predaking cost question

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  1. mac&cheese

    mac&cheese Well-Known Member

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    i was wondering what the first reissue predaking version costs? compared to the new version coming soon. was it the same ballpark price? or was the first reissue much cheaper?
    i like the first version box art better, maybe i can do a trade for the first reissue set. i know theres a price difference, but i can always add other things to the deal to make it fair.
     
  2. grimlock1972

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    2010 reissue: $179.99 + shipping on BBTS, and perhaps slightly less at Asia based web shops but the higher shipping will likely make the difference quite minor.



    1st resissue : current Price on Ebay : $199.99-$399.99 (the $199.99 still has 3 days on it and i full expect the final price to be higher)

    so you probably gonna have to throw it a fair bit to make the trade.

    As for when it first came out from what i have been told and read yes it was in the same neighborhood to slightly cheaper but that matters little as its the current value that effects what your wanting to do.
     
  3. chrisr291

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    I wouldn't even go after the 1st reissue until the new version hits ebay. You'll save some money if you do
     
  4. mac&cheese

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    i bet when ebay gets flooded with the new versions, the older one will fall in price.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    Not likely. The original reissue is a G1-accurate deco, and as such, will actually be more desirible to a lot of people. I know I'd prefer to have the original reissue.

    The reissue had next to no impact on the original Predaking's price, either.
     
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    We were talking about this in the Oregon sightings thread, so I'll just copy myself and paste :D  :
     
  7. grimlock1972

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    Id prefer the original deco too. but i can't afford the price for the 1st reissue let alone the vintage g1 set. I do have a border line Junker Razorclaw though
     
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    I picked up the first Predaking reissue for around $130 when it was first released back in the day and ended up buying a second Predaking reissue that had the stickers applied almost 3 years later for $200.

    The price of the first Predaking reissue seems to go up every year or so and if you can get it for under $300 these days... Go for it because the it's dead-on with the original and the box along with the collector cards are a pretty nice incentive in acquiring this set.

    I'll be picking up the new Predaking reissue as well because of the new paint applications that set it apart from the original reissue, but I still plan on keeping the original reissue due to the fact that it's G1 accurate.

    I'm quite sure that you would have to throw in more money if you plan on trading the new reissue for the first reissue, but you never know.

    We will just have to wait and see what happens once the new Predaking reissue hits the market.
     
  9. neek_buster

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    just wondering, are the new reissue the metal version?
     
  10. Eternalm

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    I have the first reissue, and I was thinking that I might like the new version more.

    I dunno though, I still want to see a few more pics of the new one before I make that call
     
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    Most likely, unless Takara-Tomy are using different molds from the first reissue, which I can't see them doing.
     
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    The differences, from what we've seen thus far, are negligible. I think the demand (and price) for the first reissue will drop for sure. As for comparing reissues to originals, it's irrelevant here. We are comparing reissues. Whole different ball game. Sure, they can lower the price of originals, but we are talking about rather limited reissues. I still think the first reissue will fetch a pretty penny, but it most assuredly will drop once this 2010 reissue hits. TF fans are stingy people. If they can get a Predaking reissue for less, they will. The color differences will play a very small role IMO.

    EDIT: If you want the original reissue, just wait until the 2010 one hits the market. That will lower the price.
     
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    i bought a predaking misb reissue in 2008 for 250 dollars, so it's only about 75 more then the new reissue lol
     
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    2010 version
    • Diecast parts for each Predacon member
    • Metallic paints
    • New stickers
    • 6 bio cards for each member and Predaking
    • Box art by Suzuki Tenko of Studio OX
     
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    and this is why the 2010 Predaking reissue will impact the others price lol. People want to save money and the casual fan isn't going to nitpick a color difference since its still close to the original.
     
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    I beg to differ on this, if they never reissued the predaking boxset, the original would still get dinoking love. The only time when the original sells for quite a bit is when its mint, other than that, a lot of boxsets just sit on ebay collecting dust. I, myself would prefer the original boxset or seperate jpn. releases, since they didnt have any metal on them and they could balance better.
     
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    Sitting at a solid weight of almost 5.88lbs, I would assume that these are Diecasts. :thumb 
     
  18. mac&cheese

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    i bet the prices will drop as well. just look at any reissue, ko reissues of any toy brand. even if they are not the same as long as they are close enough to repilcate the original they will bring down the prices for sure. either way thats my opinion so believe whatever you guys like. im just saying for example, when the matty motu line came out the original he man battle cat compelete sets when for at least 100.00 for both loose. i could not win one for less. then when matty came out with the new reissues. the prices dropped to 35.00 to 50.00. what a new bargin for the originals. then when the high quality ko transformers came out. it drop the prices of the orginal dinobots big time, same as encore omega supreme, encore prime, encore, well everything encore. then when the 25th gi joes came out, well you know the story, so i believe that once we flood the market the first predaking set will drop even if its not the same details. as long as it pretty close. people will not pay double for a g1 set if they can get it cheaper. (dont get me wrong true collectors alway will) but im talking about the average so-so collector like me. so i predict the 1st reissue set will fall down to 225.00 to 275.00 at the lows, when this set floods ebay. lets wait and see.
     
  19. grimlock1972

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    I think at most we will see a temporary drop in prices for the First reissue and maybe none at all for the g1 set as those who want it are usually people who have to have genuine G1 and no reissue will do.

    The first Reissue could and likely will take a temporary hit in value due to much of the demand in the short term being drained off to the new reissue, save for those who have to have the G1 colors.
     
  20. mac&cheese

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    yep, agreed. i see the same. a big drop when the reissues flood ebay. then pick back up later on down the road. that is when i need to buy or trade for a first reissue set.
     

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