Metro-what's his name?

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  1. Tigertrack

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    Hes doing some sorta drugs LOL
     
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    Because it's ridiculously rare, and sealed?

    I mean, in fairness you'd need to see the damage to the box to assess whether it's worth that much but I could easily see a sealed example hitting 4 figures.
     
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    Was there an original version of this mold that might make it reasonable?
    Because here's the cheap KO version. $50 bucks!
    Metrotitan - G1 KO at KOTOYS.COM

    Also, read his description:
    "Sealed and unopened vintage Transformers D-340 Metrotitan made in 1990? by Takara.
    Slight abrasions and stains are seen at the box but No fatal damage, but please understand we do not cope for its DOA (Recommended to contact the maker directly.)."
     
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    I know he put that but, as a sealed G1 collector, I'd want to see up close pics.

    And just because there's a KO, doesn't mean that people automatically would want that. People who want sealed vintage stuff aren't going to go "oh, wow, I'll have the KO instead". They want the real deal. It's totally different.

    Some people might not care, but there are those out there who do.

    And that's ignoring the fact that the KO:

    a) comes in a Metroplex box rather than the original
    b) is missing the Micromaster and the Micromaster base ramp that came with the original
    c) is neon pink instead of red.

    EDIT: It's kind of like this. You want Aladdin the cartoon, ie this:

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    But you get this:

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    Sure they're essentially the same THING (same story, they're both animated) but one isn't the same as the other. People value the Disney one over the cheaped out version done off the back of it. Same with G1. Most G1 collectors will want original vintage (or official reissue) rather than KOs, because they're not the real thing.
     
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    Considering ive seen one a few months ago on the bay for around $300. Yeah over a grand is a big diff.

    And also seeing as though the seller only has a 7 feedback.......... Id deff. want more pictures........
     
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    Yeah as i said it was a few months ago... To bad ebay doesnt keep stuff for longer.. They charge enough.............
     
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    I would say $300 is a freak price and definitely not the standard to judge by.
     
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    I didnt say it was. But neither is $1,500....... The $500 yeah maybe....
     
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    I think we'll have to agree to disagree. Asking prices on ebay speak differently.

    Whether they sell or not is a different issue. I would say $1500 for a sealed Metrotitan in nice condition is fair when you consider figures like Dezsaras go for a similar amount and aren't as rare.
     
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    Now that i agree with you on LOL

    If i had the money a Titan would be mine.... But idt i could ever fork over $1500 for 1........



    but please understand we do not cope for its DOA (Recommended to contact the maker directly.)." <----- Besides..... Unless they put some funky sound on Titan..... How could he be DOA...........
     
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    I'd take a reissue of Metrotitan easily!!
     
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    ^ IF he ever get reissued, that is. :drunk 
     
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    I agree, I'd much rather have the original G1's whenever possible. Re-issues and Encores are best. KO's are secondary or third-indary to me. Only time I've bought KO's is when there weren't official reissues available and when I don't want to pay the price of original's.
    That said, I personally wouldn't know the difference between the KO Metro and the 2 grand original's.
    Is the only difference between Metroplex and Metrotitan is colors? Or are there more to it? One could just pick up the latest Encore Metroplex and repaint him in Metrotitan colors.
    Sorry, but I don't know Metrotitan very well.
     
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    Metrotitan came with a micromaster, apparently a repaint of the dude that came with Skystalker.
    Other than that, Metrotitan is a much more colorful red/blue/black/gray as opposed to Metroplex's gray. The KO Metrotitan is lacking in the micromaster department and is also pink instead of red.
     
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    A sealed G1 rare toy isn't going to be affected much, if at all, by a horribly inaccurate KO.

    If the KO had the micro, and was the correct colors, and especially in the same box, then it might be different. The KO Headmaster set definitely affects the originals. But the Metrotitan KO is a joke.
     
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    A better analogy:
    You want the movie Aladdin, and the original is in high definition, and costs $20. Then the KO comes in a slipcover, is on a DVD+R with "Aladdin" scribbled on it in Crayola marker, but it's the same movie, just with worse quality.
     

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