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  1. s_cren

    s_cren Banned

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    Can someone tells why and how someone can sell a first edition VEHICON for 140$! It's on amazon for that much I guess I'm curious as to how or where the person gets the idea someone will pay that much for that figure
     
  2. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    Because he's an army builder and a batmobile army builder at that.
     
  3. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    A fool and their money are soon parted...

    *spent $200 on toys in a month as a 29 year old man...*
     
  4. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    Holy SHIT I need to sell a few of mine if they sell for that much... WOW!
     
  5. DBarricade

    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    Army builder + only came out in Japan, maybe? Still, $140 is stupidly high. But if someone's dumb/desperate/wants it enough to buy it for that...
     
  6. LeTigre

    LeTigre Meat popsicle

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    Ugh, this is why I can't have nice things. I hope the case distribution of the RiD version doesn;t make finding one a clusterfuck as well.
     
  7. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I bitched for a month because I couldn't have this, but then I remembered getting my FE Starscream for 6 dollars & it was all good.
     
  8. mirarage

    mirarage Agent of Primus

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    It's the rarest of all the FE's.
    Japan only release.
     
  9. harrismonkey

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    When the dust is settled and people have actually SEEN PRID Vehicon in hand (rather than photoshopped and photographed at just the right angle), I suspect Takara's will pick up a few more fans.

    It's a really nice toy. Every PRID figure I've picked up so far isn't half as nice as the FE Takara's I've picked up. I don't see how PRID Vehicon could compare. We'll see though.
     
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    I agree. Those ports on the PRID figures are hideous.
     
  11. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    That's only on Takara's. Ours are unblemished.
     
  12. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    People continue to pay stupid amounts, that's why. They are desperate.

    I am waiting for the RID version. It's one of the few RID toys that looks better than it's FE counterpart.
     
  13. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i read on the Hisstank (TFW sister site) of Joe collectors re-purposing Prime Soundwaves as Cobra drones/spy planes.

    Not a complaint, but just an observation that we do compete from time to time with other hobbyists for our figures and the Amazon-eBay sellers are more than happy to milk it while they can.

    and a Japan exclusive? break out the lube, folks...it's gonna get painful.
     
  14. Bountyan

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    Good thing the RiD version looks way better. I don't want to pay stupid amounts for a troop builder.
     
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    Troop builders, especially Japanese exclusives ones, tend to skyrocket in prices since there's fewer of them to go around but with higher demand in the fandom. $140 is a crazy high price though. I see that dropping once the RID versions come out but still hovering in the $80-$100 range due to rarity and the fact that even when we are troop-building, we still want our troops to have a leader.
     
  16. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Luckily, I bought him from BBTS before the prices shot up. So I'm good.

    And yup, he'll be my squad commander.
     
  17. Tm Tarantulas

    Tm Tarantulas Herald of Unicron

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    rid looks sweeter now..
     
  18. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Are people ACTUALLY paying 140? Last i looked.it was selling for more like 50-60 on eBay.
     
  19. Magnus12

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    Dude its amazon this is the same place where this takes place:

    Amazon.com: Transformers Movie Deluxe Bonecrusher: Toys & Games

    Amazon.com: Transformers Movie Leader Megatron: Toys & Games

    Amazon.com: Transformers Movie 2 Deluxe Autobot Wheelie: Toys & Games

    Amazon.com: Transformers Movie Voyager Blackout with Scorponok: Toys & Games

    They rarely sell tfs for what they're worth haha!

    Ebay prices are a much better way to judge cause you actually find how much someones willing to pay :) 

    just look at the comments! haha
     
  20. LeTigre

    LeTigre Meat popsicle

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    $60 is is more like the low, low end on eBay, many auctions are starting for at least that price (and the vast majority from foreign sellers, so tack on at least $20 more for shipping.) The selling price seems more like $70 to $80.
     

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