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Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More!

Transformers News: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 4:21PM CDT

Categories: Auctions, Collectables, Toy News
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Ebay seller 'marrine_vs_hydralisk' has a couple of super rare gems for you to consider bidding on especially if you like prototypes, combiners, or G2 color schemes--or all of them! These are collectibles that very few collectors are able to have the privilege of owning in their collection, and they could be yours!

You can check the different auctions here.

The rare items at this time include:

G2 Motormaster Prototype
*Currently sitting at $2,275!*

G2 Blades Prototype

G1 Hot Spot Prototype


Good luck if you decide to bid on any of these very rare items!
Credit(s): Orion_Prime48
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Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676427)
Posted by neutralstate on April 9th, 2008 @ 4:50pm CDT
looks somewhat ko-ish to me. particularly when u consider the source of the toy... 2K for that MotorMaster blows my mind completely.
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676432)
Posted by Tekka on April 9th, 2008 @ 4:54pm CDT
I can hardly believe something that hideous is that expensive. The lengths to which collectors will go...
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676496)
Posted by Zeds on April 9th, 2008 @ 5:51pm CDT
Personally not my taste. G2 colour schemes never did anything for me except hurt my eyes. It burns! It burns! :sad:
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676533)
Posted by skyshadowprimus on April 9th, 2008 @ 6:24pm CDT
I'm inclinded to believe this is genuine if for no other reason than there were rumours these were made and no one in the fandom has ever owned one.

It stands to reason that sooner or later one would surface somewhere, and if it is true, imagine the guy who found it. Knowing what its worth can you imagine your excitement.

Must agree that this is a god-damn hideous colour scheme and you have to look at it for what it is, an ugly lump of plastic that someone is going to spend an inhuman amount of money on.

I'd like to bid on this but have rent, food, holidays and other things that I'm sure would suffer if i did....
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676597)
Posted by Orion_Prime48 on April 9th, 2008 @ 7:27pm CDT
Front paged and credited thanks again Tigertracks
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676599)
Posted by shortround on April 9th, 2008 @ 7:31pm CDT
Who ever thought that color scheme was a good idea should have his/her eyeballs removed from there head washed with bleach and then replaced. Because that is the most god awful color I have ever seen for toy bar none.
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676650)
Posted by neutralstate on April 9th, 2008 @ 8:41pm CDT
oh my word... 2.8K and counting... i cant believe this!!!

i still stick to my guns that somethings fishy about it. After spending 20 years unattended to in a warehouse in china, the thing still looks good as new. definitely something is up.

the people who are bidding for it certainly aren't risk averse or risk neutral, lol....
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676674)
Posted by Zeds on April 9th, 2008 @ 9:25pm CDT
neutralstate wrote:oh my word... 2.8K and counting... i cant believe this!!!

i still stick to my guns that somethings fishy about it. After spending 20 years unattended to in a warehouse in china, the thing still looks good as new. definitely something is up.

the people who are bidding for it certainly aren't risk averse or risk neutral, lol....


I have some swampland in Florida that these bidders might be interested in :grin:
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676740)
Posted by Megatron's Lapdog on April 9th, 2008 @ 11:45pm CDT
Wow, near 3k now? Geez, I think I have a few thousand dollars hidden in my mattress. Let me bid on that..................not.
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676806)
Posted by Loki120 on April 10th, 2008 @ 4:58am CDT
shortround wrote:Who ever thought that color scheme was a good idea should have his/her eyeballs removed from there head washed with bleach and then replaced. Because that is the most god awful color I have ever seen for toy bar none.


It was the 90s, if a toy wasn't garishly neon, then it wasn't good enough. Most of the G2 recolors were hideous. G.I.Joe didn't fair any better during this time either.

While I agree that the price tag is insane, if this is indeed real, then someone will get their hands on a piece of near mythology. But then, it is a prototype, and the back of the cards for the rest of the G2 Stunts show a motormaster was made.
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (676923)
Posted by Sam's Happy Time on April 10th, 2008 @ 9:38am CDT
Wow, MostorMaster is drunk on AllSpark Power...
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (677535)
Posted by skyshadowprimus on April 10th, 2008 @ 8:52pm CDT
Loki120 wrote:
shortround wrote:Who ever thought that color scheme was a good idea should have his/her eyeballs removed from there head washed with bleach and then replaced. Because that is the most god awful color I have ever seen for toy bar none.


