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  1. I discovered these photos a couple weeks ago and have started working on a minimate scaled one. I recently acquired some pieces to make a scaled Raider too. Now, if only I had some time... When I have something I will post it for all to see
  2. A wave is generally 3 'common sets of 2' + 1 set which contains a duplicate 'common' + 'a variant figure'. Retailers buy a 'case' of 12 sets of 2 figures. These 'normal' cases contain 4 sets of 'A' ,4 sets of 'B',3 sets of 'C' & 1 set of variant. In a nutshell each case contains 1 variant pack. With a custom case there are 3 complete waves (3 x each set inc. variant). Got that? Right, but as I asked before, how can one order these? I don't want to bug, but my LCS is talking about cutting some of us out because it is too costly to buy four cases just so the four people that collect minimates can get complete sets. Does anyone know so I can pass it on to my LCS? Thanks.
  3. I had not heard of these 'custom cases.' My LCS could really benefit from them. How does one order them?
  4. I think this is a result of the removable face plate on the mask. If you look closely the picture I posted on page 3 of this thread, you can see the face mask removed next to the Mark III IM. I just hope it stays on better than the Zombie Iron Man mask.
  5. Obviously you did not see an episode with Six in it :tongue: Six is sexy
  6. This was why I started getting them. I thought the human pilots would be great for an anti-mutant group and the Cylons could be invading the Marvel universe. I have all the BSG mates (except the exclusive Starbuck) and I am now hooked on the show. All because of my love for the mates. And my love for evil robots. And now my love for the new Boomer! Oh, and I never got into Trek. I have always been a Star Wars fan.
  7. To me it looks like they are just really big boots. Assuming that they don't come up as high in the back, knee movement should be fine.
  8. Did you mean this? I had to save this, just in case. Picture source was Superhero Times. I needed something to drool over until late this summer
  9. I would be happy even if we got more waves like 19. Each pack had a villain and a hero. Just give us some lesser known heroes so we can fill out the ranks. And I like the Cylon-style boxed-set idea.
  10. "With great power comes great responsibility." ~ Uncle Ben Parker Oh, we weren't talking comic/ movie lines here I would have to say that the best wave is 19. It has a great diversity of characters and they are all detailed very well. The Angel/ Apocalypse 2-pack has to be my favorite 2-pack to date. Plus, the fact we get three villains, all very prominent in their respective comic titles is a plus. I thought that the original black spidy was the hardest variant to find. Of all the mainstream and semi-mainstream (I do not count/ collect the holiday of metallic singles) Marvel minimates, Black suit Spiderman from wave 2 is the only guy I am missing.
  11. I laid the wings down, one at a time, and pressed my Angel onto them. At first this only worked to hold until it got bumped. After the third attempt, it has stayed for good. I can even move (pivot) the wings slightly to give him different poses. This wing attachment is soooooo much better than that of the Hawkpeople from DC. Although, part of me wishes that they would have been similar so I could have given Angel feathered wings. But, Angel and Apocalypse is still the best set of these two waves!
  12. I am hoping that we will be surprised to find a Sports Almanac accessory included. That would, IMO, justify this Marty. I was thinking that Ms. Clayton could come with another Western Doc Brown. I would prefer to have 'Circus Cowboy' Marty packed with Jennifer from the end of the movie. Then all we would need is a Delorean with Hazmat suit Marty and Hazmat suit Doc. And Einstein, of course.
  13. Best thing to do is email AFX to find out for sure. It appears that they have updated the site to say "every each set" So, buy multiple sets, get multiple spideys!
  14. I asked my LCS when I picked up my Spiderman 3 mates yesterday (I am considered an East-Coaster here in Madison, WI); they said they weren't on their shipping list, but they still might be out next week (Friday due to the holidays). They weren't exactly sure. They also said that some of their other Previews exclusives for yesterday did not show up, so who knows!
  15. nice, the rare "we're keeping them all for ourselves" style of customer service... you'd think a store wouldn't want its employees hoarding exclusives, presumably to resell. unless that was a board member working there and snapping them up for us, in which case I'm all for it! I would think we would have a better chance of DST saying that everyone who has thus far posted in this thread gets one free set of these guys.
  16. I just drove over an hour both ways, in a snow storm to get to the nearest FYE store. I asked them if they carried minimates and they tried to sell me some Halo miniatures; like they are even close! Grrrr. They wouldn't even look to see if they could order them. I hate that this exclusive is available at a store conglomerate that has closed, at least within 100 miles of me, 70 percent of their stores. So, yeah. If anyone is willing to buy up a bunch, I would appreciate one too.
