Post your Transformers greatest finds / best deals

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  1. Junkacon

    Junkacon Scrap Metal

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    I thought it'd be fun to share our greatest find, or best deals of our Transformers collection. Whether it's in a store, online, or hidden in your attic; lets hear your greatest finds!

    Here is mine:

    I was visiting my family in Denmark some years ago. While window shopping in a town called Esbjerg; my Brother and I (both vintage toy collectors) were amazed when we seen a large display window packed with packaged GI Joes, Transformers, and other toys. We went into the store; which was run by an elderly man who didn't speak any english; and found shelves and shelves of early 80's toys selling for normal retail prices!

    It turned out that he has run that shop for decades and had much of his original stock. In Denmark, the residents were not aware to the value of the vintage toys so his shop was consdiered 'old Junk'. I ended up purchasing around 20 MISB MOSC G1 Transformers from him; and after getting our Uncle to translate for us and know him; he allowed us into his basement which contained MINT original wooden lego sets, and boxed Tinker toys. My brother purchased many of these for incredible deals. We still have everything we purchased today!

    This was what really started me off on collecting G1 Transformers and I have since gotten many more. Though never THAT cheap!!!




    Share your deals!
     
  2. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Scored my Laser Prime and RID Scourge, both 100% complete and in excellent condition, for 35 bucks off of Ebay. Just got lucky and no one bid on it.
     
  3. jinx23

    jinx23 Wrecker

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    I found 2 G1 jetfires at a thrift store for $2 and $3. The $3 one is in really good shape but no accessories
     
  4. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Greatest Find: Getting a bag with several BW and one BM figure in it for $10 at a thrift store.

    Best Deal: G1 Astrotrain for free thanks to one of my brother's old teachers.
     
  5. Kadrin

    Kadrin Well-Known Member

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    When an awesome shop called David Morgans used to be in Cardiff, I went there during the days of Armada and found they had a toy sale.

    Every Minicon 3 pack was £3 including the original Star Saber Team, and I left with about 10 packs of Minicons.

    Since i've now found out none of those MiniCon moulds exist any more, and that Minicons used to retail at £7-£8 a pop, that was quite the deal..
     
  6. Ellamin

    Ellamin Moonbeam Dreamer

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    A loose, dusty but intact Beast Wars TransMetal 2 Predacon Dragon Megatron at lobo anime for $10.
     
  7. Quixote_Prime

    Quixote_Prime is missed.

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    Garage Sales rule. Complete Primus and Unicron for $4 total. Great shape on both.
     
  8. nerovolpi

    nerovolpi Actively Lurking

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    MOC G2 Dirtbag for less than $1. blister was heavily squished but the toy was ok. best loot evar.
     
  9. Moriarty

    Moriarty = ♀

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    This custom from eBay. I sniped at the last second with a maximum bid of £72, and I won it for £40. It's made from two Leader Class figures, with Voyager Megatron and WFC Megatron items melded on. It's a super job and I keep annoying people by telling them about it. XD
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I remember getting TM2 Cheetor at Value Village for 2.99 with BW Razorclaw (crab)

    BW 10th Rhinox at Zellers in late 2007 for $10
     
  11. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    mine are mostly price errors and rebates. brown man loves both. makes the hunt even sweeter.
     
  12. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    this^ only a couple members know just how good of a deal it was
    complete MIB:
    Computron
    Menasor giftset
    Defensor Giftset
    Superion Giftset
    Trypticon
    Venom
    Blitzwing
    Bruticus

    Complete:
    Topspin
    Terrorcon limbs (all four)
    Hubcap

    Incomplete:
    Metroplex incomplete (one missile missing)
    landmine
    swoop
    snarl
    Brawn
     
  13. twichy

    twichy Well-Known Member

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    Classics ultra Magnus and skywarp for 5 bucks. Armada unicron for 10 bucks. Rotf superion and bruticus each for 8 dollars. Classics onslaught for 8 dollars. Classics inferno for 5 dollars. All those were bought new at target.

    A henkie megatron shipped for 28 bucks on eBay.
     

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