Blurrz wrote:For the love of....
First the Henkei seeker controversy, now this? Let's simmer down boys, the exclusives will stay as exclusives. It doesn't diminish crap, it's a 'Thrust' in it's own right, as Botcon Thrust is to the character.
And seriously, there aren't too many fans 'complaining' about the value of the Botcon seeker sets that they buy.. because you never get to see that shit on Ebay. It's just damn scarce. Yes I'm a tad disappointed that I won't ever be able to own the Botcon set.. I've come to accept that. Will the owners of the 2007 Botcon set be pissed about this figure? No. The set will continue to peak in price because it's been an exclusive since the start.
And in all honesty the seekers aren't even the best part of that set, it's Dreadwind and Bug Bite.
I think the issue is not so much what thier figures will be worth once the retail version of thrust cones out. it is more how much they had to pay for thier version, when compaired to how much getting an equivlent figure is going to cost the rest of us.
I would if i had purshased a botcon version or a Genkei verson, i would be upset over how much i paid, for a figure i was told would not me made available at north american retail. only to find out i could have saved a $100.00 (or more) when they suddenly released a retail version that is so simular to mine, that the difference is not even note worthy.
yes it is different, but not in any real way that matters, heck, the differences may even be an improvement. mold wise i think it is better than the botcon one, and paint wise i think it is better than the Genkei one.
i can grab all the upcomming figures i want from the new wave, for the cost of 1 botcon thrust, and still have some cash left over.