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THE JAPANESE TRANSFORMERS PRICE GUIDE

What is the purpose of this guide?

The purpose of this guide is to help collectors find out how much a certain Japanese Transformer is worth and for sellers to know what prices they can sell their goods for. No buyer wants to be ripped off and pay too much for a figure, nor does any seller want to overprice a toy to the point that it won't sell.

 

Why does this guide only cover Japanese Transformers?

Ever tried looking for a guide price for a Japanese Transformer? It's not easy. I tried looking for an online price guide for Japanese Transformers through Google and found nothing. There are plenty of guides out there for North-American and Euro-Australasian Transformers, but none for Japanese Transformers. So I decided to make one. Neat, huh?

Note: This guide only covers Japanese exclusive Transformers - that is, Transformers that were only available in Japan, such as the Multi-Force and Metro Titan. It does not include Japanese versions of figures that were also available in Western countries, like Rodimus Convoy (Rodimus Prime) or Guardian (Defensor). There is a separate table for Japanese reissues here.

 

How do I find my Japanese Transformer on the guide?

There are two guide tables. One is listed by name - the names are all Romanised and listed in alphabetical order. The second list is by product number, such as C-108 or D-309 etc. If you don't know the name of your Japanese Transformer, but you know the product number (which is shown on the package and tech specs in alphanumeric characters), then you can look up the name and guide price for that Transformer by looking up their product number.

If you obtained your Japanese Transformer loose without package and you don't know the name or product number of your Transformer, then it will be harder to identify your Transformer, but not impossible. Each Transformer name is hyperlinked to a web site that has photos of the toy. If you have absolutely no idea which Transformer you have, you may have to click on each link and look at through all the photos until you find which one is your suspect.

 

How were these prices determined?

The prices on this guide are based on ToyFare's Japanese Transformers Price Guide, which it occasionally publishes in special issues (although not every issue). Prices have been converted from US to Australian dollars at the rate of US$1.00 = AU$1.47. Figures are rounded to the nearest dollar. To convert prices to non-Australian currencies, I recommend using the Universal Currency Converter.

 

How To Use This Price Guide

There are two prices listed on this guide. The first is the Mint In Package (MIP) price, the second is the Loose Mint (LM) price. These prices are what is considered "100% guide". Now here is how you calculate the value of a toy based on the guide price:

Condition

Value*

Mint In Package

Loose Mint

Mint

125-150%

Perfect. Flawless.

Out of package, but otherwise perfect. Nothing missing, no colouring or sticker problems

Near Mint 100% A few slight creases. What you buy in stores. Very slight smudges or colour/sticker wear. Has all accessories and all functions work
Very Fine 75-80% Several minor tears or creases. Light card edge wear, some scuffing. Pronounced smudges or colour flaking or sticker wear. All accessories present.
Fine 40-50% Minor writing/marking on package, multiple tears and creases, missing corners. Missing some accessories. Loose joints, heavier smudging and colour/sticker flaking.
Very Good 15-25% Creases, missing portions of package, significant writing or stains on card. Missing accessories. Very loose joints, discoloured areas, obvious paint and/or sticker wear
Crap 0-10% Card heavily torn and creased. Written on or stained. Large portions missing. Major discoloured areas, loose or missing parts, no accessories or working functions.

*as percentage of guide

Remember Folks! This is a guide. You will sometimes find toys for lower or higher prices. At the end of the day, a toy is worth no more than what someone's willing to pay for it. Welcome to the world of free enterprise.


JAPANESE TRANSFORMERS PRICE GUIDE (Listed by Name)

Generation One

Vintage

Mint in Package

Loose Mint

C-108 Artfire (アートファイアー) 1987 $1453 $509
D-48 Astrotrain (アストロトレイン) - white version w/ NASA stickers 1985 $367 $147
C-332 Battle Patrol Team (バットルパトロールチーム) 1990 $37 $9
C-374 MT-11 Battle Patrol Team (バトルパトロールチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-353 Big Powered (ビッグパワード) 1990 $660 $166
C-361 MT-1 Big Truck Team (ビッグトラックチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-320 Blacker (ブラッカー) 1989 $95 $24
D-309 Black Shadow (ブラックシャドー) 1989 $367 $93
D-311 Black Zarak (ブラックザラク) 1989 $587 $147
D-310 Blue Bacchus (ブルーバッカス) 1989 $293 $73
C-322 Braver (ブレイバー) 1989 $95 $24
D-308 Browning (ブローニング) 1988 $513 $129
D-305 Buster (バスター) 1988 $110 $28

C-368 MT-8 Crane Cannon Double Team (クレーンキャノンWチーム)

