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The Scarlet Spider

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  1. Thank you to all that entered And the winner is @Donny B
  2. Nice responses! I'm gonna give it another day or so to make sure everyone has time to comment that wants to!
  3. So some of you might have seen my post earlier. I came very close to packing it all away and quitting minimates. I wasn't sure I wanted to collect them. I longed for a toyline with more dynamic poses and detail. Not to mention I had some other economic issues to think about. Then i had a thought... in what other toyline would I ever POSSIBLY be able to have a Norman Osborne in a lab coat mixing flasks of chemicals? And that's when I knew I wanted to keep collecting mates. (I just have to cut back On how many I collect so it's still enjoyable and to get things in order) Anyhow if you've been stressing about the NYCC mates here's how you can get em for free - just tell me what keeps you collecting? What's your favorite thing about minimates? What's your Norman Osborne in a lab coat? (Even better if you include pictures!) I'll be running one of these contests on here and one on the Facebook page so there's two chances to win. Good luck to all that enter!
  4. Whew thanks for the warning. I was about to plan on collecting these.
  5. Definitely don't mind missing out on Emo Vulture but the others would be cool.
  6. Well at least seeing a new animated wave will be nice, and the reveal of what the Panther mates will look like. Michael B Jordan mate! I was looking at the Black Panther Hot Toy and I can't believe they didn't do a Boseman likeness.
  7. Anyone notice super loose foot pegs and bad paint on their packs? Especially on White Tiger? Her mask is shoddy and her feet won't stay on. Also don't forget my Iron Patriot - Norman's chin is sticking out under the helmet and it is such an eye sore.
  8. I usually need the steering wheel but to each their own ? And yeah I mean menagerie is only like cost + shipping for some single figures ($3 + $3 shipping per figure - about $6 for some) so I don't know. Compared to all the gas I spend it might not be that bad. Sucks when scalpers are almost cheaper than trying to get the figures yourself. Almost makes you not want to collect anymore.
  9. I did make them look, and I did as well. We searched for like an hour. I wasn't trying to drive all that way empty handed.
  10. Buffy or Star Wars. Buffy is making a come back in Pop Culture right now. All over a lot of stores I frequent.
  11. At least seeing what they look like made me not want em as much. Takes the sting away from not being able to own them.
  12. No wolverine wave. Just a handful of lies it's no wonder they're doing so terrible. I'm trying to spend at least $100 and they don't want it.
  13. Drove all the way to the next nearest Toys R Us over an hour away... when I called before leaving they had 7 in stock. When I got there they also said they have 7 in stock me and the workers look all over the store.. no luck. "System must be wrong"... I am honestly in disbelief.
  14. You saying do this to modify the figure we're getting or do you have a face and hood in mind?
  15. Care to share your mod? I prolly won't be able to pick this up but I guess it's just as well - that sword looks like the grooved hilt Psylocke sword that I hated. Those grooved swords stretch out the minimate hands and makes it hard for them to ever grip everything else. Civil Warrior is very underwhelming. Those shoulder pads impede so much movement and no slip on mask when it would have been a simple thing to do? I definitely agree that these were done on the cheeeeap. And as such I'm glad I didn't already throw down $30 to get one lol.
  16. I think it's a matter of no TRU knowing what the heck they're doing and not even knowing their own product. I called corporate and they couldn't even look these up.
  17. Thanks for clearing that up @Trekker 42! I can definitely see both sides. I mean Tom does a lot of his own stunts anyway though, yeah?
  18. I mean that's exactly the point. Yeah I want more minimates released, yeah it's awesome that people are finding them but DST Really just needs to be able to sell to consumers directly. Maybe have their own website for buying waves or something even if it's $10 a two pack as long as people can actually find them without having to pay secondary market prices and give the stores that carry them in brick and mortar a percentage of stuff Sold. Or someone above our paygrade making sure these companies like Walgreens and TRU actually put them online would kinda just alleviate most of these problems... Is wishing they all closed dumb? Yeah. But so making items do terribly difficult to purchase for people willing to throw money at the product. It's like these companies don't want my money. As far as talking to a manager.... I talked to the manager and corporate I called corporate to try to order them or get them online. Their systems seem to be a mess as the worker and supervisor I spoke to about online ordering/availability both had trouble even finding the product with the SKU/barcode. They couldn't tell me when I could get them online nor could they order them for me or send them to my store. They said they're not in control of distribution and couldn't give any contact info for distribution as they don't give it out. Their best suggestions were 1. to try ask the manager of my local TRU to order it for me but said the decision to stop having minimates stocked was the store decision. Or 2. Call the store over an hour away and try to buy them over the phone. TRU is a mess and corporate can't even find their stock on their computers.
  19. well my TRU won't carry marvel minimates anymore. I hope TRU closes.
  20. Especially the Scarlet Spider set please!
  21. Well yeah of course he'd suit up I just meant I wouldn't mind seeing more of spidey's normal life too. You think they'd insist he'd be suited up100% of the time?
  22. Or make him a recurring character. A few episodes here and there. I think Holland NEEDS more screen time. He's my favorite Spidey and I want to see him in costume/as Pete as much as possible while possible.
  23. I completely understand GMonkey! I'm in the same spot with collecting as well. My 1 TRU/ and Walgreens is the only place near me that carries mates and it's 40 minutes one way to get to one of them. It's REALLY disheartening seeing all of these releases and posts about "I just found these new mates on sale for $6" when I can't find like.... anything at my local Stores. Don't get me wrong I'm happy for them but I can't wrap my head around why companies make their products so hard to find. I'm lucky that I've had so much help finding exclusives by the people of this forum and Facebook but I find myself very much in a world of stress when something other than an LCS release happens. It shouldn't be stressful or hard to buy stuff. I definitely feel like there's more these companies SHOULD be doing for customers that are trying to give them money. I've written chuck about listing minimates on a DST website INCLUDING exclusives and just giving the other exclusive distributors a cut since they helped make it possible it but he didn't answer. minimates are my all time favorite toy line and If I didn't like them so much I would have quit already myself, but the truth is something's got to change because I'm close to quitting too If you need any help finding anything my TRU still has some Wolverine stuff.
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