Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource

Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 6:43am CDT

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It appears that your bargaining posture is highly dubious; the preorder for the upcoming G1-coloured Unicron has already sold out at site sponsors Big Bad Toy Store and TFsource.

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That leaves site sponsor RobotKingdom as your last resort, unless BBTS and TFsource put in more orders.

Thanks go to board member dragons for bringing us this info.

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Credit(s): BBTS, TFsource


This article was last modified on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 10:18pm CDT

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Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077728)
Posted by --B-- on May 23rd, 2010 @ 6:54am CDT
Guess my mind is being made up for me!
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077743)
Posted by HighPrime on May 23rd, 2010 @ 7:36am CDT
TFsource is out, also.

RobotKingdom has 26 pieces remaining.

Digital-Toys also has stock.

I didn't check elsewhere as I usually shop only at the aforementioned sites, BBTS, and eBay unless I'm really searching for something.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077748)
Posted by Rated X on May 23rd, 2010 @ 8:15am CDT
Cmon Hasbro....bring it home to the USA !!!
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077752)
Posted by joevill on May 23rd, 2010 @ 8:36am CDT
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077755)
Posted by Trikeboy on May 23rd, 2010 @ 8:45am CDT
The price plus shipping at Robot Kingdom is less than the price before shipping at bbts. Don't be fools, head there to get it at a decent price (considering).
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077758)
Posted by Fearing on May 23rd, 2010 @ 9:06am CDT
Hope Hasbro sees the demand and does a US release. AT LEAST in time for the 25th anniversary of the movie if not sooner.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077759)
Posted by HighPrime on May 23rd, 2010 @ 9:08am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:The price plus shipping at Robot Kingdom is less than the price before shipping at bbts. Don't be fools, head there to get it at a decent price (considering).



Nope. They make you pay upfront, their inventory system is shaky (at best), and they have a very hard time refunding payments. RK is OK, but having the ability to not pay until item arrives, cancel at any time, and the piece of mind that when I order at BBTS I'm guaranteed my item makes them a no brainer (for me).

That guy will cost me $42.90 to ship to the USA... that makes them MORE expensive. Shipping will cost me $1-3 since I have a pile of loot going at BBTS (another great feature RK is missing...) It's not about a few bucks, though, it's about all of the above. There's absolutely no reason why I'd consider RK for this. Actually, I would never conside them for any preorder..in stock only when I shop there. I don't want to be completely down on RK, so I'll end on a positive note. They do ship very fast.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077772)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 23rd, 2010 @ 9:58am CDT
Said it once, said it twice, I'll say it a thousand times over:
Sabrblade wrote:Dear Hasbro,

Please, please, please put this in the Generations line. :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: We know that you already rereleased the Armada color-schemed figure in the Universe 2008 line, but this is a pure money-maker and will sell like hotcakes! Fans LOVE this kind of stuff and will buy it. Seeing as how much of a winner the Animated Arcee figure was, then this would undoubtly be a gold mine!

Signed,
The Fans

:-B
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077773)
Posted by El Duque on May 23rd, 2010 @ 10:08am CDT
I did my normal knee-jerk reaction pre-order as soon as they made it available even before the pics. Might as well since you can cancel pre-orders there with no penalty. Pre-order ASAP and cancel if the pics look bad, win win situation.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077777)
Posted by Kibble on May 23rd, 2010 @ 10:58am CDT
Rated X wrote:Cmon Hasbro....bring it home to the USA !!!

Considering they just re-released it, what, a year ago, probaby unlikely Hasbro is gonna release it again any time soon.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077781)
Posted by Trikeboy on May 23rd, 2010 @ 11:09am CDT
HighPrime wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:The price plus shipping at Robot Kingdom is less than the price before shipping at bbts. Don't be fools, head there to get it at a decent price (considering).



Nope. They make you pay upfront, their inventory system is shaky (at best), and they have a very hard time refunding payments. RK is OK, but having the ability to not pay until item arrives, cancel at any time, and the piece of mind that when I order at BBTS I'm guaranteed my item makes them a no brainer (for me).

That guy will cost me $42.90 to ship to the USA... that makes them MORE expensive. Shipping will cost me $1-3 since I have a pile of loot going at BBTS (another great feature RK is missing...) It's not about a few bucks, though, it's about all of the above. There's absolutely no reason why I'd consider RK for this. Actually, I would never conside them for any preorder..in stock only when I shop there. I don't want to be completely down on RK, so I'll end on a positive note. They do ship very fast.


While I do agree that paying up front is a little annoying, I have nothing but praise for Robot Kingdom. My shipping for Unicron came to $17. Considering the size and weight of this guy, that is a steal. I have never had trouble with them. If they would employ a similar service to Pile of Loot and not paying till the item is instock they would be the best site for Transformers.

