Saturday 30 June 2012

Bot Shots Bumblebee, Super bot! 002

My video review of Bumblebee in Bot Shot form.  The Super bot version in fact.  Watch the video and then enjoy the cool shots of Bumblebee on a Lightning base!  It looks darn tootin’ cool!!

Piccies after the jump.

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Minerva by CMs Corp. Sigh

Minerva, buy CMS Corp from the Gutto Kuru line.  Man, my previous experiences weren't all that positive when I last bought one of these.  Expensive and a pretty crappy feel in the hands.  I hoped that they had gotten their act together a bit more for the Transformer characters, since they are planning Ginrai as well.  They haven't.

It's better, but not as much as you would expect for it's price.  Much like my Nanael that I bought before...

Aka, Minelba too...

Monday 25 June 2012

Bot Shots Ratchet video review

Well, I ended up buying some more Bot Shots, at full price, despite my objection to the full price....  I am so weak.  Anyway, watch the review and enjoy.

PS, let me know what you think of the new intro :p

Saturday 23 June 2012

Megablocks Cyclops and Havok.


So, random packed lego-like figures are becoming pretty popular.  Megablocks seemed to have come up with a line of Marvel characters.  I hadn’t seen any sets or anything to go with them, but being fond of little lego type chaps, I had to check out the Megablock Marvels.


I saw these in a shop and they were $2 a pop.  Not too shabby so on a whim I bought 2.  Once again, random packed, I just hoped that I hadn’t bought two of the same.  In a cool little twist of fate, I managed to get of the ones I was hoping for, and another.  I say another as if it is a bad thing, but I am pretty pleased with both of them, as I now have the Summers Brothers Cyclops and Havok.


Friday 22 June 2012

Okami HD for Ps3 Confirmed!

At last! It:s here, it:s totally exciting!  I am a happy chappy.  Okami has been confirmed as having an HD update for the Playstation3!  Oh happy joy joy! My favourite game of all time in beautiful gorgeous 1080p

Check this out!

Rather annoyingly though, it's only going to be released on PSN for North America and European markets!  WHAT? Grrrrr! Give me a hard copy damn you!  The Japanese release has a blu-ray version available.  Normal edition and a ltd edition one, that is a little bit too expensive for my liking there playasia!

To keep mad people like me hanging on, here is a bit from Capcom

And a comparison with the PS2 version

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Metalhawk, Botcon 2012 Final figure review

Metalhawk head

So I finally have my new face for Metalhawk, actually, I don’t know why I used finally. After I emailed funpub in regards to the face I received before, they sent it out pretty much right away and I had it within a week or two at most.  Cheers guys.  Thus I now have  the final review I will do for the Botocn 2012 (Mainly because I don’t feel the need to hunt down the attendee figures at all this year), the leader of the Autobots on the Skyhammer over Japan, Metalhawk.


Metalhawk was a Pretender back in the day.  I know a lot of people dislike Pretenders as the robot is usually sacrificed so that they fit inside their monster/human shell.  I have a soft spot for them, as you kind of get two figures and their rubbishy look is cheesy and baffles the mind as to what vehicle they are sometimes.  Now he doesn’t have a Pretender shell, but he still manages to covey the organic feel of Pretenders. 


So how does a shell-less Pretender rate?


Wednesday 13 June 2012

Let me show you my Stocking…

So essentially, the left over bits from my video review are contained within here.  There are some bits that the video camera just couldn’t nab.  Plus I prefer the photograph side of things.  Anyway, here are some extra pictures of Stocking, from Panty and Stocking.  Made by Sentinel from their Rio :Bone line.

More pictures after the jump!  Woo hooo!

Oh and Panty is here.

Saturday 9 June 2012

Strider Hiryu Action fig review baby!

A review of a cool little Strider Hiryu toy that I have had for ages, it cam with Spiderman, although I thought it was Cyclops from a short Marvel Vs. Capcom line of toys.  There were some good toys around then.  I wish I still had them...

Tuesday 5 June 2012

K-Mart Slave? Not I!

So the other night I trotted out to K-Mart to buy some stuff.  After finding it easy enough, I headed off to the checkout.

Since the good people of WA don't quite get the late night trading concept, it was very quiet.  Approaching the checkout, I saw that all the checkouts were closed, save the self-checkouts.

I have an objection to the self-checkouts as they reduce customer service, but donft offer any compensation for that fact.  As a result, I refuse to use them.  However that night, I had no choice.  There was one staff member in the returns section, who was busy doing some stuff.  The express checkouts are in the same section as the returns bit, but they were all closed as well.

I noticed that other customers were going through the self checkout.

I left my intended purchases on the nearest flat surface that wasnft the floor and left.  I refuse to do the job of a K-Mart employee for nothing;  I think it would be logical to assume that all employees of K-mart get paid a wage or salary for their time at work, so I donft see why the customer should have to do their job for free.  Customer service is bad enough in Australia and most prices on goods are quite high, so why should we, the customer, have to put up with another drop in the level of service?

I could have asked to have them open a checkout but considering the staffing level at the time, I suspect they wouldnft have had anyone available anyway.  Aside from that, the point is; I shouldnft have to ask.  That is part of customer service isnft it?  To assess and provide for the customerfs needs.

Surely the next step in this process is to allow customers access to the store room and have us stock the shelves as well?  Where will the madness end?

  I think I see why there werenft that many customers in the place.  Surely I am not the only person bothered by this?

Disgusting attitude to your customers there K-Mart.

 I have since emailed K-mart with my thoughts on this situation and look forward to their response.

In an update to this situation.  K-mart quite admirably attempted contact me for quit a while (I can be irritatingly hard to get sometimes) and I ended up chatting to the manager who apologised and said it wasn't their intention to force people through the self-checkouts.  He was going to look into the approximate time and see what the deal was.

I must admit I am impressed with the efforts they went to to address my concern.  However, the discount idea for non-staffed checkouts was not mentioned...


Monday 4 June 2012

Sakura Kyoko. figma coolness

Kyoko Sakura

Hmm, Magical girls.  Or Puella Magi Madoka Magika as it’s known in Japanese.  I have only just started watching the anime of this series, but I liked the design of the characters from the start.  This one I think is the last of the figma figures that are planned for the line and the one I wanted them most, or second most.  I forget which.  Anyway, she looks cool in her colours and has a really sexy weapon!


And Snacks.


Sunday 3 June 2012

Crazy shopping.


Man I love it when out and about and some crazy weird stuff that makes you say “What were they thinking?” crosses your path.  I’ve found dodgy badly done toy labels, strange celebrity endorsements and totally truthful information. 


Please have a look and ponder this;  How did the Human race come to this.