Animated Optimus Prime on Ebay

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ravenxl7, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Hey. Don't know if this is news or not, but couldn't find anything on it. These are two listings for packaged Voyager Optimus Prime's that I've found, and what's interesting, is that he's packaged in a different way than the last one we saw. This positon makes it a little less noticable that there's more space in the box than other Voyager figures.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Transformers-An...goryZ753QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/transformers-an...goryZ753QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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  2. Baccala1976

    Baccala1976 Well-Known Member

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    The guy is advertising it as "Rare". Won't these be heavily available for retail in the stores later this year?
     
  3. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    Of course but for the moment they really are rare... it's eBay scalping 101, say something is rare to jack the price 25%, whoever you rip off wont know better or wont care.
     
  4. clonemanager

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    All these threads are tasteless ... I meant ... if people keeping track of what the development have been in last 2~3 weeks in this forum... Anything before Lugnut , Grimlock were covered.

    the next hot topic should be on Biltzwing, Soundwave, Jazz, Ultra Magnus... Snarl....
     
  5. Peaugh

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    I agree, but it IS news to see a properly packaged Optimus at a different angle, especially since that was one of the intensely discussed topics about the first packaged sample we saw.
     
  6. joopsta

    joopsta loves Animated

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    I might snipe that one.
     
  7. Liege Prime

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    I was thinking the same thing- I'm glad they changed it and it's the first time I've seen it this way, so it's news to me.
     
  8. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Since when is 25% scalping? By that logic BigBadToyStore is the biggest scalper on the net, scalping everything from Real Gears to Masterpiece Starscreams :p 
     
  9. Liege Prime

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    Actually, saying something is rare to sell something at more then it's value is indeed scalping by definition. BBTS is a scalper, simply by definition as well. Anything that is bought then resold at more then its actual value is scalping, and since "retail value" is generally accepted as actual value, BBTS and almost every other online specialty store are scalpers.

    Then again, all that can be dismissed simply by saying that what you pay is it's value, therefore you can never actually be scalped.
     
  10. ponn01

    ponn01 Black Lantern

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    Unless you don't buy the item, then you can call them scalpers. Like all the damn ebayers in my area that are working with all the walmart employees in my area and buying up every last shipment of Masterpiece Starscreams and scalping them.

    JUST LEAVE ME ONE DAMMNIT!!
     
  11. Yobuster

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    Well this new packaging is certainly a vast improvement over that top down packaging we saw before. Thank goodness they fixed it.

    Yeah scalpers, leave us some!
     
  12. Railguard

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    Ebay:
    I hate scalpers but the packaging looks very nice.
     
  13. Dropshot

    Dropshot Transform your destiny

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    Sign me up for two of this.
     

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