Is this a super rare version G1 Bumblebee?

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  1. yyh2046

    yyh2046 Well-Known Member

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    saw it on ebay, sold for $2600. Most G1 bumblebee's are in robot mode, is this a super rare variation? very curious...
     

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    The seller probably couldn't find it on google. :lol 
     
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    Nope. Just shill-bid higher than Cheech and Chong.
     
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    I have not used ebay yet to sell items but as I looked in to it I saw a 9% selling fee.

    With shill bidding, does this seller still not have to pay ebay $250 in service fees? How would one get around that if a stupid trick like this fails? It seems to be the case there because there is no such thing as a $2600 Bumblebee.
     
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    Really, shill bidding? That's your expert input?

    Nope, no shill bidding. Its just a mosc pre-rub bumblebee, not too many around in this condition. Hence the high price. And I guess this bee is worth 2600 to somebody, just not to someone that doesn't collect pristine G1 examples.
     
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  6. yyh2046

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    No, its not a ko, pre rub minis came mosc in vehicle mode. I believe a fellow board member may have bought. This figure, in this condition, warrants this price range.
     
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    i agree, really nice piece and the seller went to great lengths to explain any flaws on the card
     
  9. yyh2046

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    Thanks for you input, I learned something new. I guess I know who you're talking about, he has one selling on ebay right now.

     
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    Well, that really is a surprise then.
     
  11. Fishdirt

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    wow, either there is smoke being blown up people's butts or hoarding has become extremely over the top in the realm of tf g1 collecting:
     
  12. jonnyshaft

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    Shill bidding accusations on this are unwarranted and uninformed.
     
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    weird...like a magic eraser.
     
  14. megatroptimus

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    The late husband story... Sounds like that same lady for a few years ago... Her husband had a massive collection.
     
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    I can tell you for a fact that the original pre rub mini cars came in car mode.

    I have very clear memories of finding Huffer and Windcharger at Target and buying them when I was 9 or 10.
     
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    Sounds like a lot of money paid for a piece of junk. Maybe the seller will also buy the case of Blitzwings I've seen on ebay.
     
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    What one person may think is "junk" another may think it "treasure".

    My thinking here is that since it's a pre-rub, mosc, and in really nice condition that there aren't a whole lot of these around in the world now.
     
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    If you have means and its something rare like that, I don't see the problem with the purchase. I think it'd be more likely that I'd engineer a time machine and go back to TRU in '84 and grab one before this made the top of my "What to do with $2600 list", but at any rate, he needs to get that in a case a.s.a.p.
     
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    The collection was, I believe, one boxed of every g1 figure from 84 to 86. Collection sold for 1 million dollars...well not really. I think a lot of us were shocked because the collection isn't worth that but it had a nice story.

    It ended up selling for much less. Link to the stories:

    Transformer collection sells for $1 million - ParentDish

    and what really happened:

    5-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN BOY


    I'm surprised a non afa graded pre rub went for more then 2 k but who knows, might be a 5 year old or someone with disposal money that is equal to my income or someone figured out how Bill me later works :) 
     
  20. jonnyshaft

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    People should worry more about increasing their own incomes instead of fretting about the spending habits of others.
     

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