Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom

Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom

Monday, August 29th, 2011 4:27am CDT

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Site sponsor Robotkingdom just dropped by to let us know that they have opened up preorders for the Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron. The figure is priced at $89.90 and scheduled to ship in September.

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Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283143)
Posted by El Duque on August 29th, 2011 @ 4:44am CDT
Site sponsor Robotkingdom just dropped by to let us know that they have opened up preorders for the Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron. The figure is priced at $89.90 and scheduled to ship in September.

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Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283159)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 29th, 2011 @ 6:53am CDT
Wow, that's a $30 jump from Amazon's price, isn't i?
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283163)
Posted by RhA on August 29th, 2011 @ 7:12am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Wow, that's a $30 jump from Amazon's price, isn't i?


Scalping is all the rage with kids these days.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283207)
Posted by freakzero1981 on August 29th, 2011 @ 9:51am CDT
even for 90 bucks,its still a steal.take that you scalping a-hoes.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283219)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 29th, 2011 @ 10:20am CDT
There will be more.

Does anyone really think Amazon would request and exclusive figure in limited quantities? >:oP I don't.

But...all the same, people are going to flip tables about availability and scalpers when a little patience would go a long way.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283222)
Posted by Kibble on August 29th, 2011 @ 10:27am CDT
*Intently waiting for the replies once BBTS inevitably lists them for $120*
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283224)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 29th, 2011 @ 10:30am CDT
Kibble wrote:*Intently waiting for the replies once BBTS inevitably lists them for $120*


8)

I used to kind of look down on them for doing stuff like that, until I realized that people overseas can order figures from them that they can't otherwise get and it ends up being a relatively cheap option. Then it went from gouging to providing a service that should be compensated.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283229)
Posted by Astronopolis on August 29th, 2011 @ 10:35am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
User897 wrote:
Astronopolis wrote:i think i sympathize with the scalpers.


Waitwhat?!


My reaction exactly. Under no circumstances should that be a serious statement. And if the author meant it to be, then said author is a douchebag.


i meant what i said. if you want to call me a douchebag, then by all means do so.

as the old saying goes, a fool and his money are soon parted, and any moron who shells out scalper prices when they can wait for a restock at retail (or even a clearance sale!), well i think i would deserve their money.

theres honor among collectors, and theres common business sense, and i dont think i have violated that honor.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283285)
Posted by Menasorwheels on August 29th, 2011 @ 12:55pm CDT
When I first saw the $299 listing on Amazon I was pretty ticked, but I learned something from a shop owner friend of mine. If it sells more power to them. It is a free market after all. if someone HAS to have it on release date and spends that much on it that is their choice. Yes I was lucky to catch it in stock, but if I didn't, I would wait. Amazon will get more, the scalper price will settle back down, and the cycle repeats.

My philosophy on the whole scalper thing: You have to pay to play. Its up to you on how much you want to spend. Wait for a good deal and take advantage. If you are impatient, :ic$: you will be flushing $ down the drain. You don't want a scalper to win, don't buy it. I call it a form of silent protest. Rant over.....sorry. :grin:
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283291)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on August 29th, 2011 @ 1:11pm CDT
People rage at scalpers because it violates their sense of "fairness".

Of course most of us realize life isn't fair and that a free market, in the long run, is beneficial to everyone even if you have to occasionally pay more for something on an individual level.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283293)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 29th, 2011 @ 1:25pm CDT
FellintoOblivion wrote:People rage at scalpers because it violates their sense of "fairness".


I really hate the "F" word..."fairness"...bleh.

My kids can swear all they want. If they complain about fairness to me, I'm locking them in the closet.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283295)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 29th, 2011 @ 1:32pm CDT
FellintoOblivion wrote:People rage at scalpers because it violates their sense of "fairness".

Of course most of us realize life isn't fair and that a free market, in the long run, is beneficial to everyone even if you have to occasionally pay more for something on an individual level.


OK, the minute this thread turns into yet another scalper discussion I'm gonna take G1 Megatron and blow my already malfunctioning cerebral circuits out. :BOOM:
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283296)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 29th, 2011 @ 1:36pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
FellintoOblivion wrote:People rage at scalpers because it violates their sense of "fairness".

Of course most of us realize life isn't fair and that a free market, in the long run, is beneficial to everyone even if you have to occasionally pay more for something on an individual level.


OK, the minute this thread turns into yet another scalper discussion I'm gonna take G1 Megatron and blow my already malfunctioning cerebral circuits out. :BOOM:


I hope it's a Japanese version otherwise, you should know that the firing mechanism doesn't work and that will be embarrassing.

