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Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby skywarp55 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:07 pm

I Just recently I picked up DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker and I am wondering If I should open either one of them for my movieverse shelf or keep them mint on card sealed? I also noticed that the value of transformers goes down when they are opened and loose out of the packaging. Any suggestions? Skywarp 55 out

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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby TulioDude » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:26 pm

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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby RhA » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:32 pm

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Not every TF is worth anything on the long run. Most go down, sealed or not. If you want to get rich, collect money, not toys.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:40 pm

RhA wrote:Not every TF is worth anything on the long run. Most go down, sealed or not. If you want to get rich, collect money, not toys.


Agreed. And those two figures were very common. They'll never be worth much, even sealed.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:01 pm

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I own both and they're great, but they won't be worth much if you plan on selling in the future. Being it sealed or opened, you'll probably make 0 profit.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby Noideaforaname » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:24 pm

Leader Starscream would be the one to get to sell later, I'd think. The largest versions of each of the Movie characters (HA, Leaders, Supreme (Devastator)) already typically go for well over retail price in the aftermarket. A smaller, cheaper, more common, "inferior" mold like the Deluxe just can't compete.
Can't imagine a non-rare, non-show repaint of said mold fetching much, either.

Unless you wait several decades, then *maybe* you could sell them for quite a bit. Maybe. But you might as well open them up and enjoy.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby paul053 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:37 pm

Open them and enjoy them.

This,
skywarp55 wrote:I also noticed that the value of transformers goes down when they are opened and loose out of the packaging.

shouldn't be an issue for you to concern. If you have a figure that 10000 people want, they won't care if it is opened or not. If zero people want, it also doesn't matter if opened or not.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby RAcast » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:34 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:
RhA wrote:Not every TF is worth anything on the long run. Most go down, sealed or not. If you want to get rich, collect money, not toys.


Agreed. And those two figures were very common. They'll never be worth much, even sealed.

Particularly with how little love Movie Starscream's overall design gets.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby STngAR » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:46 pm

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RhA wrote:Not every TF is worth anything on the long run. Most go down, sealed or not. If you want to get rich, collect money, not toys.


So true and i think sig worthy


Open them, coming from experience selling movie toys ain't no money making get rich quick scheme.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby freaky777 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:32 am

Yup like what the others have said, these 2 are not going to worth a lot in the near future but if you're really going to such open one (since they are the same mold), then I'll suggest TC since if anything, SS would be worth more than TC.. I think..
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby Autobot Genocide » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:09 am

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Since there that common just open them and buy some more sealed .
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby Dagon » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:22 am

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STngAR wrote:

Open them, coming from experience selling movie toys ain't no money making get rich quick scheme.[/color] :MAXIMAL:



Yeah, very true. I've sold nearly every movie toy I've owned and the largest gain I've had was getting rid of ugly figures and clearing up the space. I think those 07 Target repaints were the only movieverse figures that people were actually overpaying to try to get, and that was due to the panic that there wouldn't be enough of them around.
That said, SS and TC are sort of fun, mainly for me because they're movie seekers that aren't Voyager sized. I don;t have mine on display anymore (but I kept them), but I do like them quite a bit. So, open yours.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby skywarp55 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:30 pm

thanks everybody and my intention was to never make money off of them. I have opened thundercracker and he is awesome and fun to play with. I wont ever get a profit off of them but i will get a profit off my human alliance jazz which is mint sealed i got for 18 bucks and my leader starscream for 22 bucks. thanks again skywarp 55 out
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby RAcast » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:35 pm

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skywarp55 wrote:thanks everybody and my intention was to never make money off of them. I have opened thundercracker and he is awesome and fun to play with. I wont ever get a profit off of them but i will get a profit off my human alliance jazz which is mint sealed i got for 18 bucks and my leader starscream for 22 bucks. thanks again skywarp 55 out

Both of those are great, I'm sure you won't have any trouble selling them if you want to. :)
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:06 pm

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skywarp55 wrote:I Just recently I picked up DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker and I am wondering If I should open either one of them for my movieverse shelf or keep them mint on card sealed? I also noticed that the value of transformers goes down when they are opened and loose out of the packaging. Any suggestions? Skywarp 55 out

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YOU AMATEUR!

