Botcon Thunderclash and 2009 box set sales update

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by G.B. Blackrock, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. G.B. Blackrock

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    They've just updated to say that the box sets are 87% sold out, and that all people who went ahead and put themselves on a waitlist for Iacon (non-attending) sets will now be guaranteed a set. Anyone who wishes to get a non-attending set must still go on a waitlist first, but they will move waitlist folks to full-fledged Iacon sets weekly, so long as quantity allows and they are still able to ensure that folks who actually attend--even if they decide to attend toward the last minute--are able to get sets.

    Source: Transformers: BotCon 2009!
     
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    This is going out to all Club Members!

    As of today, we have sold 87% of the BotCon 2009 Wings of Honor sets. We have also cleared all of the people on the waiting list for the non-attending Iacon packages. Everyone who was on the wait list is now getting a set.


    We will be allocating to the Iacon wait list each week (provided that there is any quantity left) as we get closer but, we must maintain sets for people who decide to come to BotCon at the last minute.


    If you want to be on the Iacon wait list, please use the registration form and write wait list on the top.


    If you are coming and have not registered yet, you need to do so very soon as when we run out, we will have to use a substitute package from the 2005 convention, and even those are now in short supply.


    Thanks,


    Brian
     
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    Hrm. The only reason I would buy one at this point is to sell it later on......decisions decisions.
     
  4. Optimus Prime

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    I just wish they'd post pics of Thunderclash on the website. :mad 
     
  5. G.B. Blackrock

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    They've just done so.

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  6. Thundershot

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    Thunderclash is so gaudy... I love it! He shall be mine!



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    His vehicle mode looks better than I pictured it to be. Hate that green, but of course it's accurate for the homage.
     
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  11. Ravenxl7

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    Not bad, but I agree, the colors could have been better. They look better on the alt-mode than they do on the bot-mode, imo. This is one mold I would like to own, but I think I'll just try and get the original, or the Checkpoint repaint, at some point. Would make a good Sentinel Prime figure, imo.

    The sales update, and this, should be separate threads, imo.
     
  12. Optimus Prime

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    Talk about instant gratification! :lol 
     
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    Suddenly I'm in the mood for a Pepsi. :) 

    (and by that, I mean check the vehicle-mode pics)
     
  14. Optimus Prime

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    Not my favorite (Flak takes that spot) but still cool. If I ever see one of these at a decent price, I might buy it. So far, though, Flak and Skyquake are the only definite purchases on my list.
    I'm looking forward to the attendee exclusive figures.
     
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    Wow he is ugly, Flak is the only one I like out of the whole set so far
     
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    Um wow not expecting that much red being reused from the original deco, it just seems so out of place with the teal.
     
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    Ooo goody, let the hundreds of re-iterations of the same complaints by the same ppl begin. :popcorn 
     
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    I take this move by FP as proof that the set is NOT a sell out, and they are making moves to insure that they don't get stuck with 200 of these sitting in a warehouse (like the 2005 set). I wonder how many people are calling to get off the wait list, afraid that they might actually get one of these after all?
     
  19. G.B. Blackrock

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    Frankly, it's hard to imagine that actually happening...

    In any event, although I don't know numbers yet, we were told that they went up quite a bit from any previous year. At 87% gone, I'm thinking that's high enough that if they'd only made the same number as in any other year, they'd already be totally gone.
     
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    I thought about it, but after seeing this piece of crap I just laughed. I'm actually sick of bashing this set. It doesn't even deserve the keystrokes it takes to bash it. It's that freakin' bad. I'm done.
     

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