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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:10 PM)

I wish they were more universal like Beast Wars, Animated or Prime and as professionally done,

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:06 PM)

The Netflix shows are done for adults, the Generation toyline is for adults who grew up with G1.

@  Sabrblade : (28 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Who said it ever was?

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Whatever happened to WFC Earthrise being a kids show X'D

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 11:43 AM)

Cool, my last tablet couldn't run it, and I stopped caring by the time I got the new one. So thanks!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:27 AM)

There are crossover characters, but the amount and distribution... Marvel Vs Capcom this ain't.  If @wonko the sane? my bad!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:21 AM)

I've been playing for *checks account* 1002 days, 23 hours.  So, by 2021, it will have been three years.  I think it takes place in its own continuity, largely inspired by G1 but borrowing from other places.

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

@wonko the sane? Can only speak for Earth Wars, but so few they're easy to forget.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 07:39 AM)

Didn't they already do the across universes thing in that tablet game?

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:30 AM)

Also, make the setting an amalgamation of different Transformers series, rather than based on a specific one. Bring in things like 'Sentinel Major' as the primo Autobot jerk, and sleek car mode Vehicons as the Decepticons' basic grunt.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:27 AM)

KT just needs to incorporate the vehicle modes into the combat system, like Platinum did for Devastation, so they're for more than just wheeling it across the battlefield. =P

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:25 AM)

Transformers: Warriors of Cybertron! =D

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (28 September 2020 - 05:15 AM)

I want a Power Rangers Mosu. I would also take a Transformers Mosu. :D

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 September 2020 - 04:50 AM)

It even ended on a sequel hook.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 04:40 AM)

Man, I just want another Devastation game... =(

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 September 2020 - 01:53 AM)

Aren't TFs way more varied than Joes, as far as they'd work in gameplay? Like, Omega Supreme is vastly different from Bumblebee.

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

Hell, ripoff Super Robot Wars withTFs

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

IDK they could make something like FF tactics or Fire Emblem ripoff with Robots and i'd buy it

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 09:43 PM)

See, I feel GI Joe (with it's varied cast) is a better fit for a strategy game, where as Transformers feels more suited for a shooter.

@  Maruten : (27 September 2020 - 08:28 PM)

I might give them points for making a strategy game if it's actually a good strategy game.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:48 PM)

I mean, points for making a strategy game instead of third person shooter, but: urrrrgggg. Cyberverse.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:47 PM)

A transformers game for the switch? *checks* Urrrggg... cyberverse...

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 06:28 PM)

October will be a big month for Hasbro fans: Zoids, GI Joe AND Transformers all have brand new console games. All on the Switch at that!

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 09:04 AM)

At least in animated he was more driven than just "loyal bootlick".

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 08:29 AM)

Oof, That's a huge downgrade

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 September 2020 - 02:35 AM)

After rewatching Animated Sound and Fury, in my head canon Titans Return Soundwave is that Soundwave.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:09 PM)

On an unrelated note: I just got the BBTS email about kingdom pre-orders... and even the stuff I don't want I'm perfectly willing to get if it means I can have the rest of it.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:08 PM)

It's digimon. So first one, then the other.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

50/50 odds, it's either a helicopter with limbs, or a scantily-clad human with heli blades on their back. If female, 90% odds on the second one.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 September 2020 - 12:39 PM)

I read that as "Helicoptermon" and wondered what kind of Digimon that was.

@  Bass X0 : (26 September 2020 - 12:35 PM)

Helicopter-mom, transform!

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 September 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Aw I scratched the hood of my 35th anniversary Bluestreak. Fortunately he's in robot mode a lot.

@  Sabrblade : (25 September 2020 - 07:24 PM)

No decoration could improve the wall more than Knockout himself

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.


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#1 Autobot Bubbs

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:54 AM

Since entering the work-force post-graduation (still kicking myself for not doing it sooner), I spent a great deal of my money on collecting.  First couple months I had a tight budget going, but once I remembered the Flea Market that cash started to fly towards more expensive tastes... G-1 toys.  For a good 10 years I was buying retro TF's and Joes, and got sucked into the abysmal pit of Heroclix.  All this while completist-collecting the newer toys best I could.

I could really only get away with it because I was living with my Grandparents.  Rent and food wasn't an issue, and my bills where limited to car insurance and Doctors visits.  I've known this for a long time, thinking 'crap, I can't keep this up, they won't be around forever'... only to be distracted into impulsive frivolities like the dogs from up being distracted by a squirrel.  Impulse control issues SUCK.  Sadly, with recent family medical developments, that time is a coming up sooner than it is later, and I am going to have to sell parts of my collection.

I've been meaning to sell off my G-1 stuff and heroclix for sometime, but aside from a box of salvages never made any headway.  I'm wondering... just HOW do you do it?  What do I need to know?  How to I equate a fair price?  How do I grade?  Will you get Taxed for selling it, both in-person or online? 

