Botcon '97 Fractyl & Packrat set

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  1. Arkaynen

    Arkaynen Active Member

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    Hey all, got a quick question - I'm considering reducing my TF collection by selling off some of myBeast Wars stuff. One of the items I have is the Fractyl & Packrat set from Botcon '97. I did some eBay searches, but can't find any current auctions, or auctions that ended in the last 90 days.

    My question is this: is that set worth anything at this point? If it is, I'd consider selling it...if not, I'll hang on to it just for nostalgia's sake.
     
  2. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I know back in 2000 or so it was worth $200 as there are only 600 of the sets. I imagine the price has probably gone up in price since then since so few people are probably selling it.

    I personally love the set and would be hard pressed to let it go.

    Randy
     
  3. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    I was following an auction for one that ended a few months back for around $172 and change. I've always wanted Packrat and Fractyl and I was cursing myself for being broke at the time, could've picked them up for one helluva steal.
     
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    That is a major steal - my set will be for sale soon and I'm planning to ask around $350 for it. If I doesn't sell for that, I'll just hang onto it.

    Easily the best versions of both those molds.
     
  5. Arkaynen

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    Hm, sounds like it's probably worth hanging on to at this point.
     
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    Last time I saw any sold it was at $180, but I personally think they're worth a bit more than that.
     
  7. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    So, it's a very high price since you personally don't want to sell it. It can't be a price check. That's why I hate TF speculation.
     
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    Probably would be better to start the auction lower but have a reserve of $350. You'll be able to gauge its actual market value by how high the bids go, and if they don't make it to $350, you don't have to sell it.
     
  9. ams

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    No, I'm speaking from knowledgeable personal experience.

    Several years ago I sold a set of these two (in a beat-up box) for $275. Given that the Rattrap mold is gone and the set was produced in such limited numbers, it would be fairly unusual (though not impossible) for the value to decrease in the interim. Therefore my educated guess for my current set is around $325-$350. If I'm wrong, that's ok.
     
  10. DarthMagnificus

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    yeah but the walmart exclusive rattrap is the same exact blue color...buy that one and save some $$$
     
  11. MagnusPrimal

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    You mean the Transmetal version?
     
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    DarthMagnificus Banned

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    yeah...that is the one i am referring to....
     
  13. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    well then, that would not be the same thing as the packrat version would it? I agree with ams, this set is worth around 275 to 400 depending on the condition or the need of the buyer. Anything less than 275 is pretty much a steal.
     
  14. Deceptigtar

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    last 2 on ebay i saw sell went for around 200. i think 400 is alot. i only want fractyl so if i ever got a set, i would be selling that stupid rat in a second.
     
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    I payed about £58.00 pounds for my set in 2007.
    Boxed but with no comic.
     
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    I sold my set on ebay and I think I got around $140 for it. It was around $200 for this set and Nightracer. However, this was a number of years back.
     
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    Actually Packrat is my favorite of the two. I got mines in trade at Botcon. The dealer wanted $250.00 for it and it was missing the comic. I ended up getting the comic in the junkion exchange. I think the value has dropped from anywhere between $175.00 to $225.00 for it. I remember at one point it sold on ebay as high as $410.00.
     

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