Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by wheeljack01, Jul 21, 2020.
Same here, I feel your pain.
No harder to get than any other Titan. If you lived in the US, you waltzed down any toy aisle (Walmart, Food Lion, 7-11, etc), if you lived in PA, you went online to dozens of collector shops. There was a perceived quality bump with Siege combined with people thinking it'd go to Ollies. Hasbro themselves dumped pallets of them in Carlisle for $20 each which probably made people sure an Ollies dump was imminent (for all we know, it may still happen). There was also the issue with people being home and some went e-shopping.
I remember seeing Trypticon sitting on all kinds of store shelves for a long time. Then we went through that phase where he could be picked up on the super cheap and now he is back up in price again. I ended up getting him off of eBay last week, so hoping the QC is okay on him.
I bit the bullet today on Omega off of a Amazon and I am supposed to get him delivered tomorrow. I hate that I used up my $175 towards the $350, but had to get that damn cost down on him one way or another. I fear that we probably won't see another release of him for sometime, but with him being an intregal part of the new Netflix show you would think there would of been a re-release.
As someone that stated earlier, by the time they get to Earthrise on Netflix guys like Sky Lynx and Scorponok will be harder to find.
After reading this thread I am more than happy that I didn't cancel my $170 BBTS pre-order. It arrived today and is absolutely fantastic. Amazon just bumped up my Scorponok to Friday of this week.
Crazy to think I'll get both of these Titans in one week. Especially since I had previously written off a near retail cost Omega.
For those who got the more recent preorders of Omega from BBTS, yes it is the Chinese market version and that’s why the two sets of instructions and the little label in Chinese characters on the back. Still the exact same toy and just as enjoyable. Hope that clarifies things for some people. Anyone who bought him from TFSafari also probably got the Chinese market version. I too am glad I preordered Omega at $170 from BBTS. Keeps me from kicking myself for skipping out on him at $160 from Hasbro Pulse or Entertainment Earth.
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