Lucky Grabs

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Shockwave9227, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Was there ever one Transformer you got out of luck and then never saw again? I was lucky to get Classics 1.0 Astrotrain and Ramjet whom I've only seen once and bought it that one time I saw them respectivley.
     
  2. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Well-Known Member

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    Oh have I got some stories.

    The latest one is my DOTM Guzzle, I came by one of my local Targets excepting to find nothing worth buying in the Transformers part of the Toys section since it was that way for about 2 months. I strolled down the Aisle on the way to the My Little Pony section (I was expecting to buy a Pony there) and what do I find? A Cyberverse Guzzle, the last one in the store. I bought that figure without a second thought. Totally worth the money.
     
  3. DBarricade

    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    Legends Wheelie, Warpath, and Cosmos; ROTF Lockdown and Brawn; I guess I can throw Animated Ironhide in here since the odds of me seeing it the next time I get to go even remotely close to a TRU is nonexistent... Oh, and RTS Jazz.
     
  4. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Well-Known Member

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    Also I remember in my first Botcon, I bought a Beast Wars Rampage MISB for 35 dollars.
    It was the crown jewel of my Botcon Haul for that year. :) 
     
  5. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    Windcharger
     
  6. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

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    I'd say the unopened BW Depth Charge for $10, but that was at a comic shop, so I don't think it counts.

    I guess the original Classics Starscream would count.
     
  7. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    Easily RtS Lugnut. I was lucky enough to stop by TJ Maxx at just the right time. Haven't seen any more RtS Voyagers except for Deep Dive since.

    Space Case is a close second, in that I've only seen him twice (grabbed the first one I found). For some reason, a lot of the others from the wave were gone, but SC was still there (not complaining, though!).
     
  8. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Given that I buy most of my TFs when I go on holiday to the US, and thus I normally go into a shop once, I feel lucky every time. The luckiest I've ever felt was when I was at a TRU outlet and there was some mad deal at the time, buy two get the third free. I picked up HFTD Bludgeon, Classics Dirge and Classics Blurr. I urmed and ahed about whether I really wanted the Blurr or not, so I returned to the TFs and started rumaging through the pegs that were choked full of Animated Ironhides. Sure enough at the back was a figure I've only ever seen once at retail - Animated Arcee. I snatched her up quick as lightning and ditched Blurr. I've never regretted that decision at all, Arcee is made of win and Blurr...not so much.
     
  9. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    RtS Grapple. Found him once at Ross, never again.
     
  10. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Back in the day of the KB exclusive line Machine Wars they also had a few G2 Laser Optimus Primes on clearance. I bought one just for the hell of it. It was super cheap too.
     
  11. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    RotF Skystalker
     
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    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Skystalker, definitely. Saw him once in K-Mart and immediately grabbed him, never saw him again (or his redeco) after that.
     
  13. 2ndSndWve

    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    I'm not that lucky. Usually it's just the opposite. See it, leave it, never see it again:( 
     
  14. Fifam94

    Fifam94 GO AIR FORCE

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    HA Roadbuster. He's like. . . Gone.
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Leader Ironhide. I have literally seen him at retail 5 times and it was the third time i saw him that i bought him.
     
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    Star Saber Cybertron 5th Commander

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    Mine has been a case of seeing it only twice in 10 years. Nucleon Quest Super Convoy. Needless to say, wasn't going to let it go after waiting 10 years to see it again :) 
     
  17. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Lots of similar ones to you guys.

    Classics ramjet is a standout, I only saw him once in store. Now I see him daily in my collection!:thumbs2: 

    I did see Cyberverse Shockwave twice, passed both times. Now I don't see him at all, shoulda grabbed him. Won't pass on him again that's for sure.
     
  18. ThunderbeePrime

    ThunderbeePrime Loved Botcon 2012

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    Limited Edition Metallic Finish Battle Ops Bumblebee. Saw two at TJ Maxx, never saw them again.
     
  19. Fifam94

    Fifam94 GO AIR FORCE

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    That's really wierd, He was all over the place for me.
     
  20. Fifam94

    Fifam94 GO AIR FORCE

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    Still on the hunt :p 
     

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