Transformers Card Game is in full effect! I'm less than 5 cards away from finishing Wave 1, and newly released Wave 2. I got extremely lucky to get 2 Super Rare cards. Having 1 was enough for me lol! As much as I am a completest, and want all of the SRT ones; they are too expensive right now to shell out that kind of money. The Nemesis Prime alone is going for $100!! I'm sure as time goes on he will just get more expensive. He's not in the budget as I am going for Siege crack these days. The blank spots are SRT Nemesis, SRT Bumblebee, SRT Blitzwing, and SRT Starscream. The rest just need to be put up. Any who, here is what the TCG Wall looks like right now. Please keep in mind I'm still working on putting together the rest of the combiners. Hopefully, by the end of next week I will have the whole collection of mine up for you to see.
You can't tell me that he looks absolutely amazing with Toyhax stickers! He already had a lot of detail coming out of the box, but the purple accents make this figure just POP!
I've been playing Transformers Earth Wars (mobile game) for over 3 years now. Are you shocked that I'm playing it!? I've come a long way from the bottom to the best decepticon team in the game. During my journey I've meet a ton of friends, they come and go. But there is a group of 7 that basically have been through it all since the beginning. Along the way a group of TF collecting fanatics formed. Sharing everything across the board of any kind of action figure collecting (mostly plastic crack). In those discussions is a guy named meatbunny. Hilarious as can be! Kinda looks like a hillbilly terrorist. Hahaha!! He's going to kill me for saying that! He has read all comic books, and knows A LOT about what is coming, and going. He, and I get along great! He is one of the 7 close friends that we have become over the years. Well, Mr. Meat is getting back into his collecting obsession, and he's finding the Siege line well before me. He is ALWAYS showing off! I gotta admit it's a little aggravating when I'm searching 5 stores (I'm sure he is too), and he comes home, happy, and dancing, waiting to show off to me that he has all of wave 1, or 2.
The point of my story is to thank meatbunny for getting me back into the craziness of trying to complete a series. I haven't done this since the Cybertron years. Back in 2005!! Just haven't really liked the previous series to want them all.
Yesterday I made my way to Walmart with no intention of finding new TF's. I came away with all, but 1 of of wave 2 (missing Cybertron Galaxy Prime), including a studio series Optimus Prime from the Bumblebee movie. SUPER SCORE!!!
Wave 1 includes: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Hound, Sideswipe, Skytread, Cog
Wave 2 includes: Soundwave, Starscream, Prowl, Ironhide, Chromia, Sixgun
When I first layed eyes on this line I didn't think twice about it. I honestly thought Hasbro was going a little too far into drawing my attention for more plastic crack! The pics were OK when they were being released...I decided that while I was out shopping at my favorite store that I would take a peek. My TF friends online have been raving about them, and I totally ignored them. The minute I picked up Optimus I NEEDED to have him. The look in the box was magnificent, once I opened him up and actually transformed him...wow the quality is amazing! The best part of the Siege line is that Hasbro, and Takara have teamed up to produce the best quality of a transformer. Now I'm on the hunt to get them all! I've also been obsessed with ToyHax stickers. Here is my Optimus Prime.
I really do hate getting sucked into new transformers lines. For a while now I've been hearing about trading cards for them. Didn't think twice. Thought the pics were really cool, but not really my style. Magic/Pokemon/Yu-Gi-Oh! didn't entice me at all to run out and buy them. My daughter owns a few dozen Pokemon cards only because I got her into the show. Opening up the packs was exciting just to see her face when she got a Pokemon she knows lol! For me it was eh, not bad. More to see the look on her face, and squeal that she got a Bulbasaur :)
Transformers now had to come out with a trading card game. UGH!! Up until yesterday when I was walking in Target I saw a large display stand promoting it. Of course I stopped to look at it. Come running is this guy, no lie, from a basement. Beard just as long as Gandalf!! Smelled musty as hell! Kindly moves me to grab a handful of these packs. I stood there in disbelief wondering what just happened. Believe it or not he got my attention. It's like that spark from The Flash touched me, and told me "Pete, you MUST buy them!"
I grabbed a few. I also picked up the started kit that has Optimus/Bumblebee/Red Alert/Iron Hide. Threw them on the couch in the basement for a rainy day to open them up.
Let's jump to now...I bought a box haha
I own 24 of the 40 Character cards, and 68 of the 81 battle cards. Ahhhhhh!!!! And the searching will now begin. As Pokemon would say...
"Gotta catch them all!"
I'll have pics, and a list of them shortly.
Growing up and watching Transformers was something never seen in the cartoon world. Think about it...cars/planes, and everything else transform to robots that fight! It was incredible! Completely sucked me in the minute I saw a mac truck! Let alone; it transformed into one of the most powerful robots on earth!!
Now lets move on to the 90's...Beast wars! If you were fascinated about vehicles transforming, what about animals?!
It took transformers into a completely difference category for cartoons. If I remember correctly it was the 1st computer animated show to hit TV. It was a great show! Dinosaurs, Gorillas, Cheetahs, and a talking rat! How does that not sound enticing to watch haha
To the main part of my blog, just released are prototype pics of BW Megs!! He looks absolutely amazing!! I'm shaking of excitement seeing the pics released of him. He's going to have a hefty price tag, but he will be standing next to my Masterpiece Optimus Primal!
If you been watching the Machinima's series I HIGHLY recommend it! I'm not going to give any spoilers, but we finally get what we have been waiting for!!! Great episode!! Click here to watch it on go90 app.
As of yesterday we finally got a full look of Power of the Primes Predaking! He is my second most anticipated combiner in the whole Combiner Wars/Titans Return/Power of the Primes series. Devastator of course is by far my favorite combiner through all the years. I'm super stoked to have him in my possession!
One thing that I've noticed with all of the combiners being released is that they don't have their weapons!! Where is his large gold sword???!!! I'm sure a 3rd party like Perfect Effect will come out with one, but really Hasbro!! I was definitely disappointed in Grimlock, who becomes Volcanicus that he didn't get his flame sword! Perfect Effect came through once again to give him that Grimlock retro look he deserves. No matter what Predaking will end up next to the rest of my combiners.
When I first laid eyes on the sneak peek pics I wanted him immediately. I just couldn't wait for him to be released. The masterpiece collections are far superior to any other line of transformers. Any collector should have them part of their collection. Sun streaker is definitely one of those "must-have" transformers.
He is amazing awesome!! Takara hit him right now, and then some. I can not believe the detail. One thing that I've been nervous about for the past few masterpieces is that they are super sensitive. DO NOT pull or push on any of the parts. This one especially since they have plastic piece between certain jobs so that they don't rub. It appears that they are painted surfaces that could chip off if not transformed correctly. All said and done...BUY IT!!
All my masterpieces are labeled with Toyhax stickers. They give them the childhood feeling of the G1 look.
Me? I'm a Transformaniac through and through. I've been collecting for over 20 years and my collection is starting to outgrow "The Vault"! I collect, maintain and refurbish my Transformers and I am always looking for new (and old) ones to add to my 1000+ plus collection. Feel free to check out my collection, as it's ever-growing and I'll be updating my blog with new Transformers as soon as I get them.