest collectors find Wave 10. Me out. @hmmm@

 

Trust me, I feel your frustration. When some dude told me he was charging $60 for Joker and Powergirl at Mid Ohio Con - I wanted to go get my gas canister and some matches to burn his booth to the ground.

 

All I can say is network. Be polite and find the Wal-Mart employees that can most help you. That's what I did, and were it not for the two guys that gave me the heads up I would not have been able to score the haul I did tonight.

 

Toy scalpers are the reason I want to be a Toy Robin Hood, without the theft of course. If I can find a figure for you, it's yours for what I paid + shipping. ;)

 

Thanks for the good advice & such. I appreciate it. I wanted to post this picture my friend made. It makes the frustration a little easier with some good humor.

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I know people have some opinions about me but wanted to share this. No I am not selling or trading(like anyone would). whoever keeps saying that walmart can't order figures if you ask is full of crap

People are really putting way too much effort into this.

Who would actually pay me? Especially if I sent first, who would feel bad about not paying me? Nobody that's who.

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After spending 3 fruitless weeks looking all over for these my buddy in Sacramento decided to focus on 2 stores that have been very helpful. So he hits those 2 for 1 week straight after getting confirmation of cases on order and guess what? He walks out with one case from each store this morning! So glad I don't have to hit my local stores repeatedly anymore. Thanks to abesapien from 'scum. You rock dude!!

 

You are welcome... Was an awesome day opening those figs... such a great wave to be exclusive to walmart...

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WTF!!!! my uncle goes to walmart and scores wave 10! i search high and low. day and night....and he finds them with no effort! im happy that were finally getting them, and my uncle's like my dad, so im happy for him...but i need these!

maybe thats the secret to finding wave 10, not giving a #$##, like how harry got the sorcerer's stone @loll@

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so one walmart that I had been going to every night since october 3rd said that they sold 10 figures off the truck on friday. Its crap because i had talked to someone and they said it never came in. They also said that there were 9 in store, but couldnt find them. Because of that they cant order more. I tried to talk to a manager and he was pretty much an a hole about it. I really dont want to have to go to ebay for these. WHY DOESNT WALMART CARRY THEIR PRODUCT!!? ( i just needed to vent)

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so one walmart that I had been going to every night since october 3rd said that they sold 10 figures off the truck on friday. Its crap because i had talked to someone and they said it never came in. They also said that there were 9 in store, but couldnt find them. Because of that they cant order more. I tried to talk to a manager and he was pretty much an a hole about it. I really dont want to have to go to ebay for these. WHY DOESNT WALMART CARRY THEIR PRODUCT!!? ( i just needed to vent)

i'm beginning to think something like that might be happening where i live, but i don't think people are that crafty over here :/

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Went out last night looking for these to help out fellow posters and thought I hit jackpot one store got in two cases of DCUC. But I knew as soon as I saw the code on the outside of the case it was more of the Best of 6/7. I had her open the cases just to be sure and sure enough it was 6/7 figures.

 

This store has probably gotten in 6 cases of this same assortment over the last four months and they aren't selling. I'm really starting to believe that Mattel saying they increased this wave 10 order is BS or they intended to but some factory foul-up caused a shortage and now they are sending out these Best of cases to cover the order from walmart for wave 10.

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Another sign Mattel is run by a bunch of low life unprofessional butt lickers --

 

They have a stupid website Mattycollector where you are supposed to go to order figures and get news, they have a stupid feature for a newsletter and I have only recieved ONE newsletter, all information comes from their stupid FACEBOOK page and I am sorry, not everyone is into Facebook and its too exclusive where you have to sign up in order to view pages. I go to their website looking for their new end-of-year breakdown, there is no info on any changes, there is no info on the new schedule, I recieved no newsletter indicating any changes, but when I go to the website and see that that had another Disney Cars event , just yesterday and I missed it, I just want to scream to the heavens and ask why and how this company even exist??? to make matters worse, they actually have a link in the news section with the Cars promotion asking if you have signed up for the newsletter, hello butt lickers, the answer is yes I have only gotten one reminder email. I collect the Disney Cars stuff for my little brother, but everyone knows, they release tons of Lightning and those little helper cars and like one per case on any racing cars?? They even cancelled my current yearly subscription for MOTUC, luckily Teela didn't sell out, I called my credit card and they told me there was no hold and no problems, so Mattel got it right ONCE and then sends me an email saying my subscription is cancelled.

