What's the most you paid, and what was your best deal ever?

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  1. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    So I was speaking to a fellow Transformers fan on Facebook and we got into a conversation about the prices some of these things go for. I'm curious as to see who else paid what for what out there. This thread is intended to let other collectors know how the "big boys" do things when it comes to "grails." Please do not reply with a "I bought a Grand Max and it cost enough for me to not tell you," because that is lame and nobody cares. I'll start things off.

    What was the most you have ever paid for one figure?

    - I paid $750 cash for a Liokaiser from a member here on the boards.

    What was the greatest deal you ever came across?

    - I managed to grab G1 Scorponok, Black Zarak, & Metrotitan for $700 as a lot @$400/down and $50/week for six weeks; again, from a member here on the boards.

    So, how about you?
     
  2. Transbot90210

    Transbot90210 Banned

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    Most paid just happened. $280 for SDCC Bruticus. (that's with shipping)

    Best deal was Botcon 2007 Games of Deception Boxset for $90.
     
  3. LCDR Blindside

    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    90 bucks, holy crap.

    I'd have to say my most paid has been my Cyberverse hauls, about 50 bucks a piece.

    Best deal? Hmm. I got a Legends Devastator for 30 bucks, and they go for a lot more.
     
  4. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Most: AM Breakdown at $70.

    Least would be:

    Generations:
    Thundercracker
    Kup

    DOTM HA:
    Drag Strip
    Whirl
    Tailpipe
    Half Track
    Thunderhead
    Icepick

    DOTM:
    Topspin
    Laserbeak

    PCC:
    Bombshock
    Crankcase

    SWTF:
    Commander Cody (Turbo Tank)
    Clone Gunner (Republic Fighter Tank)

    At the grand cost of $0.00, all thanks to a glitch back in July 2011 on the Hasbro online site. Made the total price listed as the total discount, thus leaving no price at all. Had I known they would of sent the stuff, I would of got more.
     
  5. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    Not technically one figure, but most I've paid for single product is Maketoys Giant ($360+shipping)
     
  6. Sumner Sturgeon

    Sumner Sturgeon It's not easy being the best~

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    The most I've paid would probably be 70 dollars for an FE Optimus from someone on the boards, while the best deal was the Generations Warpath I found for $8.55 at a TJ Maxx in Florida.
     
  7. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Most paid was for the fans project MISB munitioner and explorer sets for 140.00 , then a MISB 25th anniversary box set of Bruticus for 250.00.

    Best deal I ever got? Still waiting for that one.
     
  8. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    215 for MP Megatron and MP Grimlock, each. Bad move for buying Megatron.

    And 45 bucks for a complete, great condition RID Scourge.
     
  9. UltimusPrime

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    Most $247 for Masterpiece Thundercracker.

    Best Deal complete Henkei Collection for $450 on ebay. Same seller complete Transformers United Collection for $400.
     
  10. jinx23

    jinx23 Wrecker

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    Most ever was this week for tfc Devi On one transaction, although I did drop around $700 last year at a local convention called cybcon

    Best deals:

    For 30 shipped g1 jet fire only missing holster

    For $5 A rotf bruticus

    For $50 complete mp prime 1 and mp skywarp

    For $175

    Generation one:
    1. Complete bruticus
    2. Complete superion and even scattershot box
    3. Complete six shot in box
    4. Complete chromedome
    5. Complete astrotrain
    6. Complete ironhide
    7. Complete and boxed quickswitch
    8. A couple of minibots including warpath
    9. Bombshell
    10. A swoop in box with figure and weapons still in original plastic

    Even more but I can't remember them all

    Transaction 2
    $15 for a complete shockwave (g1), doucon, swindle, and weird wolf body
     
  11. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Banned

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    I've been lucky. Most paid was £70 for warbot Defender.


    Best deal? hmm tricky, I'd have to say MP Grimlock for £42. Good figure at £60, great at £42!
     
