MOTU Origins Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Pharoid, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. RodimusRex

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    Man, Target arguably got the better deal. All four exclusives are TMNT characters plus there's a BAF.

    Not that I'm complaining because I'm just in for TMNT characters mostly and going to display them alongside my MOTU.

    But I'm thinking Target probably committed to higher order totals or more support or that their purchaser understood what this line is and made some specific requests.

    Because essentially six characters, ALL TMNT, feels like a much stronger "get" than two TMNT and two MOTU, one of which is another Moss Man.
     
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    3 of 4 are tmnt characters. Mouse-Jaw was MOTU
     
  3. Fridaytron

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    Yeah, but Trap Jaw is the best MotU design so it's still a win.
     
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  4. RodimusRex

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    Ah! Fair! But they are getting Bebop and Rocksteady and Metalboto, so that's 5. And I'd probably honestly rather stock Mousejaw than Leatherhead. Army builder potentially!

    I just look at the two stores and Target seems like they had the smarter assortment. So either they offered Mattel more or they understood what to ask for better or both.
     
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    I think it evens out. Krang is both huge and comes with quality accessories (especially the individual chains on the flail). Moss Man also comes with a ton of stuff too it seems. It depends if a collector is going to actually complete the BAF, otherwise it’s useless junk.
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    Guess Terrar and Lord Gr"asp is trickling out. I just want the mini-comics from both of them if anyone can hook me up please.
     
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    It's a good thing I did a pickup order for Sla'ker because there were none on the shelf.

    I stopped at Walmart too, they finished the action figure reset. Wave 2 on the shelf, krang on the shelf, masterverse on the shelf. It was great.

    They had one of the heel hogans though so I missed WWE guys I actually want.
     
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    I had to get a Target team member get a Sla'ker from the back for me. He asked if I wanted just one, I said yes, but I was thinking "get all of them out here a stock them", really hard.
     
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    Yes!

    Same thing happened to me where Sla’ker was in the back and I had to ask for it. ToG is really hard to find in my area… but I at least got my copy.
     
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    My Sla'ker got sent to the wrong post office by UPS so now it's getting rerouted. Yeeeeeey
     
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    Holy crap. Krang was available on Walmart.com for a few seconds and I got him! I was checking my list for something else and it showed $49.99 and I refreshed and it changed to 24.86… needless to say I didn’t waste time. I even had $7 of Walmart cash to apply!
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    Fun with giants. 1000002954.jpg
     
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    My Sla’ker today had an accident.. IMG_4112.jpeg
     
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    I feel partly responsible...
     
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    Placed an order for sla'ker at target and glad I did as I must have gotten the last one. Absolutely nothing on the pegs. Stopped by Ross and just found strider for $6 but I already have three so I skipped. Then I stopped at Wal-Mart but nothing new, found wave 7 for $5 and figured what the hell, I now have four naked stratos, five buzz offs, and three sorceress.
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    That walmart exclusive Turtles of Grayskull Merman looks really sweet with the tail. It is beautiful. Mutated Moss Man too but Origins Moss Man ended up being a shelf-warmer at Walmart and it's still available at most walmart locations.
     
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    I made this for @Smitty.1981 and thought you guys might like to see it. It's Slamurai made into a representation of a Foot Soldier based on a mock-up of Smitty's. Liberties were taken with coloring and placement of the foot clan's symbol and I have no regerts!

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    Edit: Final version is here.
     
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    I was lucky and was able to place a pick up order for Sla'ker from my local Target this morning. It was ready within an hour and I picked it up with no issues. I didn't have time to check the toy section but thanks to those who posted he was available. The store I got mine from still says one is available.
     
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  20. Smitty.1981

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    Not a criticism of your fine work but IF we even got Turtles Of Grayskull 2 and a foot soldier were in that line three things I would add or change...

    1. Furry trunks
    2. ToG Skeletor's gauntlets
    3. ToG Man-at-Arms' feet
    But as I said before this is an amazing proof of concept.
     
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