The Generation One Toys Appreciation Thread!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. UndertakerPrime

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    I just realized I looked through my price tags but I forgot to report what I found.
    I checked at all my G1 cardbacks, and it turns out there wasn't a CVS one after all. I did see 2 or 3 that were generic tags with no identifying marks.

    Overall, it was interesting how many different places the tags came from, which is what happens when you're a kid from the US who spent part of your childhood in Europe. The breakdown went like this:
    About half were from Kay-Bee (USA)
    A few from TRU (USA)
    The Technobots from Harrod's in London
    Quite a few from Ringo, which is a toy chain in Norway
    One from a hardware store (I'm pretty sure my Constructicons came from a hardware store too, but they didn't have price tags on them)
    The aforementioned 2-3 generic tags
    The rest had a variety of German tags, with prices in Deutsche Marks
     
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    Sad day. I managed to find a G1 Wheeljack box in excellent shape, but as I opened the package, the seller had flattened it down and put a solid white crease along every edge of the box :(  I'll return it but I'm just sad that I won't have a Wheeljack box.
     
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    That really sucks.
     
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    As it was advertised

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    As I got it :( 

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    Morning folks!

    I did a little write-up with some pics of the G1 Autobot Targetmasters - link is in my sig below if you're interested. :) 

    Also worth checking out my vintage review of 2018 for more G1 goodness. Link also below!

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    Not sure how many of you actually care about this, but I found it interesting so I guess we'll see haha. If any of you saw my post from a few days back, you'll remember that I received a G1 Wheeljack box that got crushed in shipping. Well at first I had planned on sending the box back, but then I realized I had an opportunity. Why not try an attempt at a restoration? I know box restorations are not common and I'm sure to many of you it could even be considered disgraceful and I should just keep in its current state. I had a feeling however that if I sent the box back to the seller, he might just throw it away and I could not let that happen to any G1 box, especially one that belongs to Wheeljack. One quick and cheap restoration later, here are my results.

    Before

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    After

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    The deep white crease along the top is completely gone!

    While it's not perfect, I can now consider the box displayable for my collection! I honestly find it amazing just how hard it is to tell the difference from this and a completely mint box. It looks like i've done nothing to it. I'm blown away to be honest. I hope this isn't considered sacrilege to you guys, please don't hate me haha
     
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    So how did you achieve this? I've got a box I wouldn't mind trying this on :D 
     
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  18. KylerWilmoth

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    I think I might make a thread on how I did it when I get home. I’ll leave it open so everyone can comment their box repair tips. Should be useful information
     
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  19. Motor_Master

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    A word to the wise to anyone that wins an auction for a nice empty box like that ALWAYS tell the seller to not flatten it when they ship it, even offer to pay extra for shipping if necessary. That way if they do flatten it for shipping, you'll have a much better case to get your money back.

    KylerWilmoth - When you get that thread up post a link, I'd love to see how you cleaned up that Wheeljack box.
     
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