Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 80's Toy Expo Haul

I've been waiting for this show since January and it's finally here! Today I went to the HE-CON/80's Toy Expo here in Toronto. This time the location of the show was really close to my home, it was only 15 minutes drive away so that was awesome! My primary wants for the show were the Play Arts Metal Gear Solid Cyborg Ninja figure, the DC Direct Starcraft 2 Terran Marine figure, and the any TF Classics Hound since I am only missing him for my classics lineup.

I didn't bother bringing the camera there today since it was raining and the shows just look the same all the time. It is basically a massive room in a hotel with a lot of toy dealers. I must have walked around 3-4 times looking for the Play Arts MGS figure, but didn't find one. I spotted the Starcraft 2 Terran Marine figure, but he was $40 and these figures normally sell for $30 at the local comic store so I'd figure I'll just wait for it to be released here. Last on my wants list is the Classics Hound figure, the only one available was the Takara Henkei Hound going for $60! It is a bit more than I'd want to pay for it, I told myself that I would go max $40 for this toy. After looking around at the other items the same dealer had, I spotted the Takara War for Cybertron Darkside set (with Prime + Megs) for $60. I sort of wanted this set before, but didn't want to pay $100 for it (this was pretty much what everyone else was selling them for at the show). I ended up getting the Darkside set + Henkei Hound for just $100! I thought that was a score since I would be willing to pay $60 for the Darkside set, therefore making the Hound only $40!

I didn't really have anything else in mind after that purchase so I was just walking around looking for good deals on my "secondary" wants which is basically anything to add to the lines I collect. I ended up getting a SHFiguarts Masked Rider 2, Takara United WFC Prime, a sticker sheet for my G3 trailer I got at the previous show and for Classics Wheeljack from Reprolabels, and some prints and pins from the artist Matt Moylan there.

As my haul shows, I am a big fan of the War for Cybertron Prime mold. One thing that made me fall in love with the mold is the aftermarket Corbot War Axe for this figure (which I have still yet to acquire). I was looking all over for this axe today but couldn't find anyone selling them. But I will definitely pick 2 of them up hopefully at the TFCon in August.

Anyways here are the pics of what I got from the show today!


"Lil'Formers" pins from Matt Moylan, they are sooo cute!

A print from Matt again, I am totally in LOVE with this one since it is everyone from Transformers Animated!!!

Another print in G1 style from Matt, unfortunately I think this one was cut wrong so the dimensions are too big to fit in my porfolio. I'll need to cut it myself to make it fit =/

Overall, pretty good show. Didn't really find the stuff I was looking for, but bought plenty of other stuff I wasn't looking for LOL! Hope I will be able to get the Play Arts MGS Cyborg Ninja before they are gone though.


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    1. Ya I really love them too! Matt's artwork has a really unique cute "deformed" style, I saw some other prints like Street Fighter done in this style and it looked awesome too! The paper quality is really good too, nice thick card stock, but it made it a pain to cut nicely.

  2. I would loved to have been there!

    1. Do you have toy shows at your place too?

    2. I wish we did but sadly we don't.

    3. lol I guess I can be considered lucky to have these shows around here then. Funnily enough, I only discovered these shows last year and I've been collecting for quite some time already. Although back when I was in school, I wouldn't have had the money to spend on anything either lol.

  3. Wow really like a Transformers con there. LOL I love this version of SD TF drawing.

    1. Ya I LOVE the Lil'formers! Such a perfect combinations with TFA too!