Transformers (#1-19) Values 2019

From: The 2019 Price Guide for 1980’s Marvel & DC Newsstand Canadian Cover Price Variants (Type 1A)
by Bill Alexander, Paul Clairmont, Walter Durajlija, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles ]

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Top 50 CPVs Transformers CPV in the Top 50:

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Transformers Values #1-19
Issue Direct Edition Value Canadian
Variant
Cover Price
Type 1A Canadian Cover Price Variant Value CGC-Confirmed
Market-
place
Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
9.2
NM-
9.0
VF/NM
8.0
VF
6.0
FN
4.0
VG
2.0
GD
#1Top 50 $59 $72 $125 $1.00 $250
▲ $65
$168 $134 $94 $63 $31 
 Marvel, 9/1984  1st Appearance of Transformers
#5 in this year’s Top 50.
Angelo notes: A good number of copies were printed with a manufactoring flaw due to a dull blade (top and/or bottom edge of covers). A raw variant described as 9.0-9.2 sold for $200 in September of 2018.
Ben notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold in October 2018 for $385.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,800 in December 2017
Doug notes: ORIGIN and FIRST appearance in Comics of the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS; The FIRST BATTLE between the Autobots & the Decepticons; The FIRST Appearance in Comics of; MEGATRON, Ravage, OPTIMUS PRIME, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Starscream, Rumble, Frenzy, Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Laserbeak, Bumblebee, Huffer, Ironhide, Sunstreaker, Cliffjumper, Sideswipe, Brawn, Blue Streak, Mirage, Prowl, Jazz, Windcharger, Gears, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Cybertron & the Ark; Soundwave, Optimus Prime, & Ravage will appear in the upcoming BUMBLEBEE Transformers MOVIE which Debuts on December 21/2018;
 
#2 $28 $25 $25 $1.00 $50
▲ $10
$38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  Limited Series #2
Doug notes: OPTIMUS PRIME vs. MEGATRON Battle, Cover & Story-c/s; Golden-c;
 
#3 $19 $21 $25 $1.00 $50
▲ $10
$38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  Limited Series #3
Doug notes: Early app Black Costume SPIDER-MAN vs. Megatron, Cover & Story
 
#4 $24 $21 $25 $1.00 $44
▲ $4
$33 $26 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Limited Series #4
Doug notes: Autobots Last stand;
 
#5 $17 $17 $25 $1.00 $40 $30 $24 $17 $11 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  Doug notes: Shockwave beats Megatron to become leader of the Decepticons;  
#6 $11 $9 $14 $1.00 $25 $22 $18 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  Doug notes: Megatron vs Shockwave, Battle to the Death, for leadership of Decepticons; First appearance of JOSIE BELLER; Apparent DEATH of the Transformers Autobots continues;  
#7 $9 $8 $14 $1.00 $25 $22 $18 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Doug notes: MEGATRON vs Ratchet battle, Cover & Story;  
#8 $18 $15 $32 $1.00 $55 $41 $33 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Doug notes: First Full appearance of the DINOBOTS cover & story;  
#9 $8 $7 $14 $1.00 $25 $22 $18 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  Doug notes: First Full Appearance of Circuit-Breaker! Circuit-Breaker & Starscream, Cover & Story;  
#10 $14 $9 $20 $1.00 $34
▲ $4
$30 $24 $17 $11 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  Versus Devastator
Doug notes: Intro of the Constructicons
 
#11 $12 $9 $12 $1.00 $22
▲ $2
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Versus Jetfire
Doug notes: 1st appearance of JETFIRE
 
#12 $7 $7 $8 $1.00 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1986   
#13 $9 $10 $8 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1986   
#14 $7 $6 $12 $0.95 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Doug notes: Jetfire becomes an Autobot; First appearance of Grapple, Hoist, Smokescreenn Skids & Tracks;  
#15 $7 $7 $8 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1986   
#16 $7 $6 $15 $0.95 $22
▲ $2
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Doug notes: First appearance of Blaster, Powerglide, Cosmos, Seaspray, Warpath, Beachcomber, Preceptor, Straxus, Kickback, Bombshell, Shrapnel, Dirge & Ramjet  
#17 $8 $9 $8 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1986   
#18 $7 $6 $8 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1986   
#19 $7 $6 $10 $0.95 $24
▲ $4
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title; First appearance of Omega Supreme;  
Issue Market-
place
Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
Canadian
Variant
Cover Price
9.2
NM-
9.0
VF/NM
8.0
VF
6.0
FN
4.0
VG
2.0
GD
CGC-Confirmed
Direct Edition Value Type 1A Canadian Cover Price Variant Value
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
Transformers Canadian Price Variant Example Photos:
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 1
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Transformers CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 8/15/2017
Census Count
8/21/2018
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
1 1,899 15 2,086 26 +187 +11
2 457 5 475 6 +18 +1
3 372 1 390 2 +18 +1
4 336 2 345 2 +9
5 271 1 286 3 +15 +2
6 130 148 +18
7 87 1 91 1 +4
8 232 1 254 2 +22 +1
9 108 1 112 1 +4
10 98 2 112 2 +14
11 112 1 116 1 +4
12 100 1 107 1 +7
13 86 2 94 2 +8
14 71 2 80 2 +9
15 55 1 59 1 +4
16 53 3 58 3 +5
17 105 1 113 1 +8
18 70 1 74 1 +4
19 110 1 117 2 +7 +1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
4,752
> 99% 
42
< 1% 
5,117
~99%
59
~1%
 +365
  ~96% 
 +17
  ~4% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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