The Danger ZOOoooOOOOOooONNNEEE!!! [GRAIL]

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Prometheum5, May 20, 2009.

  1. Prometheum5

    Prometheum5 Well-Known Member

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    On the TF wiki page, the caption under the picture of Roadfire reads "You'll never own me", and I took that as a challenge. RF's not necessarily the most expensive G! TF by a longshot, but damned if he's not just about the rarest. Right when I was getting into the good stuff, I lost a loose incomplete broken RF for a whole bunch of money on ebay, and then did not see another one for almost a full year. Cut to about two weeks ago, and after a big binge of older super robot stuff on YHJ, I thought to myself 'I should check ebay again for Roadfire...' and there it was: boxed complete with unapplied stickers and some moderate yellowing. I had to have it... fortunately for me, the same seller was unloading a metric ton of good looking G1 stuff including other Japanese items, and it seemed to distract the competition, because I won RF for significantly less than my max bid with little competition in the critical last 5 minutes. The bugger showed up the other day, and I was in heaven... Reprolabels are in the air, and I'm going to look into the hydrogen peroxide method for the yellowing... here's some love shots of the Zone base all setup (missing Sonic Bomber's micromaster... one more elusive piece of the set) and a shot of the three Powered Masters together, and a box pic.

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  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    never even knew such a bot existed
     
  3. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Nice haul! congrats!
     
  4. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Never cared for these types of TFs. They seem so far removed from the regular Bots & Cons we all know in the USA. I guess maybe they wouldn't if I knew all of the Japanese stories. Anyhow, congratulations on the grail! It's always great to see someone obtain a figure they have been after!
     
  5. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    congrats, nice to see a grail obtained
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    nice Im glad you got your grail
     
  7. Switchblade

    Switchblade One Flesh, One End

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    Congratulations, man. I'm not really up on all the Japanese G1 stuff, but it looks nice.

    Also, holy crap I did not realize how huge Dai Atlas is.
     
  8. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil TFW2005 Supporter

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    Freakin' awesome! congrats!
     
  9. AMG

    AMG Old School

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    Awesome haul, congrats on the grail.
     
  10. Boo

    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    CONGRATULATIONS! The Big Powered trio has long been a 'grail' of mine, too. I gave up on it a long while back due to lack of funds/luck... way to kep going and get them all! Looks awesome!
     
  11. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Congrats! He's a real beauty. I got him myself back at Auto Assembly last summer - although I don't own the genuine Transformers versions of the other two, I've got the Brave ones instead.

    Well done on getting the full set of three!
     
  12. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator "woah oh oh woah oh oh" - tarzan boy, baltimora

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    I believe the phrase "Hot Diggity Damn!" is appropriate in this situation.