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Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ambushbug74, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Every so often we get a neat thread where a lucky person has hunted down their "Grail" and obtained it. I'm just wondering, what is your "Grail"?

    For me, I have been hunting a "lunchtime special" clear G1 Optimus Prime. I know it's not an official release, and there are no actual numbers as to how many were made. I just really like it and would love to get one. My other one would probably be the Clear Takara Optimus Primal. So, list yours here. Who knows, someone might have what you want for sale.
     
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    Keep an eye on the fakes that are eBay......
     
  3. Draven

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    My grails:
    G1 Overlord
    G1 Victory Leo
    Micron Legend Magna DX Convoy

    However, all grail hunting (and indeed toy buying in general) is on hold until after I'm married and settled.
     
  4. ambushbug74

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    Oh I know it's a KO, that doesn't bother me, what bothers me is not finding one. I have a thing for Clear figures and forgot the other Grail on my list. The Clear Overload that came with the Magna Convoy set for Micron Legend. There is a set on eBay for $140, anyone wanna go halfsies so I can get the Overload? :confused2 
     
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    White Rare Headmaster heads. I haven't seen them at all. Plus I would love Black Zarak. He so badass.
     
  6. Cyclone_X

    Cyclone_X Cybertronian Warlord

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    recently got a nice grail for my Scorpion collection: Black Zarak :)  (now hunt down Japanese BW Scorponok and McDonalds Scorponok :D )
     
  7. Grimlock_13

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    I was able to get aquite a few of my grails in the summer of 2004, but I'd still LOVE to get:

    G1 Roadbuster
    G1 Whirl
    G1 Star Saber
    G1 Victory leo
    G1 Overlord
    G1 Monstructor
    G1 Raiden
    G1 Lio Kaiser

    There are a few beast guys I'm looking into, but they're slightly less expensive then those guys above;) 
     
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    Tough to say, there are a bunch of TFs that I've always wanted, but I don't know if I would call them grails. Id say the 2 of the most I'd want would be Black Zarak and Metrotitan.
     
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    Lucky draw Black Tracks, which has been aquired. :) 

    My other grail is to get a Stunticon giftset, but even attempting that one is a long ways off.
     
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    I meant the fact that one of them WILL come probably come up rather than the fakery aspect. But since you know that... there was no need for me to say it.

    As for grails........ the only things i ever really wanted badly enough to break my cheapskate collecting rule are Victory Saber and Road Caesar. Which i broke down and bought.

    The 'base' TF's just don't do it for me really... if i want to drive a car up and down a ramp i'll go to a car park.
     
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    Well I just recently acquired my most sought after grails http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/soundwaveca/TF%20Victory/Victory-4.jpg It took a wile to track these down at the price I got them for but well worth it.

    Still have a few more grails on my list that I will be tracking down and some grails I can only dream of ever owning (G1 Japanese Dinocassettes). But grails I am still seeking and will eventually get once funds allow are:

    - G1 Victory Deathsaurus
    - G1 Overlord (which I’m defiantly bent on getting sometime this year)
    - G1 Victory Liokaiser
    - G1 Victory Galaxy Shuttle
     
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    Ebay:
    Whirl and Roadbuster are in a store near me......
    There very $$$$$ but PM if ya want me to check for ya :D 

    My grail for last year was to get Metroplex :D  i got 2.
    Now it's Trypticon :( 
     
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    Currently I'm hunting Noizu in a major way :ev:  After that it will be the only 2 lucky draws I really want that I don't have: GalvaLioconvoy and the black Armada Megatron. I hope to have 2 of the 3 by the end of the year...all 3 if I get REALLY lucky...then all my TF wants will just be the unproduced G2 pieces...not like I'm going to hold my breath on those...so my grail focus will turn to old Japanese toys....my wallet weeps :cry 
     
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    For me it's simple.

    The 4 Jap exclusive tapes.
     
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    Grand maximus and Black Zarak
     
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    My grails:
    -Takara reissue Ghost Starscream
    -Botcon 1997 Fractyle and Packrat
    -Botcon 1998 Antagony
    -Takara reissue Predaking
    -Yamato VF-19A (blue paint)

    Might not exactly be the hardest to find or most expensive, but those guys mean a lot to me. Although, once I get to see Soundwave.ca's Star Saber and Victory Leo I'll probably cave and start searching for some. Damn you Ryan! :cry 

    **edit: Woops, I forgot my TWO Car Robots Brave Maximus figures. :D 
     
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    Energon Beachcomber became a grail for me after Hasbro's shipping snafu. But now he's mine. :D 

    Masterforce Metalhawk is another. Frankly, I'm holding out for a reissue.

    And lastly, a complete collection of wolf and other dog TFs together make a grail. But I'll be making it easy on myself by skipping the rarest ones (I'm looking at you Lucky Draw Sixshot and Botcon Windrazor).
     
  18. Easterling Capt

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    there are a few japanese eitems that I want such as

    Liokaiser
    Overlord
    Black Zarak
    Browning

    then I of course want the Japanese and the american giftset of bruticus.
     
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    as long as people are dreaming away I want a Godaikin Tetsujin 28 mib. I would also take a DX Vultus, but I guess the SOC release this year will have to do.
     
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    I just want a G1 Prime, in good shape. Limited funds tend to keep me from it. Hoping to pick one, with part of the state tax return. I'm just iffy about spending that much money, on a single toy.
     

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