 

I am a business management major in school and Mattel operates like a second rate, second class institution. They don't understand business and they certainly don't respect the consumer, I hope they fail on all cylinders.

 

Mattycollector --

It sucks and they still can't handle day of traffic, I only received one newsletter

 

Their cars promotions sucks --

no advance notice for the casual collector

 

DCUC distribution sucks,

where the @#$% is Wave 10?

 

DCUC quality varies --

3 of my new PE figures have tight joints that are stuck

 

Facebook --

update your damn website losers, not everyone wants to join facebook to read updates, what is the point of the newsletter or the info page of the website if you don't carry information on it?

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^you forgot the stupid SDCC exclusives like Gleek and supposedly next year is o be Plastic Man and if that isn't enough I've heard that certain contorted body part attachments might be chase even within the exclusive i.e. like King Greyskull regular then the chase bronze.

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DCUC quality varies --

3 of my new PE figures have tight joints that are stuck

 

Mattel did not invent this problem.

 

Marvel Legends had it. The Independent Legends they did after ML had it.

 

Try the fix we used for the Legends figures. Bring some water to a boil and immerse the stuck part of the figure in for a few seconds. Let cool. Try moving part. Repeat until joint moves.

 

^you forgot the stupid SDCC exclusives like Gleek and supposedly next year is o be Plastic Man and if that isn't enough I've heard that certain contorted body part attachments might be chase even within the exclusive i.e. like King Greyskull regular then the chase bronze.

 

Mattel is not the only company or individual that has SDCC Exclusive product.

 

The only way I can get Arthur Adams artbooks is from SDCC via mail order.

 

Nevermind that artist con exclusive sketchbooks are common, so if you can't get to the con and you're a fan of that artist; you're screwed or you pay a mark up.

 

Get informed. Save your money. Have someone you know pick one up for you when they go, or mail order them after the show.

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^you forgot the stupid SDCC exclusives like Gleek and supposedly next year is o be Plastic Man and if that isn't enough I've heard that certain contorted body part attachments might be chase even within the exclusive i.e. like King Greyskull regular then the chase bronze.

 

 

Your right, they screwed not only those who couldn't attend but those who did also, who is running this company?

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Actually I was thinking what we may want to try doing, is if you've made contacts at Wal-Mart, ask them to open the box and dump them roughly into a cart before shelving. This should damage the packaging and rain on the MIC hoarder/scalpers parade. Freeing up some figures for those of us who just want the toys. @firedevil@

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Actually I was thinking what we may want to try doing, is if you've made contacts at Wal-Mart, ask them to open the box and dump them roughly into a cart before shelving. This should damage the packaging and rain on the MIC hoarder/scalpers parade. Freeing up some figures for those of us who just want the toys. @firedevil@

Actually the cards have been coming out of the cases already with varying amounts of damage. My wave 10 were like that straight from a fresh case as were the wave 9 before that. I think perfect or near perfect cards for the DCUC are not commonplace or as far as I've seen. Just add it to the list of issues with DCUC.

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DCUC quality varies --

3 of my new PE figures have tight joints that are stuck

 

Mattel did not invent this problem.

 

Marvel Legends had it. The Independent Legends they did after ML had it.

 

Try the fix we used for the Legends figures. Bring some water to a boil and immerse the stuck part of the figure in for a few seconds. Let cool. Try moving part. Repeat until joint moves.

 

^you forgot the stupid SDCC exclusives like Gleek and supposedly next year is o be Plastic Man and if that isn't enough I've heard that certain contorted body part attachments might be chase even within the exclusive i.e. like King Greyskull regular then the chase bronze.

 

Mattel is not the only company or individual that has SDCC Exclusive product.

 

The only way I can get Arthur Adams artbooks is from SDCC via mail order.

 

Nevermind that artist con exclusive sketchbooks are common, so if you can't get to the con and you're a fan of that artist; you're screwed or you pay a mark up.

 

Get informed. Save your money. Have someone you know pick one up for you when they go, or mail order them after the show.

Hey, thanks for nothing! First off, I don't care where the problem was invented or where it started, it is unacceptable. I am glad that you don't find it a problem but I do, paying 14.09 for a figure that has mold joints in crazy, this is 2009, its just a series of plastic parts clip together, it shouldn't be this difficult. Its unacceptable. I know the trick you mentioned, it has worked for me in the past, but that is not the point, its unacceptable, its not even like its one figure, its 3 of a 4 figure set.

