What the hell is up with Cyber Commander Optimus' price?!

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  1. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    This is something very very odd.
    I saw Cyber Commander Optimus being sold out the ass on Amazon's Black Friday section for like, $20. Then a few days later, Aldi had them for $30 a piece. I missed out on both.

    Then when I went to go pick one up online I saw that the prince on Amazon had shot up to almost $150.
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    On eBay the prices aren't much better - $80-100 across the board.
    What the hell happened?! This is Cyber Commander Optimus Prime. He's supposed to be big and cheap. Emphasis on the CHEAP.

    Did Hasbro stop printing them? Is this a hot new collector's item? Were they recalled for melting people's eyeballs or something?!

    ...Or is this just a natural price fluctuation due to supply and demand and it'll be back to normal in no time?
     
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    Pretty sure these are KOs
     
  3. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Trying to achieve something

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    Nope, Cyber Bitallion line.
     
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    When things get to really low stock on amazon, they sometimes start messing with the prices.
     
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    Flash1087 Maybe in an Alternate Dimension

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    These things have always been weirdly expensive over here, because for a while they were only sold in certain regions of Asia. I think this specific example is just some jackass upcharging on Amazon; you see it all the time when something gets sold out and is then "available from these sellers". If they had him around Black Friday, they might get him back in stock again.
     
  6. JomasterII

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    The oddest thing here is that it's not just a specific jackass upcharging. It's the official Amazon US storefront...
     
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    I’ve been trying to sell mine (Australia) for a good year :lol 
     
  8. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In-Stock

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    Amazon's scalpa'rithm. It's normal. o_O 
     
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