Funnily enough, I had no interest in Thunderwing even though I was a fanatical devotee of the Marvel comics as a kid. My collection was pretty Autobot-centric- a Decepticon Pretender would have hovered somewhere between Gobots and Jumpstarters in terms of priority. Hell, I wanted Nightbeat- I STILL want Nightbeat (and not the repainted Hot Shot Doberman version).
Nostalgia for the awesome Matrix Quest story arc got the better of me, and I purchased the specimen above on a quiet night not long ago. He wasn't cheap (Thunderwing never is, due to both desirability and low production) but he was a good number of clicks below normal auction prices. I even broke my 'no loose figures' rule. Eep! But rule or no, if you think you're going to find this guy boxed without spending a mint, you are delusional.
Thunderwing showed up this afternoon and he's in fairly good shape, much to my relief. The only big problem is the rubbing on his black head crest, which was not shown in the sale photos. Otherwise, there is no discoloration and the joints are tight- save for the stickers, it is a really clean toy.
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