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@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 11:09 AM)

Mayhem is, somewhat ironically, one of the least random parts of the board. I really don't know how that happened.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 06:34 AM)

Not even close.

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 05:51 AM)

What, Mayhem isn't random enough???

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 04:02 AM)

This place never feels random enough in that respect.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:10 AM)

I thought that was snarking at random strangers without fear of retribution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:22 PM)

Topic-specific threads are the main feature of messageboards like this, you know.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

You should ask that in the TFWiki thread.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

watch?v=94l4qCKMYZ0  

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:18 PM)

there's a pewdiepie video promoting Transformers Earth Wars and it is an official promotion video, does this mean he should get a tfwiki page?

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2016 - 07:01 PM)

I thought King Kong '05 was pretty great! I just wish I hadn't watched it as a double feature with that movie about the island with the giant bugs.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 04:46 PM)

yeah it was long as hell, it took me several days to finish it.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:29 AM)

I ended up checking it out, and it's pretty damn neat.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM)

So. Micronauts, huh?

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:49 AM)

Oh, it's only backups in "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye". Still. Onboard.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:44 AM)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:43 AM)

I didn't think I was interested but OH DEAR GOD WONDER TWINS yesssssssss

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:29 PM)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/superpowers-b18fd.jpg

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:26 PM)

Oh man, Tom Scioli's next project is a DC superhero one. Superb!

@  siccoyote : (22 July 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Feeling left out?

@  Arthur Burlo : (22 July 2016 - 06:11 PM)

"about time" ???????????????????? :(

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:08 PM)

There was a shooting near a shopping mall in Munich, currently eight or nine people are dead. Three suspects, still at large.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

About time...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

So now it's Germany's turn to be the target of what appears to be aterrorist attack.

@  Nutjob R/T : (22 July 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Which is kinda... I preordered the new VF-2ss, and then before it shipped there was the exclusive version with the SAP pack that was only open for two days of orders. And then I got the naked VF2ss and it's... Not... Good.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2016 - 12:18 AM)

Yeah, Japanese online sellers seem to take it very seriously, in my experience. When you commit to something, it's expected that you follow through on it, and cancelled transactions seem to be frowned upon. However, I've never dealt with more courteous or considerate sellers than those in Japan; some have even enclosed a small gift item in the package on occasion.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:44 PM)

Nothing really happened, I just got an email saying I shouldn't do that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

But I ended up buying it later since it got delayed.

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

and what did they do?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:42 PM)

I've cancelled something with them once.

@  Nutjob R/T : (21 July 2016 - 03:27 PM)

AmiAmi is nice but if you preorder you gotta friggin' MEAN it

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

Yep, I ordered a bunch of Gundam kits from them earlier this year. The shipping was high but I had to do EMS due to the weight of the package

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:09 PM)

and amiami is a reputable site? this is the first time i'm using them.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 02:56 PM)

Oh! Nice. I guess I thought SAL was always untracked.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 01:39 PM)

Registered means it has tracking.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 01:26 PM)

Yeah it's just slower and doesn't have tracking...usually the best economic option


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#141 Treadshot 2.0

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Jan 27 2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I betcha we'll all be fine with this in two months, six tops.

Does anyone still get worked up over Windcharger, Deep Dive, or the lost PCC waves?

Oh and when is Entertainment Earth going to pull their Pre-orders?

I'd still be pissed if I hadn't found them. I mean, I finally got a Heavy Tread LAST WEEK. This is annoying. Not being able to get a new mold optimus prime is kind of a big deal.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

I wouldn't be too worried: with years of life left in this franchise, between 2-packs and store exclusives, these molds won't stay hard-to-find forever. The only x-factor's potential deco changes like battle damage or tribal tattoos or sponsorship ads energy crackles or what have you, as many fans will usually want their molds "pristine". (I don't, but some do: give me the US Sidearm Sideswipe any day.)
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

All that's left at BBTS for the japanese version is 12 vehicons!
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:35 PM

Hasbro: We got these early edtion Transformer Prime Toys to showcase our new series with anyone wanna put thim on theres shelfs?

Wal-Mart: No I overstocked on Dark of the Moon toys even thought I was still trying to get rid of Revenge of the Fallen toys

Target: No Im in the same boat as Wal-Mart I dont want to allocate shelf space to a new TF product

TRU: Yes..No..Maybe just a few and thats it

Hasbro: Well I guess thats everyone then..wait what about online stores...well put out a note and see if they do..but nah.. no one wants thim scrap the idea

BBTS,HTS,TFScorce,: NOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!!

