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I need to find toy wind-up Godzillas in bulk.
February 3, 2005 11:04 AM   Subscribe

I'm working on a personal project where I need 100-250 wind-up sparking Godzillas. I've seen them on Archie McPhee, but I haven't been able to find them in bulk anywhere. Where can I find a supplier or someone who would sell in bulk? It's too expensive to go through a normal store, even with a discount.

Thank you!
posted by krisobi to Shopping (18 answers total)
 
Here.
posted by oflinkey at 11:15 AM on February 3, 2005


I can't help you, but I really think that, whatever your project is, you should get Jairus involved.
posted by googly at 11:15 AM on February 3, 2005


Check Oriental Trading.
posted by agregoli at 11:18 AM on February 3, 2005


Archie McPhee is the retail arm of Accoutrements - "We have a minimum first order of US $200 and a $100 reorder minimum. Accoutrements only sells in WHOLESALE QUANTITIES to qualified buyers, corporate promotional firms and established retailers."

They used to be pretty cool, at least they might point you to an alternate source if you don't meet their qualifications, or maybe set you up a special purchase.

On Preview: I take to long to post.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 11:18 AM on February 3, 2005


I apologize for not having anything useful to contribute, but I have to say that this is the greatest sentence ever:
I'm working on a personal project where I need 100-250 wind-up sparking Godzillas.
posted by Sibrax at 11:29 AM on February 3, 2005


Damn you googly... I just lost 20 minutes of my lunch hour to looking for a super cool Godzilla costume. I think I might undertake making one myself.
posted by FlamingBore at 11:29 AM on February 3, 2005


I too apologize for not contributing anything useful. I don't know what your personal project is that involves 100-250 wind-up sparking Godzillas, but whatever it is, I think it's awesome.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:51 AM on February 3, 2005


Archie McPhee didn't give you a bulk discount? You'd think if you were buying 'em by the case they'd be happy to move that many lizards.
Did you try Uncle Fun?
posted by hydrophonic at 11:52 AM on February 3, 2005


This might sound weird, but had Ask MetaFilter been around in 1997, I would've been asking the same question (though I was looking for the Creature From the Black Lagoon version of the toy, not the Godzillas).
posted by picea at 12:08 PM on February 3, 2005


OMG Uncle Fun is teh $hit! He used to come to my garage sales back in the day. Excellent suggestion.
posted by FlamingBore at 12:09 PM on February 3, 2005


Seems to me it would be a real problem getting that many toys up and running and placed in a short enough time that the first few to be wound haven't run down. What's your plan for doing this?
posted by GeekAnimator at 12:43 PM on February 3, 2005


Thanks for the advice everyone! I think I might have my army of godzillas, and not at a cost-prohibitive price. Good times all around.

I hope this works out. It could either be a fabulous success or a spectacular failure.
posted by krisobi at 1:06 PM on February 3, 2005


I do hope you'll let us know either way.
posted by FlamingBore at 1:11 PM on February 3, 2005


Flamingbore: If you do make one, please take pix! and post somewhere that we can see...

You too, krisobi.
posted by googly at 1:42 PM on February 3, 2005


American Science and Surplus sells them for $3.75 apiece. I'm sure you can e-mail them and ask for a bulk discount. They're a surplus wholesaler, after all.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:30 PM on February 3, 2005


More from AS&S:

"If you have a requirement for a large quantity of an item please please email customer service at service@sciplus.com or call (847-647-0011). We will be happy advise you on the availability of bulk quantities, pricing and shipping terms."
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:33 PM on February 3, 2005


ASS is _awesome_. I love those guys, if they don't cut you a deal for 100 godzillas, I don't know who will. Tell them you'll send them a picture to put in a catalog, really. Good call XQUZYPHYR.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 3:46 PM on February 3, 2005


I hope this works out. It could either be a fabulous success or a spectacular failure.

I'd shell out a ten spot to see either. And I have.

Though not involving sparking Godzillas.
posted by gramschmidt at 5:45 PM on February 3, 2005


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