Price Check: G2 Go-Bots Optimus Prime

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  1. thundercatlord

    thundercatlord Well-Known Member

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    So what have you all seen this figure go for recently?

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    I've been seeing it in the $100 range. Is this really that rare?
     
  2. Silvershot

    Silvershot On The Double Dutch Bus TFW2005 Supporter

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    I recently bought one for $18 in a local collectible store - don't think they knew what it was. While they can sell in the $100, you can find them here and there for around $50.
     
  3. Superquad7

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    Yeah, $100 is the typical rate for this figure. As Silvershot has noted, if you shop around, you can probably find a deal that suits you :) 
     
  4. Valkysas

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    I have no idea why this thing is so expensive. It's just a non-clear release of Firecracker with a blue helmet. I hate myself for selling mine back in the late 90's for basically nothing.
     
  5. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    I think I got mine for $30 last year on Ebay.
     
  6. Scaleface

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    I've paid $6 when people don't know what it is, and seen it sell for over $50.
     
  7. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    ... wow. I guess I should stop criticizing Hasbro for only releasing Optimus Prime figures in red and blue... if this figure goes for so much just for the Prime name and colors then there must be something to it.
     
  8. shmax

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    There's some sort of glitch in the rendering of this graph, but all of the points here are at $110.
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  9. rework

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    LOL - when people really didn't know what it was happened back when Kay-Bee toys was clearancing all the G2 toys for something like $1.50. That's when I got mine.

    But at $100... Wow, I need to go look and see if I have an extra to take to Botcon.
     
  10. grunge

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    get alternity OP for the go-bot goodness. thats my plan. ... of coarse i feel odd having to spend that much for something of that size.
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    That sounds cool, but that doesn't work if one is trying to specifically collect those G2 cars.
     
  12. Scaleface

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    I sometimes see them listed as Firecracker on ebay. The seller doesn't know the difference between two red Lambo Gobots.
     
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    touche sir!
     
  14. Mykamusprime

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    I got lucky, I got one at my local collectible shop for .50 cents.
     

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