Would Transformers be as expensive as they are today? Or was it some sitting at a computer going... hmm, someone plunked down a cool 1k on ebay, I guess that's how much it's worth. Mainly I'm talking about G1 and the occasional rare item. Also when exactly did the TF's collector's market begin? Were MISB G1's already in the hundreds/thousands at conventions and toy fares pre ebay? Or has ebay caused everything to be overpriced? I only got back into Transformers about 5 years ago, so I'm not really familiar with what went on before then. When did it start to be okay to start laying down hundreds on a Transformer?