Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Toy Catch March 27, 2011 - GI Joe Terrordrome

Just when i resigned to collecting vintage gi joe figures only due to lack of storage space a TERRORDROME was offered to me. At first i had doubts, this is too good to be true to be available locally unless it was acquired internationally and the seller will probably sell it to me at a price as huge as the playset itself.

Well, it was offered at a good price but I had to see it to believe. AND I SAW IT...And up to now i still can't believe i have one. I fell in love with it at first sight. I never thought it was this huge. All my reservations were replaced by awe. In my childhood only the very rich ones can afford this. Now I'm fortunate enough after almost 30 years to acquire one. This is one giant playset. I've had the joe vehicles back then but nothing made me struck like this (well, i have to see the USS Flagg after this).

Presenting....from the ashes literally...

Time for major cleanup...This makes a good project.

Now I'm back to my problem...where do I put this? LOL

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Toy Catch April 12, 2011 - Diaclone Red Alert

My latest catch (April 12, 2011) - Diaclone Red Alert. Well Red Alert will always be special to me as it was one of my first ever transformers as a child. You see, I chanced upon this at a local e-classified ads post. Turns out that the owner is the same one i got my March-April toy catches. At first glance on the posting, I thought i saw Red Alert. But how come he had black colors instead of red? Curiosity got the better of me and i suspected this might be a variant or a Diaclone release. The Diaclone line was the original name of the Transformers toyline prior to it being named as such. Now, this thought really got me going and I just got to have this...in any condition lol. I called the seller but was informed that he had already sold this. Luckily, he still had the contact number of the buyer.

Hmmm...will the buyer entertain me? Again I got lucky. Turned out he did. He offered a trade just so i can have this baby. And well he also bought some of my old extra tfs. But i didn't mind it as a concession just to have this.

It may be this worn out. Check it out the first time i got it. Thick dust. Chrome wear. Paints chips.

Here it is after a few dust ups here and there.

The best i can do at the moment. He may be worn out compared to the others but that doesn't put him on the rear end of my collection. Boy, it feels good to have him back.

With the rest of the crew.