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BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release

Transformers News: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 11:04AM CST

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We just received word from site sponsor BigBadToyStore.com that the initial wave of Hasbro's Transformers Prime figures are now available for pre-order.


Hi ... we’ve just listed the first waves of Hasbro’s Transformers Prime line of figures! An important note about this line that we’d like you to pass on to your readers. This ‘First Edition’ line is a specialty market exclusive with limited distribution. BBTS will be carrying the full lineup, get your preorders in and you can count on us to fill your order.

The Transformers Prime "First Edition" listings at BBTS include:


Entertainment Pack:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS21018&mode=retail

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Deluxe Wave 1 and Wave 1.5
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2819&company=0&category=8092

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Voyager Wave 1
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2819&company=0&category=8095

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Role Play Blaster
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS21017&mode=retail


Thanks!

Joel Boblit
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com
Credit(s): BBTS
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Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309908)
Posted by ZenPrime on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:16am CST
Did I read that right? TF Prime toy line not available at retail stores? That doesn't seem like a smart move on Hasbro part...
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309910)
Posted by Hypershock on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:19am CST
Yea, kinda doesn't make sense....
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309911)
Posted by Blackstreak on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:23am CST
Get your orders in before the scalpers. The secondary market is going to skyrocket.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309913)
Posted by ashe5k on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:26am CST
Great, so if I want Megatron and the kids, I HAVE to get the deluxe Prime? Which then makes Megatron a deluxe only as well?

Maybe just get the deluxe set of four and the two Voyagers and hope Megatron gets a Voyager release later.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309914)
Posted by Mkall on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:31am CST
I'm going to wait for the eventual, inevitable Voyager Megatron to go with Prime.

If someone doesn't want the human figures, I'll gladly buy them from you
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309917)
Posted by RiddlerJ on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:33am CST
That can't be correct. Maybe BBTS is just trying to goose buyers. :???:

These will probably show up in droves five months from now, just like the Generations figures.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309920)
Posted by Forgotten on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:41am CST
I think that just means these are getting a limited early release. There's no way that Hasbro will not release these en mass by Feb.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309922)
Posted by ashe5k on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:45am CST
RiddlerJ wrote:That can't be correct. Maybe BBTS is just trying to goose buyers. :???:

These will probably show up in droves five months from now, just like the Generations figures.


The Generations figures NEVER made it to my area in NW Ohio, except for a small chunk and they sold out FAST.

I'm thinking if these are limited, BBTS might be the best way to go.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309926)
Posted by DreamersImperial on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:59am CST
That's a load of crap!

It'd better not be right...I'm not paying 60 bucks just for those two voyagers that should be readily available for 19.99 each at retail. >.>
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309927)
Posted by Requiem Prime on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:01pm CST
ashe5k wrote:Great, so if I want Megatron and the kids, I HAVE to get the deluxe Prime? Which then makes Megatron a deluxe only as well?

Maybe just get the deluxe set of four and the two Voyagers and hope Megatron gets a Voyager release later.


That's my gamble too.

RiddlerJ wrote:That can't be correct. Maybe BBTS is just trying to goose buyers. :???:

These will probably show up in droves five months from now, just like the Generations figures.


Or maybe Hasbro decided if the cast was getting upgraded toys anyway, they're ditching the First Edition line to a market that will have an easier time getting them to people. I don't know about you, but retail is terrible in my region.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309931)
Posted by munckee on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:07pm CST
im surprised no one has come to correct all you guys here yet and make you feel better :P

please note the title of the article and the paragraph at the beginning also notes: FIRST EDITION will not be avalable at retail
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309932)
Posted by Hypershock on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:09pm CST
Forgotten wrote:I think that just means these are getting a limited early release. There's no way that Hasbro will not release these en mass by Feb.


I agree, but they've been teasing the release since at least June. so it really would suck if they led us on all year, then "Whoop, just kidding, we're not actually releasing them!" :BANG_HEAD:
Maybe Toys'r'us......
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309934)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:10pm CST
What the hell!? I'm going to be pissed if these aren't released at retail!
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309938)
Posted by rpetras on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:15pm CST
I want this line, but not enough to pay that much of a premium for it.

