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  1. Ok so living in a van is definitely something that distinguishes her from the previous hand-me-down recipient, but not sure how that preps the background for the expert martial artist she would need to be in order to fight crime the way Batman did (and this is the primary weakness of the premise: regardless who they get in the suit, they will ALWAYS be in the Batman's shadow). I'm sure they'll find someway to get her some combat skills, but what the producers are missing about Batman is that he had to start training very early in life to be as effective as he is. That VHS or dvd box set of booty boot camp found on sale in the bargain bin isnt gonna cut it. TBH it doesnt matter to me. I gave the show a shot, but the previous season was so atrocious I couldn't finish it.
  2. No, I don't work for Target and don't know how any reasonable person could come to such a conclusion. For the record this is both Target's and Hasbro's problem and they can fix it if they wanted to. You can apologize for Hasbro all you want, but if Hasbro's products are being used or associated with anything they find objectionable, they, like any company, will step in to change that. Even on the recent hasbro panel podcast they acknowledged there had been some problems with distribution that they hope to fix. Its not the full throated answer I and others wanted, but neither is it this nonsense you're spouting, that they have absolutely nothing to do here. How about you keep your unfounded assumptions and personal insults about me to yourself. You don't assume I work for Target and I won't assume you're some scalper who doesn't want a fair playing field. Sound good?
  3. Yes. The goggles are what stands out for me; the brassard and weapons are nice. The good thing is the figure is going to be more available now. The Target people I talked to said they can only sell what they receive from Hasbro so what's been happening isn't their fault. You can take that with a grain of salt though. They also said they were "aware of the concerns of their customers" and are "working to address the issue". Now understand this is one rep that I spoke to, and who knows how much weight, if any, can be put to this response.
  4. And yet they are making more figures and distributing them (the Trooper anyway) to outlets like BBTS. Clearly they aren't as helpless to act as some of you are saying. Hopefully this will follow suit for all the figures that have been botched for this exclusive. I will say this again: exclusive or not, arrangement or not- this is HASBRO'S product. Not Target's or anyone else's. They make it, they put their name on it, etc. Therefore they bear responsibility for snafus like this. Happily it looks like they're taking steps at working out a solution. The only people that aren't down with this are the scalpers, who I hope wind up holding a ton of figures they cant sell at their ridiculous greed prices.
  5. Only thing I see with this Trooper vs the Cobra Island that could never be attained, is that there doesn't appear to be a goggle accessory.
  6. Same response here. Before they were supposed to go on sale, our stores said they were ready and one even had place card holders for them. Day before the sale those were moved to another section and half the cards were gone. Since then we never received any of these GI Joes. About a week into the "sale" all cards but one was gone. One store DID get Duke and Roadblock in, from the non-exclusive first wave. Another store got in the exclusive Roadblock (about 4 of those). No more physical holders left. Target website said Beachhead was for sale BUT....
  7. This notion that Hasbro can do nothing and has no responsibility whatsoever is just mind-blowing. This has ruined what should have been an enjoyable pastime. There's nothing good in seeing something youd like to have, dangled in front of you and then snatched away for no other reason that neglect and stupidity. Even more worry now that the Target Storm/Thunderbird set wont be attainable.
  8. Despite what some are saying here, it wasn't "excessive wokeness" (that's a word?) that killed the show. Frankly 6 seasons is pretty damn good considering (I'm astounded they're going ahead with this Superman show, when the actor looks like some puny, poorly costumed clown who couldn't lift a barbell, let alone a car). It, like Arrow, really ran its course. The massive storyline plot holes and writers' superhero fatigue, cheesy dialogue, the struggle to film with the budget truly required for a show like this (and clearly the studio's desire to cut costs) not to mention the impact of covid, called an end to it. But it was an overall enjoyable bit of entertainment. Always had my problems with the show, but to her credit, Melissa Benoist was able (most of the time) to pull it off. And remember, I'm the guy who generally cant stand "copy cat" characters. Imagine Flash is not long for the CW world, leaving Black Lightning, Legends and Stargirl. Good luck to all. (Not counting Batwoman 'cuz that show is toast, new actress or no. Its not salvageable and was pointless to begin with)
  9. All these pictures from all angles and still no full back shot. Fortunately its in the video.
  10. This sounds like the best option. Not only would it help curb the scalper problem, having their own store means they could sell the figures the way theyre supposed to be seen. There are a number of posters who wag their fingers at the rest of us when we say we want the figures (primarily female figures) to look as they do in the comics, stating this or that group would find it objectionable, and the retailer doesn't need the hassle, so that forces the action figure producers to alter the figure so it can be sold in store along with "kid/mom friendly" toys. Whether you agree with that premise or not, Hasbro selling on their own platform eliminates that issue.
