New Images of Botcon 2014 Flamewar

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by flatline72, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. flatline72

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  2. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Says inhand but is using tons of other peoples photos from taobao
     
  3. hiway7

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    if this is the freebie, i will sell it.
     
  4. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 Stop on red but leave on amber Moderator News Staff

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    Nice fire bikini...
     
  5. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Waiting for bite in sales thread.

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    That kinda defeats the purpose of it being free. Here's an idea, if it is the freebie, give it away, for free.
     
  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    bought but only after Botcon and not from china sellers.
     
  7. hiway7

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    haha, knew i'd incite a Flamewar :tongue: 
     
  8. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Waiting for bite in sales thread.

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    Dammit! I played into a pun! :lol 

    But seriously, somebody selling something they got for free is kinda shitty.
    I fail to understand why people do it.
     
  9. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    'cause the USA is a capitalist country, and you guys have all been raised like this? :) 

    Also, I can understand it - attending Botcon has an entrance fee you could buy several TFs from, and just for being there in person to see the newest Hasbro unveils.
     
  10. FigureGunplaFan

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    Now all it needs is a tamograph of "GEEWUNNERS SUCK (or any flamewar-related quotes (PUN intended)" on the license plate XD
     
  11. starscream-99

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    I hope this is true and the freebie. I want it.
     
  12. flatline72

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    folks sell it off along with the bagged set if they bought it to defer (make back) the $$$$ hundreds of dollars they paid to attend the convention, hotels, food costs, etc....
     
  13. WoundSave

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    hey, if anyone actually wanted to give this figure away, my two girls would love it to death.

    no way I'm going to get to botcon from Canada.

    I'll pay shipping :D 
     
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    Oh man, that's good!
     
  15. D-Bot

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    Don't you know, Nothing in Life is Free. You have to buy the box set to get the "freebie" - you can't just walk up and have them hand you the figure for free.
     
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    Yea to my mind it's not really free, they just dont tell you out of how much of the boxset you paid for the "freebie"

    anyway they also call it the attendee exclusive if that helps, not the freebie anyway
     
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    I just really hate that so much. Guess I'll continue my search for a fair priced original FW.
     
  18. King_Grimlock

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    The diiference in cost between the box set and bagged set is 115.00 and the only added items you are getting is a comic, a box, a pin, and a "free" figure.That doesn't sound even close to free.
     
  19. Vexwing

    Vexwing You are being deceived.

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    You honestly can't see why after paying to fly across the country, booking a hotel, and buying the $400 set required to even get Flamewar, that people would want to try and recoup their losses?

    No, they should totally just give away the super rare toy that probably required dropping over a grand to get for "free".
     
  20. Raiyuki

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    I guess you could call it a package holder attendance incentive. You pay the same amount for Nonattending and attending packages, but as an attending package holder they can then sell you stuff and while you're enjoying the con they can advertise upcoming stuff for you. You being at the con benefits them so they're rewarding you with a bonus extra figure since not only are you there to have them hype you up but you also payed a lot to attend all 4 days and get a giant box.
    Or think of it as people sell it because people buy it. And people buy it because they would've had to spend money to get it for "free" so the net cost incurred is less if they just buy it online (generally).