I also preordered Device Label Blaster. Final price was $40, it is $70 before shipping on bbts. You are overpaying for the conveniece of Pile of Loot. Before you think I am biased I do use bbts and have the Crossfire sets on preorder and in POL. I too suffer from the knee jerk reaction to preorder asap. bbts offer an easy to cancel option and I take advantage of it. If I still like it and can find it cheaper after images get released, I preorder elsewhere.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077785)
Posted by Kibble on May 23rd, 2010 @ 11:20am CDT
Robot Kingdom has some great prices...my only fear is if you were to have to send something back for an exchange.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077794)
Posted by HighPrime on May 23rd, 2010 @ 11:37am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:The price plus shipping at Robot Kingdom is less than the price before shipping at bbts. Don't be fools, head there to get it at a decent price (considering).



Nope. They make you pay upfront, their inventory system is shaky (at best), and they have a very hard time refunding payments. RK is OK, but having the ability to not pay until item arrives, cancel at any time, and the piece of mind that when I order at BBTS I'm guaranteed my item makes them a no brainer (for me).

That guy will cost me $42.90 to ship to the USA... that makes them MORE expensive. Shipping will cost me $1-3 since I have a pile of loot going at BBTS (another great feature RK is missing...) It's not about a few bucks, though, it's about all of the above. There's absolutely no reason why I'd consider RK for this. Actually, I would never conside them for any preorder..in stock only when I shop there. I don't want to be completely down on RK, so I'll end on a positive note. They do ship very fast.


While I do agree that paying up front is a little annoying, I have nothing but praise for Robot Kingdom. My shipping for Unicron came to $17. Considering the size and weight of this guy, that is a steal. I have never had trouble with them. If they would employ a similar service to Pile of Loot and not paying till the item is instock they would be the best site for Transformers.

I also preordered Device Label Blaster. Final price was $40, it is $70 before shipping on bbts. You are overpaying for the conveniece of Pile of Loot. Before you think I am biased I do use bbts and have the Crossfire sets on preorder and in POL. I too suffer from the knee jerk reaction to preorder asap. bbts offer an easy to cancel option and I take advantage of it. If I still like it and can find it cheaper after images get released, I preorder elsewhere.


I think I mentioned a few other things besides Pile of Loot. I usually keep track on how briskly an item is pre-selling through before committing. In this case, was a very good decision. I can always change my mind later for up to 2 weeks after the sale.. try doing that elsewhere. Find another online specialty store where you can cancel an order with the click of a mouse. It's not easy, let me tell you.

Also, like I said, this will cost me almost $10 bucks more to preorder from RK, and I have to give them all the money upfront. Not a good deal from where I live. Finally, of the last 3 times I ordered something there, twice items they said were in stock, weren't instock. Then it was a pain in the neck to get my money back. They'd say "buy something else." One order I had to file a claim with PayPal and the 2nd I was was only hours away. Each ordeal took 2-3 weeks to solve. Which is another problem, they are slow to communicate.

Not a big fan of RK. Glad you haven't had issues, though.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077814)
Posted by Skullcrunchberries on May 23rd, 2010 @ 2:04pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Cmon Hasbro....bring it home to the USA !!!


Honestly, I can't really see this happening, at least for a while. They've already released Unicron in the Universe series, and it's a big toy with very specific paint apps; while I'm sure collectors all over the country will be stepping on each other to get one of these, we can't forget that Hasbro's market is kids, what, 6 - 14 or something? If 1,000 collectors will buy it, that's fine, but if 50,000 kids won't buy it, it's just not feasible to spend the immense amount of money producing it. I'm not saying we definitely won't be seeing an updated repaint, I just think it won't happen for a while. Hasbro has gotten significantly better at following Takara's lead and pandering to collectors, though, so I could be - and hope I am - very wrong...

And man, am I lucky for getting that preorder in two days ago :3 Primus bless BBTS' order-now-pay-later preorder policy.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077879)
Posted by Trikeboy on May 23rd, 2010 @ 5:38pm CDT
I just cancelled my Unicron preorder on bbts. One more available.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077897)
Posted by Zeds on May 23rd, 2010 @ 6:37pm CDT
Warned you guys! They had 200 odd just two days ago.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077903)
Posted by Zeds on May 23rd, 2010 @ 7:01pm CDT
RK only has 8 Uni's in stock. Better order quick.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077933)
Posted by bvzxa on May 23rd, 2010 @ 9:04pm CDT
Yeah I ordered with TFsource a few days ago. Those naysayers will be sorry now.

And why would they re-release Unicron for the third time in less than two years considering how long it took to sell it off as a TRU exclusive. I don't see it happening...then again who knows, but everyone was bummed when they released it for the Universe 08/09 line. I may not open the package for this Unicron because I use my rare black one.

You also better get your hands on the Animated Optimus/Rodimus two pack too while you can.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077948)
Posted by GreenLantern of Cybertron on May 23rd, 2010 @ 10:02pm CDT
caved in and ordered one from robotkingdom, they are an excellent store to buy from, usually much cheaper too.
Re: Takara G1 Unicron Sold Out at BigBadToyStore and TFSource (1077951)
Posted by Blurrz on May 23rd, 2010 @ 10:11pm CDT
Although I love this figure to death, and it's from an Armada figure of all things, I just can't get myself to get it. I don't feel like I need it. I'm probably going to kick myself in the future, but oh well :)

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