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  1. wow. I remember when this board was helpful.. huge and booming. Community of people helping each other. Is it just a newsroom now of no interaction at all???
  2. Hello???? Does anyone here know the difference and how to identify the KO from the authentic - by the box or otherwise???
  3. I am playing a little bit of catching up getting a few MP figures that I missed and still want. I had given up on the MP line years ago when they changed the scale and were in a constant repeat of the same molds. It is nice to see they finally began making what many collectors had been wanting for years. Anyways - I want to get the MP-16 Frenzy and buzzsaw - but I see that it is sold out everywhere. I see a ton of them on ebay, however it seems that 90% of them are KO (knock offs). How do you tell the difference from the true Katara figure and the KO??? Does the true Katara MP's all come with the 'coins' anymore?? I see that even bigbagtoys sells the coins alone. Don't the coins come with the figure, as part of the authenticity and to add to the collectability value? Also, if anyone knows where an original is for sale, I'd appreciate a link. Thanks TF community! :)
  4. DJBomb, thanks!! I appreciate the list. Yes, I had a few rants about the MP mold - LOL - to say the least. In the end, it is why I got out of TF collecting. MP-10 really did it for me. I do like the new direction, and had said Soundwave would make the perfect new mold. Plus releasing some of the cars, is great as well. The buy-in to catchup is a bit steep now - LOL - but i'll do what I can. As far as the seekers, I have the 3 Takara versions, along with the ghost SS. I went with the Hasbro versions of the G1 colors, and had SS and SW - but was missing TC. From what I gather from your list above, there basically is no Hasbro V1 TC - that is the one missing. They remolded the seekers, before releasing it - and just redid SS and SW. I'm not really interested in changing them out- I kinda like the storyline of one.. then changing the mold to the other and having them both on display. Plus I like to stay closer to the 1st releases when possible. Kinda like Greenscream - a lot of people hated it after the G1 came out - so they got rid of the green for it. The more people getting rid of it - just increased the value of it in the long run. Again, I really appreciate your thorough listing for me. It is much appreciated. And thanks for remembering me as well. ;)
  5. Again for confirmation... and my understanding.. Thundercracker was released in japan - meaning a "TAKARA" TC - ie, sold in the traditional black box. But the Hasbro TC was not originally released. The current Hasbro TC is a REMOLD and thus different from the Hasbro Starscream and skywarp??? This is the part i'm trying to understand. "OR" did they release a Hasbro TC in the same mold as the Hasbro Starscream and skywarp?? I posted the pictures above - how the Hasbro mold of SC and SW (which are done in original G1 colors and different than the Takara releases) had the hip kibble - and the Hasbro TC does not seem to have that. Am I missing something?? Was there 2 different molds of Hasbro releases?? Did Hasbro have 2 different seeker molds??? Did the Hasbro (not takara) releases get released in a different mold for US and Japan??
  6. ok, just for confirmation tho... there is not an "old version" of thundercracker, right?? Last i recall, they had released starscream and skywarp (which didn't sell well because of it's price) - and then they didn'dt release thundercracker. That is when I took a break. Did they ever release TC in the same mold as the old one? Or did they just remold the seeker, and start off by releasing TC as the first one - the missing seeker, which has a different mold???
