• Masterpieces,  Transformers

    MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream (Wal-Mart Exclusive)

    The original G1 Masterpiece Starscream, in all of his U.S. of A. glory. I didn’t actually pick this one up at Wal-Mart when it was released there; rather I managed to snag it on eBay with an exclusive Masterpiece Skywarp in a nice package deal. Takara Tomy’s original Masterpiece Starscream was done in some funky real-type colors; it was left…

  • Gunpla

    1/48 Banshee Head Display Base

    I’ve seen these 1/48 head display bases all over Gundam news sites and the like, but never taken much interest in them. They always looked fun to paint, given they usually come in one or two colors, but they’re meant as display pieces to accompany 1/144 HG kits, of which I own none. As such, I would never go out…

  • Transformers

    Transformers Prime Shockwave’s Lab [SDCC 2013 Exclusive]

    Fairly certain this is the first San Diego Comic Con Exclusive I’ve come to own, without ever actually having attended SDCC before. This particular piece was released only this past year in 2013, so it’s a relatively recent exclusive. Picked this one up at Robo Toy Fest last year, not because I particularly cared for the SDCC exclusivity, but mostly…

  • Transformers

    Masterpiece Soundwave GET!

    As I grew out of normal Transformers figures with age, I started collecting only the more high-end TF figures, and sold most of my older ones. Quality over quantity. The Masterpiece line was a perfect byproduct of this new habit of mine, and while the line is still relatively small today (discounting recolors) I’ve only ever had 4 Masterpieces…two of…