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G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay

Transformers News: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 11:01AM CDT

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Featured eBay Auction #1
1995 Hasbro Transformers Prototype Optimus Prime Figure & Megatron AFA Graded

Transformers News: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay


Featured eBay Auction #2
Transformers Energon Prototype Unreleased Optimus Prime Megatron

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Featured eBay Auction #3
UNRELEASED Transformers Generation 2 SOUNDWAVE Laser Cycle

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Featured eBay Auction #4
PROTOTYPE Transformers Beast Wars Heroic Maximal DINOBOT

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Featured eBay Auction #5
PROTOTYPE Transformers Beast Wars TARANTULAS

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PROTOTYPE Transformers Beast Wars WASPINATOR

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UNRELEASED Transformers Generation 2 MEGATRON ATB Advanced Tactical Bomber MIB

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Featured eBay Auction #8
TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE ROBOT HEROES MEGATRON prototype hardcopy 0415 canceled

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Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588718)
Posted by shajaki on July 8th, 2014 @ 11:47am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Featured eBay Auction #4
PROTOTYPE Transformers Beast Wars Heroic Maximal DINOBOT

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this looks EXACTLY the same as my dinobot prototype! ive always wondered if mine was legit. not that this proves it, but it goes a long way to legitimizing it in my mind.

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Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588719)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 8th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
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Prototype Megatron's colors looks better. Does anyone else agree?
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588725)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 8th, 2014 @ 12:02pm CDT
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These aren't exactly prototypes of the original toys, rather they were first solicited as Target exclusive repaints, and were supposed to come with a World Smallest Transformer: Convoy for Optimus Prime and Soundwave for Megatron. They were long enough in development to have packaging art made for them, by Dan Khanna.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588729)
Posted by packagoustomifuw on July 8th, 2014 @ 12:36pm CDT
Wouldn't it be awesome if he just melted them down to make a $26000 KO Wheelie?
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588734)
Posted by Caelus on July 8th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
Is it at all possible the G2 Stunticons were bought by a toy museum or something, rather than a private collector?
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588738)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 8th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CDT
Caelus wrote:Is it at all possible the G2 Stunticons were bought by a toy museum or something, rather than a private collector?


I'm looking for the bidding history, and of course the names are partially hidden. I did see some really weird bidding: a jump from $455 to $1500, and one from $18,500 to $26,800 at the very end, plenty of automatic bids.

I smell shenanigans. :-?
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588746)
Posted by Seibertron on July 8th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Caelus wrote:Is it at all possible the G2 Stunticons were bought by a toy museum or something, rather than a private collector?


I'm looking for the bidding history, and of course the names are partially hidden. I did see some really weird bidding: a jump from $455 to $1500, and one from $18,500 to $26,800 at the very end, plenty of automatic bids.

I smell shenanigans. :-?


That's how eBay works. Nothing fishy with those numbers. Someone bid a max amount of something around $26,800, someone put in more at the last minute which ups the bid to the max amount of the 2nd highest bidder. If you're bidding on an item like this, you aren't bidding a little bit at a time, you are bidding thousands of dollars at a time. I bet the winning bidder put in something around $30k which is what I would have done had I wanted to drop enough money to buy a car.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588751)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 8th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I bet the winning bidder put in something around $30k which is what I would have done had I wanted to drop enough money to buy a car.


Instead, he got 4 cars and a tractor-trailer. :lol:

Anyway, the colors for the prototype Energon Megatron do look better than the released version, if it were to lose the neon green and yellow, it would be perfect. I love the gray/silver/black/red combo on my Megatrons.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588760)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 8th, 2014 @ 2:10pm CDT
if i had the money to blow i would buy that rip them out of their plastic prison and play with them then put them on a shelf for display!!!!!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588790)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:22pm CDT
man i wish i had a prototype in one of my collections, every time i try & get one i either get outbid at the last second or it goes way out of my price range.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588813)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 8th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
Theres that Seibertronian who want to build a Dinobot Shrine. Whoever you are, I hope you have money to burn because that's one auction you want to win!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588818)
Posted by shajaki on July 8th, 2014 @ 4:40pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Theres that Seibertronian who want to build a Dinobot Shrine. Whoever you are, I hope you have money to burn because that's one auction you want to win!
read nine posts earlier :P
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588823)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 8th, 2014 @ 4:50pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Theres that Seibertronian who want to build a Dinobot Shrine. Whoever you are, I hope you have money to burn because that's one auction you want to win!
read nine posts earlier :P


Yeah, I saw your post after hitting SUBMIT. Out of curiosity, how much did your Dino Proto cost you?

