Price check - G1 Sandstorm and Cyclonus MIB

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  1. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator

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    Yes, yes, I know... use Ebay to price check. I've done that and offered what I consider to be a fair price to a guy selling his childhood toys, but I think he's concerned about not getting enough for them. He's unfortunately tried comparing it to an AFA Sandstorm that's up for bid right now, which I tried to explain is not an apples to apples comparison. Anyway, here's what I'm looking at:

    G1 Sandstorm, complete with box, gun, and all paperwork. No bubble or inner cardboard and I believe the Sandstorm is the plastic toe variation. I haven't seen it in person yet, but the condition of other figures I've seen leads me to believe it's probably C9, C8.5 at worst.

    G1 Cyclonus (not TM), complete with box, gun, and all paperwork. No bubble or inner cardboard. Cyclonus is C9 with unapplied stickers.
    Box on both is probably a C8.

    Hoping for opinions on both. Thanks!
     
  2. tony77tony77

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    around $60-$70 for MIB!
     
  3. optimusfan

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    Anyone else? :D 
     
  4. Star Sabre James

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    I really don't have any prices, but one bit of advice about Cyclonus: be careful to make sure it isn't the KO that's floating around.
     
  5. Superquad7

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    I certainly think this is a valid price suggestion. Even $80-85 isn't being unfair if the toys are nice. The higher end would suggest that all of the inserts (bubble, paperwork in the original bag, etc.) are all present.

    I hope you can get a good deal :) 
     
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    What others have said sounds about right. I've hunted for Sandstorm for a long time, but have never been able to bring myself to pony up $60+ for him. He's been in that price range for at least the last 3 years. I like him but I keep thinking of all the toys I could buy with the same money at retail.
     
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    Sandstorm's handgun isn't the easiest thing to find either.
     
  8. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator

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    You guys are pretty much confirming the quotes I came up with. I was thinking the EBay range for Sandstorm would be $55-100, avg of maybe $80. After fees the seller would walk away with ~$65, so that's what I offered. Cyclonus was $45-100, median around $70. I offered $55, for a total of $130 for both. Maybe I'll up it a few buck as they are nice, but it's nice to confirm that I was in the ballpark! :) 
     
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    If you can get both for $130ish - jump on it. A mib Sandstorm can easily go as high $80ish, by himself.
     
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