2010 Seacons reissue a BBTS Exclusive

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2010 Seacons reissue a BBTS Exclusive

Post by burnitall » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:01 am

The Seacons are a BBTS exclusive in North America. Not TRU, Walmart, or Target. ???
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
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Post by Sunstreaker2 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:25 am

DIE.

Nah, just kidding.
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Post by Spoilsport » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:57 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).

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Post by Sades » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:10 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:
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Post by S_Windell » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:24 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:

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Post by burnitall » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:36 am

S_Windell wrote: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.
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Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Jun 30, 2010 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.

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Post by Spoilsport » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:21 pm

Cliffjumper wrote: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.

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Post by Halfshell » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:15 pm

I was tempted until I saw the picture on the listing and remembered what the toy looks like.

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Post by Clay » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:53 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.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:03 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.

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Post by Clay » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:18 pm

Cliffjumper wrote: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.
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Post by Denyer » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:11 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.

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Post by Sunstreaker2 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:48 pm

Paying 20 dollars more kinda sucks, but not enough for me to not eventually want it.

Hope they ordered a ton.
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Post by Sir Auros » Wed Jun 30, 2010 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.

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Post by Clay » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:08 pm

Sir Auros wrote: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.

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Post by Halfshell » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:27 pm

Clay wrote:I mean, don't just see the Seacons; see the possibilities.
Is one of the possibilities Masterpiece Flywheels?

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Post by Rack 'n Ruin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:31 pm

Halfshell wrote:Is one of the possibilities Masterpiece Flywheels?
Isn't the original toy masterpiece enough???
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Post by Halfshell » Thu Jul 01, 2010 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.

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Post by skywarp408 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:25 pm

The people that bought the Holloween one for $160 thru the collectors club must be smaking thier head on the wall after this.

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