How much were g1 toys originally?

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  1. HighBeam

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    I was just curious and I was wondering if anyone knew how much a g1 prime and g1 jetfire would be if you bought them at a local store back in the 1980's
     
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    Probably help if you tell us where you are, so we know where "local" is. :) 
     
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    (I'll assume you're in the U.S?)


    According to a JC Penny catalog, Jetfire was 37.99 and prime was 24.99.

    (although they may have charged more than other retailers?)


    There was a website around at some point that listed all the original prices for TFs, but a quick google turned up nothing.
     
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    Yeah, I'm in the US the prices are similar to todays prices though I'm guessing 37.99 and 24.99 was alot back then
     
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    I did a GIS for "1984 toy catalog" and came up with a few hits...
    The best image I saw in my quick little search is out of a Janet Frazer autumn and winter 1984/5 mail order catalog. Prices appear to be European, so I don't know what the U.S. conversion would have been at the time.
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    In 1984, 1 british lb was worth 1.4$ so prime would have been 19.6$ and Jetfire would have been 9.8$ then again maybe they were cheaper in britain than the US
     
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    £14 for Optimus Prime. Man, I paid £13 for ROTF Rampage today. :( 
     
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    Adjusting for inflation (1983-2007) that would make Jetfire $78.12 and Optimus Prime $51.39 in today's dollars. So yes, expensive.
     
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    If I can go back in time and buy these...but I don't think my 21st century bills would work in the 80's.
     
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    I wish they were still that price. I just seen G1 Optimus on ebay for 5 grand. If only i had that much.
     
  13. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Both my Starscream and Sunstreaker still have a TRU price tag on the box saying 11.97 and 9.97 respectively.

    Some sellers are just delusional. Let them rot with their stuff.
     

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