I think I'll be holding out.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309941)
Posted by jamiko on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:20pm CST
This is a load of B.S. Hasbro isn't stupid; they now that most of their sales come from parents being harassed by their kids into buying toys. Where does this harassment take place, at the Targets, Walmarts and other toy stores of the world. We collectors make up omly a small portion of total sales. More than making collectors happy Hasbro wants to make money; they're a bussiness for Christ's sake. Releasing the Prime figures only on an obscure website (maybe not to you and me, but to much of the general consuming public) make no bussiness sense. I'll say it again; Hasbro wants to make MONEY,it's their job.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309943)
Posted by King Slick on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:25pm CST
The worst part is...


I don't have my store yet. :twisted:
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309945)
Posted by D-340 on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:37pm CST
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.................................. :-x
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309950)
Posted by Atomatron on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:42pm CST
everyone relax, these just may have a sticker or something saying First Edition, unless thats incredibly important to you and not the toy.

All will be in mass retail a few weeks later
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309951)
Posted by nemesis-prime on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:44pm CST
this sux :-x i just got a new apartment so i dont have extra money for these...guess ill have to wait till the mass release. btw new apt has a big storage area for my bots :grin:
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309957)
Posted by Hypershock on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:53pm CST
Atomatron wrote:everyone relax, these just may have a sticker or something saying First Edition, unless thats incredibly important to you and not the toy.

All will be in mass retail a few weeks later

munckee wrote:im surprised no one has come to correct all you guys here yet and make you feel better :P

please note the title of the article and the paragraph at the beginning also notes: FIRST EDITION will not be avalable at retail


So basically what you're saying is the same toys will still be available at retail cept without that lil "Good Housekeeping seal of approval" that is First Edition?

Hope you're right.....
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309960)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:57pm CST
Guys, read between the lines. When he said retail, he said K-Mart, Target and Wal-Mart, and that it would be in a specialty market. Toys R Us is a specialty market. Toys R Us was never mentioned in his e-mailer. We know the Canadian TRUs are getting them.

Most likely, like other TF lines, they'll be at TRU. No need to panic and lynch just yet.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309965)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:03pm CST
They better be at TRU because BBTS is a rip off.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309966)
Posted by Erailea on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:05pm CST
Powermaster Jazz wrote:They better be at TRU because BBTS is a rip off.


I hear ya :\ BBTS really does rip you off on certain things >__< And TRU is so much more convenient
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309970)
Posted by krenger99 on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:09pm CST
Why aren't these in the HasbrToyShop site yet? :???: There's no f'ing way I'd pay BBTS prices for that stuff. :evil: Better to just wait for when they become shelf warmers like EVERY other line that has come out.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309978)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:18pm CST
so in other words only TRU is going to have them and since they are going to be the only ones to have them they'll charge $15 per figure, then factor in scalpers so yeah good luck finding these guys in your area. Good job hasblow i hope you enjoy not making money. Good thing i dont care about this line other wise id be pissed. Ok im a little pissed cause there are 2 figures that i want and since walmart isnt going to have them the prices are going to be retarded, i might just say to hell with it and skip this line.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309985)
Posted by Erailea on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:27pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:so in other words only TRU is going to have them and since they are going to be the only ones to have them they'll charge $15 per figure, then factor in scalpers so yeah good luck finding these guys in your area. Good job hasblow i hope you enjoy not making money. Good thing i dont care about this line other wise id be pissed. Ok im a little pissed cause there are 2 figures that i want and since walmart isnt going to have them the prices are going to be retarded, i might just say to hell with it and skip this line.



Keep in mind this is the "first edition" pre-normal-sale line, not the regular sale line. I'm imagine when these guys hit the shelves for their normal sale's they'll be in Walmart, Target and all them.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309990)
Posted by Seibertron on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:39pm CST
The news story has been updated to clarify that the "First Edition" line will see a limited release. This implies that the main/primary Transformers Prime line will see a full release which makes more sense than what we all seemed to initially think.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309991)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:42pm CST
wait, if these are the "first addition" wave, then why are they not comming out till january O_o
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309992)
Posted by DreamersImperial on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:43pm CST
Seibertron wrote:The news story has been updated to clarify that the "First Edition" line will see a limited release. This implies that the main/primary Transformers Prime line will see a full release which makes more sense than what we all seemed to initially think.


