Robots/Monsters/Misadventure

Monday, April 23, 2018

Transmetals Optimus and Megatron


This is a fun one. Subscribing to the G2 commercial train of thought (without the rap, unfortunately) Optimus and Megatron bash around in a setting full of gray desk organizers and sell their action features. I know it's mainly a past it's primal thing, but I really liked this style of commercial for toys. Outright show kids playing with the toys acting out a big ass whooping. The 90's had it's own vibe in general in media presentation, but man it really shows in older commercials.

Dreadwing

When you least expect it, expect me!
Streaks in from excessive altitudes while cloaked in stealth armor. Bombs Autobot strongholds without ever being detected. Separates into Smokescreen jet fighter and armored tank to enhance destructive capabilities. As robot - or plane - the giant Gatling gun blasts a multitude of missiles at enemy forces while jet fighter enters dogfights with wing-mounted launchers. Impossible to shoot down; you can't hit what you can't see!

SEGA CD cannonball


I was stuck thinking about playing Sega Genesis all weekend. I didn't actually play any, despite the many ways I have to play it (and still planning on buying that mini edition later this year), but for some particular reason memories of playing SEGA was specifically on my mind all weekend. When looking at this old commercial, I ask myself, just how often was that footage of a guy getting shot in the belly with a cannonball used in the 90's?

Man, your ride is FIRE


Today I was buying some blind bag Imaginext and couldn't help but to think (yet again) how they would make excellent Battle Beasts toys. Just dig those pirate sharks and their vehicles.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Series-ously conflicting


So, I keep going back and forth in my mind if I want to indeed get all of the Studio Series or not. I'm at the verge of doing it. Just full out doing it. Just roll my sleeves up and do it. Be like Mike and just do it. Turn up the music and do it. Insert the descriptor and do it. The thing holding me back is that it's the numbering system making me want to do it and 09 is an exclusive to a store that's going out of business and the ones near me are baby ain't no lie, bye bye bye.

Basically the improbability of getting Thundercracker is the major holding back factor at this moment. A more minor factor is that Japanese promotional Optimus Rifle. I'd want to get that too.

Sure, it's not that big of a deal, but if I'm going to complete something, I'm going to actually do it. Just do it. Just... I already just did this joke.

Mighty Morphin Pog Rangers


I worked the McDonald's drive thru window when this promotion happened. In fact, I worked the second window, the one that handed out the food and filled the sodas. It was in that window where these pogs were kept. In a little bin, those gray ones that they always have the ketchup packets, I had them to hand out if a customer asked for some. Yes, each day I took several home with me. I tried my best to complete the collection, but apparently it was extremely randomized. Either way, I wish McDonald's was still awesome. Old McDonald's was awesome, I mean sure being 16 and working there wasn't, but it was still the heyday of Ronald McDonald and all the fun stuff that people loved about the company. Not the current stores that try to look hip and the shake machine is always down.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Transformers Uragan Italian commercial 1993


I wasn't aware that Thunder Clash's name in Italy was Uragan. But Uragan sure has a fun commercial. Simply just showing off the toy's features in a cool lanscape with a little vehicle action. GiG sure knows how to sell a Transformer.