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  1. Hell I am not a scalper and I will open the cases. Its fair game if its on the floor, boxed or not. Its called pallet shopping and its how I have gotten many a rare or hard to find item easily @loll@

    Draven

     

     

    I am with Draven on this one. If I didn't open cases on the palette I wouldn't have half of the stuff I do now.

     

    Though it seems that employees always get upset when I do this, but I inform them that me opening that case is about to generate sales. This is something that their store manager would be in favor of. =)

     

    In fact, opening the cases is how I got most of my Masters of the Universe 2002 line.

  2. Damn! Damn! Damn!

     

    I am still tracking down WAVE 9.

     

    I just completed Wave 8.

     

    The Target Wave should hit at the end of the month!

     

    And now here comes Wave 10!

     

    I am all in favor of helping someone out if they can help me.

     

    If anyone wants to trade for some DC Direct stuff ... I have quite a bit. I actually have tons of different toys! I even have the Original DC Superheroes wave ... back when Hasbro gave it a shot and I have the Total Justice figures and the JLA figures ... including the box sets.

     

    Hell, I would even trade Marvel Legends figures to get ahold of these.

     

    Happy Hunting!

     

    btw, I just did a trek through Ohio ( From Columbus to Port Clinton ) . There wasn't a hunt of Wave 8, 9 or 10. Some of the Walmarts didn't even have pegs for DCUC and some places had the pegs but no product.

     

    The Meijer stores in the area were also low on product.

  3. Anyone excited for the Justice League International Series?

     

    Yesterday I was digging through containers and found a lot of my old DC Direct figures:

     

    The first Plastic Man

    The First Wonder Woman

    The First Sandman Figure and Variant.

    Hawkman/Hawkgirl 2 pack

    Mr. Miracle/Big Barda 2 pack with Oberon

    Gorilla Grodd

    Batgirl/Joker 2 pack

    Classic Batman and Robin 2 pack

    Sinestro

    Star Sapphire

    Kyle Rayner Green Lantern

    Fatality

    Justice Society : Star Man

    Justice Society: Jay Garrick

    Justice Society: Green Lantern(Alan Scott)

    The Hard Traveling Heroes set: Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Black Canary

    Impulse

    Max Mercury

    Power Girl

     

    Oh and I think I found a set of Total Justice Figures ...Only figure missing is Despero and maybe Superman

     

    My good God I bought a lot of DC toys.

  4. My Giganta is COMPLETE!

     

    Was able to see some remnants of Wave 6 and 8 still on the shelves here in town.

     

    I actually came across a lone Vigilante in one store.

     

    WalMart doesn't look too well stocked but I did see a Variant Cyborg on the shelves and a variant Batman Beyond.

     

    I wonder when wave 9 will hit stores in force.

     

    There are some major heavy hitters in that wave, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Wildcat and Deadshot.

  5. Just got off the phone with Mattel.

     

    I told them about my predicament with the Giganta leg. Unfortunately they don't have any spare parts to send. =( I remember that Toy Biz was able to do this with my Galactus a while back. They are going to take care of it in a bit of a different fashion but I will give kudos to them for trying to make it right by me.

     

    Until then, Giganta is missing her right leg. Time to go hunting for a new one.

     

     

    BTW , they person I talked with was exceptionally nice. I believe her name was Linda.

  6. ok I am PISSED !

     

    First I finally get all of Wave 8 and then as I put together Giganta, her right leg breaks! Evidently points of articulation are just for show.

     

    Second, I get the email from BBTS informing me that my order will probably not be filled. For some reason Mattel decided to under produce Wave 9.

     

    I am getting extremely frustrated.

     

    Oh and next up is a Wal Mart wave. We all know that goes well.

  7. Remember, it is not the fault of BBTS.

     

    They aren't getting the product that they ordered and I think I am beginning to understand why.

     

    I think Mattel is holding it back.

