bruticus1978 wrote:Ok, I have been looking at prices for both MP-8 and MP-10 (Hasbro version). Grimlock is around 300 and Prime is 200. Are these prices too high? Is it possible to still find a Prime at TRU anymore or has it been too long? Just for reference, how much were both these figures when they hit the stores?
As a new, small collection minded fan, I'm kinda doing the same shopping around you are, so...I only know much of the stuff you know.
Hasbro's MP-10 Prime, started out briefly at $99 I think...but quickly was bumped to $119.00. I think it ended up at $129.00, before they were all gone. I have no idea if Hasbro will produce another run. For now, I don't see it "re-appearing" unless they do produce more. Perhaps someone in "the know" can say whether or not they are all sold out, but it surely appears so.
The TRUs in my area had a couple of mp-10's, but I was broke and they sold out so fast, they were all gone a month before the holidays and never reappeared. You can register at the TRU website to be notified when more are in stock...I believe they still have the product listed. Perhaps enough emails about it will prompt another production run. ?? I have no idea how that works.
As for pricing, Hasbro's MP10 should cost you around $150, as that's a $30 profit margin for the scalpers who took the risk buying them all up. Beyond $150, I feel is too much. Of course most of them are selling for $170 or so right now...so...it's not as horrible as...
He's overpriced at $300, but it's supply and demand. I'd say $200 is a great price for him, but as there's no logical reason another MP of him will be produced anytime soon, I'd say up to $250 would still be acceptable, if you really want a Grimmy. Beyond $250 (which is where they're all priced right now) is just rape, but I'd wager there are victims lining up. In the end, any item is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
Obviously all Takara versions will be quite a bit more expensive, as they've been imported at SOME point in their history and as such, someone wants to recoup that cost....not to mention that they're a bit more in demand for "cartoon precise" collectors, and their rarity as well.
If you don't need them in NEW/Unopened condition, by all means, look for used/opened ones from other collectors.