Friday, July 15, 2011

Got Topspin!

My girlfriend bought me Topspin the other night. I love this figure. I believe it is the best in the movie line for DOTM.  He is well armed and doesn't need his stupid Mechtech weapon to be armed. Excellent figure.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dark of the Moon

I saw Dark of the Moon yesterday afternoon and really had a great time.  It was a fun movie and if you love Transformers you will enjoy this movie. It is however, a Michael Bay Transformers movie so it is not perfect and has plot holes and character flaws.  The action was fun and I thought it was good summer movie.  It didn't beat the original Transformers, but definitely better than Revenge of the Fallen.

Now for the characters and their toys.  I usually don't collect the movie-verse figures unless I feel they can fit in with the classics that I already collect.  The exception is Sideswipe.  I have both his original mold and the DOTM MechTech version.  After seeing the movie.  I think I want the Wreckers.  They were awesome and look great.  However, I only want the weaponized modes.

Currently want: Deluxe Topspin

Monday, June 27, 2011

Not a huge fan of the movie-verse toys, but...

I am not a huge fan of the movie-verse look of the toys.  I did collect all 5 of the original Autobots from the first movie, but the toys were kind of shabby so I basically skipped out on the entire Revenge of the Fallen line. The one exception is Sideswipe. I picked up the original Wave 1 Sideswipe and love the character. Figure was pretty cool.  I picked up the Dark of the Moon Sideswipe and think that the figure is once again, OK. The improved some of the things from Revenge of the Fallen but seemed to have left a lot to be desired.

However, I am drawn to the Wreckers deluxe figures of DOTM. I like Topspin, but I want to wait to see if the bring out a weaponized version of him. Could pick these up, but I have to debate on whether I should wait and see if Generations brings out anything new.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Botcon 2011

I do not have the means to make it to California, but the pictures from Botcon are pretty cool. Hasbro people are saying that RTS Windcharger and Solar Storm Grapple might be coming to the US. I'm really hoping for this as my collection is done until some more "Classic" like figures come out.

I am also curious how much the Amazon Exclusive Unicron is going to be. I may break my rule of $20 limit per figure for that one and MP Rodimus.

If anyone happens to see any RTS figures out in stores, contact me at

Good Hunting!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Here he is! Masterpiece Rodimus Prime

I hope he can still be configured into Hot Rod. If not, Rodimus Prime is still awesome.

Friday, May 27, 2011

It has been a long time.

Hey there. It has been forever since I have posted anything on here. I have been very busy finishing up school and will finally have some free time. Good news is that around my birthday I had basically collected all the figures in the "classics" line. Picked up Perceptor, Wheeljack, Thundercracker, and Warpath. I was also able to find my Fracture figure. The old Walmart exclusive repaint of Classics Mirage. Also filled out the collection with Kup, Scourge, Wreck-gar, and Seaspray. I believe that the figures from 2010 and into 2011 have been the best Transformers figures that I have seen in a long time.

Some sad notes though; Reveal the Shield Windcharger seems to have been cancelled. I hope he is released at a later date. People have reported seeing Solar Storm Grapple, but I doubt I will see him. Masterpiece Rodimus was not released in the United States, which means I will probably not be picking one up.

Now I am just waiting to see the news from Botcon in June. Hoping for some more classics line figures, but I'm sure the focus will be on the new movieverse figures. May be a slow year for my collection.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Update 1/29

Finally found Reveal the Shield Special Ops Jazz. I will have to say that he is one of my top 5 favorite figures. If Tracks and Jazz are any example of how the Reveal the Shield line will be in the future, its going to be a smash hit. Both figures have awesome transform modes and accessories. They really are a great homage to their G1 figures.

I am very excited for the new Masterpiece Rodimus figure. It will be expensive, but he is my favorite character. I have some new pictures of him below.

The new figures were released at some Target stores, so I hope that I can at least see some of the new ones, maybe pick them up in a few months.

Masterpiece Rodimus:

Friday, January 7, 2011

The next group

I finally was able to open my new Thunderwing figure. I like the figure for the look of the robot mode and the idea that another comic character has made an appearance in the toy line. However, I feel that it falls short in the vehicle mode and has a simplistic transformation similar to the other Seekers in the line, such as Starscream. Thunderwing does add to my Decepticon ranks and that always helps, with that being said, I would like to see some more original cartoon Decepticons make appearances in the toy lines.

I am still search for Special Ops Jazz and hope to find him soon. After Jazz comes a large number of new figures that will fit nicely in my collection.

List of the new 2011 figures:
Generations Scourge, Generations Sergeant Kup, Generations Thundercracker, and Generations Wheeljack.
Reveal the Shield Perceptor, Wreck-gar, Windcharger (Scout class), and Solar Storm Grapple (Voyager class).

I am sure these are all the new ones coming out in 2011, but these are the next on the list. After rereading the list, it seems like quite a lot in a short period of time.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Finally able to get two new figures for the start of 2011

Picked up Reveal the Shield Turbo Tracks and Generations Thunderwing. Tracks is an awesome figure honoring the G1 Transformer. Looks real good and a great transformation. I haven't had a chance to open Thunderwing, but I'm hoping for tomorrow.

Still searching for Special Ops Jazz (out currently) and will hopefully begin searching for Reveal the Shield Windcharger (Scout sized figure) and Solar Storm Grapple (Voyager size figure).