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

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

  1. Galaxius84

    Galaxius84 Cyber key powered collector

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    Got my “Substandard” Nemesis from BBTS. Figure is totally fine. Only issues on box are creasing on front you can’t see unless looking straight down and only a slightly bonked in corner. The substandard was the right one for me
     
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  2. Cool Hand Lube

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    Their definition of substandard seems to be "the box has any defects an uber anal-retentive collector might bitch about." I've rarely received a substandard item from them that has anything beyond superficial issues to the box itself. I think one time I got an item with an actual tear in the packaging, and the figures have always been fine.
     
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  3. Galaxius84

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    I usually don’t do substandard but since the Titan boxes are so big I figured for $20 off why not. Seems like their version of substandard is similar to Mandarake’s “fair” rating
     
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  4. HunterGreen2005

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    Thanks, I was kind of wondering about that. I had a chance to nab a sub-standard, but that slip case was just too cool so I just let a minty one roll.

    Usually BBTS sub-standard is basically 'mint' from Pulse or Amazon, lol.
     
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  5. Skreeonk

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    Waiting on my 86 Frenzy as well, I'm going to hope and pray he comes someday. I'm patient, and I feel at this point I won't find him at retail anymore, so may as well wait on the online retail sloth that is BBTS
     
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    I got a substandard Fan Vote 3-Pack from BBTS a few years back. The box was in pretty bad shape but the figures were all fine. That box was bizarre to begin with.
     
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  7. Cool Hand Lube

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    BBTS: We're either six weeks early or we're nineteen months late.
     
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  8. jametron

    jametron Take a good plane and shave off all the edges…

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    Yep! Actual examples:

    Preorder SS86 Snarl: comes 3 months after everyone else gets him.

    Preorder SS86 Ultra Magnus: 2 days later, “Hey he’s in your POL… wanna ship?”

    Yes! But WTF?
     
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  9. Galaxius84

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    I remember people getting Metalhawk like 3 hours after the Livestream that revealed him
     
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  10. jametron

    jametron Take a good plane and shave off all the edges…

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    Whoa!
     
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  11. siniquezu

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    oof 3 Titan Nemesis left.
     
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  12. TheAirWolf

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    Thanks for the heads-up! I grabbed one and now there's only 1 left.
     
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  13. RKillian

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    It happens occasionally. Years ago I got a "standard" SHF Sailor Mars where the one corner was so round the box couldn't stand up. It looked fine from the front but it was like they never turned it around or they would've seen it. But otherwise, yeah, their standards are pretty high.

    Just saw that sewer diorama they put up. Nice to see a diorama that doesn't look like it was stored in a septic tank. Just a shame it's $200.
     
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  14. DubV

    DubV Lighten up, Francis.

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    I went for the “And it’s gone” gif, but checked BBTS first to make sure it’d sold out. Now they have 24 more!!! The FOMO
    creating fucks :eek: 
     
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    I didnt like the 199.99 price...I sure as hell dont like the 219.99 price...I would have got her for like $140 or lower...as is I am ok not getting her. Definitely wont pay the price for tidal wave. He just isnt a must have for me. Neither is she.
     
  17. siniquezu

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    It's now a preorder.
    Grain of salt: My retro card beast ordered in July 2022 is still on preorder status.
     
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  18. F For Fake

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    Ha, yeah, I went ahead and pulled the trigger when it got down to three, and then a bit later saw that it was back up to 24. Must have opened a new crate! Oh well, it's fine. The truth is that I play russian roulette with these things too often, so with my luck, if I'd waited, she would have sold out, and never been seen again. At least now it's done and I don't have to think about tracking it down anymore.
     
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  19. DubV

    DubV Lighten up, Francis.

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    Don’t get me wrong, I want nothing to do with that titan mode, but the ship is something that the completionist in me will probably eventually want and the by then the late tax will be insane so I said “Fuck it” and just jumped.
     
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  20. RKillian

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    I had that thought too but it might be just as easy to dump the Ark.
     
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