Predaking, how much is he gonna cost me?

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  1. Tyjos

    Tyjos Just another Collector

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    Well the last couple month's I've been moving out into the realm of more expensive figures/statues[Mostly Anime ones] and from what I see Predaking goes for on ebay I want to know how much to probably "Allocate" to finding a G1 Predaking, I don't need it to be FULLY complete. -I just accomplished a goal of finding Roadbuster and 2 other Combiner sets I've always wanted and Predaking is the last major Combiner I have wanted since...well I first heard of the set being out-

    However my limits on spending so to speak are up to $200 I haven't spent but $150 on a single Item before so I need to find a Predaking set inbetween $100-$150.

    Is that possible or is it just gonna cost me more than that?
     
  2. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Kevin XI Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting that reissue, myself, but if you want a good G1, you'll probably need more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  4. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    You can find a complete g1 original for less than that reissue....

    FROM ME :) 
    If interested pm me.
     
  6. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I still have a complete G1 Predaking that I may be willing to sell. PM me if interested.
     
  7. underwear-ninja

    underwear-ninja Eats Gobots for breakfast

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    Predaking can be expensive if bought all at once, especially for the versions that had die-cast parts. If all else fails, just buy the individual parts and slowly build from there.
     
  8. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Waverider Supreme Dude TFW2005 Supporter

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    You can get it cheaper than that. :) 
     
  10. The touch79

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    What's the difference between the original and the reissue? Wouldn't you automatically want to buy the reissue because its cheaper and it is a reissue of the original?
     
  11. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    ^ The problem is:

    Its a *Re-reissue. :p  (* A reissue of a reissue)

    Because the original G1 Predaking doesn't contain metal parts (Technically, the ones that came in a D-78 giftset doesn't)

    Those were made of plastics.

    Only the individual boxed Predacons came in metal.
     
  12. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Thanks for the link Mate :)  *pre-orders*
     
  13. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    How much is shipping to the USA? I'll pick it up also lol
     
  14. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    If you want to give your money away.... Better check the BBB on them. I personally filed a complaint and a claim with paypal. Total A-holes there. Still trying to get my money back. Robotkingdom sucks!!!
     
  15. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

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    It'll be a lot. Amiami tends to be on the high side for shipping, as they use standardized boxes instead of ones tailored to fit whatever it is you've ordered (read: HUGE), and you WILL have to take EMS for predaking due to his size. Expect to pay anywhere between $50 and $70 with the exchange rate as it is.
     
  16. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is why I'm sticking with BBTS. Due to the Pile of Loot, I'm betting it's going to end up a bit cheaper after shipping than RK or Amiami.
     
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    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like Robot Kingdom, but honestly for a big item like this, I would go with BBTS. I take comfort in knowing that if there is something wrong with the figure, they will help you out.
     
  18. Cracka J

    Cracka J TURD PARTY DUMPSTERPIECE TFW2005 Supporter

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    I know fanboys will flame, but I like reissues over trying to recollect G1.
    You get everything. Nice box, mint toy, mint stickers...perfect for display or keeping in the box.

    If you're a hardcore purist, there's plenty of G1 out there for you. If you just want the figure to add to your collection, and missed out as a kid or past reissue, then this is one of the least expensive ways to own the figure again in incredible condition.
     
  19. Tyjos

    Tyjos Just another Collector

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    My luck's been excellent as of late snagging cheap vintage G1 Stuff so maybe I'll wait till I get lucky and find one cheap. Cause moment I shell out a ton for it someone comes along and lists it cheap and I headdesk so hard it'd break my desk.
     
  20. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    This! BBTS has served me well and I am sticking with them as i know i will get my stuff in the condition its supposed to be.
     

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