Should I pre-order Stealth Bumblebee??

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  1. Scythe

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    Don't preorder from BBTS unless there's A LOT of other things you want. I feel that their price is far too high and the shipping for just that is just as bad.

    I say wait and order it elsewhere (or find it at retail)... Movie stuff is HOT, so it's likely to be easier to find than other end-of-the-line figures like Armada Nemesis Prime, etc.
     
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    You'll be able to grab him at TRU or WM easy enough. I wouldn't stress a BBTS pre-order, for the same reasons SB1 already gave.
     
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    I thought so too! It's crazy, the only shipping method is UPS and it's expensive!
     
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    I'm sorry, what is TRU?? WM is Wal-Mart right?
     
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    They do pack well, but I feel like they're losing (at least my) business because of the unfriendly single-item shipping prices. I don't like to wait for my shit to show up all at once, I buy it as I want it. Enough of my BBTS rant, though...

    I'm personally going to play the "if I see it, I'll buy it, but if not, no big deal" game. I know I'll see it (I've seen EVERY mainline/Classics figure since the launch of Cybertron in stores) so I don't have much to worry about. Depending on your location, though, you may not find one. That's where a wanted thread here comes in. There's almost always someone that will pick something up for cost, gas, and shipping. (hint hint)

    WM = Walmart
    Target doesn't get abbreviated
    TRU = Toys R Us
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up. I'll hold off on getting him then.
     
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    Yup, gotta agree with the other guys. If Cliffjumper is any indication, Stealth BB should be easy to find since it's not exactly what was in the movie.
     
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    I sure hope so, I honestly like the "stealth" version over the film adaptation.
     
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    Really? I live in Australia and find BBTS no more expensive for individual items than most ebay sellers from the US, and for me the only option BBTS gives is USPS. But I always use there Pile of Loot feature and combine them into one big order and save on shipping campaired to indivisual items.
     
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    For a single item order, at least in the US, UPS is $8, USPS Priority is $13, Parcel Post is more than that. On top of their mark up (especially for the figure in question), it's a little more than most of us would like to pay. Like I mentioned earlier, I don't like to wait before I get my stuff. I also rarely have cash. Those two concepts do not favor BBTS.
     
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    It also helps BBTS from my perspective that we pay really high prices for Transformers. With the current exchange rate we should pay $12 (including tax) for a deluxe, but Hasbro charges us $28, it makes BBTS a good option for me.
     
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    I still think Stealth Bumblebee might be easy to get later.
     

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