Robot Kingdom

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Coinhound, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Coinhound

    Coinhound Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Posts:
    442
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Is it a good place to order from? Some nice stuff there.

    CH
     
  2. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,203
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +6
    I got my Battle Rollar there, everything went fine.
     
  3. evil ivotron

    evil ivotron destroy'em all

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2006
    Posts:
    1,488
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    I've used robot kingdom's service a few times. No prob's.
     
  4. Lunar Archivist

    Lunar Archivist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Posts:
    1,105
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Just beware of shipping costs. I ordered Masterpiece Megatron and Starscream for 50 bucks less than normal, but they charged me 40 bucks for three day shipping (that was the ONLY shipping type they offered), so I didn't really end up saving anything. :( 
     
  5. _Galvatron_

    _Galvatron_ Emperor of Destruction

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Posts:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    This. I had the exact same order incidentally...same story.

    But they pack everything to withstand a nuclear direct hit. Everything is packed in bubble wrap, then wrapped with crunched newspaper and styrofoam peanuts for good measure.

    They have a great staff that cares and wants to earn your business. No, I'm not shilling for Robot Kingdom, I have just been burned in the past, and when you get a great dealer finally, you are grateful.

    So yes, I would reccommend Robot Kingdom.
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,596
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +23
    I've never ordered from them, but my friend vector used to order from them quite a bit. He never had any problems. Shipping is pricey, but it's international shipping *shrugs*

    Personally, I've been able to find what I need from other stores, but if I really wanted something from them I think I'd feel confident in ordering. :) 
     
  7. LordOptimus

    LordOptimus Prime

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Posts:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    They seem to be ok to order from. Just keep in mind what you order and how much you order at a time. Just like the others mentioned, shipping *can* cost more than than expected depending on the order. Though whether shipping is low or high for you, they nonetheless should take care of you just fine and safely ship your item(s) fine. So order away!
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2009
  8. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Posts:
    6,343
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +19
    The reason shipping is high is because its ems which is usually 3-5 days to anywhere.
     
  9. zero1

    zero1 Emperor of Destruction

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Posts:
    226
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    I'm not so sure about this one.
     
  10. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    2,445
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +2
    I've ordered from them several times, I've never had a problem. Recommended for sure.
     
  11. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Posts:
    4,192
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +2
    I have been told service is good but shipping and duty tax are a bitch
     
  12. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Posts:
    6,859
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +27
    Shipping from Asia (RK is located in Hong Kong) to North America or Europe is pricey.
     
  13. rkg123

    rkg123 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2006
    Posts:
    431
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    I've ordered from them a few times - so far so good...and it's where I pre-ordered MP grimlock so I'm hoping for another good transaction

    Pros
    -fast shipping
    -well packed

    Cons
    -high high shipping charges (that go up astronomically depending on how many items you put in your basket)
    -whenever I ask a two questions - only one question gets answered...I don't know if this is a language barrier thing or not...
     
  14. Yigal

    Yigal Dutch Meeting camera man

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Posts:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    I love RK! No hidden costs before you buy and good prices.

    Example: If I try to buy some from somebody in Honk Kong on Ebay they charge 30 bucks shipping per Item. Robotkingdom charges the actual weight. This way it's cheaper to buy more.

    I always try to buy more items to downsize the shippingcosts.

    And the Prices are gooooooooooood!!!

    MP Grimlock
    TF-Source: $139,95 + 19,86 (USPS) = 159,81
    Robotkingdom: $119,90 + 36,85 (EMS) = 156,75

    2 pieces
    TF-Source: $239,90 + 36,60 (USPS) = 306,50
    Robotkingdom: $239,80 + 63,07 (EMS) = 302,87

    It's not much, but it's cheaper!!!

    And duty tax?? I alwas ask them to write GIFT worth 20 bucks or so to avoid that nonsence. And I'm from Holland. Over here Duty is horror.

    Robotkingdom are great!
     
  15. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
    Posts:
    5,379
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    Recommended hands down.
     
  16. Grapple35

    Grapple35 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Posts:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Has anyone who ordered MP Grimlock from Robot Kingdom gotten it from them yet?
     
  17. influence82

    influence82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Posts:
    1,543
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +6
    Ebay:
    Robot Kingdom is reliable. The shipping costs are high and the wait times are longer since they are in Hong Kong. The more more you buy, the more you save. By the way, since it is company, they cannot legally ship their items as Gifts.
     
  18. Lunar Archivist

    Lunar Archivist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Posts:
    1,105
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    I don't dispute that. Shipping from Asia is never cheap. However, you're not even given a chance to select shipping methods. They simply pick it for you.

    Personally, I don't care how quickly something gets to me as long as it gets to me in the end. If it's well-packed, then I don't mind waiting an extra two to three weeks if it cuts shipping from, say, 40 dollars to 20 dollars.
     
  19. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Posts:
    13,996
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    256
    Likes:
    +11
    They (and HLJ, for that matter, but I only feel like posting this once) do let buyers pick shipping methods to an extent. It's all about how big something is and how much it weighs. Once everything is packed well enough that it won't show up looking like it was raped (too racy of a reference?), it adds to the weight and dimensions significantly. The average sized box I use is around 10 oz, and that doesn't include protecting the contents. So even sending a carded deluxe (around 7-8 oz, give or take) suddenly becomes well over a pound (crossing the 500 gram mark).

    I really doubt size is the issue in any of these mentioned cases, but either way... Putting a large MISB figure (Think Encore Omega Supreme, since I think this is where a lot of HLJ issues came from) in a box large enough to hold it and enough packing material so it doesn't show up raped (see above question about word choice) adds to the dimensions of an already large box. I have no idea what the specifics are, but in most cases there are size restrictions on mail. It just so happens that the average pieces of mail don't exceed the dimensions, so no one ever worries about it.

    And just because we can send it to them doesn't mean they can send it to us. Restrictions on size and weight for shipping vary by carrier. USPS doesn't have a branch office in Hong Kong. Over there they have to use Hong Kong Post, a completely different carrier.

    And honestly, they're just covering their own asses. Slower shipping methods require more time in transit where items could be lost or damaged. Since the expensive methods are usually the only insurable ones, they as the retailer are out money. In most cases, all it takes is one burn before new, better protecting rules set in.

    /rant
     
  20. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Posts:
    7,559
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    I haven't really ever bought anything from overseas. my Encore Ratchet with all its un-decipherable calligraphy, came from BBTS.
    I have been to RK, and i have checked out the Insane HLJ sale.
    I was having a "moment" seeing Encore Omega Supreme for $60. A Classics 1.0 Hwnkei Megs for $19, and A Henkei Classics 1.0 Jetfire/Skyfire for under 20 bucks.
    Shipping made me sob.
    O.S.- $40
    Megs and skyfire- $18

    i cannot justify paying shipping that costs as much or more than a bot.

    just double check the shipping, is all i can say here.
     

Share This Page