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A question to all you G.I. Joe/Transfomer collectors...

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i'm heading to WW Chicago this weekend, and we finally sorted out all our G.I. Joe and Transformers extra pieces. we have literally thousand of pieces.

my question: what are typical prices to sell these pieces for?

G.I. Joe guns/back packs/etc
Transformers guns/missles/etc

obviously the more popular character stuff would cost a bit more, but does anyone have a base to start at?

$1 a piece? $2 a piece? a % of the total loose figure value?

any thoughts would be appreciated!!!

(and if anyone needs anything, let me know :thumb: )

thanks!

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Jetfire's gun clip is... I really hate this word... RARE.

That is all. :thumb:

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If you can take pictures of the lot, I bet we can give you better prices. For TF's from the original line (G1 or Generation 1) $1 to $2 a piece is too cheap for most parts. And generally, the smaller the gun/whatever, the more it's worth.

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JohnnyRnR wrote:If you can take pictures of the lot, I bet we can give you better prices. For TF's from the original line (G1 or Generation 1) $1 to $2 a piece is too cheap for most parts. And generally, the smaller the gun/whatever, the more it's worth.


So you're saying size does matter . . .

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JohnnyRnR wrote:If you can take pictures of the lot, I bet we can give you better prices. For TF's from the original line (G1 or Generation 1) $1 to $2 a piece is too cheap for most parts. And generally, the smaller the gun/whatever, the more it's worth.
ditto, I can identify Transformer parts in my sleep, post a pic if you have one

Transformer parts are/can almost be worth more than the figures sometimes, depending on what you have, if you have 100's of parts, you could litterly make 100's off a lot on eBay

www.transformerland.com is also helpful with identifying figures and parts, if you have the time to sort

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You could use the "psychological warfare" approach.

If you price them too high, people will be turned off. If you price them too low, people will buy them up and you will be out a lot of potential money.

Don't price them at all, and let people pay you what they think they are worth. You will probably make more money. People tend to be a lot more honest when people are counting on them to be.

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thanks speedracer i have tons of old transformers stuff and that helped me figure out what whent to who :thumb:

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www.tfu.info has images of Transformers parts but you'd have to browse through all of them to compare.

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Unblessed wrote:Jetfire's gun clip is... I really hate this word... RARE.

That is all. :thumb:
how much we talking? (we have one)
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Post by Heath »

I don't know much about Transformers toys (they were too expensive for my poor family when I was a kid) but every now and then I do look to eBay for a particular accessory or vehicle part. Then I see the prices they're charging, figure in shipping, decide I'm not paying that much and close the window. But then, my Snow Cat still doesn't have a windshield wiper...

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superman-prime wrote:thanks speedracer i have tons of old transformers stuff and that helped me figure out what whent to who :thumb:
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Post by Cyberstrike »

There is some of books of use:
The first one is called TransManual vols. 1 and 2 that has plenty of pictures of various parts for the original U.S. Transformers toys
(The whole G1 line) they're quite hard to find now of days.
Antarctic Press released Cybertronian: Transformers Field Guide
that covers most (but not all) of the G1 Transformers toys and parts in a
digest size book (it ends goes up to original Headmasters and Targetmasters) you might be able to find it at your LCS for $35.

Antarctic Press also released a more detailed series of books that cover
the entire U.S. G1 line to the first half of the Beast Wars toy line in about 7 books but they are expensive as hell.

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I have found most of the 7 part set for $3.50-$7 on clearance racks. They are super pricey at full price, but really nice. Any chance of hearing what parts you have?

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im digging through all the old transformers i had as a kid wow theres some money
so far (thanks to speedracer
ive identified most of the parts to
magnus jetfire metroplex and rudimus prime
next on to the rest ugg this takes forever
(found fortress and tripticon (i think )
time to find all their parts next :thumb: :thumb:
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daydreamscomics wrote:
Unblessed wrote:Jetfire's gun clip is... I really hate this word... RARE.

That is all. :thumb:
how much we talking? (we have one)
I've seen clips go anywhere between $5-10 a piece. This was about 2-3 years ago when I was constantly buying Jetfire lots to complete multiple full boxed sets. I remember the box and styrofoam alone went for around $100.

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speedracex wrote:
JohnnyRnR wrote:If you can take pictures of the lot, I bet we can give you better prices. For TF's from the original line (G1 or Generation 1) $1 to $2 a piece is too cheap for most parts. And generally, the smaller the gun/whatever, the more it's worth.
ditto, I can identify Transformer parts in my sleep, post a pic if you have one

Transformer parts are/can almost be worth more than the figures sometimes, depending on what you have, if you have 100's of parts, you could litterly make 100's off a lot on eBay

www.transformerland.com is also helpful with identifying figures and parts, if you have the time to sort
Let me know if you need help identifying Transformers parts as well. I'm pretty well versed in the Gen 1 line.

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superman-prime wrote:im digging through all the old transformers i had as a kid wow theres some money
so far (thanks to speedracer
ive identified most of the parts to
magnus jetfire metroplex and rudimus prime
next on to the rest ugg this takes forever
(found fortress and tripticon (i think )
time to find all their parts next :thumb: :thumb:
(im glad my moms a packrat )
Make sure you identify Fort Max's accessories as they're usually the most expensive out of all the Gen 1 line. I think Spike alone can usually bring in about $100.


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