Tuesday, March 28th 2006 3:16pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron
Brian @ Master Collector
Brian at MasterCollector.com has just sent out a message to all of the Club members to let them know about a special at HasbroToyShop.com. Here's the message from him:
Hello Ryan Yzquierdo!
Hasbro is running a promotion on their website we thought you might want to know about.
Thanks for your support,
Save 25% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING on all purchases at HasbroToyShop.com
(No minimum purchase necessary)
Limited-Time Offer: March 27 - April 4th, 2006
Fill your Easter baskets and get ready for Spring with this exclusive Hasbro Friends & Family Offer. Save 25% off your purchase PLUS get FREE SHIPPING on the hottest new toys, games & youth electronics! Youâ€™ll find your favorite brands like PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, STAR WARS, HEROSCAPE, NERF, VIDEONOW, I-DOG, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS and more! Go ahead and forward this email to share this special event with friends & family! Hereâ€™s how to redeem your discount: 1. Shop on www.HasbroToyShop.com
and add items to your shopping cart 2. Enter promo code: SPRING25 in the grey box on the Payment / Shipping Page 3. Click the â€œAdjust My Priceâ€ button to show your savings and then click the â€œContinueâ€ button at the bottom of the page to complete the check out process 25% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING 25% off and free standard shipping on HasbroToyShop.com orders. Discount applies to pretax amount. Offer expires April 4th at 11:59 PM (ET). This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon, offer or employee discount. May not be used to purchase gift cards. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Valid only while supplies last. Not valid on previous orders. Offer may expire without notice due to error, fraud or other unforeseen circumstances. Subject to terms and conditions of use. © 2006 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
Spring Friends & Family Event!
Thursday, March 23rd 2006 5:42pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Big Grim
Just got this update from Joel at BBTS.com
Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another big lump of new preorders, items arriving soon, and new arrivals!
MASTERPIECE OPTIMUS PRIME: Hasbro UK will be releasing the 20th Anniversary Masterpiece Prime this summer and we are importing some for everyone who missed out on the US release! Hasbro USA won't be releasing any domestically from what we've heard. Preorders for the 20th prime, one of the most popular items we've ever sold are open at $99.99 (The retail price in the UK is around $80 to $90) The packaging will be updated and some sort of a display stand may also be included, but we don't have any final details yet - reserve yours now here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS12220&mode=retail
REAL ACTION HEROS - SUPERMAN RETURNS: Medicom keeps the RAH figures rolling out with this new entry. Preorders for Superman have been listed at $149.99, be sure to check our site for the other RAH items in stock. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10039&mode=retail
GI JOE MANIMALS - FUNSKOOL INDIA: Our man in India gave me a call about this cool new set of figures they will be releasing this summer in fairly limited numbers. The figures and packaging should both be quite similar to the stock Hasbro images we have posted. Sets of 6 are available to preorder for just $39.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=FUN10060&mode=retail
CLASSIC TV TOYS: We've just listed over 30 new preorders from Classic TV Toys - a company we just started dealing with. They produce 8" figures for a variety of shows: Married with Children, I Love Lucy, Happy Days, The Munsters, Brady Bunch, as well as novelty items like Mad Clowns, Mad Monsters, Knights, Robin Hood, Wrestling, and American West. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/company.aspx?company=200&browse=1
VOTOMS - SCOPEDOG: Three new 1:12 scale Scopedog items are up for
preorder: Weapons set #2, Red Shoulder Scopedog, and Space Battle Version Scopedog. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=369
DC & MARVEL STATUES AND BUSTS: A big mix of new items - 4 new Hard Hero Statues, 4 new Superman Returns statues from Weta Workshop - well under MSRP, Black & White Batman (Mike Mignola and Kelley Jones versions) Women of the DC Universe Busts, X-Men 3 Movie Busts and more. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=515 = Marvel Items. DC items are spread throughout a variety of menus.
BOME: The upcoming Natsume Sisters - Aya and Maya are each up for preorder at $16.99 per figure - very nice items http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=365
VARIOUS OTHER ITEMS:
SIMPSONS BUST-UPS WAVE 3: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10067&mode=retail
CORPSE BRIDE VICTOR STATUE - $149.99: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10066&mode=retail
MAZINGER Z SAYAKA YUMI FIGURE - $54.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MER10000&mode=retail
STREET FIGHTER MICROMAN - RED CHUN LI: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10559&mode=retail
KINNIKUMAN TRADING FIGURES (MUSCLE): http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10149&mode=retail
BUFFY: Vampire Buffy & 3 more: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=157&company=0&category=1200
ARRIVING SOON: These items are in transit or will be shipping to us soon:
STAR WARS BASIC: About six different case waves of Saga Basic wave 3 and wave 4 figures will be arriving soon. We have preorders open for most of these items, look for new 'Galactic Hunt' listings soon as well! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=354&company=0&category=1831
ALTERNATORS: The first portion of our shipment is on the way! Pre-orders are still available for Ricochet, Rollbar, and the Full Case listing!
