I hit up four Walmarts and two Toys R Us's today and dear God did I get frustrated.
Both Toys R Us's had one Slythe in, so I was finally able to get him. Still no Cheetara, Kit/Kat, or Panthro anywhere in sight. Both had Classic's Lion-O and Tygra, which surprises me just cuz I thought these were gonna be the big items to get from the line. The mini power sword and gloves are pretty much gone while the deluxe sword is in abundance everywhere. The Tank and Tower seem to be a non winner as they're everywhere now...
Only one (ONE!) Walmart in a 20 mile radius had a Thundercats section and it was picked dry. It had the 6" figures in stock, so I was able to see the suckage of Panthro, MummRa, and Lion-O in person finally. But the same peg warmers were here like everywhere else - MummRa, Lion-O, Tygra...
I swear I haven't been this frustrated with collecting a figure line since the original MMPR line and those dam Dragonzords =/
(pic of the war torn Walmart shelf)
LUCKY. I go all over and each place has two 6 inch Lion-Os sitting there and NOTHING ELSE. I would LOVE to find a 6 inch Mumm-Ra sitting there for me!
Even though I'd like one, I highly doubt my local stores will have him. I really suspect that a ton of 'scalpers' live in my area, buy up all of the stock of the figures I want and then sell them online for more money than they bought them for.
Or, my stores never get them. Both are pretty much true.
I'll have to keep an eye out for him. Just to clarify, when you say that you saw Slythe, you aren't referring to that Deluxe reptile creature with the cannon thing, are you? Because that's just a generic reptilian warrior. It's not actually Slythe.
My local Wal-Mart got some stock in. When I was there on Saturday, they still had at least 1 of each of the 4 inch figures (not including Slythe), in the case of Lion-O, Tygra, and Mumm-Ra, I think they had 2 or 3 of each, maybe even 4 in Lion-O's case. They 6" figures were completely sold out. I was considering possibly getting a Mumm-Ra for the scale issue. They had 1 of each of the Classic figures when I was there. I didn't see any tanks or towers (not sure if they got them in stock or not).
OK that is it I might have to use my TRU Rewards certificates to buy another Thundertank and repaint it. Seriously this is MUCH better than the Blue toy we got...come on Bandai!!
You just give the, it's a difficult procedure bit. Some nerve cluster is also in the tail. Then have the ones who do this be rare and of the higher class elitist jerkfaces and yeah.
This thread needs splitting into cartoon and toy talk. It's way too muddled to follow :hmwink:
You think so? I haven't had a problem. I kind of like having everything in one place... partly because they sort of feed off of eachother, like my next comment... :)
Anyway, I had to go to TRU today (looking for Black Canary and Vandal Savage from the YJ line) and no Tower of Omens there. Had to cash a money order at Wal-Mart and it wasn't there either. So none are around here for me to even think about buying. I suppose I'll see what it looks like in the show and then decide whether I want to buy one and spruce it up or if it's not worth it.
At this rate, I wonder how soon it'll be before we even see in in the show though.
"Journey to the Tower of Omens" August 26th
I picked the Tower up for another orger, I still maintain my stance unless someone like Pixel Dan or another toy reviewer can make it appear cool its still too high for my price range.
I will gladly buy it on clearance as a diorama piece for $10-15 but not $40
Have these been popping up at Targets by anyone?
No luck here in Chicago. :sksad:
Walmart bumped their orders up and moved them from Warehouses when the show launched.
Kmart has all their stock, most stores are keeping it in the back
Toys R Us is routinely getting new stock but at of course it costs more than the other 2 stores
I hate to play backseat toy designer, but here's what I've liked to have seen in the Tower of Omens playset. Until we see it in the show, it's hard to say what Bandai had to work with design-wise but my main beef with the playset is it's shrimpiness and it's lack of play features. Of course, in the real world toy designers have to deal with rising materials and labor costs, the fact that retail doesn't have much interest in stocking huge items and the relative failure of the majority of playsets these days. I have no such constraints.
So, made it a bit larger overall and added:
• Collapsing Columns
• A larger, taller, central tower with a control room so the elevator actually has somewhere to go.
• More substantial base pieces.
• A connecting track. You could either connect the two pieces together (as shown) or connect a launcher in as well so that you could launch the included vehicle out the doors.
We could keep the light-up signal at the top... and the slide feature if desired. Then on top of that I'd hope for a paint job that had more texture and weathering. We haven't seen the tower yet (cool that it's happening soon!) but based on the aesthetic of the show and the way the tower looks, it's hard to believe it's not more weathered looking on the show.
Yeah my real issue with it is that its not a base, they would not have had to do much to it to make it similar to the 200x MOTU Battle Station
Your ideas along with maybe one of 2 pieces of plastic connecting the head/wall to the tower would have sold me on its purpose.
Maybe the cartoon will change my mind but right now it just seems like its pieces from what would be a bigger playset.
I guess the 80's and 90's spoiled me for playsets :hmlol:
The Cats must pass a series of obstacles in order to finally get the Book of Omens, but Mumm-Ra is hot on their trail. Lion-O must stop him from getting the book first, for the book will lead whoever finds it to the Stones of Power.
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Mumm-Ra Mobile? :hmlol:
Teaser Images for the episode can be seen here:
The only time Mumm-Ra should be seen driving a car is on Robot Chicken.
Mumm-ra driving is a bit strange! they should have his left turn signal on the whole way :lol: