How Much Did You Pay For PreRelease Toys

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Rod, May 26, 2008.

  1. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    It seems that tons Animated, and more recently Universe 2.0 toys started showing up months ago on ebay, (Animated wont hit stateside for a few weeks now) and it seems that quite a few board members snatched them up, maybe trying to get their plastic crack fix.

    I'm curious, If you bought some how much did you pay for yours? And Why the rush? Do you regret paying as much as you did? I guess this wouldnt apply for test shots etc.
     
  2. blitzwingfan94

    blitzwingfan94 Vikings are the bomb!

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    I payed $58 for bulkhead,$43 for ratchet, $18 for BA, and $41 for my recently bought voy. Prime. The only one I regret is Ratchet, I guess I could have found another one for les, but whatever. The rush? Oh the rush is for the want. I waited for the movie toys and that was the biggest pain, so I thought, I still have lots of money left from Botcon, so why not get my plastic crack with it? Thus, BA, Ratchet, and Optimus
     
  3. Deceptigtar

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    oh man....
    Lockdown - $76
    Starscream - $50 something?
    Megatron-Voyager - $40
    Blackarachnia - $68
    Lugnut MISB, well not anymore :)  - $120
    Blitzwing - $80
    Soundwave - $55

    Grand total so far - $489 for about $130 worth of retail!!!!
     
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    Lockdown for $14.99, Animated Starscream for $22.99 and Animated Blitzwing for $42.99. Plus an additional shipping cost of $10.10 for each item.
     
  5. JOHNDILLINGA

    JOHNDILLINGA This Space For Rent!

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    $75 (including shipping) on U2.0 Sunstreaker.
     
  6. blitzwingfan94

    blitzwingfan94 Vikings are the bomb!

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    woah! $76 lockdown! was that back when it was first on ebay?
     
  7. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I'm really impatient about the release especially since seeing movie stuff for almost a whole year is really annoying... but sadly I lack the funds to go nuts and buy an early release Grimlock or something.
     
  8. Red Alert

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    when i first started
    bulkhead misb 22 kmart in valencia
    starscream 35
    cyb megs voy 30
    prowl 60
    grimlock 120
    deluxe prime 30
    bb 30
    ratchet and ba 150 in group buy
    lockdown mosc 30
    soundwave 35
    voy prime 50
    lugnut 85
    2pk 30
    mcdonalds prime free
    2.0 streaker and prowl 115 mosc each
    tankor 120 mosc
    heavy load 40
    blaster 40
    blades 35
    dropshot 30
    galvatron,acid storm,powerglide,swoop coming soon:D 
     
  9. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    you got your hands on Swoop already? Ohh I hope we get to see some pics soon too.
     
  10. Red Alert

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    im working on a deal with a seller
     
  11. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    cyb prime twice retail
    bee, ditto
    voyager bulky, starscream, megs, 1.5 retail
    voyager prime, grimmy, at retail
    prowl, BA, 1.5 retail.
     
  12. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    cyb prime twice retail
    bee, ditto
    voyager bulky, starscream, megs, 1.5 retail
    voyager prime, grimmy, at retail
    prowl, BA, 1.5 retail.
     
  13. Lumpy

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    while not animated crack, i paid for for alternators tracks, in yellow plastic back about a week after i found smokescreen at retail, and tracks was still a good 4 months away, IIRC...that was because i'm a mega tracks geek... and i don't regret that purchase at all...other then that, i dont have enough money to blow on early release figures now, so i can wait...
     
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    yeah nabbed one of the first, whe he was called a prototype, but he is the same as retail.
     
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    Ohh Crap This is going to scare me when its totaled. Okay I paid Voyager Prime $60.00, Voyager Starscream $44.99, Voyager Grimlock $69.99, Voyager Blitzwing $149.99, Deluxe Prowl 25.00. Deluxe Lockdown $25.00, Deluxe Blackarachnia $21.00, Deluxe Ratchet $35.00, Deluxe Soundwave $108.00 Deluxe Jazz $108.00, Leader Bulkhead and Leader Megatron $395.00 Grand Total $1041.97
     
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  16. karamazov80

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    wow. . .
     
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    I don't want to think about this :D  but:

    Voyager Bulkhead: $31
    Starscream: $31
    Bumblebee: $31
    Cybertron Prime: $31
    Cybertron Megs: $31
    Earth Mode Prime: $75
    Lockdown: $75
    Prowl: $75
    Grimlock: $100
    Ratchet: $60
    Blackarachnia: $60
    Blitzwing: $60

    = $660

    ouch!
     
  18. MegaHavok

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    wow...damn guys

    I never paid more then double retail

    I have:
    Voyager prime
    Cybertron prime
    Bumblebee
    Prowl
    Voyager bulkhead
    Black arachnia
    Starscream
    and the op megs 2pack

    Oh and i need to pay for my animated ratchet tommorrow
     
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  19. Josh

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    i tried not to pay too much over retail with my animated toys


    voyager prime i got for like $50
    grimlock i got for $40
    starscream i got for $40
    and bulkhead for like $30 i think


    not too bad. i was willing to pay an extra $10 or whatever just to own 'em early. they're so awesome
     
  20. chuckcjc

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    Gotta Pay if you want to Play.

    The excitement fizzles after the prized plastic crack is hanging out at every retail chain in town. I have learned that a few times. But I have also had more than a few occasions where I have been so happy to finally have something that I have been pining.

    And sometimes, just sometimes, paying extra for a figure is easily justified since the actual retail release is so hard to find in stores (especially now with gas prices the way they are).

    Classics 2.0 is really tempting though. The release is so far away. But you can play today, if you want to pay...

    I think the other thing going on here, is that Transformers Animated has been showing for a while, and people are jonesing for their real life toy avatars of their favorite show characters.

    To add to the thread, I paid $125.00 for a Prototype Altenators Prowl. Was worth every penny.
     

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