How much are my Japanese TFs worth?

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  1. Ultimate Coolgu

    Ultimate Coolgu Member

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    Hello, TFW2005! This is, by all accounts, a shameful way to make a first post. However, I thought it would be best to cut to the chase and ask what I came to ask first; after all, if I'm going to ask, I might as well ask people that may know. This is even more shameful considering that I lost the "y" at the end of my name somehow. Oh well.

    I'm planning to move soon... eventually... and I decided to take advantage of eBay's free listings week to clear out the closet. For the most part I've gotten a good idea of what I do and don't want to sell based on prices from previous sales, but that's only really worked for my American TFs; the few Japanese TFs I've found didn't really give me a good indicator of what I should expect to sell them for (should I decide to sell them at all). So without further adieu...

    Opened, but complete and with box and all materials intact:
    Superlink Galvatron General (the purple one)
    Superlink Nightscream R (the G1ish one)
    Superlink Bruticus (the giant box one)
    Superlink Wheeljack
    Micron Legend STD Convoy (...if only Japan knew...)

    Open/complete/box innards missing:
    Galaxy Force Exillion

    Complete, no box
    Galaxy Force Skids
    Superlink Kicker (in one piece, might I add!)

    So yeah, I appreciate any advice, even if it's "don't bother trying to sell them because nobody will buy them."
     
  2. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    old saying...if you apologize well before doing something anyway, you have no shame to begin with.

    I think someone will buy them, so go ahead and post them. i am no expert with the Superlink and Galaxy Force figures, but you should be able to get more than you paid for them- even for opened figures.
    they are going for higher rates than i ever expected on eBay these days.

    good luck with the sale and welcome to the boards.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Off the cuff prices...

    Opened, but complete and with box and all materials intact:
    Superlink Galvatron General (the purple one) $100 easy
    Superlink Nightscream R (the G1ish one) $40?
    Superlink Bruticus (the giant box one) $50-60
    Superlink Wheeljack $40-50?
    Micron Legend STD Convoy (...if only Japan knew...) $20? Not too in demand

    Open/complete/box innards missing:
    Galaxy Force Exillion $15... Recent Korean release brought price way down

    Complete, no box
    Galaxy Force Skids $5
    Superlink Kicker (in one piece, might I add!) $5-10?

    Like I said, totally off the cuff. But I do a lot of selling and trading, so it's not like asking a plumber for an estimate on fixing your roof.
     
  4. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Welcome to the boards.

    All I know is you'll probably get a very good offer for Galvatron G (and possibly Wheeljack and Bruticus, too) though I'm afraid I can't say how much.

    Galaxy Force Skids and Excillion are identical or very similar to their Cybertron versions I think, except for the absence of the numbers on their Cyber keys...so I'd say not much extra value unless they were sealed in the box.

    BTW we call long distance phone calls STD (subscriber trunk dialling) in Australia :) 
     
  5. Ultimate Coolgu

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    Wh.. that's totally not what I expected. Seeing those numbers is definitely loosening my grip... Thanks a lot.
     
  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    ^:lol  So..it's a sell then?! :p 
     
  7. Ultimate Coolgu

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    Weeelll... I kind of lost my attraction to most of them a few years back (which is why they ended up in the closet, I guess) but seeing Bruticus again reminded me of how cool he is despite the glowy blue extremities...

    ...but I hope the others will be finding a nice new home.
     
  8. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    ^Ill gladly take that purple Superlink Galvatron off you...:p 
     
  9. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    Guys selling should be in Junkion Exchange. Ask a mod to move this.
     
  10. Ultimate Coolgu

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    I'll gladly take an offer!

    And sorry for posting in the wrong place, I saw other threads asking about prices here so I assumed... that's what happens when you jump the gun, I guess!
     
  11. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    No problem, if your intent is to sell these then contact a mod for junkion exchange and have them move it. I am sure you will get more hits there. Oh and welcome to the boards
     

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