You'll want to die of embarrassment, but you won't have that option.

DOUBLE EMBARRASSMENT
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283298)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 29th, 2011 @ 1:38pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
FellintoOblivion wrote:People rage at scalpers because it violates their sense of "fairness".

Of course most of us realize life isn't fair and that a free market, in the long run, is beneficial to everyone even if you have to occasionally pay more for something on an individual level.


OK, the minute this thread turns into yet another scalper discussion I'm gonna take G1 Megatron and blow my already malfunctioning cerebral circuits out. :BOOM:


I hope it's a Japanese version otherwise, you should know that the firing mechanism doesn't work and that will be embarrassing.

You'll want to die of embarrassment, but you won't have that option.

DOUBLE EMBARRASSMENT


Triple embarassment since I don't even have a version of him. Could have had a black version but still... :oops: My statement still stands.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283304)
Posted by RhA on August 29th, 2011 @ 1:53pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Kibble wrote:*Intently waiting for the replies once BBTS inevitably lists them for $120*


8)

I used to kind of look down on them for doing stuff like that, until I realized that people overseas can order figures from them that they can't otherwise get and it ends up being a relatively cheap option. Then it went from gouging to providing a service that should be compensated.


Indeed. With this Robotkingdom listing I can now get a Unibal.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283313)
Posted by It Is Him on August 29th, 2011 @ 2:27pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
FellintoOblivion wrote:People rage at scalpers because it violates their sense of "fairness".

Of course most of us realize life isn't fair and that a free market, in the long run, is beneficial to everyone even if you have to occasionally pay more for something on an individual level.


OK, the minute this thread turns into yet another scalper discussion I'm gonna take G1 Megatron and blow my already malfunctioning cerebral circuits out. :BOOM:


Wouldn't blame you.

The last time we had this scalper discussion, the thread got locked before I could put in my real .02 (and just after I threatened to burn every Windcharger I could find just to spite some whiners).

Whether scalping is right or wrong, comes down to a question of morality and value systems, and that discussion has no place on this board.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283383)
Posted by Armored Rah on August 29th, 2011 @ 5:39pm CDT
Everyone needs to cool down and wait, Amazon will have more in stock and when they do, just be prepared. Don't go jumping the gun to get one ASAP from another retailer at a higher price. I'll admit, I have overpaid for a few TFs, but only when I was SURE there was no other option, but in this case, all you need to do is wait a little over a month. HOWEVER, Robotkingdom's price is reasonable, so if getting Unicron a few days early is worth the bit of extra cash, go ahead and grab it. In the end it's your money...
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283398)
Posted by Optimistic Prime on August 29th, 2011 @ 6:52pm CDT
Just got mine in the mail today. A very nice figure IMO. Now if only I didnt want to keep it MISB :-(
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283412)
Posted by vectorA3 on August 29th, 2011 @ 8:14pm CDT
Astronopolis wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
User897 wrote:
Astronopolis wrote:i think i sympathize with the scalpers.


Waitwhat?!


My reaction exactly. Under no circumstances should that be a serious statement. And if the author meant it to be, then said author is a douchebag.


i meant what i said. if you want to call me a douchebag, then by all means do so.

as the old saying goes, a fool and his money are soon parted, and any moron who shells out scalper prices when they can wait for a restock at retail (or even a clearance sale!), well i think i would deserve their money.

theres honor among collectors, and theres common business sense, and i dont think i have violated that honor.


The issue is not about fools buying from scalpers --it's about sympathizing with scalpers/condoning the practice. This is why you're being called a db -let's make that clear.

BBTS may have markups, but as Counterpunch stated, they go through a 3rd party to get their product sometimes and are not intentionally gouging. Brianstoys, however, are horrible. Jack up the prices on SW and TF -extortionists. Robotkingdom - I don't know how they get their product, but $90 isn't too bad, if you're impatient & have $ to burn. TFsource -- I don't even wanna touch the subject on them b/c of the hacking/'trying to sweep it under the rug' shady business. I've lost all respect for them and for all of those who helped them when they turned a blind eye to the situation.
Re: Amazon Exclusive Transformers 25th Anniversary Edition Unicron Available for Preorder at Robotkingdom (1283452)
Posted by User897 on August 29th, 2011 @ 9:55pm CDT
It really is sad that this forum is not proactive in trying to stop this kind of thing. Complacency is what these bastards feed on.

I don't care what your position is. I don't stand for it. Period.

Every time a Unicron shows up by a reseller for a ridiculous price, I email them and inform Amazon.

Think what you will about my actions. I don't shive a git.

At least I DID something.

Resume normal programming....

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