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  1. Went to local Target here and no Joes, but the clerk said they would arrive 14 Aug. Far as I know stores wouldn't get deliveries Saturday mornings but who knows. I will say, this is exactly why Hasbro needs to make these outlets more responsible for this mess. The only thing this forum topic should be about is how good, how bad, etc the figures are. Not how we're not getting them because of how Target doesn't seem to know how to handle notices of distribution or wont do anything about scalper bots.
  2. Right! I'm not even a dyed in the wool "trekkie" but even I can see they aren't writing a story, just taking snippets here and there and doing whatever they want because it has the Star Trek name. The visuals are spectacular, but that means little when the writing is so muddled. I am very, very surprised this show got 2 seasons, let alone 3.
  3. I really tried to watch it but its so far removed from what the established Star Trek history is, I couldn't. It has some nice aspects....I do like Captain Georgiou and her mirror counterpart, but I couldn't get past the fact that the mirror universe is never spoken of in the original series until they actually encounter it. It makes no sense that such a thing wouldn't be known, if USS Discovery had discovered it before. Then there's the spore drive. The worse part is the notion that Sarek, father of Spock, adopted a human female and raised her in his household, yet nowhere in the Star Trek canon does Spock, Sarek, or Amanda ever mention him having a sister. And yeah I know people will look at Spock's lunatic brother (that we never heard of) in the movie and go "aha!" but that was bs writing too. But the real kicker is , if I have to struggle to read your book or watch your program, then its already failed. Above anything else, these are supposed to entertain. This show doesn't do that.
  4. Very interesting points here, though I maintain Hasbro can do more to make their product more available to us collectors, without all these unnecessary hassles. I wouldn't have a problem with "exclusives" except that too often, its not just exclusive to this or that outlet, its exclusive to just one out of 4-12 stores of the chain. Exclusive to just 1-2 figures per store, not even one case. Exclusive to just that one day on that one month. We collectors have been complaining about this for years; Hasbro can and should demand that these outlets do better. Far as using exclusives to get customers thru the doors, I don't know how effective that tactic is. I know it doesn't work on me. If I'm going to Target for a certain figure, and that isn't there, I don't wander around to buy anything else. If I've been in there multiple times to find it and multiple times it aint there, I'm gonna be too mad to buy ANYTHING from that store. I cant speak for anyone else but I know our local Toys R Us died because of its poor stocking practicing- including figures that were exclusive to them. Good riddance, I despised them. I agree that we should do everything we can to starve scalpers out. The collector HAS to be willing to walk, and not just from scalpers, but from Hasbro too. Buying a 6" gi joe for $175.00 from a scalper is crazy, then forking over $30.00 to Hasbro isn't much better.
  5. Well my Snake Eyes arrived yesterday and I instantly noticed that the container seemed very light. I was expecting a Marvel Legends to arrive but was very surprised to open up to find Snake Eyes! Its a very well done figure, and of course is probably the staple for most fans....but I noticed along with it being light on heft, and having a flaw where the dagger wont fit into the sheathe....its actually a smaller figure than Destro is. I guess that's okay, seeing as how some info sites say he's 5'10" compared to Destro's 6'3", but I still think he should have had a bit more heft. That silencer is cool, Articulated Icons did that with their ninja figures released years ago. Anyway now just waiting on Cobra Commander and Pimp Daddy Destro. Sure hoping when the Baroness is produced she'll have a more robust figure than Scarlett.
  6. High end?? At first look, I thought this was one of those bobble head desk ornament toys. Even the helmet on the action figure looks more realistic and detailed. I don't see the justification in cost for this thing.
  7. Pimp Daddy Destro is da bomb and ya'll know it. Don't front.
  8. Okay, THIS is how you fix a major snafu and get customers. That sh1tstorm nftx caused was utterly uncalled for, but the guys here stepped in and made it right. And just because of that, I'm now buying both versions of Cobra Commander and the Arctic Storm Shadow. Remember, I'M the guy who isn't even into GI Joe! But I damn well respect a business that seems interested in customer service. Kudos.
  9. Well I sure hope if they do Crimson Guard, they don't use that shade of red seen in either the ninja or pimp daddy. I really want it to be a brighter hue. Then again, there's nothing to say they have any plans on making that.
