- Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
- Weapon: Armor Axe
I never really had a "grail" per se, but I do have some figures I want but I'm not willing to pay stupid ammount of money to get them.
I mostly get my old TF from Ebay so I'm on the lookout for some great deals.
Not counting shipping costs, this is what I got and that I'm very happy to have.
Theses are among my favorite Transformers that I "finally" found on Ebay at a reasonable price. Theses, I have ZERO buyer remorse.
Takara Galaxy Force Galaxy Convoy, leader class, MIB, for 55$... back in 2007, before the Movie came out. It will be 3 full years before I buy another TF again. I bought that Optimus because the Movie somewhat gave me the TF bug and I downloaded all of the G1 episodes plus Galaxy Force. I LOVED Galaxy Force. Japanese with english subs, of course.
The next ones are from last quarter 2010 to today.
G1 God Ginrai, reissue, complete, stickers, manual, no box, for 60$. First time since my childhood that I applied stickers on a Transformers. He's so much fun, he's still my favorite TF. Of course, I saw Masterforce before buying him.
[b]MP Starscream, G1 colors AND ghost version. Both of them MIB and 93$ each.[/b] My first Masterpiece figures. I really love them. So much that I spent almost 200$ to display them in a cozy black cublicle, lighted with DEL.
Armada Optimus Prime, complete with trailer for 50$. A bit expensive, but I wanted each Optimus Primes for my Optimus Prime collection. At first, I was supposed to just collect OP. Well, I started collecting Starscream, then the rest came along.
Armada Jetfire and Overload, MIB, Japanese edition, Korean version, 90$ total. At last, Armada OP is truely complete! And he's HUGE!
Energon Optimus Prime, MIB, 90$. Yeah, Fatty Prime is ridiculous looking, but I kinda liked the Voltron look. Also, I wanted to combine him...
WITH WHAT I CAN CALL MY FIRST TRUE GRAIL:
Energon Wingsaber, Takara, MIB, 70$. Very VERY RARELY offered on Ebay. Even the American version. Each times I saw it, I was always broke and it always went for over 60$, loose. One or two MIB Takara versions are usually available for a whooping 140$+. But why I was able to score one at half the price, as a buy-it-now no less? Because the seller misslabled it as a CYBERTRON Wingsaber.
With any luck, you might still find one if you know how to look.
One corner of the box was crushed, but no matter. My goal was to open it up and combine it. Lemme tell you that Optimus Prime look quite badass with his blue shoulder cannons and red boots!
That's it for my most "graily" finds.
Honnorable mention to MP-01 Optimus Prime LAST SHOT. It cost 170$ shipped, pre-ordered from Amiami. Ultimate robot mode, but his disapointing truck mode for his price changed him from a "grail" to "just a nice cup".