As for me, my grail would be Shattered Glass Starscream, without having to pay 500$ for it.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588832)
Posted by shajaki on July 8th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Theres that Seibertronian who want to build a Dinobot Shrine. Whoever you are, I hope you have money to burn because that's one auction you want to win!
read nine posts earlier :P
Yeah, I saw your post after hitting SUBMIT. Out of curiosity, how much did your Dino Proto cost you?

As for me, my grail would be Shattered Glass Starscream, without having to pay 500$ for it.
it was actually a long time ago... trying to remember when just makes me feel old lol. it was something like 7-8 years ago now, and i know it was less than 200. i got that and some kinda pre production sample of the packaging card, which dear lord...i planned to frame and still havent.. 7-8 years later lol.

does shattered glass starscream really command that price? jeeze... makes sense though. i follow everything botcon on ebay and until recently (one listing a few days ago) i cant remember the last time i saw one.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588851)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 8th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:[
As for me, my grail would be Shattered Glass Starscream, without having to pay 500$ for it.

does shattered glass starscream really command that price? jeeze... makes sense though. i follow everything botcon on ebay and until recently (one listing a few days ago) i cant remember the last time i saw one.


Well, the only things available on Ebay are WHOLE 2008 Botcon sets... Starting at 2000 modda fawking dollars!
:BANG_HEAD:
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1588984)
Posted by Emerje on July 9th, 2014 @ 1:38am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Image
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Prototype Megatron's colors looks better. Does anyone else agree?


Not me, not even a little. The whole point of that figure was to be a combination of G1 Megatron and Galvatron. The head is Megatron's head with Galvatron's "crown" or whatever. I can only really accept that mold in either Megatron white/light gray or Galvatron purple, which we got. Anything else isn't for me.

Emerje
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589061)
Posted by ScottyP on July 9th, 2014 @ 9:34am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:[
As for me, my grail would be Shattered Glass Starscream, without having to pay 500$ for it.

does shattered glass starscream really command that price? jeeze... makes sense though. i follow everything botcon on ebay and until recently (one listing a few days ago) i cant remember the last time i saw one.


Well, the only things available on Ebay are WHOLE 2008 Botcon sets... Starting at 2000 modda fawking dollars!
:BANG_HEAD:


Stay patient and you'll be able to find SG Starscream for under $200. They're out there, just not that frequently.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589069)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 9th, 2014 @ 10:03am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Caelus wrote:Is it at all possible the G2 Stunticons were bought by a toy museum or something, rather than a private collector?


I'm looking for the bidding history, and of course the names are partially hidden. I did see some really weird bidding: a jump from $455 to $1500, and one from $18,500 to $26,800 at the very end, plenty of automatic bids.

I smell shenanigans. :-?


That's how eBay works. Nothing fishy with those numbers. Someone bid a max amount of something around $26,800, someone put in more at the last minute which ups the bid to the max amount of the 2nd highest bidder. If you're bidding on an item like this, you aren't bidding a little bit at a time, you are bidding thousands of dollars at a time. I bet the winning bidder put in something around $30k which is what I would have done had I wanted to drop enough money to buy a car.


Winning bidder had a max bid of $26,815.00 you can tell because the second highest bid would is $26,800 at this point bids go up in increments of $1000 (or $100) if his max bid is $30,000 and the last person bids $26,800 the winning bid would be $27,800 (or $26,900 if increments are in $100) so basically the winner of this auction won by 15 bucks!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589077)
Posted by Seibertron on July 9th, 2014 @ 10:45am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Caelus wrote:Is it at all possible the G2 Stunticons were bought by a toy museum or something, rather than a private collector?


I'm looking for the bidding history, and of course the names are partially hidden. I did see some really weird bidding: a jump from $455 to $1500, and one from $18,500 to $26,800 at the very end, plenty of automatic bids.

I smell shenanigans. :-?


That's how eBay works. Nothing fishy with those numbers. Someone bid a max amount of something around $26,800, someone put in more at the last minute which ups the bid to the max amount of the 2nd highest bidder. If you're bidding on an item like this, you aren't bidding a little bit at a time, you are bidding thousands of dollars at a time. I bet the winning bidder put in something around $30k which is what I would have done had I wanted to drop enough money to buy a car.


Winning bidder had a max bid of $26,815.00 you can tell because the second highest bid would is $26,800 at this point bids go up in increments of $1000 (or $100) if his max bid is $30,000 and the last person bids $26,800 the winning bid would be $27,800 (or $26,900 if increments are in $100) so basically the winner of this auction won by 15 bucks!


