Remember Concept Camaro Bumblebee and when people went crazy trying to find him?

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  1. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Haha! How silly we were back then.
     
  2. Bountyan

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    Yes. I looked months for one and managed to find it at some place that only had one peg of deluxe movie transformers. Now I can't go to a store without finding Bumblebee.
     
  3. thedrknss48

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    I think I got 2! and I still have one sealed!!!

    What was the pegwarmer back then?? I can't remember.
     
  4. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    I got mine via the very first shipment BBTS got. I think it was around 12.99 or 14.99 before shipping.

    And I do remember him going over 40 USD on e-bay for about 3 weeks.
     
  5. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    I remember the cyclops "drones" (Camshaft, Swindle, Payload) pegwarming a lot.
     
  6. Driskull98

    Driskull98 DADDY WAS A FALL DOWN MAN

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    Stockade, I think.
     
  7. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    yes, i remember a guy at our local toy shows having one for sale at $45 and me telling my wife loud enough for him to hear, " i can wait an extra month and get it for $10 next door at target!"
     
  8. deceptifocus

    deceptifocus *Supercharged*

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    i guess we our own worst enemy and why theres BBs EVERTWHERE!!!!! :/
     
  9. Boy Blunder

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    Payload, AKA Pegload
     
  10. Ceerad

    Ceerad Well-Known Member

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    I still have my Premium Bumblebee MISP.
     
  11. Sideways77

    Sideways77 oh shoogah

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    Payload and Ice Megatron, if I recall.
     
  12. bny888

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    The TFTM Concept Camaro BB went for crazy prizes (through re-sellers) in our country until the local distributor brought in more, then the TFTM line went on clearance, 50% off SRP.

    Another one that was sold for exorbitant prices by re-sellers was the ROTF Ice Cream Truck Twins, then the same thing happened, the local distributor brought in so many ROTF Deluxes (including the 2 packaging versions of the ICT) and at 50% off again.
     
  13. mrgalvaprime

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    Wait, there are movie toys that AREN'T Bumblebee?
     
  14. dmc2008

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    I was on a cross-country trip when this supposedly came out, and I must have drove my girlfriend crazy looking for that little bastard!! I stopped at many, many Targets & Walmarts along the way and never found him.. The fruit of those labors turned out to be a 20th Anniversary Masterpiece Prime near Medford, OR. They had like 10 of him!! Pretty sure it was marked down to $40, not sure what it originally sold for..

    Later that fall I ended up living in rural NH where hunting was a big pain in the ass, and bought Concept Camaro BB off of eBay for something like $37 shipped. At the time, I felt burned.
    Ironically, I found him on the shelf a week or two later in Lowell, MA. I bought two, and still have one MOSC. :D 
    Nowadays I'd gladly shell out extra cash not to go through those kind long of hunts again. If I recall a few Animated Voyagers were just as hard to find...
     
  15. xanthax

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    I ran the toy dept at my walmart at the time. Easy pickins'
     
  16. TrueNomadSkies

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    Yep.

    Well, in my collection anyway. Can't speak for my Wal-Mart though. :) 
     
  17. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    I think I only saw Stockade once or twice, actually. Odd.
     
  18. bny888

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    Hmm, Tuner Mudflap? Hehe. :) 
     
  19. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Pretty sure there's a Cliffjumper repaint as well...
     
  20. Jazz342

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    My walmart just got the last wave of dotm, sadly target is selling bumblebee (thats all they seem to have left) for over $15
     

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