Your Options if you Missed out on Transformers Throne of the Primes on HTS
Monday, August 13th, 2018 8:59pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: william-james88 Views: 20,960
However, unlike SDCC exclusives of previous years, the Throne of the Primes set is not an actual exclusive across the globe. Takara is releasing the exact same toy as a mass retail toy, not exclusive to any retailer. That means, it can be also be ordered like any other Takara toy. It can be imported from Japan directly like from HLJ or it can be ordered from an importer like BBTS. All the links to these site sponsors are below. The price difference ends up minimal to the HTS full cost too since now that it has been ordered we know that the full cost of this toy on HTS is around 85$ ($5 tax and around $10 to ship). To give an example, the full cost on BBTS including shipping to a US address would be $94, so it is less than a $10 difference.
If you want an even cheaper price (and don't mind ordering overseas) there is also Amazon Japan, which is the primary Japanese retailer for mass retail Transformers toys these days. At Amazon Japan, Throne of the Primes shipped to the US (and most other countries) comes out to $75,73 USD shipped, which is almost $10 cheaper than what people paid today getting it from HTS. Also, Amazon handles customs duties on their end so for countries like Canada, the total would be closer to $78,97 USD shipped. This of course may change depending on fluctuating exchange rates since Amazon japan will only charge you in January 2019.
Of course, with these importers or Japanese sellers, you will only get your item in early 2019. For those that want it right now, there may still be a chance without resorting to e-bay. HTS currently has a notice saying "come back tomorrow" overlaying an image of the Throne of the Primes set. So, if you are impatient, there could be that option.
Here are the links to all the site sponsors for this set, let us know which of these options suits you best, we hope this helped!
BigBadToyStore: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ails/77969
TFSource: https://tfsource.com/power-of-prime/tra ... he-primes/
The Chosen Prime: https://www.thechosenprime.com/TakaraPP43
HLJ: https://hlj.com/product/tkt79951?utm_so ... ews%20post
Robot Kingdom: http://www.robotkingdom.com/e19140000.html
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Posted by Wireless_Phantom on August 13th, 2018 @ 9:10pm CDT
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on August 13th, 2018 @ 10:01pm CDT
On a side note, it took 10 hours for me to get a confirmation email...go figure!
Posted by Ultra Markus on August 13th, 2018 @ 11:11pm CDT
kurthy wrote:KVO Prime wrote:HAS ANYONE ELSE not gotten their confirmation email yet from Hasbrotoyshop.com but has gotten an email receipt from Paypal for their Throne of the Primes purchase?
I'm in the same boat.
I got both within minutes of each other
Posted by starrhero on August 14th, 2018 @ 12:09am CDT
KVO Prime wrote:HAS ANYONE ELSE not gotten their confirmation email yet from Hasbrotoyshop.com but has gotten an email receipt from Paypal for their Throne of the Primes purchase?
No, but seriously, I said the exact same thing you asked, and the simple answer is you aren't getting it buddy, sorry.
Anyone who doesn't receive their confirmation email within 20 minutes is most likely not going to receive it. My recommendation is to check to see if your payment went through and call your bank to try and undo the transaction if done so. Then, contact support and tell them about the situation. If you're still longing to try & get this figure, your best bet is the version or hope & pray that you can get him when he restocks tomorrow.
Those tips were given to me by the others on this board, so while I won't be getting the figure either, it's nice to know that there are others here to help inform at all times. Rather comforting, to be honest.
But the Kremzeeks will prevail.
Posted by KVO Prime on August 14th, 2018 @ 12:14am CDT
Posted by starrhero on August 14th, 2018 @ 12:20am CDT
KVO Prime wrote::BANG_HEAD: Guess I'll have to get it some other way. I tried calling hts earlier and emailed them about it with my order number. Maybe they'll be able to get it situated and honor the transaction. If not I'll have to go some other route. F**kn hts.
Yeah, I, as well as many others here suffer the same fate as you. Sorry I had to break it to you. That's why I tried to make it humorous with but I knew there was no way. I was angry, as were many others. You could try & get him tomorrow if he goes back up, as the HTS is advertising the Throne coming back tomorrow.
And who knows? If they have more, maybe they will be able to honor our payments. Lets hope.
