Black Shadow and Blue Bacchus

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  1. guard convoy

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    Only available in Japan and only for a few months. And this is before there was the internet to order merchandise from overseas.

    Mix all that together and you have a couple of pieces that just wasn't here in the states at all. I've been looking for a Black Shadow for a reasonable price (under $500) for a long time and they just aren't out there.
     
  3. Liokaiser

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    Both are redos of Pretender Thunderwing and Crossblades. I've been hunting them both complete for years. :(  I do have both, but just the shells. Those parts are impossible to find. One guy at Botcon 2007 got a complete loose Black Shadow for $200.00. Wish I could have gotten it.
     
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    :cry  Those two are the only Transformers which can be heart-breakers to us collectors. Not to mention the cash involved in trying to get pristine conditioned ones. :cry  :D 
     
  5. Thundershot

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    Too bad the likelyhood of them getting reissued in Encore is somewhere between slim and none, and slim left town. They could even have ehobby Thunderwing and Crossblades.
     
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    For the most part they were redos other than a retooling of the Pretender shell faces. Both Black Shadow and Blue Bacchus have different Pretender "faces" than Thunderwing and Crossblades.
     
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    They arent that terribly rare. On par with alot of jpn. exclusives. Fanastic toys though.
     
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    Agreed, no more rare than many Japanese G1's. I don't particularly care for them - mine'll be up for sale at Botcon, most likely.
     
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    Space gangsters rock. So what if they were only in one episode of Victory for like 5 minutes.
     
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    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    Word.

    These ain't that rare as compared to other mass-released pieces. :) 

    IMHO: They're leaning more towards "highly-priced" than "Rare" category.
     
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    There's a knockoff of Black Shadow out there, I picked one up a couple years back. I don't remember much about the quality other than the box feeling a bit flimsy and it having a really thin plastic tray.
     
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    Are you referring to the "Universe of Evil" bootleg? If so, it's of pretty decent quality. Of course, the actual toy is mostly purple/lavendar and bears little resemblance to the colors on the box. Of course, the box basically just ripped the graphics off of Black Shadow's package.

    I own both the real thing and the bootleg. The bootleg is certainly a nice alternative but it's not quite as nice-looking as the genuine article.

    -SS (And $500? Really? I think I paid $180 MIB in 2006 on eBay)
     
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    Dino-cassettes anyone?
     
  14. guard convoy

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    no way near as expensive as these
     
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    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Battle Gaea is more rarere and more expensiv.
     
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    It all depends on situation.

    $2000 for four little cassettes seems like a price that will never be surmounted.

    I've seen the set of these two MIB for $400 so it's apples and oranges.
     
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    Here's one.

    Price seems in line with typical Japanese non-us release stuff like the old Stepper, Dino Cassettes and Black Zarak
     
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    Thanks to eBay and other international auction sites, there's not much of mainstream Japanese G1 that's truly rare. If something pops up 5-10 times a year on eBay (like the Dinos, these guys, BZ, etc...), it's not all that rare. You may have to hunt a bit, but you can find it without much difficulty.

    On the other hand, I've been looking for a white Shuffler for ten years - THAT's rare! :lol 
     
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    Trust me, nothing's as rare as it seems if one's prepared to pay top quality $$$ to obtain 'em. :ev: 

    The lot of us finds that hard because we're all in the opposite camp. :lol 
     
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    Yes, I forgot to mention that the retool "faces" look very cool. Can't wait to get both complete in my collection, one day.
     

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