- Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
- Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
I buy everything that Hasbro pumps out and just about everything mainstream that Takara pumps out. I haven't been buying the extremely over priced exclusives like the clear Mirage and ghost Starscream nor the Movie Skids/Mudflap inspired repaints of G1 Skids / "G1" Crosscut. Some of these exclusives are just nuts price wise lately. I'll pay up to $60 for an exclusive Japanese deluxe class figure, but any more than that is crazy ... even in BotCon exclusive terms it's crazy.
I know percentage wise, this version of Grimlock is a "better" deal, but for $250, I'd rather have about a dozen other G1 Japanese figures that I don't own yet rather than an improperly colored Grimlock. The box is awesome ... to me they got greedy on this one. I would've bought it again for $140 but considering that I have always said that Grimlock was overpriced when I bought him for $140, I'm stickin' to my guns on this one and not spending an additional $100 on a poorly repainted figure, no matter how awesome the crown and box are.
I'm hoping that this figure and some of the other recent Takara exclusives will become blowouts at BBTS at some point.
Current Want List:
Beast Wars Returns Strika, Sixknight (stickers or replacement), Browning, Dai Atlas, Guard City, Battle Gaia, Marlboro Wheeljack, and more!