Generations Selects Seacons in color

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  1. ziltama

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    He's easier to get by having him come as one set instead of separate purchases.

    I'm aware at the end that TTMall did sell them all bundled together (but no special extra packaging or anything).
     
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    TFSafari has Turtler back up for sale.
     
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    Have people given up on this being re-released as a set? I still think it could happen.
     
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    The collective amnesia surrounding the preorder windows for the Seacons never ceases to amaze me. Especially when I see some of the same people who call them "rare" simultaneously complain about people who ordered multiples.
     
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    Actually, it’s getting irritating at this point. Ditto for Siege Skywarp, who was available to anyone for three whole months.
     
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    And is available *again* via TT if I'm not mistaken.
     
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  8. ziltama

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    My comment was not for the time frame. It was about making 1 purchase vs 6 over a period of time.

    Still not as annoying as purchasing 8 (well, 9 now) for SS Devastator.
     
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    People on these boards are consistently pretty forgetful.
     
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    Yep. And the same people won’t order it because of the price and then bitch later when it sells out and skyrockets again. However, in this case, I don’t see any stores in the US offering a preorder for the TT version, yet.

    A little inconvenient, but they were in pairs. You just need to pay attention and do the orders when they pop up..
     
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    A combiner being sold in parts describes all of CW/PotP.

    Neptune was the exception, not the rule.
     
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    The Seacons were actually the exception. All the other Takara Tomy Combiners were sold in box sets.
     
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    I'm comparing them specifically to CW/PotP because those were Hasbro's offerings, and thus more on par with how many of us obtained the other combiners.
     
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    That was before Selects, though. Previous combiners were all Unite Warriors and that line is sadly dead.
     
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    During CW when TakaraTomy released under the Unite Warriors banner, yes. TT released both the Terrorcons (PP 21-25) and Dinobots (PP 11-15) during PotP as individual releases.
     
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: The Seacons were the easiest individually sold combiners for me to complete. Heck, I still never officially completed Defensor. PotP Inferno took his place. These guys though... I preordered them, paid for them six months later, and got every single one including the dupe I wanted.
     
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    It got complicated in Prime Trilogy.

    Takara UW = Box sets
    Hasbro G2 redeco = Box sets
    POTP = Separate for Takara and Hasbro, although Takara released all members of the Dinobots and Terrorcons in single waves.
    Titan class = Box sets

    Seacon timing was also particularly bad with covid first hitting, so I don't blame people for holding off on toy purchases around then either.

    I purchased mine without pre-orders from Asian market release. Granted 4 of the 6 took like 3 months to deliver due to being stuck in shipping limbo thanks to the pandemic.
     
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    But that doesn't mean they were "hard to get." It just means people chose not to get them.
     
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    As with last time this topic came up it's also worth remembering why the Seacons were released individually; the actual target market. In Masterforce the Seacons were a legion of drones controlled by Turtler, thus releasing them individually allowed people to pre-order however many multiples they wanted of the limb-bots. A lot of Western fans might have only wanted the one set for Piranacon, but considering we were simply getting them as imports we wouldn't have factored into Takara's decision on how to release them.
     
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  20. Mister D

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    The best argument I can make is that many people came into or back to collecting in the last few months and missed the pre-order window. Aren't able to do a good comparison.

    That said, I didn't really jump back into collecting until February (got my feet wet in January), and I think the pre-orders were all over by then. I still managed to get a set from HP.