The first wave is up for preorder on the hasbro pulse... along with transformers, star wars, power rangers, ghostbusters, and marvel legends. Fortunately, most of it doesn't come out until summer and fall.
Yeah, I found that pulse ships in batches, so if you get your order in quickly, you normally get it before they hit stores. If you wait, you might be several weeks later. Just like with the deluxe Snake-Eyes, early orders have a ship date of 4/1. If you waited 12 hours, you have a ship date of 7/1. Eh.
But like PCS, I have had terrible luck with Amazon cancelling any figure preorders that are more than 60 days out. Their system doesn't like having open orders that long, constantly sends you notifications, asks permission to delay the order, ultimately cancels them.... and then lists them as available to preorder three days later. Burn me half a dozen times, and I'll wait for whatever Pulse batch I get.
I had similar things happen with Walmart, but not on as big a scale. Target... my normal path doesn't take me near one, so it's usually a deliberate trip to be disappointed. And BBTS now charges tax and takes two weeks to ship anything, and then it takes another two to arrive. It doesn't do any good to use them for anything that you care about getting quickly.
I personally have had great luck with Pulse and will use them religiously until my free membership runs out. After that, I'll reassess my options.
No doubt. I used to be a diehard BBTS customer just because they were the easiest way to buy cases/sets of figures, and 3P TFs. They were never the cheapest, but it beat the hell out of endless hunting. In the last 15 years, I've probably spent 15-20k or more with them. But now, it's only for massive sales, things I can't find elsewhere, and stuff that's for fodder and I don't care how slow it is to arrive.
At this exact moment, I have nothing in my PoL, and I have exactly one thing preordered with them. How the mighty have fallen.
I imagine they will, though I don't expect the Classified series to be scaled smaller in any meaningful way. LA is definitely intended for Japanese 1:12. Damtoys scales better with the Japanese stuff, as well. You can try Crazy Figure (I got their M14, and it is definitely better for Western 1:12), and Mezco, too.
I meant “my” stuff. The Metal Gear franchise went to original gun designs with the MGSV games instead of real world designs. I’ve been modeling a lot of those because I figure Marauder takes care of everything else.
The leg pouch is a bit much, but overall, I like it. I'm sure some will scream that it's not ARAH enough, while others scream that it's not modern enough. No figure is going to please everyone, but this seems like a solid effort.
Yeah, all that red is a bit much. I think for me, for all the figures, it will foremost come down to whether or not they make it to my local Walmart shelves. If yes, then I'll make the call of: a.) This one will look awesome on my desk shelf and I can't risk missing it! BUY!, b.) This one looks solid, but not for $20. Maybe buy it when it goes on clearance., or c.) Ew. Hard pass.