Here's a little sneak peak of what showed up yesterday.
I will let the pics speak for this one. Like my previous post...BUY IT!
...and by the way, you can click on the images to make them bigger now! Finally figured out how to do that.
When I first laid eyes on this beauty, I pre-ordered it immediately!! Waiting patiently for a couple of months to add it to my collection. FINALLY! Yesterday I received it in the mail. Here is what I think of it:
It's all plastic, a little disappointed because it looked like it would have some metal to it. Not one piece. Detail is amazing. Right down to Optimus's face. Grimlock has some sharp ass teeth. Definitely not recommended for kids. It's a little bendy. Like Optimus's sword, his shield, and Grimlock's arms. One bad pull and they are off. I think it's great. I love the detail. The most amazing part of the movie scene is now in my collection. Of course, you get the blu ray copy of the movie. For $74.99 I think it's the best deal you'll get if you want to buy the movie. The blue ray copy alone is $34.99. Why not pay the extra $40.00 and get your self a sweet ass statue to add to your collection. I ripped this off Amazon but I'll get better pics of my own pretty soon.
I promised that I would take the time and get some pics up of Chinese version MP GOLD looking Sideswipe. Here he is...gold as ever! I added reprolabels stickers to him to make him so much better!
I think I'm back for now. It has been a tough month or so with a new baby girl in my life. Blogging will be easier but taking pics is another challenge on it's own. Hopefully, as the weather is getting colder I will have much more time to sit in my basement and take pics of transformers that have recently been added to "The Vault".
Since my last post I've had my hands on:
Generations Rattrap - Can not say anymore that this is a perfect figure! To the point where my wife from far away thought it was a real rat lol!!
Generations Tankor - Honestly, my least favorite of the this line. Boring, plain, and nothing really to him. I only got him just to make sure I collect them all.
Generations Roadbuster - STICKERS!!! Big big fan of stickers. Great mold, great color scheme, very very close to his G1 roots. I don't own the original but now after having this one I have to get my hands on one.
Generations Sky byte - Colors on him are mesmerizing. love the yellow, teal, blue, grey, white look. Something about it just works. Of course the design/mold is right on. Excellent figure and should be added to all collections! Must have!
New to just a couple of days ago are:
Generations Crosscut - Redeco of Generations Skids. He has nice red shiny chrome.
Generations Jhiaxus - Redeco of Generations Armada Starscream but almost a total rehaul of him. Significantly changed. His 1st appearance wasn't until 1993 (G2) comics. I've known very little about him but I guess a lot of fans have been waiting a long time to finally get a figure. He is pretty sweet with bright orange colors.
Generations Nightbeat - another classic toy that has only been seen a coupe of times. I have him in a club exclusive that hasbro did a while back ago. Since then he hasn't been introduced to any line. His original was a headmaster but Hasbro did away with that in this figure. He is a redeco of bumblebee and goldbug.
Generations Wingblade - She is a very interesting figure because she was made for the fans, by the fans themselves! Hasbro had made up a poll of various questions, and two main ones were, it had to be a female and a jet. Really nice figure. I would definitely recommend picking her up, especially us fans demanded her! She carries a killer sword that I think Optimus or Megatron would be VERY jealous of!
I did something that I said I would NEVER do but he just was screaming buy me, buy me! I bought a KO version of MP Sideswipe...but before you start judging me, he is a full gold version! Seriously, if you put them up side by side, you can not tell the difference. The Chinese are incredible. Obviously, the plastic used is very cheap and he doesn't transform fully. I can't explain it but you can tell it's cheap. Hey, I paid $35 from china with free shipping!! Why not? I also added stickers and he looks pretty bad ass now! I will make sure that I get pics of him.
Oh and before I forget....In the mail right now is MP-20 Wheeljack!!! He should be arriving this weekend.
I'm going to let the pictures do the talking on this one for now. I wanted to quickly take pics of these guys. They are ridiculously awesome and a must have if you are collecting the generations/classics line. I was lucky enough to get on Hasbrotoyshop while they were selling them. As soon as I can get a chance i'll get a pic of the pop-up of Mount St. Hilary with The Ark smashed into it. I did play with it for a bit but put it away because I was afraid to rip something because of how excited I was. Let me tell you, it's MASSIVE!! Put your sunglasses on because Snarl's gold is heavy!!!!
Shockwave, my 2nd most favorite character of all time has been around since early 1980's. He actually wasn't released to Hasbro first. He was called "Spark-Man" and "Galactic-Man" at some point early on before Hasbro got the name "Shockwave".
There are several "Shockwaves" out there to this day because he was made by Hasbro and a company called Toyco. in Korea.
I can't remember if my Shockwave is from Hasbro or Toyco.? He has a rub sign so I'm assuming the he is Hasbro. I'll take a look tonight because I want to know now! My Galactic-Man is Toyco. I know that only because I just fixed him all up.
From what I know about Galactic-Man is that he was a Radio Shack exclusive in the early 80's. He's a dark grey color and his eye is red instead of gold. His trigger is noticeably differentI. Other than that he is identical to Shockwave. Honestly, I didn't know he existed until my wife's cousin said he had one!
Of course, I was jealous because I didn't have one and I LOVE "G1 Shockwaves" mold! I'd say about a year later he comes over and hands him over to me. I was shocked! He's a little beat up, his tube that attaches to his arm was all crummy and broken BUT the electronics and lights worked perfect!! Stickers were falling off and yellowed. He was used pretty good, and so he should have.
He's now in my hands and I ALWAYS make the best of my plastic crack! He now looks like this:
Now this is a generations Grimlock we are looking for!! Very nicely done. It's awesome too to have a fully chromed out Optimus as part the deal. Honestly, Grimlock caught my attention immediately but after I had opened up the box and looked at Optimus...The shiney full out chrome just put a huge smile on my face! He is a great figure to have. Keep in mind, this is a Target exclusive set. If you want a G1 resembling Grimlock, you need to have this for your collection.
My wife and are on the couch watching Game of Thrones and I get a text from my brother-in-law at around 8pm. It says "hey brother, I have a late father's day gift for you. Are you up and around?" Me and my wife looked at each other and said hmmmmmmm....what could this be?? He shows up moments later, assuming that I would say yes lol. He was right, I totally got sucked into what could he possibly have for me that was so important to give it to me immediately. He comes in dressed straight from work and hands me a long tube-looking box and says "here you buddy!" Confusion on my face. I opened it up and he helped me because some clear plastic looking poster was coming out. Took me a minute to figure out that it was this...
I nearly sh*t myself!!! It's a silk screen of Optimus Prime from the cartoon show Transformers: Prime! As you all know I have a room filled with plastic crack and everything else Transformers. I had no room in The Vault for this to go. So the fridge it is! It fits perfect! Gives you an idea of how large this thing is. It's time for a bigger house so I can get my trophy cases up from the basement so I can display EVERYTHING in one room. Thank you brother!! Now if my wife could only figure out a way to get me G1 Fortress Maximus haha