Any and All help would be appreciated.

 


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:41 AM

Sending well-wishes for your grandparents.

As for the toys: prepare for it to take more time and bring less money than you thought it would.

If you have MIB G1 in decent shape, eBay will probably net you about $100 each. The website takes a cut from every sale.

If most of your collection is loose, you may be better off finding a local comic shop or vintage toy store and unloading it all in one shot for some set fee.

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#3 Autobot Bubbs

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:43 AM

Prepare for it to take more time and bring less money than you thought it would.

If most of your collection is loose, you may be better off finding a local comic shop or vintage toy store and unloading it all in one shot for some set fee.

It's all loose... but I got a bunch of origional packaging... including Reflector's Styrofoam insert.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:43 AM

Check completed auctions on Ebay or view Buy/sell/trade threads to see what other people are paying for the item in order to gauge a fair price.

As far as grading goes just give the toy and its accessories a once over and point out any defects, chipped paint, etc.

If you sell it on Ebay or other online platforms then I think you are charged tax but not if you do it via fanboards and the like. Though you are probably supposed to report it on your taxes though Id wager almost no one does.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:47 AM

If you're looking to get rid of it quick, then Thy's example of selling it to a comic book or toy shop is your best bet.

 

If you're looking to get the most of your money, selling the items individually on eBay will most likely get you the maximum amount you can get.  Which will still probably be less than you'd expect in many situations.  This will undeniably take longer.  If you go the eBay route, you won't have to pay taxes on the items, but your customers will.  If you exceed $20,000 in sales in a year, then yes, you will have to report this on your income tax (this depends on your state though, so it may vary).


If you sell it on Ebay or other online platforms then I think you are charged tax but not if you do it via fanboards and the like. Though you are probably supposed to report it on your taxes though Id wager almost no one does.

The buyers are charged tax.  You do depending on the state.  One year I made over $20,000 in sales and had to have it reported on my taxes.  If it's less than that, you don't have to worry (at least in my state).


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:27 AM

If you're looking to get rid of it quick, then Thy's example of selling it to a comic book or toy shop is your best bet.

 

If you're looking to get the most of your money, selling the items individually on eBay will most likely get you the maximum amount you can get.  Which will still probably be less than you'd expect in many situations.  This will undeniably take longer.  If you go the eBay route, you won't have to pay taxes on the items, but your customers will.  If you exceed $20,000 in sales in a year, then yes, you will have to report this on your income tax (this depends on your state though, so it may vary).


If you sell it on Ebay or other online platforms then I think you are charged tax but not if you do it via fanboards and the like. Though you are probably supposed to report it on your taxes though Id wager almost no one does.

The buyers are charged tax.  You do depending on the state.  One year I made over $20,000 in sales and had to have it reported on my taxes.  If it's less than that, you don't have to worry (at least in my state).

 

I'm in SD... and they just enstated online sales tax.  Cuz it wasn't fair for 'private businesses'.

Mind you, we're the 'Meth: we're on it' state.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:52 PM

If you sell it to a toy shop or comic shop, one suggestion I would add is to be willing to say NO. You dont have to take the first offer you get. Get more than one offer if you can (this may be difficult in some parts of SD). Be willing to ask a potential buyer which pieces they value the most. If its a fair offer, just sell those pieces.

Also, some antique malls have sellers that buy collectables, if you are having trouble finding buyers.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:22 PM

It's pretty easy to sell on eBay. The main things you need are a postage scale ($20-$25), packing material, and access to a printer, unless you want to haul your stuff to the post office each time you make a sale (not recommended, because it will almost always cost more of your money to ship this way). As long as you weigh correctly, you can do all of the packaging and label printing in the comfort of your own home. 

 

Like has been said, you'll need to account for about 20% of your sales to go straight into eBay's pockets, and that fee is only collected once a month, so you'll have to keep an eye on your account to see how much you'll owe. 

 

If you're confident in being able to sell stuff without going through a middleman like eBay, you can list on Facebook marketplace in any of the many TF/G1 sales groups, and that will help you avoid the eBay fees.

 

I usually just go ahead and sell on eBay due to the ease.

 

I've never sold Heroclix stuff, but you'll very likely be able to sell them to a local game shop, if you've got one around. They will assuredly give you a bad deal, though.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:59 PM

I can't say how well G1 stuff sells on eBay, but beyond some rarities and the odd multi-item buyer, I've been sitting on a lot of 1996-2018 items for months. It's not really a problem for me, since it's just for disposable cash and it's dwindled to an easily stored bin, but it's not something I'd suggest if you need money immediately.



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 05:04 PM

Think I tried to sell SOME things at the comic shop, but was told they only paid in-store credit.


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