     

    There was a recent interview on FWOOSH that stated that they would start offering Wave 9 on Matty Collector.

     

    So, of course they are going to hold back from everyone else.

  8. Let's be honest, there is tons of products clogging the shelves that absolutely must go.

     

    We want the new stuff and it wont ever make it to the stores if we don't do something about the old product.

     

    So, why not help us collectors in the name of charity?

     

    If you continually go into a store and find a product that just isn't going away, buy it and then donate it to something like Toys for Tots.

     

    This way a child gets a toy this holiday season and we clear the shelves for new product.

     

    I am not saying that you do this every time you walk into a store but let's say something like once a month?

     

    If every collector in your area would do something like that, maybe we could get through older product faster.

  9. I decided to email Big Bad Toy Store.

     

    Their response to me was that they think that they will get shorted on this wave the same way they were shorted on wave 8. They also said that if I could find them elsewhere, I should, be it from another online retailer or at a store.

     

    This kind of upsets me. What the hell is Mattel doing if they can't keep the online retailers stocked?

     

    It make me wonder if Mattel has an ebay account or something along those lines.

     

     

    this is something i dont get either. i mean if a shop orders 20 boxe's of dcuc wave 9, why in the heck didnt they get those 20boxe's? ok there is a possibility with the preorders and all, that they needed 22 boxes. mattel should be able to put 2 more on the wagon. is it so hard?

     

    Didn't Mattel just recently rely on BBTS when it came to deciding which 2 packs to make? Weren't they asking us to go to that site and place pre-orders so that they would know which packs release?

     

    Why can't they distribute the product successfully?

     

    Then again, I guess it did just ship recently. Here's hoping.

  10. I decided to email Big Bad Toy Store.

     

    Their response to me was that they think that they will get shorted on this wave the same way they were shorted on wave 8. They also said that if I could find them elsewhere, I should, be it from another online retailer or at a store.

     

    This kind of upsets me. What the hell is Mattel doing if they can't keep the online retailers stocked?

     

    It make me wonder if Mattel has an ebay account or something along those lines.

  11. If Mattel offered a BATMOBILE on MattyCollector to the tune of 40 bucks, would you buy it?

     

    Let's say that it is more along the lines of the Comic Book styling and can fit both Batman and Robin. Would that be something you would be interested in?

  12. Hi - Mattel has just informed us that they were not able to fully fill our order for DC Universe wave 8 figures. We were able to fill the vast majority of orders, but unfortunately we did not receive enough to fill your order. We do have quite a few unpaid orders that will cancel in 10 - 14 days, so some stock may become available then, and our system would automatically re-allocate those figures to the next person in line. We may also have pending orders that other customers decide they no longer want, when those orders cancel they will also automatically go to the next person in line.

     

    We will keep your order open and hope that it will fill as cancellations come through. If you prefer not to wait or take the chance that your order may not fill, feel free to cancel your order with us and purchase them elsewhere. I'm extremely sorry for the fulfillment problem on this wave.

     

    Please note that we did receive adequate quantities of certain figures from wave 8, so please check the DC Universe 8 menu below to see if there are viable substitution options for you:

     

     

    THE ABOVE EMAIL WAS RECEIVED FROM BBTS EARLIER IN THE WEEK!

     

    THIS CONCERNS ME!

     

    THEY DO HAVE SOME FIGURES AVAILABLE BUT NOT ALL.

     

    HOW LOW ARE MATTEL'S PRODUCTION LEVELS?

  13. Thanks for the heads up.

     

    Let's be honest, I don't NEED an Action Figure. I want the damn thing. I want it bad. That is why I am posting on a Toy website. That is why I have subscribed to MOTUC for the next year and a half. That is why there are action figures on shelves in my house. I LOVE DOING THIS>

     

    I don't need comic books but I EFFIN LOVE TO READ THEM! I like chatting about them and wearing T-shirts with super hero logos on them.

