Like many of you in the community, I grew up playing with transformers, I only had a couple, two or three the most; sadly, I still remember how I lost them. My interest in transformers started again with the movies and now I’m a big sucker for the movieverse figures. I really like the classics but at this point in my life would be bit too late and too expensive trying to acquire any of those 80’s classics figures so I have to settle down for those figures that do homage to the classics like the Generations and some Reveal The Shields series or repaints from the movie series that do homage to the classics as well.
Yesterday, on my way to the mall to pick something for my wife for mother’s day and our 11th year anniversary, I stopped by Toys R’ Us in the area just for the heck of it and saw something I thought I would never see: Toys R’s Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Rodimus Prime with Limited Edition offshoot. I never owned a Masterpiece figure and never thought I would get one, their price (at least what I seen online) somehow discourages me but as soon as saw it, I did not let go, something about the figure that takes me back to the 80’s. It looks like a lot of people had handled the box/toy because it had a few scratches and some parts of the box had some minor scratches but the box is in good condition to be displayed in the box if that is what I end up doing at the end which I doubt.
As the box had a few scratches, I inquired with customer service and they told me that the figure had been discontinued and they did not have any more. I paid $ 69.99 for it but now I ask myself, did I do the right thing? I did a bit of research from the Transformer aisle at the store and decided to buy it but I’m not sure how good of a figure it is?
Here are some pics (by the way, this is my first time posting images):