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    Marvel Legends, Spiderman, Batman, Superman, GIJoe, Masters of the Universe, Transformers, Voltron, Robotech, Bubble Gum Crisis, Guyver, X-Men, Guyver, HK movies, independent movies, animation, CGI, Thundercats, Space Ghost, HipHop, B-Boying, DJing, Graffiti, MC, video games, traveling, drawing, music, boba, Air Jordans, retro Nike, Adidas, Puma,
  1. Thanks to the OP, I scored a Cyborg Superman, black-suited Superman, and the "metallic" Steel at Kmart while visiting the parents in central Cali!!! It's been awhile since I hauled, ever since Hasbro took over the ML line, I've "sobered" up, ROFL!!!! I just need to find the blue suit Supergirl and the bat wave for DC Superheroes. Steel and Cyborg Superman are AWESOME!!!
  2. It looks like Best Buy has a lithograph, an exclusive boxed set, and some Transformers action figures for the release of the Transformers DVD. Circuit City has a baseball cap with the Autobot logo in silver(?) to the first 10 people in each store. And Target has an exclusive "transforming" DVD case. I'm leaning towards Best Buy and I'm surea lot of people are, with the Transformers figures they will be packing. These will last probably all of Tuesday, much like the 300 mini helmet exclusive!! ROFL!
  3. I know this is a strange request. But does anyone know of any reliable places to buy some old Dreamwave posters? I'm mainly looking for the Soundwave one, the Dinobots group shot, and the litho of Soundwave vs Blaster DJing at what looks like a rave? I didn't see any of these at comic-con last week and I've been meaning to pick them up. I know these came out not even 10 years ago and finding them is like a treasure hunt! Any info would help! Thanks guys and gals!
  4. There will always be collectors who will continue to collect a line created by the original companies. Look at the Super Powers line or the Marvel Secret Wars line. There are collectors out there who collect vintage stuff. Just like Transformers, there are a ton of bootleggers out there and people buy these knockoffs until they can find the originals at a price they can afford. Unless the reissues are just as close as the originals, which has been somewhat in regards to the Takara reissues over the U.S. Commemorative run. Either way, there will always be collectors of original lines by the original companies that produced them years ago. It's entirely up to the collector in regards to buying a knock off or a reproduction.
  5. I don't think it matters how many times a figure has been reissued. It won't be the same as the first run. When Toybiz was doing the X-Men toys in the early 1990's, Iceman was a clear white translucent figure. In later runs, he was changed to a clear blue tint. Same figure, different colors. Here's another analogy. I collect Air Jordan shoes. In the last 6-8 years, Jordan Brand has been reissuing original designs of Air Jordans. But to protect the originals, they made serious modifications, one of which is majority does NOT say Nike Air on them, rather they have the Jumpman emblem on them. If and when they reissue a yellow Daredevil, I would still consider the original rare. If prices dip on that for value, I wouldn't mind dropping $25 for it over a $10 reissue. That's just me. Look what it did for the Silver Surfer rerelease. It's the same figure except there's no sign of blue over the silver, the packaging is different, and no Howard the Duck or comic book pack in. It's a cool concept to help others fill their collections. I could care less if the value dips, I started w/ Toybiz and I will TRY to finish my ML collection within Toybiz's line with what I'm missing and is of reach within my budget.
  6. If it's just a sticker...anyone can scan it and make their own Silver Surfer "coins". Dang, that sucks! I was hoping they were minted and made, just like the Star Wars CIV medallions that are pure silver!
  7. I agree. There's no way companies will ever please everyone in regards to exclusives. I still think it's wrong that some of us pay admission and the opportunity to purchase these exclusives, then after the show, they are online for purchase to anyone? In my opinion, they should at least put on one day's worth of admission on top of the price they were selling the exclusive for. Again, some people may have attended a show strictly for the exclusives. You have people flying from all over the world, who have spent not only their money, but also their time, whether taking time off from work and waiting in lines.