It's not the max bid of the winning bidder, it's the max bid of the 2nd place bidder. While it could be entirely possible that the max bid was 26815 for the winner, it's not very likely. Ebay only ups the bid to the max bid of the current bidder plus whatever increment ebay has in place.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589080)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 9th, 2014 @ 11:10am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Caelus wrote:Is it at all possible the G2 Stunticons were bought by a toy museum or something, rather than a private collector?


I'm looking for the bidding history, and of course the names are partially hidden. I did see some really weird bidding: a jump from $455 to $1500, and one from $18,500 to $26,800 at the very end, plenty of automatic bids.

I smell shenanigans. :-?


That's how eBay works. Nothing fishy with those numbers. Someone bid a max amount of something around $26,800, someone put in more at the last minute which ups the bid to the max amount of the 2nd highest bidder. If you're bidding on an item like this, you aren't bidding a little bit at a time, you are bidding thousands of dollars at a time. I bet the winning bidder put in something around $30k which is what I would have done had I wanted to drop enough money to buy a car.


Winning bidder had a max bid of $26,815.00 you can tell because the second highest bid would is $26,800 at this point bids go up in increments of $1000 (or $100) if his max bid is $30,000 and the last person bids $26,800 the winning bid would be $27,800 (or $26,900 if increments are in $100) so basically the winner of this auction won by 15 bucks!


It's not the max bid of the winning bidder, it's the max bid of the 2nd place bidder. While it could be entirely possible that the max bid was 26815 for the winner, it's not very likely. Ebay only ups the bid to the max bid of the current bidder plus whatever increment ebay has in place.


Right but the increment is not 15 bucks. So if max bid of the second bidder is 26800 and Max bid of the winner is less than the next increment it'll go to whatever the max bid is of the winner. Increments at that level is no long 5 or 10 dollars its either 100 or 1000 dollar increments.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589083)
Posted by ScottyP on July 9th, 2014 @ 11:47am CDT
Guys, there weren't shenanigans with the bidding. Decently well-known collector HighPrime was the winner and he's on record stating that he knows who his one person competition was (I had to lurk TFW to find all that out, I don't think he posts here).
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589139)
Posted by HighPrime on July 9th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Guys, there weren't shenanigans with the bidding. Decently well-known collector HighPrime was the winner and he's on record stating that he knows who his one person competition was (I had to lurk TFW to find all that out, I don't think he posts here).


No, I don't post like I did a long time ago here; but I still have an account (seems to be working still, heh).

I made an exception to post so you all don't have to search for answers. Not that I feel I am of particular importance, but If you have any questions I'll be looking at this thread to respond to minimize the search for details.

Thanks all!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589173)
Posted by Mkall on July 9th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
Congrats on the win HighPrime. Please consider loaning the set to a photographer to make images available to us less fortunate.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589181)
Posted by Seibertron on July 9th, 2014 @ 4:06pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Guys, there weren't shenanigans with the bidding. Decently well-known collector HighPrime was the winner and he's on record stating that he knows who his one person competition was (I had to lurk TFW to find all that out, I don't think he posts here).


No, I don't post like I did a long time ago here; but I still have an account (seems to be working still, heh).

I made an exception to post so you all don't have to search for answers. Not that I feel I am of particular importance, but If you have any questions I'll be looking at this thread to respond to minimize the search for details.

Thanks all!


Congratulations again, HighPrime! That's an extremely awesome set to have in your collection.

If there's an opportunity to photograph these, I'd be honored to provide everyone with photos of them on Seibertron.com. I would be willing to work out something with you for shipping and making sure that they are properly insured in transit. JRFitzpatrick and I used FedEx when I photographed his Lucky Draw Unicron a few years back which worked out very well.

If you are not interested or comfortable in doing this, I would completely understand and would probably feel the same way. Just thought I'd reach out to you in case you were interested.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589185)
Posted by HighPrime on July 9th, 2014 @ 4:22pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Congrats on the win HighPrime. Please consider loaning the set to a photographer to make images available to us less fortunate.


Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

I actually own all of the necessary equipment to photograph these, should I actually open the baggies.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589192)
Posted by ScottyP on July 9th, 2014 @ 4:34pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Guys, there weren't shenanigans with the bidding. Decently well-known collector HighPrime was the winner and he's on record stating that he knows who his one person competition was (I had to lurk TFW to find all that out, I don't think he posts here).


