BBTS News: Clearance Sale Part 2, Reissue Megatron with orange tip installed

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  1. Super_Megatron

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    Hi - Here is a quick weekend update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com
    about another great clearance sale, new arrivals and some new preorders.

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    CLEARANCE SALE:
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    We've extended last week's 60 item & 25 menu clearance sale and just today
    added 60 more items and 25 more menus! Check out both lists for a slew
    of great deals, many of them 50% to 80% off on thousands of items! Take
    advantage of our overstock situation and take home some great deals on
    many popular series of figures.
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/default.aspx

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    ARRIVING SOON:
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    MP-05 MASTERPIECE MEGATRON: A small portion of our overall order arrived
    today and Megatron looks awesome! He has a truly complex transformation
    process and the gun mode is huge. We've updated the site with new images
    of Megatron in both modes as well as images of the orange cap - which
    turned out very well. The rest of our shipment should be arriving mid to
    late next week and preorders are still available at $99.99
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10668&mode=retail


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    NEW ARRIVALS:
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    REISSUE MEGATRON #06: The Transformers Collection #06 Megatron is now in
    stock for $84.99. This version also has an orange tip installed - please
    read the notes on our site for further info:
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10603&mode=retail


    REVOLTECH DANGAIOH: Now in stock for just $19.99 - check out this and
    many other new Revoltech figures here:
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=revoltech&page=2


    TRANSFORMERS TITANIUM: Sunstorm, Starscream, The Fallen, War Within Ultra
    Magnus, and War Within Megatron are all in stock for $17.99
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=700&category=1979


    DISNEY CARS: We've restocked the Movie Moments cases as well as received
    more Rip Stick racers and the new Race & Chase sets.
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=764


    GUNDAM 1/60 GLORIOUS SERIES: The new oversized and souped-up versions of
    core gundam characters are now in stock. These kits range from $149.99 to
    $299.99 and come with a lot of extra bells & whistles.
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=444&category=3363


    GRINDHOUSE: Grab a set of 3 Grindhouse figurs after catching the premiere
    tonight - in stock now for only $37.99
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC10477&mode=retail


    GODZILLA: The vinyl Jet Jaguar figure is back in stock for $9.99 and we
    have a variety of other Godzilla figures as well as his enemies in stock
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=80&category=1216


    GETTER 1: The new Test & Training mode Getter 1 is limited to 1500 pieces
    and each box is hand numbered. In stock now for $119.99
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MH10005&mode=retail


    TRANSFORMER DVD'S: We've restocked the 20th Anniversary Edition TF Movie
    as well as some of the recent boxed sets - check them out here:
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1136


    HOT TOYS ROCKY: We've restocked the 1/6 Scale Rocky and Clubber Lang
    Movie Masterpiece figures from Hot Toys. Be sure to reserve the upcoming
    Apollo Creed & Ivan Drago as well - all $149.99 each.
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=759&company=0&category=3374


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    NEW PREORDERS:
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    NINTENDO MONOPOLY & MUCH MORE: Joining the very cool Transformers
    Monopoly from USAOpoly, we've just listed a variety of their other
    Monopoly games including: Shrek, A Christmas Story, Batman, M&M's,
    Disney, Family Guy, Fantastic Four, James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Marvel,
    Military and more. We've also listed their Nightmare on Elm Street vs
    Friday the 13th Trivia game and other titles relevant to the toys we
    carry.
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/company.aspx?company=391&browse=1
     
  2. Thundershot

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    Well damn. There was nothing to worry about after all....



    Chris
     
  3. feral prime

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    wow!! I didnt even know they had decided to orange cap the TFC megatron reissue. Guess ill be getting that off ebay for a slightly higher price...
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    I would worry, that plug looks a lot more sturdy than the HLJ and tfsource ones, probably glued in too.
     
  5. Gigatron_2005

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    I wonder if the orange barrel on G1 Megs can be replaced. I have a 16-S Megatron reissue that is broken, so if I were to get one of those I wonder if I might be able to just switch the barrels. Then I would have one busted Megaron with a tip, and one non-busted one with a clean barrel.
     
  6. Tfgraveyard

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    I emailed Joel on that but haven't heard anything. A buddy said he was told that it is glued in.
     
  7. Bryan

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    Got mine a little while ago, and I'm glad. On one hand, Joel's providing a service to some who might appreciate it. On the other, what's the point of doing this when it's available elsewhere for similar price, and this costs BBTS money in terms of parts and labor?

    Also, our law with regard to toys like this are erratic at best, ridiculous at worst.
     
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    I know. I have no real desire to buy MP-05 (learned my lesson from MP-01.) but I can imagine that this must be very frustrating for all of you who do. I personally don't know what I would do about this other than getting the yellow capped one that was reported several days back.
     
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    Woah Woah Woah what is wrong with MP-01? I've heard problems from every other MP mold except Prime it seems.

    Anyways... regarding the topic, I can't believe BBTS actually manages to get sales with the orange plugs. I understand the are just covering their asses but when both TFC #6 and MP-05 can be found for cheaper WITHOUT the orange plug why would anyone even bother buying from them? Online store loyalty I guess.
     
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    I have issues with anything more complicated than a Supreme... :redface2: 
     
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    This was from the BBTS website concerning the orange plug:

    "Only the rounded tip of the plug will be visible, the shaft of the plug will be inserted into the Megatron barrel and attached with adhesive. The adhesive will be applied within the barrel at a depth of around 1/2", and will not be applied to the face of the barrel."

    There's more description of the plug in that paragraph; my guess is that it's a hard plastic, not something Nerf would make.

    I hope I don't get sued for quoting.
     
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    If you can't pull it out, it should be possible to cut it flush and ream it it out (or simply paint the plug-end silver after its been cut).
     
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    I like how the plug in the Reissue essentially ruins the play value of this toy, it won't even be able to shoot the bullets. BBTS should be selling it for 60 bucks, no more.
     
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    According to an update to the pre-order page it says that it is glued in. The glue is placed a 1/2" deep and not on the face of the barrel. Either way it doesn't matter to me personally because I have no interest in this figure at this time. I have a feeling that this one may stay in stock for a while because of the tip being glued in. Maybe I will change my mind and buy it if it goes on sale.
     
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    well the mp-05's and this one's plugs don't look that bad at all *the pictures of megatron mp-05 is now up too on bbts* in away i actually LIKE the plug, goes nicely with megatron, especially with the orange being a redish color. almost matching his robot mode's red. i'm truely impressed by the plug.

    how ever until it goes on sale/clearance, i'll still pass for now.
     
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    There are so many unmodded ones out there, it's surprising to me that anyone would even consider buying the bbts versions.
     
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    wait, I got one from TFsource without any orange plug....
     
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    Not to knock Joel (he's a good guy and we get along well, so I don't want anyone thinking this is a store vs store thing), but my only problem with the cap he used on TFC-06 Reissue Megatron is that it won't allow use of the silencer. So it disables a bit more than the bullets.
     
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    Now THAT is truly crap. Not only does it ruin the look and kill the bullet action, but the silencer won't fit on either?

    Unforgivable. No way that should be sold for full price. It's gimped and not fully functional.
     
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    Heh... it would be legal... instead of a rounded end they should have made it square or V shaped so pliers can easily get ahold of it...
     

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