1991 $66 $16
C-348 Dai Atlas (ダイアトラス) 1990 $293 $73
D-306 Darkwings (ダークウィングス) 1988 $220 $56
C-317 Dash Tacker (ダッシュタッカー) 1989 $66 $16
C-123 Dial (ダイル) 1987 $440 $125
D-328 Dinoking (ダイノキング) 1989 $513 $12
D-325 Doryū (ドリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
C-308 Double Clouder (ダブルクラウダー) 1988 $220 $56
C-367 MT-7 Dump Shovel Double Team (ダンプショベルWチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-365 MT-5 Fire Tanker Double Team (ファイヤータンカーWチーム) 1991 $66 $16
D-323 Gairyū (ガイリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
C-326 Galaxy Shuttle (ギャラクシーシャトル) - 1st release 1989 $440 $110
C-326 Galaxy Shuttle (ギャラクシーシャトル) - 2nd release 1989 $367 $92
C-126 Getsuei (ゲツエイ) 1987 $110 $28
C-309 Godbomber (ゴッドボンバー) 1988 $220 $56
C-310 God Ginrai (ゴッドジンライ) 1988 $220 $56
D-322 Gōryū (ゴウリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
C-301 Go Shooter (ゴーシューター) 1988 $110 $28
C-311 Grand Maximus (グランドマキシマス) 1988 $1173 $293
C-371 Grandus (グランダス) 1991 $293 $73
C-121 Graphi (グラフィ) 1987 $293 $73
C-325 Greatshot (グレートショット) 1989 $147 $37
C-313 Hardspark (ハードスパーク) 1988 $37 $9
C-314 Hotspark (ホットスパーク) 1988 $37 $9
D-304 Hydra (ハイドラー) 1988 $110 $28
C-130 Kaen (カエン) 1987 $110 $28
D-324 Kakuryū (カクリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
C-318 Mach Tackle (マッハタックル) 1989 $66 $16
C-201 Metalhawk (メタルホーク) 1988 $220 $56
C-363 MT-3 Military Team (ミリタリーチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-303 Minerva (ミネルバ) 1988 $110 $28
C-122 Noise (ノイズ) 1987 $293 $73
C-350 Rabicrater (ラビクレーター) - w/ video 1990 $73 $19
C-131 Raiden (ライデン) 1987 $733 $183
D-327 Rairyū (ライリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
C-323 Road Caesar (ロードシーザー) 1989 $293 $73
C-349 Roadfire (ロードファイヤー) 1990 $293 $73
C-129 Seizan (セイザン) 1987 $110 $28
C-125 Shouki (ショウキ) 1987 $110 $28
C-364 MT-4 Shuttle Rocket Double Team (シャトルロケットWチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-312 Six Knight (シックスナイト) 1988 $147 $37
C-370 Sixliner (シックスライナー) 1991 $293 $73
C-347 Sonic Bomber (ソニックボンバー) 1990 $293 $73
D-101 Soundblaster (サウンドブラスター) 1987 $587 $147
C-360 Sky Garry (スカイギャリー) 1991 $513 $129
C-372 Star Convoy (スターコンボイ) 1991 $587 $147
C-324 Star Sabre (スターセイバー) 1989 $220 $56
C-109 Stepper (ステッパー) 1987 $1308 $327
C-128 Suiken (スイケン) 1987 $110 $28
C-333 Super Car Patrol Team (スーパーカーパトロールチーム) 1990 $37 $9
C-375 MT-12 Super Car Patrol Team (スーパーカーパトロールチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-116 Twincast (ツインキャスト) 1987 $654 $164
C-327 Victory Leo (ビクトリーレオ) 1989 $257 $65
C-328 Victory Sabre (ビクトリーセイバー) 1989 $733 $183
C-315 Wildspark (ワイルドスパーク) 1988 $37 $9
C-316 Wing Waver (ウィングウェーバー) 1989 $66 $16
D-326 Yokuryū (ヨクリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
C-127 Yukikaze (ユキカゼ) 1987 $110 $28
C-124 Zauru (ザウル) 1987 $440 $110

JAPANESE TRANSFORMERS PRICE GUIDE (Listed by Product Number)

