D-99: Apeface and D-100: Snapdragon were bought some time ago in HK and somehow I have 'forgotten' about them and forgotten to write about them here.
D-99: Apeface, with USA Apeface MIB (box not pictured), D-100: Snapdragon, with USA Snapdragon MIB (box not pictured), and another loose Snapdragon. The intent is to be able to have Snapdragon in Robot, Plane and Dragon mode displayed all at once.
To be fair, they are 2 of the few Transformers in my display cabinets that actually have a dedicated section. So, I'm not being that bad to them.
D-99 and D-100 with my Bluestreak dedicated shelf. For more, see here.
For collectors who has been following or reading my blog for sometime, you would know that Apeface and Snapdragon are 2 of my favourite Transformers - certainly my favourite Headmasters, but high on my list of favourite TFs. I have written about them more extensively back in 2008 / 2009, so I will not go into detail here - links to my previous posts are provided at the end of this post.
Let's start then, with a closer look at D-99.
Here he is MIB, with the box in very good condition.
My USA Apeface with his Japanese boxed brother.
For completeness, my USA box MIB Apeface is here
Now we look at D-100: Snapdragon. There is a little flaw in the box, there are creases on the part of his box art where he is holding his gun - that area sort of peeled off a little.
Back of the box
USA releases loose with Japanese release of Snapdragon
D-99 and D-100 side by side, with USA versions of Apeface and Snapdragon below.
Altogether, sort of a money shot. I didn't have a large enough background to shoot them altogether with their USA boxes, so that money shot will have to wait... haha
Apeface and Snapdragon, stunning figures with complimentary colour schemes. Headmasters and triple changers to boot. If there is a highpoint in the HM line, these 2 have to be it. I really don't think their colours can be improved, which could be why Takara didn't even try to recolour them, as they did for many other Japanese exclusive figures.