MISB Sixtrain

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  1. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    For about US$140 shipped, yay or nay?

    I recently bought a MISB Sixliner, and it's the first TF I bought to keep MISB. I am not into collecting expensive vintage TFs, but seeing each train's name (not their TF name) printed on the box along with a nice boxart, I just had to have it. I like those trains in real life :) 
    Now I have a chance to get a MISB Sixtrain, and am tempted, but considering Christmas coming and how much I spent last month, the money is tight.

    Is this a good price, and even so, is Sixtrain with a clean box (can be MIB) hard to come by? Because if it's fairly common I might have to pass up this time....

    Thank you in advance :) 
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i only have the reissue sixbuild, but sixtrain is my fave of the MM combiners.

    i think the vintage packaging looks good, but i dunno abt 140 what with the several reissues.
     
  3. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    I'd nave to agree, reissue is the way to go. I recently got all 6 Japanese reissues MISB for about $40, all with crispy clean boxes. But if vintage is your thing than by all means... whatever makes you happy.
     
  4. Tech Spec

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    Don't know what the going rate is for a MISB one I would pass on it if I had the chance to pick it up. I've got all the reissues so i'm happy with that :) 
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    its basically because he likes trains with train names and all.

    must be japanese thing :)  whats that japanese word for bullet train? i even remember reading theres this one old school designer known for designing, sounds like shinkai...something something.
     
  6. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have U Rail Racer (somewhere) to play with, so yeah technically I will be paying that much for the box...

    *comes to senses*

    Thank you for your inputs, really appreciate it :) 

    KA, that's Shinkansen :D 
     
  7. Tech Spec

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    Rail Racer is one of my favorite Train combiners for sure :thumb 

    G1 Raiden would be really nice... if I can get my hands on one. The price tag on those are too rich for my blood.
     
  8. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Raiden, that's the king of trainbots indeed. Their TF names are so cool. I used to get on Suiken to commute :) 

    I always said that I had no interest in older TFs, but recently I bought Encore reissues and now Sixliner, it's scary. I really must rein myself.
     
  9. flywheels

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    Well, I like the original colors a tad better than the rissue myself. That doesn't sound like too bad of a deal if you ask me. I was eyeing one on Yahoo! Japan auctions a few weeks back, but I didn't pull the trigger as I already have a load being shipped to me from Rinkya's warehouse that I'm sure is gonna cost quite a penny.
     
  10. Gears

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    SydneyY you wanted to pay $140 for some micromasters? :throw 
     
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    Yeah, for Micromasters with reissues available, that's too much cabbage.
     
  12. SydneyY

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    As a no MISB, no vintage guy I'd normally be the first to agree with the opinion. Until I got Sixliner, a loose broken Wheelie was the only original vintage toy we had.
    But this... I don't know, probably KA is right, this thing is appealing to me as a mini Jpn train set (I am aware there's TGV included ;) ). It looks so damn nice.

    Here's my Sixliner, and seeing how pretty it is I thought it'd be nice to have a similar set alongside. I know this is the trap...

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    Though I'll pass the Sixtrain up unless I can get it cheaper than my estimate. Thanks for your opinions and stones.
     
  13. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    don't worry, man, I'm a train nut also. go ahead, take a look at how many transformer trains there are. and then look at the ones in the brave series. I've got almost all of them. as an american, I feel trains are undervalued in our country, and I just personally think they're cool.
     
  14. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you're concerned about money. I suggest eating ramen for a month to conserve cash. :D 
     
  15. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    its a trap! /ackbar
     
  16. Tech Spec

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    I was on that diet for a few months :lol 
     
  17. Nightwind

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    I think everyone has been on the Ramen diet at some point! :) 

    On topic, I personally would pass on the trains. A little too expensive for my blood!
     
  18. SydneyY

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    [Admiral Ackbar]It's a tra...

    ...Damn you, KA!

    ckh, wow, can I see your collection of those trains? I am so scared of looking into Braves...traps everywhere...

    Sitting at a table with my family with bowls of hot ramen while admiring my vintage trainbot boxes sounds great. We can even play some of our Japanese train videos and watch those trains run!

    But fun as it sounds I can't see it working for a month...one of the days kids will likely to spill ramen soup on my vintage boxes. They are very clumsy.
     
  19. cobra zartan

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    Syd you can find one alot cheaper on yahoo, I paid a little ocver $60 for my misb sixtrain in a dead mint box. Keep your eye out as they do come up.
     
  20. SydneyY

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    Cool, $60's so much more acceptable. Thank you, cz :) 

    Do you use proxy service?
    I don't bid on yhj at all unless the seller has CoD option (in that case I can arrange the payment with my parcel forwarding service). I can also ask my brother to bid, but it's difficult to send him money :( 
    So yeah the Sixtrain I was thinking about is about $85, but with all other fees it's not going to be that cheap.
     

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