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Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 8:44AM CDT

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Ebayer seller z75sales is at it again! After selling the G2 Stunticons in an Ebay auction that ended at $26,815, he now has up unreleased G2 Go-Bots for sale here. Few have know these even existed let alone seen them. We've mirrored the images below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!

Transformers News: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay!
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Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1590918)
Posted by SentinelA on July 15th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
I wonder who these would've been. Hound is pretty obvious but the others aren't. See 2 molds that have never been used. a shame.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1590954)
Posted by Seibertron on July 15th, 2014 @ 1:50pm CDT
Has the Hound GoBot ever been seen before? I swear I've never seen that one and it didn't make it into RID like a few other Spychangers did that were leftovers from G2. This is an absolutely amazing collection this seller got his hands on. Absolutely amazing!

ScottyP ... we've got to talk about this stuff on the podcast. All of this is truly a piece of history that we just don't see that often with this hobby.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1590975)
Posted by ScottyP on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:33pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Has the Hound GoBot ever been seen before? I swear I've never seen that one and it didn't make it into RID like a few other Spychangers did that were leftovers from G2. This is an absolutely amazing collection this seller got his hands on. Absolutely amazing!

ScottyP ... we've got to talk about this stuff on the podcast. All of this is truly a piece of history that we just don't see that often with this hobby.


Most of these were only seen in the past few months for the first time as actual painted samples, and now here they are already on ebay. Unpainted ones have been known of for awhile on only some of them. I don't think anyone previously thought the "Hound" go-bot ever made it beyond test-shot stage. And yes, we'll absolutely be talking about this stuff!
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1590976)
Posted by shockblast2 on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:41pm CDT
No shitty piece of Chinese plastic is worth the insane prices people pay for this stuff.

Furthermore, how do you know these are not fakes, especially with genuine ones being so rare?
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1590980)
Posted by ScottyP on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:50pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:Furthermore, how do you know these are not fakes, especially with genuine ones being so rare?


It's been confirmed that he's auctioning pieces off that belonged to a former Kenner employee. Highprime may have further more specific info to confirm the legitimacy.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1590984)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
What bothers me is that regular people were able to get a hold of these rare, unreleased Transformers and Gobots from toy company employees. Don't ask me how, it, for some reason bothers me. This set should obviously be in some kind of Transformers or toy museum.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1590989)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
Was that police mold ever released? Was that Spychanger Prowl?
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1591001)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:53pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Was that police mold ever released? Was that Spychanger Prowl?

I believe it is.
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Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1591005)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 15th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:What bothers me is that regular people were able to get a hold of these rare, unreleased Transformers and Gobots from toy company employees. Don't ask me how, it, for some reason bothers me. This set should obviously be in some kind of Transformers or toy museum.

Actually there was an episode of Toy Hunter where a comic book shop near an old Kenner toy factory had one of the extremely rare star wars missile firing boba fett figures that, had been traded in for comics by a kenner employee in 1980ish. A similar thing could of happened here with these prototypes.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1591009)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 15th, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Was that police mold ever released? Was that Spychanger Prowl?

I believe it is.
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I have my eye on the Universe one that's done in black and white. Wouldn't mind having this one though.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1591033)
Posted by Convoy on July 15th, 2014 @ 7:44pm CDT
Sounds like another good Twincast coming up. I want to see that Gobot Hound in robot mode.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1591251)
Posted by SneezyDVegas on July 16th, 2014 @ 7:43pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:What bothers me is that regular people were able to get a hold of these rare, unreleased Transformers and Gobots from toy company employees. Don't ask me how, it, for some reason bothers me. This set should obviously be in some kind of Transformers or toy museum.


Why shouldn't "regular people" who clearly have lots of money not be able to acquire such rare items?
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594794)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 29th, 2014 @ 10:23pm CDT
Ebay seller z75sales is at it again with more rare unreleased Generation 2 Ebay listings. The following listing are for ATB Megatron, G2 Dragstrip and relisted G2 Gobots. In a couple of upcoming auctions, G2 Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime unreleased variants.

