What are you looking for at Botcon?

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  1. matrixprime

    matrixprime AJ's Toy Chest Owner

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    I figured this would be an intersting discussion, however I could not find an existing thread.*

    Since Botcon is only 2 months away, I thought it would be neat to discuss what figure or figures transfans are looking forward to getting the most. I would have to say that I am looking forward to picking up:

    G1 Deathsaurus - The main baddie of Victory. Come on who can resist a guy who turns into a, um....dragon?, and then has not one but two animal partners/weapons that also form part of his chest. I picked up Road Caesar last year for $300 and hope to get another good deal.

    MP Grimlock - Probably the figure that most people will be picking up at the 'con. Awesome features and quite frankly it wouldn't be a botcon for me without picking up a masterpiece figure. Really hoping to get a good deal on him as well.

    So, what do you think? Any other figures that I should be getting instead? Please, jump right in!






    *Mods if this thread is in the wrong place or already exists please take the appropriate action.
     
  2. Draven

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    This would probably get more replies in the Conventions forum; I started one last year in there and it got a lot of replies, so hopefully it'll be moved there.
    Anyways! My shopping list mostly consists of a couple of the following:
    -MP Grimlock
    -G1 Road Caesar (still working on finishing Victory)
    -G1 Deszaras (I have a loose one with only one Breast partner, but I'd love a boxed one)
    -G1 Raiden (out of my price range like WHOAH, but you never know)
    -G1 Skalor, Nautilator, Overbite, Tentakil & Seawing
    -A LOT of Reprolabels (mainly Horrorcons, Fort Max, & Seacons if I find them)
    -G1 Sunstreaker
    -Alt Rumble
    -G1 Countdown (I want one MIB unused; preferably the Takara one with the extra Micromasters)

    If I score one or two of those and some random modern day stuff I haven't gotten over here by then, I'll be happy.
     
  3. omegagoalie

    omegagoalie Cybertronian Puckstopper

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  4. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

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    I'm gunning for MP grimlock and will probably make some impulse buys as well.


    You're coming to the wrong con.

    not that there aren't some lovely ladies there, theyre just vastly outnumbered by fugly dudes.
     
  5. Beanshi

    Beanshi 22nd Century Robocat

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    Most of the Classics/Henkei collections

    Both the Alternities

    ROTF figs if they get released by then.


    and a congregation of Drunken TF Fans huddled up at the nearest Pub.
     
  6. cobra zartan

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    as much g2 stuff as I can find...and mabey a luckydraw or two ;D
     
  7. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Monstructor parts (yeah, good luck)
    G1 Snarl + Swoop
    Whatever Animated I'm missing at the time
     
  8. mykticon

    mykticon Well-Known Member

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    Aside from impulse buys, which get me every time I go to a toy show...
    - MP Grimlock
    - G1 Overlord (at least a complete one)
    - G1 Cog
    - G1 Targetmasters (those are the ones I need to start on)
    - Random G1 parts and repro stickers I need
    Man the end of May can't get here soon enough! See y'all there!
     
  9. Katamari Prime

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    MP Grimlock

    Henkei Thrust

    Liokaiser parts and figures
     
  10. megatron10824

    megatron10824 taghdhjk

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    mp megatron possiby mp starscream one rotf figure maybe city commander i doub it try to get some g1 figures 2 if i hav extra mony
     
  11. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    Grandus and Blacker.

    And if someone up there REALLY likes me, a Lucky Draw Galaxy Convoy.
     
  12. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    Eh, when I went in 07 just about everything seemed to be vastly overpriced, no real suprise there but just made it kind of pointless to look around but I did pick up a few items. This year I think I'll be looking to get some of the japanese headmaster warriors such as Kirk, Shuffler and Rodney to complete my collection, also any good Japanese G1 stuff, maybe MP Grimlock if I haven't bought him already by then.
     
  13. matrixprime

    matrixprime AJ's Toy Chest Owner

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    I noticed that myself the last few times I went. The dealer room is generally more expensive than buying the toys online from say bbts or even ebay. However, I think the ability to instantly get the toy and the chance to actually hold and inspect it before making a decision outweights the inflatted price tag.

    Of course that doesn't mean you can't haggle:thumbs2: 

    EDIT: Are those the Japanese exclusive head only toys? If so are they as rare or rarer than the Japanese Cybertron Dino Cassettes?
     
  14. RoboticPlanet

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    Mostly G1 accessories and various G1 car bodies for which I have weapon sets. I'm also crossing my fingers for some long sought after Diaclone parts. I think I'll be loving the Parts Party.

    Other stuff:
    Henkei Hound, Dinobot, Smokescreen
    Alt. Decepticharge
    Loose Ravage X9
    Some (hopefully) cheap G1 Japanese bodies/incomplete figs that look good to display

    @ Draven, unless someone snags it before Botcon, I have a complete Sunstreaker I'll be packing with me among other TFs.
     
  15. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    There's a few big items I want but I figure it's almost a waste of time pursuing them at Botcon as everyone is there trying to get the exact same thing (examples: Overlord, X-9 Ravage).
     
  16. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh and I will probably scoop up whatever busts and statues I can that are really cheap. I've heard that sellers are always trying to offload these things for next to nothing. (In particular I will be hunting for HH Rhinox, HH Ravage and also that replica Matrix - although I imagine that might be very pricey).
     
  17. cobra zartan

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    @llamatron, I picked up a bunch of statues last year for next to nothing between $5-20
     
  18. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    Yes they're just heads only, I don't think they're quite as rare as the Dino Cassettes, but then again I'm not 100 percent on that.
     
  19. GreenScream

    GreenScream Neo G1 Collector

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    I was planning on getting MP Thundercracker and some Henkei figures. But HLJ has eliminated that. :lol 

    I'll be on the lookout for G1 Titanium Ultra Magnus for a good price(ha, yeah right) and possibly a G1 Shockwave(though I never buy vintage). Oh and maybe Universe Unicron. But other than that, very short shopping list and will be there just to soak it all in.
     
  20. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Mp Grim of course.
    Henki Ratchet and Astrotrain, maybe megs as well
    Titanium Prowl and Grimlock

    If i can get these i'll just about finish my G1's
    G1 Scorponok complete (minus Fastrack as i already have em)
    G1 Dreadwind bot only
    G1 Fangy complete
    G1 Octane complete
    G1 Scourge
    G1 Eject
    G1 Overbite
    G1 Rollbar
    G1 Swerve
    G1 Crankcase
    G1 Backstreet
    G1 Sizzle and Fizzle
    G1 Downshift

    G1 sixshot's guns
    G1 Blurr shield
    Some Headmaster weapons i'm missing

    May grab if decent priceReflector
    Bumblejumper
    Bludgeon
    Roadblock
    Skyhammer
    Thunderwing

    Longshots
    Overlord
    Liokasier
    StarSaber
     

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