Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Crab Capsule toy review

 So, for whatever reason I've been wasting money on various capsule toys recently.  After finding some cool ones, I had a dig around and there doesn't seem to be much organised information on these things.  A peruse of Youtube for example seems to result in a variety of vides along the lines of

Hey guys, look at all this crazy shit I bought in Japan!!!

And an unorganised video of a huge variety of stuff seems to follow without spending much time looking at and enjoying them. 

Which I think is a shame, as they are generally very cleverly designed.

With that in mind, I am launching a new section (yes, another one) that I cleverly call

Tets' Tat & Trinkets 

(still has the T, T and CH/SH combo of sounds y'see) where I will hopefully on a regular basis cover some of these remarkable little toys.  As well as other cheap stuff I find.

Here we go with the first one, ikimono Daizukan Common Box crab, by Bandai (yes, I chose an interesting one for the first one)  Scientific name of calapa lophos, 

Monday, 17 May 2021

Generations Selects Final Final Manga Translation.


So here we are with the final, actually really final one of these comics for the Generations Selects toys.  Man if you asked me almost 2 years ago to translate and edit (checks file) 126 pages of Transformers comic, I probably would've laughed mightily.   And yet here we are.  I can hardly believe I did it.

But here we are. 2 years, 126 pages and a whole lot more knowledge than I had before.  I really need to thank Sakamoto.  His making of these comics has really helped me.  Now if I could only make some money off this somehow...

In this exciting episode:

  • Broken chests become a toy gimmick!
  • Flaking chrome become a toy gimmick!
  • Dimension hopping capes!
  • and battery draining jokes!

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Tets' New & Experimental Podscussion #1 - Bad Transformers we love.

Good whatever time of the day it is at the the time you are reading this.  Today I'd like to Pop up a little recording me and some pals did as a hopefully ongoing procedure.

I call it a Podscussion, essentially an interactive Podcast.  Here is the first episode, have a listen and enjoy, feel free to drop in any comments or thoughts as you see fit.

A big thanks to Big Angry Trev, for being a part, as well as all others who joined in.  Websites unknown.

This first discussion was about Transformers we think are bad, but love them anyway. 

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Volcanicus Manga Final part 1 English Translation!

I have no Mouth(or do I?) but I must NOM 

So here we are with the "final" section of the Generations Selects comic series.  Well, part one of the final, so not final just yet.  But eeh, that's just being pedantic.    In this glorious episode

  • Primus loses his marbles.
  • A slight game related pun rears it's head!
  • Seriously, just how does Purple Convoy keep munching on those Gary-gary-formers.  Is he an emo cannibal?  To top it off, he has no mouth, although in one panel the lower section of his face is obscured and you can't see the mask line, so maybe it's retractable?  these are the questions that need answering!

What a doozy it is as well.  18 pages of fun insanity.  It makes me wonder though, is this the start of the end of Generations Selects, or just this comic series?  I hope just the comic series, as I am still awaiting Armada Prime that they showed of a couple of years ago (and it looked fantastic!!).  Although I must admit I enjoy these comics immensely, so really I hope they continue in some form.

Friday, 29 January 2021

Legends Bonus Edition Translation - Transformers Movie Celebration!


So after a bit of burnout on the Selects Manga, I took a break.  
And then, then there was a little hole in my soul and I thought, darn, I need to fill it with some


and so here we are!

  Huzzah, Yay for me and the world in general.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Transformers Generations Selects Comics CBR + Musings on translating

 Firs exciting piece of news,  I have made all the Selects comics into one handy-dandy CBR file for your reading pleasure.  Having a fair bit of the story now, I went back to the earlier issues and made some changes for continuity's sake and it should make a bit more sense.  But just a bit.  

Link after the jump.

Updated with complete comic 17 May

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Abominus & the Terrorcons Manga translation PART 2!

Abominus and the Terrorcons Vol 2.  This was a fun read and I enjoyed it a lot.  I hope you do too!  My usual random thoughts, ramblings and theories to confuse are underneath. If you feel so inclined.
Oh read them left to right.