TF Import Keychain

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Croaker, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Croaker

    Croaker Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a TF keychain. Import from Japan, shows BB, Cliffjumper and some others on the side of the blind packaging.

    I opened it to find that I had a black Bumblebee. Is this a variant? Chase?

    Can anyone fill me in on this? or has the case breakdowns by percentages?

    Thanks
     
  2. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    As far as I remember each of the minifigs were released with a black variant, and they are all supposed to be pretty rare. I want to say they were sold at 7-11 in Japan or something. But it s a good find and I think it is a bit rare, so you got a nice little piece there. Wanna give it to me? :) 
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    They were sold at 7-11 type stores in Japan, I think the black ones were something like 1 in 6 (so for every box of 12 a retailer ordered, they'd have two sets of normal ones, two more normal ones and two chases).

    I'm guessing this is the case based on the case distribution for guys like Sixliner and Sixwing.
     
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  5. Kupp

    Kupp Ford Fanboy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have one, they go for like $25 on ebay, or at least they did back when I bought mine.

    I would kind of like to get a black windcharger eventually to.
     
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    This little guys name is Pestilence in my TF universe. I gave him a Decepticon faction symbol from reprolabels. He has the same powers as the Insecticons in which he can replicate himself several times over.
    Multiple "Bugs"= Pestilence. :D 
     
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    Think I paid $100 for a full set of eight (four normal & four black) a few years ago. As far as I'm concerned, you can't redeco the minibots enough.
     
  8. Kupp

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    YES!!!

    I could go for a military redeco of Warpath and Powerglide. Heck Beachcomber would make an awesome military redeco dune buggy.

    Beachcomber: "But I am a pacifist."
    Takara: "Well then quit fighting and accept your military repaint."
     
  9. Croaker

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    Thanks for all the respones.
    I might buy some more and see if I get lucky again.
     

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