What's the word on Recon Barricade?

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  1. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    Is he rare? Does he go for some $$$? I'm really curious.

    I picked one up today. Everywhere has been completely sold out. In stores, online, everywhere. So I finally come across one and pick it up. but honestly, it doesn't look that great a figure. I'm really wondering if I should keep it. I probably will unless I can get around $20 for it but they don't seem to be going for that at all. Heck, all the eBay auctions don't have any bids.

    So any info in making my decision would help.
     
  2. Reeds

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    I still see him from time to time. I don't think he's rare at all, just a little popular. On ebay, he doesn't seem to garner much interest from buyers either. Just do a 'recon barricade' search on ebay and the list tells the story.
     
  3. SharkyMcShark

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    He's not rarer than any of the other non movie toys in his wave (dropkick etc).

    Personally I'd recommend opening him and enjoying the figure instead of trying to spin some cash out of him, but that's just me
     
  4. TJOmega

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    It's only rare because it's brand new, I'm just now seeing him in this area myself. Not interesting me all that much, personally. But it's just like any figure, expensive now but it'll saturate areas soon enough.
     
  5. bhaalistik

    bhaalistik Shockwave's Love-child

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    I can almost guarantee you will not get 20.00 for it. It's a somewhat hard to find fig, but not one that commands a 20.00 price tag...heck you would be lucky to get that for Concept BB nowadays.

    ...and on a humorous note, recon Barricade has been dubbed "mall security Barricade" in some circles :lol 

    I forget who coined that one, but thought it was damn funny when I read it.
     
  6. TenScaryMonkeys

    TenScaryMonkeys Can You Believe How Great These Pants Look?

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    Rent-a-cade's a so-so repaint of a completely average toy. I wouldn't expect to make enough to retire on, if I were you.
     
  7. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    he's awesome as hell if you put the whistle lights in his lightbar though!
     
  8. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    He's a store exclusive here in the UK. Meaning that my Woolworths will have finally shifted the protoforms to get him clogging the place up instead.

    Not one I'm much interested in either, actually. I got the first one and I'm happy enough with that one.
     
  9. bugmenot

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    Rare? Around here the stores can't give him away.
     
  10. Ironhide2005

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    Hes just rare now because christmas is coming up soon and parents are getting the gifts early so bassically if you want to sell it on amazon or something know whould be a good time but don't charge 20.00 maybe 15.00?
     
  11. ckhtiger

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    where I live, the local walmart has 18 cases of movie deluxes from the newest wave just sitting on top of a shelf, so I'm not one to make comments on rarity, but I could surely get one if I wanted...
     
  12. Chosen

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    The odd colors seem to work a little better for Recon Barry in robot mode than that bad alt mode.

    For a while I assume he was popular as a substitute for the normal version (being rare during the drought and all) and one of the only Deluxe repaints of a movie character at the time (the other being Jazz). You're not going to make a profit on him, especially not now.
     
  13. Wreckgar

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    Cool. Thanks for the comments. Like I said, I'll probably keep him. Around here, I have never seen one. Ever. This is the first and it was just strange that a repaint like that is impossible to find. But if he's plentiful in other areas, that just brings the question of how many scalpers I have here or if the stores have the old cases in back.
     
  14. Autovolt 127

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    Recon Barricade isn't really worth that much.Saw alot of them at TRU.
     
  15. bhaalistik

    bhaalistik Shockwave's Love-child

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    Hmmm...the whistle lights are red and blue. Doesn't recon-Barricade have dual blues?
    Would like to see pics if someone soldered another blue to the whistle light and installed it!
     
  16. Gears

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    That toy looks like ass.
     
  17. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    while i dont agree with this statement completely, i have to say recon barricade does have resemblance to buttocks. its the grey plastic, ugh.
     
  18. Deceptichage

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    I had posted this some time back in Jin's thread about his light mod. Sorry for the crappy pic.

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  19. wheeljaxx

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    hee looks like poo. no paint apps on the back window make it even worse. hes been out a while here, and there are still some left from the first cases that showed up weeks ago. however, here, BB is still in high demand, and even though at one point he was shelf warming, i guess there is a new found want of him. i was lucky enough to pick up an extra one incase anybody had a hard time finding one over xmas.... so i'm in a position to help someone out.
     
  20. Bryan

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    He's a pretty weak repaint. Just not a lot of thought put into it, which is a shame. It's a pretty cool mold, except for the odd choices for articulation.
     

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