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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:32 pm

AmiAmi did an update. When I went to look at combining orders for December on Friday, there were at least nine Mafex figures across DC and Marvel. When I just looked, it only has Cyborg Superman for DC and the classic Spidey reissue for Marvel. Relieved for my wallet, but a little surprised they're not trying to get in a third one.
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:21 pm

gpmartin414 wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:32 pm
AmiAmi did an update. When I went to look at combining orders for December on Friday, there were at least nine Mafex figures across DC and Marvel. When I just looked, it only has Cyborg Superman for DC and the classic Spidey reissue for Marvel. Relieved for my wallet, but a little surprised they're not trying to get in a third one.
T1 Terminator is the third.
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:29 pm

Benedict wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:21 pm
gpmartin414 wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:32 pm
AmiAmi did an update. When I went to look at combining orders for December on Friday, there were at least nine Mafex figures across DC and Marvel. When I just looked, it only has Cyborg Superman for DC and the classic Spidey reissue for Marvel. Relieved for my wallet, but a little surprised they're not trying to get in a third one.
T1 Terminator is the third.
I always forget Mafex does more than Marvel and DC.
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:24 pm

I posted all of Medicom's estimates on the DC Mafex thread, but here it is again, just in case:

According to Medicom's site:

Cyborg Superman......12/22
Terminator......12/22
Spider-Man Classic....12/22

Homelander....1/23
Butcher.......1/23
Harley Caution Tape version........1/23
Wonder Woman Golden Armor......1/23
Loki Infinity War.......1/23
Huntress.....1/23
Cyclops X-Factor....1/23
Superman ZSJL....1/23
Nightwing.....1/23

Deadpool X-Force....3/23
Wolverine X-Force....3/23
Magneto....3/23
Steel.....3/23
Thor.......3/23

Storm....4/23

Iron Man mk 50.......5/23
Cyborg ZSJL.....5/23
Black Noir.....5/23
Rescue....5/23

Scarlet Spider......6/23
RoboCop Damaged......6/23

THE Batman.......7/23
Starlight........7/23

Terminator 2 Damaged.....8/23
RoboCop 2 no helmet.......8/23

Spider-Man No Way Home....9/23

LeBron Space Jam.....10/23

Poison Ivy.............11/23
Terminator 2........11/23
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:59 pm

os189 wrote:I posted all of Medicom's estimates on the DC Mafex thread, but here it is again, just in case:

According to Medicom's site:

Cyborg Superman......12/22
Terminator......12/22
Spider-Man Classic....12/22

Homelander....1/23
Butcher.......1/23
Harley Caution Tape version........1/23
Wonder Woman Golden Armor......1/23
Loki Infinity War.......1/23
Huntress.....1/23
Cyclops X-Factor....1/23
Superman ZSJL....1/23
Nightwing.....1/23

Deadpool X-Force....3/23
Wolverine X-Force....3/23
Magneto....3/23
Steel.....3/23
Thor.......3/23

Storm....4/23

Iron Man mk 50.......5/23
Cyborg ZSJL.....5/23
Black Noir.....5/23
Rescue....5/23

Scarlet Spider......6/23
RoboCop Damaged......6/23

THE Batman.......7/23
Starlight........7/23

Terminator 2 Damaged.....8/23
RoboCop 2 no helmet.......8/23

Spider-Man No Way Home....9/23

LeBron Space Jam.....10/23

Poison Ivy.............11/23
Terminator 2........11/23
Interesting there aren’t any February releases.


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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:41 am

Chinese new year at the end of Jan, (22nd) can’t imagine much would come out in Feb unless at the end of the month.
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:54 am

I thought it was to account for the fact that there's no way all of that is coming out in January, so some will spill over, but Chinese New Year makes more sense.
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:46 am

Oh darn - Storm got pushed til Spring? I got the email from AmiAmi today but didn't see a release date push mentioned so I just thought it was coming real soon. :(
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:03 am

AmiAmi just sent updates. Nightwing is now March along with Huntress and Storm is now April.

