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BoomBatty

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  1. I think you are way off base here and really couldn't be any more wrong. When the figures got posted online at HTS I bought about 3 of each except the Troops of which I bought 6. All the troops and at least one of the others will go on display the rest I use for customs. The figures were there for quite a bit. I then, out of the kindness of my heart and for the other "brothers" on the board posted here, on TNI only, that they were available. Within about 10 minutes people started buying like mad and the figures sold out quickly. So if you are calling anyone "scumbag dirtworm scalpers" then you are most likely calling the people who read the board here those names. As such, I guess by that logic you should never post of point any stores out here that are selling the figures as it will only enable the "scumbags". More than likely HTS had a limited stock and when I posted it here the folks reading went and bought their figures. Don't blame us for you not getting your chance to buy at HTS. You'd be better off not reading the posts here then as you won't feel so hurt next time. Blaming "scalpers" on the HTS shortage is like blaming the Steelers for the Patriots decimating the Dolphins today. Sense make not does it. As for the stores I have been all over my area near Philly and all over DC during the work week and nothing. I still cant blame scalpers. let me correct myself, it was the SCUMBAG SCALPERS and the pain in the a$$ hoarders who make it tough for other collectors to find anything.... better? Touche' You still ain't getting jack though. And here I was about to offer some of my extras.
  2. I like the all black troopers idea that would look cool with a Silver or Red mask as commander. As for the camo I like it, partly b/c it is different and partly b/c there are now 5 different Troop/Officers in Blue. The Ninjas are cool with me but the "Commander" ninja doesn't look all that great in Grey/Red. I think Black would look better or maybe some added stripes or something. As for Vipers. I am thinking those will come out next year sometime as the 25th line is flooding us with troopers and will need a replacement for those in 2008. Come 2008 the floodgates on multi-colored Vipers will occur.
  3. I might be in the minority here but I prefer Destro's mask painted to chrome. I have the new Destro from the v.1 packs and the Pimp Daddy in Gold & Silver and I must say the painted silver with the glowing eyes looks so much cooler.
  4. I think you are way off base here and really couldn't be any more wrong. When the figures got posted online at HTS I bought about 3 of each except the Troops of which I bought 6. All the troops and at least one of the others will go on display the rest I use for customs. The figures were there for quite a bit. I then, out of the kindness of my heart and for the other "brothers" on the board posted here, on TNI only, that they were available. Within about 10 minutes people started buying like mad and the figures sold out quickly. So if you are calling anyone "scumbag dirtworm scalpers" then you are most likely calling the people who read the board here those names. As such, I guess by that logic you should never post of point any stores out here that are selling the figures as it will only enable the "scumbags". More than likely HTS had a limited stock and when I posted it here the folks reading went and bought their figures. Don't blame us for you not getting your chance to buy at HTS. You'd be better off not reading the posts here then as you won't feel so hurt next time. Blaming "scalpers" on the HTS shortage is like blaming the Steelers for the Patriots decimating the Dolphins today. Sense make not does it. As for the stores I have been all over my area near Philly and all over DC during the work week and nothing. I still cant blame scalpers.
  5. A few more: http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/b/2023688198151703920
  6. Pic added. No the greatest, I took it on my Blackberry.
  7. So I got my Legions sets in the mail yesterday and proceeded to extricate the Storm Shadow and then add on the Skirt he wears in the original VvsV/Spy Troops version. It looks cool but I had to cut down the dagger in his sash to make it work. I highly recommend it!
  8. I haven't gotten around to opening any of my Legions packs yet... Do they use the "JUMP" backpack? If so, I might have to look into getting one or two of those... Speaking of... I'm curious if anyone's interested in the non-army builders from the first Cobra box, or Legions box at $3 a piece. -Kevin Kev, PM me and I'll pick em up (of course my ho self has bought 3 Legions sets so far). I am always up for more Stalkers and Beachheads as well.
  9. Oh the Ninja-Viper is coming, don't you worry. The Storm Shadow mold will be used to death I guarantee. I fully expect the Ninja-Viper to be the next use of the mold after the Red Ninja 5 pack at TRU and then the Black Ninja eventually that came in the old Ninja's TRU pack.
  10. I saw the Cobra 5 packs up on HTS for about the whole week last week. I think you need to check HTS a little more often is all. Also, there is a "Coming Soon" banner on them so I think they are about to restock again on those.
