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HISS-878th
10-28-2010, 09:59 PM
So far I have two...that is two stinking Alley-Vipers! That is all I found out there in the wild and I do not want to pay scalper prices for these awesome figures. All I want is 6 total but NO they had to short sell the wave 1 figs and then cram the pegs with wave 2 for what seems forever! Anyone else have this problem? I have a ton of fodder (will update my album soon) and 25th stuff that I would be willing to trade for any of the Alley-Vipers (25th Style or PoC). Please PM me if you have extras, carded or loose and complete.

Cobra Terrorist
10-28-2010, 10:00 PM
I have 3...one open and two MOC. I'm planning on keeping them and selling them later to retire on, lol.

sjames90
10-28-2010, 10:01 PM
I've found about 3 total. And that is with making regular trips to 5 Targets, 6 Wal-Marts, 2 K-Marts, and a plethora of other stores. I'm sure there are plenty in boxes in the back of the store room, but until they clear out those Destros, SS, Dukes, and SE's, I won't see them.

GeneralxRon
10-28-2010, 10:03 PM
I have 3...one open and two MOC. I'm planning on keeping them and selling them later to retire on...

tempting...to open one of two I have...but I guess I wont retire...time to play

Tracker
10-28-2010, 10:09 PM
I've found 5 so far but only bought four

Cobra Terrorist
10-28-2010, 10:10 PM
tempting...to open one of two I have...but I guess I wont retire...time to play

Open him! He's a sweet figure. I guess I won't be able to retire on the 5 bucks I might make on selling him in a few years, lol.

willworkfortoys
10-28-2010, 10:11 PM
I have six poc that I found in the wild (one at a time through various stores, I drive an hour to work and hit up just about every store I could on the way home while these were being released) and five 25th. I'm considering trading them down to three each but I want to wait until I find a Fury to outfit to see how it looks loaded with troops. I also reeeeally love these guys so I'd have to make out pretty well on trades to give them up. I'm really hoping these are released more widely in the future in addtion to the repacks so everyone can get their fair share without shelling out ridiculous amounts.

Unclassified
10-28-2010, 10:18 PM
never seen one in the wild, not even one time. i achieved mine through awesome ass tankers..

MeLikeJinx
10-28-2010, 10:33 PM
I have one 25th AV and 2 POC AVs... I am done with AVs for the rest of my life. LOL. I only ever saw 3 AVs in the wild though and bought 2 of them.

arashikage tat
10-28-2010, 10:37 PM
They're all in the back of a warehouse waiting to make their debut at Marshalls or Ross about this time next year

BEAM
10-28-2010, 10:42 PM
Got all four of mine via the internet (3 on the Tank, 1 on eBay). Only saw 2 in the wild. One when they first hit and I wasn't interested and another yesterday when I already have my quota.

Hey, Hiss. Sent you a PM about the one I just saw. If he's still there, I'll grab him for you.

BEAM
10-28-2010, 10:43 PM
Oops. Double Post.

slim19722
10-28-2010, 10:54 PM
Took a minute before I scored my 1st one and after that I didn't make any regular trips searching stores for him, but eventually I found 5 more to give me 6 total. I tried keeping my troop building to 5 each(already have 5 of CI ones) so I had the 6th one for trade for awhile with not hit's, so I returned him to the store. But then I got another via trade that I was gonna use for parts, but kept him as my 6th one.

vermillion21
10-28-2010, 10:56 PM
I have 3, found 2 myself, got the 3rd from a friend on the Tank.

MarkMilton
10-28-2010, 11:08 PM
...damn.

i've got 11, and i'm feeling pretty guilty right now.

at first i just had five of them opened, saving the other six for the Rage/Fury. but, in an attempt to get a bit more organized, i opened the rest, stripped them of their gear, and put them in a box with my other army builders.


i was buying them every time i saw one, but like everyone else, i haven't seen a single one since Wave 2 hit.

Reaver Strike
10-28-2010, 11:10 PM
I have a few AV's. I got lucky in finding them in the wild. I bought the AV from the Fury on Ebay and traded for the AV accessories to complete him. I am now making my own AV. I got the helmet, shield and legs from a trade and now I will make my own version.

thealleyviper
10-28-2010, 11:16 PM
I've found 6 total. All in 2 trips when they first came out. Haven't seen them since.

PERCULATOR
10-28-2010, 11:24 PM
two here 25th though....got em both on ebay. I haven't seen any poc avs at my 4 targets yet either :(.....and what is up with Wal-Mart not carrying Joes anymore at all? But they are loaded with star wars crap.

ShakeZula77
10-28-2010, 11:25 PM
I have never seen one out in the wild. I refuse to pay ebay scalpers. Maybe when the revision waves hit I'll find one but I doubt it.


