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Monday, November 19, 2018

Vehicle Voltron commercial

It's really hard to deny just how good looking of a toy Vehicle Voltron/Diarugger is. Just a crazy mix of random vehicles assembling into one big ass mighty robot. For no particular reason I've always been drawn to his feet. Something about those trucks forming roller skates for a giant robot wielding a sword tells me he's going to win the hokey pokey. I remember a few years ago when Hasbro held a fan vote for a Combiner Wars set, Vehicle Voltron was the inspiration for all of my votes. I just liked the variety. A team of similarly themed vehicles makes sense for a combiner team, but...

Look, it's almost Thanksgiving and I was about to make a Planes, Trains, and Automobiles joke.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Playskool Heroes Power Rangers listings

Just like the news from earlier this week, more item listings for the upcoming Power Rangers Playskool line surfaced (I've just now have had the time to write about it). This is something I've been a little nervous about ever since the news of Hasbro's acquisition came to be. I've not made my love for the Imaginext Power Rangers a mystery, I appreciate the line quite a lot. Aggravatingly enough, I haven't been able to find many of the newer releases (such as the much clamored Titanus) at my local retail. Usually it's Jurassic Park or DC sets. I'm sure I can order Titanus with no problem, just considering some sets just collect dust on shelves... you can guess as to why I'd expect to find it casually.

Now, I'm not crapping on Playskool Heroes, they make good figures that directly compete with Imaginext. Also, I can find them usually stocked more often in my area. So this will be a positive in that aspect. My only complaint really is, there's a difference in the figures and I've grown to love what I've been getting. Last night while doing a mix of Christmas shopping and Thanksgiving grocery buying (we ain't messing around with ordering for something like this) with my wife, I made a point to check out some of the Playskool sets. I've casually looked at them before and really thought they made for some fun toys. Honestly, I think the Power Rangers will be pretty good. Even the most basic figure sets come with some kind of play gimmick. Not to mention the variety in each series makes me hope for a variety of Rangers sets. I have big hopes for those blind bags as that's where something with as many characters as Power Rangers could make for a really good thing.

Diaclone DA-32 Skyjacket

It's hard not to like the new Diaclone series. Slick looking robots presented as grizzled military equipment. Great way to sell an old concept to a new audience. This little short is more simple than the prior videos Takara has produced to advertise the toys. Instead of a sequence of the units in action, we get essentially a demo reel of the new Skyjacket. It kind of reminds me of Energon's transformation sequences, which I never had a problem with.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

GiG Pretenders Commercial

Mr. Denim Jacket over the Shoulder here apparently has special powers. Because when his hands turn blue, he can rip a Pretender shell in half. Which doesn't exactly sell the longevity of the toy very well. Outside of the neon horror and toy mutilation, the commercial does do a decent job of selling Finback to viewers. It's hip and cool, perfect during an afternoon of children's television at the time. I'm kind of impressed and maybe a little frightened to let that kid around my toys.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Power Rangers Lightening Collection news

Lord Zedd? Well, I'm there.

Transformers Classics Special: Headmasters

The cover illustration of "Transformers Classics Special: Head Masters" is an oversized version connected to the back cover. So I have to the wide size of B5 bonus post card! It is no longer a postcard, but a nonstandard mail, but I don't care about the details. On sale November 29!


That was the most badass watch commercial I've ever seen.