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Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 11:30AM CST

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Have no fear, the pre-orders are finally here! The long awaited pre-order for Transformers Generations Legends Swerve with Flanker, Cosmos with Payload, Tailgate with Groundpounder, and Skrapnel with Reflector are currently available for pre-order at site sponsor BigBadToyStore. Go get em!

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15357

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS
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Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553921)
Posted by mooncake623 on February 27th, 2014 @ 11:32am CST
got them!
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553923)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 27th, 2014 @ 11:32am CST
Awesome! Both sets Preordered! Thanks for the heads-up!

Gotta catch 'em all!
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553930)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 27th, 2014 @ 12:11pm CST
Glad BBTS Was able to secure them.

Now I wonder which retailer is willing to take a chance on these if any.

Hope everyone gets one who wanted them! 24 sets per person.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553932)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 27th, 2014 @ 12:13pm CST
Preordered as well. I also pre-ordered an extra two Skrapnals with Reflector. Now I can have a proper G1 cartoon representation of the Reflector trio.

I feel a little bad for the folks that gave in to the (compoletely unfounded) panic earlier and bought the Cosmos and Swerve assortments from eBay at ridiculous mark-ups.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553935)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 27th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CST
I bet the people who paid 63.99 a pair for these are kicking themselves right about now......

I will wait until HTS gets them. Not big on preorders myself.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553938)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 27th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Preordered as well. I also pre-ordered an extra two Skrapnals with Reflector. Now I can have a proper G1 cartoon representation of the Reflector trio.

I feel a little bad for the folks that gave in to the (compoletely unfounded) panic earlier and bought the Cosmos and Swerve assortments from eBay at ridiculous mark-ups.


I am one of those people unfortunately and bought 2 sets!

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Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553946)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 27th, 2014 @ 12:59pm CST
*pats*
There, there! ;)

Well, at least you have them in hand and can enjoy them right now. The rest of us will have to wait until "Late April" at the earliest.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553947)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 27th, 2014 @ 1:03pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:*pats*
There, there! ;)

Well, at least you have them in hand and can enjoy them right now. The rest of us will have to wait until "Late April" at the earliest.


My cosmos has a gimp arm :( I will tell everyone this. They are Amazing! Really cool figures and fun transformations. After playing with Swerve I am really looking forward to Gears!
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553948)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 27th, 2014 @ 1:04pm CST
They fit in well on the Classics Shelf. Excuse the dust people!

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Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553959)
Posted by Bounti76 on February 27th, 2014 @ 2:18pm CST
Primeultimus wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Preordered as well. I also pre-ordered an extra two Skrapnals with Reflector. Now I can have a proper G1 cartoon representation of the Reflector trio.

I feel a little bad for the folks that gave in to the (compoletely unfounded) panic earlier and bought the Cosmos and Swerve assortments from eBay at ridiculous mark-ups.


I am one of those people unfortunately and bought 2 sets!


[rant] Weren't you also the one insisting that these were absolutely, definitively canceled, stating it as fact and causing people to rush to buy these off eBay? That's the only issue I have with how you presented this whole thing. It was irreponsible to say that before Hasbro gave the definitive word on it, which they did, at ToyFair. I understand all the trouble you went to to find out about their availability, but it's better to be wrong than to rush to judgement, state rumors as fact and cause others to give in to hype and hysteria. [/rant]

Ahem. I preordered these as well, and hope they show up at retail before the preorders are filled. Either way, I get them, but if I can save on shipping, I'll take it.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553961)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 27th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CST
Bounti76 wrote:
Primeultimus wrote:
I am one of those people unfortunately and bought 2 sets!


[rant] Weren't you also the one insisting that these were absolutely, definitively canceled, stating it as fact and causing people to rush to buy these off eBay? [/rant].


Yup. He had hard evidence from rock-solid sources that these figures were cancelled.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553963)
Posted by zatara1701 on February 27th, 2014 @ 2:32pm CST
I put in my preorder like everyone else...That shipping is KILLER!! :michaelbay: Drives up the cost by nearly a third!!! Sheesh... Pile of looted it with the supposed Arcee and Chromia.

