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#1 mx-01 archon

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

If there's anything you've been wanting, but just not had the money to buy, this would probably be a good time to get it.

Too bad I already have my Insecticon army... would've been much nicer to get all 9 of 'em at ~$35 apiece, as opposed to $50. But eh, what's done is done. Unfortunately, my impatience means that there's nothing that I particularly want here.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Apr 4 2012, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If there's anything you've been wanting, but just not had the money to buy, this would probably be a good time to get it.

Too bad I already have my Insecticon army... would've been much nicer to get all 9 of 'em at ~$35 apiece, as opposed to $50. But eh, what's done is done. Unfortunately, my impatience means that there's nothing that I particularly want here.

I might have jumped on the PE Scouting Force (aka notReflector), but that seemed to have sold out first.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:54 PM

They HAD to do this BEFORE Botcon. Damnit!

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


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

3 Insecticons for $120 is too good to pass up. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:58 AM

I'm glad I saw this thread, or I might have missed this. I just got the Insecticons and the iGear Kup/Perceptor weapons. I'm so pumped. Considering I couldn't have gotten this stuff at Botcon anyway (supposedly), it's no different just buying it now.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

Oh, awesome! Everything I bought 3 months ago is now on sale!


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 5 2012, 08:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.

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Yeah this is what I'm thinking.

There's nothing I want (didn't even click the link) as I'm buying hardly any real Transformers these days, never mind 3rd party stuff.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 5 2012, 07:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.

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Yep, I had the same thought too - didn't Hasbro make noises a while back about cracking down on US websites that sell third-party stuff? I suppose they could threaten to remove BBTS's distributorship or whatever.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

Well this is a plesant suprise. I just hope the Reprolabels stuff isn't making me miss out on some of the good deals. Since they pretty much put the whole Reprolabels catalogue up there, making a tad harder to find actual figures.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Apr 5 2012, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
3 Insecticons for $120 is too good to pass up. icon-ironhide.gif

That is a lot less than I paid for them icon-screamer.gif Oh well, I love those buggers!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

BBTS is still listing 3rd party preorders. I wouldn't freak out about it. Even if they can't, there is always a way.
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#13 Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

QUOTE(Gizmoboy @ Apr 5 2012, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(MrBlud @ Apr 5 2012, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
3 Insecticons for $120 is too good to pass up. icon-ironhide.gif

That is a lot less than I paid for them icon-screamer.gif Oh well, I love those buggers!

I thought the Insecticons at full price were well worth it. No regrets.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Aw, dammit, Flameblast sold out. Least I finally got Warcry.

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 5 2012, 05:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.


I wish. I wouldn't mind picking up some of the newer 3rd party stuff (Maketoys Giant, Headrobots Centurion) at a discount.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

This is only to thin their stock of old items, I'd say. As others have mentioned, there's still tons of preorders, some even rather new!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

This would normally be an excellent opportunity to grab that Battle Tanker and Warcry. Alas, I've got other things currently needing my set-aside finances.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 4 2012, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They HAD to do this BEFORE Botcon. Damnit!


Well yes, because they can't bring this stuff to Botcon anymore.
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#18 mx-01 archon

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Apr 5 2012, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 4 2012, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They HAD to do this BEFORE Botcon. Damnit!


Well yes, because they can't bring this stuff to Botcon anymore.


They weren't going to be at BotCon anyways.

Although they usually have a BotCon sale on the site in those cases.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 5 2012, 08:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of a suspicious bent might see this as a sign that BBTS is trying to clear out their stock before Hasbro comes after them with a C&D.

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I might believe this angle if it applied to preorders, or certain items like the Giant sets and the iGear minibots, however, it does not.

Besides, that's kind of an empty threat from Hasbro, considering their most recent failure to fill orders. It's hard to sell Hasbro toys that Hasbro doesn't manufacture.


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

jumped on the (not)insecticon bandwagon... decided to wait for the inevitable battle tanker repaint to go with my BotCon SG UltraMag.



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