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BradMan

Member Since 09 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Aug 14 2017 12:38 PM
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In Topic: Anyone know what time the HTS day anxiety fest starts?

14 August 2017 - 12:39 PM

Glad I went on my rant... the universe sensed it and put the items up.

 

I was able to complete my order for a Battle of Asgard set.... we'll see if anything funky happens between now and when it is supposed to ship.


In Topic: Anyone know what time the HTS day anxiety fest starts?

14 August 2017 - 12:36 PM

They don't know... they'll sell all their inventory of these items no matter what time they are posted so they don't want to know.

 

Having seen other corporate IT departments I can guarantee that they have one guy assigned to write the code or flip the line on the website to make the items available today.  But, they have also assigned that same guy to some project related to HasCon, and his manager has told him that anything related to HasCon take higher priority.

 

So, after he finishes the HasCon stuff... and has a lunch break.... and a coffee break... he'll eventually look at his ticket queue and resolve the assignment to make items available for sale on Hasbro Toy Shop on 8/14.


In Topic: Anyone know what time the HTS day anxiety fest starts?

14 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

I know it was as late as 2:00 PM EST one year.... looks like it might be that way again this year.


In Topic: RUMOR!!!! Warpath is BAF for Deadpool wave

14 August 2017 - 09:38 AM

They released Thunderbird (John Proudstar) in that costume with the Marvel Universe Giant Size X-Men #1 box set....

 

Toy Biz released a version of the 2nd Warpath costume back in the day that was spot on to the look in the comic... I think it's a fine line since the character of James Proudstar is so deeply connected to his Apache heritage and wanted to show that through his costume design.  So, it is not someone who is not a member of the Apache people appropriating imagery or other cultural clothing items for their own purposes.  It's not Johnny Depp dressing up like a Native American with a crow on his head...

 

But, at the same time, it is a fictional character intentionally created to portray a member of a Native American tribe in a very deliberate way.  

 

I don't know if Marvel got a lot of backlash from the cultural stereotypes of the team introduced in Giant Size X-Men #1... it was obviously supposed to be an international team that highlighted the parts of the world each was from, but every character is full of stereotypes for a particular group.  

 

Impact versus intent.... I don't think that Warpath's costume is intended to be racist but I don't know the impact that is has on Native American readers/ toy consumers.


In Topic: Anyone know what time the HTS day anxiety fest starts?

14 August 2017 - 09:06 AM

@Heisenberg -

 

I'm not speaking with any inside knowledge or authority.... just my own anecdotal experience of hitting HTS for the SDCC exclusives over the past however many years we've been celebrating F5 Day.  

 

I do know that I have seen other users post that they had tried to order multiple units of an item that was limited to one per household... even with having a family member create a new account and place the order Hasbro has been strict to the "One Per Household" policy and cancelled the whole order.  The Battle for Asgard set specifically says it is a limit of 2 per Household, so it won't be an automatic cancel like more restricted items.

 

I think as you said the likelihood of your one additional unit being the one to clear the stock down to 0 is very slim... but there is some risk.  


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