Monday, August 31, 2015
Looking on eBay for parts sent a shock to my system. $65 for Fasttrack's gun?! Surely that was some sort of joke. The rest of the parts that were missing were a bit more reasonable, but I was just stuck on the price of that stupid little orange gun. With my unwillingness to fork out that kind of cash for an accessory, Scorponok sat incomplete in my display for a few years. About two years ago, I finally convinced myself that maybe the price wasn't so bad and bit the bullet. Last year, fortune smiled upon me when I located an ad on Craigslist for a box of Transformers for $200 that included Scorponok's body. With that purchase, I got the ramp and sold everything in the box for a nice profit. Plus I got a complete Hardhead and Horri-Bull for my collection. Life was looking pretty good. That only left the radar dishes. A big part of me wanted to just get the one dish that I was missing and keep Scorponok authentic to what I always had, chewed dishes and all. Then I got a bunch of eBay bucks and just bought a new set of dishes. It was around this time that I realized that one of the arms seemed a bit loose, like it wasn't ratcheting properly. Luckily, people love parting out figures on eBay, and a fix was quickly purchased.
Well, that's a restoration complete. I have a few others that I'm working on, and hopefully, I won't wait a full year to put on the new decals.