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A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Stormrider » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:48 pm

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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby cylor » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:05 pm

They actually look legit, at least the box front differs from that of the infamous Zhong Jin KO...
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Mkall » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:44 pm

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Looks legit, but that's over 1,000 per figure and I don't think they go for that much even in MIB condition.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:47 pm

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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby WolfDawg » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:52 pm

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You really have to wonder what the point of buying this auction is. I mean, even if a collector wins, what is he going to do, display a big ass factory box full of MISB figures you can't even see?
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Stormrider » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:36 pm

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Mkall wrote:Looks legit, but that's over 1,000 per figure and I don't think they go for that much even in MIB condition.



I totally agree. From the description it sounds like the sellers know they have something rare but are not in the Transformers collectors business and threw a number out there. Unless you turn these all into AFA displays - I think the number is too high.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:43 pm

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Stormrider wrote:
Mkall wrote:Looks legit, but that's over 1,000 per figure and I don't think they go for that much even in MIB condition.



I totally agree. From the description it sounds like the sellers know they have something rare but are not in the Transformers collectors business and threw a number out there. Unless you turn these all into AFA displays - I think the number is too high.



I think the potential for grading is why the seller listed these so high.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby DrLegend » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:11 pm

Someone offered to take 4 of those off hand for $500 a pop so he's about 2X higher than he should be. Still. what a rare find. Even the box that carried it might be worth some scratch.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:40 pm

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Pittsburgh? I'm betting he's a buyer for the one collectibles store there. (If it still exists.)
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:05 pm

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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Mkall » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:38 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:Still no takers after nearly 4 weeks?

At the price they're asking, are you surprised?
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:38 am

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:lol:

Reminds me of the US$ 1,000,000.00 price tag of a collection sold by a widow a few years back. Too high the price indeed.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby alldarker » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:10 am

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This lot has been on eBay for what seems like ages (first offer was made back on December 5th 2011). The guy selling this is living in dreamland: I can't ever see this lot selling in one go. They are most probably real, but $1083 a piece is WAY too much: especially if you are selling them 'wholesale'. Getting $2000 for 4 of these would have been a pretty good deal for the seller, I'd say.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby RhA » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:55 am

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Someone tell that guy that those things are toys.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Mykltron » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:49 am

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Shouldn't someone tell wraith2021? He recently bought a factory sealed Snapdragon for £600, he might be interested.
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G1 Astrotrain and Blitzwing dead-stock on e-bay

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:51 am

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Thanks to Stormrider we now know of a pretty cool bit of news, there is currently an auction for a full case of G1 Astrotrains and Blitzwings dead-stock on e-bay.
Just in case you don't know, a dead-stock is when a warehouse is cleared and emptied and a large amount, usually entire cases of toys are found. And you know what that means, these are genuine factory sealed Astrotrains and Blitzwings from the '80s!
The asking price USD 13,000, which at 12 figures makes about USD 1083 per figure. While the auction itself is way overpriced it is kinda cool knowing that there still is G1 dead-stock out there waiting to be found.

Here's what the auctioneer has to say about the item(s)
Hello All!

What I have today is one heck of a doozy for transformer collectors. In my travels, my business partners and myself came across an auction that had vintage toy deadstock from the 60's to the 80's. In that deadstock was this gem: A case of vintage Astrotrains(6)and Blitzwings(6). From what I can tell, the items appear to have never been removed from the case box although the box was opened for display. This means that these are probably uncirculated pieces that have stayed in storage for the past 25-30 years. Although I have not removed the items from the box myself, I believe that these items are the highest condition possible. On top of this, this may be the last known example of a case of these toys to exist in the world today.

Unlike with the majority of the auctions I run, I am opening this one to the world as a whole. On top of that, I am offering free express shipping with insurance anywhere in the world for the winner of the auction.

I don't think I have to tell anyone that this is a true once in a lifetime item for any collector of Transformers, Hasbro Toys, or Vintage 80's toys.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask!

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1/11/2012: Decided to take items out of case and took pictures of each one. These are examples of the front of the box. I have pictures of all 12 and of each side. If you would like to see all 72 pics, send me a message and I will forward you the link to photobucket. Thanks


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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:03 am

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Wow, that's pretty amazing. I have never, ever seen G1s still in the case really cool. But yeah, pretty expensive...

BTW, typo in the news story: "The asking price USD 13,000, which makes at 72 figures makes USD 1,083 per figure."
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:10 am

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kirbenvost wrote:Wow, that's pretty amazing. I have never, ever seen G1s still in the case really cool. But yeah, pretty expensive...

BTW, typo in the news story: "The asking price USD 13,000, which makes at 72 figures makes USD 1,083 per figure."

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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Lord Onixprime » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:23 am

Why would they not split this up and sell them individually? Who is going to buy a case of 72 assorted Blitzwing and Astrotrain?
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Blackstreak » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:49 am

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fenrir72 wrote:Still no takers after nearly 4 weeks?


Are you surprised? I'd be surprised if someone buys it for what they are asking.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby PaxCybertron82 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:00 pm

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What the cheese? They would have a way easier time selling them as individuals or twin packs.

I'm trying to wrap my head around why you would insist on selling it at a case, I don't think any collectors are going to want to keep 72 unopened figures in a box just to claim its an circulated case...but maybe I'm wrong. :CON:
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby DrLegend » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:04 pm

It's one of those "wishful thinking" scenarios.

The guy probably saw that episode of Pawn Stars with the $20k+ Transformers collection and the dollar signs spinning in his head took control over rational thought.

Someone was willing to pay $500 a figure though so he's still got at least $6k worth of product on his hands. If he wants to get rid of them soon he can but if he's waiting for that one hopeful willing to pay that kind of scratch for 12 mint triple changers then I wouldn't hold his breath.

Now 12 Fortress Maximus for $13k... That's another story.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby PaxCybertron82 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:10 pm

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Oh my yes, quite another story. Love your banner by the way..lol, good ol Dev.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby Midnight_Fox » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:14 pm

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IF I had the scratch, I'd seriously think about it(even at that price, but not before throwing him a couple other offers first).

Then again, I'd actually display it as the whole case like his picture. I'm a tad odd that way.
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Re: A Rare eBay Sale

Postby metalformer » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:53 pm

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I wish I could afford stuff like that! That is certainly and amazing find! :CON: :CON:
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