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Old 10-25-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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Bring back Pizza Points?

When I was a kid I was almost obssesed witht the Pizza Points as I was with the figures. I remember trading other toys (gi joe, star wars) to other kids for their points.

I think it would be great if they brought them back. Could be used for exclusive figure like Bigfoot, or exclusive merchandise not sold in stores.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:29 PM   #2
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What did Pizza Points do, actually? I don't recall hearing of any mail in premiums. I never really got into those.

I do fondly remember the Bio cards on the back of Playmates toys. Earthworm jim and The Addams Family had them too!
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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What did Pizza Points do, actually? I don't recall hearing of any mail in premiums. I never really got into those.

From what I recall, nothing. That's why they were dropped. Outside of Hasbro/Kenner, such points were never used much in the 80's. But a lot of lines included them.

But these days, you would be asked to send in the UPC's instead anyway so they can track what you actually bought and so you can't just return it. So there really is no point in creating Pizza points or something similar. However, if they were going to start a long term points/rewards system, giving certain items greater value would be nice. (For example, a carded figure = 1 point. The boxed General packs would be at least 2 points.)
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:17 PM   #4
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Actually there was a catalog you would get and with those pizza points you would "buy" stuff. I can't recall perfectly, but I think I remember it being a mix of cash plus pizza points. I remember as a kid thinking it was a really awful deal, the prices/amount of points compared to what you would get. That plus there wasn't anything worth having in there. It was like stickers and crap.

I remember that the pizza points redemption was close to my home too.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:38 AM   #5
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With all of those MOC figures, it wouldn't be wise to cut off those labels unless if opened in terms of collector's value. But the pizza points system just wasn't marketed properly and was mostly under the radar as kids cared more about the toys rather than the packaging. But Playmates is still around, and is free to bring back the system, including the redemption of classics. It's similar to those point systems in comic books where if you sell a number of items, you get points and can redeem some really good stuff from video games to music players. It can add appeal to the consumer by having some "bonus" with the purchase of enough items.

These are some of the pizza point values on my figures:
-Single figures: 1 pizza point
-Mutations series: 2 pizza points
-Turtlecopter: 4 pizza points
-Technodrome: 8 pizza points

In addition to having the catalog figures for the X amount of pizza points as stated, I could expand it by having a comic for 5 pizza points, a new video game for 25 pizza points, and a free Pizza Hut large pizza for 10 pizza points!

Feel free to add your memories with the pizza points system. I'd like to see some other pizza points values in addition to the few listed above, how many pizza points the items in that catalog cost, and your opinions on returning this system.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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Yeah I would be alright with them bringing back the Pizza Points system or idea but more practically used. Transformers G1 really had it right with all of the mail away figures you could get, they really had some neat figures that were mail away exclusives, same goes for GI JOE. Hasbro still does it for Star Wars exclusives, I think it'd be a cool way to get figures in the Turtle lines that may not exist in the new comic or cartoon, but classic Characters that you could get a figure of done in the same style as the new toon or comic. For example, Slash may not make an appearance in the new toon or comic but I'd still love to get a Slash figure in the same design as the other figures from that line if that makes sense.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:28 PM   #7
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These are some of the pizza point values on my figures:
-Single figures: 1 pizza point
-Mutations series: 2 pizza points
-Turtlecopter: 4 pizza points
-Technodrome: 8 pizza points
8 points for the Drome?
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:31 AM   #8
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yeah, they should bring back pizza point..i miss it!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:30 AM   #9
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Found this listing with the 1994 selection. As you can see, its mostly junk. Even the silver coin set at $35 (that's what I paid recently for one) wasn't a great buy at the time considering silver back then was only around $6 and ounce. A pizza point was worth approximately 12 1/2 cents, but it really stinks that they can only cover a small minority of the purchase price.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:46 AM   #10
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I still have the Christmas ornament that I got from the pizza points catalogue and it goes on my tree every year.

I also got my mouser as a mail-away offer on the labels of Ninja Turtles Spaghetti-O's cans. Not exactly pizza points, but same idea.

I think it was a great promotion that I'd be happy to see come back. It's a great way to get access to stuff that isn't available at retail. Sure you still have to shell out some cash, but it's still awesome.
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When I was a kid I was almost obssesed witht the Pizza Points as I was with the figures. I remember trading other toys (gi joe, star wars) to other kids for their points.

I think it would be great if they brought them back. Could be used for exclusive figure like Bigfoot, or exclusive merchandise not sold in stores.
They back now. But perhaps your to busy on MySpace and havenít heard the news yet. You got your wish.
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Old 09-24-2018, 05:59 PM   #12
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I used to love pizza points...best memories of my childhood
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:14 PM   #13
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Do the new pizza points function the same way, is there a new catalog for redemption rewards or anything like that?
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Iíll be excited if they do a promotional figure or items that you just pay shipping for. The Star Wars Vintage Collection did the rocket firing Boba Fett and prototype Boba Fett figures. You just put the stickers on the little order form and mail it in with a check for shipping. We can only hope itís something similar, not holding my breath. Itís got my kids excited to see whatí they can get.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:53 AM   #16
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https://playmatestoys.com/brands/ris...oints-rewards/ It's just unsold stock and some meh figurines. But hey Muck Man if you're desparate.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:10 PM   #17
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https://playmatestoys.com/brands/ris...oints-rewards/ It's just unsold stock and some meh figurines. But hey Muck Man if you're desparate.
Has anybody received the muckman? Is it a 2017 repaint? Heís 50 points. You only get 4 points per basic figure. Just wondering if the muckman is worth buying 13 figures.
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Has anybody received the muckman? Is it a 2017 repaint? Heís 50 points. You only get 4 points per basic figure. Just wondering if the muckman is worth buying 13 figures.


No one will know until early January 2019 as that's when those who redeemed the points for Muckman will receive him. Shipping for the three pizza points packages is expected early January 2019.
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