Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Megatron must be stopped..."

" matter the cost."

Holy $#!%.

I have a need. I say need, because I know it's not a want. 'Wants' are optional. This may not be.

It's the new 20th Anniversary DVD Edition Optimus Prime Figure, and it is in the 7 tera-awesome range. I cannot not own this.

It is about 14 glorious inches tall made largely of die-cast steel. It is authentically detailed with details from the cartoon both in vehicle and robot mode, and it has his original gun. He also has a freaking MEGATRON GUN TO SCALE. It has an AUTOBOT MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP that fits into a GLOWING CAVITY IN IT'S CHEST.

And IT TALKS. (I can't breathe.)

The bad - It is currently on sale for 80 dollars, until the end of the month. (!!!) That's the most I've ever spent on a toy in recent memory. It's a 'limited edition' meaning it will soon be impossible to find. The Toys 'R Us near me has 2 in stock. Everywhere else is sold out. In 3 days there won't be any in this city.

However - I passed up a chance to buy the G1 re-release a few years ago, and now they are impossible to find. (I've been kicking myself ever since.) It is the ONE transformer character I ever wanted as a child that I could not afford, and my parents wouldn't buy for me. But I can't really justify paying this much for any toy.

Or can I? My car is finally paid for and I have some money saved - but not very much. It is less than I've paid for Battlestar Galactica DVD's, and in my mind much cooler. But it's eighty freaking dollars.



"Now all we need is a little energon, and a lot of luck"
-Optimus Prime


Drhaggis said...

Buy it already!

I called Red 5 and put one on hold for you. (Nothing like forcing the issue) His price is $100.00, but I know he does offer some payment options so you can pay it off over time.

iRob said...

Hey - Wish I had read this earlier.

Turns out I didn't need to be told.. I picked one up on my way home. Can you still get your deposit back on the one at Red 5?

Thanks for thinking of that though - you are super mega awesome.


P.S. - My new toy is TEH ROXXOR!!1!