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  1. I've been hearing about a lot of people doing this. For my money, though, the only way this would work is if there were a corresponding "Clear" modern head to do the same swap on the upcoming clear Retro version. I mean, call me anal, but if I'm gonna drop the 25 bucks for a clear Retro Sue, it's gonna HAVE to match regular Retro Sue as close as possible.
  2. Nice! This one is definitely on the want list with Quasar. Certainly not my favored iteration of Carol Danvers, but lets be realistic. This is probably the closest we'll come to getting a Ms. Marvel figure for a minute. I second that 1st App. and Warbird/Ms. Marvel request. Just give us those 2, and they can pack away the character never to touch again. . . . at least until Marvel figures out how to fix everything they screwed up about her.
  3. Been hitting Target.com and Amazon kinda heavy lately, so I decided to give Pulse a chance to abuse me again. Snagged Retro Hercules and Sandman. Lets see, who's doing the shipping? Ah, FedEx Smartpost via USPS. That'll do it. To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield: "They give great headache."
  4. Yes and no. This particular Walmart used to be REALLY bad about it, but that was two, maybe three, years ago. Nothing since, at least not regularly. Near as I can figure, some @$$-hat REALLY wanted an Armadillo.
  5. I've already gotten everyone I want from this wave. I just need to get the rest to finish Armadillo. Trouble is, that means finding figures that HAVEN'T had the BAF piece switched out.
  6. Yeah, that kinda bothered me to. In any case, Sue and Ben arrived this morning. Now if I could just find Torch, I'd be done with this wave.
  7. No telling where Sue and Ben are at this point. According to UPS tracking they turned it over to the Post Office Saturday, and it should be delivered tomorrow. According to Post Office tracking, they haven't received it yet (which would make delivery . . . problematic to say the least). For Target's part, their cutting me a refund for the missing figures on top of the money they knocked off yesterday.
  8. Reed arrived early this morning. No sign of Sue and Ben except for a note on the UPS site that the USPS delivery has been delayed by ONE day. Whatever.
  9. Why do I do this to myself? Reed, Sue and Ben were scheduled to arrive from Target Monday, the 22nd. Then, they were rescheduled to arrive today. Then Target revises delivery BACK to Monday, only UPS, who turned it over to the Post Office, have delivery scheduled for TUESDAY! Mind you, while all this is going on, my order arrived here, in my city, YESTERDAY afternoon. Given I also had to pick up Thanksgiving dinner groceries today while suffering from the nasal infection from Hell, my day might have been a total write-off . . . if I hadn't been able to pick up my Walgreens Nova (AWESOME figure), and snagged the entire AOA 2.0 wave at Wally-World. Oh, and Target knocked five bucks off my order. Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you . . . and some days you get the bear but he takes a big ole crap on you anyway.
  10. Heading out to Walgreens later to pick up my Nova figure. Hopefully, it'll go better than last time. Also, UPS should be delivering Reed, Sue, and Ben today.
  11. "Maybe not, but you're still just a cover-band." Gotta hand it to Percy. He may not be much of a writer, but it takes brass to admit your story's built on one of the most cliche plots in entertainment history, while stroking your own ego in the same breath. . . . and they're sticking with that "Stormbreakers" thing?
  12. As long as it's not on an FF Torch mold. I want it on that new body tooling everyone's so hyped about.
  13. I voted "Other." I don't buy EVERYTHING, but I'll buy what catches my fancy, MCU, Comic, Retro, whatever. I'm mostly a comic guy though.
  14. Actually, the presence of an actor/writer of Stallone's caliber is the only thing that gives me hope for this movie. There's sort of a reason Rocky is considered one of the greatest movies of all time.
  15. Dropped by Target.com originally intending to finally pull the trigger on Retro Sue, only to find they also had Retro Reed and Ben back in stock. Human Torch is unable to be shipped to my zip code for some reason, but I'm probably the only guy on here who DOESN'T have an issue with the previous version, so no problem there. With free shipping, a 10 dollar "sorry we FUBARed your shipping" gift card, and their Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal, even after tax I managed to get all three available figures for slightly less than the price of 2. Some days you get the bear . . .
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