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  1. glad to know I am not the only frustrated collector out there.have you ever checked the upper bins at toyrus? I used to find all kinds of the hard to find figures stuffed up behind the bin doors in various areas. I was told by one employee that was where other employees put their stuff until they clocked out.

  2. Not trying to prop them,but let you guys know about a couple cool places I found in my travels. The minnesota store had older stuff I missed years ago.

     

    I didn't mean to sound too harsh with my post. I'm sure there are others who may appreciate any info on where they might be able to find some of the harder to find figures.

     

    I've been to Omaha store once 'cause it is 4 hours away and Minnesota store probably 4 times in ten years 'cause it is a 3 hour drive ...both places that is one way travel time. So I don't go as often as I would like. Hell I would like to have my own toysrus store,but not all dreams come true.

  3. I think its funny how after all you're talk of there always being away you are here on the internet asking for help guitar.gif

     

    Well I use the internet to let me know when the toys actually start showing up in the U.S.. I also buy Toyfare and Lee's actoin figure digest and also the tomart magazines. I finally decided if I wanted the Mantis (superpowers version) I was going to have to call Krypton comics in Omaha .I paid for him over the phone with debit card today and he is now on his way. By the way Krypton comics is probably the coolest comic shop i've been to in last 15 years or so. And also Cedar Cliff Collectibles in Eagan Minnesota is awsome. These guys have a shop that is all action figures, new and old. They both have websites with #'s and addresses if anyone is interested in calling out of your area.

     

     

    Man, the way you generously give props to all these stores and everything, I'd tell them they have to start paying me for that sh!t

     

    Not trying to prop them,but let you guys know about a couple cool places I found in my travels. The minnesota store had older stuff I missed years ago.

  4. the space opera stuff has been great since the annihilation series started it all up again :) I'd suggest starting with the annihilation series & ann conquest & then nova & guardians of the galaxy... & its all lead up to the recent war of kings series :D I'd suggest just getting the hardcovers which also contain the drax the destroyer mini series that helped start it all up again.

     

    Honestly all comics just out right read better in a large chunks I'd suggest switching over to trades or hardcovers & just try out random books starting with the #1s....

     

    you could try the spacey type stuff... also

     

    daredevil

    ironfist

    runaways (different than xmen....)

    Have you given ms marvel a shot at all?! focus on just a single mutant rather than a whole wack of em...

    Or something like astonishing x-men, or xforce/cable

     

     

    & if all else fails there are books out there other than marvel :D

    invincible

    the walking dead

    hellboy...

    usagia yojimbo

    locke & key

    angel,buffy (if you liked the tv series)

    I could go on ...

     

    Hard to get a fix on what you like though since you are only really reading Captain America... you pretty much shot down the other half of the MU right there with what you have dropped :D

     

    Does anyone know who the Red Hulk is yet ????

  5. I think its funny how after all you're talk of there always being away you are here on the internet asking for help @loll@

     

    Well I use the internet to let me know when the toys actually start showing up in the U.S.. I also buy Toyfare and Lee's actoin figure digest and also the tomart magazines. I finally decided if I wanted the Mantis (superpowers version) I was going to have to call Krypton comics in Omaha .I paid for him over the phone with debit card today and he is now on his way. By the way Krypton comics is probably the coolest comic shop i've been to in last 15 years or so. And also Cedar Cliff Collectibles in Eagan Minnesota is awsome. These guys have a shop that is all action figures, new and old. They both have websites with #'s and addresses if anyone is interested in calling out of your area.

  6. they made a thread for this already

     

    This is my first home computer,I am 45 yrs old so what the blank is a thread. The only kind of thread I know you sew with. Not being a smartass just don't know...

     

    I used to be like you about 10 years ago

     

    I never touched a computer till then

     

    If you need help don't be afraid to ask

     

    Thanks I have one, I have an older one.DELL pentium 3 . I bought a set of speakers for it , but they have a usb connector and computer does not. Is there an adapter made for this type of a reverse set up???

  7. they made a thread for this already

     

    This is my first home computer,I am 45 yrs old so what the blank is a thread. The only kind of thread I know you sew with. Not being a smartass just don't know...

  8. Need some help with problem I ran into today. I called about 20 Walmarts around the state about wave 10. Finally I called the Fort Dodge Supercenter just for kicks 'cause the have never carried any of the line...Any way they told me that they were in and already out????? I was just there 4 days ago and I also went today after I called to see for myself and low and behold there was no space that was void where they should have been.. anywhere. No evidence they were ever there??? What gives with this scenario?? Anybody help me with this one ? PLEASE!!!

