Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by anubis20, Mar 4, 2011.
In stock now at BBTS
My pre-orders for them and the Superion add-on set are all "processing".
Though Superion add-on's already sold out.
And Munitioner/Explorer have been bumped up to $54.99, instead of the $48.99 pre-order price.
Sidearm went up in price too
I'd say get 'em while they're hot, but there are tons of them in stock. No excuses this time!
Someone will make a thread three months from now demanding a reissue
You mean Mac?
nahh, two days after they are sold out, never mind three months
Dudes never gonna live that down.
good thing i preordered munitioner second time around when i had the chance
WHOO HOO i cant wait to get my swindle delivered
just curiouse by the way
how long does it take bbts to process a preorder when they get it in anyway?
Someone want to link this thread that started this? I would like to be on the inside joke too.
Anyone who wants one even if they don't have a Bruticus should pick this up like right now. These are the cheapest they're ever going to be.
you didn't get explorer? better of the two molds taking the character out of the picture imo
got explorer last year during christmast actually
i even managed to snag a extra energon barricade kickback and blackout just so i could do some selective parts swapping between blackout and vortex to give vortex back some purple in his colorscheme and i did the same between brawl and kickback to give brawl a more g1 style colorscheme as well
also i am using energon barricade in place of onslaught because body and paint job wise barricade has g1 onslaughts colorscheme as it is
though i will have to do some minor painting to the trailer bed feet combiner parts so t hat from the back and sides they blend in better wing onslaughts vehicle mode
i even managed to score a set of painted g1 onslaught/vortex/brawl heads off fellow fan soundwave3k so onslaught bralw and vortex each have a head based entirely off their original g1 figures
Yay! Had a good feeling these would show up today for some reason. Been a long 3 months waiting for these suckers though....
looks like BBTS got about 300 of each. Seems high for a restock. Anyone know how many were made total? Any guesses? Seems Fansproject knows now how well their stuff sells so making more than they use. I'd be interested to know how quickly this restock of 300 will sell out.
tfsource also had about 400 of each for preorder, so i don't know if its good that a third party if flooding the market with their own stuff. i thought they were limited as sort of for collectors, but now there are a couple extra thousands in addition to their previous original thousands.
TF Source is getting them as well. So they probably made another 5-600 of each.
its very likely, that the explorer and munitioner will end up sitting on BBTS like the superion upgrade kit was sitting for a while. And as soon as stock runs out price and demand rise.
FP probably monitors the aftermarket price hike of their stuff like anyone else. They probably want to cash in on the success instead of letting resellers cash in on it some months down the line or KO companies KO their stuff due to the demand. It's just smart business on FP's part. Of course there's a line on cashing in on the success vs oversaturation but hard to tell where that line is.
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Product ID Description Sub Standard Collector Subtotal
FPJ10014 Crossfire XF-02A Explorer with Combat Unit Appendage Add-On Kit Set A 1 $48.99
FPJ10015 Crossfire XF-02B Munitioner with Combat Unit Appendage Add-On Kit Set B 1 $48.99
If you are going with that logic, then FP could make 600 more Shadow Scythe, why let resellers sell it for $300+ when they can make more and sell it for $200 each. They already made their money on the initial release of the Bruticus addons, they made more of those than probably all their previous stuff combined.
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