 

 

How do you even know the he (Degra) didn't order a set online, I did and it is still a hassle. You should of been able to see by the fan outrage that it is a problem and not everyone is lucky. It shouldn't be this hard and it shouldn't be this problematic.

 

Your points are moot.

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Oh yeah and who is the numbnut who gave my post a negative thumbs down, you know there are some strange people on these boards. this is a toy fan website and many people are having major problems, I give off a rant and someone comes and gives me a negative post, that is real douche bag material. I guess we should all eat Mattel's crap, we the supporters shouldn't have a voice.

 

All these post about the failures of Mattel and someone gives me a negative post because Mattel is screwy, there are some real losers on these boards. There are some very decent people but a good size handful of complete losers.

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Hey, thanks for nothing! First off, I don't care where the problem was invented or where it started, it is unacceptable. I am glad that you don't find it a problem but I do, paying 14.09 for a figure that has mold joints in crazy, this is 2009, its just a series of plastic parts clip together, it shouldn't be this difficult. Its unacceptable. I know the trick you mentioned, it has worked for me in the past, but that is not the point, its unacceptable, its not even like its one figure, its 3 of a 4 figure set.

 

As other have pointed out.

 

If you don't like it, stop buying the line.

 

How do you even know the he (Degra) didn't order a set online, I did and it is still a hassle. You should of been able to see by the fan outrage that it is a problem and not everyone is lucky. It shouldn't be this hard and it shouldn't be this problematic.

 

You're never going to stop exclusives.

 

Ever.

 

It's as simple as that, and no amount of Internet message board whining is going to change that.

 

So either get informed and order from Mattycollector when the exclusives become available, or go to eBay to get it after the show.

 

I don't care much for it either, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. In fact at some point I've got to go out and track down a Lobo figure. Wait, should I whine about it first?

 

Your points are moot.

 

Your endless whining, yet continuing to support the product renders your puerile screed moot.

 

Let's keep this thread focused on helping others find Wave 10 and less about whining incessantly.

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Ive still been checking one store every night since the hit and this store has 4 figs and still nothing to this day.

Draven

 

Have you managed to track down, speak with, anybody that runs the toys section?

 

The Walmart I scored my figures from had Firestorm, Cyborg, and some other mort warming the pegs for weeks before the Wave 10 case arrived. When I spoke with the toy manager at another Walmart first she scanned the peg hook for the existing figures and none were on order; but when I gave her the receipt from my Wave 10 purchases she confirmed the cases were on order and a delivery date.

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Hey, thanks for nothing! First off, I don't care where the problem was invented or where it started, it is unacceptable. I am glad that you don't find it a problem but I do, paying 14.09 for a figure that has mold joints in crazy, this is 2009, its just a series of plastic parts clip together, it shouldn't be this difficult. Its unacceptable. I know the trick you mentioned, it has worked for me in the past, but that is not the point, its unacceptable, its not even like its one figure, its 3 of a 4 figure set.

 

As other have pointed out.

 

If you don't like it, stop buying the line.

 

How do you even know the he (Degra) didn't order a set online, I did and it is still a hassle. You should of been able to see by the fan outrage that it is a problem and not everyone is lucky. It shouldn't be this hard and it shouldn't be this problematic.

 

You're never going to stop exclusives.

 

Ever.

 

It's as simple as that, and no amount of Internet message board whining is going to change that.

 

So either get informed and order from Mattycollector when the exclusives become available, or go to eBay to get it after the show.

 

I don't care much for it either, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. In fact at some point I've got to go out and track down a Lobo figure. Wait, should I whine about it first?

 

Your points are moot.

 

Your endless whining, yet continuing to support the product renders your puerile screed moot.

 

Let's keep this thread focused on helping others find Wave 10 and less about whining incessantly.

Dude, what is your problem, everything I wrote had nothing to do with the consumer level, figures not assembled together properly, poor communication with fans, and faulty internet service and you bash me, your insane! I guess its ok because you found your wave 10, but for others who haven't and/or having problems with Mattel we don't have a voice. No, your points are moot, and if your so worried about whinning on this board then why don't you leave because most of these post are from people who can't find the product and are having a problem. There are tons of post for you to go through and tell people not to complain. For now on please don't respond to any of my post, I don't know or like you are to me your comments and/or replies were useless.

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