Camshaft gets the, er... shaft.

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  1. dasaffe

    dasaffe Morrissey Fan

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    So BBTS has a listing for the new Alternator case:

    2x Rumble 1x Ravage 1x Mirage.

    Ouch. I guess that means this winter is our last chance to snag a Camshaft.

    That's a bummer, as I haven't seen him. I guess he moves to the top of my list for acquisition over the classics. I really don't want to be Swerved on this one.

    Anyone else having Camshaft pains?
     
  2. Jetblast

    Jetblast Powered by Honda

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    Have seen neither hide nor hair of him (not that he has hair, or a hide for that matter). This may be the first one I have to order, if anyone is selling him.
     
  3. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Hasbro's pulled another "Swerve" on us.

    Unintended pun, by the way.
     
  4. dasaffe

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    Well maybe we can Meister his shortpackedness and follow his Tracks...

    Sorry, guys. It's early here.
     
  5. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Wow, I saw him twice last month, guess I shoulda picked them up.:redface2: 
     
  6. Pimpimus Prime

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    I wouldn't be surprised if there was another revision of this assortment, with Camshaft. We've been seeing at least two assortments with each wave.
     
  7. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's funny, he's been pretty plentiful around Tampa... which just goes to show that Hasbro distribution (well, any toy company's distribution) is a thing of shock and sometimes awe...

    Good point. Both Alternators and Cybertron have been doing that a lot this past year (2005 to 2006) and it's been helping to stop shelf warming to some extent. They'll probably roll ol' Camshaft back into the mix in a revision wave.
     
  8. Severus

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    That'd be a shame, because Camshaft looks freakin' sweet. His color scheme just really works for me. In fact, he's become one of my favorite Alts.
     
  9. AutobotEngineer

    AutobotEngineer Highly Dubious

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    He'll keep shipping in the current wave until January...I'm not overly worried.
     
  10. Pimpimus Prime

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    I also wouldn't be surprised if we see an assortment with 1x Rumble and 2x Ravage.
     
  11. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    I've never even seen a Camshaft (or a Swerve for that matter), but I'm quite happy letting him pass by. He seems inferior to the BT Blue Prowl (who uses the same re-moldings).
     
  12. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I saw camshaft a total of Two times and bought both, however I Know he was in stores that i frequent about 4 more times since i found mirage and Prime that many more times after the 1st two times. I too think he is not going to reappear. This is probably the last case, the 1x Rumble, 2x Ravage and 1x Mirage. They are the last two before the hiatus, I see them just shipping the last case with camshaft until that one comes out and that's it.
     
  13. seven

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    I've never seen him. I was lucky enough to get him from HTS though.

    I don't think he's in current waves any more as I've seen Prime, Mirage, Meister and Tracks and the HTS.com holiday gift book I just got in the mail lists those four alts and those four only.
     
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    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Yeah I got that yesterday and noticed that as well. What is their love affair with Tracks!?!? Also they are actually up on hasbrotoyshop as well.
     
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    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    I saw Camshaft once and bought it on impulse...now I'm glad I did even though I don't really like it all that much.
     
  16. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    I saw him once, but I couldn't afford him at that point (only had about $25 on me, and I was already grabbing Prime)... I wish I had grabbed him instead of Prime.
     
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    Camshaft isn't as scarce as Swerve. I don't have numbers, but for example Camshaft was released in Canada whereas Swerve wasn't.


    It's not that hard to get - if you're willing to cough up an extra $10 + shipping it's still easily found online.

    As for those of you hoping for a second release, the next case assorment is 2X Ravage, 1X Rumble, 1X Mirage after that Alts are on Hiatus for an extended period, probably until at least fall 2007.

    By then Camshaft will be a pretty old toy. Furthermore, the only two Alts that were actually re-released after an extented period were both noteable characters. Camshaft is pretty much a nobody.
     
  18. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I could have nabbed one off Ebay had I desired, but Mirage and Nemesis Prime were enough for me on those two occasions.
     
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    I got one off e-bay for $34 shipped.

    I have not seen Camshaft in a store either, and oddly enough at the Target near my house when they restocked this week put out a case of the Prime, Ricochet, Rollbar assortment - even though they put out the Prime, Mirage, Tracks, Meister assortment the last two or three times.
     
  20. Mixmaster

    Mixmaster logh ghot SIS yoD TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ironically Camshaft appeared more scarce on ebay than the so called exclusive Nemesis Prime. I guess in 12 months Camshaft will be going for $70+ on ebay.
     

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