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    Quote Originally Posted by lgerback View Post
    Hi everyone - modest MOTU collector here looking for my one last dream figure: an Origins Horde Trooper at not an insane price. If anyone can point me in the direction of where to score one (I haunt Big Ws and Toyworlds and would prefer to avoid Popcultcha and Amazon), I'd be forever grateful.
    Clearly you are doing something wrong if you canít get one lol.

    This is from the Aussie Motu Facebook page.


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    No, they said "not an insane price".

    I could do that horde of Horde Troopers too, but not for anything like a decent price. I paid $46 each for my three, and then only because it was the best price I'd seen for them in months.

    That's my "not an insane price", but I might be willing to pay more. I read "not an insane price" to be more like $30 maximum, and that's not an unreasonable expectation.

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    Hi guys

    BBTS just received their stock of Leech and Snout Spout, and they have extra stock so get in those orders if you haven't placed them already.

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    https://www.amazon.com.au/Masters-Un...s%2C211&sr=8-4

    Amazon prime day sale, Origins castle gray skull for 108$

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgerback View Post
    Thank you everyone for the advice. I eventually found a Horde Trooper in store at Go Figure Collectibles here in Melbourne. More than I preferred to pay but what can you do. I have not bought many from on-line retailers as I prefer the finding-in-store experience where I can pore over paint applications (especially eyes) and packaging blemishes. I'm old school in that way and enjoy the hunt. (Also my apologies to ProteinNerd whom I may have offended. I don't have Facebook.)
    Not sure why you think I was offended, I was just cracking a joke about you saying you couldn't find one and some mad-lad had like 50..anyway, glad you found one.
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    I must have missed when these went up for preorder (they havenít yet). This clown apparently has 10 confirmed preorders


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    That's another 2 a.m Saturday morning special (this Saturday, in fact). And they'll cost USD $80...

    Soooo glad this isn't something I want. Still mightily cheesed off by the Wun-Dar debacle.

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    Anyone here trying for the 40th Anniversay 2 pack?

    I haven't decided yet tbh.
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    Probably going to pass on this as well. As cool as it looks I only have so much room to display all of this and I havenít picked up any other mastersverse yet aside from scareglow

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    Plus if you cant display it in the packaging there is no point, they will both be released at retail anyway.
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    I don't collect Masterverse and frankly think these figures look fugly. I'm heading to the States in September/October and think I'm going to be on the look out for discounted hard-to-find-in-Oz Origins figures and take a spare suitcase and load them up with whatever I can get my hands on. I'll give y'all a shout out if I manage to bring anything back that you might want. Off the top of my head, I'd like to bring back Horde Troopers, ROS Three Packs (if they're available), Teela/Zoar, flocked Panthors (if available), etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProteinNerd View Post
    Plus if you cant display it in the packaging there is no point, they will both be released at retail anyway.
    Tried to pm you but it says you are not accepting private msgs. Let me know if you want that sdcc 2 pack. I will be up at that time and can go for it as well to double your chance of not missing out. Sounds like it will be a quick sellout again

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjoe View Post
    Tried to pm you but it says you are not accepting private msgs. Let me know if you want that sdcc 2 pack. I will be up at that time and can go for it as well to double your chance of not missing out. Sounds like it will be a quick sellout again
    Hey mate, sorry I was locked out of the forum for a day or so. I had to change my email address due to switching ISPs and had to wait for my account to get reactivated which is tricky when you cant post or PM anyone about it lol.

    How did you go? If you nabbed a second one I'd be tempted but it wasn't on my must have list.
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    Gday fellow Aussies,

    Iíve been out of the MOTU / PoP collecting game for a while, but saw stumbled across some Wave 1 Origins figures in the wild. I was excited to see thereís an Origins She-Ra figure, which I hoped to buy for my daughter, but then saw it was released over a year ago?

    Are Big W and Mr Toys / Toyworld expected to stock the later waves or did they only sell Wave 1 and the later waves were all sold online?

    Thanks for any info!

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    She-Ra is from wave 3, which was from the start of last year, and was discontinued.

    Supposedly there is a new factory run of wave 3 coming (lots of big internet retailers have it for pre-order), but I've been hearing that for almost 12 months now, so I'm talking it with a huge grain of salt.

    I don't believe that Big W will ever stock MOTU Origins again after the debacle trying to get stock late last year and early this. But that's just me.

    You should be able to order in the wave 3 toys at Toyworld if the production run happens.

    As for Origins waves in general - its a farce. Wave 9 hit Malaysia and Singapore a couple of months back, and is slowly seeping out across the US. The rest of the world has seen little or nothing.

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    Thanks JJJ. It sounds like itís been a mess, so Mattel is still operating as well as it ever did in the mattycollector days.

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    Seems that way. I have no experience of that period, but I do see an awful lot of references to things being as bad as ever

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    Official Australian Collectors Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ProteinNerd View Post
    Hey mate, sorry I was locked out of the forum for a day or so. I had to change my email address due to switching ISPs and had to wait for my account to get reactivated which is tricky when you cant post or PM anyone about it lol.

    How did you go? If you nabbed a second one I'd be tempted but it wasn't on my must have list.
    Setup an alert on eBay. I managed to grab a used but collectors condition She-Ra (Super7) and Hordak for $75 shipped.


    Daughter is happy but the super7 design isn't great

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjoe View Post
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Masters-Un...s%2C211&sr=8-4

    Amazon prime day sale, Origins castle gray skull for 108$
    I didn't buy it! So silly of me. I even posted it on OzBargain. But I wasn't 'collecting' then ;-)
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    I actually like that She-Ra more than the Origins one with the soft goods clothes and hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProteinNerd View Post
    I actually like that She-Ra more than the Origins one with the soft goods clothes and hair.
    Same here, I'm not a fan of the Origins She-Ra.

    My BBTS order arrived today. Leech, Snout Spout and an extra Horde Trooper
    They're awesome deluxe figures.

    btw, do any of you have a spare/loose Origins Prince Adam??
    It doesn't need to be complete with sword. I actually want to remove its plastic tunic and replace it with a soft goods one.
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    The postman just cameÖ.

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    Ha, how many 3-12 year olds would have ordered this guy?

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    Oh - what's in there (still new to the modern MOTU line)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymousmoose View Post
    Oh - what's in there (still new to the modern MOTU line)?
    I somehow managed to snag 3 of the incredibly limited release Origins Wun Dar that literally sold out in 3 minutes. The other 2 figures are going to collectors here.

    We have started a bit of an Aussie collective for trying to get hold of these limited release exclusives. We chat about it before hand and work out how many are interested and each try and order that many figures and sell to someone that misses out at cost plus shipping etc.

    Keep an eye on this thread for future arrangements.
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