G1 Masterpiece Starscream (not a release date question!!!)

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Erector, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Posts:
    11,052
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +21
    Thought I'd get that one cleared up in the title ;) 

    As we all know, this one's gonna be a Wal*Mart exclusive, which basically means anyone outside of the US is unlikely to see it at retail (ie, in this case, me - I'm not TOTALLY altruistic, hehe). Plus of course we're going to have the scalper issue.

    My proposal is - would it be worth setting up a group or something where the US types can pick up extra SS's for the overseas people (or even US types who can't find him) and sell them on at cost + shipping? Or even cost + shipping + a bit extra for being cool hehe. You know, maybe put a sticky in the "wanted" part of the Junkion where we can keep track of who wants one, who's got one...

    Just thought it might be a good way to beat the scalpers and help people overseas.

    What do people reckon? It all comes down to the USA'ers amongst us - would you guys be willing to do this?
     
  2. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    82,011
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Likes:
    +438
    Hasbor probably won't release them anywhere but the US.
     
  3. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,573
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +51
    I'm curious but won't there be a Takara version also? And if so, won't it be available online?
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Posts:
    23,223
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +17
    not true. the far east'll get it regardless of store exclusive status. watch the skies. and by skies i mean ebay.
     
  5. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,573
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +51
    Yup, just confirmed that my import store will be bring him in!
     
  6. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Posts:
    4,790
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    I doubt Takara will release the american repaint of a toy they released not too long ago. Especially when they're already releasing a repaint of that same exact toy in a third color scheme.

    As for the OP, it sounds like a good idea but it will need a lot of people involved to really work out well. Otherwise it won't be any different then what normally happens when one guy buys an extra toy to send to a friend who can't get it.
     
  7. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Posts:
    5,509
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Apparently, everyone else (but Zie) ignored your post...I love this idea. I want this figure so bad, and the fact that the Wal-Marts near me never got Classics Devestator combined with the soulless scalpers out there make me very scared I won't find this.

    This idea is brilliant, very community-oriented (something message boards need more of), and I'm all for it!! :thumb 
     
  8. RobotoChan

    RobotoChan Nothing to see here

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2005
    Posts:
    3,928
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +1,156
    I completely agree. As a community of fans we should be helping each other out in as many ways as possible. If a member in the states can get hold of a figure easily for people in europe, then they should arrange to do and do it at cost price.

    Europeans can reciprocate by sending as many exclusives as they can stateside.

    I would be willing to pop into my local argos and get Nightwatch Prime for anybody interested. I dont know the shipping costs but it can't be that much. May have to find suitable packaging however ;) 
     
  9. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Posts:
    23,597
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Likes:
    +79
    I'm definitely willing to help out, it all just depends on my funds at the time I see Startscream on shelves and whether or not I can afford to pick up more than one.
     
  10. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,203
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +6
    I'm pretty sure its already been confirmed.
     
  11. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Posts:
    11,052
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +21
    Yeah but it'll probably be 3x the price ;)  hehe. Plus I like the Classics packaging.

    Thanks :)  Hopefully more people will think so... else it's down to you and Grimlock_13 to supply the entire of Europe. Good luck and god speed ;) 

    Same here. Done it before - it's £40 for the toy and £15 to post hehe. God bless UK prices... :( 

    Of course, that goes without saying dude. Don't want the bailiffs knocking on anyone's door cos some @$$ in the UK wanted a toy, haha :) 
     
  12. Nerdling

    Nerdling Plastic Crack Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Posts:
    1,462
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    If I get one I'll sell it to you for the same number (not currency value) of dollars I paid for it. So if it costs me around $75 shipped, I wont expect anything less than 80 quid :) 

    Kidding. But I do like your idea.
     
  13. NSJ23

    NSJ23 Binalternator Lover

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Posts:
    2,359
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +28

    It's already confirmed to be a takatomy USA edition.

    Damn GogDog beat me to it.
     
  14. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Posts:
    3,350
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    Same here. I'd be more than happy to help out if I have the means to. Good idea.
     
  15. Tell_Story

    Tell_Story Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Posts:
    622
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    That would be a pretty interesting group. Would you buy all the TF's, put them on EBAY with no more than a $1.00 mark up and shipping cost? Could you imagine how PO'd scalpers would be seeing all these toys going for no profit ....aaannnndddd how happy people would be because their not paying an arm and a leg? That would be awesome!
     
  16. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Posts:
    4,727
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +183
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Flickr:
    So its a Walmart, US exclusive?
    So I won't see it on the shelves in Canada?
    Lovely.
     
  17. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Posts:
    17,016
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Likes:
    +109
    I've seen it happen before. A few years back there used to be an Ebay seller that would sell Star Wars figures for retail price plus like $3 or $4 shipping. He had a big statement on his auctions about how he was there to help collectors get what they wanted at no extra cost other than shipping. I bought a Pote Snitkin from him which, at the time, was pretty much impossible to find in the stores. Proves there a are a few people out there that are more interested in profiting from karma rather than $$$.

    I wont be able to help anyone find this Starscream because I refuse to go into WalMart stores, but that's a whole other topic...
     
  18. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    2,018
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +1
    Yea, that's how it was announced.
     
  19. Lord Of Tetris

    Lord Of Tetris Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    3,401
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +6
    I'd be all for it. If there's someone here who buys a lot of MP Starscreams and is willing to sell it at cost+shipping+whatever it'll cost to put him in packaging, count me in.
     
  20. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,149
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Well with the Canadian dollar as it is, I think that would be a wonderful idea.
     

Share This Page