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Best deal you’ve ever gotten on a Transformer

Postby ebo716 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:08 pm

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I recently got an Animated Lockdown for free somehow, and it made me curious about what good deals people have gotten.
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Re: Best deal you’ve ever gotten on a Transformer

Postby shajaki » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:40 pm

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Personally, these two were phenomenal deals. I don't recall exactly, but both were 50 or 60 bucks CAD each.

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My e-Hobby Tigertrack was about 100 USD. A third of what he usually goes for.
(Redstreaker was a good price, but not a steal)

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I've gotten so many "deals" in my time, those probably stand out because they're recent, but my most amazing find was most likely this:

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When I got it, the average asking price was 900ish (and it's now higher). I found it on eBay for something insane, like 200 shipped. I hit that button before I even had time to think, or check my bank account :lol:
I was expecting it to be a sham, but the seller shockingly came through. Strangely enough, he did jerk me around a bit. I exchanged many emails with him about the non-boxed figures from that set (namely Megatron) which he claimed he had and would sell to me for similar prices. Back and forth for weeks, and he eventually went awol. But I still had the box set for a nearly criminal price, so I can't complain too much 8-)
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Re: Best deal you’ve ever gotten on a Transformer

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:49 am

Many years ago, during the Beast Wars era, I naively sought to collect the entire set. I bought Tigerhawk for £30 on eBay (wait for it). Two days later in a random supermarket, stacked unknowingly in a quiet corner, sat Tigerhawk and Transmetal 2 Megatron... £5 each.

That day, collector sense activated :ic$: , I bought them both. Putting Mint-Boxed Tigerhawk into storage. Which was promptly lost about 5 years ago :roll:
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Re: Best deal you’ve ever gotten on a Transformer

Postby Burn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:53 am

I found an E-Bay auction for a G1 Optimus Prime, missing a few bits but had his box and insert. The seller had listed it under the completely wrong section.

Ended up paying about $25AUD for it (with postage). I even had the missing bits that I got with other junker lots, making him 100% MIB.
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Re: Best deal you’ve ever gotten on a Transformer

Postby Caelus » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:36 pm

Hayes KS Walmart - I got Masterpiece Skywarp for $25.
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Re: Best deal you’ve ever gotten on a Transformer

Postby WreckerJack » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:37 pm

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2 bucks for CW Leader Class Starscream. Was missing his accessories and I had to take out a busted windshield. No big deal for someone like me that likes to customize and repair stuff. I'll eventually find some accessories for him.
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Re: Best deal you’ve ever gotten on a Transformer

Postby Hellscream9999 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:12 pm

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25 cents for energon sharkticon at a Kohl's a very long time ago, he is a cherished figure of mine, and something of a treasure, owing to kohls' tendency to gouge toy prices a little
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Re: Best deal you’ve ever gotten on a Transformer

Postby Caelus » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:40 am

Hellscream9999 wrote:25 cents for energon sharkticon at a Kohl's a very long time ago, he is a cherished figure of mine, and something of a treasure, owing to kohls' tendency to gouge toy prices a little


That is a really good figure. I'm happy with the Prime Wars stuff, but I do miss the heft, paint, and novelty of the Energon toys.

I bought a box of 'parts' and 'broken' TFs at a comic con last year for $20, and was happy to find almost everything in it was simply mistransformed or disassembled Unicron Trilogy figures - Armada Thrust, Energon Landquake, Terrorcons, etc.
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