Thursday, September 22, 2011

Acquisition - G1 - 1988 - Grand Slam

Who: Grand Slam

Where: eBay
When: 22 September 2011
How Much: $25.00

eBay is a wonderful place, I happened across this little lot that included Grand Slam and he looked like he was in pretty good condition, not to mention he had his weapons which my current Grand Slam was lacking in.

The Weapons are still a nice Chrome

The Only Noticeable wear on the figure is the chrome on the chest (above and a white dot on the Rub Sign (Below)

Slamdance Mode

Combined with Raindance

This new pick up is an awesome replacement to the grandslam currently in my collection
Tech Specs and Box Art with Thanks to Botchthecrab

Monday, August 22, 2011

Acquisition - Animated - Bumblebee & Ratchet

Who: Deluxe Elite Gaurd Bumblebee + Rescue Ratchet
Where: Paulbot (From OTCA)
When: August 22nd 2011
How Much: $30.00

Vehicle Modes

Bot Modes

Both figures are in like new condition and complete with accessories, Rescue Ratchet was originally packaged with Legends Class Starscream and Prowl, but i already have these from the individually released legends Figures so for the purpose of my collection he is complete :)

Elite Guard Bumblebee

Rescue Ratchet

A Big Thanks to Paulbot from OTCA for selling these to me and knocking a few more bots of the Missing List

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Acquisition - G1 - 1987 - Grotesque

Who: Monstorbot Grotesque
Where: eBay
When: August 20th 2011
How Much: $85.00

Came across this guy on eBay and he looked like a pretty good replacemnt for the one I aready have in my collection (my first Grotesque was missing his wing accessories) with zero bids at the time, I put in a lowish bidin, I wasnt really worried if I was outbid... any way a few days later I find I actually won the auction. after a failed delivery attempt to my house on Friday, I picked up the parcel from the LPO on  Saturday 

This Version of Grotesque came with a "dual language" canadian box, the box itself is pretty banged up, heavy wear on pretty much all edges, and a bad flap crease across the back of the box. but it adds a little character to it. Interesting to note this figure was originally purchased from a shop called Toys&Wheels for $19.99 according to the price tag still attached to the box.


Dual Languafe Tech Specs

The Figure itself is in great condition, the "firebreathing" spark gimmick still works all the joints are tight!!

The stickers are in great shape mostley with the exception of the chest sticker (see Below) suffering the most wear on this 24 year old toy!!

Sticker Damage
 A Great Replacement Figure after an opportunistic find on eBay!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Acquisition - G1 - 1988 - Windsweeper

Who: Triggercon Windsweeper
Where: Parramatta Collectables Fair
When: August 14th 2011
How Much: $2.00

This guy was a nifty little find, especially for the price. On one of the back tables at the parra fair amongst some broken bots was a Windsweeper, i picked it up had a look at it and he all seemed in working order, and unbroken, some wear was noticable so i asked how much, when the price came back at $2.00 it was an easy purchase (and my only purchase from the fair)

Back at home where i had more of a chance to have a play and closer look at Windsweeper, i noticed more minor scuffs on the stickers mostly with  the left "Knee" sticker and right "shoulder" stickers practically worn off on the figure and a "loose" pin on one of his chrome flip out weapons... The pin was an easy fix. there was also wear to the actual figure around the mid section aswell as rusty screws. (as you can see in the pictures below)

Aside from the "damage" to the figure, it has survived well for its age, and will serve as a good place holder in the collection untill i can find one in better condition, i guess one can not complain too much for a $2.00 Purchase

Friday, August 12, 2011

Transformers - Power Core Combiners - 2010-2011

Between 2010 and 2011 a series of figures came out these were ultimatly a bunch of "basic" sized transformers that came with either drones (5packs) or a mini-con (2 packs) that could combine with the drones to form a larger toy, all up 22 figures were released in this little series

The Autobots were outnumbered this time around they only managed to assemble 4 combiner Teams:
  • Double Clutch with Rallybots,
  • Grimstone with Dinobots,
  • Stakeout with Protectobots and
  • Skyburst with Aerialbots
     Joining the Autobot Ranks were another additional 6 2 packs:

  • Searchlight with Backwind,
  • Salvage with Bomb-Burst,
  • Heavytread with Groundspike
  • Leadfoot with Pinpoint,
  • Steelshot with Beacon and
  •  Huffer with Caliburst


The Decepticons were blessed with 5 combiner teams:
  • Mudslinger with Destructicons,
  • Crankcase with Destrons,
  • Over-Run with Stunticons,
  • Bombshock with Combaticons and
  • Steamhammer with Constructicons

Joining the teams, there were an additional 7 decepticon 2 packs released:
  • Undertow with Waterlog
  • Icepick with Chainclaw
  • Sledge with Throttler
  • Skyhammer with Airlift
  • Darkstream with Razorbeam
  • Windburn with Darkray
  •  Smolder with Chopster

Collection Notes:
Figure Count: 24 (Series Complete)
Not Shown:

- Grimstone with Dinobots (2nd) 
- Steamhammer with Constructicons (2nd)