Generations Selects Seacons in color

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  1. misterd

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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.
     
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    It is ironic that the OG G1 release/re-released was supposedly a warehouse warmer. Now, it's like the hottest we missed it item.
     
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    Yeah, but the same could be said about ANY past release.
     
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  4. misterd

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    Kinda sorta. I'm seeing a lot of the WFC figures creep up in price, but I had little trouble getting all the figures, including exclusives, at MSRP or less through the end of March with the exceptions of Skywarp and Greenlight. Had I not pounced on the fishbots in a very small reopen window for the last couple figures, I would have been stuck with the price gougers on eBay. So while I agree that there was nothing unusual about the Seacon release in terms of availability, I can see how it might seem a bit different for those who just missed them (and the same can be said of Skywarp and Greenlight).
     
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    Trying to start rearranging stuff around here and came across the Seacon boxes...in all their triple packaged glory: GS box, sleeve, and SIOC box.

    Siege Nemesis Prime box / packaging in comparison was craptacular.
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    You’ve forgotten to factor in the collectors outside of the US where Skywarp wasn’t available for a reasonable price, or at all. Amazon were mostly to blame for that. A lot more reasonable of an outrage than crying over a series of figures that were available for months.
     
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    That’s probably the best description: inconvenient. A combination of it being a just a Takara Tony release and remembering three separate times instead of just one.

    Almost all my CW and Potp figures were bought on shelves. The box sets were widely available at many online stores. Many lasted long enough to go on discount.

    I ordered the first two on pulse then well got busy and forgot. By the time I remembered, the second and third sets were already sold out on Pulse. So it took a lot more effort and a few more dollars. The 3rd pair was still available from tfsource for a small up charge. But I was one of those who had to stalk the dropped preorders when Pulse started shipping the 2nd pair. So a bit stressful to complete reasonably.

    It was a bit more time consuming and a bit different then most collectors purchases of typical Hasbro releases. I can see why “hard” is used but it’s an oversimplification of the actual issues.
     
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    I was talking about people in the US who constantly go on about how hard it was to get the Skywarp set. It wasn’t hard at all. I feel for the non-US people.
     
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    I'd like to add, I skipped Amazon on this one and coursed it from a vendor in Taiwan via ebay.
     
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    Oh good. Even as a collector in the UK, I know that I have it pretty good, not as good as US collectors but still good. I know that just a few hundred miles east of me it’s impossible to get anything. Just looking at the sightings thread shows that there’s parts of the world where Siege isn’t even a thing yet.
     
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    Of course, the set is now being released by Takara for the Japan market, at least. Not as good as a wide non-U.S. release, but it's something now.
     
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    Except I have yet to see anyone put it up for order yet,...
     
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    So are these available anywhere else for a decent price?
     
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    Who knows. Takara put up pre-sale for a new batch last month and sold out immediately. TFSafari has had some (brief) restocks. Turtler is the only left as in stock on their site.
     
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    I'm actually quite surprised BBTS has those two up for preorders. They put those exact two up for preorder when the original preorders went up at Pulse and everywhere else, then couldn't fill them, and pulled the listings. I don't know if anyone who preordered the Seacons at BBTS ever got their figures.
    I like BBTS, and usually order from them, but I don't know if I'd trust them with the Seacons.
     
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    Yep, I just preordered those two at BBTS.

    Hopefully the others are next.
     
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    BBTS never got them the first time, right?

    Maybe they found some stock or something.
     
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    Hmmm... seems either BBTS was probably scolded by Hasbro, for reasons best not discussed here, not to sell any imported selects for so long and now it may fall into that "Hey we are allowed to do this again" thing