Yellowed loose Minerva for $600???

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  1. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I came across this auction and was man! this guy wants $600 for a Yellowed loose Minerva? I figured nobody would bid as most of these Singapore sellers are known for putting crazy tags on things and I thought this was a total ripp. Well I get up and am looking through my watch list and there was a bidder? What do you guys about the price? As I know some Jap stuff is getting hard to find but this I think is more of a mint boxed price?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=120251244689&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=002
     
  2. Crobot91

    Crobot91 Daddy has lots of TFs...

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    Hey, I'm a sucker for Masterforce stuff, lol... :D 

    Yeah, I agree it was too expensive but I don't feel like searching for her anymore (time is money IMO). In addition, I had made a couple of good sales lately via these boards (i.e. good profits), and decided that I wanted to use up some existing paypal funds towards Minerva to finish up my Japanese collection.

    So, yeah, I'm crazy, but for a good cause. lol...
     
  3. RoboticPlanet

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    Nice score man. More than I would (could) pay for one, and the yellowing isn't really that bad. I'd dub it more "off-white" than yellowed. You don't see that figure often, no matter the condition.
     
  4. shibamura_prime

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    Even with the yellowing, it's not a bad piece at all. Though, yeah the price is really steep IMO. I paid a little over $300 for one almost bone white with unapplied stickers, paperwork, box and foam. But that was a two or three years ago. I dunno, has demand gone up that much for her since then...?
     
  5. Hotspot17

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    Yeah, it's just an off white. Not yellow at all. Though for that price you can find a boxed one. But then again, it's been a long long time since I seen one for auction. So maybe it's not too far off.
     
  6. Orion P

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    This isn't a bad piece at all, like hotspot said it's off white. The price is over the top but, all the Japanese exclusive stuff has gone up in demand. People are paying over a thousand bucks for a liokaiser giftset, over 1200 bucks for a big powered giftset, and like a thousand bucks for a dinoking giftset.
     
  7. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    WOW i had no clue she sold for that
     
  8. ninety

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    Very nice score man, I'd have got her had I seen her in time. As you say she takes time to find, and whilst I enjoy the hunt for a toy, there's only so much searching you can do.
    Paypal money isn't real anyway! :lol 

    She's only a wee bit yellowish, and looks in great shape otherwise, applying my own stickers can be a dealbreaker/sealer for me, so I'm a bit jealous (I'm looking at her SCF wistfully, dreaming of Malach's AFA one).

    MASTAH-FORCE!
     
  9. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    :lol 
    Before, I told myself I wouldn't get her. But after seeing Masterforce and running around the house scream "MASTAH-FORCE!", I had to get her.
     
  10. Liokaiser

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    I'm wishing I bought the one Tom had for $200.00. :( 
     
  11. ninety

    ninety NERDS!!

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    I thought I wouldn't be the only one :lol 

    Check out this thread: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=174802

    I have Master Braces to wear whilst annoying the neighbours with shouts of 'TOH-RANSFORM, GOD ON' 'MASTAH-FORCE' :crazy: 
     
  12. Crobot91

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    The AFA version that Malach Ra has on eBay kept tempting me too :drool: ; thank God I can ignore it now :D ... MASTAH-FORCE to you folks too! ;) 
     
  13. Hotspot17

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    Yeah, I actually saw those a long time ago. I almost brought a set but decided that it would be better spent on a real toy. Actually, I got my Minerva MIB from Malach Ra like 2 years ago.
     
  14. evil ivotron

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    Good catch Crobot. If it wasn't you... it would have been me.
     
  15. Yigal

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    This is getting ridiculos.

    tom sold a loose one for $200

    Last year a MIB sold on Ebay for $320

    Than Anglo sold a MIB for $720

    and now we see a loose one for $600????

    I guess it's not gonna take long before Malach Ra is going to sell his Afa one for $2700.
     
  16. Primeconvoy1

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    So, I guess the one I bought MISB a few years ago for $65.00 wasn't a bad deal. :D 

    Nice score, btw! :) 
     
  17. Liokaiser

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    ^Lucky punk. Hehehe j/k.
     

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