Please help - going rate for Metroplex?

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  1. sideswipe21

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    Hey all,

    So I found out my G1 collection was lost and/or donated by my parents so I've slowly been rebuilding a bit....yeah don't ask....

    Anyway, one of my childhood favs was Metroplex. I'd like to get a new one for display. Seems like a lot of rip-off artists out there on ebay...and I'd almost rather get on off Junkion and have been looking. Yes, I know I can do completed auctions on ebay for reference... I'm looking for some expert opinions on how much to pay for a loose/complete, MIB, MISB, etc. I know some of the toy mags have price guides but...I just don't know...

    Thanks in advance for your help/advice!
     
  2. Killa-B-Killed

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    Watch out for KO's
    I believe Metroplex is the newest G1 KO on Ebay
     
  3. sideswipe21

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    Thanks. I did see that....I thought they were still coming soon, but I'm sure there's some out there already too.
     
  4. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    nope there's bootlegs out now (just as of the last week, the bootleg has the 'glow in the dark' box). Not the best time for getting the real Metroplex (will be confusing, but maybe you'll find a steal while others' attention is turned towards the bootleg) unfortunately but I'd price him:

    loose/complete (say c8, maybe missing scamper's little gun):
    plastic/white: $70-80
    rubber/chrome: $75-90

    MIB (say c8+ fig and c7-c8 box)
    plastic/white: $85-115
    rubber/chrome: $95-130

    Notably these prices compete well with the bootleg, and as there are a lot of Metroplexes out there the bootleg seems silly to me.
     
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    The only thing I can add is try and get a complete Metroplex if your budget permits. Trying to complete missing components from Metroplex (like Scamper or Sixshot parts) can slowly add up the costs.
     
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    Get the new K.O,It'll be easier,No difference just not made by Hasbro.
     
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    K.O MISB Metroplex is coming this week. It's selling for $89.99

    As for what I can tell, is that the difference on the K.O and the "real ones" are that the K.O has more very-white parts, and it's with rubberwheels but hasn't the chrome hips which the rubber wheel version does. The original plastic wheel Metroplex has white hips with chrome/silver stickers.
     
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    I got one for sale, not complete, but only missing a couple of pieces. PM if you're interested.
     
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    Thanks all for your responses. I knew I could count on some to be very helpful!
     
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    If you find a deal on an incomplete, I have auctions up for some extra pieces I bought in a lot. $1.99 each and I'm in Uptown so no shipping if you want to meet. Link on left.
     
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    That's not true. How do you know there's no difference? Judging by most the other KO/bootlegs and adding the company doing Metroplex's inexperience in these I'd say there's plenty of reason to assume there will be major quality issues (check out the KO Dinobot reviews).
     
  12. gargunkle

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    I also have an original (not KO) available - am negotiable on price. It is nearly complete.
     

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