Ḇ̶̊̇̚y̵̖͈̘͋ ṯ̸͇͌̐̔͜h̸̥͝ë̶̼̞̻̏͐ w̴̲̽ä̷͈̬́̒͝y̶̱̰̍͋,̶̱̲̆ ţ̶͖̄̋͑ͅḧ̸͖̟́̓̑͜é̷͔s̷̢͙͂e̴͇̘͛̆͘ K̶̨̳̥͗̄r̷͚̄͘e̵͕͍̣̒m̸͉̄z̷̨̮̭͒̔͒ę̶̢̈́̈́e̴͖͉͕̽̂̊k̷͈̮̈́͌͜͠s̴̳̊̾ a̴̰̚r̵̟̟̫̃̈́e̷͔̾̒ͅ s̷̳̻̱̈̇͂ĉ̴̫̬͔r̸̭͖̅e̷̿͑ͅẃ̵̙̙͒͠ḯ̷̙̻̪̀ñ̶̢͇̬̆g̶̛̝̀͘ w̷͈̝͗̒͜i̶͉̘̩̓t̴̨͓̽̉̀h̵̬̬̺́̈́ m̷̠̫̱̓͠y̴͇̒̕ t̶̟́e̴̲͊x̶̮̑͂t̷̘͇̍̾͝,̷͔͑͜ ẗ̶̩̞́ę̵͉̆̇ͅļ̶̈l̶͖̲͖̾͆͘ t̸̨͙͊̈́ͅh̵̡̖̺̋e̶̮̝͂m̴̠̒̈́ t̵̢̯̲̃̌̃o̷̗̲͉͒̌͆ ṩ̵̢̱̋ṯ̵̽͊o̶̻͕̘͋p̵̮͙̀ p̷̻̪͕͝l̷̙̀̽̀é̵̤̿a̴͚͆̅̀s̵̖̱͠ȅ̵̝̍.̴͈͐
Posted by wolverinetodd on August 14th, 2018 @ 1:37am CDT
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 14th, 2018 @ 6:02am CDT
Posted by Emerje on August 14th, 2018 @ 6:22am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:and definitely don't cancel any TT pre-orders til he's at your house if you do get one through HTS
Yeah, even though it's showing up on my HTS account and a pending PayPal charge I'm not canceling my TFSource order until it's in my house.
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on August 14th, 2018 @ 7:14am CDT
Could be why confirmation emails are coming 10 to 12 hours after orders were placed...
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 14th, 2018 @ 8:45am CDT
But I haven't gotten an email confirmation yet. I just called the credit card company, and the charge went through without any charge refunds, so I think I'm in the clear.
I also remember something very similar last year with skater Prime, the email confirmation took forever.
So, if you have an order and your payment went through, but no email confirmation yet, it may not be all doom and gloom, just keep watching and have one of the Takara ones on pre-order as your backup plan.
Posted by starrhero on August 14th, 2018 @ 9:46am CDT
Eh, it most likely didn't what am I saying?
Posted by Patrickab7 on August 14th, 2018 @ 10:48am CDT
Posted by o.supreme on August 14th, 2018 @ 12:11pm CDT
I went to paypal, and under Activity pending, was my transaction from HTS. When you click on it you can get all the details. Within that field should be something called "purchase details" which has "Hasbro Toy Shop" followed by a 7 digit order number.
Then go to HTS. at the bottom there is a track order link. On the far right (if you purchased as a guest like I did), just put in that 7 digit order number and your zip code. This did confirm for me that the order went through.
Now while this is better than nothing, I do know that perhaps my order could be cancelled, perhaps they fulfilled more orders than they have stock for. As others have said, I'm not cancelling my BBTS PP-43 pre-order until this arrives at my house, but it's still, it's better than nothing.
Posted by starrhero on August 14th, 2018 @ 12:16pm CDT
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 14th, 2018 @ 12:48pm CDT
Posted by william-james88 on August 14th, 2018 @ 1:04pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Can anyone confirm the other 3 deluxes in wave 4? I seem to remember Slug, Rippersnapper and Dreadwind. If that is the case, then I think I may have just missed Novastar and I just found all 3 of them on the pegs together at a local Walmart.
slug rippersnapper and blackwing
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 14th, 2018 @ 1:12pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:TF-fan kev777 wrote:Can anyone confirm the other 3 deluxes in wave 4? I seem to remember Slug, Rippersnapper and Dreadwind. If that is the case, then I think I may have just missed Novastar and I just found all 3 of them on the pegs together at a local Walmart.
slug rippersnapper and blackwing
Hmm, they did also have some Blackwing and Jazz, so I'm not sure if that was a mish mash of waves 1 and 2, or 1 and 4. Looks like I'll have to keep and eye on that store.
Posted by Moonshot on August 14th, 2018 @ 1:21pm CDT
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 14th, 2018 @ 1:37pm CDT
Moonshot wrote:So Optimal Optimus is also repacked in wave 4, correct? Seems like if Novastar is showing up now, that Optimal sure should since he was also in wave 3. He hasnt shown up anywhere in the US. I wouldnt feel so down about missing Throne Primal if he was available.
The waves for different classes only ever seem to match up with wave 1 of a new line. After the initial launch, wave 2 of each class only starts hitting shelves once wave 1 sells out. So there really isn't a correlation between a wave 4 Novastar deluxe showing up now and the lack of any sighting of Wave 3 Optimal Optimus Leader figure yet.
It just means the leader class lags behind.
One thing about the new distribution of figures across the waves, making the last leader wave repacks of previous waves makes a lot of sense after seeing how poor CW Leader Skywarp fared.