Dear TFW Forum, I never thought this would happen to me, but.. So 2 years ago I was working the Memorial day weekend for some overtime. I struck up a conversation with a few peopl there and we chatted alot for the 3 days. As is always the case when I get around people, my hobby comes up. One of the guys tells me that he has an old Optimus in his mother's house that was his sisters as a kid and it just sat there. I told him if she wanted to sell it I would be interested, but nothing happened. Of course, nothing came of it. Flash forward 2 years and he and I are still passing acquaintances, I would mess with him all the time about "Where's my Optimus?" and he would just say he hasn't been to his mom's yet. After a while I let it go and just talked to him like any other friend. The other day he asked me why I hadn't bugged him about it and I said I was just not wanting to press it. He looks at me and says "Oh, cause I've had it in my car for about a wek and a half waiting for you!" I ended up waiting for him after work and he opens his back door, pulls out a bag and inside is a G1 Optimus Prime, in box! I just stood there like a moron drooling over it. Ask him how much he wanted for it and he said "Nothing, your a good guy and I know you won't go selling it on eBay once the movie comes out." So I got a free G1 Optimus in a fairly nice box for free. I took it home and opened it, fearing the worse about it. Opened it up and it is gorgeous, minimal chrome wear, fists, gas hose and nozzel, gun, small gun, and roller. No instructions, no sticker sheet, no decoder, but who cares really? I look it over and there is no rust at all on the screws and the stickers applied are peeling a little, but I realy don't care. As many of you may know, I have a pretty extensive Optimus Prime collection, I'm no Elvin or Sami, but I got a nice collection going. Yet all these years the only one that has eluded me is the grandaddy of them all, a G1 Optimus Prime, until now that is. I could not believe this at all. After years of reading stories of people getting free toys from friends, I never thought I would get this lucky. I know this post is like a giant run on sentence, but I am just really excited. Oh and in the box was Ravage and Rumble(red guy) cassettes with weapons, and weapons from other figures that I don't know who they belong to and Frenzy is missing a right arm. I'll update this post in a couple days with pics, but for now I revel in my good fortune. My Birthday is sunday and so far my wife gave me a Wii and my friend gave me a Prime, what more could you ask for?