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Old 06-08-2018, 04:20 PM   #681
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even if that was true. i still dont see why we gotta support him and supply his income. if this is his only source of income, and he is disabled he should apply for government assistance and if he get denied then he is able to work and supply his own income. either way price gouging on collectibles is not a dependable source of income

we all work for our money
Again I think you might have missed what I am saying. Dont bag on the guy JUST cause its his only source of income and "go get another job"-other than that do what you want.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:04 PM   #682
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Tried for 2 days to get either one...today i snagged one basic set and went right to check out. Very grateful....if that diorama backdrop becomes a thing on its own, ill grab that.

I can only imagine next year would (hopefully) be a Shredder (maybe tatsu?) and foot ninjas movie set.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:17 PM   #683
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Right now I'm feeling pretty bummed. Tried for 3 days to get a set and despite what seems doing the most effective and efficient ways of getting an order in, have ended up empty handed.

Then you think of the probably few scalpers that managed to get 4 or 6 sets. Perhaps the odd fan that got an extra set 'just in case'. It makes you think...maybe those extra few sets that weren't needed, maybe those were the sets that would have enabled me to grab one?

Who knows. All you guys who got a set who actually wanted one - congrats. It's the set that many of us dreamed of for 28 years. I guess some of us will have to keep on waiting.

All I can hope for is that NECA pull a few sets back that they can prove were obtained against the rules and put them back on sale. Even then, it's probably slim pickings.

Good night from a very down trodden and dis-heartened TMNT fan.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:48 PM   #684
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Patience is a virtue that will be rewarded. They produced many more sets this year compared to previous exclusives. BBTS managed to get some sets after SDCC last year and I'm sure they'll pop up there again this year. On the secondary market, the price might be high now because it's fresh in everyone's mind but I'm sure the price will come down once it's revealed how common these actually are.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:37 PM   #685
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Yep. Every year it is the same story, on most SDCC items. NECA at least gives us a chance to get them before the con for the same price as everyone else. Most exclusives are not that way, the only way non-con-goers can get them is eBay.

But that story is this...high prices, then low prices when a bunch are leftover and cooler heads drive the market price down...and then, eventually, as in a year or more later, a return to scarcity that brings the price back up.

Which is actually the same cycle that just about every major retail toy goes through too. "Ermagrd, Hasbro legends that nobody else has yet, must be worth $80 each!...oh now they are everywhere...$20 each...oh now they are still everywhere...$10 each clearance...oh now they are finally gone and you can only get them from someone who wants to sell them...$50 each!"

Settle down peeps. Would you be surprised to know that I have seen the NECA TMNT exclusives from the past few years all reach a point post-con where you could actually score one for less than the MSRP every once in awhile? Because I have.

7,000 total figure sets is a huge number. It sounds small but it really is huge. In the echo chamber it sounds like lots of people want these things, but in real life the cross section of hardcore TMMT fans who will shell out that much for toys AND who are plugged in enough to even know about this yet is smaller than you think. I actually think NECA is gonna come to regret manufacturing that many. I won't be surprised if many of this week's "losers" end up the winners by getting some for less than I paid.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:05 PM   #686
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Again I think you might have missed what I am saying. Dont bag on the guy JUST cause its his only source of income and "go get another job"-other than that do what you want.
I'm sorry, explain all you want I read your posts and I get what you are saying but I will not sympathize with someone bragging about scoring 5 sets when many here didn't even get one. I barely got my one set on the 6th

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Old 06-08-2018, 10:02 PM   #687
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Right now I'm feeling pretty bummed. Tried for 3 days to get a set and despite what seems doing the most effective and efficient ways of getting an order in, have ended up empty handed.

Then you think of the probably few scalpers that managed to get 4 or 6 sets. Perhaps the odd fan that got an extra set 'just in case'. It makes you think...maybe those extra few sets that weren't needed, maybe those were the sets that would have enabled me to grab one?

Who knows. All you guys who got a set who actually wanted one - congrats. It's the set that many of us dreamed of for 28 years. I guess some of us will have to keep on waiting.

All I can hope for is that NECA pull a few sets back that they can prove were obtained against the rules and put them back on sale. Even then, it's probably slim pickings.

Good night from a very down trodden and dis-heartened TMNT fan.
I hate to burst your bubble, but these neca store presales were not available to anyone who live outside the united states.
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I was able to buy this figure from Lunar Toys. They ended up getting a few more of the Special editions in stock so I grabbed one. So I'm no longer in the market for a First Gokin NT-01
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:14 PM   #688
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I hate to burst your bubble, but these neca store presales were not available to anyone who live outside the united states.
Doubt there's any bubble to burts if he tried to get a set he probably had a way to get it shipped to him.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:34 PM   #689
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He offered me $100 shipped and then insisted he confused the price with the price of another set. Don't bother with him.

