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Woot! Received my A-force set today (as well as my x-23 pop). All I can say is the figures are STUNNING and i somehow received the order from Toysrus super quick!

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Jonnyshowcase I want to say it was between 11 and 11:30, and I was surprised it was still order able, honestly. I was also still slightly drunk from the night before so I was anxious that I was filling out the order incorrectly, lol. So I was trying to sober myself up to be sure I get the set. Hope to get it tomorrow, but might be Friday. Currently in Edison NJ!

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Wow, let's all give DSmith a nod for the moment of insightful honesty. We're like our own little support group here. Lol.

 

Well, I finally got ahold of someone in customer service who wasn't a douche. Basically what she said was they were initially given a finite amount of reserves for online orders for guaranteed online stock for the product. Under the circumstance that they sold out in a short order and the demand was strong enough they were then given a certain amount of vouchers so they could literally buy more product and sell to the public. So those people who were saying the site listed them as "sold out" for a period of time then went back up for sale a few minutes later were possibly caught in that short period of time when they were actually sold out for a while. Its most likely that the people who purchased after that actually bought the voucher & fell into the group that was affected. When the dust had settled, somehow the quantity needed for the vouchers & the quantity calculated for actual guaranteed in store shelf stock got combined so they literally had to back out the amount needed in store from the total combined amount. When they did this they configured it by regions & backed out a certain percentage from each region. Soooo, even though you might not have been one of the latest orders overall you might have been one of the later orders in a certain region that had a high concentration of orders. So as you know 20 percent of 2000 orders in one region is a hell of a lot more than 20 percent of 100 orders in another region. An over simplification, but the general idea is there. How those regions were determined was beyond their pay scale but they did offer just a bit more light than "good luck finding them at the store". She did say it would be possible that they may go back up for sale online again but could give no specifics, so the standard "good luck" was still tagged on at the end of the conversation.

 

I did receive my order yesterday as well, using the cheap shipping at that. I completed my order from putting it into my cart & providing all my new account information literally 3 minutes after the sale posted so I'm thinking I got into the early guaranteed order group.

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Well, according to TRU tracking, the set arrived at my local post office around 6:30 pm yesterday.

 

It grows nearer. . .

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Lmao! Thanks Monron! And great info from your customer service rep! So maybe when I got my "this is NOT a cancellation email", I was part of the group on hold for the voucher product. So bizarre.

 

Good that there's obvious demand for this set, hopefully to break the stigma that no one wants female figures.

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Out for delivery. . .

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Finally bit the bullet on the Dark Phoenix 2 pack. I'd been haunting ebay for awhile, hoping that TRU would restock online before it came to this while of course visiting the local TRU at least once a week for the last month. Needless to say scalpers are just terrible, the wallet will be feeling this one.

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That is exactly why I rarely buy current figures off Ebay. For those, I'd pay retail + (reasonable) shipping PERIOD. I'm perfectly willing to go higher for figures that have been out of circulation for a bit or possibly exclusives. . . but I refuse to feed into scalpers. Why would I pay some rediculous mark up to one of these douche-bag, ball-washers when 9 times out of 10 these guys are the very reason I can't find the figure their trying to sell me in the first place.

 

Take the Jessica Jones figure. I want it so bad it hurts. But will I pay 30-40 bucks for it? H--L NO!

 

If distribution of a figure is so bad I can only get it by scalper, then it dosen't exist for me. End of story.

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That is exactly why I rarely buy current figures off Ebay. For those, I'd pay retail + (reasonable) shipping PERIOD. I'm perfectly willing to go higher for figures that have been out of circulation for a bit or possibly exclusives. . . but I refuse to feed into scalpers. Why would I pay some rediculous mark up to one of these douche-bag, ball-washers when 9 times out of 10 these guys are the very reason I can't find the figure their trying to sell me in the first place.

 

Take the Jessica Jones figure. I want it so bad it hurts. But will I pay 30-40 bucks for it? H--L NO!

