2011 Botcon Kreon apparently isn't "exclusive"

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Optibotimus, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Optibotimus

    Optibotimus Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully this is in the right place. At the 2011 Botcon, i was told, along with several other people i know, that the Kreon of Optimus Prime we received would be exclusive to the convention itself. Having his chest opened and displaying his Matrix of Leadership. That the actual retail version would have a closed chest. Every picture i saw supported this. Then i got my Kre-o Optimus in the mail today from Amazon. The box showed the Optimus figure with the closed chest, but a friend of mine, who also picked up a set at his local Toys R Us made mention that his Optimus Kreon had the open chest that was suppose to be exclusive to Botcon. I opened mine as soon as i got it and this is what i found...

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    Yup...the one that seems to have at least come in two different retail boxes both have the open chest version. So much for an exclusive convention figure...
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

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    Whoops! :lol 
     
  3. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dick move, Botcon.. Dick move :redface2: 
     
  4. Matty

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    Someone messed up.
     
  5. Kickback

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    And those suckers that dropped $10+ at the Dealer Room to get as many as they can are kicking themselves.
     
  6. The Bucket Kitten

    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    This.
     
  7. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    I opened my BotCon one since the packaging got messed up on the way home. Now I am TT__TT
     
  8. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Aww man, I hope we find a way to tell the difference by packaging codes. I want the correct closed chest version.
     
  9. Big_Daddy

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    Oh well... The packaging is still exclusive I guess :lol 
     
  10. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    Careful now, Pete.. :D 
     
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    As someone stated it went from "exclusive" to "rare packaging error" ... good luck finding stuff!
     
  12. Optibotimus

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    Here's the UPC code if it helps
     
  13. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I wouldn't blame BotCon but the Kre-O people giving it away.

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  14. Optibotimus

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    Sure it could be a packaging error but that doesn't change the fact the Kre-o people at botcon told us the retail versions would have a closed chest optimus figure
     
  15. G.B. Blackrock

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    Seems to me that the BotCon organizers have nothing to do with this. This is all Kre-O's own doing.
     
  16. Buster_Witwicky

    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    Wait, this comes with the cheaper version too, right?
     
  17. shibamura_prime

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    I don't think the basic sets come with the mini figures. The only Optimus Prime set that has these is the big one.
     
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    It was exclusive... at the time.
     
  19. Optibotimus

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    Yeah the basic set doesn't come with the kreons I don't believe
     
  20. GogDog

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    I might be pissed if they weren't free.
     

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