BBTS Shared Exclusive Minicons 3-Pack Cancelled

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  1. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Email from BBTS customer service-

    EDIT: The cancellation applies to the 3 pack and not the Dinobots as of this post. Sorry for any confusion.

    Preorder for the Dinobots is still up- http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/p...90&mode=retail
     
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  2. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Damn!

    I was looking forward to a set of Dinobot minicons...
     
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    Were these the ones that were going to be painted like the G1 Dinobots?
     
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    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    Entertainment Earth still has their preorders standing. Take that with a grain of salt.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    God dammit, I wanted those.
     
  6. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Not a big loss, though I did kinda want that little black A-10. Still, if I had to choose between these and the Dinobots being cancelled, I'd pick these hands down.

    Hopefully the Dinobots will still materialize.
     
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    Thread title needs to be changed, only the three-pack was canceled, the Dinobot wave is still on. EE also appears to've deleted their listing for the 3-pack so this doesn't seem like a BBTS-only kinda thing.
     
  9. x BlackMagnus x

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    Title change has been requested. Sorry fellas, I will update the first post as well.
     
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    At least the dino 4 pack is still standing (for now) and I hope that doesn't change. I was going to get this set as well, but I can do without it.
     
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    thank primus its the 3 pack and not the dinobot one.still wish grimstone and the dinobots woould come out here just so i can haz both dinobot "teams" of this year
     
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    Whew. Had me worried there. Still cant wait to see the dinobot shared exclusive.
     
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    Cancelled due to lack of pre-orders coming through no-doubt.
     
  14. Hiro Prime

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    Damn. I hate it when they show/solicit a TF and then just cancel it. (they being Hasbro)
     
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    The alternative is them unloading a heap of (in this case, possibly unmovable) merchandise onto a retailer, that is, assuming there was some sort of agreed minimum volume of wholesale stock.

    Of course, we have no idea what requirements Hasbro had in place for them to produce these figures. Perhaps, as others have suggested, BBTS and EE just didn't get enough minimum preorders for this set to justify production?
     
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    That's the problem. There isn't much of a market for Mini-cons right now given that there isn't any real support for them. To offer a nice set like the Dinobots is one thing as the name alone will carry sales, but no matter how cool the 3-pack looks, there's just no real sales point for them. So it is of little wonder that the set was canceled.

    The point I made was that there are a few of us Mini-con collectors who actually wanted them anyways and now we can't have them. It's like when they were wrapping up the Titanium line just before they got to the really good stuff. (people are still wanting that Comos released) And unlike the Seacons, I don't think the Club will rescue this set.
     
  18. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Too bad, would have liked a Dinobot set..but you're right, Mini-Cons aren't getting much love these days, kinda like the RPM/Speed Stars..folks just aren't picking too many of them up. :( 
     
  19. x BlackMagnus x

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  20. Waverider

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    It's still up for preorder. I found the correct link.

    Shared Exclusive Dinobot Minicon Set of 4 - Transformers 2010 - 2011 Transformers Exclusives

    It's a little over $3 more. But with my PoL, It's probably cheaper if you factor shipping.
     

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