A POSITIVE FE TF: Prime Thread.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GrimlockAutobot, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    This is the RTS situation all over again.

    We've seen finished packaged RTS and FE Prime product released at retail but overseas rather than in the USA.

    Which to me, means that just like RTS there is even more finished packaged FE Prime product somewhere and needs an outlet to be released in. For RTS it was the discount stores...it took almost a year for some of the RTS figures to be released at these discount stores but they finally did make it out.

    RTS and FE Prime were both "lines between lines" (RTS was released between movie and the Generations line FE Prime was released between movie and RID.)

    Both were cancelled before most of each line could reach US retail.

    Be patient my fellow fans...and you will be rewarded. Hasbro isn't going to sink all of this time and money into these FE Prime toys only to never have them released anywhere.....especially if the finished packaged product already exists...which I believe it does.
     
  2. Moriarty

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    Logic and patience, in Transfandom?

    You must be joking.
     
  3. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    I know I'm reaching here.... :) 

    based on my points in the first post, I really don't think we need to panic...we especially don't need to pay outrageous scalper prices...look at what happened with Windcharger...people were paying $50 for a scout early last year only to find out almost a year later that we were able to get it for $5.
     
  4. Moriarty

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    I'm not panicking anyway - even if FE is released States-side I doubt it will make it over to Europe, so six months down the line we will be in the same situation anyway. We've moaned and moaned and moaned to Hasbro about our position before and they've completely ignored us, which is why I'm so baffled at a few American fans thinking a couple of e-mails is going to change things. (Failing that, bitching about it on the internet - does Hasbro read TFW2005?)
     
  5. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    I believe that there's insiders who read TF messageboards.

    Will what we say make a difference? Probably not....but, as a fandom we probably have more power at Botcon than anywhere else...
     
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    ITT: advice that absolutely nobody will listen to.
     
  7. NemesisBrime

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    i thought this was suppose to be a positive thread so here some positivity

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  8. Transbot90210

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    Something positive about the FE line?

    It is a rocking line and I have it all, bought at retail, on special, because I AM CANADIAN!

    I just hope Zombie CJ and Vehicon make it out before the line completely disappears.

    Say hello gang.
     

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    damn you canada! thats awesome! but i will never get them.
     
  10. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    it's just not fair :lol 
     
  11. Quantum25

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    Hopefully this will be the case.

    Back when RTS was first "revealed" I was really excited for the line only for it to not make to retail (well, not until a year later). I briefly considered buying them of ebay or just get the united versions (which looked fantastic but for that price ....... yeah no) before deciding against it. Then I caught wind of RTS showing up at Marshalls and Ross, and lo and behold, there they were. It may have taken a while and a lot of paient waiting but at least we had to opportunity to buy them at retail, and for cheap no less.

    So hopefully it'll be the same for FE. While waiting for these awesome toys is going to suck, it may be worth it in the end should they make it out to retail in the U.S., but you never know.

    And if push comes to shove, there's always customizing the utter hell out of the RID toys. ;) 
     
  12. Quantum25

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    Dammit......
     
  13. Ellamin

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    Buy them all and middle man them to us?
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Atleast I have the First 3 Deluxes.
     
  15. FatalT 71

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    Amen to that.
     
  16. seali_me

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    I thank thee for all those rebates we have received and deliver us from scalping. Amen.
     
  17. Bumblebee3

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    ALL the Bulkheads are GONE!!!! dun dun dun :( 
     
  18. Transbot90210

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    Scalpers went after Bulkhead from day one in Canada. Being one per case the only way to get him at retail is with a ton of luck or by having an employee insider.
     
  19. Medri Fogmatio

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    Bulkhead will unintentionally become one of the most rare figures in the line if they don't release him in the States.

    Hands down.
     
  20. Boy Blunder

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    Seriously, Canadian brothers, middleman for some of us. We will reward you handsomely. Or at least try.
     

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