  11. I'm holding you to that... @firedevil@ I hope you are right though as I would like to buy many. So I am holding my breathe an crossing my fingers.
  12. Oh yeah, I don't think $8 is too high at all but do you think they will be $8? Let me know if you heard this b/c I will quite happy to eat crow if they are only $8. I said it sucks b/c they will be way expensive thinking the figures will be $20 a pop. But $8/pop will have me singing MC's praises. I would be shocked, pleasantly so. The track record for individual figures at MC has been more than $20 a hit.
  13. Not exactly sure why it would "suck"... Hasbro had no intention of releasing these figures. Much like with this past years TF-Con set. Even though it was highly desirable items, they were produced by the club. -Kevin Sucks because you know they are going to be waaayyy expensive (which sort of doubly sucks b/c Hasbro had no other way apparently to release these, I don't blame MC for anything other than the price here). Sucks because I don't see membership giving me a discount (besides the cost of the the membership itself). Sucks because I will most likely buy them anyway (lack of self control I guess) which you could easily argue the other way, granted, but being a pessimist when it comes to MC I think "sucks" sums it up best. Look, I realize you probably see more value than I do and I am glad you do, really. You tend to have a better outlook on these things then I do and that is a good thing. I just find myself on the other end of the spectrum in actually wishing MC didn't get the Wave 4 molds and the other cancelled figures as I, for my own selfish reasons, wouldn't feel the need to collect them and shell out the associated $$$. I personally hate small production numbers because it bugs me that the average Joe (no pun intended) can't collect them due to over inflated costs. I already stated I can afford it but I actually feel bad for the number of enthusiasts that can't. I think it greatly diminishes the "fun" as it were and becomes a "haves" vs. "have nots" routine. So in the end the suckatude only goes up along with the price and the lack of disposable income I suppose. I don't collect Star Wars or Transformers but from what I read here they seem to get stuck in the same sort of rut. I will say this for this whole argument, it has made for a lively discussion
  14. I think I got the chickee Dark Stalker group for @$13-15 a pop with the leader being @$21. I ended up with 8 of the Darkstalker troops and 1 leader. I wanted a team of 6 and used 2 of the 3 extra already for "Vypra Twin" customs. The Moth packs were way overpriced and since I was already a member it made no difference there and yet I bought 3 of each Army Building set. I don't look at it from a "I can't sell the stuff I don't want" point of view b/c I I don't want to bother selling anything. Fortunately I am loaded so the selling part isn't an issue and isn't worth it. This isn't to brag but to delineate between me having to sell and just not wanting to bother with all the crap that usually corresponds with selling. Now, knowing that cash isn't an issue I still would feel like an idiot for what, in my own feeling, is wasting money. Of course I probably am wasting money by keeping up with this collection of mine but I still wouldn't drop $20 for someone's "Action Attack" Duke figure they were trying to offload. I didn't make my money on bad deals to begin with As for Wave 4, member or non-member will be an interesting one. If being a member gets you no discount on those then it really seems to suck across the board for my renewal doesn't it? If having to be a member to buy them is the only way to get them...well, still sucks.
  15. I think they need to just make C.O.P.S a subset team under GI Joe ala Battle Force, DEA, etc. Throw in M.A.S.K while we are at it and wallah, a truly amazing set of figures (all at the new 4" size so the GI Joe molds can be bastardized into a brand new line!). I'd pay for that...assuming I could find them
  16. That's sort of the issue I have. I get no extra benefit from the club. I get the Con-Items I want from eBay typically b/c I really don't want all the figures (typically just the troop builders) and it isn't worth an estimated price of $20+ a figure when half are destined for my junk bin. Maybe there would be value in a Troop Builder only version (although I am sure the price would double on those making it not worth it). Not a great argument for joining obviously for many, especially when you have to join if you want to order the other packs and exclusives to the club. My method has been to always seek out the HK dealers first although lately that hasn't been so fruitful. But back to my original issue, I can't seem to find anything compelling outside of the "free" figure to justify my $42. Having said that I will be forking out my $42 for said figure @loll@. I will though, hold a serious grudge. Maybe a reasonably priced Wave 4 DTC will turn my world around but after last years' sets I am not holding my breath.
