Seacons as Pulse figures EXCLUSIVE. NO online sales.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by stprime, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Aimless Misfire

    Aimless Misfire IT'S A RIP-OFF!

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    What if you didn't look at the page until AFTER the window closed? I didn't even know preorders were up until it was too late.

    It's Hasbro & Takara's fault for making everything limited & exclusive and a total pain in the ass! They need to STOP that shit & just sell their product to everybody that wants to buy it. Making everything limited only feeds the greedy ebay pricks that live to jack the prices up & screw everybody over.

    Also, their preorder window was too damn small! The second set just went up for preorder a couple weeks ago & it's already closed. That's bullshit! Fuck Japanese exclusives. Just make them available for all collectors in every country.

    Why should all the collectors all over the world have to lick TTMall's arse? I was hoping this stupid bullshit would end when Botcon & the Collector Club shut down.
     
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  2. Grimlock_13

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    I still have my preorders for the first two at BBTS, but I guess I won't hold my breath on them actually getting them in. I have the second two already preordered at Pulse so no worries there, but if BBTS indeed can't get them, I guess eBay is my only option for the first two. Dammit.
     
  3. Mattymo

    Mattymo Well-Known Member

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    Im a vendor dude. It happens all the time. We get told what’s suppose to come out 6-12 months before release.

    Here’s a little tidbit in my personal life, I work for PepsiCo. We were suppose to release Dewitos, the Doritos flavored mtn dew. It was suppose to launch in September/October. We talk to our stores about what’s looking like is coming out. Last week I called and asked if we’re still getting it and I got told it doesn’t sound like it’s happening. A store will bring it up and all we say is “doesn’t look like it’s coming out”

    so like I said, it happens.
     
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  4. Icefire90

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    Me as well, I’m hoping they don’t cancel like bbts did
     
  5. Calabask

    Calabask Waspinator Cultist

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    I would hazard to guess that this isn't going to happen in this case, because BBTS unlike other online retailers goes directly through an account with Hasbro(Remember when they advertised that as a reason to shop with them? Sorry BBTS but I think you done got played.). Other shops get their stock from other districution sources, likely from Takara Tomy themselves, or maybe someone else who secures the stock for them, I'm not exactly sure how it works. The one thing, we can be happy about this, is that Takara Tomy doesn't allocate numbers like Bandai seems to do and Mezco, who royally fuck people running businesses if they're not as big as others by cutting their preorder numbers slim(To like 75 pieces or so.). To me this sounds like the Hasbro blessing to BBTS is more of a curse at this point.
     
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  6. RobotKnight95

    RobotKnight95 Unamused and Insane

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    Not that miffed since I was never going to get the G1 team. If they do it to the BWII Seacons then I'll be angry. Something something hulk out
     
  7. zannus

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    Well dang, I wasn't paying too much attention to these and figured I'd wait till I could order them all in one go. Really hope Hasbro reopens ordering.
     
  8. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    Sooooo, every seacon is still available on pulse.
     
  9. GizmoTron

    GizmoTron Roobaticon Commander

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    How did you not know preorders were open? Everything Seacons is frontpaged on TFW2005, and there's at least two threads in News and Rumors alone that, when they aren't arguing about prices, talk almost nothing but preorders and where to get these.
     
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  10. Aimless Misfire

    Aimless Misfire IT'S A RIP-OFF!

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    $60 for Turtler, a voyager & retool, not even a new mold was fucking ridiculous to begin with. Now if they pull our pre-orders does that mean we're gonna have to $80? $90? $100? $120???:( 
     
  11. Yaujta

    Yaujta Split second of divinity... Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    No, go to the actual product page. There's a line saying "Pre-order by XXXX".
     
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  12. Aimless Misfire

    Aimless Misfire IT'S A RIP-OFF!

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    Because I missed it! I don't live on the internet every second of every day like you guys. I saw the official pictures & missed the part about the pre orders.

    I miss a ton of stuff. There are 3rd party releases I didn't find out about until 3 or 4 years after they were released. I'm having a super hard time keeping track of everything. TTMall, Pulse, Selects, 35th, I'm confused as hell most of the time.

    Just look at Lancer, most people already got theirs & I'm still waiting for my fucking preorder. She was available on Robotkingdom for about 5 minutes & other than that I have no idea where everybody is getting theirs from. I feel like I'm the only guy that doesn't have her yet. Most of the preorders say October. BBTS says December. See? Confusing as hell! Also, everybody has her up for preorder yet it says (EXCLUSIVE). Exclusive to what? If everybody is getting her how is she an exclusive???:confused: 
     
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  13. Mattymo

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    if you try and check out you get a sold out page
     
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  14. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    Ooops, my bad.
     
  15. Mattymo

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    I did the same thing till a couple pointed it out too. It’s all good
     
  16. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    Hmmm...my BBTS pre-order on the first two Seacons is still there. Maybe they're honoring the initial pre-orders by going through another vendor and eating the difference in cost? I can only hope so.
     
  17. TargetmasterJoe

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    Is anyone reckoning this has something to do with Unicron, or is this just a usual exercise in human ineptitude?
     
  18. BB Shockwave

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    Makes sense. Why give profit to a third party when they are selling them too? Btw, not sure how this was even worth it to anyone, I assume HasbroPulse is the cheaper option since they import from Takara directly.

    Blame also this site. Why are there news posts about when something is available on ChosenPrime or TfSource, but for NEITHER of the Seacon releases could TFW2005 frontpage it as news WHE N they became available on HasbroPulse? I only found them by accident. They only frontpaged the Takara listings.
     
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  19. tigatron2002

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    nah, its probably bbts thinking they could save money by going through hasbro for a takara item rather than going through takara
     
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  20. all are dead

    all are dead Being a nerd is my game.

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    This wont happen that way. A gift set of toys that appeal to an incredibly small amount of people is not even remotely on par with the sonic movie or spiderman being in the MCU. A few people asking questions about it to people that dont handle that directly at a con will not change anything. I'd guess that the people who run the panels (even if theyre the head of the brand), dont know much about that, because thats what they have teams of people to handle for them.
     
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