  9. These boards have become very strange lately, a man is bashed because all he wants to do is go to a store and buy figures off the shelf without the hassle of a no-show because someone raids a store to make a profit. When he is attacked for that, this place has become very strange.

     

    Thanks if that was meant about me.I have noticed since I started buying figures 30 years ago how much more competitive it has become. Now it seems it is all about what I person wants and the hell with everyone else.I try to tell people when I see something and where,but other people in my area aren't willing to do the same.You'll see one guy with his hands so full even with 3 of one item,but will he give one up to you?,no..It has turned into more greed than a hobby,and that is what is starting to take the fun out of it.My wife used to say how she loved to see my eyes light up when I saw something on the shelf.Now she tells me to quit because I am starting to be angry all the time.If you want to make some money, the cool,'cause there are people who don't want to drive around and that's also fine ,but please leave some on the shelf for people who like to drive and hunt them down to get the thrill of the hunt.. please thank you for listening to my plead

  10. Man I am not trying to sound like a butthead just asking if you see a kid in the toy aisle do you take a moment and tell them about the characters you have? If i see one grabbing avatar or whatever I'll tell them superman is tuffer. Peaks their interest and they want to now more.. sometimes,but it's what got me started in the early 70's with mego worlds greatest heroes.

     

    Ahem.

     

    If a man of my age (or just about any age over the age of majority) turns to a child in a toy aisle and declares that Superman is tougher than a character from Avatar, the usual response is the parent ushers the child away, while giving a not-so-complimentary stare at said man.

     

     

    That's on a good day.

     

    So, no......I do not do that. :rolleyes:

    Where I am from here in Iowa people don't look at you weird for trying to help a kid in a toy aisle or talk to one.When I lived in California it may have been that way,but not here. Any way how well built are the wave 10 figs I haven't seen any yet?

  11. And why aren't they interested? Because you don't tell them about the characters? I battled with my son for years with his dragonball vs. my marvel or d.c. characters who's tuffer and so forth. It finally got him interested in them and now he gets it.

     

    This goes round and round in your head, doesn't it?

     

    How about this: They have their own personalities and their own interests in life.

     

    They like Pokemon, Star Wars and anime. I like Star Trek, superheroes and GIJOE. Why should I steer them into something I like when they are completely free to choose what they like?? I'm raising self-confident individuals able to navigate through the world on their own.....not mirror-images of my own self.

    Where they do cross-over in their interests, we share. Where they do not, we don't have to, and I do not force them. Sublime in its simplicity, isn't it?

     

    Man I am not trying to sound like a butthead just asking if you see a kid in the toy aisle do you take a moment and tell them about the characters you have? If i see one grabbing avatar or whatever I'll tell them superman is tuffer. Peaks their interest and they want to now more.. sometimes,but it's what got me started in the early 70's with mego worlds greatest heroes.

  12. When I got to look for what I need I rarely see any kids around

     

    But if they are there I will not push them away I bite my tonque and wait hoping they wou'nt take the figure I want

     

    Cool and wether they do or not explain to them who the characters are get them interested to help insure future toys for all us collectors. See my point?? anybody??

     

     

    Ooooooooooh, so get the kiddies hooked on the product to feed OUR wants?

     

    What part of that is not the same kind of selfish consumer agenda I've talked about?

    All of the thinking points back to the self. Haven't heard you......(or anyone else ever on this spin) mention making toys that kids alone would be interested in--it always got OUR (or your) interests worked in there somehow.

    That is why the whole "for the children" crap does not hold water-its always got this piggy-backed condition attached to it that WE get something out of it.

     

    Frankly, I do not give a damn if kids buy into the toy-lines I collect. There's a reason I don't collect Fisher-Price.

     

    Well apparently marvel gets it because who do you think the super hero squad is aimed at ? us ? I don't think so,it's marvel way of getting a new generation interested in their characters.And why would that be? oooooooh maybe to insure future product for us consumers.

     

     

    Heh.

     

     

    Do you buy Superhero Squad?

     

     

    No?

     

    I sure as hell don't!

     

    If neither of us buy it, why should we give a rat's ass about that toyline?

     

    Are you saying I should buy it, just so that little kids will be happy? :huh:

    Superhero Squad's success will ensure more product like that--it will NOT ensure more product like what I choose to collect.

     

    Its like saying we should all care about Barbie because it'll please a lot of little girls. A show of hands please--how many here are collecting Barbie???

     

     

    <crickets chirping>

     

     

     

     

    I have to ask: do you even understand what you are discussing??

