Vehicon # in Wave 3

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  1. freak176

    freak176 Metallurgist

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    Bad news guys. Only 1 out of the eight deluxe figures in the Prime Wave 3 case are going to be Vehicons. So if you ordered a case of each wave up to this point you will have 6 Bumblebees to 1 Vehicon. This seems to be the direct inverse porportion of what we all want and at least triple that amount compared to the show. Maybe we could paint them all gray and purple and use them as terrorcons. I would get a certain satisfaction by hacking them up a bit. Is that wrong?
    So it seems I might have to preorder a whole case to insure that I get at least one, try to trade the others for retail at my local comic shop. And then try to look for two more Vehicons randomly or on ebay. Way to go hasbro. You guys got a team of monkeys working around the clock on this stuff?
     
  2. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream The Ultimate Golden Gamer

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    Wait, paint what as a Terrorcon? Bumblebee? Makes sense.
     
  3. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Maybe you have some research to show that 90% of the customer base (which is NOT US) are more interested in troop building than buying the marquee characters that have been made world famous by a trio of multi-billion dollar movies?

    No? No research to that effect?

    Then let the professional sales and marketing people at Hasbro do their job. Yeah, it's a lot of Bumblebees, we get that. But not everyone out there wants a case full of vehicons, and Hasbro isn't dumb enough to cater to those few who do.
     
  4. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    I wish they'd put two in a case. Those who do troopbuild are going to make it a bitch for those of us who want to find just one, just as they did with Wreck-Gar.
     
  5. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    God, these are going to be impossible to find, aren't they? Stupid troop building...
     
  6. TrueNomadSkies

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    Exactly.

    I mean, it's really quite simple. When the assortments are made, they take into account forcasted information & are intended to always give the customer an option to find Bumblebee, regardless of what else may or may not be there with it. As such, his presence is more important than any other single variant, so there needs to be more buffer for him, resulting in what collectors like us wanna throw up into.

    It's the same reason behind why when you go to buy windshield wipers, there'll be a shitload of 16 & 18 inch ones, but only a few 13s.
     
  7. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Forget troop building. How about actually stocking a box so that everyone can get one of a particular figure?
     
  8. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    My sentiment's exactly. Looking forward to troop building the Vehicons... until I just had to read there's only x1 Vehicon per case in Wave 3. *Sigh*
     
  9. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Yeah.

    We know, it sucks.

    Personally, I think Knock Out or Hot Shot should have been one to a case (... preferably Hot Shot) and Vehicon should have gotten two. Honestly, it's not as much of an issue to me as Soundwave being one to a case in the first wave, given that he's the only Decepticon in the first wave and the only non-car in the first TWO.

    And yeah, I am afraid to get just one Vehicon. I don't care for troop building, but I love his design.
     
  10. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I only care about getting one as well, and assuming the line gets released, I shouldn't have a problem snatching it out of the crying hands of kidlets.
     
  11. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Where's the info on which wave is which? Is Knockout wave 2?

    I don't care at all for troop building. At most I'd get a second vehicon if he was cheap and there were no other toys I want in the store.
     
  12. gargunkle

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    Robotkingdom has wave breakdowns

    wave 1:
    TRA PRIME BUMBLEBEE x 3
    TRA PRIME CLIFF JUMPER x 2
    TRA PRIME WHEELJACK x 2
    TRA PRIME SOUNDWAVE x 1

    wave 2:
    TRA PRIME BUMBLEBEE 3
    TRA PRIME CLIFF JUMPER 1
    TRA PRIME WHEELJACK 1
    TRA PRIME SOUNDWAVE 1
    TRA PRIME AUTOBOT RATCHET 1
    TRA PRIME ARCEE 1

    wave 3:
    TRA PRIME BUMBLEBEE 1
    TRA PRIME AUTOBOT RATCHET 1
    TRA PRIME ARCEE 1
    TRA PRIME KNOCKOUT 2
    TRA PRIME VEHICON 1
    TRA PRIME HOT SHOT 2

    Mind you, maybe the Vehicon will be in waves past 3. I was a bit worried about getting Arcee/Ratchet from their shortpacking in wave 2 until I saw they are in wave 3 also. Same for Soundwave, people having trouble getting him in wave 1 have another shot in wave 2. Granted, for a troop builder like Vehicon, people may want more than just one.
     
  13. Gilgamesh

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    Thanks, gargunkle. So he's wave three, hmm... Oh well, at least Ratchet and Arcee are 2.
     
  14. TrueNomadSkies

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    Yeah, Ratchet should be joining me soon...
     
  15. PlanckEpoch

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    I'm still troop building Vehicons. Nothing is stopping me from getting 4 even if I have to hit up every store in town at one go.
     
  16. Torque

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    Now I feel bad for wanting to get 5...
     
  17. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Zoot Suit Riot

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    6 vehicons for me...yessss...
     
  18. LeTigre

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    As you should, dammit!:p 

    [I do hate "working" to find a non-exclusive figure or being forced to pay a silly premium, just because troop-building makes a good figure an even hotter commodity.]
     
  19. Jetbolt

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    All I want is one, but I'll probably won't get one thanks to this and slaggin troop builders.
     
  20. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    Well lucky for you guys, I'm not in your state, so i won't effect you. Good luck though with everyone else grabbing them, hope you guys get however many you're going for
     

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