After buying and selling this nice Transformer collection last week, I have become some what interested in G1 Transformers. I didn't play with them as a kid, they were alittle after my time, but I have gained great appreciation for them because of their construction and being some what of a Japanese toy robot.
I was at my local Wallyworld last week, looking through the clearance isle because they have started their Christmas re-set. I find a G1 Ultra Magnus Transformer mint in the box and the box looks like an original box from the 80's. It reads "Commemorative G1 Re-issue Series 1" and is dated 2002. I scan it for a price and nothing comes up, so I ask the lady in the blue vest. She scans it a few times, I guess she didn't believe me, and then ask where I got it from. I show her the clearance isle and no other ones like it. I show her it is dated 2002, and this Walmart has only been open for two years, so it must have been a return. She ask me if $5 is OK, and I take it.
I get home and do a quick search on it, and man, was it a great find. It is a Toys R Us exclusive from 2002 and sells all day long for $70+ on Ebay.
I am sure these things were not cheap 5 years ago, so why and how would some one wait atleast 3 years to return this thing to the wrong store?
I need to hurry up and buy my new house, I am running out of room to store my un-displayed collection.