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  1. There is a reason hardly anyone can find Gentleman Ghost or any of Wave 8 for that matter in stores. I have a friend who works at the Target Warehouse, and he says that hardly any Targets are ordering new shipments, so that means that Wave 6 and 7 are just clogging up the shelves. He says they have tons of Wave 6 and 7 ready to be shipped out of the warehouse before 8 or 9. He says they hardly got any of Wave 8 to ship out at all. He said for every ten boxes of Wave 6 and 7 they have, they only have one box of Wave 8, so that shows how less of Wave 8 was produced. They have more Wave 9 than Wave 8, but not alot more. Mattel basically screwed up and under produced Waves 8 and 9, and here is why...Hardly any of the non-online retailers were putting in orders for Waves 8 and 9 because they have had Waves 6 and 7 just sitting on the shelf for so long not selling, and the way they think is, "If this is not selling, more of it won't sell". That is the mentality of stores like Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, and Target. They are not going to put in orders to Mattel for something that is not selling, that is just how it works. So, Mattel produced alot less of Waves 8 and 9. Some online retailers such as BBTS had to send alot of the Waves 8 and 9 pre-order customers that thier orders could not filled and they would recieve a full refund. They did not even get in half of what they thought they would get. That is why Wave 8 figures go for more money on eBay. Wave 9 is also bringing in a good bit on eBay too because of this. Mattel has said they will never again under produce a wave, so hopefully this will not happen again. Maybe that is why MattyCollector.com is going to be selling Wave 11 for retail price, at least that is what I have heard.
  2. The $57 price tag is a definately high for that 2 pack, but if it costs more with shipping from Matty, then you should definately just buy it at your comic shop, that is, if you want it bad enough. If you get it at the comic shop, you will have it right then, but if you order it from Matty, since you live where you live, the shipping cost may end up being about $10 less than what your comic shop is selling it for. If that is the case, I would shell out the extra $10 or so to get it right then and there instead of having to wait a couple of weeks. It really all comes down to what you want to do. Some people do not like Starfire, but I really like my Starfire figure from that 2 pack. It is all opinion based really. Anyways, good luck with whatever you decide. Also, when it comes to the 2 packs, the Color Of Fear 2 Pack is my favorite so far. Mattel really came through on that one.
  3. I really hope they send GG out with a future wave like they do with Flash now. Then everyone would have a chance to snag him.
  4. To be fair? You've got to think it through, he could be one of those weirdos that buys two of every toy - one to open and one to keep MOC. He wouldn't be the first I've run into that collects that way. I open MOST of the figures I get, unless I REALLY like the figure, then I will open one and get another to keep sealed, but that is pretty rare unless a friend has an extra sealed for cheap. I am going to that Target tomorrow, so if they still have it, I will help someone out here. Anyways, I see why it sounded like I was bragging, but I was just happy to have found another GG because he is by far my favorite DCUC release so far. @tuga viper, I knew most would get what I meant. Thanks.
  5. To be fair, he is bragging a bit about getting 2 GGs in a thread which is asking for help in getting GG. @Ganesha, I have seen a few people get butthurt for no reason on here, so I know what you mean. @EldestSon, I was not bragging, just simply stating that I found two Gentleman Ghost at a Target this late after Wave 8 was released, and the pictures were posted not for bragging purposes, but because alot of people say, "Pictures or it did not happen". I could see someone getting butthurt if I said, "I saw 2 Gentleman Ghost, and I bought them both for ME, screw everyone else!", but no, I left one that I could easily sell and make a profit off of for another collector to get, and then went as far as to say I would go check and see if Target still had it so I could help someone out here. So, all in all, if you read my post again, you will see I was simply saying there is still hope for people to find this figure at stores for retail price.
  6. I was thinking about going back and getting the second one if they still had it at that Target, and help someone out who still needs one. I would have gotten it for myself, but I already felt greedy having 3 total including the one I just bought (2 sealed and 1 opened). I figured I would leave it for someone who really needed it, but I can see some of you need him still, so I will check and see if they still have him and I will post back here either way, whether they have him still or not. Whoever gave my post above the minus symbol, do I sense jealousy?