First up is the G2 ATB Advanced Tactical Bomber Megatron which is MIB Mint In Box. It is listed as Buy It Now for $2,499.00.

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Next auction is G2 Dragstrip.

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The G2 Gobots were relisted as a Buy It Now for $3,799.00

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In a couple of upcoming auctions there will be G2 Hero Megatron and G2 Hero Optimus Prime.

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Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594796)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2014 @ 10:27pm CDT
To be choking on money, I would be all over that Hero Megatron.
Oh well, I'll have to make do with my good old purple one.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594805)
Posted by Flashwave on July 29th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CDT
Whoah, wait. tThere was a Jeep? Have we ever gottn that mold released?
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594917)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 30th, 2014 @ 10:11am CDT
Flashwave wrote:Whoah, wait. tThere was a Jeep? Have we ever gottn that mold released?


Only four of the six formerly lost molds were released. The purple car and the jeep were not used, probably due to either the molds still being lost or considered unusable. The rest were first released in RiD as Prowl 2, Spychanger Sideburn, Side Swipe and Daytonus.

While we don't know who they were supposed to be, that red and white car would have most likely ended up as Rumble. And judging from the name on the side, the Jeep would probably have been Hound.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594942)
Posted by Seibertron on July 30th, 2014 @ 11:01am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And judging from the name on the side, the Jeep would probably have been Hound.


And would have been the only properly named GoBots of all of them (though you could argue about Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and "Megatron").

Anyone know how I can get my hands on the Japanese versions of Optimus, Megatron and Soundwave?
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594983)
Posted by ScottyP on July 30th, 2014 @ 12:56pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Anyone know how I can get my hands on the Japanese versions of Optimus, Megatron and Soundwave?


The Gobots? Are they different? I got the Japanese G2 Gobot of Megatron at Botcon one year, but that's because I thought it was completely identical to the US release. As in, only a sticker on the front of the card was different.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594986)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 30th, 2014 @ 1:02pm CDT
Normally I find the G2 recolours to be quite odd or tacky but that Dragstrip! If only I had that kind of money at the moment :(
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594989)
Posted by Seibertron on July 30th, 2014 @ 1:09pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Anyone know how I can get my hands on the Japanese versions of Optimus, Megatron and Soundwave?


The Gobots? Are they different? I got the Japanese G2 Gobot of Megatron at Botcon one year, but that's because I thought it was completely identical to the US release. As in, only a sticker on the front of the card was different.


They have a large T on the hood of their vehicle mode, I think it says "Transformers" on their windshields, and Soundwave's robot mode uses some different colors.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594990)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 30th, 2014 @ 1:11pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Anyone know how I can get my hands on the Japanese versions of Optimus, Megatron and Soundwave?


The Gobots? Are they different? I got the Japanese G2 Gobot of Megatron at Botcon one year, but that's because I thought it was completely identical to the US release. As in, only a sticker on the front of the card was different.


As a matter of fact they are! The Japanese versions all have Soundwave's Tampograph on their hoods plus Soundwave is basically Gearhead with a bright yellow car shell: in other words, significantly different. Another nice thing to know is that they kept their US names. That's right: the first official use of "Optimus Prime" in Japan was in 1995, not 2007 ;)
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1594997)
Posted by ScottyP on July 30th, 2014 @ 1:19pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Anyone know how I can get my hands on the Japanese versions of Optimus, Megatron and Soundwave?


The Gobots? Are they different? I got the Japanese G2 Gobot of Megatron at Botcon one year, but that's because I thought it was completely identical to the US release. As in, only a sticker on the front of the card was different.


They have a large T on the hood of their vehicle mode, I think it says "Transformers" on their windshields, and Soundwave's robot mode uses some different colors.


