Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse

Friday, April 5th, 2019 1:46PM CDT

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Just a day after news broke with color images and more information on Generations Selects Series Star Convoy, Seibertronians TF-fan kev777 and Hellscream9999 have pointed out the toy is now available for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse. Star Convoy is priced at $79.99 before tax and shipping, click here to view the listing and lock in your pre-order. The estimated shipping date is listed as September 28th, 2019, but keep in mind this is only an estimate.

Transformers News: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse
Star Convoy is billed here as "an authentic Takara Tomy product", to the extent where the product description is machine translated text of the Japanese listing. Do you think this is a bellwether for more Takara Tomy Mall exclusives being released via Hasbro Pulse, or does that idea set off your wishful thinking alarm? Let us know what you think of this new availability option by replying to this post on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums.
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Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018063)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 5th, 2019 @ 1:50pm CDT
$80's a bit much... But, this does give me more hope for other figures being released through Hasbro. Though, what does this mean for BigBadToyStore? Cause aren't they normally are the distributor for TakaraTomy Mall exclusives?
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018064)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on April 5th, 2019 @ 1:53pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
DecepticonFinishline wrote:Ah dip! That's TOTALLY gotta be Snaptrap! Running under the assumption that it is, I NEVER thought that would happen!

(Makes me a little more hopeful for Takara-ver. Computron and G2 Defensor (The Inferno with Random-limbs is not good enough.))
Takara already did their Computron. What else did you want from it?


I think he meant a Hasbro Release of UW-08.... It's a nice thought, but doubtful (Glad I have mine... ;) ). I think a G2 Defensor is more likely, but still doubtful as well.


Yeah. A western release of all of them would be great. (Except Afterburner. I think we already have the superior color-scheme for Afterburner) I'm a completionist, so if I get the Takara Computron, I would feel an irrational obligation to get the rest of the UW-Combiners. And some those ones are..... not my preferred color-scheme. To put it lightly.

I don't even like G2, but making G2 versions of all EXCEPT Defensor isn't really okay, in my opinion. (I acknowledge there is a G2 Devastator, but he is a Titan Class figure, and so that is in a different set for me, if that makes sense.)
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018065)
Posted by william-james88 on April 5th, 2019 @ 2:00pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:$80's a bit much... But, this does give me more hope for other figures being released through Hasbro. Though, what does this mean for BigBadToyStore? Cause aren't they normally are the distributor for TakaraTomy Mall exclusives?


It will be the same as the case with MP 44 right now.

Hasbro import: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prod ... oy/hse4009

BBTS import: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ails/84183

Almost the same price either way, hence why while everyone wanted Star Convoy from Hasbro Pulse, in the end it wont make a difference. You probably end up paying more due to not having access to a pile of loot system to save on shipping.

Nemesis Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Hm... If these guys are Generation Selects, then that means Armada Convoy (nice name by the way Nemesis Primal) could be coming to that line :DANCE: But, this could be like previous lines where Takara releases figures that Hasbro won't :-( Guess we'll have to wait and see... And I REALLY hope that it is Snaptrap and that we're getting Piranacon! He is one of my favorite combiners, but I'm worried they'll take away the fun of having the Targetmaster mode for all the limbs by making one of them a legends class figure, or that the joints won't be strong enough for the combined mode to hold the weapon. And I wonder if they'd still have the Enigma slot :-?

The select line is online exclusive regardless, for the life of me i dont understand what difference it makes if its from Hasbro or Takara. Its not like you'd find any of these at target.

Takara exclusive = higher price tag :(


Its no longer a takara exclusive, and you are still stuck with a higher price tag. As I said, it makes no difference.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018066)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on April 5th, 2019 @ 2:04pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:$80's a bit much... But, this does give me more hope for other figures being released through Hasbro. Though, what does this mean for BigBadToyStore? Cause aren't they normally are the distributor for TakaraTomy Mall exclusives?


It will be the same as the case with MP 44 right now.

Hasbro import: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prod ... oy/hse4009

BBTS import: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ails/84183

Almost the same price either way, hence why while everyone wanted Star Convoy from Hasbro Pulse, in the end it wont make a difference. You probably end up paying more due to not having access to a pile of loot system to save on shipping.

Ah, okay. That makes sense. I guess I'm just used to companies deciding to make their own site and then ignore every other site that can be used for buying their products
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018067)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on April 5th, 2019 @ 2:05pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Almost the same price either way, hence why while everyone wanted Star Convoy from Hasbro Pulse, in the end it wont make a difference. You probably end up paying more due to not having access to a pile of loot system to save on shipping.


Except, if you are in the US and already have Hasbro Pulse Premium for 2019 from ordering before Feb 24th, then it would be the cheapest option, since shipping is already covered.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018069)
Posted by william-james88 on April 5th, 2019 @ 2:33pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Almost the same price either way, hence why while everyone wanted Star Convoy from Hasbro Pulse, in the end it wont make a difference. You probably end up paying more due to not having access to a pile of loot system to save on shipping.


Except, if you are in the US and already have Hasbro Pulse Premium for 2019 from ordering before Feb 24th, then it would be the cheapest option, since shipping is already covered.

