MP Skywarp. Buy now or wait for sale?

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  1. enkidoamark

    enkidoamark Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I've been a fan forever but only been seriously collecting for the last year or so (by seriously, I mean that its rare for me not to pick up at least one of a new mold, and maybe multiples if has/tak are doing interesting things. I'm not counting really expensive exclusives-my wife would kill me). I've been burned a few times because I bought new figs as soon as they came out, then they went on sale (I'm looking at you ROTF leaders).

    So I'm wondering: should I go ahead and pick up MP Skywarp so I don't miss the chance at retail, or is this guy going to shelfwarm and be on sale a few months from now? What was you guys' experience with MP Starscream (I wasn't in the market when he came out and had to get him on ebay).
     
  2. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I would get him now. I'm already seeing him being ridiculously overpriced on some sites, and I wouldn't chance waiting on it.
     
  3. Starkenator

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    Agreed. You can always take the first one back or get a price match if you see him for less later. I only saw MP Starscream once when I pulled him out of the case.
     
  4. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    from what I have heard is that these will be a one run only so don't wait. you will never get it as cheap as you can now.












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  5. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    I'd pick it up as soon as possible. I don't think there will be enough left over to have a sale.
     
  6. T-money

    T-money Cake is good

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    you know what they say about those who hesitate...
     
  7. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Dont wait this guy is seriously awesome and in 1 week the walmart i got mine at has sold over half of their stock already
     
  8. silenth

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    Buy now... Price adjustment later.
     
  9. megamus

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    While I am one of those guys who bought Starscream as soon as he came out and missed on the clearance. Heck I did not even know about the clearance until it was too late. I would still pick him up. I already picked up Skywarp and if he does go on clearance I will be keeping my eye open to get the adjustment. I don't think they are as limited as people think. The Walmart here has had them twice. The first time they had 4 cases which is 12. Then they put more out as there are 7 currently on the shelf. Trust me, I know the first 12 went as I saw most of them going out the door the day I bought mine. Just my opinion.
     
  10. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    I would get it now, but my mom won't let me get it because "it's too close to christmas"
     
  11. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    either buy it now or buy lube as your sure to take it the butt later to get one
     
  12. Optimus Vader

    Optimus Vader Banned

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    ..that means she got you one.
     
  13. Grimwing

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    I bought three at the current price. That's enough for the misb pile and I can open one to have loose.

    Anyway with black friday ahead and Skywarp in plain sight, You should consider beating some uninformed moms to the punch. Save him from deaths tiny hands.
     
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    im waiting, there's around 20 at each of 4 walmarts around me and they aren't going anywhere.
     
  15. Jersey_Steel

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    At least you have them where you are at. None of the 6 wal marts around me even have 1. I didn't even see a starscream when they came out.
     
  16. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    id doubt many moms or dads would spend $60 on a single toy especially this year when money is still extremely tight for most people
     
  17. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I say wait. Unlike Starscream, Skywarp is EVERYWHERE and every town has what? 10 wal marts?
     
  18. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Hard to compare it to Starscream because it was so terribly distributed...I would say it was scarce at most stores around the country, while overloaded and on clearance in some parts. Around me he was the former...never saw it in person at a Walmart, myself.
     
  19. Omega Jolt

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    How can you say no to this box?
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    I have three Wal-Marts in my area and only one of them has this guy (was 8, now it's 7 ^_^); so your local marts may or may not get some which means that if you see it you need to lunge at it and snarl rabidly at anything that gets in your way.

    Life is to short not to spend ridiculous amounts of money on what you love and like everyone else has said "the price match" is always an option down the road. (Tape the receipt to the bottom of the box so you don't lose it).

    Get him nao!
     
  20. Sage o' G-fruit

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    I take back my post. I saw 20 MP Skywarps at a Wal-Mart today.

    Wait for sale. :/
     

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