  8. Honestly, if this keeps up, companies like Hasbro should just remove the "exclusive" and "limited" text off their marketing campaigns for all these figures. We all know the upcoming "exclusives" for the San Diego Comic-Con are going to be up and running online, so no one's gonna get screwed on these at retail unless they definitely sell out. They should just say that these products are making their DEBUT at the San Diego Comic-Con, rather than being an exclusive, when it's not. When a product is offered outside of a proposed event, that's when it does not become exclusive, it goes public. Most of the time, an exclusive to a show is what draws me to attend events like Comic-Con, but above that, would be the guests. What drew me to the Star Wars CIV event was the artists like Mark Brooks, Brian Rood, Tsuneo Sanda, the Darth Vader art gallery, and of course the exclusives. I wasn't expecting to see Kristen Bell aka Veronica Mars, Jon Heder aka Napoleon Dynamite, and many others at a Star Wars event!! Those are just another incentive. I had a great time at CIV and I have no regrets, sure I spent a ton of $$$$, but that's just money, it comes and goes. I figured it's the 1st time it's out here in Cali and I took advantage of it. Back to the topic, again, companies need to take note and remove all that marketing scheme of trying to create hype on their products. Just set a production number and say it'll be available both at the show and online. Don't tell us it's an exclusive and that it's only sold at the show when it's not!!!! CIV was THE most expensive show I've ever attended, but it was worth it.
  9. I saw a dealer at C4 selling the albums alone for $5 each w/o Vader! LOL!
  10. Yea, I agree. It defeats the purpose of an exclusive. While I agree it's good business practice for a company to make a product, even exclusives, available online to those that can't make it, don't bother w/ that limited to 2000 pieces crap if that's the case. How do we know you aren't making more pieces after the show? I went to C4 to score the so called exclusives and pick up some of the prints that were also to be destroyed if they weren't sold, to support the artists and their work. On the last day, there were a few pallets of cases of the Droids exclusives and the starwarsshop rep said that a "distribution" company bought them all out, which happened to be Toyrocket. And I know for a fact that attendees were walking around w/ cases of these figures, either Luke or the Droids or both, and it made me think how "exclusive and limited" these figures are. I look at the CIII VAder and how it went from three digits to $20/each at CIV.
  11. I had to resort to the forums from some down to earth boardies for these at C+S. No way in hell I will see these at retail out here in San Diego. Congrats to everyone who actually finds them on the pegs!!!!!!!!
  12. Those are long gone out here in San Diego. I picked them up when they were $4.68!! Congrats on the haul, stuff like that never lasts in the home of the infamous San Diego Comic-Con!!!
  13. I was there for the second presentation of that panel and it was awesome! I'm a Family Guy fan and it was GREAT to see the creator Seth McFarlane present it. It was hilarious and just as funny as South Park's parody of World of Warcraft! I can't wait!!!!! BTW, Biglebowski9999, I ran into your brother in law at C4 and he's a cool dude!!!! I got pix of his booth that I will upload soon. I took over 500+ over the weekend and I'm gonna watermark them. He signed my Star Wars print that I copped from the California Science Museum two months ago that was an exclusive.
  14. Saw the shelves fully loaded with these at two Walmarts out here in San Diego. I doubt they will be hard to find, unless people are scooping them up like gold. They look exactly like the Toybiz version as far as I know, I never had the TB version. $10.97 isn't a bad price, wonder if it will cause the original TB to drop in price?! Anyhow, he's out there, so cop him!!!
  15. I believe the OP. I was with Namco a few years ago at E3 and I've seen a lot of people in the game industry hook each other up w/ swag such as copies of unreleased games, t-shirts, and other stuff. Basically, even though people work for various companies and even rivals, the employees are all friends with each other. It's like high school, different groups but everyone is well connected as far as the industry goes!! Looking forward to this exclusive and many others in two months!
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