Friday, March 27, 2009

Popbox Movie Optimus Prime electronic bust
It has been a long while since i post new updates, I am still buying all the regular release but never felt so compelled to post until my recent addition. I been really wanting to get this. Its been along time I wanted to get a Transformer item so much. I have been ploughing through ebays and searching the web. But it just seems so hard to get my hands on one. And of cos at 280 sgd, I just cant bear to part my money with in the recently uncertainly of the economy. Nonetheless, I decide to bit the bullet and go with my heart and shut my brain off. (thats usually the case anyway).
Ok enough of the crap. Lets get to the Optimus Prime himself. Comes in a "Crystal case" box. To showcase the full gory of this Masterpiece.

Its easy to remove him out of the box. No messy wires from the regular Hasbro/ Takara releases. This i must emphasize is a licensed product.

The bust is "transformable" you can decide to display him both in Normal mode and Battle mode. Frankly, I think he has really ugly mouth.. So prefer to have his mouth piece on. but the detailing of the mouth is mindblowing. The manufacturer claim that the entire bust is made out of 40 seperate pieces. Very well sculpt looks mechical and adds lots of depth to it than your regular bust figure.
Apart from all the details to muse about it comes with electronic functions!!! it has light sensitive LED eyes which gets brighter as surrounding gets darker. Check out the video clip.

Its has also a voice recording function that allow you to record your favourite line by our dearest Peter Cullen.. This function I felt was over hype cause you can only record for about 2min of audio and you have only one track. And the original one gets over written when you record a new clip.

As you can see, it is perfect all round. Every parts come together and fit seamlessly. Giving a very mechanical feel.. And made up of diecast and ABS plastic adds weight to the bust ...
I have not found anything I dislike about this..

As you can see the the detailings are mind blowing. The Dial on the side is turnable like the movie. Its a pity i does turn automatically. That would have been given it a "Mech alive" touch to it.

Battle mode.. Face shield on.. The way I like it.......

This is certainly one of my price collection. Not extremely expensive. but truely monumental. my personal celebration to the 25th anniversay of Transformers.
The center piece of my collection.

For some reason, the recent releases seems pale by comparision to the bust. I am not as excited with MP-08 Grimlock which is still sitting in my boot after buying it.. Oh.. SMS just arrive ... Henki Hot Shot, Dinobots and Minibots has just arrived.. I am so so broke..

Friday, January 02, 2009

Master of the Universe : He-Man Return again.

Yes, The strongest Man of the Univese has return yet again, this time under the line

Master of the Universe Classic. True to it's name he is almost like the He-man we know in the 80s only he is bigger, bulkier, heavier and packed with more articulation.

He-Man, was the very first offical " Favourite Toy" He was my favourite toys for several years until MASK came along. Holding this He-Man in my hands was like dream come through. I have travelled back time. Yes, he almost look like his original counterpart. 2008 Mattel relaunches the franchise in a whole new model, this time very conservatively.
With King Greyskull as a SDCC exclusive. He was selling like hotcakes. Come packed in one of the most special package. The box fold into Castle Grey Skull, and when the door open. It will activate both light and sound.
Shouting " I have the Power" followed by flashes of blue lights mimicking lightings. Definately a must have for all Master of the Universe fans.
Check video below.

In package picture. King Grey Skull was introduced 2002 Master of the universe animation. And for the first time, explain how He-man has his power and how did Castle Grey Skull comes about. I would strongly recommend fans to try watch it if possible.

He-man spot a darker skin tone.

I spent hours fiddling with it. He might not have all the articulation you would wish to have. But sufficient to pose him in most of his signature pose.
By the Power of Grey Skull ......

I have the power. ....

I totally digg this figure. Having said that I still like the 2002 sculpt. And certainly my favourite He-man line. Too bad. Mattel had not given them much articulation to keep cost low..

Coorporate. Don't you just hate them.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Destron Pretenders : Blood and Dowlos

Recently added these to my arsenal. Not highly sort after so I managed to get them at a reasonable price.

I am closer to complete my Masterforce collection Yeah!!!

WSTF Collection. Recently, bought a MISB WST G1 packaged Bumblebee, exclusive to to Toy'R'Us .

Wasn't too willing to buy it initially.. but still its now sitting beside my WST Hot Rod.

Can't wait for the rest of my WST dinobots to arrive. Its been so so long since we paid for it.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sonic Convoy Gift set
To me this is one of the most "Value for Money Gift set"
The box is really huge about 60 x 50cm x 10cm.. I didnt really measure it. But thats about how big this Giftset is.
Like most Giftset in Takara Transformers after the God Fire Convoy from the Car Robot line in 2000. Comes with special clears parts that and special repaint not avialable in the regular release.

There are 3 figures thats comes in it. Namely
1.Galaxy Convoy
2. Sonic Bomber (Which will merge with Galaxy Conovy to form Sonic Convoy)
3. Rumble retool ( Coby's version)

Beautiful box art that will simply blow you away. And in it pack with toys with huge range of playability.

Lets take a look at Rumble. If you watched the series you will know that Rumble was originally a decepticon drone. Which Coby one of the human character in the show, managed to convert and customized to his very own vehicle.

The retool includes a new head scuplt. (Anime accurate)

In the alternative mode. On one of the legs. you will find Coby's name decorated on it. To to mimic a custom spray job. It even add a wet paint dripping effect to it. Nice touch!!

Like all the figure in the toyline it comes with a Force Chip unlocking gimmick.
When activated by the force chip, and energon blade will spring out from the cannon.
Making him look real menacing.
Lets take a look at Galaxy Convoy.
Unlike the regular release, The GS convoy comes with metalic replaint and transparent parts. Which include but not limited to his Arms, Leggs and body and even the head. It pretty much everything but not his wings and cannons.

Fire Truck mode.

Flight mode.

Robot mode.
Now In my opinion this is one of the best convoy ever produced. It comes with all gimmick that makes Prime, Prime. hahah.

If I recall correctly. He is the first ever Optimus prime that has removable face shield incoorporated into his toy counter part ( Please pardon me if this is not correct)
And the slide fin can be extended side way to give him a new look from his standard Convoy mode. (Resemble very much like those mecha from the BRAVE series )

And Optimus Prime will never be complete without his matrix.

And the Matrix can even be removed!!!

Till All are one. However, I do not recall in the animation where the Matrix were put to good use.
such a pity.

In my opinion, the design of Galaxy convoy is very much influenced by the designs of mecha in the Gundam seed series. which was hugely popular around the globe.
Next, lets take a look at Convoy Sidekick Galaxy Convoy.
Since God Ginrai, most Autobot leaders often comes with the ability to merge with another powerful side kick to boost his fire and flight ability. But it was lost after Victory Saber.
One to be revived in God Fire Convoy, followed by Magna Convoy in Armada, And Wing convoy/Cannon Convoy in Superlink (apologies if I have them named wrongly : its a very forgetable series).
And finally Sonic Convoy.
One of the most Armed Convoy of all time. And he even comes with 2 swords as you will see below.

Cannons activated.

Sonic Convoy merge!!!