I don’t remember why I kept this can. I’ve had it for a few years. I do know that I like these little Japanese coffee cans and their interesting logos and slogans. Begin!
In 2007 I traveled to Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Hawaii. Afterwards, I kept my toothbrush to commemorate the year.
As can be seen in the photo, I got this water bottle from my Grandparents’ basement in Vancouver. That’s where they kept all the heavy Costco items, including the cases of Nestle Pure Life water.
Devastator, the Decepticon combiner formed by the six Constructicons, is one of the few toys that I brought with me from Hong Kong. It is a toy that is now over 20 years old, and I’d say it’s held up pretty well over the years. Other than the fact that it is 20+ years old, another reason that it is valuable to me is that I had to collect each Constructicon one at a time. Not all stores had all Constructicons, with some being more common than others. Before I collected them all, I remember combing through the displays at the stores to see if I could “build” out Devastator (not that my parents would let me buy all six at once). Most of the time, I was unable to find them all. It was definitely awesome to finally find the last one and complete the set.
Below you will find some photos that were taken earlier this year (2011). I don’t know if I will disassemble Devastator to photograph the individual Constructicons. For now, enjoy Devastator!