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#6241 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2189 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2015 - 05:43 AM

Platinum reissue Trypticon is available.  Lists for $169.99.  Amazon has it for a slight discount.

 

Thought this commercial was cute.

 

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#6242 blandstalker   I am Irrelevant Bitching CAGiversary!   2515 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 07:45 PM

Devastator is $109 at Amazon and Wal-Mart

 

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B00SOFZF08

 

At Amazon, you can also get two additional things: a free stuffed bear and not having to deal with Wal-Mart


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#6243 dschroll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   530 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:42 AM

It figures just as I pull the trigger on him at $127 through Hasbro that amazon drops the price.  Sigh.



#6244 maynardsnow   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 09:53 PM

Anyone know of any good deals this black friday for third party figures?  



#6245 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2189 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:19 AM

Haven't looked for 3rd party figure sales, but BBTS is doing daily sales with Transformers on sale today.

 

http://www.bigbadtoy...ng&utm_content=

 

Had a pile of loot that needed to ship last week, so I threw in some MPs not thinking they'd go on sale.  Already had Bluestreak and Smokescreen, but it would've been nice to save a bit on Star Saber.



#6246 Zmonkay   Awesome in Small Doses CAGiversary!   4637 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2015 - 05:53 AM

Stolen from TFW2005:

Originally Posted by MartyFeeb viewpost.gif
New Jet coupon for first time customers:

$25 off $50 with code JETCOMSAVE2

https://jet.com/prod....0a35ff5077611b
GO GO GO! MP Tracks $67 - $25 (JETCOMSAVE2) - $1.XX (return waiver) = $41 shipped! eek.gif

 

 

Also finally bit on MP Star Saber for 140 shipped from BBTS.  Not bad I guess.  Still need MP Ultra Magnus...


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#6247 demonchylde   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 06:32 PM

Stolen from TFW2005:

Originally Posted by MartyFeeb viewpost.gif
New Jet coupon for first time customers:

$25 off $50 with code JETCOMSAVE2

https://jet.com/prod....0a35ff5077611b
GO GO GO! MP Tracks $67 - $25 (JETCOMSAVE2) - $1.XX (return waiver) = $41 shipped! eek.gif

 

 

Also finally bit on MP Star Saber for 140 shipped from BBTS.  Not bad I guess.  Still need MP Ultra Magnus...

ARRRRG! I can't get the savings code to stick. Every time I proceed to check out, it automatically removes the coupon code in favor of the paltry 1.5% savings with my credit card. No Transformers GO! for me :(


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#6248 mazinga z   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   155 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 04:37 AM

Couldn't log on any sooner,but today Target is doing but 2 get 1 free,great deal if you want to pick up some combiner limbs.



#6249 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2189 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2015 - 04:39 PM

Amazon has up to 50% off "select Hasbro toys" today.

 

Leader class Armada Megatron, Thundercracker - $22.99

Combiner Wars Cyclonus, Silverbolt - $14.99

Platinum Trypticon - $118.99 (after I bought it 2 weeks ago for ~$161)

Platinum Blitzwing / Astrotrain - $34.99

 

Various Rescue Bots figures.  Only R.I.D. figure I saw was 3-step changer Sideswipe for $10.99.



#6250 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6569 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2015 - 09:52 PM

Saw Platinum Soundwave at TRU for $100.

 

Amazon has up to 50% off "select Hasbro toys" today.

 

Leader class Armada Megatron, Thundercracker - $22.99

Combiner Wars Cyclonus, Silverbolt - $14.99

Platinum Trypticon - $118.99 (after I bought it 2 weeks ago for ~$161)

Platinum Blitzwing / Astrotrain - $34.99

 

Various Rescue Bots figures.  Only R.I.D. figure I saw was 3-step changer Sideswipe for $10.99.

If you paid with a Discover card or Amex, you should be able to get the difference back.


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#6251 demonchylde   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 05:18 PM

Hey everybody, after years of collecting, it's time to say goodbye to all these tons of plastic. We're getting a new house because we're also getting a new baby (3rd and last). I need to unload a lot of stuff; some MIB, others opened but carefully repackaged, and lots and lots of loose figures. What's the best way to do this? 

 

I've been looking at Ebay but the shipping would kill me, and I didn't make enough sales to be able to list stuff on Amazon until after the holidays. Craiglist has been a gamble in the past. I'm not expecting to make any sort of return on my "investment," but I don't want to just give this stuff away either. I don't have any of the big collector items like G1 stuff, most of my collection is from the late 90s and on. 

 

Any advice on selling this stuff?

 

Any one have experience with selling items through a collectibles consignment store? (We've got one in Culver City here that I'm looking into.)

 

Any advice is welcome, thanks.


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#6252 pablo escobar   Go Dodgers! CAGiversary!   573 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 05:27 PM

Hey everybody, after years of collecting, it's time to say goodbye to all these tons of plastic. We're getting a new house because we're also getting a new baby (3rd and last). I need to unload a lot of stuff; some MIB, others opened but carefully repackaged, and lots and lots of loose figures. What's the best way to do this? 

 

I've been looking at Ebay but the shipping would kill me, and I didn't make enough sales to be able to list stuff on Amazon until after the holidays. Craiglist has been a gamble in the past. I'm not expecting to make any sort of return on my "investment," but I don't want to just give this stuff away either. I don't have any of the big collector items like G1 stuff, most of my collection is from the late 90s and on. 

 

Any advice on selling this stuff?

 

Any one have experience with selling items through a collectibles consignment store? (We've got one in Culver City here that I'm looking into.)

 

Any advice is welcome, thanks.

