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#1 Offline teren97

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Posted May 18 2014 - 05:58 AM

Hey everyone! So basically, i have been a bionicle fan since 2005, and collected most of the titans till the end. I have a younger brother who is basically in love with bionicle, and he wants a set that is almost impossible to find for a reasonable price, Toa Mata Nui 8998, and his birthday is almost coming, so me and my mom are trying to find a way to get him the set!

I want anyone to help me with this, because on websites like ebay, amazon and bricklink, they ask for your soul, i couldnt find anything cheaper than 250 US dollars!

Overall, i would like anyone to tell me a place to get this set for around 80 dollars max. I can shop online, so any kind of help is appretiated, cause i really need to get this set. Any of you guys willing to sell me around that price, i would love to have it!

Thank you already...


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Posted May 18 2014 - 08:34 AM

$250 is about reasonable. you will probably have to go for a second hand one, otherwise, unless you want to spend more,  you're out of luck. sorry! 

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Posted May 18 2014 - 10:08 AM

You can get a clone brand one on eBay for $59.99 usd. It is Decool brand, which is higher quality. Other than that, sorry, I don't know!
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Posted May 18 2014 - 10:22 AM

Im posting a post I posted on a different thread before:

"Thought I would put this here: http://www.ebay.com/...=item3f34cfd81d

It is a knockoff and if you guys wants a review on this knockoff, here you go: http://www.bzpower.c...a-nui-knockoff/

:)

While I dont encourage the purchasing of LEGO knockoffs, to me, it looks like a pretty good deal considering the majority of Toa Mata Nui sets are usually $100+, in used condition. Also the pieces that are missing from this knock off (Mahri Jallers Sword) are easily obtainable  :)"

Hope this helped! 


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Posted May 18 2014 - 11:06 AM

I found several cheaper ones at Amazon and eBay, but nothing under $80, or $100 for that matter. Sorry.
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Posted May 18 2014 - 02:23 PM

Thank you guys, though i dont think i will be able to get the set for a reasonable price :(


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Posted May 18 2014 - 02:43 PM

I suggest you wait around to be honest. Usually they pop up on BZPower here and there. I remember I waited a bit and found one from a user for 42 USD :D


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Posted May 18 2014 - 03:40 PM

I suggest you wait around to be honest. Usually they pop up on BZPower here and there. I remember I waited a bit and found one from a user for 42 USD :D

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Posted May 18 2014 - 04:27 PM

I would also suggest searching through the BST archive. Maybe some member didn't sell one and still has it, and if you PM them, they may be willing to sell.

You could also part out the set from Bricklink if you're desperate.

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Posted May 19 2014 - 07:09 AM

 

I suggest you wait around to be honest. Usually they pop up on BZPower here and there. I remember I waited a bit and found one from a user for 42 USD :D

"cough"

 

LOL Yes UngluedBike, thank you! :D


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Posted May 19 2014 - 12:14 PM

ohh guys this is really unfortunate!

I couldnt find anything on Bzpower forums either!

So i guess i will just hope that someone will see my thread and offer me the set one day! :/


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Posted May 19 2014 - 04:46 PM

Not sure if you've seen this or not:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ad58f07c5

 

I know it's about $60 above your price range, but that's the cheapest one available on eBay.

 

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Edited by Toa Lhikan Hordika, May 19 2014 - 04:47 PM.

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Posted Jun 01 2014 - 11:20 AM

this box looks like, it should contain a portion of 8998... unless it's too late x)

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item19ee25eec6


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Posted Jul 06 2014 - 04:59 AM

You can get a clone brand one on eBay for $59.99 usd. It is Decool brand, which is higher quality. Other than that, sorry, I don't know!

I really don't think he will want a cheap chinese knockoff. It's not higher quality by the way, knockoffs have cheap low quality plastic. Keep looking for the real deal, don't buy the fake one.


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Posted Jul 06 2014 - 06:28 PM

 

You can get a clone brand one on eBay for $59.99 usd. It is Decool brand, which is higher quality. Other than that, sorry, I don't know!

I really don't think he will want a cheap chinese knockoff. It's not higher quality by the way, knockoffs have cheap low quality plastic. Keep looking for the real deal, don't buy the fake one.

 

From what I've heard, this set is actually made from good quality plastic.


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Posted Jul 06 2014 - 07:37 PM

you can get HUGE amounts of bionicles for under 100 on ebay. One time i got 7 POUNDS! of bionicles for 45$


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Posted Jul 13 2014 - 10:05 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2ed3f6544b

Heres the set but in used condition, dont know if all the parts there, but its the cheapest i saw :P


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Posted Jul 15 2014 - 01:56 PM

Actually Toa Chronix, Decool brand clone items are some of the highest quality knockoffs available.
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Posted Jul 22 2014 - 12:55 AM

Actually Toa Chronix, Decool brand clone items are some of the highest quality knockoffs available.

Indeed, but still much lower quality than real LEGO.


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Posted Jul 22 2014 - 07:08 AM

I wouldn't say "much" lower quality than real Lego. Here is al link to a cool review:

http://www.bzpower.c...a-nui-knockoff/


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Posted Jul 25 2014 - 08:48 AM

I wouldn't say "much" lower quality than real Lego. Here is al link to a cool review:
http://www.bzpower.c...a-nui-knockoff/

The OP is inactive I believe. If you want to discuss Bionicle knockoffs,, I suggest you do it in Bionicle discussion, not buy\sell\trade.

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Posted Jul 29 2014 - 09:21 PM

What does OP mean?


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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 12:22 AM

What does OP mean?

Original Poster or something like that I believe, basically its referring to the first post/first author of this topic.


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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 03:50 AM

What does OP mean?

Original Poster or something like that I believe, basically its referring to the first post/first author of this topic.
Watch out, we've got an internet hard nut right here :P

Edited by UngluedBike, Jul 30 2014 - 03:51 AM.

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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 12:43 PM

 

 

What does OP mean?

Original Poster or something like that I believe, basically its referring to the first post/first author of this topic.
Watch out, we've got an internet hard nut right here :P

 

LOL  :P


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Posted Aug 20 2014 - 06:28 PM

If you're still looking for this, Bricklink store Lion's Den has one for $150.

 

http://www.bricklink...iant&wID=355149


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