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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby william-james88 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:03 pm

Lots of TFs at the thrift store today:

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You cant tell but that is Cybertron Wing Sabre. They were asking way too much for it though, it didnt even have the shell that covers the Jet nose.

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This is what I took home

Deluxe Movie Ironhide
Cybertron Defense Hotshot
and G1 Mini Spy

Until today I had no clue who these minispys were. Turns out they were from Takara's Mecha Warrior line and were the first toys to have rub signs in G1 to sell the idea that you couldnt know on which side they were. And thats even when purchasing them, it was blind. So while there are only 4 molds, there are 3 colours they can come in and they can be good or evil and there are 2 different pull back motor variations meaning there are 48 variations of these 4 molds. Don't know if anyone has them all or cares to own them all. I have the 1 and that's all I need.

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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby Optimum Supreme » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:14 pm

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The whole line began encorporating the rubsigns just a bit before the minispies actually appeared on the minibot cards and were advertised in a commercial. The first ones I actually saw rubsigns on were the Jumpstarters, and it took a while to figure out what it was, I just thought it was some weird black stylized symbol at first.
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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby william-james88 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:31 pm

Optimum Supreme wrote:The whole line began encorporating the rubsigns just a bit before the minispies actually appeared on the minibot cards and were advertised in a commercial. The first ones I actually saw rubsigns on were the Jumpstarters, and it took a while to figure out what it was, I just thought it was some weird black stylized symbol at first.


Wow man, thanks! Maybe you could send a message to the TF Wiki which seem to have it wrong then:

Mini-spies were the first toys to debut with rubsigns, and the only way to determine whether a given Mini-spy toy was an Autobot or Decepticon was by rubbing the rubsign.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Mini-spy
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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby Amelie » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:32 pm

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Optimum Supreme wrote:The whole line began encorporating the rubsigns just a bit before the minispies actually appeared on the minibot cards and were advertised in a commercial. The first ones I actually saw rubsigns on were the Jumpstarters, and it took a while to figure out what it was, I just thought it was some weird black stylized symbol at first.


I think the Mini-Spys were actually first as an early 1985 release would pre-date the running change made to the Seeker mold that gave it the rubsign indent.

I think :P
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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby william-james88 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:04 pm

Found some cool things at the thrift shop recently:

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Thats a badly beat up activators Lockdown up there, it really wasnt obvious when I saw him.

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That cheetor was missing his head and two arms, along with his guns of course.

I took this (along with the minicon earlier on)

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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby william-james88 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:55 pm

Here's what I found at the thrift stores this week:

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And here is what I bought

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And I knoq this aint transformer related but it was awesome and I couldnt believe I could find it practically new and complete

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For...

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:KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Sun May 01, 2016 10:11 pm

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Man, I didn't know this thread was here! Awesome finds Will! :MAXIMAL:
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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby william-james88 » Sat May 07, 2016 5:39 am

D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Man, I didn't know this thread was here! Awesome finds Will! :MAXIMAL:


Thanks man, and here are some more (that I didnt buy):

Universe cheetor with a missing leg and in the animal toys section :lol:
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Construct bot Bumblebee
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Onestep Galvatron and CW First aid (wow, that was quick to be given away)
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And here is what my TRU looked like when I went to get the only CW Bruticus limbs that were around:

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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Sun May 08, 2016 9:40 pm

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Poor First Aid.... I love the guy to death and this is his fate!?! :MAXIMAL:
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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby william-james88 » Sun May 08, 2016 9:42 pm

D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Poor First Aid.... I love the guy to death and this is his fate!?! :MAXIMAL:


But now less wealthy kids can experience him :)
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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Sun May 08, 2016 9:47 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Poor First Aid.... I love the guy to death and this is his fate!?! :MAXIMAL:


But now less wealthy kids can experience him :)

Always a plus I can appreciate :D :MAXIMAL:
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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby william-james88 » Tue May 10, 2016 1:33 pm

Sme more finds at the thrift store:

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Re: On the TF hunt with Willy J

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue May 10, 2016 2:13 pm

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damn son, I need some stores like that around here :MAXIMAL:
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What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby william-james88 » Thu May 12, 2016 5:30 am

Here's what I found today at the thrift store, a ton of broken transformers:

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Of all this, this was the only decent toy worth picking up:

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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby william-james88 » Tue May 17, 2016 1:37 pm

woohoo, I finalyl found a complete brimstone on Kijiji. I should remember to check that site out once in a while.

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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue May 17, 2016 2:43 pm

Why did you change the title? The previous title was better. :-P

And I haven't found anything new in any store around here for quite a while. :(
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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby william-james88 » Tue May 17, 2016 2:46 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:Why did you change the title? The previous title was better. :-P

And I haven't found anything new in any store around here for quite a while. :(


I already have a collection thread and I wanted this to be more open so that other people can post too :)
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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby william-james88 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:44 pm

Good day at the hunt. Though I didnt expect it to be. The thrift store was ravaged from the week-end, this is what the toy section looked like:

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And all that was left were broken toys, like 1/3 of Bumblebee:

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And an animated Starscream's legs:

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But then I found this was left behind

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:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:

So for 3 $ I got 2 nice gobots and G1 Seaspray in great shape (plus an incomplete gobot and a gravity bot starscream.

Oh and I found Ice Pick covered with dust on the floor, so I gave him the spotlight, poor guy needed it.

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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby Hellscream9999 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:58 pm

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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby william-james88 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:36 pm

Here is what I found on the hunt recently:

movie jazz :SICK:

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some random bee kiddie toy:

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another bee;

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Cybertron Scattershot (bought him):

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I bought these below as well but it turns out the previous owner glued them so I threw them out, it really is a YMMV thing to deal with thrift stores.
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Found this too

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This gu here was in great shape but I already owned him

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I brought these home:

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Thats been the past few days :)
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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:51 pm

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I love that you got Classics Hot Rod. I really wanted one until I found out we were getting the TR one :MAXIMAL:
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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby william-james88 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:32 pm

D-Maximus_Primal wrote:I love that you got Classics Hot Rod. I really wanted one until I found out we were getting the TR one :MAXIMAL:


I always wanted to try it out but since I heard so much negatives about him I was never going to pay the after market prices. But for 2$, I said why not. And now I can actually rate him if ever I make a list of best Hot Rod/imus toys.

And about hunting, I went to the dollar store the other day and it was OVERUN by a ton of TF KOs of 15 year old molds!

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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby Cobotron » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:51 pm

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If I had nothing better to do, I might by a set of those KOs. :lol:
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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:35 pm

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Ha! KO's out the wazoo! :MAXIMAL:
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Re: What you find on your TF Hunt

Postby RAcast » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:12 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:I love that you got Classics Hot Rod. I really wanted one until I found out we were getting the TR one :MAXIMAL:


I always wanted to try it out but since I heard so much negatives about him I was never going to pay the after market prices. But for 2$, I said why not. And now I can actually rate him if ever I make a list of best Hot Rod/imus toys.

And about hunting, I went to the dollar store the other day and it was OVERUN by a ton of TF KOs of 15 year old molds!

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Oh man, I don't even remember the last time I saw interesting knockoffs. I've already got that set, but I'd be half tempted to pick one or two up for kicks.
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