Remembering back------ Cost of G1 toys in the 80's

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  1. GabrielV

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    I recall Wheeljack being around $10 when I got him at K-Mart.

    Soundwave/Buzzsaw was $18? Also at K-Mart.

    I found Megatron at a grocery store. I think he was priced at $22 or so.

    I'm pretty sure Jetfire was $39.95 at Kay Bee Toys.

    I recall Fortress Maximus being $50 on sale at Toys R Us in the late 80s. I kicked myself for years for not buying that one.

    Darkwing/Dreadwind were $24.95 each at Toys R Us.

    Powermaster Optimus Prime was $19.95 at Wal-Mart.

    Cassette-bots were about $5 for a two pack?

    I THINK I recall my friend buying a couple of the Constructicons for $6.95 each. I also think he got the Insecticon Bombshell for about the same price.

    That's about all I can recall. I can't recall for sure how much the Seeker jets were. I'd guess about $15, because I think they were approaching, but not quite the same price as the Soundwave/Buzzsaw pack.
     
  2. halfaway

    halfaway Did you think you were cool?

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    I think g1 ultra magnus was 24.99
    He was my most desired transformer
    I was asking for him for Christmas
     
  3. big hank

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    I remember my Insecticons being plastered with a huge orange price tag, $4.99

    I will have to look through some of my old pix to see if l have price tags on them.
     
  4. Booster Gold

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    As a Brit I wanna see UK prices. A while back somebody posted an awesome collection of page scans of UK catalogues (Argos, Index, littlewoods etc etc) from back in the day.

    Best I can find is this Argos No.22 1984 Autumn/Winter

    It's not great resolution but from what I can make out from the 1984 Autumn/Winter edition:

    Optimus Prime £11.95
    Soundwave £8.75
    Sideswipe £5.95
    Any Seeker £6.95

    They were expensive toys even then when you consider a He-man figure was £5.95 or an Action Force(UK GI Joe) 3 figure set for £4.95.

    It's a proper nostalgia trip for me as I used to leaf through these on a regular basis. There definitely some higher resolution versions out there, maybe someone can link to them?
     
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  5. Mormolyce

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    $18 seems like so little today, until I remember that I got $2 a week pocket money back then :p 
     
  6. Toyzaremine

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    $50 may not seem much today, but back in 1987, and especially to a kid, $50 was a huge sum of money back then, forget $100 at regular price for fort max.
     
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    I remember Slugslinger was $13.99ish; I had to work off a couple of bucks from my mom since I had to hunt him down.

    Fort Max $99.99.

    i need to go and check the prices on my G1 boxes...i think Skywarp has $7.49 sale from Kroger, or something else ridiculously cheap making me jealous of not finding that way back when.

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