Wednesday 29 May 2013

Perceptor Of Reveal The Shield fame.


Finally an update of ye olde Perceptor.  He hasn't had much love since the days of G1.  Yet at the end of the Revenge of the Fallen line we were graced with a few G1 inspired fellows.  Although theoretically they were part of the movie line.  Luckily these guys from the short run “Reveal The Shield” fits in better with the Generations line of figures, which I think was running at the same time, or so close that they felt like the same line.  The main ‘gimmick’ of this line was that they featured the classic old Rub Sign from days of yore (or G1 as it were).  Others in the line were Jazz, Wreck-Gar, Windcharger and Lugnuts.  They were all pretty good toys.

How is Perceptor?


Friday 24 May 2013

Mumm-Ra, the almost ever living.

Mumm-Ra mummy

Just realised I had these photos sitting on my computer for ages and since I don’t have as much time as I used to for the photo taking, I thought I would go through the (rather) substantial back-log of pictures sitting on the old computer drive.


So here we have the delightful Mumm-Ra.  In  his old man mode.  This is the mode that he lives in before he summons his evil gods to make him ever-living.  This is a small figure.  I think from the six inch or so line.  It comes with the magical Thunder-Lynx gimmick, which I haven’t been able to test out yet, but I do have a Thundertank on the way.  Lion-O from the same series is here.  Let’s have a look at his enemy!!


Wednesday 22 May 2013

Ouch I have a 2012 TMNT Splinter!


Classy pic. Includes ninja arsenal it says.  Sadly that’s a lie.  Splinter is always going to  be a hard toy to produce.  The robes that he seems to like make it very tricky.  I remember that the first Splinter had a cloth robe and limited articulation.  This one comes with a  plastic robe and limited articulation and no ninja arsenal.


Saturday 18 May 2013

Badly Shockwaved.


I have always had a soft spot for the logical emotionless Shockwave, so any iteration of the cyclopsian Transformer is good in my mind.  However one hasn’t really come about.  Aside from G1 Shockwave and Fall of Cybertron Shockwave the toys have been a bit disappointing. 


Always willing to give the new guy a go, I got Shockwave from Prime.  Actually I got the Japanese version which is ‘Transformers Go,’ to be more precise.  Not sure why exactly, I think it may have been due to the shinier colours and the different colour of his Beast Armour.


Monday 13 May 2013

Gachaman, Microman! Ken the Eagle!

Too many 'man's in that title, it feels so awkward.

Aside from that however I have a video review of Gachaman (a.ka G-Force, a.k.a Battle of the Planets) Ken the Eagle.  Made by Takara in the Microman line, it is a figure I have been chasing down for years.  And now that I finally have it, well let's just say it isn't as super awesome as my head thought it would be.  It is still pretty cool though.

Please enjoy the video, I spent a while on this one as I got to grips with a new editing programme.  Still learning the ropes a lot with this baby, but there we go.

Friday 3 May 2013

TMNT 2012 Shredder


You Know I am a bit disappointed in myself, for these Ninja Turtles figures I have been unable to come up with a witty/stupid (it’s all a matter of perspective) title pun. Nonetheless, I have here the mighty leader of the Foot Clan, Shredder.


Is he as funky and well done as the Turtles?  Or is he a bit of a wet fish like Kraang?