Generation One Vintage

Mint In Package

Loose Mint

C-108 Artfire (アートファイアー) 1987 $1453 $509
C-109 Stepper (ステッパー) 1987 $1308 $327
C-116 Twincast (ツインキャスト) 1987 $654 $164
C-121 Graphi (グラフィ) 1987 $293 $73
C-122 Noise (ノイズ) 1987 $293 $73
C-123 Dial (ダイル) 1987 $440 $125
C-124 Zauru (ザウル) 1987 $440 $110
C-125 Shouki (ショウキ) 1987 $110 $28
C-126 Getsuei (ゲツエイ) 1987 $110 $28
C-127 Yukikaze (ユキカゼ) 1987 $110 $28
C-128 Suiken (スイケン) 1987 $110 $28
C-129 Seizan (セイザン) 1987 $110 $28
C-130 Kaen (カエン) 1987 $110 $28
C-131 Raiden (ライデン) 1987 $733 $183
C-201 Metalhawk (メタルホーク) 1988 $220 $56
C-301 Go Shooter (ゴーシューター) 1988 $110 $28
C-303 Minerva (ミネルバ) 1988 $110 $28
C-305 Ranger (レインジャー) 1988 $95 $24
C-307 Super Ginrai (スーパージンライ) 1988 $220 $56
C-308 Double Clouder (ダブルクラウダー) 1988 $220 $56
C-309 Godbomber (ゴッドボンバー) 1988 $220 $56
C-310 God Ginrai (ゴッドジンライ) 1988 $220 $56
C-311 Grand Maximus (グランドマキシマス) 1988 $1173 $293
C-312 Six Knight (シックスナイト) 1988 $147 $37
C-313 Hardspark (ハードスパーク) 1988 $37 $9
C-314 Hotspark (ホットスパーク) 1988 $37 $9
C-315 Wildspark (ワイルドスパーク) 1988 $37 $9
C-316 Wing Waver (ウィングウェーバー) 1989 $66 $16
C-317 Dash Tacker (ダッシュタッカー) 1989 $66 $16
C-318 Mach Tackle (マッハタックル) 1989 $66 $16
C-319 Landcross (ランドクロス) 1989 $220 $56
C-320 Blacker (ブラッカー) 1989 $95 $24
C-321 Lustre (ラスター) 1989 $95 $24
C-322 Braver (ブレイバー) 1989 $95 $24
C-323 Road Caesar (ロードシーザー) 1989 $293 $73
C-324 Star Sabre (スターセイバー) 1989 $220 $56
C-325 Greatshot (グレートショット) 1989 $147 $37
C-326 Galaxy Shuttle (ギャラクシーシャトル) - 1st release 1989 $440 $110
C-326 Galaxy Shuttle (ギャラクシーシャトル) - 2nd release 1989 $367 $92
C-327 Victory Leo (ビクトリーレオ) 1989 $257 $65
C-328 Victory Sabre (ビクトリーセイバー) 1989 $733 $183
C-332 Battle Patrol Team (バットルパトロールチーム) 1990 $37 $9
C-333 Super Car Patrol Team (スーパーカーパトロールチーム) 1990 $37 $9
C-346 Sky Hyper (スカイハイパー) 1990 $66 $16
C-347 Sonic Bomber (ソニックボンバー) 1990 $293 $73
C-348 Dai Atlas (ダイアトラス) 1990 $293 $73
C-349 Roadfire (ロードファイヤー) 1990 $293 $73
C-350 Rabicrater (ラビクレーター) - w/ video 1990 $73 $19
C-353 Big Powered (ビッグパワード) 1990 $660 $166
C-360 Sky Garry (スカイギャリー) 1991 $513 $129
C-361 MT-1 Big Truck Team (ビッグトラックチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-362 MT-2 Hot Rod Team (ホットロッドチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-363 MT-3 Military Team (ミリタリーチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-364 MT-4 Shuttle Rocket Double Team (シャトルロケットWチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-365 MT-5 Fire Tanker Double Team (ファイヤータンカーWチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-366 MT-6 Radar Hover Double Team (レーダーホバーWチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-367 MT-7 Dump Shovel Double Team (ダンプショベルWチーム) 1991 $66 $16

C-368 MT-8 Crane Cannon Double Team (クレーンキャノンWチーム)

1991 $66 $16
C-369 MT-9 Jet Tank Double Team (ジェットタンクWチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-370 Sixliner (シックスライナー) 1991 $293 $73
C-371 Grandus (グランダス) 1991 $293 $73
C-372 Star Convoy (スターコンボイ) 1991 $587 $147
C-373 MT-10 Rescue Patrol Team (レスキューパトロールチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-374 MT-11 Battle Patrol Team (バトルパトロールチーム) 1991 $66 $16
C-375 MT-12 Super Car Patrol Team (スーパーカーパトロールチーム) 1991 $66 $16
D-48 Astrotrain (アストロトレイン) - white version w/ NASA stickers 1985 $367 $147
D-101 Soundblaster (サウンドブラスター) 1987 $587 $147
D-304 Hydra (ハイドラー) 1988 $110 $28
D-305 Buster (バスター) 1988 $110 $28
D-306 Darkwings (ダークウィングス) 1988 $220 $56
D-308 Browning (ブローニング) 1988 $513 $129
D-309 Black Shadow (ブラックシャドー) 1989 $367 $93
D-310 Blue Bacchus (ブルーバッカス) 1989 $293 $73
D-311 Black Zarak (ブラックザラク) 1989 $587 $147
D-322 Gōryū (ゴウリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
D-323 Gairyū (ガイリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
D-324 Kakuryū (カクリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
D-325 Doryū (ドリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
D-326 Yokuryū (ヨクリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
D-327 Rairyū (ライリュウ) 1989 $73 $19
D-328 Dinoking (ダイノキング) 1989 $513 $12