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Old 21st February 2011, 08:45 AM
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It does involve a lot of legwork because very often, I don't get the TF stuff as the last purchases for the day, which means they have to be lugged around for at least another half a day before they see the hotel (and in the case of the giftsets, lugged in -10 degress snowing weather).

My wife is a great gal, I gotta tell you. She knows exactly what my concerns are regarding people hitting my purchases when walking. So she walks in a way to block and protect the stuff from the front so that no one bumps into them. Also, I usually ask the shop guys to bubble wrap them and to double bag them.

I prefer not to put them in a backpack as you can't really prevent someone from crushing your backpack from behind. Hand carry is the most flexible and you can dodge incoming people and objects if you need to.



Those are cards on a clear plastic strip which the wrap around the box.
Thanks, makes sense dont want a g1 purchase sitting in a backpack to fall victim to train crush or random pedestrians.

Hmm might have to get my girlfriend to read this
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Old 21st February 2011, 10:13 PM
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Well then you shouldve bought one of those collapsible "granny carts/roller box" that I brought in the fair (Im sure youve seen it during the goodbyeparty we had for yah), it folds into a neat attache case size bag when not in use and then folds out into a neat big plastic crate so it's hard and will protect the Boxes nicely while you dont have to strain your shoulders much from carrying around the TFs since you just roll it effortlessly...... I kinda adopted a principle of less effort when carrying things (being a perennial pedestrian)which is why I have kinda accumulated a variety of granny carts and foldable carry bags Im pretty sure there would be a lot of those there in honkers too. Its a good investment to have a variety - bigger wheels needed when its snowing though hehehe
Not sure how it will work in the snow and tiny ramen shops, but yeah, certainly something I can consider.

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Hmm might have to get my girlfriend to read this
heh. let me know what she thinks.

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My Japan report here for those interested to read (incentive: lots of pictures with lots of vintage G1s in toy shelves).

I'm sure Skullcruncher has already read them (and so have Hursti and 5FDP)

Japan Day 1 - Shinjuku and Nakano
Japan Day 2 - Ikebukuro and Akihabara
Japan Day 3 - Tsukiji, Ginza and Odaiba (no Transformers today)
Japan Day 4 - Nakano redux and Disneyland
Japan Day 5 - Hokkaido and Sapporo (part 1)
Japan Day 5 - Hokkaido and Sapporo (part 2)
Japan Day 6-8 - Skiing in Niseko (Hokkaido)
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Old 22nd February 2011, 08:02 PM
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Wow HD there's a lot of stuff at the Hokkaido and Sapporo Part 2 Imgot excited about - especially that G1 Rotorstorm ( coz I dont have one hehehehe) If I had been there I wouldve been prolly had an attack of temporary selective autism.... as in all around would be dead to me except those toy shelves hehehe
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Old 22nd February 2011, 08:46 PM
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Look at all those cheap Micromasters

Thats it.......I am heading to Japan this year! Ill have to go before October though because I can take an extra 20kg of luggage because of my frequent flyer status which I lose after October and looking at those pictures, I think Ill be needing every kilogram

Again I am very much a tsundere with you at the moment HD
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Old 22nd February 2011, 08:53 PM
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Awesome, I cant wait until I get over there.

I new about but I've never seen a picture of that grimlock and soundwave set
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Old 23rd February 2011, 02:39 AM
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Wow HD there's a lot of stuff at the Hokkaido and Sapporo Part 2 Imgot excited about - especially that G1 Rotorstorm ( coz I dont have one hehehehe) If I had been there I wouldve been prolly had an attack of temporary selective autism.... as in all around would be dead to me except those toy shelves hehehe
Yeah, there are a lot in Hokkaido, quite unexpected. I did consider the Rotostorm, which is MISB by the way, but passed cos the box was not nice enough...

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Look at all those cheap Micromasters

Thats it.......I am heading to Japan this year! Ill have to go before October though because I can take an extra 20kg of luggage because of my frequent flyer status which I lose after October and looking at those pictures, I think Ill be needing every kilogram

Again I am very much a tsundere with you at the moment HD
The cheaper ones usually have stuff missing or have issues with the boxes. If you see a price tag card with lots of Jap words on it, its not a good sign - the card lists what is missing and the defects.

If you are buying MIB stuff, make sure you have a good, hard, clampshell luggage or be prepared to hand-carry if you are worried (I carried a Grand Maximus onto the plane in 2004 when I refused to check it in and told them to get f**ked if they stopped me).

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Awesome, I cant wait until I get over there.

I new about but I've never seen a picture of that grimlock and soundwave set
Grimlock and Soundwave set is VSY, one of the rare Japanese giftsets that have very common toys, but extremely rare packaging...
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Old 23rd February 2011, 02:47 AM
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Don't believe I have posted these yet. Got them when I returned to HK (still trying to catch my breath with the amount of acquisitions.... )

C-350: Rabbicraters (unused) x 2


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Diaclone CarRobots No.3 White Police Car Sunstreaker MIB (bone white, no yellowing except for the 2 white stickers on the arms)




This is a very impressive piece with the write up here.

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C-76: Defensor giftset MIB (already sold)


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TF-07: Falcon & Scorch giftset MIB (unused)
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Old 23rd February 2011, 07:06 AM
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TF-07: Falcon & Scorch giftset MIB (unused)
Damn been looking for the remaining 3 of these packs.
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HD your purchases are awesome as always

anyway here are my acquisitions for today some very nice boxed stunticons all with unapplied stickersheets and in immaculate condition



now i just need to find a D-50 and i'll have my boxed jap stuff complete
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Damn been looking for the remaining 3 of these packs.
(I have them all, the other 2 are MISB.... ; who knows what might come up for sale...)

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HD your purchases are awesome as always

anyway here are my acquisitions for today some very nice boxed stunticons all with unapplied stickersheets and in immaculate condition

now i just need to find a D-50 and i'll have my boxed jap stuff complete
Stunticons as usual, nice as usual! From what I understand, D-50 is very difficult to find and disproportionately expensive.
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