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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Mykltron » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:28 am

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Mkall wrote:I've yet to see a figure producd by a 3PP that I didn't think Hasbro could've done better had they decided to do it.


Compare Warbot Defender to any triple changer. Compare Herc to any combiner. Hasbro hasn't yet produced a decent example, but maybe that's because they haven't decided to! Yes, they COULD produce better but they don't. Yes, 3pp are insanely expensive.

As for 'official' Transformers, I'd say Botcon are the most overpriced. Yes, limited edition figures cost more, but not if the mold already exists.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:28 am

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For G1, Overlord is craaaazy expensive. I remember seeing it in the shops and being very unimpressed. Kind of wish I had picked one up now though. Hindsight and all that.

Third party, pound for pound, it has to be Perfect Effect's Night ops edition of Reflector. But they are awesome so I don't regret the outlay. Much!
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Mkall » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:03 am

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Mkall wrote:I've yet to see a figure producd by a 3PP that I didn't think Hasbro could've done better had they decided to do it.


Compare Warbot Defender to any triple changer. Compare Herc to any combiner. Hasbro hasn't yet produced a decent example, but maybe that's because they haven't decided to! Yes, they COULD produce better but they don't. Yes, 3pp are insanely expensive.

Yup, precisely my point.

In terms of Overpriced TFs, right now it's almost anything First Edition Animated on eBay, but I suspect they'll trail off once the main line gets going.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Delicon » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:31 am

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Mkall wrote:I'm going to say this. I'm going to say this and most aren't going to like it and I'm going catch a lot of flak for it (probably anysays) but here goes.

The most overpriced figures from a collector's point of view is...

3rd Party Products.

Told you that you wouldn't like it but hear me out.

I've yet to see a figure producd by a 3PP that I didn't think Hasbro could've done better had they decided to do it.

City Commander is a simple partsformer, and the parts that don't go on the robot simply folds into an excuse of a cannon. It's magnificent to be sure standing on the shelf, but I can't but think that something better could've come of it.

Protector is very similar to City Commander, but the parts that don't go on the robot form a large cannon base. Imposing, yes. Homaging the original, yes. Design cop-out, IMO yes.

Perfect Effect. Neat little figures, tons of playability and accessories but they're SMALL and PRICEY.

Impossible Toys... do I really need to say anything here?

Hercules is straight forward and very simple, also the QA that plagued the early figures but TFC was kind enough to provide replacement parts.

Battle Tanker - Imposing but horifically finicky.

Delicate Warrior (iGear Arcee) - Decent quality, but devilly simple.

BUT we buy them anyways, usually at whatever price is being asked of us. Now there are usually logical arguments to be made - low production runs, material quality, design, parts count, distribution etc and those are valid arguments. When it comes down to the pocketboook though, we usually pay easily 70% more for a 3PP figure than for a HasTak figure of roughly the same size.

We get them because they're the only game that makes these figures that we want. I've always stated, and now I feel vindicated by the recently-seen Bruticus, that if Hasbro decides that they're going to do a G1 reimage, they have the potential to do it much better than anything 3PPs can match. But due to marketting conditions, they often can't so we're stuck with what we're offered.


I think it depends on what it is. The WST figs are actually quite reasonable and some of the others really aren't that bad.

Hercules? An incredible rip-off, to be sure.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby donnie_707 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:14 am

how exactly is hercules a rip off? he stands 12.5 inches. looks bad a$$. each robot is a triple changer that is fully poseable. just because some companies choose to jack the price up(no names here but you know who you are) doesnt discredit TFC for making THE baddest combiner to date
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:20 am

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Actually, that's not a bad at all price for a conmplete Flagg...and considering that sucker is over 7 feet long, I don't consider that expensive at all. For reference, what is Fort Max, 2 and a half feet tall?

