|04-06-2008, 06:40 PM||#41|
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbia Missouri
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|04-07-2008, 09:18 AM||#42|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Maple Valley
I just started collecting the new line after fighting off the urge for a long time. I have been able to get most of the figs through Ebay but it is a shame that I even had to go that route - there is nothing in the stores.
I check Target and Wal-Mart a couple times a week and they haven't added anything for over a month. I still haven't seen a Gung-Ho and the Dreadnoks comic packs - both of which I still need. So count me in with the group that is growing frustrated with the distribution of this line.
|04-07-2008, 06:19 PM||#43|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The parade grounds of electric dreams
Feeling your pain something serious mate. I haven't found any single figs at retail in months. Except for one CG and Air Trooper, it's been nothing but BBTS orders for me. I didn't order any wave 6 since I only wanted Torpedo and RockNRoll and didn't want to order a case of figs I have no use for. I figured I might be able to find them if I tried really hard. What I did manage to do was burn at least a tank and a half of $3.50/gallon gas. I gave in and found one each on ebay shipped at less than BBTS for single figures. I'm done hunting single figs at stores, it's not worth my time and money. I'll stick with BBTS as long as they keep things reasonable. If I see something in a store then so be it, but I'm not gonna keep the hunt going for Joes, there are other things to chase.
I admit that there is some luck to be had. I got the Joe Leader 3 Pack by dumb luck and the Target Exc. Vehicles by an equal measure of luck and good natured Target staff.
I've come and gone from so many hobbies I can't count, so if you ditch on the Joes, I know you'll find something else that could be even more fun for you. Good luck!
|04-07-2008, 07:14 PM||#44|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kansas City
i agree with most of you here. someone dropped the ball on wave 6 big time. well most of the waves, really. none in stores here either. this town cannot get over it's love of wave 3. all i have seen for 3 months is buzzer and stalker, with an occaisional cpack. it's been pathetic and it is ruining my excitement about this line. the more stuff that is released the less i feel excited, because i know it's going to be impossible to find.
i pre-ordered wave 6 on bbts the day it was released and i still do not have it and ebay is out of the question. i refuse to support one of the reasons i don't see things hanging in the stores. i haven't been hunting for a while and i went on sunday just for kicks, absolutely nothing. i'm not doing that anymore, i'm a white flag waving mo-fo.
|04-08-2008, 12:29 PM||#45|
Join Date: Apr 2008
I am slowly getting tired of the hunting down of figures. I can't find the new waves (except for Comic packs) anywhere!! I go into the metro area nothing, subs nothing, small towns with targets and walmarts nothing!!
I can't justify $15 to $25 for a single figure either! So there goes buying online! Even Hasbro's online store can't keep'em stocked!
I think the problem is there are too many people not collecting the figures. They buy'em up and sell them for double, triple, even quadruple the original amount! The other issue is, stores like target, and walmart atleast where I live. Will only order new stock when the very last figure in the store is sold. So basically if the stores aren't selling the figures from last year, they aren't stocking this years.
In my opinion Hasbro should take the molds for the wave 5 and up and make enough to restock the stores for several months. Plus there online store!! If there is a limited number then they should've numbered the boxes and supplied a certificate of authenticity! That way I can justify spend the astronomical amounts on the figures!
|04-08-2008, 04:44 PM||#46|
Bend over Scarlett
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
I haven't bought any figures in a while now. Last ones I got off of ebay. I'm in Canada so there isn't much choice in going to a store and picking out anything. Toys R Us doesn't have anything, if they do they get maybe 1 or 2 boxes and thats it. I don't have time to run around hoping to find something.
There is a specialty toy store that has them but last I was there they had all the same figs as last time.
|04-08-2008, 04:49 PM||#47|
Mercenary for Hire
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: City of lost angels, Cali
i have 2 thumbs way up!
Im getting Lazy/tired of hunting. but theres nothing i really need at the moment unless its troop building.
|04-08-2008, 05:08 PM||#48|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: AT HOME
I think the elusive figures are Flint, now Firefly and maybe wave 6.
|04-08-2008, 05:14 PM||#49|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Yeah, it's getting lame around here, too, in the Southland. There is only one TRU in central AL and the lady I spoke with there today said that they had nothing in the system, meaning that they had nothing coming from the distribution center for at least a week. I have checked two Targets and two Wal-Marts in the last three days, and the TRU today, for nada. The comic packs are still around, a few air troopers and cobra soldiers, and one gold Destro, but that's it. I have not yet seen a single CG, Torpedo, armored CC, black SE. I saw the announcements yesterday about 9 and 10, 11 even, and while I want these figures, I doubt I will ever see them here in Birmingham. I don't buy from ebay anymore, and I just really do not want to order anything from BBTS or smalljoes. It's the find-n-buy I like, not ordering for $9/ea and shipping. I would rather quit this than order figures.
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