The HasbroToyShop New/Restocked/Shipped/Preorder Items Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Razerwire, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Timesynch

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    Regarding the Sharkticons that are available off eBay; I bought two from a seller from China (both arrived sealed/MOC but with copious amounts of clear tape on the cards). They look identical to the original toy at first blush, but some of the tolerances of the joints (like the shark arms and mace-tail fitting into the back of the alt mode) are a bit loose. The tail doesn't fit as tightly on their backsides as the Gnaw I bought from a seller in the States (via Amazon).

    Meanwhile, the genuine figure seems to have tighter joints and generally better fit and finish (crisper, smoother paint especially the front upper teeth), at least IMHO. My guess is that these are either KO's, prototypes/factory rejects (their cards show high Intelligence and say Kickback on them rather than Gnaw), or they're "midnight specials" (figures made in the original factory but after hours, off the clock, and without official permission).
     
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  2. MartyFeeb

    MartyFeeb Wait... it's a bug?!

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    That sucks! :(  I wonder if the same applies to Brawn and Roadburn. Of course, the entire thing reeks of SCAM because there are a bunch of new sellers with feedback of ZERO, selling these for $9.99 shipped. When new sellers pop up like that, you know there's a scam somewhere in the "deal". :(  But hey, at least they're only $10, so it's not much of a financial risk, were one inclined to take the plunge.

    The alternatives are to pay more for a variety set of figures at a US e-tailer, or to wait for HTS to sell out their stock in 5 minutes (both a wait AND a disappointment! :D ). :banghead: 
     
  3. levandowski

    levandowski Well-Known Member

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    Will gnaw, six shot, and double cross have a restock?
     
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    I remember back in 2015 when HTS did a promotion like this and the Protectobots came into stock a week after it ended.
     
  5. Silen Prime

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  6. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Huh, even with the Spring coupon it works out at $22 a piece after shipping. For that I'll just buy a loose one on eBay and get closer to retail price.
     
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  7. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Just buy enough to get the free shipping. I got Breakaway, Hot Rod, and Triggerhappy for about $15 each shipped with the coupon and free shipping. Somehow, I had a clearance Fort Max still in my cart, so that pushed me over the free shipping threshold. He was $64 shipped.
     
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  8. chuckdawg1999

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    And I just shipped the wave from BBTS.
     
  9. Might Gaine

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    Is anyone else frustrated that its so hard to tell if something is really in stock? I keep clicking "add to cart" on items and getting out of stock messages. How can you tell what's really in stock?? I remember this problem started when they redesigned their site, but I thought they'd have fixed it by now...

    Would you guys use a web site that let you see what's really in stock? I might be able to make something like that...
     
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  10. Smitty.1981

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    You have to go to the item's page.
     
  11. Insane Galvatron

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    So my "your order has shipped" email gives me separate tracking for Fort Max and the deluxes. Should I be worried that the FM tracking doesn't appear to work?
     
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    I would probably be worried since he doesn't even appear to be listed on the HTS site anymore.
     
  13. Insane Galvatron

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    Seems like they would have notified me and cancelled that part of the order or something. Not just produce a fake tracking number. Or even adjusted the quantity in the cart and not let me purchase.
     
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    Fort Max shipped separately for me when I ordered the SDCC version last year. Even the retail version is a very big box. I think Fort Max is more likely having shipped with a separate tracking number... but I have a feeling you are not getting him. My suspicion is that HTS shipping generates the shipping labels before gathering the products. I base this on having received a second Fort Max in place of another smaller item with the smaller item's correct shipping weight and measurements plugged into the system. Likely the shipping info was created and shipping department is trying to find your product, which may have just been a glitch in the system instead of physical product in the warehouse.

    Wait a few business days and see if maybe they send it out. Maybe you snagged him, but at worse you get a refund.
     
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    As other have said Fort Max is most likely shipping separately because of his size. The tracking number may not work for a number of reasons, give it until Monday to see if it's shipped or not them worry.
     
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    I kinda thought maybe their new system had the whole "remove it from inventory once it's in the cart" thing so that although the computers said they were out, there was actually still at least one there because it was in my cart. I guess we'll wait and see. The old system emails would say it shipped, but if you looked in the body of the email, it would have "shipped" and "not yet shipped" sections. In this one, it's all grouped together as though it had all shipped.
     
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    Six Shot is back up
     
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  18. usernamedustin

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    This is back in stock if anyone is interested.
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    Pretty sweet deal.
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    That has got to me a joke.
     
  20. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    It's probably just the assortment box listed poorly.
     

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