Is BBTS Piranacon really a BBTS exclusive?

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  1. D-Compose

    D-Compose wCw United States Champ

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    I know that the debate will be ongoing that since it said "BBTS will be the exclusive retailer in north america" that we "may" see a Piranacon surface in japan, hopefully in a G1 giftset box, like other encore re-issues. BUT there are other North American dealers selling this item for the same price as BBTS, which leads me to ask is this legitimately a BBTS exclusive? Is this other shop, Digital Toys buying bulk from them then re-distributing them at their shop?

    Here is the link to their page.

    Digital-Toys.com : TRANSFORMERS MAIN PAGE

    I know that they are a reputable dealer.. so let the speculation begin.

    Kev
     
  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    yes it is and no one but the owner of Digital toys knows how he got stock and i doubt he going to be willing to divulge where and how he got it at that price.

    Surely not BBTS as they would be supply there competitors with there own exclusive item.

    BBTS has nothing to gain by falsely claiming they have an exclusive and alot to lose by doing so.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Robotkingdom has them, too.

    But they get everyone's exclusives.
     
  4. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Robot Kingdom is in the UK so nothing fishy there BBTS only has the exclusive for North America.
     
  5. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    They're in Hong Kong, but yeah.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    whoops my bad but yah, its entirely possible that Digital toys have a connection in china that was able to get them some stock at wholesale price.

    but the fact is Hasbro would not have authorized it so it maybe stock originally meant for some where other than the US.
     
  7. Foster

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    It doesn't matter to me who carries it as long as I'm able to get a set. Since I've already preordered the 2010 Primus and Unicron from them, it makes sense to preorder Piranacon from them as well and save on shipping.
     
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    It would be funny if iGear started selling these.
     
  9. Waverider

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    They are in Hong Kong. They hire a company in the UK to do their website.

    robotkingdom.com -- What is Robotkingdom.com?
     
  10. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    local toy seller here also have pre-orders in Malaysia...

    Robot Master
     
  11. Janitor

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    You are right...if it was still 1996 or something. *The More You Know!* :p 

    This won't be the first "exclusive" that showed up elsewhere, nor will it be the last
     
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    I was worried at first too, but if these other places are all not in North America and everyone has it for the same price.

    I am excited about getting it at all, the price tag is great too.
     
  13. Automorpher

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    I bet we may even see these appearing on retail shelves in Singapore. :lol 
     
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    whew...I was worried for a minute there when I saw ANOTHER thread topic that has Piranacon and BBTS in the same sentence...but I can breath again...that was close :sly2: 
     
  15. mrclean08

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    Regardless of who is carrying them, I just hope the quality of these isn't bad. And I also hope they don't have the tampo'd Decepticon logos like Encore reissues. I'm hoping they are very close to the original G1 toys.
     
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    simple answer- Yes. BBTS acquired the right to be the "exclusive" seller for this. at least here in North America.

    IMO, they got hosed somehow by all these less scrupulous folk.
     
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    Joel posted in news forum that digital toys is buying them from BBTS wholesale.

    Nobody is getting hosed.
     
  18. chrisr291

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    Yep, here is the Quote. These Threads should really be combined because they are both talking about the same thing.

     
  19. D-Compose

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    I just hope they fix the colors on Overbite and Snaptrap (as per what we were shown at botcon) to have them look like the originals.

    Kev
     
  20. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    i would lol if they did, igear sells the most random kings, their own products alongside botcon stuff
     

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