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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby datguy86 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:07 am

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Wageboo » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:41 am

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby leokearon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:07 am

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:10 am

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leokearon wrote:It's a shame Hasbro don't care about anywhere but America with their shop :(


They ship to Canada as well.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Madeus Prime » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:13 am

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby leokearon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:16 am

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ScottyP wrote:
leokearon wrote:It's a shame Hasbro don't care about anywhere but America with their shop :(


They ship to Canada as well.


Lucky them but they clearly hate Europeans
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:23 am

Just to note: when I tried to use Paypal it said I couldn't because they don't ship to Canada. But just using visa directly worked. So their Paypal is just set not to work for Canadians.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:41 am

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:43 am

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mooncake623 wrote:ScottyP make sure you call HTS Your order is probably on hold. You have to call their CS to release it.



Anything over $200 they put a hold on
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby xyl360 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:52 am

leokearon wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
leokearon wrote:It's a shame Hasbro don't care about anywhere but America with their shop :(


They ship to Canada as well.


Lucky them but they clearly hate Europeans

No, they don't hate them, they just aren't the proper subsidiary/division of Hasbro that handles distribution in the European market, just North America. They should open up a .uk shop for the UK market (and they may have already). I doubt they'd carry these even if they had such a site though, since it is a North American exclusive due to the location of the convention (same reason we don't get Takara/Japanese exclusives over here in the US unless someone like the TFCC works out a distribution deal with ehobby or whoever).

Still, it would be nice if they did set aside some of the con exclusives for the other markets. I know I'd appreciate it if the Japanese exclusives were easier (and cheaper) to get without requiring me to pay the hefty import fees.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:53 am

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mooncake623 wrote:ScottyP make sure you call HTS Your order is probably on hold. You have to call their CS to release it.


Calling them up preemptively does not release the hold, but they can put a note on the order that you've already called in when their automated systems hold it and await confirmation to try and expedite the process.

Just going off what the CS rep just told me. Basically, if you call them today, and you get an email later that it's on hold due to the dollar amount, just call in again.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:56 am

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ScottyP wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:ScottyP make sure you call HTS Your order is probably on hold. You have to call their CS to release it.


Calling them up preemptively does not release the hold, but they can put a note on the order that you've already called in when their automated systems hold it and await confirmation to try and expedite the process.

Just going off what the CS rep just told me. Basically, if you call them today, and you get an email later that it's on hold due to the dollar amount, just call in again.



Really? I just called before and they told me everything is good to go. If anything I'll just call them again.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Ebonyleopard » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:57 am

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Dinobots sold out around 11:08am EST, but I see this post was made around 9:20am, but I checked the page at 10:00am and there was nothing new on there. Did these go live at 11am or earlier than that??? (Really wanted that Marvel Legend set, but that was unfortunately gone).
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:59 am

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Ebonyleopard wrote:Dinobots sold out around 11:08am EST, but I see this post was made around 9:20am, but I checked the page at 10:00am and there was nothing new on there. Did these go live at 11am or earlier than that??? (Really wanted that Marvel Legend set, but that was unfortunately gone).


Everything went live 10:15ish EST? the 9:20 time stamp is CT on this site.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:00 am

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mooncake623 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:ScottyP make sure you call HTS Your order is probably on hold. You have to call their CS to release it.


Calling them up preemptively does not release the hold, but they can put a note on the order that you've already called in when their automated systems hold it and await confirmation to try and expedite the process.

Just going off what the CS rep just told me. Basically, if you call them today, and you get an email later that it's on hold due to the dollar amount, just call in again.



Really? I just called before and they told me everything is good to go. If anything I'll just call them again.


I'm in the over $300 range due to adding in a Black Series Jabba set, so may be a different set of rules for that amount vs. others. In other years, I've spent more than this and didn't have to do anything, so we'll see I guess. Another call won't kill anything and I'm glad they do that with those big orders to prevent fraud.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Ebonyleopard » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:05 am

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mooncake623 wrote:
Ebonyleopard wrote:Dinobots sold out around 11:08am EST, but I see this post was made around 9:20am, but I checked the page at 10:00am and there was nothing new on there. Did these go live at 11am or earlier than that??? (Really wanted that Marvel Legend set, but that was unfortunately gone).


