Mini Spies

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  1. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    I can't find anything in resources about mini spies. I caught a mention in one of these threads and decided to see if I remembered them. I ebayed and nada there. Finally found some info and I can't believe I forgot about these guys. I even had one (though I think I gave it to my brother viewing it as lame at the time)

    I'd like to start collecting them but is it as hard as it seems at this moment (none on ebay) or is it a comes in waves thing?

    Anyway, a commercial then I hope some of you collectors who have them can show them off for me and others.

    Transformers Mini-Spies Commercial - YouTube
     
  2. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    I went after these guys when I was working on my G1 collection. What I remember is there's four different molds, though two of them look very similar, and each mold comes in yellow, blue, and white, for a total of twelve different figures.
     
  3. G1_Cindersaur

    G1_Cindersaur Banned

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    don't know what version of ebay you are using ...i found 36 listings for them...

    minispy transformer | eBay
     
  4. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    and red....though those were just Takara figures that were never "officially" Transformers :) 
     
  5. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    UK and only one showed up for worldwide....they really need to coordinate their sites better. thanks!

    edit: Kinda sucks most are from wheeljackslab
     
  6. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    I personally went for both factions, so that makes it 24 total.
     
  7. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    According the tfwiki there is also 2 different hub designs...48 total different figs
     
  8. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    I've been collecting since 1985 and I only have one. I'm not sure if they are rare or if people don't bother to display them at shows, or I just never think to ask / search for them.
     
  9. Edgewise

    Edgewise updated homage

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    Factions=Rub signs

    4 molds x 3 colors x 2 factions/rubsigns = 24
     
  10. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    I've got 22 out of 24. I was busy trying to complete my set but then got sidetracked. I also have a red takara in the clear box on display. I probably have pics in my collection thread, but i can take another pic when I get home from work.
     
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    ionacus Well-Known Member

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    i have a few minispies. they are cool and can be pricey.
     
  12. bny888

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    I have several included in Mini-bot lots from Ebay, I think I have all the molds but not all the colors. :) 
     
  13. engledogg

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    Hub designs...not rubsigns.

    48 total.

    MIKE
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  14. bny888

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    Here are pics of some of the ones I have, haven't taken pics of the others:
     

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  15. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    x 2 different hub designs = 48

    Exactly, thanks :) 

    I have to get those. They look cool and bring back memories. Just the 4 base designs. Still a pain to find, especially with the rubsign in tact and not sold by wheeljackslab.
     
  16. fisch

    fisch In a room...WITH A MOOSE!

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    Offtopic:
    Is wheeljackslab really that bad? I hear mixed reviews from purchases.

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    I think they are more rare because a lot people probably trashed or gave them away thinking they werent real TFs. I know when I was going through my stuff a few years ago, I pushed them to the side thinking they were dollar store rejects until I saw some info here on the boards and was shocked by some of the prices.
     
  17. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    I've bought from him at least 40-50 times, never had a problem. Most his ratings for the figures have been accurate, and ships stuff out fast.
     
  18. vidmouse

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    I remember when I was a kid wanting these so bad after seeing the commercial,
    then got a bunch of them when Mom gave me a set of minibots for a birthday.

    Good times, good times.
     
  19. Edgewise

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    Oops... missed that... one post talked about factions, the next "hub designs" and I read it was "rub signs".
     
  20. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Check the "Bad eBay Sellers" thread in the eBay forum for some of the horror stories.

    I stay away from WJL, because the guy is known for being incredibly unpredictable and will turn on even his long-time customers in an instant, for the dumbest reasons.
     

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