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Old April 8 2012, 03:09 AM   #46
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Actually, it was announced that Hasbro got the license to make toys for TREK 2013. I'm glad. Hasbro has proven much more commercially competent and successful than Playmates and others who have tackled the TREK action figure lines in the past...and with all due respect to some of those other companies, they weren't able to make most of their figures and dolls look like the actors and characters. Some of them quite frankly sucked the chrome off a trailer hitch and were kind of embarrassing.
Hasbro is good with poseability and making toys. They are just terrible in regards to actual distribution or actually releasing the product.
Can't argue with that. I've been collecting STAR WARS long enough to know that when Hasbro says a new wave of figures or vehicles is going to be on store shelves you need to add about, oh, one to three months to that estimation...and even then you'll be lucky if your local stores order more than a handful of cases.
They just canceled a new line of Transformers BEFORE even releasing them in the US. The Canadians are apparently the only ones who got them.
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Old April 8 2012, 03:13 AM   #47
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Here's two of the Vintage Collection figures in the next retail wave after Darth Malgus. These are supposed to be out by the end of May, but with Hasbro's asinine distribution and retailers sitting on product who knows when most of us will see these.



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Old April 8 2012, 03:16 AM   #48
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We should just rename this thread the "Bitch about Hasbro's distribution" thread. My armless Terrax has plenty to say on the subject.
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Old April 8 2012, 03:52 AM   #49
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One of the real tests of collecting in the past couple of years was, at least in my opinion, the Walmart exclusive Jabba's Throne set with the brand new Jabba figure, his throne/dais, a repainted Salacious Crumb and an all-new Oola dancing girl. This playset was notoriously hard to find at a lot of Walmarts and I saw just one at my local stores when it was out...and that happened to be a night I didn't have enough money on me to get it. Didn't see a single one after that, and I had to rely on my buddy at the local toy shop to score it. Fortunately I got it in an unopened, factory-sealed box with everything in it, but the Jabba's Throne is an example of both Hasbro not shipping and distributing adequately AND Walmart either sitting on product or not restocking. Both companies are to blame for that debacle, as well as the recent problems with the 3-D exclusive Royal Starship Droids and Mos Espa Arena Battle Packs.
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Old April 8 2012, 04:39 AM   #50
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I forgot to mention in my first post that the two figures that I'm really excited about getting is Big Time Spider-Man (that is if Tru Canada gets it in at all) and Future Foundation Spidey (which I think comes out later in the year). The Marvel Legends line has excited me. Also am planning on picking up the New 52 Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman when they come out, and of course the Dark Knight Rises figures
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Old April 8 2012, 04:46 AM   #51
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We should just rename this thread the "Bitch about Hasbro's distribution" thread. My armless Terrax has plenty to say on the subject.
Stop by TFW2005 some time and listen to any of the posters on the subject of Bumblebee. Oh my God, the Bees.

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Old April 8 2012, 04:46 AM   #52
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I don't collect comic book or superhero figures, but I have to admit the new Hasbro line of toys for the AVENGERS movie looks pretty great. I'm awfully tempted to plunk down the cash to pick up all those figures...that film looks like it might be the most awesome action movie of the entire year if it lives up to even half of the expectations generated by the trailers.
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Old April 8 2012, 05:09 AM   #53
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There's a similar thread in the Doctor Who forum for the DW toy line. I've bought a few. More than I should have. I've never collected anything previously (not counting toys I had as a child) so I'm actually slightly amused that I started collecting toys in my 30s.

My avatar is one of my Daleks actually, just done up with a couple PS tweaks.
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Old April 8 2012, 05:28 AM   #54
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Here's the "BMF"* electronic vehicle for 2012 according to current Hasbro plans. It's scheduled to be released around September unless the company changes its mind or even cancels the thing because of concerns about the market. It will retail for roughly $140.00 - 150.00 and will supposedly be available at all major retailers after initial reports that it was a Target exclusive were shot down.

* Big Millennium Falcon or Big Mother F***er



When it comes to price, it's a doozy. But some collectors might be pleased to know that it will come with a whopping 20 Battle Droids...four with multiple points of articulation for posing and sixteen in preposed standing position to represent the droids being deployed on their motorized racks.
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I forgot to mention in my first post that the two figures that I'm really excited about getting is Big Time Spider-Man (that is if Tru Canada gets it in at all) and Future Foundation Spidey (which I think comes out later in the year). The Marvel Legends line has excited me. Also am planning on picking up the New 52 Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman when they come out, and of course the Dark Knight Rises figures
I've got Future Foundation Spider-Man already. I haven't read any of the FF books, but this is a really cool look for Spidey:
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Old April 8 2012, 06:08 AM   #56
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Damn that looks awesome. Yeah I haven't seen it in Tru yet or Big Time, and Big Bad Toy Store is sold out of the pre-orders
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Old April 8 2012, 07:32 AM   #57
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haven't found FF Spidey yet but ML Bucky Cap is a great figure.
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Old April 8 2012, 10:02 AM   #58
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some of my GI Joe collection.
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Old April 8 2012, 03:31 PM   #59
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Awesome Joe collection! I have so few of my old Joes from the '80s. Most of them I played with until they fell apart or broke. Did you ever get the Refrigerator Perry figure from 1985 or 1986 that was part of the Joe line?
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