Possible Prime Toy Hook Up...

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  1. Cortexitron

    Cortexitron Alternate Reality Patrol

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    To start off, I just want to say that this is only a fact finding thread to see if there is enough interest. Please don't leave a reply with what you want in hopes of being contacted by someone.

    That being said, a co-worker and I are thinking about having a number of TF Pime First Editions shipped over from the Phillippines, and want to know if it would be cost effective enough. He was recently there on vacation, so naturally I gave him a list of toys to look for. He isn't into Transformers at all, so he needed a little help finding some. He made a few friends while there and was able to bring me back a Bulkhead. He said that his friends were willing to help him out in finding anything else so I asked if they could find me a Prime, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, and Vehicon. They found all but the Vehicon, and in decent numbers as well. I immediatly thought of my fellow collectors and brought up the topic of bringing a bunch more over to sell. So that's where we are now...

    To buy the figures and cover shipping from the Phillippines, my question is this:

    Are you willing to pay around $60 per voyager and $30 per deluxe just to get something in the states?? It would then have to be shipped from Wisconsin to you, again, at your cost. I don't want to buy a whole bunch and get them here if nobody wants to drop that kinda cash. Voyagers retail for about $35-$38 depending on the exchange rate, and the deluxes range from $16-$18. Then, of course, you add shipping to each. Let me know if there's any interest and maybe we can get a few lucky fans some toys that won't be making our shelves.

    I'll be back after work (5pm central time) to check and see what you all think.

    Thanks
    ~ JC
     
  2. Agent Adam

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    I think there are a lot of people who would be willing to drop that much on a Bulkhead.. myself included.
     
  3. bagofshhh

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    I'm pretty sure that you are describing the BBTS business model... :D 
    j/k

    Seriously, that is nice of you to try and work out a solution for your fellow board members. Thanks.
     
  4. Cortexitron

    Cortexitron Alternate Reality Patrol

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    Just wanted to bump this up for those that didn't see it...
     
  5. MegaHavok

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    I would do it for a vehicon
    I figure final cost would be about $40 right?
    Thats just as good as bbts
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    I may be interested if the current attempt i have does not work out would know by the end of the week. We will see. And if i do it will be voyager prime and bulkhead if it does happen.
     
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  7. videriant

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    Depends. Which figures are being sold in the Philipines, the Hasbro Asia or Takara version? If Takara, then $60 for a voyager and $30 for a deluxe is waaaaaaaay cheap. Additional shipping in the US would be nothing. If Hasbro, then that's right at the borderline. So far, Takara's the only one that has released the FE Vehicon so if it's Hasbro in the Phillipines you can tell your friends to stop looking for vehicons, they won't find it.

    FE released so far:

    Japan/Takara; US Importers
    Bulkhead
    Prime (V)
    Cliffjumper
    Bumblebee
    Arcee
    Starscream
    Vehicon
    Megatron

    Hasbro Asia / Hasbro Canada
    Bulkhead
    Prime (V)
    Cliffjumper
    Bumblebee
    Arcee
    Starscream
    Optimus (D)/Megatron

    Hasbro US
    Bumblebee
    Arcee
    Starscream
    SDCC Optimus (D)
    NYCC Taxi Bumblebee/Pink Arcee
     
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  8. LogicalLuke

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    I would take a FE Optimus Prime , make it happen.
     
  9. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    fixed that for ya :wink: 
     
  10. videriant

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    ^Thanks, fixed.
     
  11. Cortexitron

    Cortexitron Alternate Reality Patrol

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    As far as I know, it's just the Hasbro versions over there. At least, that's what the Bulkhead he brought me was. So no Vehicons as of yet...

    I did find out the "catch" in this scenario however, and that's the fact that whatever assortment my buddy has picked up, wouldn't be here till the end of April. He's got some other stuff coming over then and wants to have everything shipped together. He also figured that we could catch a re-stock in there sometme and get a few more to bring over. So that changes things a bit as I know folks will want these as soon as possible. Heck, by then the new RID line will be out and we may not even need the FE's anymore.

    I guess I'll see what they can get put aside, and I'll update this thread as soon as I know more.
     
  12. Nemesis251

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    Put me down for Bulkhead and Prime
     

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