The Hasbro Pulse New/Restocked/Shipped/Preorder Items Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Razerwire, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Mister D

    Mister D Bloosh Compatible

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    This is a common criticism I'm seeing with the Haslab tiers, common enough that people really should be expecting it by now.

    [/quote]...But the prices were also more reasonable and justifiable than say a $600 Unicron. Or a $350 1/18 scale ship. While I enjoy the Mandalorian and loved Star Wars, I am not gonna spend my entire month's budget on 1 toy ship I don't have any other sized figures for. Same for the skystriker....[/quote]

    Yeah and I think Hasbro expects most collectors are like you and me. They don't anticipate fans ordering everything.
    I feel like we're venturing off the Haslab topic, but I'll bite. I am not collecting Joes and haven't touched the new 3 3/4 figures, but I do think O-rings worked better for the ab movement than what we have now. If they can make those more durable and keep the rest of the articulation with modern sculpting I think it'd be an improvement. That said, if the new O-ring figures are all done in the old style... eh, I guess I can see a market for it like the Retro figures with 5 points of articulation, but it isn't for me.

    As for the rerelease of the originals, its no different than the rerelease of G1 toys (and now Beast Wars). There's always new fans.

    Don't we get that all the time with TFs? People paying a lot more to get 3P figure or masterpieces or upgrade kits just to get stuff that is a better version of what many people were happy with the first time? Just look at the markup on those Premium Finish figures. This is a new, licensed mold with more details and bells and whistles. As with the other Haslabs, its for a niche audience.

    Payment plans are a great idea so long as there's a way to keep people from backing out of them, which there might not be. Maybe just tell people - hey, in 1 year we're going to be offering a Primus Haslab for $500. Start saving now.

    And yeah these are big investments. I'm better off than most and it took a lot to pull the trigger on Star Saber. I'd have loved to get that Galactus or Proton Pack, but they're both way out of my price range, especially at this time. It sucks but fans need to accept these are luxury goods aimed at the most dedicated and/or well off collectors. Just like most of us aren't going to plop down money for a 3A statue, most of us won't get the Haslab projects. As long as they are not taking away something from the main line, I can live with that.
     
  2. TheGame2K5

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    So first we didn't get stickers as a goal. That goal which is the weaker of the 4 does include a journal with plans, etc. Also the freaking 1 to 1 scale proton pack with lights and sounds was only $50 more than the rancor. That's the biggest issue, rancor was overpriced from the start. He doesn't have nearly the number of parts as all the other haslab projects, just a big action figure. It should have been about $250 or less for what it is.
     
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  3. Hot Shot.

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    I haven't been following the project too closely but the price was probably because it was solid vinyl/rubberized plastic, which is just silly for a figure that size. They could've designed a plastic jointed frame and slid the "skin" on over it and it probably would've cost $50-100 less, plus it wouldn't weigh a ton and might cut down on packing/shipping costs.
     
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  4. Optimalprimal

    Optimalprimal Diecast construction. It's a lost art.

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    This on both. I could not care less about tiers in buying the figure. I ask myself at the initial offer, is this figure worth what they are asking and if so I buy it. If not, then I don't. The other stuff is just cute bonuses or stuff I'm throwing in a box.
    That's why the only Haslab I've gone for was Victory Saber. I was tempted by a few but the value just didn't check out.
    It's like the Skystriker. I LOVE the Skystriker. It's one of my top three GI Joe toys ever. I got two of the modern versions and still have the one from when I was a kid.
    But I don't want a slightly updated version. I don't want to pay what they want for a slightly updated version. I don't want o-rings. Doesn't mean I hate it or anything, it's just not what I want. (I unreasonably want an impossible 6" scale. :)  ) Extra tiers won't make me bite or drop it.
    Haslab needs to focus on toys that won't get made for any other reason. Instead of a Skystriker, do the PITT or the Flagg. Instead of a Rancor, do a 6" scale Y-Wing or part of a Star Destroyer. That's what will make people bite. They made Jabba's Barge and Unicron, they showed they can do this right.
     
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  5. DubV

    DubV AKA: Don Fuego

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    Got my Red Alert from Pulse today and he’s pretty damn sharp.
     
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  6. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Just got charged for Draculus.

    Sweep was delivered today, Tigatron still hasn't shipped, maybe tomorrow post-holiday weekend.
     
  7. daimchoc

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    Got shipping notice for Kingdom Tigatron.
     
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  8. Flash1087

    Flash1087 Maybe in an Alternate Dimension

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    Tigatron has left the building! Gotta admit it was a bit of a relief, I was getting pretty antsy seeing everyone in the Amazon thread get theirs shipped (me having canceled my Amazon pre-order once Pulse charged me for him) but I'll be glad to see him get here.
     
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  9. Foster

    Foster Haslab Victory Saber Backer #3 Veteran

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    My Tigatron and Sweeps shipped this morning!
     
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  10. 80sforged

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    Got a ship confirmation on Sweeps this morning, just hope Drac doesn't take a week to ship. I would like to avoid shipping as little as possible in December, thank you.
     
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  11. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    I ordered something Thursday and still hasn't shipped. Just in progress.
     
  12. Flash1087

    Flash1087 Maybe in an Alternate Dimension

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    Yeah, that's how it goes with holiday weekend stuff sometimes - I ordered a Fright Features Egon and a SS ROTF Bee sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning, and Egon shipped but Bee still hasn't. Pulse has a lot going on rn even with two warehouses, but it'll probably ship this week sometime at the latest.
     
  13. spikebuster

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    Tigatron has shipped.
     
  14. OptimusMegatro

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    Which Seacons are u talking about? Is Tentakil and Overbite listed for sale?
     
  15. Beastchanger

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    Nope. I'm talking about the 3 that is available
     
  16. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Draculus is en route!
     
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  17. AgapeNS

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    Keep it. You literally can't have enough of this guy.
     
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  18. 80sforged

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    Be prepared to get charged for TF RED Reformatting Megs. Noticed his ETA changed from Dec. 1st. to today.

    Edit: 12:25 am est got charged for RED re-formatting Megs.
     
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  19. SoundwaveSuperior

    SoundwaveSuperior "The Scourge of the Sky"

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    Thanks, went ahead and cancelled mine since my $15 Black Friday one from Walmart is preparing to ship.
     
  20. volatus

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    I forgot to post but my Tigatron and Draculus also shipped out.
     
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