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Old 7th January 2009, 02:05 AM
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Default ACT Transformers Sightings.

Post here anything Transformers related (toys, merch, etc) you find in an ACT retail store.
Please try to include the price, and if it isn't a limited item, please mention the location.

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Old 10th January 2009, 10:57 AM
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Went to Impact Comics today to check for Henkei's & Encore's. They had a huge amount of stock but their pricing was crazy on most things. I picked up a Encore Metroflex for $169.

Other stuff they had were:
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Omega Supreme - $249.99
Skywarp/Thundercracker - $149.99
Minbot Set - $59.99

Henkei
Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Tankor/Octane, Galvatron & Ironhide - $49.99

MP Thundercracker - $249

I wouldnt advise getting anything from these guys unless you cant find it anywhere else.
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yowza, they're charging 100% more on that place ei, Omega?
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yowza, they're charging 100% more on that place ei, Omega?
Yeah its crazy, very glad I picked Omega's up when they were at $170(at the same shop!), the shop owners claim its because of the weak aussie dollar, but I think their mark up is over the top. Im sure they will learn when their stock just sits there.
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Old 18th January 2009, 09:53 AM
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yowza, they're charging 100% more on that place ei, Omega?
Yeah its crazy, very glad I picked Omega's up when they were at $170(at the same shop!), the shop owners claim its because of the weak aussie dollar, but I think their mark up is over the top. Im sure they will learn when their stock just sits there.
That's typical of Australian import pricing due to all the import taxes, duties, levies etc. slapped on by the government. I have a good friend who used to work at an import store who explained it all to me one time but it's way too much for me to remember. But if it shelfwarms long enough we might see it get slashed to move dead stock. I remember when God Ginrai was shelfwarming at import stores here and they slashed the price down to $20.

The hilarious thing was when TRU started getting Hasbro reissues, but they were obscenely overcharging for them to the point where even at 200% inflation, the Japanese imports were nearly the same price! For example, Hasbro reissue Inferno, Prowl, Tracks etc. were initially selling at TRU for $75 whereas I saw importers in Sydney and Perth selling the Japanese reissues of those toys for $85. For an extra $10 why wouldn't you just buy the import and get the chrome, proper working missile launchers, tech specs card, file cards etc.?! Then Sydney importers slashed the price of TFC reissues down to $65, making them $10 cheaper than TRU!

After the imports all moved TRU then finally started slashing their prices in a desperate attempt to move their dead stock - I saw prices reduced down to as low as $25, but even then the stock moved slowly probably because most collectors had already gotten the Japanese reissues at a similar price (or cheaper price if they were ordering from Japan via dealers like HLJ!).
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Old 19th January 2009, 07:30 AM
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Surprisingly good. I have never wanted the Powerglide toy (since it looks nothing like him) but Stormcloud is quite pretty and If he is still around after my trip (doubt it though) I may go pick him up, he looks nice and decepticon-y.
Had a look around yesterday, but couldnt find him anywhere

Anyways Toyworld Fyshwick has
Universe Treadbolt - $39.99
Universe Prowl, Sunstreaker, Galvatron & Acidstorm - $24.99

and thats all I checked prices on. They did have quite a few of the Universe legends figures though.
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Hey guys! Im new, living in canberra. I work in the city, so Im always out at lunch doing the rounds to see if any of stores have something new! also Im out every second weekend checking both Toys R Us (brand depot seems to stock more than the belconnen store) k-marts, myers and toyworlds, and will be sure to post anything you may want to know!
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ok, Big W in the Canberra Centre has 3 Cheetors, 2 Cyclonus and 1 Starscream.
Target (Canberra Centre) has a truckload of Rescue Ratchet, Stealth Lockdown and a whole bunch of new TF Universe figures!
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can we please have a separate ACT thread for this.
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Old 4th March 2009, 02:03 PM
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I agree! its very difficult to filter out the ACT sightings from the NSW (which is most)
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