     

    I get PISSED when I drive all over town and can't find something that I want, much the same way I get pissed if I haven't been laid in a few days. ( today I am extremely happy)

     

    I also don't need someone to tell me that I have turned into a victim. I don't need someone to tell me I am "helpless". I don't need a toy collecting sensei.

     

     

    arowdygator, thanks for the heads up. This isn't directed at you and I hope someone can sympathize with what I am saying if you can't then I don't NEED your reply.

     

    If you are pissed (or frustrated) in doing something that is supposed to be fun, then its likely you are not doing it right , eh?

    I mean, isn't frustration a signal to change your approach to try something else to see if it works?

    And isn't doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result one of the popular definitions of insanity?

     

    Hey, you say you don't need a toy sensei........that's fine. There's a lot of good advice out there from a lot of savvy people that ARE having fun collecting even in scalper-dense areas.

    I can tell you I'm one of them, and I've been having fun for years now.

     

    Its your choice to live and learn.

    YES SENSEI!!!

  14. and when it comes down to that like i told you i agree with you, if it doesnt make it to the floor theres a problem..once it hits the floor then all fair in love and war

     

     

    I have 2 weeks worth the vacation time coming up. I think I am going to be traveling around the area and hitting up stores.

     

    I am also going to be ebaying alot of my old stuff off to support my DCUC habit.

     

    Anyone know anyone in search of Marvel Legends figs? LOL

  15. so here goes this from a thread in the dc section what do you guys think of this response:

     

    Actually JJ I didn't refuse I was actually getting ready to go ahead with the trade after checking your feedback. I have done deals here,actually sent a package today. The store will be ready to go in Oct starting with waves 10 and 11 of DCUC. Talked to my friend at wally and secured atleast 10 cases. Jesus if this is how #$@# is around here the F it I will buy them and wait till I get the store up to put wave 5 up. So nevermind everybody.

     

    thats from the guy that wanted to trade wave 5 for 9....I asked him if he would ship first......he then asked me if i was goign to keep the figures or sell them in my store...my response was well i guess he read the other threads and following the line of others calling me a scalper and i sarcasticly said that he burned me on that one......well that was his response.......guy has a store and is getting cases from a friend at walmart.

     

     

    Am I to understand that the figures aren't even making their ways to the shelves?

     

     

    thats what i got from it that his friend is goign to save him the boxes or something

     

     

    That angers me. The stuff isn't even making it's way to the shelves.

     

    Doesn't matter what time you show up, it wont be there for anyone to purchase.

     

    That kind of goes along with what I messaged you about earlier.

  16. so here goes this from a thread in the dc section what do you guys think of this response:

     

    Actually JJ I didn't refuse I was actually getting ready to go ahead with the trade after checking your feedback. I have done deals here,actually sent a package today. The store will be ready to go in Oct starting with waves 10 and 11 of DCUC. Talked to my friend at wally and secured atleast 10 cases. Jesus if this is how #$@# is around here the F it I will buy them and wait till I get the store up to put wave 5 up. So nevermind everybody.

     

    thats from the guy that wanted to trade wave 5 for 9....I asked him if he would ship first......he then asked me if i was goign to keep the figures or sell them in my store...my response was well i guess he read the other threads and following the line of others calling me a scalper and i sarcasticly said that he burned me on that one......well that was his response.......guy has a store and is getting cases from a friend at walmart.

     

     

    Am I to understand that the figures aren't even making their ways to the shelves?

  17. not dead but going on some kind of time travel trip thanks to darkside is my understanding of it all... each life he lives is suppose to get worse & worse or some such bs?! Now if he knows this & everything he already knows its bs cause he is batman & should be able to make his way back sooner or latter :P & to top it off... he is batman how much worse of a life can he have? I sure as hell wouldn't want to be batman! :P

     

    ya its like this. its actually explained in FC through another character. basically GM explains his plot tool to insure that bruce is not really dead. read seven soliders if you want the complete explantion.