     

    Apparently you don't have a clue what I am talking about. It's not just the toy line or cartoon, or buying the stupid things it is about them getting kids interested in their characters enough to buy them or watch them on tv To get a new younger market interested in what they have for the future.Who or what got you interested in the characters? It had to be a toy,comic or cartoon. And yes getting kids interested in the stupid toy line will ensure future collectors markets or don't you see the whole picture? Or are you only wrapped up in your own selfishness?

  13. Do you have kids???

    I do and I know how important it is to teach them fairplay and if I didn't practice it myself I would be a biggot and guess what bud I am not I do think of other collectors when my fingers are grasping at more than one of the same and then I leave one behind for the next guy......I only buy one of each.

     

    What about having kids is relevant to this topic? Your original post mentioned NOTHING about children, it mentioned your own frustrations with your own consumption.

     

    I have three step-children.

    When their interests coincide with mine, I do indeed share. When they do not......they do not enter into the equation. Why should they, when their needs and wants have been met? Most of the stuff I collect, they are not interested in anyways.

     

    And why aren't they interested? Because you don't tell them about the characters? I battled with my son for years with his dragonball vs. my marvel or d.c. characters who's tuffer and so forth. It finally got him interested in them and now he gets it.

  14. When I got to look for what I need I rarely see any kids around

     

    But if they are there I will not push them away I bite my tonque and wait hoping they wou'nt take the figure I want

     

    Cool and wether they do or not explain to them who the characters are get them interested to help insure future toys for all us collectors. See my point?? anybody??

     

     

    Ooooooooooh, so get the kiddies hooked on the product to feed OUR wants?

     

    What part of that is not the same kind of selfish consumer agenda I've talked about?

    All of the thinking points back to the self. Haven't heard you......(or anyone else ever on this spin) mention making toys that kids alone would be interested in--it always got OUR (or your) interests worked in there somehow.

    That is why the whole "for the children" crap does not hold water-its always got this piggy-backed condition attached to it that WE get something out of it.

     

    Frankly, I do not give a damn if kids buy into the toy-lines I collect. There's a reason I don't collect Fisher-Price.

     

    Well apparently marvel gets it because who do you think the super hero squad is aimed at ? us ? I don't think so,it's marvel way of getting a new generation interested in their characters.And why would that be? oooooooh maybe to insure future product for us consumers.

  15. If you want an example that illustrates my point, note the quote from the OP below:

     

    I can't speak to your areas,but in Iowa I dive all over the state and call like crazy and get told some guy came in and bought them all. All I am saying is PLEASE there are other people who might want some don't buy them all. Not even getting the kids a chance to get any,is that fair???

     

    Note the emboldened and italicized text.

    Note that the thoughts for HIMSELF are stated before the thoughts expressed for others.

     

    This is how most people think in the world, everyone here included.

    There's nothing wrong with this, its completely normal, and for the most part is healthy. We all consume for ourselves first, and THEN we think about others.

     

    Anyone who thinks that is unfair, is denying their own nature.

    What the blank are you smoking?????

     

    Hey, I make no apologies about being frank and honest in my opinions here.

     

    Read what I have written with an open mind, and you might......MIGHT just discover something. If you cannot handle candor, tough beans for you.

     

    I don't expect you to buy into what I've been writing about--your joy or misery in the hobby isn't my concern--its entirely yours.

     

    If you are not having fun, not enjoying things, or think things are unfair, ask yourself why that is. If what you are doing isn't getting the results you want.........why the hell are you doing the same thing over and over again?

    I do NOT empathize with you or your "stated plight", because you have the power to change it if you really want to.

     

    If you think I'm this... callous hording monster, think again. I buy one of each item that I seek. If I want more than one I get more than one.

    I collect for myself, I don't resell for profit.

    I think that enjoyment is the right of every collector, but I have no illusions about why I collect.

    If you are miserable, so be it--I've posted heartfelt advise on how to go the other way here in these forums many times.

    If you choose to gripe and moan because you think its all unfair........and you do not want to change--hey, fill your boots. Some people's hobby is nothing but complaining.

     

    You are free to decide your own path.

     

    Hey I not trying to piss anybody off these discussions are fun I finally have people like me to talk to...It's great thanks guys...

  16. Really??? Do you hog them all up or do you leave any for anybody else??? Because it is important to get kids interested in these characters or the market will end up dying.

     

    What do you think, smart guy??

     

    Read my posts in this thread and then answer that question for yourself.

     

    As for "the children" give me a flipping break. Do you REALLY consume goods thinking about the welfare of others? That is so much BS its not funny. Its like chowing down on your pizza and thinking about all them starving kids in Ethiopia--do you really do that???

