Haven't seen one of these for a while. What are you guys currently hunting down/would love to have but never expecting to ever add to your collection?
I don't think I'll ever be able to add a set of the Cubivore trading figures to mine...
It sort of depends on what counts as a grail. There's plenty of stuff that's 3-4 times it's original price, but still isn't expensive or rare enough to be considered a grail. I'd love to pick up a set of robot damashii EVAs, for instance, but they're in that weird area where they're not THAT expensive but still expensive enough that they wouldn't be worth it.
Closest thing I've got my eye on is MP-10, but he's getting a reasonable reissue so that'll take care of itself soon enough.
i like how they look, isnt that enough?
this one was a goodsmile exclusive though but i already own this one and want to get him a "partner".
Woah I have a couple of those. They've sat on my shelf forever. I was super into the game when I was little and convinced my mom to buy me some of those figures off ebay.
I had no idea how rare they've become.
It's on ebay and I'll prolly buy it eventually by no choice but if I ever saw one irl I would buy it immediately.
Op, those bots are made by a company called ThreeA. He was probably hesitant to answer you as their stuff gets used to troll this board a lot so we are kind of shunned outside our general.
I'm really sorry man. These hold a SHITLOAD of nostalgia for me. They're also missing parts and are kinda dinged up because I played with them a whole bunch. They were like my favorite toys.
I just moved them to my display case to keep them safe from cats and other hazards
Wow, many years ago I remember passing on these at my local anime/game/toy shop. Had no idea they'd become desirable.
As for me, well...hmm. I don't think I have any anymore. All of my actual hard-to-find ones have been found and bought. Now I just have a list of stuff that is out of reach for financial reasons. Like, right now I guess the hardest one to obtain would be Hot Toys ED-209, which I want just to have something obscenely big and imposing on my top shelf. Well, and because I love him with all my heart.
HOOOOOLY FUCK I NEVER KNEW THIS EXISTED. And in Hello Nasty sardine can packaging too! Absolutely perfect. The only way to make this better would be if they included swappable Intergalactic jumpsuits as well.
Man, consider yourself lucky!
If you do ever need some extra dosh, or if anybody else has any they'd like to sell or trade you can just drop me a line in the Nintendo General.
Fuck, so jelly!
>Zoho Artform #1
>any of the unlicensed and now C&D'd District 9 figures
>MIB Micro Machines Orion J-22 Submarine Playset
>MIB Micro Machines Super Van City MICRO MACHINES!
>I'd love to pick up a set of robot damashii EVAs, for instance, but they're in that weird area where they're not THAT expensive but still expensive enough that they wouldn't be worth it.
Same here. Do This Pose and Best ROM threads always give me the hankering to get my hands on one, and I've never even seen Evangelion. Hopefully they'll reissue or at least release another remold for whatever the franchise is currently doing because I've read nothing but great things about their posability.
Hagen no Zista v1. People are selling individual figures for the retail price of the entire set, and I have actually considered buying them at that price.
Probably Red here. Would love to have it, but I just can't justify spending 150+ for such a tiny toy.
I know it ain't the best figure on earth, but hot damn something about it just calls to me.
The Downtown RAHs
Some fully transformable Variable (Macross) but i don't even know where to start and I missed out on preorders of the VF-19 DX Chogokin
>The only way to make this better would be if they included swappable Intergalactic jumpsuits as well.
This is sarcasm, right?
my holy grails are just days away and the wait if fucking killing me
My current holy grail is this Digimental of Miracles toy. I have Vmon, Hawkmon and Armadillomon from that line. I bought a Hawkmon last year and I never thought I'd be able to find them all but I've been lucky the last few months. I only saw the Digimental of Miracles on Mandarake once for 5000 yen and never again. I regret not buying it so much.
Oh god, I haven't seen the Defense Force batsu game yet. I already lost from that clip!
Another grail is that Maschinen Kriger 1/6th Snowman with the female pilot RAH. It's like a thousand dollars lol.
I've got this fella, would you be interested in him at all?
SCM EX Virgo Shaka, as well as 5 other EX Gold Saints. Also SHMA Burning Godzilla but I'm currently stalking Mandarake for that one.
I have SHMA SOS Kiryu but the '02's blue accessories would definitely make a second Kiryu worth it.
I got into the game waaaaaay too late, but I'd kill for this.
It's just way to pricy, along with all the other Ex-Gokin Getters I'd love to have. I also don't actually know if they're any good in terms of posability and shit but damn, I think they look amazing. Don't know what it is about them.
>but for a fair price
That's not a grail then. A grail is something you've sought long and hard for, and place significant importance upon. There's no part in legend about Arthur knowing where the grail was, seeing a price tag on it, and going "nah guys we'll wait a while for a bro price, I'm feeling jewish."
If you can see obtain it and won't, it's not a grail, it's just a thing you covet.
For the record. That's actually a Garage kit for converting a soul of chogokin Mazinger Z into Gekiganger 3. It was sold for 200 dollars-ish in 1999 at WonFes.
But I'm there with you. I'd buy ANY Gekiganger 3 toy.
I would be happier not knowing there was a Xamel I could own. Fuck you Bandai.
Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, Pisces, and my Cancer's cloth's paint chipped significantly and I doubt Bluefin will be of any help at this point so I'll have to rebuy it. As for Virgo, I prefer the anime version which goes upwards of 20000 yen. They're not worth more than twice the msrp.
I found one for 60 bucks opened if you're interested, I feel bad because a year ago I sold one for 20 bucks NIB before seeing how much it goes for.
email me so I can link you the 60 dollar one if you want. firstname.lastname@example.org
Off topic but what's up with the "shield is also a holster for the sword" trope that I see all the time? I've only ever seen it in Japanese toys/characters, Kamen Rider, Gundam, I think at least one Digimon...
I actually was curious about this once and did a lot of research regarding this trope. I found pretty much that except for a few recent western film examples, it is strictly a eastern only thing.
I basically came to a little pet theory, the japanese got the idea of sword being stored in shields because everytime they saw them hung up in some western home, they were set up like a coat of arms. Shield in front with swords crossed behind it. The japanese not familiar with western sense of decorating one's home with weaponry simply assumed that the shield is how westerners stored swords.
sure it is a far fetched theory, but it is amusing.
If K. Rool was in Sm4sh we could of had a damn Amiibo figure, but no.