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!!!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Premium Optimus Prime!!! Finally got him This is truely an unexpected find. I was at Airport and I found him. Woohoo..

He looks so much better than the original release. A little Bat Man-ish if you ask me. But definately more movie Accurate.

And got this too.. A transformers watch.. In a All Spark Cube.

It even comes with a Warranty card for 1 year.. hahah..

Friday, April 04, 2008

Chevrolet Aveo Autobot SWERVE

Never thought I could own this given that they were originally available for Chevrolet car buyers
and I am not intending to get one ....

But here it is.... Packaging:

Comes in a seal baggy. Hope it will be carded but who cares..
Both side of the Aveo Swerve was protected by Plastic tray.

Car Mode:
Paint job is good. Better that your average voyager line.

It might apear simple but its truely "more than meets the eye", the Transforming sequence is pretty unique and I have seen something quite like the same before especially for the legs..
Nice touch here. I couldn't put it better in words.. So I urge you guys to go get it and try it yourself..

Robot mode:
Aveo Swerve Robot mode has pretty good proportion and packed with articulation you would wanted in most Transformers. Very nice arm and fist too. The fist are open and does not seem to be able to hold any weapons not that he has any.
Head and neck: Due to its unique design he can tilt his head all the way up (90 degree)
And he can even "stretch" his head forward thanks to the movable neck (something you won't usually see in most Transformers figures)
Arm: Ball jointed, You can the arm 360 degrees about the Torso and you can more sideways as well.
Twistable waist.
Legs appear short to me, but with Knee joint, twistable Ankle, Aveo has one of the best lets for the Voyager class.

Apologies for the poor review.. I will try to take more pics a while later.. to do justice to this wonderful piece.
Here's a clip I found on Youtube.