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The Ultimate Armada & Mini-Con Collection

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Sabrblade at 2009-08-06 9:16 pm

As fans of the Transformers, there are many of us who are collectors. We like to collect various merchandise and products of the Transformers franchise. Each collector collects for different reasons, and in different ways. But there are certain kinds of collectors who belong to a specific category of collectors known as "Completists". Completists like to obtain every single version (or nearly every version) of a specific kind of Transformers product. Whether it's of a certain character, faction, subgroup, size class, an entire toyline, etc., completists strive to have them all.

A certain Italian Transformers collector, by the name of Rikkomba, is one of these completists. His goal: Obtain every single figure of the Transformers Armada toyline. However, things have changed since this goal was set. Now, his collection of what started out as a completion of the Armada toyline has grown to become a collection of every single Mini-Con ever released! This is no longer limited to just Armada, but now it has grown to include Micron Legend, Energon, Superlink, Cybertron, Galaxy Force, Classics, BOTH Universe toylines, Henkei!, Movie, Shattered Glass, RobotMasters, knock offs, store exclusives, convention exclusives, any other kind of exclusive, and Lucky Draw items!!!

Basically, if it was sold under the Armada label, he got it. If it was sold under the Micron Legend label, he got it. If it incuded a Mini-Con/Micron, he got it. If it was redecoed and/or remolded from an Armada/Micron Legend figure, he got it. Regardless of rarity and expense, Rikkomba has assembled what may be the largest Armada/Mini-Con collection ever assembled!

And guess what! He's put it up for sale! Now some lucky, rich dude (or dudette) has the chance to own the biggest Armada/Mini-Con ever, consisting of over 600 Mini-Cons and over 150 larger figures. Just hop over to Ebay and check it out. But first, check out the bulk of his collection here to get a good look at the individual items. And see the auction that lists every item in the set (including the highlights) here.

On behalf of Unicron.com, I salute you, Rikkomba, for all your hard work on building this collection to be what it is today: a true piece of Transformers history. And good luck on your Ph.D.


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TriPredRavage said,  - 2009-08-06 22:49:38
OH.
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MY.
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GOD.
Black Starscream said,  - 2009-08-07 00:28:10
I so wanna do that O_O. Its one of my top completist goals next to seekers
Jumpercliff said,  - 2009-08-07 10:48:31
(Jaw Dropping) HOW MUCH MONEY DOES THIS GUY MAKE that he can afford these?????????????
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-08-07 10:53:28
It's not like he bought these all at once. He spent years and years collecting these, since 2002. Having to sell a good amount of his Beast Era (U.S. and Japanese figures) and RiD collection to get the money for these. He ended this collection back in 2008, and is now parting with it so he can leave Italy to pursue his Ph.D.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-08-07 11:02:24
HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!
hot rod prime said,  - 2009-08-07 16:39:11
coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool...
saberfrost said,  - 2009-08-07 18:51:44
and i thought I had a lot of minicons man but he has a good goal for the money he makes
Starshot seeker said,  - 2009-08-07 23:37:58
O.O wow! it's like a dream becomed true

I'm an Armada fan and I want to colect at least my most favs tfs of this line (only because economic problems) and it's really hard to get even a few, I can't imagine how is try to get all the line complete!!

only trying to get Armada Jetfire complete is making me crazy ¬¬ he is so hard to find and so expensive... but this guy get all the line!! and now is selling it! O_O *faint* -.-
blaster80 said,  - 2009-08-08 14:54:20
om................................................................. i blanked out there 4 a sec anyway this dude needs 2 go in the tf hall of fame
chrombot said,  - 2009-08-10 23:34:42
Of all things to be a completist in, one of the worst TF lines ever.Props to him for realizing it and that he's selling it.
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-08-11 08:35:43
Um, he's not selling it because he thinks it's a bad toyline or that he doesn't like it (otherwise, he wouldn't have started the collection in the first place). He's selling it because he needs to leave Italy to pursue his Ph.D.

Besides, there's a LOT of rare, expensive, and valuable figures in there. Those Lucky Draw figures must cost a fortune. And don't even get me started on the Japanese store exclusive and contest exclusive Microns.
chrombot said,  - 2009-08-11 14:39:49
Rare figures aren't automatically good figures. Get started on them, I won't be impressed.
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-08-11 17:29:36
Well, some people do like these kinds of figures. Everyone has their own opinions on what figures they like. Besides, he's got a few other non-Armada/Micron Legend molds in there. Like Universe Hot Shot/Henkei! Hot Rod and RobotMasters Doubleface.
1-10 said,  - 2009-08-12 08:20:46
man I wish i could get that because the The Unicron Trilogy (or Micron Trilogy)is one of the best toy line in my mind
atlas prime said,  - 2009-08-13 18:51:39
i wish i could've bought more armada when it came out
Saberfrost said,  - 2009-08-13 20:21:36
No offence but please add some more news and energon toy pics and reviews
hot rod prime said,  - 2009-08-13 20:33:52
what is it? the thirteenth? somebody update the site already!!
GigaBowser86 said,  - 2009-08-15 13:10:52
*faints*
Rikkomba said,  - 2009-08-17 09:46:54
HI buddies!
Thanks for the highlight in the news and for your comments.
I confirm that I am only parting with my collection because of my PhD. And... no, I still like Armada, and I am proud to have reached this level of completeness. As for money, well, I just focused. I stopped buying TFs from other toyline, or I just resold any new purchase. Something like that. Lucky Draws requested much more work, but it was worth it. And I was a student working part-time here and there, so... motivation was needed, too, indeed.
Thanks again to everybody here and to all Unicron.com!
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-08-17 18:55:30
And thank YOU, Rikkomba, for taking the time to post here at our site. You words are greatly appreciated. Feel free to stop by anytime to hang out and chat.
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