Let's hear it for Monstock...

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  1. Hastur

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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
    Yeah you're right. The M world price for the last Tillagon was 71500! That's extreme!

    Retail prices also seem to be going up. 30k for a medicom release seems rather steep...
     
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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
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    Exactly. And monstock is a company that I would support if the aftermarket prices weren't so insane.
     
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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
    When I bought a Tillagon through M a year ago, it was less than 200. I saw the same version sell for over 700 on Mandarake. I think the price increase reflects the secondary market.

    Monstock is weird in that regard and it's a bit of a turn off.
    They will crank out unlimited releases of figures that don't demand a high aftermarket price, but once a sculpt starts going for money on the secondary market, it seems like they intentionally make them unavailable or much more difficult to grab. They have that one awesome toy of the building with the plant monster breaking out of it, and you never see runs available for sale through Mworld, because it goes for over a grand on the secondary market.
     
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    Exactly. They have some really cool looking toys that are really original but you kind of hit all the main points about secondary market prices.
     
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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
    Can anyone provide an opinion on M-world service? I had re-posted a parabasu pic from Monstock's instagram, trying to find out info on how to purchase, and just now the person behind Monstock's instagram pm'd me (very kindly/nice guy) info about how to purchase, and he pointed me to m-world and sent me an email address for it. I have a normal SS for any items I purchase from Japan, but I'm guessing M-world is a specialty toy thing, or they may have some kind of arrangement with Monstock?
     
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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
    M-World is helpful when the toy you want isnt hyped, I have gotten Sunguts from them
    and they charged 20 dollars on top of the actual cost. Some of the Monstock toys are
    reasonable from them, read above and you will see that some their other toys go for
    much more.

    M-World is just for toys, if you send them an email they will put you on their mailing list,
    they usually have toys up from the fests. They dont have them in hand though, they send
    out buyers to try and get what you requested and they dont always score. Not sure what
    the relationship is between them and Monstock but I have also emailed and was also told
    to go through M-World.
     
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    @IronPaw thank you for that, I appreciate it! I've contacted them to see what they say :)
     
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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
    Monstock only sells their toys through M-World.
     
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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
    Has anyone ever bought a orangutan pongo at retail or through his lotto? Does anyone know the retail price. I only see them on the secondary market for crazy prices so I don’t know if retail is crazy. I want to enter the new lotto but don’t want to bother if it’s much more than a couple hundred.
     
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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
    I -would imagine just over $1000
     
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    Let's hear it for Monstock...
    The best thing about M world is the dozen daily emails about toys. If you like looking at toy pics its the service to join! And unless it's a hype toy, they're not too bad about prices. Maybe 20 percent increase. If you're buying a 70 dollar toy that's not too bad.
     
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