  12. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 RLRR LRLL News Staff

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    best deal: either Cybertron Metroplex, TFTM Blackout, TFTM Recon Barricade, and a few other valuable figures for under 100 or the free Cybertron LC Megatron, Galaxy Force Optimus (only missing one wing and planet key), ROTF voyager Ratchet, and Cybertron Downshift (no accessories)

    most paid for one figure: probably 70 for G1 Sixshot. unless you count SDCC Bruticus as one figure in which case he'd be the most i paid for. and if he doesn't count and Alt. Starscream wasn't on sale, it'd be him cause i got him for 20 bucks off
     
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    I don't remember ever paying anything close to $200.00 for anything. Even Amazon Black Prime was cheap. I've never bothered paying the silly prices Takara want to charge for recent Masterpieces since they are usually Overpriced by 60% compared to the true value.

    I did nearly Buy a Clear Prime and all the famimart exclusives for $350.00 though in the end I didn't bother.

    I have lots of Prototypes and Japanese oddities and I think most of them were well under $100.00 each. I just am not in a hurry - I might find those things one day - I might not but that does not mean i'm going to pay $350.00 for a Botcon Pre-Earth Megatron ever.

    I'd rather make my own if I really wanted one.

    I'm guessing Master Blaster did the same as me and got a discount voucher on Grimlock - Yes he's worth 40.00ish - £60.00 probably not.

    Sometimes it's the oddest of things that please me most like when you find Buzzer-bot Coupe and Pedatron at a carboot sale for 50p each. Or a handful of Minicons for a few pence - that is always very pleasing.
     
  14. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    You lie and I will tell you why,

    Most paid: $575 for Hercules (see)
    Best deal: $110 MP Thundercracker, $165 Botcon Alpha Trion
     
  15. Mr. Chaos

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    For a single figure, it would be 32.00 for DOTM Deluxe Soundwave, unless you count Bruticus, then it is currently 60 dollars for him.

    Best deal was 20 dollars for Leader Jetfire
     
  16. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    Most paid: $60 for Amazon Unicron.

    Best deal: ROTF Leader Prime
    Leader Energon Megs (incmplt)
    Deluxe Energon Hot Shot (w/o weapon)
    Deluxe Cyb Hot Shot (w/o gun)
    Cyb Leader Prime (missing missiles)
    TF07 Leader Megs
    TF07 Leader Prime (missing 1 panel)

    All for the small price of $0.00.
     
  17. Mighty.Maximal

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    About being to embarrassed about how much you paid for Fortress Maximus - mine was £30.00+free shipping I managed to arm twist one from a Hasbro rep they had leftover in the warehouse from stock they'd sent to Harrods when I was a little kid.

    I also got a box full of Beast Wars toys from them for free as well some years later in return for doing a radio interview about my collection.

    I'm not sure what I've paid the most for - Vardia Starscream or that Galaxy Force Convoy boxed set maybe I think Brave Maximus was probably over $100.00 neither those other two where that much mind I'm both patient and lucky I guess. I suppose the single greatest purchase is probably if I buy a Botcon compete years set and the bagged stuff all at once. I think my Fractyl and Packrat was only like $40.00 and that was only a couple of years ago. so that counts as a really good buy - and the unreleased Universe 1 stuff I have was only $12.00 each.

    What I regret most not buying was the unreleased last wave of Primus battle Minicons from Hong Kong.
     
  18. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

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    Most paid: $75 - ROTF - Supreme - Devastator

    Best deal: $30 - ROTF - Leader - Jetfire (shipped at that price)
     
  19. Transbot90210

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    The 280 refers to mist overpaid. It's not worth anything near but i wanted those colours. And the box is nice : P

    Herc was individual bots. But i did just spend $375 on Giant today.
     
  20. T4mercustomz

    T4mercustomz Genus time! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Most I've paid is 200 for the botcon Shattered glass g2 prime/kick-off set
     

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