It was the 90s, if a toy wasn't garishly neon, then it wasn't good enough. Most of the G2 recolors were hideous. G.I.Joe didn't fair any better during this time either.

While I agree that the price tag is insane, if this is indeed real, then someone will get their hands on a piece of near mythology. But then, it is a prototype, and the back of the cards for the rest of the G2 Stunts show a motormaster was made.


I agree that this is bordering on mythology here, but remember the publicity shots showed one in vehicle and one in robot mode and editing techniques were alot tougher all those years ago, where there is one there is liable to be another.

IF this is genuine and IF this was found in the warehouse where the rest were shipped it could lend some clues as to where when and who owns the other prototype, you never know we could be seeing a national treasure movie in the making here

The search for motormaster....

As for the comments this is in too good a condition to be real, I worked for a famous cosmetics company years ago who used to bottle Giorgio fragrances, years after the contract ended we kept coming across the odd box of perfumes that got stacked on a the wrong shelf etc by someone who was out to finish his shift.

At $80 per bottle and with 100+ in a box these finds were uncommon but by no means unheard of, and the person who found it was allowed to buy it (as the contract ended we couldn't do anything else with it) at a $10 a bottle, so these kinds of finds all depend on how the luck of who was stacking stuff in the warehouse at the time.

I'd guess that whoever did the G2 stuff didn't really see a Green neon lorry as being that important to keep track off after it was used for some photos.

I'm guessing this thing is liable to top the $6000 mark giving the current insane bidding, would that make this the most single expensive and sought after TF ever???
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (677747)
Posted by PrivatePoop on April 11th, 2008 @ 7:19am CDT
'not sure anyone else noticed but some of the metal features have oxidation. This would mean it's been sitting around for some time, and I highly doubt someone would put the time and effort into spending a decade or so aging a knock-off of an unproduced toy.

Are the colors really that terrible? It looks like the King of All Cosmos went on a Royal Rainbow bender, but I like the blue and I don't mind the purple. The green is overkill, but I'd rather have some outlandish neon color than some of the drab olives, tans, browns, and grays Hasbro likes putting on toys nowadays.
In those colors, I wouldn't pay for a Motormaster toy seeing as how he's so small, but I'd definitely pay for an Optimus Prime or an Ultra Magnus (who I think has one of the worst color schemes of all TF's, at least compared to the original Diaclone version).
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (677832)
Posted by muswp1 on April 11th, 2008 @ 9:31am CDT
I've seen worse schemes in G2 (Combaticons anybody?). It looks like the reverse of G2 Ramjet's colors. Does anyone have the pic of G2 Menasor combined? I think it was on the back of the carded G2 stunticons that were released at one of the Botcons a long time ago.

EDIT: it was G2 Breakdown at the 1994 Botcon.

http://www.tfu.info/1994/Decepticon/Breakdown/breakdown.htm
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (678927)
Posted by Megatron's Lapdog on April 12th, 2008 @ 2:23pm CDT
Over $4.5K now.... wow, someone wants it badly.
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (681361)
Posted by skyshadowprimus on April 15th, 2008 @ 7:36pm CDT
Megatron's Lapdog wrote:Over $4.5K now.... wow, someone wants it badly.


Now at $6000 with a little under 2 hours to go, I'm keeping an eye on this as I think we can see this going to stupid levels.

As an after thought, be funny if after spending all this money it gets damaged during shipping and he comes missing an arm etc...or am i just plain mean? :twisted:
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (681446)
Posted by Geekee1 on April 15th, 2008 @ 9:38pm CDT
Winner was Transfan2 from the TFW boards. He's been trying to get that for a long time.
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (681507)
Posted by Megatron's Lapdog on April 15th, 2008 @ 11:32pm CDT
Congratulations to him/her/it....$6,900.01 lol the one cent cracks me up for some reason...
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (683253)
Posted by PrivatePoop on April 18th, 2008 @ 11:03am CDT
What were all the weird accounts with asterisks in the name that were bidding on it?
Re: Auction For Rare Unreleased G2 MotorMaster And More! (683340)
Posted by Megatron's Lapdog on April 18th, 2008 @ 12:49pm CDT
That's just E-bay, they hide the account names now, so you don't know who's bidding, or has bid. Only the seller can see the actual names.
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