What does Botcon 2005 Ratchet go for these days?

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  1. Mospeada

    Mospeada Since '84

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    I used to really need one for my Classics shelf before Universe Ratchet came out. I thought he might devalue somewhat after that, but now that Universe Ratchet from only 2 years ago goes for 80 bucks, what does Botcon Ratchet go for these days? Haven't seen any on Ebay for a while. I still need one eventually.
     
  2. Autovolt 127

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    I still see some around 300-400 bucks.

    Havign the Energon Towline mold i can see why the Botcon version are extremley desireable, it homages teh G1 Toy but with the heads intact.
     
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    I believe it's an Arm and a Leg for him.
     
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    I was hoping that the release of Universe Ratchet would bring down the price of the '05 Botcon Ratchet but it didn't happen. I managed to snag the Botcon Ironhide for a decent price. I like him so much I couldn't bring myself to even pick up the Universe Ironhide or Ratchet.
     
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    Universe Ratchet may look better in robot mode (as a homage to the cartoon look) but hands down the 05 Botcon version is a better homage to the original toy design (with an actual head as someone else mentioned).

    I'm still surprised that the Universe/Henkei Ratchets and Ironhides have started to uptick in value. But it is what it is.
     
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    I almost feel that the Energon Inferno/Roadblock mold would've made for a better Botcon Ironhide. The Towline mold is great for Ratchet, but I've always wanted something different for Ironhide. I guess I'm one of the few guys out there that doesn't think they should be sharing slight variations of the same mold.
     
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    That's crazy Bay-movie talk. For G1 homages they shoudl be the same. :p 
     
  8. Dinobots Rule

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    i believe the last open one sold for under 300 (could be wrong) . a sealed in bag sat on ebay with a buy it now for a long time at 400.
     
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    I bought mine for about $200 a few months ago
     
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    I like a little variety.
     
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    Same, he's gone down big time (thank god).
     
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    It would be a helluva lot cheaper buying Two Energon Towline and customizing both as Ratchet and Ironhide.
     
  13. Anguirus

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    Too much.

    There's no way to get a G1-looking Iron/Ratchet with a head for a decent price. IGear is about to clean up with their release.
     
  14. Mospeada

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    200 is still pretty steep, but certainly beats 400.
     
  15. Automorpher

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    Might still need him eventually...

    After getting my Botcon '05 Descent Into Evil Boxset, that is. :D 
     
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    Me too. It is an absolutely dreadful mould.
     
  17. Autovolt 127

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    Oh lord yes.

    I got lucky with Ratchet i saw him once at at Wal-Mart in the US and never again since.

    If they weren't the charecters they were, no one would honestly have them.
     

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