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New TV Magazine Lucky Draws of Henkei Convoy and Galvatron

Posted on 11-02-2008 at 01:41 PM by XJunky under Classics
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TFW Forum member SydneyY reports that a Japanese children's TV magazine will be giving away two new Lucky Draws of Henkei Convoy and Galvatron! Stay tuned for more info and pics, in the meanwhile visit our news forum and Discuss.
Views: 2,608 / Credit: SydneyY of the 2005 Boards!
General Tekno
Pics?
grock35
interesting...i hope that they are done in some funky colors
Spiderus Prime
Is it the Japaness releasing of the Ultimate Battle pack?
KING KONVOY
can we enter! I hope megs is a black repaint! wouldn't everyone be mad if prime is blue & white, perfect for powermaster armor!
GetterDragun
Optimus will be in Shattered Glass colors!
SydneyY
You guys all know what recent TV Magazine LDs are like

AFAIK they are both gold chromed, limited to 5. I'll see if I can get a scan somewhere or someone in Japan might come up with one?
grock35
aww...plain gold chrome

i mean it's nice and all but they need to go back to those crazy color schemes

like make prime green and pink with a splash of purple...you know something a kid would do
rattrap007
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Originally Posted by grock35 View Post
interesting...i hope that they are done in some funky colors
I'm betting they are just solid gold..
Rotorstorm
hmm, my guess is there is a chance they'll go silverfor Megatron like they have done in the past
Peanut04
I can't wait for pics.
ultraconvoy
sweet. time to email some connects
OmegaCarly
Oooh lucky draw henkei convoy - that got my attention.
G1Wheeljack
Pleas be chromed out, please be chromed out.
OmegaCarly
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Pleas be chromed out, please be chromed out.
A black chromed nemesis prime?
KING KONVOY
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Originally Posted by OmegaCarly View Post
A black chromed nemesis prime?

that would be sick but it would probably be gold

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Originally Posted by SydneyY View Post
You guys all know what recent TV Magazine LDs are like

AFAIK they are both gold chromed, limited to 5. I'll see if I can get a scan somewhere or someone in Japan might come up with one?
so true
Lupis Convoy
Damn, two more henkei classics figures I'll never get. Oh well. lol
Powersa
pics will be nice on gold LD Henkei leaders
cobra zartan
woot more stuff to trackdown
SydneyY
Pics!

Please note the second LD figure is not Henkei Megatron, but Galvatron. Each limited to 5.





Pictures courtesy of 黄金仮面(Ougon-Kamen)san of Transformers Picture Circle. 有難うございました!
Vangelus
Looks golden!

(oh ho ho ho)
KING KONVOY
Thanks SydneyY!
aprim
finally a lucky draw I want!
Takara_destron
LD Galvatron
Smokescreen
Prime and Galvy look good in gold. Very nice.
G1Wheeljack
I pretty much called this when I hoped they'd be chrome. 5 each is a real small run, are all LD's this small of a run?
Easterling Capt
5 ..luckely nothing I want. Shrudders of the price tag...
Vangelus
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Originally Posted by G1Wheeljack View Post
I pretty much called this when I hoped they'd be chrome. 5 each is a real small run, are all LD's this small of a run?
Yep. Sometimes a little higher, and I think sometimes even smaller.
Deceptigtar
how are these obtained, not that i would shell out cash for it but are they just given out?
TF@TM
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I pretty much called this when I hoped they'd be chrome. 5 each is a real small run, are all LD's this small of a run?
No. Normally it's between 50-100, with a few being between 5-30 and the odd one or two being less (Custom Galaxy Convoy for example).

In the past Japanese stores have also shared a prize toy with TV Magazine, helping to pay for the costs of the production run. These occasions are less well documented then the Japanese magazine give-aways.

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how are these obtained, not that i would shell out cash for it but are they just given out?
Yes - which is what dictates a toy to be a Lucky Draw (or campaign prize draw) toy rather than just a magazine exclusive (such as SL Black Rodimus).

Galvatron looks nice though
cheetorBWORG
Why does Prime seem to have a Purple faction symbol? Is it really just a chromed Shattered Glass Prime?
jourdo
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And this is as close as I will get to this guy.

