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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby knightedfeline » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:39 pm

-Kanrabat- wrote:The only possible grails for me would be Shattered Glass Starscream. He was a botcon exclusive. I would really want that figure, but that much money for a deluxe/voyager toy is too much. Beside, I already have Supreme Starscream. Still, I want the SG Screamers. But 150$-300$ for it will give me some serious buyers remorse.


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-Kanrabat- wrote:There's could be Fortress Maximus, complete of course. Just for the honnor of having the largest TF ever. But he's so, SO expensive. I have the opportunity to have it locally for 600$. It is too expensive?

Anyway, I don't have that much money for a transformers...


You know, I've seen a lot of them you could rebuild for much cheaper on Ebay. It's just a matter of do you need to have the box or not.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:39 pm

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godzillabot wrote:Energon Omega Supreme, I will get you my pretty (insert cackle here)


That's it. Keep a positive thought. I'm looking to get him too, but he's not as big a priority as finishing off my Jefire, She-ra, G1 Optimus Prime, Battle Armor He-man, the chest lid, weapons rack, key and door for Crystal Castle and a couple of others.


I try! :D

Another one is Classics Prime and Powered commander upgrade
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby knightedfeline » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:41 pm

godzillabot wrote:I try! :D

Another one is Classics Prime and Powered commander upgrade


I wouldn't have the Powered Commander upgrade unless it was given to me. That's just too much for my tastes.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby Blurrz » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:25 pm

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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby TheDownshift » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:05 pm

Motto: "u mad, GEEWUNers?"
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ROTF Skystalker. Never found him in Massachusetts.

G2 Hooligan. I wanted a complete set of the Cyberjets, some of my favorite molds.

G1 Skywarp. Found him relatively cheap, complete. Still he's my favorite character, so he's up there.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:08 am

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G1 Reflector.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:40 am

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I couldn't pass that up. Most of the Japanese fandom people I've met remind me of Comic Book Guy as the "Collector" from the Simpsons.


I don't collect everything Japanese, I have my limits. I just want Transformers, Yuusha, Super Sentai (Think Power Rangers) and Kamen Rider. :)
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:40 am

Motto: "Roll out!"
knightedfeline wrote:
godzillabot wrote:I try! :D

Another one is Classics Prime and Powered commander upgrade


I wouldn't have the Powered Commander upgrade unless it was given to me. That's just too much for my tastes.


I know but I am just enamored (I think that is how to spell it) with the figure
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby knightedfeline » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:20 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I don't collect everything Japanese, I have my limits. I just want Transformers, Yuusha, Super Sentai (Think Power Rangers) and Kamen Rider. :)


I know Super Sentai. I've been looking for a message board that's as good as Seibertron.com to join, but haven't found one yet. (not that I've looked terribly hard after meeting a lot of the great people here)
How can people be fans of giant robots and not love Sentai/Power Rangers. It goes together like apple and pie. :D

godzillabot wrote:I know but I am just enamored (I think that is how to spell it) with the figure


I know what that can be like. I'm that way about Jefire and his armor. It's just one of those things where I want many, but have to force reason to come in and beat want up. :D

MightyMagnus78 wrote:G1 Reflector.


That one I can majorly see. I ended up getting a (what's referred to now as a gashapon) one out of a gumball machine years and years ago, but he was never complete. He's only about the size of a quarter, but I love him.

TheDownshift wrote:ROTF Skystalker. Never found him in Massachusetts.


I don't think I ever saw him in my area either.

TheDownshift wrote:G2 Hooligan. I wanted a complete set of the Cyberjets, some of my favorite molds.


Plenty of likeness licenced reproductions (aka knock-offs) around. I could customize one for you?

TheDownshift wrote:G1 Skywarp. Found him relatively cheap, complete. Still he's my favorite character, so he's up there.

Cool. I like his colors, but never cared too much for him.

Blurrz wrote:Of which I own...

X-Dimension Air Military team;

Micron Crysaber/Beacon, Quantum and Lens

Ones I still have yet to acquire...

