Grails

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ambushbug74, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    How much are..or were, in this case..willing to pay? B/c BBTS had all four Japanese tapes up 2-3 weeks ago. Gurafi and Noizu were $250-270ish, definitely well under $300. And Dairu and Zauru were a hair over at $310ish. I dunno how long they were actually up. I saw them..seriously considered plonking down the money for the cheaper pair, and by the next day, all four were sold. I'd hazard a guess that a high-roller bought all four.

    At any rate, my grails are (surprise) the Japanese cassetes and the remaining four HM heads. Also Jafcon Prime, who I passed up at $100 more than once just after he was released. At the time, $100 meant a lot more than it does now. Now I can drop that much and barely blink. Stupid college expenses getting in the way of my collecting then :cry 

    Two previous grails, Overlord and Raiden, I got thanks to Christmas bonuses when I otherwise wouldn't have been able to spring for them. (Japanese) Overlord's stickers are unapplied, and Raiden is not actually Raiden, but one better IMO, individually boxed Diaclone versions. My experience, you don't see those as often as the Raiden giftset, or even the Diaclone giftset..that and the auction went up two days after I got that bonus, so I jumped on it. :D 
     
  2. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Mostly the old Japanese G1 stuff I don't already have. And ehobby Astrotrain.
     
  3. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    mib optimus prime with metal plated trailer, 100% complete, in untouched condition. labels unapplied, all paperwork included
    mib Pointblank, good condition all paper work too, with labels unapplied too.
    100% complete omega surpreme
    Fortress Maximus, complete
    Super fire Convoy with that master sword, or just that master sword.
    Four star, knock off of devastator called "Mr Hard Hat"
    Lio Convoy *yes i know it's cheap, but still it is one*
    Headmaster Hardhead
    targetmaster triggerhappy
    hotrod
    my list is pretty large, actually.

    but the top two are my most holy of holy grails.
     
  4. Backpack

    Backpack G1 forever.

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    I'm not sure I have a grail anymore.... just figures that I want next. Recently I've been going after G1 MIB/C series two items. Among those I've mostly been on the look out for the deluxe insecticons and autobots (with little luck- only Ransack so far).

    E-hobby's

    Diaclone Magnus
    Grey Astrotrain
    Twincaster (which should be easy to get, because I'm not waiting around and missing out this time)
     
  5. Omik

    Omik *blink blink*

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    I think I did a thread similar to this a year or so ago.

    Man, it is so cool to hear about all the grails.

    Mine are/were:

    haves (and they were harder to get than you might think)
    Car Robots Train Combiner
    RID Yellow Landfill (got it here in the junkion)
    RID Optimus and Magnus
    Cybertron Optimus
    Cybertron Sideways
    Cybertron TRU Vector Prime and Starscream
    Energon Kmart Swat pack
    Energon Plane and destructicon combiners
    Energon Omega Sentinal
    Energon Shockblast
    Alternator Swerve
    Alternator Shockblast
    G1 Jetfire (was MIB but I couldn't help myself)

    Wants
    Galaxy Force Blaster (black soundwave repaint) but I'll probably just get the Cybertron Soundwave because I'm cheap
    Cybertron Primus (duh!)
    Masterpiece Ultra Magnus
    Micron Legend or Armada black deluxe Optimus
    BW Transmetal 2 Megatron
    Robot Masters R-Blade
    Yamato VF- or YF- 19
    G1 (or that thing before G1) red italian or greek tracks, I'll never get it but I like to dream

    Yeah, I know they aren't that hard to find (except for that tracks), but these are the coolest toys and I just don't have the money for them. Damn you college!

    sorry this is so long.
     
  6. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    Yeah, I jumped to BBTS within an hour of getting the e-mail and it was gone...I posted in MC that I'm willing to pay between $300-$400, I may even go a bit higher if I have to. I figure for one it's worth it to be DONE, and since I've been doing this since day 1, even if I overpay a bit I still made out like a bandit overall (Got pieces like Artfire, Metalhawk and Minelba for $40 each...so I figure it all evens out)
     
  7. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    oh yea i guess one of my holy grails is a starsaber/victory saber, but i have the feeling it will be reissued soon, so i fear spending $500 for something that might come out for $100 for the set.
     
  8. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I'de say G1 Fort Max, Victory Saber & Big Powered (Sonic Bomber, Road Fire & Dai Atlas) are my grails. Sadly I don't own any of them. I do have a Star Saber though.
     
  9. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, you got that from me! Good to know I contributed to a Grail hunt.
     
  10. Predaking

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    Deathsaurus, MIB with everything, C8+
    Black Zarak, same
    Victory Leo / Star Saber MIB
    G1 Grimlock MISB
    Devastator Giftset MISB
     
  11. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    1.White Headmasters. (I've got the full color ones)
    2.Lucky Draw Transformers, would prefer a Gold Convoy
    3.The other 2 Megalo Microns (I have Zapmap)
    4.A Blue Cliffjumper. A Brazil Silver Bumblebee.
    5.The Brazil Electrix Jeep (I have the Porche & Esporte)
    6.eHobby Anime Astrotrain (still kicking myself over that one)
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    My G1 collection IS my grail, among the rest of the TF's and other toylines I own.
    Too many grails within to list.

    ..But the king of all my toys is the Lego Star Destroyer.
     
  13. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

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    I would say Reissues Megatron, Soundwave, Soundblaster, Blaster, and Twincast, with cassettes.
     
  14. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    i'm looking out for a G1 MOSC grandslam and raindance.
    Grails i have include:
    a microchange Camerarobo (Reflector), 100%
    Diaclone(takara) Wheeljack MIB
    Diaclone(gig) wheeljack MIB
    my #291/1000 wheeljack statue
    g1 wheeljack MIB
    custom marloor wheeljack
    and my josh howard autographed sketch of Nara kilday (Dead@17)