We have been patiently waiting for over a year now to complete our first ever G1 female combiner. If i remember correctly we got Eltia-1 first. Moonracer, and then Novastar (aka Firestar). TF fans were definitely getting excited because we knew we were getting a female combiner FINALLY of all the G1 women! Well then chromia comes out...what a disappointment. They retooled her to not have the combiner port. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!??? And that excitement became anger...What are you thinking Hasbro!? You were given the perfect opportunity to finish this up, and you blew it! So months later out of no where Greenlight shows up on an Amazon Exclusive buy! WOW! Buy, Buy, Buy!! Not only did she have the combiner port, she comes with a battlemaster! Awesome one too! Here we are today with 4 of the 5 combiner girls:
Of course, just in, we get a shining light from the TF gods that we are getting this little lady
The final piece to our female combiner!!!!!! Poor Chromia shes just going to have to sit this one out. I'm sure someone will figure out how to make her the 6th part of Orthia as a weapon of some sort. No details as of yet. But this is living proof that we can finish Orthia off without using other transformers combiner bots. Stay tuned as I will be updating pics of the currently released female bots.
Soundwave...my favorite transformer of all time. This line FINALLY got it right with making him true to his G1 homage. Besides the masterpiece bot, this is by far as close as you're going to get to a G1 Soundwave. He is just absolutely amazing! The bot mode I have no complaints about. He comes with the right weapons FINALLY!! The shoulder cannon, and the blaster in one package! There is another gun they added, not sure the purpose of it, but why not, MORE WEAPONS! Now his alt modes are a little funky. He turns into some alien spaceship. Hasbro promotes that in packaging, and on the instructions. People have found 2 other modes: Lamp post mode, and his G1 tape deck mode. Both of which are weird to me. They knew TF fans like us would figure out how to get him to look like his original, so why didn't they incorporate that into this mold. Instead we are left with this awkward looking tape deck. It's not bad, you get the idea. Just not as fluent as it should be. Either way, I'm still super happy about this mold! He is a MUST buy for you collection. Of course, I have Toyhax labels on mine. It definitely brings him out further than you have imagined.
My newly acquired SS. Toyhax labels once again out did themselves. His alt gets all the love in this set. Best part is the fin to give him the pointed top like he is SUPPOSED to have Takara, and Hasbro!! Are you guys listening here?!! A simple little add on makes a great difference when you're trying to replicate something of its past time.
I'm not sure if we got an actual The Last Knight Cogman released when the movie came out. If they did my Toys R Us/Walmart/Target never got it. There were certain characters that I chased, and he was definitely one I wanted. Recently, Hasbro has decided that they want to release alllllllll the movie characters over again, BUT in the movie studio series line. They are supposed to be very detailed than the original ones released years ago. And they ARE! If I had known that this day was coming I would have waited to buy them. Now I won't waste my money re-purchasing the movie toys. If anything the Siege line is far superior I NEED to get as many as possible.
TLK Cogman is a must have if you run across him.
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.
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.