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Old 03-22-2022, 08:28 AM   #221
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Old 03-22-2022, 06:32 PM   #222
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Yeah, it's such a bizarre decision. It's hard to imagine that Viacom/Nick feel a need to promote a specific coloring scheme but what other explanation is there? I'd love to hear the reasoning. Not a dealbreaker for me, but pretty lame.
Half the crappy decisions is always because Playmates wants to screw things up.
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Old 03-23-2022, 12:35 PM   #223
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This was some dumb crap born out of Target demanding their exclusives still appear to be exclusive, and NECA coming up with a way to do that.
I was thinking the same thing, this is borne out of Target getting upset recent sets have gone online first and this (combined with increasingly secondary characters and likely higher orders based on previous sell outs) leading to stuff sitting on shelves for longer than it used to.

NECA could very easily have done this Haulathon as a US event in Target and on their own store for international customers but for whatever reason went with an event site and totally screwed it up.

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That's our only avenue to be heard, unfortunately. He/they need to hear about how confusing and difficult it was this morning, or it won't improve and they won't realize they botched it as bad as they did. And they need to give us answers about whether our USA orders will be canceled, etc, and that is usually the avenue by which they communicate such things to us. And made aware that Target did not offer Fugitoid as expected at 8 AM, so now we have little hope of getting one at whatever random hour they finally appear. Etc, etc. They need to know we had a crap experience. Letting them know that is how we slowly, incrementally got to this state we are in now, which is way better than 5 years ago, but still not great.

So, uh, no. The complaining to Randy should continue as it always has and always will. You can be nice about it instead of vitriolic, but, when that's their self-chosen mouthpiece on social media, that's where we go.
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There's an account called @NECA_TOYS on Twitter.
This account represents NECA to the world, on Twitter.

It is not our concern who is running the account.

This account has, in the past, given us updates on status, contract agreements, etc, to explain why things have happened the way they have, to promise us that things will get better, to give us a heads up on avenues we may procure things, or even just to say "we hear you, we'll work on it", etc. They've often done so in direct reply to people asking them about it.

In fact, their Twitter profile says at the top:
"We also answer a lot of questions"

That is what is not registering with you.

If you think customerservice@costumes.com is going to be helpful with big picture questions, you have apparently never written an e-mail to such an address before.
Agreed. Who runs the NECA account and what their role is in the company is irrelevant. It is the public face of the company for social interactions.

I agree that you should be able to email them your issue privately and have it resolved, but sadly that doesn't always seem to work where as raising it on social media, especially if a lot of people are having the same issues, can force a company to take notice and fix the issues much faster and makes it harder for them to ignore.

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To be honest, I like that more than the red and brown. At least it's got SOME blue. And she kinda reminds me of Skeletor in the blue and purple.
Honestly, I think they were probably using the IDW reprints as they were probably given them as reference. and by the time the error was realized (presumably when the figure was revealed if none of the NECA team are hardcore Mirage fans) it was too late in the production process to fix it. Hopefully she will get a re-release in the right colors, and hopefully this error will make them double check things on future figures.
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Old 03-24-2022, 03:37 PM   #224
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Honestly, I think they were probably using the IDW reprints as they were probably given them as reference. and by the time the error was realized (presumably when the figure was revealed if none of the NECA team are hardcore Mirage fans) it was too late in the production process to fix it. Hopefully she will get a re-release in the right colors, and hopefully this error will make them double check things on future figures.
Definitely seems like a possibility. Though one thing that comes to mind is the fact that Mirage Renet was released as a HeroClix before, and in her proper blue colors.



Granted, I don't know whether or not NECA owned HeroClix at the time that this was released. I don't know the ins and outs of the history of NECA's ownership of HeroClix, but I do know they at least do own it currently. But even so, I suppose it's a toss-up as to whether or not the people that made the recent action figure are the same people as the ones that made, or are even aware of the existence of, this old Renet HeroClix.
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Old 03-24-2022, 09:10 PM   #225
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Fugitoid arrived from Target.com. The packing slip and shipping label made it clear they simply routed the order straight to NECA to fulfill.

It came with one of the Haulathon loot bags included at no cost...so that's a bonus I think? Except I don't really want it.
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Old 03-29-2022, 03:31 AM   #226
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Anyone in the UK had any luck getting a Fugitoid?

NECA's international arm seems really disjointed lately. UK distributors seem to be getting their hands on some items but not on others.

I've tried Haulathon.com several times but no sign of the Fugitoid figure.
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Old 03-29-2022, 05:27 AM   #227
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Anyone in the UK had any luck getting a Fugitoid?

NECA's international arm seems really disjointed lately. UK distributors seem to be getting their hands on some items but not on others.

I've tried Haulathon.com several times but no sign of the Fugitoid figure.
I'm in Sweden and it's the same thing here. So far retailers over here haven't been able to bring in any of the Haulathon stuff. I won't bother using Haulathon, those shipping costs are crazy high.
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Old 03-29-2022, 10:05 AM   #228
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Definitely seems like a possibility. Though one thing that comes to mind is the fact that Mirage Renet was released as a HeroClix before, and in her proper blue colors.

https://www.tmnttoys.com/16others/heroclix2/0029.jpg

Granted, I don't know whether or not NECA owned HeroClix at the time that this was released. I don't know the ins and outs of the history of NECA's ownership of HeroClix, but I do know they at least do own it currently. But even so, I suppose it's a toss-up as to whether or not the people that made the recent action figure are the same people as the ones that made, or are even aware of the existence of, this old Renet HeroClix.
I completely forgot about the old Heroclix and had no idea they were even linked to NECA. Guessing different teams like you say (and before IDW if I remember right so they likely had to dig out the old Mirage covers and color issues for reference).

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Anyone in the UK had any luck getting a Fugitoid?

NECA's international arm seems really disjointed lately. UK distributors seem to be getting their hands on some items but not on others.

I've tried Haulathon.com several times but no sign of the Fugitoid figure.
None. From what I can tell he went during that first morning either before or just after they fixed the shipping errors and hasn't been listed since.

Luckily I'm not bothered by the signed edition and (hopefully) the regular version should be available to the normal retailers later on so just playing the waiting game. No way paying Haulathon shipping costs.
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Old 04-21-2022, 07:57 AM   #229
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Just placed my pre-order for Fugitoid with BBTS (and hope they list Bronx soon).
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Old 04-21-2022, 12:14 PM   #230
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Just placed my pre-order for Fugitoid with BBTS (and hope they list Bronx soon).
Is Bronx supposed to otherwise be a Target exclusive? I’m hoping not because I actually want him. Was really happy to see Demona pop up on Bigbadtoystore.
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Old 04-22-2022, 07:21 AM   #231
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Is Bronx supposed to otherwise be a Target exclusive?
A friend of mine swears he bought Bronx at Walmart this Wednesday, but if it's true it'd be the first I've heard of Bronx being spotted outside Target. And dude's not a liar. BUT he is a stoner and it was 4/20, so I'd bet he was just a bit under the influence and is mistaken.
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Old 04-25-2022, 04:51 PM   #232
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Bronx finally up at BBTS.

So... I gues the Utrom should be next?
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Old 05-20-2022, 10:31 AM   #233
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Comic Con exclusive reveals are next week: https://mobile.twitter.com/preternia...C9sZ2DtbMqAAAA

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Old 05-20-2022, 10:26 PM   #234
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Yeah... there's gonna be something Mirage in there, isn't there?

My prediction: four-pack of the brothers, issue #1 style. Maybe packaged to reflect the cover.

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