  17. Don't forget the price is now $42. (Need to adjust for no price increase for nine years, even though postal rates have doubled, color GIJCC newsletter, and higher paper costs.) -Kevin Ouch. Dang, if MC would only go email based *sigh*, of course he'd probably raise it to $48 then. I can't stand the newsletter as I have heard most of what I want to know, which is the news angle, already online a month early. I literally throw it in the trash when it arrives in the mailbox. I am basically paying $42 for a...as some have called it...free figure and the option to buy more overpriced figures with hefty shipping (AND HANDLING, ahem) costs as I can't get them (well sometimes from the Hong Kong gang on eBay) otherwise. Now, before someone jumps on my sh*t for making that statement, this is how I feel and obviously I am a sucker for doing this in the first place. Having said that I am about to pony up apparently $42 for the Cobra Commander.
  18. That looks unbelievably awesome. Well, I was going to re-up anyway due to me wanting Wave 4 DTC. Everytime I want to be done with MC something pops up and I rejoin.
  19. I just picked up 3 Cobra Legions packs off of eBay for about $5/pop more than my overdue pre-order at BBTS. I think if the extra $ on the packs isn't completely detrimental I will continue to buy on eBay. I also overpayed for a Wave 3 Stalker (the yellow version) to ensure that O would get a variant as I haven't seen Wave 3 in my local stores yet AND once again I am playing the waiting game on BBTS pre-orders. I think buying on eBay is fine, but overspending on eBay just makes it worse. $50 for a Wave 3 set is preposterous. But for a buck or two higher per figure I have no qualms going to eBay and will continue to do so. I would love to get the figures at original retail price but until HTS, TRU Online, Target Online or Walmart Online get with the program I have no other online way to ensure I get these. Dislike eBay scalpers? Blame Hasbro for not boosting their supplies. I don't scap but I am somewhat glad there is at least some method for me to get these things.
  20. Couldn't you have jumped on eBay and paid that much and still get a few more?
  21. I like this one save for one thing, no Skirt thingee. It is what made the original V vs.V version. Has anyone tried to add one on this figure yet?
  22. I ordered the case at BBTS for Wave 5 but I wasn't super excited about it as it should retail at $25 and they jacked it up to $35. Remember, they already get a profit at $25 so they are being a little scummy about it. This is why I get pissed at HasbroToyShop, TRU, Target and Wally World. I would gladly buy it from their website at regular price if they would only put it on there. In fact if Hasbro would put it on their website they would A) Make a bigger profit as I am sure they get their own stuff for cost, I would in turn buy MORE as I paid $105 for 3 cases at BBTS as opposed to 4 for $100 at HTS as HTS gets less profit through my current method of BBTS and C) If these were readily available none of us fans would be so ticked off and frustrated with Hasbro. Please the fan base = more sales, typically. My current method has been to pre-order and if I find them in the store before then I cancel the pre-orders. BTW, before anyone jumps on that statement I do so knowing that BBTS is still selling them with no issue (and ends up out of stock on the item in most cases). As such I feel at least a little better about being jacked on an extra $30. If BBTS didn't jack up the cost I wouldn't be cancelling pre-orders. And the 8 case isn't much of a deal BTW. You are adding an extra Crimson Guard but also getting an extra Hooded CC from a previous wave. the BBTS wants to get rid of. this is costing you $12 for the 2 extra figures. Not much of deal for buying 2 extra. And if you already have a few CCs and just wanted an extra CG you basically bought one for that $12. Sorry to be a downer, I'm just in a mood b/c like many of us here I want to buy these fantastic figures Hasbro is creating and simply can't b/c they make them unavailable the forcing me to overpay for my fix
  23. When did you guys order? I haven't received any notices yet and I wonder if my order was just later or if BBTS has a limited supply.
  24. I vote Wilmington, DE! Of course unless you want to see a whole mess of banks it may not appeal to you. It's selfish of course b/c I can easily get to there. Or Philadelphia!
  25. Says the guy that bought SIX Cobra Troopers off of HTS. @smilepunch@ LOL, that Rocks! I am a gluton as well, but I don't jack up the price and throw them on eBay for $15 or more. I don't resell them. I am an Army Builder of one. I buy multiples but I don't send you an IM saying I'l give you 3 for $60. That's F-ed up. My gluttony keeps the line going dare I say it! And I bought my troops for $6 a pop at HTS. I wouldn't buy them at Small Joes for $15/pop b/c that's just scuzzy of SJ. Brick & Mortar stores, BBTS, TRU and anyone who doesn't try to screw over the fan base gets my dollar.
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