Anyway why could we not order thim though Amazon and such?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

I just saw an eBay auction with FE OP, Bulk, and Cliff go for 200 plus 35 shipping, buy it now.
Yikes.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE(ShinRa Inc @ Jan 28 2012, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 28 2012, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
@ Corvus: True - I just can't imagine Hasbro browbeat TRU into it. We'll likely never know for sure - Hasbro isn't going to berate TRU publicly for it. But Hasbro must have said, "Hey, we can have these figures ready at this time if you want them." and TRU agreed only to change their mind. Hasbro has said time and again they don't move forward unless they have retailer support.

Option C might be they were hoping online retailers would have more preorders and those goals weren't met so they scrapped the whole thing - but that seems even further-fetched to me.


The problem with this assumption is that the figures appeared in Canada. And Hasbro didn't just make 20 of each, and send them to TRU Canada.

The full production run was MADE. It went SOMEWHERE. How the online retailers aren't getting SOME of it is beyond explanation. Even all the other "disappearing tail-end" stuff that's come up (Windcharger, PCCs, Universe legends) were STOCKED by BBTS and others; Maybe not enough to satisfy demand, but they still placed their orders, and got their product.

The only times BBTS or other retailers have had to cancel their preorders is when the product is never even made; like the last RTS Scout wave with Rumble and Bodyblock. Those never got their production run at all, so they never showed up anywhere. But...TRU Canada has gotten the Entertainment pack, Cliffjumper, and the Voyagers. And those are the preorders that BBTS will (supposedly) be cancelling.


I'd say you're probably right and that puts more blame on TRU's shoulders in my mind. The toys are out there they just changed their minds.

Now BBTS is something entirely different and I too don't understand why it would matter what TRU did or didn't do as far as their stock is concerned.

If they don't hit ROSS, then I expect Australia will be inundated with them.

I just thought of another possibility. Mattel called 'em up and was like, "Hey... uh... you know how everyone's all mad at us because we can't manage to sell He-man right? Could you maybe do something to take the heat off us for a bit? kthnxbai."

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

QUOTE(ShinRa Inc @ Jan 28 2012, 12:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This leaves all of us in a pretty jivey situation; I've passed up on stuff I saw at TRU, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder. I've passed up reasonable eBay prices, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder. I've passed up on asking a Canadian to aquire some of the products I want for me, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder.

None of these options are viable anymore. And BBTS should know that I, and 90% of the folks who have FE stuff on Preorder don't want RiD product instead.

So while the situation seems to be a Hasbro foul-up, I'm just as displeased with BBTS if this is all how it looks so far. They made a pretty big deal about promoting themselves as the ONLY garunteed way to get this product (In fact, initially implying there'd be no retail release at all). And now they've suckered a lot of people into being left without any options but insane price gouging (Buy Takara, eBay) or being SOL on the whole line.

This echoes exactly how I felt. When people were buying FE Voyager Op off eBay, I wanted to jump but made myself wait because I had my BBTS pre-orders. Now, it seems I'm going to have to either accept being gouged or just do without, unless some friendly Canuck is able to assist me.

This bites.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

QUOTE(ShinRa Inc @ Jan 28 2012, 12:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BBTS hasn't actually cancelled anyone's preorders, that I know of. One CSR (Rita) has replied to a couple of people who e-mailed BBTS asking where the hell their stuff is with what QuantumHawk quoted above.

The listings are still up, and taking preorders. My Preorder is still in effect. I have recieved absolutely no notice, warning, or hint that anything's going on, except through this thread.

So...I really don't know what to make of all this. It seems particularly shady if BBTS knows (and HAS known) that the product isn't coming in, but haven't told their customers...unless they randomly inquire? But otherwise, they leave all the preorders up, and go home for the weekend? Meawhile, (as of last night) all the equivilent Takara product is sold out. (and twice the price, but that's just how it is)

This leaves all of us in a pretty jivey situation; I've passed up on stuff I saw at TRU, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder. I've passed up reasonable eBay prices, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder. I've passed up on asking a Canadian to aquire some of the products I want for me, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder.

None of these options are viable anymore. And BBTS should know that I, and 90% of the folks who have FE stuff on Preorder don't want RiD product instead.

So while the situation seems to be a Hasbro foul-up, I'm just as displeased with BBTS if this is all how it looks so far. They made a pretty big deal about promoting themselves as the ONLY garunteed way to get this product (In fact, initially implying there'd be no retail release at all). And now they've suckered a lot of people into being left without any options but insane price gouging (Buy Takara, eBay) or being SOL on the whole line.

