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Lucky Draw Green Unicron of Light gallery

Transformers Micron Legend Green Unicron of Light

Colored Green because he just reeks of the cash it costs to get him!

Seibertron.com did not disappoint today with the revealed Mystery Gallery which turned out to be Lucky Draw Micron Legend Green Unicron of Light!  This is definitely a unique and rare piece and this gallery will most likely be the only place most will ever see him.

Some Collecticons may remember that Rikkomba was attempting to sell his on Ebay earlier this year.  That particular auction did not end with a buyer, but the initial price tag was £2,499.00.  So when will the next Green Unicron trade hands and how much will it cost?  Like usual, my mantra is “Only time will tell.”

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Lucky Draw Black Micron Legend Megatron sells for 1000 yen

Lucky Draw Micron Legend Black Megatron on Rinkya

So fresh and so green, green.

An exceptionally fun and rare piece traded hands recently on Yahoo Japan. The Lucky Draw Black Micron Legend Megatron was sold this week for 100,000 Japanese Yen. Congrats to the lucky winner and the seller!

With almost 50 bids, there was definitely some heat on this auction.  Just what will we find next?

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Generation 2 ATB Megatron snags over $3500 – again!

Transformers Generation 2 Unrelease ATB MEgatron and Starscream on Yahoo Japan

Shiver me timbers!

I made a special note to wake up today. Not for my job interview, but instead to make sure I put my final bid in on a special rare item I recently found on Yahoo Japan. The alarm buzzed but I paid no heed, until I woke up to find what the alarm was for: I had missed the end time for a MIB Generation 2 ATB Megatron on Yahoo Japan!

If I were ever to get a decent price on this guy, snagging it under the radar from Yahoo Japan was my chance, but I had missed it! I rushed to my fancy new laptop and checked the auction as my heart sank. The auction had indeed ended. I scrolled down and my grief dissipated. The end price was 332,300 Yen! That’s over $3500 USD! Now I don’t feel so bad for missing the bid because there was no way I was bidding that high!

I will probably never add this special piece to my Starscream collection, for even this Collecticon has his limits. Congrats to whomever was the lucky buyer though!

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The quest for Black Animated Optimus Prime Part 2: Madness in Kyoto

TakaraTomy Black Animated Convoy in the nega-flesh

TakaraTomy Black Animated Convoy in the nega-flesh. Photo by TFseesaa.net

The first chance to pick up Black Animated Convoy has come and gone.  Photos of the event where the figure was being sold can be seen at Japanese Transformer blog TF-Seesa (site is in Japanese).  This figure was originally expected to be incredibly limited to a total of 300.  This meant the value of the figure was expected to leave planetary orbit as soon as it left the proximity of the sales event.  However, this Collecticon was given a bit of a surprising update from an attendee of the sale:

From Bodhar:

I am officially done visiting the Takara/Tomy Museum near Kyoto.  It was a crazy event because it seems like such a small town wasn’t ready for us ravenous Transformer fans.  Instead of putting the toys behind the cash register, like past events in Tokyo, the toys were placed in the wide open.  There was an ensuing battle royale for the toys, with some Nemesis Primes getting damaged in the melee. I actually ended up at the bottom of the pile, but I did manage to get some quantity.  But that isn’t the good news…

The good news is that Takara/Tomy will hold one more event like this and a Takara/Tomy staff member said they will dramatically increase the stock at the next event.  This news means that it IS NOT only limited to 300, as previously stated by Takara/Tomy.  I didn’t get a direct answer about quantity, but she made it sound like it’ll be over 1000 pieces.

Apparently the event caused a few attendees to get into a scuffle over the figures!!!  How very un-Japanese-like!  It must have been to gaijins!  Also, the event has revealed that far more than the initial 300 figures will be sold in total.  Most likely there will 300 figures available at each event location meaning those that are really fiending for the black crack may find it easier to get their fix.

Hydra at the Transformers Museum in Kyoto, Japan

Oh hai Hydra. You blend in so well around these parts!


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