I'll get linkage Twirl eventually, and BotCon Dreadwind



No offence, but you've got strange tastes. I like it. :D Nice to meet you.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:26 pm

For me it's Trypticon. I wanted him SOOO bad back in the day but got Scorponok instead Christmas of 87. I was shattered but made the best of it and chose to not be one of those whiney kids and be gratefull that i got a TF of such magnitude at all! I had a very poor family.

But deep down i was crushed. Now 25 years later i have finally acquired a Trypticon!! I got him about a month ago but haven't opened him yet.

He stll needs all the bits and bobs so i'm actively hunting for them at reasonable prices so i can open him for Xmas this year and have a complete Trypticon to finally add to my collection. Gotta tell ya it's a pricey figure to piece together even with the deals i;m getting.....jeez.

But it's gonna be great!!
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby donnie_707 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:59 pm

fortress maximus for me. he is the biggest TF ever. i remember seeing him at kmart back in the early 90s(1991 maybe)? i wanted him so bad....but my parents said if i bought him i couldnt get a super nes. so...i got the super nes. fast forward 10 years later....my brother came across the takara brave max in chinatown san francisco. he passed it up for 80 bucks! he told me about it the next day and i drove all the way there(40 miles each way) to get him. i was able to bargain with the clerk and got him for 50 BUCKS OUT THE DOOR! if it wasnt for dumb luck....i would have never got him
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby knightedfeline » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:05 pm

monstergrotusque wrote:For me it's Trypticon. I wanted him SOOO bad back in the day but got Scorponok instead Christmas of 87. I was shattered but made the best of it and chose to not be one of those whiney kids and be gratefull that i got a TF of such magnitude at all! I had a very poor family.

But deep down i was crushed. Now 25 years later i have finally acquired a Trypticon!! I got him about a month ago but haven't opened him yet.

He stll needs all the bits and bobs so i'm actively hunting for them at reasonable prices so i can open him for Xmas this year and have a complete Trypticon to finally add to my collection. Gotta tell ya it's a pricey figure to piece together even with the deals i;m getting.....jeez.

But it's gonna be great!!


I know the exhilaration. It's so much fun putting together something piece by piece. I love the feeling when you finish.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby SJ21 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:23 am

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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby knightedfeline » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:46 pm

As with all holy grails, it is journey to get it that teaches us. It's not really a grail if it's easy. Each of us have different challenges with tests that the quest has for us that test us. Achieving the grail isn't always about obtaining it. When it comes to quests for the series we like it's about the fun that comes from the search, the stories we're able to tell. It's about making friends and exploring the fandom. It's also about that feeling we got when we first saw the items we decided to pursue, because it helps keep the fire of innocence, purity and wonder we had as a kid and keeping it alive in our lives no matter what happens to us or how old we become. The quest for a certain toy is in part the connection to those that follow after us as well, and not forgetting that they too have feelings, and if lucky, maybe they too will have a grail.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby TheDownshift » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:31 pm

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knightedfeline wrote:As with all holy grails, it is journey to get it that teaches us. It's not really a grail if it's easy. Each of us have different challenges with tests that the quest has for us that test us. Achieving the grail isn't always about obtaining it. When it comes to quests for the series we like it's about the fun that comes from the search, the stories we're able to tell. It's about making friends and exploring the fandom. It's also about that feeling we got when we first saw the items we decided to pursue, because it helps keep the fire of innocence, purity and wonder we had as a kid and keeping it alive in our lives no matter what happens to us or how old we become. The quest for a certain toy is in part the connection to those that follow after us as well, and not forgetting that they too have feelings, and if lucky, maybe they too will have a grail.

Poetic, innit?
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby knightedfeline » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:46 am

TheDownshift wrote:Poetic, innit?


And what would life be without poetry? Nothing more than the cold reality and savageness of the world of nature. Poetry is the beauty in us released for all to see.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby Dagon » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:32 pm

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knightedfeline wrote:And what would life be without poetry? Nothing more than the cold reality and savageness of the world of nature. Poetry is the beauty in us released for all to see.


