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Transformers News: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 8:01PM CDT

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Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500582)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 3rd, 2013 @ 8:43pm CDT
Why would they force one to buy the regular box set in order to get the loose box set? I'd much rather nab the loose set. It may be cheaper due to the looseness, but I'd rather be cheap than have a butthurt wallet.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500583)
Posted by hinomars19 on July 3rd, 2013 @ 8:45pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Why would they force one to buy the regular box set in order to get the loose box set? I'd much rather nab the loose set. It may be cheaper due to the looseness, but I'd rather be cheap than have a butthurt wallet.


I've just being wondering that myself. How very odd :-?
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500587)
Posted by n10zguy on July 3rd, 2013 @ 9:30pm CDT
They have done it every year since 2005. The purpose of the loose set is for people who buy the boxset to have a set to display in case they want to keep their boxset figures untouched in the box.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500588)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 3rd, 2013 @ 9:32pm CDT
n10zguy wrote:They have done it every year since 2005. The purpose of the loose set is for people who buy the boxset to have a set to display in case they want to keep their boxset figures untouched in the box.


Well, they could have at least had it made available for those who don't want all the extras the box set has.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500589)
Posted by Tranzilla on July 3rd, 2013 @ 9:32pm CDT
Reminds me of the time I tried to purchase a loose 2005 set and was told I couldn't because I hadn't bought a boxed 2005 set. It didn't matter that I had purchased multiple box sets each year from 2007 onward and there were no boxed sets for 2005 available. Not even 3 months later they had cleared out their warehouse and lifted that rule "temporarily".

What get me is what they charge for shipping. $12.50 to ship a BC2013 comic and loose Depthcharge. YIKES!!!!
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500595)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 3rd, 2013 @ 9:53pm CDT
keep em
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500605)
Posted by Rated X on July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:19pm CDT
n10zguy wrote:They have done it every year since 2005. The purpose of the loose set is for people who buy the boxset to have a set to display in case they want to keep their boxset figures untouched in the box.



This rule is retarded and needs to be eliminated. It only encourages hoarding and scalping. It doesn't help encourage new collectors to start collecting. The boxes are not sealed so taking the figures out doesn't hurt the value. Their logic is truly lame.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500606)
Posted by datguy86 on July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:29pm CDT
I would have loved to get a Megaplex (the rest would be incidental), so an opened version would have been perfect but not at the cost of also buying a boxed set.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500614)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:57pm CDT
I too dislike the "buy the box set before the loose set" rule. What do they do when there are many new customers who want to buy the loose set in the case where the box sets are already long gone?

Remember how the 2005 loose sets just sat unbought on their site for years and years? If there were no boxed sets left to buy yet plenty of folks willing to purchase those shelfwarming loose sets, were they seriously gonna throw away that chance for more business just because their new customers had no boxed set previously or could buy a new one? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500618)
Posted by n10zguy on July 4th, 2013 @ 12:01am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
n10zguy wrote:They have done it every year since 2005. The purpose of the loose set is for people who buy the boxset to have a set to display in case they want to keep their boxset figures untouched in the box.


Well, they could have at least had it made available for those who don't want all the extras the box set has.


Well bear in mind that they don't have to offer it to you at all. it's a convention exclusive set. the fact they offer it to people who don't attend is a courtesy. now your saying they aren't being courteous enough to suit your needs. if you aren't happy about it, attend the convention or buy an Iacon package and sell off the pieces you don't want.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500620)
Posted by Henry921 on July 4th, 2013 @ 12:09am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I too dislike the "buy the box set before the loose set" rule. What do they do when there are many new customers who want to buy the loose set in the case where the box sets are already long gone?


This is the very cause of eBay scalping. The root of the problem.

If they sold the figures loose, more people would buy that than the box set, even one like this years', which has been comparatively unpopular. $270 is much easier to accept than $365.

Wish I'd held my fire on Mirage and Thundercracker. Could've saved a few bucks. Ah well, live and learn.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500621)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2013 @ 12:12am CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I too dislike the "buy the box set before the loose set" rule. What do they do when there are many new customers who want to buy the loose set in the case where the box sets are already long gone?


This is the very cause of eBay scalping. The root of the problem.

If they sold the figures loose, more people would buy that than the box set, even one like this years', which has been comparatively unpopular. $270 is much easier to accept than $365.

Wish I'd held my fire on Mirage and Thundercracker. Could've saved a few bucks. Ah well, live and learn.
I would think it wouldn't hurt to let up on the rule a little bit once all the box sets are long gone. If one's only option was the loose sets but missed on the chance to the get a box set, would Fun Pub seriously not want to take that customer's money?
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500633)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 4th, 2013 @ 1:59am CDT
Yeah, I too have a feeling that once the boxed sets are sold out, the loose sets will no longer be limited to boxed set customers only. They won't want to hang on to those things forever. I wonder how many pieces of each set (including the still available attendee add-ons) they've got left.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500714)
Posted by Spleenzorio on July 4th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote: It may be cheaper due to the looseness, but I'd rather be cheap than have a butthurt wallet.


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Sorry I had to :KREMZEEK:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500728)
Posted by MenaceRX on July 4th, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
I just don't see it, the cost vs quality of this years are just plain bad imo. You want how much for them, no way would rather buy some better molds or MP figures then waste my money on those.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Now Available in Club Store (1500764)
Posted by Savage on July 4th, 2013 @ 4:29pm CDT
Hurray! Got my Electro/Sandstorm ordered! My neoG2 shelf is abuzz with antici.........pation ;)
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