Not paying £100 for MP10. He's not worth that to me. I'd much rather Henkei Prime (who'll probably end up running me close to the same money) or maybe we'll get lucky with a new Voyager-sized, G1 Prime for the 30th Ann. line. £80 or less and I'd be very tempted, but would have to see him in hand. Have these popped up in any physical shops yet?
Toy Fair and 3rd party reveals have me all in a tizzy. Was still very close to being on the cusp of pre-ordering Encore Fort Max for a while, but will gladly get Metroplex now. He's larger, looks to be more poseable, has a lot more detail in his design and will fit the nostalgia factor better, since I never had a Maximus before. I'll still be tempted if they reissue the one with the Pretender shell though.
I've got FP/Hasbro Bruticus v2 on the way as soon as FP release their Mutitioner and Explorer recolours, but am still eyeing up various 3rd party combiners. Giant, Menasor and MMC's Predaking all have me interested, but it's so much money. I'm pretty sure I'll get MMC's Hexatron though, as it looks super badass and everyone's Decepticon army needs a Ninja Consultant. If that Overlord with the Cobra Night Raven jet mode ends up being affordable I'll probably get that and then pray someone does a nice chunky Stormbringer type Thunderwing so I can have a Phase 6er display. I got FP's Chromdedome, and am pretty happy with him, so will stick with these guys for my Headmaster crew. Weirdwolf looks awesome and I can't say no to Brainstorm. Who knows what he's got in that suitcase?!
Hasbro's not slouching either, and aside from Metroplex they'll still be getting plenty of my money. Springer, Blitzwing, BH Ratchet, Trailbreaker and stealth bomber Megatron are all on my wants list and I'll likely pick up some randoms along the way. I'd avoided the Kre-o building sets, as the building block aspect of it seemed really poorly designed. Those little guys looked cool, but wasn't buying fake LEGO that I didn't want. I'm now addicted to the single packs and really hope we see the GI Joe ones here too (I know we won't, but it's nice to pretend) and will probably get any of them I see so long as I've got the money for them.
assembling a Neo-G1/TF:TM cast. Please PM if you have (or know of) the following at a reasonable price: Classics or Henkei Prowl, Astrotrain, Ramjet, Skywarp, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Blurr, Perceptor, GDO Wheelie and Springer, or 3rd Party Motobot Arcee, FP Springer, iGear Ratchet and Ironhide, City Commander (and/or Ultra Magnus), Starscream (deluxe) Coronation add-on, or Spike and Daniel in their Exo-Suits.