Yes, that's my listing, I increased the price after the first pre-sale because I was getting offers for $220 to $250 and having to reject them because I haven't gotten any standard sets yet and I was worried someone would actually use the BIN price to purchase it, so I increased the buy it now price to prevent that from happening.
So he lowballs you on the figures and you say don't mess with him, you overcharge a ridiculous amount...so by your logic, no one should "mess" with you either.
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Old 06-09-2018, 12:43 AM   #690
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See, everyone today either:

1. Got screwed over by buffering shipping and didn't get one
2. Already had it in their cart from prior days and got one

The system is so screwed up.
Or option 3 - neither

The first two days, I screwed up in the worst way by falling asleep while waiting for the sale to begin. Both days I woke up around fifteen minutes after the sale began. It was long sold out by then. After the second day, I decided to get myself into the system as much as I could by 'ordering' another item on the site and filling in the information as if I was purchasing it. Then I purposely backed out of it to wait for what I was really after the next day.

After I found out that they completely took the listing off the site later on the 7th, then I knew I had to start from scratch. On the 8th, I logged onto the site around ten minutes before the sale, ran a few tests with another product and then waited for the sale to begin. Then with two minutes to go, I began refreshing the page continuously until the set of Turtles popped up. Then it was go-time.

Autofill really saved me on this one and I managed to score a set, but the waiting period between the 'line' deal and the 'shipping' method was complete agony. It was 20 seconds or so and you couldn't do anything but just wait it out and hope it sorted through everything in time. It did and I managed to get the one set (could only afford to get one this time). Third time was the charm, but really it was my first attempt at trying to beat the system. It was all based on luck and timing. I did not expect to succeed after knowing what I was up against.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:21 AM   #691
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Third try was a charm! I still can't believe that I managed to snag a set of the figure set especially considering that this is my very first time trying to get an online SDCC exclusive and these are like the holy grail of TMNT action figures for me personally. I was less nervous and shakey this time around mostly because I was already preparing myself for the highly possible outcome of not getting a set but I started refreshing close to sale time and as soon as the set popped up I went through the same process. Luckily, the wait in line and shipping loading wasn't as long. Even though I tried to save my card information minutes prior to the sale I still had to enter my CC, expiration date, CVV and card holder name (all on my iPhone mind you). Having my card number already copied from a note app on my phone and having my expiration date and CVV memorized was a big help.

I can't even begin to describe my disbelief and immediate relief and elation seeing that Thank you/Order Confirmed screen and then seeing the text message and email notifications from my phone confirming my order immediately after. If I wasn't at work in a break room full of people I probably would have jumped up and cheered but I was also still just kind of sitting there with my mouth wide open shocked that I was actually fast enough to successfully order a set despite having to fill in some info manually after two previous days of failure.

I'm so sorry to those of you who couldn't get a set during the last few days and I really hope you all can find a way to get a set of your own. I've learned from this forum how brutal getting some of these exclusives can be in the past and I hope I never have to experience the anxiety that this caused for three days ever again.....unless they ever release 7" movie figures of Shredder, the foot, Splinter, or Casey Jones haha! Also, thanks to the members who posted some tips and tricks on making the checkout process quicker and easier. NECA really needs to do something about their site because the waiting in line, shipping loading and expired saved payment information issues are ridiculous BS and I have never experienced anything like that making online purchases. I know things like that really screwed a lot of people out of their sets (myself included).
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:22 AM   #692
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I got lucky and scored a set on Wednesday... no idea how... but wow these are a holy grail like my Hot Toys Deadpool. I told my boss about this and said I'll be in a hour late. I'm still super happy from Wednesday. The 1/4th looks great, but too much space man.


And can we write to Playmates or boycott them? It's their fault NECA can't sell these outside limited exclusives.

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Old 06-09-2018, 03:10 AM   #693
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I got lucky and scored a set on Wednesday... no idea how... but wow these are a holy grail like my Hot Toys Deadpool. I told my boss about this and said I'll be in a hour late. I'm still super happy from Wednesday. The 1/4th looks great, but too much space man.


And can we write to Playmates or boycott them? It's their fault NECA can't sell these outside limited exclusives.
I scored a set to on Wednesday sat at my computer all morning to do it had PayPal logged in and my NECA acct open and just kept hitting f5 10 minutes early. The first day there wasnt a problem loadng the shipping quotes like later days and I think that's how I got one.

