Lot # 3: 1984 Transformers: Soundwave w/ Rubsign AFA 85+

Category: Platinum Lots

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2022 Spring Premier Auction",
which ran from 5/27/2022 6:00 PM to
6/12/2022 5:00 PM

Only 2 graded higher. 

Fresh to market!

There are few collectibles from the glorious decade of the 1980’s that carry the prestige of a mint in sealed box Soundwave.  Widely considered one of the most desirable pieces in the entire G1 Transformers line, Soundwave is on everyone’s short list.  To the disappointment of collectors, supply falls far short of demand and even some of the most seasoned collectors find this piece eluding them.  The high demand and short supply has driven the market for Soundwave to new heights over the last 12 months.  The last quality Soundwave to hit the market, an early release graded AFA 80+, was sold for $20,188 in May of 2021.  Following the impressive sale, and with market prices rising even further, we expected a few to come out of the woodwork.  Interestingly, it never happened – until now.  Collectors will be thrilled to learn the wait is over.

We are pleased to present a delightful, “fresh to market” example of one of the hobby’s most cherished pieces.  Instantly recognizable box art with deep color enrich this seemingly factory fresh piece.  All of the necessary attributes are present.  The reverse is magnificent, exhibiting no flap crease whatsoever. The ever-important tape seal adorns both ends with no sign of give.  Aesthetically strong and recently graded; AFA has assigned an outstanding overall grade of 85+ with subgrades of 85/85/90.  There are only two Soundwaves graded higher, both AFA 90.  We are confident that this one stacks up quite favorably against them, and with the recent surge of interest and excitement surrounding vintage graded toys and action figures, we see tremendous upward mobility for this hobby icon.  A truly stunning collectible that is sure to please the winning bidder!  Encapsulated by AFA (85+, 85-85-90), #1237541


Estimate: $30,000 – and up

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