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Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces

Transformers News: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 3:03AM CST

Categories: Auctions, Collectables, People News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032   Views: 31,681

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Retired TakaraTomy designer Alex Kubalsky stopped by to send us this letter:

Hello Seibertron team,

This is former transformer designer Alex Kubalsky. I'm back in my home country of Australia for the holidays and decided to clear out my storage space and sell some things to generate funds for a film project I'm planning for next year. Just wanted to let you know that I will be listing a few rare transformers and related items on ebay over the next few weeks that may be of interest to some people viewing the site, if only for the curiosity of some of the pieces. Here is the first listing.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FVi%20...%201172358315%3C%2Fa%3E

I've enjoyed your site and the community it has created over the years and hope some of the upcoming listings are of interest to someone.

Thank you and best regards, Alexander Kubalsky.


His first listing is a rather rare piece, which is shown and it's auction linked to, below. Considering Mr. Kubalsky was once a designer, it's safe to assume that he has quite a few rarities and perhaps even items we've yet to see. This list of auctions looks to the one to watch.

His first listing? A gold lucky draw Henkei Optimus MISB. Which states the following:

This is Alexander Kubalsky, former transformer designer at TakaraTomy Japan.
I will be listing several rare pieces from my personal collection over the next few day as I look to generate funds for a film project in the new year.

First up is this mint condition Henkei Lucky Dip Gold Convoy. This was given to me by my design team as a farewell gift when I left TakarTomy in 2008. Only five of these were ever officially released. I believe this to be of several produced for Takaratomy in house designers involved in it's design. I designed the smoke stack weapon.


Transformers News: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces

Transformers News: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces

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Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534472)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:25am CST
That's a lotta hyperlinked text. ;)
Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534473)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:26am CST
Wow I want it
Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534487)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 11th, 2013 @ 8:24am CST
Sabrblade wrote:That's a lotta hyperlinked text. ;)


Uh huh...

Somewhere between the post and the news article itself, the code went wonky. Don't know why. This is the second or third time it's done it to me. Here in the forums, everything's fine, out in the news section it hyperlinked everything.

I have no idea why it did that. I don't know what code to change to fix it, either. *shrugs*
Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534504)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on December 11th, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
Anyone notice the user name of the seller? It's Orson!
Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534531)
Posted by ScottyP on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:34pm CST
Orsonsellz, hahahaha. Best ebay username? Best ebay username.
Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534574)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 11th, 2013 @ 3:36pm CST
That golden Optimus is beautiful, but too pricey for my meagre wages.

I agree about the username also. Very clever. :lol:
Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534579)
Posted by Rated X on December 11th, 2013 @ 3:44pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:Anyone notice the user name of the seller? It's Orson!



Are you referring to Orson from Captured Prey ? I thought it was supposed to be Alexander Kubalsky selling stuff from his private collection ?
Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534584)
Posted by ScottyP on December 11th, 2013 @ 4:05pm CST
I hope this guy has some crazy microns. Not because I'll be able to afford them, but because I want to see them.
Re: Former TakaraTomy Designer Auctioning Off Rare Collection Pieces (1534612)
Posted by Poyguimogul on December 11th, 2013 @ 6:51pm CST
Alex is the man. I'm sure he'll have some interesting items. I bet he started with this because it was an extremely valueable parting gift, but he probably did his "Superbowl Champagne Celebration" with the prototype/ offical release.

The classic figures he can be confirmed to have worked on are:
Classic Prime (smokestack) - [also of note the 2007 movie voyager o.prime gun]
Classic Bumblebee (based off a super deformed/hyper stylized urban youth with hoodie and big hightop sneakers)
Classic Mirage

"We shall see Galvatron... We shall see...."