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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:26 AM

Not me. Saw this on Botch the Crab's site which had to be shared.

My good friend periL75 just landed the Transformers score of a lifetime. Diligently checking Craigslist every morning, noon and night, he was the first to respond to an ad placed by an older couple who had several boxes of vintage Transformers for sale. For only $500, my friend took home a near-complete G1 collection:


All those toys for $500. Thats unbelievably awesome.

It all began in '84. Kept on rollin' in '85. The pieces were in place in '86, and it came to an end in '87. But now it comes, and here we go. Transformers is here again. Nothing's gonna stop it 'cause it's 1988!

#2 Msol


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:22 AM

Holy wow. Man, and you can even see Weirdwolf's sword... just taunting me!

/so jealous.

#3 Cabooscarytops


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:23 AM

Hot damn is that a lot of old transformers.



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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

It's funny, I shouldn't be too jealous since I've got about 98% of the stuff in that picture myself already... But somehow I still kinda am. icon-hotrod.gif

I'd like to say it's mostly the very few I'm missing like Springer and Bludgeon. But if I'm honest... It's just the idea of getting a ton of new G1 Transformers. Even if I had everything in the pic I'd still be a bit envious of that haul.

-ZacWilliam, remembers back in high school when a kid tried to sell me his older brother's old TFs. At the time (high school, remember) I was kinda embarassed about still collecting toys so I passed. Now I wish I'd taken him up on it...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 24 February 2012 - 11:02 AM.

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#5 Robowang


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:26 AM

Yeah, I also have a very near complete G1 collection, but that's a pretty an extremely incredibly awesome score. I am buying a few of those figures from him to replace some of mine in worse condition. I think there's a good portion of the lot that he is selling.

Edited by Robowang, 24 February 2012 - 10:29 AM.

#6 Galenraff


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Holy crap! That is an amazingly good deal!


#7 The Doctor Who

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

Holy crap, you got a G1 Prime with BOTH HANDS! Flabbergasted is me!

Excellent haul!


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

weather if you have a near complete g1 collection or not is irrelevant. The fact that this person just got 1000's of dollars worth of toys for 500 bucks is amazing. And from the pictures, they look damned near complete and in good shape. Awesome find!

#9 Scottimus Prime

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:00 PM

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!! icon-bee.gif Nice one! icon-ironhide.gif

Trying to see if I can spot any of the twenty I need icon-fire.gif Don't recognise any of them in the pics, but who knows what's hidden in the boxes icon-fire.gif
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#10 Spark

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

Holy bejeezus. I may have a chunk of that, but could you imagine how many times over you'd make your money back from the doubles on eBay?
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#11 HeyMickey


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:47 PM

Then the couple's son comes back from college. "Hey Mom, where'd you move the boxes with all my Transformers?"
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#12 Spark

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

QUOTE(HeyMickey @ Feb 25 2012, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Then the couple's son comes back from college. "Hey Mom, where'd you move the boxes with all my Transformers?"

He'd have to be in college a loooong time at this point for those to have been his Transformers.
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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