Why is Classics Ratchet so expensive?

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  1. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Seriously, it´s not that great of a mold, and all the ones I see are very expensive. Was it a rare toy or what?
     
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    Flyby33 Well-Known Member

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    He was tough to find when he was new i believe he was a victim of end of the universe line wave. I only ever saw one at retail.
     
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    This.

    End of a line and the want of people to have classics versions of G1 characters.
     
  4. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    People are coming around and realizing how good the toy really is. :D 
     
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    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    For the same reason your looking for one.
    It's the only option for classics ratchet we have.
    Though some people are just settling for prid ratchet
     
  7. BingoBrown

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    Ironically, I was just going through some of my boxes of Transformers today and found Classics/Generations Ratchet still mint in package. Guess I never opened mine.

    But yeah, this one was pretty hard to find when it came out, I know I got mine at retail, but I can't recall where. As a result, probably one of the highest in demand of the Classics line (outside of exclusives like Skywarp).
     
  8. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    HASBRO's version sucks. HENKEI's toy is decent.
     
  9. ThisGuy

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    I got mine for $40 two years ago. Guess I picked a right time to get it.
     
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    Henkei and Universe version both rock. I love all of the Classics figures!
     
  11. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    I asked this question myself a while back. I think it is simply because it is the only Classics representation of the character out there (not including the upcoming iGear figure, of course).
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I was lucky enough to find mine at a store at the end of the line. Never did open it, and ended up selling it recently for like $80.
     
  13. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Classics-styled figures are constantly in demand and both the Universe and Henkei versions of Ratchet were only available for a very brief window.

    I would keep an eye on the situation surrounding iGear's versions of Ratchet and Ironhide. Even if you don't want one, keep following the news on them. As they finally move closer to release, people who do want the iGear versions might try to offload their existing Ratchets and the prices might go down.
     
  14. jestermon

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    Only saw 1 as well love ratchet but had already went through the mess with the ironhide version.

    Also Ratchet is pretty popular even though the mold sucked it was qall the jaggedy edges for me.

    Inferno was also in this wave as well that's why he's so hardf to find too, forgot who else was.
     
  15. Flyby33

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    Hotshot i think was ratchets wave mate and vector prime was infernos dont quote me on vector though im not a 100%. I remember it was a bitch getting hotshot he was another i saw only once.
     
  16. Powersa

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    Only saw once at Target. That wave came out in clearance price @ $8. ROTF was next at the time.

    Happens to toys from the end of line. Pretty much every Spring.
     
  17. jamarmiller

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    My boy is turning 4 soon, I wish the classics line was coming out now, id love to buy him those guys starting in about a year or so. have him live G1 like i did and all. Sucks they are so expensive to track down
     
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    I never saw Ratchet, Ironhide or Inferno in stores. I still need them, but I've decided that I'm going to get the Henkei versions since they (Ratchet/IH) didn't fall victim to blue-face syndrome like the Hasbro ones. Just need to win a lottery first considering how insane the prices have been jacked up.
     
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    Shout out to dominusveritas who just sold me his loose complete fora great deal!
     
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    You know, I really really hate saying it, but Tow-Line does a better job at Ratchet than Ratchet does.
     

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