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G1 Commemorative Seacons from Botcon = BBTS Exclusive!

Posted on 06-29-2010 at 08:34 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
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Just got word that TFW2005 sponsor Big Bad Toy Store will be the North American exclusive retailer for the G1 Seacons as seen at Botcon 2010. From their email blast....

Hi - We just could not wait until the next main newsletter to tell about one of the biggest pieces of news in www.bigbadtoystore.com history!

BigBadToyStore is proud to present our first ever Hasbro Exclusive: Decepticon Piranacon - G1 Commemorative Seacons!

The Seacons are available in their traditional G1 colors for the first time in over 20 years since their initial release in 1988!

This limited edition set is only available in North America from BBTS!

This amazing exclusive comes packaged in an awesome collector gift-box, includes: collector cards, all 6 figures needed to form Piranacon, and weapons for each individual figure. This is the first time Piranacon has ever been reissued with the G1 color scheme.

A portion of our shipment will be arriving by Air Freight in Late July and the rest will be arriving by Ocean Freight in Late August - Pick the release that works best for you here:

August Shipment - $59.99

July Early Arrival Air Shipment - $74.99
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ErechOveraker
Just saw it on their Twitter feed too. Good for them.
dragonlord2200
omfg i came im buying this thing nao
thenatureboywoo
I'm interested now. My favorite online place got something cool.
Toxicon
Must preorder. D:
primenemesis
damn you just beat me to posting this a couple of minutes ago. i have some many preorders between july and august. I figured it was coming to a retail store and wonder if it still will because when i was at botcon the price tag in front of the piranacon display said 49.99, bbts is 59.99.
Ethereal
Pre-ordered. Here's hoping I'll have a job to pay for it
G1Wheeljack
Seems odd to me that Hasbro would make an exclusive for an online store, plus it was supposed to retail for $50. Was hoping that this would be out around Black Friday also so I may pass on this as I don't think I'll have the cash for it at the time & it most likely will sell fast.
Tirade
So what happened to $49.99? Just curious. Are they getting some early, is that it?
JazzSanti86
so is this set we saw at botcon only going to be available through bbts and only to north america? That seems really odd.
RavX
Boom - ordered! Pretty excited since I missed out on the TFCC one and this is in G1 colors!
panzerjedi
BBTS exclusive? Wow. I didn't see that coming.
flywheels
Just got the newsletter. Pre-ordered the August shipment. I'm excited, but I can wait and save $15.00.

I too wonder about the MSRP of $50 shown in the Botcon pics...
Nemesis Predaking
Well this sucks for Canadians, BBTS shipping rates outside of the US are ridiculous.
This is a pass for me now.
Robticon
Aw, darn. Was hoping this would be a retail release. Looked pretty sweet when I saw it at Botcon. Don't think I'll be getting it now, though.
BraveMax
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Originally Posted by flywheels View Post
Just got the newsletter. Pre-ordered the August shipment. I'm excited, but I can wait and save $15.00.

I too wonder about the MSRP of $50 shown in the Botcon pics...
Did anyone send BBTS Customer Service a query about that discrepancy?
Maverick Hunter Christian
Would've preferred to have been able to walk into a Walmart and pick this set up. But... whaddya gonna do? Super cool for BBTS though, this is a helluva exclusive.
DarthPrime117
Just preordered mine. This was a buy when I saw the Botcon pics. I never had a complete one as a kid. Really REALLY surprised it's a BBTS exclusive.
mineraljane
Wow, that seems like a coup for BBTS. It's nice that it isn't a Wal-Mart exclusive, but the hike in price (as mentioned earlier) is odd. Pre-ordered.

Does BBTS update their inventory real-time? (I don't recall if they do.) Looks like they have an allotment, as of now, of 2900.
MrSoundwaveGuy
BBTS excluisive?
Eh, I would've picked this up if I saw it on the shelves but I don't care enough about the Seacons to buy them of BBTS. Hope we don't start seeing a lot more BBTS exclusives, I'm not a big fan of theirs
Liege Prime
Hah, that's a surprise. Preordered. Far better then hoping or wondering if I can find it as an exlcusive to WalMart or TRU.
barrelks
Pre-ordered three of them for now. This set is sick. As far as the MSRP goes, some of those seem to be off each year at the Hasbro display. It is always a "give or take" a few bucks usually depending on who ends up getting it in the end.
Deceptigtar
so if i preorder for july and it doesnt come, am i going to get a refund? probably not. ill go for august knowing most of the time these can be estimated times.
grimlock1972
Preordered I am not missing this one! whoo my first ever pre order lol
Jarodimus
Huh. Didn't see that coming.

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Originally Posted by G1Wheeljack View Post
Seems odd to me that Hasbro would make an exclusive for an online store, plus it was supposed to retail for $50.
They do Star Wars exclusives for online stores all the time. There've been some Mighty Muggs ones, too.

