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  1. I saw this over the weekend. Interesting.
  2. EE also put this set on their site like a month ago for $40, in case people didn’t know. It’s yet another Walmart Exclusive that EE has “rescued” this year.
  3. If you only prefer to army build by buying at retail and/or by taking advantage of sales, that’s one thing and that’s totally cool. I couldn’t ascertain that from your original post obviously as the the thing that stuck out to me was the whole “giving up on trying to find the figure” thing. However, a figure being made available online, for anyone in the country to purchase with ease and a few clicks on a phone, is literally the same as being readily available to all. There is a distinction but with no difference. Being readily available at retail is purely subjective based on the regional, county and city locality of the Collector and the density of the populous that resides within said localities. Case in point; you stated you struggle to find new legends/Multiple Men in your area and I have seen MM on at least 8-9 separate occasions in retail to date (about half of those locations were GameStop’s). Locally speaking, he’s been readily available for me but clearly, he’s not readily available at retail for all...so that’s not really being “readily available” when contextualized by locality. Said figure however being available on a website for that ships nationwide, for MSRP, for months on end, is truly then available to all. I, (along with you as you stated), have been choosing the online route for years because it’s just the most practical and stress free approach. This is especially true if you are heavy collector or completionist such as myself. If you pre-order, you’re just gonna miss out on fall/holiday sales is all. I don’t usually have the luxury of waiting for something to hit clearance at B&M retail (even when I know for 100% fact that it will), because I need a mint package but hey, that’s my prerogative. I must concede however that after witnessing the PLETHORA of Legends sales that transpired across all the different stores/sites, over the Black Friday/Cyber Week period, I’m probably going to be more discnering in what I preorder for 2019. I have a buddy that’s a fellow legends completionist but who has much stricter budget limitations than I do and man he CLEANED UP this past week. Dozens and dozens of single carded legends for under $10 a pop. Black Widow bike for $13, Ghost Rider bike for $22, Vintage Wave 2 case for over $30 off, all of the Apoc Wave and other new legends waves for 15-20% of retail, Sasquatch case for $65 less, SP/DR case for $40 less, almost all of the MCU 10th sets for 40-50% off, etc etc I could go on and on and on lol. He basically saved a ton of money this year by barely buying anything, hoping the gamble would pay off for Black/Cyber sales and man did it pay off lol. I don’t remember every single thing he bought but I know he saved at least $500 off msrp, maybe more. There’s no reason to suggest that Legends product will be slowing down in 2019 so this should serve as evidence that it might just be worth skipping a lot of product next year, to then turn around and get a ton of it on Black/Cyber deals for a fraction of the cost. Mileage will vary and to each their own of course.
  4. I agree. Black suit Kingpin in a box set (single box release would be dope though) sounds extremely probable.
  5. Well let’s take a look at the data and then collectors can determine for themselves. Below is a list of all BAFs that have also been made available in a set or as single carded release, since the Legends Infinite Series rebrand in spring 2014. Total Released/Confirmed BAFs (2014-2019 so far): 38 1. 2016 Civil War Wave 3 Abomination. Also released almost simultaneously in the SDCC Raft Set. 2. 2017 Spiderman Wave 7 Sandman. Also released 6 months earlier as a “sand” variant in the SDCC Raft Set. 3. 2015 AOU Wave 2 Thanos. Also released 3 years later as a Walmart Exclusive single carded figure in 2018. 4. 2015 AOU Wave 3 Hulkbuster. Also released 3 years later as Target Exclusive MCU 10th Anniversary box set in 2018. 5. 2015 Ant Man Wave Ultron Prime. Also released 3 years later as a MCU 10th Anniversary single carded figure in 2018. 6. 2014 GOTG Wave Groot. Also released 2.5 years later as a TRU Exclusive single carded figure in 2017. 7. 2018 Infinity War Wave 1 Thanos. Also released 6 months later in a MCU 10th Anniversary box set in 2018. 8. 2016 Dr. Strange Wave Dormammu. Also released 1 year earlier as part of the 2015 SDCC Book of Vishanti box set. ***Ares. Brought back in 2017. ***Arnim Zola. Coming back in 2019. Those 8 above, not even including Ares or Zola, represent 21% of the total BAFs from 2014-2019 so far. Also, one could make arguments on the following 2 BAFs: 1. The Black Panther Wave 1 Okoye has been re-released/re-purposes as the Ayo figure in Black Panther Wave 2, sans the different heads and what not. 2. The Jubilee BAF from the 2014 TRU X-Men Wave 1 is essentially no longer important thanks to the upcoming Jubilee from the Caliban X Wave. Bottom line (and not even talking about Okoye or Jubilee), Hasbro has alternatively released or re-issued (so far), 10 BAFs since 2016. That’s not exactly a small number with all things considered. Not a large amount for sure but not entirely trivial either. I for one would be fine if ALL BAFs found their way to single card or box set release, several years after being originally released-I think that’s just good business imo.
