I was able to grab 4 targetmasters over the past weekend: Sunbeam and Zigzag (still in the mail) for Needlenose (whose main bot I'm yet to get) and Hairsplitter and Singe for Spinister who I was able to complete. Honestly, there's nothing quite like the feeling of putting that last piece into place in an action figure set. I get this feeling as I find one more piece of Jetfire's armor, that last helicopter blade for my Joe Tomahawk, the top glass bubble for Jabba the Hutt's playset. It's just so fulfilling!
So beyond finding these awesome little Targetmasters (whom I am liking more and more) I also was able to find Onslaught, Motormaster, Blades and Groove for very fair prices. Although I will be looking for some better reprolabels off transformerkingdom.com if I can get around to it because, especially among the protectobots, they look pretty shot. (I'll show them off once they are cleaned up and look a bit more presentable) I'm also going to have to bite the bullet and invest in another decent sized shelf for the growing G1 collection...as of now I have 3 small shelves and a table top mostly for Joe vehicles that is sharing every free inch for Seeker Jets, Sky lynx, clones, Blaster and so forth.
|A modern day excalibur...he will be mine...oh yes.|
Beyond the nice additions to the collection, I saw the news regarding a whole mess of awesome G1 encore, masterpiece and reissue news over at BBTS. First and foremost, Fortress Maximus will be getting an import re-release complete with massive Japanese Sword for 329.99 if you're willing to wait on longer shipping! (the express will run you 399.99 but hey we've waited more than 2 decades for a re-release so what's a few more weeks especially if it'll shave 70 dollars off the price-tag?) I'm all over this Holy Grail item and I cannot believe this is a reality...(my thinking is it he can be remade, what is stopping Scorponok, Trypticon, the Terrordrome, the USS Flagg???) Hey, he IS a headmaster too so maybe we'll get a shot at scoring some more of those great figures as well? Well, beyond that great news, commemorative Soundwave with laserbeak and ravage is available now for 59.99 and Optimus Prime is available for 69.99. I'm thinking about both since I only have the encore Soundblaster for now and Soundwave is one of my faves.
Also, if your interested in the Masterpiece Soundwave who still is on preorder, Takara wasted no time at all getting two sets of masterpiece cassettes out including Ravage and Rumble along with Buzzsaw and