LASER ULTRA MAGNUS EXCLUSIVE: Scheduled to ship from Japan next week, this cool repaint of Laser Prime has been very popular so far. We are about 75% pre-sold-out on this item so don't miss out on it - $89.99 each. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10503&mode=retail
MCFARLANE DRAGONS 3 BOXED SET: This great new set should be arriving very soon - preorders available at $19.99 each: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MCF10692&mode=retail
TAKARA G2 LASER PRIME / BATTLE CONVOY: In stock now for $69.99 - this new reissue comes packaged in a Japanese G2 style box with tons of weapons including a big energon sword - another nicely executed reissue. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10474&mode=retail
SUPERMAN RETURNS: The first wave of new figures has just arrived, we now have 5 various basic figures in stock for $7.99 each, including Clark to Superman, Super Breath Superman, Kryptonite Smash, Wall Busting, and X-Ray Alert Superman. Other toy items in stock include the Superman Action Cape, Krazy Kryptonite Compound, and the fun Superman Swingshot Figure - all set to throw around the house. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=724
GI JOE SIGMA 6: The latest wave of 8" Commando figures has just arrived - now in stock are Duke with Jet Wings, Cobray Commander, Heavy Duty with Flamethrower, and Snake Eyes with Ninja Armor. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=543&company=0&category=1506
20TH PRIME TRAILER: Grab a trailer for your 20th Anniversary Prime, these are becoming a bit harder for us to get a hold of - available now at $69.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=JIT10000&mode=retail
SUPER ROBOT MONKEY: A big variety of SRM items have just arrived, we have singles, sets, vehicles, and oversized figures in stock at a variety of prices, most of them have electronic sound & light features! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=723
VINTAGE DEPARTMENT JAPANESE G1: A nice shipment of ~20 or so high-end Japanese G1 items has just arrived - many rare figures are in stock,
including: Good-Bye Megatron, Browning, Abominous Giftset, Road Caesar, Sixliner, Victory Leo Mechabot-01 Gray Omega Supreme, many 3.75" GI Joes
and more! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/productlist.aspx?browse=1&mode=vintage&list=recent
DC SUPERHEROES: Wave 1 recently arrived, and a portion of our Wave 2 shipment has just landed (with the rest arriving next week) We have limited stock available now for Wave 2 Superman and Bizarro. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=626
INUYASHA PVC STATUES: Three cool PVC Statues of your favorite Inuyasha figures available as a set for $57.99 - Figures include Sango, Sesshomaru, and Miroku http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TOY10084&mode=retail
STAR TREK ENTERPRISE E: Our third shipment of this hot release from Art Asylum and Diamond Select - in stock now for $32.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC10098&mode=retail
MARVEL LEGENDS 10 & 11: We've restocked all the wave 10 single figures and the wave 11 set. Our wave 12 supply is running lower and keep an eye out for wave 13! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=461
TRANSFORMERS PVC, BINALTECH & ROBOTMASTERS: Mega PVC Megatron, Hot Rod, Rodimus, and Optimus are back in stock, the RM-01 Anime Convoy from Robotmasters is also back in stock along with a variety of Binaltech http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/brand.aspx?brand=2
SOUL OF CHOGOKIN: A small restock on a variety of previously sold out
CORPSE BRIDE PIANO BOX SET: A very large deluxe set imported from Japan, we have it in stock now for $159.99 - it comes with Victor and the Corpse bride ~15" dolls - very high quality http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC10122&mode=retail
STAR WARS TITANIUM: A handful of 3" Titanium ships now have open stock available for order - most of them at $4.99 each! Many more will be arriving next week as well. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=673&company=0&category=1914
Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out some of the new preorders and recent arrivals. Our 110 item clearance sales are still running as well.
Joel & The BBTS Crew
Thursday, March 23rd 2006 1:24am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Darth Bombshell
Karl Hartman of 3H Enterprises, cbff
Previously rumored by our very own cbff here
, one of the Botcon founders, Karl Hartman, revealed today that he will auction off on E-Bay sets of the G2 Protectobots and Stunticons.
As many fans know, these figures were originally planned to be released in the G2 line, alongside fellow gestalt repaints Devastator and Superion, but were cancelled. The only figure to be released was Breakdown, who had the honor of becoming the very first convention exclusive figure.
For more information on Hartman's plans, check out his thread in the Carbombya forum here