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burnitall
2010-06-30, 02:01 AM
The Seacons are a BBTS exclusive in North America. Not TRU, Walmart, or Target. ???
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=has19150&mode=retail

Sunstreaker2
2010-06-30, 03:25 AM
DIE.

Nah, just kidding.

Spoilsport
2010-06-30, 03:57 AM
Wow, BBTS must be getting huge to get a hasbro exclusive. Maybe Hasbro got tired of seeing so many reissues going on clearance at TRU and than selling for double on ebay and online stores. I bet these will sell out pretty quick, I already pre-ordered mine (just in case).

Sades
2010-06-30, 04:10 AM
I'm assuming that they thought that the market for Seacons wouldn't be big enough to justify the costs of shipping them to stores.

I'm tempted. :up:

S_Windell
2010-06-30, 08:24 AM
Yeah. This is the type of item I'd guess would be a quick sellout in very limited quantities at a site known to more longtime fans, but might be a miss in less limited qualities at a more generally known dept. store. I don't think BBTS is too odd a choice for that.

I will try and get these for sure. :up:

burnitall
2010-06-30, 08:36 AM
Yeah. This is the type of item I'd guess would be a quick sellout in very limited quantities at a site known to more longtime fans, but might be a miss in less limited qualities at a more generally known dept. store. I don't think BBTS is too odd a choice for that.

That makes sense to me.
Ah, hell. *sigh* I want one. preordered.

Cliffjumper
2010-06-30, 12:54 PM
It's very interesting that they think the production run is actually justified at this sort of quantity (though it probably helps that the moulds are clean and just sitting there). This could be a viable way forward for reissues if this is the case, and maybe even a route for less modified toys - e.g figures with firing launchers, normal smokestacks and maybe even old Triggercock himself.

Spoilsport
2010-06-30, 01:21 PM
It's very interesting that they think the production run is actually justified at this sort of quantity (though it probably helps that the moulds are clean and just sitting there). This could be a viable way forward for reissues if this is the case, and maybe even a route for less modified toys - e.g figures with firing launchers, normal smokestacks and maybe even old Triggercock himself.

Totally agree. Maybe now Hasbro is realizing that mom's shopping at TRU won't spend $59.99 on a set of reissue seacons for their 5 year old and collectors have a problem paying any price for a reissue with safety modifications meant for kids who don't want the toys anyway.

Halfshell
2010-06-30, 03:15 PM
I was tempted until I saw the picture on the listing and remembered what the toy looks like.

Clay
2010-06-30, 05:53 PM
Good on them. It'll be nice to not have to drive back and forth through the greater tri-state area just to get to a store that then doesn't even stock its exclusivesIAMLOOKINGATYOUTOYSRUSWITHYOURARCEES.

Cliffjumper
2010-06-30, 06:03 PM
Arcee was from LAminated, she was rubbish with her silly colours and plasticky feel. Piranacon is G1, which means realism, quality construction and names so cool they could never be reused (I don't even need to research that, it's a scientific fact). You should be honoured to drive your eighteen foot wide jeep around the desert pocked with trucker cafes and cholesterol vendors that you laughing call America looking for such a fine piece of work.

Clay
2010-06-30, 06:18 PM
Arcee was from LAminated, she was rubbish with her silly colours and plasticky feel. Piranacon is G1, which means realism, quality construction and names so cool they could never be reused (I don't even need to research that, it's a scientific fact). You should be honoured to drive your eighteen foot wide jeep around the desert pocked with trucker cafes and cholesterol vendors that you laughing call America looking for such a fine piece of work.

7/10.

I'm not in the desert.

Denyer
2010-06-30, 08:11 PM
Honestly, it's the best way of releasing them. I can't imagine TRU falling over themselves to carry such an expensive, old and low-interest toy, but if Mattel can do limited edition figures online then I'm sure Hasbro can make it viable to sell a few thousand sets of Seacons when they've already got the moulds.

Hopefully it's not just a one-off thing.

Sunstreaker2
2010-06-30, 10:48 PM
Paying 20 dollars more kinda sucks, but not enough for me to not eventually want it.

Hope they ordered a ton.

Sir Auros
2010-06-30, 11:06 PM
A couple of years ago, I would've been thrilled about this, but I've been collecting fewer and fewer figures over the past two or three years. I'm at the point where I think I have enough Transformers.

Clay
2010-07-01, 12:08 PM
A couple of years ago, I would've been thrilled about this, but I've been collecting fewer and fewer figures over the past two or three years. I'm at the point where I think I have enough Transformers.

See, I think it's great that BBTS has picked this up as they're price is $60 compared to the $160+ price the Collector's Club wanted. BBTS can probably pick up more oddball reissues at comparatively low prices if this is an indicator.

