BBTS Newsletter 10/31/08

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SALE MENU: The format for last week's inventory clearance sale is now a permanent feature on our website.   There is a new light-blue 'Sale Item' button in the middle of the top navigation bar on our site.   We will be adding more new sale items from time to time, so be sure to check through the list.  Here is a link to the sale menu home.

New Arrivals

WONDERFEST TRANSFORMERS MODEL KITS: We've received a shipment from Japan of the WonderFest exclusive model kits.  Other than the bust of Wheelie on Grimlock's back, the model kits appear to be in scale with the Revoltech-sized figures, and include Sharkticon Gnaw, a Quintesson and Soundwave.  We've also received two Revoltech-type model kits complete with revoltech-type joints for them.  All these kits will require assembly and painting, sometimes requiring drilling and gluing as well.  Check these low-quantity exclusives out here.

HENKEI CLASSICS: The latest shipment of Transformers Henkei Classics has brought us shiny new versions of Sideswipe, Streak and Octane, each with chromed parts. Each is priced at $24.99, and available here.

New Preorders

HENKEI CLASSICS THRUST, DIRGE: The final two figures from the BotCon set a couple of years ago have finally surfaced.  Thrust and Dirge are being released as store exclusives in Japan, and we've got a source that will pick some up for us.  The price has gone up a little on these due to increased costs versus the last set, but we will have them available, at $84.99 each, or the pair for $164.99.  Take a look at the silhouettes and place your pre-orders here.

BRAVE GOKIN COMBAT CALIBER: CM's Corp's newest Brave Gokin release should be familiar to longtime Transformers fans and other fans of giant robot animation.  Starting as a mech from the "Special Armored Battalion Dorvack," this mold was later used as the Deluxe Autobot Roadbuster; now it has reached a new level as a die-cast Brave Gokin release.  He includes a number of weapons and accessories, including a driver and other figurines.  Take a look at this great new piece, priced at $279.99 and set to arrive this December.

TRANSFORMER DVDS: We've got some of the new Transformer DVD releases listed now.  Both "Transformers: Energon" and "Transformers: Cybertron" are getting the Ultimate Collection treatment, with every episode of each series in it's own complete box set, at just $59.99.  Also up are seasons 1 & 2 of the new "Transformers: Animated" cartoon, priced at $29.99 each.  Take a look at these and more Transformer DVDs here.

TRANSFORMERS BOOKS: We've just listed pre-orders for a number of Transformers books and trade paperbacks.  We've got "Transformers: The Art of IDW" in both hardcover and paperback, the "Transformers Beast Wars Sourcebook," and a number of collected comic editions like the "Megatron Origin" book and two "Best of the UK" British comic collections.  Check out these and all the other new pre-orders, includingh newly-added backorders for some out-of-stock items, here.


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Happy Halloween from BBTS!   Below is a quick update about a wide variety of new arrivals and more new preorders.

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SALE MENU:
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The format for last week's inventory clearance sale is now a permanent feature on our website.   There is a new light-blue 'Sale Item' button in the middle of the top navigation bar on our site.   We will be adding more new sale items from time to time, so be sure to check through the list.  Here is a link to the sale menu home:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/content.aspx?content=18
 
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GI JOE WAVE 11, 12
We've just received a huge shipment of the two newest waves of the GI Joe 3-3/4" figures.  The Wave 11 cases include figures like the new Matt Trakker M.A.S.K. figure, Flint in Cobra disguise, and Zartan with his Swamp Speeder.  The Wave 12 cases include all three figures with M.A.S.S. Device element containers – Cobra Commander, Tripwire and the Cobra Diver, and troop builder figures like the Cobra Trooper, Ninja Viper and the Python Patrol Crimson Guardsman.  We've got each of these cases of eight available at $59.99, and most of the figures are also available as singles, priced from $7.99 – $9.99 each.  Check out our stock of these new
assortments here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1264&category=3623
 
