OMG! Got one of my Holy Grails! God Neptune!

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  1. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    Hell yeah!!!!!

    Ive wanted one for over 10 years but prices werent good at different times, then again i looked from time to time. From all the versions, this is the one i like the most colorwise!

    So anyway, a couple of weeks ago, someone posted one on the boards for like $80... but in the end he didnt sold the figure. Days later i went to ebay, and saw this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=230642253891&view=all&tid=0

    I waited and bid on the last minute... but no one else did, wich i found strange... but the seller had a good reputation so i bite. Shipping from Hong Kong was like $35

    Today i got it, the box is pretty much in C9- condition, and the figure itself, Oh boy! Tight as hell! i had to loose every screw to prevent any kind of damage!

    I cant find any scratches, paint errors or anything! only 3 hinges on the limbs slighty yellowed (but thats more of the plastic itself, because nothing else is bad)

    Eventually ill display him with the reissue and the TF Club repaint!

    Finally, anyone knows whats the current rate for these? i remember seeing him for over $200
     

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  2. blur3479

    blur3479 The most boring member

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  3. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    xanthax choppaface

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    That thing is awesome. Great score and a nice story to go behind it.
     
  6. nelodiavolo

    nelodiavolo Transformer Nerd

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    Cool story bro! And I really mean it!:D 

    My favorite version of this mold by far. I think I saw that one here on the boards before as well. If I didn't have my BBTS exclusive, I would have went for it.

    Ah, I like it when a fellow fan finally gets a long time want! I feel the power of the matrix! :bay  No wait, that is just heartburn.
     
  7. Spiderus Prime

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    Con Rats on this Beast Wars 2 masterpiece!
     
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    congrats
     
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    congratulations! :) 
     
  10. mentok27

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    Dude.... When you get one of your grails you have to name the thread "I would have waited an enternity for this" I mean if there's one thing this hobby needs it's more self referencing injokes.

    Seriously though congrats on the find.
     
  11. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    God Neptune is easily my preferred Repaint outta those 3 version. :) 

    Yeah, what others said: Congratulations on the purchase!
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Congrats on your score, bud :) 
     
  13. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    congrats! I almost wish I had grails like that so I could be that happy about a new TF. I suppose the entire Prime line could qualify for that.
     
  14. Eman7673

    Eman7673 The Beast

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    Nice bro. I forgot what I paid for mine but I've had him for a while, sweet repaint. Wish Nautilator was included though
     
  15. Napjr

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    Yeah, i wish Nautilator was included (as Well the rest of the accesories), but im glad it was just some kindergarten of decisition from Takara at the time (otherwise the reissue and the club version would be incomplete)
     
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    Mospeada Since '84

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    That is an epic score. Good on y'er!
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I have God Neptune and I love him as a display piece, but I'm terrified of transforming them and especially combining them. The white plastic feels so fragile...

    I hope they eventually reissue him with Nautilator and the parts and with stronger plastic... That way I can leave my original alone.
     
  18. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    Nice catch, with God Neptune!
    I have one too, although I had an awkward experience with him that prevents me from really enjoying him; I bought him on eBay from a seller claiming he was MIB, but when I received him, most of the white parts visible through the transparent window of the packaging turned out to be severely yellowed.
    To be honest, the seller was very good about it, I do believe he wasn't aware of the problem, and he refunded me a significant part of the price I paid, but after seeing King Neptune's condition, I was so disappointed that he went straight back in the box and (literally!) hasn't seen the light of day since.
    I should really try the hydrogen peroxide bleach method on him one day.

    Anyhow, be warned that he really is susceptible to UV-light damage!
     
  19. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Congrats. :thumb 
     
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    Yep, the one distraction of the set in no Nautilator. I do like the color scheme though. Congrats on finding the Grail!
     

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