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Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby El Duque » Tue May 01, 2012 9:46 pm

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Exclusive & Botcon Transformers

Yep, that’s right! Many of the exclusive that was exclusively available only at Botcon can now be purchased at Toyarena.com!!!
We have all of the Botcon exclusive and the Transformer Collector Club Exclusive Runamuck!!!! Take a look below!!!!!
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Botcon 2012 Transformers Exclusive Attendee Figure The Bard of Darkmount Spraxus Straxus
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Botcon 2012 Transformers Exclusive Invasion Boxset
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Botcon 2012 Transformers Exclusive Junkion (3-Pack)
http://www.toyarena.com/product_info.ph ... ack-p-6598

Botcon 2012 Transformers Exclusive Shattered Glass Octopunch & Spinister Set
http://www.toyarena.com/product_info.ph ... set-p-6599

Botcon 2012 Transformers Exclusive Shattered Glass Optimus Prime & Kick-Out set
http://www.toyarena.com/product_info.ph ... set-p-6600

BOTCON 2012 Transformers Exclusive Shattered Glass Soundwave Bandana Attendee
http://www.toyarena.com/product_info.ph ... dee-p-6603

Transformers Club 2012 TFCC Exclusive Runamuck & Runabout (Over-Run) Collectable
http://www.toyarena.com/product_info.ph ... ble-p-6604

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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby emeraldbeacon » Tue May 01, 2012 10:33 pm

As I understand it, Toy Arena was the dealer who bought 100+ sets of the Junkions, leading to a premature sell-out very early on Saturday.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby r3devi7 » Tue May 01, 2012 10:37 pm

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$50 for the Soundwave headband are you kidding?!?! That is ebay shenanigans. You keep them. Thanks.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby emeraldbeacon » Tue May 01, 2012 10:46 pm

r3devi7 wrote:$50 for the Soundwave headband are you kidding?!?! That is ebay shenanigans. You keep them. Thanks.


For what it's worth, that headband was pretty much useless. Go to a craft store and buy a spool of thin ribbon in the color of your choice for about fifty cents. TA-DA! Instant headband.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby Kung Fu Man » Tue May 01, 2012 11:02 pm

Noticed that myself, it doesn't even fit the head properly and looks more like...an unwrapped turban?

Darkmount's currently going for $80 on eBay if you look hard enough to boot.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby El Duque » Tue May 01, 2012 11:14 pm

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A plain old twist tie off a loaf of bread actually works pretty well as a headband.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby Cybershark » Tue May 01, 2012 11:28 pm

Nice story to bad all the prices from them are a joke! On Ebay ALL of them can be had for less. Except the Junkions. They are going for anywhere between $140-180. But the rest are just extortionist prices. I know another seller who bought at least 100 of every set as well. Makes it a joke to us collectors, then of course IF the TFCC even puts them up they will be hard to find. Their site is so jacked up you couldnt find the link if you tried. I thought the entire point of a Collectors Club, was for the "collector" to be able to get exclusives etc. Right now as usual it is aimed at the scalpers etc. I got screwed out of the Runabout and Overdrive this year due to their site being "Hacked". I had the order filled out and sent. Just waiting for a confirmation number for 2 days. Checked back and all where sold out while their site was jacked up. So I called to get the figures reserved or whatever they could do, a back list? something? the woman was supposed to put me on a waiting list for cancelled orders etc. Well they never got back to me in the 4 times I emailed them. Pisses me off that their screw up not only cost me the exclusives for club price. But it also led to my checking account(DEBIT CARD) being hacked last month to the tune of Thousands of $$, canceled card, bank fees, a huge mess!! And the only thanks TFCC gives us is a "Sorry"! I think getting those exclusives to buy would be a nice pay back for starters and a discount on something at the least!! And this is what US collectors that have memberships get? We have to resort to the scalpers and other rich bastards that buy everything up and have to pay double or more to get the stuff. When we now are Members of the club and pay its bills, we get screwed!!! Im a little more then pissed off this year!!!! Its bullshit!!!!
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby LiKwid » Tue May 01, 2012 11:31 pm

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Whats funny aout the headband is that it breaks..It's not even fabric but more like candle wax..I saw several people who had bought that little bandanna( mind you it was $5 at the con) only to have it break within seconds..

