Vintage G1 MSRPs?

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  1. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    I know the prices weren't as uniform as they are now, but anyone have a list of MSRPs for the G1 figures? At least some of the more mainstream ones (leaders, Soundwave, Seekers, combiners, etc).

    Just curious, I wonder what they were.
     
  2. Arkvander

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    I can tell you some of them based on the price stickers on G1 figures:

    Autobot Cars - Kay Bee Toys - $10.99 or $12.99 (depending on the year)
    Decepticon Jets - Rose's - $12.97
    Triple Changers - Toys R Us - $10.99
    Triple Changers - Kay Bee Toys - $11.99

    That's all I've got. May not be completely accurate since these are basically just the sticker prices from different stores but hopefully it is a starting point.
     
  3. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    It's funny that the prices seemingly stayed the same but back then I think these were the equivalent of 20 to 25 dollars a figure. Yeah mini bots and go-bots were cheaper and yeah I got those but being poor as a kid meant not a lot of the bigger figures. Now even the poor can afford a bigger figure. So in all it seems hasbro has lowered prices over the years if you included inflation.

    BTW the resource section of tfw has some prices.
     
  4. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    I checked soem of my MIB and here is what I got

    Shockwave: Reference price $22.95 store sold for $19:95
    Ravage and Rumble: $6.97
    Insectacons: $6.49
    Perceptor: $16.99
    Broadside: $10:88
    Joyride: $13:89
    Scattershot: $9.97
    Punch: Reference price $14:49

    to name a few.
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    The old toy catalogs are a good resource, although a bit higher than Target and K-Mart were back in the day:
    Thread's a good read!
     

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