Edit: Yep, has the tampo. Guess I need to pick up a US one too now. Darn, thought I was done with G2!
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1595646)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 1st, 2014 @ 12:29am CDT
Ebay seller z75sales is at it again with rare Transformers listings on ebay. Staying on the G2 theme is G2 Groove. The seller states that he also has Blades which he will be offering up for sale soon. Next up is a little something for Beast Wars fans. A clear prototype or test shot of Beast Wars Optimus Primal which is MIB. Check out some of the images mirrored below.

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Beast Wars Clear Optimus Primal

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Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1595666)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 1st, 2014 @ 4:23am CDT
Dat clear Optimus Primal.... This thing feel like a Lucky Draw figure and I bet it will sell as such.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1595671)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on August 1st, 2014 @ 5:34am CDT
it looks like somebody put the original clear lucky draw version in a hasbro package to seel for much more, and given how expensive the clear lucky draw is.....
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1595694)
Posted by ScottyP on August 1st, 2014 @ 9:19am CDT
That Groove is amazing. Someone send me a gillion dollars.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1595779)
Posted by Metro Prime on August 1st, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:That Groove is amazing. Someone send me a gillion dollars.

I have... 30 cents, a tin of Altoids, and a gum wrapper. Will that be enough?
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1595997)
Posted by GreatMagnus on August 2nd, 2014 @ 6:08pm CDT
Man,I know times can be tough Groove,but make sure you take off your Orange Julius uniform before you fight the Cons...
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1596416)
Posted by ScottyP on August 4th, 2014 @ 9:52am CDT
Metro Prime wrote:
ScottyP wrote:That Groove is amazing. Someone send me a gillion dollars.

I have... 30 cents, a tin of Altoids, and a gum wrapper. Will that be enough?


It's the thought that counts! Maybe if the gum wrapper has an imprint of Jesus' face, I could auction it to pay for Groove.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600839)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 20th, 2014 @ 11:54pm CDT
Earlier this summer, one of the rarest Transformers pieces hit eBay and sold for a staggering $26,815.00! That item? The unreleased Generation 2 Menasor/Stunticons set! That one certainly turned heads, but the seller z75sales wasn't done, not by a long shot. He's acquired a rather sizable collection of items from an ex Hasbro employee, items that contain rarities, prototypes and mock ups just to give you an idea.

In fact, the same seller just recently posted an auction for the unreleased G2 Megatron, the mold that became G2 Dreadwing and Smokescreen.

z75sales posted a couple of teaser videos on YouTube showing off this massive assortment of shipping boxes, filled with Hasbro and Kenner (which became a part of Hasbro several years ago) products that have yet to see the light of day. The second video even showcases an all black and orange prototype of Beast Wars Transmetals Optimal Optimus!

You can see all of their auction listings by clicking here, and while you're there, go ahead and bookmark it because you don't want to miss what he has coming next!





Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600864)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 21st, 2014 @ 4:12am CDT
I'm kinda glad he never posted in the "Transformers Toys Haul" thread...

:BANG_HEAD:
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600890)
Posted by megatronus on August 21st, 2014 @ 7:56am CDT
This person (these people?) certainly have a flair for building hype. Wish I could have a former Hasbro engineer hookup...

I wonder how much z75sales paid for all of that product.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600892)
Posted by shajaki on August 21st, 2014 @ 8:17am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm kinda glad he never posted in the "Transformers Toys Haul" thread...

:BANG_HEAD:
:lol:
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600904)
Posted by Neurie on August 21st, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
Any one get the feeling some Hasbro Engineers widow just got fleeced out of a lot of money?
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600917)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:02am CDT
Neurie wrote:Any one get the feeling some Hasbro Engineers widow just got fleeced out of a lot of money?


I do.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600932)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
megatronus wrote:This person (these people?) certainly have a flair for building hype. Wish I could have a former Hasbro engineer hookup...

