G1 Transformers in in-laws closet.

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  1. DrGrim

    DrGrim OBEY

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    I drove 15 hours overnight from Ohio to Nebraska last night to see my in laws with my wife and her sister and my kids. We arrived at 5am and crashed in their downstairs area. I woke up this morning and got into their downstairs toy closet to find stuff for my 1 year old to play with. I gasped when I found:
    the original Voltron, the original He-Man, Skeletor and Hordak? of She-Ra, and 8 different G1 dudes: Double Header, Iguanus, Long Tooth, Repungus, Canrivac, Skullgrin, Getaway, and Chainclaw! Apparently these guys belong to my wife's cousin and they're just being stored here. I wanted to ask if I could buy them but my wife told me I shouldn't. I'm going crazy sitting next to these guys! I want them!
     
  2. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Then buy them.

    I mean what's the worst that could happen. Your wife's cousin gets back in Transformers and want them back. Buy them before he gets them back.
     
  3. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    get them somewhere else.
     
  4. adamthered

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    I would have ask how long it's been in the closet and not been touched. I'd say anything buried for... let's say... ten years or longer meets the statute of limitations for "just take the stuff and run."
     
  5. DrGrim

    DrGrim OBEY

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    Found Octopunch and Twintwist too!

    The thing is, we were put downstairs because there's a load of toys down here for kids to play with. They were intentionally left down here for small kids to play with. There apparently used to be more, but my aunt-in-law said they were ruined being played with in the sand! They live right next to a river.
     
  6. Satomiblood

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    Talk to your in-laws and get in contact with the cousin about possibly buying them. Don't be immature about it.
     
  7. Sizzle

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    What's the harm in asking? I mean, what's the worst they could say?

    Just say, "hey, I happened upon this stuff in the closet, and I happen to collect this kind of stuff! I've been looking for some of it for a while, and I was wondering if you might be so kind as to let me buy it off you?" Let them name their price, and then double it.

    Also, tell them you'll replace them with other toys so that the kids will still have things to play with.

    I did that with an uncle of mine, and he ended up giving me a Castle Greyskull full of original figures for 10 bucks.

    Just ask. If they say no, then hell with it.
     
  8. CrackerBoy

    CrackerBoy SeƱor Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    Tell them that they have led paint and you will take care of the problem.
     
  9. barrelks

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    May check into the reason that your wife doesn't want you to ask, it can be sticky. A buddy of mine's brother-in-law has a ton of Transformers/Joes/SW figures from back in the 80s that he lets his kids play with (tons of original boxes, Devs Giftset, etc from what I was told). I inquired once to my buddy since his bro-in-law is in so bad off financially that creditors are calling my buddies parents looking for him (probably a bit confusing). His wife didn't feel right asking, even if he needs the money, so after one inquery I let it go. It is always worth one shot, but I would check with your wife once, and if she has an issue with it, I would just let it go.
     
  10. QmTablit

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    Or you could, maybe...

    LEAVE THEM THERE FOR OTHER KIDS WHO VISIT.

    Just a thought.
     
  11. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Yeah, I wouldn't even ask. Seems kind of rude to just show up and say "OH, CAN I HAVE THIS.... oh and this.... and this.... This too... can you bring me a bag?"
    But that is just me.

    :D 
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

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    Offer to replace them with something better since Pretenders suck. It sounds like they're headed for destruction and/or drowning anyway.

    I don't see the big deal in asking about them as a collector. If they say no just drop it, no harm done.
     
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    RUN RUN RUN, RUN LIKE THE WIND!! Can we call you Forest?
     
  14. AutoBobby

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    I don't see any harm in just asking the in-laws about them,unless they're a couple of pricks.
     
  15. QmTablit

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    LOL Because you letting your son-in-law come spend a few days in your house, and then asking for your son's toys left for your grandkids to play with and replying with a "no" makes you the prick.

    :rolleyes: 
     
  16. Blackout32

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    WOW what a tough decision to make.
     
  17. jestermon

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    What's odd is that they would rather the kids have some old ratty 80's toys rather then shiny new ones, I am not saying that the toys we had were bad, but people keep telling me I need to save some of the toys I am trying to get rid of for new stuff for our kid.

    But I want the kid to have new stuff things it will identify with not my old junk.

    I think it's more adult to ask about buying something that is worth something than jsut letting it get broken after they know what there worth I guarantee they would go slap them out of the kids hands.

    The "Adult" thing to do is when you figure out things are worth money you stop letting them get broken or destroyed.

    It's like on those shows where the antique dealers go into peoples houses, and they have some kind of royal china that was made 200 years ago(usually the british one always has some kind of royal related items) or something and there like well I thought it was rubbish we have been using it as a urinal, they suddenly stop what there doing with it, clean it up and want cash.

    Just tell them you will buy them new crap.
     
  18. AutoBobby

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    I meant,are they pricks in general,or are they cool.Just because they let you stay in their house doesn't mean squat.
     
  19. G1_Cindersaur

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    just "accidentally pack" them up with your clothes...in the bottom of your suitcase...not like your inlaws will even remember what is down there...and liberate them to add to your G1 collection...i would rather do that than willingly let my retarded inlaws just destroy or throw out those gems.
     
  20. QmTablit

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    At least now I know who never to welcome into my home.
     

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