Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Tets watches Transformers War for Cybertron Siege the cartoon or maybe anime that has a long name.

TWar for Cybertron:Transformers: Siege

An anime with many names made by Netflix and watched by me.  I’ve found myself enjoying Netflix shows.  Well the few I’ve watched anyway and think good things when I hear about them making something (Loved Voltron Legendary Defender).  Netflix recently debuted Transformers Siege the cartoon and I watched it.  Below is a summary of my feelings.

It was a thing that I watched.

Really the show wasn’t terrible by any means, but it wasn’t good either. Coming off the corpse that was the Power of the Primes cartoon (THAT was a bad show), it’s kind of hard to go downhill, so you could say I was looking forward to this one.

6 episodes of about 20 minutes each.  Essentially a movie, challenging, but by no means impossible.   Brief summary of the story is it is Autobots vs. Decepticons before the Autobots try and escape Cybertron.  Er, so like the WFC/FOC games then? Why yes! But different.

It uses the actual computer models of the toys in it which was pretty cool, but then also allowed me to have a decent look at the tetra-jet seeker shape and yeesh, it really is a folded up robot underneath the angled wings.  I also realise that their character roster is therefore limited because of that, but that’s cool.  Beast Wars had a limited character roster and that was a cool show.  Also some really awesome movies have a very limited character roster and have been good too.

Essentially though this show feels like fan fiction.  There are too many Macguffins, characters are (on the whole) annoying and some incredible leaps of faith are required from the viewer.  While I do understand that I am watching a show about living robots in space, I also believe that plot points need to flow from one thing to another with a reasonably logical sequence.

WFC Transformers Siege, an anime manages to make one too many “Happy coincidences” and one too many “suspensions of disbelief” for me to take.

Now for the spoiler section.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Siege Astrotrain Video review

Wheee!  Finally got my act together enough to finish this video review of Takaratomy's Siege Astrotrain figure!

Watch it, love it, share and enjoy!

Saturday, 4 July 2020

JP Earthrise Starscream unboxing and mini-review

I cracked after seeing a picture of Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp on twitter.  I bought Earthrise Starscream… Dammit.

My initial plan was to wait for Skywarp.  His lavender/black combination is just too beautiful and he is by far my favourite seeker.  I also had little interest in Starscrem because really the design doesn't look all that much of an improvement over the old  Classics/Henkeihenkei mould.  But I cracked and bought it. Dammit.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

God Neptune Comic Translation Part 2

Part Two of God Neptune’s manga/comic lovingly translated into English for the dozens that are interested.

In this exciting episode:
GariGari Kun Convoy gets munched on again.  Does Purple Convoy have decay in his teeth?
Is this the new popcorn meme?

  • More Upgrades!
  • Betrayal!
  • Redemption!
  • Slicing
  • Robot squishy brains that make Dai Atlus’ efforts looks plain.

Read on, for the comic that may well create more questions than it answers!

Thursday, 28 May 2020

The Legend of Zelda–Quick review

A Link Between Worlds.


What a wonderful little game this is.  Over the past few weeks I got a copy and had a play through of this on my 3ds and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

God Neptune Manga Translation

In this exciting issue:
  • All the colours of the rainbow!
  • Hearts broken!
  • Hearts mended!
  • Some nice cameos!