Funny story about Toyarena..I dont think they bought 100 sets.. They were standing behind me on thursday night and their plan I believe was to give people who actually didn't want to get the junkions( yes there were some) money to buy a set for them so technically they didn't buy 100 sets but rather explored alternate routes of securing said Junkions :P They did have a ton of staff with them and dealers got 3 sets..Alot of people abused the limit but all in all, if you want a figure bad enough you either pay secondary market or are lucky enough to have a friend( like me :) ) secure one for you ;)
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue May 01, 2012 11:49 pm

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$150 for Straxus? Are you f**king kidding me? $50 at the most! That's probably why I will never own that figure. I am a repeat customer of ToyArena, but this is turning me off from buying from them anymore. How f**king greedy can you get?
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby Hoitytoity » Tue May 01, 2012 11:51 pm

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OH MY GOD THEY SEEM SO EXCITED!!!!!! ANYONE WHO USES THAT MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS HAS TO BE LEGIT AND HOLY CRAP SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby DJX Prime » Tue May 01, 2012 11:53 pm

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In regards to the cost of the headband....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HJxya0CWco

I think I would just run to Jo-Ann Fabric and get a ribbon.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby r3devi7 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:57 pm

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emeraldbeacon wrote:
r3devi7 wrote:$50 for the Soundwave headband are you kidding?!?! That is ebay shenanigans. You keep them. Thanks.


For what it's worth, that headband was pretty much useless. Go to a craft store and buy a spool of thin ribbon in the color of your choice for about fifty cents. TA-DA! Instant headband.

Haha, I was more appalled at the markup than actually wanting it. I plan to do just that, or as El Duque mentioned, a twisty tie. Just outrageous. Same with Over-run, markups are laughable. I want him, Runamuck is lonely, but I have self control... currently.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby starscream2222 » Wed May 02, 2012 4:38 am

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This is probably a stupid question but because I live in Australia, I wouldnt be able to go to SDCC (Im 15) and therefore I would be unable to purchase the properly coloured FOC Bruticus. Would Toyarena sell properly coloured Bruticus (even for a big price) or will I just be stuck with neon Bruticus. :???:
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby Dead Metal » Wed May 02, 2012 4:50 am

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starscream2222 wrote:This is probably a stupid question but because I live in Australia, I wouldnt be able to go to SDCC (Im 15) and therefore I would be unable to purchase the properly coloured FOC Bruticus. Would Toyarena sell properly coloured Bruticus (even for a big price) or will I just be stuck with neon Bruticus. :???:

Just ask a member from the US to buy one for you from HTS and send it to you.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby gavinfuzzy » Wed May 02, 2012 6:13 am

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starscream2222 wrote:This is probably a stupid question but because I live in Australia, I wouldnt be able to go to SDCC (Im 15) and therefore I would be unable to purchase the properly coloured FOC Bruticus. Would Toyarena sell properly coloured Bruticus (even for a big price) or will I just be stuck with neon Bruticus. :???:


I'm 15 too, and I live in Asia. That's worse. :-( Well, I'm waiting on the United release.
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby gavinfuzzy » Wed May 02, 2012 6:16 am

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emeraldbeacon wrote:
r3devi7 wrote:$50 for the Soundwave headband are you kidding?!?! That is ebay shenanigans. You keep them. Thanks.


For what it's worth, that headband was pretty much useless. Go to a craft store and buy a spool of thin ribbon in the color of your choice for about fifty cents. TA-DA! Instant headband.

Haha, I was more appalled at the markup than actually wanting it. I plan to do just that, or as El Duque mentioned, a twisty tie. Just outrageous. Same with Over-run, markups are laughable. I want him, Runamuck is lonely, but I have self control... currently.


Get a Generations wheeljack and spray it black. Works for me ;) (Still a WIP)
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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby r3devi7 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:02 am

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^ Looks good! I could attempt that, I have two Wheeljacks. What are you doing for a head though? And on the clear smooth plastic of his chest/windshield do you use a primer, or what paint wont come off so easily? I have yet to try painting a full figure, I usually stick to small enhancements and weapons, so I only have paint markers.

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Re: Toyarena News: BotCon 2012 Exclusives Now Available

Postby Rated X » Wed May 02, 2012 8:02 pm

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How do these guys get hold of the sets so early anyways ??? Do they have a entourage of secret shoppers who committed to selling their Primus package sets in advance ??? Or is Funpub selling them stock intentionally ???
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