Everything went live 10:15ish EST? the 9:20 time stamp is CT on this site.



Weird then. Wonder why I couldn't see any thing but those 2 old little girl makeup set things when I checked in at 10am this morning? Oh well, 1 out of 2 ain't so bad, my wallet is grateful for that anyway.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:07 am

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Ebonyleopard wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Ebonyleopard wrote:Dinobots sold out around 11:08am EST, but I see this post was made around 9:20am, but I checked the page at 10:00am and there was nothing new on there. Did these go live at 11am or earlier than that??? (Really wanted that Marvel Legend set, but that was unfortunately gone).


Everything went live 10:15ish EST? the 9:20 time stamp is CT on this site.



Weird then. Wonder why I couldn't see any thing but those 2 old little girl makeup set things when I checked in at 10am this morning? Oh well, 1 out of 2 ain't so bad, my wallet is grateful for that anyway.



No it makes sense. everything went live at around 10:15 eastern time. (You checked at 10 am eastern time) I posted the story on this site at 10:20 eastern time. but on this site it will use Central time which is why you see 9:20 am instead.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Ebonyleopard » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:10 am

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mooncake623 wrote:
Ebonyleopard wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Ebonyleopard wrote:Dinobots sold out around 11:08am EST, but I see this post was made around 9:20am, but I checked the page at 10:00am and there was nothing new on there. Did these go live at 11am or earlier than that??? (Really wanted that Marvel Legend set, but that was unfortunately gone).


Everything went live 10:15ish EST? the 9:20 time stamp is CT on this site.



Weird then. Wonder why I couldn't see any thing but those 2 old little girl makeup set things when I checked in at 10am this morning? Oh well, 1 out of 2 ain't so bad, my wallet is grateful for that anyway.



No it makes sense. everything went live at around 10:15 eastern time. (You checked at 10 am eastern time) I posted the story on this site at 10:20 eastern time. but on this site it will use Central time which is why you see 9:20 am instead.



Ah ok. And darn, what's up with them not making these things go live on the hour? Either way, they really need a better way at timing these things.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby HotRhinoximus86 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:19 pm

Wow, I watched it like a hawk, had to go to the DMV this morning, and lost my shot.

I didn't want those [admittedly beautifully colored] Dinobots anyway - just Amazon Slog - but will anyone who doesn't want the box be willing to sell it?

I'm a spaceships/G1 kinda guy...

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby philswitch engage » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:19 pm

Ebonyleopard wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Ebonyleopard wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Ebonyleopard wrote:Dinobots sold out around 11:08am EST, but I see this post was made around 9:20am, but I checked the page at 10:00am and there was nothing new on there. Did these go live at 11am or earlier than that??? (Really wanted that Marvel Legend set, but that was unfortunately gone).


Everything went live 10:15ish EST? the 9:20 time stamp is CT on this site.



Weird then. Wonder why I couldn't see any thing but those 2 old little girl makeup set things when I checked in at 10am this morning? Oh well, 1 out of 2 ain't so bad, my wallet is grateful for that anyway.



No it makes sense. everything went live at around 10:15 eastern time. (You checked at 10 am eastern time) I posted the story on this site at 10:20 eastern time. but on this site it will use Central time which is why you see 9:20 am instead.



Ah ok. And darn, what's up with them not making these things go live on the hour? Either way, they really need a better way at timing these things.




Do they really? From Hasbro's point of view they did hardly anything and sold out of a bunch of items. What is the benefit to Hasbro to spend the time and money to figure out a different system?

That being said, I missed out on the sets I was looking for and will take out my anger on Hasbro by buying more of their products in the future.

Wait, what?
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby Wolfman Jake » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:57 pm

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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:22 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.
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Re: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Discussion Thread

Postby megatronus » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:37 pm

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