"Diaclone" G1 Optimus Prime

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  1. skywarprime

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  2. smkspy

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    Edit; didn't get your sarcasm apparently...but yeah thats no diaclone Prime.
     
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    Wow, that is pretty lame.
     
  4. blahduh

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    That rubsign makes everything so obvious.....
    Also, I don't quite remember, but diaclone trailer should be the metal plated one right?
    Well, at least the drivers are from diaclone
     
  5. skywarprime

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    Yup, with little holes on the outside for the inside tabs.

    Plus a Diaclone Prime says "DIACLONE" on the trailer, it's unmistakable ;-)

    I could almost see some confusion if this was a pre-rub, but then again the #2 TF dealer would know anyways.
     
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    Well...that and the big Autobot logo on the trailer. ;) 

    I've bought a few things from him over the years. Dunno what's up with him trying to pull one over like that. I have noticed that he gets the titles/descriptions and the corresponding pictures mixed up sometimes. I've not bid on items in the past b/c I couldn't quite tell if I was bidding on the picture or the description..even after asking.
     
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    I don't think english is his first language.

    I asked him why he thought it was Diaclone and he said:

     
  8. Optimus Scourge

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    Now that is a load of crap. Ask him what the date stamp says :lol 
     
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    What a *curse word* joke. He could've at least made it less obviously NOT a pre-tf if he was going to try a little cash grab strategy like that.
     
  10. smkspy

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    I think we're taking this entirely too seriously. $155 for a complete G1 Prime and two diaclone figures doesn't isn't exactly a rip-off. Its not like he' is calling diaclone and asking $300.
     
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    Well I think we can all be fairly certain that he's intentionally lying.
     
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    Trendclick's price is not cheap.(but he does allow Haggling)
    I got my g1 prerub metal prime (missing 1 first) for $66 shipped(on a regular auction, not BIN), and it comes with a diaclone driver.
    I got my prerub light blue prime (missing only the hose), for $41 shipped, on a regular auction too.
    $155 would be a ok price if it's boxed. Those diaclone drivers don't really cost much.(I remember seeing them for like $10-$15 each on transformerland.com, so you could get them for a much less price)
    One good thing about trendclick is he's usually very reliable, but after seeing several of his recent auctions I started to have doubts on that.
     
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    Bonkers. I sent him this:
     
  14. skywarprime

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    Cool Draven, his response will be a good test.
     
  15. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I can understand the lynch mob mentality for KOs being called reissues or the real deal, but just doesn't seem all that malicious to me. Is he knowingly lying maybe, but maybe its just a simple case of confusion. So I guess we better tar and feather him then cause if we don't heaven help the poor sucker stupid enough to buy it.

    And yeah, his response to Draven will be interesting to say the least. Though the typical response from sellers when people 'correct' their auctions is usually a big fuck off.
     
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    Intentional lying by sellers on eBay makes all of us honest eBay sellers look bad.
     
  17. Optimus Scourge

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    It may have had a driver, but no American released TF ever had them packed in, because in diaclone, the robots were not sentient and needed pilots. Hasbro took away the pilots/drivers, and gave them life.
     
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    Yeah, I just consider him as a bonus(always cool to have something diaclone). That seller had a lot of left over diaclone drivers, so he pretty much just put a pilot in each of his TF auctions.
     
  19. Optimus Scourge

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    Oh, I guess I misread, I thought you meant the pre rubs cames with them.

    They are cool, though, although I like the custom Spike and Sparkplug figs better for my Prime display :) 
     
  20. smkspy

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    And trying to slander an apparently otherwise honest seller just makes you look bad. All this fuss over two words: Pre and Diaclone. That is just the most devious and sinister scam ever for an auction:rolleyes: . Seriously, it seems more like a simple error on his part. I've seen far worse auctions that are presented to fool the buyer than this one. Sure the price is a little high, but Wheeljackslab often has G1 Primes for $130 like this one. I dunno I guess this 'gotcha' mentality has become incredibly tiresome to me.

    Edit: Having looked at the rest of his auctions. First he has a complete Prime for the exact same price
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Transformers-Vi...oryZ4696QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Secondly, he had two diaclone dinobots listed right next to the "diaclone" Prime.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Pre-Transformer...oryZ4696QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Pre-Transformer...oryZ4696QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Don't know about Sludge, but Grimlock looks legit. So perhaps he really got confused by the diaclone drivers.
     

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