KO Alternator Grimlock

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  1. lars573

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    http://cgi.ebay.ca/100-NEW-MISB-TRA...25QQihZ019QQcategoryZ4696QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    This was a new arrival in the usual mix of "China G1 reissues" (code for KO) that comes up when you search "reissue." This seller only sells the "honest" KO's. That is the ones that don't come in a reproduction vintage box (like Swoop and Prime), and are some of them coloured different.

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    Notice the f-ed up Autobot symbol on Grimmy. And the red feet and chin.
     
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    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I got the k.o. Grimmy for $20 shipped.....price must have went up on them
     
  4. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    frickin "swimmest models" he has so many KOs I've been eyeing and have only seen on his store or on yahoo taiwan(?) but the shipping was murder so I never slapped down the cash for one.

    He has sound blaster too =( I could have casted his cassette door into clear red (although that alone would cost over 50 dollars) and sold em to revive zombie soundblasters.
     
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    His shipping isn't exorbitant. It really comes down to whether he's asking GBP or USD for the item. If it's GBP it's freaking murder due to the exchange rate. I wouldn't mind having that Soundblaster KO either.
     
  6. Superquad7

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    I'm still wanting to pick these guys up. KO Alts + BTs FTW!
     
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    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Nice KOs. When I first saw the box I thought they were made by Flying Dragon Toys tha made those long nose OP look-alikes and those power bike transforming robots. I guess I was wrong. Still nice KOs, but I think they're overpriced. For how much are alt Grimlock and alt Wheeljack going these days??
     
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    I found some BIN Grimmy's from Ebay stores that were a low of $54.44 and a high of $89.99. Auctions were less. Wheeljack was a low of $99.99 and a high of $179.99 from Ebay stores. :eek:  Auctions were hella less.
     
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    I'm not going to begrude a guy selling on Ebay for a profit. I guess the conversion rates work in his favor for ebay selling.
     
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    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I got a while back also. They're ok...don't really hold up too well in Alt. mode. I love the Chromed weapons though. I won't if any of the other KOs have chromed engine weapons.
     
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    Wow, talk about inflated. My friend offered some to me for $10 shipped.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    plowking and I talked to this guy yesterday via MSN Messenger group chat and he says they cost him $22 and he is going to try to sell these on ebay for $39. pk and I both told him that if he tries to sell these for >$25 he'll not be selling many. I'd really like to have these KOs, but $25+ for these seems a bit unreasonable.

    Yeah that sounds a bit different than the quote SWIMMIST MODELS gave me. Don't get me wrong, it's not your price quote I'm doubting . . .

    When pk and I talked to him, it was clear that he was essentially trying to double his money ("cost" =$22; $22 X 2 = $44; $39 ea. was the price quoted). Unless it's flat out scalping, I don't begrudge anyone trying to make a profit via ebay. But I don't like having someone attempt to swipe my wallet away just because I like TFs either.

    What do you guys think about the items I reported?

    Can you PM me with your friend's contact info? :D 
     
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    I got the Raiden KO from Swimmist a month or 2 back. His shipping is high, but it only took 4 DAYS to get to me. I'd say that was worth it.
    How is the plastic quality on these Alt KOs?
     
  16. plowking

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    Its o.k......not bad for the $20 I paid for it.....he's a little floppy in some parts but otherwise o.k......it displays nice in bot mode.

    If nothing else, at the least, its good for kitbash fodder.

    Like SQ7 said earlier, if you can score him for $25 or less shipped, I think thats fair.
     

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