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Monday, April 13, 2015
Masterpiece Star Saber
Ah, Star Saber. Being a kid growing up in the U.S., I never heard of Star Saber until a couple of years ago thanks to the TFWiki. God bless the wiki for teaching me so many things. At any rate, I ran across Star Saber's entry while looking up Deathsaurus, who I remembered from his cameo appearance in the Dreamwave comics. Looking up Deathsaurus led me down a rabbit hole of Japanese exclusive G1 figures. Looking at the entry for the figure, I knew immediately that I had to have him. I have yet to purchase him, however, for various reasons: price, completing the G1 U.S. run, etc. Thankfully, Takara Tomy held a vote to commemorate the Transformers 30th Anniversary where people could vote on a significant figure to build in the Masterpiece and among those choices was Star Saber. While I was unable to vote, I was happy that Star Saber was chosen. If Star Saber had not won, I was really looking forward to a Fortress Maximus. Man, that would have been an impressive figure.
As soon as the pre-order went up, I was set. As soon as he arrived, I shipped him from my pile of loot from BigBadToyStore. As soon as he arrived, I opened the shipping box with excitement. I did notice something a bit odd with my box, as the top of the box had two pieces of tape, but the bottom wasn't taped at all. I could tell that the tape on the bottom hadn't been removed, it was never placed to begin with. I opened the box from the bottom and went straight for the Saber figure since he was right there and ready to play with. That's when my excitement began to ebb.