This is pretty much exactly my problem and outlook. I've been doing business with BBTS for at least ten years without a hitch, so when this comes along, I feel pretty burned.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

On the one hand this really stinks for any collectors who really wanted particular versions of the molds. Personally for me it's not as bad as the characters I planned to get so far (Wheeljack Ratchet Arcee) will be in RiD and I don't think I will be worse off for getting them there.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

I don't understand why this happened, at all.
I just wanted Cliffjumper, the more recent version looks significantly less impressive. I can't discern much difference between the First Edition Prime and the one with translucent arms. Though, that's a bit disappointing as well.



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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:57 PM

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I don't understand why this happened, at all.
I just wanted Cliffjumper, the more recent version looks significantly less impressive. I can't discern much difference between the First Edition Prime and the one with translucent arms. Though, that's a bit disappointing as well.


I just picked up FE Prime and can assure you he is significantly better than the RiD version. It may not be as demonstrable in photos as the difference between the two Cliffjumpers, but it's certainly a world of difference when you get your hands on him.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Jan 28 2012, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ShinRa Inc @ Jan 28 2012, 12:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This leaves all of us in a pretty jivey situation; I've passed up on stuff I saw at TRU, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder. I've passed up reasonable eBay prices, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder. I've passed up on asking a Canadian to aquire some of the products I want for me, because I was waiting for my BBTS Preorder.

None of these options are viable anymore. And BBTS should know that I, and 90% of the folks who have FE stuff on Preorder don't want RiD product instead.

So while the situation seems to be a Hasbro foul-up, I'm just as displeased with BBTS if this is all how it looks so far. They made a pretty big deal about promoting themselves as the ONLY garunteed way to get this product (In fact, initially implying there'd be no retail release at all). And now they've suckered a lot of people into being left without any options but insane price gouging (Buy Takara, eBay) or being SOL on the whole line.

This echoes exactly how I felt. When people were buying FE Voyager Op off eBay, I wanted to jump but made myself wait because I had my BBTS pre-orders. Now, it seems I'm going to have to either accept being gouged or just do without, unless some friendly Canuck is able to assist me.

This bites.


Yep same thing here. I didn't buy anything off of Ebay or Canadian sellers with BST threads because I was secure in the knowledge that I had preorders at BBTS and therefore was assured getting everything I wanted for just a small markup. Now I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that a Canadian contact I have can find me a Bulkhead, Prime, and Cliffjumper so I don't hafta pay scalper prices for them. In the 11 or so years that I've been dealing with BBTS this has never happened to me before, words can't describe the aggravation I feel right now.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:45 PM

I'm sorry, is there any indication that Canadian TRU stores are restocking FE toys? I was under the impression that they got in their initial stock and maybe a brief restock of some deluxes and then they've been bare.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:49 PM

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I'm sorry, is there any indication that Canadian TRU stores are restocking FE toys? I was under the impression that they got in their initial stock and maybe a brief restock of some deluxes and then they've been bare.


I've seen at least three restocks of Prime FE at Canadian TRUs. Last one was probably two weeks ago.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:05 PM

So, can we perhaps start a thread in the BST forum, and sticky it, for people looking to acquire FE toys and people in the Great White North willing to go to bat and hook them up if possible?

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

 

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

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Just as a heads up for everyone, BBTS has some preorders back open again for the Takara versions of First Edition Bulkhead and Cliffjumper. They might go fast, so you better get on it. The Japanese versions are slightly nicer looking, and might be slightly cheaper than aftermarket prices on the Hasbro ones anyway:

http://www.bigbadtoy...p;category=8098

First Edition stuff is on the second page of the link.


Those are the main line releases. Not the FE versions.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE(Magick @ Jan 28 2012, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 28 2012, 10:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just as a heads up for everyone, BBTS has some preorders back open again for the Takara versions of First Edition Bulkhead and Cliffjumper. They might go fast, so you better get on it. The Japanese versions are slightly nicer looking, and might be slightly cheaper than aftermarket prices on the Hasbro ones anyway:

http://www.bigbadtoy...p;category=8098

First Edition stuff is on the second page of the link.


Those are the main line releases. Not the FE versions.


FE versions are on page 2.

Edit: Cliffjumper's already sold out. Glad I got in on that when it first opened.

Edited by Shattered, 28 January 2012 - 09:14 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

And the Optimus Prime pre-order is also sold out.

Dammit.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Jan 29 2012, 02:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, can we perhaps start a thread in the BST forum, and sticky it, for people looking to acquire FE toys and people in the Great White North willing to go to bat and hook them up if possible?


That's what they're doing at TFW so why not here?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Jan 29 2012, 02:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And the Optimus Prime pre-order is also sold out.

Dammit.


Yeah, the Takara First Edition Optimus Prime preorder never was opened back up today that I saw. And yes, I shockingly knew what I was talking about all along. icon-fire.gif

Times like these make me wish they had a waitlist system for when preorders open back up Hindsight is 20/20 I guess.

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