Tempting Toys Update for 5/6/9 - Credit Card Minicons, $39.99, Now in Stock!

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    $40 for a minicon? WTF are they smoking? I know it is a rare exclusive an all but geeze. That has got to be the most expensive TF mark up yet..
     
  3. ams

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    I believe it's for both, no? $20 each for campaign/exclusive Microns isn't off base.

    And $10 cheaper than BBTS, although they've already got my preorder for these.
     
  4. rattrap007

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    Well that is somewhat better. But I can't see paying Voyager price for something I paid $10 for three of a few years ago...
     
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    That's the nature of Exclusives. Especially one from Japan. They don't have as large a market as we do here in the US. So, an exclusive over there is really hard to come by as opposed to what we'd call an Exclusive at Target or Wal-mart.

    I was amazed that I was even able to find the HD-DVD Starscream on my last trip to Japan just cause it is that hard to find. (and believe me, I paid many times more than what a Voyager should cost for it.)

    That all said, Exclusives aren't for every collector. I've always said that one should collect what they like and not worry about what they don't. You'll enjoy your collection a lot more.
     
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    I refuse to spend 150 dollars on Dirge and Cracker. They really need to come back into reality.
     
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    Cool, but I don't really have $40 to pay for mini cons.
     
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    Great price IMO.
     
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    Regardless the price, those two minicon molds are not among the best minicons ever.... In my opinion, they picked the wrong molds to do this promotion. Now if they did a repaint nightstick (Cyclonus's) in chrome, I might be tempted to buy...
     
  10. cobra zartan

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    You obviously dont collect micons then. If you look at the space destruction team they go for 400-500 for 3 microns or dragoyell is $150+

    I have seen auctions in japan go over $200 for vortex alone.
     
  11. primal-convoy

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    I actually held those very same minicons in my hands...and Temptingtoys almost left a set by accident at my flat!

    As for the price, I too didn't buy them BUT you have to remember that these were about 2-3,000 yen at wholesale (and I think the "wholesale" price was probably a set bought via a middleman who got a card), so the price was already a bit high to begin with.

    From that perspective, TT's isn't ripping you off. They were "expenisive" Minicons to begin with.

    BTW, you can buy a K-Mart Minicon pack and get both similar minicons in that pack for 24 dollars. Heck, you could always repaint the K-mart minicons (the jet is plain grey anyway).
     
  12. T-Logicon

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    If I had alot of disposable income for mini-cons, I'd get them because of the rare factor.
    And BTW, the market sets the price for toys like this not the retailers. I highly doubt that TemptingToys or any other online retailer will be stuck with any of these after a few weeks.
     
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    Hello Tony! Snagged me some Microns! Thanks for this offer!
     
  14. dorfsquest

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    Nice... I picked me up some Microns. Gotta love the random japanese exclusives.
     
  15. rikkomba

    rikkomba Retired Minicon Guru

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    If you find a Dragoyell for only 150$ let me know, I'll buy two!!!
     
  16. Omegatron

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    ...more like this. My dragon collection has a tiny repainted hole in it, thanks to that guy. I fear it will always be there, next to Lucky Draw Flame Convoy's hole.
     
  17. ams

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    Heh... how many of us are looking for Dragoyell? :lol 

    Maybe we could convicnce Takara to do a special run? :lol 
     
  18. rikkomba

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    That's a brilliant idea!
     
  19. cobra zartan

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    I am still kicking myself for turning him down for $99 cause I wasen't doing minicons...few weeks later I was and he was nowhere to be seen :( 
     
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    Minicons are awesome!
     

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