GUITAR HERO FIGURES SERIES 1
The first wave of McFarlane's Guitar Hero figures has just arrived.  This first assortment includes a regular and a variant figure of each of the four heroes – Axel Steel, Johnny Napalm, the God of Rock and Lars Umlaut.  We've got the full case listed at $79.99, the set of four regular figures  for $41.99, and singles of each regular figure listed at $10.99 each.   Check out these new arrivals and all of the Guitar Hero figure listings here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1715&category=4861
 
WONDERFEST TRANSFORMERS MODEL KITS
We've received a shipment from Japan of the WonderFest exclusive model kits.  Other than the bust of Wheelie on Grimlock's back, the model kits appear to be in scale with the Revoltech-sized figures, and include Sharkticon Gnaw, a Quintesson and Soundwave.  We've also received two Revoltech-type model kits complete with revoltech-type joints for them.  All these kits will require assembly and painting, sometimes requiring drilling and gluing as well.  Check these low-quantity exclusives out here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=334&category=5158
 
JLA TROPHY ROOM SUPERMAN BELT AND CAPE REPLICA
The newest JLA Trophy Room Replica set is almost here.  This one consists of Superman's cape, complete with S-shield on the back and hidden pocket sewn in, and his belt, which made of faux leather with a metal buckle and also contains a secret compartment.  The set comes with a metal display shelf, so that the cape can hang below the belt and make a great display for your collection.  Take a look at the set, priced at $239.99, a savings of $55 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10484&mode=retail
 
PREMIUM FORMAT THOR
Sideshow's Premium Format Thor Figure measures a whopping 30" tall by 17" wide by 10" deep, and shows the God of Thunder raising his hammer Mjolnir to the sky.  This figure features cloth costuming and is cast in polystone, with intricate detailing.  We've got this one listed at $309.99, saving you $15 off MSRP – take a peek!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10574&mode=retail
 
PREDATOR 1/4 SCALE BUST
The 1/4 scale Predator bust measured 10" tall with its skeletal display post.  It has a removable maxk, interchangeable jaw pieces, and limited articulation to allow for head movement and posing.  This bust is priced at $72.99, and would make a great gift for Sci-Fi fans and collectors.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10129&mode=retail
 
RAH HENRY JONES
Medicom's Real Action Heroes line is shipping out two new figures soon from the Indiana Jones series of movies.  First up is Sean Connery as Henry Jones, in a classic suit with bow tie and his hat.  The likeness is excellent, and the figure is priced at just $139.99 – take a look at it here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10195&mode=retail
 
RAH INDIANA JONES CLASSIC
The other new Real Action Heroes figure is a classic version of Indiana Jones.  This is Indy as you remember him, with leather jacket, fedora and whip.  Indy will also be packaged with a number of the items and relics he collected throughout his first three adventures, and all priced at $139.99 – check him out here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10194&mode=retail
 
ALIEN – KANE
The Movie Masterpiece version of Executive Officer Kane from "Alien" is a 1/6 scale figure with 20 points of articulation, with a light-up helmet and backpack.  Also included are a number of armor pieces, a facehugger head and damaged helmet, a display base complete with alien egg and much more; check out the list and pics here, priced at $144.99 –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10112&mode=retail
 
BSG VIPER MARK VII RESIN STATUE
Diamond Select's new statue of the Mark VII Viper from the new "Battlestar Galactica" is on its way.  This 8" ship, limited to 2004 pieces, was created from the digital effects files from the show, and includes a removable cockpit shield and display base.  It's priced at $119.99, a savings of $30 off of the MSRP – take a look at it here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC10876&mode=retail
 
FFVII PLAY ARTS ARMS COLLECTION
This special set includes five new weapons for your Final Fantasy VII Play Arts figures.  Included in the set are Hardedge for Cloud Strife, Fairy Tale for Aerith Gainsborough, Dragon Claw for Tifa Lickhart, Death Penalty for Vincent Valentine and Conformer for Yuffie Kisaragi.  Pick yourself up a set for a mere $27.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10063&mode=retail
 
