TFs in China

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  1. Overkill

    Overkill Awesome Cassette Warrior

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    Hi all,
    I just arrived in mainland China for a month of tourism.
    I was wondering if anyone on the board from China could enlighen me as to where to find TFs here.
    I will be staying in Hangzhou, and visiting Bejing and Shanhai. I am especially interested in things that are hard to find in the states, like KOs and Chinese G1 stuff.
    Thanks,
    Overkill
     
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    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Lucky bastard! Good luck and enjoy the trip!
     
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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    My advice? Hit all the indoor marketplaces. I wasn't collecting at the time, but I saw plenty of stuff in Changchun (Jilin province) and Beijing back in '97. It's all kinda pell-mell, and hard to find anyone who truly understands what you're looking for (it took me half a day to find guitar strings), but you might find something worth your while.
    HAGGLE. I have a sword that they street vendor started off trying to sell me for 400 Yuan (about $50 at the time). I ended up paying 50 Yuan (about $7.50). Not that it's a great sword or anything, but for $7.50 (less than a deluxe), it's fun. Also, as an American (I assume), don't show too much (or any) interest in something unless you're willing to be chased down by the shopkeepers as they haggle with you. I only bought the aforementioned sword after 8 minutes of the guy following me with it. Ticket to China: $1,000. Chinese sword: $7.50. Not having a shopkeeper stalking me with it? Priceless.

    In the meantime, stay away from restaurants unless you know they're safe (food poisoning is not a huge concern there, apparently), and enjoy the sights. Try to stay near the touristy areas if you like commodes, as the squat toilets took a little getting used to. Squat toilets + food poisning= new shoes for Tony :eek:  . Try to look a little deeper than the China that the tour guides and government want you to see, and you'll find some people with genuine heart.

    -Tony!
    Also got a 50 cent hair cut better than $20 cuts in the States.
     
  4. Overkill

    Overkill Awesome Cassette Warrior

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    Hi Tony,
    Thanks for the advice:) 
    I've already seen the squat toilets so I can sympathise:) 

    Anyone else have some China experiences to share?

    Overkill
     
  5. Overkill

    Overkill Awesome Cassette Warrior

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    I finally found some KO TFs!
    They were in a large Supermarket that was kinda like a Walmart Supercenter.
    They had a bunch of Energon KOs and some brave series KOs.
    I picked up two of the Brave construction bots that combine down the middle like Energon Omega Supreme.
    The quality is decent as far a KOs go, and the figure is cool.
    I hope I can find the other two from this series.
     
  6. littleiron

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    In Shanghai, there're Hasbro's stuff in malls, the price won't be any lower than anywhere else (Probaly the same in other large cities).

    If u try to get some KOs, go to ChengHuang Miao @FuYou Lu (Chenghuang Temple, Fuyou Road).
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    kunming in the yunnan province. take the 118.

    i suggest you ship it home.
     
  8. littleiron

    littleiron Little I.N.S.A.N.E IroN

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    Kunming is down the very south....
    He will need to fly across the mainland to get there...

    But yes, youcan find more stuff by shopping online; however, KOs are 1000 times cheaper at local markets.
     

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