Sure, I get that every little bit counts ;)^
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018073)
Posted by Lore Keeper on April 5th, 2019 @ 3:00pm CDT
*Rages at $80 price tag, hangs head in defeat, pre-orders anyway*
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018074)
Posted by Scramjet on April 5th, 2019 @ 3:01pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Do you think this is a bellwether for more Takara Tomy Mall exclusives being released via Hasbro Pulse, or does that idea set off your wishful thinking alarm?
Fancy words, ScottyP :APPLAUSE:
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018075)
Posted by Skritz on April 5th, 2019 @ 3:09pm CDT
Well, Star Convoy is definitely at fothe bottom of the 'mainstream appeal' list so it seems to me that Hasbro Pulse might offer the Takara Tomy (rmerly what would be in Legends and Legends EX) exclusives because they know some diehard fans and collectors will buy as something as odd as a remake of late Japanese-G1 figure the average person knowledgeable in Transformers woukdn't really 'get'.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018080)
Posted by o.supreme on April 5th, 2019 @ 3:38pm CDT
O.Supreme wrote:...Some are exclusive, and some aren't. Also I'm thinking 3rd party sites such as BBTS, TF Source etc... will probably charge closer to $90 for Star Convoy

Compare Combat Hero Megatron at $32.99 from TFSource & BBTS vs. $29.99 from Hasbro Pulse. Still, I know that isn't much of a difference, but the bigger the toys, the more likely the price gap. Still, for most I guess it will come down what is the best deal after Taxes & Shipping, depending on location.


Called it...well not quite, I underestimated the markup price, but Still...

Hasbro Pulse is still the better option. Now that BBTS is charging tax to ship to my state, those cancel each other out since both sites charge tax. BBTS has $4 flat rate shipping, HP will vary depend on the size of the item, or how much is ordered Right now its telling me shipping is actually free. So the final total would be $86.19, still better than BBTS. Still I know for some other 3rd parties are the only option, But here's to hopig that HP gets additional :TAKARATOMY: Selects items in the near future
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018084)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on April 5th, 2019 @ 4:37pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Hm... If these guys are Generation Selects, then that means Armada Convoy (nice name by the way Nemesis Primal) could be coming to that line :DANCE: But, this could be like previous lines where Takara releases figures that Hasbro won't :-( Guess we'll have to wait and see... And I REALLY hope that it is Snaptrap and that we're getting Piranacon! He is one of my favorite combiners, but I'm worried they'll take away the fun of having the Targetmaster mode for all the limbs by making one of them a legends class figure, or that the joints won't be strong enough for the combined mode to hold the weapon. And I wonder if they'd still have the Enigma slot :-?

The select line is online exclusive regardless, for the life of me i dont understand what difference it makes if its from Hasbro or Takara. Its not like you'd find any of these at target.

Takara exclusive = higher price tag :(


Its no longer a takara exclusive, and you are still stuck with a higher price tag. As I said, it makes no difference.

I have no interest whatsoever in Star Convoy, so really I'm stuck with no price tag. My biggest takeaway/source of excitement from this is that I SHOULD now be able to count on Snaptrap showing up later with my free shipping from Premium, and that alone is reason to love this news.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018087)
Posted by Ironhidensh on April 5th, 2019 @ 4:50pm CDT
Man, I really want this figure, but I don't know if I $80 want him..... Will it be available on Amazon Japan? Or will shipping make the prices basically the same? Also, aren't Pulse preorders prepay?
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018092)
Posted by william-james88 on April 5th, 2019 @ 5:21pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:Man, I really want this figure, but I don't know if I $80 want him..... Will it be available on Amazon Japan? Or will shipping make the prices basically the same? Also, aren't Pulse preorders prepay?

Not available from any japanese retailer aside ttmall which doesnt ship internationally.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018093)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2019 @ 5:23pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:Man, I really want this figure, but I don't know if I $80 want him..... Will it be available on Amazon Japan? Or will shipping make the prices basically the same? Also, aren't Pulse preorders prepay?
In Japan, Star Convoy is a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive, so he probably won't be on Amazon Japan (unless a seller puts one on there but likely for a higher price).
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018095)
Posted by Skritz on April 5th, 2019 @ 5:25pm CDT
One thing which bugs me is that Super Megatron is likely going to be a Voyager, which is weird because you'd think that they would want him to be Leader-class too.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018096)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2019 @ 5:27pm CDT
Skritz wrote:One thing which bugs me is that Super Megatron is likely going to be a Voyager, which is weird because you'd think that they would want him to be Leader-class too.
Some speculate that the Leader class may be reserved for a figure of Super Megatron's upgraded form, Ultra Megatron.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018098)
Posted by Skritz on April 5th, 2019 @ 5:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Skritz wrote:One thing which bugs me is that Super Megatron is likely going to be a Voyager, which is weird because you'd think that they would want him to be Leader-class too.
Some speculate that the Leader class may be reserved for a figure of Super Megatron's upgraded form, Ultra Megatron.


Given how similar these designs are I don't see the point of making both.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018100)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2019 @ 6:06pm CDT
Something else of notice here is how this TakaraTomy figure is being officially distributed in America by Hasbro via their new official online venue, and yet they make zero attempts to give him a more Western/Hasbro/Anglicized/etc. name.

No "Star Optimus Prime", no "Star Prime", no nothing. Just straight up "Star Convoy", keeping the Japanese "Convoy" name as is.

I think this might be the first time this have ever happened for a Hasbro release done outside of Fun Pub.

*shudders at memories of the whole "Lio Convoy vs. Leo Prime" war from years ago*
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018101)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on April 5th, 2019 @ 6:35pm CDT
All this gives me is the faintest hope there will someday be a reissue of Unite Warriors Baldigus which I can purchase domestically.
Re: Generations Selects Star Convoy Available for Preorder on Hasbro Pulse (2018106)
Posted by MaverickPrime on April 5th, 2019 @ 7:43pm CDT
I won't get hyped for these Pulse things until Hasbro remembers they have customers OUTSIDE of the US >:oP

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