The Hartmans Are Selling Their Entire Collection At BotCon 2006

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  1. Super_Megatron

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    Kendallville, Indiana, August 17th, 2006 – This September at BotCon 2006, the single largest vintage Transformers collection will be made available to the public for general sale. Jon and Karl Hartman, founders of the original BotCon convention, are selling their entire U.S. Transformers collection. Considered by many to be the definitive collection, never before has an offering like this been made available. The collection will be sold as individual items and includes, but is far from limited to:

    · Nearly every general release packaging version of every U.S. toy from 1984-1997
    · All 6 U.S.-released gift sets
    · Store and mail-in exclusives
    · European exclusive items 1990-1997
    · Complete Japanese Generation 2 collection
    · Rare promotional and non-toy merchandise items

    This unbelievable offering features a wide variety of highly sought-after Transformers collectable items MOSC and many more items Mint with packaging. Bumblejumper MOSC, Mini-bots with mini-spies MOSC, Targetmaster Hot Rod in both corrected and misprint packaging, Astrotrain and Blitzwing in poster boxes, Fortress Maximus with package, and European Action Masters are just the tip of this collection iceberg.

    BotCon 2006 is being held in Lexington, Kentucky, from Sept. 28th to Oct. 1st. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the single largest Transformers offering ever. Both cash and PayPal payments will be accepted on site.

    For a detailed listing of items available at BotCon please send an email request to hartmancollection@hotmail.com

    For more information on the convention where this amazing offering will take place visit www.botcon.com
     
  2. flamepanther

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    Jeebus! :eek: 
     
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    Wow...Man i need to get down there! I need those Gifesets!
     
  4. Vangelus

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    Euro...action..masters...*drool*

    But I need money for the con toys...aiee.
     
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    Why are they selling them all off for? What happened??
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Both Hartmans have a lot of life stuff coming up that they need $$$ for, if I recall correctly. That combined with getting out of the heavy collecting thing + enormous hypervaluable collection = what we see here. :D 
     
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    I had a chance to stit down and chat with one of the hartmans at Iacon a few weeks ago (Although I didn't realize who I was talking to until 1/2 way into the conversation ) nice guys!
     
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    Man, I can't really stay happy at this news, even if it means I might have a chance to get some rare stuff-- that's pretty sad for them...
     
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    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    What were the 8 combiner gift sets? Devastator, Superion, Defensor, Menasor, Piranacon, Computron....who were the other two? I thought Bruticus and Abominus did not get US gift sets? did Monstructor get one?
     
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    Wow. Didn't see this one coming.

    I'll have to check their table then.

    I remember back in 2000 when the whole collection was displayed at Botcon.... it was a sight to behold. It's sad to see such an awesome collection being separated though.

    -airfox
     
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    I am shock and amazed that they are willing to sell off there Transformers. Well I have known John and Karl since 97's convention and I feel kind of said that they are selling them but they are going to make a bunch of Transfans really hapy this convention. I have picture of there entire collection from 99's convention so I am going to pier at them and see what they have I may want to pick up. I can only say one word to sum it all up. John and Karl, HARDCORE!!!!!
    I think I need a :drunk  :drunk  :drunk  after this announcement...
     
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    I will make sure to hang out at there table. :) 
     
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    Wow....sucks that I can't get to Botcon.
     
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    Good question, I think even Hasbro's offical list only lists those 6.
     
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    Terrorcon0: we need to see that picture!

    My head spins from this announcement. First of all, it is sad that such a special collection will have to be broken up. But it is also incredible that all these items will be for sale!?! How, excactly will that happen? Will they have an "hour discount" sale or what? I can't go there myself, but I will try to get somebody to shop for me. It would be nice to know what to tell them to shop for, and how...
     
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    I'll definitely check this out,maybe I can score some Headmasters or Powermasters :) 
     
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    G2 Menasor! and Defensor!!!! wow! we might get to see them finaly combined!!
     
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    OMFG. I know where I'm spending a fair bit of the convention (not to mention where I'm heading first when I hit the dealer room)...
     
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    I have no idea how many box trucks it's going to take to get it there. It takes up at least 2 large rooms. I'ma have to buy some part of it for memory's sake.
     

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