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Old 04-23-2021, 05:48 PM   #4041
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Yeah, all the stuff I pre-ordered from NECA's site last year has arrived in excellent condition with sturdy item-specific boxes and perfectly sized protective bubble slips.

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I bought three pre-order sets today and combined Flat Rate shipping total was only $14.99.
Right now I have the two new 2 packs in a cart and it stated $25.66 plus tax. It was $137. Heck, I was expected $110. What brought the price down? I thought by ordering directly from Neca it would be cheaper. Heh, I guess the above posted statement rings true. The line has reached a turning point.
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Right now I have the two new 2 packs in a cart and it stated $25.66 plus tax. It was $137. Heck, I was expected $110. What brought the price down? I thought by ordering directly from Neca it would be cheaper. Heh, I guess the above posted statement rings true. The line has reached a turning point.
well, since they have to send it to space...
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Old 04-23-2021, 05:56 PM   #4043
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Right now I have the two new 2 packs in a cart and it stated $25.66 plus tax. It was $137. Heck, I was expected $110. What brought the price down? I thought by ordering directly from Neca it would be cheaper. Heh, I guess the above posted statement rings true. The line has reached a turning point.
No idea. Maybe it has something to do with specific delivery address?
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Old 04-23-2021, 06:49 PM   #4044
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I'm at a loss here.
I want these, they are unique sculpts, good to look at
and kinda nostalgic, but I don't wanna preorder
it alone because of shipping cost & how slow Neca ships these out.
And I also don't want anything else. Maybe I should
get these from my local retailer instead?? Hmm...
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Old 04-23-2021, 06:50 PM   #4045
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I'm at a loss here.
I want these, they are unique sculpts, good to look at
and kinda nostalgic, but I don't wanna preorder
it alone because of shipping cost & how slow Neca ships these out.
And I also don't want anything else. Maybe I should
get these from my local retailer instead?? Hmm...
if you pre-order them together, you'll be waiting a looooonnnngggg time!
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Old 04-23-2021, 06:52 PM   #4046
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No idea. Maybe it has something to do with specific delivery address?
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:34 PM   #4047
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They look great but with that price increase we're looking at a $23 price hike once shipping is factored in. Assuming this will be the standard $52.99 in store... I might just wait. Worst case, $75 with free shipping on ebay after the fact seems pretty doable.
MSRP will be going up so expect it more expensive at retail too.
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Old 04-24-2021, 08:05 AM   #4048
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MSRP will be going up so expect it more expensive at retail too.
You think so? I was wondering if it was an edict by Target for NECA undercutting them online.
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Old 04-24-2021, 12:10 PM   #4049
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For those not happy with the $14.99 S&H, you can try to hold off ordering until next Friday in hopes that NECA reveals movie April and puts her up for pre-ordering.
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Old 04-24-2021, 10:11 PM   #4050
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For those not happy with the $14.99 S&H, you can try to hold off ordering until next Friday in hopes that NECA reveals movie April and puts her up for pre-ordering.
Thanks for this.

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Old 04-25-2021, 08:30 PM   #4051
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You think so? I was wondering if it was an edict by Target for NECA undercutting them online.
They charged the same MSRP that target did for all the packs. I meant that this will be the new MSRP for 2 packs and so on going for forward. Prices won't be going down but they will be going up across the board, for all toylines.

We have already seen it for Hasbro w Marvel legends, Super7 on their lines, etc.
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:26 PM   #4052
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They charged the same MSRP that target did for all the packs. I meant that this will be the new MSRP for 2 packs and so on going for forward. Prices won't be going down but they will be going up across the board, for all toylines.

We have already seen it for Hasbro w Marvel legends, Super7 on their lines, etc.
Yeah that is true...

You know, action figures have become almost exclusively a boutique hobby. Just like trading cards. It's ridiculous and shows an industry that can't branch out anymore and is focused almost purely on absorbing resources from it's remaining user base.

Full disclosure - I have a significant action figure collection - and I mean private, not inventory. With that said, this was a hobby that people got into because it was a cheap labor of love in the accumulation of things that represent what we enjoy. It's not supposed to be something where we celebrate dropping 25 bucks on a new action figure. The new Super 7 TMNT 3 3/4" line looks like dollar store toys of old (obviously by intentional design, but that's not the point) and they want 15 bucks a figure.

We walk into a store and thank a NECA rep for handing us a TMNT box as if he did us a favor, and then we walk to the front and pay for it, so we thank NECA and beg for reasons to buy from them, thank their shelf stocker like he did us a favor and proceed to pay the store after that. We thank Hasbro for their 500th Wolverine because the new one has an "articulated neck" or "They fixed the eyes!"

The truth is that the hobby is a disaster being supported by buyer addiction rather than buyer reason.

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Old 04-25-2021, 09:52 PM   #4053
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Yeah, some idiot on the He-Man board literally just called me a loser on a thread about Super7 TMNT, merely for me suggesting that a single action figure shouldn't cost as much as someone's phone bill.

I love toys. But it's just f*cking plastic. These companies know that they have hardcore fans by the balls ("Think you're ever gonna see this kinda thing at mass-market retail? HAH! Go beg Playmates, maybe they'll sell you some more repainted garbage! Be grateful you get anything, losers!") and so they gouge us. It isn't right, and it's not sustainable.

People are talking about how in two years these things are gonna be $100 per single figure as a standard rule and it's just an "Oh Well" kinda situation. Ridiculous.

Toys should not be the exclusive hobby of doctors and lawyers, I'm sorry. I'm as much of a "bootstraps" guy as anyone but this sh*t is already ridiculous and getting worse.
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Old 04-25-2021, 10:02 PM   #4054
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The truth is that the hobby is a disaster being supported by buyer addiction rather than buyer reason.
I don't buy stuff I don't like/want (unless I plant to sell it). It's great, you should try it.
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Jesus, why the f*uck are ToyBoys always so goddamn snarky?
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Old 04-25-2021, 10:10 PM   #4056
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Jesus, why the f*uck are ToyBoys always so goddamn snarky?
It's only like that in certain fandoms, man. LOL! Some of them just have that nerd thing - like picked on in high school, never got over it, and has to include that little challenge in all things. Sociopath $#!(.

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I don't buy stuff I don't like/want (unless I plant to sell it). It's great, you should try it.

-ahem- Sorry man, I don't want to have to confront your ninja skills..... or your gardening skills for that matter.
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I don't buy stuff I don't like/want (unless I plant to sell it). It's great, you should try it.
How do you know if you'd like it before buying it?
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How do you know if you'd like it before buying it?
It's his gardening skills from planting those toys for sale. He knows how things will turnip... err turn up! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG!
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Old 04-26-2021, 12:46 AM   #4059
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It's his gardening skills from planting those toys for sale. He knows how things will turnip... err turn up! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG!
Damn it man, you laughed at your own joke, thus ruining a great joke. You had me at turnip but then lost me. So close.
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:40 AM   #4060
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The truth is that the hobby is a disaster being supported by buyer addiction rather than buyer reason.
Yep, that and scalpers (which are then supported by buyer addiction).

These price hikes are happening at the perfect time for me. I've been nearing the point of being overwhelmed for awhile now and the extra costs associated are making it much easier to just pass. NECA toon, Super7 TMNT, Star Wars Black Series, GI Joe Classified... I'll still be buying figures from each but I think I'm done stressing over missing out. It's just dumb, especially when I've still got figures I haven't even opened yet.
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