Holy Grail of Your Collection

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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby Court Jester » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:50 pm

First edition KOToys A-grade KOLD GOLD Starscream
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:08 pm

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Weapon: Armor Axe
I never really had a "grail" per se, but I do have some figures I want but I'm not willing to pay stupid ammount of money to get them.

I mostly get my old TF from Ebay so I'm on the lookout for some great deals.

Not counting shipping costs, this is what I got and that I'm very happy to have.
Theses are among my favorite Transformers that I "finally" found on Ebay at a reasonable price. Theses, I have ZERO buyer remorse.



Takara Galaxy Force Galaxy Convoy, leader class, MIB, for 55$... back in 2007, before the Movie came out. It will be 3 full years before I buy another TF again. I bought that Optimus because the Movie somewhat gave me the TF bug and I downloaded all of the G1 episodes plus Galaxy Force. I LOVED Galaxy Force. Japanese with english subs, of course.

The next ones are from last quarter 2010 to today.

G1 God Ginrai, reissue, complete, stickers, manual, no box, for 60$.
First time since my childhood that I applied stickers on a Transformers. He's so much fun, he's still my favorite TF. Of course, I saw Masterforce before buying him.

[b]MP Starscream, G1 colors AND ghost version. Both of them MIB and 93$ each.
[/b] My first Masterpiece figures. I really love them. So much that I spent almost 200$ to display them in a cozy black cublicle, lighted with DEL.

Armada Optimus Prime, complete with trailer for 50$. A bit expensive, but I wanted each Optimus Primes for my Optimus Prime collection. At first, I was supposed to just collect OP. Well, I started collecting Starscream, then the rest came along.

Armada Jetfire and Overload, MIB, Japanese edition, Korean version, 90$ total.
At last, Armada OP is truely complete! And he's HUGE!

Energon Optimus Prime, MIB, 90$. Yeah, Fatty Prime is ridiculous looking, but I kinda liked the Voltron look. Also, I wanted to combine him...

WITH WHAT I CAN CALL MY FIRST TRUE GRAIL:
Energon Wingsaber, Takara, MIB, 70$. Very VERY RARELY offered on Ebay. Even the American version. Each times I saw it, I was always broke and it always went for over 60$, loose. One or two MIB Takara versions are usually available for a whooping 140$+. But why I was able to score one at half the price, as a buy-it-now no less? Because the seller misslabled it as a CYBERTRON Wingsaber.
With any luck, you might still find one if you know how to look.
One corner of the box was crushed, but no matter. My goal was to open it up and combine it. Lemme tell you that Optimus Prime look quite badass with his blue shoulder cannons and red boots!

That's it for my most "graily" finds.

Honnorable mention to MP-01 Optimus Prime LAST SHOT. It cost 170$ shipped, pre-ordered from Amiami. Ultimate robot mode, but his disapointing truck mode for his price changed him from a "grail" to "just a nice cup".
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:48 pm

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Court Jester wrote:First edition KOToys A-grade KOLD GOLD Starscream



What's the difference between that and the CHMS Gold Star (Starsream)

http://acestoystore.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=23_1&products_id=2

By the way, If anybody still wants these they should head on over to Aces before they are gone since it looks like KOtoys isn't selling TF related KO anymore.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby Court Jester » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:11 pm

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KOLD: Knock Off Lucky Draw

Long story short, first release was almost a complete fail. Out of their initial run of 300 only a couple dozen were deemed good enough to sell. Out of that couple dozen, a handful were deemed A-grade. A-grade had consistent gold chrome throughout the figure while the others had chrome swirls. Also, this was the mold of the figure that had the eye indentation instead of the second with just the painted eyes. I wish I took a screen grab of the KOToys listing page or the forum page before it was shut down... But I never intend to sell mine (even though it may not be worth much to any other collector out there - I know its rarity, and that makes it my grail).

I also think I saw some out there with blue cockpit windows instead of amber (just google Gold KOLD Starscream and it should show up in google images)... but the amber windows just makes it perfect.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:22 pm

Motto: "AnTagony IS the PitS. MoVe ALonG WoRMs. THis WarS NOT gOnNa WIN iTSelf!"
Weapon: Front-Mounted Anti-Matter Projector
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Long story short, first release was almost a complete fail. Out of their initial run of 300 only a couple dozen were deemed good enough to sell. Out of that couple dozen, a handful were deemed A-grade. A-grade had consistent gold chrome throughout the figure while the others had chrome swirls. Also, this was the mold of the figure that had the eye indentation instead of the second with just the painted eyes. I wish I took a screen grab of the KOToys listing page or the forum page before it was shut down... But I never intend to sell mine (even though it may not be worth much to any other collector out there - I know its rarity, and that makes it my grail).

I also think I saw some out there with blue cockpit windows instead of amber (just google Gold KOLD Starscream and it should show up in google images)... but the amber windows just makes it perfect.


So it would be the bottom one I take it. The lighter gold looks real nice. I had picked up the one that looks like the top one in my one and only purchase from KOtoys. There are minor blemishes, but at least he didn't arrive broken like the clear Prime.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:52 pm

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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:58 pm

Glad I could help.

I still consider my Masterforce Overlord my grail, even though I've been thinking more and more about selling him.
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Re: Holy Grail of Your Collection

Postby ThunderStrom » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:04 pm

I got one of my grails(or yet wait it to arrive)a couple of days ago:Baldigus.

Now i am on the lookout for those combiners:Abominus and Predaking.

Do parts for repairs count?
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