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  1. 10 hours ago, mako said:

    God I hate violating my own standards. Had no choice though, the new Riders should be hitting as we speak, Power Rangers hits in April, Overwatch isn't to far off, and I don't even wanna know when the next ML series hits.

    So I broke one of my BIG rules . . . again, and fed the Scalpers.

    I wanted to finish Kingpin. I needed to get the wave out of the way before any other ML waves hit. I needed Red Goblin to do it. I searched around Ebay, found the absolute best price I could for an unopened complete figure . . . and paid 34 bucks and change for a toy I don't even really want.

    I'm a sad, sad little toy whore.

    But at least I got me a complete Kingpin now. Good with the bad and all that.

    Do not feel bad my friend -- i think most of us understand this drive all too well.  i have often purchased a figure i relly did not want to complete a BAF

  2. On 2/2/2019 at 7:06 PM, mako said:

    Well, after a couple days of picking through what meager offerings have trickled into my area stores, I managed to find the entire Captain Marvel series with the exception of Nick Fury, who I broke down and ordered off Amazon this afternoon. Not a bad week all things considered.

    Still haven't seen any Spider-Man, but I'm sure they'll turn up.

     I gotta tell you -- i Love this wave -- i like the kirby touches on the sentry figure and just overall the whole wave.  Cap marvel figures look great and the yon rogg and comic figure to me are spot on -- really diggina it

  3. Picked up Iron Man mk VII at best buy saturday.  IMO this is the best hasbro iron man yet -- Theres so many nice things about this figure -- Im very happy with it ---- oh they didnt have them out - one of the guys pulled it from the back.  as far as i can tell this is a completely new figure.  i compared it to my other iron man figures and nothing is repeated.

     

    oh and found silver surfer friday at walgreens - verrry happy to have him - cant wait for the thing

  4.  

    on the Thanos Walmart exclusive hunt....... had to rant a little after today....

    today about noon, 6 stores in my area (north austin) update on brickseek showing 6 Thanos in stock in all but one store that showed 4. I go to store 1 right after work - brickseek says 6 - none on shelf. I show an employee my phone and the brickseek info, she goes to another employee who says 'you'll have to check later...' i kindly explain that the brick seek info changed earlier today from '0' to '6' so maaaaaybe theseare sitting on a pallet??? No - he did not lift a finger to go check ..... 'you should check around 12....' *sigh* on to the next store......

     

    Brick seek says '4'... none on shelf. i ask employee again showing brickseek info and kindly asking if he could please just look - i just want one puny Thanos before the scalpers come in and buy up the entire case!!!! he says he will look. Disappears to the back. over 30 min later he is nowhere to be found. another employee asks if she can help me. I hand her the freakin shelf tag , she scans it and says 'nope we didnt get any' i look at her phone (scanner) and it reads '4 ON HAND'. i say - so what does '4 on hand ' mean??' 'um well... we're supposed to have them in the store but.......' followed by silence. she is not about to walk to the back and look i realize and turn and walk away.

     

    It is 11:30 and im about to go to bed. I check brickseek and ANOTHER store has updated from '0' to '6 on hand'... ok - these stores MUST have these - this makes no sense. the last 2 weeks have shown '0' at every store in my area and today almost all show 4-6 on hand???? hmmmm either brickseek is waaaay off or INCREDIBLY LACKLUSTER EMPLOYEES....... hmmmm

     

    I decided to go back to the store showing 4 on hand since it is open 24hrs. Theres a pallet of stock sitting in the aisle where i had sat waiting, waiting waiting just 5 hours earlier. on the top is an open Hasbro case of Thanos with ............. can you guess how many?? yep - 4 spanking new Thanos exclusives inside. I took one and the box and put the remaining 3 on the shelf so some poor bastard like me might have a chance of finding him tonight or in the morning.

     

    What have i learned? Well - brickseek does appear to be correct and employees just dont care and in the future i will not trust ANY employee. If brickseek shows in stock - chances are very good that the item is there. I'm exhausted - been driving around looking for this guy for a few weeks. Now i am vindicated!!

    This was my exact experience with Wal-Mart as well. Apparently their system will tell them something is in stock but sometimes not give a location. I was able to use Wal-Mart's own site the same night and the aisle was shown which let me know the item was put out. Crazy thing is which butthole worker is picking the box up and taking 1 or 2 out but leaving them back on the palletts?

     

    Exactly!!

  5. on the Thanos Walmart exclusive hunt....... had to rant a little after today....

    today about noon, 6 stores in my area (north austin) update on brickseek showing 6 Thanos in stock in all but one store that showed 4. I go to store 1 right after work - brickseek says 6 - none on shelf. I show an employee my phone and the brickseek info, she goes to another employee who says 'you'll have to check later...' i kindly explain that the brick seek info changed earlier today from '0' to '6' so maaaaaybe theseare sitting on a pallet??? No - he did not lift a finger to go check ..... 'you should check around 12....' *sigh* on to the next store......

