I think I might AFA my ass!!! this is just stupid

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Red leader, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Red leader

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  2. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
    Yeah not on my list of needs.
     
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    Well it does say that it's a clear version (which I've never heard of. Is it a special or E-hobby?) so even without the AFA (or UKGrader in this case) it's worth more than a regular protoform prime isn't it?
     
  4. Red leader

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    yeah but £300 ?!?!?
     
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    Oh I know, $600 is still ridiculous. But it's just a BIN price to see if there are any suckers out there willing to pay that much. Otherwise, his starting bid is $100. I wouldn't pay even that much for it but I'm sure others will.
     
  6. TTT

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    I'm wondering what the sub grades would be ? :lol 
     
  7. Red leader

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    Well its a nice ass, no heavy useage, not sealed so will have to be graded as loose...............I'd say AFA80 :) 
     
  8. Ziero

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    It's that clear blue japanese exclusive version.

    Rarer then the original yes, but certainly not worth 600 bucks by ANY stretch of the imagination.
     
  9. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    I'd need to get them to make a custom case for my ass :( 
     
  10. Might Gaine

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    Huh, a new grading company. Interesting.
     
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    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Edit--No, I was right the first time. These guys graded a knockoff Bumblebee as original. Check it out:

    http://www.ukgraders.co.uk/archive.html

    The key to IDing it as a knockoff is to look at the bubble position. On the knockoff, it's very slightly up and left of where it is supposed to be. Compare that graded KO to this graded authentic Bumblebee:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1985-TRANSFORME...oryZ4696QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    On the graded knockoff (like all the knockoff Bumblebees you will find on Ebay), the upper left (from the viewer's POV) shoulder and armof bumblebee frame the autobot symbol in the artwork. On the real thing, there's buffer room between the shoulder/arm and the symbol in the artwork.
     
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    Looks like they were just using it as a sample to demonstrate their services. Their response:

    "Hi Jeff thanks for the email, yeah its a re issue bumble bee that I bought we graded it as a sample to show people what we can do I am not sure if you can se that on the label but we put sample on it just on the bottom but it might be dificult to see in the photo that we did mate.
    Wish it was an original but I didnt have one at the time to grade up so I just did that as a sample."

    Still, I'm a little bothered by their calling it a reissue. I know AFA does it too, but for once I'd like a grading company to just come right out and call these knockoffs or bootlegs or counterfeits. "Reissue" implies that they're licensed.
     
  13. Red leader

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    any plum can grade a toy and stick it in a plastic case, I just dont get the attraction
     
  14. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    I thought this topic was going to be something about how someone found your ass sexy or priceless or something.. but i guess that's another forum.
     

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