Sick Cyclonus Win

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by vnutz, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. vnutz

    vnutz Banned

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    Ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=290136512402&rd=1&rd=1

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    Winning bid: US $77.00

    Shipping costs: US $9.99

    Now I put that box with this auction which I didn't even receive yet:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300128354255&rd=1&rd=1

    Sold for: US $150.00

    Shipping costs: US $8.60

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    And i'm going to have a pretty nice piece.

    I will be selling the loose cyclonus with the other box next week.
     
  2. Gnaw

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    Wasn't there rumor of a KO Cyclonus?
     
  3. vnutz

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    are you serious?
     
  4. Gnaw

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    I hope not, but I swore there was a thread that someone mentioned it in. 70 bucks seems too good for that condition of Cyclonus. Don't worry though, I am probably wrong. Cue Might Gaine and cobra zartan!

    EDIT: It looks real. Come of the obvious signs of a KO are missing, though confirmation would do some good.
     
  5. ROCK_LEE

    ROCK_LEE Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, there was a while back. Same people who start making g1 mosc minibots. It was made by a chinese factory or something that used to make tfs. BBts got a shipment of them like a couple of years ago, and thought they were a vintage factory find. Until someone bought one and opened and found out the rubber pieces to be inferior and not hold together well.

    Doesn't mean every cyclonus is though.

    somebody on here probably knows more.

    That loose one with box that you just won is def vintage, b/c it still has the price sticker on it. Its the sealed ones you gotta worry about.
     
  6. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    best to do your homework first...

    When I started collecting Tf, I almost brought the Dia Atlas Knockout verison thinking I was getting a great deal.
     
  7. ROCK_LEE

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    actually looking at them they're both vintage, i didn't see the 2nd auction. You can tell by the wear to the box. Your pretty safe. A KO would have a pristine box.
     
  8. Gnaw

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    That and it doesn't have that Chinese sticker or the blacked out lines under the tech spec.


    Good find man and a great price!
     
  9. vnutz

    vnutz Banned

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    i just got back into tf collecting a little bit before the tf movie came out. i didn't know the knock offs were this serious.

    i just googled about the fake cyclonuses and these are pretty interesting reads to me.
     
  10. Gnaw

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    Beef up on the KO's. You never know

    We have a thread dedicated to KO spotting in the Toyark forum. Look at the stickies.



    Just wait till those KO Devastator giftset, Mirage and Wheeljacks are released. Wheejacks should drop in price like crazy.
     
  11. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    and the sunstreakers! its gonna be a good year for KO's
     
  12. vnutz

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    I really wanted a devastator set too. i don't want to buy a fake..
     
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    Better get buying then.
     
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    so how do you know a fake devastator is coming out? actually i have seen knock off devastator boxes on ebay...
     
  15. Gnaw

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    That KO thread mentioned news of it being released and AgesThreeAndUp said they were getting them in. I think I saw it on their site.
     
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    people who manufacture them showed the upcoming protos on a asian tf forum. mirage, dev, wheeljack are the next ones to get reissued. Dev might come first from the looks of the boxes.
     
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    jeez, i really have to step it up with my research. i don't want to buy a damn giftset that will be worthless in a couple of months.
     
  18. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    How much for your loose one?
     
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    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Vnutz,

    Funny how you said that I was lazy when I asked about selling my collection. Looks like you need to start doing your homework with the MIB tfs you have been buying. Unfortunately, there was some KO transformers that were produced a few years back and cyclonus was one of them. The rumour of a devastator gift set being released is also sounding like its coming true.

    Currently, there are more KO transformers coming out. Most recently for g1s, there was a G1 prime, black g1 prime, tapes, swoop and soon a mirage as well. There are a lot of people who repro boxes and foams/bubbles to sell them as MIB MISB. Good luck with your purchases in the future.
     

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