New Image Studio Series Devastator - Size Classes Confirmed.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jacer, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. YeetSwag

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    It’s June. Moment of truth if bbts can follow through on their preorder.
     
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    Your point?
     
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    sentinel is up on bbts. Didn’t he release in May?
     
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    I got Scrapper (Sentinel's casemate) from BBTS at the start of May, though my preorder was listed for April.

    BBTS also got first dibs on Scavenger, so it's pretty random.

    That said, I don't think the fault lies with BBTS, or TCP, or A3Up, or Amazon, or Wal-Mart or Target or anywhere else. So many other products can manage to have (and meet) a concrete launch date. We all know who the real culprit is...

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    ...Can't complain too much though. An actual concrete launch date would probably mean we all get it later -- like sometimes happens with the street date shenanigans at Target where it's on the shelf but they won't let you buy it.
     
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    When I worked at Wal-Mart, we had VERY strict street dates on 2 things. Star Wars and video games. I was a Customer Service Manager, but I was good acquaintances with the Toy Department Manager. Also, I got Destiny 2 a few days early and that was pretty neat. I know some people would buy star wars figures before release by using a different barcode and then return them and exchange for the correct upc.

    If something has a street date, it should be labeled clearly enough for the people stocking the shelves to notice.
     
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    Target was trying to have their own street dates during the Siege run. A lot of people ran into problems buying figures from later waves like GUOP and Springer. Someone on Reddit who works at Target had a good writeup of how things went wrong.

    More or less that Hasbro casepacks aren't visually labelled as street dated, because there's no mfg. street date. The cases themselves also aren't street dated in the computer system, only the individual products within are. Shelves are stocked directly from cases, so generally the first time the computer can "see" the street dated product is when a cashier tries to ring it up.
     
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    Thanks for the info. None of the TFs I saw from 2016-2018 were street dated, and my stores never got them early. I appreciate what hasbro has done with pulse, but it shouldn’t be this hard to buy transformers online or in store.
     
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    Received my Scrapper in the mail yesterday. I love the bot mode but like many have said the alt and arm modes are not great. And mine appears to have the nostrils painted red instead of the eyes like a lot (all?) copies. Anyway the bot mode is definitely one of my favourite movie constructicon designs.
     
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    The figure is one of the best out of the Devy bots. I just wish his knees weren’t stuck at the angle and he could stand up straight. The arms are a little odd as well, but I still really like the figure.
     
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    If everybody's Scrapper has his nose painted instead of the eyes...what if it's the box art that's wrong and that's where his eyes are supposed to be? I kinda like the way it gives him a stupid little pug face.
     
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    If those aren't digibashed he still has the same misassembly at the waist joint. That's disappointing.
     
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    Guess who lost rampages stand and might have to buy skipjack for the stand?
     
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    For the love of God. Can Hasbro take one single picture of a figure that doesn't have something mis-transformed on it?
     
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    arent these takaratomy photos?
     
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    Do they take different stock photos of this figures or are they a shared thing? I'm assuming since the figures are identical to Hasbro's they would just have one set of photos. But that is definitely assuming on my part.
     
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    Takara and Hasbro typically each take their own stock photos (the exception being Takara-produced figures being imported by Hasbro, like MPs and the Seacons). This is particularly evident if you look at their stock photos for ER Optimus, as Takara and Hasbro were using different prototypes of the figure that had slightly different colors/tooling.
     
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