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#1 Kickstrike

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:20 PM

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:32 PM

Wonder if they count towards that buy-one-deluxe-get-one-half-off promo TRU's running now.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

I would cancel my BBTS preorder but I got a 1.5 box so I could get Cliffjumper. Somehow I suspect that while finding Prime toys in a TRU store will be difficult, finding one somewhat short-packed toy in a refresh case will be next to impossible. I guess if they put him online I could pick him up, but not sure it would be worth it. If I can sell my extra deluxes on Ebay for a decent amount, I can get a better-than retail price:

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Cost of remaining figures: 41.53 = $10.38/figure for 4 deluxes. Better than TRU prices or TRU.com prices if shipping was free, and that's if they even had Cliffy available.

Voyagers aren't quite as attractive but again, I anticipate Bulkhead may be tough to come by:
Voyager case after shipping estimate: 104.49
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Cost of remaining figures: 54.49 = $27.25 per figure. TRU price is usually $19.99 and right now Voyagers are on sale for $15 on the website.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:56 PM

Are they exclusive, or is this just the first place they've shown up?

Either way, looks like I'm making a TRU run tomorrow!

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:11 PM

They've been out in Toronto a couple of days now. Ironically, your BBTS orders were probably a good idea. I finally went down to my local TRU today, and aside from the Entertainment Pack, all they had were like 10+ bumblebees. All the other deluxes were already gone.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:58 PM

Those of you living in Wisconsin, just how loud is the cursing coming from the BBTS offices? icon-fire.gif

edit: yes, a joke, and I seriously thought BBTS was out of Texas.

Edited by Lurkercon, 19 November 2011 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:11 AM

I'm sticking with my pre-orders for now. There's exactly one Toys R Us within regular driving distance of where I live and it's a mini-sized store in one of those shopping mall center things. Not exactly somewhere that's going to have a huge selection of stuff.

That, and I'm short of money at this time, so having it reserved for later gives me the chance to scrape together what I need.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:42 AM

QUOTE(Fear or Courage @ Nov 17 2011, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They've been out in Toronto a couple of days now. Ironically, your BBTS orders were probably a good idea. I finally went down to my local TRU today, and aside from the Entertainment Pack, all they had were like 10+ bumblebees. All the other deluxes were already gone.


How much are they running?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:58 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Nov 18 2011, 04:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fear or Courage @ Nov 17 2011, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They've been out in Toronto a couple of days now. Ironically, your BBTS orders were probably a good idea. I finally went down to my local TRU today, and aside from the Entertainment Pack, all they had were like 10+ bumblebees. All the other deluxes were already gone.


How much are they running?

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$16 for Deluxe. Forty something for the Entertainment Pack.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:14 AM

$44 and change, in Canadian dollars for the Entertainment pack. I actually don't recall the deluxe prices, but NightViper is probably right. I had intended to get the Entertainment Pack until I noticed that price. For some reason I thought it'd be cheaper. Maybe it's the DVD that I don't actually want.

Edited by Fear or Courage, 18 November 2011 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:29 PM

Glad for this--I was looking pretty hard at picking up a deluxe 1.5 case from EE. Woulda only had to offload a Starscream and a Cliffjumper...

...yes, all three Bumblebees would stay.

QUOTE(Lurkercon @ Nov 17 2011, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of you living in Texas, just how loud is the cursing coming from the BBTS offices? icon-fire.gif
Must be loud as hell if Texans can hear it.

(What with BBTS being here in Wisconsin at all.)

(Psst--if you claim 'that' was the joke, like, really really quickly, we'll all believe you and junk, totally.)


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE(Fear or Courage @ Nov 18 2011, 10:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$44 and change, in Canadian dollars for the Entertainment pack. I actually don't recall the deluxe prices, but NightViper is probably right. I had intended to get the Entertainment Pack until I noticed that price. For some reason I thought it'd be cheaper. Maybe it's the DVD that I don't actually want.


More likely, it's the three kids. They're the anomaly compared to other Entertainment Packs.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:07 PM

Keeping my preorder too. I've got a new baby, so while some careful budgeting means I can afford the toys without guilt, no amount of time management will allow me to run back and forth to TRU.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:28 PM

Nothing at the local TRU yet. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:38 PM

None at my local TRU and the lady behind the customer service desk checked the closest TRUs and nope, none nearby.

So I just ordered my Arcee at TRU.com. HOPEFULLY Starscream will still be in-stock next week before Black Friday...

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

I'll be keeping my BBTS preorder for Starscream, Bee, Arcee, and CJ, as well...the closest TRU is about 45 minutes away, and since they'll be added to my pile of loot at BBTS, it'll end up being around the same price as TRU.com considering shipping, tax, etc.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

From the New York sightings at 2005:
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left a case, every bubble was crushed and there was no damage on the outside of the box, i hope they all arent like this or im not finding any to keep MISB.

Odd. Still, it's a TRU that's only 40 minutes out east from me, right next to Kira Kira, so at least we know they're showing up nearby!
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:14 AM

QUOTE(Defensis Prime @ Nov 18 2011, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lurkercon @ Nov 17 2011, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of you living in Texas, just how loud is the cursing coming from the BBTS offices? icon-fire.gif
Must be loud as hell if Texans can hear it.

(What with BBTS being here in Wisconsin at all.)

(Psst--if you claim 'that' was the joke, like, really really quickly, we'll all believe you and junk, totally.)


I actually thought BBTS was in Texas. Everytime I've ordered from them, that's where my packages have come from.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:30 AM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Nov 18 2011, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the New York sightings at 2005:
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left a case, every bubble was crushed and there was no damage on the outside of the box, i hope they all arent like this or im not finding any to keep MISB.

Odd. Still, it's a TRU that's only 40 minutes out east from me, right next to Kira Kira, so at least we know they're showing up nearby!

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:03 AM

Found them at a TRU in Rockaway, NJ yesterday afternoon. Employee said there were 8 on the floor (I only saw 5), nothing in back. Grabbed to Bees, Arcee, and Screamer. No voyagers or entertainment pack. I almost missed them, on a lone pegs amongst the DOTM and Generations figs!

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