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Old 07-13-2017, 02:49 PM   #11
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Re: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released At Retail

Y'all can thank yourselves for this price-jump, going around charging each other 220-250 for the original Hasbro release. Hasbro's just catching up to the boardies and kijijis.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:02 PM   #12
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Y'all can thank yourselves for this price-jump, going around charging each other 220-250 for the original Hasbro release. Hasbro's just catching up to the boardies and kijijis.
I agree.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:56 PM   #13
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Re: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released At Retail

How I wish my salary went up by 130% from 2012 to 2017.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:36 PM   #14
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Is this packaged in truck mode? The box looks smaller than Takara MP-10 which is packaged in bot mode.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:41 PM   #15
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Awesome, I will NOT be paying for that.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:04 PM   #16
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Re: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released At Retail

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Y'all can thank yourselves for this price-jump, going around charging each other 220-250 for the original Hasbro release. Hasbro's just catching up to the boardies and kijijis.
More like third party companies.

You don't think hastak noticed how much 3p companies charge for their unofficial figures?

Any self respecting business would see that and hike prices...

They don't care that being more limited in production, costs are higher for 3p...they just see collectors forking out 150-300 for a single figure and lick their lips.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:27 PM   #17
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Re: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released At Retail

How can you imply greed (you mention licking their lips) on Hasbro's part when you're actively trying to trade a TRU MP10 (originally $100, less on sale) for a Takara MP22, a $220+ figure? LOL they're applying the same markup on this toy that you are.

http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=58319
http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=58521

This has nothing to do with 3P companies; it's clear from the asking prices for this figure on this very board that they way undercharged for the initial TRU release and have since adjusted. They sold out online day 1, so the new price can't be far off what collectors value it at.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:05 PM   #18
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Re: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released At Retail

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How can you imply greed (you mention licking their lips) on Hasbro's part when you're actively trying to trade a TRU MP10 (originally $100, less on sale) for a Takara MP22, a $220+ figure? LOL they're applying the same markup on this toy that you are.

http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=58319
http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=58521

This has nothing to do with 3P companies; it's clear from the asking prices for this figure on this very board that they way undercharged for the initial TRU release and have since adjusted. They sold out online day 1, so the new price can't be far off what collectors value it at.
I see you had a fun time dealing with Soundwaves as well lol

I do agree that 3p isn't to blame, rather then supply/demand economics. They charged too little the first time now they are erring on the side of overcharging. They can reduce the price if sales are slow but they can't increase the price if they fly off the shelves. The proper price point is probably inbetween the original $100 and the current $230 imo
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:22 PM   #19
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Re: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released At Retail

Year of the Horse version was 150$ if memory serves, I'd say 170$ would be the perfect price for this mold which I believe this time actually includes Roller and possibly the little Spike figure that was meant to come with it, unlike YotH which omitted those particular figures.

The only reason it sold out online once being released is because of the damn scalpers, even with a limit of 2 or 3 there are plenty of ways to circumvent this issue with friends addresses and the like.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:47 PM   #20
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For 100$-150$, I'll buy. It will get eventually clearanced, at one point.
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