The G.I. Joe Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by F18Starscream, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Maglite

    Maglite Porkchop sandwiches!

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    I feel dirty, but I paid Hasbro's scalping fee solely for a shot at collecting this line. Glad to have gotten Bludd and Roadblock, but the Firefly/Viper situation doesn't fill me with confidence for restocks of Baroness and the Trooper.

    Still, with them doubling down on CI, hopefully this will make it easier for Clutch and Barbecue (and future exclusives). With the gas it takes me to get to Target (and with how frequently I strike out), it would add up to over $50 fairly quickly, so I guess it's a worthy trade off. There, abusive relationship with Hasbro rationalized, YO JOE! </sarcasm>
     
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  2. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Red and black red and black

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    Bludd lasted what, 20 minutes or so? I was being rash and emotional but if this is how new Cobra Island figures will be moving forward, it' definitely going to be worthwhile to keep a Pulse membership. 3200 units is awhile. I can't imagine Barbecue will sell nearly as fast and the Ram might last awhile too.
     
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  3. RobimusPrime

    RobimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    I did get 1 of 3 Target Bludd’s today, so I’ll start at the top of @Capirus list & work my way down for those still in need!
     
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  4. Effigy

    Effigy Well-Known Member

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    I’m surprised Roadblock sold out so fast. It’s already the third version they have done on him. Got him on Amazon though.
     
  5. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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  6. John ofthe Dead

    John ofthe Dead Well-Known Member

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    Well, it would be a year or so from pre-order to delivery then. They're ballparking the quantity, manufacturing, then allocating that number of units. If they opened the pre-order, collected orders, then manufactured, the lead time would be waaaay longer than most folks prefer. Mythic Legion fans have gotten used to it, but outside HasLab, I don't think Hasbro is ready to go that route.
     
  7. Starscream 91

    Starscream 91 Mech With A Mouth

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    Well I’m done with GI Joe. I preordered the new Roadblock but if Hasbro is going to f*ck us and make this line exclusive to Target and never make them easily available to non-scalpers I’m done.

    They can say they’ll reissue them but I’m not falling for that bait. They’ll make them available and they’ll be gone again in seconds. F*ck you Hasbro, I’ll take the upcoming Action Force Sgt Slaughter and take my leave. Way to kill a line.
     
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  8. Bryan Thornton

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    Aside from the roadblock and bludd what else new was supposed to come today? I have a funeral to go to so no time today other than these short windows to type a thing or two. I managed to order roadblock on Amazon (btw fuck you hasbro for tricking me into a 3rd roadblock which should have been the first and only one you made, you bunch of dicks.)
     
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  9. SeiberBirdR

    SeiberBirdR Sapienbot

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    It looks like Viper and Firefly were at 2299 today. IIRC correctly the previous number was 2200, or maybe 2250. That means only 99 (49?) added today, so no wonder they didn't bother to advertise. Previous low inventory restocks haven't been advertised either.
     
  10. borgified

    borgified You're going to get speared to death!

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    I hope that it gets easier for me up in Canuckleland, however not holding my breath on it.
     
  11. Capirus

    Capirus The Gray

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    Which one? The Viper? If so, congrats!
     
  12. Maglite

    Maglite Porkchop sandwiches!

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    Wait, Bludd was on Amazon?

    Please tell me that was a typo and I didn't just waste $50 on pulse premium.
     
  13. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm figuring it's because of how hardcore ARAH he is. I mean... he's exactly what a lot of hardcore Joe fans have been asking for from this line.
     
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  14. Keiman74

    Keiman74 Perfect geometric shape box

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    Nothing else for Classified for today.
     
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    NSJ23 can’t think of something witty..

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    got roadblock on Amazon
     
  16. John ofthe Dead

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  17. Mr H

    Mr H Old bot from Iacon...

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    Same. Will cancel the Pulse order if this one ships first.
     
  18. Bryan Thornton

    Bryan Thornton Well-Known Member

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    Believe me I understand the lead time as a constant backer of kickstarters and a mezco and mafex collector; however the lead time is at least bearable knowing you have it secured rather than paying 3 or 4 plus times retail in their current model. After all they dont care if fans buy these, they make their money on the front side from target. They honestly give a crap if any fans get ahold of the items or not. The money is already in their pocket.
     
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  19. Capirus

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    I did the same strategy with Lady Jaye and Flint, but it turns out by the time both shipped form Amazon, Pulse locked me in to my order and I couldn't cancel them. Just be aware that it's a possibility.
     
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  20. Dark Jedi

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    So now it's a waiting game & a shot in the dark for the others?