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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #195 on: March 15, 2013, 06:10 PM »
Looks like some old Thor stock has been making it's way onto TRU pegs.  I've noticed the Deluxe Lightning Clash Thor turning up recently.  But not the rather HTF deluxe Heimdall.  And frankly, it's bizarre.  This line originally hit stores back in 2011, right?
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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #196 on: March 16, 2013, 07:58 AM »
about a month ago I did read someone on another board say that they did find Heimdall.

My store got a case of the first deluxe wave.

wouldn't it be crazy if that claw frost giant showed up somewhere?  that is the only figure from the line that never turned up

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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #197 on: March 16, 2013, 09:34 AM »
about a month ago I did read someone on another board say that they did find Heimdall.

My store got a case of the first deluxe wave.

wouldn't it be crazy if that claw frost giant showed up somewhere?  that is the only figure from the line that never turned up

Good luck on that!  The only place I ever saw that was in the Hasbro display case at NY Comic Con.  I had no idea that figure was even in the works until I saw it there.

The bargain hunter in me is bummed that I wasn't able to get Heimdall for $9.99 or however much Thor deluxe figures go for.  But in the grand scheme of things it was worth it to wait a little while for the secondary market prices to subside, and pay about $25 for Heimdall.  All while NOT having to search far and wide for it at retail, and probably saving a comparable ammount of gas money in the process.
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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #198 on: April 18, 2013, 02:49 PM »
I got a deluxe Heimdall from a fellow collector today.  He found a few at a local Tuesday Morning.

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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #199 on: April 19, 2013, 11:19 AM »
I still wonder if that deluxe Ice Claw Giant figure ever made it into development.....


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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #200 on: April 19, 2013, 09:42 PM »
I saw the one in a Hasbro-Marvel display case at NY Comic Con, and nowhere else.  It was never even announced in any Deluxe figure case assortments.  Has anyone seen any of the usual Asian eBay suspects auctioning off Thor prototypes?
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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #201 on: April 21, 2013, 12:58 PM »
I got a deluxe Heimdall from a fellow collector today.  He found a few at a local Tuesday Morning.

Hmm, gonna have to check a few local Tuesday Mornings - how long ago did he find it, do you know?
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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #202 on: April 22, 2013, 09:28 AM »
I got a deluxe Heimdall from a fellow collector today.  He found a few at a local Tuesday Morning.

Hmm, gonna have to check a few local Tuesday Mornings - how long ago did he find it, do you know?

About a week to ten days ago.  A friend of mine in Indianapolis found a couple last Friday.

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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #203 on: April 22, 2013, 09:50 AM »
I got a deluxe Heimdall from a fellow collector today.  He found a few at a local Tuesday Morning.

Hmm, gonna have to check a few local Tuesday Mornings - how long ago did he find it, do you know?

I've seen Heimdall at a couple of TRU stores, too.  They're out there.
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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #204 on: July 29, 2013, 06:10 AM »
Figures for Thor - The Dark World were shown at SDCC, but not so you would've noticed.  The sculpts on these look pretty good.  I just hope that Hasbro learned some lessons from the first Thor toy line and doesn't flood the market with a dozen different versions of Thor.
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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #205 on: July 29, 2013, 06:52 PM »
Figures for Thor - The Dark World were shown at SDCC, but not so you would've noticed.  The sculpts on these look pretty good. I just hope that Hasbro learned some lessons from the first Thor toy line and doesn't flood the market with a dozen different versions of Thor.

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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #206 on: July 29, 2013, 06:53 PM »
I still see a lot of Thor and IM figures at Five Below and Ollie's around here.  They may have a smaller line but I can't see them not overshipping it and dooming any future waves.

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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #207 on: July 29, 2013, 07:51 PM »
Figures for Thor - The Dark World were shown at SDCC, but not so you would've noticed.  The sculpts on these look pretty good. I just hope that Hasbro learned some lessons from the first Thor toy line and doesn't flood the market with a dozen different versions of Thor.

Bwah-hahahahahahaha.  You crack me up Nick.  Habro learning.   :D

I know.

Silly me.

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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #208 on: July 29, 2013, 11:53 PM »
Sorry to pick on your post Nick, I know you know better.

I just have the feeling that a lot of Hasbro's issues with this line and others (let's say 3.75" altogether) are of their own making.  I don't really recall all that much of the IM lines and how those distributions were, but Thor, Indiana Jones and many others, at least going back to Episode I have been victims of craptastic case distributions.  I don't know who the individual(s) involved with determining the ratios are but hopefully they just keep rolling through people because no one has got it correct for a very long time. 

It's nothing new. 

Yes, I get the fanboys are a small portion of the market.  But they continually overestimate the love of kids for 18 versions of the main character.  Kids like to have enemies/villains to fight.  It's been happening since us old farts had green and brown army men, nothing is new.  Not rocket science.  Hell, you're better off having a shortage of basic Thor than you are having an overabundance of him.  Supply-demand? 

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Re: Thor: The Toys!
« Reply #209 on: July 30, 2013, 05:42 AM »
I get the sense that perhaps I was still in the halcyon daze of the Avengers line, where the distribution of hero figures was actually somewhat reasonable (except for that one silly Reactron armor Iron Man), and that the Avengers model might serve as a lesson going forward for Hasbro.

But then I snapped out of it.
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