  11. Recent youtube reports that Hasbro may be discontinuing its GI JOE exclusive with Target. Its not totally confirmed yet, and we dont know exactly what that will mean if it is confirmed, but my hope is Hasbro will immediately distribute it to all outlets, BBTS, Amazon, local dept stores that usually carry these action figures, etc. If they were to do this not only would we all have a better shot to get the figures we want, its gonna be a big blow to the scalpers. All the figures they bought up, planning to re-sell at 2-3x the actual fair price, they'd then just be stuck with. I'd love to see them get clobbered for a change. Like I've been saying: this is Hasbro's product, their brand, and they need to step up to fix the problems here. Hopefully.....theyre listening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv1ugiedEhI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txCHRDpWKSw
  12. Just for kicks, I checked my stores again. Then went online to see that Beachhead was available. But when i went to check him out.....
  13. Recent youtube reports that Hasbro may be discontinuing its GI JOE exclusive with Target. Its not totally confirmed yet, and we dont know exactly what that will mean if it is confirmed, but my hope is Hasbro will immediately distribute it to all outlets, BBTS, Amazon, local dept stores that usually carry these action figures, etc. If they were to do this not only would we all have a better shot to get the figures we want, its gonna be a big blow to the scalpers. All the figures they bought up, planning to re-sell at 2-3x the actual fair price, they'd then just be stuck with. I'd love to see them get clobbered for a change. But no matter what, the scalper problem is NOT all on us. People need to show theyre willing to walk away and not feed these scalpers, 100%. At the same time, this mess is squarely on Hasbro and Target, and I blame Hasbro more, because its their product, their brand, and they need to step up to fix it. Hopefully.....theyre listening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv1ugiedEhI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txCHRDpWKSw
  14. Well hopefully they will re-stock or something and this time distribute to a wider venue, so that collectors who want them will get a chance. This has been one ridiculous, incompetent example of how NOT to do an exclusive sale. Also I really do hope they do a mass re-release because that will be a big EFF U to the scalpers who are hoarding these. Yeah not too many people are gonna pay $100+ for a figure they can get from their local store or Meg or BBTS for $19.00.
  15. And as we can see....pointed, accurate boots, instead of just painting on the tops. Ha ha! Grumpy face Batman....meet grumpy face Guardian.....
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txCHRDpWKSw GI JOE cobra island discontinued? No official response yet. This could mean theyre done with Target and will just go with normal retail. Or...they may be done altogether for his wave....more to come...
  17. Hasbro is selling their product thru these different outlets as exclusives; they underproduce so that only a few actually ever get out and all it does is feed the scalpers. Their public advertising info and campaign dates don't match what the outlets say, they have a release date but the figures aren't even in the stores. You cant get them online, you cant get them in the franchise store they're supposedly exclusive to. This is how they handled Red Hulk for Marvel. Baroness apparently couldn't be found because she was never released at the time she was supposed to be, and now some outlets are getting her, at just 3 a case. Thats insane. And lest we forget, we all still have to deal with covid- we should be avoiding crowds, not running into them by chasing all over town for a product that isn't even there. These aren't Target's toyline, they're Hasbro and hasbro has some responsibility here. If as you say they're happy on their end knowing the collectors here are unable to get the product, then they don't deserve our business. There's another pandemic in this country. Its called I Got Mine & The Rest of You Can Eff Yourselves. Its a poor attitude, and ultimately a poor business model.
  18. Hasbro needs to step in. If theyre going to keep doing these exclusives, despite the massive fan outrage over how theyre handled, then they should insist these outlets start considering these scalper bots or whatever as malware or place them under the BOTS Act. The BOTS Act outlawed the resale of tickets using bot technology, see if that can be applied to other items, set a fine of $16,000 for each violation of the act. I'm no lawyer but I cant believe this corporation is as helpless as they want to appear.
  19. I think its pretty safe to say that if Hasbeen can't/won't get this incompetent roll out of the current series resolved, it wont matter whats planned for the later lineup.
  20. Peg labels that were here, have now been removed. We (Anchorage) never received any figures that I'm aware of. The foolishness continues.
  21. Ran across a youtube review yesterday; the guy admitted he gave in to scalpers because he didn't want to deal with mess involving GI Joes. He tried to justify spending 2-3x what these are retailing for. I didn't watch the entire thing because it nauseated me to listen to some fool actually strut about being a weak slave to someone's selfishness and greed. I get wanting to have the toys but, damn, dude, show some self respect....
  22. The whole thing sounds like the dumpster fire that is CWs Batwoman. It baffles me that anyone would even want to consider a movie, based upon the incoherent botched mess of what we've seen so far...and Warner/AT&T seems to be fine without having an established connected "universe", allowing the only two good titles so far, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, to exist as stand-alone projects. There's no need to try to compete with the MCU, but try telling some execs (and fans) that.
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