After all the excitement of the Wimbledon Men's Semi-Finals last night, E and I actually managed to wake up quite early today.
I broached the subject of maybe going to the 玩具迷珍藏 Show (aka Toy Collectors' Show) in HK that I saw a poster on a few days back.
Never heard of it before. No idea what it is. No idea what to expect.
But I thought, worth a shot since its one of the rare occasions where we are both free and do not have to do work over the weekend.
It was at a far-away place and involves changing trains twice and then switching over to a shuttle-bus before we could get there.
Right at the entrance of the place, E said to me: "Before we go in, you must moderate your expectations. Don't expect too much, if not you might be disappointed."
Words to live by. Heh.
So in I went....
Lots of DOTM stuff
There was actually a room full of sellers from Japan (they were all speaking Japanese)
I really did not see much of interest. I'm pretty sure this was because people got in early and have already cleaned out all the good stuff. I see lots of people walking around with things in bags that I know I would have bought. For example, this guy picked all a huge lot of loose Henkeis (complete with backing card and everything except each toy's bubble) from this shop, which I know would have been cheap judging by the other pieces at the shop. Notably, Ironhide and Ratchet were in the lot.
I did, however, manage to pick up 2 things and E picked up one thing.
E's acquisition first - very interesting set of stackable pigs (there were other designs, but I agreed with E that this was the most interesting!)
My first pick up - MOSC Terradive (pretty sweet condition)
My second pick up. This just blew me away and made the entire trip more than worthwhile.
I picked up a complete set of Japanese exclusive Suntory Coffee "BOSS Transformers", all sealed, unused and at bargain basement prices.
No idea what these are? I didn't either, until I saw Bermuda Mohawk's site which talks about them in detail. Check it out here - Transformers BOSS - Original G1 Figures
Won't go into them in too much detail here, but the inside looks like this:
Took a wander around Telford Plaza after all the excitement and bumped into a life sized Iron-Man!
... and a very nice Marvel Heros backdrop...
This shop also sells Transformer goodies...
Then, as if all that excitement was not enough, E suggested that we should go to Mong Kok for a toy raid. I said 'why not!' of course.
So we went and there, found something that tops the entire day off... (wait for next post, since this one is getting too long). Heh