Anyone know why this Rescue Bot is regularly selling for over $100

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  1. Big Dawg

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    rescue bots boulder | eBay


    anyone have any insight on this? I personally had two of these in my hands about a month ago for my baby but I thought the $17 dollars could be used better elsewhere. wtf?
     
  2. Bountyan

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    Note to self: Buy Boulder if seen at store
     
  3. twiztidRodimus

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    Had a bad day, Deleted previous comment. Frustrations of a lack of sleep for a new dad. Sorry peeps
     
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  5. Robogeek28

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    Ditto.
     
  6. odeean

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    Because it is awesome.

    Seriously though I have been trying to get that for a month now, and Chase. I got BB, Optimus and Blades. Heatwave is on backorder.

    My Daughter loves that show. She sits in front of the TV acting out the show with Blades but because the others she has are not in the show she does not like them.

    From what I see at retail it looks like only one run was done of these.
     
  7. Boy Blunder

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    Wow, way to judge your fellow collector, bro.
     
  8. Snake_eyes1975

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    No shit.

    I got my boy these. his FAVORITE toys. I got him boulder and he IS one of the best.

    I even read Target is clearancing these out now. I suspect new packaging and will come now with the named characters..but thats just speculation. The mobile command center comes with Cody, so I think its safe to say there will be a new roll out with these.
     
  9. QmTablit

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    "Regularly selling for over $100."

    *checks link*

    $45, $40, $41, $45, $51, $50, $47, $41, $57, $48.99, $46.50, $44, $74.99, $49.95, $46, $41, $37, $39, $49, $43, etc.

    To be fair, I'm surprised they're even going for that much.

    And Bot Shots are awesome. How can anyone hate on some Chibi TF's?
     
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    Boulder still isn't out in the UK as far as I know and I've yet to find Blades or Chase - the only store that stocks them in my area only got wave 1. and the other places that have them don't do mail order.

    Perhaps TKmaxx will get some though If i'm lucky.
     
  11. Boy Blunder

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    You know, I just saw Boulder and Chase at a Target... hmmmm.
     
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    Funny, I bought one around the holidays and had him on display for awhile, but now he's sitting in a box unloved. I have zero use for him and would gladly part with him for the right price/trade. Anyone interested please PM me.
     
  13. tikgnat

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    Red, I've seen Boulder here in the UK a few times, Asda and Early Learning centre iirc.
     
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    I have all of them. My son loves them. I like them too. I only saw Boulder once, around Christmas time.

    I of course bought it.
     
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    Do note how those auctions had many bids AND Boulder was a late-Wave figure. Boulder seems to be the Windcharger of the Rescue Bots: low supply, high demand. MSRP be damned.

    Plus, the RB cartoon has a very limited cast (just 4 bots!), all of whom actually have toys out, making completing it "reasonable."
     
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    Hilarious. My 13 month old daughter has Boulder and regularly smashes him against the floor as if he was some sort of toy, not an expensive collectors item. ;)  Managed to get him, Chase, Blades, and Optimus Prime when Amazon had them for $4 each just before Christmas.

    IIRC he was short-packed.
     
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    Took me three months of checking stores to find Boulder for my nephew. Finally found one at target just before Xmas. Only one I've ever seen in stores. I really, really hate how some toy companies make certain toys almost impossible to find.
     
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    The only RBs I've seen in stores are Prime, BB, and Heatwave. I ended up buying Blades off of a board member because I had never seen one in person.
     
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    seriously... how dare someone like a toy i dislike! that's ludicrous!

    i hate that mentality.

    anyway, that price is ridiculous...
     
  20. NormanB

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    I also got mine from the Amazon $4.95 sale. I sold it for $120 last month. I couldn't believe it myself. When I listed mine, it was the only one on ebay that was in-hand and not a pre-sale.

    But it's safe to say that the demand on this figure still far outpaces the supply.

    But for how long?

    RID Stormjet anybody?
     

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