Why didn't they hit like the billion Jungle-vipers I've seen? Hasbro really didn't think they needed to be 2 per case?

Mazinger
10-28-2010, 11:26 PM
You want 6 of these are you're wondering why you can't find any?

lol

Akunin
10-28-2010, 11:28 PM
I found one hidden in the "thomas the train" section of our local walmart, met KatCountryDean and he picked it up. So look around, might find some hidden till the new revision cases come out

arashikage tat
10-28-2010, 11:30 PM
^^^true....I know I hid Alley Vipers around the store like they were Easter Eggs

donmagic
10-29-2010, 02:29 AM
I found 14 in the wild and have a total of 20 moc. I traded for a few more when people have nothing else to offer. I need MU wave 11. I don't scalp them I got them to trade here. My biggest score was at a tru where a girl brought me case after case of wave 1 to choose from.

CrimsonGuard101
10-29-2010, 05:28 AM
You gotta get on these things quick if you really want them, especially once we know it is a shock pack figure. I saw plenty of these the first weeks they were out. probabley around 30. I got most of mine off of pre-orders of several box sets of wave 1 and then from Walmart when they finnally let them out. I still see 1 or 2 ever so often out there but hey have mostly given way to the huge ammounts of JVs out there.

I got 8 of em and thats all I wanted. The found a great use for my other five 25th/ME orange/blue versions I have...live fire target practice...you gotta have ballz to wear an orange/light blue BDUs as a target...that just tells you how much shock and awe the Alley Vipers employee :)

Chances are we will see this guy again...and again...and again in blue red green silver purple orange and tapioca white...

Zefram
10-29-2010, 05:32 AM
Are people still going on about this? My Failmart had a crapload and they even have Jungle Vipers falling off the pegs. If you lived here you'd think the line was pegwarming.

alexan2dros
10-29-2010, 06:20 AM
i have 12 of them.. they are cool.

OSOK
10-29-2010, 08:29 AM
ive only seen one in the wild and bought it

Cobra88
10-29-2010, 08:36 AM
ive only found TWO!

sgcaper
10-29-2010, 08:39 AM
I have 4 POC AVs. 3 from Target, I just asked the guy to get a case from the backroom each time and he did. 1 from a contest.

I have 1 complete 25th AV and 2 incomplete from a trade I made with a tanker. I'd love to get my hands on 10 each. But I'm not holding my breath.

Cobra80
10-29-2010, 09:50 AM
...damn.

i've got 11, and i'm feeling pretty guilty right now.

i was buying them every time i saw one, but like everyone else, i haven't seen a single one since Wave 2 hit.

Same here. When Wave 1 hit my local WM had 3 cases and I bought all 3. I have close to 10 MOC. I just picked another AV up early this week. I buy the AV every time I see them.

I see it no different then when collectors were buying 8,9,10 Stingers, Artic H.I.S.S. tanks, and the DOCI and AOCI 7 packs.

donmagic
10-29-2010, 09:54 AM
I buy it every time I see it also. Hoarding sucks, but I always felt they'd be trade bait here. However, people seem to undervalue them here cause they know they'll be in revision cases. All I want is MU Wave 11.

Steel Brigade
10-29-2010, 10:28 AM
Only know of 3 to come past me... (1 BBTS + 2 TRU)

snakling
10-29-2010, 11:18 AM
I have 3 and want 6 like the OP. Stuck at the halfway point.

mike000
10-29-2010, 12:09 PM
I found only 1 then I decided to go the China route. Won 2 auctions for fairly reasonable prices.
3 Alley Vipers and 5 Alley Viper Officers.
Check out viperkingdom on Ebay.

Weezus
10-29-2010, 12:11 PM
they have some up at the walmart down the street but its not worth my time to mail them unless i charge scalper prices anyway =/

id buy more but my only display area is my cpu desk.

Dealer Destro
10-29-2010, 12:14 PM
I have 15 that I found in the wild......1 off ebay and two that I traded for on here....... 0 MOC.

bandonov
10-29-2010, 12:16 PM
I found only 12 so far, and bought them all. They are the best trading currency you can find! I sent a bunch to Texas so I can get the TRU PoC exclusives that are not available in Canada.

kingphilbert
10-29-2010, 12:22 PM
I found 2 the day my Target received them the first week of August, and I found one at a Walmart 2 weekends ago. In general I feel the first wave of PoC is in short supply no matter who it is. My Target had them once with no refresh from what I could tell. My TRU had the 2 exclusives and then went straight to wave 2. My Walmart received both waves together and the second wave is warming the pegs. I tend to see more Jungle Vipers hanging around than expected though.

shawntur
10-29-2010, 12:28 PM
I have seen 0 none of the stores within 50 miles even carry joes anymore. My aunt found 3 for me in Virginia but I still have not seen them as of yet.

