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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Wolfman Jake » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:38 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:Well, I missed it. Work got in the way, of course. eBay it is, then. I'll wait until the hysteria dies down and try to pick one up at under twice the MSRP sometime down the line.


For many SDCC exclusives (though not all, obviously) this works pretty well. I missed Bruticus in 2012 but ended up buying one about a year later for what it cost initially.


Yeah, I'm not too worried on that. I'll get it at some point if I really want it, and I'll wait for a good price. To be honest, I'm not anywhere near as stressed as I was missing out on Bruticus or Metroplex. I don't think the hype, whether my personal experience or the general consensus, was quite as high this time around.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby xyl360 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:25 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:Well, I missed it. Work got in the way, of course. eBay it is, then. I'll wait until the hysteria dies down and try to pick one up at under twice the MSRP sometime down the line.


For many SDCC exclusives (though not all, obviously) this works pretty well. I missed Bruticus in 2012 but ended up buying one about a year later for what it cost initially.


Yeah, I'm not too worried on that. I'll get it at some point if I really want it, and I'll wait for a good price. To be honest, I'm not anywhere near as stressed as I was missing out on Bruticus or Metroplex. I don't think the hype, whether my personal experience or the general consensus, was quite as high this time around.

I doubt it will happen in this case, but I was able to pick up the entire 2013 boxed set on clearance from BBTS for just $200 when they had it on sale a few weeks back. That was a hell of a deal and as long as they produced the Dinobots in sufficient numbers, it shouldn't be a problem after a little bit to pick up the entire set MISB for a somewhat reasonable price (similar to how it went with Metroplex).

I suspect that once Takara releases all of their AoE Dinobots in their metallic G1-ish color schemes, the price of this set (and Slog) will likely reduce at least a bit as some collectors offload the SDCC set to pay for the Japanese imports to replace these (though they might hold on to the box/playset).

Of course, it's possible that these, or a version of these, box and all or not will show up as another con exclusive in another country or more, kinda like they did with Metroplex where similar (though not quite identical as I recall) versions were released at other conventions/shows for other markets.

Anyway, while I am skipping all of these, I wish all of you good luck and good fortune in finding deals on them in some form or another down the road for those of you who seek to acquire them.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby megatronus » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:54 pm

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xyl360 wrote:I suspect that once Takara releases all of their AoE Dinobots in their metallic G1-ish color schemes, the price of this set (and Slog) will likely reduce at least a bit as some collectors offload the SDCC set to pay for the Japanese imports to replace these (though they might hold on to the box/playset).

Of course, it's possible that these, or a version of these, box and all or not will show up as another con exclusive in another country or more, kinda like they did with Metroplex where similar (though not quite identical as I recall) versions were released at other conventions/shows for other markets.

Anyway, while I am skipping all of these, I wish all of you good luck and good fortune in finding deals on them in some form or another down the road for those of you who seek to acquire them.

Yea, I also picked up the $200 box set (and was able to work out a deal to sell Hoist, Skywarp & Megaplex to Shajaki! Huzzah!) for Obsidian & Strika, as well as ACG Con Metroplex for $180. I'm hopeful that although I missed the Dinobots (and Thanos Imperative), I'll be able to pick them up for a reasonable price with time and patience.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:10 pm

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This is the latest I can remember the leftovers going up. I was kinda hoping they had the GI Joe set but alas TRU has that all locked up.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:31 am

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That Dinobot set really needs a European release, otherwise it's just not fare! [-(
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:18 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:This is the latest I can remember the leftovers going up. I was kinda hoping they had the GI Joe set but alas TRU has that all locked up.


It was by a long shot. However, a year from now 90% of forum users will be going "you guyz they go up on Monday!" the day after the convention forgetting the week discrepancy, and then complaining about it.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Wolfman Jake » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:39 am

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Is anyone surprised that the "Knights of Unicron" set is still not sold out? Yeah, didn't think so. ;)
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby megatronus » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:43 am

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Wolfman Jake wrote:Is anyone surprised that the "Knights of Unicron" set is still not sold out? Yeah, didn't think so. ;)

Yea, I think I'll be able to do better than the $217 HTS is quoting me by going to eBay.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby xyl360 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:07 pm

MightyMagnus78 wrote:That Dinobot set really needs a European release, otherwise it's just not fare! [-(

Eh, convention exclusives (or any exclusives, really) are seldom ever fair. At least if it is considered unfair to have a figure or figures which might be (and likely are, hence the whole 'exclusive' thing and higher price tags) desirable to collectors available to only a certain subset of collectors, either based on geography or access to a certain chain of stores or even a certain convention only (for cases where the exclusives never show up online at all outside of ebay and such).

I can't really comment on how fair it is or isn't, but I can definitely understand wanting to own something and not being able to for arbitrary reasons such as this, and it definitely does suck.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:33 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:This is the latest I can remember the leftovers going up. I was kinda hoping they had the GI Joe set but alas TRU has that all locked up.


It was by a long shot. However, a year from now 90% of forum users will be going "you guyz they go up on Monday!" the day after the convention forgetting the week discrepancy, and then complaining about it.


And somebody forgot the hot dogs and burgers for the grill. Like we planned last year.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Flakmaster » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:26 pm

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Having been quite out-of-touch with new Tranformers news releases over the past weeks, I'm likely a bit late to the discussion, but I feel compelled to say that I adore the appearance of these new combiners.

Energon combiners never pleased me with their thin, candy-colored extremities and two-figures-per-mold philosophy for the Scout Class figures; neither did the more recent FOC Bruticus, whose QC issues and disproportionately small body ruined it for me.

Seeing a combiner with good limb proportions and with such a lavish amount of inspiration from G1 is surprising and wonderful. Should these newer figures avoid the QC issues I've had with FOC Bruticus, I don't see I can find issue with them.
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