Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD

Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD

Friday, May 22nd, 2020 1:42pm CDT

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We thank Rodimus Knight for informing us that Transformers Masterpiece MP-51 Arcee is now available on Amazon Japan. For most fans, this is usually the cheapest and fastest way to get Takara toys. In this instance, she would only set you back $106 USD for international retailers, since they don't have to pay taxes. You may get import fees depending on where you are, like in Canada, Israel or the UK (the example shown below is being shipped to Canada). There should be no import fees for the US though. The shipping price is around $14 USD and it tends to be the quickest international shipping possible.

Of course, regardless of the price being lower here, the question of whether or not a collector wants this Arcee remains the big one. So let us know!

Transformers News: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD

Transformers News: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD

Transformers News: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD

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Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065151)
Posted by VioMeTriX on May 22nd, 2020 @ 3:30pm CDT
May skip her.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065154)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 22nd, 2020 @ 3:43pm CDT
Oh, I hate that Arcee.

I hate her so much that I finally created my Amazon.JP account and I preordered her with the power of a thousands suns! :-D

I admit, she have her flaw. But there's something intriguing about her. Oddly enough, the fact that my Ocular Max Azalea Protoform Edition is coming soon did motivate me to get the official one. For starter, that price is perfectly reasonable and the shipping is absurdly cheap. Second, I really want MP Arcee and Proto Azalea to be side-by-side on my shelf.

Ordering from Amazon.JP amount to 190$CAN shipped. Will I get scored taxes on it is unknown but at worst, it will have 10$CAN of fees on top of taxes.

Meanwhile, Age 3 And Up have their preorders up for 215$CAN.
https://www.agesthreeandup.ca/collectio ... iece-arcee
That is, shipping and taxes not included. The price difference is not that big. But if the Amazon order come in faster, it will be much more worth it.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065158)
Posted by WonkoTheSane42 on May 22nd, 2020 @ 4:18pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Oh, I hate that Arcee.

I hate her so much that I finally created my Amazon.JP account and I preordered her with the power of a thousands suns! :-D


Hm. Not gonna lie, You got me at the first half. :lol:
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065160)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on May 22nd, 2020 @ 4:43pm CDT
I actually ordered 2 of her when I saw she was available. I want to display her in both robot and car mode, although I also have some issues with the design.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065167)
Posted by william-james88 on May 22nd, 2020 @ 7:32pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Oh, I hate that Arcee.

I hate her so much that I finally created my Amazon.JP account and I preordered her with the power of a thousands suns! :-D

I admit, she have her flaw. But there's something intriguing about her. Oddly enough, the fact that my Ocular Max Azalea Protoform Edition is coming soon did motivate me to get the official one. For starter, that price is perfectly reasonable and the shipping is absurdly cheap. Second, I really want MP Arcee and Proto Azalea to be side-by-side on my shelf.

Ordering from Amazon.JP amount to 190$CAN shipped. Will I get scored taxes on it is unknown but at worst, it will have 10$CAN of fees on top of taxes.

Meanwhile, Age 3 And Up have their preorders up for 215$CAN.
https://www.agesthreeandup.ca/collectio ... iece-arcee
That is, shipping and taxes not included. The price difference is not that big. But if the Amazon order come in faster, it will be much more worth it.


You wont get charged extra when it comes in. What you paid on amazon is the most you'll pay and some of the money might get refunded. In the end, it's gonna be about 40$-50$ cheaper than ages 3 and up and you'll get it in 3 days once shipped.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065169)
Posted by sol magnus on May 22nd, 2020 @ 7:53pm CDT
This news has me reconsidering getting her.

The 1986 cast, should they finish them off, are one of the easiest sub-sets to complete - and Arcee would be a big part of that. Besides, I have Ultra Magnus and Hot Rod.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065174)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 22nd, 2020 @ 8:00pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:You wont get charged extra when it comes in. What you paid on amazon is the most you'll pay and some of the money might get refunded. In the end, it's gonna be about 40$-50$ cheaper than ages 3 and up and you'll get it in 3 days once shipped.


Oh yeah, I forgot I already paid some taxes upfront. The amount was so low that it was kinda invisible.

