Price Check - Chromed G1 TFs

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  1. narkonist

    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    I have some chromed G1 Transformers and one of the 5 Clear Lucky Draw Starscreams. Does anyone have any idea on the pricing of such items? My research has turned up with nodda. Here are the pics and any help would be appriciated:

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    Chromed Optimus Prime

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    All Chrome Starscream

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    All Chrome Starscream with red torso

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    Chromed Thundercracker

    I also have an Oranged Chromed Sunstorm which is not pictured

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    Clear e-Hobby Starscream and Lucky Draw Clear Starscream

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    Chromed Body Unicron Pic 1

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    Chromed Body Unicron Pic 2

    Please Help!
     
  2. Big Dawg

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    holy shit, where did you get that unicron?
     
  3. narkonist

    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    I got it back in 2004 from my friend in China. When I got it, he claimed that Takara/Hasbro was toying around with the idea of a chromed body Unicron and this was the result. From my research, there are only 3 of these floating about.
     
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  4. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Jesus, I haven't heard of half of these.
     
  5. Cyclonus79

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    Chromed thundercracker? These chrome pieces all look Aw$ome if you know what I mean. Good luck bud!
     
  6. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Did your luckydraw starscream come from a guy in the netherlands? As for the chrome stuff, are these herrostoymakers? He has been known to produce the seekers in chrome.
     
  7. narkonist

    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    No, my lucky draw came from an ebayer in Japan back in 2003. As for this herrostoymakers, I am not sure if I know him. Where is he lcoated?
     
  8. Aernaroth

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    I think that chrome G1 Prime might be a bootleg, I don't think it was ever chromed as a lucky draw in that packaging. Looks nice, but probably came from that era when they were doing a whole bunch of weird colors and decos, so it might not be particularly rare.
     
  9. narkonist

    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    I have never seen one like this, that is why I picked it up. I know that it is not a lucky draw like my Starscream, but I have no idea what it is. It may be a bootleg, it may not. It has the Hasbro/Takara stamp on it.
     
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    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I will look for the, "telltails." That is an awesome psot.

    Now getting back to the initial questions, what are these things worth???
     
  12. DoubleClouder

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    I own a chrome Thundercracker that I got from Jaguartron and was featured in one of the Botcon panels. Some of them are legit. Unfortunately I transformed mine and put a huge scratch in it.
     
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    Who knows what they're worth? They're very rare and unique, and as such there won't be a lot of example sales to draw a value from.
     
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    This. All the Zhong Jin counterfeits used original manufacturer copyright info

    IMO, the most obvious and consistent difference on the counterfeit Prime is the tires which are a darker but glossy black, instead of of the matte, lighter black tires of the original.
     
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    Heero is known for making "lunch time specials" He will chrome seekers primes soundwaves jazz or sideswipes or run them off for you in clear colors. He has also been known for making fake luckydraws. He is located in hong kong I believe. You can see some of his work on this sellers ebay page

    undertaker0611 | eBay
     
  16. opt1musaber

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    ^ So, why is he charging rediculous prices?
     
  17. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Because a fool and his money are quickly parted.

    Technically? Nothing. I'd wager that every one of those items are secondhand customs. With that said, you may get someone to pay you for them.
     
  18. narkonist

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    I agree that, that is a possibility for the chromed stuff, however the clear items and the chromed unicron I have owned for years.
     
  19. cobra zartan

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    Im not saying your stuff is fake Im just letting you know to watch out when dealing with clear and chrome stuff. Heero has been doing this stuff for years with clear and chrome figures and unfortunately they get passed off as luckydraws or lunch specials.
     
  20. Th0r4z1n3

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    This fool and his money will be quickly parted if you're looking to sell those seekers. ;) 

    Seriously, if you're able to settle on a price and are able to provide some info about them I might be interested.
     

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