How many minicon weapon combiners (Saber, Skyboom etc) are there?

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  1. NormanB

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    For reasons that I can't entirely explain, I have taken a sudden liking to teh minicon sets. I've done some research, but really can't find a conclusive answer.

    I know that there were two versions of the car team released in the US, a red one and a yellow one. Were there any others?

    And what about "star/not-star" saber. There was the original blue one, the yellow energon saber, and the gray "dark saber" that I know of? Any others see US retail release?

    Same question for Requiem Blaster. Soo far I've only seen the original and a gray one that came packaged with an Ultra Magnus.

    I just won Dark Saber, Skyboom Shield and Requiem Blaster on ebay, but will most likely be tracking down US retail variants. Am I missing any on this list?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
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    there are quite a few star saber variants
     
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    There seems to be tons of Star Saber variants made by Takara. The only variants I remember in the US were the original, Dark Saber, and Energon Saber.

    There's also the role play Star Saber and Dark Saber, and the one that came with Superlink Kicker if you're into those as well...
     
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    Here's a list I created many moons ago. I've updated it but can't tell you if it's complete.

    Skyboom Shield
    Armada Skyboom Shield 1 (yellow) [US/JP]
    Armada Skyboom Shield 2 (red/white) [US]
    Cybertron Skyboom Shield (red/black) [US]
    MM-10 - Blue skyboom Shield (crystaltector) [JP]
    DVD - Purple/green skyboom shield [JP]
    Kabaya Change Micron 2 - Skyboom Shield 1 (slight remold?) [JP]

    Star Saber
    1?) Micron ver 0 - Star Saber Team (slightly sparkly) [JP]
    2) MM-17 - Clear Dark Saber [JP]
    3) Armada Star Saber [US/JP]
    4) CD exclusive Clear Blue Saber team [JP]
    7) Kabaya Change Micron 1 - All Solid Star Saber [JP]
    8) Armada Dark Saber [US]
    9) MM-07 - Fire Saber [JP]

    Energon Saber (remolds)
    5) Energon Energon saber [US/JP]
    6) Booster v1 - Blizzard saber [JP]
    Cybertron - Sky Terror Saber [US]

    http://tfkenkon.com/g/?mode=view&al...ic=micron-booster22.jpg&dispsize=1000&start=0 Numbered 1-9 from left to right. Was never able to confirm if the leftmost one truly is the micron ver0 saber as it seems to have a clear sonar.

    Requiem Blaster
    Armada Requiem blaster [US/JP]
    Energon Requiem Blaster [US]
    MM-14 - green/red requiem blaster [JP]
    Cybertron - ? requiem blaster [US]
    Kayaba Change Micron 2 - Requiem Blaster (slight remold?) [JP]
     
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    Oh, there's also the Dairycon/OBCTF/Cybcon Stomsword but those were customs, not officially licensed, a super since there was a screwup and one figure was produced in less quantities then the other two.

    2005 MultiCon Exclusives: The Stormsword!
     
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    I don't recall three versions of the Skyboom shield at US retail. Just the original and Road Assault. Am I missing something?
     
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    Yeah. me too. I dont ever recall seeing a Cybertron verison of the Skyboom Shield before, unless it came in one of those reissues 6-Pack from years ago. Which I don't even remember what packaging those came out in.
     
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    Those came in Energon packaging and were straight repacks. I guess they count as a variant, for MOSC collectors.
     
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    The TFCC Astrotrain came with recolored Giant Planet mini-cons. When he was originally intended as a Universe exclusive called "Spacewarp," he would've came with the Requiem Blaster, but Takara later claimed the molds for the pre-Cybertron mini-cons had been drained and so TFCC had to use different ones.
     
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    Ahhh, I misremembered. Thanks!
     
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    Ah. Right! For the life of me I could not remember the package type they came in.
     
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    The third Skyboom shield came in the Walmart exclusive Cybertron Deluxe/Tiny Tins bonus packs...

    MIKE
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    I'm reasonably confident that the cybertron tiny tins were different from the Armada/Universe versions. FYI, I switched the middle two car in the shields to color match.

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    And sorry for the bad lighting. My camera was dying.
     
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    Thanks for the pics videriant...now I've remembered I wanted the original Requiem Blaster.
     
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    thanks for all of the great information, links, and pictures guys!
     
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    The only Skyboom sheild I never got was the one from the tins. got the original, X-Dimension and US repaint.
    Starsabers, I got you've shown.
    Never got the Cybetron Requiem Blaster, but I have the other 3.

    Out of them all, I think the Sabers are my favourites. Game Galaxy force Galvatron the Sky Terror Saber
     
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    Again, thanks for all of the help.

    I've snagged up Dark, Energon, and Star Sabers on ebay, plus the original R. Blaster and Skyboom. Going to keep my eyes peeled for a yellow Skyboom as well.

    I can't wait to put these on display!
     

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