1987 LEGO "Transformer"

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  1. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    http://www.brickset.com/search.aspx?Set=8852-1

    Just saw this today. Damn for a 1987 toy it's pretty cool. Nothing spectacular but still pretty cool. Makes me wonder what LEGO could pull off with today's vast selection of parts. Hasbro really should have let LEGO handle something like "Built To Rule." Oh well...Damn now I want one of these...:banghead: 
     
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    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    Dude I used to have one of those.
     
  3. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Good for you man. Thing is for me, if I want one then I'd probably have to pay $$$ for it. Old lego sets are not easy to come by. If you do happen to come by one then you still have to make sure that it has everything otherwise you're screwed. That's why I only buy MISB LEGO sets. Heck, even some sets that are just a year or 2 old skyrocket in price.

    It took me 3 years to finally buy a LEGO Designer Titan-XP MISB at a reasonable price($26.00 with the shipping from eBay. It originally retailed for $50.00 in stores). I should have bought it when it was still in stores but I just didn't. I wanted to wait for a price drop(since that usually happens) but that never happened. Doesn't matter though, because now I own the set(it's great btw) and saved money on it too!(thanks eBay!). However, now I've learned to buy them while they're still in stores rather than wait and go through the hassle of trying to buy it later on at a cheaper price.
     
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    Hi Q I don't want a user title

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    I have that one. You don't roll it to transform it. Rolling in either mode doesn't perform any other action than, well, rolling. There's this wheel on the back of the base which you need to turn to transform it.
     
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    Ebay:
    I had one, it was not bad.
     
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    Dude, I was just going to say that about the Tow Truck.
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I always wanted this and this and this and this, but my parents could never afford them for me. Too bad they are so pricey now or I'd buy them.
     
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    ^^^I remember those. Similar financial deal with my folks too...I always got tyco's KO LEGOs :D 
     
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    Hey look! It's G1 Ironhide/Ratchet.
     
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    damn!! I use to have it too. one my many favorite Lego sets I use to have when I was a kid.
     
  12. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Also check out this old thread of mine for a "bumblebee" like LEGO set that is coming out later this year...
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=118334

    If you really want to build some giant f$&%ing robots then try using this set:

    http://www.peeron.com/cgi-bin/invcgi...1?withpics=yes
    It reminds me of Omega Supreme.

    I bought it two months ago off of eBay (Brand spankin' new MISB of course) and I gotta say it is extremely useful for making robots and transforming robots. So far I have 4 lego projects planned for this set. A Protoform Optimus Prime, Metal Gear RAY, a Gundam (don't know which one yet), and Jehuty from Zone of the Enders.
    I highly recommend this set to anyone who wants to build Transformers out of Legos or any other type of giant robot.

    Lego Exo-Force sets are also a good alternative.
     

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