Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added

Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added

Sunday, September 30th, 2007 5:41pm CDT

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With the release of the Transformers Movie in two weeks, retailers are beginning to announce the incentives one will recieve with their pre-orders or purchase of the summer blockbuster. For those choosing to pre-order their copy at Best Buy, they will recieve a free lithograph. All that is required is a $5.00 deposit and to bring the recipt at the time of purcasing the DVD itself. This special offer applies to the single disc, two disc special edition, HD-DVD and Best Buy Exclusive releases.

*UPDATE* Seibertron user JasonSolaris was kind enough to provide pictures of the litho:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111/JasonSolaris/TF-litho/Litho1.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111/JasonSolaris/TF-litho/Litho2.jpg


http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111/JasonSolaris/TF-litho/Litho3.jpg


http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111/JasonSolaris/TF-litho/Litho4.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111/JasonSolaris/TF-litho/Litho5.jpg

Credit(s): Best Buy


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Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373332)
Posted by Unicron Singularity on September 30th, 2007 @ 6:04pm CDT
err... what's a lithograph? :-?
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373365)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 30th, 2007 @ 6:28pm CDT
The Unicron Singularity wrote:err... what's a lithograph? :-?


A usualy limited picture on fancy paper.

Do we have a shot of what it'll look like?
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373367)
Posted by BluePhirePB on September 30th, 2007 @ 6:29pm CDT
The Unicron Singularity wrote:err... what's a lithograph? :-?
What he said and does this only apply to the US BB or CDN as well?
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373453)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on September 30th, 2007 @ 7:28pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:Do we have a shot of what it'll look like?


Nope. Sorry.

BluePhirePB wrote:does this only apply to the US BB or CDN as well?


Probably just in Canada.
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373457)
Posted by autobot commander on September 30th, 2007 @ 7:32pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:Probably just in Canada.


YES!!!!!
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373525)
Posted by Methusalen on September 30th, 2007 @ 8:28pm CDT
I'm transferring from Loss Prevention to Media at my work (at Best Buy), and mentioned to my new Supervisor about the upcoming Transformer release (he's excited too), and he mentioned the lithograph, as well as a "small figure"... I have no idea what the "small figure" could be, nor if he's confusing the DVD release with the previous game release (where we had Legends figures of Cybertron Jetfire & "Bumblebee")...

Oh, and I'm from Minnesota...

PS- I'll try to dig up some more info, but the rest of you are pretty quick with these news stories about upcoming releases...
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373628)
Posted by Moonbase2 on September 30th, 2007 @ 9:51pm CDT
Go to the Hastings midnight release and you get a free autobot or decepticon hat with the purchase of the movie!
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373670)
Posted by jgilkinson on September 30th, 2007 @ 10:33pm CDT
Moonbase2 wrote:Go to the Hastings midnight release and you get a free autobot or decepticon hat with the purchase of the movie!


seriously thats the best incentive ive seen thus far for buying the dvd from any one store... dont think i have any of those around me though
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373685)
Posted by Anonymous on September 30th, 2007 @ 10:46pm CDT
The so-called "lithograph" being offered for "free" is a non-disclosed reproduction/poster.

Lithographs are original works of visual art created by an artist. This is confirmed by U.S. Customs regulation, U.S. Copyright Law and statutory law.

When someone abuses terminology for profit, aside potential serious questions of law, it perpetuates misconceptions and poisons the marketplace against artists who actually create legitimate works of visual art such as lithographs, much less those who sell fully disclosed reproductions.

I hope the Seibertron.com website will consider giving full and honest disclosure to these free reproductions as reproductions being offered with the sale of this Transformer DVD.

Gary Arseneau
artist & creator of original lithographs
garyarseneau.blogspot.com
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373714)
Posted by zatara1701 on September 30th, 2007 @ 11:10pm CDT
gwasreneau wrote:The so-called "lithograph" being offered for "free" is a non-disclosed reproduction/poster.

Lithographs are original works of visual art created by an artist. This is confirmed by U.S. Customs regulation, U.S. Copyright Law and statutory law.

When someone abuses terminology for profit, aside potential serious questions of law, it perpetuates misconceptions and poisons the marketplace against artists who actually create legitimate works of visual art such as lithographs, much less those who sell fully disclosed reproductions.

I hope the Seibertron.com website will consider giving full and honest disclosure to these free reproductions as reproductions being offered with the sale of this Transformer DVD.

Gary Arseneau
artist & creator of original lithographs
garyarseneau.blogspot.com


Couple questions/ observations ...

Who the Hell is this guy??

Why the Hell do we care??

I really hate pompous asses that talk just to hear themselves talk and ATTEMPT to sound smart. Not to mention he joined TODAY just to post this tripe. As a loyal Siebertronian I am offended that someone would register just to excrete some pseudo-intellectual crap.

