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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:35 am 
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oh boy... now you've done it.... must fight urge to make wish list


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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:02 pm 
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I..cannot...restrain...myself.

A $40 or $50 three pack is flat-out ridiculous. $30 would be ridiculous, but I guess I would pony up and buy at that price. Why would these theoretical three packs need to be so blatantly overpriced? Lobo? SOLD OUT! S.T.R.I.P.E.? SOLD OUT! The last two Matty three packs? SOLD OUT!!! I think the pricing for JLU items on Matty is fair enough for both fans and Mattel's always-hungry coffers. A fifty dollar three pack with the possibility of repeat or repainted figures is ludicrous at those prices.

Luthoriac and The General would be oversized figures most likely. I could maybe see whatever set they would have to come with being $40. Beyond that, nope.

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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:27 pm 
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Yeah, at $20-$25 PLUS shipping, it's already stretching it. $30 would be the max. But $40-$50? I'm sorry, even I'd probably be out at that point.

For the oversized figures, that price would be stretching it too. Again, $30 would be the max. For $40-$50, I better get something fandamntastic.

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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:30 pm 
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If it gets me the final unreleased figures, I'd pay it. Better than any amount you'd pay on ebay for "prototypes." If that was their price for ongoing new figures in the line? Hmmm... Perhaps but I'd either want them released in groups to save on shipping or stretched out to allow me time to raise funds.

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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:02 pm 
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Okay, but at $35-$40 you can pay a customizer to make you one and do it correctly ala Stew's corrections to Dr Destiny. I'm just saying...

I just can't see myself paying $40-$50 PLUS shipping for these. And I'm probably one of the most diehard collectors there is.

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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:11 pm 
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I think we can all agree that we're hoping that ISN'T a price tag in our future.
Speaking of customs, the Guff may be close to finishing the "STRIPE/Win a JLU Custom" figure :)

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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:23 pm 
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Yeah, I've seen the WIP pics. Looks fantastic. I'm about halfway done with the ones I've been working on.

Like I said, I wouldn't be opposed to some price increase. I know some would and that's fine. But when you start pushing it to $40 for a three pack, at that point diminishing returns has to set in. It simply isn't worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:49 pm 
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The only way I'd pay something like $50+ a pack is if it was a three pack of something like...

The Annihilator robot
Giant-Sized Long Shadow
Giant-Sized Mordru

In a way it kind of be cool if they did this lol, on a super-sized three foot 3-pack card and all. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:46 pm 
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Yeah, hearing about about those drawing board characters doesn't hit me the way the loss of Dr. Destiny and Firefly did. Probably because we've never actually seen them or they weren't tooled already. Firefly AND Destiny keep popping up on eBay at ridiculous prices and I think Mattel needs to get it together with those two at least.

So, yeah, three-packs and the missing six-pack. Then I'm good.

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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:58 am 
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Yeah, hearing about about those drawing board characters doesn't hit me the way the loss of Dr. Destiny and Firefly did. Probably because we've never actually seen them or they weren't tooled already. Firefly AND Destiny keep popping up on eBay at ridiculous prices and I think Mattel needs to get it together with those two at least.

So, yeah, three-packs and the missing six-pack. Then I'm good.


I agree...If a"Flames of Fear" three pack featuring Volcana, Firefly and Dr Destiny was the very last JLU offering...well then I'd be ok with JLU ending. (uhm...after a withdrawl period)

Unless of course somehow TRICKSTER made it out ...then all bets are off!!!

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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:10 am 
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Well, my seven pack arrived today. Plus the Golden Age Flash/Green Lantern/Hawkman and Starman/Animal Man/Adam Strange three packs. So it's picture time!

The seven pack! They're going out with a helluva bang.

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The Justice Society of America:

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There's something happening here. But what it is ain't exactly clear.

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The Green Lantern Corps:

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Hawkworld:

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The Detroit era Justice League:

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Beware The Creeper!

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Starman:

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Speedy (Red Arrow? Arsenal?):

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Dick, Roy, Wally and Vic.

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The Seven Soldiers of Victory!

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The Satellite Era Justice League, with special guest stars Adam Strange and Metamorpho.

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(And that's it! Because of the sheer amount of characters alone, JLU can safely be considered one of the greatest super-hero action figure lines of all time. It was an amazing run.)


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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:42 am 
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Thanks for the pictures. Dang, Johnny Thunder is HUGE. I knew it going in, but it's still rather startling. And Thunderbolt is pretty tiny. I'll probably stick with my Johnny custom, but I'm still glad to have him.


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 Post subject: Re: AFi First Look - JLU 7-pack
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:55 am 
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It's too bad CA failed at dressing himself... :lol:

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