I’ve been putting off this kit’s photoshoot and post writeup for probably about a year now because of how much a hassle handling the kit is. It was one of those that I finished building and immediately threw into the glass towers, never to be touched again until the stars aligned.
I’m finally getting rid of it now though; auctioning it off on eBay for some extra cash (and clearing the cases out because I can’t exactly take four glass towers’ worth of collectables into my dorm room) so that means I need to document it before I send it off. The Red Comet’s finally got his chance to shine.
I remember being just as surprised as I was excited when news of a Masterpiece Soundwave actually came through a few years ago. Looking back on it now, it was kind of unexpected. He’s really the only other Decepticon to come out of the Masterpiece line sans a whole mess of Starscream retools and the all but forgotten MP-05 Megatron.
This is Toys R Us’ exclusive release that came out back in 2013; I remember waking up at ungodly hours to hit my nearest store on bike just to get a chance at him. Unfortunately they were always short-stocked, and someone would always be waiting in line before the store opened to grab one before me. After a week or two I just caved and paid a bit more premium to buy it online. I recently checked the price for this set and it’s doubled ($320~), so at the very least I feel better for buying it when I did.
Dawn of the final day. Not enough hours remain.
Anime Expo 2015 is finally drawing to a close – though I say finally, it really did pass by in a blur. I think part of that is because we split our cosplay days up evenly, so it didn’t feel too drawn out but at the same time passed quicker than we could keep up with. In keeping with tradition, Day 4 is only half day – the closing ceremonies wrap everything up before the sun goes down.
Happy independence day. Nothing like some animu, cosplay, and gratuitous spending to celebrate our beloved nation. We didn’t quite stick around long enough today to see some LA fireworks (we have in the past) but we had some good fun in the Entertainment Hall just perusing in cosplay the whole time.
July third – day two has come and gone, relatively quietly to boot. Today was supposed to be our shopping day – none of us dressed up so we could have an easier time hauling merch and dishing out cash, but irony bit us in our behinds when we walked away with nothing to show for our time at the end of the day.