Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pic of the Day 149 - Transformers

Inferno, Voyager Class figure from Transformers Universe/Classics 2.0, by Hasbro.

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This week's new Transformers

Legacy of Bumblebee, which I bought for the repaint of the Classics BB, but the Premium ROTF BBB is pretty nice, and I'm more or less a fan of the Animated style, so I'll probably keep the Animated BB as well. And I got it for $10 under original cost.

Classics Inferno and Special Edition OverKill

And I was finally able to grab Classics Skywarp from the Target Exclusive Ultra Magnus vs Skywarp set. I probably never bothered to post here when I got Ultra Magnus a few weeks ago, and I really should have since he was the TF Classics figure I wanted the most. Anyway, I'm glad to finally get Skywarp, and for around $15 under current market value. Additionally, of the now 5 repaints I have of the Classics Seeker mold, Skywarp is definitely the best of the bunch. He has perfectly tight (but not too tight) joints, everything snaps together smoothly and with no gap-age, he's great. Acid Storm is also less loose than the others. Also here pictured are Titanium War Within Skywarp, Robot Heroes Skywarp, Classics Sunstreaker, Classics Acid Storm, and Robot Heroes Ultra Magnus. And I got really good deals on War Within Skywarp, Classics Skywarp, and Sunstreaker. I Love eBay.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Transformers, Yay!

In an effort to keep up on my acquisition of Transformers, rather than doing one giant post here are some that I acquired a couple of weeks ago.

Toys R Us Exclusive Animated Arcee. She's some sort of Cybertronian race car or something. She's pink and she has two swords, what more do you need? I should have added Cybertronian mode Optimus Prime to this picture, but I didn't.

Transformers Universe/Classics 2.0 Ratchet, Smokescreen, Tankor from, and Tread Bolt from

Grimlock, Heavyload, Wedge and Hightower (from Robots in Disguise) and Grindcore from Transformers The Movie line (all acquired in a trade at The Fwoosh). I bought these because the greatest of the Transformers combiners is the Decipticon Devastator, the gestalt of the Constructicons. These are constructions 'bots, but unfortunately they're all Autobots. Oh well, I tried.

The aforementioned four figures from the Robots in Disguise line do in fact combine to form, Landfill!

And that's all for today. Stay tuned for more acquisitions in the Classics and Universe/Classics 2.0 lines!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Recent Acquisitions (over the last few months)

Sheesh, it can be so difficult to keep up on this blog. I have many many items I have been meaning to post pictures of here, but I just cannot stay consistent enough to make any progress. Let's see what I can knock out with this post.

As you may have noticed from the previous three posts, I finally started buying Transformers, and as with any new property I become interested in, I have to jump in head first, rather than slowly wading in and becoming acclimatized. I have discovered that the Transformers Classics and Transformers Universe Classics 2.0 lines were pretty much designed with me in mind. They're modern reinterpretations of the original G1 designs, trying to stay as faithful to the G1 designs as possible. For example, the Classics Optimus Prime is exactly what I always thought the G1 Optimus Prime would be like, if I had one. He's terribly fun to play with, I've transformed him back and forth, from robot to vehicle mode countless times, and he's so great, that I bought two of him. The only short-coming of the toy is that Hasbro never made a trailer for it, but more on that later. Pics first!

Transformers Classics Optimus Prime, and his evil counterpart, Nemesis Prime. I forgot to put the smokestacks on Optimus, so he looks slightly odd.

Now, as I said, these figures didn't include trailers, but some fans stepped in, designed and mass-produced a trailer that is compatible with this figure, converts into a base (similar in concept to what the G1 trailer does), and it even comes in different colors for the various repaints (ie silver for Optimus, black for Nemesis, and purple for an extremely rare convention exclusive version of Optimus, and when I say rare, I mean it sells for over $400 on eBay, so don't expect me to ever have one). Anyway, I acquired the silver and black trailers for quite reasonable prices, and they look pretty good, though I'll be displaying them pretty much solely in base mode.

And because I started this post over two weeks ago and never came back to finish, I'm going to drop the commentary and just post some pictures.

Ramjet in various forms.

Starscream in various forms.

Skywarp in various forms.

FansProject City Commander Trailer/Armor Add-on for Classics Ultra Magnus (here pictured on Optimus Prime because this picture was taken before I got Ultra Magnus, which has already been two weeks. It takes me so Loooong to post pictures after I take them.)

Walmart Exclusive 6" Iron Man Mark VI and War Machine figures (based on the film Iron Man 2, which was awesome).

I got my set of DCUC 13 Trigon figures weeks ago, and they're pretty fun.

And I got the last Khan figure I was looking for, from the AA/DST Star Trek line.

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