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  1. 11 hours ago, daveysockrocker said:

    Has anyone heard about Hasbro stating they aren't going to make a hooded Cobra Commander figure because hoods are problematic?

    There's a customizer who 3D prints hooded heads who said this, but I cant find any reference to Hasbro saying it anywhere online. The customizer is charging 100 dollars for their, admittedly nice, custom head, but I dont want to buy it if Hasbro will be putting out a hooded one.

    I can't imagine why anyone would be seriously considering this. I'm not even a big GI Joe fan and even I know Cobra Commander is the main villain, so there is absolutely no way Hasbro isn't going to make his hooded variant look. Ha, Hasbro Pulse will probably have it up soon as a $29.00 "deluxe" exclusive (that will also include the helmeted head we've already seen, except this one will have a "chrome" look to the visor).  And what is so "problematic" about it? They only need to modify the hood Zartan has or Storm Shadow wears for the arctic variant that's already been done. Hasbro has been doing hooded figures for years (Cloak, Moon Knight, Doom, Taskmaster) and besides, they already did the hooded Cobra back when they did their 3.75" line.

    Anyone who's paying $100.00 for a head sculpt that's gonna be out (along with the rest of the entire figure for $20.00), deserves to have his money taken from him. 

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  2. Reboot....because we don't have any imagination to come up with something new...and then right after the start of production, realize they can't hold a candle to the original....so just throw whatever they have at it and hope something sticks....

    Hopefully this nonsense just dies on the vine and never sees the light of day. Sorry but they've ruined this franchise and its time to just let go.

  3. 35 minutes ago, Belmont13 said:

    Well, at least now Target is limiting their figures to 1 per person so maybe people stand a chance now. Hopefully, among the reveals is a non exclusive re release of Firefly.

    Hasbro seems to be moving to get Target to get its act together. A tiny step forward, maybe. Doesn't make up for all the mess we've seen up to this point though.

    TBH I'm so disgusted with this that I'm just not enthusiastic about any further reveals. Hopefully the live stream will address the fan frustration and more importantly resolve this completely.

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  4. Didn't care for this character at all and was glad when it looked like he was being written off.

    I would've preferred to see episodes focus on Black Lightning, as, you know, the star of the series....at least the first few seasons....but he's rapidly being downplayed in favor of exposure of his daughters and now, this clown.

    Also, since he's now in the same shared universe as the other CW DC heroes, how about some interaction there? Maybe a story where Black Lightning and the Flash explore the more lightning-based part of their powers more. Supergirl getting tips from an older hero. That kind of thing.

  5. 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. 

  6. On ‎9‎/‎29‎/‎2020 at 1:22 PM, DrLava said:

    specifically with regard to the target exclusive wave, they are not hasbros product once target purchases them. just like how when you buy a figure, you own it, not hasbro. it has hasbros name on it cause they manufactured it. and with the target wave they only manufacture it for target to purchase and do with however they please. 

    im guessing you must work for target and love the company, but thats who messed up and seems to have prevented you from purchasing what you wanted. you keep putting blame on hasbro because target didnt order enough and didnt evenly distribute between stores. product defect would be hasbro issue. product selling out is a target issue.

    do you blame hasbro for amazon's terrible packaging so that any amazon exclusive you purchase has a damaged box? it has hasbro on the box. no you blame amazon cause they shipped it. so why are you not blaming target for low inventory levels at your local store?

    and hasbro isnt distributing the figures to bbts. bbts buys wholesale cases direct from hasbro and then resells the figures individually on their website as many stores and individuals do.

    please learn how retail business works, you'll complain a whole lot less.

    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?

  7. On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 2:45 PM, JayC said:

    Missing the goggles, an extra riffle and the red thing you can put on the arm. The paint decos are a little different as well. For instance the webgear on this one is dark navy blue and on the Target one it was black. The skin tone around the eyes looks darker to.

    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.

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  8. On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2020 at 6:48 PM, DrLava said:

    what would you like hasbro to do? they cant make more figures without target ordering them. they cant sell the exclusives to another retailer. how are they responsible for what target does? 

    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.

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  9. On ‎9‎/‎18‎/‎2020 at 4:51 AM, jsmooth said:

    Trust me I have tried but it seems like the answer that i always get is "There are none in the warehouse at this time and we don't know when they are coming."

    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....

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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)



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  12. On ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2020 at 6:10 PM, sonic360 said:

    Maybe Hasbro has to open their own stores and also sell online. Hasbro Pulse needs to be improved and expanded.

    If Mattel and Hasbro don't cater to these fans they are leaving money on the table. Even if adults only represent about 30% of the market. They are a steady stream of income.

    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.

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  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.

    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.



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  14. 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.




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  15. 5 hours ago, JayC said:

    Def doesn’t mean they r done with target. Just means the wave is no longer in production and so what ever is in the warehouses is it which really has been the case for some time.

    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.

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