Why is henkei hound so hard to find?

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  1. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    It seems all the online retailers sold out quick of him and the very few sellers that have him on ebay want a minimum of $35 for him. Was he just produced in lower numbers or was the demand for him more than expected?
     
  2. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    demand i think, same with red alert
     
  3. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    Yeah. If you get a chance though get him now. This time next year you might as well double the price and depending on Red Alert's status with Hasbro you might need to triple his price as well.
     
  4. Agent-GHQ

    Agent-GHQ Accept the unacceptable

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    Its a two for one deal! Why shouldn't you expect him not to be hard to obtain?!
     
  5. newOrder

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    $35 is well worth it. I need to pick another one up to keep it MISB.
     
  6. dragon516

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    I bought mine off TOYARENA.com for 29.99 plus shipping. Not a bad deal. They are hard to find even over in Asia. They showed up once and my friend and was never able to find them again.
     
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    I got a bargain on mine - BIN on ebay for £14 shipped. I've sold it since then, but I'm still proud of the bargain finding!
     
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    Seems like the last universe releases were hard to find. I only saw Ratchet a few times, never saw legends Cosmos or Wheelie and I had to buy Red Alert on ebay.
     
  9. Ashstar

    Ashstar Liberator of Toys

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    QFT. Even over here where Henkeis are rather easily obtainable via hobby shops at 10-20% price-up over Hasbro retail (got mine for about US$20), Hound still sold out like hot cakes to the extend that some stores are selling him only in pairs with his assortment-mate Cheetor.

    Warming shelves... Cheetor's doing it right! :lol  (both Universe & Henkei)
     
  10. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I am happy with the Uni version, But the one you seek is in demand as its a awsome fig :) 
     
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    It's possibly the best deluxe Universe/classics mold, and Henkei gives it a perfect paintjob

    definitely a fav
     
  12. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    And dont forget it comes with a kitti kat!
     
  13. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    I bought one that Liqdeal for $34.99 plus shipping, it is kinda high but I wanted it so bad. I passed the U.S version up a few times, but I only saw it twice. Awesome mold, can't wait to get it.
     
  14. dragon516

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    Liqdeal is Toyarena. SHould've checked their website since it was 29.99 instead of 35. I was pretty desperate since even my friend from asia wasn't able to get one for me. I think the same is happening with Red Alert now. Though ToyArena seems to still have them on their site for some reason.....
     
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    Uni Hound looks like an Animated figure
     
  16. influence82

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    The reason why you want it is the reason why it is hard to find. Even I had to buy it above retail from Japan. Robot Kingdom raised the cost from $19.90 to $29.90 when they had their restock.
     

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