How to mess up a expensive toy by making it custom!

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Backstop, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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  2. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    Geez... at least have the decency to use Brave Maximus. What a moron.
     
  3. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    and he's really pushing the fact that it really is a grand max, even though he admits its a custom. funny stuff
     
  4. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    you konw...it doesnt look too bad, I'm mean really. but i agree he should not have did this.
     
  5. paramedicprime

    paramedicprime Well-Known Member

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    That is kind of strange though.HE must have a few or something
     
  6. UnicronHound

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    /\ or else is was extremely yellowed
     
  7. Prometheum5

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    That's true... if it was really yellowed or otherwise discolored, then it's not a terrible idea.
     
  8. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Good luck getting it to sell for THAT price. I mean come on.
     
  9. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    At least he didn't pass it off as Grand Maximus
     
  10. AnimatedFan

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    Stupid? Yes, but daaaamn, he got skillz.
     
  11. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Erm..I couldn't help noticing but...how rare is that toy? Really? It looks kinda blocky to me. But that's coz I was just born when that toy came out. Hehe...Sorry..But just really curious seeing the strong sentiments here.
     
  12. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Indeed.

    Well that's one less Fort Max out there in the world for me to hope to obtain.
     
  13. PurpleBumblebee

    PurpleBumblebee DeepPurple Fembot

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    Wow. I'm a noob, but even I can tell that was really, really, stupid 0_o
     
  14. newguy

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    Some one get the freakin paint thinner, NOW!!
     
  15. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    I don't think that looks bad, but it certainly wasn't the wisest of decisions.
     
  16. Prometheum5

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    I don't understand why you guys are all so uppity... there are plenty of FM's out there, and the guy has a legit point that GM is stupid hard to find... the guy seems to know what he's talking about, so I doubt he used a minty-fresh FM for the custom... if it was all discolored and needed parts, then there's not much difference between repainting it to FM colors of GM colors to restore it.
     
  17. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    1.) You don't customize a Fortress or Brave Maximus unless your skill is to par with or exceeds people like REDLINE, Viagra Prime, JAF... You get the picture.

    2.) Don't do the stupid thing of selling an incomplete custom piece unfinished and expect to get ample compensation. An unfinshed, incomplete custom is simpely a junker.

    Had this been properly done I would of like to of seen how much it would fetch. We've all seen customs go for hundreds, upon hundreds of dollars. It's a shame this person didn't want to put the effort into selling a possibly a great custom.

    Now it's just an overpriced Fort Max in shitty condition.
     
  18. tentagil

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    Its overpriced, but looks like he did a good job with paint work.

    As to the peoples complaints about doing this to a Fort Max. I've picked up five incomplete Fort Maxs over the last five years for less then 60 bucks a piece. These were mostly jsut bodies, no headmasters or cog parts granted, and they were yellowed to hell, but still cheap as hell and incredibly easy to find.

    The bodies aren't the rare thing, its all the extra bits. And even then its not that bad. If you can find a decent body to start with you can put together a complete Fort Max for around 400 bucks total. The dish and cogs gun being the hardest pieces to find. I know, I've done it twice. And being me I've sold both of them, but I'm strange like that. Did the same thing with both my Monstructor sets.

    Personally I don't have an issue with someone repainting any figure they like. But there isn't a chance in hell he's going to sell it at that price.
     
  19. AnimatedFan

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    I'm not sure why so many people are upset about this? It's as close to a Grand Max as you can get. Is it perfect? No. Is it more than you have now? Yep.

    I'm just surprised no one's pulled this before. Seriously people, find something more important to be legitimately concerned about. Yeesh. (Such as the possibility of not receiving an Animated Omega Supreme figure.)
     
  20. Sinestro

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    I'm surprised no one has noticed he is stating its 99% almost complete, yet its missing the radar dish, a small gun for cerebros and both large guns for maximus. Its nowhere near to being almost complete.
     

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