Rework's Flea Market Finds

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by rework, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    I don't think I've bothered posting any finds this year, other than Facebook. I've still been finding stuff here and there, but really, I don't think that it's been much really exciting. Nothing really going into my collection and not enough to really merit a post. Been a tough year.

    That changed today, at the last flea market of the season. Not much quantity, but maybe the best quality I've ever found at over a decade of doing this:

    G1 Pre-rub Prowl, bubble sealed, tape fell off one side
    Astrotrain, MISB, little crushed on top
    Yellow Pre-rub Cliffjumper, MOSC, bubble a little cracked
    Swerve, MOSC
    Alt Smokescreen MISB
    Emergency MiniCon Team, MOSC
    Runabout, no gun

    1 Convertobots, MOSC
    2 Motobots, MOSC
    1 Capsela Space Link toy, MOSC
    Vintage Orko

    Total cost: About $55

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    Anyone else have any luck?
     
  2. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

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    I wish there I still had flea markets to have the chance at any luck.
     
  3. Cortexitron

    Cortexitron Alternate Reality Patrol

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    Nice finds!! Gotta love those flea market scores...
     
  4. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    Damn,that's some really nice stuff for only $55.

    Our flea market season was done last month already so I now have to wait until May for them to start up again.
     
  5. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    The dude selling those boxed G1s got ripped off when he sold to you...
     
  6. Ikkstakk

    Ikkstakk Well-Known Member

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    I was looking for the Swerve. I think you mean Chase, the Throttlebot.

    Regardless, fantastic finds.
     
  7. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW SpongeBob and TTV's MS 2.0

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    Nice Find,and Is it that Chase not Swerve?
     
  8. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Ah, yes, Chase... Been so long since I've found Throttlebots, I forgot the name!
     
  9. Dachande

    Dachande Janitor. Super Mod TFW2005 Supporter

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    I freakin' hate seeing these threads, mainly out of jealousy. I hit over 100-yard sales and about 10 flea markets this season and didn't find anything even close to this haul. All I found was a boxed Armada Unicron for $30, a bag of half-broken minicons for $2 and an Animated Black Arachnia for a quarter.
     
  10. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Depends on how you look at it. The seller is a guy who cleans out attics and then sells some of it at this market. He doesn't expect for top dollar - he wants to make some money, sell out quick each day (often by 10:00) and go home. He also doesn't have time or interest to look up the value of everything he sells.

    I'm sure he made a fair profit on what the stuff cost him.
     
  11. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    To be fair, it's taken me over 10 years to find this haul!

    I've been doing this since about 1997 and I think this is the 1st time I've found sealed G1 goodness.
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'll give you $100 for the sealed G1s. You're almost doubling your money!
     
  13. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Sorry, I bought those for my collection.
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Rework is the god of flea markets.
     
  15. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Nice work mate. You've worked for these finds, now enjoy 'em.
     
  16. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Make sure to pay TRU 300 dollars when you buy MP Prime :p 
     
  17. Swoop Dogg

    Swoop Dogg Hi Yukio!

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    Awesome find - nice job! It wasn't that great of a year for me either. I found a yard sale where I got a G1 Jetfire (minus armor), Scourge (minus gun), Blurr (minus gun), Blaster (with gun but one atenna on his head was broken off), and Ramhorn (minus weapons) for $30. That was my "best" find of the year.
     
  18. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Huh? He's not worth that much...
     
  19. gabumon

    gabumon papertoy designer

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    GREAT finds!! I recently found G1 OP Trailer and G1 Blitzwing.... But nothing like what you have here!!
     
  20. Niv3k

    Niv3k 'Fe Li Na'

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    Wait what?