     

    Do you go into a store to by toys for yourself, thinking "gosh, I hope kids get into this toy-line too"? C'mon answer that question honestly, if you have the balls to.

    What did you think the last time you bought a toy?

    You patted yourself on the back that you got it, right? Got it before the other guy did.

     

    I'd bet that EVERY SINGLE PERSON posting in these forums doesn't give a hang about " someone else should get the stuff" before their own consumption. The human psyche just doesn't work that way.

    Fill your needs FIRST, and THEN look out for others.

     

    That is what I do. If its the last one left, I'll damn well buy it. You would too--and I'll bet you have plenty of times.

     

     

    Some people think the rules change when it comes to toys--and they think that because its their OWN selfish interests talking.

    All that crap about "its for the children" is a feeble excuse-- an attempt to hide that.

     

    For the children, my ass.

    Do you have kids??? I do and I know how important it is to teach them fairplay and if I didn't practice it myself I would be a biggot and guess what bud I am not I do think of other collectors when my fingers are grasping at more than one of the same and then I leave one behind for the next guy......I only buy one of each

  17. When I got to look for what I need I rarely see any kids around

     

    But if they are there I will not push them away I bite my tonque and wait hoping they wou'nt take the figure I want

     

    Cool and wether they do or not explain to them who the characters are get them interested to help insure future toys for all us collectors. See my point?? anybody??

  18. If you want an example that illustrates my point, note the quote from the OP below:

     

    I can't speak to your areas,but in Iowa I dive all over the state and call like crazy and get told some guy came in and bought them all. All I am saying is PLEASE there are other people who might want some don't buy them all. Not even getting the kids a chance to get any,is that fair???

     

    Note the emboldened and italicized text.

    Note that the thoughts for HIMSELF are stated before the thoughts expressed for others.

     

    This is how most people think in the world, everyone here included.

    There's nothing wrong with this, its completely normal, and for the most part is healthy. We all consume for ourselves first, and THEN we think about others.

     

    Anyone who thinks that is unfair, is denying their own nature.

    What the blank are you smoking?????

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  19. Really??? Do you hog them all up or do you leave any for anybody else??? Because it is important to get kids interested in these characters or the market will end up dying.

     

    What do you think, smart guy??

     

    Read my posts in this thread and then answer that question for yourself.

     

    As for "the children" give me a flipping break. Do you REALLY consume goods thinking about the welfare of others? That is so much BS its not funny. Its like chowing down on your pizza and thinking about all them starving kids in Ethiopia--do you really do that???

     

    Do you go into a store to by toys for yourself, thinking "gosh, I hope kids get into this toy-line too"? C'mon answer that question honestly, if you have the balls to.

    What did you think the last time you bought a toy?

    You patted yourself on the back that you got it, right? Got it before the other guy did.

     

    I'd bet that EVERY SINGLE PERSON posting in these forums doesn't give a hang about " someone else should get the stuff" before their own consumption. The human psyche just doesn't work that way.

    Fill your needs FIRST, and THEN look out for others.

     

    That is what I do. If its the last one left, I'll damn well buy it. You would too--and I'll bet you have plenty of times.

     

     

    Some people think the rules change when it comes to toys--and they think that because its their OWN selfish interests talking.

    All that crap about "its for the children" is a feeble excuse-- an attempt to hide that.

     

    For the children, my ass.

    Let ma ask you this then , do you buy stuff thinking they are only made for you???

  20. I once was helping this kid look for Hot Wheels

     

    I was putting out two cases I happened to look up seeing the Hot Wheels guys and grabbed the cases and ran to the back

     

    I told the kid I will be right back but don't let them guys know I have the cases

     

    I then pulled them back out afte the HW guys left

     

    Hell I wnted the kid to get something I didn't care about the guys I figured hell they will be back tommorrow.But the kid gets one chance at these

     

    That is the right thing to do. A guy can collect , but we need to help kids with toys and keep them interested so they will keep making them by the time these kids grow up.

  21. Well, I know for a fact that my local TRU has a guy who works there and he hooks up a couple of people. Even one of the managers told me that when he came in, in the morning that there were figures behind the counter at customer service. The guy put them there overnight for someone, this is pretty frequent in my area, sure its not the same everywhere but it is rampant in my area, also a Walmart in the NE is like that too.

     

    To keep the discussion going:

     

    What is wrong with that? What is wrong with someone at the store putting stuff aside for a customer, regardless of who the customer is?

     

    Its a sure sale for the store, and its setting up a dedicate patronage with the customer00assuring more sales. That's a goal in retail, right?

