WTF, Walmart?

Yesterday, I got an email from Walmart saying they'd canceled my McFarlane Deathstroke preorder. So I went on their website and just ordered it because apparently it was in stock and ready to be delivered? What the hell is going on here?

Deathstroke toy

So yes, it's true: Walmart really did cancel my preorder of an item which was listed in stock on their website. I ordered it and it was delivered the next day. What is a Walmart preorder actually for?

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Retro Collection Spider-Man addendum: power and responsibility

Today's Retro Collection Spider-Man review talked about how Uncle Ben's famous catchphrase wasn't initially his catchphrase.

While it wasn't attributed to him in the comics until 1987, it did appear earlier somewhere else. In 1972, Ron Dante (the producer behind The Archies and their hit "Sugar Sugar") created a "Rockomic" titled From Beyond the Grave. It was partially a retelling of a few existing Spidey stories, with some new material thrown in, and it was all set to music:

That's Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek's Odo) as Peter Parker. And Thayer David, the voice of Kingpin, would later be the villain in the 1977 Spider-Man TV pilot movie. You can read all about the album here. Uncle Ben's big line comes on side two (21 minutes into the video above) - it's just Peter saying it, but this is the first time anyone specifically made it something Ben told him, rather than a general life lesson.

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The real reason we're sad to miss Thanksgiving next week

Others when they visit their parents' house: (Anakin and Padme hugging) / Me when I visit my parents' house: (Darth Vader saying 'Where are my Legos? Are they safe? Are they alright?'

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Time to take out the trash

Oscar the Grouch in a trash can mech suit


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This week in comicshops - 11/18

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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Eternia Minis: Trap-Jaw exclusive reviews

Mini-Figure Mini-Reviews

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When someone asks why you collect

If I have that toy, I'll be unstoppable

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Onward noble steed!

Venom riding a giant lobster toy

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Fortnite: the Nexus War

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, November 12

For the first time in years, the OAFEnet Email Update does feel great again.

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