From Slag to Treasures: Transformers that have shot up in price

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Unicron129, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Unicron129

    Unicron129 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I've been away for a while and had not noticed that some of tfs that my friends own have gone through the roof in price, specifically HA Barricade. Are there any other like HA Barricade from the movie-verse or chug that have experienced a similar phenomenon? This could be maintained as a list of modern holy grails.

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    Rotf Jetfire
    Rotf Optimus
    HA Barricade
    Rotf Megatron
    Rotf Supreme Devastator
     
  2. TheDemonDzko

    TheDemonDzko °-{[●□●]}-° {Beep. Boop.)

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    Ugh... the ROTF leaders. I remember seeing them on clerance for like twelve bucks... and now they are on ebay for up to 300.
     
  3. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    Rotf supreme devastator
     
  4. FakeEyes22

    FakeEyes22 Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap, you're right!

    I could swear that when I bought Jetfire loose for $40 just a few months ago, it was because I really didn't want to pay $100 for him. Now he seems to be going for twice that. I find it odd since you could practically buy the Takara 2 pack for that, right?
     
  5. TheDemonDzko

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    That honestly bugs me to no end. Silly Scalpers, Trix are for Magicians. =P
     
  6. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    It isnt exactly scalping when it is a product that hit clearance that everyone had a good year to buy. It is the market rate. Hell, I saw a bunch of Shadow Megatrons for $20 on clearance and passed on them (as many people did). Two+ years after their release, it isn't scalping, especially when there are 15-20 bids on the item on ebay. That is the market. I don't think anyone could have thought that these would shoot up like this.
     
  7. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    I was also shocked at the RotF Leaders. I was thinking of picking up a regular megatron to do some customizing. Then I saw the price.
     
  8. Thalack

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    I think its either a classics or universe 2 pack Ultra Magnus and Skywarp. Either figure seperate is already expensive but if you can find a MISB we're talking 100+ for the pair of figures. I feel lucky I recently picked up a Skywarp for $40 shipped the other day.

    Another one of the top of my head is MP Thundercracker.
     
  9. Pun-3X

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    This is a HUGE key factor. Seeing these items on Ebay with a BIN price that's high you can write off, but when people are fighting to get to that final bid? Yeah--it's crazy but there you have it.

    I couldn't believe it when I first heard HA Barricade was selling consistently for $100+!! (and there's another one for this thread) Glad to have them...but kinda scared if I ever need to get replacements.
     
  10. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Two years from now, expect the DOTM stuff to go up in price, like the ROTF stuff, mainly the leaders and supreme/Ultimate toys. Cybertron leader Galvatron and ROTF Shadow Commander Megatron have REALLY gone up in price to 200 bucks!
     
  11. FAKER II

    FAKER II Cheap Repaint

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    I regret passing on the ehobby "prototype" (gray) Astrotrain. I think BigBadToy Store had a preorder for about $60-$70.
     
  12. SolidSnake2017

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    I think the reason why the ROTF figures are so in demand now is that everyone expects the figures to get bigger and better with every movie but the sad fact is Hasbro had to really scale back with DotM so many of the definitive figures came from the RotF line instead of being replaced by superior figures.
     
  13. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    CHUG Starscream comes to mind.
     
  14. Yaujta

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    RotF Bruticus sets were clearanced for under $10 at one point. Try finding one for under $100 now.
     
  15. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    TFTM 07 Leader Class Brawl. Got mine loose for around 46 USD shipped US to Europe, now he's always over 120 USD, loose or not.

    Cybertron Optimus Prime. Cybertron Megatron and Galvatron.
     
  16. Megabattimus

    Megabattimus Same As It Ever Was

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    I don't know about those three. I picked up a Cybertron Optimus Prime for roughly $70 shipped a while ago and you can find Cybertron Megatron and Galvatron for under $100 if you look around. Now, the Galaxy Force versions, good luck finding them for a reasonable price, especially Galvatron.
     
  17. The Dark Seeker

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    transformers rotf bruticus / munitioner explorer | eBay

    Currently at $56 :D  yeah I know the auction ain't over...but if this remains...then there ya go :D 
     
  18. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    3 days out. The bidding really gets going in the last 5 minutes. I expect about 200 or more for it.
     
  19. The Dark Seeker

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    I wouldn't doubt it honestly....but....there have been times where people slipped up and were caught snoozing :wink: 
     
  20. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    If there's no Hasbro release, DOTM Skywarp and Leadfoot might be next.




    I'm too stingy to pay that much for that toy....... but i found a sealed one a few months back for 50.00. Impossible to say no.
     

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