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Maketoys Battle Tanker: Generations G2 Prime Upgrade kit

  • 21-11-2011 11:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 30,746 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Looks awesome
    MakeToys-Battle-Tanker_1321903081.jpg
    Although quite steep for $102.99 + shipping! :eek:


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ChopShop


    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MKT10000&mode=retail&picture=aux1


    Might i sugest a title change to reflect the name under which it's being marketed?

    "Maketoys battle tanker"

    (Maketoys are also producing the smaller upcoming third party Devastator - Giant, as well, iirc, as a few G1ish, but 'improved' mini-autobots)


    Part of that cost is BBTS' mark up for importing it from Asia.

    If you order it direct from Asia, say from Robotkingom, you'll probably get it a bit cheaper.

    note: this product page is marked none available, but there may be more stock available closer to release date

    http://robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType=&II=MT001&lang=us&CatID=


    I think, BBTS are the only place that have it actually listed for preorder at the moment? The upside is they're one of the few that doesn't expect you to pay until it's physically in stock.


    Generally though, you're probably going to see the price of third party toys snaking upwards. Partially because they think they can, partially because labour, raw materials, are going up and exchange rates are shifting.

    ...and as the Hasbro and Takara ends, you'll be getting less for your money: Price increases, more cheaply made toys, or a mix of both.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ChopShop




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ChopShop


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Looks awesome
    MakeToys-Battle-Tanker_1321903081.jpg
    Although quite steep for $102.99 + shipping! :eek:


    It's already being knocked off, apparently.


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