  10. Not a big GI Joseph fan here, but I liked what i saw well enough to order Destro. Arrived yesterday, and its an excellent figure. The chrome steel mask is perfect, and the best part of the figure is its outstanding articulation! The one issue I have is the butterfly joints- they're too minimal to have any real usage. I would've liked the gem in his pendant to have been glossier, but otherwise this is truly a well done figure. I'm hoping Snake Eyes turns out as well. This makes me stoked for the Baroness....hoping her figure will have a bit more "curve" than the Scarlett that's part of the first wave. And even though its not announced yet ( and maybe never will get made), I'm hoping the Crimson Guard turns out as well. I know there've been a lot of complaints on the paint color choices, but what I can see looks fantastic.
  11. Considering how bad (with the exception of Wonder Woman and Aquaman) DC movies have been, and the uproar of the alleged behavior of possible assault on Miller's part....PLUS the current zero-tolerance policy these studios and corporations have these days....I would really really doubt there's even going to BE a Flash movie, let alone somehow rope in aged Keaton to play a role. Unless there's further news I'd consider this fanboy manufactured rumor.
  12. Considering what a colossal sh1tstorm this "sale" has turned out to be, one cant blame you. I'm wondering if this site isn't some consumer fraud ripoff scam.
  13. This is BEYOND stupid. Its not like these effing idiots didn't know that for weeks, everyone thought the light blue was the one being offered on their site. There's no excuse that on the day of the sale, we suddenly find out they've been using the "wrong" picture and are so stupid they didn't know till now. And oh look, bait and switch, but even WORSE....their site is such a flustercuck that its basically unusable. Everyone should take note and BOYCOTT anything from nutwork site. For total sheer incompetence and laziness, they don't deserve one penny from anyone. And no, we don't wanna hear any bs about unexpected consumer demand or mysterious outages on servers or alien abductions of their staff.
  14. If he'd made a decent movie in the first place there wouldn't be all this flurry about "oh i promise the REAL footage got edited out" or "left on the cutting room floor". I don't care whether its this guy or Ridley Scott or whoever....you don't get to turn in a sub-par project and then blame any and everyone but yourself for its poor performance. Yes Ridley...looking at YOU. Justice League failed ( too harsh? Maybe "didn't do as well") because DC/Warner tried to compete with Marvel, and they didn't need to. Marvel took its time to develop its characters and storyline. These idiots tried to cram as much as they could in under a year or so, due to 1.) their arrogance that "everyone knew" their characters, so it wasn't necessary to give a fulfilling story, and 2.) their greed in thinking they could recoup billions at the box office the way Marvel did. I don't think this HBO extra fee ploy is gonna work for them but maybe its best to just learn from what they did wrong, go back and do it right. They've got the tools to make a great franchise.
  15. Man, I really hope they do the Crimson Guard. The Cobra Commander's uniform isn't too different so I'd think it be a tweak here and there and of course a different color.... Also, wonder if the shoulder epaulet is removable...I think the gold from the light blue uniform would look good on the darker blue. If so. guess I'd have to get both Cobras!
  16. Man....since I'm not familiar with the Joe line, I just HAD to look out for "pimp daddy" Destro...its a blast!! But even it were being made, I'd have to pass on it.
  17. Wonderful work. I do wish they'd give us a 360 shot of these figures though. Also looks like this should have had a soft goods cape and alternate head. But overall It looks good. As someone who's not a big GI Joe fan, I'd only planned on getting a very few figures....but now i have to expand my list! Next....I wanna see the Crimson Guard and the Baroness (oh i hope they don't give her that weak spindly body)...maybe Flint or Stalker?
  18. Where's the yellow S that's supposed to be on the back of the cape??
  19. That character was supposed to be a love interest and counterpart to Batman. This one is his never-existed-before cousin. Dan Didio explicitly said they wanted a character who reflected the population of Gotham. Not seeing whats so "shock and awe" about that. Like I said, my objections to the character are totally different, and I think more to the point, will show its not necessary. We don't need multiple versions of the same character- DC seemed to get this back when they did the first Crisis, and winnowed down lot of redundant characters. Sadly they've backslid, paving the way for more writer inconsistency and confusion, and more reboots to clear up the mess they made in the first place, just to go back to the same thing.