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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby HipHoptimusRhyme » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:53 am

Personally I think the DOTM Human Alliance figures are over priced. 32$ !? old figures were 23.99. Specially because at least for me, The Dark of the Moon line was a total flop except for a few figures. The weapons are WAY to big, so under Undetailed, and every tformer has a bunch of kibble shooting out from everywhere.
To expensive for me anyway.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:11 pm

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donnie_707 wrote:how exactly is hercules a rip off? he stands 12.5 inches. looks bad a$$. each robot is a triple changer that is fully poseable. just because some companies choose to jack the price up(no names here but you know who you are) doesnt discredit TFC for making THE baddest combiner to date

So turning into a robot, a dump truck, and a crotch is triplechanging now? Okay let's break down Hercules (no horrible QC/they already are broken pun intended) and compare it to Classics Devastator. Yes, the one that was from Walmart. First, fists. Everyone went gaga over the Herc fists filling the massive hole in the back of the vehicle mode (edit: after rereading this before I posted, I can thing of no better metaphor for Herc! :lol: ) but in robot mode you have to options: either they have fists nearly as large as their torso having off their backs giving everyone the finger or they still have the "fist from nowhere" problem. If they were going for the AHM forearm look they could have made the fists do a split and fold like WFC Megatron's hands did. Now, the Classics one didn't have hands per say, more of claws. They attach to the vehicle mode, were used as weapons in robot mode and could grab things as hands.
Number of robots: Herc- 6; Walmart- 5.
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Quality control: Herc- :sad: :BOOM: :lol: . Walmart- for all the gripping that has been done about this mold, I have never EVER heard any complaints about it being broken or of a single bad paint app. I personally had the thing drop 6 feet off the top of my shelf and didn't even come apart.
The wait: Herc- nearly a year with no assurances in the beginning that they were ever going to finish it. They did. What big boys. Walmart- All in one box. If you saw it and had some money on you, it was yours!

Height: Herc- 12.5 inches (less than half an inch taller than MP-01 Optimus); Walmart 10". So Herc has the height advantage by literally [_____________________] <- that much on my monitor. Is that enough to justify...

the Price: Herc- average $600+ and that's without shipping it. Walmart- $30 and whatever sales tax was applicable where you were. Bonus points for buying it from Delaware.

So for the original cost of Herc and the original cost at Walmart, you could have bought 20 Devastators per Hercules. Or paid your mortgage, rent, car payment, Botcon trip, what have you. "But Zod, Walmart's not GeeWun enough!" Encore Devastator is $125 at BBTS so you can get nearly five of them to full your G1 craving. Hell, as much of a rip off as everyone agrees CrazyDevy is, you could get the Encore and every single CD upgrade for it for $360 (prices taken from BBTS, includes the out of stock CDMW-09) and still have enough left over for eight Walmarts at original price. So in the end is Hercules > G1 + CrazyDevy + 8 Classics Devastators?

It's easy to look at something and say "I'd pay six hundred dollars for that!" It's quite another thing to have to look at everything else you can get for that and still say it's worth it.

And notice how I never even once had to compare it to Maketoys Giant. >:oP
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:02 pm

Of course all that depends on if you like the overall look of Classics / Energon Devestator enough to pay $150 for it to begin with. Would you really buy 5 toys you find mediocre or take all of that and buy one you find awesome?

When I'm paying $80 for FP's trailers it's tough for me to say an extra $20 for a full-fledged figure is a rip off in context.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:32 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:Of course all that depends on if you like the overall look of Classics / Energon Devestator to pay $150 for it to begin with. Would you really buy 5 toys you find mediocre or one you find awesome?

When I'm paying $80 for FP's trailers it's tough for me to say an extra $20 for a full-fledged figure is a rip off in context.


I just sold my Classics Devastator on eBay in December and it went for less than $50. The "Buy It Now"s that are up on eBay are asking the same price they did in 2008 when thy were the only option. And if you're going to use the original City Commander price please also acknowledge the original Classics Devastator price of $30.

