Due to my work schedule, I cannot go toy hunting as often as I used to.
Nevertheless, I managed to take 1 hour 'off' today to journey down to the toys shops in YMT.
Once more, Wai Gu Kok (懷古角) blew me away with what they had.
Another C-114 Fortress Maximus MIB, complete (used stickers applied). Wow. This must be the 10th one or more that they have sold in the past 6 months.
And then, something I have never seen or heard before - a gold luck draw MP-01 Convoy from 2004 MIB. Price? A cool HKD$40,000. Oh, and someone has already put a hold on it. I understand there may be 2 people bidding for it, so the 'final' price is still up in the air according to the shop-owner.
Close up of the special slip that came with this luck draw - I was told there are only 20 pieces in the world. Pretty rare.
Want to know how to get to this shop? Check out my maps here.
At the shop, I saw something I have wished existed (not knowing it did exist!) and wanted since the early1990s when I was into the Palladium Books' Robotech role playing games - an Alpha Fighter!
To be honest, I have known now for some years that Alpha Fighters were produced by Gakken in the 80s and have seen 1 or 2 around, but they have always been horrendously expensive and incomplete or yellowed. This one I saw at the shop was pristine, a strong C9 and complete with unapplied stickers.
So I dared thread outside the Transformers envelop and bravely bought it. I am very happy and pulled it out to play the moment I got home.
I kept telling E, 'look at my Alpha Fighter, look at my Alpha Fighter...'
Very happy bunny, me.
Oh, also got the FansProject "Sharpnel"...
Some more shots of 'my Alpha Fighter' (sorry, I couldn't keep it in the box long enough to take pictures of it in the box... some other time perhaps).