Seacons and Nightbeat Update

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  1. Pete@BotCon

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  2. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    nice

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  3. MegaMoonMan

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    $120 + shipping - I'll have to pass.
     
  4. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    PASS for me also. Even if I were to spend $120 on, it would have to be original G1 colors.
     
  5. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    The price for Nightbeat is a surprise, but not the Seacons, I knew they'd be over $100 easy.

    As for Nightbeat, I lost interest in him long ago, the delay killed any interest I had in him, especially now when I'm selling all but my favorite Classics figs.

    I can't believe I actually thought Nightbeat would cost around what Airrazor did.:rolleyes: 

    edit: Just noticed you hafta preorder them seperately as well since they won't be shipped together, tsk tsk.
     
  6. shibamura_prime

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    I'll bite on the Seacons. Nightbeat I'm gonna have to noodle over.
     
  7. omega ranger

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    Nightbeat is awesomesauce, but I thought they were going to release the Seacons in 3 2-packs. I really can't afford anything over $100.

    I can't wait. Nightbeat...is MINE. *Subtle evil music, followed by DUN DUN DUNNNNN*
     
  8. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Seacons: That price killed it for me. If they would have done it in the G1 colors, I'd be all over it.

    Nightbeat: Pass.
     
  9. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Ouch.

    I'm trying to figure out how a $30 toy (Armada Jetfire as Astrotrain) and a set of Minicons ($7) could go for $95 WITH A NEW HEAD FOR ASTROTRAIN, yet the Seacons, which were going to be $30-$35 at Wal-Mart, and there's no remolding at all (that I saw on the one at Botcon), and it's selling for $120. Unless there's a lot of paint apps we don't know about, or there's a significantly smaller production run than Astrotrain, then this is a bit odd.... I was planning on getting multiples, but now I can't justify it at that price. I was honestly expecting $85 for some reason.

    Also.... why CAN'T you ship them together? Just hold the order on the one until the other's ready. FP way overcharges for shipping as it is, and I'd much rather wait (I've already waited this long) than pay two shipping charges...

    I'm not usually one to complain, but this is something I've been waiting for...


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    Wasn't Astrotrain $87?

     
  11. Bumble Prime

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    Ya know thundershot has a point, especially if these really are old stock produced years ago and shelved as the legend goes.....
     
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    I still have my original G1 Seacons and they're in pretty good shape, so I'm not spending another $120 plus s/h. Pass.

    Nightbeat I'll have to mull over a bit.
     
  13. Vector Sigma

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    I bought some originals a while back, and I'm not a member of the club, so pass for me. But I'm pleased that the Club has gone to all the effort to actually offer these at all...
     
  14. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Maybe it was 95 shipped. It's been a while... :D 



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  15. Robogeek28

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    Yeah that sounds about right.
     
  16. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    No, they're not old stock. There were some test shots, but no actual production run. Hence why we're seeing new test shots on ebay.




    Chris (now wonders if Takomy is going to do an Encore King Poseidon set...)
     
  17. xZAOx

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    I like the art there with it. Pretty snazzy.

    $50 for Nightbeat and a comic isn't too bad, I don't guess. Wish he had some ears, but nothing can be done about that, I understand it's not FP's fault.

    But $120 on the Seacons? Definitely the high side of things. I'll probably still get them, but I'm going to have to think it over. If they'd been $99, I wouldn't have hesitated.

    Very upset that they won't combine shipping. I'm liable to wait till they're both released so I can have them shipped together. Or until they go on discount making one basically free =P. (Too bad they won't give those of us that bought Airazor already a discount on Astrotrain, but that's not really on topic.)
     
  18. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    Man, if they did that, and include all 6 members and all the extra guns, that'd be so bought. All said and done, I still think he had the best colors of the 3 we've seen for this mold.
     
  19. Robogeek28

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    Ouch.:sly2: 
     
  20. Thundershot

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    Well... King Poseidon is the same as the G1 Seacons. God Neptune is the white repaint that doesn't include the guns and stuff...

    I have God Neptune, and I'm afraid to do much with them, since the white plastic is so frelling fragile...

    But if Takara-Tomy did an Encore reissue in the original colors, and then had an E-hobby set as God Neptune with an extra member and all of the weapons, I'd be in heaven. I wouldn't bitch so much about spending 120 on the Club one.



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