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Conventions Center
2005 BotCon Transformers Rarities Report
BaCon - Friday, September 23, 2005

Rik Alvarez treated all to a great slideshow of rare Lucky Draw, Prototype, and un-released transformer toys mid-morning. Included in his presentation were some of the following highly sought after figures.

Red Foot G1 Optimus Prime made in France - This figure was similiar to the G1 Prime except for some different paint apps on the head and of course, the signature red feet that made this figure so renowned.

  • Headmaster Kirk
  • Headmaster Lione
  • Headmaster Loafer
  • Headmaster Londoni
  • Headmaster Shuffler
  • Headmaster Trizer

These Headmaster figures were only the heads and were available only in Japan. They can connect to any headmaster body and show increased power levels over the heads released with the figures.

Red Tracks - Netherlands - Rumors have run rampant about a G1 Tracks variant in red. Many have sworn the figure never existed. Rik blew those rumors out of the water with a beautiful picture of Red Tracks that was actually released in the Netherlands.

Lucky Draw Rodimus

Lucky Draw Blue Optimus Primal available through Bon Bon Manga 10 released.

Lucky Draw TV Magazine Gold Lio Convoy - A figure that was limited to just 10 pcs, this solid gold figure garnered awe from the attendees along with his counterpart, also limited to 10 pcs, Galva Lio Convoy, who was a Lio Convoy painted in Galvatron colors.

Lucky Draw Generation Volume 2 Gold Primus / Rodimus Prime - Limited to just 100pcs.

Lucky Draw Black Fire Convoy Lucky Draw RID Prime - Limited to just 100pcs.

Lucky Draw Ice Magnus, a Armada Overload Repaint from TV Magazine

Lucky Draw Gold Energon Optimus Prime / Gold Rodimus Prime

Lucky Draw Gold Masterpiece Optimus Prime only 20 made available

Lucky Draw Green Unicron Micron Legend Yearbook Only Ten were made and this was in the colors shown at the end of Armada.

Rik also showed us a bunch of clear factory samples. Apparently there are 5-10 factory samples made and kept by Hasbro/Takara as future references for toys. Rik showed us pictures of the following factory samples.

G1 Tracks, Jazz, Smokescreen, Sideswipe, Skids, Inferno, E-Hobby Hauler, Clear Hound, Clear Green and Blue Hound. Clear Prime - Clear Cab, Solid Trailer. Clear Prime Clear cab and clear trailer. Clear Starscream, Ghost Starscream, Prototype Generations, Clear sunstorm, Clear Black Starscream, Clear Astrotrain, Clear Soundwave. Clear mini bots. Buble Bee, Gears, Cosmos, etc. Clear Hotrod. Clear Megatron, Clear Red Megatron given to employees. Chrome Optimus Prime. Chrome Starscream. Chrome Starscream. Chrome Thundercracker. Chrome Sunstorm, Chrome Soundwave.

Unreleased Figures shown in Riks rarity slide show.

Unicron Hasbro and Takara Prototypes with Orson Wells Voicebox, Micro Master Playset, Action Master accessory tank. Beast Wars Neo Unicron. GI Joe Transformer Prototype.

G2 Megatron and Optimus Prime, Desert Attack Ramjet. G2 Protectobots. G2 Defensor, G2 Stunticons, Soundwave and Jazz Motor cycles. Black Megatron ATV, Gobots. Camera Megatron from G2. Taruantulus, Scorponok, Transmetals 2 Green Ramulus. Flash Lio Convoy / Green Variant. Original Megabolt Megatron, Blue Lucky Draw Black Rodimus.

Transtech Starscream, Purple Armada Astrotrain in Armada Jetfire Mold. Grey Energon Megatron, Santa Claus Optimus Prime. Menasor of Machine Wars Optimus Prime mold. Beast Machines Jetstorm. Toxitron RID Scourge mold. US Reissue Megatron

All photos and actual toy samples shown in this seminar were donated by private collectors.


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