Finding Takara AA variations of Scout figures?

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  1. kaszal

    kaszal Well-Known Member

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    Looking on eBay, there are no records of items being sold such as AA-14 Terradive or AA-07 Breacher and yet they are just sitting there with sellers for 100 USD and over. What's the deal with these? I'd probably like to pick up AA-07 but the prices are silly.
     
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    What’s wrong with the Hasbro version? I looked it up and you can get him for $13.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Just curious really and some might think the decos look better...

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    King Glurch You're a fool, Starscream!

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    Oh. I didn’t think there were any differences between them. Although you might not notice them when not side-by-side.
     
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    The brighter yellow on Seapray is nice...

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    decos are better, but the hunt for the decepticon/takara autobot alliance is...old now, so you might have difficulties tracking them.

    I have Hubcap and the red is way better than the plastic red of Hasbro.
    Seaspray can be found easily when I was looking for them couple of years ago, but my Seaspray is now the TR one
     
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    OLD is the best, like RTS Windcharger and United Warpath ;) 

    I had a look on ZenMarket, which allows you to bid on Yahoo Japan and others.
     
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    I've decided to part with my mint in box AA-07 Breacher if the price is right.

    Cheapest I can find is 70 GBP but I'd probably accept half that.

    PM me if interested and I'll sort some proper photos.

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    Damn, I'd like to get that Terradive. That Hasbro-grey plastic is always unpleasant, I had no idea these variations existed. The ROTF/RTS/HFTD era was a time when Hasbro was doing some of their best figures of all time and selling them for decent prices, so it's weird to think that there are versions of these that are even better...I might have to track some of these down.
     
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    There's an AA-07 Breacher on eBay for a reasonable price.
     
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    It doesn't surprise me these figures are scarce now, given it was a subline and much of it was filled with off-screen characters, so presumably less stock out there and screen accuracy made it less urgent for others at the time to scoop them up. I figure most of these (like mine, as I got a bunch of these as they were coming out way back when) are in the collections of people that intend to hold onto them. Takara using Hasbro's packaging doesn't help matters either.

    Have you checked Mandarake yet? That's usually my go-to for random stuff from Japan. I only use eBay as a last result due to the higher prices.

    Autobot Alliance is one of the few movie lines to feature different decos unique to Takara. While not all were wholesale different, just about every character released as part of the line got sublte-yet-noticeable differences. It was basically the only time it was worth importing retail release movie toys from Japan, aside from Age of Extinction/Lost Age and some of the Movie Best stuff.
     
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