That makes A LOT more sense. Still hoping the TRU theory is correct, though. Much rather pay Toys R' Us' 2-3 dollar mark up as opposed to BBTS' 10 dollar mark up. >.>
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309993)
Posted by StryderPrime on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:51pm CST
Let see....

These are First Edition figures.... not "Wave 1" figures so i still see a mass production of prime toys in 2012


What really throwing me off is the release of the First Editions cause i figure they should be release now and not near the release date of the Wave 1 figures in Jan/Feb
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1309994)
Posted by NovaSentinel on November 8th, 2011 @ 1:53pm CST
LOL megatron is shooting himself in the entertainment pack. It looks like these 'first editions' are just figures that get released now, while the retail versions will come out next year. i hope...
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310000)
Posted by NamelessOne on November 8th, 2011 @ 2:01pm CST
Meh, meh, and meh. Stuck in a preorder while I debate the merits of these vs the Takara versions due Dec 28th. I already have the entertainment pack awaiting ship from Robotkingdom.

Sure the Takara ones are pricey, but you get the better quality, and you get them all in one go (including the Decepticon/Vehicon/Drone thingy) - all's left is Voyager Megs and Starscream then... And zombie Cliffy:-? :-? :-?

I'm not particularly liking the possible quality Hasbro's gonna be offering.... Besides, aren't these LATE? They were due out before C-word? 8-}
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310003)
Posted by Hypershock on November 8th, 2011 @ 2:07pm CST
Well we knew they would be mass-produced in 2012 eventually, but they kinda let us think that these guys would be readily available by xmas. I'm only planning on getting the first mold of cliff and maybe bulkhead, but the earlier the better, ya know?
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310020)
Posted by griftimus prime on November 8th, 2011 @ 2:25pm CST
this is robbery. gonna wait.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310032)
Posted by Blurrz on November 8th, 2011 @ 2:39pm CST
Can't wait for these to show up at Canuck TRU this month.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310040)
Posted by prime42 on November 8th, 2011 @ 2:50pm CST
what :BOOM: transformers prime isnt come out that is bullshit
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310071)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 8th, 2011 @ 3:30pm CST
The f... I hope this is just BBTS trying to get our money and not actually true, and they'll start showing up at TRUs soon. Good thing I wasn't planning on picking up all of the First Edition toys. Only most of them. #-o
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310081)
Posted by sabrigami on November 8th, 2011 @ 3:42pm CST
Blurrz wrote:Can't wait for these to show up at Canuck TRU this month.


Are they? I haven't heard about that. I pre ordered anyway since the prices are comparable with current retail prices. Tempted just to keep them, hunting and waiting at TRU just makes me sad, and I don't want to go near it any time soon. it's nuts at Christmas.

I am surprised that Hasbro is not launching the line in time to take advantage of the holidays. Are they really going to bank on the half dead Dotm line? seems kinda silly to me...
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310083)
Posted by jamiko on November 8th, 2011 @ 3:44pm CST
Atomatron wrote:everyone relax, these just may have a sticker or something saying First Edition, unless thats incredibly important to you and not the toy.

All will be in mass retail a few weeks later


so real, this person is on it. :APPLAUSE:
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310091)
Posted by Hypershock on November 8th, 2011 @ 3:49pm CST
jamiko wrote:
Atomatron wrote:everyone relax, these just may have a sticker or something saying First Edition, unless thats incredibly important to you and not the toy.

All will be in mass retail a few weeks later


so real, this person is on it. :APPLAUSE:


True ;) I really don't care what the first edition is, I just want the toys
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310124)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 8th, 2011 @ 4:59pm CST
these better be in stores......... :BOOM: :evil:
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310128)
Posted by King Slick on November 8th, 2011 @ 5:10pm CST
Erailea wrote:
Powermaster Jazz wrote:They better be at TRU because BBTS is a rip off.