GI JOE VEHICLES SERIES 3 REVISION 2 CASE
Also included in our shipment were the new Series 3R2 cases of vehicles.  This case assortment includes the Fang and Claw pack, with the Vamp, the SHARC and the AWE Striker, and the case is priced at $64.99 – take a look at it here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS15910&mode=retail
 
ENDOR AT-AT
We've secured a limited supply of the Saga Collection's Endor recolor of the AT-AT.  This new version of the classic toy features electronic lights and sounds, and includes both a Biker Scout and an AT-AT Driver to man it.  Check this great new vehicle out here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS15388&mode=retail
 
COOL GIRL CG13 V.I.S.
This warrior lady is armed with guns large and small, a body-fitting armor suit and futuristic helmet, and uses a Cool Girl body with all the articulation it brings.  Pick yourself up this great 1/6 scale figure here, priced at $174.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10842&mode=retail
 
STAR WARS TITANIUM WAVE 4
The new Wave 4 Titaniums are in stock also.  This case assortment includes two each of the camo AT-RT, Hailfire Droid, Droid Gunship and the Red 3 X-Wing, and one each of the Red 2 X-Wing, an Episode I Landing Craft, a blue A-Wing and the Battlestar Galactica Classic Cylon Raider, for $69.99.  A number of the vehicles are also listed singly, priced from $7.99.  Check them out here (the BSG Cylon Raider is available under the BSG Titanium menu, priced at $10.99) –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1645&category=4936
 
DONKEY KONG JENGA
This new game from USAopoly combines the party-style fun of Jenga with a new playing piece driven way to play.  The included Mario pieces, spinner and Donkey Kong and Princess pieces are used in a race to the top reminiscent of the original Donkey Kong arcade game.  Priced at just $21.99, this game would also make a great gift.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=USAP10039&mode=retail
 
DC INFINITE HEROES
A number of new Infinite Heroes products are now in stock.  We've got singles like Black Hand, Hush, Manhunter, the Atom, Wildcat and more, as well as Wave 2 sets of three, including Batwoman, the Question and Wildcat.  Also in stock are the first wave of three-packs, with Jim Gordon and two Gotham Policemen, and Weather Wizard, Flash and Mirror Master. Take a look at these and the rest of the Infinite Heroes listings here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1504&category=4674
 
HENKEI CLASSICS – Sideswipe, Streak, Octane
The latest shipment of Transformers Henkei Classics has brought us shiny new versions of Sideswipe, Streak and Octane, each with chromed parts. Each is priced at $24.99, and available here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=943&category=4165
 
NBA SPORTSPICKS LEGENDS WAVE 4
McFarlane Toys has released the new wave of the NBA Legends Sportspicks line.  Included this time around are Elgin Baylor, George Gervin, Julius Erving 2, Larry Bird 2, Patrick Ewing and Spud Webb.  Each is priced at just $10.99; mix and match your favorite players here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=500&category=4208
 
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NEW PREORDERS:
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HENKEI CLASSICS THRUST, DIRGE
The final two figures from the BotCon set a couple of years ago have finally surfaced.  Thrust and Dirge are being released as store exclusives in Japan, and we've got a source that will pick some up for us.  The price has gone up a little on these due to increased costs versus the last set, but we will have them available, at $84.99 each, or the pair for $164.99.  Take a look at the silhouettes and place your pre-orders here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=943&category=4165
 
 
THE WARRIORS DELUXE FIGURE
Mezco is producing a new line based on the classics 70's movie "The Warriors."  These new deluxe 9" figures include Ajax and Swan from the Warriors, along with a yellow-faced Baseball Fury and Cyrus, the leader of the Gramercy Riffs.  Each figure will have a cloth outfit and include 40 points of articulation.  We've got the set of four listed for $109.99; check them out here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MEZ10356&mode=retail
 
