• Masterpieces,  Transformers

    MP-10 Optimus Prime (2012 TRU Release)

    Finally getting around to the big O himself – I remember coveting this release for the longest time before finally snagging a used version on eBay as part of a bundle set. New versions were going for obscene prices ($300~) since this was before the recent reissue. As such, I didn’t really have any qualms buying a used item as…

  • Masterpieces,  Transformers

    MP-08 Masterpiece Grimlock (2014 TRU Release)

    I never really cared for or liked Grimlock’s character much (fanboys jump me now). The Dinobots in general just never really appealed to me; I’ve always preferred the vehicular Autobot cast. That being said, I never really had any intention of picking up a Masterpiece Grimlock, even if I was going for a mold-completion collection. However, by some crazy stroke…

  • 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…