Why is the TF07 Fracture so expensive?

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  1. Sideways77

    Sideways77 oh shoogah

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    When the first movie's toyline was ending, some Wal-Mart exclusives were released. All were repaints, but one sold out the most. That was the Classics Mirage repaint, Fracture. Fracture was a Go-Bots Crasher homage in painting and alt-mode.

    But why is she so expensive? On eBay, she's around 50 dollars. Any answer for this odd situation?
     
  2. Bountyan

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    Probably the same reason you want it + being an exclusive.
     
  3. Fallout

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    go-bots homage, exclusive, and it's a mold widely agreed upon as a ridiculously good mold.
     
  4. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

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    dude there is one for $25 on ebay right now, how is that expensive? and I didn't know she was a girl... I'm gonna have to get one of these one day.
     
  5. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    yep, got her, mirage and the dragstrip which share the mold. Funny thing is that mirage was on clearance for $3, and dragstrip I found at marshalls for $10
     
  6. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I remember selling mine during ROTF for $10 lol
     
  7. Warpshard

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    They want it because she has the most articulated classics mold in the world. Also, she is a homage to an underrated character. The fandom eats that stuff up.
     
  8. Composite Ghost

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    Try to wait for an auction or a lower buy it now. You can definitely get her for less than $50. Maybe even less than $25. But for a popular discontinued Transformer, I don't think $25 is a bad price.
     
  9. seali_me

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    Got one for 12$ MISB almost more than year after it came out.
     
  10. jinx23

    jinx23 Wrecker

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    I got lucky and got one from the b/s/t for 10
     
  11. Timesynch

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    Pretty much all the reasons explained. (If you keep the front spoiler on her waist, it does make the mold a tad more feminine appearance by giving the impression of wider hips. I gave an extra chrome spoiler gun to her along with the FP G3 trailer shoulder cannon.)

    I have Henkei Mirage, TFTM Fracture (got her for around $25 on eBay), and Universe Dragstrip. Henkei Mirage is great with tight joints and nice paint apps. TFTM Fracture has similarly tight joints and her paint is adequate (some sloppy apps here and there but good deco). Of the three, my least favorite is Universe Dragstrip (gummy/sloppy paint apps, plus his joints are a bit loose, especially the leg areas; and this is a legit figure I got from BBTS, not a KO).

    Fracture's a great mold and looks cool next to the TFCC Run twins. (Dragstrip I stuck into my main TFP display in the hopes Takara gives us the rest of the Stunticons like AM Stunticon Wildrider.)
     
  12. UndertakerPrime

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    Wow, I had no idea Fracture/Crasher was that popular, but I can definitely see why. Good mold, cool color scheme, and based on what is arguably the most memorable character from the Gobots cartoon. IMO, memorable because she was DIFFERENT from most cookie-cutter characters in cartoons at the time: a female who is completely evil and is absolutely bat-s**t crazy. A lot of the credit for that goes to her voice actor (Marilyn Lightstone) who gave her that maniacal laugh.
     
  13. Kylehudson14

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    B/c shes a girl? :D 
     
  14. seali_me

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    I thought crasher was a lady boy.

    That voice just doesn't click at all.
     
  15. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i bought Fracture because at the time, Classics Mirage was selling for psycho-sick $$$$.

    and in an odd turn of events i now have 2 Fracture figures.
    one is loose on my shelf, the other is MOC and happily hanging on the wall.
     
  16. Mind2wipe

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    You just need to search nad wait, it is expensive. I got mine for 20 pounds but it was loose without instructions from UK ebay. But figure itself is very cool, all joints tight. Painjob could be better tho.

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  17. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    A quick completed items search indicated it's more like 25-30? but the amount of arm-chancing, blatantly opportunistic overpricing, on eBay has gotten out of hand.
     
  18. LeTigre

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    Just be aware that that this figure (like every one of the rest of figures from that mold) have been KO'd.
     
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    Ya, but you have access to the brown man's discount. ;P
     

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