Vintage MOTU He-Man and Skeletor – He-Man and Skeletor were my very first action figures I ever had as a kid. They represent the turning point for me when I moved on from Tinker Toys and Little People and moved onto action figures.
GI*JOE Duke (Chinese version) – I only ever had the Tiger Force version of Duke as a kid but I wished he was in the original Duke’s colors. I didn’t know at the time that Tiger Force Duke’s parts were slightly different than the original Duke’s. The Chinese version of Duke uses the Tiger Force mold and is cast in the colors of the original Duke. That Chinese version of Duke is how I envisioned the original Duke might have been making him the Duke I always wanted.
Star Wars ROTJ Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (blue saber/snap cape version) – I only ever saw the black outfit Luke in the stores once as a kid and it was in a Toys R Us we stopped into while on vacation. My parents bought it for me but I had to wait until I brought home good grades to receive him. Having to wait for him so long made me appreciate him so much more. I had the rare blue saber/snap cape version.
Takara Ultra Magnus Reissue (Diaclone colors) – When Ultra Magnus first came out I got him but I also wanted an Optimus version too. When I first learned of Diaclone Ultra Magnus, I wanted it really bad but I couldn’t afford it. Then Takara released the resissue and I had to snatch one up. I display a New Years Convoy cab in the Diaclone colored Ultra Magnus trailer. I now have the Optimus version of Ultra Magnus’ trailer that I wanted when I was a kid.
Amazon exclusive Unicron – What more do I need to say? It’s Unicron with a new head sculpt and a new color scheme to match the animation model more closely. I though Unicron was so cool when I was a kid and I couldn’t understand why he never got released as a toy. (Now, I kind of know what happened but as a kid it didn’t makes sense to me for him not to exist in toy form.)