Uber Haul, Including One Of My Grails, A Complete Die-Cast G1 Predaking with 4 Boxes

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  1. Socialvegetable

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    So I started my new job this week, and decided to celebrate by treating myself to a trip to my favorite toy store. I planned on maybe spending $200, but once my fiance started encouraging me to get whatever I wanted, I kinda lost my mind. Nearly a week's pay well spent for sure.

    First off, the main portion of the haul

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    Here we have: Energon Omega Supreme, Classics Megatron, Energon Prowl, Armada Air Defense Minicon Team (Star Saber), Transmetal 2 Megatron, Transmetal Depthcharge, Armada Powerlinx Hot Shot, Robot Heroes Optimus Primal, Beast Wars Comic Primal and Megs, Machine Wars Megatron, Beast Wars Scorponok, G2 Dreadwing, G1 Tracks, and G1 Sideswipe.

    All that's missing is one of Omega Supreme's missiles, Tracks' weapons, and Sideswipe's rifle. My buddy also threw in a bunch of DBZ figures I was going to buy for my fiance, which was nice.

    And now, the star of my over-indulgence, a 100% complete G1 Predaking (all 5 diecast Predacons) with original boxes (no inserts) for all but Razorclaw.

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    He's pretty dusty, and could use a set of reprolabels, but otherwise is perfect. I had just finished paying for my bounty, and the guy that runs the store and I were talking about some of the stuff I was buying, and he said "if you really want to spend some money, I've got a Predaking in the back..." I got all excited as he told me about it, but I wasn't going to drop that kind of coin...until my fiance and I got outside and started talking about it (she wanted to see about putting a deposit for me as a wedding gift) and I decided to throw caution, and my bank account to the wind. I went back in, he and his helper went into the back, and we stood in awe of the mighty Predaking. He said he was keeping it in the back because he was planning on putting it on ebay, so I suppose I was in the right place at the right time. I haven't had a panic attack like the one I had after I left the store in a while; I was all shaky and fuzzy feeling after my final acquisition.

    Now, my only problem is where to find room in my collection for my insane bounty.
     
  2. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    damn man...what job do you have? cuz i want it...
     
  3. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    holy sheet.

    Saying "nice haul" doesn't cut it, good job. AND thumbs up to your fiance for encouraging the habit!
     
  4. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    My wife has been yelling at me all day for spending $70 this week on TF's...maybe it's time for change :)  J/K J/K J/K

    But seriously, amazing finds.
     
  5. Socialvegetable

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    Thanks. Yeah, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect woman, I consider myself pretty damn lucky.
     
  6. Socialvegetable

    Socialvegetable Wrecker

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    Tech Writer, but this position's only for 6 months, then I have to find another.
     
  7. LSB

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    If you are good at tech writing, give me an email with your CV when you are ready to leave. If you have a college degree, I might be able to find you something - in Japan albeit :-/
     
  8. General Magnus

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    Damm,very nice haul...
     
  9. alecgates15

    alecgates15 DK is Triple Hitler

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    GEEZE, what toy store you go to?
     
  10. rizuan76

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    Oh you're one lucky guy dude, for having such a supportive fiance'. my own wife kinda have 50/50 attitude towards my TF/robot collecting. somewhat indifferent .

    Anyway good for you bro :thumbs2: .
     
  11. bouncing boy77

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    that is really an uber-haul! congrats on getting predaking!
     
  12. SydneyY

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    Congrats! Wish I could shop like that :) 
     
  13. T16skyhopp

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    hot damn.
     
  14. Socialvegetable

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    Haha, me too. This was definitely an irresponsible 1-time deal after months of not being able to feed my addiction.
     
  15. Easterling Capt

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    Predaking ROCKs man congrats, I own two myself.
     
  16. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    damn! nice preadaking.
     
  17. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    I am impressed with the haul, especially the Predaking, but your Fiance supports it....wow dude. My wife looks at my funny when I want to mention a leader class figure.

    You sir, are living the high life.
     
  18. Mechafire

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    The money is with you.

    At least, it was.

    Great haul.
     
  19. ORIO

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    Damn.... I didn't feed addiction for two months and even when I could I got Sideswipe...

    Envious! Nice haul!
     
  20. heshanj

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    aewsome stuff, bro..love the predaking :D  and ur fiance's support :D 
     

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