Any demand for G1 boxes (non-mint)?

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  1. gargunkle

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    I was doing some cleaning out of old stuff at my mother's house and I found some G1 boxes and cards. For the most part they are far from pristine:

    - There are no packing inserts.
    - Items on a card (such as Decepticon tapes and Technobot smaller members) were torn from the card, not cut.
    - Tech specs were cut out, leaving boxes and cards typically incomplete.

    Is there any demand/interest in such items or should I just recycle them?
     
  2. TransFan1996

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    i will take them :) , seriously i will buy them
     
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    No, there's demand, I'm interested if nobody else is. Especially if there's intact character art.
     
  4. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    They are great things to hold onto for trade if you are In the markets for small parts and accessories, that is what I do with old packaging and techspecs/instructions. Depending on what box it is, I would consider paying cash for them.
     
  5. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    that will limit demand somewhat most will only want what you have for character art but any one wanting them for tech specs won't be interested
     
  6. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Yes. Please don't throw them out. If you could list what you have and a picture that would help. I'll gladly pay for the shipping or trade something for them or buy them outright if the price is right. But please don't toss 'em!!
     
  7. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    HELL YES!! I have been buying tons of boxes no matter the condition to make my repro boxes. I will take em all, mwahahahahahaaa
     
  8. Liokaiser

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    Yes, there is always demand is someone is willing to buy. :D 
     
  9. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    yeah, i'd like to check out what you got!
     
  10. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Now I'm tempted to dig out my G1 box clippings for a nose about. I know there's a stack of character artwork in there.
    I know I've got these somewhere too, not that I'm planning on selling them or anything:

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  11. gargunkle

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    I have tons of the catalogs and mail-away order forms, robot points, etc. too. Hmm...
     
  12. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I really wouldn't mind replacing my G1 Megs' box. it's in shitty shape.
    the styrofoam and everything else is great, though.

    so I guess there be a market for this.
     
  13. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I should imagine it's like when people piece a vintage figure and the accessories together from various sources, just with packaging.
     
  14. Voltron III

    Voltron III sum dum cum bum

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    i like to keep them
     
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    As long as the box stands up I am willing to buy.
     
  16. gargunkle

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    I put up some pictures.

    Pictures by gargunkle - Photobucket

    Note that I actually still have some of the figures (such as Hot Rod) and I wouldn't sell the box without the figure.
     
  17. TransFan1996

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    i will take sandstorm and hot rod with the box
     

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