Why is henkei hound so damn hard to find?

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  1. Kimmer

    Kimmer Well-Known Member

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    yeah,i know he's been out for a while now but i never picked him up and now when i try, it's damn near impossible and worse yet he's going for like $60+ if he is in stock. will he be re-released anytime soon? anyone know a place that has him in stock for a semi-normal price?
     
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    Well places that do have him, raised the prices. E.g. tfsource
     
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    Only thing I can think of is the fact that his colorscheme is MUCH better than the Hasbro release. I wish I had looked at a comparison of the two earlier when he was more common, because between the darker paint, the larger amount of detail, and especially the colored wheels, he looks a lot better than the Hasbro version. If I have the cash, and find him at one of the local shops, he may be on my list. I still need to get Henkei Ramjet and Astrotrain first though.
     
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    and I thought Henkei Rodimus and Cyclonus was harder to find.
     
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    I wasn't able to find Henkei Hound. I ended up getting the Universe Classics version.

    I really have a hard time finding Henkei Ratchet, Red Alert, and Cyclonus though.
     
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    It is a great figure. I bought the Hasbro release first but when I seen pics of Henkei Hound I got him as well. Hound has not had many versions other than original G1 so if you want a Hound for your collection there is not a lot to pick from. For me Henkei Hound is the best Hound release ever. I find myself displaying Henkei Hound instead of my Alternators Hound.
     
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    I thought they were on robotkingdom.com?

    For decent prices under 30.
     
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    I have found all the Henkei figures quite easy to find but Hound in particular is just VERY expensive.
     
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    sunlink Be Transformed TFW2005 Supporter

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    Unfortunately, they are out of stock at RK (though it says it's a restock)
     
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    Oh well than I apologize.
     
  11. Kimmer

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    i know red alerts very hard to find too but i remember reading in the news and rumors forum that they're re-releasing him. someone pls correct me if i'm wrong but maybe they'll re-release hound too?
     
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    ^I haven't heard anything about that.

    I ended up cancelling my preorders for Henkei Hound and Cyclonus at BBTS and now wish I hadn't. Debesh just hooked me up with a Cyclonus and he's way better then the Hasbro version. And last night I put Hound on my shmax bot ebay Sniffer and just as you stated, got an email and he was 60!!

    I may try and find a loose one. In the future, maybe you should try that as well :) 
     
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    Well, I tried to find places that still had him, when I thought I finally found a place, but then:

    Henkei Classics - C-13 Hound

    Holy crap. I knew he was more expensive than the others, but that's insane. But remember, Cyclonus was sold out for a long time as well, and BBTS currently restocked him for a decent price, so who knows?
     
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    that My problem way back i can't find Henkie Hound so what i do is ask a friend to customize me waterslide Decals

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    Usually with Henkei, I just bit the bullet and buy it anyway. I was thinking on getting another Hot Rod but if Hound is 80, I dont wanna know what Hot Rodimus is going for.

    EDIT: I just ebayed Rodimus, He is going for 80-100 bucks. SHEEESH
     
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    Probably for the same reason Red Alert is.

    You could try looking through classics/henkei lots on ebay. Or lots in general. If you do it that way and average out the cost per figure, it's usually way cheaper. Also, you can then hock the stuff you don't want individually and usually recover your money. Or some anyway.
     
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    Wow did not know this thank god I already got one all I am missing is Ratchet and the Mini Bots. Their price has not gone up has it?
     
  18. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Ouch. Luckily I was able to buy Red Alert and Hound/Ravage right off the peg at TRU in Japan :p 
     
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    Eh. The color schemes on the two toys are two sides of the same coin. There are things I'd do differently on either deco.
     
  20. G1Wheeljack

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    Wow, am I glad I prefer Universe Hound's color scheme to Henkei(for some reason I hate the yellow stripe). Hope that Red Alert won't be this bad when I decide to go for him at TFCon.
    I'd chalk that up to the upcoming protector armor.
     

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