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On 8/3/2019 at 3:58 PM, joenubb said:

I am loving this set but the only problem for me is Colossus' left hip is loose right out of the box. How is yours? 

And has anyone else this situation with Colossus?

Mine seems fine, actually the joints are almost too tight, I've been kind of afraid to break him.  My only complaint at this point is Colossus' feet seem kind of small, and there's no upward movement to try to counter the figure's top heave nature.

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On 8/4/2019 at 12:12 AM, darknight86 said:

I had been checking the status of my Hasbro Pulse orders since I had confirmed that they extracted payment from my credit card.   The status showed paid but unfulfilled .  When I got home for work to my surprise, 2 out of my 5 orders had arrived!!!!  HELLO KURT WAGNER and  MR SINISTER.  The boys are magnificent.  This is now the second time that I have not received any notification from HP that my orders were on their way.  I'm not one to complain since I receive their shipments quickly but I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this as well.  Also, I ordered these two guys together but HP keeps sending them in separate boxes.  Why???

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Yeah this happened with Scorpion earlier this year.  But it happened to me again with this wave.  I got Kurt and Sinister as well as Cannonball and Wolverine, all four showed up with no ship notification, until yesterday (Sunday) one day after they arrived.  Makes me wonder if my vintage wave figures have shipped or not, with this in mind.

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4 hours ago, mars396 said:

I still see plenty of Polaris, Sunfire, Shatterstar, Dazzler (Warlock BaF), and Old Man Logan on the pegs, everywhere I go, TWO YEARS LATER, yet no Colossus nor Cyclops from that wave.  They need to fix case ratios, or allow ordering of single characters.  A case of just Cyclops (no bomber jacket), Storm (white outfit), and Rogue will sell.   Hasbro sells more product.  Retailers sell more items.  Collectors get the figures we want.  Everybody wins. 

You can order single figures.  You just need to either get on Hasbro Pulse at the release and get the one(s) you want most.  Or try to go into GameStop and do the same thing, as soon as pre-orders open on their site.  If you live in a place that's anywhere like I do, and it seems like you do, this is not a brick and hobby anymore, and you might need to supplement your hunt with online orders.  It's the only thing that's worked for me. 

4 hours ago, mars396 said:

Come on now,

Everyone (but Hasbro) knew Cyclops would be the popular figure in the Warlock wave.

Everyone (but Hasbro) knew Mysterio would be the popular figure in the Lizard wave.

Everyone (but Hasbro) knew no one wanted Six Arm Spider-Man

Everyone (but Hasbro) knew Beast was THE figure to get.

and apparently, everyone (but Hasbro) knew Storm would be 20 times more popular than any other figure in the VIntage X-Men wave.

I betcha I will never ever see Nightcrawler nor Mr. Sinister neither.  Everyone (but Hasbro) knows  those are the two to get in the Wendigo wave.

Okay, now this is getting a bit ridiculous.

-Yes to Cyclops, but they've re-released the figure (sort of) in the upcoming 3 pack.

-True Mysterio is popular, but for some reason Gwenpool was really popular around the non-action figure community, not an easy call.  They remedied this with straight re-release cases of Mysterio and Spidey Noir at places like BBTS and EE.  

-Yeah you're way off base there, as a Spider-Man collector first and foremost, I wanted a Six Armed Spidey, just would have liked a better one, and it didn't hurt anyone since it didn't even have a BAF piece. 

- I'd agree to disagree again.  Gambit is a very popular X-Men character, I mean would you have wanted to sacrifice one other figure from the wave for Beast and Gambit to get double packed? That's the only way Hasbro could have made that work.  

-Nightcrawler is double packed, so vigilance should pay off there, the same should be true for Sinister...with time. 

Again I really recommend you pre-order select figures, since you're right there are some that seem like they will sell out fast, or maybe there are just ones you want more than others.  

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12 minutes ago, greenlucario said:

Again I really recommend you pre-order select figures, since you're right there are some that seem like they will sell out fast, or maybe there are just ones you want more than others.  

That sounds good and all, but Storm was PREsold out.  

 

I was there. In Gamestop.  On shelf date.  "Sorry all pre sold"  

I was there in Midtown Comics.  FOUR days before their official stock date.  Every Vintage X-Men figure  was there but Storm.   That's how I've been getting the hard ones like Beast. Going four days before posted stock date (and paying $6.00 more than other retailers)

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6 minutes ago, mars396 said:

That sounds good and all, but Storm was PREsold out.  

 

I was there. In Gamestop.  On shelf date.  "Sorry all pre sold"  

I was there in Midtown Comics.  FOUR days before there official stock date.  Everyone was there but Storm.   That's how I've been getting the hard ones like Beast. Going four days before posted stock date (and paying $6.00 more than other retailers)

Again, the first shipment. They're still making her. The first batch is sold out, keep an eye out for the second, third, and so on. Most figures keep on popping up, for almost a year or so.

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30 minutes ago, mars396 said:

That sounds good and all, but Storm was PREsold out.  

