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  1. Exactly, so what are they gonna do with the actual figure that, as you pointed out, was more or less worked into the original price because they more or less assumed the Early Bird was gonna be met? As a matter of fact, at that price we can probably assume pretty much all the other tiers were covered as well. Not like they're really giving us anything for free. While they're trying to look like they are standing strong and maintaining confidence in the project and not fully giving in to fan demand, a strategy I believe they acquired from Big Daddy Disney, they just come off looking really desperate while also being really cheap in the process and, as I pointed out earlier, completely out of touch with the pulse (pun intended) of the general fanbase.
  2. What good is a fresh viewpoint it the movie is pretty much already plotted out and the director is unnecessary? Under that layout they could basically hire the guy who changes the urinal cakes in the restrooms as just a figurehead. I've never heard that but under the way Disney is said to run things I'm guessing this is 100 percent accurate.
  3. LO effin' L. This is pathetic. This, this is what they think we wanted? Out of touch, anyone? Give me a break. Not only should this have been included from the jump but Mephisto should have been included. Keep your $5 throw in Hasbro. The thing is still about $100 too heavy and people are getting fed up with your act. Will this move the needle? Probably. Will it be enough to get this thing over the hump? No freaking way. I'm holding on to my funds till that big, red demon is part of the deal.
  4. I'm not 100 percent sure, but I think I heard them say that they wouldn't actually be Atlantean, but some other sunken civilization. Not sure if it's another mythological location or something they completely made up. I'm not sure what the hubbub is about his mutant status. He's always been a mutant. Not like they just changed it for the MCU like they did Kamala. Edit: The place is called Talocan which was said to be an Aztec paradise, but it was more like heaven rather than a underwater world. Weird choice.
  5. I know it's Disney's thing to pluck these people out of obscurity and mold them to the "Disney Way", but maybe pick someone with a little more experience for these multi-million dollar, highly anticipated projects.
  6. While I love Hugh Jackman and I love his Wolverine, I really hope this is his last time for two reasons. First, though both these cats have aged well, Jackman is clearly aging out of the part. That's not a good look for an ageless person. Deadpool they can always cover up with prosthetics. Second, it's time to move on with the next guy, it's just the truth. The more they keep bringing him back it gets harder and harder for us to accept any other actor as Wolverine. He's iconic and we wish he could play Wolverine forever but the sad truth is he can't.
  7. Guess I'm most excited about Blob and Monet. I swear, they better not put Monet on that Kate Bishop buck. And we can only hope the Blob looks half as good as the Iron Studios statue.
  8. Not to be the one-up guy, but I actually built an additional shed this year for my collection, and of course it had to have air conditioning so they didn't warp in the summer. Ch'od would be awesome, especially since there was one in the original Toybiz 5" line, and it was pretty good for it's time. As far as how many X-Men adjacent "Big Guys" they have left to do I'd say there's a fair chance. Also, I wouldn't be opposed to maybe Box from Alpha Flight or B'nee & C'cil from the Shi'ar Imperial Guard (also done in 5" by TB)
  9. Almost like it's too good to be true. While I'd love all this to be true I'm going to respectfully hold my breath. On the other hand I can't remember when the last time, if ever, Rek has been wrong, so that's a good sign.
  10. Of course, this is mostly the comic side of things, which is fine with me. I'm sure there will also be plenty for the movie/TV collectors which I collect selectively, but this is some good stuff. Based on this list I may be back to buying full waves this year, especially if the BAF's in the comic based waves are also comic based. Glad to see a new Blob, Extremis IM, and Bucky Cap. Sad there's not a new DD on the new mold, but there's plenty of time for that. Finally, finally Monet, and Destroyer and Yelena and so many more. Looks like it's gonna be another expensive year. Glad I got to save up a little this year. BTW, I'm taking Over/Under bets on how many times they screw up a character with that freakin' Sunfire buck. At this point I wouldn't be surprised if they used it for Monet.
  11. Well, what I think they were hoping to do is get a wave rolling where once it was fully funded all the people that were on the fence would pull the trigger and then eventually it would attract other buyers with FOMO and then they would retract 4 of their 5 orders hoping the flood of orders would sustain the tiers. I honestly think if this thing had blown through the funding process and the tiers as fast as the HISS did I would have kept my order in the till and probably convinced myself the price wasn't all that ridiculous based on the fact that so many people didn't think so either.
  12. LOL! Perfect spot for this. For anyone who's old enough to remember.
  13. Not only was the HISS bigger and cheaper, but there was much more demand for that product than this particular version of GR. Vehicles and weapons were an enormous part of the original line and I'm actually very surprised there has not been more product based on those original vehicles, but that demand is always gonna be greater among the Joe fans. Dead horse beaten, but the price was completely indefensible for what the set consisted of. And I know, I know, Hasbro owns the GI Joe property outright so they can charge less. That's just BS and it's a total copout. They wanted the Marvel license, they wanted to exploit the crap out of it, that's on them. They still shoulda known better that this price was just a bridge too far. If they'd have sweetened the pot with the Robbie figure (again, what good is a "normal" car without a normal dude?) and Mephisto maybe it would have went over better. Honestly, when the clues started to be revealed I thought no way was the entirety of the Haslab gonna be just the Hellcharger GR, I thought for sure it would be a Robbie/Ketch double pack with both vehicles. I strongly feel that would have funded with zero concern. Hasbro had to know there was a threshold that we would eventually hit and I think now they know what it is. If they want to salvage this GR Anniversary event they're gonna have to do better than this.
  14. I'm right here with you. I'm not one to usually write something off as greed. A company has got to make profit to keep making product, I understand that maybe better than most, but there is nothing, absolutely no thing that justifies the price of this thing. Then with the multiple price hikes, the constant multi-packs with only one new figure and the reasoning behind the higher prices of "exclusive" product, there really is no other explaination. Let's not forget there has been a change at the helm of Hasbro's toy division and insiders in the industry say he is basically the Bob Chapek of the toy world. If this thing is gonna work out we gotta let him know we're not idiots.
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