Is this G1 Bumblebee, worth anything?

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  1. autotronprime

    autotronprime I like to make cool things!

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    Looking for an opinion on a G1 Bumblebee that a coworker brought in. I am not a G1 connoisseur by any means. Just wondering if this is a KO? Original? Worth anything? So with that here are some picks.

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    Thanks in advance!

    Here is an additional image of the marking. This leads me to believe it is not a reissue but an original or KO:

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  2. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Looks like one of the keyring ones judging by the shoulders.
     
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    If it is the Keychain version, 5 bucks or so?
     
  4. scubaboy31

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    Its not the keychain one. It has a rubsign and has no loop on the shoulder. That little nub is the exhaust pipe.

    Plastic isn't as translucent either.
     
  5. butchrecon72

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    It looks like one of those "Reissues". Didnt they reissue bumblebee a few years back? I would say This is it. Value? $5 - $10 depending on the right buyer.
     
  6. autotronprime

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    Uploaded an additional image of the markings on the bottom of the BB. Did the reissue have the 1980 to 1984 marking?
     
  7. Tripredacus

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    History of the item is key to determine if it is a KO, but it may be impossible to tell just from being online. If your co-worker has had this item for more than 5 years, it probably isn't a KO.

    As far as value, since it is in fairly decent shape, no tires are cracked, etc. I'd say you are looking at least $25-30 at auction.
     
  8. AnAutobot1985

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    Not worth much. I know that for sure.
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    looks original from what i can tell, no ring on the shoulders and his regular face, not worth a whole lot either way
     
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    Definitely not the keychain version.

    Could be a KO, but everything looks legit to me.
     
  11. Malach Ra

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    Not a ko.
     
  12. bny888

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    I agree with Malach Ra.

    It's the 1985 version and in pretty good condition based on the pics. If you're gonna sell it on Ebay, you can get anything from $25-35 (judging from recently concluded auctions) for it. Just don't put a low starting bid.
     
  13. Shin-Gouki

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    It's an 85 Series 2 original. Not worth much loose.
     

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