What is the most expensive Transformer you own?

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What is the most expensive Transformer you own?

Post by Ackula » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:22 pm

I'm just curious, and thought this might be a fun thread. What is the most money you have ever spent on a Transformer, and which Transformer was it?

I'm pretty cheap...so for me it was Armada Unicron, which actually my wife bought me this last Xmas for $68. Coming in at second is Cybertron Galvatron at $58.
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Post by Denyer » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:38 pm

That I actually paid for, rather than grew up with? Individually nothing much... have a set of Dinobots and a few Binaltechs/Alternators.

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Post by Ackula » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:55 pm

Originally posted by Denyer
That I actually paid for, rather than grew up with? Individually nothing much... have a set of Dinobots and a few Binaltechs/Alternators.


Hmmmm.. I suppose we could make this also what we grew up with that was most expensive. Which in that case I'm not sure on my part..I know I had Trypticon and Metroplex...but I have no idea what my parents paid for those back in the day. Anyone know what retail prices were on G1 back when they came out?
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Post by RID Scourge » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:05 pm

Maybe Scorponok? I dunno. I don't really follow prices, these days. He's the one I've spent the most money on, even if you don't count that butthole from ebay, who scammed me on the first Scorponok I won).

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Post by Target » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:42 pm

I've splashed out £36 for a Soundwave and 2 cassetts..I think that's around $70 US.
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Post by Tetsuro » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:08 pm

MP-4. Costed almost $200 US for me.

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Post by Jaynz » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:22 pm

Hmm... of what's LEFT? Probably Classics Jetfire. Of course, my collection has been severely pruned over the years. My most expensive piece EVAR was G1 Scorponok.

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Post by another tf fan » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:00 pm

DVD Masterpiece Prime. I bought him at toys R us and was charged 89.99 + tax for the privilage.
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Post by Justin » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:13 pm

Most expensive ever: 20th Ann. Prime - $45, Second most expensive Takara Jazz Reissue- $35

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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:51 pm

uhm...Brave Max (RiD - knockoff) was about £120 after import tax

In terms of sell-on value, probably European Overlord.
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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:31 pm

Jetfire was somewhere between £50 and £70, which is about twice as much as I've paid for anything else... A real case of "I really want that". I think after that it was the Prowl & Soundwave reissues for about £30. I'm a jammy ****er, overall, though, fluking all sorts for less than they were going for at the time... I did pay £150 for a bunch of about 30 figures about five years ago, but got that back on three or four of them.

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Post by Civ » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:49 pm

The most expensive one I ever bought? A vintage, near-minty, near-complete, G1, all-plastic Predaking for $400 about 3 or 4 weeks before the metal reissue was announced. Words could not describe how pissed off I was.

The one that's worth the most? Probably my MIB G1 Reflector, which I was told is worth about $600 and I got it for $150.

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Post by Knightdramon » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:49 am

Most expensive transformer is a tie between MP Starscream-Mp Convoy, with Kiss Convoy coming a close second. Most expensive item in my collection would have to be PG Strike, for now.
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Post by lfitz » Tue May 29, 2007 10:55 pm

600 FOR A BLACK ZARAK

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Post by Mirage » Tue May 29, 2007 11:15 pm

hmmm, where do i start? well, i paid like £450 for a blue bluestreak, but being a diaclone i guess that doesn't count, so, let's see, £420 for raiden, but, all six were individual so, i guess that won't count either so it looks like it was prob fortress maximus which was about £350. geez, i spend waaay too much, i need a life or something. do i really think i can impress the ladies with this????

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Post by Tetsuro » Tue May 29, 2007 11:17 pm

No.

You can, however, impress the ladies with the latest Nokia Communicator. Which costs about as much.

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Post by AndyTurnbull » Tue May 29, 2007 11:20 pm

The most expensive Transformers I've bought were Brave Maximus and the 2001 reissue of Ultra Magnus in his Powered Convoy colour scheme. I paid just over £100.00 for them. I can't remember exactly but I think slightly more for the Magnus,

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Post by martyboy70 » Tue May 29, 2007 11:42 pm

I feel like a real cheapskate right about now my most expensive Tf is my TRU reissue Soundwave for just over £30(about$65)
My cheapest Tf related items are the RM KOs for £1 each but Ive also picked up C8 Galvatron with working light and sound for £5 hence the sig,a 99% complete VGC Metroplex for £13,a complete boxed C8/9 UM for £16.50 and a sealed Jazz reissue for £9.99 and Im waiting on Anime Starscream which I won at the weekend for £16(all prices Uk Sterling inc postage)
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and Starscreams here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... &rd=1&rd=1

So (if I can) Im gonna change the question slightly and ask whos your biggest Tf bargain that left you thinking "man,I got a good deal there"
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Post by Denyer » Wed May 30, 2007 12:21 am

The guv'nor at Transfans sold me a BT Grimlock for a tenner, IIRC. He was a bit pissed off with the thing.

Got BT Hound pretty cheap off eBay, and between that and Grimlock I'd have to say that, whilst they have a nice heft, Alternators are better-balanced and more durable.

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Post by sid burn » Wed May 30, 2007 2:08 am

Other than the obvious big ticket players like MP01,04,05.

I recently spent over $100 on a MISB Toy's dream Project Energon Ultra Magnus to compliment my MISB Japanese silver face plated Armada Overload.

Though Overload was a steal at less than $20.

I want Sentinel Maximus to complete the set but it is just too overpriced, usually starting MISB at $160-$200+, I was recently outbid for one, as $110 was as high as I would go.

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