BBTS news: Classics Jetfire to see an October Release

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  1. Super_Megatron

    Super_Megatron Twitter: @Super_Megatron Administrator

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    Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and a bunch of new items just announced by Hasbro today!

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    NEW PREORDERS:
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    STAR WARS EXPANDED UNIVERSE: We don't have any images of these new figures yet, but Hasbro has branded this the 'Expanded Universe' line and there are currently three different 2-packs up for preorder. Figure sets
    include: #1 - Darth Vader & Rebel Fleet Trooper, #2 - Stormtrooper with red eyes & Grand Moff Tarkin, and #3 - Han Solo in Stormtrooper Gear & Prisoner Chewbacca. Sets of 3 are up for preorder at $34.99 - Images will be posted as soon as they are released http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1070&category=2930

    GI JOE PLAGUE TROOPERS VS STEEL BRIGADE: A brand new 6-pack is up for preorder at $21.99. This cool set features three cool Plague Troopers battling 3 members of the Steel Brigade - nice images have been uploaded http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS12710&mode=retail


    TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: A new wave of Scout and Deluxe class figures is
    now available. Hasbro has packaged the new figures very lighly in the
    upcoming cases, so in order to carry these we have to mark them up a bit more than I'd like too due to all the 'old' figures also included in the cases. With that being said, the new items include Scout class Hightail and Shadow Recon Mini-Con Team. Deluxe figures include redeco versions of the Beast Wars 10th Optimus Prime Ape and Megatron T-rex - packaged in Cybertron packaging as well as the awesome Smokescreen repaint. Check them out here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=404

    STAR WARS & BATTLESTAR TITANIUM: Another big batch of new Titanium figures including a new round of cool repaints and more new figures! 3" figures include: X-Wing, AT-AT, Slave 1, Star Destroyer, and Clone ARC 170, Anakin's Modified Starfighter, Senator Amidala's Ship, General
    Grievous Fighter. New 3.75" figures include Darth Maul, Luke X-Wing, and
    the Cylong Warrior from Battlestar! Images coming soon on all these. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=673

    GI JOE SIGMA 6: The commando wave 5 set has just been listed, we have images of 4 of the 5 figures and they look great - characters include Snake Eyes with Timber, Zartan, new versions of Cobra Commander and Storm
    Shadow, and also Lt. Stone. The 2nd wave of 2.5" action sets is up for
    preorder at $44.99 as well. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=543

    STAR WARS GALACTIC HEROES: Another new wave of figures brings us 6 new
    2-packs including: Lando & Luke - Bespin, Leia & Vader Bespin, Snow Trooper & Hoth Rebel Trooper, Chewbacca and C-3PO in backpack-net, Luke & Gammorean Guard, Lando & Skiff Guard. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=330&category=737

    TRANSFORMER CLASSICS: Jetfire has been added to the Voyager class of figures, this is currently being sold only as a set of 3 along with Optimus and Megatron due to its 1 per case ratio. No image yet... http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=943


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    LORD OF THE RINGS - GIANT BALROG: NECA did a fantastic job on this figure, very high quality figure with super paint and nice detail - we were very impressed with this one after unearthing it from the complex and protective packing box (this is packed in a brown box only - no display
    packaging) They are going very quickly and your Gandalf figure needs a worthy opponent on the shelf, and probably a larger shelf too. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC10135&mode=retail

    VARIOUS TRANSFORMERS: A variety of TF items have been restocked in small quantities including: #18 Sound Blaster, MP-02, Hasbro Astrotrain, Jazz, Rodimus Prime & Hoist, #14 Hound, BT-08, BT-15, RM-11, Sixturbo, and Mega PVC Megatron Exclusive. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/brand.aspx?brand=2

    GUNBUSTER ACTION FIGURE: We found a great deal on this cool little figure from Kaiyodo, now just $9.99 instead of the original $17.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KAI10027&mode=retail

    FINAL FANTASY STATUES: A few statues are now back in stock including the High Wind for only $89.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT10016&mode=retail

    MARVEL SELECT: The exclusive She-Hulk is back in stock along with more Spider-Woman and The Watcher. Even more Select figures are available here http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=462&category=1165

    DRAGON QUEST VII: This set of four is now up for sale well under the MSRP
    - we have the full set listed at $54.99 instead of $79.99 - check it out
    here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10028&mode=retail


    AFA GRADED MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: We have a couple Ebay Auctions starting tonight for some fairly high-grade hard to find MOTU figures.
    AFA 75 Scare Glow and AFA 80 Faker auctions are scheduled to start later tonight and the auctions will end Sunday night. Just search for AFA MOTU or search by our seller ID - www.bigbadtoystore.com in a few hours.

    Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out some of the many new preorders (more images coming soon) as well as the new arrivals.

    Thanks very much!

    Joel & The BBTS Crew
    www.bigbadtoystore.com
     
  2. Acidophilus

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    Jetfire in October huh? Everyone else has been saying Febuary right?
     
  3. Tekkaman Blade

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    I'm not complaining if it comes out sooner
     
  4. Acidophilus

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    Me either.
     
  5. Night Flame

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    Dubya Tee Eff. Looking at the dates on their pre-orders you've got a case that comes with one Jetfire, and at least one Optimus and one Megatron (though I'm guessing the extra for the four will be another Optimus) coming in October, and you've got the "original" case of 2x Megs and 2x Ops coming in November.

    I'm half torn on which way I want to see that adjusted. Jetfire in October = AWESOME LOVE AWESOME LOVE AWESOME LOVE. However, my wallet will still be stinging from what's looking like a near fatal September and in November I'll almost be recovered enough to grab the entire Classics line without having a heart attack.

    This could be so, so good, and so, so bad all at the same time. Argh!
     
  6. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I am sick of missing out, so him only being sold on a case means I'm now getting megatron, who I was on the fence about. preorder--done.
     
  7. useless

    useless Completely Unreasonable TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmm... after nearly a month of BBTS not listing anything new I wanted, I end up pre-ordering about 120 bucks (shipping not included) worth of stuff in one swoop with this update

    As far as I know the previous shipping dates quoted for Jetfire were just guesses: BBTS doesn't tend to list Hasbro items until they've got at least an approximate shipping date from Hasbro themselves these days.
     
  8. Orodruin

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    God I want that Balrog... but it's so effing big!
    And don't tell me they made ANOTHER freaking deco of titanium Slave 1. That's what, like the 15th or something?
     
  9. Night Flame

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    Early morning epiphany: Wasn't Grimlock supposed to be the forth figure in the second wave of Voyager class Classics? Does that make this case a 1.5 wave? Or have they decided to extend the line by having case ratios rotate slowly?
     
  10. Cast

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    No soundwave is ment to be the next, grimlock isn't a voyager, he's the same size as hotrod and the others.
     
  11. Night Flame

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    Right. Well, I guess that's what I get for posting a thought that early in the morning. But I knew there was supposed to be another new mold in the second wave case assortment, and it appears that's being pushed back for now.
     
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    No worrys every one makes mistakes, personally I would have thought grimlock should have been a voyager but I guess the line has it limits.
     
  13. chocula78

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    If Jetfire is being released in October at BBTS, does that mean it will be released in October in retail stores? I have Hasbro Coupons that I want to use, but am holding out to use them on the Classics line.
     
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    Maybe some dealers will have Jetfire at Botcon. *crosses fingers*
     
  15. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have just fixed my preorder there. Looks like that will make me wait for everything until Jetfire comes out, though. Pile of Loot is still great :) 
     
  16. Steevy Maximus

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    With this bit of info, it appears that Classics might indeed be out before Christmas!

    Nice to see Jetfire out early, and I suspect we'll see a rotating case ratio for months. But he really does seem like a "wave 1.5" so Hasbro might be staggering releases to stretch the line a bit
     
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    When does wave 1 come out again?
     
  18. thomas maximus

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    No soundwave is ment to be the next, grimlock isn't a voyager, he's the same size as hotrod and the others.

    THERE MAKING A CLASSIC SOUNDWAVE!?!?!?!?!?!?!??! I NEVER EVEN KNEW THEY WERE MAKING A CLASSIC JETFIRE I MUST OF SKIPPED THE NEWS! HOLY CRAP THAT IS CRAZY
     
  19. AutobotEngineer

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    I thought wave one was officially slated for November, and optimistically expected by fans in September. I'd LOVE to have some Classics by next month! We really need more pictures of Grimlock and Jetfire.
     
  20. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, I just ordered the Jetfire, Megatron & Optimus Prime set being released in October. I checked all my old Classics preorders and it appears that the rest of the line is going to be released in September according to my arrival dates for my preorders. Which means the first wave of Voyagers (2x Prime & 2x Megatron) is being released in September and than (not even a month later) we're getting a case that's (2x Prime, 1x Megatron & 1x Jetfire)... looks to me like they might be releasing more waves than we thought...

    Oh, and the Deluxes (wave 1) are saying a September release as well.
     

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