Wow Human Alliance Barricade is expensive these days

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  1. perithimus

    perithimus Well-Known Member

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    Did an ebay search and was surprised at what he goes for. Any reason why? I saw him constantly when he was at retail.
     
  2. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Because it's the best toy rendition of Barricade and it appeals more to adult collectors rather than children.

    Same reason LDR Brawl is terribly expensive but not the DLX, or why ROTF LDR Megatron has skyrocketed as well.

    Moreover, people thought that we'd be getting superior figures and upgrades in dotm and we didn't, so the ROTF versions remain popular.
     
  3. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke! TFW2005 Supporter

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    The problem is he's no longer at retail. Supply and demand. Looking back I should have bought him for $25 when I saw him at Walmart. Evil eBay prices are evil.
     
  4. LegendAntihero

    LegendAntihero Banned

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    I'm glad I got him at Toys R Us when I saw him there. They only had one left when I bought him but luckily I called TRU before I went into the store. I asked them to save the last one for me.
     
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    Is it still at around $100 or has it dipped a little?
     
  6. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Its as others said combined with being harder to find when he was at retail. It really is a great toy.
     
  7. TornadoQuakeX

    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    This is why I buy almost everything the second it appears at online stores, like BBTS or target.com, etc. I was able to get the Universe Legends wave with Cosmos, and the RTS Legends, among other figures. Sometimes, it pays to pay just a little bit more. Otherwise you might not see those figures again.
     
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    To me,is not as nice as HA Jazz but the high in price is just the supply & demand,nothing really special in the HA Barricade
     
  9. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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    I sold mines a couple of weeks ago. Made profit out of it as to when I bought it.
     
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    It's why I'm glad I got him at Wal-Mart for $15.
     
  11. Will Trans

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    Honestly, while Human Alliance Barricade is a great figure I won't be paying an arm and a leg for him. At this point given the scale of the DOTM toys being reduced DOTM deluxe Barricade is fine for me. Plus I like customizing the DOTM figures since most of them are pretty devoid of paint app details. Heck, they're practically model kits in that regard.
     
  12. Goaliebot

    Goaliebot All Makes and Models

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    He's awesome at the $15 I was lucky to find him for at retail here, great at normal $35 price, but at $100? I don't think I'd pay that type of moolah for him or any of the HA figures, as much as I like them.
     
  13. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    He is pretty good, but not $100 good.
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I remember back Last Februaray I found a H.A Barricade at a TRU in Syracuse for $15.

    Man what a steal. :p 
     
  15. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Its because Hasbro hates the US, this is simply more evidence.
     
  16. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    :bowdown: 

    I say we Europeans make a sig out of it. No, you know what. I'm making one right now.
     
  17. payton34

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    $100?? Damn, maybe I should take mine out of storage and unload it, lol.

    I understand supply & demand on HA Barricade, Leader Brawl, etc. But what I don't get is why ROTF Shadow Megatron (or whatever it is) has jumped up so much in price. It's a random repaint that doesn't really fall into the movie-verse.
     
  18. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Go figure, because I thought he was garbage.
    As far as I am concerned, there were only 2 good HA's- BB and Jazz (and I havethem both).
     
  19. rapid_fire

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    nope, more like $150 I'm in the market for one, but I'm not paying more then $50 for him
     
  20. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Whew, luckily I happen to love DOTM Barry. So poseable.
     

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