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My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:12 am

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I accidentally ran into this lot of Transformers that I knew nothing of but they were interesting enough and appeared complete in very decent shape so a home they went. Machine Wars basic figures are what they are. I don't think they made any more one step transformations basic figures than what I have here (correct me if I'm wrong) before Hasbro did away with this line. Yes I could've found a better way to spend $54 I'm sure but I instantly got hooked by the very neat one step complete transformations that I haven't ever held in my hand or ever seen. Darn! You're right, I should've used that money elsewhere in my collection. Oh well what's done is done.

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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:35 am

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All 8 at once? Dang, lucky shot!

You're right in that Hasbro stopped making one-step spring-loaded transformations between Beast Wars/Machine Wars and the Generations Data Discs (Cybertron Override comes close, but she has a few additional steps). However, those MW basics have been redecoed quite a few times:

Megatron/Megaplex
BWII Thrust
RiD Wind Sheer
Robot Masters Air Hunter

Thundecracker/Skywarp
BWII Dirge
RiD Skyfire
Robot Masters Wing Stun
BotCon 2006 Waspinator

Mirage/Prowl
RiD Skid-Z / Car Robot Indy Heat
Car Robot Super Indy Heat
Robot Masters Rijie (Ligier aka Mirage)

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Car Robot Super Wrecker Hook
Robot Masters Wrecker Hook
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:15 am

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All of those have the one step springloaded transformation?
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:35 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
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Transformers Hoarder wrote:All of those have the one step springloaded transformation?


They're repaints of those very molds, so yes.
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:39 am

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So the eight I have are all the original molds?
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:40 am

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Transformers Hoarder wrote:So the eight I have are all the original molds?


You betcha ;)^
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:52 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:So the eight I have are all the original molds?


You betcha ;)^


Sweet! Thanks for the info. However I almost feel compelled to track down those repaints. I better not...
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:54 am

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Transformers Hoarder wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:So the eight I have are all the original molds?


You betcha ;)^


Sweet! Thanks for the info. However I almost feel compelled to track down those repaints. I better not...


Just go for the RiD ones if you really need to. I really like the RiD jet repaints myself:

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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:04 am

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DARN YOU!!! Just joking, thanks.
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Bowspearer » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:20 am

IIRC, weren't the small MW toys actually the first Transformers ever made with the spring loaded transformation gimmick (made at the tail end of G2 but not actually released until Machine Wars came out)?
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:23 am

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Bowspearer wrote:IIRC, weren't the small MW toys actually the first Transformers ever made with the spring loaded transformation gimmick (made at the tail end of G2 but not actually released until Machine Wars came out)?


The first manual ones, yes. The very first were the Jumpstarters Topspin and Twin Twist, if but you wanna get technical, the Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck were the first non-Diaclone ones. :-B
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:20 pm

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RiD Wind Sheer
RiD Skyfire
RiD Skid-Z / Car Robot Indy Heat
RiD Tow-Line / Car Robot Wrecker Hook

Are all in route. Got them all new for $36 shipped. So now I'm into all these suckers for $90.
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Burn » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:25 pm

Should we mention the Beast Wars spring loaders?

Probably not ... might be more fun down the track.
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Bowspearer » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:15 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bowspearer wrote:IIRC, weren't the small MW toys actually the first Transformers ever made with the spring loaded transformation gimmick (made at the tail end of G2 but not actually released until Machine Wars came out)?


The first manual ones, yes. The very first were the Jumpstarters Topspin and Twin Twist, if but you wanna get technical, the Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck were the first non-Diaclone ones. :-B


Ahh but technically, the examples you provide are examples of the first auto-transformations and not lever-based spring-loaded transformations ;)
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:01 pm

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Funny, is it just me or is this thread causing all of these one step Transformers to sell like hot cakes? lol
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:39 pm

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Beast wars Thrust and Dirge (Takara?) also now in route for $38 shipped. This is starting to add up! Wow now at $128.
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Burn » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:04 pm

Can I have some money?
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:38 pm

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Burn wrote:Can I have some money?


You're a little too late.
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:43 pm

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Tracking down the Robot Masters might be hard. There seems to be a lot of Robot Masters KOs?
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:41 pm

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These two just came in and I must agree the repaints are awesome!

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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Henry921 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:13 am

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Transformers Hoarder wrote:These two just came in and I must agree the repaints are awesome!

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Just bit the bullet and bought them. Skyfire looks so damn awesome.
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:39 am

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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:16 pm

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Got a Robot Masters Mirage but I can't seem to track down:

Robot Masters Wrecker Hook, Wing Stun and Air Hunter?
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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:33 am

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Re: My forgotten Transformers Machine Wars haul.

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:25 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Dear gods what have I done... #-o


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