     

    Brick seek says '4'... none on shelf. i ask employee again showing brickseek info and kindly asking if he could please just look - i just want one puny Thanos before the scalpers come in and buy up the entire case!!!! he says he will look. Disappears to the back. over 30 min later he is nowhere to be found. another employee asks if she can help me. I hand her the freakin shelf tag , she scans it and says 'nope we didnt get any' i look at her phone (scanner) and it reads '4 ON HAND'. i say - so what does '4 on hand ' mean??' 'um well... we're supposed to have them in the store but.......' followed by silence. she is not about to walk to the back and look i realize and turn and walk away.

     

    It is 11:30 and im about to go to bed. I check brickseek and ANOTHER store has updated from '0' to '6 on hand'... ok - these stores MUST have these - this makes no sense. the last 2 weeks have shown '0' at every store in my area and today almost all show 4-6 on hand???? hmmmm either brickseek is waaaay off or INCREDIBLY LACKLUSTER EMPLOYEES....... hmmmm

     

    I decided to go back to the store showing 4 on hand since it is open 24hrs. Theres a pallet of stock sitting in the aisle where i had sat waiting, waiting waiting just 5 hours earlier. on the top is an open Hasbro case of Thanos with ............. can you guess how many?? yep - 4 spanking new Thanos exclusives inside. I took one and the box and put the remaining 3 on the shelf so some poor bastard like me might have a chance of finding him tonight or in the morning.

     

    What have i learned? Well - brickseek does appear to be correct and employees just dont care and in the future i will not trust ANY employee. If brickseek shows in stock - chances are very good that the item is there. I'm exhausted - been driving around looking for this guy for a few weeks. Now i am vindicated!!

  6. well i would not try to separate the torso halves personally. obvously when you pulled on the head to get it off the ball, the disc part (or wheel) came out of the neck joint because the neck joint was not sealed well at the factory. so since the halves of the neck are already split open - i would attempt to get the disc b;ack in there by working it into the neck -- carefully mind you but , again, i would definitely NOT try separating the torso halves. more work than its worth and it may cause more problems. It isnt going to be easy and may take many attempts. you also might try putting the torso into near boiling water as i described above. that 'might' make the neck halves a little more pliable. the torso and pelvis are not made with pvc , they are made with a type of plastic that is closer to styrene - stiffer and more brittle - so ultimately it is not as flexible as the arms legs and head - which are made of pvc. anyways -- its just something you are gonna have to try, or just break down and get another figure. good luck

     

    -eronel55

  7. well you need to first pull the peg out of the head. if you cant get it out as is - imo the easiest way is get yourself a coffee mug fill about half with plain water, put in the microwave for a couple minutes - just until it is about to boil. put the head in the near boiling water - let it sit for about a minute or so. by then the head should be soft enough to pull the peg out easily. obviously its gonna vbe really hot so - i use a spoon to get it out of the water and i then handle it with a towel. you can let the head sit in the water longer than a minute if it is still too hard to pull the peg out. you are not going to damage the head. i've been doing this for years no problem - just dont microwave the water with the head in the cup!

     

    after you get the peg out you will put the disc side back into the neck of the torso. i would then recommend very carefully using some superglue to keep the torso halves togetherwith the disc/peg in place. just be careful - don';t use a bunch of superglue. if you use too much it may seep into the part where the disc sits and glue it in place keeping you from being able to move it.

     

    thats what i would do

     

    then i would either use the boiling water trick to soften the head before you pull it off the peg next time orsqueeze the neck together when you try to remove the head next time to keep the disc from coming out.

     

    dont worry you havent done anything permanent. i have a couple of figures that are like this - the neck joint didnt seal very well.

     

    -eronel55

  8. That Spidey leg is an EASY fix -- when the figures are packed it often happens that one of the joints doesnt quite fit right in the package and after is sits that way for an extended time the plastic conforms to the new position. this is something you will simply have to deal with (in fact my 3 3/4' carnage right leg was bent terribly and this fixed the leg iin a few seconds - carnage is perfect now!)

     

    - a method that's always worked for me is to get a coffee mug fill it w water put in microwave and heat it till it boils. take it out of the microwave and immerse the warped part in the water - taking care that it can rest in the cup w out being pressed against the sides of the cup - the plastic will return to it's original factory molded shape. only rarely was i unable to get this to fix this problem. i have 2 of those spideys and i fixed that problem on both of them using this method. the hair dryer method probably works too - boiling water just heats the part faster

  9. on wednesday - found the new 2 packs in austin texas. we have 3 tru's here and by friday all had received them --- the weird thing is - all 3 stores ONLY received variants. i have my fingers crossed that i will be able to locate the regular dead pool set sometime in the next 2 months! i read the usual expected complaints but, frankly, i am really stoked - i am very happy with all of the figures, especially the deadpool. the harness fits nicely, is not bulky or awkward. the harness on the original toybiz (which i also own) looks really good but the sword sheaths are really large and 'boxy'. as much as i still like the original 6 inch deadpool, i prefer the new one. i do wish hasbro had given us a second set of hands for the katanas. the funny thing is, i had started a custom deadpool after reading the cable and deadpool series using the hasbro cyclops body as the base and the toybiz series 6 dp head - i really dug the 'x-men' deadpool suit - the medium blue and yellow orange colors - and then i saw the variant - man i couldn't be happier! well, i guess i could be a little happier if i had the regular version deadpool!

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