What’s so darned easy peasy? Scoring Hasbro’s SDCC exclusives! I was able to purchase pretty much any of the SDCC off of Hasbro’s site without the fuss, muss and headache that San Diego Comic Con usually brings.

Of course, you know, I’m a tad bit perturbed that other websites actually got the San Diego Comic Con exclusives for FREE as a gift from Hasbro. It’s not like my website isn’t popular enough we got nearly 30,000 hits last month AND on top of which it’s not like Hasbro people haven’t read this blog, so I do feel a bit left in the dust when it comes to Hasbro love.

However just because Hasbo isn’t showing me the love, doesn’t mean I’m not showing them the love. This past Monday (as in yesterday) the Hasbro San Diego Comic Con exclusives arrived on Hasbro’s site, HasbroToyShop.com… Originally I didn’t think I’d be able to score these guys and I was ready to accept that fate. Low and behold, the site ran smoothly, the exclusives are on there in a pretty good number and they’ve limited you to buying four.

Needless to say I’ve purchased the following:

The Destro two pack I’ve mentioned wanting before and I thought for sure I wasn’t going to get it. So being able to buy it off HTS was quite a surprise. Of course the $25 price tag hurt a bit, but it was this set that sold me on the exclusives.

I also picked up this Marvel Universe 4 pack. I wasn’t entirely sold on this one, but once I had Destro in my cart I figured I needed that Red Skull. As you can see in my Ebay auctions below, I actually SOLD my Marvel Legends Red Skull to end up with this set. HOW’S THAT FOR COMMITMENT HASBRO?! I’m not sure if I’ll end up regretting that since Skull is just a mashup of Indiana Jones Vogel, but I love WWII villains, so whatever.

At the end of the day I’m very pleased that the Hasbro exclusives were so easy to get. Two years ago I scored Pimp Daddy Destro off of Hasbro Toy Shop but missed out last year on Hooded Cobra Commander. Now I come back getting my two most wanted releases. Of course there are other exclusives on the site that I would have like to have gotten like Soundwave, Black & White Captain America or the deluxe Baroness, but I’m not made of money Hasbro!

Next Monday it’s Mattel’s turn at bat and I fear anything but easy peasy from them. Let’s be hopeful though. In the meantime, Hasbro people if you are reading this, remember to hook ol’ Newton up next time. I actually REVIEW figures on this site and not just make fun of them. I’m certain your SDCC freebies could be going to better places, like here. I guess you needed someone to shill the fact that you could get these so nicely off of your website.

Tune in next Monday to see if I’m able to buy anything off of Mattel’s site. Oh and check out my Ebay auctions to help me afford all this crap.

3 Responses to Easy Peasy

  • Wes says:

    30K+ hits last month? That’s impressive — especially considering that you’ve only been hardcore active for the last few months! Also, if your clever ploy to get review samples works, remind me to complain about not getting free stuff more often. πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, great on scoring those Hasbro exclusives — I hope they’re worth it. I dunno if they can top the Doctor Who exclusives, but I guess we (you) will find out soon enough!

  • Yeah I’ve been quite impressed with traffic, especially since I’ve only been serious about this place for a few months. Of course, only a handful comment! So I’m thankful for those who do, πŸ˜‰

  • Wes says:

    Ha! Well, I know what it’s like when nobody comments, so I try to do so when I have something to say. πŸ˜‰

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