Drinking on the Job (Packaging Misprints)

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by iamtigerhawk, Aug 11, 2009.

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Are misprints more valuable/worth buying?

  1. Yes, buy them and hoarde them

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  2. No, awkward waste of money

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  1. iamtigerhawk

    iamtigerhawk Vok Emissary/Maximal

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    Couldn't find anything related to this on other threads so I figured I'd post my own. Found these at a comic shop in Syracuse, NY and found the packaging to be quite unique. They are a Jetpower Optimus Prime and a Megatron keychain. Even my girlfriend, a VERY un-informed TF admirer (think monkeys with shiny objects) spotted the differences with the packaging. I was going to buy them, but wasn't sure if it was really worth it. I understand the astronomical success of the movie, but that doesn't mean you should start letting things slide...

    Let me know what you guys think, post any other misprints you see, are these things worth buying?
     

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  2. ronin0510

    ronin0510 Well-Known Member

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    buy them and then email it to hasbro. LOL me personnally I would buy them and do the same but you do have a point, the QC is becoming more loose with the ROTF.....I hope that it doesn't continue.
     
  3. Nez Pierce

    Nez Pierce @evildanish

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    reminds me of the "Legacy of Bumblebe" three pack from not too long ago.
     
  4. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I can't make it out, what is that on Meg's card?
     
  5. rampageSSS

    rampageSSS All Hail Rampage

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    Yea i found this in here in Australia
    [​IMG]

    And there was more than 1 like this on the shelf
     
  6. Maboroshi

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    I also recently saw this when I went to walmart. I think I saw another Prime with a bumblebee head.
     
  7. KingGrimlock

    KingGrimlock Assuming Direct Control

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    Yeah buy it.
     
  8. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Starscream's head.
     
  9. brawl 56

    brawl 56 Aw..crap!

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    Maybe I´m wrong but I think all the Autobot keychans have BB´s head on the packaging and all the Decepticons have Starscream´s head on the packaging... :/
     
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    I actually like it that, mis-print or not, the Robot Heroes Final Battle pack has the names on the top of the box in the wrong order over the characters inside.

    Misprints are hit or miss where value is concerned. Some people value them less, some more. No matter what, there's a market for misprints out there, and maybe someday the value will go up.
     
  11. iamtigerhawk

    iamtigerhawk Vok Emissary/Maximal

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    Yeah I'm torn. They're cool to have, but I really don't have the extra money to spend on oddities and quarky stuff like that. Still brings a smile to my face to find stuff like that though.
     
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    i have seen some these like keychains mostly at sears :p 
     
  13. iceburn9

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    Its not a misprint or mistake. Rather, it is intentional.

    Most of the minor movie merchandise, like keychains, danglers, etc .. use a standard Bumblebee head for the Autobots, and Starscream/Megs for the Decepticons.
     
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    C'mon guys... Of course the 6 year old Chinese kids they have packaging these things at $.08 an hour are drunk...wouldn't YOU be?!?!?

    lol
     
  15. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    some consider misprint packages to add extra value, and there are some that call it a detraction from value , to me it doesn't matter
     
  16. iwasherenotyou

    iwasherenotyou Medical Officer

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    i found one at my target. a barricade in sideways packaging
     
  17. SMS55

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    Would these errors make them more valuable in the future? I know for baseball and football cards that is often the case.
     
  18. flamingunicron

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    was it sealed? you sure it wasn't a repackage?
     
  19. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    It could, depending on how wide spread the error was.

    I remember, back in the day, I got Targetmaster Scourge. There was a misprint on the box. If I would have left it in the box, instead of taking it out and playing with it (and threw away the box), I could sell it for a lot of money.
     
  20. TFareCool

    TFareCool TFW's Camera Guy

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    see now even barricade thinks he is sideways!

    Yeah i'm not sure, but some are worth more than others. I don't think I've seen to many misprints to be honest...
     

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