  17. That's just a couple of dollars cheaper than what you would pay to get them separately through the "gift shop". . .if you did that, and got two shipments, you would be getting two Spideys (and if they ship them together, as they probably would, you could get back nearly half of your "shipping" costs). If they were to give it some thought and knew about the 25 dollar deal, I don't see why anyone would buy that lot as is. . .now if they added 2 Spideys, the total and shipping prices would be a little less, so that would be more reasonable. . . Just remember that for each individual item that you order AFX tacks on an additional charge of like 50 cents to a dollar. That is per item over one (the first has that standard charge of like $5). This is wrapped up in that 'handling' charge. The extra, however, might be worth it to get that second Iron Spidy, IMHO.
  18. I, too, have never seen an Episode of BSG (okay, I did see about three minutes of an episode, but that snippet had no cylons. I have a complete case of the moderns plus the two that came in waves one and two. I just wanted an alien force for all my heroes to fight. And the pilot/ warriors make a good militant group to go after my X-men too.
  19. I also ordered some Star Wars stuff. I have received the notice to expect shipment soon, but I have not yet received the notice that the items have shipped. I did also order some holiday stuff for my free Spidy in a different order and am in the same boat with email notices. I cannot wait any longer! Ship 'em already AFX!
  20. Not to pick on you Dino - just using your statement as an example. So, if they said the cost of the products you're choosing from was, say $5 higher - and the shipping was $5 less, that would make the sale for you? You do realize pricing is just a game - whether the retailer chooses to show actual shipping or roll it into the price of the product makes no difference - just how the customer sees the charges. (I have an online retail background and have found customers will pay a higher price for a product to get 'free shipping' - all I did to get to the 'free shipping' was calculate the cost of shipping into the price the customer pays for the item. I'm just curious what others here say about this.) I'd have to agree.... often the incentives like free items or free shipping are typically structured so that higher prices or a certain volume makes the transaction nominally profitable - or at least not a loss. The best way to look at it is as a total net cost (Merchandise + Tax + S & H - discounts/incentives) and choose the best deal. The question: "would you pay $50 for an item with free shipping or $25 for the same item with $15.00 shipping?" makes the point perfectly. Choosing the higher shipping cost is till more economical than opting for the free offer. One problem with AFX, however, is that neither their shipping, nor their merchandise is cheap. Things in their holiday sale that are readily available elsewhere are on sale for $10 more than anywhere else (listed at normal price $25 more than anywhere else). I could justify the high shipping if prices where reasonable (or for exclusives) and I frequently do. It really does all come down to factoring all costs in. Oh, and making sure you remember to hit that combine all items into one shipment box in order to avoid the $5 per separate shipment;) Needless to say I managed to find some things in which I was remotely interested in order to get me that Spidy that I so desperately need! Hopefully they have not run out...
  21. Were these a West Coast only thing? I don't recall from the other 5 waves if we East-coasters (Mid-westerners) get the DC mates later. I normally have a call from my LCS, but was wondering if they didn't call because they already called about something else over the weekend. Anyone know? Thanks!
  22. At what TRU did you find them? I keep looking where I thought they used to be, but they seem to have been missing for a while. What aisle, I guess, to be more specific (in with what stuff)? Thanks for the update!
  23. So, two questions. One, were these west coast only? Like, that would suck. And two, why does still/ now have the BTTF mates listed as November? I would think they would have gotten them so they could have them shipping on the release date. I am just anxious, I guess I didn't know if my LCS would (want) to carry the BTTF mates, so I ordered them from, along with their awesome exclusive!
  24. I have been thinking about this. I was thinking that we could use a 'Friends and Enemies' themed wave. It would include: Red Skull and Falcon War Machine and Mandarin Black Widow (red hair) and (I hadn't thought of a good Daredevil pair) Variant: Black Widow (blond) I was thinking here that the wings for Falcon would be attached similar to Captain America's shield loop. That way they could be 'complete,' covering the entire arm and could also be removable. Using this format, they could also easily double as wings for Vulture. That said, we need a box set surrounding the Vulture: Young Vulture Old Vulture Scorpion Old Peter Parker Aunt May *This idea is based on me recollections of the Spiderman TV series where Vulture takes Spiderman's youth and May finds Peter very handsome. And then when Scorpion has Vulture imprisoned in a later season. A Robbie Robertson and Tombstone two-pack would also be cool. If not the box set: Robbie & Tombstone Scorpion & Aunt May Young Vulture & Old Peter variant: Old Vulture One can always dream, right
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