 

I was there. In Gamestop.  On shelf date.  "Sorry all pre sold"  

I was there in Midtown Comics.  FOUR days before their official stock date.  Every Vintage X-Men figure  was there but Storm.   That's how I've been getting the hard ones like Beast. Going four days before posted stock date (and paying $6.00 more than other retailers)

That was abundantly clear in all of your other posts.  You need to watch  for when the pre-orders show up online.  I mean I feel for you because like I said I think we are in similar boats when it comes to brick and mortar stores not having much stock on desirable figures.  By the shelf date you might as well forget it and wait for the next shipment a month or more down the road.  Storm was available for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse starting on June 6th or June 7th, I assume the same would be true for Amazon, BBTS, EE, or wherever you might pre-order a figure.  That is when you needed to be online or in GameStop or somewhere else that you can pre-order in person if you're not into online ordering.  And while I don't have my Storm yet, I pre-ordered Nightcrawler and got that figure two days after release, despite not seeing a single one at a single store in my area.  

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Got Cap yesterday at my local wally world. He is perfect in everyway. sculpt, paint job, scale. My only nitpick is that instead of 2 heads that almost look the same, one head shoulda been a gritted teeth/yelling version. Same goes for Thor. Here's some pics that show he's in perfect scale to his fellow Avengers.

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Just a heads up, I pre-ordered War Machine and Beta Ray Bill from Walmart back in March and these were supposed to arrive beginning of July... So these were pushed back for who knows when. Then did the same with Storm, and this is also pushed back indefinitely. No email saying when these will ship... Ended up cancelling since War Machine and Beta Ray Bill are in Amazon.

DO NOT PRE-ORDER FROM WALMART.

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1 hour ago, mars396 said:

That sounds good and all, but Storm was PREsold out.  

 

I was there. In Gamestop.  On shelf date.  "Sorry all pre sold"  

I was there in Midtown Comics.  FOUR days before their official stock date.  Every Vintage X-Men figure  was there but Storm.   That's how I've been getting the hard ones like Beast. Going four days before posted stock date (and paying $6.00 more than other retailers)

Yeah, for better or worse (and I tend to think worse), this is a preorder-based industry. Hasbro solicits wholesalers and major retailers for preorders, and then more-or-less manufactures to order. They have a deadline for their first production run for any given wave (usually around six months before release), but they keep accepting "pre"orders beyond that date, and keep rolling out additional production runs to meet demand, until it dries up. It's certainly a safe way to ensure they don't get stuck with a ton of extra product, but it has a lot of flaws, notably:

  • That deadline for the first run is often (read: usually) before the contents of the wave are public knowledge, which means wholesalers have to solicit preorders from retailers, who have to make educated guesses on how many they want, before they can talk to their customers about what the product actually is (beyond general info like "Spider-Man wave 4", etc.). Even stupider, sometimes they don't even have the information themselves. I found out the contents of Endgame wave 3 when everyone else did, at SDCC, but I had to finalize my preorders for it in early May.
  • Info is not widely available about the rolling nature of preorders for production runs, which often gives the illusion of great disparities between advertised release dates, as many stores will just push their ship dates back to accommodate the next production run every time their preorders (or stock) sell(s) out. Worse, not every store (or even wholesaler) seems to play the rolling preorders game, leading to many places just being sold out of many figures upon release and just never doing anything about it.
  • Single-figure cases, which seem like they would solve a lot of problems, usually accompany the second or third run, come after there's been both a perceived and (to a lesser extent) real drop in demand, and don't seem to be widely taken advantage of.

It's all basically a recipe for a supply shortage, unless everyone carrying the product takes full advantage of the options. And since a lot of the stores and wholesalers don't, it often leaves consumers holding the cheque. It sucks, but it is what it is. It's a game of managing preorder risk.

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3 minutes ago, mako said:

Consider it a hard lesson well learned. I don't care who you're ordering from, Pre-Orders are NOT a guarantee of receiving a figure.

Yeah, I remember you were the one not pre-ordering anymore.

I am with you on that. No more pre-orders, specially from Walmart. The Amazon ones did come through thou.

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On 8/4/2019 at 6:28 PM, memocromatico said:

I ordered it online, I'm at Mexico, we don't have that many options for retail... not that I'd be able to hunt there. Adulting is hard and time consuming.

Do retailers in Mexico not stock Marvel Legends?  How are your prices online compared to what we pay in the US for Marvel Legends?  

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32 minutes ago, Emnems80 said:

Looked up the 80th anniversary cap on the Walmart app and saw it in stock at a couple stores. It allowed me to purchase it for store pickup to reserve him. Hopefully he's there when I go to get him. Just throwing this out there in hopes that it helps some of my fellow collector's out!

I did a search on the Walmart app and he didn’t come up.  I even copy and pasted exactly what I did for brickseeker and nothing comes up on the app.  

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On a hunch since everyone was having BrickSeek luck with the 80th Cap I headed to my closest Walmart and managed to find a full case of him on the self, even snagged Boom Boom and Guardian, best Walmart haul in the last year.

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