LORD OF THE RINGS PREMIUM FORMAT URUK HAI
The Uruk-Hai were Saruman's new breed of Orc warrior, built to inspire fear in their enemies.  The new 23" Premium Format Uruk-Hai figure is cast polystone, hand-painted, hand-finished and ready to delight.  He's priced at $279.99, a savings of $20 off the $300 MSRP.  Take a peek –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10653&mode=retail
 
STAR WARS PREMIUM FORMAT SLAVE LEIA
Sideshow has announced a 1/4 scale new Premium Format figure of Princess Leia in her slave outfit, from when she was held prisoner by Jabba the Hutt in "Return of the Jedi."  This 16.5" tall figure has loads of detail from the movie, with a cloth skirt included as part of the outfit.  Check her out here – priced ($15 below MSRP) at $234.99 –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10656&mode=retail
 
RAH TWO-FACE
Medicom's Real Action Heroes Harvey Dent/Two-Face from the recent "Dark Knight" movie has turned out to be a ticketed release – to be able to order it, a customer would have to purchase the RAH Batman in Dark Knight Armor, remove the Japan-only certificate, and order it directly.  We have found a small supply for our customers, so they can avoid the hassle and pick up this great new figure with no more trouble than a pre-order.  Check out the listing for this new movie figure here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10294&mode=retail
 
COOL GIRL ASUKA LANGLEY
The spunky redheaded pilot Asuka Langley from Neon Genesis Evangelion is getting her own Cool Girl release.  This new 1/6 scale figure will be dressed in her red plugsuit, and will include a blaster and other equipment.  She's priced at $199.99, and she is expected to release this March.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10895&mode=retail
 
GI JOE WAVE 13 SINGLES
We've recently added listings for singles of the new GI Joe Wave 13.  Blowtorch, Dreadnok Torch and Firefly are now available individually, as well as new Resolute figures Duke, Cobra Commander and Cobra Trooper.  They're priced at $8.99-$11.99 each; pick your favorites here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=GI+Joe+Wave+13
 
CLASSIC IRON MAN COMIQUETTE
Sideshow Toys is producing a new 1/4 scale Comiquette of Iron Man in one of his classic armor looks.  Holding an American flag, this statue measures 31" tall, with a 12" x 12" footprint, and is priced at $279.99.  Check out this great new statue here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10651&mode=retail
 
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON DIORAMA
This new 13" tall diorama of the classic Universal Studios monster shows the creature striding forth from a grotto with the body of an unconscious woman in his outstretched arms.  This piece from one of the original "monster movies" is priced at $149.99, $10 off MSRP – take a look –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10652&mode=retail
 
DINOSAURIA TYRANNOSAURUS REX VS TRICERATOPS DIORAMA
The first piece in Sideshow Toy's new Dinosauria line is a dynamic diorama of a mighty battle between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops.  The T-Rex has gotten some good stirkes in, but it looks like the Triceratops is gonna come out on top in this fight.  Check out this great new dinosaur piece here, priced at $234.99 ($15 off MSRP) –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10654&mode=retail
 
WARCLANS STATUES
Hard Hero is producing a new line of fantasy-themed statues based on a war between clans, from the title.  The first two statues of members of the StormClan:  Trebor Bloodeyes, the raging warrior, and Durin Thorburn, master of the mystical Storm Armor.  These limited edition statues are due to arrive in the second quarter of 2009; check them out here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1829
 
HOT TOYS MILITARY SS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
Hot Toys is serving up two new 1/6 scale Secret Service agents.  The new male figure comes with a G36C weapon, while the female figure is equipped with a P90.  As usual, these figures come with a host of accurate accessories and outfit detail.  Priced at $114.99 each, you can take a look at them here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Secret+Service
 
