Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Thenames9, Aug 26, 2011.
Sorry if old news.
EDIT: More items added to the sale! Credit to SSR for adding the info!
i like how they say huge and its 4 items.
Wow! They still have Airazor?!!?!?
Even allowing for each magazine making this more than 4 (which I see as a stretch, mind you), I agree. Huge?
They will always have Airazor it seems.
You know, I like the fig. I had skipped Armada and Energon, but with Airazor, Sky-Byte, and Skyquake sitting on my shelves I have a pretty healthy respect for the line (at least the Decepticon molds) in retrospect.
I wonder if Airazor is the reason they seem to scared to make more of items - like a lot of people wish.
If Airazor had been a convention piece and Laserbeak and Buzzsaw had been the club toy I bet they'd have sold out ages ago.
It's sort of sad as it shows how G1 obsessed the fandom remains which is a pity if your someone who'd really welcome a Beast Wars fan-add-on kit from someone - they must be concerned no one would buy it.
Much as i'd like things guns for TM Rattrap & Depth Charge, Transmetal 2 Driver, Rampage's spark sliver etc...
Read the whole thing. More items to be added later.
We are at well under 100 Airazor's left... Clear them out just in time for Runabout and Shattered Glass Drift!
I wouldn't say it's the only reason, but it certainly seems clear that it was a major factor. Indeed, I'd posit that it's at least as much to do with the numbers themselves as any quality of the figure itself that makes it desirable (or undesirable, as the case may be). They made 2000 of those, and it's taken more than 5 years to work through them. For that point in time (the year 2005, said in my best Caroli impersonation), it was too many, and once it's clear that something's not selling out quickly, anything that's left will take much longer to sell.
Indeed, few toys are being made in quite those numbers even now, although I'd say that a figure of Airazor's type (that is, not necessarily a "slam dunk obvious"-type figure) would do better than Airazor did back then, and a 2000-figure run is definitely looking to be more common going forward.
To compare the sizes of exclusive runs, may I suggest The Unofficial Transformers Club and Convention Exclusive Data Sheet (now at its new location!)?
The Transformers Collectors' Club Summer sale continues! Old items off sale and new items on sale at TransformersClub.com/shop!
New TF Sale Items-End of Summer Sale
2009 BotCon Movie Posters (1-Teaser, 1- Final) (2 ea)$9.99+shipping
2010 BotCon Black Light Re-Active Print (1 pc)$4.99+shipping
Boston Globe Uncut Movie Trading Card Sheet (12 cards)$3+shipping
Transformers Deluxe Generation Wave 1 2011 Cliffjumper (1 pc)$8.99+shipping
Transformers Deluxe Generation Wv 4 2011 (Thundercracker,Wheeljack) 2 pcs$17.99+shipping
Transformers Voyager Autobot Night Ops Ratchet (1 pc)$18.99+shipping
Voyager Autobot Sea Spray (1 pc)$18.99+shipping
Transformers Voyager Decepticon Payload (1 pc)
The club store still lists Yugoslavia instead of Serbia in the countries' list and shipping costs cannot be calculated for Yugoslavia (the country hasn't existed for a while now).
I checked out the shipping costs for some neighboring countries and the cheapest option is USPS Express Mail International - at $37 for a single deluxe. Pete, if you want me (and possibly other fans from Serbia) to join the club and buy figures, you need to offer cheaper shipping options - First Class for a deluxe is about $15, and Priority is $20.
Also, $3 for bubble-wrap? What?
still a pity it took so long to sell out. I bought one ASAP. pity more didn't (Course energon slugslinger IS one of the hardest TF EVER)
Yeah shipping charges always have seemed to be the achilles heel of the club.
if shipping wasn't so much those'd actually be sales.
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