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  1. You don't own a copy?! I'm old and still have cable but I swear BBC America runs it at least twice a month. I think it was just on a few weeks back. It's usually at 3-5am but still!
  2. Well, I held off selling my wave 1 and 2 figures in hopes Hasbro could pull this around. I'd be plenty pissed if I were a premium member and missed out. That in itself seems like a waste of money but if it can't even guarantee you first pickings what really is the point?! I'm having enough trouble staying ahead of the local scalpers with the NECA stuff. This line ain't worth the grief. I like things I can actually find. The thrill of the hunt doesn't do anything for me!
  3. There are a few other collectors that I'm on good terms with that have really hooked me up (I'm even OK with a little premium for the effort) at cost but have sold online for some pretty big mark-ups. I won't say that "it looks like scalping but it's not" because they've hooked me up. It does grate on me and it's probably hypocritical of me to let it slide but to me it's not worth dying on that hill and loosing a good friend over. Maybe that's what Jay is doing here but who knows. Still it's one thing to look down upon the practice and another to stalk the guy and make their life miserable but I don't think that's really the case here. The guy may just be getting a few "hey, don't be a dick" when he's expecting "OMG, 13-Vipers?! Your a collecting god!"
  4. Dear lord NECA, I need a Caroline Munro and Hoff from Starcrash!!
  5. This level of cooperation is an alien concept for me. I've been there when enough was brought out to give us all one but usually one collector would sneak off from the pack to grab the employee bringing them out before reaching the rest of us to claim the whole lot and run off to the register. We'd complain and the employee would just shrug and walk off. There is no honor among collectors around me. I've heard the "sticking together" pep talk when there is nothing to be found and then see the back-stabbing when something is found. That's my perspective on this, and probably many other's as well so that's why we're forming a certain opinion in our minds of this guy. I'll admit I don't know this guy from Adam. Just because most of the collectors I know are asses doesn't mean they all are. Maybe if Hasbro and Target had planned this out a little better we wouldn't be here. I'd like everyone to get enough of what they want, be it 20 or 2 but that isn't the case now. If people want the dude cancelled and removed from polite collecting society for this that's a bridge too far for me, but at the end of the day he has his prizes, what does he care what others think? To me the prize is the prize! Not the hunt and certainly not some false compliments from people I don't even know IRL. I tempered my expectations given the amount of collectors around me and was hoping to just get one of each, but there were too many like your buddy and now I'm pretty much out of caring about the Classified Series, probably selling off my CS collection soon.
  6. Aside from the Roadblock which I did not want, I never found a single Target GI Joe Classified exclusive. I did see a lot of guys like this scurrying to the check out with an armload of Cobra Troopers or Vipers. To me the guys that post the pics in their car just seem like dicks. I know we all want that typical endorphin rush pat-on-back everyone on social media wants, but it just seems like rubbing salt into the wounds. When most are struggling to find one figure your post pics of your 13?! What did you expect? I do agree with the person that said this is a retail/production problem but as a collector who has become jaded with the hobby from constantly seeing the same 40-50-somethings running to the toy aisles first thing in the morning at Target and snatching up everything, this is just my gut reaction.
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