Mezco One:12 Collective

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  1. supervir2

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    It didn’t sell out day one and BBTS had a bunch for a while. While it did sell out, most exclusives do so much faster. The eBay prices are cheaper for the ones that actually sold too - just a tad above “retail”. I’m glad there are more options - just didn’t think this would have been the well they’d turn to so soon.
     
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    They handled that Wonder Woman like they did the Exclusive Spider-Man and John Wick. They left the preorder open for a few days and then shut it down, so anyone could PO it at the time and not be in a rush like with the rest of their exclusives that are already produced.
     
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    If interested, here you go

    $85 USD with a $21.25 NRD, to be shipped Dec 2020 - February 2021

    One:12 Collective Wonder Woman

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    I got my classic version so I'm good with that.
     
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    I like that but it really speaks volumes when an $85 figure has a non-refundable deposit.

    I don't cancel preorders lightly. The fact is that Mezco dragged their asses for almost a year after we were told movie WW was due. So the prospect of that happening again, and customers, not Mezco, paying for it, makes the NRD almost a slap in the face.
     
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    Mezco started requiring NRDs on everything, even from their retailers. I think like 2018-2019 they made shit tons of figures and a lot languished on shelves and some still are because of just allowing as many orders as they want and lots of places allow for cancellations. BBTS and all the FB dealers are have NRDs.

    They're definitely the type of company that wants their products to be premium and having figures discounted to $55-60 isn't what they wanted.
     
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    Every distributor I've seen going back at least 10 years has had a restocking fee so I sincerely doubt they weren't charging before. Regardless, if Mezco would deliver on time, if not when the figures are actually relevant (like with a movie), an NRD would be superfluous.

    An NRD charged by the retailer does little to prevent toys from going to clearance. Delivering what you solicited when you solicited it would do far more.
     
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    Yes and no. It DOES reduce the number of pre-order cancellations, many of which ended up shelf-warming for a while. How much it reduces that is up for debate.
     
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    It may also reduce the number of preorders period. People do tend to catch on to market trends, be it "Mezco lies about release dates" or "Hasbro titans go to Ollies." Logically, in a gig economy, let alone something like this quarantine/lockdown on top, it doesn't seem smart to play that game of preorder roulette.
     
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    So damn gorgeous!!!! :p  Very pleased with how this one turned out! Magnetic bracelets is over the top, but shows the designers really care.
    I hope they make a Hawkgirl in this line, though I know that's probably too optimistic, seeing as they're going for the more classic JL roster.
     
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    Updated on Mezco's Youtube channel, unboxing of Carol Danvers.



    Review on Mandarin dated on the 20th.



    For those that have it pre-ordered last year, it's arriving soon.
     
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    That's fair. At this point I don't think anyone takes a Mezco release date seriously.
    And you make a good point about NRDs during the current state of affairs. I think it might have been smarter on Mezco's part to either postpone the pre-order or waive the NRD.
     
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    "Just release on time" -- you don't think they're TRYING? When they issue a release date, it is an optimistic guess. Everything has to go right during the production process to meet the deadline. What you're suggesting is that they need to ENSURE everything goes right, which is impossible. Just mentally tack on a few months to the estimate and most of the time you will be pleasantly surprised by an "early" release.

    I've had an almost paid-off pre-order for Hot Toys GotG Vol 2 Gamora for years now. I'm frustrated with that, but I think it's more a case of Hot Toys shoving projects to the backburner if the pre-order numbers aren't to their liking, which I don't approve of. Mezco and most other premium companies release figures in more or less the order they were solicited.
     
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    Doc nocturnal leak 658766F5-4667-4083-8984-1D3B87BCA016.jpeg
     
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    Before scrolling all the way down I only saw his head and thought it was Skelator.
    I had never considered it before but Masters of the Universe would work well as Mezco One:12s.
     
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    Just out of curiosity for @Convotron and @DukeFett, did any of you get your DMX Blade?

    My copy it still sitting at the Vancouver, B.C. warehouse and the delivery date has been switched to Monday instead of today. It's either the shortage of workers or packages that still need to be sorted out and delivered.
     
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    not really accessories I wanted
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    Especially when I a already have plenty cybernetic fish 1DA1E7F4-EE96-44C9-8369-441266ABB94E.jpeg tldr: 80FC5EBB-9AEF-4EDD-AFB6-9FA64C9C795A.jpeg
     
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    My Blade MDX arrived yesterday. Unfortunately, I'm in hospital for a few weeks so I won't be able to get my grubby paws on it until I am discharged.
     
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    Lo and behold! :D 

    Got delivered today.
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    Packed inside a plain white box with the Gomez sticker, a invitation card for you to post a pic of your mini (micro mez-itz) with any other Mezco 1:12 figures for a draw on Monday on Social media on Twitter.

    Got the Mini Mez-itz Gomez with the boom box.

    Will post a further break down of all the stuff and with the regular Blade side by side.

    Seen on Evilbay listings for at almost $200 USD to get this.
     
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    You make it sound like the entire production process is a guessing game.

    First they have to cut steel molds. So they try using a fork. Oops, didn't work. How about a spoon? Damn, no good either. I know, a chainsaw! Five months later, they get out of the hospital, and somebody's selling a lathe at the yard sale next door, and finally that works.

    Then they need clothes, right? How many sleeves does a jacket have? Hmm...one I think. So they make 5000 one-sleeved jackets. And then find out they don't fit their three-armed body. So they have to make another mold. First they try a fork, then a spoon, then a chainsaw...

    If it's a scheduling issue with Mao Great Party Factory in People's Federated Socialist Democratic Republic of Middle Kingdom, it would be nice for them to communicate with shops who could then communicate with customers. You know, instead of just expecting everybody to just wait several extra months in the dark while their money is locked up.

    Maybe when they want paid, customers should determine when it happens by rolling dice or throwing darts. Who knows, maybe that's where NRDs and restocking fees came from...
     
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    Skulls came in today with aN unexpected 20th anniversary book 06768267-C449-48D6-BD9D-B315FE002F48.jpeg

    42DCC689-25C3-46C7-8DC7-8592D6A36D86.jpeg catalog of the 1:12 collective stuff and some others
     
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