Everyone that counted on HLJ to fill orders on FE prime figures keep looking

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  1. hordeall

    hordeall Well-Known Member

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    TKT43775 First Edition Decepticon Beacon (Transformers Prime) 2 Discontinued 02926637
    TKT43776 First Edition Cliffjumper (Transformers Prime) 1 Discontinued 02926637
    TKT43778 First Edition Optimus Prime (Transformers Prime) 1 Discontinued 02918948
    TKT43783 First Edition Bulkhead (Transformers Prime) 1 Discontinued 02918948

    All FE prime figures are discontinued it seems. I placed an order over a month ago to.
     
  2. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    Bummer. I was counting on hobby link.
    Well on the bright side I've saved some money.

    But pretty messed up because I still hav'ent been able to play with those molds.
    Guess were counting on Hasbro to put them out as exclusives or something after all
    even if that could be a full year away due to their current plans.

    or maybe if bigbadtoystore or robot kingdom restocks.
     
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  3. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    My hopes weren't high. C'est la vie.
     
  4. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    That really sucks. The fate was sealed for FE quite awhile ago it seems. I'm glad I didn't wait on Bulkhead...first news of FE cancellation I jumped on the Takara one so fast...

    I do hope that the FE molds come out somehow. I'd like a store exclusive route, as it wouldn't really interfere with releases or suffer from late wave syndrome, and it would be a chance to get some nice paint jobs. I never really wanted a FE Optimus but I'd definitely snag up one if it had a movie flame paint job on it...
     
  5. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Shit. I guess this means BBTS won't get their shipment in as well?
     
  6. Reaper Cloud

    Reaper Cloud Dark Wrecker

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    I sort of figured as much, since this line only seems to have life with Takara, and not with Hasbro.

    Now I doubt that I will ever own them, since the prices are ridiculous now...and shall only get worse.
     
  7. kmoua7

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    You may still get your pre-order. I have seen this happen before, specifically with Striker OP, I had a pre-order in and before it was fulfilled the item became discontinued but a few days later my pre-order was still fulfilled. Maybe it's just discontinued for those that didn't pre-order, although you must be careful with release dates. Read the FAQ because they don't hold items so you need to ship out what comes in and not wait until all the products from your order comes in, especially if products on your order are set to be released a month apart or something. If you wait the product will indeed go out of stock and you'll be screwed.
     
  8. MegaHavok

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    Oh well I had all my preorders down to just the vehicons anyways
     
  9. RedAlert Rescue

    RedAlert Rescue Banned

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    Taiwan may have some still.
     
  10. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

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    yup i did that and got sunk on united frenzy rumble the first round of ordering...luckily robotkingdom restocked them.
     
  11. Obakemono

    Obakemono Destron Conquistador

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  12. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    my local TRU still had plenty of TT FE vehicons arcee, deluxe megartons, FE V Primes and Bulkheads last weekend when I picked up Twincast and Soundblaser
     
  13. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    Wah? There's still Primes available? How much does TRU in Japan charge for those?
     
  14. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    About 35 for deluxes and about 55 voyagers.
     
  15. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    Never EVER trust Hobbylink Japan for pre-orders. It's a crapshoot at best if you get items you pre-ordered from them.
    Last year I was lucky to get United Rumble & Frenzy, but missed out on my very early pre-orders for United Kup, United Wreck-Gar and United Wheeljack due to their total and complete incompetence in getting enough stock in.

    I'll be honest, HLJ is good for stuff which they actually have in stock, but you just cannot trust HLJ for any (high-in-demand) pre-orders.
     
  16. Runamuck

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    Same thing is happening with me and the Windcharger/Wipe-Out 2-pack. :( 
     
  17. Thinktank

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    Prepare to make some new friends...

    I saw them on Amazon Japan for similar prices, but they do not ship international sadly.
     
  18. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    ok I cleaned out 1 of my local TRUs of Vehicons, so if had asked me for stuff and I havent PMd you, I'll be hitting another TRU tomorrow, and I will keep you posted.
     

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