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Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 2:11AM CDT

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Many members of the Transformers fandom have been watching a set of unreleased G2 stunticons up for auction on ebay and wondering how high this holy grail will sell for. The auction included all five stunticons and included the combining kibble except for Menasor's head. It also included an internal Hasbro document. The auction closed for $26,815.

The only member of the G2 stunticons to have a small official release is G2 Breakdown which was the first exclusive for BotCon in 1994.

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay

Transformers News: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay
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Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588611)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 8th, 2014 @ 2:18am CDT
Hard core!
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588612)
Posted by leokearon on July 8th, 2014 @ 2:28am CDT
Seriously you could by a real car for that and what would be the point? You don't have Mensaor's face so you can't combine them and given the price you will probably never play with them.

Hopefully next year we will get new Stunticons toys with a G2 exclusive.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588614)
Posted by xyl360 on July 8th, 2014 @ 2:40am CDT
leokearon wrote:Seriously you could by a real car for that and what would be the point? You don't have Mensaor's face so you can't combine them and given the price you will probably never play with them.

Hopefully next year we will get new Stunticons toys with a G2 exclusive.

I dunno, to say that they have it maybe? To own a rare piece of TF history that's soooo rare that most collectors aren't even aware of its existence to even consider it a 'holy grail'? What's the point in collecting any TFs? It's no different than buying any rare/hard to find figure or vintage item to add to one's collection. These just so happened to be rarer and to go for a higher price. I've paid as much as $1250 for a single figure before just because it was an extremely rare piece that I wanted in my collection that badly.

As for not having the head, since it's based on the exact same mold as the G1 version, they could just use a G1 Menasor head. It's not like black and silver are going to clash with the rest of the combined mode or anything. Of course, if they really wanted to and they have like $5 worth of paints and a brush, they could just custom paint a G1 Menasor head to match the G2 set's color scheme and combine them. It wouldn't be hard to do at all.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588615)
Posted by Bounti76 on July 8th, 2014 @ 2:42am CDT
leokearon wrote:.......and what would be the point? You don't have Mensaor's face so you can't combine them and given the price you will probably never play with them.

Hopefully next year we will get new Stunticons toys with a G2 exclusive.


Forget the price being the detriment to combining them.... TFWiki says that only Wildrider, Breakdown, Drag Strip and Dead End ever got as far as being sealed in packaging samples, Motormaster never did. This means this set is very likely the ONLY G2 Menasor that is MISP in existence. That alone should prevent whomever has the apparently deep pockets to buy this item from opening the bags and combining them, let alone playing with them.

And if you think about it, we already have CHUG versions of Breakdown (from TFCC) and Drag Strip (from the Classics Mirage mold), so all we need is Dead End and Wildrider. I bet you anything the new Generations Voyager Optimus will be redecoed/retooled into Motormaster.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588620)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:11am CDT
Humans and their desire for stuff.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588630)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 8th, 2014 @ 4:58am CDT
DAAAAAAMN....

If I were the lucky --and very rich-- buyer, you can bet your ass that these babies will be out of their plastic baggies and I'll combine them the very second after!

Unfortunately, I'm sure the owner will keep these toys in their bags, hidden in a dark box forever.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588631)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on July 8th, 2014 @ 5:00am CDT
Oh boy 26 grand, WOW!

Watch Takara release this now as part of they're Encore series. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588656)
Posted by Rated X on July 8th, 2014 @ 8:26am CDT
They need to come out those stupid ugly baggies for the whole world to see in a gallery. What are you really gonna do with them like that ?
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588658)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 8th, 2014 @ 8:36am CDT
Rated X wrote:They need to come out those stupid ugly baggies for the whole world to see in a gallery. What are you really gonna do with them like that ?


Yeah, really. And if I won the auction, and they truly were 1 of a kind, I'd let Ryan borrow them to do a gallery of them. Unless he has some rule about photographing only figures he owns or something like that.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588665)
Posted by ScottyP on July 8th, 2014 @ 9:02am CDT
So, was anyone here the winner? If so, are you hiring? ;)
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588670)
Posted by RAcast on July 8th, 2014 @ 9:11am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Rated X wrote:They need to come out those stupid ugly baggies for the whole world to see in a gallery. What are you really gonna do with them like that ?


Yeah, really. And if I won the auction, and they truly were 1 of a kind, I'd let Ryan borrow them to do a gallery of them. Unless he has some rule about photographing only figures he owns or something like that.

I'm reasonably certain some of the Lucky Draw galleries were borrowed.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588673)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 8th, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
26 grand? :shock: You could buy a house or a car with that kind of money! Someone obviously either money to burn, or needs to get his priorities straight.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588680)
Posted by shajaki on July 8th, 2014 @ 9:46am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:And if you think about it, we already have CHUG versions of Breakdown (from TFCC) and Drag Strip (from the Classics Mirage mold), so all we need is Dead End and Wildrider. I bet you anything the new Generations Voyager Optimus will be redecoed/retooled into Motormaster.
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Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588688)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 8th, 2014 @ 10:01am CDT
shajaki wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:And if you think about it, we already have CHUG versions of Breakdown (from TFCC) and Drag Strip (from the Classics Mirage mold), so all we need is Dead End and Wildrider. I bet you anything the new Generations Voyager Optimus will be redecoed/retooled into Motormaster.
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And one could easily repurpose this guy:

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Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588691)
Posted by shajaki on July 8th, 2014 @ 10:04am CDT
*loves that mold*
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588704)
Posted by Seibertron on July 8th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Rated X wrote:They need to come out those stupid ugly baggies for the whole world to see in a gallery. What are you really gonna do with them like that ?


Yeah, really. And if I won the auction, and they truly were 1 of a kind, I'd let Ryan borrow them to do a gallery of them. Unless he has some rule about photographing only figures he owns or something like that.


I do have a rule about that but I will make exceptions for rarities like the following:

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Lucky Draw Unicron was loaned to me from fellow Seibertronian JRFitzpatrick7 and the green Wreckers Ramulus was loaned to me by Glen Hallit and the Hartman brothers.

Rare and unique figures like that are an honor to photograph and I wish more opportunities would come up like that.

I do get a lot of requests from people to send me more-or-less regular retail or convention releases that aren't in the galleries but those I prefer to own in order to photograph. Usually it's not worth shipping and insuring figures back and forth for regular figures but a rare item like a Lucky Draw or an unreleased figure is more than worth it.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588708)
Posted by Seibertron on July 8th, 2014 @ 10:53am CDT
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Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588709)
Posted by ScottyP on July 8th, 2014 @ 10:59am CDT
I saw those Energon leader prototypes and almost bid - then I read the description. Thought they looked funny and they're missing so many parts, just couldn't do it.
Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588718)
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Seibertron wrote:Featured eBay Auction #4
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Re: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1588851)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 8th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:[
As for me, my grail would be Shattered Glass Starscream, without having to pay 500$ 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 on Ebay (1589061)
Posted by ScottyP on July 9th, 2014 @ 9:34am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
shajaki wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:[
As for me, my grail would be Shattered Glass Starscream, without having to pay 500$ 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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: Unreleased G2 Menasor Sells For $26,815 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!

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