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Ghost X
08-13-2004, 09:33 AM
I have been trying to track down some parts for various broken figures. I haven't had any luck so far. Should I just bite the bullet & try to grab the whole figure?

I am missing many thumbs on the original 82 line (Zap R, Short-Fuse R, Grunt R & L), a few waists (Bar 84, Monkeywrench 86) & a few chest pieces have cracked at the screw (Thunder 84, Serpentor 86)

Since these figures are in limited supply, I don't want to waste perfectly good figures. It just seems parts trading isnt so popular. Suggestions?

08-13-2004, 10:39 AM
It's not a bad idea to go for the whole figure - just depends on the situation.

Contrary to popular belief, you *can* get '82-'83 figures relatively cheap.
Typically they're part of large lots, and are usually at the edge of fuzzy photos, but they're easily identifiable.

I just picked up Zap, Flash, Clutch, and a couple others with
their file cards and a random accessory or two for $5 each. I won't
hesitate to put some partial figures up, even the others that are part of this lot, to get, say, a left arm for my Hawk v.1.

So if you can get 'em relatively cheap, go for it! I've seen straight arm figure parts lots go anywhere from $5 to $35 depending on the size, some more reasonable deals than others.

Keep eyes open! I'll actually be posting body parts in my trade list within the next week or two.


08-13-2004, 10:56 AM
I have been having difficulties finding body parts too. I do not longer bother and throw broken figs in a box. I have a couple swivel arms that need parts but I can't find them. I'll track the complete figure down I guess...

08-13-2004, 04:36 PM
The hardest part is taking the time to make a parts list for trading. Thats what takes the longest and the most effort. I would but i dont have that much patience.

Inspector Sledge Hammer
08-13-2004, 05:04 PM
I try to keep a list of body parts I have and need, but body parts trade lists do not pop up that often.

All I can say is keep trying. I have had some success, it just takes some work.

08-13-2004, 05:51 PM
Hey, I got a bag o' parts too (including the serpentor chest.)I'm really in need of a straight arm right arm for a cobra soldier. But, I need some other stuff as well, so put up whatcha need, and let's help each other out.

Ghost X
08-13-2004, 07:49 PM
I have a list up in the trade section. Check it out and send me an email