|View Poll Results: Causes Of Nerd Anger|
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|06-26-2008, 02:16 PM||#41|
AKA Shipwreck Jr.
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Temecula, CA
i voted scalpers.
if i ever saw one (and confirmed), i would probably lose control of my NA, leading to possible charges pressed on me.
ruining the nostalgia of my childhood, not to mention the poor kids that dont get any to have thier own nostalgia later... just... pricks.
dear mister scalper, please buy them one at a time like the rest of us. that is, if the rest of us could even buy ONE. stop sucking the pegs dry to the point it looks like tumbleweeds are going to roll past any second. please leave GI Joes for little timmy so he can experience the awesomeness that we all know. and knowing, mister scalper, is HALF THE BATTLE.
AKA: Shipwreck Jr. on JBL
my self custom, "Broadband"
|06-26-2008, 02:32 PM||#42|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
the only thing for me is seeing nothing but empty pegs. i don't hunt anymore, but if i have an errand close by i will check out , i've got about 8-10 stores close by and i haven't seen anything but a couple of peg warmers since the weekend i found wave 5/wave 1 2008.
the #2 thing (but more minor) is when there's a thread for HTS having new goods, i get to it, it's sold out already and then someone in the thread brags about ordering 50 HISS tanks or 20 Major Bludds and I'm like, "damn, man, i just want 1."
but, dude, they're toys, i try and keep it pretty mellow :p
My 25th Most Wanted List:
1. Tunnel Rat <-CHECK! 2. General Hawk (v2)<-CHECK! 3. Leatherneck <-CHECK(kinda...)
4. Jinx 5. Dusty <-CHECK! 6. Snow Serpent <-CHECK! 7. Tele-Viper <-CHECK(kinda...)
8. Falcon<-CHECK (kinda...) 9. Footloose <-CHECK! 10. Recondo <-CHECK!
9 down, 1 to go ~ but i really want a new Leatherneck and Falcon
Last edited by artiepants; 06-26-2008 at 02:38 PM..
|08-01-2008, 01:14 PM||#43|
Health Educator for ARBCO
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mt Morris, MI
Nerd Anger? But you also forgot Target, Hasbro Toy Shop, Women, WOW, Parents, Bolo and Kota.
|08-01-2008, 01:33 PM||#44|
in the end,it all lies within!
|08-01-2008, 01:37 PM||#45|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Yeah within corporate board rooms. heehee :>
|08-01-2008, 01:56 PM||#46|
Join Date: Jul 2008
My first choice is scalpers. I'm pretty certain I saw one on Monday, and its just disturbing. It was about an hour after they were put out if I'm not mistaken.
However, scalpers are followed VERY CLOSELY by Hasbro. There are several stores I go to regularly and here are the three most incredible things I've heard about 25th orders:
- Wal-mart is unable to order Joes, they are a NRP (non-replenishable) item and so they only get what Hasbro chooses to send (or the head office, but I don't know anyone there so I can't confirm)
- One comic store ordered 10 cases of Wave 8 and received 1 the first week of release and a second the next week with a letter that the other 8 would not be shipped and that the difference in price would be applied as a discount to future orders
- Finally, a specialty collector-run store in the city ordered 60 cases of Wave 9 to come in this week. They got FOUR (4) ie. 7% of their order.
And Hasbro has the audacity to say they're upping production numbers? Really?
|08-01-2008, 02:50 PM||#47|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: VALLEY OF WASTOIDS
You put way too much importance on collectors. Hasbro knows they could fix some stupid problem and re-release it and people will gobble it up, now that GI Joe is considered an "Adult Collectors Toyline" they have even more freedom to use these tactics because they know full and well an entire army of fanboys will buy seventeen different releases of Duke.
Big Lobb made millions by getting in on the ground floor of touchtone phone technology.
|08-01-2008, 02:54 PM||#48|
Duff Beer Mascot
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA
I vote Target for charging $7.99 each on the single Joes and that comes to $8.57 after tax. Damn you Target...
|08-01-2008, 05:29 PM||#49|
Cobra Speed Demon
Join Date: Feb 2008
I went with Hasbroken because of all the repaints and rehashes of the same old figure and parts.
|08-01-2008, 05:33 PM||#50|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
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