Friday 28 February 2020

Earthrise retail in Japan

What is going on in Japan with Transformers at the moment? 

When I came for holidays many moons ago the shelves were often stocked with many toys (when shows were running).  When the Legends line was going they had a pretty good shelf presence.  Siege and the movie lines came along and well, the movie robots can look kind of similar (all them silver bots…) and Siege has been doing well enough for me to have never seen some of the figures in the wild.  I’ve only seen 1 Refractor on the shelves and even Ratbat and Laserbeak spy boxes were hard to find.

So now it comes to Earthrise… “Arse Rise” to say it phonetically for Japan… and quite a few figures have become TTmall exclusives….  Let’s have a look shall we?

Monday 24 February 2020

N.Y Toyfair 2020 Fallout

HOT DAMN! the toyfair on this weekend has me excited.  Mainly about the information on the rest of the Earthrise line.  I will admit that the first bunch of releases for Earthrise, just being Optimus, Wheeljack and other guys we’ve seen a billion times before didn’t really get me all that excited, the information from Ty Fair has got me all a flutter!

If you want to have a gander at the show and pictures that I couldn’t be bothered listing, check out this very informative post listing them all which has links to follow to the various galleries.

Saturday 15 February 2020

Legends Blitzwing video review

After almost, or more than two years trying to do this review, I finally have it done!  Why did it take two years?
A combination of writer's block and videoer's block.  I'd record the talkies and sound bored.  I'd take the video, it was crap. This happened more times than I would've liked.... Eventually I settled on a nice in-between where I was satisfied with what I said, how I said it and managed to keep the video short.  I also was happy with my attempts at animations and creating graphics and stuff.

Sunday 9 February 2020

Battlemaster Smashdown

I’ve been pretty unimpressed with Battlemasters from Siege so far.  They’re small (not cheap) and generally lacking paint. The two Battlemasters I’m actually interested in are too big for their purpose and one is an exclusive.  Yes, I am talking about the guys needed for Spinister’s weapons.  So why do I have Smashdown here? 

Because he has an animalistic robot mode.