g1 overlord jap box: to trade or not?

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  1. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i got this guy:

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    but ive this burning desire to trade it in with a friend for this:

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    should i or shouldnt i?

    the pros:
    -the euro has stuff i can read
    -i like the euro gold box
    -its got a unique back box art feat. overlord
    -is actually more rarely seen than the jap

    the cons:
    -mine is superior condition
    -the graphics are better
    -has better value (tho this point is kinda moot since i dont resell)

    help me obi wan.
     
  2. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oooh tough choice. I would possibly stick with the Japanese one, although I do looooove the Euro/Classics boxes.
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Tough call. Both boxes are awesome. The Japanese one of course has the bonus of being the original, though the Euro box is gorgeous too. I've got the Euro one, though getting to where it's stored is going to be an epic crusade.

    It's up to you, though. Yours is in better shape, and it sounds from your pros and cons that you like them both equally. So I myself would stick with the Japanese one. After all, if you want a box with the Overlord boxart, you could always hunt down the Motorvators...
     
  4. godsenddeath

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    It's only a minor thing, but if you swap the boxes and later decide to sell it, you may get a disgruntled seller who expected the darker tail fin version becasuse it's in a Euro box.


    As for the lesser seen aspect, I'm not so sure; They just turn up in different markets.
     
  5. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    They're nice boxes, but they're still empty. Trade em off since they'll end up in good hands anyways.

    "Memorieeeeeeeees"
     
  6. Liokaiser

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    I've always prefer the jap one. Tough choice.
     
  7. Orodruin

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    Get the Euro box, then buy another Overlord so you have one for each box. :D 
     
  8. LigerPrime

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    Japanese one unless you really "need" to read the instructions...by the way, cool haul! By the way, where is the shop that is in your pictures? I assume its in Malaysia?
     
  9. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    its a shop at berjaya time square. the owners a long time malaysian TF fan and you find him in the local boards.

    i actually got overlord from derrick who set up shop in the same building. i'm sure you SG guys know him :)  when he opened, i was drooling at a powered masters giftset and black zarak.
     
  10. e3nine

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    I'd keep the white box for sure. :) 
     
  11. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    ive got a thread in the collection sub forum.

    but the pic with the euroverlord box was taken in an actual shop. the friend i mentioned is the shop owner.
     
  12. e3nine

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    awww shoot, you caught me before my edit. :redface:

    don't mind me, i didn't have my morning caffeine yet. :) 
     
  13. Star Sabre James

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    Keep the Japanese box. It is in better condidtion, and in my opinion it looks better. I also like the artwork more.
     
  14. DoubleClouder

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    Anyone know where I can get the Euro box?
     
  15. LigerPrime

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    Oh, can you give the shop's location? I may pay it a visit when I'm up in KL for work. Nowadays I rare;y buy the TFs...the most are the reissues and main line molds that are homages to G1 characters or those that look exceptionally cool - CD Hot Shot or GF Sonic Convoy set.

    As for Derrick...does he have a partner call Noel or something? Between you and me, most of the stuff they charged are way over priced.

    And if its the same Derrick and Noel we're talking about...pple who got scammed by the "exclusive" black Ginrai can hunt them down. Its because of those 2 that people got black-listed from e-bay. :thumbdown 

    Those 2 were forced out of S'pore because they were not price-competitive.
     
  16. Predaking

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    I got the euro box but always regretted about not getting the jap one since I didn't learn about it til after my purchase. So I can hold on to it or you can trade with me. ;) 
     
  17. DoubleClouder

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    Would you sell the Eurobox?
     
  18. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    liger,

    ToyzXpression Sdn Bhd
    Lot 4-47 ( Postal Address: 4-40 )
    4th Floor, Berjaya Times Square

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    yeah, i know abt MOTs rep, they even have a mention in freds variant page for the fake black god ginrai. but i'm gonna let sleeping dogs lie...
     
  19. LigerPrime

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    Yeah, but just be careful of yr purchases...they lost alot of customers in S'pore not just becoz of overpricing but also because of...dishonesty and shady deals. ;) 
     
  20. Gears

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    I say keep the japanese box because I think the boxart is more kickin' than the Euro.
     

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