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Scud!!! FYI

The first Scud pic at the top was actually a limited ed. 400 piece statue from the NY comic con, so it's not poseable but it does have some cool features like the target base and the box that looks like his vending machine. But the second pic showing Scud will actually be part of the action figure series and will be fully poseable.

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Posted by xiombarg on 1 August, 2008 - 11:12
um...

...did any other CDX fans catch this thread before Shocker started deleting its posts in embarrasment?

page 2 is where the CDX review was mentioned. The original posts were pretty ridiculous behavior, and you can see in what people quoted that the Shocker employee was very much out of line.

Sad, because I ave an irrational love for THE MAXX and anything Sam Kieth does.

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Posted by The Big R on 1 August, 2008 - 17:03
Just read it..

I read through that forum thread and it is pretty ridiculous. Whoever was posting on behalf of Shocker was kind of an idiot, but then I really doubt that other poster was actually Robert Kirkman. But I'm still going to pick up the Scud figure.

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Posted by xiombarg on 3 August, 2008 - 19:30
actually...

xiombarg ...it really is one of the folks from Shocker Toys, and it really is Robert Kirkman. Kirkman posts about once a month, and participates every once in a while. C'mon, man, why would I put anything forward like that that I wasn't 100% on? Who would really want to post false stuff under "Shocker Toys" anyway? And apparently Shocker's done the same thing in other forums as well... but I couldn't find anything "real" out there about it (they took down their own forum for a while)...

I hate to say bad things about a small indie company with some fun licenses, trying to give fans fun toys to collect, but when you behave like a jerk on the internet, AND put out bad product, AND behind-the-back style insult CDX for an honest review... that has to be called out.

I mean, THE TICK, GRENDEL, DICK TRACY, THE MAXX... these are all series that i've had serious obsessions with over the years. It's a difficult decision that will have to of course wait when product actually hits the shelves.

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Posted by The Big R on 4 August, 2008 - 11:24
As the dude responsible for

As the dude responsible for the SDCC07 Metalocalypse "statues", I gotta say, they were horrendous. That's honest opinion right there. The guy on that thread posting on behalf of Shocker Toys was actually Geoff Beckett, their president, himself. Take it for what you will...but despite the revulsion I felt towards those Metalocalypse figures, I actually hope their new figures turn out slamming. No, I didn't pick up the new Metalocalypse set at Comic-Con, but I'm praying to the toy gods their Indy series is hot.

I mean, c'mon--I'm no hater. I want good toys of these characters...especially the Tick. I grew up one town over from Quincy, MA, where Ben Edlund first penned The Tick for New England Comics.

So, what's there to be gained from more terrible toys on the market?? I hope the new figures kill...and I'd be more than happy to post an honest, positive review for Shocker.

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 6 August, 2008 - 14:30
 
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