No, I don't post like I did a long time ago here; but I still have an account (seems to be working still, heh).

I made an exception to post so you all don't have to search for answers. Not that I feel I am of particular importance, but If you have any questions I'll be looking at this thread to respond to minimize the search for details.

Thanks all!


Congrats on the score! I'm glad this set went to a true blue collector and not someone looking to flip 'em or something silly like that.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589194)
Posted by Seibertron on July 9th, 2014 @ 4:38pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:
Mkall wrote:Congrats on the win HighPrime. Please consider loaning the set to a photographer to make images available to us less fortunate.


Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

I actually own all of the necessary equipment to photograph these, should I actually open the baggies.


Even better ... looking forward to seeing your pictures if you open them up. That'd be a tough decision for many collectors!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589198)
Posted by HighPrime on July 9th, 2014 @ 4:47pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Guys, there weren't shenanigans with the bidding. Decently well-known collector HighPrime was the winner and he's on record stating that he knows who his one person competition was (I had to lurk TFW to find all that out, I don't think he posts here).


No, I don't post like I did a long time ago here; but I still have an account (seems to be working still, heh).

I made an exception to post so you all don't have to search for answers. Not that I feel I am of particular importance, but If you have any questions I'll be looking at this thread to respond to minimize the search for details.

Thanks all!


Congratulations again, HighPrime! That's an extremely awesome set to have in your collection.

If there's an opportunity to photograph these, I'd be honored to provide everyone with photos of them on Seibertron.com. I would be willing to work out something with you for shipping and making sure that they are properly insured in transit. JRFitzpatrick and I used FedEx when I photographed his Lucky Draw Unicron a few years back which worked out very well.

If you are not interested or comfortable in doing this, I would completely understand and would probably feel the same way. Just thought I'd reach out to you in case you were interested.


Many thanks for the well wishes! It will indeed be the centerpiece of my collection. I don't collect prototypes, preproduction, or any pre-Transformers figures of any kind normally. I made an exception for these (and would do the same for G2 Defensor, but that's it). Ever since learning about these many moons ago, I have always wanted the chance to own the set. Mission accomplished.

As for shipping, even the seller is not shipping these to me. He's personally delivering them to me at no charge. This seller is a class act.

As for photos, this is a tough one. When I first bought these, I had every intention of opening them pending a thorough review of the pros/cons. The more I think about it, the more this may not happen. This set is coming from the ORIGINAL owner who worked at Hasbro. More details on this and his place at Hasbro will be coming later on once the seller is able to divulge this information. I'm not concerned about the value so much as preserving its place in TF history at this point. Opening them will alter its history. I have a tough choice to make and a lot of information to review. (Keep perspective everyone, please... not like I'm equating this on the same level as Sophie's choice..) I can tell you that whatever choice I make will be an informed one, and will be what I think is best for myself, the toys (yes I said it.. TOYS, ha!), and the community at large.

If anyone has any thoughts on the matter, please feel free to share them with me. Please be reasonable, though. I will definitely take them into consideration.

Thanks again!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589201)
Posted by ScottyP on July 9th, 2014 @ 4:51pm CDT
If it was me, I'd open them, but that's because I like to watch the world burn >:oP

On a non-joking note, if I owned a set like this it'd be treated like a museum piece and I'd find some hermetically sealed sterile glass case to put them in. These are about as close as this hobby gets to rocket-firing Boba Fett or the first comic featuring Superman.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589203)
Posted by HighPrime on July 9th, 2014 @ 4:57pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Guys, there weren't shenanigans with the bidding. Decently well-known collector HighPrime was the winner and he's on record stating that he knows who his one person competition was (I had to lurk TFW to find all that out, I don't think he posts here).


No, I don't post like I did a long time ago here; but I still have an account (seems to be working still, heh).

I made an exception to post so you all don't have to search for answers. Not that I feel I am of particular importance, but If you have any questions I'll be looking at this thread to respond to minimize the search for details.

Thanks all!


Congrats on the score! I'm glad this set went to a true blue collector and not someone looking to flip 'em or something silly like that.


Thank you once again. No, this will definitely not be leaving my collection in such an unceremonious matter. In fact, if/when this ever does go out, I will ensure that collectors with the same intentions get first opportunity to take ownership of the set so that its legacy can be preserved.

