Which websites other than Amazon are safe for Transformers toys ?

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  1. Vincymon

    Vincymon Well-Known Member

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    After long years of toil and sacrifice...I am finally in a position where I have enough disposable income to start collecting transformers.

    See image below of studio series starscream.
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    However...the high end masterpeices such as Wei Jang the MPMs the Challenger Optimus Prime etc...are not available on Amazon.

    Before I venture into this I would like some advice from you more experienced collectors...where are the safest websites ?

    Some of the figures I am interested in are
    1) The new MPM of Megatron as he appears in the first movie
    2) An MPM of Optimus Prime from the first 3 movies.

    Thanks any help is welcome
     

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    wildfly Formerly the next big thing.

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    Are you in the U.S.?
     
  3. Vincymon

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    No. We use a shipping company to bring goods here. That is how I ordered my starscream. The shipping company has Post boxes reserved in the US...so whatever you buy on Amazon goes there, and then it is sent to us.

    So...I'm hoping, if I register on another toy website it should work the same ? Just put the shipping address as the same PO box ?
     
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    Almost all of the US based retailers will ship to Post Office boxes, but you'll have to use a shipping method that allows that, such as Parcel Post (cheapest, yet still expensive) and First Class (if it's under a pound or 425 g). If it's a bigger/heavier box, it'll go Priority Mail or Retail Ground as they call it. Problem is, all retailers using that will tell you it'll incur heavier prices, and it does.

    I don't know if your company charges you for using them to ship, but if they do, you can add at least $16-22.00 USD on top of what you're already paying.

    It's all doable, but it'll eat through your disposable income, basically. Amazon would be cheapest if you had Amazon Prime and shipped to that P.O. Box because all shipping is free and all you have to pay is tax, beyond the cost of the item.

    Other retailers...

    Big Bad Toy Store, The Chosen Prime, Toy Dojo are all respectable options that deal in Hasbro, Takara-Tomy, MP/MPM, and 3rd party. If you're looking for Wei Jiang stuff in the US, you'll want TCP and TD out of the list I just mentioned. Avoid TFSource. They're extremely problematic. Credit cards have been skimmed, they're slow to ship, their shipping is expensive, and there's no communication.

    Agabyss is another good one, very nice owner, very respectable.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  5. Vincymon

    Vincymon Well-Known Member

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    TCP...oh The chosen prime Ok. I know Big Bad Toystore is emgo the friggin geek himself right ? I figured since that is a well known youtube channel...it should be safe right ?

    I was searching for the new weijang black apple optimus prime ...but I only got a website called "e you collectables" I'm not sure about that one.
     
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    Well he’s sponsored by them, not actually big bad toy store. But they are reliable. As to where to buy weijang’s optimus, places like showz and tfdirect carry him.
     
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    eltonlin98 Lose the race to win the battle

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  9. Vincymon

    Vincymon Well-Known Member

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    Well, I will chose one and keep my fingers crossed

    Looks legit...lemme see what they have ..although I still gotta budget...only one MPM per month..LOL
     
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    Still waiting on showz store....
     
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