ScottyP wrote:My MP-8 is displayed the only way it should be - in T-Rex mode with his apron, bowtie, and drink tray.
SJ21 wrote:I have the Takara version. He stands next to MP Prime and MP Hotrod. I have them in bot mode with the G1 versions in front of them in alt mode.
Va'al wrote:It would be the only Masterpiece in my collection, unless I decide that Soundwave is more worthy of the spot.
VioMeTriX wrote:I love my Takara Grimmy, he is in robot mode with all my other masterpieces. and for those of you who have yet to own a masterpiece, shame on you, these figures are great.
Mykltron wrote:Va'al wrote:It would be the only Masterpiece in my collection, unless I decide that Soundwave is more worthy of the spot.
Soundwave is better - WAY more poseable. He can do everything Grimlock can do and much more. Let's not forget Grimlock's terrible hands.
Va'al wrote:VioMeTriX wrote:I love my Takara Grimmy, he is in robot mode with all my other masterpieces. and for those of you who have yet to own a masterpiece, shame on you, these figures are great.
I can't speak for others, but in my case I simply cannot afford it.
I am full time doctorate student, yes I'm funded, but that's enough to live on for a month, and I have to travel to visit my girlfriend who lives five hours away from me (train), and my family, who live in Italy. I do not have a steady income other than the studentship, and the collecting hobby is expensive as it is. I pay my own bills, rent, look after my bicycle and travel to conferences, talks and symposia, in order to get a job in academia once I've finished this part of my research - which also involves buying a lot of books. Plus, this is the first time since I moved to the UK that I'm going to be in the same house/flat for more than one year, meaning I haven't had the chance to settle anywhere, really, and that includes limiting the amount of personal belongings for moving.
I'm sure you didn't mean it in a nasty way, but I wanted to make it clear that not all collectors can dive into new or old figures headfirst. I would love to own a Masterpiece at some point, but I haven't been able to afford their price so far.
So, bring on TRU Soundwave, and I'll give it more thought.
fenrir72 wrote:I empathize with you Va'al. Though having a steady job in supervisory post but money is indeed scarce. Have to prioritize on TFs too.
I own a MP-08, but got it cheap because his box was in a sh*tty position hence the reduced price. Had to skip on some MPs like Rodimus, Lambor and Alert and had to live on Scooby snacks for two months when I got MP-10 and MP-13/16/17..........
If opportunity will grant you, try getting one, given the position you are in, the Hasbro version will do (it is cheaper I think) but once you get a steady job.......why not make him your holy grail? Scrimp on the recent releases and target him in the future............good hunting!