Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys Discussion

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Triggerhappy, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Bryan Thornton

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    Man unless they keep doing the preorders I think I am done. Many many trips and lately I cant find any neca product that is of interest to me. All I see are a ton of gremlins and Halloween trick or treat things and pumpkin head or whatever it is. No neca stuff at walmart (tmnt or defenders of earth specifically) and no turtles at target. And I really am not sure it isnt the stores themselves on top of neca shoddy distribution. I mean walmart has so much empty space in the toy isle now it may as well be condensed down to an end cap and stock the isle with something else. And target is starting to look just as barren. With the toy isles and the collectibles sections at both stores looking ghost towns.
     
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  2. Primal Consequence

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    based on my experience (international) they charge when you pre-order.

    cheers
     
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  3. Laser_Optimus

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    Thanks. I May have to wait for my next paycheck then, but that will give me more time to decide if I want this version or S7's.

    Edit: How long are the preorders for the Neca figures open for?
     
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    Randy said 10 days but to play it safe, order by end of day next Friday if you care to. This is for the new offerings today, the Ace pack and Zarax/Work.
     
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    Thanks. I don't get paid again until the 23rd so that works out. Gives me enough time to decide anyway.
     
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    If anything, check the NECA store over the weekend to see how long the pizza monster and Rat King sets stay up to get a guesstimate of the duration. :) 
     
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    Reading through the Neca Twitter feed, it was also mentioned that they will be hitting retail eventually.

    I’m not 100% on today’s release. I think I prefer the S7 entertainment earth, although it’s not a cartoon version. I might wait until it hits retail in my neck of the woods (Australia). Mean while I might get a splinter /Baxter and Vernon /rat King (only just showed at retail over here).
     
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    I must say, $15 flat rate shipping, combined with having more than two goddamn offerings available at the same time, has me rethinking my decision to never preorder these again.
     
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    I'm still in the camp of really trying to not go deep into collecting these figures. I know I want that disguise set, and I think I will try and get the 1/4 movie figures, and just be done.


    Maybe. :lol 
     
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    Sure, you won’t go deep at all! Just a few Turtles...
     
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  11. MegaPrime33

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    I only have Krang and the rat/vernon set. I've passed on a leo-shred and splinter-stockman.
     
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    I take it back then. :) 

    I'm self mocking a bit because I was totally done after I got Ultimate Krang and Splinter/Baxter. But then the disguise 4-pack came along and I already know I'd buy an updated April and/or Shredder. :confused2 
     
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    Yeah...I told myself I was going to get the 7" Movie Donatello a couple years ago and call it quits...haha.
     
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    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    The scalping game here has reached new levels of awful. There's lines that are now away from the door.

    I'm pretty sure the card scalpers also go for some other highly desired goods too.
     

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    They hide these somewhere?

    @ 4:17
     
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    Target employees are scalpers too. They are obviously there when neca stocks them so they get the upper hand. But that's not the problem. The problem is neca only stocking 3 of them at a time and only restocking them.....never.
     
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    They should start the line next to the dumpster
     
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    I wish every single person in the market for any collectible stuff would just absolutely refuse to buy from scalpers...even if that means you have to do without. They already fucked you by clearing off the shelves before you got there...why let them fuck you again by paying them 2x...3x...4x...5x MSRP? I think Randy said the disguise set is shipping out in 3 waves...I'm not entirely sure what he meant by that, but, hopefully that means they will be stocked multiple times at each location (as opposed to shipping out in 3 waves with each wave going to a different region). Plus, there's always the chance they might put them up for PO on their website. The scalping problem won't end or improve as long as the scalpers are raking in the money. And all of the retailer-exclusives being released these days are only making it easier for them to corner the market. It's been enough to make me want to stop collecting entirely.
     
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  20. Bryan Thornton

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    This line isn't even the worst one I think. I mean gi joe has me majorly discouraged these days. I went to a walmart earlier today and it was nearly empty shelves. It is like places just don't care to even carry stock now and when they do it is bought up immediately by somebody to resell at 3 times the cost.
     
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