You are losing a loyal customer since the beginning of Marvel Legends.
I collect(ed) Marvel Legends because they were the $10, then $15, then $20, now $25-$30 Marvel action figures I could afford. I never got a single Hot Toy, sh Figurart, Kotobukiya, nor one:12, because of the pricepoint. I stayed loyal to Marvel Legends. (OK, I got the occasional Marvel Select, but always in addition to, not instead of its Marvel Legend), but these past two months have turned my favorite pastime into a source of frustration and stress. I used the hunt for little plastic people as a distraction from all the troubles in the World, but now…..
Store Exclusives and short-packs were one thing, but the onslaught on our wallets have caused me to consider ending our relationship. I have neglected my other collections so that I was financially ready for Marvel Legends. I have changed my shopping habits so that I ended up in a Target or Walgreens, so that I can hopefully find “that figure” that eludes me. I have even gone against my own rules and dabbled in the Secondary Market for a few missing pieces. Enough is enough.
I have maintained an Excel spreadsheet of every Marvel Legend, going back to the Toy Biz days, and the column with the “X”s keeps getting more and more empty cells. I am still scrambling to complete Apocalypse, and he was 11 Bulid-A-Figures ago ! Then BAM! Wendigo. Vintage X-Men. 80th Anniversary $50 and $60 packs. All at once, with Bro-Thor and a whole assortment of “Fan Channel Exclusives” about to show up any day now. I had to switch my “buy everything Marvel Legend” attitude and rank all this excess by importance, and decided to zero in on Storm, a Marvel Legend I have wanted since Series 1 in 2002. But she is apparently made of Unobtanium. Nobody has her. I see Bomber Jacket Dazzler, Mascara Wolverine, split-face Iceman, and even candy-eyed Cyclops and Silver Samurai everywhere. But no Storm. Not even online. This is a problem.
My collection has too many missing holes at this point, and with your release schedule as it is, I cannot see anyway I can possibly catch up. You are losing a loyal customer.