  7. You are right, I have heard that phrase before also. That is why I take pictures of my findings. I posted this find in the Gentleman Ghost Help Thread, but it probably better suits the Toy Findings Thread. I found a Gentleman Ghost, Red Parademon, and a Dr Fate at a Target that I never go to. Then, I went to a Target down the street from that one and found the Deadshot I needed to complete Wave 9, and this was in ONE day. I am finally done with Waves 8 and 9 after these finds. They also had an Icicle and Silver Banshee (Public Enemies) at BOTH Targets, so I guess no collectors ever hit these Targets, which is good for me. I know alot of you guys get your DCUC figures off of the internet, but I never really do that. I love the hunt for the figures. I love walking into a Wal Mart, Target, Toys R Us or where ever, and finding the figure I have been looking for, and get it for $12 right there. I know some figures are nearly impossible to find, but so far I have found every DCUC figure I want and gotten doubles of most of them so I can open one and leave one sealed. Anyways, here is my "pics or it didn't happen" post. Lucky Wave 8 Find Wave 9 FINALLY Finished
  8. I lucked out today and found some of Wave 8 at a Target in Atlanta. They had 2 Gentleman Ghost and I picked up one of them as an extra for me along with a couple of other Wave 8 characters. I could not believe I found one after all this time. I am finally done with Wave 8 now that I have the Red Parademon. I stopped at another Target in the same area and I completed Wave 9 at that one by finding the Deadshot that I needed. Wave 9 took me longer to complete than most of the others waves.
  9. Wave 11 is definately one of my favorite waves so far. I really liked Waves 8, 9, 10, and 11. The only thing I did not like about Waves 8 and 9 were that they were harder to find than any other waves for me. I just recently finished Wave 9, and it took me a while to find them all in stores. Deadshot was the last one I needed, and I got him today.
  10. This line is one of my favorites from DCD. Even though I collect of the Blackest Night figures, I am looking forward to Firestorm and Wonder Woman Black Lanterns the most right now.
  11. I saw 2 of these tonight in a Kroger and bought one as an extra to have. Mask can be taken out of the hand, but not worn.
  12. If I had to chose 5 randomly that I want them to make, they would definately be: Fatality Conner Kent Poison Ivy Bizzaro Professor Zoom I can think of tons more, but I am honestly too tired too type out lists.
  13. I have had a few good finds lately, but today I had an older DCUC figure find. I was at my Kroger earlier today, and I heard some Krogers carry DCUC, but I have never really went out of my way to check. So I go to the toy aisle and check, and I see Booster Gold, Kid Flash, The Penguin, nothing too special at all. Then I crouch down to look at the bottom shelf to see if anyone maybe stuck one behind something, and I catch a glimpse of orange glaring off of the floor. It looks like something is UNDER the bottom shelf on the floor. So I reach under and I pull out a very dusty DCUC box, and I can not yet tell what figure it is, so I turn it over, and its a Wave 3 Deathstroke with no mask, so I am ecstatic at this point because I do not even have this figure, I have the masked version, and since I never saw the un-masked version, I never got it. So I go up to the check out, and its only $6.99. This was a very good deal and a heck of a find. So, next time you are at your Kroger, be sure to check the toy aisle. Anyways, this is 3rd time in the past couple of weeks I have found a DCUC I need hidden somewhere. The best so far was the Gentleman Ghost hidden at Target behind some board games. Here is the Deathstroke bought from Kroger today (Picture was taken with a cell phone, sorry its so small): Again, be sure to check your local Kroger, they might have a DCUC figure you are looking for. Then again, some Krogers do not even have a toy section. Anyways, I thought this was a pretty cool find.
  14. You have the right idea. I do both also, but I would not if I was not in the financial situation to do so. If it came down to me having doubles and not being able to eat or pay bills still, I would definately not have doubles. Luckily, that is not the case and I am fortunate enough to be able to get doubles. Also, CheckmyFresh, that wall is amazing, thanks for posting those pictures.
  15. Wave 11 will not be near as hard to find. Mattel cut production numbers for Waves 8 and 9, so that is why hardly anyone could find these. Wave 10 production numbers were cut because its a one store exclusive. Mattel has even said Wave 11 will be back to full production numbers. People might be thinking they are going for alot on Ebay right now, but once they come out in stores, Wave 11 will be everywhere. Maybe at first people will think they are hard to find, but once they actually have time to be shipped everywhere a few times over, they will be pretty easy to find. The people who are paying $40+ for a figure will wish they had waited.
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