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2006-08-07, 10:36 PM
Hi every1. i just joined this site today, i have been following it for a while, but decided to join as i need some help. by the way its an excellent site.

Well my question is: i went to a car boot on sunday, and low and behold, i found a stall selling some annuals( there was only 5-6), and i happened to notice 2 transformers annuals, so i asked how much they were and he sold them to me for 50p(50pence) each.
they were the Transformers 1985 Annual UK, and the Transformers: The Complete Works-Part 1. i dont know what you guys think, but i went onto a site and it says that these are worth quite a bit if in mint condition, which these are, and i was wondering if any of you know where i can sell them.

Please any help would be appreciated, as i can't really keep em, cos my kids will ruin em. thanx for all your help(if you can);)

i've just double checked the rules ,and ive realised i havent introduced myself properly, so here goes. i'm from burnley, england, although im originally from belfast, northern ireland, and im 29 years old. im a real gamin enthusiast, with about 15 consoles, and love playin online. im married with 2 kids, 1 of which is only a few months old, and my first with me wife. started collecting old stuff from when i was a kid(includin computers, toys etc), just mad about everythin from when i was a nipper really.

2006-08-07, 11:37 PM
The obvious route to take is Ebay:



I don't think they're worth much; I see them at boot sales all the time.

Anyway----> welcome! . Oh and I'm a bit of a retro gamer myself. :)

2006-08-07, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by juicyd
i went onto a site and it says that these are worth quite a bit if in mint condition They're not -- most fail to reach the original cover price on eBay, despite a lot of the material not being reprinted by Titan Books. It may partly be to do with most Americans (the prime audience for UK stuff) not being entirely aware that they exist and the cost of international shipping being high. Most do contain some decent strips, and they're nice to have for anyone who collects the comics.

If there's a sci-fi club in the area, it might be worth asking if anyone collects, or you may strike lucky and find a local comics shop who'll be interested in trying to sell them on (usually at silly prices considering how relatively common the things are, and they'll tend to end up in said comic shop's sale box a while later...)

If you feel like keeping them until next summer, you could take them along to a convention if you're local to one at the time. There are a couple, AutoAssembly (http://autoassembly.org.uk/) and Transforce (http://transforce.org.uk/).

Welcome to the board.

2006-08-08, 01:44 PM
hi again. thanx for the info peeps. i guess i mite as well let the kids ave em then.lol. so how do i get me hands on some proper stuff then. i mean, old toys etc? don't fancy ebay, so any specialist sites you's know of?

2006-08-08, 03:19 PM
Is a boot sale the same as a Flea market or a yard sale?

2006-08-08, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by exodus42
Is a boot sale the same as a Flea market or a yard sale?

People congregate to a field with a load of stuff in the boot* of their car. They then sell it out of the back. You normally need to pay for a patch at one.

* - trunk? The bit at the back.

2006-08-08, 05:18 PM

eBay is generally quite good for TFs, though...

2006-08-09, 12:07 AM
thats the only problem, though ebay is a good site for buying collectable stuff, you're not guaranteed the product is in good a nick as it says it was. i need somewhere, "legitimate", that can guarantee a proper item is as good as it says it is. any info would be nice.

2006-08-09, 12:12 AM
Buy boxed. No, seriously... if you find someone clearing out stock remnants of the US or Japanese reissues, you'll pay about the same as loose originals in good shape tend to go for... as with everything else on eBay, it's just a question of patience and spotting stuff that comes up at reasonable prices.

By now, many online stores have sold out of the stuff that was re-released over the last few years, although you could try BigBadToyStore, JRSToyworld, etc. Most are in the US, or for imports further afield there are places such as HobbyLinkJapan.

2006-08-09, 02:45 AM
nice one , thanx for the help. ill check em out now