The Mini-bot Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by bny888, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. 2punish&enslave

    2punish&enslave Starscream's Brigade

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    OMG! Awesome pic dude. That's the kind of stuff that I like to see. I really like some of the South American minis but I'm not going to collect those due to cost. There have been a bunch on eBay lately and I've been seeing what they sell for. You've probably won a few of those yourself. If a blue/white Mexican Huffer ever shows up though you may be bidding against me on that. lol. That is my favorite South American variant. The Devastator colored Brazilian Gears amuses me as well.

    I'm facing a dilemma. After I finish off my 1984 pre-rub minibot set I'm debating about getting the 1985 minibots or continuing my 1984 pre-rub collection with Optimus, the Autobot cars, Megatron, Soundwave, Seekers and cassettes. I'd like both but I'm kind of leaning towards the later.

    Thus begins my descent into madness. I haven't collected G1 TFs in about a decade and sold all that I had. I've been scratching my TF itch with Masterpiece/Binaltech in the last few years. I've enjoyed collecting many things over the years but nothing as much as G1 TFs. Just when I thought I was out they pulled me back in.
     
  2. Da_Last_2_Walk

    Da_Last_2_Walk Da King Of Pre Rubs TFW2005 Supporter

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    1984 SERIES 1 MINICAR BUMBLEBEE (YELLOW) PRE RUB AFA 80 MOSC ARCHIVAL CASE
     
  3. bny888

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    Thanks for sharing all those cool pics, you guys rock! :) 
     
  4. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    Minibots! TF crack!
    Heres my MOSC Pipes. Hes the only one that can install the cog, and hes case fresh!
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  5. bny888

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    I have this Warpath with discolored gray parts, they have turned a lovely shade of bronze/gold. I don't know what has caused the discoloration, maybe the previous owner had it on display, but the red parts are not faded:

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    Sorry again for the poor quality of the pic, used my mobile phone. :( 
     

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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    "Happy accidents" are always good! ZOWIE!
     
  7. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    Superquad- love the Reflector pic under your name! We need a Reflector fan club!

    Do you find it strange that Reflector was a Polaroid though?
     
  8. bny888

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    I took this pic several years ago, when I opened my Encore 10 set:
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    I sold all of them except for the Bee. Now that I'm collecting Mini-bots, I'm looking for a good deal on an MISB one, hehe. :) 
     

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  9. bny888

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    I hope people haven't gotten sick of seeing my G1 Bumblebee pics, hehe. Anyway, I recently got another pre-rub/1984 yellow Bumblebee:

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  10. scoobsterinc

    scoobsterinc Scoobs

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    Theese guys look epic :)  I think I will collect them after im finished with animated
     
  11. bny888

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    My most recent Mini-bot and Mini-bot related hauls:

    MOSC and case fresh 1985 yellow Bumblebee:
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    Got another minty pre-rub/1984 yellow Bumblebee, my 13th one:
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    Alt mode:
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    Together with his brethren, there are 2 more that I wasn't able to include in the pic:
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    CGC 9.8 Transformers Generation 1 #3, I also have three more that are in mint condition but ungraded, the cover features the artwork used in TF Collection #12:
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  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Besides all the mainline, easy to get stuff, I have red Bumblebee, yellow Cliffjumper, Bumblejumper, Botcon Rook, Glyph, and Tap-out. I'll try to take a picture tomorrow.
     
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    2punish&enslave Starscream's Brigade

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  14. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I don't have anything nearly as impressive as most of you, but I do love the little guys!
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  15. bny888

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    Thanks for sharing the pics! Still hunting for a nice Bumblejumper. :) 



    Thanks for sharing, you have several that I don't have yet. :) 
     
  16. cagey

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    Beautiful thread! We appreciate youuuuuuse, Mini-bots!

    -I am proud of my mini red and gold Bumblebees. I was p.o.'d as a kid to have the swapped out color Bumblebee and Cliffjumper.
    -Was pretty surprised to see those black J- minis. Sigh, to live in Japan again one day.
    -Hear hear! to Odeean and the Metroplex comment. Vroom, vroom!
    -The G2 Seaspray with the cobalt chrome is gorgeous. Have seen some incredible extreme close-ups around the web (but not tonight, alas).
    -Need a Pipes, Swerve, and Powerglide to complete my basic collection.
    -Fancy meeting you here, D.L.T.W.! Ahoy and some such.
     
  17. bny888

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    Some new additions to my Mini-bot collection


    My 14th pre-rub/1984 yellow Bumblebee, super minty, no wear at all:[​IMG]


    MOSC, case-fresh, hang tab intact G1 Tailgate:
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    MOC G1 Hubcap:
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  18. AMG

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    I love Minibots, this thread rocks.
     
  19. bny888

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    The latest additions to my Mini-bot collection:

    AFA 8.5 Uncirculated Takara Encore 10:
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    MOSC G2 Hubcap, Beachcomber, Seaspray, my G2 Mini-bot collection is now complete since I have previously gotten the Bumblebee:
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    A close up of the figures:
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    MOSC 2006 HOC G1 keychains complete set. The difference of these with the 2001 and 7-11 Takara releases are that these are said to be remolds, have different copyright stamps and I also noticed the stickers have sharper edges, more similar to the '84 releases:
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  20. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh bloody hell you minibot collectors are nothing but masochists :lol 

    There are just far far far far far too many variants and I keep coming across new ones every year, my advice is to pick a sub-series, country, manufacturer/distributor or a character and be happy with that :p 

    Anyway, the only 2 variant minibots I have left are:

    Earliest pre-rub Windcharger - light Microchange red with factory error upside-down front grille:

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    Mexican IGA "Tailgate" - yellow variant, really just a yellow and sparkly blue Windcharger, my absolute favourite minibot.

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    Also the only minibots I really care about, Ceji Joustra Diaclone Cheetah MOSC, Truck MOSC, Trans-Am (unpunched), Pick-Up (unpunched):

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    And here are some I sold recently:

    Peruvian LYNSA orange Gears:

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    Peruvian LYNSA cream/green Brawn:

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    And some old old pictures of things I had in my hands:

    LtoR: G1 red, Estrela Brazil red, Antex Argentina orange, G1 yellow, G2 gold, Microchange large box blue (FECK me this one is rare), keychains

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    Mexican IGA "Outback" cream/maroon Brawn, "Pipes" blue/white Huffer, Blue Bumblebee, white w/red face Bumblebee, "Tailgate" white/blue Windcharger

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    Peruvian LYNSA blue/yellow Gears, grey/blue Windcharger and cream/green Brawn:

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    Japanese model kit Brawn-as-Bumblebee and Windcharger black/red variants and Kabaya red equivalents

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    ESTRELA Brazil green/purple Gears, Estrela orange, Estrela blue, Peruvian Lynsa yellow/blue, Mexican IGA "Swerve" maroon/white Gears

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    The absolutely wonderful Estrela Optimus vs Malignus yellow and metallic blue Camaro Windcharger:

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    And sooooo much more minibot shit here:
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    If only I'd kept them all eh?

    All the best
    Maz
     

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