Are Beast Wars figs going up in collector value?

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  1. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    I could have sworn that one of the recent toy magazines commented on how BW figs have been fetching more scratch these days. Two of the examples that I recall were Transmetal Primal (Mega) sold for $100 and a TM2 Megatron (Ultra) sold for about $50. (both were MISB, I assume).

    In many ways, I see the BW era as being one of the greatest times for the TF world... the toys weren't slaves to the G1 era stuff and were great on their own merits. Meanwhile, the show and the characters did have enough to to with the G1 universe to keep us satisfied.
     
  2. NGW

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    God I miss growing up on BW...was fun >_>

    Sadly the majority of my BW collection is scrap (mostly since I, y'know grew up on them).

    Would be nice to know that what I do have is worth something...
     
  3. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    Agreed.. BW rocked.

    So nobody knows?
     
  4. dlatkow

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    I sure hope so. I have 8+ cases of moc beast wars figs sitting in my basement. I loved the beast wars line and bought as many as I could on sale/clearance.
     
  5. NGW

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    I remember seeing some Beast Wars figures on sale at some toy store not too far back...

    Really should have picked them up >_>
     
  6. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    certain ones are getting up there in value, like you scorponok's, trans 2 megs, tigerhawk, early rock blister issues and normal blisters for that matter. japanese trans 2 stuff is sorta hard to come by also.
     
  7. supervir2

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    What he said...I'd add that a lot of the main guys aren't worth as much anymore due ot the american and japanese reissues. I'm hoping for a post movie boost to all TFs as new people come into the fandom and want some of the pre-movie stuff.
     
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    MagiRanger Banned

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    Thankfully most of the Beast Wars NEO stuff can still be found for cheap.
     
  9. Futureruleroftheuniverse

    Futureruleroftheuniverse Well-Known Member

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    MISB primal was bought at $100...
    did I get mine for a steal!
     
  10. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    What he said. And don't leave out Rattrap!

    Beyond those few, though, most BW prices are quite affordable right now. Show character go for a little more than non-show, but not much. Fuzors and most TsM2's are near worthless.

    We are at the 10 year point on BW. That's when a lot of kids who had them at age 8-10 go to college and the toys get dumped at yard sales and such. This is actually about the lowest point in value for your typical loose BW toy. Barring more re-issues, things should start going up from here.
     
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    Tigatron's value has definitely taken a boost.
     
  12. rework

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    I'll have to look into that. I have a couple of loose ones (incomplete), that wasn't even going to bring to Botcon because I didn't think anyone would want them...
     
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    50 for a MISB Tm2 Megatron isn't that far off the mark.

    $100 for a TM Primal however is way off, unless it was one of the early 'error' color variants, and a few collectors got into a bidding war for it.
     
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    It's funny that as a show, BW is hands down my favorite TF series ever. But as a toyline, I've always been lukewarm to them. Sure, they've got nice molds, but animals never had the same appeal as vehicular TFs.

    There are so many BW figs I don't have and will never have. I focused mostly on show characters and am pondering on selling non-show toys.
     
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    After finally tracking them down, BW Metals OpOp and Dragon Megs cost me a bit.

    But aside from what others have mentioned (S1 show characters & rock blisters), most BW characters don't seem to be going too high these days.
     
  16. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

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    I was able to complete my BW collection fairly cheaply. other then a few really expensive bots.

    Some of the Japanese bots are SUPER expensive though.
     
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    I bought all my BW figures in the last two years or so, and the only ones I had to pay much for were the Japanese reissue Primal/Megs 2-pack (before we heard about the US version of course) and X9 Ravage. All the US-released figures I got for probably $30 or less. All MIB at best, most loose though.
     
  18. SydneyY

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    And you didn't leave me a feedback :p 

    Anyway, did Tigatron's Japanese reissue affect the market?
     
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    Ah crap! I had a spare one MISB up until about a year ago and I gave it to someone as a gift. Xp
     
  20. CyclopianVision

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    Not sure, but I had a Tigatron figure that was thrown into a lot I had bought as a freebie.

    Great condition, etc. etc.

    Was looking to trade it/sell it but no one was biting for a while. This was before the 10th anniversary reissues. He was selling on ebay for around $15 at that point.

    After the 10th reissues, he jumped up to around $25-30 easy which is what mine went for on ebay.

     

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