I mean, don't just see the Seacons; see the possibilities.

Halfshell
2010-07-01, 12:27 PM
I mean, don't just see the Seacons; see the possibilities.

Is one of the possibilities Masterpiece Flywheels?

Rack 'n Ruin
2010-07-01, 12:31 PM
Is one of the possibilities Masterpiece Flywheels?

Isn't the original toy masterpiece enough???

Halfshell
2010-07-01, 12:45 PM
I want a foot tall, fully articulated version. With light and sound (preferably dialogue from the character in TF3). And a free Robot Heroes version.

skywarp408
2010-07-01, 03:25 PM
The people that bought the Holloween one for $160 thru the collectors club must be smaking thier head on the wall after this.

Cliffjumper
2010-07-01, 03:38 PM
The people that bought the Holloween one for $160 thru the collectors club must be smaking thier head on the wall after this.

You mean the one that's a different colour, yeh? That's like saying they must've been 'smaking thier head' after buying Clamp Down before TRU reissued Red Alert.

Denyer
2010-07-01, 05:24 PM
If they're not already smacking themselves for dropping $160 on the Seacon moulds, they probably aren't going to care about this.

Cliffjumper
2010-07-01, 05:37 PM
In fact, I'd guess most who did spaff the money on the Club one have a minty fresh Gen 1 original or two soullessly encased in acrylic... I don't think people buy exclusives for value for money... In fact, what's the going rate for a decent nick original Piranacon?

It can't be particularly less than $160, and probably isn't much of a difference from anyone reissued (Prowl, Soundwave, and Hound leap to mind as guys who were preposterously expensive pre-reissue... though it's amazing how much people are still willing to fork out for pre-rubs, original MIBs and the like... it's always amazed me, because even in the 1980s Transformers packaging was nothing special) before, apart from maybe Stepper and Soundblaster.

skywarp408
2010-07-02, 03:43 AM
I see some tfcc seacon gifsets going for $200-500 on Ebay. I expect to see more showing up after this reissue. I got the original so what do i care ,lol.;)

Then you got a AFA set going for the low price of $10,000:sick:

Catalyst Dragon
2010-07-02, 04:40 AM
I just preordered mine.

Never liked the colors but there still better than the club version.

The Reverend
2010-07-02, 09:49 PM
I have all of the G1 Seacons except Overbite - loose, because I wanted to play with them a bit. What's funny is that a complete Overbite usually hits somewhere around $40-$60 on Ebay as it is.

I suppose its a questionable reissue in its own right, although they've done worse...

When I was a kid and the things were on store shelves, I viewed the Seacons as a waste of time - to me, Predaking was the ultimate combiner and going *back* to the "Scramble City" design type seemed like a throwback to me.

Catalyst Dragon
2010-07-03, 10:10 PM
As a kid I only had Snaptrap and... and... I forget what the name of the other one... the fish face, that becomes his right arm...

Come to think of it I don't think I had a single complete combiner team as a kid... except Devastator which was an mix up of G1 and 2 Green and yellow figures.

Anyways, when Piranacon arrives he'll be my only "G1" combiner... sans KO's of Defensor and Superion. And RiD Ruination.

Skyquake87
2010-07-04, 09:45 AM
In fact, I'd guess most who did spaff the money on the Club one have a minty fresh Gen 1 original or two soullessly encased in acrylic... I don't think people buy exclusives for value for money... In fact, what's the going rate for a decent nick original Piranacon?

It can't be particularly less than $160, and probably isn't much of a difference from anyone reissued (Prowl, Soundwave, and Hound leap to mind as guys who were preposterously expensive pre-reissue... though it's amazing how much people are still willing to fork out for pre-rubs, original MIBs and the like... it's always amazed me, because even in the 1980s Transformers packaging was nothing special) before, apart from maybe Stepper and Soundblaster.

Hello! I have just joined your site. I hope you are all well :wave:

I bought the Club Seacons. I like the colours better than the originals (mainly 'cos I can envisage them swimming about in Cybertron's murky waters and looking a bit threatening. That wouldn't really work if you were er, neon pink and green!). I have also played with them loads! Hell, I spent enough on them joining the club for a year so they demand to be played with! And I liked the packaging too!

And...And..1980s Packaging was nothing special?! Those beautiful pieces of character art? The ace freizes on the back of the box? I love them! The only one that was a bit rubbish was Shockwave's. He looks like he's drunkenly staggering and about to poke someone in the neck with his gun arm.