One saving grace is if HTS posts them before they come in I will order from there instead... Or they may even pop up in stores before then, who knows? :-?

Kinda wanted Cosmos by himself... More of a Gears than Swerve fan.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553964)
Posted by Rated X on February 27th, 2014 @ 2:34pm CST
Lmao to the people who paid 70 bucks. For that you could have just gone with the igear versions or maketoys swerve. These things are worth no more than 15 bucks a pop. So I ordered them just for fun, not because I take legends seriously for my classics shelf.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553966)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 27th, 2014 @ 2:49pm CST
zatara1701 wrote:I put in my preorder like everyone else...That shipping is KILLER!! :michaelbay: Drives up the cost by nearly a third!!! Sheesh... Pile of looted it with the supposed Arcee and Chromia.


That's what I'm doing: bundling them with Arcee, Chromia, and Rattrap.

If you can spread that shipping cost out over 6-7 figures, it's no more than the gas you'd burn driving from store to store, especially since it will probably take a lot of trips to find these.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553976)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 27th, 2014 @ 3:21pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:
Primeultimus wrote:
I am one of those people unfortunately and bought 2 sets!


[rant] Weren't you also the one insisting that these were absolutely, definitively canceled, stating it as fact and causing people to rush to buy these off eBay? [/rant].


Yup. He had hard evidence from rock-solid sources that these figures were cancelled.


When they show up at retail outlets other then discount stores or Toys R Us let us continue the conversation. Until then let us rejoice they are being sold somewhere.

Still none for sale on ebay currently and they have been showing up in Canadian retail already.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553977)
Posted by User897 on February 27th, 2014 @ 3:22pm CST
Of course the only one I was considering, Cosmos, is pre-sold out. I just love the age of pre-ordering and pre-selling out before the damn things even ship. "We don't have it yet, but it's sold out."
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553978)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 27th, 2014 @ 3:30pm CST
Primeultimus wrote:
When they show up at retail outlets other then discount stores or Toys R Us let us continue the conversation.


Well they're available through retailers now; that's the point. Why don't TRU and discount stores count as "retail" in your definition?
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1553988)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 27th, 2014 @ 4:10pm CST
Nice, glad I was able to get a preorder in. I grabbed them as soon as I got the Preorder Alert from BBTS this morning.

However, since I live in Canada I'll grab them at retail if they show up in my area before the preorder, and then cancel. No sense waiting longer than I have to! Plus it'll open availability for those who wanted it from BBTS.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554030)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 27th, 2014 @ 7:29pm CST
My wallet is really going to hate me, but I preordered both double sets.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554032)
Posted by Anonymous. on February 27th, 2014 @ 7:44pm CST
Got the Tailgate wave in pre-order as that one seems a little sketch, coming out right before the Movie line drops.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554045)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 27th, 2014 @ 9:06pm CST
Man, if I had the money to throw, I'd order Cosmos and Shrapnel.

Then again, I'd also get Generations Armada Starscream and the rest of his wave-mates too... and Metroplex... and MP11 Starscream... and some vintage figures...

...I have a lot on my bucket list, with very little money. As you can see, that's an issue. :oops:
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554056)
Posted by Primeultimus on February 27th, 2014 @ 10:04pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Primeultimus wrote:
When they show up at retail outlets other then discount stores or Toys R Us let us continue the conversation.


Well they're available through retailers now; that's the point. Why don't TRU and discount stores count as "retail" in your definition?


Because they are specialty retail. They do not carry the same items as Target , Walmart and Kmart usually do. They are Retail and do carry certain cancelled or so thought cancelled items like the First Edition , GDO , Power Core Combiner and Reveal The Shield Lines as well as Skyquake from the Prime Line.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554059)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 27th, 2014 @ 10:12pm CST
Primeultimus wrote:...do carry certain cancelled or so thought cancelled items like the First Edition , GDO , Power Core Combiner and Reveal The Shield Lines as well as Skyquake from the Prime Line.


