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Old 04-26-2021, 09:53 AM   #4061
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Are we sure, though, that 2-packs going forward will be higher, and it's not just a hike on these two because they're bigger or something? I very well could've missed it, but I don't recall seeing any kind of announcement from NECA or the higher price being on any other two packs yet...?
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:16 AM   #4062
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Honestly, I have to thank the crappy distribution. These things would be such easy "impulse buys" for me, at a fair price. I'd have half the collection laying around on shelves, in storage, and I would have handed off a couple to my nephews already. Don't get me wrong - the toys are great. I just don't know if I'm the one who needs them.

Right now, Neca's distribution and sclapers are the only thing saving me $150 on a box of toys I'll decidedly run out of room for in about a year.
I bought a TMNT "Hot Wheels" party van at Safeway this morning for one dollar and I'm starting to think that will be my version of the disguise set.
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:59 AM   #4063
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Do we have a barcode or dcpi # for the Frog set yet? Going hunting later today
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Old 04-26-2021, 12:03 PM   #4064
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Are we sure, though, that 2-packs going forward will be higher, and it's not just a hike on these two because they're bigger or something? I very well could've missed it, but I don't recall seeing any kind of announcement from NECA or the higher price being on any other two packs yet...?
On the one hand, someone asked Randy if NECA's ultimates would be going up in price after Brian Flynn indicated that toy prices would be rising across the board for all manufacturers and he said something to the effect of "not at this time."

On the other hand, when the Antrax and Scumbug set went up, a lot of people asked if this was the price point going forward or just for this set, and he hasn't responded yet. Even then, I feel like if this was the new price point, he'd just say so, so maybe there is something with their agreement with Target affecting this price point. Seems odd that it wouldn't have impacted the Ace/Mutagen Man set, though.

Tangentially, I don't know how long their current agreement with Target runs, and I know Randy has said they wouldn't see the numbers they're seeing without being able to offer them as "impulse buys" in a store, but I hope whenever it comes time to renew this agreement, they're able to offer everything as a pre-order, even if we do have to wait "x" months until after Target's had a crack at them.

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Old 04-26-2021, 12:16 PM   #4065
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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.
I'm sorry man! But yeah honestly the way that whole thing unfolded yeah I was cracking up.....

Dude! HAHAHAH "You laughed at your own joke!" hahahha that was hysterical too! And you're right!

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It's just dumb, especially when I've still got figures I haven't even opened yet.
I do too. I did some display case rotation where I took an Iron Man armory out of a Blazon Display and put some NECA TMNT in it without overloading it. Later on today I'm going to swap my Iron Man 27x40 DS movie poster for a the TMNT 2007 27x40 DS movie poster and get some visibility out of TMNT for a while.

But without cramming it all in there I've got unopened NECA as well. Better to do it by design and clean than cramming this stuff into a book case or something like a hoard.
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Tangentially, I don't know how long their current agreement with Target runs, and I know Randy has said they wouldn't see the numbers they're seeing without being able to offer them as "impulse buys" in a store, but I hope whenever it comes time to renew this agreement, they're able to offer everything as a pre-order, even if we do have to wait "x" months until after Target's had a crack at them.
Which is crazy because if they offered these at mass retail rather than exclusives, they'd get the market penetration they were looking for, but also alleviate the distribution bottleneck and some of the scalping.

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Old 04-26-2021, 01:10 PM   #4066
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I hope whenever it comes time to renew this agreement, they're able to offer everything as a pre-order, even if we do have to wait "x" months until after Target's had a crack at them.
Exactly. They'd still be hard to get after the preorder period ends, so scalpers would still be happy on eBay, but dammit, at least we'd have a chance to get them at retail, even if it's only a 7-10 day window.
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:08 PM   #4067
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I hope whenever it comes time to renew this agreement, they're able to offer everything as a pre-order, even if we do have to wait "x" months until after Target's had a crack at them.
Please let him be right.
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:30 PM   #4068
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owww.... place where I usually get my Neca tmnt wants $82
for the anthrax/scumbug set. Think i'll just order from Neca.
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:58 PM   #4069
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A friend located the Frogs today in my area and snagged me a set. So now I have frogs before the Disguise set even arrived in my city.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:02 AM   #4070
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https://twitter.com/NECA_TOYS/status...58522245013504

Disguise pack will eventually be online according to Randy.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:51 AM   #4071
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Finally got the disguise pack... I kept making lowball offers on eBay and Facebook and someone eventually actually accepted at $180... Considering the gas I already used looking for them, I can't complain at that.

On the bummer side, Mikey and Raph's shoulder and elbow joints were completely locked up and took a good bit of hot water to get moving, and my Leo has blue splatter all over his left arm. Beyond that, though, it's an awesome pack.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:58 PM   #4072
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Disguise pack will eventually be online according to Randy.
On Target...lot of good that does anyone.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:44 PM   #4073
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On Target...lot of good that does anyone.
What? You don’t have a thousand bots ready to go????
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Old 04-27-2021, 07:41 PM   #4074
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So is Neca dropping one more 2 pack this Friday or was the 2000 Raincoat O' Neil the last one we are seeing for a while?
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Old 04-27-2021, 07:44 PM   #4075
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So is Neca dropping one more 2 pack this Friday or was the 2000 Raincoat O' Neil the last one we are seeing for a while?
I'm waiting until friday before placing my order just to be safe.
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:07 PM   #4076
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Last Friday was the last one we were told about. 3 weeks of cartoon stuff is all we were told, and that's over.
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:14 PM   #4077
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Last Friday was the last one we were told about. 3 weeks of cartoon stuff is all we were told, and that's over.
Yeah I know but rumor was there is another movie drop this week.
Not sure if that April figure was it, that's what technorover was implying, I assume.
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:26 AM   #4078
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Yeah I know but rumor was there is another movie drop this week.
Not sure if that April figure was it, that's what technorover was implying, I assume.
I was pretty sure April was the last of the pre-orders. If we somehow get a new drop on Friday I'd be shocked.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:02 AM   #4079
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How do you know if you'd like it before buying it?
The point I was making was to counter the claim that the action figure community is made up of people who feel compelled to buy things... despite the cost.
For me, cost always enters the equation. And I daresay it does for IMJ also, hence the reason he made his claim that I was responding to.

I'm prepared to pay Super7 prices on SOME of their figures, because those figures appeal to me. I feel they are worth it. I LIKE them. There are plenty I passed on because I didn't like them, and I couldn't justify the cost.

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