Regardless, it's not true you save money with Amazon.JP because now that I know it's a thing, I randomly happened on something that I never knew existed. It was bought so hard, I almost smashed my keyboard! :shock:
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065177)
Posted by triKlops on May 22nd, 2020 @ 8:04pm CDT
I had her on Pulse and quickly cancelled my order with them and got it through AmazonJP.
Saves me a little pocket change and makes up for a deal i missed on Pulse a month ago on another MP.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065205)
Posted by Drift082111 on May 23rd, 2020 @ 7:19am CDT
Thanks for the notice! Cancelled my preorder w BBTS and now have her ready to go when she arrives in-stock later this year on Amazon Japan.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065206)
Posted by Bucky on May 23rd, 2020 @ 7:29am CDT
That’s pretty nice deal. Glad I waited before preordering her elsewhere.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065208)
Posted by Okeno on May 23rd, 2020 @ 7:59am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Ordering from Amazon.JP amount to 190$CAN shipped. Will I get scored taxes on it is unknown but at worst, it will have 10$CAN of fees on top of taxes.
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That is, shipping and taxes not included. The price difference is not that big. But if the Amazon order come in faster, it will be much more worth it.


I live in Canada too and have been using Amazon Japan for a couple years now. For those that aren't aware, the nice thing about Amazon Japan for us Canadians is you pre-pay the taxes (the "Import Fee Deposit" is just your taxes, nothing extra) and there are zero extra fees beyond that.

So the price you see when you place the order is the maximum you will pay - there's no surprises when it arrives at the door and no extra processing fees (unlike Canadapost/Customs with their the stupid $10 processing fee). In fact, if the price goes down after you pre-order it (meaning the taxes go down), you get a refund in the taxes you pre-paid too.

Compared to other JP sellers like AmiAmi, they also subtract the Japanese 10% consumer tax before they charge the Canadian tax "Import Fee Deposit", so you frequently save a lot of money compared to buying domestically or from other stores. Although shipping costs have been changing over the years... When I first placed orders in the summer of 2018, it was 600 yen per order plus 600 yen per item for toys. Then it increased to a higher per item and higher initial order fees. Now it's 1,200 per order + a volumetric weight of 650 yen per kg. Which can end up cheaper if you are able to order multiple items at the same time since most toys don't weigh much.

Shipping is super fast via DHL as well. I live in NB, and it if it ships on the weekend I usually get it by Wednesday or Thursday that same week. In fact, something just shipped on Friday and it's already in Ontario and cleared customs so I expect to get it Monday or Tuesday at the latest. In this COVID world, I have an EMS package via Japan Post that has been stuck in Japan for over a month now, but I've received a few Amazon JP packages via DHL like clockwork with no extra delays.

Having said that, though, the Amazon shipping boxes are really low quality (thin cardboard) and the packing is really simplistic. They wrap the items with tight plastic wrapping to keep it attached to a cardboard base and then glue the cardboard base to the bottom of the box. There is never any filler packing material like peanuts or air packets, so sometimes the shipping box can be beat up when it arrives and sometimes there can be a little dent or two on the toy box depending on what happened or how tightly the plastic was wrapped. Most of the time it survives fine. I don't care about perfect boxes anyway as long as the item arrives okay, but don't expect the quality job of A3U or AmiAmi or others in terms of how it's packed.
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065347)
Posted by xMXUx on May 25th, 2020 @ 3:05am CDT
That's a great price on Arcee through Amazon Japan. Too bad they don't ship to Switzerland :(
Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065520)
Posted by Cyberpath on May 27th, 2020 @ 2:13am CDT
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Re: Transformers MP-51 Arcee Available on Amazon Japan for $106 USD (2065535)
Posted by Glarryg on May 27th, 2020 @ 10:21am CDT
Well, I gotta say, after taking a good hard look at this and all the other... er, options for an MP Arcee figure, I just don't think there's a choice that suits me. Every one of them has a glaring problem that doesn't justify the prices they're charging for them. As much as I don't want this to be the case, I don't think I'll have an Arcee in my MP collection. Perhaps it's just as well; I can't look at those tiny feet they always give her without being reminded of foot binding.

Glarryg

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