September 11, 2011 09:54 pm
Today I went to the Columbus Toy & Collectible Show here in town. I was alerted to its existence by my pal Robowang, who had a table there. So off I went. I kinda wanted to find an extra Beast Machines Mirage to make myself a Devcon, which I didn't find, but I still came home with some stuff.
EDIT: I got one off eBay not long after writing this, so thanks everyone who's offering me a Mirage, but it's been taken care of.
It was a much larger show than I was expecting. (Heck, it was bigger than some of the earlier BotCons I've been to.) I was also pleased with how many Transformers were about. Robowang's friend Rich was there adjoining his booth space, and from him I got this Henkei! Mirage. It's a, what, magazine-exclusive toy from Japan? Something like that. Anyway, the reason I care about it is because he was repurposed as evil Shattered Glass Mirage a few years ago. And the reason I really care about it is because I put SG Mirage in a Recordicons strip I drew a year ago. He's the only guy in that particular strip who actually exists as a toy that I don't already own.
So Rich sold him to me and I put an SG Autobot symbol Reprolabel on him.
And then on the way home, I found the next wave of Young Justice figures for my wife! So, like, score.