I still have my original with the flip out blades, and he's still going strong. I'll never forget the day I bought him. I got home and took him out of the box and started trying to transform him into a truck. At the time it felt damn near impossible. I had the radio on while I was doing it, and just as I was ready to throw the thing against the wall, they announced Michael Jackson died. Suddenly I wasn't as frustrated with the figure after hearing that. This doesn't really have any bearing on transformers collecting, but is just a way for me to remember the day I bought him. Eventually I figured out the transformation, and never had a problem with him since.