Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
An oddity I found during my late night hunting of robots on the net. It's a handkerchief of Astrotrain circa 1985 from France. What's so special about a hankie with the design of the best Decepticon triplechanger? Dude look at it.
Only in Europe do you find colors like this. I swear it could have been like a long lost G2 UK reissue from the early 90s. But I kid, it's just straight up a bad coloring of G1 Astrotrain's boxart along with the toy's shuttle alt mode (The original boxart had the train alt mode shown)Well Hasbro, it looks like the search for your next repaint of the Astrotrain Classics/Henkei mold has come to an end. Hop on the DISCO TRAIN!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
A replica of the Wonderfest Ultra Magnus armor for the WST Ultra Magnus chase figure...... but done in glow in the dark plastic. Here is a little video I did (Turn up your screen brightness a bit for the effect)
Anyhow hopefully more tommorow!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The man LIVED for cosplay, claiming he started doing it when he was 2 years old. And look how awesome he does it...... LOOK AT IT!!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
"And there came a hero who said hurt not the earth, nor the
sea, nor the trees, nor the very fabric of time. But the
hero would not prevail, nor would he surrender!" [13:14]
A little bit of Covenant of Primus for y'all. Anyhow what really matters, who would win. Optimus Prime vs. Jesus.
Click to expand. So Prime wins..... but we already knew that.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The Wonderfest 2002 Artisan Wisdom Convoy Ring (aka Optimus Prime for your dirty gaijin ;D ). The ring was made of cold casted Lustrium (Sounds hot eh? No it's just a metal) and sold for a whooping 150,000 yen. Only 300 were made.
Price and rarity aside, it's "transformable". The base ring itself is the front truck cab of Convoy, when you open it downward, you can then flip up Convoy's head (inside the ring cavity reveals Convoy's famous line "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings"), and then close it up to make a "semi" robot mode.
The ring was rather large and expensive and so far I only know 2 people who got their hands on it. One of the earliest Wonderfest TF related items and atleast to me..... one of the coolest. To quote Sam's mom from the Bay movie; Transformers 2007 "It's his bling"
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
About 2 months ago, I hosted a panel at TFcon (the 2nd largest Transformers convention in the world) about the history of Transformers and all the video games it had from it's humble beginnings up to the pre-Bay movie era (2007-ongoing). A lot of stuff was unknown to most people so it's worth a look. Enjoy
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Shown above is Unicron (behind him is Jupiter, as in the planet for scale), then they move onto smaller mecha in a whole other size class (Compared to the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco). From left to right, the SDF-1 Macross (Of Macross/Robotech), Metroplex (Of Transformers 2010...... odd they left out Fortress Maximus) and below them all is Mazinger Z (of you guessed it, Mazinger Z). Keep in mind this ain't meant as a countdown from biggest to smallest, just to give an idea of different sizes (otherwise we would have Gunbuster somewhere).They then go onto a smaller scale yet again (comparing to the Twin Towers pre 9-11, this again was done in 2000). From left to right we have Danguard (of Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace), Ideon (of Space Runaway Ideon), Combattler V (of Combattler V) , the RX-7 Gundam (of Mobile Suit Gundam 0079) and above is Yamato (of Space Battleship Yamato/Star Blazers).
So it looks like our beloved Unicron is the king of the robot size class. Also I don't want to hear about Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann being bigger because the final form was not a robot but the combined form of Spiral Energy (like say the combined Minicon sparks in Transformers Armada that made the "Green" Unicron), I love Gurren as much as the next guy but it kinda ends up in a different grey area.. Either way, it's good to be on top.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Flash forward to the beginning of December 2009 when Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors Club revealed their next "Free Club Figure". DION! But wait! Look at those colors...... could it be!? Nah....... maybe we are reading to much into this, maybe it's all just one big coincidence. Either way.... it's crazy.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The model kit turned out pretty good, SG Collect know their stuff, but sadly needed paint to get all the fine details. All and all an awesome figure considering we never got Drift with his Cybertronian alt mode (but who knows what the future will bring). All I can say is go pick up Drift #1 at your local comic shop NOW!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
This is not Kit Factory's first shot at the Misha character. In late 2003 for the Wonderfest Winter event, they sold a Microman / Microlady Misha, dubbed Misha Bust. While they were selling these is when they took the poll about a Misha doll. A lot of Misha love huh?
Friday, September 03, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
As stated before, molded completely in white plastic and had to be assmebled via snap together parts, a simple kit for a simple toy, but maaaannnn did it sell out quick. I remember seeing it at Botcon 2008 later that year and before I knew it, it was gone (Damn you Xjunky).
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
What do I love? It's molded in purple, so not only can you make Soundwave, not only can you make Soundblaster, but you can make Marvel G1 1984 Comic book Soundwave!............. yeah....... anyhow, it came with clear plastic doors for the chest and tampos for his chest.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Unless your a Shockwave fan, it's an easy pass.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Jumping back to Wonderfest 2008, we have a garage kit by the same guys who did the "Revol" series of Transformers. What we have here is a mini bust of Wheelie and Grimlock, reinacting the scene from Transformers: The Movie when the Dinobots raided the Quintesson court room.As you can see, like most garage kits, painting and assembly with glue is needed. Grimlock's bust is molded in solid grey, while Wheelie is in orange. Some transfer tampo stickers were included for Grimlock's eyes. The set sold originally at Wonderfest 2008 for 6000 yen.
Nothing super special, but normally overlooked or unknown compared to the more popular Wonderfest kits. I am sure there is a Wheelie fan out there that is happy........ wait...... a Wheelie fan....? Guess I am the only one. - Protoman -