Botcon update from TFCC

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Draven, May 8, 2009.

  1. Draven

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    Long story short:
    -Hilton block reservations close on the 12th
    -Primus/Minicon attendees can fax in an addition to their prereg to go to the Paramount party - closes on the 14th
    -Very few box sets left
    -Iacon packages being processed again
     
  2. Empir3

    Empir3 Bedstructicon Empir3

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    Just got this lol man your fast.
     
  3. Autobot Burnout

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    Seems like the box sets are selling more than I thought. I bet that the new box style is to blame.
     
  4. SoundMaster

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    I like the boxset. Looks like I won't be getting it anytime soon though.
     
  5. sunlink

    sunlink Be Transformed TFW2005 Supporter

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    Interesting how the Box set hasn't sold out just yet.
    Is it the figures? Is it the economy? Is it the quantity made?

    I wonder ...
     
  6. Dinobot Nuva

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    Or some people might like the toys.
     
  7. G.B. Blackrock

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    I'm sure it's a factor of all of the above, but it bears repeating that the quantity made is larger than it's ever been for a BotCon before (so we've been told).
     
  8. Blitz.

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    didn't they say they had sold out of the box sets? hmmm I guess a few of those non attending sets have been free'd up since all the toy pics have been released
     
  9. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    Can't say I ever remember them saying that.
     
  10. Draven

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    No. Last confirmation we got from FP was that sales were in the high percentages.
     
  11. Transfan2

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    Looks like the sets are selling well and it looks like its going to be a fun time there, but to be honest, I am not going to the party because I feel like I might get overwhelmed due to the crowd (unlike Botcon/Convention area where I have something to take my mind off of it and at the Convention, I can at least leave when I want to if needed).

    -TF2
     
  12. G.B. Blackrock

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    You may be thinking of when they announced that they'd sold out of loose sets some time back.
     
  13. ams

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    What's the advantage to progressively releasing more Iacon packages? Hedging their bets to ensure a sellout? That's all I can figure.
     
  14. G.B. Blackrock

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    Kinda sorta. They still want to ensure that anyone who attends gets a set, but they certainly do want to make the money off of non-attendees if they can....
     
  15. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Good thing I got my dinner prereg in before that.
     
  16. Hi Q

    Hi Q I don't want a user title

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    TRANSFORMING box? Just 2 flaps, please. A neat box, sure, but transforming?

    And long story short indeed. They're never long e-mails, but somehow always end up being longwinded.

    And I'll shut up now, I'm being too negative again.
     
  17. bradforj

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    That's easy to do this year. Hopefully next year's offering will be better.
     

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