Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.
I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.
If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes. Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well. Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).
Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95? I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.
I'm not saying NOT to sell toys, or not to profit doing so. I'm all in favor of it! I'm just saying that unless it is actually your BUSINESS to sell toys, I don't think it's the best move to expend a huge amount of your real income on them thinking that they will always give back. I've always had a big profit be a pleasant surprise. I never expect it to be a regular thing. My collection 'theme' since my nephew was born has been "make sure I get toys that can actually be played with" because he's a little boy and they are robots. "No, no, don't touch! Highly valuable collectible!" is just code for "I am an idiot with no grip on reality". MP Grimlock and Thomas the Train have gone on a few adventures together.
Also, for those who thought I was bluffing:
This is my last original G1 collection, in total. Thundercracker was my first TF ever, that I gradually broke every part on. The cassette was a gift from a lady who no longer remembers me most of the time. I'm keeping these.