Henkei Alert - why so expensive?

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  1. Sammael

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    Was it an exclusive, shortpacked, or something? It's twice as expensive as other Henkei figures on eBay for some reason.
     
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    This is because Hasbro did not release Red Alert.
     
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    This! for some inconceivable reason it never got a US release we can only hope it gets a release in Universe 3.0
     
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    I also think the fact that it was the last mass retail Henkei release (along with Smokescreen) made it more scarce too.

    Supposedly Takara is going to or did re-release it as it was on the same solicitation sheet as the Alternity Bumble & Cliff figures (it was the only Henkei figure listed there, obviously due to how quick it sold). Not sure if that's true, but that's what a user reported here.

    I have two. :D 

    Randy
     
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    No, unless you count only being relased by Tak/To as being exclusive.

    Not possible with how figures are distributed in Japan. They do solid cases. So Alert came in a case of 8 Alerts.

    The correct answer is or something. It's because Hasbro didn't relase it at the same time. The prices on Henkei Megatron and Astrotrain were similarly high once.
     
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    It does seem to be sold out at all of the online retailers.
     
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    You missed it, last week there were 2 avialable on eBay for $35 each with free shipping. But like you said, I paid twice that for mine:( . Was going to buy another just cause the price was so good.

    This might happen but I'm guessing that it's not going to be nowhere near as cool as their Japanese counterparts. Just look as the two different Smokescreens.
     
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    Sooo... should I wait and see if Takara decides to re-release him in another wave, or wait to see if it'll ever go down?
     
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    Three of the most rare and expensive Henkei. Price averages (MISB): Red Alert, Hound and Hot Rod all go for around $80 average on eBay.

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    Damn, I also need Hound... Henkei Hot Rod, OTOH, is not my cup of tea - I greatly prefer the Classics version.
     
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    Wipeout, I will break into your house and rob you blind, LOL!! Seriously, give me your Hound.
     
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    You might not want to do that. I have a Ravage protecting my plasticy goodness. She weighs about 45lbs and doesn't take kind to people invading her territory.
     
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    Ok, I'll back up Wipeout, but only till I befriend Ravage by secertly feeding her doggy treats. Heck, I might train her to just fetch me Hound.

    Wipeout, I envy your collection of Henkei there, your Hotrod is pure AWESOME!!
     
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    he wasent sold in the us or canada, so its more expensive beacouse of higher demand from us
     
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    i understand why alert is so damn expensive but why is hound? i still need both of these two and they're both equally impossible to find and hound especially is ridiculously overpriced.
     
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    Probably because of Ravage.
     

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