A fantastic G1 find

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  1. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    So, my original plans for the day were to just sit back and relax, maybe head out and get the new Alts. I was on MSN when my buddy logged on with an urgent message. A store on the southside of town has a bunch of G1s in stock!

    He tells me that the highlight of the display is a very good condition almost complete Metroplex for only $50CAD. That is a very good price I think. Well, given that a Cybertron toy the same size is the same price, yeah.

    The metroplex is almost mint, with a few scratches on the chrome, and noticable sticker wear but not really horrible wear. Missing 1 sticker though... the Autobot symbol on the hood of Scamper. It is missing 2 pieces. The cannon that goes on the top of the tank/tower and Scampers gun. Man, Scampers gun is expensive on ebay. Half of what I payed for Metroplex! I think I will go to transrepro for this part.

    Anyways, I just thought I'd share the news with you guys. I'd post pics if I wasn't sick :( 
     
  2. Boo

    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    That sounds great! I wish i could get lucky like that and find great deals on old figures.:( 

    Any pictures? Are you going to get repro-labels? ...assuming they have Metroplex repros...
     
  3. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    Yeah, they have repros. For $22us. I may go for it once I have time to.

    Upon further examination, I am missing the biggest sticker O_O The Helipad sticker...

    And some pics to come soon. I have nothing better to do, and there's only football on TV right now... *grumble*
     
  4. Boo

    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    heh. Well, football should be over soon...
     
  5. Sokar

    Sokar Well-Known Member

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    You must have been there a little bit before I was I think... I was considering picking up the blaster and astrotrain figures they had there. Too bad that most of what they have is just reissues taken out of the boxes I think. I would have liked to find some of the other figures since I've got most of the reissues
     
  6. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    When were you there? I got there by about 2pm. But I phoned in right when they opened at noon and told them to hold it for me :D 
    I told them to hold it for me for tomorrow, but I forgot tomorrow is voting day, so I wouldn't have had any time...

    That was the 2nd Astrotrain I've passed uo shopping at that place, haha. I need to quit that considering how much I love Triple Changers! I forgot the name of the other one they had there... Didn't have all the accessories though.

    *pics in a few min*
     
  7. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    Missing slammers cannon :( 

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  8. Boo

    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    He looks great! I hope you're able to complete him.:) 
     
  9. Lupis Convoy

    Lupis Convoy Paw Prince Veteran

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    Hotdamn if that doesn't look great. :) 

    Congrats on the haul man!
     
  10. Sokar

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    I had actually stopped there at 11 before heading off to chinook to meet people to see underworld evolution, but they were closed. I didn't go back until ~3:30.

    I wish I had just stuck around there/gone back and missed the damn movie :rolleyes:  I might try to go back and pick up blaster tommorow

    That's an awsome find though! It's in nice condition!
     
  11. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    You still didn't stand a chance with Metroplex though :D  I had it on hold the minute the store opened. :ev: 

    If they get anything else in though, it's all yours. I am broke...
     
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    a guy from my college gave me ( for free ) 100% trypticon, 100% skyhopper base, 100% groundshaker, 100% hardhead, loose kup, inferno, perceptor, a wack of micromasters, micromaster bases, and a shit load of varios weapoms and parts.

    all for free. i love good days
     
  13. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    I don't think there is a person here who wouldn't be jealous of that O_O
    I know I am
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    metroplex + minifigs = love
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

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    Awesome man. Got lucky like that once before and it was like finding treasure!

    Congrats on that Metroplex
     
  16. Orodruin

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    Nice haul! Nothing's quite as much fun as buying a nice G1 piece in person. Online shopping is fine, but in-hand inspection and admiration make it so much more fun.
     
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    Congrats, You lucky DOG!!!
     

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