Before I get into the review, I'd like to relate a story. When I first got back into collecting G1 figures way back in 1999, I felt that the prices were outrageous on eBay, the only way I knew to get older figures, so I never really bought that many figures. I think I may have bought one figure a year, maybe two. At any rate, in 2005, I found an auction for a Doublecross with box working spark, stickers not applied, tech spec, unused decal sheet, and paperwork that I won for a whopping $25. At the time, I felt it was ridiculously high price. But, it got me on a tradition of getting Monsterbots for cheap. I got working Repugnus a couple of years ago without stickers and gun for $17; I already had somehow managed to get his gun at some point in my childhood and managed to hang on to it. Getting Grotusque brought about a lot of trepidation simply because I wanted to keep this tradition going. Would I? You bet you Aunt Sally I did. One day I got a coupon from eBay for $20 off thanks to their security breach or whatever, plus I had some eBay Bucks that I had acquired. All in all, I may have paid $30 for Grotusque. The tradition continued.