With Target selling PCC 5packs for $10, I bought Double Clutch knowing it was a POS, and even though it lives up to the shame and is actually even WORSE, for the price I paid it has a few small redeeming features. But man, it is terrible in combiner mode and not even that good in robot mode, and the drones are problematic as well.
A buddy talked me into picking up Laser Prime, the alt mode's junky coloring had kept me away previously, along with the weird head, but it's a really good transform and a very good bot. The head isn't as bad in person, it's got light-piping and seems a little manga-esque, but it kinda works here, matches the light-piping in the shoulders and biceps. I had to trim down a tab on the right shoulder though, seems totally pointless there anyway.
I have obtained some Transformers as of late.
Today I found Scourge at TRU to go with my eBay purchase of Rodimus, Galvatron, and Cyclonus in a 3-pack, and the Voyager Springer figure (non-triple-changer). This will make a great display. I think I am done. I'm not sure there are any other figures that can go with this scale, though maybe City Commander Ultra Magnus if I can afford him - though he might better belong with my other just-found? Masterpiece Grimlock is a possibility here, too. I don't own Grimlock but passed on him many times. Hmmmm.
Today I also found Sergeant Kup! Finally! (at TRU at the same time) This looks like an excellent figure. He will go with Blurr (Deluxe) and the Masterpiece Rodimus Prime, which I may wait for a US version to purchase at a better price. These figures lack Decepticons to pose with them. I wonder about my chances of Hasbro producing a Leader Class Cyclonus, Sourge, or Galvatron - or the same for a Takara-Tomy Maserpiece. (The latter might happen because they made Rodimus - however, for Galvatron, I'd want something better looking than his G-1 cannon toy being reproduced. Cyclonus was always the coolest looking!)
Still looking for Wreck-Gar, Kup, and Scourge. I had Kup in my HasbroToyShop cart a few minutes ago, but after a browser crash, they now say it's sold out. So very frustrating.
Yesterday, my mom took me out for a day off of my troubles, and we hit Target where I picked up PCC Leadfoot. Another PCC mediocrity, but kind of a laff, and no major problems for once.
I found Wreck Gar at Target yesterday. Picked up the deluxe Optimus from TRU on Saturday as well.
Slowly but surely, I'm starting to make finds once again.
won a mint condition 1987 Throttlebot Goldbug from ebay the other day for $10.00 with shipping. he arrived yesterday and looks great. he'll make a nice addition to the collection.
still waiting on my WST's from ebay, hopefully they will be here by the end of the week or early next week. Still have yet to have a chance to post some pics, hoping to get a chance this Sunday at least to snap off a couple of pics and then hopefully next week I'll be able to post them
Found Kup and Scourge at TRU today. They were $12.99, but I've decided that paying an extra dollar for items I really want and think are worth the price is the way to go, given the incredibly shoddy distribution of all three Hasbro lines I collect lately. (Though coupled with the price hikes, it's made me more selective on which Star Wars and background/resculpt Joes I get.)
Won't be able to open them for a few days, though.