Also, getting back to the competition, yes I do know him. We've exchanged many messages over the years. Wouldn't say were best buds, of course. I don't socialize much. Anyway, I met him actually at OTFCC in 2003. Though, there is no way he'd know who I am if we met personally. When we met, I was trying to decide whether I was going to preorder a TFC G1 Reissue Soundwave off of him. I didn't buy it...
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589206)
Posted by HighPrime on July 9th, 2014 @ 5:09pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:If it was me, I'd open them, but that's because I like to watch the world burn >:oP

On a non-joking note, if I owned a set like this it'd be treated like a museum piece and I'd find some hermetically sealed sterile glass case to put them in. These are about as close as this hobby gets to rocket-firing Boba Fett or the first comic featuring Superman.


Believe me, the temptation is there. If this had happened a few years ago, this decision would have been fairly one sided - OPEN! Different person, different time, different place now.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589230)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 9th, 2014 @ 7:11pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:
ScottyP wrote:If it was me, I'd open them, but that's because I like to watch the world burn >:oP

On a non-joking note, if I owned a set like this it'd be treated like a museum piece and I'd find some hermetically sealed sterile glass case to put them in. These are about as close as this hobby gets to rocket-firing Boba Fett or the first comic featuring Superman.


Believe me, the temptation is there. If this had happened a few years ago, this decision would have been fairly one sided - OPEN! Different person, different time, different place now.


Look like you have connections.
Sooooo...... Do you know where I can find a Shattered Glas Starscream for a relatively reasonable price? No need to be sealed but it must be complete, with paperworks and accessories.

Thanks!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589312)
Posted by Seibertron on July 10th, 2014 @ 1:11am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
ScottyP wrote:If it was me, I'd open them, but that's because I like to watch the world burn >:oP

On a non-joking note, if I owned a set like this it'd be treated like a museum piece and I'd find some hermetically sealed sterile glass case to put them in. These are about as close as this hobby gets to rocket-firing Boba Fett or the first comic featuring Superman.


Believe me, the temptation is there. If this had happened a few years ago, this decision would have been fairly one sided - OPEN! Different person, different time, different place now.


Look like you have connections.
Sooooo...... Do you know where I can find a Shattered Glas Starscream for a relatively reasonable price? No need to be sealed but it must be complete, with paperworks and accessories.

Thanks!


Here's one on eBay right now for under $200 shipped from Italy ...

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FTRANSFORMERS-BO%20...%203391b440d9%3C%2Fa%3E
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589313)
Posted by Seibertron on July 10th, 2014 @ 1:13am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:[
As for me, my grail would be Shattered Glass Starscream, without having to pay 500$ for it.

does shattered glass starscream really command that price? jeeze... makes sense though. i follow everything botcon on ebay and until recently (one listing a few days ago) i cant remember the last time i saw one.


Well, the only things available on Ebay are WHOLE 2008 Botcon sets... Starting at 2000 modda fawking dollars!
:BANG_HEAD:


Stay patient and you'll be able to find SG Starscream for under $200. They're out there, just not that frequently.


There's one currently posted on eBay for less than $200 shipped.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FTRANSFORMERS-BO%20...%203391b440d9%3C%2Fa%3E
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589336)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 10th, 2014 @ 4:08am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:[
As for me, my grail would be Shattered Glass Starscream, without having to pay 500$ for it.

does shattered glass starscream really command that price? jeeze... makes sense though. i follow everything botcon on ebay and until recently (one listing a few days ago) i cant remember the last time i saw one.


Well, the only things available on Ebay are WHOLE 2008 Botcon sets... Starting at 2000 modda fawking dollars!
:BANG_HEAD:


Stay patient and you'll be able to find SG Starscream for under $200. They're out there, just not that frequently.


There's one currently posted on eBay for less than $200 shipped.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FTRANSFORMERS-BO%20...%203391b440d9%3C%2Fa%3E


Thanks!
Ack! 60$ for shipping alone! :sad:
Making an offer anyway. :HEADHURTS:
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589402)
Posted by Seibertron on July 10th, 2014 @ 9:01am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Thanks!
Ack! 60$ for shipping alone! :sad:
Making an offer anyway. :HEADHURTS:


So did you get it? It looks like this listing has ended for SG Starscream. Hopefully you got it!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589569)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 10th, 2014 @ 4:49pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Thanks!
Ack! 60$ for shipping alone! :sad:
Making an offer anyway. :HEADHURTS:


So did you get it? It looks like this listing has ended for SG Starscream. Hopefully you got it!


I DID! :KREMZEEK:

I made an offer for 75 Euros. The seller accepted right away! The shipping was still 40 Euros so I do hope the thing will come home FAST.
All in all, I'm 172$CAN poorer and it may cost me anoter 30ish $ in custom fees. No matter, 200$ was the price I was ready to pay and I got it!