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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:01 pm

Here are the latest estimates from Medicom's site:

Cyborg Superman..................12/22
Terminator.......................12/22
Spider-Man Classic...............12/22

Homelander........................1/23
Butcher...........................1/23
Harley Caution Tape version.......1/23
Wonder Woman Golden Armor.........1/23
Loki Infinity War.................1/23
Superman ZSJL.....................1/23

Cyclops X-Factor..................2/23

Huntress..........................3/23
Deadpool X-Force..................3/23
Wolverine X-Force.................3/23

Magneto...........................4/23
Nightwing Hush....................4/23
Storm.............................4/23

Thor Comic Book...................5/23
Steel.............................5/23
Iron Man mk 50....................5/23
Cyborg ZSJL.......................5/23

Scarlet Spider....................6/23
RoboCop Damaged...................6/23

Rescue............................7/23
Black Noir........................7/23
THE Batman........................7/23
Starlight.........................7/23

Terminator 2 Damaged..............8/23
RoboCop 2 no helmet...............8/23

Spider-Man No Way Home............9/23
Iron Man Endgame damaged..........9/23

LeBron Space Jam.................10/23

Poison Ivy.......................11/23
Terminator 2.....................11/23
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:32 pm

os189 wrote:Here are the latest estimates from Medicom's site:

Cyborg Superman..................12/22
Terminator.......................12/22
Spider-Man Classic...............12/22

Homelander........................1/23
Butcher...........................1/23
Harley Caution Tape version.......1/23
Wonder Woman Golden Armor.........1/23
Loki Infinity War.................1/23
Superman ZSJL.....................1/23

Cyclops X-Factor..................2/23

Huntress..........................3/23
Deadpool X-Force..................3/23
Wolverine X-Force.................3/23

Magneto...........................4/23
Nightwing Hush....................4/23
Storm.............................4/23

Thor Comic Book...................5/23
Steel.............................5/23
Iron Man mk 50....................5/23
Cyborg ZSJL.......................5/23

Scarlet Spider....................6/23
RoboCop Damaged...................6/23

Rescue............................7/23
Black Noir........................7/23
THE Batman........................7/23
Starlight.........................7/23

Terminator 2 Damaged..............8/23
RoboCop 2 no helmet...............8/23

Spider-Man No Way Home............9/23
Iron Man Endgame damaged..........9/23

LeBron Space Jam.................10/23

Poison Ivy.......................11/23
Terminator 2.....................11/23
Jesus it’s jus going from bad to worse… are the ships just completely out of fuel and personnel or is Medicom on the verge of going in the tank? How can these estimates change three times in the space of a week? They’re not even close to instilling any confidence in their customer base right now. It’ll be a miracle if retail accounts decide to hold on or start offering cancellations


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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:58 pm

I don't know, I think of Mafex, Figma, and SH Figuarts to be in the same class of figures, but I don't buy enough from the other two to really know their track record. SHF does seem a lot better? Maybe timeliness isn't as frowned upon as it is over here with Hasbro, Mattel, Neca, etc.
The date are tentative, but as of now, I see several three figure release days and a gap between July and November. Ideally, I would like to see 1-2 figures per month.
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:06 pm

I hope that the date for comic Thor sticks. It would be nice to have something concrete or at least pretty close. I feel like it went from March to May!
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:25 pm

I’m not a big Mafex collector but I have preordered Storm, Magneto, and classic Spidey. So much other stuff has shipped in the last 4 weeks that I’m actually a little relieved to see the mutants pushed back. After having Gambit for a while they’re definitely my most anticipated figures, but I’m happy to have a bit of a break on the wallet - especially in the run-up to Christmas.
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Re: MAFEX Marvel Comics Figures

Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:13 pm

I've mentioned it before, but I think of MAFEX much more like Super7 and Bandai/SHF like Hasbro. I *think* MAFEX takes their production orders from pre-order numbers, like Super7 and the smaller companies. That's why their PO's are up for so long... you aren't buying a figure that's already produced, they are giving time to see how many units move, and maybe they round up little. Then they go to the factory and start the production process, and like Super7, they are hit with delays, some maybe due to COVID, shipping, and the fact that they aren't prioritized the same way a larger company would be. Additionally, I think at this point both MAFEX and Super7 might be being a little dishonest about release dates when PO's go up. They must know by now that there will be snags, etc, and they could account for it-- so why not wait until the figure is closer to being in production, or actually in production? Unless the POs help with funding or production estimates somehow. However, if they told people the figures release was actually two years out, they'd get very few POs and there wouldn't be any urgency around it - so if they wanted a head count before they ordered the pizza so to say, this wouldn't work.

Meanwhile, when SHFs go up for PO, what they are selling is a number of figures already in production. So their PO's sell out fast, they can't promise more because there aren't any more. But, I think they almost immediately put in another order with the factory based on how fast the POs moved for a supplementary order. That's why SHF stuff tends to sell out in POs and go out of stock instantly on release... and then several weeks or months later there is a somewhat consistent amount of stock for a bit. With MAFEX, after POs close on a popular fig, you have to hope that they do a reissue in the future.

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