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@  Paladin : (29 May 2016 - 07:51 PM)

there remains an Omega Supreme-sized hole in my Animated collection that not even 3P wants to fill....

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 May 2016 - 07:23 PM)

Just pulled out the Animated box after a few years in storage. Giving it some time is the godhonest truth, these things are awesome

@  Touch My Thighs : (29 May 2016 - 07:12 PM)

http://swanh.net/ This is really impressive.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 May 2016 - 06:20 PM)

I keep having to say this to folks: fandoms are voluntary. Enjoy in any ratio or methodology that you choose.

@  Dracula : (29 May 2016 - 05:38 PM)

Ride the wave, dude. Put the toys away for a while...take 'em back out again later and you mind find your interest rekindled

@  Locoman : (29 May 2016 - 04:14 PM)

it happens to everyone. Sometimes interests are cyclical.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (29 May 2016 - 04:13 PM)

Well, for starters, it might be time to think of a new username...

@  tffan01 : (29 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I'm losing interest in TF. Help.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (29 May 2016 - 03:00 PM)

It means you're not very well-rounded.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 02:46 PM)

What happens if you don't like pi?

@  Bass X0 : (29 May 2016 - 01:29 PM)

He who doesn't like pie are destined to become the contents of pie.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 12:09 PM)

No you don't. You think you do, but you really don't.

@  Echowarrior : (29 May 2016 - 10:37 AM)

I like pie.

@  Pennpenn : (29 May 2016 - 05:18 AM)

There is no war in Ba Sing Se.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 05:11 AM)

We have always been at war with East Asia.

@  unluckiness : (29 May 2016 - 04:04 AM)

His big scene in the big Astrotrain battle for leadership was also great. Too bad Starscream suckerpunched him after he beat everybody else up

@  Pennpenn : (29 May 2016 - 01:00 AM)

Of course he has. I mean, remember when Trailbreaker had to pretend to be him in Masquerade?

@  zephyrX9 : (29 May 2016 - 12:47 AM)

offroad has always been there

@  Plokatron : (28 May 2016 - 11:18 PM)

Transfer Uplinks look cool but in the wrong hands could be OP. Hmmm Just a funny thought what if Mainframe from G1 had a TU? He could make about anything period. Also does anyone know if CatSCAN ever received a spark? His wiki article says he is a spark less build when he was created surly he has one now.

@  tffan01 : (28 May 2016 - 02:33 PM)

@beetleman, ok.

@  Touch My Thighs : (28 May 2016 - 05:06 AM)

https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/videos/1603190709971770/ Wow it's just like old times.

@  Bass X0 : (28 May 2016 - 12:29 AM)

bueller...?

@  Bass X0 : (28 May 2016 - 12:29 AM)

bueller?

@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 07:07 PM)

sorry i was searching for a member

@  tffan01 : (27 May 2016 - 06:54 PM)

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@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 06:44 PM)

vbbjune

@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 06:43 PM)

vbbjune

@  Liege : (27 May 2016 - 05:12 PM)

As an UK expat, I have to say I miss the actual thrill of hunting in stores as frustrating as it was when distribution was bad. I feel spoiled for choice in America in comparison lol.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2016 - 04:48 PM)

And depending on where you live, even American stores

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2016 - 02:59 PM)

Or canadian stores, or australian stores, or german stores...

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2016 - 02:14 PM)

at least you got the exercise. i ordered all of them online. there's no point in being a serious collector if someone is only going to rely on using UK stores.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 May 2016 - 02:13 PM)

This day last year I walked five miles to Asda to collect all the Defensor components. I was a dumb kid.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2016 - 12:47 PM)

It... can be...

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 12:33 PM)

Is LSD something you drink...?

@  Plokatron : (27 May 2016 - 12:26 PM)

Someone drank a gallon of LSD.

@  Paladin : (27 May 2016 - 11:40 AM)

allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle.....

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2016 - 11:17 AM)

v That's what she said...?

@  Robowang : (27 May 2016 - 10:39 AM)

Nothing better than a big ol' black one right in my mouth. Gotta love licorice.

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 07:26 AM)

The one I go to gives me a discount on each issue's cover price. I still have to go there to pick up my comics but I'm sure I'll never miss any of them

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 07:26 AM)

Plokatron, I don't think many comics companies do direct subscriptions like that anymore. However many local comic shops will reserve comics for you in a subscription fashion.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 May 2016 - 06:46 AM)

I have a friend who is one of the illegitimte comics trivia masters on the planet, and he says all the animation was hand-drawn by Muppets.

@  Scavgraphics : (27 May 2016 - 04:21 AM)

@Telly I got a friend who's one of the legit comics trivia masters on the planet. I've asked if he knows.

@  Plokatron : (26 May 2016 - 10:35 PM)

Been wondering and I'm probly being a complete slag brain and not notice whats in front of me. But does IDW have subscriptions available on their site? I'm thinking of signing up for monthly comics and Transformers is da one.

