Double Secret Boxes (update: YOU WERE NOT PREPARED!)

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2014
    Hey @Mot Buchanan‌, this is all thanks to you buddy!

    For those with short memories:

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  • AyefkayAyefkay Queensland, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    #khoofucker #neverforget

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  • BrewtiConBrewtiCon Registered User regular
    This is just going to be too much fun. Do I get two.... Three... Four? Argh! This is why I only ever gamble in Pokemon...

    Take a look at my pins
  • PedroAsaniPedroAsani Brotherhood of the Squirrel [Prime]Registered User regular
    Expect a segment on the podcast about this in January.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
  • EvenstarEvenstar PAX Prime Princess Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    Woooooo thanks FFMH, I missed them first go around! Great time to use my PA merch gift :)

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I wonder what "a while" means? I don't have any spare money until next Monday.

  • PedroAsaniPedroAsani Brotherhood of the Squirrel [Prime]Registered User regular
    I wonder what "a while" means? I don't have any spare money until next Monday.

    Probably that is Sunterese for "Damnit stop buying them so fast I have to get the boxes shipped from the printers and then assemble them and everyone's fingers are shredded with tiny cuts and we can't clean and bag the pins any faster without getting poked in the cuts why do you want us to suffer?"

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    PedroAsani wrote: »
    I wonder what "a while" means? I don't have any spare money until next Monday.

    Probably that is Sunterese for "Damnit stop buying them so fast I have to get the boxes shipped from the printers and then assemble them and everyone's fingers are shredded with tiny cuts and we can't clean and bag the pins any faster without getting poked in the cuts why do you want us to suffer?"

    ...his twitter name is "@Retnus" because that's "Sunter" backwards.

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  • evil santaevil santa To infinity...and beyond!Registered User regular
    edited December 2014
    I'd probably like speaking Sunterese. It would be a soft-spoken yet pun-heavy language.

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  • rentfnrentfn Registered User regular
    Just picked up 5 more.

  • EvenstarEvenstar PAX Prime Princess Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    ...his twitter name is "@Retnus" because that's "Sunter" backwards.

    And Jeff's is @Kalles ---> Sellak...sensing a theme? ;)

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  • timebeingtimebeing Registered User regular
    Was debating on buying a couple to have trade bait, put 2 in the cart, and did some stuff at work, and went back and they were sold out. Oh well.

  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Sold out again? Thank god, I was thinking about getting more.

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  • JKwonJKwon Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    I bought 8, hoping for at least a couple rare ones.

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  • FrostbyteFrostbyte Registered User regular
    I'm anxious to see what the Lookouts to non-Lookouts ratio is in these haha.

  • dchoydchoy OregonRegistered User regular
    I bought 4, I am hoping I get no lookouts as that would be boring. I am also one of the few that never bought the lookouts set. I try to buy pins that I actually like rather than just buying them for the sake of filling out my collection. Hopefully that isn't something I regret down the line.

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  • FrostbyteFrostbyte Registered User regular
    dchoy wrote: »
    I bought 4, I am hoping I get no lookouts as that would be boring.

    That would be nice. But the reality is, these blind boxes will be made from the staff trade-ins. And the overwhelming majority of the pins traded in to staff are Lookouts.

    We shall see...

  • QumadenQumaden World's Mightiest Mortal Registered User regular
    Frostbyte wrote: »
    dchoy wrote: »
    I bought 4, I am hoping I get no lookouts as that would be boring.

    That would be nice. But the reality is, these blind boxes will be made from the staff trade-ins. And the overwhelming majority of the pins traded in to staff are Lookouts.

    We shall see...

    I bought a couple for fun, but yea, if you think it's not going to be 80% look outs, you're much more optimistic than I am.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Does anyone think if they had any DLC pins they'd put them into these?

    Pro: Word of mouth from just one person getting one in a blind box would send sales through the roof for months.

    Con: Auctioning them for Child's Play gets you money directly.



    You'd probably spur more sales/make more money going with the first option, so hopefully!

  • dmosineedmosinee Davenport, IARegistered User regular
    I'll jump on the mild optimism train, and guess that these will only be 50% lookouts. I can't imagine even a single DLC will ever be in there -- but they wouldn't want to just cram them full of every lookout they have and sour the initial opinion of these boxes.

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  • PedroAsaniPedroAsani Brotherhood of the Squirrel [Prime]Registered User regular
    Qumaden wrote: »
    Frostbyte wrote: »
    dchoy wrote: »
    I bought 4, I am hoping I get no lookouts as that would be boring.

    That would be nice. But the reality is, these blind boxes will be made from the staff trade-ins. And the overwhelming majority of the pins traded in to staff are Lookouts.

    We shall see...

    I bought a couple for fun, but yea, if you think it's not going to be 80% look outs, you're much more optimistic than I am.