Big Lou's?  Some friends and I had a display there a while back but most of it never sold, we ended up taking it to Frank and Sons in City of Industry and sold/traded it with vendors there.  I'd say try that or just keep a post up on Craigslist, sure there are a lot of flakes but you'd save on shipping.



#6253 demonchylde   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 05:13 PM

Thanks Pablo, I was talking about Big Lou's. I know Karky tried to sell some stuff there too with mixed results. I had forgotten about Frank & Sons, thanks for reminding me. :)


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#6254 El Rey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1167 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2015 - 05:56 PM

Yeah I see you are down in So Cal so my first thought was Frank and Sons but you have plenty of options. You should also try Phat Collectibles and My D-Pins and Collectibles
Also look into boards like TFW2005 and Seibertron. I try to avoid eBay and fees if at all possible. I have some success with Craigslist but there are a lot of flakes

#6255 dschroll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   530 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2015 - 01:44 AM

Do you want to post on here at all to see if anyone on CAG is interested?



#6256 demonchylde   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 05:32 PM

Thanks for the advice El Rey. more options are always a good thing.

 

dschroll, once I finish cataloging everything I have, I will definitely post the spreadsheet up here.


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#6257 Whinterfell   Games are Coming. CAGiversary!   357 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 05:16 PM

I can't believe I have been on this site for this long and never noticed a transformers thread until now.  That has been fixed.


$24.99, and no free shipping, I am a huge Neptunia/Noire fan, but I am also a fan of money...

 
 

#6258 fujishig   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 04:43 AM

Amazon has up to 50% off "select Hasbro toys" today.
 
Leader class Armada Megatron, Thundercracker - $22.99
Combiner Wars Cyclonus, Silverbolt - $14.99
Platinum Trypticon - $118.99 (after I bought it 2 weeks ago for ~$161)
Platinum Blitzwing / Astrotrain - $34.99
 
Various Rescue Bots figures.  Only R.I.D. figure I saw was 3-step changer Sideswipe for $10.99.


Trypticon is now ~101 on Amazon...

#6259 blandstalker   I am Irrelevant Bitching CAGiversary!   2515 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 04:27 AM

If you need any of these Combiner Wars Legends figures, Amazon has a deal for you:

 

Skywarp: $4.04

Groove: $3.30 (add-on)

Blackjack: $4.69

Rodimus: $4.94

Warpath: $5.99 (add-on)

 

All of them except Skywarp are worthy (though Groove is a little weird), and these are the prices they should have been at.


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#6260 blandstalker   I am Irrelevant Bitching CAGiversary!   2515 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:47 AM

This is an overdue review, and I've got more, too.  But I want to start with this one.

 

Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers

In short: Avoid like the plague

 

If you were like me, you saw these when Hasbro announced them and thought they were underwhelming, but would pick them up anyway.  Kre-O Transformers that transform without rebuilding.  They were supposed to be TRU exclusives, and I kept my eyes out for them.  Only they never made it.

 

Then I spotted one in Marshalls.  Then, looking through the discount chains, I found a few more.  One at Tuesday Morning.  One at Ross.  Not available at Hasbro Toy Shop, and the only other place is eBay, where they are surprisingly not cheap.

 

I should have thought through why they would be found only at clearance stores and not even at HTS.  The answer is that Hasbro knew these were turds.  Seriously, they are in competition for the worst Hasbro product ever for me.

 

So far, after finding Optimus, Bumblebee, and the Ratchet/Soundwave two pack, I only opened Optimus and that is the way they are going to stay.  The rest are going on eBay.

 

The problem -- and it's a big one -- is that the Kre-O blocks are not Lego blocks.  They don't have the same tolerances.  They don't stay together as well.  Kre-O also made some very poor design decisions when making these.

 

Making these models work would be a challenge for Lego bricks.  For Kre-O, they are just failures.  I just tried transforming Optimus from robot to truck.  During the process:

  • the door/arm assembly fell off
  • the front truck plate fell off
  • the head fell off
  • the door/arm assembly fell apart again after being fixed.

The parts don't stay together, and they are also more vulnerable to temperature than Lego blocks.  The first time I put Optimus together, it was in sunlight.  One of the pieces refused to stay on.  It would physically launch itself off the other piece.  Every time.  Sunlight.  Since then, it has behaved.

 

A mystifyingly bad decision was to put Optimus' head over an already occupied post.  This means that any stress (like from, say, moving the parts around to transform it) will cause his head to go flying.

 

What you end up with is a terrible, unconvincing truck, a squat, kibbly robot, and a mess of parts falling off any time you go between them.  Going into this product, I was willing to accept a few compromises to the models if they had something that transformed without having to rebuild it.  But, not only do you have ugly models, but you have to rebuild the @#$%ing things every time anyway since they fall apart.  It's awful.

 

Congrats, Hasbro -- you finally killed Kre-O.  Hopefully they'll continue doing the class sets, but this was just sad.


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#6261 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   5970 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 11:39 AM

Superion Collection Pack is available for order on TRU. 99.99 

http://www.toysrus.c...Collection-Pack


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#6262 blandstalker   I am Irrelevant Bitching CAGiversary!   2515 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 08:19 PM

The next limb waves of Combiner Wars are hitting Targets and TRUs.  I have spotted pieces of the Combaticon waves at various Targets (never all four together) and all the Sky Reign deluxes at Target.

 

I've not seen the Voyagers, though TFW reports that Sky Lynx and a reship of Onslaught have been spotted at a Target in Washington.  Maybe the long dry spell is finally over.

 

Target wants $15.99 for them and TRU a staggering $19.99.  I'm just going to wait for all of them together at HasbroToyShop.


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#6263 El Rey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1167 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 04:55 AM

Lots of good Titans return stuff shown at toy fair to being me back into transformers collecting