BotCon Exclusive Toys - Anyone Grabbing Extras for Non-Attendees?

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Sunstreaker, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Sunstreaker

    Sunstreaker Partyin Like it's 1984

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    OK - I know these will be tough to get a hold of, but is anyone considering taking "orders" for the exclusive toys that will be BotCon Attendees-only exclusives (I'm guessing Huffer & Elita-1 based on the Timelines comic).

    Is it too early to talk about this yet?

    I'm just dying to get all the Classics I can! I love this line!
     
  2. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Sorry for "piggybacking" on your thread, but I might also be interested in getting some of these. It'll all depend on who they make. Personally, I'm hoping for a Sunstorm.
     
  3. omega ranger

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    Me too, I say scrap BugBite and give us Sunstorm out of a Starscream repaint.
     
  4. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Last year, the at show toys were pretty much limited to one per package holder (there were maybe 20 beyond that) and they sold out very quickly.
     
  5. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd want to have a good understanding of exactly what the convention extras are before I dared bother anyone about them, though that may actually be too late.

    (c'mon Chinese factory scalpers! :)  )
     
  6. Omnibus Prime

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

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    *throws hat in ring*

    Sooo, yeah. I ordered the non-attendee boxset, but am interested in any and all attendee exclusives including the freebie. So if anybody doesn't want 'em..or is going with somebody who doesn't want 'em..or knows somebody who knows somebody who doesn't want 'em, etc...I can pay up front.
     
  7. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    QFT, I know of -nobody- that got multiples of Megatron+Waspinator.
     
  8. Draven

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    You couldn't; they punched your card thingumy when you bought them.
    Does anyone know if Minicon attendees can buy the extras? I'm going with someone, and they might well not want them. If so, I could see what I can do once we know what the extras are; I wouldn't be getting extras unless I know they're already accounted for.
     
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    I've heard several mentions of this, but my card wasn't punched last year.
     
  10. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Last year, after the Friday night sales to package holders were complete, there were 45 sets left.
    They offered these to any dealers who wanted one (one per dealer - not one per table/booth - even BBTS with 8 booths was only allowed one.) Maybe half of the dealers bought a set.
    After that, the first people in line were allowed to buy the remaining few.
     
  11. tarheels

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    Well I was able to get an extra set, because I over heard Brian telling someone that they had 20 sets left and if you want one more set, this is where the line starts. They also had a sign posted on the entrance door, but unless you stop to read it who wouldn't have even known that's where you were suppose to line up because the font size was only 1. They were all gone in about 5 mins.
     
  12. Foster

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    There's not a hotel exclusive this year, is there? Was there one last year?
     
  13. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    The Hotel exclusive was a one time gimmick Glen used to assure that enough people would stay in the hotel that he could make his commitment. I think he needed to guarantee enough hotel guests to get use of the ballroom.

    Don't expect that to ever happen again.
     
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    Nope. Sunstreaker was such a debacle I think the idea has been canned for good.

    I still remember when I got a 2nd Sunstreaker because I got confused by their mismanaged book-keeping in the line-up (was told that 'my dad picked it up', which was odd considering how he was in Canada at the time of the convention) and they handed me one to avoid having to figure things out. :lol 
     
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    That's a relief, as I'm just going to drive to Providence and wing it. I didn't like the idea of hotel exclusives anyway.
     
  16. Incepticon

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    All I care about is knowing who/what the extra figures will be *before* the actual convention. My hope is that they'll just be more rehashed repaints of defunct lines rather than something taken from Classics molds so that I won't want them :) 
     
  17. rework

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    Hmmm. I honestly can't remember if we knew what they were ahead of time last year. (A few beers at the neighbor's cookout isn't helping.)

    I think at the very least there were leaks of the test shots on Ebay....
     
  18. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    i'm also interested if a person who is attending doesn't want them
     
  19. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    Pretty sure we didn't "know", but we knew because of eBay. We didn't have any costs or how they were packaged.

    Btw - at the botcon boards, Pete did his usual "confirming without confirming" thing he likes so much (hehe), using the patented Pete@Botcon Hint System (tm), that of the 3 characters we saw on the comic (Huffer, Elita-1, Springer), at least one of those will be a club store exclusive. Then he also hinted that we haven't been "spoilered" for everything that'll be at the show.

    My guess is Springer + Huffer as one package, Elita-1 as the club toy, and "we can all make guesses and someone end up being right" for the other attendee exclusive (typically a 2 pack (Runabout/Runamuck? or since the other 3 are smaller, a 2 pack Sideswipe/Sunstreaker (C.Hotrod repaints)? So many guesses!) and the freebie (gonna have to keep guessing Sunstorm).

    But who knows, they may have a-whole-nother box set to buy this year ;-)
     
  20. Ravenxl7

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    Springer would be pretty cool, though I have no idea what mold they would use for him. I've never seen the comic, so I don't know what he looks like in them.
     

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