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Old 2005-04-22, 11:32 AM   #1
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Hey everyone!



I was just pondering something - is there such a thing as a rare transformer toy, ie: a TF so hard to find that people would immediately, without question, want to acquire, through fair means or foul?

Is there such a thing, or is that just the whimsy of an avid fan, like myself?

Is there an elusive "Holy Grail" transformer that is worth chasing and hunting for, limited in its production and availability, sought after by all who know of its existence?



It would be interesting to know what people consider a TF rarity, and from which series would this rarity would come from.

Let the perusing begin!

(BTW: This topic has probably already been floated - if so, it can be locked tighter than Davy-Jones' Locker!)


 
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Old 2005-04-22, 11:40 AM   #2
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Rare is subjective a lot of the time. By which I mean that what many people consider to be rare might be quite common by other peoples standards. All depends where you're looking.

There are loads of TFs that have only been produced in single figures, however. The majority as competition prizes. An example that springs to mind is the pinkish redeco of BT Meister that was on exhibit at a Mazda show fairly recently.

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Old 2005-04-22, 11:43 AM   #3
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There are loads of TFs that have only been produced in single figures, however. The majority as competition prizes. An example that springs to mind is the pinkish redeco of BT Meister that was on exhibit at a Mazda show fairly recently.
The Mayuko Iwasa edition of BT Meister. Limited to 1 piece.
 

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Old 2005-04-22, 12:04 PM   #4
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ie: a TF so hard to find that people would immediately, without question, want to acquire, through fair means or foul?
No, because most of the rare stuff is ****.

Take the Takara release of 'Primus', for example...
 
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Old 2005-04-22, 01:07 PM   #5
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Primus oO got a pic of that lol
 

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Old 2005-04-22, 01:18 PM   #6
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Use some punctuation and more people may be able to work out what you're saying...
 
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Old 2005-04-22, 03:00 PM   #7
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The Mayuko Iwasa edition of BT Meister. Limited to 1 piece.
I remember seeing a picture of that once and it wasn't so much pinkish as it was more a mish-mash of different colors. Some pastels and iirc, some grey as well. Regardless, the damn thing looked uglier than Hell with that paint job. It's rare, but it's a really damn ugly rare of a great toy.

Rare TFs that go for a lot of money? Off the top of my head, I would say Grand Maximus, Bumblejumper (saw one go for $1000+ on e-bay awhile back), and prototypes.

And the rarest of them all -- blue Bluestreak (that was for you, Brend ).
 


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Old 2005-04-22, 04:46 PM   #8
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hey i have a Grand Maxmus and a bubblejumber(my first tf ^_^).

yea i say this purely gold plated super armada prime go for like 16k i think. also Browning is a rare toy to come by, cuz he was one of the first transformers.
 

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Old 2005-04-22, 05:01 PM   #9
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Browning is only rare because the mould was only released as a Transformer in Japan and there wasn't that much Diaclone stock circulating through Europe during the 80's... he wasn't one of the first Transformers. The mould does predate the Transformers line, though.
 
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Old 2005-04-22, 05:21 PM   #10
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Hmmm...how rare each of the figures in the following list:

A fully functional, G1 Omega Supreme
Big Convoy
A vintage, all-plastic Predaking
A fully functional, G1 Shockwave
Energon Grimlock
Energon Swoop
Energon Ultra Magnus
 


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Old 2005-04-22, 05:28 PM   #11
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Not very rare. Korean version is easier to find than Japanese version, outside Japan of course.
 
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Old 2005-04-22, 07:56 PM   #12
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Energon Grimlock
Energon Swoop
Energon Ultra Magnus
Big Convoy

None of those are rare, the energon ones are just badly distributed in the US, and Europe got loads of Magnusses (no-one wants them)
 


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Old 2005-04-22, 08:56 PM   #13
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Yeah, I just learned from RUNAMOK that Denmark has a ton of Ultra Magnuses, but where's Grimlock and Swoop distributed at?
 


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Old 2005-04-23, 01:51 AM   #14
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I would really like a reflector but he seems rather hard to come by.

EDIT: I might be able to track down a grimlock and swoop here in ohio, I could put up an ebay auction with a buy it now of price with sales tax and you pay the shipping, that way you don't have to worry about it all being legit since I am pretty new around these parts.
 
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Old 2005-04-23, 01:58 AM   #15
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Thanks. But I just recently purchased a Grimmy and Swoop on e-bay. I was just asking because I try to use e-bay as a last resort to get a figure.
 


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Old 2005-04-23, 01:59 AM   #16
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The mould does predate the Transformers line, though.
Hey now that i think of it. Who is the first Transformer type toy?
 

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Old 2005-04-23, 05:27 AM   #17
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Interesting to hear different peoples opinions. Obviously, it varies fairly significantly on worth, availability, etc...



Was RC, from the movies a rare TF? I have never seen any version of her produced. although I'm sure I'm there is a toy out there somewhere.
 
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Old 2005-04-23, 05:44 AM   #18
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Was RC, from the movies a rare TF? I have never seen any version of her produced. although I'm sure I'm there is a toy out there somewhere.
G1 Arcee never had an official, transformable figure though I think there was one custom made one. Nevermore, Denyer, or someone else can supply the details. There was also a TM2 Blackarachnia repainted to look like G1 Arcee, which I believe is a Botcon deal. There were a few Armada minicons named Arcee. Finally, the only officially released Arcee happened in Energon.
 


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Old 2005-04-23, 06:19 AM   #19
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Old 2005-04-23, 03:13 PM   #20
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Was RC, from the movies a rare TF? I have never seen any version of her produced. although I'm sure I'm there is a toy out there somewhere.
It's Arcee. RC is the radio control car from Toy Story.
 
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