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  1. FYI fellow collectors, check your local Gamestop. I happened to stop into the one near me yesterday just to "see what they had" and I was able to get the last three figures I needed to the complete the SP/DR wave. Today, I found the Thor/Sif MCU 10th Anniversary two-pack at another Gamestop. The best part is that they are offering 25% off all action figures right now. That reduced the legends to less than MSRP and the Thor/Sif to under $40. What great couple of hauls over the last two days!
  2. Livonia, 7 Mile and Middlebelt.
  3. I just ordered four of the seven SP/DR wave from HTS and the AMERICA discount code worked when typed it in at check-out. Plus i was able to get free shipping. Thought about ordering all of them since they were all in stock, but I am hoping to get the balance of the wave at retail. And I found the Lizard wave at Walmart yesterday. They had all of them except (of course) Mysterio. I am in SE MI. Still no Silver Surfer at Walgreen's either. I even e-mailed from the website asking about availability and they responded that they didn't know when it would be in-store. I did the same thing with the first appearance Daredevil a few years ago and they told me exactly when it would be at retail and they were spot on.
  4. Speaking of Black Panther, I actually found two of the recent ML exclusive at my local Walmart after deciding to stop on the way in to work this morning. First sighting ever in a store. Of course, I had to pick one of them up.
  5. Thanks for the heads up on the Black Panther exclusive availability on Walmart.com. I just ordered mine and I will pick them up at my local store next week. Thanks again!
  6. Just found and purchased the exclusive Evolution of Groot ML figure from my local TRU. Funny thing occurred, however, when I was at the checkout paying for it. To make a longer explanation a little shorter, the manager went and pulled the remaining Groot figures off of the pegs after the salesperson called her over. Turns out that when the salesperson scanned it, it didn't appear in the system and that's when he contacted the manager. When I asked, he explained that the figure is not supposed to be available for sale until March 1st. But, because it was on the floor, they had to sell it to me. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
  7. Was in the local TRU last Friday and found what was left of the Sandman BAF wave, Ms. Marvel and the Jackal. I don't think the Ms. Marvel will be difficult to find later so I only picked up the Jackal. When I asked an employee about it, he said that they had put out (I assume) the entire wave on Thanksgiving night and what I found was all that was left. Basically the shrapnel was all that remained. The Jackal figure does look good. Will be anxious to hear from the previous person that has a friend who is a TRU store manager regarding availability of this wave.
  8. I was able to get Rogue from the Hasbro Toy Shop so I have completed the acquisition of the BAF figures for that wave. However, finding Deadpool anywhere in the retail realm remains nearly, well actually completely, impossible. I can find remnants of the wave at Walgreen's, Target, Meijer but Deadpool (and Wolverine and Rogue for that matter) are never seen. On another subject (and I have seen others ask this same question), has anyone seen the Walmart exclusives? I am in the Midwest and the Walmart stores I frequent never even have the 3-3/4" Legends (or Infinite Series) figures. I only see the 6" Legends. Anyway, if anyone find the exclusives in the Midwest, let me know.
  9. This past weekend I decided to check my local Walmart...and they had the Civil War Wave 2 figures. They must have just put out the case that morning because there were two Caps, two Iron Man, and one of every other figure. I bought the entire wave...and paid the "normal" price for each one. I figured that I better not wait. Took the approach that if see them, don't wait, just buy them. The Black Panther figure is outstanding. One of the best ML figures I have seen and I started collecting them late in my life. I had to wait until the kids were out of college. Only ones that I have not purchased were the Rhino and Absorbing Man sets although I did get some from the AM wave as I wanted certain figures in the set. Just letting everyone know that the Civil War Wave 2 is out there and it has hit retail stores.
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