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Transformers News: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS

Monday, August 4th, 2014 9:20AM CDT

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2014 SDCC exclusives available at
http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/products/category/exclusives

some exclusives might have been sold out by the time you read this.
Credit(s): Hasbro Toy Shop
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Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596409)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 4th, 2014 @ 9:33am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/products/category/exclusives

some stuff sold out.


I figured the Dinobot and rock band sets would sell out before the Kreons, but maybe everyone is balking at the prices of the sets. They're charging a high premium for a cardboard mountain and some hot-glued scraps of fabric.
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Posted by ScottyP on August 4th, 2014 @ 9:34am CDT
Grabbed the Kreons and the Dinobots. Will get the Rock Band dudes eventually, just couldn't stomach it on top of all the other stuff.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596412)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 4th, 2014 @ 9:39am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Grabbed the Kreons and the Dinobots. Will get the Rock Band dudes eventually, just couldn't stomach it on top of all the other stuff.


It'll probably still be around.

Dinobot set still not sold out! weird.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596414)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 4th, 2014 @ 9:41am CDT
Doesn't surprise me the Kreon set sold out first. The price is incredible ($2 a Kreon, better than retail!) plus it's a great way for many to catch up without hunting them all down individually via eBay or wherever.
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Posted by Gauntlet101010 on August 4th, 2014 @ 9:52am CDT
You know, I was all set to buy the Dinobots off ebay, but stopped myself. Glad I did so. I could do without the box (and the cost it undoubtedly added), but I really like the look of this set.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596420)
Posted by triKlops on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
Yep, just got my Dinobot set; the Kreo set had already sold out so 1 out of 2 isn't bad.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596421)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
dinobots sold out.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596422)
Posted by datguy86 on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:07am CDT
Dinobots are gone.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596430)
Posted by Wageboo on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:41am CDT
NOOOOO! My overpriced dinobots GONE!!
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Posted by shajaki on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:06am CDT
:BOOM:
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Posted by leokearon on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:07am CDT
It's a shame Hasbro don't care about anywhere but America with their shop :(
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596441)
Posted by ScottyP on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:10am CDT
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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Posted by Madeus Prime on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:13am CDT
:-(

No kreo for me.
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Posted by leokearon on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:16am CDT
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
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596447)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:23am CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596451)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:41am CDT
ScottyP make sure you call HTS Your order is probably on hold. You have to call their CS to release it.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596452)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:43am CDT
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
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596453)
Posted by rpetras on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:47am CDT
Aaaaand I missed everything I cared about.

Stoopid work making me work at work.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596455)
Posted by xyl360 on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:52am CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596456)
Posted by ScottyP on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596458)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596460)
Posted by Ebonyleopard on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:57am CDT
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).
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596462)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:59am CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596463)
Posted by ScottyP on August 4th, 2014 @ 12:00pm CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596467)
Posted by Ebonyleopard on August 4th, 2014 @ 12:05pm CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596469)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 4th, 2014 @ 12:07pm CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596471)
Posted by Ebonyleopard on August 4th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596512)
Posted by HotRhinoximus86 on August 4th, 2014 @ 2:19pm CDT
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...

Just PM me!

Thanks in advance!
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596513)
Posted by philswitch engage on August 4th, 2014 @ 2:19pm CDT
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?
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596519)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 4th, 2014 @ 2:57pm CDT
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.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596526)
Posted by ScottyP on August 4th, 2014 @ 3:22pm CDT
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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Posted by megatronus on August 4th, 2014 @ 3:37pm CDT
Just saw this.


DAMMIT!!!



:BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596530)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 4th, 2014 @ 3:38pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
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.


Yeah, I'm not too worried on that. I'll get it at some point if I really want it, and I'll wait for a good price. To be honest, I'm not anywhere near as stressed as I was missing out on Bruticus or Metroplex. I don't think the hype, whether my personal experience or the general consensus, was quite as high this time around.
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Posted by xyl360 on August 4th, 2014 @ 4:25pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
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.


Yeah, I'm not too worried on that. I'll get it at some point if I really want it, and I'll wait for a good price. To be honest, I'm not anywhere near as stressed as I was missing out on Bruticus or Metroplex. I don't think the hype, whether my personal experience or the general consensus, was quite as high this time around.

I doubt it will happen in this case, but I was able to pick up the entire 2013 boxed set on clearance from BBTS for just $200 when they had it on sale a few weeks back. That was a hell of a deal and as long as they produced the Dinobots in sufficient numbers, it shouldn't be a problem after a little bit to pick up the entire set MISB for a somewhat reasonable price (similar to how it went with Metroplex).

