Michigan Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by ikado, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. Deadsled

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    Yes
     
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  2. Devil Prime

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    Yes he is.
     
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    Then if I find him or not, I am not worried
     
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    phoenixhawk Rollin' to the Rescue! :)

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    if you can find him then among the sea of bumblebees and ratchets lol
     
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    I see way more Crowbars than Bumblebees lol
     
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    I see more crowbars too.

    Found a rotf starscream at Allen park target,

    I dont get it.. tell me where the logic is here...

    So people buy these, say 6 cases of 8 figures at $6 a pop so $48 x 6 cases, that's $300 pre tax in stock for your Amazon store. I see these same figs around $20...so in order to move em, you have to price them around there...then the market is saturated now..it might take a few months to break even on the cost right?
    I mean...if your buying 6 cases of fucking TOYS to resell for a few pennies, you have to kinda be a little bit of a low life to begin with...then where did you come up with the Capitol to buy them all? Can you afford to eat ramen noodles for a few weeks until your In the black? Are people that have tons of money and massive houses doing this?

    Some of it makes no sense and I'm betting it's not even a "I'm doing this for profit SUCCESSFULLY" type thing, and for the people that do this it's probably a neurotic disease much like hoarding, where they get dopamine highs when they find these "covets" thinking falsehoods about profits...while they are probably struggling to make ends meet...thinking this is normal.

    Last time I thought about this..was a few weeks r months ago..trypticon Ollie's time. I had stopped there luckily the day they put them out. FREAKIN TONS OF EM. Like...so many I counted 50 Trypticon (Trypticai? Trypticons? Y know..plural) and I'm sure there were more. I was looking for a overlord, so I asked an employee, showed me and I got to talking g about just how many Trypticon they had..the woman said "yeah..there's a bunch..but they will be gone tomorrow. There 2 people that come in here and they buy all of certain things. Sometimes they pay half cash, half credit..it blows me away..they say they sell them.."

    A buddy of mine asked me to pick him up a Trypticon..sure..I go up there 2 days later. ALL gone. I even asked..nope. gone. They were gone yesterday.

    So..yea..I get this shit these people do is more of a disease than a true pirate profit toy selling warrior...I bet if they have kids..the kids suffer...they may literally be able to do that financially because they live in moms basement.

    We have a guy on here, had a booth at Gibraltar for years..ran a reputable business...I bet he could say some wise words about if it REALLY is logical to say..buy 50 Trypticon. Or 6 cases of 2 year old movie deluxes. I see what happens at Ben's, and although the prices are high, they do have an online store, and it takes them awhile to sell a lot of the same product.

    It just does not make much sense to me.
     
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    so we're all adults on an anonymous internet message board dedicated to transforming robot toys. To that end, we're all kinds dorks, myself firmly acknowledging as much. But these motherfuckers are some wiener ass FUCKING dorks, the sort that are the reason I am pretty much an in the closet adult toy nerd. I wouldn't worry about these dudes failing their children, as there is NO FUCKING WAY they have come close to a pussy since the day they were born. I have long lamented why these assholes do this shot as there is no way they are making any money. As dorks, shouldn't they be able to get decent paying programming jobs or some shit. Is it possible that they are some neck beard having, basement living, fat, greasy, world of Warcraft, cheeto-fingered, Will Kieth looking, no pussy getting dorks that are also too stupid to get high paying nerd jobs? Fuck, what an embarrassing lifestyle.

    Sorry for the rant. I'm a bit drunk and hate fairy ass dork fuck scalpers. You can't possibly make decent money doing it, and the time it takes would be better served getting a fucking job. At least we can all have the satisfaction of knowing that these are some hardcore fuckinglosers with absolutely zero going for them. They will die virgins, but at least will make enough from their side hustle to have a huge collection of nerd toys.
     
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    That's what I'm saying...it just CANT be that worth it..it has to be neurotic behavior
     
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    It might not be. You’re assuming they know about transformers and don’t just run an online store on eBay that sells whatever. At meijer last year we had a major problem with resellers coming through and cleaning us out on anything we had a good sale on. It got to the point that meijer no longer accepts tax exempt status for resale to try to stop this. And they’d buy mostly electronics but I’d see them cleaning out stuff in toys sometimes too. So it might just be a case of them buying a ton of stuff cheap to stock their online stores.
     
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    Is Brickseek working for anyone else? I just entered the Target dpci for stuff I know they have (because I'm looking right at it)...and got 'no results found in your area'.
     
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    It hasn't been working I used it and it said that the Target's by me didn't have none of the small Siege guys and I called with the dpci right after I checked and they had them!
     
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    Amazon has a few Botbots 5 packs in stock now. Toilet troop and Sugar Shocks. Probably not for long. I snagged some when they were up earlier. Pretty neat little figures. Who wouldn't like a transforming donut?
     
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    I like the toilet paper roll. I also really want the toilet plunger dude.
     
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    I only want the ice cream penguin guy.
     
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    Amazon has POTP Predaking by $120

    Also I saw Optimus Optimal in Saginaw Target.
     
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    So I had to fly to Port Charlotte, FL to do it, but I finally found one in the wild...

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    OK AMAZON predaking just goes down to $95
     
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    Target has SS24/25 double pack with 15% off
     
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    Are you guys finding Siege Battle Masters (Target Masters) easily yet? I usually don’t plan on buying multiples but I really want more blast effects. Maybe I’ll stock up when they become peg warmers like the titan masters are now.

    I’m going to gush on Siege since I got the first wave voyagers and deluxes from online this week and I haven’t had this much fun with TFs in a long time. These figures are begging to be in put dynamic poses and the blast effects make it way more awesome. They will not be just standing static on my shelf.

    These guys have addressed so many of our recent gripes that I’m seriously thinking about emailing the CEO and thanking him (he’s responded to me before.) Nicely posable, great interchangable weapons with tons of peg holes, very solid and no hollow leg syndrome, great packaging. Also Cog + Prime almost looks like Powermaster Prime.
     
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    Was as the Family Dollar on 9 mile and Kelly last night and saw a Transformers display with Darkwing, Sludge, Slag and Firestar all at $17 and the titans masters with bludgeon and octopunch at $7 a piece. If you missed out on these check your Family Dollar!