BBTS offering MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream

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  1. shockwave1977

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  2. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    A little early me thinks. Then again ...maybe he'll be here by year's end! \wishful thinking
     
  3. SydneyY

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    That is a very quick listing indeed. But if I lived in the US, I might have gone along with it...
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Aw man, that's awesome! With all the stories I've heard about people having trouble getting their money back after putting down pre-orders, I'm TOTALLY layin' down $110 US for this hypothetical toy whose whole existence is based on one jpeg of some sketches! AWESOME! ;) 
     
  5. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Ah, jumping the gun again?
     
  6. Foster

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    Quoted For Truth. What blatant BS. I can see the follow-up e-mails now: "Sorry, the MP-03 Starscream will retail for $30, because it's half the size as Masterpiece OP, but we'll still be charging $110, because we're Big and Bad and we have your card on file!!!11"
     
  7. TSFC

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    BBTS doesn't charge your card until the pre-order item ships. Can't win with us on that one.
     
  8. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Or you could, you know..select Paypal as the payment option so you don't have to pay jack shit until the item is en route to BBTS and you receive an e-mail prompting you to pay.
     
  9. Foster

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    edit: Sorry, I didn't clarify that I was making a joke. I know preorders can be cancelled.
     
  10. Super_Megatron

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    Hi - Here is a big update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of exciting things!

    MASTERPIECE MP-03 STARSCREAM: Takara has not yet officially announced this item, but all signs point to a fall release of the MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream! We've listed an preorder for the figure at $109.99, this price MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE, after Takara releases the official product info. We have estimated the retail price at $109.99 by comparing it to
    past Masterpiece releases. We have a few preliminary drawings of the
    figure uploaded, this 'teaser' card is supposedly packaged in the THS-02 Convoy packaging - which will be released in Japan later this week. We wanted to get this red-hot news out to you as soon as possible, please remember that the price and other details may change, but you can cancel or reduce your order at any time if needed. We'll update the site as soon as more information is known - stay tuned! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10557&mode=retail


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    2 BIG NEW SALES:
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    60 ITEM INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE: A variety of Transformers, Star Wars and many other lines are represented in this sale, including items never before included in any sales! Check out the savings on this list of 60 heavyily stocked items here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1028

    50 ITEMS UNDER $5.00 SALE: We have literally thousands and thousands of
    pieces of these 50 items now available at huge discounts! Many items are
    even under $2.00 - check the list out here and load up on these closeouts. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1035

    These sales do not have a set end date yet, but items may be removed as our inventory runs lower.

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    NEW ARRIVAL:
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    HASBRO'S CINEMASCAPE DARTH VADER STATUE: This is Hasbro's first entry into the Statue side of Star Wars, and it is very well done. The statue stands about 17" tall including the saber, and is only available to
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    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS11754&mode=retail


    VINTAGE DEPARTMENT - 550 ITEMS: The Vintage Department just published another whopping list of 550 Star Wars and Transformers! All these items are retail/sealed and spread throughout all our SW & TF Menus. Be sure to take a swing through the menus and see if you can complete a portion of your collection that was missing items before.

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    ARRIVING SOON:
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    TAKARA G2 LASER PRIME / BATTLE CONVOY & GALAXY FORCE SOUND BLASTER: Laser Prime will be landing on Thursday and preorders are still available for $69.99. This cool set comes with light-up headlights and accessories, spring loaded missiles and discs, and an air pump missile shooter!. The Galaxy Force Sound Blaster (repaint of GX-01 Soundwave) will be arriving in late March or early April. This exclusive is a limited edition and sure to be popular. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10474&mode=retail
    = Laser Prime http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10490&mode=retail
    = SoundBlaster

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    NEW PREORDERS:
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    STAR WARS SAGA VEHICLES: Hasbro will release Darth Vader's TIE Fighter and the Mace Windu Jedi Starfighter in April. Although these come packaged in a case with a few other older vehicles, we are offering them separately at $29.99 and $26.99 respectively. Check out all the ships
    here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=354&category=2238

