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Post by SunStorm on Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:47 pm

a lot of us end up exchanging and selling amongst ourselves, but obviously, we buy from other places too. Apart from the obvious ebay, I thought it would be a good idea for us to list the stores we go to, just to build up a decent "database" between ourselves, so we may find shops from other forum members that have something we want, and vice versa. I'll try and post a bit of info about each one too, so people can decide whether or not it's a place they'd like to look for TFs... things like where they're based, so you know if you can save on shipping and stuff... I'm sure we may know a lot of them already, but I'm sure amongst us we will come up with some places none of us have looked before.

UK/European based
www.kapow-toys.com - free shipping over £50, decent G1 stuff, few MPs, some animated
www.epicheroes.com - can be expensive, but the odd figure is priced OK
www.toyzandgamez.com - free shipping over £20 (bargain) and a good selection of reissues, classics, animated, MPs etc - also has a store on Amazon with up to date stock levels and oddly, some of the same stuff as on his site at higher and lower prices(!) I always check both to see ensure I get the cheapest
www.archonia.com - based in Belgium of all places, but has some great stock - and sometimes crazy prices. They had MP08x King Grimlock for £135.00 GBP the other week, which is astounding...

US based
www.bigbadtoystore.com - I've seen some great stuff on here, and at good prices. Selection of just about every range of TFs.


there must be a ton more!!! I always like to find new places, so if you know of a few good shops, share with us (as long as you know we'll then be "competing" for some TFs at the same store hehehe )

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Re: where do you get your TFs?

Post by Deszaras on Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:56 pm

I use www.Tfsource.com for getting unofficial TF styled releases. PE01 shadow warrior, warbot defender etc. {there normally cheaper than BBTS, and better for international customers.}

And also www.hlj.com for japanese only TF's and goods.

I get the rest of the normal TF's from a few contacts I have in america

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Re: where do you get your TFs?

Post by Thrust on Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:42 am

these are some Ive bought from:

www.bigbadtoystore.com
www.80stees.com
www.tfieds.com
www.fortmax.com

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Re: where do you get your TFs?

Post by Dirge on Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:49 am

hmmm

i shop all over the place ...

www.transformerland.com -- we all know that one
forbiddenplanet.co.uk --- this one also has its .com version .. its great for the statues and the like


i also have a hell of a good guy who does all of my ebay buying ...

* looks at skyfire * hes a great guy to deal with

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Re: where do you get your TFs?

Post by Galvatron on Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:21 pm

I got about 5 stores about an hour away from where I live.
Then we got local stores selling all the new stuff. About 20 minutes from me, I got 2 Targets, 3 Walmarts, 1 TRU, 1 Kmart, 1 Costco, 1 Shopco, 3 Fred Meyers, 2 comic shops.

Online, I go to TFL, TFW2005 has a trade and sale forum, HERE at the wonderful GALVATRON'S LAIR amongst all you crazy people. And the Shadow Realm also has a sale and trade forum.
Once in a while I see TF's on Craigslist but not too often. I also check out local Auctions and flea markets.

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Re: where do you get your TFs?

Post by Sixshot on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:49 am

I'll play along!
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I buy mostly 3rd party transformers and I'm USA based:

ROBOT KINGDOM
http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php
(You simply can't beat their prices. Being based in China they have the absolute best prices on Takara, E-hobby, or 3rd party transformers. Especially since most 3rd party companies are based in China. Shipping prices are really reasonable too and even with that factored in they beat BBTS and TfSource's prices 99/100 on the exact same items)

CAPTURED PREY
http://www.capturedprey.com/store/
(Run by fans, for fans! Based in the USA. Goes by Sidecutter on TFW2005, this guy gets a great selection of hard to find transformers...including 3rd party items, and ALWAYS beats BBTS or TfSources prices by $5 or more on most items.)

TOY ARENA
http://www.toyarena.com/
(Based in Southern California, this site is extremely reliable and often runs sales on their items. They'll often have that "hot" transformers toy you're looking for too, when other stores like BBTS or TfSource are sold out.)

ACES TOY STORE
http://www.acestoystore.com/store/index.php
(A lesser known dealer. Is USA based but keeps up with the current market and I have yet to hear of any bad deals from this guy. Been around for several years and often creeps by unnoticed.)

CHIMUNGMUNG

http://chimungmung.com/index.php
(Based in China. But again, like RK, they have FANTASTIC prices! And has developed a great reputation with the fandom as far as reliability is concerned! Also a great place to get KO's of those hot 3rd party items at a fraction of the cost. Definitely a store you'll want to save!)

TOY WIZ

http://www.toywiz.com/
(A great place to find what you're looking for, but a bit on the high side. Makes a great alternative, though, when you can't find it anywhere else.)

SNS TOY SHOP
http://www.snstoyshop.com/
(US based and often times carries old stock! Be sure and check 'em out!)

AMIAMI
http://www.amiami.com/top/page/c/robots.html
(Japan based, but don't let that scare you! Well known amongst the fandom. And once you do the conversion from Yen to dollars, or pounds, you'll realize you're getting a hell of a deal!)

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Re: where do you get your TFs?

Post by SuperOmegaPrime on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:48 pm

Most of the time its Kapow toys or Ebay sellers, but I can also go into my local Entertainer or Tesco's and get figures, thou sometimes I do buy figures in forbidden planet stores when I go to my nearest one to collect my US TF comics

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Re: where do you get your TFs?

Post by Dirge on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:03 pm

New shop opened up nearby to me that sells all vintage toys including TFs

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