     

    So, um ... whose skull is the Black Hand carrying around?

  18. Whether reseller or collector, there is no way in the world you are going to be able to get ahold of these figs.

     

    If you buy into that kind of thinking, congratulations, you've just learned to be helpless.

    Truth of the matter is that not every store has that kind of thing going on, and that you CAN find the stuff if you are patient.

     

    The biggest secret........the hardest lesson to learn in all this is to let go of the idea that "you MUST have it".

    That's spare you a lot of frustration and will be the seed of your no longer needing to have traffic with scalpers.

    It doesn't matter if stockboys are selling cases out the back, it doesn't matter what scalpers are doing--the reality is that you do not need to deal with either.

    If people spread that idea around, instead of chronic complaining about scalpers etc....they'd probably find that scalping isn't the problem they think it is.

     

    I think you missed the point.

     

    he tends to do that shanks,

    but to his whole law crap which he stated earlier...what about when grocery stores limit items like 2 a person or such?

     

    Thanks for the heads up.

     

    Let's be honest, I don't NEED an Action Figure. I want the damn thing. I want it bad. That is why I am posting on a Toy website. That is why I have subscribed to MOTUC for the next year and a half. That is why there are action figures on shelves in my house. I LOVE DOING THIS>

     

    I don't need comic books but I EFFIN LOVE TO READ THEM! I like chatting about them and wearing T-shirts with super hero logos on them.

     

    I get PISSED when I drive all over town and can't find something that I want, much the same way I get pissed if I haven't been laid in a few days. ( today I am extremely happy)

     

    I also don't need someone to tell me that I have turned into a victim. I don't need someone to tell me I am "helpless". I don't need a toy collecting sensei.

     

     

    arowdygator, thanks for the heads up. This isn't directed at you and I hope someone can sympathize with what I am saying if you can't then I don't NEED your reply.

  19. Whether reseller or collector, there is no way in the world you are going to be able to get ahold of these figs.

     

    If you buy into that kind of thinking, congratulations, you've just learned to be helpless.

    Truth of the matter is that not every store has that kind of thing going on, and that you CAN find the stuff if you are patient.

     

    The biggest secret........the hardest lesson to learn in all this is to let go of the idea that "you MUST have it".

    That's spare you a lot of frustration and will be the seed of your no longer needing to have traffic with scalpers.

    It doesn't matter if stockboys are selling cases out the back, it doesn't matter what scalpers are doing--the reality is that you do not need to deal with either.

    If people spread that idea around, instead of chronic complaining about scalpers etc....they'd probably find that scalping isn't the problem they think it is.

     

    I think you missed the point.

  20. Is anyone experiencing what I am?

     

    There are cases of toys leaving stores but not by a customer. It is employees who are taking the cases. They never hit the shelves.

     

    These same employees have set up tables at toy shows and have ebay accounts.

     

    Whether reseller or collector, there is no way in the world you are going to be able to get ahold of these figs.

     

    At least that is what is happening from time to time in my area.

  21. I really can't decide which Lex Luthor I like more. The one from the 5 pack or the one from the DC Superheroes line.

     

    Anyone else have an opinion?

     

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Catwoman-DC-Universe-C...id=p3286.c0.m14

     

     

    The above is a link to one of the loose figure auctions.

     

    I have and like the DCSH "Super Powers" version.

     

    I like and want the 5 pack version, as it is a more utilitarian look. By that I mean, the DCSH Apocalyptain armor, he'd only wear in

    battle.

     

    I think the main reason I want the 5 pack is to open it. I have Two Face from the DC Superheroes line and Catwoman and of course I have a Batman and Superman ... but man it would be awesome to display them out of package.

     

    I am a total geek.

     

    Maybe one day they will do a Black Canary, Oracle and Batgirl 3 pack? That way we get another crack at the newer Batgirl fig and we get an Oracle figure.

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