BBTS "Dark Energon" Figures Now Sold Separately

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  1. Reaper Cloud

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  2. BenjaminXavier

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    I'm guess these aren't selling nearly as well as they'd hoped, especially the Voyagers. We'll probly see them at Ross/TJX/Marshalls next year.
     
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    Why would we see these at a discount store?

    It's good for BBTS to list then separately. I only wanted Wheeljack (I'm a sucker for that mold), Megatron, and maybe Starscream.
     
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    And of course Bumblebee is the only one that's not overpriced. I think I'll wait until they're desperate to get rid of them.
     
  5. BenjaminXavier

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    They were initially solicited by Walmart as a Christmas Exclusive for this year, but for unknown reasons backed out. BBTS got them so the development that went into them wouldn't go to waste. Once the Voyager in-hand pics surfaced (and showed that they were pink/lavender) a lot of people lost interest. Hence, BBTS offering them individually.

    If this doesn't get people to snatch them up, the extras will be sent to discount stores, just like every other thing that doesnt sell well. Case in point: all those Joe 5-packs and 7-packs that were "online exclusives" as well as the Star Wars ones. They all ended up at discounters eventually.
     
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    This probably wasn't BBTS's best idea in hindsight.
     
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    Pre-ordered wheeljack in a heartbeat.
     
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    I'm still going to stick with my preorder of the set of 4 for the Deluxes, since I want 3/4 of them and can easily find a spot for Bumblebee. Now that the Voyagers are split up, though, I may pick up Optimus to use as Nemesis Prime in place of the Takara Arms Micron version.

    If BBTS hasn't sent the Seacons to discount stores, after multiple clearance attempts and still having over 2000 of them in stock after ~2 years, they aren't going to send these.
     
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    Well this is a good way to get the Voyager Megatron on his own. :) 
     
  10. BenjaminXavier

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    True. I guess we'll really only know if/when they show up. If Hasbro only made a tiny production run for BBTS, then they won't hit discounters. If Hasbro made enough for Walmart before they were offered to BBTS, they'll *definitely* show up at discounters.
     
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    They may have not sold them to Discount stores, but they did offer them through Diamond for retailers like my self to buy and sell in our stores. So, technically, BBTS did sell some of them to a Wholesaler.)
     
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    Wheeljack is as good as pre-ordered.

    And my photocomic is now one step closer to completion.
     
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    Really tempted by that Megatron.
     
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    The irony is the Bumblebee is the only one I want (for my Aptly named Bumblebee shelf)
     
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    I think the Purple (ugly as it is for being a bit to pale) might suit Megatron's bat Micron OK. and he might look OK displayed with certain toys like Vehicons for example. That he's mainly black might even jell a bit with Predaking or Nemesis Prime.

    Perhaps a part of me might have been more interested in other Voyagers though like : Skyquake, Grey Bulkhead, Nemesis Prime, or even Fallback.
     
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    This is strange I was wishing that they would do this and boom now it happening. Will be picking up starscream (to be skywarp) when I gets some more money.
     
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    I'll take all of them if they're exclusive. If they weren't, I'd probably be waiting for Toy Arena to stock those.
     
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    now i can get prime and knockout without needing the rest of them, excellent
     
  19. Ravenxl7

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    It's nice to know they're available individually. I'll still probably pass on the whole lot though...
     
  20. starscream-99

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    Awesome! All I wanted was Starscream. Pre-Ordered!!