Well, in technicality, those lines weren't cancelled per se... and Power Core Combiners had a pretty good run as well (kinda wish I had gotten more of them besides the Bombshock set).
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554063)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 27th, 2014 @ 10:28pm CST
Well, I grabbed all four. Even though I already have a Cosmos, Swerve, and Shrapnel for my Classics shelf, it's not this Cosmos, Swerve, and Shrapnel. Heck I even got a Reflector already too.

I really needed just Tailgate but while I was ordering, one thing led to another and now my wallet hates me again.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554131)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 28th, 2014 @ 8:27am CST
Primeultimus wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Primeultimus wrote:
When they show up at retail outlets other then discount stores or Toys R Us let us continue the conversation.


Well they're available through retailers now; that's the point. Why don't TRU and discount stores count as "retail" in your definition?


Because they are specialty retail. They do not carry the same items as Target , Walmart and Kmart usually do. They are Retail and do carry certain cancelled or so thought cancelled items like the First Edition , GDO , Power Core Combiner and Reveal The Shield Lines as well as Skyquake from the Prime Line.
TRU does so count as mass retail. It's part of the "Big Four" that contains it, Walmart, Target, and Kmart (KB Toys used to be in this as well, making them the "Big Five"). Discount stores are part of the "Market Six" branch, but TRU is a main retailer.

As for the things you mentioned that TRU carries that other retailers don't, Power Core Combiners and Reveal the Shield were both mass retail lines found in plenty of Targets, Walmarts, and Kmarts; Prime Skyquake was just a late arrival and only found at TRU becaue TRU still had Prime RID toys for sale at a time when other retailers had emptied their Prime RID stock and were already deep in Prime BH toys; and both the Prime First Edition and Generations GDO toys were exclusive to TRU, meaning they were never going to come to mass retail since no other store would take them. They weren't canceled if they came to the store they were meant to come to.

And TRU having exclusives is no different from Target or Walmart having exclusives of their own.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554152)
Posted by KnightStrike on February 28th, 2014 @ 9:43am CST
Got mine preordered as soon as I got the email from BBTS. As bad as retail distribution has been the last couple years and with the impending movie stuff that will be taking over I feel like its cheaper and easier for me to save time and gas and fore go brick and mortar hunting. The last 2 waves of deluxes and many of the voyagers I have had to get online as I never saw them locally, likewise with most of the later Prime and Beast Hunters waves. I never saw the Legends Megs and Starscream at retail here and as soon as the Optimus and Bumblebee hit shelves they were clearanced out withing a few weeks. Pile of Loot has been alife saver for my collection :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554226)
Posted by Mkall on February 28th, 2014 @ 4:00pm CST
Due to some poor Internet timing, I didn't get these until today, so naturally the singles have already gone up a price increment or two.

Oh well, I got Tailgate and Cosmos, since I don't need an Insecticon and I'm going with MakeToys for their Swerve option.

Goodbye iGear Cosmos.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554325)
Posted by User897 on March 1st, 2014 @ 2:04am CST
After coming back to the page a few times, I was able to get Cosmos pre-ordered. Due to the size reductions and quality problems, I usually don't get anything larger than a Voyager these days. But c'mon, this is Cosmos man! Woulda been cool if he was larger, but that's okay.
Re: Transformers Generations Legends Available for Pre-Order @ BBTS (1554396)
Posted by shajaki on March 1st, 2014 @ 2:27pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Yup. He had hard evidence from rock-solid sources that these figures were cancelled.

i remember one of the pieces of evidence. the walmart shelf layout. i didnt fully understand... its not like those are set in stone OR that that will be the layout in even a months time. ive seen those layouts a bunch of times.

but anyways, i preordered all four. just as a precaution. and someone made a good point about these coming out near the release of TF4... if the shelves are suffocated with movie figures these could still be hard to find.
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