One of the key points of that trip was an incentive program to offer collector-oriented figures such as the Platinum Edition G1 reissues through an exclusive collaboration, in strictly made-to-order quantities.
After several delays, the program has now finally been officially launched. Participating are German fan sites Starblight.de and New Transformers Archive, and German wholesaler Obloco, more specifically its subsidiary Bankcroft, thus far only known as a German Nerf online store.
Currently up for preorder are the Insecticons three-pack (€72.90),the Seeker Squadron three-pack (€83.90), Autobot Intel Ops/Blaster & Perceptor (€119.90) and Trypticon (€179.90).
Preorders are open until July 31, all four sets are scheduled to ship in October.
The advantages are:
- Domestic shipping
- No additional customs or other import fees
- Experienced fans consult Hasbro beforehand to let them know which items are considered good ideas, and which aren't. Which means no Year of the Goat figures!
The whole program is currently a test run. Depending on its success, it might get expanded with more items.
Original news at Starblight.de
Original news at NTF-Archive.de
Edited by Nevermore, 25 July 2015 - 02:38 AM.