Why did these spare parts sell for so much?? $56

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Why did these spare parts sell for so much?? $56

Postby brianbuys » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:18 pm

Can anyone tell me why this auction went for so much?
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I'm in my 30's now and just getting back into collecting figures and would rather buy loose transformers and parts to save money since i just want to display them on a shelf. Looking at ebay lots and wondered why this lot jumped up in price so much? I see a couple of combiner heads but they can't be why right? any info would be appreciated, thx!
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Re: Why did these spare parts sell for so much?? $56

Postby RAcast » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:01 pm

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Haha, nonono! Don't buy loose parts, it's WAY more expensive to buy parts than to just buy complete toys. And combiner kibble (and other accessories, like guns) is obnoxiously expensive because, if you're going to lose something, it's those. High demand, limited supply.

Furthermore, I see a bunch of short, chromed missiles and chromed guns. Those are G1, before government regulations required obnoxious long missiles.
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Re: Why did these spare parts sell for so much?? $56

Postby Skyfire77 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:02 pm

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Yeah, not really sure. There's some interesting pieces there; the 3 orange guns at the top right and the mustard yellow head and fists at the bottom are from RID Ruination, for example, but nothing really jumps out at me. Lot of duplicate parts though. Pretty sure that red double barreled gun on the right is for a Cobra Mamba, too.
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Re: Why did these spare parts sell for so much?? $56

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:05 pm

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Well, considering most of those parts can be sold for at least $3 a piece...someone just made an investment.
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Re: Why did these spare parts sell for so much?? $56

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:35 pm

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I'm willing to consider the seller made absolutely no profit there. :lol:
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Re: Why did these spare parts sell for so much?? $56

Postby brianbuys » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:39 pm

Thanks for the reply guys!
i still have a bunch of old toys but most are broken or missing parts so i was looking to get a nice lot to mix and match
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