MP-13 been sold out in just 30 seconds posted in amiami/hobbysearch and hlj. So I opted to reserve one from my local specialty shop.
I've heard that the guy will come with either cube or coin but given how just owning one would be enough, them special packages don't matter.
So lo and behold, MP-13 just got delivered and all sold out/reserved/pre-ordered. Only two pieces were left in the batch.......one for me and one for another collector. Little did I realize that my buddy
(the shop owner)ordered the "special packs". The Japan version is the Amazon jp "energon cube" set
, while the HK version is the coin collectible in the cardboard SW facsimile.
So when I was about to pick it up, (I technically didn't specify either set) he asked me to choose......"cube or coin?" So I absent-mindlessly said cube.....but the other collector who just arrived took dibs and asked me if he could have the cube set too.
Mexican stand off? Well , he did asked nicely and being such a softy...........I relented
( I realize later that the coin set is much more cheaper than the cube........so I won with the bargain(?)) Well the guy a few minutes later changed his mind and ask that he get the coin so for an extra $12.50, the cube set became mine again.
Did I get the short end of the stick?
Btw, now I've got "3" energon cubes now........what the heck do I do with the other two?
My Transformers purchasing habits, here are my following considerations so as not to DERAIL thread discussions:
1. Not hung up or hate scale. MP, Legend, Voyager....I'll take 'em all.
2. Price is indeed a big factor but if its a need to own one even if I have to eat "Scooby Snacks " for a month then so be it.
3. I tilt towards Tomy products over Hasbro because it's got lots'a bling (Legends Jetfire being the exception)