G2 Bruticus help thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by spawnofunicron, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. spawnofunicron

    spawnofunicron Well-Known Member

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    Now I know this thread may seem like i'm whining but there is kinda of problem that you may not know. G2 Bruticus sold-out on BBTS and Amazon. So how about we make a help each other thread to where everybody can at least get 1 for themselves. So if you have maybe 3 of them pre-ordered then think of the people that didn't get 1 and cancel at least 1 your pre-orders.
     
  2. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    lol, too bad. You may get lucky with another restock or something else, but I wouldn't count on it.
     
  3. spawnofunicron

    spawnofunicron Well-Known Member

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    I hope they do get a restock but I just think that a few people who have maybe 1 more than they need to get rid of it so someone else can get it.
     
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    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    ^ Release date is still a while away, it may happen.
     
  5. spawnofunicron

    spawnofunicron Well-Known Member

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    That is the only thing that make's me hopeful.
     
  6. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    BBTS will get more.

    There's no way that they're going to have a hyped exclusive like this and only get 800 units (that's about how many preorders they had). That's an ridiculously tiny amount. They likely learned from the Seacons not to get too many of an exclusive, but considering there's over 2500 Seacons left NOW, there's no way they'd order less than 1/3rd of that on this.

    Now, maybe they won't have more preorders, but they're definitely going to have more in stock. You'll just have to keep your ear to the ground.
     
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    I thought people had more than enough time to preorder these....
     
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    What's wrong with regular retail?
     
  9. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    This. Neither retailer charges until the item is in stock. Amazon had them up at least twice (I got mine in on round 2) and apparently the limit was 1 per order (per person?). People had days to get in with them. BBTS had them up for at least a full day.
     
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    Have you tried asking BBTS customer service if they'll be getting more for pre-order?
     
  11. Outsider4Life

    Outsider4Life Where R all the RI fans?

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    I just cancelled my G2 Bruticus preorder on Amazon, maybe it will become available for someone else.
     
  12. KingStyle

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    Theres no problem with retail other than it will be 40 dollars more plus the added wait of finding all 5 figures to complete Retailicus. :D 
     
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    This was stated to be a limited edition, that is a reason why it may or may not restocked. It would be good to know how many were produced.
     
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    TheBigMachine Initiating JAZZ HANDS!

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    Does anyone doubt that their will be a Walmart (or some other retailer) gift package of the main line Bruticus? That's what I'd wait for...
     
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    I wouldn't wait at all. Bruticus is going to be hard to find at retail as well I think. Sure you can preorder him now but with single figures harder to get depending on the waves it's likely the retail one won't be easy to get ahold of even though it's a standard release.
     
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    The retail one is 1 per case (1 of each of the 5 figures).

    But we're forgetting that not everyone will buy all 5 in one go, and some stores only stock partial cases at a time. Also kids (less likely to buy $75 worth of toys at once) will more than likely only get their favorites, plus I've seen collectors here want 1 of something just to have extra ("Swindle is my favorite character" "I think Blast Off is sexy" "Brawl winked at me at SDCC") It won't be easy to find at retail at all.
     
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    Pretty much this, those five figures will obviously will be the first ones gone from each case they ship in.

    if all five are there and you need them all to make Bruticus you damn sure are gonna grab all five.
     
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    Well...

    - More expensive: Even if you find it at retail for MSRP, it's $15 more. Plus hunting around and tax.
    - Hunting: Given that it's a second wave and there's only one of each per case, people are likely going to have issues finding them all in one go. I'd personally much rather get a box set.
    - The colors: Arguably more garish than G2, but without the nostalgia or the unifying purple.
    - Not game accurate: G2 at least can be, with DLC.

    So... yeah. I wasn't going to get the SDCC version or retail, but I'm more than happy to pay less for a version I like more.


    I might get a Swindle for head-swapping purposes since G2 has an inexplicable orange visor.

    ... and Blast Off is sexy.
     
  19. spawnofunicron

    spawnofunicron Well-Known Member

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    Man I did not expect so many people to comment but oh well. Thanks for all the reply's, and really neat discussion you guys have going on here. Keep it up.
     
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    Actually, they had two runs of 600, so about 1200.

    Also... People had PLENTY of time to get it from Amazon, and the "I didn't have the money" excuse doesn't fly because they don't require money until it ships.
     

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