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Offline Pete_Fett

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Re: Iron Man 3 Toys
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2013, 12:56 PM »
I agree as well. Would it have killed them to release a small set of collector-oriented figures that were in keeping with the Iron Man 2 toy line? I would have GLADLY picked up the Iron Man 3 version of Iron Man, Iron Patriot (repaint of War Machine), a Mandarin (played by Ghandi) and any other nicely articulated/sculpted figure put out for this line.

I keep seeing the "Assemblers" Iron Man Mark 42 and Iron Patriot in stores and I just can't justify paying $10 each for two 5POA figures with spare arms - I just can't.

Why can't they just make the line limited? Why do they thing that the skittles Iron Man figures are going to sell? From what I can tell, these things aren't moving at all, maybe things will pick up when the movie hits in two weeks, but for right now, this is yet another DOA movie-based action figure line.
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Re: Iron Man 3 Toys
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2013, 05:20 PM »
Since Marvel Select has opted to not do a Mandarin, I am hoping that Hasbro gives a movie version even if it is a Walmart exclusive like the rest of the 6 inch movie figures.
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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2013, 09:57 AM »
I bought the Assembler series Iron Man Mk 42 and Iron Patriot a few weeks back.  Target was running a sale, and they were $7 each.  At that price I could justify the purchase.  But the other armors in that series?  Eh.  And the very basic carded figures?  OMG.  I wouldn't touch those things with a 10 foot pole!

I understand that the mantra from Hasbro corporate has been "CUT COSTS, CUT COSTS, CUT COSTS".  But the Hasbro execs also need to take a long, hard look at HOW they offered that Iron Man 2 toy line, and the miscalculations that came along with that strategy.  Because this approach to Iron Man 3 looks like an overreaction to the Iron Man 2 line, and not an adjustment.  If Hasbro approached Iron Man 3 conservatively, the way they did with the Avengers line, I think they could be pretty successful.
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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2013, 10:42 AM »
Yeah, I was skeptical of the Avengers line at the beginning but they shipped just enough figures, and as a result we got more and more shipments. I saw EVERY FIGURE from that line on the pegs, and multiples too. I don't think I can say that for any other Hasbro Marvel line.

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Re: Iron Man 3 Toys
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2013, 08:56 PM »
I got a shipping notice for the second wave of Iron Man Legends from BBTS, which includes the Mark 42, Iron Patriot, and Ultron.  Sounds like they are starting to hit retail now as well.

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« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2013, 03:27 PM »
Assemblers are already marked down to $7.88 at Wal-Mart. They must be selling really well!

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« Reply #36 on: September 9, 2013, 12:43 PM »
It looks like a new wave of IM3 Assemblers is making the rounds.  And some of the armors look like those from the end sequence of IM3.  And I also saw a TRU exclusive 2-pack today that includes a couple of suits of armor that are also in that end sequence.
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Re: Iron Man 3 Toys
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2013, 08:21 PM »
Did they have the blue heavy armor one? The Igor armor? I am looking for that one.

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« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2013, 08:44 PM »
I understand the Igor armor is coming at some point.  I haven't seen it in a store yet, though.
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