Hard to believe that it's nearly a year since I started this thread
In that time I've been a really big fan of the Prime line, faults and all. From the ping-pong decision making over the FE's, thru to the spotty distribution of the main line (I'm looking at you Vehicon!), the aesthetic has really captured me.
From a collectors standpoint, Hasbro and Takara have really taken this line in two different direction. No longer do we just have to choose if we want metallic paint or not, but if we want a Mini-con or not and the number of Takara only paint schemes is well into double figures now.
I love the Arms Microns, I can see why people don't like the sticker sheets, but one fans Armada Sideswipe is another fans Masterpiece Convoy. I couldn't afford to buy AM over the Hasbro editions, so I figured since the Microns were pricey, I might as well make it worth while. With that thought I tried to collect as many "campaign" Microns as I could, to make a really interesting compliment to my PRID collection.
To date Takara have released no less than 26
promotional Microns so far
Those of you that have followed some of my posts will have seen that I have managed to acquire a fair few, with only two sub-sets having eluded me so far....
This morning the postman arrived with my latest purchase, a Micron I had dismissed as being made of unobtanium and that I didn't think I would even see for sale, let alone buy.
My Christmas present to myself is Lucky Draw Golden Hades
I like to finish this post by saying a big "Thank you" to Jelze Gold rabbit for her encyclopedic and invaluable knowledge of Microns. She really has spurred me on to look up some items I didn't even know existed, leading me to find the ones I had been searching for. My hat is well and truly off to her