Where to purchase Masterpieces?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Shiaoran, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Shiaoran

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    I've been looking around, but everywhere are selling the 2 I want (MP-10 Convoy and MP-11 Starscream) at abusive prices.
    Sure they're already overpriced in the original prices and I'm no newbie to collecting, I know inflation and scalpers, but $300 for a Transformer? Only if it were 1/12 scale :p 
     
  2. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Unfortunately when you miss the initial pre-order, you kind of missed the boat. You either have to be patient and hold out til you find something in your price range, not get it at all, or pay the price. Most of the vendors here are your best bet, or monitor the Junkion Exchange regularly.
     
  3. Shiaoran

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    Could you recommend any trusty members here that would have these items for sale?
     
  4. Erland

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    Just look through the B/S/T section and when you find one that is in your price, double check that members feedback and see what people say about them. It's really your best bet.
     
  5. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    MP10 Convoy can be found for relatively cheap at HLJ and they have a 20 percent off shipping until the 20th or so of the month.

    MP11 is available at Robotkingdom I think, but for 199 USD before shipping.

    Don't know where you live, but both vendors are in Asia [Japan and Hong Kong, respectively].

    As for members here, if you see one selling these, check their feedback [most members have their feedback page linked to their signature, like mine] and see for yourself if they can be trusted or not. Not everybody we trust say 100 percent has the items we want, heh.
     
  6. Shiaoran

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    Thanks, I'll look around. HLJ and Robotkingdom seem to be the best bet.
     
  7. MegaDolrailer

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    Sometimes Mandarake's site has a few instock, currently they have Takara Skywarp, Black Rodimus, Sleep Convoy, and MP-10 Convoy. You have to search their names in katakana though, so I suggest using TFwiki (So useful that they list the foreign names!)
     
  8. Alucard77

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    Does it have to be the Japanese release? If not, TRU for MP10. At least you save money on that end.

    MP11, I would say, hunt on the B/S/T. Best place to get a decent price.
     
  9. xMostWanted559x

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    I got my mp11 starscream online thru ebay. I have a tru mp10 PM me if your interested
     
  10. MegaDolrailer

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    Satomiblood Kimagure Orange Road

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    Simultaneously peruse the BST forum and eBay auctions/BIN listings.
     
  12. Shiaoran

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    Thanks for the suggestions, hopefully I've got that MP-10 from Mandarake (the bad thing about them is not knowing you've "won" what you purchased :p  ).

    I don't know if it HAS to be the japanese release, I don't know if there are differences other than the box.

    I'm in Brazil though, so shipping from Japan is cheaper and import fee chances are somewhat lower.