Masterpieces found...good cost?

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  1. machine74

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    I was in a local comic shop today since I found a Masterpiece Acid Storm (loose) there last time, and unfortunately it was sold. What I did find were the following, apparently new in box:

    MP-2 Ultra Magnus (2005) $75 (White)
    MP-1B Convoy Black Version $75


    Now, I've been looking for the Soundwave with all the cassettes and also one of the seekers...maybe even the masterpiece Prime. These seem to be pretty good deals considering what they're selling for on ebay, 2x or 3x the price even.

    My question is: are these good investments at the price point, and are there any known issues with these or would they be good for a shelf anyway?

    Figured I'd register here and go to the experts.
     
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    don't ever think of a toy as an investment. Get it only if you want it.

    the whole "investment" thing is a roller coaster of surprise and disappointment.
     
  3. machine74

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    Fair enough. Are these considered rare, or some of the better ones? I think they would look sweet next to each other on my shelf.
     
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    Does the black convoy come with a trailer? If so I'd get it if not I'd probally still get it.
     
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    They are the original Masterpiece Optimus Prime repaints. They truly feel like masterpieces, but will look out of scale for your other figures, if you do that. For me, I have always preferred MP-01 vs. MP-10. Cheaper, and looks more faithful to the original design imo.

    BTW, if I were you, I would have bought both of them on the spot.
     
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    I'm considering going back tomorrow and grabbing both of them, and deciding later whether or not to sell. $75 is the going rate at TRU for any Masterpieces, and these were made a while ago. I may just end up setting them up on my shelf.

    To the other poster, they come with cardboard trailers, but I'd leave those alone, just like the figures.

    If I had my druthers, I'd find the following:
    Skywarp/Thundercracker
    Soundwave
    Prime with a trailer

    Can't find those at $75 so may get Acid Storm of the new Orange/White one.
     
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    Hot damn, I'd buy that MP-01B off you if you could sell it to me for that price + the shipping!
     
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    Black Convoy never came with a trailer.
     
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    I would've cried if I'd seen these, since I'm broke.
     
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    why does it matter?

    these things aren't mean't to be "investments" and getting something just because it's "rare" is rather lame.

    most of us are in this because we love the franchise, and enjoy the brand.

    if you want to invest money into something.. transformers shouldn't be it.
     
  11. machine74

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    Cool your jets guy :)  I'm asking if these are good deals for the price. I was saving for Soundwave or a seeker, but the place I found them at may not know what they have. Digging the white Prime.
     
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    IF they are boxed and complete, they are GREAT prices.
     
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    Those are great priced. I'd jump on that


     
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    One of the runs of MP2 had some QC issues. Have a look at it first, if you can.

    $75 each sounds almost too go to be true.. have a look at that MP1B too.
     
  15. machine74

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    I'm going to head back after breezing through a couple TRUs, now that my hunt instincts have been rekindled :)  I think I'll pick both up and do some research.

    What QC issues? No matter, I'll pick them up and just open them up to display.
     
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    I kinda want an mp-01 just to have one. I'd prolly grab at least one of those.
     
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    I saw those same MP figures at That's Entertainment in Worcester earlier today. One of the few items they have that is a good price. They seem to be either under retail or over retail depending on the item.
     
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    I'd have bought them.

    However, the best place to shop for Masterpieces (or any TFs you're looking for, for that matter) is right here on these very boards in the Junkion Exchange. I just recently started on MPs, and I have been able to catch up on what I've missed at great deals. Not only that, but I've been able to meet and deal with some great guys who are a credit to this fandom. There are a lot of annoying things about the TF community, but when it comes down to it, we can help each other out, and personally, I was happy to help a fellow board member pick up the recent TRU Grimlock at cost.

    My latest great deal in Junkion Exchange was picking up MP Skywarp for $40 bucks. I don't care where you go, you can't beat that.
     
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    That is where I bought them :)  Went back and got them yesterday and love the price.
     
  20. machine74

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    I'll definitely have a look at that! Thanks very much.

    In buying these yesterday, I also found:
    MP Grimlock for $75
    Acid Storm for $75
    YOTH Prime for $100