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Old 2008-05-21, 08:35 PM   #21
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Just wondered cos they had about 20 each of all the others.
Its a similar situation to last summer when everybody was struggling to get a Concept Camaro BB and somebody posted a pic of about 600 of them in one French(IIRC) supermarket-sometimes there seems to be no rhyme or reason to Hasbro distribution with some areas missing out entirely on a certain figure while somewhere else is flooded with it-they dont do themselves any favours at times.
 
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Old 2008-05-21, 08:37 PM   #22
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They had Titanium G1 Ultra Magnus and War Within Megatron as well at one point, both a good deal cheaper than I paid for them. It's never the most extensive selection but there's usually something in there (all movie toys at the mo of course).
 
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Old 2008-05-21, 08:48 PM   #23
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I got my Titanium G1 UM for 6.49 in a half price end of catalogue sale thing at Argos.
I did the "view" thing and they had 3 I wish Id bought the lot as they go for crazy money now.
Back on topic I would love a Classics TC to complete my Year 1 seekers but I doubt my budget will stretch to it.
 
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Old 2008-05-21, 09:19 PM   #24
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Did Classics Astrotrain even get a UK release as I never ever saw him in the wild and my local Woolworths was pretty stacked with Classics and Alternators when they were current?
Loads of him in Tesco in Dumfries back when he was released. Of all places.
 
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Old 2008-05-22, 12:26 AM   #25
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LMAO!! Awesome news! Anything to piss the Botcon elitist jerks off!
 
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Old 2008-05-22, 12:41 AM   #26
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LMAO!! Awesome news! Anything to piss the Botcon elitist jerks off!
Hmm. Has there actually been any notable outcries from TFCC/Botcon members, etc? I can't really imagine why they would, other than for cockwaving purposes.
 
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Old 2008-05-22, 03:06 AM   #27
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Only outcries I saw were made when those people were provoked. Still, many botcon owners claim that Thrust and Dirge were the real stars of the set [until takara choses to put them out, then it'll be Dreadwing and so on]

Seriously, to all who want these figures, try fantofan.jp. The guy was able to snatch me two e-hobby BT-18 Mirages last September for one hell of a price.

For me, the ultimate seeker mould is the masterpiece one and with Thundercracker in the works I fail to see a reason to purchase the classics mould, but for those who want him, I guess it's now or never.
 
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Old 2008-05-22, 04:22 AM   #28
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For me, the ultimate seeker mould is the masterpiece one and with Thundercracker in the works
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I mean, other than the blatantly obvious that Takara will put one out at some point, I've heard no specific mention of him yet.
 
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Old 2008-05-22, 07:03 AM   #29
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I don't know either of these stores bar e-hobby but I'm gonna try to track them down. If anybody's interested I don't mind picking up any extras. Does anybody know are they online or physical stores or both?
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Old 2008-05-22, 04:42 PM   #30
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Only outcries I saw were made when those people were provoked. Still, many botcon owners claim that Thrust and Dirge were the real stars of the set [until takara choses to put them out, then it'll be Dreadwing and so on]
Funny thing is that I've always liked Bug Bite the most because (in spite of the purple drawings on him) I really like the Bumblebee mold. Thundercracker is probably my second favorite figure, then Thrust (gotta watch those tail fins though. One of mine took a drop and the fin broke clean off), Dirge (aside from completing the six seekers I don't particularly find him all that great. Ramjet's colors are better) and finally Dreadwing/d/whateverhisnameis (Jetfire mold is nice, but it doesn't do a whole lot for me).

Glad to see more people get the opportunity to complete the seekers. Would still love to see the mold in Armada 'Cracker colors. I think it'd look cool. I'd also like to see Desert Ramjet.
 
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Old 2008-05-22, 04:52 PM   #31
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Does anybody know are they online or physical stores or both?
A light Googling on Toy Hobby Market brings up little of use... possibly because it's three random words
 
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Old 2008-05-23, 01:50 AM   #32
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A mate of mine has a contact in japan, and he wants a commission from me so he's getting me a thundercracker as i already have the reg skywarp and screamer. Take that botcon elitists! ha!

He said he's only paying 16 each for them too...thats with shipping.
 
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Old 2008-05-27, 12:40 AM   #33
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http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...imited-164972/

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The upcoming releases of Henkei Skywarp and Thundercracker apparently will NOT be limited. Ganbo Store has posted a special message and assured its customers that they'll be guaranteed their Thundercracker purchase as long as they pre-order before June 20. Toy Hobby Market also has no limit on Skywarp preorders. Lets all use this information to try and stop the high markup prices on these!

 
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Old 2008-05-27, 04:18 AM   #34
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I don't know either of these stores bar e-hobby but I'm gonna try to track them down. If anybody's interested I don't mind picking up any extras. Does anybody know are they online or physical stores or both?
No physical store for any of them far as I know. From what I've been led to believe Toy hobby market is Takara's HTS.
 
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Old 2008-09-17, 06:13 PM   #35
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Since Henkei Thundercracker and Skywarp are also going to be available from the Ganbo Store, the latter has just received their shipment and offers the first look at Thundercracker in packaging.
http://ameblo.jp/ganbo-store/entry-10140411233.html
 
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Old 2008-09-19, 08:30 AM   #36
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Skywarp in packaging, from an auction site.

Not sure if he's already shipped or not.


Also, bio card for Thundercracker.
http://ameblo.jp/ganbo-store/entry-10140808484.html
 
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Old 2008-09-19, 11:14 AM   #37
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Well, once I get my Battle for Autobot City set from Amazon, the only seeker In the classics line I need is Thundercracker...probably grab this one If It's price isn't too extreme, and by that I mean as long as they don't try to sale it for $75 bucks like BBTS is asking for the exclusive one! I may pay $40 or so...
 
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Old 2008-09-19, 03:27 PM   #38
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Well, once I get my Battle for Autobot City set from Amazon, the only seeker In the classics line I need is Thundercracker...probably grab this one If It's price isn't too extreme, and by that I mean as long as they don't try to sale it for $75 bucks like BBTS is asking for the exclusive one! I may pay $40 or so...
Same here, If BBTS drops the price, I'll get one. On a different note, do you think that there will be a Henkei version of Drige and Thurst?
 
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Old 2008-09-19, 05:35 PM   #39
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Skywarp shipped, Thundercracker shouldn't be far behind.
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/2371203-post4.html
 

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Old 2008-09-19, 06:05 PM   #40
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Do we have any members who paid throught the arse for the BotCon one? I think an evil laugh is in order...
 
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