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Series 2 Arrives: When and Where

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Phillip, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    +Apparently, national release may not be until the 15th of the month! Unfortunately, TRU would rather ship the same old junk over and over in hopes that someone would pay 5 bucks for a half inch YUGIOH figure (highway Anime robbery!) personally, I wouldn't pay 25 cents at a yard sale for those.

    I hope that PC thugs don't pull Crazy Harry before it comes to NE, since he's the first one I'll buy!
  3. gaffercat

    gaffercat Active Member

    can someone please tell me why animal has moved from a nov 1 shipping date to nove 17th this is getting out of hand
  4. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Animal was never due to ship at the same time as the rest of the figures anyway - it will be a week or two after the regular figures show up as far as Ken said before.
  5. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    Wondering just how much longer until this thread turns into the same type of tone as the Series One did...
  6. bats1972

    bats1972 Well-Known Member

    I have no problem waiting for series two, however long it takes is how long it takes.

    It has been a while since I had a reason to "search" for something, and wait and search....you get the idea.

    Anyway, with regards to a few posts I have read stating that "Toys R Us would rather ship the same stuff over and over"....

    They seem to be a few weeks behind everyone else when releasing almost anything, except for Power Rangers. Why they are still pushing that line so hard is beyond me. (I thought that franchise was dead)

    I have a friend that works there and he says it is horrible all the old products that keep getting shipped to the store, the same stuff over and over. Other stores have all kinds of new toys yet the TRU warehouse has to sit on new stuff until they push all the old junk out first. He says it is very frustrating.

    And in turn it is frustrating to us the customers. Like I said above I have no problem waiting for series two. At this point, to me, with my friends words and my past experience shopping at TRU it always takes them forever to stock anything that I am looking for where other stores already have the products out.

    It's maddness I tell you madness!

    Keep up the great work Palisades.
  7. gaffercat

    gaffercat Active Member

    according to ebgames.com animal was supposed to ship nov 1st today they changed it to nov 17th, i know what ken said it would most likely be out but i am going according to what the place that has my credit card info is saying
  8. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Ken is the guy making and shipping this thing - the smart moneys with him. EB Games are ALWAYS wrong with delivery dates and always quote them as being way earlier than they usually are. Someone should complain to them as it gives everyone a lot of grief !
  9. incredeeble!

    incredeeble! Well-Known Member

    Pardon my ignorance, but how did the series one thread turn out??? I can only guess that it might have been pretty ugly...
  10. GWGumby

    GWGumby Well-Known Member

    How do you think Ken lost his hair?
  11. incredeeble!

    incredeeble! Well-Known Member

    OOOOOooooh okayyy... It all makes sense now. I was wondering how he lost his hair :D
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah Batman! That and Pokemon! Yuuuch!!! I mean, really. Even if they put these on sale, they wouldn't go. Just donate them to charaty and have it be a tax write off or something! I mean, the Power Ranger type stuff sits on shelves everywhere, while we're pounding down the doors of TRu screaming for Muppets which is at least timeless (of couse POGs are more timeless than Power Rangers and Pokemon!) The choice is between a Crazy Harry and a dumb show made in Japan in the 70's (think about it! It took 20+ years to sell it to an American Network) that is basically the same figure with different paint jobs. (of course this is a choice between an elegant filet mignion dinner, and a month old undercooked McDonalds hamburger)
    If you think about it, Ban Dai can make money even if these figures don't sell. They just need to take the overstock and re package it. I don't want to go further into my hatred of cheasy kiddy show, so I'll be blunt. Apparently, Chicken Dance Elmo is the only Muppet Product that TRU is promoting (actually, I think the doll is pretty cute, if it were on sale for less than 10 bucks, I'd get it and remove the batteries, but we have a lot of Anti-Elmos out there)

    SO when ever the heck the CEO of TRU gets a clue, and dumps old, unsellable overstock to release the Muppet toys that'll be time to get caught up in the Christmas scramble. Now, you have to battle parents trying to get the next hot flash in the pan toy to try to get something, someone over the age of 5 would want.

    Fozzie! Where are you?
  13. GWGumby

    GWGumby Well-Known Member

    Be a little careful what you say. I've heard a few people say the same thing about some dumb 20+ year old show made in England back in the 70's that's just barely been turned into an action figure line.

    I'd like to think more people wanted Muppets than Power Rangers, but I've never been able to figure out people.
  14. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh Well-Known Member

    Peoples is peoples. :)
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but the Muppets started up in the 50's, and appeared on quite a bit before the show was a twinkle in Henson's eye. Then came Sesame, springboarding the Muppets to fame an' fortune!

    Power Rangers is not a millionth as creative as the Muppets. Even the worst Muppet Production is better than the Best Power Rangers product ever. They just recycle the plot line from Godzilla and Astro-Boy, and pound out the same show every week!
  16. GWGumby

    GWGumby Well-Known Member

    Oh, I agree with you completely. I just meant watch how you phrase your criticisms, because your earlier critique essentially described what you were also praising except it was made in a different location. The old double standard rule can get you in trouble if you're not careful.
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    Got a Scooby Snack?

  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Reeeeh Hee heee hee hee hee!

    I meant the action figure. Man, when these get here, it is going to be SWEEEEEEEET!!!
  19. Rugbylass

    Rugbylass Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone,
    Just to let you know that my series 2 Fozzie and Floyd figures arrived today (from Forbidden Planet here in the UK)! We're still waiting for the playset and exclusive Gonzo but I am sooooo excited to finally get Fozzie! Floyd looks great but as a Fozzie fan it's fabulous to finally feel the furry fella :D
  20. FozzieBear

    FozzieBear Well-Known Member

    Heads up Aussie Muppet fans...

    The Figures and the Playset have arrived in Australia yesterday!

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