Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

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Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby ActionFigureOutpost » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:44 am

Found this guy at a thrift store- think I paid too much?
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby BeastProwl » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:58 am

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umm, does it say $1.99 or $199.00? I cant tell. Id'e say gettinh him at all is lucky on your part, he's pretty rare, that coupled with how much he goes for complete.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:23 am

We need a LOT more information to determine if that was a good price or not.

First, what did you pay? $1.99? $199?

Next, was it loose or packaged? If it was packaged, was it sealed? If it was loose, was it complete? Did it come with all accessories? Instructions? Box?

Finally, what condition is it in? Any broken parts or scratches? Are the joints loose or tight? Is any of the plastic discolored?

On eBay, you can get a loose one for $50, while sealed ones go for $125-$200.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby ActionFigureOutpost » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:51 am

1.99- He's loose, unfortunately missing some parts and pieces but not in bad shape.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:59 am

$1.99? Geez, why'd you even ask? Of course you didn't pay too much! I can't even get a slice of pizza for $1.99 anymore.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby ActionFigureOutpost » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:03 pm

I was being facetious. He was just sitting there on a toy rack in a thrift store so I adopted him. I will probably list him on eBay and start him at 1.99, see where it goes.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby Valandar » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:14 pm

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There's no RID there - it's "Transformers Cybertron Galvatron" :D
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:44 pm

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Valandar wrote:There's no RID there - it's "Transformers Cybertron Galvatron" :D


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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:46 am

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PrymeStriker wrote:
Valandar wrote:There's no RID there - it's "Transformers Cybertron Galvatron" :D


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Yup.


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And hasbro decides to call these "Robots in Disguise". Geniuses.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:02 am

"Robots in Disguise" appears on the packaging of many lines of TF figures, because that's the catchphrase for the entire toyline. Nobody calls the Cybertron line "Cybertron Robots in Disguise". It's just "Cybertron". Yes, they added it to the Prime line as well, and we collectors use the term "PRID" to differentiate it from the Prime First Editions, although even that is unnecessary because if you just say "Prime" people know which line you mean.

The only line that we call "RID" is the "RID" line, which didn't have any other name. It was simply the "RID" line. So when someone says "Cybertron RID" it's confusing because it sounds like they're talking about two things.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:07 am

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His "horns" are broken right?
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:54 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:"Robots in Disguise" appears on the packaging of many lines of TF figures, because that's the catchphrase for the entire toyline. Nobody calls the Cybertron line "Cybertron Robots in Disguise". It's just "Cybertron".


But what if someone wants to call it Cybertron RID?

fenrir72 wrote:His "horns" are broken right?


No, they fold back for transformation. He probably didn't bother to lift them up.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby ActionFigureOutpost » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:24 am

Hey your right, they are still folded back- I was wondering where those things were. Thanks!
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby ActionFigureOutpost » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:20 pm

I did it. I listed him as an auction which I don't do much so consider yourselves privileged. Anyone who wins and references this website to me will get 50% off of the shipping costs. Anyways good luck and enjoy the sale.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:52 am

Even with missing parts, nice find, especially for $1.99!
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby ActionFigureOutpost » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:04 am

I'm gonna have to start a thread of the Transformers I find at thrift stores- Goodwill in particular seems to be a gold mine for this type of thing. I just found a deluxe leader class Starscream the other day as well. People buy their kids these things and when the brat outgrows them I guess they figure they aren't worth keeping.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby SJ21 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:32 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:"Robots in Disguise" appears on the packaging of many lines of TF figures, because that's the catchphrase for the entire toyline. Nobody calls the Cybertron line "Cybertron Robots in Disguise". It's just "Cybertron". Yes, they added it to the Prime line as well, and we collectors use the term "PRID" to differentiate it from the Prime First Editions, although even that is unnecessary because if you just say "Prime" people know which line you mean.

The only line that we call "RID" is the "RID" line, which didn't have any other name. It was simply the "RID" line. So when someone says "Cybertron RID" it's confusing because it sounds like they're talking about two things.


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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby Nutimus Prime » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:07 pm

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1StopResale wrote:I did it. I listed him as an auction which I don't do much so consider yourselves privileged. Anyone who wins and references this website to me will get 50% off of the shipping costs. Anyways good luck and enjoy the sale.


Golly, we sure are "privileged." You start a thread just to brag about buying a $2 toy at a thrift shop and reselling on ebay instead of enjoying it or selling it at a fair price here on the forum.

I totally should have paid admission to this thread.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:23 pm

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Nutimus Prime wrote:
1StopResale wrote:I did it. I listed him as an auction which I don't do much so consider yourselves privileged. Anyone who wins and references this website to me will get 50% off of the shipping costs. Anyways good luck and enjoy the sale.


Golly, we sure are "privileged." You start a thread just to brag about buying a $2 toy at a thrift shop and reselling on ebay instead of enjoying it or selling it at a fair price here on the forum.

I totally should have paid admission to this thread.


#sarcasm

Well done.

Actually, a starting bid of $1.99 isn't bad. It's certainly the lowest starting bid at this time. I will laugh my ass off if someone gets it for $1.99. :lol:
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby Nutimus Prime » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:33 pm

Motto: "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."
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If my friend hadn't given me his Unicron Trilogy collection I would have bid $2 for an extra one to let my daughter play with.

I wouldn't have even replied in the thread but he says "privileged" without an emoticon as if he's serious. Soooo had to respond lol.
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Re: Did I pay too much for this Galvatron Cyberton RID?

Postby Blurrz » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:33 pm

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Thread is done. Don't start another one about this.
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