Naw dude! I really really appreciate the thought. More than you realize. But you don't really need to do that.
it's more of an irritating thing for me. I have the original, and now there's a G2 version dangling tantilizingly in front of me. But I'm honestly not even sure I'd grab it if they did knock it down to $70. It's stuck in my head the original was like... $60 when the mold came out.
Voyager Scorn. Impressive looking dinosaur mode, possibly bigger than the equivalent Grimlock. Nice detail. Transformation is a little fiddly but worth the hassle to get to the Dino. Robot suffers because it sticks to the appearance of the Deluxe version, which was limited simply by its size. The tail as arm needs to be able to fold up, it's too long, and the other side has both the smaller Dino arms hanging off the shoulder, which makes it look unbalanced. In all, a great movie style dinosaur with an awkward and oversized robot.
Got myself TLK Premier Edition Voyager Optimus Prime Clear Version.
And terrifying. Thats a lot of clear plastic. But weirdly no light piping as the head is almost completely painted.
I think its the first time Ive had my hands on this mould. I was expecting someting simple like most of the later Primes we got from Hasbro but this ones fiddly. Its actually kind of like ROTF leader class Prime, but smaller and made of transparent plastic.
He will make a very fine addition to my translucent Prime Shelf (should I ever gather them together and place them on a shelf)
I stumbled across it one night after the Saturday zoom call while I was looking for something for Phil and a godbomber for me (after talk about a G2 Powermaster Prime escalated). I'd never seen it before and honestly I dont think I even knew the mould was different from the ones we got over here till it arrived.
But Im discovering that Takara went store exclusive lottery mad from 2007 till pretty recently. This one was send in proof of purchase for for TLK releases from a specific store. The wiki isnt clear to me wether it was any one version or you had to buy the DVD and Bluray or some other combo.