Platinum Edition Planet of Junk Clash and YotM Optimus Primal found at TRU in Canada

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  1. Alucard77

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    Does that make things better?

    LOL.

    I see people posting this over and over again. It doesn't change the fact that a 3 pack like this should be $45, if not less.

    Just cause you slap a "Platinum Edition" sticker on it, doesn't make it worth the price.

    Think of it this way. The G2 Superion box set is 4 Deluxes and 1 voyager, for $89.
     
  2. AzT

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    Agreed.

    Although some of these sets can be had for less ->

    $140
    Amazon.com: Transformers Platinum Edition Trypticon Figure: Toys & Games


    $69.99
    Transformers Platinum Edition Insecticons Three Pack - Transformers 2010 - 2015 Transformers Exclusives


    $59.95
    Amazon.com: Transformers Platinum Edition Decepticon Triple Changers Action Figure: Toys & Games


    $82.49
    Transformers Platinum Edition Seeker Squadron 3-... : Target


    $100
    Transformers Platinum Edition Planet of Junk Clash – ScrambleCore Toy Store



    I see what you did there :D :thumb :rock 

    ("Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost.")
     
  3. timcrook

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    You're adding TRU "tax" twice. It is already included in the CAD price.
     
  4. DecepticusPrime

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  5. Automorpher

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    Yea, I would have liked at least one more of that one (and the United Version), have two of each. I guess it was just so easy to troop build the Hasbro versions that I wouldn't mind a couple more. Damn it, this mold being re-released really makes me want to track down a second set of the 4 club figures from it.

    As far as the sale prices, sadly, my sister didn't end up ordering me Trypticon when it was around $100 (but I have my childhood one anyway), and the Blitzwing/Astrotrain was under $40 when I got it. Seekers were on sale (may still be) on Walmart online in Canada for about $33 USD, so deals can be had. Problem is, none of those were much of a priority for me, so I was more then willing to wait for prices that made sense. This one is more of a "necessity" even if I have slowly thinned my herd of the original two releases.
     
  7. Abrogate

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    yeaaaah. I wouldnt even mind if this was just a little overpriced. like, 3 deluxes would be $45, I'd pay $50 for this. but $80+? naaah. (and even then I dont want the Rodimus so I'd be paying $15 for a figure I have no use for, but it's better than paying $27 for him). it's sad cos I actually would like more Junkions for troop building
     
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    I'm still peeved that I never got to get the Energon two packs of Armada repants from SamsClub and Costco. Those things were literally half the price of both individual molds combined. Heck I remember happily getting ROTF Superion who was cheaper than the individual Energon Aerialbots would've been at the time, and the Magnus vs Skywarp set which had two excellent redecos for less than the price of both molds.
     
  9. Kenchanayoh

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    Waiting is fine for me. I was lucky with waiting. I got the insecticons for 50 and pred for around 50. Trypticon was 70 due to me complaining to Amazon.
     
  10. Driftx3

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    My lord the price on these, for molds I already have. Easy pass.
     
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    This is basically my take. I don't mind paying a little up charge for "Platinum"ness, but this is too much.
     
  12. Starscream 91

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    While I don't know how I feel about having to pay 80 dollars when the set comes to the United States but with the possibility of Wheelie coming in Titans Return I may have to find a way to get this set so I can complete my Autobot 86 Cast.
     
  13. Tman978

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    4 deluxes, 1 Voyager and a Legends
     
  14. LoserBroadside

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    Guys, these absurd Platinum Edition prices are only too high if nobody pays them. The power is ours!
     
  15. BidoofdudeofOz

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    I really want this for the Junkions (I'd sell Hot Rod or something). $111AUD (CAD to AUD) isn't that bad (our deluxes are $30AUD/$21USD), only $20 or so, but you can bet if it does hit here it'll be 1.5-2 times that price. Everybody loses.
     
  16. Primus_feather

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    Wonder if Hasbro finally got off their ass's and "restored" hot hods canopy function! If you unassemble his cockpit you notice that if was designed to open, but was disabled during the process.. I restored mine with some trauma to the original.. would love to see it done right!
     
  17. MartyFeeb

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    This.

    When I think of TF collectors, I get an image of a guy spending beyond his resources to satisfy an unhealthy, collecting OCD - Hasbro, fully knowledgeable of this, capitalizing on that (shifty, ethical [?] bastards).

    I'm seeing too many sensible "too expensive, Hasblow/TRU!" to really believe these are actual fan postings (or simply boastful posturing?). These platinum sets usually sell, at least enough to keep doing it. So the absurd prices will continue (sadly).

    Even if this set gets clearanced, you guys will still bite at $70 or $60 (which is still too much).

    But hey, if they could [accidentally] release MP SS at TRU for $60, maybe there's some hope that prices will come under control... at some point. :banghead:  (As it stands, this isn't even an MP, so I'm not sure who's going to care about some old CHUG re-releases - other than a minority of folks who A) still collect CHUG, and B) somehow missed the first release of these, and there subsequent run through the discounters).
     
  18. Dobbie

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    I am in the B category so I will probably look to get these, as cheaply as possible I think though as the price is quite a surprise, especially if Galvatron and Cyclonus or whatever is coming out.
     
  19. 03Mach1

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    First, let me be clear, I wouldn't buy this set at $50 as my CHUG days are over. But aren't these Platinum prices dictated by a smaller run (a la Botcon souvenirs) and not random greed pricing?
     
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