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  1. The preorder is on Pulse (for members only at the moment) and not Gamestop. They're on Pulse right now and nothing on Gamestop.
  2. I'm glad Jazwares is still going to be making the 4" line. I have around 60-70 figs in that line and still don't have them all. The articulation on those is fantastic and there's a pretty big selection of vehicles now. My only beef with that line is that they don't include the back bling most of the time. They get you with a ton of crate releases and usually have 6 different crates full of tons of weapons and back bling and a few other goodies. You have to look at the UPC barcode to know which one you're getting since they all look the same at first glance. Makes me wonder how many people don't realize there's more than one in each release.
  3. Yep, that's the one. Those were simpler times.
  4. This series is about to hit a series low of less than 300,000 viewers per episode. That's pathetic and this show is one of the worst written shows of the CW DC universe and of all shows. I feel filthy just watching it and feel embarrassed for the network. How this atrocity got a 3rd season is one of the great mysteries of the universe. It's not really a mystery, but watching this thing go even lower will count towards some kind of entertainment value I suppose.
  5. Everything has been delayed due to a year and a half pandemic. Everything is finally starting to speed up a bit, now so waves will start coming out more frequently. Wave 2 Thundercats is mixed up with some kind of BS with the factory it's being made in, so newer waves will probably come out before it, but that's not Super7's fault. Mafex and S.H. Figuarts are dozens of figures behind, so this is nothing new, and it's all 100% due to pandemic slowdown. If you only have a small percentage of a workforce or no workforce to produce things then you aren't going to be able to maintain a release schedule that was made before historic life changing events for all occured.
  6. Bludd is on Pulse right now. Still available. New Roadblock is gone.
  7. The Platinum Edition figure from the Warhammer 40K line goes for $300-450 on eBay, so good luck in finding this one for retail. Count yourself lucky if you get this one. I'm still kicking myself for not getting that 40K fig for $35 on BBTS when it was offered.
  8. I just came from a couple Targets and saw 3 Cobra Commanders, 2 Flints, 1 Lady Jaye, and 2 Zartans and a couple of the repainted ones. This whole Cobra Island debacle is irritating. I went there to get a Rise of Evil 2pk from MOTU that the website clearly said they had "Limited Stock" of which means they have 1 and they told me they got 3 in and sold out a while back. In other words I just got lied to and the guy didn't know if he had it or not and didn't seem like he wanted to check in back (nor did I press him to do so). All very discouraging. Piss off Hasbro and Mattel.
  9. These appear to be of better quality likeness-wise than the horrible Snyder Cut figs. Those looked nothing like the actors, but these distant shots appear to look good. Will have to see higher quality close-ups to know for sure, but those JL figs were easy to throw out no matter how far they were from the camera. Harley's knees look horrible, but so do most of the knees in this line. Not sure why he can't do the knees like Fortnite 6" or Marvel Legends. Those look great, but it's like the knee cap/joint is all wrong and it makes all of the figs look like robots.
  10. Joy Toy produce some of the best if not the best product out there. They are certainly top 3 or top 2 in the 1/18th world. Sculpting, paint, and everything else is top of the line. They put McFarlane to shame, and I love McFarlane's stuff, but his stuff still has aesthetic issues that I'm still trying to figure out why he doesn't tweak. They're just small things that would make his already cool figs even better. McFarlane has an ego, and he's one of the biggest, most pompous asses you'd ever want to meet. I met him in the 90s when he attended one of our Def-Cons and he was difficult to work with and a huge ass, but he brought in the public. We wanted both him and Hamill and they both wanted $10,000, so we could only do one. Kind of wish they'd gone with Hamill, although time has proven him to be a maniac thanks to Twitter, so I don't care now, but back then before Twitter destroyed what we thought of Hollywood people it would have been cool. Anyway, these Joy Toy Warhammer figs are going to be awesome and we'll get vehicles to go with them, but they're gonna cost hundreds of dollars each most likely (the vehicles).
  11. The NECA line isn't that difficult to find and a lot of it has been offered on their website. With a couple of exceptions, this line hasn't been that bad. GI Joe Classified Cobra Island is bad, NECA TMNT isn't bad.
  12. There are multiple R-rated DC animated movies, live action movies (Joker made over a billion with an R-rating), and that hard R Harley Quinn TV show, so this isn't really a thing to ask anymore. You can't really tell this story the right way at PG-13.
  13. Stores sell the figures for $15 USD not $40 unless your talking about a deluxe figure which goes for $22 USD. Flocked Panthor is $40 at Walmart. They aren't selling them for $40 unless it's an individual selling through the site. Walmart allows regular people to sell via the website, and there are 5 flocked Panthors on there for $93 each which is ridiculous, but it looks like WM is trying to sell it for the much, but if you look at it it clearly says it's from someone's store kind of like eBay or Amazon. None of the retailers artificially inflate the prices.
  14. Yup, and one of the best figures they've released. More Batmans please.
  15. Target offered NECA lots of money to sell those exclusively, so it has nothing to do with respect. The toy companies' customers are the stores and not the consumers/collectors. We are customers of the stores, so if they can stock something that you can only get there and charge a premium for then they're going to do it. Exclusive are all about money and who can pay the toy company the most in the end to be the supplier of the exclusive.
