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G2 Menasor appears on Taobao with ALL ACCESSORIES – listed for $30,000

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The world’s most valuable accessories, all in one place!

I love the Generation 2 unreleased toys saga and it continues today with another historic offering featuring components of G2 Menasor and the Stunticons.  This time, however, the listing features ALL of the components for a hefty $30,000 price tag.  The last time firepower of this magnitude dropped, the sale went for around $26,000 and hilarity ensued.  The important aspect of that auction was that the purple Menasor head was missing.

Well this time the gang’s all here and it’s on Taobao.  The listing can be found here. I’ve included some of the auction photos for the inevitable time when this auction ends or is pulled.

So are you going to be the ‘lucky’ buyer?

Are these authentic or has the ko market finally created a G2 version of the classics?  Your guess is as good as mine.

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The Taobao listing as seen today.

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Looks like there are a few missing paint apps, but lots of stickers.

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Is there a gun-pack missing here?

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Undersides

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G2 Sandstorm and G2 Night Attack Starscream prototypes discovered amidst ancient relics in China, now on Taobao for a shitload of money

Transformers Generation 2 Sandstorm prototype found in China

"Hello, is it me you are looking for?"

Years ago, a bunch of rare Transformers artwork was put up for sale by a dealer who found a huge bulk of it from a few Hasbro employees. Pieces included original box art, the original air brushed autobot and decepticon symbols, back of box art, you name it! Also included was production artwork for never-before-seen Generation 2 figures including a purple Sludge, Black Starscream, and a desert-camo themed Ramjet. These were apparently scrapped like many other figures from the line and thought to have never made it past the employee-created custom mock-up phase. However yesterday, history was rewritten!

Generation 2 Black Starscream artwork

Why didn't I buy this when I had the chance?!? Oh right, I was a college grad and I didn't have any god damn money to waste.

Apparently someone searching the great pyramids of China stumbled upon a treasure greater than any ancient aliens theorist could’ve imagined – prototypes of some of the un-released G2 figures!!! These include a real G2 Sandstorm, a black prototype of G2 Starscream, a spray-painted mock-up of G2 Sandstorm and some boring G2 Stunticons. Pff, like those are worth anything…

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Black Death or Night Attack Starscream?

Whomever is selling these relics ain’t no dummy either. With prices like 10,000 and 20,000 Yuan, we are talking well over $1000 USD for either of these prize items. It’s taking everything in my being to stop from purchasing that G2 Black Starscream… only time will tell.

Transformers Generation 2 Prototype seekers copyright stamps

Too legit to quit

So with great discoveries like this, who knows what may still be out there? Purple Sludges? Skywarps with purple missiles and nose cones? BLUE BLUESTREAKS?!?! Keep your eyes peeled Collecticons, Unicorns are still out there.

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I'm not saying it's aliens...

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First look at Transformers United packaging – same frame as Animated

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He's more blue abu dee abu die!

Seibertron has posted a Taobao auction that gives us a first peek at the upcoming packaging for Transformers United.  The packaging is taking striking cue from the Japanese Transformers Animated packaging and shares and almost identical silhouette to the deluxe animated blister and card.  Some differences include the molding around the faction symbol and curve of the bottom, but overall, it’s the same thing.  The bubble even includes the signature slant.

Transformers United vs Animated packaging

Same as it ever was

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Botcon 2010 G2 Breakdown in the wild

Botcon 2010 G2 Breakdown in the wild

As The Joker once said, "Where does he get those wonderful toys?" - Photo courtesy of Deceptigtar

The Juice is Loose!

Botcon has been pulling auctions for any pre-release Botcon 2010 figures this year. This has become a pretty common occurrence and keeps the lid tightly sealed on just what we will be seeing at the convention this year. However, this has left plenty of room for speculation…

Amidst the Botcon crew’s best efforst, these valuable little plastic guys still get out into the wild. With stuff appearing on Taobao now, language barriers are going to be keeping figures that shouldn’t be available hot on the market.

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Botcon 2010 Yellow Shattered Glass Hound and White SG Ravage

Botcon 2010 SG Ravage and Hound

I so should've seen this coming...

ARg! Not even 24-hours since I posted by list of Botcon 2010 predictions does a new photograph surface which refutes almost all of it! Instead of the Shattered Glass figure being an Evac/Galvatron like I predicted, instead the happy joy-joy white version of Ravage comes with a yellow SG Hound!

This should’ve been more than obvious given the fact that Shatter Glass Ravage is the club’s favorite character, and even has his own Twitter account!  Blast you!

Now the question is whether this is the attendee exclusive or part of a 2-pack.  I am putting my money on a two-pack.

The images were found on Chinese auction site Taobao, which is apparently the new place to find stuff before you’re supposed to get it.

EDIT: The yellow hound is most likley Generation 2 Turbomaster Scorch and not the Shatter Glass Hound I originally guessed.

Botcon 2010 Yellow SG Hound and White SG Ravage

Silly Hound, don't you know we wanted you to be Swindle?