$200 Red plastic dot?

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  1. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Really? WST Cliffjumper is worth close to $200? $200 for a tiny dot of plastic?

    Of which is just a repaint of common WST Bumblebee for $30-60? Wow!

    What is the most expensive WST figure out there?
     
  2. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    I think WST G1 Ultra Magnus's armor ispretty expensive. Well, the authentic versions.
     
  3. bignick1693

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    Prime trailer and skywarp are really high.
     
  4. optronix72

    optronix72 Autobot

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    The most expensive one I have ever purchased is wst Tracks, very rare, and well made. It was $130.00 shipped. However I have a Kabaya Cliffjumper that is in the same size range as wst Bumblebee, I still need to paint and detail it a bit because its yellow, but it is actually Cliffjumper and not a Bumblebee repaint it fits in just right with my wst autobots, and did not cost any where near wst Cliffjumper price range. It was a better alternative for me and design accurate to G1 Cliffjumper.
     
  5. PikaManiac

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    It's actually Red Bumble(bee), not Cliffjumper. This and Skywarp were both chase figures, and Convoy's trailer is shortpacked. This is the reason they are so expensive.

    For the note, I'm pretty sure there was never an authentic Tracks or Ultra Magnus' trailer. Unless they were extremely limited convention exclusives.

    The thing about WST is that SO MANY 3rd party and replicas have been released that many people who joined the collecting community late fail to noticed that there are only 3 Waves of WST officially released by Takara.
     
  6. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Woah ,really i did not know that.
     
  7. optronix72

    optronix72 Autobot

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    That is correct, Tracks and some other ones were not official releases, if the line continued Tracks and Skids were to be produced but the official toy line was discontinued.
     
  8. Orodruin

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    The WST Magnus armor was a licensed garage kit- 3rd party, given the OK by Tak/Tom to be sold for one day only at one convention. I believe there were only 80 pieces made.

    These shouldn't be since both molds have been KO'd in pretty much every variation you can imagine.
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Official "Smallest Transforming Transformers" (that's the closest thing to a correct English translation of the official Japanese name) products:

    Convoy (Optimus Prime) cab/robot
    Convoy cartoon colors
    Convoy white version ("Ultra Magnus")
    Convoy trailer with Buggy (Roller)
    Convoy trailer cartoon colors

    Bumble (Bumblebee)
    Bumble red version ("Cliffjumper")

    Meister (Jazz)

    Prowl
    Streak (Bluestreak)

    Lambor (Sideswipe)
    Alert (Red Alert)

    Hot Rodimus (Hot Rod)

    Megatron

    Starscream
    Skywarp
    Thundercracker
    Thrust

    Soundwave with Jaguar (Ravage)


    Special releases:

    Convoy vs. Megatron two-pack (VSX set homage)

    Hot Rodimus (in miniature Japanese G1 Hot Rod packaging)

    Bumble (in miniature Japanese G1 Bumblebee packaging)

    Prototypes seen, but never officially released:

    Megatron gun accessories

    Skids

    Tracks

    Everything else is not official!
     
  10. Dansproject

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    WST Sixshot is the most expensive i've seen, was about 900 dollars. It was from Wonderfest, so I don't know if it's semi-official.
     
  11. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    except springer, the magnus trailer, arcee, megs accessories, sixshot, and wheelie were all officially licenced wonderfest exclusives, therefore official
     
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    Man I remember when these were like $3 - $ 4 @ my local comic book shop.
     
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    I viewed WST "Cliffjimper" as just WST Red Bumblebee, personally. Had a chance to buy it from a nice seller for cheap but passed on it for that reason.

    That said, I haven't seen it pop up for sale that much and is usually expensive when it does. How much does WST Thindercracker (a legit one) go for? It's the one I haven't seen up on eBay that I have an interest in.
     
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    Wow, I was hoping prices/interest would have died down for these... :( 

    I don't think red Bumblebee/Cliffjumper is necessarily "worth" $200 just because some buyer who probably only needed that particular one to complete his collection got desperate and loose with his money, though.

    I've overpaid for stuff just because it was that one thing I needed... Doesn't mean others will or that the overall average price will change much, if at all.
     
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    @ Tigertrack's signature;
    Masterbation; Playing with yourself...
     
  17. Unicron129

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    whats the quality on the knock off wst of Optimus with trailer and Magnus with trailer? I'm interested in both of these
     
  18. Scorpion

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    I have the clear Optimus with trailer. Qualitywise (on mine at least) it's identical to the real deal...
     
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    optronix72 Autobot

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    Depends on how you view "official". They're not official Takara products.
     

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