Best Buy utilizes the word "lithograph" everytime they offer an origianl picture with a DVD or other release (got one that's pretty cool from Star Wars Ep 3) and it's obvious it will be a "reproduction," because no one is standing there painting/drawing them as we walk in to get our DVDs. If you're a fan, please spare us from you posting nuggets of excrement like you did above. If you're really not a fan (and since you just joined today and posted what you did, I doubt you are) I'm going to create an original lithgraph just for you...then Im going to stick it where the Spark doesnt shine...Douche.
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373723)
Posted by JasonSolaris on September 30th, 2007 @ 11:17pm CDT
I wasn't going to create an account to post, but what the hey..

I got a copy of the lithograph and Bestbuy did printed on it "Collectible Lithograph". So it's Bestbuy's terminology, not Siebertron's..

Here are some pics of it. I was alittle disappointed it featured Megatron. I was hoping it was doublesided with Optimus Prime, but the other side was blank..

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho1.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho2.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho3.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho4.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho5.jpg

Does anyone know if this is part of a series of TF movie lithographs?
Later
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373727)
Posted by Moonbase2 on September 30th, 2007 @ 11:21pm CDT
I wonder how much more the DVD will cost at Best Buy with this extra paper versus just getting the stupid move at Walmart.
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373737)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on September 30th, 2007 @ 11:28pm CDT
JasonSolaris wrote:I wasn't going to create an account to post, but what the hey..

I got a copy of the lithograph and Bestbuy did printed on it "Collectible Lithograph". So it's Bestbuy's terminology, not Siebertron's..

Here are some pics of it. I was alittle disappointed it featured Megatron. I was hoping it was doublesided with Optimus Prime, but the other side was blank..

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho1.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho2.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho3.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho4.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111 ... Litho5.jpg

Does anyone know if this is part of a series of TF movie lithographs?
Later


Thanks!

That Prime pic ver the eye is awesome, but I think the Wal-Mart exclusive with the animated prequil has it beat still.

This is gonna be a tough one for fans as each chain has it's owen exclusive.

Comercializm at it's most foul

I look forward to the BB Megatron, otherwise, they are out!

In short, as for these DVD exclusives, what can I say except, LET THE PREFERENCE WARS BEGIN :P
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373739)
Posted by zatara1701 on September 30th, 2007 @ 11:29pm CDT
Moonbase2 wrote:I wonder how much more the DVD will cost at Best Buy with this extra paper versus just getting the stupid move at Walmart.


There shouldnt be a price difference... Best Buy just does this to help "keep things moving" on a big release day. Instead of clogging up their registers you typically just go up to customer service where they have their predetermined number of presells set aside, show you're receipt, get your DVD and you're on you're merry way!!

Of course, thats if your local Best Buy is on the ball lol.
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (373980)
Posted by shockticus on October 1st, 2007 @ 5:41am CDT
WTF is a lithograph?
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (374031)
Posted by MantaScorp on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:05am CDT
I posted this on the forums last week but no one seemed to care.

The lithograph is sort of like a book and it features some basic artwork of Megatron.

But that doesn't matter. The coolest Best Buy exclusive for the US is a bundle pack when you purchase the 2-Disc Special Edition. It comes with two Robot Heroes figures which are exclusive to Best Buy. One is Cliffjumper (a repainted movie Bumblebee) and the other is Battle-Damaged Optimus Prime (obviously, a repaint of OP).

Best Buy has a promo running now where you can pre-order the TF movie and get $5 off the soundtrack or upcoming score. When the movie releases, there will be major callouts in the ad, and also big standees and signage in-store.
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (374052)
Posted by dragons on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:25am CDT
thanks for the images thats completely better from what ive expected the litho to look. its differnt where i live here in the us something about gift rap when you purchase the 2 disk version at best buy cant tell what it is by looking at it picture is to small.
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (374053)
Posted by dragons on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:25am CDT
thanks for the images thats completely better from what ive expected the litho to look. its differnt where i live here in the us something about gift rap when you purchase the 2 disk version at best buy cant tell what it is by looking at it picture is to small.
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (374229)
Posted by Malikon on October 1st, 2007 @ 9:10am CDT
I'd rather get the animated prequel from Wal-Mart myself. A picture of Megatron that I could find online and print myself, or a couple tiny little deformed and 'cute' figures isn't enough incentive for me. I'd rather get a free dvd.
Re: Pre-Order Transformers at Best Buy and receive a free Lithograph *UPDATE* Images Now Added (374246)
Posted by JasonSolaris on October 1st, 2007 @ 9:22am CDT
MantaScorp wrote:I posted this on the forums last week but no one seemed to care.

The lithograph is sort of like a book and it features some basic artwork of Megatron.

But that doesn't matter. The coolest Best Buy exclusive for the US is a bundle pack when you purchase the 2-Disc Special Edition. It comes with two Robot Heroes figures which are exclusive to Best Buy. One is Cliffjumper (a repainted movie Bumblebee) and the other is Battle-Damaged Optimus Prime (obviously, a repaint of OP).

Best Buy has a promo running now where you can pre-order the TF movie and get $5 off the soundtrack or upcoming score. When the movie releases, there will be major callouts in the ad, and also big standees and signage in-store.


There's two figure exclusives? Bestbuy.ca already solicited the giftset and placed an order. I wonder which one they'll ship to me?

Or do both figures get packaged together?
Later

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