@  unluckiness : (26 May 2016 - 09:01 PM)

No idea, but I'd guess it'd be some in-studio job otherwise, given the obssessiveness nerds can have over about 50 years, we'd know by now.

@  Telly : (26 May 2016 - 08:54 PM)

does anyone know who did the "animation" for the 1960s batman show? been wondering for years and i cant find an answer anywhere. looks to me like either jack kirby or john romita

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 03:36 PM)

YEAH GOT MY ORDER NOTICE TOO

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 02:38 PM)

Sweet. Been hyped for this toy since I heard about it last year...mine is coming from HLJ

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:34 AM)

Big Bad Toy Store.

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 11:32 AM)

AW YES DIA BATTLES. What site did you order from

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:06 AM)

I got my 10 day email for Dia Battles. GET. HYPE.


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#1 Confuzor

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:23 PM

I wasn't sure if this was the right forum for this, but I figured it would be bad form to post it in the Buy/Sell/Trade forum since it's not up for sale yet. I'm looking to see what a fair price I could ask for these 2 figures I've got. Fair for me and the buyer, if you know what I mean.

I've been a semi-regular forumer here for about 6 years, so I trust your guys' opinions on such things. I've never tried to sell used TFs before, so I don't know where to begin. Of course, once I've come to a fair starting price, I'll post it here to the proper forum before taking it to E-bay. It's the least I could do ^_^

The truth of the matter is, while these toys are some of the big guns collectors like, they're not in the best condition (as the photos I've taken will show) but they do have their boxes, which I hear is a plus, regardless of quality.


Backstory:
I acquired this Metroplex and Jetfire from a friend about 3 years back who was moving away and found them in her attic. Since she knew I was a TFfan and her older brother no longer wanted them, she gave them to me. They've been sitting in my room for a while and I decided that I need money and someone else may appreciate them a bit more.


Here are pics in box:















As you can see, the boxes have seen better days. The Jetfire box has the techspecs cut out and barely holds together. Metroplex's is more complete, it even still has the original Toys R Us price tag($32.97 ^_^)

Toy pics in the next post.

Edited by Confuzor, 17 August 2010 - 02:27 PM.


#2 Confuzor

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:37 PM

Next up is pics of Jetfire himself.







He's got all his main parts. He's missing one of his Jet pods and his gun. His hands don't seem to want to slide back into the arms, I didn't want to force them. Clearly he has some random yellowing all over.

His left Clavicle joint (the part that allows the jet to fold in half) has a metal part that seems to have broken free of it's plastic encasement. It only really becomes an issue during transformation, as in Robot and his alt mode everything holds together pretty well without it. Also, one of the tail fin parts broke at the base while I was taking photos.



Up next: Metroplex.

#3 Confuzor

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

Now Metroplex:











He's unfortunately missing alot of parts. He has almost no guns except a small white one. His fist parts are gone as well. The little robot helper/ Tower guy is missing his legs. All joints necessary for transformation to base mode function (as you can see by the above pics) The spring loaded Head popping mechanism functions as well.


So that's my story guys, please give me your honest opinion on what would be a fair asking price for these guys. Once I come to a decision, I'll make a proper ost in the Buy/Sell/trade section. Thanks alot!

Edited by Confuzor, 17 August 2010 - 02:48 PM.


#4 Freddycon

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:30 PM

Well, I'm no expert, but I'd say go do some research on mint and not-so-mint bots on Ebay, see what the regular market demand is for them, and then use your personal judgement on what you think the TF's are worth. Obviously you won't be able to get Mint-In-Box prices for them. So consider what you would pay for them at mint and then make what you think are fair deductions for the damages and missing items, as well as the overall condition of the bots.

All in all go with the things you think are fair. You certainly won't be able to please everyone but if you can get a fair price that you feel good with and the customer feels good paying, them it's win-win all around!

Edited by Freddycon, 17 August 2010 - 03:33 PM.


#5 Detective Fork

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:38 PM

Because of the missing parts and the damage, I wouldn't expect to make a mint on these. Also keep in mind that Metroplex has been reissued recently.

#6 Confuzor

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:47 AM

I'm very aware that I won't be seeing MIB prices for these guys, hence asking for "Fair" price suggestions.

Thanks for the heads up about Metroplex re-issue.

#7 Confuzor

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 04:39 PM

Sorry to double post (not as much assistance in here as I'd hoped...)

Looking on E-bay, I think I would be able to purchase the missing accessories and include the price of doing so in the final asking price? Is that something people usually do?

I really haven't done this before, so I'm quite ignorant as to what is normal and accepted and what is frowned upon behavior.

#8 Smitty

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 05:08 PM

I'd like to have a Metroplex but I have no interest in having the box, so it me it's worthless.

I'm not a fan of voting on peoples posts. it just seems very passive aggressive to click 'down vote' and not add anything to the thread. and up votes are exactly the same. to my mind the whole point of a forum is discussion and being able to just easily agree or disagree takes the discussion out of the equation.


#9 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 05:35 PM

You should just box them up and send them to me. I'll take care of it for you. icon-op.gif

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