On the back of the very intense attention and excitement that my unused Marlboor Wheeljack has generated, I woke today thinking about the question - just how rare is rare?
Over the years, I have been acquiring things that are rare and always at the time of acquisition, I would be thinking to myself - 'this is the rarest thing I have so far'. Then, the next thing comes along, and redefines my understanding of rare.
Such was definitely the case with Marlboor Wheeljack. There is little doubt that it-is-one-of-the-rarest-pieces of TF history out there.
So I got out of bed, and took a snapshot of the following (just because they were handy), all of which at the time of acquisition, I thought were the next best thing to sliced bread and rare as diamonds.
Top left: MC-05: MicroX giftset (aka Reflector)
Top right (above): Car Robots No.3 Police Car Countach (aka Police Car Sunstreaker)
Top right (below): Car Robots No.18 Lancia Stratos "Marlboro" edition (aka Marlboor Wheeljack)
Bottom left: C-301: Go-Shooter MIB
Bottom right: C-303: Minelba MIB (unused)
And then, I thought further... what about these guys in terms of rarity?
Goodbye Mgatron giftset, unused?
C-114: Fortress Maximus MIB?
C-303: Minelba, unused - one MIB, one loose.
C-311: Grand Maximus MISB? (opened by me!)
C-328: Victory Saber giftset MISB? (opened by me!)
D-311: Black Zarak MIB?
D-328: Dinoking giftset MIB, unused?
So, how rare is rare? =)