Takara united hotspot preorder locations?

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  1. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    I see people have managed to get their hands on the deluxes such as wheelie, but I have yet to see a preorder for hotspot anywhere.. Anyone know a place o preorder it, or what to look for (if searching hotspot is failing me).
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Maybe you're searching for the wrong words?

    Hot Spot is neither in the United line or a Takara release.

    Besides, I thought we got the news that these aren't solely going to be Hasbro Asia releases anymore.
     
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    From what I understand they aren't an asia exclusive (at least the deluxes). I don't know for sure if it's been confirmed or not for the voyagers.
    That being said as the protectobots are my favorite group of transformers, I'd rather not miss out on hotspot even if it meant his cost was a little inflated.

    I thought about my searching the wrong words (because they're part of generations and such) but nothing shows up anywhere I've been looking, which seems strange considering they deluxes have shown up.
     
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    Transformers Asia ≠ TakaraTomy

    Hasbro's domain is everywhere but Japan and a few other countries, where TakaraTomy reigns. Other Asian countries such as China, Korea, etc are Hasbro. Generations Hot Spot was released by Hasbro.
     
  5. Demonss

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    Ok.. That's fine.. But doesn't solve the problem of where I can find it.
     
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    orangeitis Sick Kiss Players Lover

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    I guess just wait till your local TRU has it, assuming you live by one.
     
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    Did you check Robot Kingdom? I think they had cases of each size available, that's how I got my deluxe Springer.
     
  8. Demonss

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    I did, and was able to find the case of deluxes, but no listing for voyagers.
    Unless I'm dense, which is entirely possible.
     
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    There is no confirm news that Hotspot will be under United line,so we shall wait & see
     
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    Toys R Us, if you live near one. It's being released in October.
     
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    Still not a preorder to ensure I can get one.
    Hopefully BBTS or tf source will put up a preorder, I'd rather not leave this one up for chance.
     
  12. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    I think BBTS said they're not carrying them? so i'd slightly doubt TF Source too?

    They'll probably be out in Asia in a few weeks, pick an eBay seller with decent feedback, and you should be okay.
     
  13. Demonss

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    Ultimately that's probably what I'll settle for.
    I just don't get how he got announced with the deluxes and legends and both of those you can get and hotspot isn't showing anywhere..

    If it wasn't for the fact that in hand pics surfaced today I would have started getting worried he got cancelled.
     
  14. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    I'm waiting for Powerdive, Hot Spot, maybe Megatron, myself.


    You know, Hasbro US announce toys across various price points in one go and stagger their release too.

    Sit tight. They'll probably be out before the summer is over, and in a few months we'll all have something else to fret about.
     
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    Hotspot is under the "GDO" line, so that will hopefully help you formulate the appropriate searches.

    As for availability, I am sure that RK had them up for a very short period of time before quickly selling out. I purchased a case of the GDO deluxes from RK about a month ago (still waiting to get 'em because I have other preorders waiting to be filled as well). The deluxes, legends, and Voyagers were all up for sale for a short period of time before selling out. I am positive the Voyagers went up because I specifically passed on them. Minutes later they were all gone. I read somewhere that they were not supposed to have made the Voyagers, Leaders, or Scouts available that early, so they pulled them down. Point is, RK definitely had them, so I'd keep checking back with them.

    I also noted that TFSource had a VERY limited supply of the deluxes before selling out. Will they get more?... I have no idea. But they did carry them for a minute, so they'd be worth checking out.

    I absolutely have no intention of holding my breath for an actual US release (or at least actually being available by me), so I understand your desire to lock one in with a preorder. I'd keep checking RK especially, but don't discount TFSource either.
     
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    Yeah I can agree with that. I'm just spoiled that when we get US announcements of things usually preorders go up almost immediately. :) 
     
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    Unless it's Voyager Dreadwing.

    *crickets chirping*
     
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    I wonder what it'd look like with the alternate robot transformation.
     
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    Mmm... hot pot...
     

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