Hot Wheels X Transformers Official Announcement

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  1. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    ffs missed it and scalpers winning
     
  2. BWfan86

    BWfan86 Well-Known Member

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    I believe that It is the latter
     
  3. NormanB

    NormanB Well-Known Member

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    It's all objective at the end of the day, but I think people are out of their gourd to pay 80 bucks for this,

    But pay they did, and in droves.
     
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  4. Aarion23

    Aarion23 Living in the Digital World!

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    Spoiler Alert to the Spoiler Alert: it might reach $800 lol
     
  5. Sponge

    Sponge Herald of Unicron

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    they are trying already


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  6. EMPEROR NOVA01

    EMPEROR NOVA01 Well-Known Member

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    Cripes. Glad I managed to get my order in for two.
     
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  7. blaine71274

    blaine71274 Recovering completist, recently fell off the wagon

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    That’s some bull shit! Especially when the anime version of Missing Link is $69.00. But I guess it’s the Hot Wheels nostalgia. I hate scalpers. I have no respect for them. The only time I sell something for more than retail is when I have more than retail into it.
     
  8. Sam

    Sam Arrival

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    Fucking hell the amount of listings on ebay. Thing is ebay doesn’t allow preorders, so I think it’s time for a bunch of people to report all these listings as violating their terms :wink: 
     
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  9. JasonTFW2005

    JasonTFW2005 Well-Known Member

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    This hobby is getting ridiculous. You will miss out on almost anything G1 related unless you are chronically online and buy something immediately.
     
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  10. Rewind

    Rewind Swoosh!

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    Couldn’t even try for one, had a meeting right at that time. I will continue to hope for a release with a standard paintjob as I don’t really dig the “premium” paint anyway. Too dark and glossy, and I would prefer he look just like the original.
     
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  11. Tprime

    Tprime I still function!

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    they canceled my single, hope my other order still stands:

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  12. franpincho

    franpincho NOT a FT Only collector

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    How about the idiots that enable them?
     
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  13. Tprime

    Tprime I still function!

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    is it a chicken or the egg situation though? like people wouldn't be forced buy at ridiculous prices if scalpers didn't take all the inventory. calling people idiots for buying at ridiculous prices--- what are they to do if they missed the boat? it's the scalpers that have manipulated the market, the people buying are just reactionary
     
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  14. franpincho

    franpincho NOT a FT Only collector

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    How is anyone forced? These aren't essentials.
     
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  15. Seth Sunthay

    Seth Sunthay ElusoryMonk

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    this exactly
     
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  16. Tprime

    Tprime I still function!

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    Sure, by that regard one could just give up and walk away.
     
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  17. Ikkstakk

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    And then there's this listing. It's an auction, not a Buy It Now. The high bid is $153.50 with over eighteen hours still to go. That's not scalpers manipulating the market, that's buyers determining the market. If people are willing to spend $150+ on a figure, nobody who has it is going to sell it for $80. That's just how the market works.
     
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  18. Afterburner

    Afterburner For your health

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    Everyone relax, there's no way they won't do more of him in some capacity.
     
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  19. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In-Stock

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    Hope this ships a lot sooner than the 6/28! :thumb 

    I have missed out on stuff before because I listened to negative chatter too much (never again), so I kinda wanted to tell people to stop comparing this to Missing Link (apples to oranges) in their mind and/or not overthink the price (not that anyone would listen) because they will miss out hard and regret it if there was any remote interest to begin with.

    At the same time, I was viciosusly glad to see the aversion (kinda less completion when trying to order, lol). :p 

    I am 99.99% certain this won’t get a straight reissue- Mattel doesn’t operate the same as Hasbro (who has spoiled us) and is a lot more cruel. But because of Hasbro’s involvement, who knows.
     
  20. diaclone og

    diaclone og diaclone

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    Hey guys this ain\'t scalpers work this is Mattel I order stuff regularly from them and when something is launched at 9 it usually always sells out within an hour.u snooze u lose also they only make limited quantities of these items so u got to be quick on the trigger lesson learned for non Mattel shoppers u must be on site in the first hour for almost every creation release