SDCC 2017 HTS Convention Exclusives Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by AzT, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Ricky Lynk

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    i really wonder if they do the date only to give every one a fair shot.... mattel it was always 12pm EST... for their monthly and for the con stuff
     
  2. Capirus

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    Last year everything popped up at about 8 am. Not sure what the plan this year is.
     
  3. mcart

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    coming up on 1pm Eastern now ! Maybe they're doing it Pacific time this year
     
  4. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    I just spoke to a rep from HTS who said that the Star Wars exclusives are postponed until September 1, but the rest will be up today.
     
  5. Capirus

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    Excellent. So it IS going up on Force Friday. Glad to have confirmation at least.
     
  6. Ricky Lynk

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    i know it I'm in CT...sweating in my recently water broke flooded basement with 2 dehumidifiers going... I'm dying lol.... i wish they would haven given you a time jru42287 but i bet even if you asked they would be vague
     
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    I think the year they ticked people off by making them refresh for 2 weeks because they wouldn't give out the date is the reason they give out the date now.
     
  8. VE Telus

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    That's not a bad strategy. Separate the Star Wars and Transformers fandoms so the site doesn't slow to a crawl. Though, despite all the negatives about their redesign, I'll say this: HTS has loaded pretty well compared to the past when it was an exercise in frustration getting to the order confirmation page.
     
  9. Ricky Lynk

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    Well heres hoping for 1 pm to go live.... does anybody remember what time it was last year??? only thing i remember is thinking last year "damn i wish i remember what time it went live last year, ill have to remember today for next year".....and here i sit... with no recollection
     
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  10. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    it wasn't their choice but I have to agree it is a good thing for us! I'll judge the loading of the site once they actually go up though ;) 
     
  11. Capirus

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    You're not wrong. However, the fact that on Sep 1st you will not only be trying to pick the exclusives but the new black series wave as well may turn the site into a madhouse.
     
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    It popped up about 8 am pacific time.
     
  13. mcart

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    yeah, that sounds about right, I missed it because I was on site with a client and had to be out earlier than usual

    I'd like to imagine them sitting around saying, he, quiet today given the exclusives are released, then jru calls. "er guys? We forgot to put them live!"
     
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    My order received email for 2016 says it was sent at 12:26pm (eastern time zone).
     
  15. Capirus

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    Aw, that sucks. Let's hope it shows up in the next ten minutes when you're not busy!
     
  16. Ricky Lynk

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    ohhh man now I'm worried they all sold out on us at that accidental live false flag sale lol
     
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    There are days when I wish Takara-Tomy would just announce their Nucleon Prime repaint so I don't have to sit through this for a somewhat inferior mold with a skateboard I'll never use.
     
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    No wave 1 black series is always overproduction. Each Walmart will get a pallet. In the early days the site slowed to a crawl, in more recent times they up the server capacity for the day it goes up. I think they only started announcing the day because everyone f5ing hoping the exclusives were going to go up on days they weren't was grinding the site to a halt
     
  19. mcart

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    took this week off.

    Unrelated but happy coincidence!
     
  20. Exodus

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    It's a shame though that there's not much TF stuff to get this year, well at least my wallet is happy haha :p