THS-02 Convoy Shortage - Preorders Being Cancelled

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by DrawerDemon, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. DrawerDemon

    DrawerDemon DOOOOOM!!

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    JRS Toyworld just cancelled my preorder for THS 02 Convoy, citing a shortage from their supplier. Is this normal?

    I didn't get charged, so I'm not financially screwed, but I still want to get the toy.

    Anybody know any place else I should check that won't bail on me at the last minute?
     
  2. Empr Starscream

    Empr Starscream Active Member

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    Sorry I had to do it. My vendor cut my order by 66% so I had divy out the stock I'm receiving based in the order that the customers preordered the item.

    I was emailed today by Joel at BBTS looking for stock to purchase as he's in the same boat.

    The demand in Japan is off the scale for this item. All the backup vendors I contacted just told me there was no chance to get any or that they would even be restocking them.

    So hopefully Takara will be doing another production run.

    Again, sorry and hope you can find one at a great price.

    Bill
     
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    Ah, it's going around, then. That's what I was trying to find out. Thanks for looking for more, though.

    I saw someone posting the other day about how there'd be piles and piles of these things laying around "because it's Optimus," and preordering was pointless. Not so much...
     
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    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    You can try the usual suspects...

    BBTS
    Digital Toys
    TFSource
    Kick Hobby
    Snarl's Homepage
    JPN Toys
     
  5. DrawerDemon

    DrawerDemon DOOOOOM!!

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    Thanks!
     
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    Did THS-01 Galaxy Convoy have this problem? Vendors not being able to fulfill orders is a shame. I feel bad for those fans that wanted this and might not get it.
     
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    Mine has been preordered for quite some time so I hope I am safe! <biting nails>
     
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    Who knew there'd be so much demand, for a TF with no alt mode? Crazy.
     
  9. Predaking

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    THS-02 is fully transformable toy with semi truck as alt mode. Or are you talking about its less than stellar alt mode?
     
  10. Fort Max

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    The Japanese online vendors stopped taking pre-orders for this ages ago, they probably knew it would be a low run item.
    I hope they do produce some more, I warmed up to it after orders had allready been halted. :( 
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    well considering you can still easily find ths-1 I would think that eventually he'll be no problem to find, just he is BRAND NEW so everyone is scrambling to get this hot item.


    Andy
     
  12. SydneyY

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    But then again, they may be producing less this time. ehobby still has this figure in stock, though with the shipping I suppose it'd be much more pricy for American buyers.
     
  13. JPrime

    JPrime Michael Bay Assassin

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    There wasnt such a demand though for THS-01 as there was for this one. I guess that G1 popularity comes into play. I have seen places that had so many THS-01 figures, they had them on clearance for muy cheap.

    I really want this thing! I hope TFSource is going to be ok with their orders. :( 
     
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    I'd say the demand for it was highly underestimated... At least on our boards it was...
     
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    go Digital-Toys! Don't crap out on me now.
     
  16. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    Oh, please let me get one!
    I will go absolutely insane if I get cut >_<
     
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    Well, I made the preorder over at HLJ a long time ago. I guess I'm glad I did preordered him. If he's a low-run item, I fear how much he'll go for when eBay'ers want to get him.

    It's too bad I cannot afford two... or three for that matter... (1 open, 1 MIB, 1 sell) However, I hope those who are looking for him now will find him w/o a major price hike. Good luck to all the hunters!
     
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    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm in the same boat buddy. :( 
     
  19. LigerPrime

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    Its true, even the import shops in my country had their stocks cut and there's no idea when is the next restock.

    I'm having mixed emotions...regret that I didn't pre-order and yet, relief because I can save some cash and not go into another line! ;) 
     
  20. Omnibus Prime

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    Crap in a hat. I want one, but put off putting in a preorder, b/c I figured I'd be able to pick it up later/whenever, based on THS-01 sitting around, but I didn't want him. :( 
     

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