What are the rarest 3rd party transformers?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ThatOneReallyTallGuy, Oct 2, 2023.

  1. pezley

    pezley Well-Known Member

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    Have one in the UK if you are looking. Happy to ship worldwide but obviously that knocks the price up a chunk
     
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    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    Out of curiosity, does anyone have a solid idea of how many of these were made? I remember the original story being that MakeToys gave them to select retailers or other individuals, then recalled them later to sell? In any event, I'm happy I pulled the trigger on that during its first run on TFSource. Yeah, it's a bit of a nonsensical price, but I consider the end result worth it.
     
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    They never gave them to any retailers or had any sort of recall. There was a limited number of them printed and when they were traveling to conventions they were giving them to individuals (mostly ones that had worked with them at some point) as a thank you type of thing and as they stopped doing the cons in person they decided to send what was left to TFSource to sell. I don't know the exact amount produced total but doing a guesstimate between what TFSource was sent, the amount of people I know were given one, and then adding another 20-30 or for variance I'd bet less than 100 of these are out there total.
     
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    Cool, that’s good to know and have things clarified. Thanks!
     
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    Strangedog was only available at Slagacon 2013 and was limited to 25 pieces. It was intended to be a partner for BotCon Weirdwolf, who was only available at BotCon 2007 and limited to 1400 pieces himself. I have mine on display.

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    Which one?
     
  8. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher "She wanted nothin', and I delivered." TFW2005 Supporter

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    Those were fun! Even had a set signed by Peaugh. :D  I narrowed down the R-08 collection to just the convention exclusive Stealth assassin and Asterisk versions, been hard to part with those. I also kept this convention Terraegis around, still sealed. Another relatively rare 3P figure.
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    That reminded me of the MT Battle Tanker-based Hyper Novae, which was hard to find even back in 2016 when I was seeking it. Eventually found a single unit come into stock on TFSource and snagged it. A very cool looking figure for its time.
     
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    Pandinus must be hard to find. A jewel in my collection 01__scaled_800.jpg
     
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  10. pezley

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    Sorry, should have said. Sworder

    My harder to find pieces

    Ocular max Rally ( yellow trailbreaker )
    Ocular max off-road ( white trailbreaker )
    Ocular max black azalia
    Ocular max stealth mirage ( blue and orange versions )

    Prototype XTB cyclonus ( lavender limbs and hands , changed to white on final release )

    X Dinobots from FT

    Besides those, nothing else is particularly hard to find, mostly available just depends if you want to pay. Those though you often can't find even if you have deep pockets.
     
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    Perfect effect add ones kits (the three of them) for LG-EX God Ginrai is pretty rare.
     
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    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    They really fix the figures issues too, not perfect, but way way better than standard version
     
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    Titanium Saints Alpha Trion, a CHUG-scale figure that I stupidly passed up my one and only chance on.

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    CHUG-scale third party stuff is so rare now, especially for characters like Alpha Trion.
     
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  14. God Orion

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    Yeah definitely. TT needs to make a good Ginrai though.
     
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    Dark Starscream Defender of Beast Machines and Clone Wars

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    I've been looking for Beaststructor myself. No one ever puts him on Ebay, and I never see him at a con.
     
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    The only two eBay postings I saw were months ago and he went for $700 both times. Insanity. I’d love for FP to reissue him. I’m lucky I bought the Dinoking for $150 on sale because he’s starting to rise in price too.
     
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    Had no idea he was rare. A buddy gave him to me for Christmas like 5 years ago.
     
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    Sorry... that was me who bought it... and it was this thread that reminded me how much I still wanted it.
     
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    Have seen Rally and Offroad on sale across FB pages relatively often but the black Azalea and and stealth mirage is certainly rare, not to mention the other two.
     
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    Oh yeah... Took me literally YEARS and more than what I care to recount for funding...
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