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Transformers Purchased in June 2012

June 30th, 2012

I can’t believe it’s already the end of June. This month seems to have gone by in a flash. I don’t even know where all the time went. And come to think of it, half the year is over. That’s kinda scary. I can’t quite place how I feel about 2012 so far. When I try to think about some events that occurred this year, I can think of quite a bit. But it feels like nothing really happened. I don’t know. It’s late and I’m rambling. Time to get down to business: my TFs in June. Below I proudly present my acquisitions for the month.

  • DOTM Dualor, Tuesday Morning, $2.99

  • TF Prime FE Bulkhead, eBay, $69.99 shipped

  • Cybertron Unicron, Amazon, $30.72 shipped

  • TF Prime RID Dead End, Walmart, $12.88
  • TF Prime Cyberverse Ironhide, Walmart, $9.47

First up is Dualor. I found him very early in the month, I think on June 2nd. Anyway, right before that, I stumbled upon a YouTube vid where one guy was totally going nuts over these little Dinos in the DOTM legend line. Can’t remember who that was. I think there’s like 5 of these little Dinos, all repaints in the DOTM line that are obvious homages to the original G1 Dinobots. Anyway, the YouTube guy really liked them, even tho they look like they suck. I was just in awe that I’ve never seen them before anywhere. And wouldn’t you know it, a few days later I see this Dualor at Tuesday Morning. This Tuesday Morning is like 5 min walking distance to my apt. I go there every now and then because I have found good stuff there, like legend Megatron. And once again I find another rare-ish legend figure in Dualor. I got him simply out of curiosity from the YouTube review, and the fact that he’s cheap, kinda rare, and reminds me of Grimlock. My hunch was right. He suck.

Next is FE Bulkhead, which I got from eBay. I already mentioned how cool he is in my last post, so I won’t do it again. Just get him if you can. He’s awesome. Trust me.

Sometime last month, this Unicron caught my attention. I think he looks kinda cool, so I started doing research on the figure. He’s a Japanese only figure in the United line, and most online dealers have him for about $50 to $55. Some dealers advertise him to be deluxe, while others say it’s voyager. I did more research, and turns out, this is a repaint from the Cybertron line. On Amazon, I found a dealer selling the original Cybertron version of this figure for about $30 shipped. So I got this version instead. I have opened Cybertron Unicron, and he’s very definitely deluxe size. I would have felt very ripped off if I paid $50+ for this. But that aside, this is a very cool figure. I’m glad I got him. I remember back in 2006, I bought some other deluxe Cybertron figures. It’s very possible I could have got this Unicron back then for $10. But I only wanted TFs that were G1 insipred at that time, so I paid little attention to Cybertron figures. That is one TF perspective I’ve come to regret. I plan on doing a full review of this figure. Stay tuned.

Last but not least, we have TF Prime Dead End and Ironhide. I found them on the same trip to Walmart. Dead End is a repaint of Wheeljack with a different head. I think out of all the deluxe TF Prime figures, Wheeljack is my favorite. So even tho I have not opened Dead End yet, I already know I will like him. As for Ironhide, I just had to get this figure after I saw him, despite the fact I rarely buy Cyberverse figs. That G1 head and G1 redness has me convinced immediately. I opened Ironhide, and I quite like this figure. I like both the robot and alt modes. Transformation is simple, but doesn’t feel dated. Only turn off is the price. $9.50 is total ripoff for commander class, considering that Movie deluxe figs only cost about $10. Still, I plan to review Ironhide, because he’s so cool.

So that’s 5 TFs for June. 3 from TF Prime, 1 from DOTM, and 1 from Cybertron. I was really hoping I can find some Vehicons in June, but no luck. I better find some in July, or I might have to unleash some pent up TF fury on some of the many unsold Bumblebees you see hanging off the racks. Message to Hasbro: NO MORE BUMBLEBEES!

Let the shopping continue. Transform and Roll Out!

Teletraan I Communiques

Categories: On The Hunt, Pics
  1. June 30th, 2012 at 19:38 | #1

    Agreed on the Bumblebees thing…..I have yet to buy one from Prime and don’t really plan on it. Good selection there, that Unicron is pretty cool I’ve had him before and he’s just well cool.

    • July 2nd, 2012 at 21:41 | #2

      hi rborg. Thx for the comments. I’m so sick of Bumblebee! You’re not missing anything by not buying Bumblebee. Yep I like that Unicron figure. Glad I picked him up!

  2. aptkane
    June 30th, 2012 at 21:40 | #3

    I know, my target has nothing BUT Bumblebees. I may have to pick up Cyberverse Ironhide if I see him anywhere, he kinda looks like he could be a Fall of Cybertron rendition, which is pretty awesome.

    Nice June finds all in all. Good call on the Unicron, he tends to run WAY overpriced so 30 bucks is a great deal!

    • July 2nd, 2012 at 21:46 | #4

      I was at Walmart just now and the wall of Bumblebee is just depressing. The Ironhide fig is cool. Now that you mention it, he does have that WFC/FOC look. Tho the alt mode is a earth truck. I’m happy to find Unicron for $30 🙂 He’s a great fig, but not worth it at 50 bucks.

  3. July 4th, 2012 at 14:50 | #5

    Nice pickup on the Unicron figure, I thought it was pretty awesome they provided us with a Unicron that didn’t transform into a planet. I feel like his design is very inspired. BTW, I just found your blog the other day, I look forward to future posts!

    • July 5th, 2012 at 17:42 | #6

      thx Arkvander. I too like the look of this Unicron, very G1, and the tank mode is refreshing. You have a nice blog too! I will be adding to my blogroll.

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