Yeah, I've been eyeing some of those as well. I think it would be good to have some road pieces, etc. I also like that Driven Series 2 and 3 has some aircraft offerings which is something they need more of in the Micro Machines line IMHO. If Driven does some kind of airport or even some kind of military base set I'll be all over it.if anyone is interested... the micro Driven series by Battat (only been able to find these at Target) are amazing and work well with the old Galoob line as well as the current Hasbro offerings and the Jada Nano series. They are all roughly the same scale but the Driven series features rubber tires and retail for $1.99 each (1 car, crate and road pieces to build a playset). Highly recommend these. There are 4 series so far of the Driven line including some playsets.
eyeing that lt. tan Light Vehicle on the right and already thinking it's very similar to the Vamp MK II from G.I. Joe.Yeah, I've been eyeing some of those as well. I think it would be good to have some road pieces, etc. I also like that Driven Series 2 and 3 has some aircraft offerings which is something they need more of in the Micro Machines line IMHO. If Driven does some kind of airport or even some kind of military base set I'll be all over it.
Incidentally, I saw some Micro Machines blind bag singles at Gamestop about a week or so ago. Nothing I was really interested in picking up, but nice to know they're out there.
In more Micro Machine news I came across this 15-pack on Walmart.com. Never seen it before. Looks like all existing vehicle, but in different colors.
I haven't been actively tracking down MM since the line went on hiatus after RO, but I was on a roadtrip, and stopped by a collectible shop and was browsing the huge selection, and stumbled upon a bag of MM. I thought at first because of the price that they'd all be common. I then rotated the bag, and noticed the Caretaker Array. I actually thought to myself...holy ****, haha. I jiggled it around a bit more and found the other two rare pieces from the set. When I got home, I noticed the Klingon BOP with movable wings was in the bag. I also need the variant Excelsior - which was included. I think the bag has close to 60 pieces, with stands - the price sticker...$20. This has to be my ultimate MM find - it only would have been better if the rare SW ships from the Epic Collections were in there too. Its cool to have, I believe, a complete Trek collection now, having bought them ever since I was a kid. I'll probably have around 50 ships to trade in the days to come, after cleaning them up.
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! I love finds like this where it's like those best collecting dreams and you stop for a moment and think "Wait this is reality" haha I have been tempted by the Star Trek line a few times, but so far held off as there are just too many and too many tricky ones to track down haha. So it sounds like this was your "bonus round" and you finally scored the last ones!!
PS I just got the titanium ultra AT-AT at last, and discovered that the included snowspeeder isn't just micro machines scaled...but is actually a secret micro machine as it has the hole for a stand on the bottom, fit perfect onto one of my old stands.
I had honestly given up finding them because of rarity and the prices on the secondary market. I usually don't luck out like this, as I don't explore that many collectible shops, nor travel all that much. Some individual ships go for insane prices on ebay, and the final three sculpts are probably the hardest to track down. When I was a kid buying these, I had no idea about variants, or that the Klingon BOP (movable wings) was the HMS Bounty for example. Apparently it was only released in a 3-pack, which I never bought. Nearly all of my MM were from those large collector sets, where you get a dozen or more at once. I fondly remember buying them at places like KB & TRU.
Its a tough call on whether to start a collection of the Trek MM if you don't have any already, they're amazing little sculpts, but an entire collection would be pricey. Even owning the commons would be great, but you'll probably want them all if you get started! Did you only collect the SW run? I have most of those as well, but I'm missing some from TPM and of course the final Epic Collections that I believe were only released in Europe or something. There are also MM that are unique to playsets and things like that, making it even tougher to complete a set. I love the vast majority of MM though, especially the sci-fi related releases. I also have Babylon 5, Alien, & Starship Troopers. Its cool that the Titanium Ultra AT-AT comes with a MM, I forgot about that one - and its unique with those blaster bolts. Is the deco different too? I don't own that release, I only have a couple ultras, as I tend to collect the small stuff. I know there were a couple sites that tracked the entire MM run, I'll have go find them and see how far off I am with SW.
Its hard to beat a pound per pack on those MM releases. I think that's part of the thrill, finding a great price, or even something close to the original retail price, considering how inflated many have become on the secondary market all these years later. I can understand prices jumping, as they no longer make them, but they become so high that many simply write-off ever owning them - that's what I did with the final Trek pieces. I remember awhile back seeing the Star Trek Voyager 3-pack with the Caretaker Array going for maybe $200, which I think is ridiculous. They remain one of my all time favorite collectibles, alongside 3.75 figures - but I couldn't bring myself to pay those prices. Sometimes the long game pays off - I never thought I'd find a dream set like that for $20.
I'll be sure to check out your photos again, I'll have to start putting together a list of SW ships that I don't own yet. I brought collecting those to a halt after the modern run went on hiatus after Rogue One. I also collected the gaming pieces from Starship Battles, many were in scale with the MM line, which was also a reason I didn't track down some of the MM versions. I would like to finish the gaps from TPM at least, and maybe some of the modern releases - the last Epic Collections are a pipe dream though, lol. The only one I own is a replica of the Mon Remonda - a gaming designer cast the original MM years ago and made resin copies, and I have two of them - he didn't do any of the others though, so they will remain in my dreams, haha.
I had seen Series 3 blind bags only at one particular Gamestop in my area. I finally popped back into that one recently and ended up getting 3 of them. Fortunately, the ones I wanted (Bulldozer, Front End Loader, and Ambulance) are larger and uniquely shaped that it was easy to feel them out.found an entire box of the mini blind bag micro machines at my local game stop. I may go back and buy a few or try and get the whole box.
I spoke with a representative from Jada toys and they assured me the rest of the series are going to be shipped soon. They claimed due to the pandemic and the blocking of the canal that delays were making it difficult to get the product out in time.In regards to GI Joe and Transformers, I just wish Jada would release the rest of their Nano series that they previewed more than a year ago. So far I only have the first 3 pack (HISS, Vamp 2, Snowcat), and there is no sign of the other packs getting a release, or ever being made outside of the preview pictures.
Awesome. That's good news. Really hoping to see that Transformers wave with Jetfire. Still don't know how they worked out the licensing for it, but whatever they did I'm glad.I spoke with a representative from Jada toys and they assured me the rest of the series are going to be shipped soon. They claimed due to the pandemic and the blocking of the canal that delays were making it difficult to get the product out in time.
Also another cool find recently was that there is a 4th rebel pilot in helmet holding pose.
Left to right are the standard rebel from the figure pack, the Luke from the mini head, the pilot from the galaxy battle collector's set (1st edition), and then wedge from the Luke's binoculars playset.
Interesting, I've just been looking up pictures and there are some of the other pilots with brown boots too as well as black. Almost makes me shake my fist at Galoob lol. But for this variation I think I can let it slide as it's not all that noticable.Actually, there would then be 5 variants, as the figures from the character packs were available both with painted and unpainted boots. The one holding his helmet thus does have a variant with black boots.
From the playsets I noticed the kneeling hoth Han solo has a brown and a blue version; is that a known variant too?