Of course you open them. Enjoy them!

You do what you will with your toys, but the fact you are asking the question meant that there's hope to save you.

First of all, do you like Transformers toys? You love to feel them, transforming them, posing them, even going "PEW!PEW!PEW!" with them? Just open them and enjoy.

If you bought these only as an investment, keep them sealed and in the bottom of a dark drawer away from sunlight and dust. Never to be seen again. Until you sell them. If you bought them just for that why bother? You know you can acheave the better results to make money by just investing them in various savings at your bank?

Sigh... And they are not even rare right now.
I too am guilty of keeping many toys sealed. Still, I have a rule. OPEN EVERYTHING BUT KEEP THE DOUBLES SEALED. See these DotM deluxes at 50% off? If you dont have any, grab every figures TWICE. Open one and keep the better card sealed. Transformers dont lose much value even open. Still, that way, you can ejoy your toys fully AND you keep some sealed just for the heck of it.

I got Masterpiece figures and even some G1 or G2 figures. They are rare and expensive, right? Those, I cannot have doubles. What I do? I OPEN THEM, I APPLY THE STICKERS AND I ENJOY THEM! But, for example, I may open one toy and keep the repaint sealed. For example, you can either open Starscream or Thunder and keep the other sealed. This way, you at least enjoy one version of the mold. I bought and open a old RiD Sideburn in blue, but I kept the red version sealed. That DotM Optimus Prime and trailer set was 50% off. So, I bought one to open and one to keep sealed.

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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:33 am

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Open. I got mine for about 40% off each. Great figures. :D
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby Mykltron » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:11 am

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I'm sure someone else has said this but I can't be bothered to read everyone's comments.

Did you buy them as an investment? If yes: don't open. If no: open them and enjoy them. What's the point of buying it if you can't play with it?
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby RhA » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:33 am

Motto: "BRING ME DANGER!"
gavinfuzzy wrote:Open. I got mine for about 40% off each. Great figures. :D


Needs more Skwyarp, though.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:36 am

I don't know why you would sell your Leader Starscream. That's an awesome figure, one of the best from the entire movieverse. Unless you have a second one that you've opened, I think you'd be crazy to sell that figure.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:19 am

-Kanrabat- wrote:First of all, do you like Transformers toys? You love to feel them, transforming them, posing them, even going "PEW!PEW!PEW!" with them? Just open them and enjoy.


LOL I was doing that with the Cyberverse Ark Playset LOL
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:58 am

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breakdown99 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:First of all, do you like Transformers toys? You love to feel them, transforming them, posing them, even going "PEW!PEW!PEW!" with them? Just open them and enjoy.


LOL I was doing that with the Cyberverse Ark Playset LOL


Hey, we collect things that are meant for 5yo+ children. Just passing check-out with a toy meant for a child for personal use, whennever is to keep it sealed or not, cross the line in the uncanny valley for many.
So I say "SCREW THE WORLD, LET ME ENJOY MY THINGS FULLY!"
And that mean oppening these suckers.
And going "PEW, PEW!" and "PEW!".
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby Chaoslock » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:42 am

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Why did you bought them in the first place? The movieverse seeker-chickens are awful no matter how you look at them, and like that, their prices are not even possible to go up in the foreseeable 1-2 thousand years.

That said, open them and play with them. They are not much of an investment, sealed or not. Maybe the only movieverse figure worth investing into was Leader Class Starscream and RotF Prime.
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby Megatron000 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:53 pm

I always open; don't see the point in keeping something in a box, never to be played with or transformed
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Re: Should I open my DOTM Starscream and Thundercracker?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:05 am

-Kanrabat- wrote:
breakdown99 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:First of all, do you like Transformers toys? You love to feel them, transforming them, posing them, even going "PEW!PEW!PEW!" with them? Just open them and enjoy.


LOL I was doing that with the Cyberverse Ark Playset LOL


Hey, we collect things that are meant for 5yo+ children. Just passing check-out with a toy meant for a child for personal use, whennever is to keep it sealed or not, cross the line in the uncanny valley for many.
So I say "SCREW THE WORLD, LET ME ENJOY MY THINGS FULLY!"
And that mean oppening these suckers.
And going "PEW, PEW!" and "PEW!".
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