* Introductory text for this and the Goodbye Megatron post is substantially similar because I bought them at the same time. *
I still can't sleep. I'm still blown away at the thought of having acquired 2 of the rarest giftsets in Trans-fandom, from the same store, in the same afternoon, in one hit - Goodbye Convoy and Goodbye Megatron.
The feeling is amazing and I think I can safely say that not many collectors out there will have had such an experience or a similar experience. Truely, it is a monumental moment for me.
Before I got them, I didn't think too much about them because partly, I subconsciously know that they are almost beyond reach. How often would I see a "Goodbye" set appear on auction or on sale at a shop. Not very often I'd say.
Naysayers say that buying the "Goodbye" sets are like buying fancy boxes and styrofoam. I tend to agree with them in general. However, having seen the first-hand and in person, I have to say that they are awesome to behold and hold. Definitely worth getting if one is a Prime or Megatron fan and is willing to pay what is usually a hefty price tag for these sets.
To be honest, Goodbye Convoy was not in such great shape, but I decided to buy it and Goodbye Megatron (which is in very very good condition) together because of (1) the experience and (2) to get a bigger discount off the sets.
1986, Goodbye Convoy giftset
Box = C7, slightly water damaged, general wear
Styro = C6, has seen better days
Toys = C6-7 on the average, incomplete; missing Red Alert
Paperworks = none
This version of the box art, with blue windshield but yellow eyes, is unique to the Goodbye Convoy giftset