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  1. Wraith (both versions), Blowtorch and the Alpine DVD pack I have yet to see in any of the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and i hit 8-10 stores a day due to work. I saw Eels, Trakker and BATS at a lot of Targets when the had the price point of $8.99. As soon as the price went back down they were gone. Lady Jaye with the hat was hard to find around here for a while as well and then she popped up everywhere.
  2. Picked up the VvV style 4 pack "Greatest Battles" DVD set today at Target. Got one in perfect shape and one that had a damaged box for $12.88 which I was all about since I buy one to open anyway and the figures were not damaged in any way just the box. The box has a big cut out on the bottom of both packages, I can only guess is Hasbro trying to save money. The thing of it is, I opened the damaged box and got all the accessories but no file cards. I don't know if these came with them or not and maybe mine fell out when damaged? Does anyone who maybe opened them up know? For those who care, the DVD sucks and if you didn't hear the episodes seem like they are cut and not even a full length Venom vs. Valor cartoon. To be honest I like the animation but hate the voices. The also stick you with the crappy Ninja Battles picture montage video...CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. I remember I got my original one as a kid for $50.00, I wanted the Flagg but my mom said it was to big and let me get the terrordrome instead. I loved that base, I would pay $100 for it now, I would expect that to be the mark up. I have to agree with whom ever said it in the begining, someone at Hasbro will think it's a good idea to put wheels on it. Don't expect Hasbro to include the Firebat, they would probably replace it with a claw and another CC with a new color. Great question! Answer:yes!!!!!!!
  4. You all know you'll buy at least two sets! Then when the Valentines Day pack comes out, you'll buy 2 of those, Then the St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah and Christmas 5-packs, you'll buy 2 of those. You know you will, don't lie. Everyone needs a Stormshadow with a kiss the cook apron and mini Turkey.
  5. Well now we can't say that Hasbro isn't hearing our beef's. I really don't want to be getting a bunch of figures that I have already bought but I since they are much more accurate I will be buying them. I love me some Hasbro and the 12 versions of SE, Duke and Cobra Commander I get each year. I keep buying so they keep making new ones and because of my plastic addiction.
  6. IMO, this line is the greatest 6 inch scale superhero line ever created! And the scary thing is , it's only entering it's 2nd yr of a 5yr contract! Yes, the biggest strike against it is the inability for some of us seeing these in the stores due to inconsitent distribution, but this isn't the 80's, There are tons of online stores that sell the entire wave & you can pre-order it. So the " I can't find these in stores " excuse, doesn't fly so well. Plus, with the price of gas nowadays, why do you wanna waste $$ on gas driving all over town looking for these when you can order them online & they get mailed to your front door? Another grandslam by the 4HM & Mattel! Maybe so, but som of us don't like the easy way out by ordering online. I still love the thrill of the hunt and then trading with others to help eachother out. You did make some great points about the overall line.
  7. I am so psyched about a Vigilante figure, I'll buy the whole line if I can find them!
  8. I still need a Harley Quinn, never saw one in the Chicago area. NEVER!! and I hit up a lot of stores and have many people collector friends that had to get her off Ebay. Can you find me one?
  9. Same way out here in Chicago area. I feel the same way as you do! I have just been finding the Leatherneck Awe Striker and 2 out of the 3 I have spotted (all in differant stores) have had broken wheels. I have only spotted the sharc and Firebat besides that. Meijer seems to be a good place for finds on a friday night after 11 pm
  10. I have a feeling I'll see all of these with oddball figures in them after people buy them and return them with Knock off Joes in place of the real ones. I saw an old school slip stream in a conquest box at Target yesterday with a rubbed of nose and all.
  11. Not to sound like a jerk, but isn't that the whole fun of it? I know we all have differant reasons for collecting but that is the fun behind it to me. I love variant and even basic hunting. Meanwhile, I hear everyone complain that they can't find variants here and that other variants are to easy to find. (X-23) I dunno I love collecting but I also love finding that new or hard to find figure on the shelves!
  12. I found series 4 BB, WW and Cyborg, but all the rest were gone. I found them at Meijers in Rolling Meadows, IL and they had 3 BB. I was excited to get them and get home to add them to my display. I opened them all up and as soon as I went to turn BB legs, one pops right off, no stress, no hard turn just snap and off it was. I hate this crap!!! First it happens with my Element Man builder and now BB. I though ok, I'll go return him for another so I drive 20 minutes back to get one of the others and within 2 hours all gone. Meijers is a great place to pick up figs on a friday night around midnight since they are open 24 hrs. they stock around this where I often find most of my figures at this time. They are usually around the same price as Wal-Mart ot Target. They had Joes on Sale last night for $5.98. It was good for getting some army builders.
  13. If you found them today that means I'll find them in about two months here in Chicago. We get them right when they come out but the toy mafia hordes them up before most of the rest of us can get to them. If one hits the shelves on time, you know someones getting wacked!
  14. I found a Lady Jaye on the pegs along with the Cobra Night 5 pack at Toys R Us. I found that a bit odd about Lady Jaye being on the pegs. (it's only important to me because she was the only one I was missing.)
  15. I am a Serpentor guy only because I believe he brought much more conflict in the whole power struggle story aspect. Cobra Commander was always attacking things to just run away when the poop hit the fan whereas when Serpentor came around it would be the Commanders bungling that would cause Cobra to fall short or have some sort of debackle. I say Serpentor, THIS I COMMAND!
