Let's assume I decided to be bad...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ops_was_a_truck, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Posts:
    11,549
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Okay, I received a gift card worth $100 from my boss this Christmas for all the work I did getting stuff out and done before Christmas. Holy crapola. This took me aback.

    It's non-cashable, non-transferrable and...well...burning a hole in my pocket. I've been a good boy and I've been selling Transformers left and right over the past 4-5 months.

    Now, let's assume I decided to be bad and blow this $100 worth of Visa-like cash tender on toys. What should I do?

    1. Complete my 1984 Autobot collection by finally picking up a loose Ratchet and Ironhide?

    2. Pick up the THS-02 Convoy and maybe some other G1-related goodies from BBTS?

    3. Buy 2 more Masterpiece Starscreams so I can paint them as Skywarp and Thundercracker?

    Aaah, the possibilities...:D 
     
  2. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    3,335
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +1
    2 MP Starscreams for 100$?! holy hell i'd do that if it was possible
     
  3. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2003
    Posts:
    6,518
    Trophy Points:
    266
    Likes:
    +0
    Ratchet and Ironhide. I dunno where this $50 MP-03 is, but I still wouldn't buy it. $25 maybe.
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Posts:
    11,549
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    The 2 MP Screamers are assuming I went overbudget. There's a personal $20-$50 leeway in there.
     
  5. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Posts:
    15,610
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +38
    First, tell me where you can buy 2 MP Starscreams for $100?
     
  6. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Posts:
    19,657
    News Credits:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +59
    $25? You'll die before it happens. If you hope to get a MP-03 for $25, then you sure don't deserve one.
     
  7. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,583
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +53
    My suggestion is that you should pick up Ironhide and Rachet and get your G1 collection done and over with. After all you have been selling your TFs...
     
  8. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2003
    Posts:
    6,518
    Trophy Points:
    266
    Likes:
    +0
    Ah. I'd still go with Ratchet and Ironhide. Boom or bust, there's likely to be a spike in TF prices when the movie hits, and those two will probably be near the top of the list since they're in the movie.
     
  9. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Posts:
    5,697
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +1
    Complete the collection. Well, half of one year's worth of the collection.
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Posts:
    15,610
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +38
    Ok, fine. Tell me where I can get two MP-03's for $150. I'd buy a second one for $75.
     
  11. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Posts:
    11,549
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Ah, word. Well said. Aight, I think they might be it. Now...here's another question...

    G1 Ratchet & Ironhide, or 2005 Botcon Ratchet & Ironhide?

    I like the 2005 Botcon pair because they actually look more - at least to me - cartoon accurate, but the original '84 Ironhide and Ratchet are part of that original iconic lineup. If I got them, I'd probably reprolabels the cartoon faces onto them.\

    PS: Ferret, my Decepticon '84 collection is complete, more or less. I don't have every weapon and doohickey to go along with Perceptor, but I have all of the '84 baddies as figures, some complete, some not.
     
  12. Chosen

    Chosen Space Ninja

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Posts:
    8,998
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    A Botcon Ratchet alone would probably use up most of that giftcard, and Ironhide isn't too cheap either, usually in the $40-60 range. So unless you don't care about going vastly over the limit and spend your own money as well, get some decent loose G1 versions instead.
     
  13. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2003
    Posts:
    6,518
    Trophy Points:
    266
    Likes:
    +0
    Ho boy. Now that's a tough one. I loves me my BC Ironhide and Ratchet. OTOH, if those two were the only ones missing from my '84 collection, it would bug the crap out of me. Conundrum.

    However..you could almost certainly pick up both G1 versions for $100ish. Not too sure about getting both BCs for that much. I have no reason to check the prices, but Ratchet was understandably crazy popular, and expensive as a result. Ironhide too, but there were more of him to go around.

    ...and there would appear to be none of either on Ebay right now to check.
     
  14. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Posts:
    11,549
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Yeah, I'm thinking that, more and more, it'd be nice to just have those last two '84 guys and be done with it. The reprolabels set that came out a few months back with the cartoon faces for those silver chairs was really kickin', and I'd probably add those to the loose guys I picked up.

    ...I'm still kinda hankerin' for THS-02 Convoy, though. But I really don't have a need for him, I think. I dunno.
     
  15. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,583
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +53
    Well, if you're a friend of G1 then I really suggest getting Ironhide and Ratchet as it is expected that the prices of TFs especially G1 to increase after the movie.
     
  16. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Posts:
    11,549
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    I guess that's that, then. Anybody selling a loose, complete Ratchet and/or Ironhide? :D  On to the BST threads I go!
     
  17. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2002
    Posts:
    8,970
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +13
    DUDE buy some Classics. Seriously. They are great. Or get a BWX Primal because he has a SURFBOARD.

    Ok, out of the options listed I would say get the original G1 Ratchet and Ironhide.
     
  18. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,751
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +4
    Get Ratchet-ide and have another G1 Christmas for kicks

    Then you can display all the G1's like you wish you could've back in the KMart days :lol 
     
  19. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Posts:
    6,319
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +3
    yeah, I was gonna say go with the 84 bots. nothing makes me happier than my complete 84 and 85 shelves. those were the best *sniff*
     
  20. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,583
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +53
    Yeah, I know what you mean - especially if you grew up with G1. After getting all the 84 bots and cons, I'm satisfied with my tf collection. So satisfied that my TF expenditure actually dropped. Now if I can only control my habit on the other toylines...
     

Share This Page