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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:23 pm 
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So today's the day the THOR movie premiered. (I'll likely go see it next week once the crowds settle down a bit).

I was at Walmart today picking up a few other items. Of course I stopped by the toy section.

Any THOR: THE DARK WORLD toys?

Of course not.

I just find this very disheartening and discouraging. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:47 pm 
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TRU and Target have been where it's at for anything Marvel 3.4" size outside of Avengers... but Wal-Mart seems to be slipping in that area.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:00 pm 
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TRU has been pretty good about the movie figures. They are usually the first ones in my area that got the Wolverine, Thor, Cap, Iron Man and Spidey figures. They've gone down in regards to stocking MU figures.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Heard from a friend of mine who hit a lot of toy stores and toy departments this weekend in his part of the country.

NOTHING -- ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

This not only upsets me greatly with regard to Thor, but deeply concerns me about what it says with regard to the state of action figures in general, and retailer attitude towards them. The companies can come up with all the cool stuff they like -- doesn't do any good if the stores don't buy it.

I'm really very concerned. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:59 am 
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Found some on the shelves of my TRU, but just Thor's and Loki's. No Dark Elves.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Not that it matters if this toy line isn't even at most retail, but why is there no Malekith?

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:10 pm 
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From what I know, the 9th Doctor nolonger signs over his likeness to figures. He was done after GI Joe.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:19 pm 
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That really shouldn't be an impediment, though. I imagine it's more about wanting to save a few important characters for the second wave (like we'll ever see a second wave) so it isn't all just Thor and Loki revisions.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Whew. Thanks Sean. VS hit me with a Dr Who reference, and I was completely lost. :lol: I get it now. Kind of. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:07 am 
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Saw the post on the homepage. Not surprised people are having a hard time finding these. The only place I've seen the 3 3/4" articulated Thor 2 figures is Toys R Us, and they only have a few left at this point. Target has had some other Thor 2 merchandise but not the figures. Of course, they are to be had at Hasbrotoyshop.com, but that's not really retail / visible to casual customers.

After the underproduced Avengers movie line that both Hasbro and retailers lost untold profit on, the fact that no one is carrying these Thor figures or capitalizing on the movie is ridiculous to me. And only offering 5 different characters, 2 of whom are Thor, is also ridiculous, as is the case pack out of only 1 Dark Elf. There should have been lots of these out for people to grab around when the movie premiered. I hope they become more available during the holidays...


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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:34 am 
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Sean Whitmore wrote:
That really shouldn't be an impediment, though. I imagine it's more about wanting to save a few important characters for the second wave (like we'll ever see a second wave) so it isn't all just Thor and Loki revisions.

How? Not like they can make him in a second wave or a third or whatever. They simply... can't. So it seems rather important fact.

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
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Sean Whitmore wrote:
That really shouldn't be an impediment, though. I imagine it's more about wanting to save a few important characters for the second wave (like we'll ever see a second wave) so it isn't all just Thor and Loki revisions.

How? Not like they can make him in a second wave or a third or whatever. They simply... can't. So it seems rather important fact.



Accept they can call it a comic version and release him with a more generic face sculpt.. Since he existed before the movies--

He is in the Lego game..

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:15 am 
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That is true

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the THOR: THE DARK WORLD figures!?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:53 am 
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Hasblow has completely dropped the ball when it comes to Marvel movie figures. The 6 inch line was a joke and making it an exclusive has been a negative thing.

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