Godzilla
10-29-2010, 12:53 PM
I found three recently at my local walmart. Due note that they didnt stock POCs yet till now. Go figure.

TARGETSIX
10-29-2010, 01:25 PM
12 total, but I like to build armies. About half found in the wild, the others were from HasbroToyShop.

Inggasson
10-29-2010, 01:26 PM
eBay

rip_cord
10-29-2010, 01:27 PM
i bought one from HTS - opened him and sold him.

i've only found one 'in the wild' - hoping to trade him for a POC SS Officer

Sergeant Major
10-29-2010, 01:30 PM
I have yet to find one in the wild. My pipedream was to pick up 3 - 2 to open and one to keep sealed...but yeah, I'd just about kick a baby just to find one on shelves right now.

*and before anyone gets up in arms, by "kick a baby", I meant more like punt it a few feet.

Moses
10-29-2010, 03:26 PM
I found 8 in the wild and bought 3 from HTS and 3 from BBTS when I thought I would never find them in the wild.

Dealer Destro
10-29-2010, 03:30 PM
...but yeah, I'd just about kick a baby just to find one on shelves right now.

*and before anyone gets up in arms, by "kick a baby", I meant more like punt it a few feet.

Up in arms? This is F'ing classic!!!!!!

Sagessage
10-29-2010, 03:43 PM
Is the general position that most people got 4-5 alley vipers in the very beginning of the sales process (early August?)? I'm searched for two months straight across multiple Walmarts, Targets, and TRU in the Colorado area and I've never seen a Firefly or Alley Viper......and now I worry that even with the revision cases, stores will order only one case since there are so many peg warmers already there.

sharky
10-29-2010, 03:45 PM
I have yet to find one in the wild. My pipedream was to pick up 3 - 2 to open and one to keep sealed...but yeah, I'd just about kick a baby just to find one on shelves right now.

*and before anyone gets up in arms, by "kick a baby", I meant more like punt it a few feet.

I'll send you one for free if you kick a baby and can prove it.

Sergeant Major
10-29-2010, 04:10 PM
Up in arms? This is F'ing classic!!!!!!

Damn straight! LOL

I'll send you one for free if you kick a baby and can prove it.


Deal!

Barefoot Jedi
10-30-2010, 12:24 AM
I found twelve or so in the wild and kept five of them and the rest went to collector friends.

I think it was twelve.

Isn't the Alley Viper in the Wave 3 case? Like it's making another run at retail? I don't know...

heltskelt
10-30-2010, 11:50 PM
I've only seen one in the wild, and i bought it. That was at TRU over a month ago. I don't blame scalpers, nor people who hide them around stores for their friends (as unfair as that is to the rest of us, no matter how you try to justify it), I blame Hasbro for not considering that this figure is an army-builder in their production and distribution plan. A lot of people have used the JV for the same purpose, yet i still see them regularly on the shelves. The AV is a much better figure and i'm hoping that the revision cases give the rest of us a chance to at least form an AV squad. And to the people wondering "are people still going on about this?": yes, we are, 'cause distribution wasn't even. Should've just bought them online.

Bombardier
10-31-2010, 12:04 AM
i've seen probably over 20, but that's because I made sure to look at all of the TRU stores right when the wave first hit. They had 2-4 per store.

I got 12, and I have opened them all. I'm done with POC Alley Vipers. He is by far the best troop builder of PoC..and probably even all of the 25th style figs.

snowviper
10-31-2010, 12:57 AM
I just found one yesterday and bought it! There was a CC there too, looked like someone opened one case and put it up with all the vehicles, that was all there was there. (Zellers in canada) Seen a few other POC around but not much up here yet.

JR0d28
10-31-2010, 01:06 AM
got 2
doci
poc
won't army build these are my default officer/pilot figures

PimpDaddySatan
10-31-2010, 09:53 AM
I think I have 4, I haven't seen anymore than that, I believe they were packed one to a case? I think sure seemed that way.

Unclassified
10-31-2010, 10:44 AM
i just got one in a trade for the ice cutter snow serpent.. nice..

tuan_tran73
10-31-2010, 12:01 PM
They can only be sold at Marshall, Ross or TJ Max.

xcobrasoldierx
10-31-2010, 12:19 PM
i got about 5 poc and 2 25th i think ill try to get loose fury alley vipers off ebay since i cant find anymore of the others

heltskelt
11-01-2010, 06:40 PM
Just scored my 2nd AV at my local Walmart. At this rate, i'll find the 3rd in January!

rfarrell22
11-01-2010, 08:07 PM
i have 5 loose complete. check my bst

Bernit69
11-01-2010, 08:46 PM
I still need one. I haven't had any luck on these at all yet. I don't want to go the Ebay route.