RiD Rail Racer Is This For Real?

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by soundwaveCA, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. soundwaveCA

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    So after posting my RiD Rail Racer set up on Junkion I do a search just for the heck of it and discover this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/RAIL-RACER-TRAI...oryZ4696QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/All-3-RAIL-RACE...ryZ49015QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    So what is up with this set being so high all of a sudden? I've tried to sell this set 6-8 months ago and could't get $50 for them now this sets going for crazy prices.

    And here's the kicker I posted mine up yesterday and it's already at $150.


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=230175577694&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=013
     
  2. Malach Ra

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    I've been noticing these have been on the rise for some time now on ebay. good for you and your auction.
     
  3. smkspy

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    I seem to remember they were actually quite hard to find back in the day. I only saw them one or two times...of course I was recovering from back surgery so I really didn't get out to the stores that much back then.
     
  4. Megatronwp38

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    Actually they were difficult to come by back in they day. RID was the line I restarted collecting with and I only saw them twice..maybe three time. I was looking a while ago for a second set, I would have taken yours for $50 if I had still been looking but I lost interest in RID stuff.
     
  5. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    They REALLY need to repaint these guys for Universe! In Raiden colors no less!

    This is nuts! At this rate, I'll never get a set.
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    They WERE hard to find. I remember seeing one set of them at Target with no previous knowledge of what they were (I was out of the TF loop at the time), and I just had to have them. I went and borrowed money to buy them because I was broke, and ran back and bought them all.

    Never saw them again. I think they helped me get back into TF collecting, one awesome combiner.
     
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  7. Valkysas

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    I've always wanted them a whole damn lot, but couldnt find them when RiD was going on, and I havent been able to find them online for a decent price.
     
  8. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    yikes....

    time to pull them out of the "other" box and into the "semi- valuable" box
     
  9. zephon

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    Maybe it's because we're looking at a post-2007 TFTM scenario here. We've got new collectors who are playing catch-up hence the scramble for TF toys.




    ....some go optimus collecting while some go gestalt collecting. How many combiners were there in RiD? Rail Racer and....was his name Landfill?
     
  10. FreshDebesh

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    And Ruination.
     
  11. Malach Ra

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    nah, the american version was getting pricey before the movie. my toysrus had stacks of them after rid was done and over with.
     
  12. SureShot90

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    Well atleast the JRX Railracer set has a sane price of $50.
     
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    I was just playing with my Rail Racer set yeasterday with my new Dagbase. Whew! Glad I got them at retail.
     
  14. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Delete!
     
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    From what I remember, Hasbro has no plans to reissue this set. The many parts to make the trains were expensive to produce for Hasbro, so it's doubtful they'll bring the set back. That may be driving the price up as well.
    I'm glad I grabbed the set when RID came out. It's a very cool designed combiner!
     
  16. MegaMoonMan

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    Why was that necessary?
     
  17. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    That was not me that typed that. I severely punished my employee who did that. She ever does that again she is gone.
     
  18. MegaMoonMan

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    I kinda figured it wasn't you, it made no sense and was very out of character.

    Smack her once for me.
     
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  19. Foster

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    I saw them during RiD but I already had the JRX set. I had been looking for Sky-Byte and the Predacon 3-pack that shipped with them.
     
  20. Th0r4z1n3

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    The only thing I can think of is the recent influx of new fans because of the movie. The packaging does look rather G1-esk to a non-collector or n00b, and with the line being called Robots in Disguise, that was the sub-title of the G1 cartoon... Transformers, Robots in Disguise. I know when I first got back into collecting (about a year ago) I was well prepared to pay about $90 on eBay for him, but I had just discovered TFW and got him for $30 on here.
     

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