Cliffjumper
2010-07-04, 01:22 PM
I like the basic graphics, but the boxes themselves reek of cheap American shit - plastic bubbles, thin card. Made to be thrown away. Give me Popy, Takatoku, Clover or Tomy any day. I mean, blister cards. Yuck.

Skyquake87
2010-07-04, 03:27 PM
I like the basic graphics, but the boxes themselves reek of cheap American shit - plastic bubbles, thin card. Made to be thrown away. Give me Popy, Takatoku, Clover or Tomy any day. I mean, blister cards. Yuck.

:lol:

The Reverend
2010-07-04, 05:22 PM
Didn't Nautilator get dropped from the G1 giftset anyway?

Halfshell
2010-07-04, 05:39 PM
Didn't Nautilator get dropped from the G1 giftset anyway?

Yep. Well, the Hasbro version at any rate. Takara's King Poseidon boxset included all six of them. The BWII God Neptune redeco also excluded Nautilator.

Clay
2010-07-04, 06:09 PM
Yep. Well, the Hasbro version at any rate. Takara's King Poseidon boxset included all six of them. The BWII God Neptune redeco also excluded Nautilator.

But, but why? He and Tentakill have the coolest names of the group. :(

Halfshell
2010-07-04, 06:11 PM
Because you touch yourself at night.

Clay
2010-07-04, 06:13 PM
:(

Hasbro
2010-07-04, 09:15 PM
THE ONE KNOWN AS HALFSHELL SPEAKS THE TRUTH IN THIS MATTER. HOWEVER, NOW THAT OUR WAYS HAVE BEEN REVEALED, WE NEED A NEW FAN TO MONITOR FOR SUCH ACTIONS. THE ONE KNOWN AS MAJU GARZETT WILL COME FORWARD AND SUBMIT HIS ADDRESS FOR OBSERVATION. WE HAVE SPOKEN.

Ackula
2010-07-06, 05:29 AM
Question to folks here who have preordered items from BBTS before, do you get any sort of notification before they charge your credit card? I want to preorder this set, as I have wanted Seacons for a very long time after having my originals from my childhood thrown away, but I'm worried about the cash not being in my account when the buggers actually ship. I've been having a lot of medical problems for the past 3 months and money is really tight right now, and it would suck if BBTS charged me when money wasn't there, because overdraft charges cost like hell with my bank.

burnitall
2010-07-06, 06:12 AM
Question to folks here who have preordered items from BBTS before, do you get any sort of notification before they charge your credit card? I want to preorder this set, as I have wanted Seacons for a very long time after having my originals from my childhood thrown away, but I'm worried about the cash not being in my account when the buggers actually ship. I've been having a lot of medical problems for the past 3 months and money is really tight right now, and it would suck if BBTS charged me when money wasn't there, because overdraft charges cost like hell with my bank.
I've pre-ordered one thing before, and they only notified me when it shipped.

Clay
2010-07-06, 08:44 AM
Question to folks here who have preordered items from BBTS before, do you get any sort of notification before they charge your credit card? I want to preorder this set, as I have wanted Seacons for a very long time after having my originals from my childhood thrown away, but I'm worried about the cash not being in my account when the buggers actually ship. I've been having a lot of medical problems for the past 3 months and money is really tight right now, and it would suck if BBTS charged me when money wasn't there, because overdraft charges cost like hell with my bank.

On the checkout page, you can choose "I will select payment method when this item is ready to ship." When they get the item in stock, you'll get an email saying, "Preorder item available - payment due" or something like that. You can also pay them with paypal if you've got one, or a money order. They're really flexible.

skywarp408
2010-07-07, 09:26 PM
I like the basic graphics, but the boxes themselves reek of cheap American shit - plastic bubbles, thin card. Made to be thrown away. Give me Popy, Takatoku, Clover or Tomy any day. I mean, blister cards. Yuck.

Boxes always look better in my opinion too. Anyway... here's my cheap American shit, lol. Top 3 are sealed on card.



http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t281/skywarp1985/003-19.jpg

Ackula
2010-07-09, 10:54 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2339&category=6804

They have images of the packaging for the new reissues up at BBTS now.

asuka 24
2010-07-17, 03:49 AM
I got one on pre-order, and $60 bucks to me is a decent price. I saw a bootleg one on Ebay a few years back but the guy who was selling did not have a complete set.

And every time I tried to win the Beast Wars II God Neptune Figure I always got outbid.

Glad that Hasbro is re-issuing this combiner. I've been wanting one for years now.

:D:swirly::lol:

Catalyst Dragon
2010-07-18, 01:10 AM
I'm really looking forward to both this and the Predaking reissue.

Other than their both combiners, which I have a deficency in my Decepticons have been out numbered for years now and really need some extra muscle.