How to acquire and price Encore characters?

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  1. hoots

    hoots Well-Known Member

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    I must say after receiving a encore prime from a board member an ebaying the encore soundwave I am really starting to fall for the line.

    The retro looking boxes to me are display worthy and while i doubt i would keep them MISB i think i will start to look for the rest to display MIB. I also enjoy seeing the japanese marking. (it adds a mystique to the item IMO)

    So i started to realize that i have no idea of what these things are actually worth. Ebay BIN's and complete listing are about the only way to even get an idea of the toy's worth.

    Is there any way to receive these besides ebay? (or cheaper than ebay)

    Anyone have an idea what the cost of these should be here in the US or is it truley set by the ebay market?

    This is the first time im attempting to acquire non US merchandise so it seems odd not having a base price to start with (as if they were sold at TRU or something)

    THanks for any thoughts or opinions.
     
  2. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    I a big fan of BBTS myself, but A3U, and TFSource should almost definatly be able to beat ebay prices any day of the week.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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  4. adam-x

    adam-x megazord activate,,

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    talk to member edbomber, he always has the goods at a good price
     
  5. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

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    These things are retail products in Japan you know. ;)  So they do have a base/MSRP price. For Prime and Megs it was 5500 Yen. Soundwave was 4500. SS, Ironhide, Ratchet, Jazz, and the mini-bot team were all (and will be) 3000. Skylynx was 8000 and Omega is listed as being 10000. Now before you go USD, 1 USD is around 103-105 Yen. So knock off two zeros and your in the neighbourhood.
     
  6. T-money

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    Th0r4z1n3 is right - the online retailers will probably give you a better price than ebay. A US based retailer will have Encore figures for a higher base price and lower shipping cost than a Japaneese based retailer (where the base price will be lower with the shipping cost higher - for obvious reasons)
     
  7. bouncing boy77

    bouncing boy77 Syntax Error

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    like what the others have said, you can go for bbts or tfsource. try to look for edbomber's sale thread over at junkion exchange. i got my encore prime, megs and screamer from him at good prices.
     
  8. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Digital Toys has Encores for good prices as well. I bought my Encore Prime & Starscream from them.
     
  9. hoots

    hoots Well-Known Member

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    For all those who suggested EdBomber for encores thank you very much!

    Here is a copy of the feedback i left for him. If you are looking for encores he is def the way to go!

    This guy is top shelf. Bought a nice assortment of encores (Megs, SS, Ironhide, Ratchet and the newly released sky linx)

    Great customer service. Very reasonable price and shipping. Sent me pics of the megs box because he wanted me to know it wasnt mint. Everything arrived packaged very well and i love the items! I couldnt be happier with the transaction and I will be buying the future encores from him.

    If anyone is looking for encore items Eddie B is your man!
     
  10. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Try to preorder future ones and you will save yourself some $.

    Preorder prices for the first 4 were around:

    Starscream: $30
    SW: $40
    Prime/Megs: $50

    While import store prices since release have generally been:

    SS: $35
    SW: $50
    Prime/Megs: $60-70
     
  11. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    I second this. I got Encore SW last month for a steal, and he ships fast. Package arrived in 2 days from Tx to Pa!
     
  12. bouncing boy77

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    glad to help. imo, edbomber is really a great seller.
     
  13. Basketball Jones

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    I purchased my Encore Prime from Digital-Toys and one of the corners was crushed.

    My intent was to leave the figure MISB, as well.
     
  14. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    laftoys.com is also a great place to shop. Prices are reasonable, and Carlos is a pretty cool guy. :D 
     

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