Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Tribute to HOT ROD and Rodimus Prime

The 2nd half of 2006 was a really a year of G1 revisit. Hasbro finally did Rodimus justice, Optimus prime has seen may reincarnations while Hot Rod A.ka Hot Rodiums and Rodimus Prime was mostly forgotten until he returns as a tow truck in Superlink/ Energon.
However, he was pretty ugly in my opinon..
In the year 2o05, Galaxyforce a.ka. known as Cyberton series in US and most part of the world. a character named hot shot was created and much of it was in the shadow of Hot Rod but that was never offical. So I did a custom Hot Rod using Hot Shot mold anyway (as can be seen above) I am sure everyone can see a resemblance.

I guess the designers and some of the decision Makers sense that many fans are really missing HOT ROD and RODIMUS.. so this year we see 3 Hot Rods/ Rodimus prime released this year
1st we have Kiss player Hot Rodimus. Seen below.

Next we have classic Hotrod which has become a hot favourite among collectors. I really love this figure myself I am overall pretty satisfied with all of Classic Hot Rod except for his face.

I mean with all these effort to recreate HOT ROD why can you guys give him a better face? He is afterall the most Dashing robot in Cybertron.

Good thing the sculpter for Titanium Rodimus prime has better sense than the former. I am sure most will agree. Well, let the pictures speaks for themselves.

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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Here's a part of my collection..they haven't really been growing, infact it loses some weight lately, I've been selling my precious to my good friends.
See what I have for sale here.

On the brightside, I am sharing the fun of transformers and reintroduce them to the world of Transformers and how powerful they have became since they last seen it.

Happy new year to all.

Oh I just laid my hands on Titanium HOT RODIMUS a couple of weeks back. I have yet to open it. Will feature him with Classic hot rod in my next post.

Watch the out.. Feel the touch.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

My friend has been complaining that I have been updating my site frequent enough.. which is true of cos. So i decide to showcase my Transformers book collection. This is one of my favourite series. It bring back hope for a lot of TF collectors to once again own some of the G1 characters without having to pay a king randsom for it. Like all good thing it has got to come to and end.. after 21 re-issues Takara merged with Tomy and we see the end of a promising line.

Bring it back Tomy.. I am still waiting for my dinobots and lots of G1 cars are still not release. Someone give me my Sun steaker and Wheel jack... and so much more..

Among collector we soon realise that what we originally thought as a cheap alternative to G1 vintages soon see a soar in price for several pieces such as "TFC 0" Optimus prime
Soundwave, star scream, and minibots.. And for those who wish to own some of these.. wonderful colleciton. I am putting up my extras for sale. Please visit.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

This is really an exciting time for Tranformers collectors
After a short haitus post galaxy force era, there was no news on new toyline, Binatech has dwindle to some Hentai bundle toy, and gone again was die cast manufacturing. Transformers book collection has stopped too..
Future was bleak for Transformers fans, And images that leaked from the upcoming movies received mixed comments, I personally dont like the look of them. And there is no real trailer to
to prove otherwise.
There was nothing much to look forward too until............ until Classics ROLL OUT!!!
Everyone of them stay true to their G1 counterparts carrying both toy and animation incarnation. Except for Prime who's face fast is a little short from expectation. And mirage suffers from Cerebral sizure due to his shrinking head. the rest pretty much live up to thier expectation or better.

Finally Megatron and Optimus prime can look at each other in the EYE, they are almost the same height. Yeah!!.. After so many versions of both leaders and various toylines, Hasbro finally realise that they should aleast be equal. Megatron often suffers from dwafism until Galaxy force, when Takara decide to give Megatron more plastic to match that of prime.

Will spare decision maker further critism in this post, since they have done a pretty decent job for Classics and if you havent heard of it the Next Masterpiece is gonna be Megatron. Another pat on the shoulder Takara. Thanks for giving the collectors some light. Please light our darkest hour..

Hot Rod and Daniel, (Daniel was from the SCF collection that comes with Arcee. ) Apologise for the poor picture quality. Will take a better shot of them when I settle them into their own display cabinet.
Another shot of Hotrod and Daniel. I am really puzzled, they have spent great effort to remake Hot rod, paying much homage to his G1 counter. Why can't they give him a better head sculpt? The mouth was simply a dash of 2 lines.. Where did the handsome face of the G1 Counter part go? The face he was famous for? I will attempt to redo my own face up when I manage to find time. Do Check it out here.
However, I must admit that it is really a great toy and I thank hasbro for bring Hot Rod back in Style. And along with all the G1 Heros. Thumbs up for the designers and engineers involved.