  20. The character was created by DC back during the New 52, explicitly to be a lesbian hero. "Described as the highest-profile gay superhero to appear in stories published by DC". That's her hook. The creators wanted a character that reflected the populace of Gotham. Like it or not, in this case the sexuality is the character. Its not the CWs decision; this was what DC wanted. Doing a live action show on this character and then casting a non -lesbian actor, is the very definition of being tone deaf. My objections to the character and the show have nothing to do with her sexuality. I personally don't care for "copy cat" superheroes. There are exceptions, but for the most part I find it to be a sign of limited imagination. Super boy, Super girl, super Lois, Super Perry White, Super Dog, Cat, Horse, Monkey...come on. And for the Batman this is worse. Batgirl? At least Robin had an already established Olympic level acrobatic skill level when he meets Batman; she was a librarian who took some karate classes. Hardly a match for running around with the Dynamic Duo. Sure, they jazzed up Kate Kane with krav maga and judo, but making her out of whole cloth just feels made up. One of the prime ingredients that created and drive Batman is that he had virtually no one to lean on when his parents were killed. That isolation, plus the rage and ferocity that was created in him, was what drove his intensity to become the master detective and martial artist that he is. It wasn't an overnight process; it took most of his childhood/young adulthood to get to that point. And he didn't have some cousin hanging around him all that time. Creating a forgotten family after 80 years, that we're supposed to believe was always there, makes no sense. It dilutes him. I also dislike the Gotham tv show for this reason. Good riddance to that crap. The Batwoman tv show is plagued by the shadow of "What Happened to Batman" over it. Its constantly about her trying to fill his boots and it cant stand on its own no matter how hard they try. Oh and her main villain! A terrible, badly acted and badly written mashup of the Joker and Harley Quinn...its just unwatchable (for me). The proposed new casting, that theyre trying to say is a new direction: "Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero". That's exactly what Kate Kane was supposed to be! I heard that Ruby Rose suffered a spinal injury and had to have emergency surgery. That, on top of low ratings, make me feel she's right to leave the show. Her health comes before anything else. CW should cancel the show and move on to something else.
  21. These look very much like Mythic Legions, and you can definitely see the inspiration from their Calavius figure! While the articulation is improved in comparison, the $60.00 price tag is too high for my tastes. Great figures though.
  22. I never cared for the Batwoman character in the comics, didn't go for the show, didn't like Gotham after 2nd season; this notion of having shows around the Main Event, but never showing that event (Batman) just don't fly with me. The notion that Bruce Wayne grew up with a close cousin after, what, 80 years of never hearing about this person? Bullsh1t. Dropping in characters like this and pretending they were there all along is poor story writing, and in this case a desperate grasp to capture a subject the writers don't know jack about. And Oh how I hate "copy cat" characters- Batgirl, Speedy, Kate Bishop, Falcon II- just monuments to unoriginality. Robin (Dick Grayson) gets a pass; he's a sidekick that stood the test of time. I do like Miles Morales and Donna Troy (Wonder Girl) so yeah, some "copy cats" get thru. But that's all a whole other discussion. This is about Batwoman the tv show. I didn't have much expectations for it (didn't care for Krypton either). But I tuned in when I could, I tried to stomach the premise, but the tv show is as badly written as the comics; Batwoman's main foe is nothing more than a feeble mashup of Joker and Harley Quinn and really is unwatchable. Then there's Ruby Rose. She did a good job with the material she was given. Attractive, somewhat athletic in her way, but too scrawny to really pull off a superhero (CWs upcoming Superman actor is also too scrawny but I guess they don't give a damn). Her costume also did her no favors, especially that mask. She's a good actress though and she sustained emergency spinal surgery after an injury (not sure if it was on set or not). Not sure this led to her decision, but this has been causing constant pain; between that and the poor ratings, its no wonder she had to give up the role. The CW announced today theyre committed to recasting the role and want a gay actor. I get it , but I doubt that's gonna save the show, cause people who tuned in weren't doing it to see a LGBTQ actress playing a LGBTQ superhero- they wanted a superhero who fights crime...and happens to be LGBTQ. Good luck to Miss Rose, take care of that back, get better!! Spinal injuries are no joke!
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