 

If distribution of a figure is so bad I can only get it by scalper, then it dosen't exist for me. End of story.

It really is a major problem. If it hadn't been an exclusive I wouldn't have even entertained the thought. But there's only one TRU in reasonable driving distance from my home, and they have been swimming with the Iron Man Drone 2 pack for the last month now, and have only managed to get one case of MJ/Spidey 2 pack, so I figure I'll recoup some of the cost in saved gas and wear and tear on my car.

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has anyone heard anything from BBTS about the A-force set? I keep leaving money on my card for it but I want to buy the Thor wave as well. THe A-force set and the Thor set are the last things I need to caught up.

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Like I said, I can be a little more lenient toward exclusives, I just hate feeding the scalpers.

 

Of course, it doesn't help that this is one of those months where all I seem to find in stores are headaches. And once I reach a certain level of disappointment on the hunt, I start reevaluating whatever it is I'm looking for. "Is this something I REALLY want?"

 

I'm rapidly approaching this point with the Dark Phoenix set.

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Like I said, I can be a little more lenient toward exclusives, I just hate feeding the scalpers.

 

Of course, it doesn't help that this is one of those months where all I seem to find in stores are headaches. And once I reach a certain level of disappointment on the hunt, I start reevaluating whatever it is I'm looking for. "Is this something I REALLY want?"

 

I'm rapidly approaching this point with the Dark Phoenix set.

I don't think the Phoenix set has even been released in my area yet. I've been off work and been making my rounds pretty frequently with nothing in sight. I will not pay scalper prices for current release figures either.

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I'm hitting TRU today in hopes of the distribution center sending some Dark Phoenix 2 pack.

 

Searching for DC Batwing mech suit reaper, duke thomas, and atom. Those I'm not worried about.

 

I'm waiting on Star Wars 40th Annie Luke Xwing to drop to $50 (currently over $200)

 

Damn scalpers.

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Is Toys R Us going to come out with more AForce sets or is this done and over with? Are they going to be on the shelf or only online? Anyone know?

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Is Toys R Us going to come out with more AForce sets or is this done and over with? Are they going to be on the shelf or only online? Anyone know?

From what I've gathered it hasn't been confirmed either way. Most are predicting they will hit stores later this year. It's frustrating though, since it's an in demand set.

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Is Toys R Us going to come out with more AForce sets or is this done and over with? Are they going to be on the shelf or only online? Anyone know?

From what I've gathered it hasn't been confirmed either way. Most are predicting they will hit stores later this year. It's frustrating though, since it's an in demand set.

 

 

Thanks for the answer. I was wanting to get Sif but looks like I missed out on her.

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There will be more sets released, I've seen it posted somewhere that there are 1,000 sets at a tru distribution center. I think it will show up again in stores and on the site

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The set is available for order on the website as of this morning...

 

https://www.toysrus.com/product?_br_psugg_q=marvel+legends+exclusive&productId=119480626

 

I received an order confirmation... now we just have to see if they actually honor it and ship it to me or if they cancel my order again.

Still up nearly an hour later so I think you're good.

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Is Toys R Us going to come out with more AForce sets or is this done and over with? Are they going to be on the shelf or only online? Anyone know?

From what I've gathered it hasn't been confirmed either way. Most are predicting they will hit stores later this year. It's frustrating though, since it's an in demand set.

 

 

Thanks for the answer. I was wanting to get Sif but looks like I missed out on her.

 

I missed out the first time (and today apparently) as well, Sif's the only one I'm really interested in.

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I finally managed to get the Dark Phoenix 2-pack and saw something I found strange. If any of you were wondering why it seems more difficult than usual acquiring this set, one reason is they only come 3 to a box! I asked the lady at customer service (by the way, you need to go there 1st. They seem to know it's a "hot item so they keep them up front, so you need to ask) for it and she went into this small box that can only hold 3 units. Whatup with that Hasbro?!?

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Thank you!!!

 

 

A-force set is back for order on TRU siank you!

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