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  1. jjwspider

    TRU Series 26

    Just ordered the Iron Spider set. Hopefully this is a sign of these becoming more readily available via the website.
  2. jjwspider

    Spider-Man PS4

    Would love to see it happen. I personally think the Advanced suit and Velocity suit would both look great as minimates.
  3. I honestly feel like the only successful ST line was the original Playmates line from late 1992. It was the only ST line that I fully collected and I had figures lining my room. Given the current action figure market, and the popularity of Marvel and DC figures, there doesn't seem to be a lot of room for nearly any other property - Star Wars included. Without a marketable property to reach kids (something Discovery isn't), it's difficult to even think about decent sales for almost any ST figure, especially since most of the core characters have been produced over and over again. As much as I would love to see ST recover and be successful, it's hard to fathom given the current toy environment.
  4. jjwspider

    TRU Series 26

    Congrats man! Glad to hear that the job hunt went well!
  5. jjwspider

    TRU Series 26

    All too true. I've had a heck of a time finding recent waves from them.
  6. jjwspider

    TRU Series 26

    Has Walgreens been confirmed as getting this wave?
  7. jjwspider

    What if...?

    I really, really like the idea of a What If wave. Some of my favorite stories back in the day were the ones introduced by the Watcher. Would definitely be a fun wave.
  8. jjwspider

    Animated Marvel 'Mates

    Stopped at my nearest Walgreens tody and found the same 8 or sets that have literally been sitting there for months. This is a store that never received in any of the Infinity War waves, none of the last two animated waves and took around 2-3 months to finally get the last Ultimate Spidey wave in store. For a product that has been successful, it's becoming harder and harder to find. Even eBay has become unreliable, as the most recent waves have had very limited figures available or at a significantly higher price. This isn't the only product Walgreens has had issues distributing (POP's come to mind), but at least there they've moved to the online storefront and allowed for these items to become more easily attainable. I hope that they do something similar with minimates if they are going to continue supporting this line.
  9. jjwspider

    Animated Marvel 'Mates

    Same here for Wave 8. Walgreens has to be losing quite a few sales by not being able to distribute this line in a timely fashion or to a majority of their stores. It seems as though as soon as a Wave sells through, they inundate the store with older waves, which removes them from potentially getting the newer figures in the line. As a result, the waves get stuck warming the pegs and frustrates their customers actually looking for the product, leading to fewer and fewer visits (at least that's been my experience). I'm not sure how else to tell a company that I would love to do business with them and track down products I enjoy (minimates and POP's), yet very rarely do I ever find said products in store. So frustrating....
  10. jjwspider

    TRU Series 26

    Thanks Zach!
  11. jjwspider

    TRU Series 26

    Zach, any updates on where this wave might wind up?
  12. jjwspider

    Animated Marvel 'Mates

    I broke down and wound up picking up Stealth Spidey and Spider-Gwen individually, but still wouldn't mind finding either/both these sets complete. Very frustrating that Walgreens still haven't figured out how to appropriately distribute their product across their stores, especially after being able to find the previous 2-3 releases fairly easily.
  13. jjwspider

    Storyline themed holy grail

    Really love this idea. The What If? series was one of my favorites growing up and often introduced new and different costumes. Seconded! I would also like to see: - Slingers/Identity Crisis - Webspinners of Spider-Man - primarily for the Spider-Man Unlimited suit that they introduced - Venom - Separation Anxiety - X-Men - the late 90's "new" team with Magott, Marrow, etc. - X-Men - Joe Mad designs, primarily the Shi'ar stories and the Trial of Gambit - Nightwatch - literally any story that would give me a Nightwatch figure - Mutants vs Ultras - a long shot, but it would allow for characters like Prime, NightMan, Hardcase, Mantra, Prototype and others to make an appearance
  14. jjwspider

    Animated Marvel 'Mates

    Is anyone else having issues finding the last wave at Walgreens? I've been unable to track down Spider-Gwen or Stealth Spidey yet and I've been fairly successful with the last few waves.
  15. jjwspider

    TRU Series 26

    Interesting. I wonder if these will start showing up at Luke's or via Previews or EE like some of the other TRU exclusives.
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