10" ALL STAR VINYL
Upper Deck has announced a reboot of sorts for their All-Star Vinyl line.  The first assortment of the new 10" line consists of 8 NHL players, each priced at just $24.99.  Choose from favorites like Martin Brodeur, Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and many more, here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=All-Star+Vinyl+10%22
 
BRAVE GOKIN COMBAT CALIBER
CM's Corp's newest Brave Gokin release should be familiar to longtime Transformers fans and other fans of giant robot animation.  Starting as a mech from the "Special Armored Battalion Dorvack," this mold was later used as the Deluxe Autobot Roadbuster; now it has reached a new level as a die-cast Brave Gokin release.  He includes a number of weapons and accessories, including a driver and other figurines.  Take a look at this great new piece, priced at $279.99 and set to arrive this December –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=CMS10063&mode=retail
 
STREET FIGHTER ONLINE REVOLTECH ZANGIEF, BAICHOUF
Two new Kaiyodo Revoltech releases have been announced from the Street Fighter Online game.  Representing the old crew this time is Zangief, and he's teamed with sword-wielding newcomer Baichouf.  Each is priced at $22.99 and comes with alternate hands as well as a weapon or energy accessory.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=145&category=5044
 
BUSOU SHINKI SCORPION, BAT, ARNVAL TRANCHE 2, STRARF BIS
The four newly-announced Busou Shinki figures are now up for pre-order.  Series 10 offers the new Wesperio Bat and Grafios Scorpion set, each looking great, and combining to make a dragon-like mech.  Also up are Strarf bis and Arnval Tranche 2, updates of the first series releases.  The two Series 10 figures are priced at $74.99, while the updates are $59.99 – take a peek at these new pieces here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1135&category=3092
 
TRANSFORMER DVDS – Cybertron, Energon, Animated Season 1, 2
We've got some of the new Transformer DVD releases listed now.  Both "Transformers: Energon" and "Transformers: Cybertron" are getting the Ultimate Collection treatment, with every episode of each series in it's own complete box set, at just $59.99.  Also up are seasons 1 & 2 of the new "Transformers: Animated" cartoon, priced at $29.99 each.  Take a look at these and more Transformer DVDs here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1136
 
RESIDENT EVIL:  DEGENERATION DVD
Another new DVD listing, this is Capcom's first complete CGI movie.  Set seven years after the "Umbrella Incident," it starts with a lone zombie released within an airport and proceeds into familiar zombie horror territory.  Check out this new story in the Resident Evil game universe, priced at $26.99 –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SON10001&mode=retail
 
GENX CORE KERBEROS SAGA TETSUO KAI
The newest GenX Core release from the Kerberos saga is Tetsuo Kai.  Like the other GenX Core figures, he'll be 1/6 scale, with helmet, armor, weapons and more, and we've got him listed at $229.99.  Check this new Kerberos figure out here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10894&mode=retail
 
TRANSFORMERS BOOKS
We've just listed pre-orders for a number of Transformers books and trade paperbacks.  We've got "Transformers: The Art of IDW" in both hardcover and paperback, the "Transformers Beast Wars Sourcebook," and a number of collected comic editions like the "Megatron Origin" book and two "Best of the UK" British comic collections.  Check out these and all the other new pre-orders, includingh newly-added backorders for some out-of-stock items, here –
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=22&category=1052
 
DYNASTY WARRIORS MINIFIGURES
Koei's Dynasty Warriors figures have been translated into cute minifigures with the look, armor and weapon of their full-size counterparts, with added cuteness.  Lu Bu, Guan Yu, Liu Bei, Cao Cao, Sun Jian and seven other characters are in the assortment; check out their pics here – only $89.99 for the case of 12!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOE10000&mode=retail
 
Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and have a great Halloween!
 
Thanks,
Joel & The BBTS Crew
www.bigbadtoystore.com
 
 
 
 
 

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