Okay, how's about this: The original price I paid for MP-01 Convoy, nearly universally agreed upon to be the best toy ever, was only $100 from Small Blue Planet. That was the average price at the time and I only went with them because their warehouse was 10 minutes away from my girlfriends house at the time so it could be picked up rather than shipped. Now, it Dr. Crank worth Masterpiece Optimus?

My argument is the same as it was: it's easy to say what you'd be willing to pay but not so easy if you compare it to what else you could have gotten. If Scrapper is your personal favorite character for some reason, it's worth $100. Does that make a Long Haul who looks nothing like Longhaul and oh, by way, it broken and the only way to fix it is to buy the next $100 guy worth it?

The total height difference between Classics Devastator and Hercules is one Legends Goldbug. Is that really worth $600? It's not a Masterpiece, no diecast, no fun extras like comics or the neat photo history you get with an MP. At this point I really do think it's defending the "investment." Most 3rd party items skyrocket in price but after some initial ballooning, I think Herc will end up only being worth what you paid for it or less. I don't want to hear any Herc owners b!tching that they can't afford to got to Botcon. You made your choice.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Kibble » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:52 pm

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Beast Wars figures...Hasbro shoulda paid people to take those craptastic things ;)

As for 3rd Party prices...yes, they're too high (largely because of the retailers mark-ups.) But they're really no higher than Hasbro club or Botcon exclusives and the 3rd Party figs are at least new molds.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:00 pm

@Zod

Again, though .... that depends on if you like the look enough to buy Classics Devestator.

For $30, I might have bought him, but I hadn't seen him around at the time. The first time I had a chance to buy him (or his Energon twin) it was for $50 at a con. I was tempted, but wound up passing.

I mean, I did think about getting Classics Devestator. I really did. For years. Never bit the bullet. Hell, Crazy Devy came out with their kits to make G1 Devy into the kind of thing I'm looking for and I opted for those instead. Little did I know there'd be two much better sets coming out.

I gotta say, I do not like the overall look of Classics or Energon Devy. I mean he's passable. But Devestator (the whole) is one of my favorite Decepticons; for him I don't want to settle on just a passable representation. In concept I'm tempted by Energon Devestator (just to have him), but I just can't bring myself to bite the bullet on the guy when I just do not like his overall look.

For the record, I'm comparing the price to what I've personally paid for, not for the prices they are now. If we do that then, really, he's even more worth it. A quick look on ebay shows me a non-KO of CC is going for $200+! You don't even get a complete item you can use and it's that much.

The QC issues are a fair point and there's no excusing them. And sure, you don't get as much bang for your buck as you would for MP-01. But compare it to any given Botcon release. Just traveling to Botcon and getting a hotel would probably be over $600 for me, never mind actually buying anything.

Within the realm of 3rd party products approx $100 is about right. Now if you think they're ALL not worth the price, then there's no arguing about it, but just within the category of exclusive items I don't feel ripped off.

Except after finding better prices after buying from BBTS. My customer loyalty there kinda took a hit after Herc.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Chaoslock » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:01 pm

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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:09 pm

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@Gauntlet101010: Fair enough. I am more than willing to agree to that. I wasn't necessarily advocating the Classics over it, merely using it as a comparison. If you can find the Energon version for a good price, I'd still recommend it for your collection, just to have.

Again, I submit the biggest (and briefest) ripoff to have been having to buy a $12,000 Chevy Aveo to get Swerve. Even though the miscommunication only lasted a few days.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby donnie_707 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:02 pm

@zod

ok zod...we can agree to disagree. you would rather spend 600 bucks on a bunch of mediocre/ugly looking toys. id rather spend 600 bucks on a combiner that forms the biggest BADDEST looking toy. but saying 2.5 inches dont matter for toys that are measured by the inches is only lying to yourself. then why would hasbro even bother with deluxe size or voyager size since they are only about half an inch(IF THAT!) difference. keep buying mediocre toys while i have the best combiner to date on my shelf :KREMZEEK:
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:07 pm

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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Delicon » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:30 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:One year and a half ago. I remember seeing a HUGE pyramid of Leader RotF Megatrons for sale at my local Wallmart at 50$ each figures. I passed because I was not really into Transformers and I find him ugly and too expensive.

