Booyah! 2 Major Grails!!! (pre-transformers)

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  1. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well I got these in finally today, and they do not disappoint! MIB Pre-tf Diakron (aka diaclone in the USA, along with Kronoform) Red Sunstreaker and Black Ironhide! Or should I say DK-1 and DK-2? :lol  I know at least SS was also relased as DK-1 in yellow form too.

    Red Sunstreaker is my true grail and this is mib and MINT w/ unapplied stickers!!! He has pretty much never been touched, I think I might have just transformed him for the first time to take these pictures! He has been taken out once or twice though (the driver was in the driver seat). But I don't think the accessories have even been touched/taken out. The one neg about these is the plastic insides are molded tight to the pieces with hingey things covering parts (just like the Encore packaging). But that shows me that no way have the shoulder pads/fists been taken out as I tugged a bit and the packaging would get damaged if I took them out and you can see that there are no stress marks around them. Oh, btw, anyone know if all red sunstreakers have yellow faces?

    I would have been very happy with any red sunstreaker w/out accessories but this is true Grail-land.

    The black Ironhide is very nice too, It has been transformed 0-5 times (very tight, missile launcher is totally tight when pulled up, fists had to be forced at first to turn around), missing its driver and one missile (the others are attached to the sprue though). It seems like it might have spend a bit of time out of the package but probably only for display, still wonderful! I'm so happy!

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  2. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    Beautiful
     
  3. Reeds

    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    insanely sweet, dude! congrats.
     
  4. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    so your the guy who outbid me :p  congrads man very sweet figs
     
  5. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Very nice. I love that black Ironhide.
     
  6. Parsox

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    Nice


    Black ironhide kinda reminds me of the A-team van to bad murdoch is missing
     
  7. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    It's funny that you mention that! I was just looking at my extra Alt. Skids and thinking how the A-Team van paintjob would look awesome on him!

    Paradigm--Congrats on your find, man! They're beautiful!
     
  8. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    hehe, whoops :eek: 

    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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  10. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    oh man, this makes my loose ones look so bad...look at that perfect shiny chrome and brilliant colors. very nice additions to your collection!

    ebay wins?

    ill find out about my diakron red sunstreaker's head colors.
     
  11. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    That Red Sunstreaker is Gorgeous!
     
  12. Destroyer

    Destroyer Destruction to all

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    Every red Diaclone and Diakron Sunstreaker I've seen has a yellow head.The person to ask about these though would be Octane.He almost has them all.
     
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  13. Shockwing

    Shockwing Perfectly cromulent. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow!
    They're in perfect condition. How'd you find them?
     
  14. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Congrats, those are nice and minty! I love those old Diakron/Diaclones.

    Man, I wish someone would start making those damn drivers, they are hard to find and expensive as hell.
     
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    Very cool man! I really dig the Red Sunstreaker! What year are these two from? For what I would guess an almost 30 year old toy, they look damn good! I know nothing of Pre Transformes other than some of the colours they were.
     
  16. DoubleClouder

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    All yellow and red Sunstreakers have a yellow head. Ironically the white police version has a red head.
     
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    Those are so beautiful. :rock 
     
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    Congrats man those look sweet!
     
  19. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    wow... those are really nice.... :) 
     
  20. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Awesome finds man! I always wanted to see what a Diakron box looked like! I understand that Takara released these here back in the day, and not Hasbro. Were the springs neutered or were they like their Japanese counterparts? Well, I guess you haven't really tried the springs out yet :p 
     
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