Man he looks awesome, but the price tag will likely be out of this world. How do you get LD's without a bottomless checkbook? I've always been curious on that.
benzo
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finally a lucky draw I want!
same! but with a limit of 5 each I'll never be able to aford them
deaculpa
Anyone know how I can enter the drawing for the LD's? cuz I aint got $x,000.00 to spend on this.
Peanut04
Well, Prime looks pretty cool. I'm suprised they used the Galvatron mold. Maybe all that gold chrome will help hold him together, lol. I like the Lucky Draws more when they are in the wierd colors though.
Nerroth
Maybe the LD Galvatron could be used as the Shattered Glass version of Astral Form Primus!
Mixmaster
For all those after the two golden Henkei, good hunting
Railguard
I'm sorry I'm confused. I must have fallen asleep at some point. Who is Dark Convoy and which line does he belong to? Is he Nemesis Prime or something?
Foster
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I'm sorry I'm confused. I must have fallen asleep at some point. Who is Dark Convoy and which line does he belong to? Is he Nemesis Prime or something?
Show me where "Dark Convoy" is mentioned in this thread. Show me.
KING KONVOY
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Show me where "Dark Convoy" is mentioned in this thread. Show me.
I was about to ask the same question! lol
jourdo
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Originally Posted by Railguard View Post
I'm sorry I'm confused. I must have fallen asleep at some point. Who is Dark Convoy and which line does he belong to? Is he Nemesis Prime or something?
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Show me where "Dark Convoy" is mentioned in this thread. Show me.
Right in the post above you. You even quoted it.
protostar8
Weird seeing prime with decepticon symbols on him...

Anyway to stop Michael Bay from seeing these pics??? Otherwise we might be getting ghetto-fabulous bling-a-licious Gold Plated Ultra Magnus in the movie....
Basketball Jones
I'm fairly certain the Lucky Draw collectors DO have bottomless pocketbooks, or are simply skilled artists who can apply gold chrome to plastic store-bought figures.

It's probably cheaper to purchase the equipment needed to vacuum-metallize plastic and do it yourself than purchase 3-5 LDs.
Delphan Rane
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It's probably cheaper to purchase the equipment needed to vacuum-metallize plastic and do it yourself than purchase 3-5 LDs.
So true.
Hoolagrin
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I'm fairly certain the Lucky Draw collectors DO have bottomless pocketbooks, or are simply skilled artists who can apply gold chrome to plastic store-bought figures.

It's probably cheaper to purchase the equipment needed to vacuum-metallize plastic and do it yourself than purchase 3-5 LDs.
What are we talking here, 3,000 or 4,000 USD? I know the 100+ LD's go for around 1,200 - 1,600 USD.
Delphan Rane
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Originally Posted by Hoolagrin View Post
What are we talking here, 3,000 or 4,000 USD? I know the 100+ LD's go for around 1,200 - 1,600 USD.
Yes, 3-4K for an LD with a limited run of 1-5. And multiply that by 5 or more, you're talkin 20K+ at least to fund the habit.
Easterling Capt
waits for UC to do a gallery. wonders how long it will take before he gets one,

Shall we make a online betting table `2$ per guess
deaculpa
don't they always just give these away instead of sell them? The last set I saw was free with with a purchase of $3000 (or was it $10k?) at some expo/convention in japan. I'm just saying, has anyone ever seen one for sale?
aussiehippy
Do all the people who win them sell them for incredible amounts of cash to LD collectors?

Or do any of the winners actually keep them for their own collections, thereby removing it from the market?

Coz 5 is not a big number at all, and if all the winners want to keep them, LD collectors would be out of, er, luck.
Delphan Rane
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Originally Posted by deaculpa View Post
don't they always just give these away instead of sell them? The last set I saw was free with with a purchase of $3000 (or was it $10k?) at some expo/convention in japan. I'm just saying, has anyone ever seen one for sale?
Yes, you are correct, Lucky Draws are given away to the winners of the contest. However, ppl who want to obtain from said winners would have to pay $$$.

And the convention ur referring to is the Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2008, where Hasbro HK was giving away 10 of the 88 Gold Optimus Prime movie toys that were made, for the first 10 people to spend $3000 HKD ($387 USD) at their booth. Same situation as above, some of the ppl who were able to get one tried to resell theirs for $3-4K.

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Do all the people who win them sell them for incredible amounts of cash to LD collectors?

Or do any of the winners actually keep them for their own collections, thereby removing it from the market?

Coz 5 is not a big number at all, and if all the winners want to keep them, LD collectors would be out of, er, luck.
Some winners do keep thiers, especially if it's one-of-a-kind, like Green Galaxy Force Convoy, or Metallic Movie Optimus Prime, for example.

Some LD collectors who have LDs keep them for a few years and resell them. And some LD collectors who are insane and persistant, will find a way to get a rare LD. *cough*ulatrconvoy*cough*

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