     

    I've had these kinds of arrangements with retailers before myself--though I've never had to bribe anyone to get such privileges. Its a basic reward for steady patronage, and its nice when its offered.

     

    Is the problem an issue of fairness?

     

    If so, that's BS. I say that because its never an issue of fair access with ANY OTHER PRODUCT--but the rules seem tochange when it comes to toys. Ever read about someone on-line bitching about someone else grabbing that last can of spaghetti on the shelf? Or the last DVD? Or the last TV set or refrigerator?

    Of course not, it'd be a stupid immature complaint.

    Its first come, first served, which is about as fair as retail gets........and if someone makes a deal to have exclusive patronage for a product over someone else.......well, they just set up the deal to be "fairer".

     

    After all, the only gripe is that someone else was savvy enough to get to the stuff first, something that anyone else could do, if they were equally savvy.

     

    This is where I think a lot of people get caught up in a endless thought-loop, that says that toys should be accessible to everyone, that you should be able to just walk right in and buy what you like, that scalpers are bad, and that toys should be for children, and that its should be more fair etc etc etc. I think that is people just coming up with resentful excuses to try and hide their own selfishness.

     

    Collecting is a selfish act, as ANY kind of consumption is. But that's okay because there's nothing wrong with being a consumer and nothing wrong with getting what you want, by any legal way you can.

     

    Really??? Do you hog them all up or do you leave any for anybody else??? Because it is important to get kids interested in these characters or the market will end up dying.

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  22. ive said it in the past...if you cant be at the stores when they open or at night when the pallets come out...because of work, family or any other reason....then those cicumstances are what are stopping you from getting the figures. Other customers, scalpers, stores dont have the resposability to leave figures on the peg till you get urs first.

     

    First come first served....thats the policy.....the only thing i do agree about is when store workers hold it in the back and they figures dont make it to the floor...but once they make it to the floor its fair game.

     

     

    Those are all valid points and I understand the Wave 5 situation but come on, the guy can't stake his claim and it be equally if not more legitimate, all he wants to do, like all of us is to go to the store and buy some figures. The problem usually is not in competition from regular collectors but from those who would profit. Look, there were people who gave his comment, thumbs down and he didn't even offend or call out anyone on the forums.

     

     

    Personally, I don't shop at the stores unless its an exclusive, not interested in the game. Its not 1984-89 when you could go through multiple stores aisles and find figures, the stock is very limited and availability is very small, especially for these. The sad problem is that there is enough made for all of us to have multiple sets but again those who would profit go far and beyond to score these and resell at crazy prices, not even half decent ones, but 200 percent markups????

    Thanks you understand what I was getting at. I can't speak to your areas,but in Iowa I dive all over the state and call like crazy and get told some guy came in and bought them all. All I am saying is PLEASE there are other people who might want some don't buy them all. Not even getting the kids a chance to get any,is that fair???

  23. I was thinking that maybe part of the problem might have been like what walmart did with some of the ML toybiz figs and way over bought on a few series and none of others. My walmarts had those end cap displays cases full of the series 1 Leg. Heroes and most of them sat for almost a year later and got marked down to $5 apiece.I was hoping that comic shops could of least got the 3rd series instead of going to retail.I still haven't seen the Maxx and Kabuki figs anywhere.I keep calling all comic shops in my area ,even Minneste and Omaha and they all say they still haven't recieved theirs yet. What's up with this set????

  24. I don't know about all of you guys,but I wish they would have kept this line going. Talk about getting obscure figures and all in the 6 in. to go with ML and DCUC. Why did you stop the production of the 3rd series????

  25. We should respect the poll results as factual. I am of the belief that the results reflects actual opinion and we should now support the line if it is to survive. I just need the Valkyrie to have a tweak with double joint knees to make it more desirable for me. Deadpool would be a welcome addition for my shelf next to my 2 pack Cable. Black Widow replaces that ugly whore from 2004. Truthfully, I voted for Havok, Fantomex and Brother Voodoo, but we should keep the line afloat by supporting it. Griping and moaning won't do anything and only sow more discontent at Hasbro and thereby build less support for the Legends line. The new sculpts happen to be a real major improvement over the outdated releases of these two characters, so I have no objection to these selections. As SDCC showed, they mentioned the line can only survive with our continued support, and they delivered us the prototypes they worked hard to show to keep the line alive and running. Next year will be a crucial year for Legends and the ball is now on our court . . .

     

    I am 100% behind ml line because I have every one made since 2002.I just wish hasbro would concentrate more on the 6 in. instead of the 3.75 in. All I want now is thunderstrike to complete all of the thor versions.

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