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Old 06-11-2018, 10:40 PM   #741
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You know, it wouldn't surprise me if for next year (or, heck, for NYCC) they rereleased this set, but with multiple heads for each Turtle a la the Playmates classic releases. Also, since the extra heads would include the Turtles' looks in TMNT II, Vanilla Ice would come packaged in the set as well.

Aaaaand now I want a set of variants based on the Coming Out of Their Shells tour.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:02 AM   #742
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Man there are so many sets on ebay it kind of sickens me.

I saw a seller on Ebay who sold 5 of these sets.


This doesn't bother me at because I didn't have any plans to get these, but I can see how it would be issue for someone who really wanted one.

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Old 06-12-2018, 12:10 AM   #743
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They arent really selling as high as you guys make it sound. I went and looked at what is selling and its about 240 for the turtles and 250 for the diorama. Thats high, but you guys made it sound a lot worse.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:06 AM   #744
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250 for the diorama alone is pretty nuts
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:16 AM   #745
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SDCC exclusives ALWAYS list for AT LEAST TWO TIMES the price on eBay in the lead-up, and wind-down from the con. ALWAYS. There should be no shock, awe, or surprise here.... Same story every single year. After the wind-down is over, then it's anybody's guess.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:58 AM   #746
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250 for the diorama alone is pretty nuts
do you mean JUST the diorama? not including the 4 figures? wow.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:03 PM   #747
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A $250 free shipping eBay listing would mean the seller could be profiting as little as $65 by the time eBay, PayPal, and the shipping service have taken their chunks. I did the math, almost posted it, but...you figure it out, I did...you might learn something. It could be even less if he opts to insure it at the total the buyer paid because who knows what whiners will complain if one of the box corners gets dinged up by a postal worker who trips over the box while fleeing from ICE.

ERMAGRD, $65 (or less) profit for "doing nothing"! But wait...that seller may have a day job where the amount of time it takes for him to manage this listing, pack, and reship is worth about that much to him. And he might be paying con admission and wasting his con time in line to get it.

The real money on eBay is when you can sell for MORE than 2x cost, not when you sell for 2x or less. If you had ever tried selling on eBay you would know that.

And there's a $225 listing active right now with free shipping and Best Offer. Market is coming down already... If you want it to drop further, DON'T buy any, and convince everyone else to NOT buy any, and it will.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:15 PM   #748
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And there's a $225 listing active right now with free shipping and Best Offer. Market is coming down already... If you want it to drop further, DON'T buy any, and convince everyone else to NOT buy any, and it will.
That $225 is for the diorama only, I believe. The basic Turtles set is still selling for at least $250-260 shipped, with some sets continuing to go for more than that.

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Old 06-12-2018, 06:51 PM   #749
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I would say 250 is a decent price for a diorama. especially since you could only buy it in a bundle

200 for the turtles is pricey but still not insane.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:31 PM   #750
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That $225 is for the diorama only, I believe. The basic Turtles set is still selling for at least $250-260 shipped, with some sets continuing to go for more than that.
I know, the dio-only listings are what everyone was just complaining about up there so that's what I was referring to. But it doesn't matter what it is because the dio is $125 and so is the figure set. So either one is the same math.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #751
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And there's a $225 listing active right now with free shipping and Best Offer. Market is coming down already... If you want it to drop further, DON'T buy any, and convince everyone else to NOT buy any, and it will.
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That $225 is for the diorama only, I believe. The basic Turtles set is still selling for at least $250-260 shipped, with some sets continuing to go for more than that.
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I know, the dio-only listings are what everyone was just complaining about up there so that's what I was referring to. But it doesn't matter what it is because the dio is $125 and so is the figure set. So either one is the same math.
In the first few days, the dio sets were selling for $400 total shipped. Now that a lot of people have paid/are paying $250 just for the Turtles, sellers are wising up to the fact that they could get $500 if they just sell the diorama and figures separately.

You mentioned that the market was coming down. My point is that it's holding steady, if not increasing just a tad based on what people are asking for the dios.

I emailed BBTS to ask if they were going to carry the set. They said they didn't know, and that if I could, to try to get it where I can. I don't know if that's just the company line...though I wouldn't be surprised to see leftover stock there later. Joel's got his fingers in a lot of pies.

As far as your breakdown of eBay seller costs, that's accurate, at least to someone who sells quite a bit on eBay (me).

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Old 06-13-2018, 02:06 AM   #752
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Got one set and got it for me. Hopped on NECA store on the first day and got my set of Turtles. I wanted the diorama set, but have no room for it. Like many of you, I have the 1/4 scale Turtles (3/4 at least). Wanted the 7" set to display differently.

I would like to at least see a 1/4 scale Shredder, but if the foot soldiers only arrive as 7" figures I'm cool with that.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:11 AM   #753
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I don't know what everyone is so mad about. I didn't get any sets with my own account during the pre-sale. My brother in law got two with the diorama for me. I pre-sold a diorama for $250 on ebay (no figures) and put the money towards another set with a diorama for $400
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:42 AM   #754
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You mentioned that the market was coming down. My point is that it's holding steady, if not increasing just a tad based on what people are asking for the dios.
It is not surprising that one would attempt to sell the dio higher than its technical value when split out of the bundle. It is the rarer item in that bundle and there are probably people who want 1 or more if it by itself with no figures and will pay extra to avoid the hassle of having to flip the figures again, at a loss since they can't 2x an already 2x'd item.

The sellers are feeling out the market. The seller that went to $225 shipped OBO could end up driving it downward even if it gets no buyer. There is plenty of supply there right now and when that is true the sole driver of value is the completed items search...people won't want to pay more than what they see there.

It has only been 1 week, folks. Let the dust settle and be patient. This isn't even a "sold out" item yet, more supply ahead!
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:15 PM   #755
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It has only been 1 week, folks. Let the dust settle and be patient. This isn't even a "sold out" item yet, more supply ahead!
Especially if you want just the diorama. I think we will see a lot more part outs after the con. As people get actual sets in hand.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:34 PM   #756
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The game is now 1-minute sellouts. The game is to beat shipping load times and credit card information timeouts. The game is to defeat the scalpers. The odds are not in our favor.

I haven't played a game this frustrating since TMNT1 on the PC. Curse that sewer jump!
I think i was extremely lucky... probably I've been the last person in the line on first day at checkout... my record time was over 1min... due to double checking and stressing around

I've already published a video from that night, full LIVE pre-sale event as it was... huge hype, stress and happiness at the end... kinda crazy i know


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Old 06-13-2018, 03:18 PM   #757
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well NECA just announced the cancelled orders due to policy abuse.

im curious to see how many were cancelled and how it affects the scalper market
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:24 PM   #758
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well NECA just announced the cancelled orders due to policy abuse.

im curious to see how many were cancelled and how it affects the scalper market
The Twitter comments aren't clear, nor are the pre-sale FAQs. Was the limit for 2 sets total, or 2 regulars and 2 dioramas? Seems to be some confusion on that issue.

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Old 06-13-2018, 03:26 PM   #759
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nope that was clear. was even asked on twitter and stated 2 total weather it be the diorama or basic, people just dont read
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:28 PM   #760
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NECA was really clear that it was 2 sets total, not 2 of each.
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