  6. As far as my thoughts on the Kingpin wave, while it certainly isn’t the “best wave” of Spidey Legends that’s been released (imo), it’s BAF is LEGIT. Case in point, I collect MOMC and only buy sporadic duplicate figures to open up each year (this year more than most years) and I for one will be buying a second wave of Kingpin just so I can have the BAF. This will be the first BAF (since the Toybiz day’s) that I’ve actually cared enough about/wanted, to actually buy a second wave of and build. Before the final 3 figures to this wave were revealed, I personally thought this wave was garbage and shaping up to be the worst Spidey Wave to date (just talking about the wave roster, not the BAF) but the final 3 figures really turned this wave around for me. I, as some of you know, am all about the bad guys/villains and getting a new, never before released Classic Spidey villain in a wave will always trump whatever version(s) of Spidey also come in that wave. So, with that being said, I’m super pumped to be getting a classic Puma. Night Thrasher was and has been, on my shortlist for a long time so big win there for me as well. Six-Armed Spidey is also a huge win for me as I’ve always wanted an update to that early 90s Toybiz version that I adored and played with extensively as a kid and I couldn’t care less about the ab crunch as I’m just thrilled to be getting that figure. The new Black Cat for me is meh and the Black Spidey is super meh. I know nothing of the Red Goblin (nor care to) because I’m already on board with the figure due to it being a new bad guy and I think it just looks cool enough as an action figure first and foremost. The biggest disappoint for me is Sable as I have wanted a classic Sable to come out for a LONG time but since the figure is nowhere near being done in the classic outfit, the figure just really irks me a result.
  7. Well anybody really dead set on grabbing a mercenary Killmonger shouldn’t have a hard time acquiring him as he is 2 per case along with the Vibranium charged BP.
  8. This isn’t really a “sighting” or “haul” but i learned this information last week and in the event some collectors may find this info useful and/or don’t already know this info, I figured I’d post it. Spiderman Wave 11 (Series 10) Kingpin BAF Case Breakdown: 1. Silver Sable. Comes with 2 guns and BAF right arm. 2. Black Suit Spidey. Comes with extra set of hands and both BAF heads. 3. Black Cat. Comes with whip as well as BAF left arm and BAF cane. 4. Red Goblin. Comes with tendril pieces (not sure if they are detachable or not) and BAF left leg. 5. Night Thrasher. Comes with 2 batons, skateboard and BAF right leg. 6. Puma. Comes with BAF torso. Not 100% sure but torso is likely 2 pieces. 7. Six-Armed Spidey. Comes with extra set of hands and no BAF piece. This is the 2 per case figure. Just as has been the case for years, this Spidey wave will ship out from etailers between the last week of December and the first few weeks of January. Expect this wave, the 2nd Panther wave and the Captain Marvel wave to be shipping out (from etailers) all around the same time (within the span of weeks from each other), starting at the end of December to the end of January. No rest for Legends!
  9. Yeah those are fantastic deals. I just ordered both cases for my dad for Xmas. Also, on a side note, I would HIGHLY recommend no collector playing the waiting game on Vision. I personally think Vintage Wave 2 is superb but that Vision is INCREDIBLE. Great body mold, excellent headsculpt and the paint they used is something you have to see in person to really appreciate how impeccable it is. This Vision is hands down the most well done classic and comic styled version of the figure ever produced and sans a re-release, I can easily see this figure commanding a hefty price in the years to come.
  10. Nice call out for collectors still needing her, good stuff.
  11. Why are you giving up on buying a figure that is so readily available lol? I ordered 4 extra Multiple Men from EE and they shipped them to me a couple of months ago. He is still currently on their site and is in-stock. EE charges only pennies over retail MSRP and you get free shipping if you spend $80. Go army build to your hearts content lol
  12. Hey my dear friend, I know you are in the South FL area and I think you also collect Star Wars figures. Have you seen the Gamorrean Guards from Target by any chance? Thank you :)