I wonder how much z75sales paid for all of that product.



My understanding is he is selling for the estate. I'm sure he's getting so sort of percentage for doing so but the stuff is not his...? correct me if I'm wrong.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600942)
Posted by ScottyP on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:14am CDT
Neurie wrote:Any one get the feeling some Hasbro Engineers widow just got fleeced out of a lot of money?


If so, it's their own fault because...

mooncake623 wrote:My understanding is he is selling for the estate. I'm sure he's getting so sort of percentage for doing so but the stuff is not his...? correct me if I'm wrong.


This would be the smart way to do it. The eBay seller is probably brokering the deal and gets a certain percentage of the sale amount.

I don't know this to be true, but it would make the most sense.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1600972)
Posted by triKlops on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:46am CDT
Amazing finds; really great to see this stuff documented! :HEADHURTS:
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601031)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601034)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:36pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



That's a very uneducated statement to make. How do you know how rich this guy is or where they stand financially? Also Botcon? Because Botcon is a non-profit organization?
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601046)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2014 @ 4:10pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



That's a very uneducated statement to make. How do you know how rich this guy is or where they stand financially? Also Botcon? Because Botcon is a non-profit organization?


Or how about getting items like these into the hands of someone who photographs Transformers for a living so that these items can be shared with the rest of the world? ;)
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601074)
Posted by ScottyP on August 21st, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.


No need to be angry about it man. I can't afford this stuff either, but I don't begrudge anyone picking this stuff up for a moment just because they can. I'll share my chill pills if you'd like one.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601082)
Posted by Janitor on August 21st, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.


:roll:
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Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601095)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 21st, 2014 @ 8:09pm CDT
I think i'll start following this seller.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601124)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 12:51am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



So give them to Bot con so they can be trashed out after words?


Nah i think the best thing is either doing what he is doing right now or give them to a site like Seibertron so we can get photos



actually can any one on seibertron buy a few of these and either give or let the person who takes the galleries images (who is amazing by the way) borrow the the figures and take pictures for them.




Wish i had the money and means to get them and donate them to you Seibertron.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601128)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:24am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.



That's a very uneducated statement to make. How do you know how rich this guy is or where they stand financially? Also Botcon? Because Botcon is a non-profit organization?


Or how about getting items like these into the hands of someone who photographs Transformers for a living so that these items can be shared with the rest of the world? ;)


Or maybe a video reviewer too? :grin:
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601166)
Posted by megatronus on August 22nd, 2014 @ 6:15am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:this guy & whoever buys this stuff sickens me, it should be donated to botcon & put on display so everyone can see them. Either that or auction them off and donate all the profits to a charity like st.jude not sold to some rich douchebag with way to much disposable income.

:roll:

Looks like you went to a lot of trouble to figure all this out, huh?

Wait, I need to do it again:

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Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601268)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:16pm CDT
Earlier this week we've reported on z75sales's Collection preview here. Well today we get to see the boxing of some awesomely Sealed G1 figures. We've embedded the video below! Enjoy!


You can see all of their auction listings by clicking here but at this time the G1 figures has not been listed yet.





Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601275)
Posted by Seibertron on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:33pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:


This collection of G1 figures are interesting. It should be noted that all of them were used in the European Classics line or the Generation 2 line, with the exception of a small handful such as Dreadwind, Darkwing, Cyclonus, Blitzwing, the Cassettes, Soundwave, and maybe a couple of others. I wonder if they had plans to release those figures in some other way or what the intention with these was.
Re: Unreleased pre-production Generation 2 GoBots on Ebay! (1601287)
Posted by frogbat on August 22nd, 2014 @ 2:50pm CDT
If i were a multi millionaire I'd definitely go for these. I'd want to set up a transformers museum with a sample of each toy in each of its modes and also an original sealed in its box / on card.

Oh well, one can only help but admire how pristine those look and drool.

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