Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Super_Megatron, Feb 3, 2007.
These days it's dangerous to collect MIB/MISB G1 toys
Using that Swoop as an example, how's one supposed to tell whether it's an actual original or simply a replica? Hell considering that Repolables does a fine good job on the sticker sheets.
Because I'm looking at the picture right now. And I don't see how it's any different from the original
Wow. That looks REALLY good.
Damn. That's hot. I must pick one up sometime.
How can you tell its a KO? And is that worth it?
i don't know g1 toys very well but i'd say a good way to tell is the plastic bubble he comes in. i've always thought they used styrofoam inside. it's almost like looking at a digital image when i see a box THAT clean and perfect.
I hope that the price comes down. I've seen the real one sell for the same price. This is a very good knock off, but still a knock off. It should sell for less than the real thing.
I want one!
I never had ANY of the dinobots as a kid.
That's way too much for a bootleg, no matter how "high-quality" it is. I got my KO black Optimus Prime for less than that, with shipping. If I'm going to pay that much, Ill get an original, out of box, well cared for Swoop.
What happened to the whole $75 price tag on this thing? If they raised the price, I may have to reconsider buying one.
Now, can someone tell me why Hasbro/Takara aren't doing official ones? Really, WTF???
<--- *hugs his original that he bought for less than that*
American packages used the bubble. People will try and pass the box and bubble alone off as originals though,
(never mind Swoop itself) just as they are with the other boxed KOs. The Prime box had a very telltale crease on the
back that original boxes do not. In addition, KO boxes usually don't have tape. Scotch tape applied last week does
not look the same as the tape applied 20 years ago. And last but not least, one can always keep an eye out for a box
with an old price tag on it to make sure they aren't getting duped. The bubble backer is another matter. I don't know
that there's any way to tell the difference..maybe those perforations? I don't remember those being on any vintage backers.
Damn that's hot. Now I just need to find a way to get it for cheaper.
<-- hugs his original he bought on A.T.T. in 1997 for WAAAYYY less than that!
BIN = $119? Uhh..no.
What happened to the 70 dollar price tag?
I dunno where everyone is getting this $75 price tag thing. The price of this was never announced before this auction.
What I figure is he (the maker) is testing the waters to see what price he can sell it at.
I do recall going to his store and seeing an original G1 Swoop he was selling for like $300 or something. This was well before he started making the replica for Swoop. So based on his price of the original G1 he had, the price for the replica is reflected upon that I think.
The price wasn't officially announced, but it was said that it would probably be 70 bucks. Maybe that was just wishful thinking. heh
Yeah I don't even know where that estimate came from. It's Swoop. It was bound to be expensive even for a KO.
Sure it's possible to get an original for cheaper. But MISB? I'm not so sure. I sure as hell haven't seen one that was cheap.
$120? For a KO? Are you fucking kidding me? NOT.
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