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Year of The Snake Platinum Edition Figures Available for Preorder on Amazon

Posted on 01-11-2013 at 09:15 AM by ORIO under Energon
omegasupreme
The shared exclusive Year Of The Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme and Energon Optimus Prime are now available for preorder on Amazon.com. Pricing remains similar to other online outlets at $99.99 and $79.99 respectively. The biggest thing to notice is that unlike BBTS, who are expecting these figures at the end of this month, Amazon is expecting their orders in April of this year.

Get your preorders in at the links above and head over to the boards to discuss!
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Matty
Good stuff
Thundershot
April is much better for me since it'll be post tax refund...
Smashs
Woot! Pre-ordered!
fake
finally!!! Used my Amazon Gift Card balance so not a big pinch on my pocket!!
shiftypenguin
Preordered. $80 and arriving in April is better than $100 and the end of the month (for me, at least).
voltesray
I don't buy much of anything anymore, but this is tempting me Frodo!
jerminator
So wait...I can't remember. Does Amazon charge upfront for a preorder or do they wait until it's instock?
Cracka J
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So wait...I can't remember. Does Amazon charge upfront for a preorder or do they wait until it's instock?
They wait til in stock.

And damn. Thought there would be a little difference in price between amazon and bbts. Might have to hold out for a sale now.
robb0429
Still can't justify the price for Optimus, even though I've really been wanting tha mold...but Omega has been pre-ordered.
Impactor 84
looks cool , but i'll probably pass.
jerminator
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Originally Posted by Cracka J View Post
They wait til in stock.
Preorderd like a mortar forker then. I can deal with waiting that long. Gives finances a chance to get back in order somewhat.
Bossguy
And.... gone.
Thundershot
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And.... gone.
Um... No?
archieboy
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by archieboy View Post
It was $99 before, too
archieboy
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
It was $99 before, too
Yep, I just realized my mistake. I thought they said it was 79 at Amazon. Thanks!
Bnz Toy
So... it's Free shipping?
Bountyan
Welp, I waited for Amazon for nothing. I'll just go BBTS.
ogscorpion
Nice! Pre-ordered two of each. Thanks for the news!
cobra zartan
Just wait for the price to drop the day after they get it!
03Mach1
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Originally Posted by cobra zartan View Post
Just wait for the price to drop the day after they get it!
Preordered just in case they sell out. I can always cancel or return it later.
Omegatron45
Is this guy going to be available at retail stores or are they online only?
fake
The things I like about Amazon are,

free 2 day shipping
not charged till item s are shipped
guaranteed product availability
if price changes within 30 days, can call in for price adjustment(if lucky) or rebuy and no-hassle return
fake
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Is that common?
unlikely!
citoria
so:

BBTS - Feb
Amazon - April
Backscatter
No big deal to wait a little. Amazon is it.
citoria
Does Amazon typically get things a few months behind BBTS?

Or do they estimate later and get it around the same time?
fake
I am not too worried about the April date. I think its more of a placeholder since they don't have a proper estimate. The G2 Bruticus was the first time I saw Amazon getting something later than BBTS.
ero
Anyone have info on this guy? What's his height?
yummehcheese
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Anyone have info on this guy? What's his height?
'Bout the same size as Unicron.
reluttr
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Anyone have info on this guy? What's his height?
Just roughly measured my energon Omega and its about 14-14.5 inches tall.
CodeXCDM
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Originally Posted by robb0429 View Post
Still can't justify the price for Optimus, even though I've really been wanting tha mold...but Omega has been pre-ordered.
Trust me. You aren't missing out. Fattimus Prime is easily one of the worst Prime renditions out there. The *only* way to make him look decent... is to pair him with a brickformer known as Energon Wing Saber.

That said... figured Amazon's price tag would be the same as BBTS. BBTS would be shooting themselves in the foot if they dared to price hike a "shared exclusive" item.

Guess my PoL will be sitting tight another few months... good lord is that box going to be huge... 40 items so far over a year's time span now. (Love BBTS PoL, ship cost is barely 30$ too! )
Soundwinder
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Originally Posted by citoria View Post
Does Amazon typically get things a few months behind BBTS?

Or do they estimate later and get it around the same time?
They got Bruticus way later than BBTS.

Gonna hope this guy goes for clearance like Jetwing or YotD Prime. Definitely not worth $100 for me. $50, maybe.
ero
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Originally Posted by yummehcheese View Post
'Bout the same size as Unicron.
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Originally Posted by reluttr View Post
Just roughly measured my energon Omega and its about 14-14.5 inches tall.
Thanks fellas!
Exodus
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Still can't justify the price for Optimus, even though I've really been wanting tha mold...but Omega has been pre-ordered.
I went ahead with it since they go together, if anything I can always return OP if I don't like it.
barrelks
Just can't bite the bullet on this guy for $100. Not a big fan of the mold (from the little I have seen of it), and it is not Classicy enough for me to slap into my display.
Bnz Toy
Just as a point of reference, this is the same size as Unicron right? How much was Unicron retail?
Deathx360
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
April is much better for me since it'll be post tax refund...
Same here. If it comes out sooner I should have the money and if not I will cancel it. Not having to pay shipping is another plus.

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Originally Posted by Bnz Toy View Post
Just as a point of reference, this is the same size as Unicron right? How much was Unicron retail?
It is about the same size.

Armada Unicron was $50 at retail and the Amazon version was $60. Given that unlike Amazon Unicron which used Takara's new head Omega's new head and right arm haven't been used elsewhere and the premium nature of this version as well as the general price increase and less plastic used in current size classes the price difference is largely understandable. I was hoping for $70 or $80 but it is what it is.
ex dtw2003
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Just can't bite the bullet on this guy for $100. Not a big fan of the mold (from the little I have seen of it), and it is not Classicy enough for me to slap into my display.
I feel the exact same way - plus my running short of display space doesn't help.

Now if he goes on sale, then I'll prolly bite.
SCPrime
omega same price as bbts. I'll stick with bbts since they don't charge me tax.
CrockAlley
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omega same price as bbts. I'll stick with bbts since they don't charge me tax.
Me too! Ugh! I waited for Amazon, but they charge me tax! It's actually more expensive on Amazon, even with free shipping. I put in my order on BBTS.
Valkysas
Where does it say april? I'm looking, and don't see it anywhere.
jbz
yea Amazon. Finally can use that credit. Sadly I probably won't even display this guy. The box is nice enough for me though
Autovolt 127
April eh?
Matty
I still don't see the April release date on the ordering page .... ?
slugslinger2004
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Where does it say april? I'm looking, and don't see it anywhere.
Same here. I want this but probably won't have any cash until late this year. I'm hoping the price doesn't shoot up like Unicron's did percentage wise.
Shin Densetsu
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Where does it say april? I'm looking, and don't see it anywhere.
During the checkout screen

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