    SPORTS PICKS PREORDERS: We've listed single figure preorders for every figure McFarlane has announced so far for 2006! No need to buy by the case and get a bunch of extras, you can now reserve all your favorite players for just $10.99 each! Including: Joe Montana, Walter Payton, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky, Clyde Drexler, Peter Forsberg and about 60 more! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=sportspicks

    DC DIRECT: DC REACTIVATED & THE RETURN OF SUPERGIRL: Preorders have just been listed for both these good looking sets. The Reactivated set of 4 features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Lobo for $44.99, and The Return of Supergirl set features a couple very nifty versions of Supergirl along with Batman, Superman and more. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10166&mode=retail
    = Supergirl http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10168&mode=retail
    = Reactivated

    STAR TREK TNG: Six new listings include: Season 7 Riker, Worf, and Riker Variant, "All Good Things" Riker, "Soldiers of Empire" Worf, and the exclusive First Contact Picard. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=34&company=0&category=867


    MORE PREORDERS:

    FAMILY GUY WACKY WOBBLERS WAVE 2 - $9.99 EACH http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=374&company=199

    DUKES OF HAZZARD DIE-CAST: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=782&category=2239

    STAR WARS SCALED LIGHTSABERS: Luke & Vader Episode V http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=73&company=0&category=1416

    3D MOVIE POSTERS: Nightmare on Elm Street & Rocky Horror Picture Show http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=3d+movie

    NINTENDO DOTS: Bubble Bobble Set Just Added http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=631&category=2222

    Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com - be sure to take advantage of some of the 110 items on sale.

    Thanks!

    Joel & The BBTS Crew
    www.bigbadtoystore.com
     
  11. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Even though it is not yet cofirmed I am still looking foward to this. Its time to start saving up for the fall in high hopes. If it doesn't come through then I get to have a nice haul. I win either way. Yay me!!
     
  12. Dark_T_Zeratul

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    With BBTS's policies, this really seems to me like a win-win situation. If it doesn't get released, you're not out anything. If the actual price is lower, you pay the lower price. If the actual price is higher, you pay the lower price. I can't see any downsides to this.
     
  13. Kickback

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    I thought BBTS would inform you of the higher charge and cancel your pre-order, like most online stores do, if it turns out the price for an item is *HIGHER* enough to warrant such a thing.
     
  14. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    He did do that for the black Robotmasters when they came in way higher than the original preorder price. He gave those that had preordered first dibs at the new price.
    That was a significant amount though. For something like this, I don't see the preorder going up more than a few dollars (<$10) and if that were to happen, he might just up the preorder price for those yet to order it, while honoring the original price for those that already have. Again, maybe. If it were like a $5 bump or something.

    So still..it can't hurt. You preorder, opt to pay with Paypal and pay if/when it does come in. If it comes in higher than the preorder price, you'll know in advance and can decline. If it doesn't come out after all, you're not out a dime.

    *goes off to preorder*
     
  15. ChickenWing

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    Nope, had a something similar happen with my Primus preorder. I preordered it at $85, then it moved up to $95 for a preorder a few weeks later, Primus is sitting at $105 now I believe. When the time came I was only charged the $85 and the next day it shipped. Their preorder policies are good, win-win as one person put it. BBTS is good for business.

    I do think they are jumping the gun on this. I see an email going out with a big OOPS in the subject line.
     
  16. oxidative

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    Count me in as stoked!
     
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    WAY too friggin' early for this.
     
  18. Emperor Mengde

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    No one jumps the gun quite like Joel.
     
  19. Soundblaster1

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    heh. they already got a shipping weight. Definately jumping the gun.(when we say 'gun' do we mean G1 megs?)
     
  20. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I def think this is WAY to early to have a preorder already...I mean its still just a piece of papaer! No real official news at all. Typical BBTS and online retailers in general.
     

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