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While searching for a suitable Barrage, I ran across an intriguing listing on eBay. The seller wanted $20 less than what the average seller asks for Barrage, and he had the "Best Offer" option. There was only a couple of things holding me back: he only had a feedback rating of 1, and when I asked him questions about the joints, he stated that he was pretty sure that they were tight, but he wouldn't transform Barrage to check because he had a habit of breaking Transformers. Oh boy. Nervously, I went ahead and sent him an offer for $10 cheaper than what he was asking and he accepted. Meaning, that I got a great deal on Barrage. The results?
I still need to do some cleaning on the figure, and add some new decals, but I think I really came out with a steal on this one. Hopefully, I can find a Chop Shop in this fashion, but it's not likely. Lightning usually doesn't strike twice, but I can always hold out hope. Now, I only need to to track down three more of the 1985 figures to close out the year. I...might be able to do that. Maybe.