Transformers buying advice plz

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  1. Scooby.Smokescreen

    Scooby.Smokescreen Well-Known Member

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    Complete noob question regarding purchasing a couple of Transformers.

    I'd like to purchase Optimus Prime and Megatron but I'd like them in the book type packaging - I'm sorry I don't know the exact terms for each release etc.

    I guess its an ebay only job for these things but I was wondering what sort of price I should pay for them pounds/dollars/whatever.

    My current collection consists of Smokescreen the Impreza Rally Car :) 

    Many thanks :) 
     
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    They're generally refered to as TFC Megatron/ TFC Optimus, or TFC convoy - Convoy being the name of Prime in Japan.




    A Sealed Megatron runs about $100, and a Sealed Prime about $150

    Due to G1 nostalgia being what it is, sometimes those prices can go higher.......


    It's not that hard to get either opened for a bit less though.


    Reissues of Prime and Megatron down to line, to cash in with the movie are not impossible.Whilst they'd cost less, they may lack some of the items included in the bookstyle versions.
     
  3. Scooby.Smokescreen

    Scooby.Smokescreen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply :) 

    I'd really like the book-style ones as they look more like collectables rather than toys. I want to get Optimus and Megatron first but would like to collect more.

    The prices are going up already. I looked at them a while back and then they were about $150 (£70ish) for the pair. I assume the movie is upping the prices. Guess I'm a little late for the bargains.

    Do you know how many of them were released in this book form? I notice they all have a number and some seem more easier to find than others.

    Have the DVD box set on its way at the moment :) 
     
  4. rare candy

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    the numbers that were released so far in the TFC line are 0 thru 21
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Don't hold your breath on a Megatron reissue - unless Takara Tomy do one down the line he won't get a reissue. The only way for Hasbro to release him would be to make him all neon orange or similarly bright colours - and therefore they don't want to release him because he wouldn't be Megatron. The Takara one is the best release because of his numerous extras (mace), but as he came out a while back there aren't many about but the demand is still very much there!
    Prime at the very least might see some sort of reissue shortly - but there is no telling just what format he may take.
     
  6. Orodruin

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    I'd expect them to be more expensive than that. I paid $180 for my sealed #0 Prime, and haven't gotten a Megatron yet. Usually seems to go for around $150 though.

    The full line is-
    0 Optimus Prime
    1 Jazz
    2 Prowl
    3 Skids
    4 Tracks
    5 Smokescreen
    6 Megatron
    7 Sideswipe
    8 Inferno
    9 Starscream
    10 Soundwave
    11 Astrotrain
    12 Minibots
    13 Hot Rot
    14 Hound
    15 Stepper
    16 Insecticons
    17 Blitzwing
    18 Soundblaster
    19 Perceptor
    20 Kup and Wheelie
    21 Blaster
     
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    May I also suggest the THS02 Prime if you like collectable items? The first wave sold out straight away, but you can pick him up for $45 or thereabouts at the moment. He's a thing of beauty.
     
  8. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    But THS-02 truck modes is a total trash. Luckily they included a trailer with roller. But his truck mode is a total TRASH.
     
  9. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    :throw  unforgivable typo! :p 
     
  10. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol  Whoops.


    THS-02 is awesome. Yeah the truck mode is lacking, but so what? He's got that awesome stand and jetpack so you can pose him in flight. Well worth it.
     
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    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    For something that costs about $50-60, I want it to have both (or all) modes to be on par with the price. THS-02 has a craptacular truck mode. And from now on I will be ending all my post with that, just like Rome senator with "Carthage must be destroyed!" :p 
     
  12. Scooby.Smokescreen

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    Can't believe the cost of these TFC transformers! Ebay prices for Soundwave are running at $100+. Was going to start with the sound boys first (Soundwave, Soundblaster and Blaster).

    If I get any I'm going to have to make sure my GF doesn't see what they cost!!! :) 

    Also, Transformers Alternators - Am I right that there are 5 Subaru transformers? Blue WRC colours, Red WRC style, a silver WRX and a Black WRX?
     
  13. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Only three,
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    why is it soundblaster cost so much $$$ bbts $119?
     
  15. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    It must be the gremlins. They always f*ck something up.
     

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