Singapore Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Super_Megatron, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. and2ng

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    Not too sure about general retail, but the specialty toy shops got their stock back in May-June during the Circuit Breaker lockdown period.
     
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    Hi guys, just checking usually which international sites do you guys use to purchase Hasbro TF stuffs ? Due to this pandemic I'm staying in most of the time hence would prefer online shopping. So far right now I've did my research on Amazon SG but not sure if I should subscribe to their Prime. Is there any other sites like Amazon ?
     
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    If local, self-pickup shops skip a TF, I'd look for the official China version on Taobao. (I.e. ER Doubledealer) They work out to be about the same price and timing as local retail so there isn't really an advantage unless it's skipped here.

    Amazon Prime seems to be still the only reliable way to obtain Amazon exclusives in Singapore. Other exclusives (Target/Walmart/Pulse) get distributed to the local Specialty Shops or TRU, but not the Amazon ones. I'm glad I'm not a completionist anymore and didn't find myself needing those.
     
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    Not familiar with buying Hasbro stuff on TB, but wasn’t the Scorponok only recently released in China? Gave me the impression they’re slower than us.
     
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    It varies between releases. Their ER Quintesson Judge was trickling out 2~3 weeks ago and that SDCC Pit set is already shipping. Usually it's not that far off from local, main thing is still whether local retail skips a wave or bring it in low quantity. You won't see ER Scorponok reach clearance here but China has enough stocks for it to happen in a year (shipping is $20 though)
     
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    Scorponok at $220 consider ok?
     
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    That's MSRP, so YMMV.
     
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    I find that weird. Hasbro SG lazada shop put it up at 299 like all the other Titans
     
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    If you buy from TRU online, it’s $219.90 with free delivery. And honestly if TRU is retailing at that price, that’s MSRP.
     
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    Sure, but it's still weird that their Siege Omega Supreme is stuck at 299.
     
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    Where can I get the Quintensson Pit of Judgement toy?
     
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    Toy shops only have stock for POs.
    Carousell scalper have it for 200
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    roborobo has it for 160
     
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    Wow! That's about 50 bucks increase from its PO price. Fierce!
     
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    I just msg him and he said reserved for others. Any other shop has this?
     
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    WTF, why shop not bring in more for walk in?

    I only see 230, no 200 anymore.
     
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    If you want the item then do the necessary thing and pre-order.

    In this day and age, walk in business is almost non existent. The shops should not have to bear the risk of the item not selling.
     
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    I concur. If you are really keen on something, place your pre-orders to ensure you get them. You never know which stuff are going to be hot sellers or if suppliers could not secure enough stocks to satisfy demand.
     
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    I actually po from a famous toy shop in Chinatown area and I was so worried they would have stock cut so I tried to get walk in one. Unfortunately, my prediction came true and they have stock cut!
     
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    I feel for you bro. In future better to preorder from the more reputable collector toy shops. I've been a long time customer of the bird shop and they have never disappointed me. Just putting it out there. There's quite a few players in the local market, some more reliable than others so you need to pick the right one that would not let you down.