Sure, the rent will be a bit late this month, but no regrets! :twisted:

By the pictures, Starscream look 100% complete but I dont know if he have his bio card and/or his instructions. Oh well, paperworks or not, I'm glad ad hell! One of my main grail have been found, all thanks to you!
:BOWDOWN:

Now, what will my next grail be?........
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1589586)
Posted by Seibertron on July 10th, 2014 @ 6:11pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:One of my main grail have been found, all thanks to you!
:BOWDOWN:

Now, what will my next grail be?........


Glad I could help! Make sure you've got your eBay settings set to worldwide if you don't already. You never know what our friends across the ponds have in stock for us over here! That Voyager Starscream mold is a fantastic mold. I would have gladly taken a proper Thrust and Ramjet out of it as well. Maybe the Club can come through for us through their Subscription Service at some point. * hint * hint * Or at least the Energon Seeker mold in Skywarp and Thundercracker colors :D
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1590883)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 15th, 2014 @ 8:41am CDT
Ebayer seller z75sales is at it again! After selling the G2 Stunticons in an Ebay auction that ended at $26,815, he now has up unreleased G2 Go-Bots for sale here. Few have know these even existed let alone seen them. We've mirrored the images below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1590918)
Posted by SentinelA on July 15th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
I wonder who these would've been. Hound is pretty obvious but the others aren't. See 2 molds that have never been used. a shame.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1590954)
Posted by Seibertron on July 15th, 2014 @ 1:50pm CDT
Has the Hound GoBot ever been seen before? I swear I've never seen that one and it didn't make it into RID like a few other Spychangers did that were leftovers from G2. This is an absolutely amazing collection this seller got his hands on. Absolutely amazing!

ScottyP ... we've got to talk about this stuff on the podcast. All of this is truly a piece of history that we just don't see that often with this hobby.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1590975)
Posted by ScottyP on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:33pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Has the Hound GoBot ever been seen before? I swear I've never seen that one and it didn't make it into RID like a few other Spychangers did that were leftovers from G2. This is an absolutely amazing collection this seller got his hands on. Absolutely amazing!

ScottyP ... we've got to talk about this stuff on the podcast. All of this is truly a piece of history that we just don't see that often with this hobby.


Most of these were only seen in the past few months for the first time as actual painted samples, and now here they are already on ebay. Unpainted ones have been known of for awhile on only some of them. I don't think anyone previously thought the "Hound" go-bot ever made it beyond test-shot stage. And yes, we'll absolutely be talking about this stuff!
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1590976)
Posted by shockblast2 on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:41pm CDT
No shitty piece of Chinese plastic is worth the insane prices people pay for this stuff.

Furthermore, how do you know these are not fakes, especially with genuine ones being so rare?
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1590980)
Posted by ScottyP on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:50pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:Furthermore, how do you know these are not fakes, especially with genuine ones being so rare?


It's been confirmed that he's auctioning pieces off that belonged to a former Kenner employee. Highprime may have further more specific info to confirm the legitimacy.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1590984)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
What bothers me is that regular people were able to get a hold of these rare, unreleased Transformers and Gobots from toy company employees. Don't ask me how, it, for some reason bothers me. This set should obviously be in some kind of Transformers or toy museum.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1590989)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
Was that police mold ever released? Was that Spychanger Prowl?
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1591001)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:53pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Was that police mold ever released? Was that Spychanger Prowl?

I believe it is.
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Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1591005)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 15th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:What bothers me is that regular people were able to get a hold of these rare, unreleased Transformers and Gobots from toy company employees. Don't ask me how, it, for some reason bothers me. This set should obviously be in some kind of Transformers or toy museum.

Actually there was an episode of Toy Hunter where a comic book shop near an old Kenner toy factory had one of the extremely rare star wars missile firing boba fett figures that, had been traded in for comics by a kenner employee in 1980ish. A similar thing could of happened here with these prototypes.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1591009)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 15th, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Was that police mold ever released? Was that Spychanger Prowl?

I believe it is.
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I have my eye on the Universe one that's done in black and white. Wouldn't mind having this one though.
Re: G2 ATB Megatron, Prototype Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime, Beast Wars Prototypes, and more on eBay (1591033)
Posted by Convoy on July 15th, 2014 @ 7:44pm CDT
Sounds like another good Twincast coming up. I want to see that Gobot Hound in robot mode.

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