    1. CobraSaboteur87

      CobraSaboteur87

      Hey man. You are correct as I collect quite a few different Star Wars lines, including Black Series. I was just in a Target the other day to grab the Legends Into the Spiderverse 2pack and I didn’t see any GGs there. They did have some Moloch’s though, which were on sale for $25. I have however seen the GG get restocked quite a bit, just a couple weeks ago I saw them again at a few stores.

      There’s still a Target Exclusive McFarlane Desiny figure that I need to find before years end so if I see any, I’ll let you know. GG has been weird on brickseek but I would check brickseek daily to help yourself out. 

    2. americamgl

      americamgl

      Yeah brickseek always says out of stock, I have been checking almost everyday. Thanks for the help. Let me know if there is anything you need that I can help you locate? Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving!

    3. CobraSaboteur87

      CobraSaboteur87

      I would definitely ask a manager to see when the truck schedule is and then you can call the store and give them the DPCI to look to see if it came in on those days. While brickseek has been EXTREMELY reliable for me, it does occasionally not work and the GG is an example of that. Case in point, I went into my store a while back and had a manager pull up the DPCI and he came out of the backroom (this is usually how I get exclusives) with a sealed case of 4 GGs...but brickseek showed that store as having 0 qty.

      Thanks for the offer but I’m all caught up on figs for rest of the year sans a few McFarlane exclusives and the TVC Mimban Trooper from Walmart.

      Have a great Turkey day as well!

  13. For those who want the set, Brickseek lit up in South FL for the Target Exclusive Legends Into the Spiderverse Miles/Gwen Set. I picked mine up earlier in Pembroke Pines. DPCI: 087-16-3881 This set was an especially nice grab for me as this completes the last remaining Legends release of the year! 2018 was exhausting but I’m ready for 2019!
  14. CobraSaboteur87

    Top 10 Most Wanted X-Men

    In no particular order and I’m sorry but I can’t just do 10...too stressful to put together just 10. Top 30 is the shortest I can do lol. 1. Colonel Stryker 2. Kane 3. Maverick 4. Raza 5. Silver Samurai 6. Savage Land Wolerine 7. BoneBreaker 8. Lady Deathstrike 9. Morph 10. Senyaka 11. Cameron Hodge Phalanx 12. Space Wolverine (update from the goofy 90s Toybiz one that I played with as a kid...loved that fig) 13. Nightcrawler 14. Corsair 15. Marvel Now Magneto 16. Spiral 17. Trevor Fitzroy 18. X-Cutioner 19. Sebastian Shaw 20. Toad 21. Bone Breaker 22. Cameron Hodge Phalanx 23. Lilandra 24. Deathbird 25. Proteus 26. Vulcan 27. Pandemic 28. Ord 29. Gauntlet 30. Xorn Bonus for fun: 1. Robot Wolverine 2. Spy Wolverine BAFS: 1. Tusk 2. WarStar 3. Random 4. Predator X 5. Strong Guy
  15. I didn’t realize Gamestop snagged the set as well (looks like Hasbro is letting several retailers “rescue” recent exclusives (with Star Wars as well) so since Gamestop is still offering 25% off, they are probably a better deal right now than EE for those who still need the set. However, If you want a mint box like me, I definitely wouldn’t recommend ordering from Gamestop over EE lol.
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