Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Golden Age, Mar 15, 2006.
Can anyone tell me what a fair price / going rate for a Misb G1 Grimlock?
ebay item #6041985506
"Transformers Autobot Dinobot Commander Grimlock MISB!!!"
hhmm. is that a normal price or one that got out of hand?
I'd say that's normal. I've seen Grimlock go for $950.
Ya that price isnt really suprising, he goes for a pretty penny thats for sure. So I would say that's pretty typical for a MISB one.
Even boxed he's still pretty high
I honestly think a reissue is on the way, so hold tight. : T
The best thing about that is the $12.89 price tag that's still firmly attached.
Oh...what I wouldn't do for a cashed paycheck and a time machine.
according to an inflation calculator,
"What cost $12.99 in 1985 would cost $23.05 in 2005."
1985 Grimlock is like buying a 2005 Cybertron Ultra ... almost
I'd say your gonna be looking at that price or higher, as It's pretty rare to find a MISB Grimlock...I've only seen a few over the years on ebay.
I could have had one for less than $400 a few months ago. It seems that all of the '84 and '85 MISB TFs have exploded in recent months, coinciding with the uncertainty of future Takara reissues, perhaps?
I would wait for a re-issue.
seems like the entire TF market has exploded in value since Fall of last year.
TFC00 - Convoy
TFC10 - Soundwave
TFC12 - Minibots
are perfect examples.
Even the lame eHobby Hauler is pulling around $90ish on eBay.
The movie probably has people excited. After the movie watch value plummit.
Wow. I didn't realize Grimlock goes for that much. Wish I still had mines MISB.
Not if the movie is actually good and/or the success the studio is hoping for. I'd wager most people...i.e., 'normal' people that aren't into the hobby, people necessary to rope in to make the movie a success...don't even know about the movie yet. Any spike occuring now is likely people already in the fandom (and/or speculators) scrambling to get certain items before the movie and the very likely post-movie spike. Bet on the G1 incarnations of the movie characters to shoot up like the Nasdaq in '99 and hover for a bit before coming back down.
And God help those without Dreadwind if he's in the sequel.
Oh that sucks major. G1 Grimlock MISB is one of my holy grails. I've got a MIB (with bubble) Grimlock, a loose complete one, and a G2 Silver MOC Grimlock in my collection. I am proud of that MOC one since its in G1 color and sealed so I guess I have a MISB, sort of.
Really? I've seen a bunch sit at $40 and not sell. Weird.
It doesn't actually mean its normal - just that some greedy dealer found the right sucker at the right time. There are a *lot* of similar high priced auctions and sells going on right now, and they've been going for months, because those prices simply are not real. G1 american MISB toys shouldn't go over $300, and IMO anyone who pays more for them is doing a disservice to the fandom in general.
In my opinion anyone who pays over $300 has the money to do so, more power to them. It gets to the point where money isn't an issue and getting the figure is most important. Although expensive, whoever bought that will appreciate the toy just like all of us would.
Those figures are 21 years old. For it to remain intact like that, quite rare indeed. In today's collecting world, there are always 2 groups ... openers and MISB'ers. Back then, everyone opened toys.
Yes, more power to them, less to us. Thanks to one or two being able to pay for ridiculous prices, we have to put up with a wave of scalpers and dealers who think they can profit out of anything. Whoever bought that toy surely will appreciate it just like all of us would, but also doesn't give a shit if they're feeding a scalper or if prices for similar products go high and screw everyone else up. If that's beyond one's responsability, I'll leave for anyone who hasn't being able to get their holy grails to decide.
My point is that it's not "normal". It's a very inflated price, and the buyer should have that in mind, even if he's able to pay for it.
I see scaplers as anyone who camps out at a Wal-Mart waiting for Marvel Legends variants to appear ... then unloads on eBay. Scalpers try to turn a profit on something purchased new in 2006 and sold off almost instantly.
Something like an MISB G1 Grimlock can't be easily found. The average person can't get one of these.
If we can't add value to something that's truly rare, then 1969 Mustangs and 1950 Cadillacs should still be $1,000.
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