I suspect that once Takara releases all of their AoE Dinobots in their metallic G1-ish color schemes, the price of this set (and Slog) will likely reduce at least a bit as some collectors offload the SDCC set to pay for the Japanese imports to replace these (though they might hold on to the box/playset).

Of course, it's possible that these, or a version of these, box and all or not will show up as another con exclusive in another country or more, kinda like they did with Metroplex where similar (though not quite identical as I recall) versions were released at other conventions/shows for other markets.

Anyway, while I am skipping all of these, I wish all of you good luck and good fortune in finding deals on them in some form or another down the road for those of you who seek to acquire them.
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596600)
Posted by megatronus on August 4th, 2014 @ 6:54pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:I suspect that once Takara releases all of their AoE Dinobots in their metallic G1-ish color schemes, the price of this set (and Slog) will likely reduce at least a bit as some collectors offload the SDCC set to pay for the Japanese imports to replace these (though they might hold on to the box/playset).

Of course, it's possible that these, or a version of these, box and all or not will show up as another con exclusive in another country or more, kinda like they did with Metroplex where similar (though not quite identical as I recall) versions were released at other conventions/shows for other markets.

Anyway, while I am skipping all of these, I wish all of you good luck and good fortune in finding deals on them in some form or another down the road for those of you who seek to acquire them.

Yea, I also picked up the $200 box set (and was able to work out a deal to sell Hoist, Skywarp & Megaplex to Shajaki! Huzzah!) for Obsidian & Strika, as well as ACG Con Metroplex for $180. I'm hopeful that although I missed the Dinobots (and Thanos Imperative), I'll be able to pick them up for a reasonable price with time and patience.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 5th, 2014 @ 12:10am CDT
This is the latest I can remember the leftovers going up. I was kinda hoping they had the GI Joe set but alas TRU has that all locked up.
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Posted by MightyMagnus78 on August 5th, 2014 @ 4:31am CDT
That Dinobot set really needs a European release, otherwise it's just not fare! [-(
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Posted by ScottyP on August 5th, 2014 @ 9:18am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:This is the latest I can remember the leftovers going up. I was kinda hoping they had the GI Joe set but alas TRU has that all locked up.


It was by a long shot. However, a year from now 90% of forum users will be going "you guyz they go up on Monday!" the day after the convention forgetting the week discrepancy, and then complaining about it.
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Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:39am CDT
Is anyone surprised that the "Knights of Unicron" set is still not sold out? Yeah, didn't think so. ;)
Re: SDCC 2014 exclusives up on HTS (1596736)
Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:43am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Is anyone surprised that the "Knights of Unicron" set is still not sold out? Yeah, didn't think so. ;)

Yea, I think I'll be able to do better than the $217 HTS is quoting me by going to eBay.
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Posted by xyl360 on August 5th, 2014 @ 5:07pm CDT
MightyMagnus78 wrote:That Dinobot set really needs a European release, otherwise it's just not fare! [-(

Eh, convention exclusives (or any exclusives, really) are seldom ever fair. At least if it is considered unfair to have a figure or figures which might be (and likely are, hence the whole 'exclusive' thing and higher price tags) desirable to collectors available to only a certain subset of collectors, either based on geography or access to a certain chain of stores or even a certain convention only (for cases where the exclusives never show up online at all outside of ebay and such).

I can't really comment on how fair it is or isn't, but I can definitely understand wanting to own something and not being able to for arbitrary reasons such as this, and it definitely does suck.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 6th, 2014 @ 1:33am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:This is the latest I can remember the leftovers going up. I was kinda hoping they had the GI Joe set but alas TRU has that all locked up.


It was by a long shot. However, a year from now 90% of forum users will be going "you guyz they go up on Monday!" the day after the convention forgetting the week discrepancy, and then complaining about it.


And somebody forgot the hot dogs and burgers for the grill. Like we planned last year.
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Posted by Flakmaster on August 23rd, 2014 @ 12:26am CDT
Having been quite out-of-touch with new Tranformers news releases over the past weeks, I'm likely a bit late to the discussion, but I feel compelled to say that I adore the appearance of these new combiners.

Energon combiners never pleased me with their thin, candy-colored extremities and two-figures-per-mold philosophy for the Scout Class figures; neither did the more recent FOC Bruticus, whose QC issues and disproportionately small body ruined it for me.

Seeing a combiner with good limb proportions and with such a lavish amount of inspiration from G1 is surprising and wonderful. Should these newer figures avoid the QC issues I've had with FOC Bruticus, I don't see I can find issue with them.