How much luck have YOU had finding parts?

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  1. unkrazimatik

    unkrazimatik Seeker, of the truth

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  2. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Well, I've never went online searching for parts (just missing ones in the bedroom :lol ) but I know that every year at Botcon there is a "parts party" where everyone brings loose weapons and stuff to sell and swap. If you're going this year check into that.
     
  3. Wingspanky

    Wingspanky Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried transformerland.com? He is a nice guy and works with you on pricing
     
  4. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    ditto....I was doing the whole ebay thing before I found that site and he has alot of stuff and compared to ebay its dirt cheap
     
  5. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    meh, transformerland.com is just as expensive as eBay stores. I stick to eBay lots, the occasional individual part auction (read: not fixed-price listing) and the Junkion Exchange. eBay lots are great since it's usually cheaper per part and there's always trade/sale fodder left over.
     
  6. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    try and contact Darkov in Radicons. He manufactures quality repro parts.

    iDD
     
  7. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    Post your want list in the Junkion Exchange :thumbs2: 
     
  8. fuyingbro

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    i am like you and don't want to pay a ridiculous amount of money for a little plastic piece. i have 27 devastators to put together and not one purple piece to make the actual devastator but i have all the figures. and getting a complete set for devastator parts will be hell on my bank account and the time looking for them. so i have decided to make my own and make them custom parts. better than the original and one breaks i can easiley make another part since i have the mold. so maybe you should look into that. like if you have one missile but you need 5 just like that one the make a mold out of it then pour the resin a little clean up and you have your part. and keep the mold incase you loose the parts. if you don't have said part to make a copy of it then maybe you have a friend that does and just borrow his to make the mold. there is a lot of ways around it and maybe like me you will improve on the design like i am making my devastator movable instead of stationary and i am even designing a radio controlled one your only limit is your imagination and funds because molds and resins are not cheap.
     
  9. Mobb One

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    I've actually gotten many of the parts I needed from your website lol
     
  10. honcho

    honcho It's been a while.

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    I never have luck with finding parts. My Optimal Optimus has been incomplete far too long without his blast shields, gun, and missiles. I cannot justify buying them off ebay, it'd end up costing more than what I payed for the damned toy.
     
  11. Th0r4z1n3

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    I've great luck here on the boards, just takes a little patience. Try posting a list of what you want to get rid of and what you need over in junkion you'd be supprised at the respnces you'll get, evev if you don't get the part that you are looking for you could still make enough money to pay those ebay prices and it really wouldn't cost you a dime just a little time and effort
     
  12. n_tel_ekt

    n_tel_ekt Wreaker

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    Really!? Man, I lost the wind vanes to my UM & OP Classic 2 pack the same day (Xmas)I got it!!!

    Anyone going to BotCon wanna help ya boy out, let me know!
     
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    Peronally I've had no luck finding a replacement gun for Energon Jetfire. I was so desperate to get it that last year at BotCon I considered buying a complete Jetfire. I held off though and will get it eventually.
     
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    how good is fortmax.com?

    he tends to have a LOAD of parts

    but i do not know whether to recommend them or not since i have never bought from them. nor do i know if they are any good because i never hear any one talk about them here lol

    as for transformerland.com

    yes, i recommend them for parts. g1's, and well they even have instruction booklets, tec spec cards *and readers too!*

    only one minor problem with him, he tends to mark an item as "better" then it really is.

    like a C-9 item, that's really C-8. or a "perfect" item that has a scratch or something that he has not mentioned.

    but his prices are pretty good. and his service is amazing.
     
  15. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron What of it?

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    I have a shit ton of Beast Wars figures that I picked up at a resale shop that I need parts for. My Bat Primal only has one foot. He is very sensitive about it.
     
  16. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I had a tail-less BW Prowl for a few years, then finally came across one in eBid, reasonably priced. I signed up there for the tail. It felt awesome when I finally attached the part to my little lion!

    I wish you good luck :) 
     
  17. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Autobot/Decepticon

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    I am always searching for parts some of them for a few years now. Most of them are super rare though (Diaclone, Japanese, prototype parts).
     
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    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Ahh, it's funny reading this...

    Most of you guys have no idea how different it was 12+ years ago when I started collecting this way. There was no Ebay, there were no online parts dealers, no repro shops... There weren't even any G1 parts guides until I created one.

    Back then about the only option most people had was to trade parts on the old Usenet ATT board. If you didn't have anything to trade, you were kind of out of luck because most collectors just didn't want to sell parts. It wasn't about money - It was about trading for the parts you needed. We were all collectors.

    Those days are pretty much gone though. With all the online parts dealers and Ebay parts auctions it's all about profit these days. There's people trying to make a living this way.

    Flea Markets and yard sales are a great way of building a collection at a discount - But only if you are NOT a prefectionist. You have to be willing to accept flaws in your collection - Missing guns, worn stickers & paint, etc. You also have to be really patient - It can take you years to find a particular toy you need to fill a hole in your collection.

    But the payoff is that you can build a massive collection at a tiny fraction of what it would cost you on Ebay. And when you take into account the profit you can make reselling some of the extra toys you will end up with, you can pretty much build your collection for free.

    Personally I get a much bigger thrill out of finding a fantastic deal on a less than perfect toy at a flea market than I do when I pay top dollar for something at Botcon.
     
  20. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    its taking me forever to get parts if yuo think Transformers parts are hard you should try finding parts for Power Ranger toys now THATS a nightmare
     

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