Looks like Figure of the Day is closing down. No reason is given for why, but in a rather amusing gambit, they’re selling the domain name itself for $2500 (or best offer).
I ran a few contests sponsored by FOTD and always enjoyed them. They seemed like good guys to work with. I did receive some emails in the last couple of months expressing skepticism and suspicion, particularly when they were selling what they called a warehouse find of the first wave of DC Arkham Asylum figures for $300. I’m not sure what to think of that – is it really fair to criticize them for charging what the market will bear? I don’t think any retailer (not even TRU, especially lately) is under an obligation to sell items at their MSRP, especially years after they’ve been released. That said, I have no idea what the set was selling for on eBay…but I think FOTD sold out of it, which suggests they gauged the price right.
Anyway, FOTD offered many great deals and free shipping, and I got a few items off their site myself and, again, really enjoyed working with them on contests. Personally, I’m sad to see them go.
On a related note, is Thwipster ever coming back, like they promised? It’s been a while now. Might be worth looking into.