I hear ya :\ BBTS really does rip you off on certain things >__< And TRU is so much more convenient

Speak for yourself! Some of us don't have a TRU near us. Though we have space for one to come in eventually.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310138)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 8th, 2011 @ 5:26pm CST
yeah, i think these figures are only available in the first edition wave. i swear to god if they are. hasblow is not gonna do well on this line. we better be hearing stuff about these toys soon.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310141)
Posted by meowshk on November 8th, 2011 @ 5:34pm CST
My guess is the first edition crap is just slightly different packaging, probably better paint apps, and in the case of the voyagers, the display stands. Everything else should be available in stores because there's no such thing as first edition if there's no second edition to follow.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310159)
Posted by Rated X on November 8th, 2011 @ 6:18pm CST
Blackstreak wrote:Get your orders in before the scalpers. The secondary market is going to skyrocket.



Oh yeah, those guys who re-sell on E-Bay to make a petty 20 bucks profit. They remind me of American Pickers. :lol:

TF Prime Cliffjumper:
Picked: $19.99
Sold: $40.00
+ $20.00 YAAAAY !!! :-B


On topic: Not a smart move by Hasbro. Unlike Generations and RTS, there is a cartoon out right now with these figures that kids love. Kids are Hasbro's money pit, not collectors. Sounds too dumb a move, even for Hasbro. Maybe we should wait for an official statement from Hasbro and not from a middle man who's company benefits from online purchases. >:oP
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310175)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 8th, 2011 @ 7:01pm CST
i am pissed! i saved up 80 bucks just for these! and it takes me forever to get that kinda money! now i get to buy some classics toys.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310214)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 8th, 2011 @ 9:04pm CST
hey people, keep calling your toys r us stores. see what they say when you ask them about transformers prime toys. mine said to ask again in about a week.
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310251)
Posted by xyl360 on November 9th, 2011 @ 3:07am CST
All pre-ordered :). There is no TRU anywhere near here (not too many other stores either). I've got all the Takara versions pre-ordered on BBTS as well. Expensive, but totally worth it. We'll see if any get canceled by me due to being too similar in paint apps etc. (or just being far superior/more show-accurate than the other version), but only time (and the comparisons that will surely come) will tell.

The way things are going, this will be the first Transformers line that I actually get every single figure from (already have both the NYCC and SDCC exclusives).
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310438)
Posted by KnightStrike on November 9th, 2011 @ 3:43pm CST
I got an email earlier from http://www.entertainmentearth.com and they have these available for preorder now as well. They are a little cheaper than BBTS. I had pre-ordered the last couple waves of Generations from them and they are a bit cheaper on their shipping rates as well. This is what they have, hope it helps someone out:

- Transformers Prime Deluxe Wave 1 Set (Item #: HT36465AA)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/uedway.asp?a=1&b=1&n=HT36465AA&c=200976

- Transformers Prime Voyager Bulkhead and Optimus Prime Set (Item #: HT36490AS)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/uedway.asp?a=1&b=1&n=HT36490AS&c=200976

- Transformers Prime Optimus Prime vs. Megatron Media Set (Item #: HT36493)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/uedway.asp?a=1&b=1&n=HT36493&c=200976

- Transformers Prime Deluxe Wave 1 (Item #: HT36465A)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/uedway.asp?a=1&b=1&n=HT36465A&c=200976

- Transformers Prime Voyager Wave 1 (Item #: HT36490A)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/uedway.asp?a=1&b=1&n=HT36490A&c=200976

- Transformers Prime Voyager Optimus Prime (Item #: HT36492)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/uedway.asp?a=1&b=1&n=HT36492&c=200976

- Transformers Prime Optimus Prime Blaster (Item #: HT36494)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/uedway.asp?a=1&b=1&n=HT36494&c=200976

- Transformers Prime Deluxe Wave 2 (Item #: HT36465B)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/uedway.asp?a=1&b=1&n=HT36465B&c=200976
Re: BBTS News: Hasbro Transformers Prime - Just Listed! First Edition Wave Will Be a Limited Market Release (1310451)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on November 9th, 2011 @ 3:59pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:so in other words only TRU is going to have them and since they are going to be the only ones to have them they'll charge $15 per figure, then factor in scalpers so yeah good luck finding these guys in your area. Good job hasblow i hope you enjoy not making money. Good thing i dont care about this line other wise id be pissed. Ok im a little pissed cause there are 2 figures that i want and since walmart isnt going to have them the prices are going to be retarded, i might just say to hell with it and skip this line.


How are they not making money if scalpers are buying them? To Hasbro, a sale is a sale.

I understand what you're trying to say, but next time think before you rant.

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