G2 Protectobot Blades

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Liokaiser, May 7, 2006.

  1. Liokaiser

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    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Woohoo! I'm the first bidder! I only did to be able to say that I bid on one of them. I harbor no delusions that I will win.

    I bid $30. Any bets on how long it'll take for me to be ousted? I say less than an hour.

    EDIT: And, the answer iiiiiis... 9 min 10 sec. :lol 
     
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    I just bid more than I've ever bid on anything, just for fun. I still got outbid.
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    It's magically BLUE! I liked Streetwise's color scheme the most of the G2 recolors.
     
  5. ErikB

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    i said it at Tfans and i'll say it here. Awsome that these are now being sold, bummer that they are not being kept together as a set.
     
  6. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    Well Delphan Rane won the first 3, so they still may stay as a set...
     
  7. Liokaiser

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    Looks like he's currently the high bidder.
     
  8. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    But Jon and Karl aren't selling the bodies, are they, correct me if I'm wrong. So if Delphan still won he'd ultimately only have four out of the five.
    Good luck to him though, it'd be fantastic to own even one of those, much less the best part of the set.
     
  9. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    While I'd like to bid an absurd amount... I don't want to contribute to making Delphan Rane paying more than he has to. If he has the first three, I'd like to see him get the 4th.
     
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    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    *Waits too see it ripped open in tf2's thread.
     
  11. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I'm tempted to attempt to win it just to hold it for ransom. If the same guy's bought the other three, there's no telling what he/she may pay to have the fourth.
    :ev: 
     
  12. highlander3000

    highlander3000 Jump around!

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    What have the Hartmans made in total on these guys so far?
     
  13. Jon Heird

    Jon Heird Going broke...

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    On the 3 so far, exactly $7000 minus PayPal and eBay fees. So probably $6400.

    Most people estimate that the Stunticons, at least the 3 unreleased ones, will go for far more than the Protectobots did because of an increased popularity. So you'll expect, with law of averages, when the Stunticons and Blades finish, Jon and Karl will have $15,000 or so more than they started with.
     
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    Now thats alot of money.
     
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    I think we'd have to upgrade from rifles to RPGs at that point. Or cruise missiles.
     
  16. unafraid

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    But how much did they spend to acquire those G2 toys in the first place?
     
  17. G.B. Blackrock

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    Hey, if you want it, bid on it. There's NO REASON Delphan Rane has any more of a right to this one than anyone else, and he'll tell you so himself.

    That said, I expect that he'll bid very high in an effort to complete the set, but I have no compunctions whatsoever about seeing the price skyrocket.

    Getting 3 does not give one any right whatsoever to the 4th.
     
  18. G.B. Blackrock

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    Don't forget, they're also looking to auction off two OTHER rare TFs (not the Protectobot and Stunticon leaders) during this run of auctions. They've said that one is an Autobot and one is a Decepticon, and the Autobot will be the next auction after Blades (i.e., in about 2 weeks) before the Stunticons start going up.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the total for all 10 auctions will approach, if not beat, $20000.
     
  19. G.B. Blackrock

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    Just did the math on fees:

    This means that the Hartmans made $6595.70 on the three auctions done so far. It should be noted that they probably have a business account on PayPal, which seems to charge by the month, rather than by each transaction, so their fees might be even less, as the lower percentage rate would kick in. However, I don't know if/when they do payments, so I can't be more precise than this. At any rate, they made at least $6595.70 on these auctions.

    Assuming similar totals over the course of the 10, this would average out to about $22000 total. But since we don't yet know what two of these auctions will be for, and G2 Breakdown is somewhat more accessible, this is probably a high estimate. I'll stick with the aforementioned $20000 ballpark.
     
  20. Jon Heird

    Jon Heird Going broke...

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    The REAL question is who's going to help me club them over the head and steal their money when the Brothers Hartman aren't looking?
     

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