DOTM HA Soundwave Takara version in stock @ BBTS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by robowarrior, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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  2. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Eeeeh, while I really really like the toy, I don't EIGHTY FUCKING BUCKS like it.

    I'll wait for my good pal Hasbro to release it.
     
  3. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    I'd pay the $80 if it had silver paint. But since it's the same as the Hasblo release, I'll wait.
     
  4. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    In before BBTS haters.

    Waaayyy to expensive, it can't be that much to import and make profit.
     
  5. 0MEGATR0N

    0MEGATR0N Robot/Gladiator

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    that price is laughable.
     
  6. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Uh, the MSRP on him is 6000 Yen. Which is about $77 at the current exchange. True, most direct-from-Japan retailers offer discounts, but then then international shipping would make up for the difference there.
     
  7. Stepper

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    Why is it laughable? Nowadays Jap TF toys are expensive because of Yen.
     
  8. 0MEGATR0N

    0MEGATR0N Robot/Gladiator

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    its laughable because I thought it was.
     
  9. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    :gen069: Yes. We established that in the previous post to yours. And it is pretty laughable. Paying 80 for something that will be availible for 30 is pretty stupid. If tthey have to charge that, and tthink a lot of people will buy it, they are pretty naïve. They'd may as well not stock it.
     
  10. mx-01 archon

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    We're in a fandom where some people will pay upwards of $100 for a factory sample of a Deluxe that will be on the shelves for $10 a couple of months later.
     
  11. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Rethink your heroes TFW2005 Supporter

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    BBTS already sold out of its initial stock of Takara HA Soundwave. Clearly, enough people were willing to pay that much for it. I admit I am tempted to because distribution where I live is absolutely horrible and I probably won't see HA Soundwave for at least another eight months, and you can bet that when it does show up in the U.S., eBay prices for it will be similarly expensive.
     
  12. influence82

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    Ebay:
    The Takara version comes with an exclusive Mechtech card. I think that more Americans would be buying Takara MA Leadfoot because it has a different deco. Takara should have painted Soundwave silver to make it more attractive to buyers. I would like a blue or black repaint too.
     
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    Thanks for the post. I saw this the other day, but at $80 before shipping, there is no possible way I could justify the purchase.
     
  14. Stepper

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    No offence to anyone,of course if given me a choice to buy this at 30, i will also grab but i still don't see the reason why it is laughable since Yen price is quite high nowadays, TakaraTomy put up that price tag does not mean we guys have to buy.
     
  15. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    The first one I see in my hometown I'll buying it, no matter if I get it a toysrus or at a collector store for a Takara/larger price.
     
  16. phoenix88

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    and there comes a resounding "meh". especially at $80
     

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