really limited editions

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  1. collectthem

    collectthem Banned

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    Who collects really rare items like the blueray prime,pink Starscream and convention exclusives? What is out there and what do you have?
     
  2. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    What period/time-frame are you inquiring about?
    The new stuff?

    I collect vintage G1s for the most part, but I do have some recent exclusives...
     
  3. collectthem

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    I guess you can say the really limited stuff started around the time of time gold spokes Prime/Jafcon Prime but I ment any starting at any time.
     
  4. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Pink Starscream? Never heard of such a thing.
     
  6. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I don't really go out of my way to get the really limited run stuff, but if I get a chance and the price is right, I'll pick them up. That's just how I roll. I don't like paying over the odds for anything, and I always remind myself at the end of the day what it is I'm looking at buying when I'm pricing something out.

    That said, I have ended up with a very nice collection of rare stuff along the way. Masterforce Metalhawk, Zone Roadfire and some other nice vintage toys like those. Not exactly limited editions but rather hard to find nowadays.

    It's the Vardia Starscream, released alongside the Toshiba RD-A301 HD-DVD player. Retail price of toy and player - about $1000:

    Starscream (Vardia Red Model) - Movie Main Line - Transformers Resources

    For other rarities, check out our own resources section:

    Convention Exclusives - Transformers - Transformers Resources

    Transformers Lucky Draw - Japanese Transformers - Transformers Resources

    E-Hobby & Other G1 Recolors - Japanese Reissues - Transformers Resources

    Of course, there are other limited editions too, which are grouped under the respective series. Things like the CharaHobby exclusives are nuts.
     
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    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    I've been after that Starscream for ages. Just can't afford the damn thing!
     
  9. sunlink

    sunlink Be Transformed TFW2005 Supporter

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    That thing has been dropping in price even though it was expensive to get. One sold on Fee-bay for $114
     
  10. ODarkThirty

    ODarkThirty Mechannibal?Survey says..

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    He's more like a dark fuschia.

    Yeah, just patiently watch eBay and you'll surely find one that isn't too pricey. That's how I got mine. :) 

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  11. G1_Cindersaur

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    black ROTF amazon jp prime

    dairycon 2009 pretender motor master---only 10 made!

    various botcon TF's

    an omegatron and mechabot-1 omega supreme TF...plus a mechabot-1 ko tf that has all chromed out arms and head and backpack.

    but no crazy takara lucky draw stuff.

    the pretender motor master was expensive...over $300 off ebay.
     
  12. G1_Cindersaur

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    That's damned sexy!

    the one movie seeker i have yet to acquire
     
  13. marshall dusty

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    i'm the same way. if i get an opportunity and at a great price...it's a deal.

    i got my SG prime, crystal (test shot which i just found out) convoy, botcon rody and wildrider ALL at a third of their current prices..

    not too rarely but i do have the wst dinobot retribution set which i got at retail.

    i also have (non toy) the Nike Transformer shoes (wearable)
     
  14. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    there's a varida screamer for sale on cybertron.ca member's name is faustx, been there for a long time
     
  15. collectthem

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    can I see some of these please?
     
  16. G1_Cindersaur

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    sorry, but that all those listed are packed away in storage...had to pack lots of stuff up after moving.
     
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    I do not collect limited stuff. I don't have the budget. Retail and the Junkion exchange is where I get my TF on.
     
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    Gah!!! How did I miss that?!? I check eBay for this guy fairly regularly, figures I would manage to not check when one was to be had cheaply. I covet this figure.

    Anyhow, as for me, I guess I only really have medium-rare stuff. I have all the FP Botcon figures (minus G2 Sideswipe..... sigh.....), and the black DVD Prime you mentioned, and have Dreadwing/Smokescreen and Prowl on the way. I have Gentei Wildrider if that counts. A few E-Hobby figures, but they're not really rare. Older rare stuff, not so much, since I really only started collecting in earnest in '06.

    No Lucky Draws for me yet. Even if they were easy to find on sale, I'm still not quite ready to drop that much cash on a toy. Maybe someday, for the novelty.
     
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    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Tell me about it. I haven't seen one for less than 170.00. Which is better than the 400.00 it was when new. I'll bite when I see 150.
     
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    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    prob the rarest and most limited but not most expensive thing i own is the japanese lucky draw beast machines cheetas, or nemesis cheetor. it even has a vehicon spark symbol instead of a maximal one. i love it!
     

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