The Soul of Chogokin, Soul SPEC, SIC, & Super Robot Chogokin Choking on Gokin Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by viper2391, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Pharoid

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    I have Tryder and it’s one of my favorite SOCs. But Bandai can suck my “@&$ at $330. The original shelf-warmed. I’ll wait for a discount or live without a 3rd copy, regardless of the shuttle. Bandai is asking WAY too much on Renewals but this is the most egregious. Back the “@&$ up Bandai.
     
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    Having a hard to to decide on the gx66r
    I guess this is another buy later when I have extra money release since I have the gx66 and I still want to complete the whole line up
    Decided to preorder thousand sunny instead absolutely no idea why
     
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    I was more shocked about how much shipping had gone up on AJ. When you factor in the exchange rate, it comes in about 10 dollars cheaper than BBTS (not including sales tax). But if there is a lack of interest, it might drive the price down at AJ.
     
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    Lol. I saw that price and immediately cringed at the thought of what a Voltes re-release might cost...
     
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    Yeah, I want this Trider but I'm not paying that price for it. Will see how it goes.
     
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    I don’t think this goes well for Bandai. They keep asking more and more for less and less, and reissues. Of course their competitors are offering A LOT of exciting new things. But if every SOC is now $300+ and the smaller companies are coming in at $500 I might shrug my shoulders and say fuck it. I have plenty of other things to collect and believe me when I tell you money isn’t the issue. Value is.
     
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    Yeah, I’m well aware of your collecting habits and when insane collectors like us who often are willing to pay the price for works of art are tapping out, something is not right. While companies like Bandai have basically treated us like human atms, dispensing money to them at will, there is a point where they are pushing too far and it’s been going past that point too often lately. Of course, there are times and items where they have me by the balls and I still can’t resist.
     
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    Most definitely. I am obviously a huge fan. But there is a fine line between impressing me and insulting me. Unfortunately as much as I love Tryder GX-66R is the latter.
     
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    Is there a site or a list of all of Bandai's SOC line. I have the two (voltrons) that I want, but there were a few seen that looked interesting and now forgot there names.
     
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    There are some sites that have reviews and lists but if you just want the straight up original details, go directly to the source: 超合金魂の商品一覧 | 魂ウェブ
     
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    Hey I’m thinking of purchasing Soul of Chogokin GX-88 Dairugger ....what are people’s opinions? Any things I should look out for?

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    Purchase it, it’s awesome. There are like 1,000 reviews on YouTube.



     
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    BBTS had it on discount. I bought a second at a reduced price. It’s 3’ away from me.

    So the original Tyder retailed for 25,000 yen and the new one is 32,000 yen from ‘14 to ‘20 that’s about a 4.2% inflation rate. Not horrible but double nominal inflation in the same time period. Or a straight-up 28% increase over a previously engineered toy.
     
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    Sometimes I remember that SRC of Dendoh and Oger exist.
    Anyone has experience with these two?
    Will you recommend them?
    (I'm not planning to buy them right now, first I need to find a good price)
     
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    I have them both. Good figures but older and the tolerances were pretty loose but not floppy.
     
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    Thanks for the link, it is very useful.
     
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    But you are also getting the shuttle too! That must surely be worth the price hike. Fingers still crossed on a price decrease at AJ.
     
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    Thanks, I’ve been watching all the reviews. Seems awesome, so I’m gunna go for it.

    Also, have SOC announced any upcoming figures?
     
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