  7. I had a local carpenter make these for me a few years back. I looked at various curios, but was never happy with the price point and small size of them. Shelving was not deep enough, nor the cabinet high enough. I had these made for about $650 each. My biggest problem now is - all the shelves are full, and I have need to add in the new MP cars and MP Soundwave. I don't want to go outside of these 2 cabinets. *sigh* My collection includes: - Original G1's (most of them i'm the original owner of) *ended* not going to include anymore - Complete Binaltech collection *ended* Nothing more to add - select Movie pieces (no desire to add any others) - Masterpiece line. (After the announcement of MP-10, I quit and considered this complete, I was stopping at MP-09/Rodimus. Absolutely prime mold rediculous. New scale pissed me off also. But Soundwave, and the cars are pulling me back in. But where will I put them???? Cabinets Cabinets with Displays Some closeups
  8. Hey guys, I took a break from TF collecting after the release of MP-10. I just couldn't stomach any longer another "prime" release - and then in a different scale. That really sent me over the edge. I have recently checked back in to see what has been going on - and "WOW" new molds, and the release of Soundwave??? I had been calling for him as my #1 choice for almost 2 years. It's about damn time. Of course, now i'm so far behind, it's going to get expensive trying to catchup. ANYWAYS... I have a question about MP-Thundercracker. I know they released all 3 seekers in the Takara versions - Greenscream, skywarp and thundercracker. However by Hasbro, they had only released Starscream and skywarp. It seemed they did so poorly at their price point, that Thundercracker was not released for a long time. I see now, he was finally released!! FINALLY!!! To my question - was this MP Thundercracker released in 2 different versions - ie, a US release and a Japan release??? Again, i'm not talking about the Takara MP-7 thundercracker. I am talking about the Hasbro version. The reason I am asking, is I am looking at my starscream and skywarp - and it seems the appearance of the thundercracker is different. First, in robot mode, there is no sheathing piece from his tail that sticks out along his sides, almost looking like swords. This is a huge difference in their appearance in robot mode. Second, their decals are different. Starscream is one solid color - while TC has an outline around it. I am curious if there are 2 different versions, and perhaps I got the wrong one to match what I already have. I am going to try and include some photos of the two. Maybe someone can clear this up for me. Let me know if there is simply a difference in the transformation, or there was indeed a difference in the mold itself, or perhaps different versions. Thank you!! http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm41/sgt__york/masterpiecethundercracker.jpg http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm41/sgt__york/Curio%20-%20boxes%20open/DSC03585.jpg
  9. agree 100%! I understand the beast wars - but wouldn't own OR display a single BW toy at all. Have absolutely "NO" desire or attraction to them whatsoever. I would give ethe toy away. I did collect mostly "in production" toys within the series I collected - however, I have picked up a G1 to finish out my collection. For example - i have a G1 original swoop that is in 'excellent' condition - but I am still searching for antoher one, as I like to display them in both modes. And to the other issue - I have "NO" desire to play with the toys. I paid $1600 for 2 large display cases/curios and prefer to admire them, instead of play with them. I get much more gratification and pleasure out of admiring them. That's one of the reason I often have 2 of them, so I can see them in both modes. I don't feel the need to have to transform/play with them. I know mentally how they transform and prefer to enjoy their engineering and what they represent and how they look. It's like artwork - not everything has to be 'played with' to have value. On top of that, they will last longer, stay in better shape, and retain more of their value. If i'm going to 'play' with something - it's going to be my wife or gf or both.
  10. You mean the "FINAL" convoy??? they meant, the final "in this scale" convey.
  11. That was my thought pattern also -- I simply liked it too much to pass up on it - even at the higher price point. They are exactly right tho - that it did fall apart really easy. The actual design for construction was horrible. I simply crazy glued mine together. No taking it apart now. But I like it.
  12. 1984 G1 - complete 1985 G1 - as complete as I want (no desire to get the insecticons) -- I ended my G1 collection here... didn't care for the hyper colored McDonald kids meal-esque turn (even as a kid - the same time I lost interest) Binaltech - complete (every coloration) Alternators - complete (my son has them) MasterPiece - was complete up to MP-08 -- decided to end collection here after tired of repaints and recycled characters. Will only get new characters here on out. Movie line - - 1st movie (in movie characters only) - complete - 2nd movie - Prime, Megs and jetfire only - 3rd movie - "NONE" they can't even get it right to release Prime/Megs in leader class.
  13. OH WOW.... another character that has already been released.... THREE TIMES... greenscream, G1 scream, and ghost scream.... About what i'd expect out of the MP line anymore... nothing but repaints and recycled characters... and now we can expect at least 3 more seekers... WOOHOOOO!!!!! /end sarcasm Never been less interested.
  14. Hmm... i have nearly the entire set as well.. but all are the original G1... and i put them in the Igear Ark. As far as I can tell.. the only ones i'm missing are: - Bluestreak - Sunstreaker - windcharger - I have all the decepticons except the insecticons - but I have no desire for them. I also have 1 complete set of Dinobots - my 2nd set (so i can put them in both modes) is missing 2 (unofrt, including swoop who is VERY hard to find in great condition w/the head not loose). I also have 3 complete sets of Constructicons - (so i can pose them in all 3 modes; bot; vehicle; and combined - Devestator)
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