G1 Holy Grail Owners discussion group

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  1. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    I just started a new discussion group here at TFW. The only requirement to join is ownership of a holy grail. If anyone wants to join, just post a pick of your grail in this thread and I will send you an invite! Hopefully it can become a place where grail owners chat and trade (giving each other first dibs on some truly rare G1 pieces before putting them in Junkion or on ebay).

    This group is about G1 only :)  Grails from other lines will only be considered if they are variations of G1 toys, such as Diaclone or G2. No lucky draws unless they are G1, there is already a group for that. Prototypes and rare variants also qualify.
     
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  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Hi there, Bradfordj! Thanks for starting out this awesome thread. Shameless plug and egos FTW! :p  :lol 

    I'll Start with one of my faves: G1 Transformers Victory C-327 Victory Leo!
    Unused and MISB, bought for roughly 560 USD! :D 

    LOLZ, and ..yes, there is something in the box! :p 
     

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    Very nice, the fact that it is MISB definitely qualifies it as grail worthy :)  I guess this group is a bit of an ego trip, but nothing too bad. It is just meant to be a place for a different league of G1 collectors :) 
     
  4. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Too right! :lol  For me, the only factor limiting my purchase (maybe one Grail MIB/ MISB) per 2-3 months is space, and of course there are super powered collectors on this site even more grail-obsessed than you and I. It's an ego-trip, but it makes it one heck of an adrenaline pumping one! :D  Cheers! :thumb :

    Hopefully, it will be more a learning curve and can be awe inspiring for those who are thinking of joining:-"The League of Extraordinary Grail owners!!" -- :lolol :

    But I have come across some flaming trolls and unkind persons on other discussion boards here, so dont listen to some of them who have been giving me unnecessary stick and being overall douches. But majority of the grail owners are kind and helpful, though. Im a nice guy all round. More than happy to help and contribute to this thread! :D  ;) 
     
  5. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I have encountered some "douche-worthy" grail snobs in my time, but 99% of the guys collecting these are cool people. That's why I wanted to make a group for that type of collector. I was inspired by another group I am a member of that is devoted to Lucky Draw collectors, but most of those are from the Beast Era+. There needs to be a place specifically for those of us that are into G1 rarities.

    If know of other people like us, just point them to the thread and we can get them in the group :) 
     
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    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Sure, bro! I can name a few cool dudes who absolutely rock when it comes to Grail collecting! Heroic_Decepticon, Automorpher, G1Gunkie and Bodhar2000 comes to mind! :D 
     
  7. galvatron1701

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    What do you define as a Grail? Is it something personal, or have you got a selection of 'Grail' figures in mind?
     
  8. bradforj

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    It could be anything really, as grails are different for each collector. But necessary qualities would be that it is either crazy expensive ($500+) or rare. Prototypes, odd variants, high dollar items...all will qualify. It just needs to be G1 or use G1 molds.
     
  9. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Oh cool, thanks for the clarification, man! :D 

    Now.. let the fun begin!! :ev:  :ev:  :ev: 
     
  10. galvatron1701

    galvatron1701 cassette

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    Here are two of mine:

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    They are both complete, and the Prime is completely untouched!

    Unfortunately I still have many Grails to get, including a nice boxed Soundblaster
     
  11. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    It is interesting to see a mail-in Prime with the certificate sealed in a bag with the other paperwork. Mine has a loose certificate and the remaining paperwork sealed in baggie. Perhaps we have uncovered a variation in the way these were packed?

    BTW, you have an invite :) 
     
  12. galvatron1701

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    Thank you very much sir.

    I don't know how hard the mail away is to find in the US, but I've only ever seen 2 over here in the UK, including mine. I was rather amazed to see the other go on ebay a few weeks ago for twice what I paid, and it wasn't in as good condition.
     
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    It's a rare piece in unused condition, especially with the certificate and sticker! I am fortunate to have both Prime and Megs in mail away boxes.

    To everyone joining, be sure to post some pics of your grails in the photo album in the group! It's a place not only for discussion but also for drooling :) 
     
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    I really want Megs :cry 
     
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    Here's mine:

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  16. bradforj

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    That definitely qualifies :)  You have an invite.
     
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    I humbly submit...

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    ...and while I'm here...

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    Many thanks for the invit guy. (I honestly didn't know who sent me that invit :eek: ) But still, I'm honored to be here, to be part of this group. :D 
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Lio Kaiser (Not boxed..Only missing 2 Breastmasters Help ANyone?)
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    Jafcon Black Prime (He is loose now)
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    Jafcon Black Megatron (Complete, with box)
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    Deszaras (I do have the box)
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    Victory Saber (Star Saber with Box Victory Leo without)
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    Where did you get that flail? I need one that's not clear purple plastic.
     
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