• 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…

  • Masterpieces,  Transformers

    Masterpiece MP-01 Optimus Prime (U.S. Release Battle Damaged Ver.)

    MP-01 Optimus Prime…regarded by many as the “perfect” Optimus figure, and as the “perfect” Transformer in its own right. The Masterpiece line began with this big guy, and has since then grown proportionally with the series’ popularity. More collectors were looking for more high-quality Transformer figures that were more than the usual mass-produced toys found at Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, a high…