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Transformers Discussion - To Resticker or Not to Resticker?
Boom52 - Friday, August 12, 2011


First off, this is my first post (obvs...) this looks like a great site and I look forward to hanging around.

Here's my question..... My son and I just cleaned out my parents basement of all my old toys....This reignited my transformer fever. Most of my TFs are in great shape and even have the guns but have quite a bit of sticker wear.

One in particular was my Cyclonus. I have the early and apparently rare "blue eared" version, complete with his gun. I was thinking about selling him as my son is not that into him. Should I peal off the old stickers and put a new set of repro stickers on him? Or would that degrade the value? Thanks for the input!


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Fatherdeth
2011-08-18
4:52 pm

Moneywise, I look for G1s for sale and I display them. The reissues I add with the vintages. I wish I hadn't played with mine so destructively as a kid. Now I'm trying to tach my daughter not to make the same mistakes I did. 
Goktimus Prime
2011-08-18
5:03 am

I never abused my toys as a child. But other kids would (grrr)... and a lot of other toys are just worn out from age. I like collecting reissues to continue playing with and I 'retire' my G1 figures as just display pieces. Heh.  
Fatherdeth
2011-08-17
8:51 pm

Leave it vintage. My Hound and Wheeljack, Astrotrain, Grimlock, etc all have the original labels even if they aren't in the best shape. All my reissues however, I put the new decals on. These toys will never see the abuse I out my originals through back in the day. 
RUMBLEBEE
2011-08-13
1:45 am

Again, agree. 
puma
2011-08-12
4:37 pm

keep them. Vintage for the win. I only buy reprolabels for 3rd party figures. You can also try selling those figures on the End Cap section of this site. There are always people looking for stuff on here. There are some threads worth reading too if you go the eBay route with tips on listing items ... read more 
jeffafa
2011-08-12
1:52 pm

The only time I needed reprolabels was to restore a figure I planned on keeping. I agree with everyone above, if you sell it let the buyer decide what he wants to do with the stickers. Assuming you would include in the description that the bot had reprolabels, I am sure there are a lot of picky pe... read more 
Jason X
2011-08-12
9:47 am

First off, welcome to TFormers buddy! Hope you survive the experience (that's an old X-Men reference, not a threat  
Goktimus Prime
2011-08-12
9:27 am

I would never sell/give away/throw out a toy that I love. But anyway, if you do choose to offload this to, definitely keep the original stickers and let the buyer decide if they want to add repros to it. Remember that some G1 collectors do like repro labels because they are basically counterfeit ... read more 
Boom52
2011-08-12
6:54 am

That's actually exactly why I wanted to do it. Putting some new stickers on sounded like a great time for me. But I was worried if I ever sold it that I would hurt the resale. I'm really on the fence about getting rid of it. Thanks again for the input guys! 
Reluttr
2011-08-12
6:21 am

Well... if you list it on ebay, put in a little buyer incentive . 
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