New Binaltech KO: Red Alert

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  1. Cungitron

    Cungitron Destroyer of Worlds

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    Cungitron Destroyer of Worlds

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    I might bite if it wern't for the $30 shipping, hopefully they'll show up in mass on ebay soon.
     
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    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    were you the winning bidder, Cungitron? Let us know what the quality of these KOs is when you get em, if you were...
     
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    Really they look kinda cheep, but hard to tell from the pictures.
     
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    Made by A&L so quality would probably be similar to their Metals-Conversions Ko's

    I didnt bid on these as my TF spending reached this months limit:( 
    Have BT Skids and Alt Sunstreaker on the way:) 
    It says Prof-Chaos won the auction so Prof-Chaos if you're out there post some pics!!

    Yellow Smokescreen has a similar Movie Bumblebee paintjob. An easy kitbash if you wanted to.
     
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    If it were all plastic I'd consider it.
     
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    Ebay:
    As usual though, the shipping is insane and a deal killer.
     
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    Yeah, the Red Alert is a new one...there's always new KOs coming out, including a new run of the Metals Transform from a few years ago, that are so hard to find these days. Look for them to start popping up a little more regularly.

    Unfortunately, it seems there's not much to be done about the shipping, as the seller is in mainland China, not HK, where international shipping is much cheaper. I've bought a lot of stuff from this guy, and he combines shipping to an extent, which helps, but the shipping from China is always pretty harsh -- especially for these figures which are half metal and heavy.

    It's the first 500 grams that kills on shipping. After that, it eases off a little. If you don't believe me, check the rates at: http://www.ems.com.cn/serviceguide/e-zi-fei-biao-zhun.html

    For a BT figure that usually weighs around .8 kg (without shipping and packing materials) the cost for EMS can be upwards of 35~40$ by itself. That's why it pays to buy multiple items if the seller has a reasonable combined shipping policy.

    This particular seller is a pretty cool guy to deal with -- he's a fan and collector himself, so he trolls the local markets and picks up things for himself and also for sale. The SDCC Botcon prototype pictures floating around the fansites are his. (But it's NOT FOR SALE, so don't ask :lol )

    ...FYI, in the two packs, the Robot Masters jet is a KO Air Hunter -- including KOs of his sword AND his gun. :D 

    http://www.tfu.info/2004/Destron/AirHunter/airhunter.htm
     

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