Saying Goodbye

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ktulu, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Disclaimer - This is going to be a little corny, but keep in mind there's a little humor intended here. Emo toy despair ftw

    Let's begin - I have just participated in my first toy trade here on the boards. Generally, I'm a collector that buys just for the sheer unbridled joy of it; I like the toys, I enjoy having them. I don't care about their monetary value, I have no intent of selling them later on in life, etc, you know the drill. I'm a geeky little bastard with a heart of gold!

    I however have almost broken that heart. I almost can't believe I actually allowed myself to give up something: my TRU Reissue Thundercracker, still MISB. Hardly a "grail" of any sort you may say, but still, it was a figure I quite enjoyed having. I love the character, and that was as close to the actual G1 figure I'll probably ever have for a long, long while. Now though, it's gone, and I can't help but feel a bit woeful about it. I'm not sure why, not sure how such an emotion could come over a TOY, but alas, it's there, and I'm just not sure how to feel about it!

    Basically, I'm curious to know - did any of you that have sold figures off, or traded them away for the first time, despite how many times you may have told yourself that you're taking your plastic crack to the grave no matter what, feel a bit odd doing so, or am I merely a complete and utter lunatic?

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    Au revoir my friend.
     
  2. Los

    Los Now you see me...

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    I felt the same way when I got rid of all my MISB TRU Reissues. My Seeker jets were the last to go. :( 
     
  3. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I love all my G1-Unners which is just TRU Soundwave/Soundblaster,Red Alert, Optimus,Topspin,Ravage and Laserbeak well except Optimus when i got it from a flea market it didn't come with it.
     
  4. sparkimusprime

    sparkimusprime Coffee+Black=Delicious

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    Yeah, I sold a handful of my TRU reissues on ebay about a year ago and got next to nothing for them. In the lot were Tracks, Hoist, Silverstreak, Grapple, and Inferno. Also, I'm pretty sad I got rid of my Armada Starscream and Thundercracker. On a lighter note I have to quote Charlton Heston in saying my TRU reissue seekers will have to be pried from "my cold dead hands."
     
  5. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    All of my toys.. I feel a sort of betrayal when selling. My Jetfire was very hard..An my Voltron an my Primes..Quest Prime..
    Damn its hard every time
     
  6. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    sparkimus - At least I've still got Starscream and Dirge, never found Skywarp though.

    Well, glad to know I'm not totally alone in this, haha

    I'll probably buy another 'Cracker eventually, whenever I find a decent price of course.
     
  7. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I started selling stuff that I regretted purchasing or didn't like. Not attatched = no pain
     
  8. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    i got rid of a lot of really good g1 US, japana, and rare KO stuff to save money for going back to school, at the time the money was a lot more important, i told myself "they are just plastic that will end up decaying over time anyway".

    now i'm spending a lot more trying to get all of them back, lol.

    collecting is up and down for me, sometimes i'm really into it and sometimes i go through phases where i stop caring.
     
  9. snkeyes069

    snkeyes069 Legend in his own mind TFW2005 Supporter

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    I sold a G1 Defensor giftset for ~$250 back in 1995 to pay income taxes. I had bought it in 1986 for ~$30, so the profit wasn't bad (although I later found out the set was resold for $400). In 2003 I bought a near mint Defensor off of E-bay for $150 (individual cards/box), but it's just not the same as the giftset.

    I'm really glad that the G1 Skylynx I was also offering in 1995 never sold. Replacing that piece would be expensive!
     
  10. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    I only part with doubles or things i know i wont miss that much if i sell them.
    But yes I totally understand your story :) 
     
  11. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    I actually am just getting back into it.

    Back in 1997 I had some stuff at my Mom's house that I forgot after I moved years back and she was bugging the shit out of me to take it but I couldn't so after hearing this for about 2 years I finally got pissed off and sold almost EVERYTHING I had for almost nothing just to get rid of it!

    I had: (All Mint)

    Reflector (In original Mail-Away Box & Styrofoam )
    G1 Trailbreaker (W/Box & All Acc)
    G1 Megatron (W/Box & All Acc)
    Galvatron (W/Box & All Acc)
    G1 Soundwave (Complete)
    G1 Optimus Prime (Complete)
    G1 Combaticons (All Complete w/Acc)
    G1 Silver Omnibot (Complete)
    G1 Red Powerdasher (Complete)
    G1 Kickback (Complete)
    G1 Bombshell


    And a bunch that I can't remember


    Also a TON of G.I. Joe figures,vehicles & acc.

    Vintage Star Wars stuff and ALL of my He-Man stuff (I had EVERYTHING but the rare giants) sold them all...What the fuck was I thinking???? :drunk  :drunk 
     
  12. toymaker

    toymaker Well-Known Member

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    I'm really burnt out for a while now. So I started selling stuff and i have to admit the money is nice. Certain ones are sacrosanct though. I got a MIB Victory Leo that's C-9 with all paperwork and unapplied stickers. To replace the toy considering what I paid for it would be a major miracle.
     
  13. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    omg how could you Ktulu!
     
  14. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    the MIB G1 is not going anyware..well if the gf should need immediet surgery or dad or something then yes they would but I would do whatever it takes to protect them..the G1 toys have a special place in my hearth......it is my childhood it is my life.
     
  15. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Kutulu,I keep MIB Reisue Thundercracker.
     
  16. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    I had a gijoe defiant and terrordrome, not complete mind you, but still.

    Then I traded them for some incomplete g1 figures,...from this bastard.

    http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/14756.html

    I was cheated big time. :redface2: 

    And to make things even worse, my machine wars skywarp & thundercracker's guns were in one of them, and I didn't know.
     
  17. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Yeah, but what'd you get for it?

    Depending on the answer, this might be like breaking up with a girl only to get with a hot nurse.
     
  18. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    C-7 megatron with 2/3's of the cannon, the fat pig's 1999 value $100.

    C-8 getaway with no accessories

    C-8 hotspot with no accessories

    And a few smaller bots.

    Ah the joys of youth.
    :banghead: 
     
  19. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Sorry, shoulda clarified. You're cool and all, but I was curious was Ktulu got for his trade.
     
  20. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    Oh sorry.

    :eek: 
     

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