Tuesday, 1 December 2015

"Upgrades" Part 14 Combiner Wars Devastator

Got this big bastard the other day. I couldn't do the review before I got the Reprolabels set for it.

Friday, 27 November 2015

"Upgrades" Part 13

Been a couple months since I had the time to write something on here. Got a few MPs and 3p Mps.

First up is the Maketoys version of Reflector. He goes for the cartoon look which based all of them on the look of Viewfinder, two without the lens opening on the chest. The original toy had three different bot modes which were never featured outside the toy.

Monday, 14 September 2015

1986 Minibots: Hubcap, Outback, Pipes, Swerve, and Tailgate

The final year of minibots, all of them remolds of the 84 set, but they did get pretty creative with it. Wheelie was already reviewed with the rest of his 86 movie brethren.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Euro "Power Masters" Bulletbike, Staxx, Ironhide, Meanstreak.

Well, these are so bad, they're good. Glad I love the alt modes, because that's where they will stay. 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Twincasts and Soundblasters Review and Comparison

Finally got my hands on the vintage versions of these guys last week. I thought I would give the most comprehensive review I could of the three different versions of them, 

Sunday, 30 August 2015

European Motorvators and Their Japanese Cousins

These guys came in the same lot as Calcar did last week. I was a big fan of the Brainmasters in Japan, and these guys were a great addition to the crew.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Lightformers and Trakkons: Deftwing, Ironfist, Fearswoop, and Calcar

These guys are a different breed altogether, I would mark them as the pioneers of "sticking parts where they don't belong" or as people call it now, weapon storage.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A Shout Out

I thought I would take a moment out of the reviews to give a shout out to and thank some of the people that have helped me along the way in my collecting journey. I've taken a few pics to go along with it. In no particular order, and in no way a complete list of figures from the bigger helpers:

Monday, 17 August 2015

"Upgrades" Part 12: Sixknight and Astrotrain

A couple more that I picked up at the show this year. Fansproject Knight and Toyworld Devilstar, or Sixknight and Astrotrain respectively.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

"Upgrades" Part 11...some 3rd Party Masterpieces

It's been a while since I did one of these, These are some of the ones I picked up at the con this year

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Masterforce Black Zarak

So, I finally got around to shooting this guy. I had put it off because of the GPS, which reared it's ugly head when I was putting him back on the shelf after shooting the pics. Oh well, he still works.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

European Rescue Force: What's in a name anyways?

These guys were released in Europe, they're repainted Liokaiser molds. For some strange reason, they never got their own names, maybe they were supposed to be drones?

Monday, 13 July 2015

Decepticon Regular Pretenders: Submarauder, Skullgrin, and Bomb Burst

Finally got the final one to complete the trio. The Masterforce Destron Pretenders, or the first wave of regular Decepticon Pretenders in the US. 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Small Predator Jets: Skydive, Falcon, Snare, and Talon

The other half of the VS sets from Operation Combination, the Jet Corps, or Predators in Europe, Canada, and Australia.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Small Turbomasters: Boss, Scorch, Hurricane, and Flash.

Finally secured the final one of the four. These were released single packed in Europe and Canada and packed with a Predator in Operation Combination Road Corps vs Jet Corps

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

European Obliterators: Pyro and Clench

I have been waiting a long time to do this review, I have a soft spot for the Euro G1 stuff with their matching line wide windows and interesting designs.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Megatron and Optimus Prime

I'm not exactly sure how I missed these two, but I'll try to outline all their little details.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Powermaster Optimus Prime

Got this guy the other week, I had a Ginrai, but not Prime, so I decided to get one, and one popped up in the exact condition I wanted, with the foam (I already had the box)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Collection Update, Goodbye Classics, Hello Max

So I updated my collection photos on TFW, and thought I would share them here as well. I recently sold almost all of my classics collection, mainly for room, and also to fund a few bigger purchases for my G1 collection.

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Friday, 29 May 2015

Masterforce Grand Maximus

Got this big bastard in the mail today from Artfire2000.com, pretty excited to get him. I never thought I would own him, especially not in this condition. Other than some misplaced labels, he's in great shape.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Headmasters Exclusives Stepper and Artfire

These two are some of the most difficult G1 figures to find, for now I got a reissue Stepper and a custom Artfire to stave off the want for the officials while I work on "bigger" things

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Something Completely Out of Left Field: Play With This Too Desolataur Prototype

This arrived in the mail today on a stop over for photos. Hoping that these still get produced. I'll give a quick rundown and a couple pics of it.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Japanese G1 #16 Megatron

Picked this guy up in a trade this week, He was loose, stickers misplaced, took the time to replace them where they should go before the pics. Pretty pleased overall, and a nice first deal with www.artfire2000.com

Monday, 6 April 2015

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

"Upgrades" Part 10 MP Star Saber and Magnus

A pair of large sized Masterpieces came in in the last couple months. Figured it was time for another upgrades post.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Deluxe Autobots: Whirl and Roadbuster

It's been a long time since I posted anything, sorry about that. Some stuff came up IRL for a bit. So coming back with these two.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The US Combiner Cassettes, Slamdance and Squawkbox

These two sets are some of the best ideas for cassettes I think. I prefer them to their Japanese counterparts, mainly due to the combined modes being a little more coherent.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Getting back into the swing of things with a couple Micromasters: Countdown and Skystalker

Been a little bit, had a house guest for a couple months and got hooked on Destiny...  Going to try to get back to the twice a week habit.

Thursday, 1 January 2015