The “Best” $30 I ever spent!

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  1. Leemon

    Leemon Yar, spare sum fuel mate?

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    The Best $30 I ever spent!

    I work at a casino, and last week my boss told me that one of the Pit Bosses learned I sometimes draw pictures of Transformers in the office at night when we are closed. He wondered if I might be interested in buying a box of Transformers that his girlfriend wanted to get rid of. It seems her brother had moved away, did not take them with him when he went and had no interest in getting them back.

    Since there were so few of them (fifteen to be exact) she did not want to bother with selling them on Ebay. Since she only wanted $30 for the whole lot, I told him to bring them to the boat and if I like what I saw I’d buy them. Truth was, I only expected to find Autobot Mini-bots, Decepticon cassettes, Throttlebots, and etc, etc. You know nothing big.

    The truth is, most of it was small stuff; broken Aerialbots and Stunticons. But, there was one thing that made the whole group more than worth it. Here’s the list:

    A few misc. weapons (there are some I can’t identify)
    Silver bolt (with everything to make Superion)
    Air Raid (with it’s head broken and stuck in Silver’s shoulder, and missing his weapons)
    Fireflight (missing his weapons)
    Sky Dive (missing his weapons)
    Motor Master (has Menasor’s head, chest, and waist. But missing all weapons)
    Brakedown (missing his weapons)
    Wild Rider (missing his weapons)
    Dead End (missing his weapons)
    Drag Strip (missing his weapons)
    Ramjet (missing a hand)
    Wave Rider and his Pretender Shell (missing his weapons)
    Hot Rod (complete)
    Getaway (with out his weapon or Nebulan)
    Power dasher (Was this a mail in points deal? I don’t remember.)
    And, G1 METROPLEX!!!! (missing only the shoulder antenna & the tower top.


    Can you believe it? One of my… GRAILS!!! AND, IT WAS $2.00 TOO!!!! (When you divide $30 by 15, that is.)

    Well, two if you count Menasor. I only had Brakedown of the Stunticons prior to last night. But, I figure if I dye the feet and hands from the less than complete Superion, I can use them for Menasor.



    I’m soooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!


    P.S.: I didn’t realize how tiny Motor Master is.


    P.S.S.: I’m not so happy now, imageshack’s been F***’in with my pics, again.
     
  2. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    You got all that for $30?! Freakin awesome! I wish I could get that lucky. :thumb 

    Regarding the parts, I know the orange weapons go to Technobot Afterburner, the yellow weapons go to Technobot Nosecone, and the black ones I'm not too sure of.

    Again, congrats on such a great day!

    Here are some links where you may be able to get those parts you want:

    http://www.transformerland.com/

    http://wheeljackslab.com/
     
  3. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    I see lots of fun stuff in that lot... way to go :) 
     
  4. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    The black ones look like Bruticus' guns

    Also, grats on all that. It's one hell of a deal.
     
  5. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    "Oh, and can anyone identify the unknown weapons I’ve numbered 1 - 6?"
    I believe the orange and yellow bits are for Computron members.
     
  6. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Nice haul, but I don't think you know what quotation marks mean.

    Your title actually implies that this is the WORST $30 you ever spent.
     
  7. cbff

    cbff Destroyer of Botcon

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    Yep, the black guns are from Swindle.
     
  8. Powersa

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    agreed. congrats though.
     
  9. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    1, 2, and 4 are from Technobot Afterburner.
    3 and 6 are from Technobot Nosecone.
    5, as covered, are from Swindle.
     
  10. bouncing boy77

    bouncing boy77 Syntax Error

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    wow, that really is $30 well spent! congrats!
     
  11. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    The accessories (combiner pieces, weapons, hot rod's guns, metroplex's parts) make that a very cost efficient and SWEET haul!
     
  12. Liokaiser

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    :rock  Wow...those look to be in very nice condition. Very nice haul indeed.
     
  13. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    I would love to have G1 Metroplex...props on the nice haul... :thumb 
     
  14. BaronV

    BaronV MonsterOfTheWeek.com

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    Good deal, how come Metroplex's hand's and gun isn't shown, did those come with this?
     
  15. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Awesome...wish I could get deals like that!
     
  16. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    On the 4th picture a pair of Metroplex's hands are shown to the right + his red guns.
     
  17. Chaos Prime

    Chaos Prime Combaticon

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    Not a bad haul. Good job!
     
  18. GladiatorPrime

    GladiatorPrime working on Rampage P2-V2

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    I HATE YOU!!!!!..........naw just kidding, your alright!


    Nice haul thou!
     
  19. Kid Icarus

    Kid Icarus Castlevaniac

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    Yeah, really. :lolol 

    I'm so glad I didn't open up this thread to find pictures of you and a discount "lady of the evening" in flagrante delicto.

    :redface2: 

    In all seriousness, that is one amazing haul for the price. Some of the parts in the pictures almost go for the amount specified, and not necessarily by the handful, either. Glad you found one of your grails, too!! Before you go painting those Superion feet, try the JE if you're needing a few Menasor pieces. Shouldn't be too difficult to track them down one or two at a time. Ooh, just noticed the Red Alert weapons too...maybe you can trade around here for the parts you need.

    Congrats again on a sweet haul!!


    -Pit-
     
  20. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Congrats!
     

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