Saturday, May 31, 2008

Commemorative Ultra Magnus

misb Ultra Magnus, c-9.5

Ultra Magnus, which was reissued in 2002 as a Toys "R" Us exclusive in the United States in the first wave of the Commemorative Series, is one of the few toys I owned from Hasbro, and I acquired it through the help of a friend. The story goes this way. My friend had happened to see about 30 or more boxes of Ultra Magnus sold at Carrefour, so he messaged me immediately to ask if I wanted one. At that time, Ultra Magnus was going at 110 SGD in specialised toy stores but the ones he saw was going at the retail price of only 60 SGD. As each customer was limited to only piece, he helped me reserve a piece. The amazing thing was the rate at which the item was sold out; my friend had a quick drink and when he came back, there was only one box left. I guess news travels fast where toy hunting is concerned. Anyway, I'm just glad I managed to secure a piece.

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