Holy Grail Thread

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  1. alphie

    alphie Veteran

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    Yep, post them here! And I actually have something to post, yay!

    Ever since I spotted the Soundwave Tape Deck I knew it had to be mine. Unfortunately I could never find one cheap and in good condition. Well, that all changed at Botcon. I got a little upset when I saw a guy buy the one at the Hartman's booth (it was open, not all that great condition, but it was cheap) and told Liokaiser. Bless his heart he actually found one for me. And boy is it beautiful. Only got it for $90 which I think is a steal! It is MISB, minor shelf wear, but the styrofoam is still minty white. Yay!

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  2. DDM

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    it took me forever to realize that was a cassette player, and not actually soundwave. No wonder he's so short.


    No pictures right now, but my "grail" is probably my energon unicron.

    I know, nothing special but I was surprised to find one instore considering I just got back into transformers about a year ago.
     
  3. Altercron

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    HOLY....that is awesome. Never heard of it before...
    Now I want one.

    Hmm...as for my Holy Grail...


    G1 Bludgeon

    He was my first Transformer ever, and sadly, when my sister was born my parents made me get rid of all my toys that had little parts, so away went the Legos, G.I.Joes (which I know where they are and if I wanted to crawl around under my uncle's house I could get them easily), and most devestatingly of all, my Transformers. I just want my little dead Samurai back...


    And if we are going by something we have now, I would probably say my G1 Soundwave. He isn't complete, but he's so damned cool and happens to be my favorite G1 Transformer.
     
  4. JinraiPrime

    JinraiPrime 1000+ Post Club Member

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    My grail is probably G1 Superion, it was the first big TF in my collection and i got him for 80 cdn complete, all weapons accessories.. no box. I KNOW that thats a pretty good deal
     
  5. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    My almost complete lines of japanese g1
     
  6. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    All 7 Insecticons MISB! I could do it, but it'd cost me....
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    boxed g1 overlord baby!
     
  8. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    *hates you*
     
  9. P1atinumGQ

    P1atinumGQ Devourer of Transformers

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    boxed g1 omega supreme. mmm baby
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    These except for the Star Destroyer. Sold it :( 
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    Monstructor complete
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  11. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    I actually have a few, but I guess I'll say this for now:
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  12. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oooh, grail thread! It's been ages since we had one. :D 

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    And one of my favorites, which took me over a year to finally track down (and is still one of my favorite Rodimus pieces)
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  13. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Very nice stuff all around. My grails tend to change a bit...Once I get one I have a new grail to aim for. When I get home I will post pics of the grails currently in my possession.

    Grails I am aiming for right now are G1 Scorponok and/or Black Zarak and Star Saber.
     
  14. SydneyY

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    I have no grail. (I don't buy vintage toys.)

    Actually I don't know why I keep on buying toys, and feel depressed if I don't get any for a week or so.
     
  15. oddobot

    oddobot carpe diem all diem long

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    Grails? Mine would be my complete Dinobots set, G1 Scorponok, and G1 Predaking.
    CLOSELY followed by Metroplex and Omega Supreme...all are 95% complete!!!
     
  16. bandron

    bandron seeker jets' nightmare

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    one of my grails has to be my 7 matsu/matsu-bandai jetfires. 2 full matsu the rest matsu-bandai's. I have another of my grails coming (actually 3 now) and will post when they arrive.
     
  17. Blackstar

    Blackstar Aaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! TFW2005 Supporter

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    My grail was Star Convoy, then they reissued him, and I bought that. Then it was G1 Galvatron, and they reissued him, in better colors no less, and I bought that. I guess my grails now are Monstructor, Overlord, and Victory Saber. When you see pigs flying into the night sky, you will know that I have them.
     
  18. Night Flame

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    That's not good. I've been through that and it was usually just a few months before my collecting crashed completely and I didn't buy anything at all for several months. I think I finally broke that cycle though. Now I'm more casual with stuff, and don't constantly try to keep up.

    As far as grails go, if I could ever get ahold of a MISB Jetfire, that would rock. As far as playing goes, I'll probably always like my 1/48s better, but to have a minty-mint Jetfire to lock away as a treasure for myself would be complete awesomeness.

    And, somewhere in the back of my head, I still remember going to Menards with my parents back when I was a kid and they still carried toys around Christmas and pawing at a Trypticon box. It seemed so huge and imposing. And I never have actually touched one out of the box. Those two probably rank right up on the top of my holy grail list.

    I don't actually own anything I would consider a grail. I'm not that big of a spender I guess.
     
  19. wheeljaxx

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    here are mine..

    .44 magnum gun robo
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    Browning (kindam version)
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    no pictures yet for:
    diaclone marlboor wheeljack
    g1 reflector
    diaclone blue bluestreak
     
  20. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah :( 
    Another reason I am feeling low is that I don't really have any other TFs I want to actively hunt down. I know what I am getting next couple of month and it's not very exciting.
    The last time I got real high was when I had all 3 versions (not including GalvaLio) of Lio Convoy. So that might have been my grail.
     

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