What is it with Classic Ultra Magnus $$$?

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  1. Infinitecron

    Infinitecron U Lock it Up!

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    I have been wondering why is this toy so expensive? I know it was a part of a Target Exclusive and Sams Club/ Costco Exclusive but people paying $60 bucks is insane.. I have one but got it for $20 without the Hood...

    Someone know why?
     
  2. silentdarth

    silentdarth Josie's Daddy

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    2 words: City Commander
     
  3. ghowildseven

    ghowildseven SG Decepticon

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    because there is lack of Henkei version and that it's the only way to get UM.
     
  4. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    Sigh, I remember passing the set up for 14 bucks at Target...
     
  5. thenatureboywoo

    thenatureboywoo Veteran

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    ^this
     
  6. KingGrimlock

    KingGrimlock Assuming Direct Control

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    I found it for $10 but I didn't have any money on me.
     
  7. mugen_prime

    mugen_prime Well-Known Member

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    When the City Commander armor came out, the demand for classics Magnus whent through the roof, so the price did too. Thankfully I got mine back when classics was still kinda new. Had to get it off e-bay because back then zellers wasn't selling Target exclusives in Canada. I got it because I wanted skywarp. So I'm VERY happy I ended up with Ultra Magnus since the FP upgrade came out.
     
  8. cuters

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    me too thought just a crappy prime repaint but now he has a use
     
  9. Tacitron

    Tacitron An exceptional nut sack

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    Just wait until the armor for Rodimus comes out, and see what happens for the price on that toy.

    City Commander was just too, too cool. I know it's not everyone's bag, but damn I like that set.
     
  10. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Thank god I have 3.
     
  11. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    #1. City Commander

    #2. He's one of the very few toys Japanese transfans have to import.

    1+2= Great demand. High demand = high cost.
     
  12. CowColor

    CowColor Get Money™

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    i bought mines for 61 dollars....
     
  13. Viewfinder

    Viewfinder Telecommunications

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    I did the same thing because I was out of work at the time.

    I've been kicking myself in the ass ever since.

    I want these so badly, but not at those crazy Ebay prices.

    Hopefully I will find these someday at a decent price. Sometimes I see some of the members here selling the set for under $50 but I usually miss out on them. It's nice to see that we have some members here who are looking out to help their fellow collectors instead of trying to make a buck off of us.
     
  14. Sunstorm9119

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    Have you seen the prices for Rodimus on ebay and amazon? They already are pretty high, around $40.
     
  15. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I got mine Magnus for $40 shipped a week ago. I can't wait for my City Commander set to come
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Magnus was originally released as a Target exclusive. While not rare, he's got a lower production run by default. Many were initially uninterested because "it's just a Prime repaint". FansProject then made their trailer kit, then interest increased for the toy.
     
  17. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    There was a time back in 2007 when you could of found Classics Magnus selling on the Junkion forums for $5-$10, since everyone wanted skywarp, :p 

    I have them both but no city commanders :( 
     
  18. CowColor

    CowColor Get Money™

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    well the city commander kit should be releasing soon, really looking forward to it, going to pre order mines.
     
  19. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    I got mine in a trade right before City Commander was originally announced, and like others, I am damn glad I did. If I were looking for one now, I may just pick up the upgrade kit and wait. Hope that the second run sells out and that prices eventually come down a little bit. At the same time, we are Transformers fans, and patience isn't usually our best quality (I know it's not mine).

    I am just glad that I planned ahead on this Rodimus upgrade and picked up a second one months ago. That thing can't get here fast enough.
     
  20. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    All of the above. I'm a big Magnus fan and went on the Junkion after the set was released and offered $15 shipped to anyone who didn't want their UM from the Target set. To this day I look at the 11 loose/complete extra Magnus figures on my desk and laugh.
     

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