  16. I'll take the Reaction over the Playmates. Fantastic card art and they can actually hold their weapons. Articulation doesn't come into it since the articulation is pure garbage on those Playmates figs. I love the RetroBlasting review of them a few months or however long ago it was. Classic tearing of new hole.
  17. Throwing the yellow raincoat into the pricier set and making it a limited edition is horsecrap. I had to run an errand and this went live while I was away so I missed it and it has sold out. Sorry, NECA, but this long time collector of 40+ years of buying crap is taking a stand, and I will no longer collect this line, and given the horrible looking knees on April and the stoned expression on her face, I'm having any regrets in doing so. No need for me to fund crap if I don't have to. The store and website exclusive manure has to stop or be cut back dramatically. I can't keep up with having to figure out which items are exclusives here or there for multiple lines, so I'm not going to put myself through that stress at least for this line. I'm still in on the cartoon line because I have zero trouble finding it and so far you haven't pulled a yellow raincoat incident out of your arse for that line, yet. I'll be selling my movie stuff and canceling any preorders I have that are movie related.
  18. Randy with NECA flat out said in a live stream that Ray Fillet would never make it into the TMNT Cartoon line. He seems to hate the character and said it would never happen.
  19. With the exception of the Target figures, you can buy the GI Joe figures online, so they aren't impossible to find. I can go out right now and buy the entire first series at one of our local Vintage Stocks at $25 each, and I can find the Cobra Commander wave at Walgreens. I just got the series 1 repaints from BigBadToyStore Hasbro isn't trying to kill the line. Target gets their exclusives because Target is paying Hasbro a huge amount of money to sell them. The stores are Hasbro's customers, so they're doing fine, and we are irrelevant to them from a business POV. The stores' customers are all of us, so if you can't find them easily out in the wild then that's the stores' fault for not ordering enough or their regional warehouses aren't sending out cases in a way that ends with solid distribution. And, it's hard to find the Target figures when you have every rabid collector lining up at 6 am on the day they are released and they all get bought up and then bots buy out the online stock. That's partially a scalper issue, and until they put in options on the website to help stop that it's not going to stop. Even if they do put in precautions, the scalpers will find a way around it. They're smarter than the website people, and they always will be.
  20. Those original series 1 figures are harder to find now where I'm at, and the various metal series and the John Stewart Green Lantern are everywhere. There are dozens or possibly a couple hundred spread across the various stores where I'm at and you can find most of the figs with the exception of maybe Harley Quinn and the animated series Superman and possibly a couple of those early Batmans. Everything else is plentiful.
  21. The fan campaign had everything to do with it, and WB also had nothing to do with it. None of this would have happened if AT&T hadn't merged with WB. The execs at WB absolutely hate Snyder's movies and they never had any plans to allow the Snyder Cut to be completed (although there has always been a cut that was shorter than 4 hrs but longer than the theatrical cut....this is the one that Mamoa and others referenced when they said they had seen it and Snyder has said it was a completed edit with Junkie XL's music at that time in place). As soon as the merger happened, the Snyder Cut was greenlit when they knew it would be perfect for HBO Max content. WB absolutely did not want it...period and fought it, but AT&T and HBO Max have all the power right now, so the Snyder Cut, fans, and Snyder himself won in the end. I hated the theatrical version, but I love the hell out of this one. There's some company out there that says they have methods that can tell them how many people watched it and they're saying 1.8 million views within the date range they used which I'm guessing is the premiere weekend. WW1984 had 2.2 million views in it's opening weekend. Of course, that doesn't tell us how many subscriptions happened, and it can't tell us how many people who started one haven't watched it, yet. There are tons of people who don't like the other Snyder films and/or JL theatrical who do like or love this one (Red Letter Media and Dan Murrell are two good examples on Youtube), and there are tons of reactions from people saying they thought it would be crap or not that great and were pleasantly surprised to blown away. And then there's people like Andy Signore whom made himself look foolish with his likes it doesn't like it wishy washy reaction. He's biased and has major baggage going in, so I don't care what that idiot thinks at the end of the day.
  22. I'm sure there's a reason the sword went away. It could be a licensing issue with the game company which would flat out prohibit him from selling the figure with the sword or something else we wouldn't be privvy to.
  23. The Batman figure from the Gold label wasn't a repaint. It is getting a repaint, but the Gold version was the first. Everything else is a variant and based on the color gold. I have no issue with it. One doesn't have to buy it which is the beauty of repaints.
  24. Yeah, the Loot Crate fad has been fading because you pay what you pay and get a bunch of stuff you don't really want and occasionally got something you did want. They were about to close down and then the person that owns NECA swooped in and took over Loot Crate and that was when NECA figures started showing up. This would be back when the pre-TMNT Splinter Spirit figure was offered (the glow in the dark variant).
  25. The Loot Crates aren't sold in stores, so I don't know why you'd say they never see the light of day in your neck of the woods. They're sold exclusively online through the Loot Crate website. NECA bought the Loot Crate brand after it went out of business, and they have successfully found a way to make it work and profitable for certain things.
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