I initially didn't intend to, but on Thursday night (ie: yesterday) I went with Ultra Magnus from the OZ Formers forums to YMT and Mong Kok to grab the just-released-that-day Generations Wave 7 (consisting of Thundercracker, Wheeljack, Kup and Scourge).
The shop we went to was only selling the Wave as a set, for HKD$499. I looked the Wave over and was ambivalent. Should I get it? I already have 3 Scourges (at that point), Kup and a Henkei Thundercracker. The only one I don't have (yet) is Wheeljack, which I have pre-ordered for United. In the end, I though, 'nah'.
Ultra Magnus bought a set and sold me his Scourge - #4 in my rising Sweep army. He had to leave pretty soon after that, so I went alone to Richmond Centre thinking of grabbing a "Henkei" Sunstorm, which I previously saw, to complete my seekers. I was a little undecided because the asking price I saw was HKD$168, which I thought was too much to pay for a KO. To my delight, they've actually dropped the price to HKD$120. Okay, got me convinced. I'll get it.
I then went to the second floor of Richmond Centre. To this shop I frequent, occasionally (okay, oxymoron). They tend to have the occasional vintage G1 MIB figure. Today, I saw..... D-98: Sixshot MIB. Wow. In times where even the reissue is rare, seeing a vintage Sixshot, MIB, in good condition was like seeing the mythical 'golden goose' (okay, I don't know why I saw that other than because I have been re-reading Bill Willingham's Fables recently and the golden goose is what Bigby uses to fund his espionage operations).
I opened it up to check and boy was it minty. Looked like it had never been transformed. All paperworks were there and the stickers were unapplied. Actually, its bio card was missing. But guess what, I happen to have a Sixshot bio card in this large paperworks lot I acquired last year! Hurrah to good planning, ya?
For some reason, I woke up this morning convinced that I should get Wave 7 of Generations. Why? I don't know. I just wanted to get Wheeljack. Hrumph. What silliness is this.
Went to the shops again. Got Wave 7 and on the way, picked up another 3 Scourges (no one wants them this time round).
Yesterday and today's acquisitions in one photo
Transformers Generations Wave 7 and lots of Scourges (my Sweeps)
The very sweet, D-98: Sixshot MIB...
... pure vintage goodness, not reissue
My Sweep army (all Scourges released from packaging)
The "real" Scourge is the one holding the Japanese exclusive Fracas. Can you spot him?