You can try boycotting but they don't care about us

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Old 06-09-2018, 03:46 AM   #694
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Doubt there's any bubble to burts if he tried to get a set he probably had a way to get it shipped to him.
Yeah I live in the U.K. (Morning all, it's 10:44am here). But I had a US allie on here trying to get me a set. Unfortunately it was a negative ghost rider
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:19 AM   #695
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I never thought this process could make me feel sick and jealous of others who got their sets with or without Pay Pal. I am nervous as heck, and I can't stand imagining the final results. If anyone gets an extra set, I am willing to pay $125 (NECA's price) to purchase it, only if this sells out again. I will not pay over that price. It's a greedy and selfish way to sell plastic. Sell it the way it's supposed to be sold.
ha, yeah, good luck with that. To tell someone that they should sell it to you at cost when they will have to pay shipping twice and spend time to ship it to you is kind of inconsiderate. I get not wanting to pay much over retail but that is a dreamworld. I have people get me stuff from SDCC etc all the time and I pay them for their trouble whether they are there in person or I added my wants to their list of items they buy online.



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I hate to defend a scalper, but neither of us know his situation. How do you know hes not a quadriplegic war veteran and cant get a job? Extreme example, I know but do not assume everyone can go out and "get a real job". I do not know if hes in a disability situation at all, but what I do know is that attacking someone's chosen profession is not cool. You can say what you want about his prices and him being a braggart all you want, but please realize that there are many small toy dealers and store owners that are living with life long disabilities that a toy company can bring both joy and a living wage for. If you have ever been to a toy convention at all, or even Comic Con, how many people do you see that have clear disabilities, or when you talk to them you realize they have clear mental disabilities. This is the community that toy collectors are apart of. Many of us are broken...

This subject is particularly close to my heart, all I ask is that you try to consider other reasons...
I have to say, that is pretty well said and I straddle the line on this one. While we do not know the situation he def does go out of his way to antagonize and publicize the situation.

However, the people here saying "I wont spend more than 125..." come on. I have been on the receiving end of not getting exclusives... a TON of times. I get annoyed yes. I get heated yes... but come on be realistic of expectations after a sell out. I usually won't pay 1.5 times the cost of the exclusive so for the dio set I would have paid a max of 350-375 in the after market... I would have been pissed and NOT pay that but if it is something I REALLY wanted i'd bite the bullet. As it stands now I will prob sell my 2017 set to cover the cost of this year's set.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:17 PM   #696
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Honestly if I didn't get it, I'd pay $150-200 if I must, these are that awesome to me.
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:03 PM   #697
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So when NECA first showed their 1/4 scale Donnie prototype at NYTF a while back, I originally only wanted these in the 6-7" scale. I ended up getting the 1/4 scale figures because they are amazing. I am a big Jim Henson fan, and they nailed the likeness and spirit of the Henson suits. When I walk in my room, it really feels like the characters are hanging out in my room. A lot of life there.

I was going back and forth about whether I should sell the 1/4 scales now that I have a 7" set secured. But after re-watching Pixel Dan's video, there is detail that is present in the 1/4 scales that just isn't able to be captured at the smaller size.

So in conclusion: I'm keeping my 1/4 scales, getting 1/4 scale Shredder (not foot soldier), and also collecting whatever 7" movie figures they throw at us.
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:40 PM   #698
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I dunno. This set was very important to me to obtain. In any way possible. I missed out on sooo many others. Nick Revoltechs, Neca Mirage, Neca Arcade Game, Neca Fred Wolf, the list goes on. But it was due to the fact I didn't have the money at the right time. I even missed the the 3 day sale and I tried all three days. Mind you I had no one to tell me all the tips and tricks that a lot of people knew to kind of scoot yourself to the front of the pre-order line. So the fact that the scalpers showed up on eBay and other places was beneficial for me as I was still able to get it even though the price was jacked. So for people to wish their orders get cancelled could potentially affect me and I think that's insensitive as it means a lot to me as it does to you all to finally have. People flip houses, cars, etc all the time and no one bats an eye. It's exclusive people and not intended for EVERYONE to have let's just remember that first and anyone who bought one can do whatever they want with it really. Out of respect of the fans here it is also just as insensitive to create an account here just to take advantage of the other members and gloat about it.

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Old 06-09-2018, 04:42 PM   #700
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Look, can we please just let all of the bickering and sniping take a rest?

The preorder process sucked for everyone. It's over now, though, so it'd be best to keep the talk to the actual figures. And if you have extras to sell, start a different thread.
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