SDCC Exclusives restock
Thursday, August 14th, 2014 11:09AM CDTCategories: Collectables, Toy News
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Posted by TheCrookedMan on August 14th, 2014 @ 11:16am CDT
Posted by TheCrookedMan on August 14th, 2014 @ 11:19am CDT
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 14th, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
(Glad I convinced myself I don't need it.)
Posted by triKlops on August 14th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CDT
Posted by spinrut on August 14th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CDT
What are they going to do, make another run of them?
Posted by Relic Dinobot on August 14th, 2014 @ 1:08pm CDT
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 14th, 2014 @ 2:53pm CDT
Posted by Burn on August 14th, 2014 @ 3:08pm CDT
... and I had the money to spare.
Posted by Nemesis Primal on August 14th, 2014 @ 3:53pm CDT
Posted by rpetras on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:02pm CDT
Posted by petro rabbit on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:17pm CDT
1) try and beat everyone to the booth on Wednesday's preview night, by lining up early, only to find out that exhibitors allowed in an hour earlier and have practically bled the booth dry already
2) come back every morning until you get a ticket to get in the booth, which they give out at 6am (sometimes people even camp out). And there's only a certain amount handed out each day, so you could line up and end up not getting one.
3) the "bouncer" guarding the front of the booth's line, randomly, and I mean RANDOMLY, hands out a hand full of tickets. Where you plead or beg along with a small crowd, each doing the same, but he will never give in and then are told to clear the area and not to loiter around until the random tickets are handed out. So now you and many others are scrambled around surrounding booths like black ops, waiting to pounce, only to be kicked out or just didn't get there in time because he only gives a hand full of tickets. All this is the middle of the sea of madness that is SDCC.
I'd be pissed if I saw that not only once, but now twice these "show" exclusives are available to everyone online. Don't get me wrong I think everyone should be allowed to buy whatever they want, but then at least stop calling them exclusives for the show. Just copy what Toys r us does every year with their exclusives, where those that attend the show get first dibs, but they will be sold for mass market afterwards.
I went to SDCC for the last 4 years and to get into Hasbro's line to buy exclusives is the most demeaning, frustrating, and almost embarrassing thing I've ever had to do. Degrading grown men and parents, buying for their children, making them jump through hoops, just get "exclusives" only to find out later they're not really exclusive.
I've got my exclusives almost every year and its brutal trying to get them, so I didn't even wanna bother trying this year. I walked past the line a couple times and asked if they're giving away the 'random tickets' and got denied. That was for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I came back on Saturday and the "bouncer" that guards the booth was gone. Instead there was just a worker sitting on a stool, off to the side of the ropes, so I asked if I could enter the line, thinking of course I can't *rolling eyes*. He replied with "yep" and I walked in with ease to buy my Dinobots. All I could think about was, what if I wasted the time/energy to get those damn tickets. SMH
This is not hate to any of my fellow TF collectors who didn't get a chance to attend the show, it's just to show you what you have to go through if you did.
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:43pm CDT
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on August 14th, 2014 @ 10:20pm CDT
Posted by mooncake623 on August 14th, 2014 @ 10:52pm CDT
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:Ordered from them on august 5th. Got a deluxe strafe and a knights of Unicron set. Still hasn't shipped. WTAF?! Shame on me for ordering the dinobots from them today as well
It might be on hold. You should call them and see whats up
Posted by petro rabbit on August 14th, 2014 @ 11:43pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:I can understand the frustration. The whole "exclusives" concept at these expos REALLY needs an overhaul, but it won't happen without a really big push from consumers, because these stunts do nothing but line these companies pockets with our cash. They won't give a damn as long as the product keeps selling out every year. Seriously, why would Hasbro or any other exhibitor want to change anything about the way they do business at SDCC or any other show? It's just too profitable of a scheme to tamper with.
O yea for sure. They laugh all the way to the bank. And poor suckers like myself will always buy because well......Transformers are just awesome.
Posted by megatronus on August 15th, 2014 @ 2:33am CDT
Also, I tracked down a decently priced Dinobots set last week... and now it's at HTS. For cheaper. Double Sigh.
Well, I went ahead and ordered a second set of Dinobots from HTS anyway. I can cancel it before the ship date, need be.
Posted by Rated X on August 15th, 2014 @ 6:23am CDT
Dont go to a convention for the sole purpose of buying "exclusives". Go to a convention because you enjoy going to conventions. Even if you buy the exclusives online at the craziest crackhead scalper prices, you will still save over a grand on plane tickets, hotel fees, transportation, and food. I saved a lot of money by not going to Botcon this year and I still got all the exclusives (except for the clones cause I got the mech ideas versions) I used some of that money I saved to treat myself to the dinobots set and a G1 slog over at amazon. Im all for mass production of these "exclusive" figures because it encourages scalpers to keep their day jobs flipping burgers.