Rarest of the G1 Japanese Exclusives

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  1. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    I know about the Autobot Dino cassettes, the white headmaster heads and an unbroken 100% complete Black Zarak.

    But what others could be considered especially rare in these G1 Japanese exclusives?
     
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  2. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Black Zarak or Dinoking maybe?
     
  3. The_Black_Sheep

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    An original Stepper & Artfire. Trading a kidney may be the only way you might be able to grab a hold of them. :lol 
     
  4. Trippanator

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    I'm thinking Black Zarak
     
  5. cobra zartan

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    alot of them you can find quite cheap now, id say a colored shuffler is still one of the rarest
     
  6. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Yeah, and I'm also thinking of an original white Astrotrain as well.
     
  7. DJ Soundwave

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    Black Shadow & Blue Bacchus .... I hardly ever see them for sale... I see Black Zarak alot more often then them.... a few other Hard ones but Easy compared to some ....are Metrotitan ,Grand Maximus , Galaxy Shuttle (I haven't seen as much now as I used too.) as well as the Trainbots/ Raiden.....not to mention the Heads from Headmasters and the White versions of them.
     
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    Original Artfire or Stepper?
     
  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Artfire is a particularly rare one so I understand.
     
  10. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Yeah, THIS... pretty much whats been said... although i always get the feeling that the Japanese Decepticons are the most pain in the A$$ toys to obtian.. which include both Bluebacchus and Black Shadow...Metrotitan, Black Zarak, DinoKing, the list goes on... sigh... those are for seriously mega rich/ people who can afford to loose a limb, or maybe TWO kidneys for!! :p  ;)  :lol 
     
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    The Dino-Casettes seem to be among the rarist g1 Japanese TFs. I dont have any Japan-only TFs in my collection, so I'm not sure if the casettes are THEE rarist, but I know they are very hard to find. Curt at TFSource used to have some of his MIB/MISB collection on his site, and the packaging on the Dino-casettes are fantastic. Plus the fact that they are combiners, pure win.
     
  12. miasboytoy

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    junior grand max is the last g1 japanese figure i need. have only seen one in the last couple of years. the others listed previously are rare, but show up enough. i dont put reissues in my collection, so all my jap stuff is g1 original. took me about 2/3rds of a year to hunt it all down. the white astrotrain is kinda hard to find also. i got lucky with that one and got it from a coworker 7 years before they reissued it. i hate all these reissues lol.
     
  13. Sol Fury

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    Yes, if you're a vintage collector it must be a nightmare especially when the reissues start turning up loose and you've no idea if they're original or not!
     
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    artfire was mentioned a couple of times, but i think you need to prefix that it with 'non-yellow' to make him super rare!

    that guy loves to yellow, most of the ones i've seen make even the ropiest jetfires look minty.
     
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    I know the toughest Japanese things for me to find were a non-yellowed Artfire, non-yellowed Galaxy Shuttle, and the white headmasters (one of which I'm still missing).

    I've gotten a little out of the loop in the last 3-4 years because I've got everything at this point so I'm not looking for any of them... but I'd imagine there's a pretty consistent list of 10-15 items (most of which have been mentioned in this thread) that will be the rarest of the rare for many years to come.
     
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    The rarest is as mention Shufler by far. Japanese Dino cassettes yes. Sonic Bomber and Road Fire are hardly seen and when you do see them there incomplete.
     
  17. Hotspot17

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    A lot of people mentioned the hard to find figures but there's always some random cheap figures that takes a while to find. Took me a good amount of time to find guzzle and javil. And for the price per weight, you would think t hey were like the headmasters. Finding a super white galaxy shuttle is a bitch.
     
  18. OptimusGinrai

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    Off the top of my head, Grandus, Road Fire, Sky Garry, Battle Gaia, and Guard City, to name a few.
     
  19. cromagnus

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    Here is a list of some recent case finds that really affected the availability.
    Sky garry- no longer rare in any way
    Artfire- still rare but there are plenty of bone white sealed and graded ones now.
    grandus-There was a case find concurrent w/ sky garry
     
  20. DJ Soundwave

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    that's why I'm glad I bought most of my Vintage Japanese stuff over 9 years ago.
     

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