ROTF Rarest so far

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  1. err76

    err76 Well-Known Member

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    Well,
    I have been keeping my eye's out looking to pick up the more rare ROTF toys. I have picked up a few here and there and was wondering what everyone else thought was the rarest of the toyline?
     
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    Hard to choose, I guess Long Haul (Voyager).
     
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    ice cream truk twins
     
  4. Optimus Sledge

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    I don't think you can use the word "rare" to describe anything from the ROTF line.
     
  5. err76

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    Have not seen him yet

    I had to get mine off Ebay
     
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    I'm excluding stuff that hasn't hit saturation yet (Long Haul, Grindor, Ejector, Nightbeat) or that hasn't shown up in my area at all yet (Thrust, Gears), but the figures that I've seen less of would be:

    - "Charcoal" Sideways - I didn't see any of these until 2 of them showed up in one of my local Targets last week.
    - "Brown" Breakaway - Seems to be becoming more common, but still not as easy to find as the original deco.
    - "Mudflap" Mudflap - I've only seen the "Trax" license plate version.
    - Ice Cream Twins - I've seen their wavemates a decent number of times, but these seem to be scalper bait.
    - Soundwave - Becoming a little more common, but still harder to find...and I went months without seeing one at all.
    - Cannon BB - His wavemates (Ravage, Mudflap, iBarricade) are warming pegs, but this one is hard to find.

    EDIT

    Seems like the OP means relative to the rest of the RotF toyline, based on the mention of "rarest of the toyline", not rare relative to every other TF line.
     
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    Agreed. I dont think we have hit full-on mass saturation of the newer waves yet, so "rare" doesnt really apply yet. IMO. Maybe some of the color variants - maybe, but even those are so/so on the "rareness" scale.
     
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    As an example, I seem to recall there were a lot of people thinking Deluxe Bumblebee from the first movie would be rare. Is there anyone here who ultimately had any trouble getting that figure? There will always be items that are rare in the short term, if only because it takes a while for an item to become available everywhere, but the first movie toyline was massive. Hasbro and retailers know this. Nothing's going to be rare.
     
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    Leader Prime was readily available for about the first two weeks...but since then, I haven't seen a single one.
     
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    jetfire is the only one I've had trouble finding. the first day I went out looking for the ice cream twins, I found them and jolt. then another random trip, I found long haul. havent gone looking for arcee just yet.

    jetfire is the only one I've been searching for, but cannot find. so I'm gonna just grab him online.
     
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    Everything that is not part of the first few waves is rare where I'm at.
     
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    Agreed. The only upcoming rare figure for ROTF in my mind will be the Chara Hobby Soundwave. Or if you are into variants, the e-Hobby Voyager Optimus.

    If even in my neck of the woods I'm getting every released wave (though at Hasbro LA's ridiculous prices), it shows that they have learned a lot from distribution shortages in the first film, and how it probably affected their pocket with lost sales.
     
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    I haven't seen Deluxe Sideswipe in a long time (since the first couple of weeks after the toys hit shelves, I think). That could just be my area though.
     
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    It took me 8 months to find a Deluxe Bumblebee.


    Only rare thing I can think of is Jolt. At least where I live. I swear he's been released everywhere in the US except for Tulsa.
     
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    Probably the rarest have been the Ice Cream Truck Twins, Ejector, and Leader Jetfire.

    And for the person who said Long Haul, he is absolutely warming the shelves at my local target. Its guaranteed that they have at least 5 or 6 of him every time I go.
     
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    hardest ones to find are jetfire, and icecream twins

    long haul isn't too hard to find in my area.
     
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    So far the only pne that has eluded me is Jetfire...not because he's really RARE but because there are so Many Megatrons hogging the shelf space to the point where his "I am Megatron" shout should be changed to "This shelf is MINE!"
     
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    Deluxe Chromia and Wheelie...They are so rare that you should buy all of them that you see :D 
     
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    bruticus maximus is one of the hardest to find imo
     

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