Auctions of the day - Trizer, Guard City, Beastformers, Grand Max, Victory

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Got a whole bunch of interesting auctions from eBay seller Anglo right here. All of them are near new, with unapplied stickers, which is extremely rare with pieces like these.

    Headmaster Trizer

    Trizer, you don't see him very often. One of the six replacement Headmaster heads, released in Japan in 1987.

    Guard City

    Try not to balk at the price, folks! This is one of the very last Generation 1 Transformers made in Japan, in a pristine box, unapplied stickers and all. Expensive but you don't see a Guard City very often, never mind in "just off the shelf" condition like this one appears to be.

    Beastformers Burstsun Set

    Here's a nice oddity, also from the Headmasters era. This is the "Burstsun" giftset of Beastformers (Battle Beasts in the US). The Beastformers in this set are the ones who featured in the "Rebellion on Planet Beast" episode of Headmasters, and as an added bonus, the version of the White Lion is the special "Burst Sun" version with a one-off sunburst rubsign (that presumably champs the other three rubsigns in the rock-paper-scissors gameplay these guys had going).

    The seller also has several other rare Japanese Transformers items up for auction, including the huge Grand Maximus, Big Powered giftset of Dai Atlas, Sonic Bomber and Roadfire, plus Transformers Victory's Star Saber and Victory Leo.

    They might be pricey, but all of them are near-new in box items with unapplied stickers, which simply do not turn up very often.
     
  2. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    The thing that gets me is that TakaraTomy at anytime, if possible, can decide to reissue these figures without blinking. Then again............
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

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    Not always. Some may have missing moulds, not pass saftey standards or somethign along thsoe lines.
     
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    Wow, beautiful stuff! *goes off to check bank balance*
     
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    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    Exactly........so it's always a gamble.
     
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    Which is the case with Guard City - the Protectobot moulds are long gone. :( 
     
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    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    Has there ever been a time where they used old figures to recast molds?
     
  8. Dark_Rage

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    This is a pretty silly thread IMO, this seller is known to sell his items ridiculously overpriced.

    I would avoid him like the plague.
     
  9. Fago

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    My goodness. Nice stuff. I'll be right back; need to sell a kidney...
     
  10. Blitz.

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    Sound Wave was such a toy but the cost is insane since your basically making a new toy mold with the use of old toy parts. I guess thats why they keep making SW reissues to recoup the costs...

    Book reissue Sound Wave
    Book reissue Sound Blaster
    Hasbro book Sound Wave (with Sound Blaster chest)
    Encore Sound Wave
    09 SDCC Sound wave

    and this is all since 04 I think. So its not like they have stopped using it since they have recast it.

    But on topic cool toys and I'd love to own them all (sadly that's not going to happen)
     
  11. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    True, but that does not change the fact that you don't see Guard City or Trizer all that often.
     
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    Oh I see, thanks! Didn't know about the cost though, but that does make sense now when I think about it. Hopefully, though for those molds that they do have they make sure to use them and keep them as pristine for as long as they can.
     
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    well its not that they don't take care of them. When molds are used the heat involved warps them in tiny ways and this results in loose parts and poor fitting and their comes a point that the cost to fix them is greater then the profit they will make from the toy. So sadly their comes a point that they need to be retired. Now they can be restored but again your looking at a lot of man hours and they don't just have one set of molds they need quite a few all identical to really make a production line ready for a toys release
     
  14. GAUGE

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    cool stuff but I'll stick with what "American" toys I already own.

    For the prices of just one of those I could pay rent on my 1 bedroom apartment for a year lol.

    I will admit though, the Japanese folks have some pretty neat toys. I just wish it didn't cost a car payment and a few months worth of groceries to buy them. :( 
     
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    While I am not interested in any of these pieces, I have dealt with Anglo many times. He is known for fair price negotiations with return customers, excellent packaging, prompt shipping, and the uncanny ability to locate rare items in great condition.
     
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    There are definitely some overseas dealers who need to take packaging 101. Anglo isn't one of them. The guard city was likely from the recent yJP auctions. I would think closer to $1300 on that one. Nice pieces regardless of price.
     
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    I agree. It's just for me and as poor as I am the prices are a bit scary :D 

    Also one more lil bit to add TRIZER is just a tiny animal that turns into a head and he's got rusty bolts on his legs why is he particularly so expensive, is it just because of his box?

    I have a 100% Complete G1 PIRANACON with the same issues and I couldn't sell it for $300

    I know it's not an overseas sale of course, it's just a bit odd to me is all.
     
  18. Sol Fury

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    Only released in Japan in 1987, only at grocery stores I think. They just didn't make many of them, and not a lot of them have survived down to now. Least of all with the packaging. You should see how much the all-white ones go for, it's crazy!
     
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    Anglo has been trying to sell this stuff for ages now.

    ...Another slow news day.
     
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