TF animated Stolen goods by the loads?

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  1. bman

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    http://www.transmy.com/index.php?op...view&id=114566&catid=515&limit=6&limitstart=0


    Just a question, not trying to troll.

    I've read in the thread above, a particular shop in Malaysia, Anime-Tech, has managed to get a huge supply of Transformers Animated Bulkhead toys (without packaging) and selling them for a very profitable price.

    My believe is these are most likely stolen goods, and not test shots since I believe Hasbro tends to scar/disfigure test items.

    I wonder how is it that a huge loads of these original toys could get stolen or are these KOs ? Which I doubt.

    I wonder what is Hasbro's stand on sales of stolen goods from their factory as I read that Hasbro seems to condone and doesn't bother to take action.

    Now i understand 1 or 2 test shot items, but when you have a BULK load or Bulkheads that are not scarred/disfigured being sold by the loads, does this not ring alarm bells?
     
  2. microclone

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    what about all the animated toys on ebay??
     
  3. bman

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    ebay is different, you can't track the seller. But on a retail shop where they can be traced and located, whole different ballgame.
     
  4. microclone

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    we can assume the ones on ebay are also not legally aquired???
     
  5. bman

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    Yes, I would assume if you bought them off ebay, they're probably illegally acquired as they're not supposed to be released/sold yet.
     
  6. Archatron

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    Straight from the factory or wholesaler/distributor. I got Prime on the way ;) 
     
  7. KA

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    yes, they are probably stolen. even test shots are technically stolen items.

    i think you should call the police.

    oh btw, you can also find unpackaged toys of silver surfer titaniums, marvel legend, clone trooper being sold in bulk locally at grafitti toys. i think those are stolen toys too. you should call the police on them too.
     
  8. Razorclaw

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    Yeah, KA is right. You call the cops and fullfill somebodies dream...become a ratb*st*rd. Just don't forget to apply for the eyewitness protection program.
     
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    They may be stolen, but those Chinese factory workers can earn a few weeks' salary just by selling one of those on Ebay.

    There's a bit of moral ambiguity there- they may be doing this to buy presents for their children.
     
  10. NothingHead

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    Moral ambiguity aside, let's be serious here. Don't snitch.
     
  11. Valkysas

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    The massive theft and resale of Animated toys are hasbro's fault. if we didnt have to wait until this summer for the toys, people wouldnt be as likely to buy them off ebay.

    Would you throw $30 at each deluxe if you were able to get them for $10 in a month? no. but waiting five months? $30 seems like a huge bargain then.

    I'm thankful to the factory thieves for this. I havent bought any of the Animated stuff off ebay, but lots of my friends have. I would be buying them too if I had the money.
     
  12. MegaHavok

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    I think its funny. If you mention considering doing a switch and return on the premium movie figures with the original releases you get bitched at and called a thief but a genuine thief is ok because hes providing toys to the masses at a 400% mark up
     
  13. Ashstar

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    For some reasons I saw the unpackaged titanium silver surfers in Toys R' Us and Jusco too, displayed right next to the boxed ones and sold at a fraction of the cost for further insult. Examining both figs, I can't really tell the difference even the trademarks, everything appear the same. What gives?

    Oh and back to topic, I was suspecting those were acquired via the same channel as ebay sellers. Demand and supply I guess, but hell no RM140 (USD40+) for Bulkhead...
     
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    ill agree that stealing is wrong but practising double standard is an evil in itself.

    were thankful when some dude shares with us pre release toy review/pics with exclamations of 'your awsum!', but we frown at opportunists who get their supply from the same source.

    its hypocrisy man.

    ...unless of course the real reason your pissed is because you cant afford them currently at those inflated prices and youre using morality as a facade to express discontent, mwahaha.
     
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    if it was independent sellers id have expect theft, but the fact we get these at dept store im thinking the local distributors get these directly from supplier. could be product overrun/rejects that didnt make packaging stage, hence their 1/3rd pricing.
     
  16. Ashstar

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    Yup, I've ruled out theft since they were a whole bunch of 'em and coming from reputable retail outlets. That made sense.
     
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    I'm of the opinion that the seller is raiding the reject bin and replacing parts as needed.

    But that makes you wonder - if that's what happening, and some defect ones just need a new part here and there, is it not profitable for Hasbro to do this themselves? Is having a big bin full of slightly defected (but easily fixable) toys destined for meltdown more profitable than officially fixing them?

    Then I wonder why this hasn't happened with other lines - either the factories have changed their processes, or I'm way off base with thinking they are out of the trash bin.
     
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  18. cobra zartan

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    Not everyone selling the animated toys are bending people over, the $30 voyager figures are more than worth the price since they will be $29.99 retail in canada + tax and gas you waste searching for them. I wouldnt pay $30 for a dlx figure that is only $14.99 I can wait the little bit extra for them.
     
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    I have done both. I swapped out the Battle damaged bb with a clean one and took it back because that exclusive was complete BS. Did the same with the sams club exclusive for the same reason. I bought carded real gears months before the june release. I just find it interesting to hear people complain


     
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    Indeed, this is getting so interesting... and I have expressed my guess of what could be going on a few weeks ago...

    Hasbro's decision probably pissed off those Factories in China alot... first.. those places don't have necessary the warehouse like in America..., They started producing the Animated figures months ago and was planning to get them shipped before January.. but then the US Hasbro's made new decision to extend the Movies and slipped down the Animated. So what could be going on? The factory people might misplace those animated items and eventually leaking in massive amount . And many of them are not even packaged.... So the people who know well on the demands oversea were too smart...

    btw, I was browsing at actoys.net and sounding like people over there can purchase the loose items at street stores already...

    Hasbro USA has been digging up a grave for themselves... I feel so sad seeing such an incidence.
     

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