  16. First of all thank you for posting the picks! I'm not a fan of these, but I really not a big fan of the Marvel Movie figures. Every once in a while they make one that looks like the movie character and has good articulation like the original Blade, Doc Ock or Spidey from the Spider-Man 2 line (I speak of the lines outside of Marvel Legends) and then they make some that have a good look and articulation but have metallic colors. I'm really hoping that the Iron Man line changes all this because the new Spider-man line (yet again) hasn't really done much for me. As far as collecting goes, I enjoy going store to store looking for new lines, hence my name. I have bought from scalpers and sold stuff, to me it's not a business, just part of the game and a major part of the American way of life. If you can get stuff from Hong Kong early and don't mind paying the extra money for shipping, more power to you. I enjoy when folks are nice enough to show us photos of what they get early and I appreciate them doing it. Whatever makes you happy in this kooky world, go for it, after all, in ten years you'll be buying a new Hulk figure that will cause your old ones to end up someplace other than the front of your shelf. Check me out on Myspace www.myspace.com/storetroopers I'm always up for making new collector friends.
  17. Yeah, that's a really good list, I just wish it would see the light of day. I like the original list that was posted, I just know Prof. X would be a peg warmer all over again.
  18. Love the line, hate the leg joints that go sideways! UHHHGGGG!!!
  19. If you make a character like Jubilee, you know she is either going to be short packed or peg warmer. If she ends up being a peg warmer it will cause other female figures like Polaris to take longer to make it to the shelves. I originally started getting these figures because they were suppose to just be Legends. When they came out with characters like X-23, Danger or as was stated before me, or the movie figures. It takes away from it being Marvel Legends. I love the fact that they keep the line going and that figures of Moon Knight, Captain Marvel, Havok, Kitty Pryde, etc. have been made, but how long until they start making other obscure characters. Everyones going to have an opionion and have differant wants. I would love to see less of the Spider-Man's, Hulks, Iron Man's and Caps in the normal Legends line and split off the way they have in recent years with Spider-man and the Fantastic Four so we could get a Firestar, Quarsar, Polaris, Nomad, Sauron, Strong Guy(at least a builder) Black Mamba, Crimson Dynamo, Blizzard, Blacklash, or Firelord, etc.. Sorry I had to throw in my wants, I just don't want them to start running out of ideas and using characters like Sleepwalker, Darkhawk or Captain America in his pajamas. I want a Jubilee figure, I just think she should be in a box set. I strongly belive the two packs should be face offs or alter ego's, i.e. Iron Man & Tony Stark (In Suit), Spidey & Peter Parker, Eddie Brock & Venom, etc.
  20. The Review of the figure is a really nice review, but I have to tell you how disapointed I am with this builder. When I went to WizardCon in Chicago I saw these and was really excited. Every figure but Orion I wanted, but I was impressed with the fact that they to would be doing a builder so I said cool, I'll get them all. I'm a big Marvel Legends fan and also liked how they seemed like they would meshin well with the Marvel Legends & Legendary Super Heroes Line. When I first found them about a month ago, they had all but The Penguin, so I only ended up buying Demon & Red Tornado, who were the two major pieces that I wanted. I opened the Demon and was so Impressed by him that I almost ran back to the store to get the Batman and Orion figures. I decided not to after opening Red Tornado. His scale was very large, which was alright, but his leg motion was terrible. They all have that stupid flat side motion in stead of the ball and hip joints that Toy Biz/Marvel has managed to make into a requirement for all good motion of toys. For the Demon figure it didn't bother me much but as soon as I put Red Tornado up with the rest of the figures, I noticed that he was shrinking. Every few minutes I would look over and he was getting a little more into doing the splits. His top portion of his body is pretty heavy and was causing the legs to do a little Van Damage action while he was standing on the shelf. Don't get me wrong the figure was a great looking figure but the legs really suck. So I told you all about that to tell you about this. The leg that came with Red Tornado I had noticed all the little paint hings you made refrence to in your review, but I noticed that it also very light and felt very cheapish. I didn't think anything of it until I finally found a Penguin figure this week at a Target. I figured I would buy the remaining figures and give them all a try and found that Orion although nicely done, still did nothing for me and the Batman figure was actually really nice looking and was a pleasent surprise despite having the same problem as Red Tornado. The Penguin was well woth it though as the face and body were perfect and a must have. So here I am sitting on my couch putting my Rex Mason figure together, checking out all the cool accessories he comes with and as soon as I easily snap him together, I go to pose him and put him on the shelf and his left leg breaks apart at the top near the joint. Granted this is the top of the joint, not the joint itself! At this point I was ready to call and b$%h them out but I couldn't find a phone number. So, do I buy another Red Tornado and hope this one stands better, giving the other one to my nephew or do I just deal with it? Either way I'm a sucker and really want to build the next to characters from Series 2 & 3, not to mention actually like all those characters. I need me some good Grundy. So I guess they pulled a good idea thanks to ML Toy Biz line and got me hooked, but a big thumbs down to this builder. Oh yeah and the range of motion on Rex sucks!!!
  21. That's awesome that they are for the most part decent figures, I really hope the heads on the twins are not that bad since I was really looking forward to getting them. I am psyched about the Ace and Wild Weasel though as well. Thanks for descriptions, I'm stoked to get my hands on them.
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