The Big Bad Toy Store New/Restocked/Shipped/Preorder Items Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by UnicronFTW, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Johntimus Prime

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    Does Snarl scale at all with Studio Series? Kinda tempted since he's closer to his film colors, even if still not accurate
     
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    any idea if BBTS holds true to their estimates? MPM Jazz says it is estimated to arrive 3rd quarter 2019 but that’s almost over. or should i expect it at the actual release date (November 1st)
     
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    I never go off their estimates, most of my preorders usually end up getting pushed back month after month. This is especially true with stuff like DC Multiverse & NECA.
     
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    oh goodness that is not what i wanted to hear! i preordered him the day it went up so hopefully he comes sooner than later
     
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  5. RKillian

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    They do their best. Toy companies have really slipped in the last 7-8 years. Rule of thumb is: Bandai and Takara (real Takara, not this Hasbro pretending to be Takara they're doing with MPs now) are usually on time. Mezco, add four months minimum. Hasbro, add two months (but don't _count_ on it if your budget's tight). Everybody else, assume at least one month.

    Also, anybody waiting for DCC Icons Batgirl to go on sale, she's 20% off now. I picked up another because I can't bear to open the one I paid full price for.
     
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    In my experience, whoever is supplying BBTS seems to be asleep at the wheel. They used to get stuff in before most other sites, but TFS, who used to be infamous for getting stock way after all the other big sites now often gets it BEFORE the others. I think they moved location, no idea if that's to do with it.

    It's even more frustrating when you see reports of items being found in the wild at retail and they aren't available online for at least a month, two months sometimes. I'm not sure why toy distribution is so sporadic (right now, my Walmart has some leftover Chromias, Dropkicks, a G1 reissue or two...and there are like a dozen empty pegs and two empty shelves, not even kidding).

    And ahem, even TT isn't perfect, to address the concerns of others. Hound WAS supposed to be out this year, but he slipped to January, for example.

    And I think we all know to never ever expect third party items to be out when the company says they'll be out.
     
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    It's because Walmart and Amazon have everyone by the balls especially with TRU being gone in the US and other places. They were sort of a sanity check. Without it stuff ships when Walmart or Amazon say.
     
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    The difference is that Takara had the decency or at least wherewithal to tell us now, rather than just no-show for a month or two or five. As frustrating as surprise delays are for customers, they're even worse for the shops that know every day is costing them sales.
     
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    Not in the least. He's a bit large by a deluxe in terms of current Studio Series standards, but all of the Dinobots are freaking HUGE in the movie (granted, Snarl isn't IN the movie, but I'm assuming he'd be the same size as the "lesser" Dinobots). He'd have to be a voyager at bare minimum; maybe even Leader to be in scale with SS Grimlock.

    He IS roughly in scale with the other AoE/TLK Dinobot toys, though.
     
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    I'm still waiting for BBTS to restock Smashdown (or for TCP to get him in) because I can't find him anywhere in my area. I was hoping that his online availability would be more widespread by now.
     
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    i have the optimus/ginrai version and the figure itself is fantastic and the combined mode is perfect. even if you never make it part of the combined mode it's worth it all on it's own.
     
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    Sounds good, thank you!
     
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    I wonder when MP-11ND Dirge will ever be on sale for a little cheaper?

    I mean, I bought Thrust and Ramjet for $79.99 each (-$1 for Substandard box), but Dirge still hasn't lowered beyond the $99.99 price. Thrust and Ramjet are $85 since last week, but Dirge hasn't lowered anymore yet.
     
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    I'm wondering the same. I also bought Thrust and Ramjet. Waiting on Dirge to drop.
     
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    Got a notice that Fantoys Quietus will process soon.
     
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    i got a notice about studio series 46 deluxe dropkick (car) is processing soon
     
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    I have it on my 30th Anniversary Autobots crew Magnus. I really like it.

    I went all in on this set and the variants. My first Optimus as a kid was powermaster prime I have the ginrai and the nemesis versions too.

    The G1-ness Of Siege Magnus has tempted me to off load the Combiner set...but it’s still too awesome
     
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