Because of no Leader Megs for DotM, I finally want a RotF one. Turn out I was not the only one with that idea because he's 200$ minimum on Ebay right now.

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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Kibble » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:45 am

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Shadow Command leader Megatron looks to be the one going for stupid amounts of money. I almost bought one when they were marked down to $25 or so but I couldn't think of a single reason for actually having the damn thing. Bummer, because I thought of one now that it's too late...fools on eBay.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:53 am

AFA:
Don't care what anybody says. Where do you get a degree in Toy Grading? What University? I want to start my own company. Send your toys my way people. I'll put them in a little acrylic box, whack my grading on it (I'll gladly take donations if you want your $30 toy graded a 1000 out of a 100) charge you $50 for my opinion, then you can go on eBay and charge the rest of the world $4000.

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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:47 am

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DOTM Jetwing Prime, especially the black one.

Jetwing prime went for $180SGD at 1st release here, currenly goes for $220-$250.
Black jetwing costs $230-300

Its basically buster prime with a jetpack. The jetpack is barely half of primes mass, and yet costs so much, considering i payed only $90 for buster. #-o
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:33 pm

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Kibble wrote:Shadow Command leader Megatron looks to be the one going for stupid amounts of money. I almost bought one when they were marked down to $25 or so but I couldn't think of a single reason for actually having the damn thing. Bummer, because I thought of one now that it's too late...fools on eBay.


I did buy one for $35 at Walmart, had it for a year on display, and sold it for $80. Though it does go for ridiculous amounts on eBay, I don't regret not wringing every dime I possibly could have out of him. I would like to get a regular RoTF leader Megatron, but even that is way overpriced.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:10 pm

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Transformers Lucky Draw Gold Optimus Prime Twin Blaster

Only US6000$ on Ebay. No AFA bullshit.

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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby Screamfleet » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:28 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:One year and a half ago. I remember seeing a HUGE pyramid of Leader RotF Megatrons for sale at my local Wallmart at 50$ each figures. I passed because I was not really into Transformers and I find him ugly and too expensive.

Because of no Leader Megs for DotM, I finally want a RotF one. Turn out I was not the only one with that idea because he's 200$ minimum on Ebay right now.

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I remember I was waiting on ROTF megatron. There were 2 releases I was interested in. The silver voyager class, japanese exclusive, which was canceled. Then they had a voyager class recolor with some legends packed in. Wanted to see what this looked like before I bought any version of ROTF megatron. Of course, this got canceled as well. I wanted the voyager mold in silver, and figured, if they never did one, I'd just get the leader class.
I tend to always wait to see the repaints, unless I really like the figure from the beginning, and it's never an issue. In this case, it didn't go so well.
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Re: What are the most overpriced Transformers in history?

Postby CyberAutobotProwl » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:47 pm

Well I dont know if this qualifies,

but one that stands out in my memory is classics Skywarp/Ultra Magnus.
now I wasnt buying tfs at the time I saw it first back in target stores but there was a
boatload of them all over the place. Not too long after i saw them and passed (as I wasnt buying tfs for some odd reason) they were on the fabled .04 cents ending price of like 3.04 maybe>>?

Now flash forward to a couple years ago and Im really regretting not buying them and cant/can understand why the set is up to over a hundred on ebay or so. I finally broke down and bought 2 sets last year since I was rolling in dough at a botcon and the price was fianlly "right"

I still feel a lil ripped off since I know the people who bought them probably still have a warehouse of them and are putting them out one at a time ("last one folks") and made a veritable killing off a rediculously good toy that was super underpriced for a time at target stores, and is now somewhat overpriced today.

So thats one example of an overpriced toy though it is somewhat in demand et al.
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