Sunday, 28 May 2023

Legacy Override text review

The Cybertron/ Galaxy Force line of Transformers really resonated with me.  I loved the design of most of the toys and the cartoon I enjoyed mightily as well.  In case you're wondering, I watched most of this as Galaxy Force at the time it was out, so often the Cybertron character names are hazy to me.  Also as a result of this, I see this toy as Nitro Convoy.  Galaxy Convoy (Optimus Prime[I got two]), Vector Prime, Starscream and Master Megatron(and Galvatron) were all clear winners in my book.  I'd even say that Galaxy Convoy would be my favourite Convoy/Optimus toy.

So I was obviously excited to see some Galaxy Force representation in the Legacy line. Oh, but it isn't, it's quite plainly marked as Cybertron, even here in Japan.  Oh well.

So er, then let's take a gander at Override.

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Adventures in Sonic Unleashed Part 2 of ?

 So after playing through the first bit and giving up on that stupid plane section, I tried again and this time was successful in defeating the Egg Cauldron while pressing the buttons.  I was successful, but also extremely bored.

Luckily, I can happily say that the same section hasn't cropped up again.... Yet.  I have a disgusting feeling it will torment me again.

Sunday, 14 May 2023

Pointblank Legacy review.

OOh baby, Targetmasters....  If you regularly read my blog and ramblings, (thank you very much!) you'll know that I love me some (any and all)masters action for my Transformers.  So of course, here I am talking about the Targetmaster Pointblank, who actually comes with his targetmaster partner Peacemaker. Noice!

Is this post full of unconditional love and totally biased rambling because Pointblank is a proper, real, fully equipped Targetmaster who can Roadblaster-ise his vehicle mode?  Well, you'll have to read on to find out. 

Monday, 8 May 2023

Adventures in Sonic Unleashed Part 1 of ?

 So after finishing my session (not the game) of Sonic Adventure 2, I decided to give another try to Sonic Unleashed, called Sonic World Adventure in Japan.

I remembering preordering this game for my Wii back in the day, purely because it came with a Sonic the Werehog action figure.  When I picked it up, the staff told me I was the only person to preorder. ha ha ha.

The game at the time was fine, I remember that the Sonic day time levels were quite something and I was pretty impressed with the speed, but the Night-time Werehog levels were kinda boring, long and a bit of a drag.  

Since I've been looking back at older Sonic games, I had discovered that the PS3 version is deemed better than the Wii version and that the Werehog levels were different.  So here we go.  SA2 down, no inclination to take on Sonic '06 (seriously, I've tried like 8 times), how do I go with Sonic Unleashed?

Friday, 5 May 2023

Replaying Sonic Adventure 2

 So after my pushing through and reliving the joys of Sonic Adventure DX on my PS3, I discovered there is a version of Adventure 2 on the PS3 as well.  Blow me down says I, might as well try and get a bit of that action.

With some messing about, I did eventually have it ready for play.  So, how did it go?

Sunday, 30 April 2023

Blot of the POTP


Ah Blot the other Terrorcon I owned as a kid. Making the Terrorcons the most complete combiner team in my collection, although I didn't think of it as a collection at the time, more of a well, toybox to be honest.  Although unlike Rippersnapper, I managed to avoid losing any of his accessories. Yay me.

I liked Blot a lot, despite his stubby limited robot mode and baffling monster mode. What was he? A robot gorilla?  That kind of made the most sense to child me, like Rippersnapper being a nutty shark creature with claws and legs, why couldn't Blot be a nutty gorilla creature with claws and burst of flame every time he breathed.  How awesome is that? 

I preferred that theory to one that called him a "nose-monster."

Does POTP manage to give poor Blot, with his low intelligence and low self esteem a little push up the ego meter?

Sunday, 16 April 2023

Power of the Primes Rippersnapper review

Wow, it’s been a while since I started talking about these guys, time to get back to it, it would seem.

Power of the primes was a bit of a left over line for me.  It had a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  One of the 'thats' were combiners though, so that's cool.  Even better was that it involved my beloved Terrorcons!  HUZZAH!

So far I’ve covered Sinnnertwin and Cutthroat and today I’m gonna have a look at my beloved Ripppersnapper.  I had this guy as a kid and was terribly traumatised when I dropped his tiny little cyclone gun pistol outside somewhere, never to be seen again.  It was bad man, I was bawling like a sprinkler with severe emotional issues.

So, I have a nostalgic connection to RS here.

Let’s take a look!