Great article. It's nice to find out about lesser known variants and rarities from other countries.
I was expecting REAL rare TF. Not just the usual dudes but mint or really 100% complete. Only Doubleclouder can be considered "rare" because even if you don't care about the packaging, trying to have a comple Doubleclouder is a challenge in itself. Then again, he's just a Doubledealer repaint.
Show me some REAL rare TF. No repaints allowed. Barely offered on Ebay or any marketplaces. Only a very limited print run was ever produced. Now THEN it's rare for real.
The only one I can think of that follow these criterias is Energon Wingsaber. Beside the empty box offered for 30$ (lol) it's very rare that we see... some... more... on............... Ebay.............. AW COME ON! Now that I finally have mine for a few months, now there's 5 or 6 offered on Ebay?! Oh well.
Need to find something else, then. Obviously, even Lucky Draw are disqualified. Even at 3 copies maximum at 5000$ each they are still just gold repaints of normal TF. Any one that have been re-issued are out too. The mold must be unique and be still extremely hard to find, even if you would be a millionaire with lots of money and resources. That's why good old FortMax is out because any idiot with 600-3000$ to burn can have one within 24 hours.
So, what are the TRUELY RARE Transformers?
Pretty much all of them are rare due to their obscurity, be it manufacturer, color variant or condition. Sure you can get a reissues Megatron, but that things is near pristine almost 30 years of safeguarding. It's beautiful!
Just for you, it's about the only real rare item I own, and they really are hard to come across(unless knocked off), enjoy:
I'm sure they sell on ebay, but never when I do a search.