October 13, 2004

The Thanksgiving report.

Had a great weekend with family up North to celebrate Thanksgiving, as well as my Grandmother’s 80th birthday. There was a lot of travel involved, though, and all in all I wasn’t even there for 24 hours. But it was worth it because pretty much everyone was there and I got to see all of my cousins at once. I’m the oldest of all of the grandchildren and it’s important to me to be able to spend time with them all. It was unfortunate to wake up on Monday morning and hear the news that Christopher Reeve had past away. That’s a true shame. He was a great man and he didn’t deserve to go out like that. He’ll be missed.

We drove back through the US to get home, thinking that it’d be a quicker ride to beat the Thanksgiving traffic on the Canadian side. Wound up at a Target department store along the way, and lucky for me I found this brand new exclusive Transformer:

Nemesis Prime

Transformers Universe: Nemesis Prime!

This evil Optimus type character is an awesome new recolour of the previously Japanese exclusive toy, Big Convoy. I’ve got a Big Convoy as well so it’s really cool to have his Evil American Doppelganger. He turns into a Mastodon with bloodstained tusks. The box even has a bio for him, rare for Transformers these days, which tells the story of how he was created by Unicron as a twisted clone of Optimus Prime, and carries the Dead Matrix, which can destroy the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Too bad his box art sucks. Since Nemesis Prime is a Target exclusive, it’s highly unlikely that this guy will ever see the light of day on the selves of a Canadian retailer, so I’m glad to have picked him up when I did. A very cool addition to the collection.



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