Sunday 22 July 2018

Sonic Mania Plus Japanese Packaging

Finally Sonic Mania got a physical release, something they should’ve done at the start.  Considering how Sonic Forces got one, it just baffles me why this one didn’t.  Perhaps that’s a good thing though, as if it had got a physical release at the start, we wouldn’t have had the additional bits for the “Plus” made.  Regardless, I’ve been playing through the normal one and even went to the expense of getting the Plus copy, instead of just paying the extra 500 yen for the upgrade.  I wanted that Soundtrack dammit.

I figured that the release of Plus would be relatively the same all over the world.  As it turns out, it is not.  Check out retroking Simon’s coverage of the UK box.

So to compare, here are some shots of the Japanese box.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

8th Anniversary post

Well, well, well, said the man with three wells.

8 Years have passed since I've started this blog.  So, as I am probably not going to be at my computer for this glorious day, I'd schedule a crap post to come up.

Incidentally, I'm going to cheesily link back to my very first "real post."  And it's a crappy post, I'll let ya know that!

Here it is

Looking back on my early posts, I did a lot of angry ranting back then....

Monday 16 July 2018

Sludge, Power of The Primes, Quick `n` Nasty review

Sludge (16)

POTP, the line I thought I wouldn’t really care about.  To be honest, I am no way as interested in this line as I was the Legends line.  I even decided to forsake the Dinobots at first, however as the plastic crack addiction has it’s icy hand on my heart and after seeing them in store I caved and picked some up. 

As I am in love with little headmaster-y robots, I was extremely likely to get the Prime Masters and pretenders anyway (I also love pretenders).  Due to Grimlock’s horrible dimensions and volcanius looking kinda lame, I was happy to ignore the Dinobots as a whole.

Now I have Sludge.  By far my favourite of the original Dinobots and the one I wanted the most (but was never able to find) when I was a kid.

Sunday 15 July 2018

The State of Shenanigans

Whooo wee, it's been a long while since I've posted.

Well, let's just say that I am still around, juts not as active as I'd like.  A new job that drains one's energy with a long commute has lessened my down-time somewhat.

However never fear, despite the lack of posts, I am still playing with toys.  I'd like to get into reviews again, which I dropped off doing, as t took me too long to set up the table and stuff for quality picture taking.  So to counter this, I'm going to do some "Quick n Nasty" reviews, which will be quick setup and probably shot with my telephone instead of my camera.

Hopefully the comments to go with the pictures will make up for the quality.

Comic translations take up a fair bit of time and I'm still doing them.  I'm pleased to say that I have most of the comics scanned.  I did stumble across some low quality water marked ones on seibertron's website as a back up plan for a bunch.  So, if you want to cruise on over to my "Comics required" page and help out with sexy hi-quality scans, I'd appreciate it.

Videos also have fallen on  the back burner, mainly due to the time I put into editing them.  I still have a bunch of footage of toys that I need to work on and am slowly plonling through them.

Game wise (yet another time drain), I am playing my way through the Witcher 3 GOTY, have restarted Breath of Fire IV (forgot what I was doing) as well as playing Wonderboy 3 the Dragon's Trap on PS4 as it's a great remake.

With all that said, keep your eyes peeled, as I'm still alive and kicking and almost have a Quick and Nasty review of POTP Sludge ready to go!