Price check: Henkei Smokescreen

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by JazzEd, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    Hey gang,

    I need a ballpark price check on Henkei Smokescreen, loose but complete.

    I did my usual ebaying but couldn't get a hit.

    So I come to the TFW crew for help.

    Thanks gang.
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Last few I saw on ebay were listed at close to 100, iirc.

    The 'boo! Scalpers' crowd may see this as a conspiracy however.
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    Seriously? Wow, glad I got him when he came out
     
  4. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    MOSC anywhere from 70-100. There was one I found on a google search that went for $60 sometime in July on ebay MOSC. Though I havent looked too terribly closely, some of the classic figures finally seem to be coming off their peak prices lately.
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Those prices i talked about earlier were for unopened, i'd guess maybe knock $20-25 off for opened????????


    Whilst i'm not a fan of the mold.....nor do i necessarily subscribe to the idea that Henkei automatically > Classics.... Henkei Smokscreen's deco makes the Hasbro version look like some sort of knock off.
     
  6. JazzEd

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    :lol  ^^^

    Thanks for the info guys.
     
  7. combaticon164

    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    He goes for about $50 loose now.
     
  8. terry981

    terry981 Well-Known Member

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    Don't you all wish they re-released Henkei figures that you missed or decided to skip out on.
     
  9. Bountyan

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    I'd rather have them release stuff they never even made Henkei figures of, like Cliffjumper and Ultra Magnus.
     
  10. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Yep.:) 
     
  11. LeTigre

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    Instead of re-releasing as redecos in United for that matter.
     
  12. anotheran

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    I picked up a MOSC henkei smokescreen for $70 half a year ago on evilbay

    people on TFW were asking for $80 loose and $100 MOSC at the time.
     
  13. combaticon164

    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    Why doesn't Hasbro release the figures like the Henkei Line atleast with the Anime correct coloring. Smokescreen and Dinobot come to mind. I think I paid $27 for Henkei Smokescreen from BBTS when he came out.
     
  14. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Because U.S.bulk retailers squeeze Hasbro into shipping case assortments at a fixed price point, and will not budge on the price they will pay. That's part of the reason why DOTM toys lack paint, and are on the small side.

    Takara on the other hand ship entire cases of single Deluxes, and each Deluxe may have it's own price. United Jazz for instance may have a Japanese retail price just slightly higher than United Tracks.

    That's an example, and shouldn't be taken literally.

    It comes down to the fact that the Japanese toy market and U.S toy market are rather different. For their part, there are probably quite a few collectors in Japan who wish they could pick up a Deluxe for $12 or less instead of the 20+ they're charged for what is often an identical toy.
     
  15. combaticon164

    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    Yes, but the DOTM figures are pretty much all the same paint-wise minus HA Leadfoot in the foreign markets. I think thats the most diaspointing aspect of the DOTM figures is the lack of paint even though I think the figures are not bad.
     
  16. QmTablit

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    Damn. I just deleted all my PMs, which included a deal on Henkei Smokescreen from a board member, binalternator.

    Can't remember how much I payed.
     
  17. Lbsammills51

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    Considering a rerelease of Henkei Hot Rod is not getting in the way of another apparent release of the Deluxe Hot Rod mold in United, I doubt any Henkei rereleases would hamper a hypothetical United/Takara release Deluxe Cliffjumper or Ultra Magnus.
     
  18. Trailbreaker77

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    Wow I need to reshoot this set the lighting is terrible.
     
  19. clankizle

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    I paid 40 for mine a few months back. It really does make the classics one look like trash off the street.
     
  20. ex dtw2003

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    Not a fan of the wonky read chrome on the spoiler but other than that - Wow - it is not even close how much better it is.

    Really makes you wonder what the heck hasbro was thinking because it's not like there's less paint on it.
     

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