    Actually what I think they might do is release the Refurbished Pins in waves. I'm just theorising, but now that Lookouts have sold out, it could be that we see the Core Sets, East 13 Logos, Aus 13 and Prime 13 Pins in the first lot, and then in a future wave of DSB we will start to see Lookouts which by that time might be sought by newer collectors.

  • ClixClix This guy I know Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I'm waiting for someone to get a unannounced super awesome pin.

  • orthancstoneorthancstone TexasRegistered User regular
    dmosinee wrote: »
    I'll jump on the mild optimism train, and guess that these will only be 50% lookouts.

    It can't be over 50% because they stated that there will not be two pins from the same set in any box.

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  • dmosineedmosinee Davenport, IARegistered User regular
    It can't be over 50% because they stated that there will not be two pins from the same set in any box.

    Nice catch on that! I had skimmed over that part and only thought it was no exact duplicates. So there we go, every single box is guaranteed to have at least one non-lookout pin :D

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  • Drayven_DarkoDrayven_Darko Canberra, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Hey everyone!

    What if this is where those Naughty Dog pins went?

    :P

    "Sometimes I doubt your commitment to 'Sparkle Motion'."
    dmosinee
  • HingoHingo Minneapolis, MNRegistered User regular
    Hey everyone!

    What if this is where those Naughty Dog pins went?

    :P
    Then I would still somehow end up with only Lookouts and Twisp and Catsby pins.

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Hey @PedroAsani‌ are you planning on talking about that thing that that guy told you about at PAX, or are you saving it for the podcast?

    You know, that thing?

  • orthancstoneorthancstone TexasRegistered User regular
    Hingo wrote: »
    Then I would still somehow end up with only Lookouts and Twisp and Catsby pins.

    Your exuberance is insubstantial.

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  • HingoHingo Minneapolis, MNRegistered User regular
    Hingo wrote: »
    Then I would still somehow end up with only Lookouts and Twisp and Catsby pins.

    Your exuberance is insubstantial.
    World of Warcraft has taught me to never trust RNG over the past decade. It's the true curse of WoW.

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  • PedroAsaniPedroAsani Brotherhood of the Squirrel [Prime]Registered User regular
    Hey @PedroAsani‌ are you planning on talking about that thing that that guy told you about at PAX, or are you saving it for the podcast?

    You know, that thing?

    Podcast. Recording this weekend, hopefully up and online soon after.

  • Capt WasabiCapt Wasabi AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Actually what I think they might do is release the Refurbished Pins in waves. I'm just theorising, but now that Lookouts have sold out, it could be that we see the Core Sets, East 13 Logos, Aus 13 and Prime 13 Pins in the first lot, and then in a future wave of DSB we will start to see Lookouts which by that time might be sought by newer collectors.

    If this is the case then that would be awesome.

  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    I think people overestimate the amount of lookouts the staff has. I'm sure it's a lot, but the tables at East didn't have THAT many compared to Prime.

  • PedroAsaniPedroAsani Brotherhood of the Squirrel [Prime]Registered User regular
    I think people overestimate the amount of lookouts the staff has. I'm sure it's a lot, but the tables at East didn't have THAT many compared to Prime.

    By the end of Prime and Aus, there were plenty of scouts on the tables.

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  • evil santaevil santa To infinity...and beyond!Registered User regular
    For Aus, I think plenty of people had only just started collecting and would probably only had Lookouts, Twisp/Catsby or Aus2014. Lookouts was the cheapest way to get pins (bar expo hall grinding) and therefore makes the most sense to trade them away.

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I tried some expo hall grinding for pins, but I barely got any in the hat I had laid out in front of me before I was escorted out by security for lewd behaviour.

  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2014
    PedroAsani wrote: »
    I think people overestimate the amount of lookouts the staff has. I'm sure it's a lot, but the tables at East didn't have THAT many compared to Prime.

    By the end of Prime and Aus, there were plenty of scouts on the tables.

    I definitely agree there's a lot, but I just recall a lot of core pins as well, so HOPEFULLY we won't see a shit ton of Lookouts from the get go with the blind boxes... though out of my 3 boxes I assume I'll get at least 2.

    And also at Aus they had the Lookouts there, so that definitely makes sense.

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  • evil santaevil santa To infinity...and beyond!Registered User regular
    My prediction is that they will primarily be made up of pax core, PA online, some staff pins and a sprinkling of shiny things (LE and uncommon Pax pins). I have very little Non-Aus and online pins so I have high hopes I'll pick up some ones I don't already own

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  • Drayven_DarkoDrayven_Darko Canberra, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I'm mainly in it to rebuild my trade fodder after PAX Aus. Although there's a slim chance I'll get something I don't have.

    "Sometimes I doubt your commitment to 'Sparkle Motion'."
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