DOTM Striker Prime Battle blades up for pre-order at BBTS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Stormbringer85, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    Wait, seriously, $50 for just the blades? And not even counting shipping?
     
  3. Anguirus

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    Thanks! That's only $10 over the price to get a set in Japan...so shipping, paying the middleman, and markup only added up to 25% over.

    I preordered, but I only really need one. Anyone in the US want one for $25 shipped?
     
  4. exomega255

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    its only 10 bucks over? How so? It says on the ad, spend 3000 Yen of transformers at TRU and you get it free. You can get a united figure for 3000 yen.
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    ^ Thanks.
     
  6. Anguirus

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    Ah, I'm afraid I don't read Japanese. I thought they were an exclusive which cost 3000 yen.

    In a way, they still do. You still have to pay 3000 yen to get them, you just have to buy a United figure that, odds are, you have by now if you have access to a Japanese TRU. (Or it was one you didn't bother getting till now, i.e. one you don't give a fig about.)
     
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    Well, I certainly don't mind a free fig. I am gonna try to see if I can buy it via Proxy service. That way at least I can get a united figure to go with it.
     
  8. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    what proxy service do you use?
     
  9. Not the guy

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    And here I was expecting to see it higher.
     
  10. ex dtw2003

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    Is this supposed to be in the news forum? Is this stuff worthy of a news credit?

    I ask because:

    1) there is a whole thread dedicated to this stuff in the toy section.
    2) I would then want cerdit for posting the BBTS/TFSource link about MP-11.
     
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    Yeah...I don't think I'd be paying an overglorified scalper $50 plus shipping for something everyone gets for free with purchase.... Just need to find myself a Japanese connection lol
     
  12. Barricade24

    Barricade24 The Decepticop

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    I think I will try and get this from someone who will offer a lower price. I don't even have Striker yet so he should come first, then I will get the blades.
     
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    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    $50?!?


    Ouch


    I want it, but not that bad.
     
  14. Jack Darby

    Jack Darby Jackimus Prime

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    Stupid question but is this for a set of two correct?
     
  15. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    For that price I'd certainly hope so.:lol 
     
  16. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Here I go 'defending' them again...(its really just logic but since I've been accused of it in the past I figured I'd just roll with it)...

    They have to pay a middle man for the blades. Do you really think a collector in Japan is going to buy multiple purchases of 3,000 yen and then just give BBTS the exclusive Mech Tech weapons? The middle man is simply the next level of the supply chain in this scenario. Every time it touches a new set of hands, the cost increases. So Takara to TRU Japan, TRU to customer, customer to BBTS, BBTS to you. I'm honestly surprised they are not more.
     
  17. Anguirus

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    ^ That's pretty much what I said. Plus, OP only uses one at a time in the movie, so find one other guy and they are $25 each. Hell, I already did!

    Since when are exclusive Japanese widgets EVER cheap?
     
  18. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I got to thinking about this after my last post.


    Then I promptly went and preordered the damn things.....:redface2: 


    All I can say is Striker Optimus better appreciate them once he gets them as it's gonna be his only X-mas present.:lol 
     
  19. Jack Darby

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    Ya it says that they are a set so I think it is two. I pre-ordered a set because I have striker Optimus on pre-order as well so this will go good with him.
     

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