Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime

I have always wanted an Transformers Optimus Prime toys ever since I watched the Transformers animated series when I was little. However, I never got my hand on one, until now. When I say Takara Tomy’s Masterpiece MP-4 Optimus Prime is being re-released complete with the trailer, I was excited. Placed the order on and just arrived from Japan recently. Yes this is the Japanese version, a lot of die-cast metal parts are used in this and way better than any version released in the North America in terms of built quality. The package is really heavy, nearly 4kg, the shipping itself from Japan was a whopping ¥6,800.

Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-4 Optimus Prime (タカラトミー トランスフォーマー マスターピース MP-4 コンボイ 完全版). Released on October 2009 with a MSRP of ¥18,000.

Here’s the box, front and back.

Optimus Prime Optimus Prime

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Curry Potato

Wanted to test out the new curry powder I bought recently and  after looking around the kitchen, found some long-neglected mini potatoes lying around… curry potato it is then… Typically curry potatoes are made as a stew but I happened to be baking a quiche today so I thought why not maximize the oven use and roast the potatoes as well? And if I may say so myself, the finished product is not bad at all… XD

Curry potato 1

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Art Storm EX Alloy Tachikoma

EX Alloy Tachikoma 2nd GIG Version by Art Storm (Art Storm EX 合金 タチコマ 2nd GIG Version). Original sculptor 藤原 辰弘. Released on May 2007 with an MSRP of ¥14,800.


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Chogokin Eva-00

Soul Of Chogokin GX-16 Eva-00 by Bandai(バンダイ 超合金魂 GX-16 エヴァンゲリオン零号機改). Released on August 2003 with a MSRP of ¥5,775. This is a special version that comes with a acrylic plaque.

Here’s the full package with Eva-00 standing on the launch paltform.


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