Why are Beast Wars Returns toys so hard to find?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by -l-AYATOLLAH-l-, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. -l-AYATOLLAH-l-

    -l-AYATOLLAH-l- Well-Known Member

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    Everyone claims to hate the show, so why can't I find any of the toys?
    I've been looking for Strika, Silverbolt, and head Megatron for a few years now with no such luck. What gives?
     
  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    1) Limited numbers to begin with
    2) They were expensive (which leads to less being bought and therefore less to be sold later)
    3) I'm assuming most of what did end up being purchased went to the people that -do- like Beast Machines (or at least the toys or whatever character enough to warrant an expensive show-accurate rendition), which would imply the figure is intended to be kept, not sold later.

    Or something along those lines. I kinda want an Obsidian, but I know I'll never find one for an appropriate price to pay for a basic...
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Blame Shane of our Comic making crew for Megabolt being so expensive
     
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    You missed that they were also a TRU exclusive line in Japan on top of that.
     
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    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    I'm wondering if your wording has something to do with it? Those are Beast MACHINES toys, not Beast Wars Returns. Unless that's the Japanese name for BM?
     
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    it is.
     
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    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Well, I've learned something. :)  Was not aware of that, thanks!
     
  8. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    That was kinda implied with the "limited numbers" thing. IIRC, places like Fantofan and BBTS didn't have a problem getting them, so it's not like they were super exclusive.
     
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    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    "No Demand" could jolly well be another reason as to why they aren't available readily. :lol 
     

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