And this isn't the first time an exclusive's price has been more than MSRP. (I'm looking at you, K-mart.)
46+2
Good for them. Not really into G1 though.
Astroscream
I just preordered 2. I think its much more likely that the individual responsible for making that tag at Botcon got the price wrong. I bet if it said $69 at Botcon most people would be talking about what a great deal this set is at $59!

EDIT: Does anybody know how many they are limited to?
Dave_6
Preordered!
chrisr291
Preordered!!! WWWWWOOOOOOO Now I can pick up that other BBTS I want hahahha
DarthPrime117
I can understand some people not being big fans of BBTS. However, this is a great exclusive for people like me. I live out in the sticks and the closest Target or TRU is over an hour away from me. So getting an exclusive shipped to my door for a $10 increase and not that much in shipping thanks to "Pile of Loot" is a win for me.
Smokescreen
Preordered the August shipment! Piranacon is one of my favorite combiners next to Predaking, so I couldn't pass him up.
G1Wheeljack
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Originally Posted by Jarodimus View Post
Huh. Didn't see that coming.


They do Star Wars exclusives for online stores all the time. There've been some Mighty Muggs ones, too.

And this isn't the first time an exclusive's price has been more than MSRP. (I'm looking at you, K-mart.)
Well Star Wars is Star Wars, it has and most likely always will have a bigger place in pop culture than transformers ever will. Still, I see your point.
OptimusTron97
What happens if you try to buy it in August? Will it still be 60 dollars?
barrelks
Gonna put a lot of miles on my car if this ever ended up at Ross, or Rite Aid like the online GI Joe 7-packs did.
Motor_Master
2 added to the pile o' loot
grimlock1972
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Originally Posted by DarthPrime117 View Post
I can understand some people not being big fans of BBTS. However, this is a great exclusive for people like me. I live out in the sticks and the closest Target or TRU is over an hour away from me. So getting an exclusive shipped to my door for a $10 increase and not that much in shipping thanks to "Pile of Loot" is a win for me.
The goes double for me. I was dreading this ending up as a Target or TRU exclusive. BBTS getting it is pure win for me with a double helping of awesome sauce!

makes sense if you think about it they were something only collectors were likely to buy so why not make it an exclusive to an online shop whjere the customer base is the collectors!
Predaking
If I didn't have the G1 Piranacon already this would be a must buy for me. I am happy for the people who don't have it because it's a great opportunity to own one of the best combiners in the original G1 color and at a terrific price.
Transmorph633
I really wish I could preorder it but I don't any funds on me. I hope I can get some soon so I can do the preorder.
Deefuzz
Hot damned I didn't see that coming.

Ordered.
Cal
WTF? That is the worst exclusive yet! How the hell are Europeans supposed to buy Piranacon when "This limited edition set is only available in North America from BBTS"? Not only that, but they jacked up the price by ten bucks. I am not at all happy with Hasbro's distribution on this one.
Tirade
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Originally Posted by Cal View Post
WTF? That is the worst exclusive yet! How the hell are Europeans supposed to buy Piranacon when "This limited edition set is only available in North America from BBTS"? Not only that, but they jacked up the price by ten bucks. I am not at all happy with Hasbro's distribution on this one.
I'm sure if you ask, some members would be willing to preorder one for you. The only bad thing would be getting it shipped overseas to you. However, that was probably a strong possibility already with the set being an exclusive.
domshen
I am super excited that its at BBTS. I dont drive so hunting is a pain in the butt for me and the letdown of not finding a toy is even more so when you arange a ride and dont find anything. I do order from BBTS and pile of loot it untill I just cant stand it anymore then I ship. I think this set will be my pile of loot shipper :-D
Bgrngod
So that's who is getting it!! AWESOME!!

Grats to BBTS on the kick-ass exclusive.

Grats to me on slapping down a PO for one.

Looks like they put up roughly 3k for the pre-order page... that seems like a good amount for the collectors to get what they want.
Shin-Gouki
Would have much rather it have been a brick and mortar exclusive, but so be it. Pre-Ordered.
Arcee 69
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Originally Posted by MrSoundwaveGuy View Post
Hope we don't start seeing a lot more BBTS exclusives, I'm not a big fan of theirs
I hate BBTS but I'm not missing this one. I preordered it immediately after receiving the email.
Ravage_Eject
And.....pre-ordered!
Tirade
In less than an hour, there have been over 200 preorders. I'd say this thing is popular thus far. Be curious to see if this rate continues.
ILoveDinobot
See, I was going to buy this. Now I am not, pity .
shibamura_prime
Preordered! I've got a G1 version and the club version so this one's staying in the box. I just dig that snazzy packaging.
Valkysas
preordered for august. Glad it's august, because july is gonna be tight with generations just getting started, and september is animated import month.

I typically don't bother with G1 reissues anymore, but Piranacon was the first combiner I completed as a kid, so he's got a special spot in my heart. Don't like that since he's a BBTS exclusive, that he's not going to cost almost 70 dollars after shipping instead of strolling into a store and getting him for 50, but I want him.

But... if the people who get theirs in July do reviews and snap trap's head still isnt the right color, I'll probably cancel my pre-order.

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