Not like it means anything, but this is the second thread I've found to like you. Man, I hope you stick around.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby knightedfeline » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:20 pm

I'm also have the discussions of "Female Transformers," a scalping thread that thankfully is over (it became a mess), and the other two you know of.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby helli0n » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:12 pm

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My girlfriend helped me pick up an original Metrotitan for a decent price off of Yahoo auctions. Finally picking up in Japan was definitely a holy grail moment for me. :grin:

Next holy grail for me would be a decent priced Dinoking, Guard City or Battle Gaia.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:16 am

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Pointing out that I may have what I could call a "Grail". And that's my MP-01 Last Shot. I always wanted A Masterpiece Optimus Prime, even if his truck mode suck. But they were always so, SO expensive. I preordered MP-01 Last Shot at Amiami just in time thanks to 4chan's /toy/. It was still 155$ total, shipped from Japan to Canada. Once I had it in hand I was very impressed by the size and weight of the thing. He's almost a supreme class! And diecast... diecast everywhere. I was pretty disapointed by his horrible vehicle mode. But the perfect and ultimate robot mode made up for that. After I got him, he quickly went up in price on the net.

Ironically, my 2010 Creator Primus cost me almost 170$ total. And I don't consider him a Grail at all. Yeah, I wanted a Primus, but I didn't like the Cybertron color scheme. The 2010 was vastly superior and ironically roughly the same price as a complete Cybertron one!

I already have Armada Unicron, two MP-Starscreams (G1 color and Ghost) and MP Rodimus is on it's way. FortMax is out of the question because he's way too expensive for it's look. So, I have no idea what other Grail I could want. Maybe a MP-10. But I'll wait for a cheaper Hasbro release. Even then, I bet that he'll be some kind of damn exclusive and it will never be in store in my area.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby RhA » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:00 am

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knightedfeline wrote:As with all holy grails, it is journey to get it that teaches us. It's not really a grail if it's easy. Each of us have different challenges with tests that the quest has for us that test us. Achieving the grail isn't always about obtaining it. When it comes to quests for the series we like it's about the fun that comes from the search, the stories we're able to tell. It's about making friends and exploring the fandom. It's also about that feeling we got when we first saw the items we decided to pursue, because it helps keep the fire of innocence, purity and wonder we had as a kid and keeping it alive in our lives no matter what happens to us or how old we become. The quest for a certain toy is in part the connection to those that follow after us as well, and not forgetting that they too have feelings, and if lucky, maybe they too will have a grail.

Poetic, innit?


Yeah. But sometimes you search high and low for some figure and find it... Satisfaction = 100%, Rarity 0%. The graily-ness is also determined by the rarity. I had a rough time finding Animated Magnus, but it's about as rare as grass in hindsight.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby 3.8TransAM » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:33 pm

I finally got my Fortress Maximus about 2 weeks ago.

Let's just say awesome and massive :-)

Cost a good chunk, but it was near my birthday and I had several large Transformer sales at the same time along with a Cerebros and Spike(both originals) to sell for $$$ towards him so I did it.

Other grails are damned near mint Headmasters,Targetmasters and Powermasters on both faction sides. Pieced, bought and bartered/bargained for them all. I am only missing Chromedome, Skullcruncher and Getaway.

Now.................... If I can only get a nice Scorponok(I have body only) and complete Stunticons(only missing Menasor for original gestalts)
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby ShockBot17 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:47 pm

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Alright, so I chose this for my first post and I wanted to make it count. So I chose this thread.

The Holy Grail of my Transfomers Collection is easily the original G1 Ultra Magnus. I remember when it was new and actually receiving it as a gift. I cannot remember one I actually treasure more.

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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:41 pm

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ShockBot17 wrote:Alright, so I chose this for my first post and I wanted to make it count. So I chose this thread.

The Holy Grail of my Transfomers Collection is easily the original G1 Ultra Magnus. I remember when it was new and actually receiving it as a gift. I cannot remember one I actually treasure more.

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Welcome.

Speaking purely from a position of extreme bias, I'd say that was an extremely good choice!
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby knightedfeline » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:44 pm

ShockBot17 wrote:Alright, so I chose this for my first post and I wanted to make it count. So I chose this thread.

The Holy Grail of my Transfomers Collection is easily the original G1 Ultra Magnus. I remember when it was new and actually receiving it as a gift. I cannot remember one I actually treasure more.

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Welcome.

That is an awesome gift to have been given. It's one I hope to get myself some day.
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