Last week I found Universe/Classics Ironhide. I had a bitch of time trying to figure out why his head was tilting forward. It took me about 10-20 mins to transform him because his stupid head and his wheels would not cooperate with me!! I let him go and just said f- it I'm not making any progress and I'd end up breaking or stressing him out. BUT wait no more...Geekee1 has provided instructions on how to make it so his head isn't "hanging down" all the time anymore! If you are brave enough to do this, click here.
I love the Simpsons! That is the only animated cartoon that I will watch besides Transformers Animated (duh!) The episode will debut on Sunday, November 2nd. So be sure to watch it...
Yesterday I left work early (on time) having this feeling that I am going home with new toys...
Where I live all three: Walmart, Toys R US, and Target are within a few miles of each other. The ONLY problem is that I have to go in a certain order to make it worth my trip. I can't go from Target to Toys R us to Walmart, I'd be going back and forth multiple times!
First on my list is Toys R Us, they are horribly late on EVERYTHING!!!! Pisses me off cuz I always think they will have what I am looking for...NOPE!! Next is Target, NOTHING IS EVER EVER stocked there!! Or little kids have already scrubbed their way there and took all my stuff! Last is my favorite store (always have what I am looking for) Walmart, of course I should have known that no one thinks of Walmart so they have full stocked toys just waiting for me to pick up and take home. I feel so wanted when I leave Walmart. As if they stock the shelves just for me... I acquired Classics/Universe Ironhide, Sidewipe, Bluestreak (Silverstreak), and animated Swoop. I am now up to date for what is released out there...pictures will up very soon.
Friday was the big day for the city commander to show up at my front door step! I been waiting months!! Of course this weekend was a pretty busy weekend that I had no time to open him up! Today I had to make time after the gym because he knew he was getting an upgrade and was giving me the "eye" every time I walked into the Vault. Crazy at it sounds but he was! This upgrade is defiantly the best looking I've ever seen! Universe/Classics Ultra Magnus is now my all time favorite guy in the Vault. This upgrade was made very very detailed, no crummy paint job, or any paint mistakes. NOTHING!! He is in perfect condition! This is how to make toy molds Hasbro, like the good ole days!! Stop making the crap in China and bring it home so we can get some good quality crack! I hear now that they are making an upgrade redecco called Shadow Commander for Nemesis Prime. I will own that too...
Is it really worth that much?
I don't think this guy will make any more than 20K-25K on this collection. It's nice but in reality it's not worth that much to any collector. He has a waaaaay better chance of making good cash if he sold them individually. I would love to have that collection in that way, but it will never happen as long as I have a mortgage to keep a roof over my head.
What I really think is comical is this article written about it and the comments that these people make. They have NO idea what an obsession this is to most. Why do you think it's called "plastic crack!" Some people are just too stupid to understand... You never know until you have a hobby of your own!
Me? I'm a Transformaniac through and through. I've been collecting for over 20 years and my collection is starting to outgrow "The Vault"! I collect, maintain and refurbish my Transformers and I am always looking for new (and old) ones to add to my 1000+ plus collection. Feel free to check out my collection, as it's ever-growing and I'll be updating my blog with new Transformers as soon as I get them.