Originally I thought I was going to be content to settle for TFC 18 Reissue Soundblaster when I purchased him in 2006. But as time went on it was apparent that just wasn't going to fly. There is one simple reason why: the packaging. And that leads me into this whole journey. A long time ago, I don't really remember when, I came across a very interesting website with some excellent information and great pictures. This was one of them:
If you have ever visited Maz's site you probably recognize this one. I don't know what it was about that particular picture that inspired me, but I was determined to replicate it one day. Perhaps it was because most of the figures never saw the light of day in America. Maybe it was something about the G1 Japanese packaging. Whatever it was, it lit a fire under my ass.
|Original on the left, TFC 18 Reissue on the right. No distinguishing differences noticed.|
|An interesting variation on Buzzsaw, the vintage has a large ridge on the head which I have only seen on D-60 Laserbeak before.|
|With my Soundwave that actually survived my childhood.|
|Uhhh, 'Cons are outnumbered again. Curses!|
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