I had all of these preordered at Entertainment Earth...so I am a bit bummed. I was most excited to get Zombie #100 and in my opinion the tail end of the line was more interesting that the first half. I don't know how many of you guys saw the poster, but there were lots of cooler sculpts that I will never get...just because some pencil pushing moron doesn't see a future. With anything being released in this day and age...is it possible that maybe the price point and lack of availability played a role? I have never even seen series 1 in person and it seems that Jakk's overcompensated the next 3 to the point of clearancing the line to death. I would think that as a customer courtesy we might be able to buy our preordered items.
All of this reminds me of the GI Joe Extreme Mayday figure. Years ago they were supposed to release a Mayday figure....and she was the best sculpt in the line, but someone cancelled it out. I look at Fist Ful of Power...and although the paint had issues...it was a fun line. Countless 1990's X-Men lines were announced and then dropped. Why is it that companies advertise their coolest products and then drop them? Why do these corporate fat cats announce something and then break my little kid heart? I know the reason is money, but it still pisses me off.
I hate that toy companies short pack the coolest stuff and then bog me down with countless Ironman toys or repeat wolverine figures. I love Wolverine and toys as a whole, but you would think that these companies could be more creative & thoughtful of where their money comes from.
I worked previously for larger companies and my pride forced me to give them to bird and work for myself.
The sad thing with S.L.U.G. Zombies is that my kids really liked it and I promised them I would get them all for them to share an entire set. At this point I can't even find series 1 and I like to make promises to my boys that I can keep. It is upsetting to me that they would offer a preorder and then back out. I could see cancelling after series 6 or whatever, but why list things and then cancel?
At the end of the day it could have been better, but I'll take pigeon toed zombies over $12 Marvel Universe anyday.
Spot on. A Walking dead commercial would have been brilliant (if costly) - After all isn't The Walking Dead series the biggest mainstream zombie products ever?
I would also have seen those in HMV or other DVD / pop culture store alongside horror movie, novelty mugs, geeky ice cube mold and POP! vinyl miniatures - they would have been very comfy in such an environment. Perhaps hard to get into, but neat nevertless...
Anyhow, as a fan of the series from Canada I never saw any in store, abeit they must had some in Canadian store (or planned to) since the package on the one I got from E-bay were bilingual - French and English.
It was probably in French, because Target is French owned and it was one of the retail stores that carried these guys.