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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby TEEBO1979 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:09 pm

I think the way Hasbro has handled this for its international buyers is disgraceful. £640 is a kick in the teeth, when you consider North American buyers got it for $499.99 and I positive that included Shipping. Meaning UK collectors will be paying nearly twice as much.
Will I try and buy one? Maybe still as it is something that will just go up in value.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:36 pm

TEEBO1979 wrote:I think the way Hasbro has handled this for its international buyers is disgraceful. £640 is a kick in the teeth, when you consider North American buyers got it for $499.99 and I positive that included Shipping. Meaning UK collectors will be paying nearly twice as much.
Will I try and buy one? Maybe still as it is something that will just go up in value.

Agreed, it was an utter disgrace and a shameless declaration of how little the rest of the world matters to Hasbro. However, having said that (and obviously, it in no way excuses it), Hasbro have always ripped off the UK market with their pricing. I can't speak for the rest of the world, but the usual way they rip us off here is to make a straight dollar to pound conversion on their products, so $39.99 becomes £39.99 :-(, and it's been like that for the lifetime of the modern line.

I did notice that the eBay Khetannas are shipping from California, so Hasbro clearly made no effort at all to have some sent from China direct to Europe, and considering the extra ~1,000 Khetannas are supposedly NOT for the North American market, and that therefore presumably a large percentage of them will be sold to European buyers, you do have to wonder why they did that. Again, it's just another slap in the face for non-US collectors.

The real kick in the teeth is that the Khetanna is so damn good that if you want one, you're forced to swallow the asking price, however outrageous, or go without :-(

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Richard_H » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:26 pm

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby TEEBO1979 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:20 pm

Well all the barges sold for the rest of the world.
Hope if you wanted one you got one. But I bet a lot of people will be disappointed as their was only 400 made available. Cheers Hasbro for throwing the scraps to the ROTW.
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Mini99 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:33 pm

TEEBO1979 wrote:Well all the barges sold for the rest of the world.
Hope if you wanted one you got one. But I bet a lot of people will be disappointed as their was only 400 made available. Cheers Hasbro for throwing the scraps to the ROTW.F3A12B2A-2011-4515-A585-FAF0D3742C1F.png

Did anyone that wanted one strike it lucky?

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby stu70 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:02 am

They went fast, I think there were thousands that had them on their watch list at one point, I guess It's inevitable that some will start appearing on the secondary market for a huge mark up, bought just to flip essentially :(

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby chiffy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:44 pm

Mini99 wrote:
TEEBO1979 wrote:Well all the barges sold for the rest of the world.
Hope if you wanted one you got one. But I bet a lot of people will be disappointed as their was only 400 made available. Cheers Hasbro for throwing the scraps to the ROTW.F3A12B2A-2011-4515-A585-FAF0D3742C1F.png

Did anyone that wanted one strike it lucky?


I've got 1 coming but not thru the ebay haslab performance. It's still in the states getting checked over and then we gotta figure out cheapest option of getting it over to me, not that itll be cheap, but ive got 1 nonetheless.
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Mini99 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:09 pm

chiffy wrote:
Mini99 wrote:
TEEBO1979 wrote:Well all the barges sold for the rest of the world.
Hope if you wanted one you got one. But I bet a lot of people will be disappointed as their was only 400 made available. Cheers Hasbro for throwing the scraps to the ROTW.F3A12B2A-2011-4515-A585-FAF0D3742C1F.png

Did anyone that wanted one strike it lucky?


I've got 1 coming but not thru the ebay haslab performance. It's still in the states getting checked over and then we gotta figure out cheapest option of getting it over to me, not that itll be cheap, but ive got 1 nonetheless.

Congratulations, have you thought about collecting it in person?

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Flyingmonkey » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:53 pm

Well it looks like I was a lucky one in getting a Khettana, it's on its way from the US but I find myself between jobs and thinking of going self employed (needing the funds)
So... I might well have my one for sale at the right price and collection only, Brandon, Suffolk, let me know if anyone is interested, cheers, J.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby lee gray » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:01 pm

Mini99 wrote:
TEEBO1979 wrote:Well all the barges sold for the rest of the world.
Hope if you wanted one you got one. But I bet a lot of people will be disappointed as their was only 400 made available. Cheers Hasbro for throwing the scraps to the ROTW.F3A12B2A-2011-4515-A585-FAF0D3742C1F.png

Did anyone that wanted one strike it lucky?


I had previously got one from the haslab project but sold it on and just kept the yak as I had a friend in America to help out and i also got one of the 400 coming which I will keep

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby bosk70 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:54 pm

This was an interesting video and update from RetroBlasting worth a watch, I do believe Hasbro should take some responsibility for their lack of willingness to distribute these to other location's than just North America ,

They should pay some consideration to the numbers of collectors that have bought their products over the years , not penalise them in this way by restricting the market spread of this particular item crowd-funded or not, with the extra charges that are incurred just to get it to your door.




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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:28 pm

So guess what finally turned up today :-D

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More photos to follow in due course! :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Mini99 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:37 pm

Snaketibe wrote:So guess what finally turned up today :-D

About Bloody Time!.jpg
More photos to follow in due course! :-D :-D :-D

Congratulations, at long last!
Won’t be seeing you posting much for a while! :lol:
Enjoy, it’s been worth the wait. 8)

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:53 pm

Mini99 wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:So guess what finally turned up today :-D

About Bloody Time!.jpg
More photos to follow in due course! :-D :-D :-D

Congratulations, at long last!
Won’t be seeing you posting much for a while! :lol:
Enjoy, it’s been worth the wait. 8)

Thanks :-). It's a good job I like playing cards, given the patience I've had to show :lol:

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Palifan » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:38 am

That's great news that it's finally arrived and it looks to have arrived in great shape which must be a relief.

Can't wait to see some more pictures if you're opening it.

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