Planning a big purchase of g1/ reissues/knock offs

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  1. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Im planning to send $200 us and id like to hear your suggests on what i should get ive seen a few things on BBTS that have caught my eye, but id like to get sopme opeions what you thinki should buy :
    Im Looking to get :

    G1 or reissues of g1 or good knock offs of G1 figs

    so please my respected fellow collectors share your wisdom with me :) 
     
  2. bodine1231

    bodine1231 Knowledge is Annoyin

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    1. Soundwave
    2. Seekers
    3. Devastator
    4. Dinobots
    5. Megatron

    Thats what I went after first.

    Edit: And don't go to BBTS for these or you'll pay out the ass. Go to the Junkion Exchange or Transformerland.
     
  3. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    Exactly what Bodine1231 said.

    I picked up numerous great deals for G1 reissues from board members.

    Thanks to everyone that I have made transactions with on the forum for making my collection of robits bigger and better throughout the years. :thumbs2: 
     
  4. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    thanks for the suggestions, i don't use paypal though so keep that in mind and i do not mind paying abit more to get what i want please keep the ideas comming
     
  5. GrandMaXimus

    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Same here. Take your time and search Junkion and post a wanted section. I have found plenty of good deals on here. Make a list of what you want/ need and go hunting. The shipping from BBTS alone will kill you.

    And a huge :thumbs2:  to all the members on here that have helped grow my collection.
     
  6. GrandMaXimus

    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    You could also do MO's. Some of the members on here take MO.
     
  7. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Go for some g1 combiners dawg!
     
  8. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    I agree with all the comments. BBTS while necessary for preorder stuff (for me anyway) not so much for G1 stuff. Junkion Exchange is the way to go. I personally do not have a problem with MO as most members do not. The best part of all is that if you find something you like and do not like the price you can always make an offer. Oh and getting back to the other question....
    Combiners if you don't have them I love em.
     
  9. Nemesis Chris

    Nemesis Chris mental minibot

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  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    hereis a list of some im considering

    25th anv Optimus prime reissue

    G1 Rodimus prime ( yes i know he is a brick)

    G1 sound wave

    and a KO Metroplex

    the shipping on BBTS doesn't seem that high to me
    opinions on these please and thank you
     
  11. Dran0n

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    Anything but, Knock Offs.
     
  12. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    well if i can find good quality knock offs at a fair pricei can maximize what im able to purchase so ill consider one if i think its worth it
     
  13. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Encore Metroplex isn't that much of a difference in price from a KO one, if at all. I would really get the Encore one (unless that is what you meant to say).
     
  14. AMG

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    Some suggestions:

    Megatron
    Optimus Prime
    Soundwave
    Shockwave
    Grimlock
    Bumblebee
    At least one S1 seeker (Starscream/Thundercracker/Skywarp).
     
  15. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    -Wreckage- I'm Not An Architect

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    Why would anyone want KO's?
     
  17. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    if i can get a good KO thats decent quality and is the same colors as originland cheaper id go for it
     
  18. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

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    any of the G1 headmasters are cool. Love the dinobots!!! Seekers are cool also. Any of the base ones like omega supreme are cool. U should check out reviews on youtube of the G1 toys then go from there.
     
  19. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Well, I would hold off on Metroplex and try to order it from another site later or from BBTS when they have a sale. I am not sold on a lot of the KOs, and I know you can find a legit reissue of it for less than BBTS's price (now that you point out the price, $85 is a bit high). Just a quick check and LAFToys has it for $64. It is still a bit higher, but I would rather have somethhing that we know the quality of, atleast IMO. It is nice to combine shipping though.

    I do like your choices, I still havent gotten around to getting a Rodimus Prime (not sure why yet) and will be getting one myself soon. I would look into a few cars, or a seeker that appeals to you. I really like the G1 cars myself.

    Finally, even though it is a little less expensive, the 25th Optimus Prime is really not a good representation of him. The colors are off, the short stacks, and the quality is just a little off on it. I finally picked up a second one to open from KMart for $21, and it really isn't worth much more than that. It is a very weak showing of the mold.
     
  20. Seawing

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    KO's are best used for line filler or kit bashing. The quality is generally poorer than the original release and collectors don't really know how well it will hold up 10, 20 years from now. The wiser choice is to buy legit figures.

    Reissues are fine and I'd definitely look into some of the reissue figures like Soundwave (San Deigo Comic Con that is coming out in a few weeks is a good one) plus 2004's reissue of Hot Rod/Rodimus would be good choices vs. going for straight G1.
     

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