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  1. "lol you sure about that?" Yes. I am. Why would I question a Jazwares representative when a website that has nothing to do with the production of these figures made a mistake labeling their pictures? But as I said, feel free to continue to disagree. It still doesn't change anything.
  2. The ninja is Smoke, and the unpainted prototype next to Cage is Kano. RHunter, Jazwares representative, has said repeatedly on other forums that wave three, if they get the chance to release it, will be Cage, Kano, Reptile and Smoke. Feel free to argue or disagree. It doesn't change the fact that you will be wrong.
  3. "Return of Supmerman Series 2," huh? Oh, man... Too funny.
  4. "If there is enough demand, ToyBiz would be very stupid not to act and meet it." *repeats self again* DarthMaulSithLord, you are, like everyone else, ignoring the fact that retailers wouldn't buy it. Toy Biz made the figure. They showed it at SDCC a few years back. Retailers didn't bite. They made it a rotocast, significantly dropping the price point. They showed it at Toy Fair. Retailers, again, didn't bite. They've tried. Why do you keep ignoring that? As for an exclusive, they could not sell it as a store exclusive because, repeated once again, retailers simply do not want it. Feel free to place blame on retailers all you want, as it is completely in their hands. As for, say, an internet exclusive, or a mail-away, that wouldn't be cost-efficient for Toy Biz. It is easy to sign a meaningless petition on the internet. It is just as easy to claim on a message board that you'd buy it. But due to the fact that this figure is now both a) an exclusive, and large, the price would go up. Suddenly all of the people claiming to be willing to spend $45-50 on this figure are going to have to spend upwards of $70-80, plus shipping, just so that Toy Biz can break even on this exclusive figure. But, obviously, with the price going up, the number of people buying are naturally going to go down. Do you (finally) see Toy Biz's problems yet? On the topic of the possibility of a smaller scale, regular price release, like the new Treebeard, I recall hearing Adrian from action-figures.com stating on his boards that Toy Biz actually has (or at least had) that on the drawing board. And, once again, it is up to the retailers whether or not it will ever see the light of day.
  5. Can I point out a second time that Balrog is a deluxe sized single electronic villain character (i.e., to retailers, the exact same thing as the Cave Troll that didn't sell), and that the Bridge at Khazad-Dum set is a mini figure playset? Or are we going to continue to ignore that fact and assume that retailers would see it as the same thing? "And why wouldn't you guys buy this AOME set, if this is the only chance at owning a Balrog? You'd rather have none at all?" Because it isn't going to influence any retailers at all when it comes to the full sized Balrog figure. Why is this so hard for fanboys to understand? I would want one too. I would certainly love to have one in my collection. But I became resigned a long time ago to the fact that it just isn't happening. Move on with life, you'll feel better.
  6. Rik, you are, like everyone else, ignoring the fact that retailers wouldn't buy it.
  7. Armies of Middle Earth Balrog = moderately priced playset for mini figures that only takes up so much room at retail. Lord of the Rings Balrog = large scale deluxe villain with high price point that takes up a large space at retail. Buying all of the mini Balrog playsets in the world will not inspire retailers to change their minds and order the full sized Balrog from Toy Biz. Remember, retailers don't see individual characters, they see in terms of size and whether a toy is a villain or a hero. And please, let's all stop blaming Toy Biz. It was stated numerous times two years ago that they wanted to release the Balrog. Why would they have sculpted such a large figure, and put gone to the cost of planning to include electronics in him, if they were going to decide on a whim to just not release it? It is the retailers you need to take this up with.
  8. Well... yeah. They didn't real-scan anybody in the Fellowship toyline's exact musculature, did they? But their bodies are covered by clothing, so who cares what they look like underneath. This Pippin is going to be, in my collection at least, displayed with the helmet on, and his face hidden. Why should I care in the least if his face isn't perfect? I'll never see it.
  9. ...does it occur to no one that Pippin has a helmet, and his face will be all but hidden anyway? "Toybiz if you read this, just know that you are the biggest disappointment in all of action figure history. Aren't you ashamed?" Dude... Have you not been paying attention to Mattel for the past year and a half? Toy Biz is a Godsend compared to those chimps.
  10. 1337R8

    Firestorm?

    That'd be Atom, Ecc.
  11. "Batman: Death in the Family= Jason Todd buys it" *gasp* Well gee, thanks for spoiling it for me!!! Heh.
  12. *watches thoughts of blackmail rolling through his head* You know, Mandy, that signed SDCC He-Man figure you have would look pretty nice in my collection....... =)
  13. This is going off of what was posted on the DC Direct message boards. As usual, this is all subject to change at any time, etc.,etc. So take this as you will: Wave 1: April 2004 Batman Joker Poison Ivy Hush Huntress Wave 2: TBA Superman Catwoman Robin Nightwing Harley Quinn And, before anyone else asks: Justice League of America Wave 2: 3rd Quarter 2004 Firestorm Atom Elongated Man Adam Strange Whee!
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