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Micro Sized (Transformers Edition)

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  The World's Smallest Micro Action Figures line is a pool I've dipped my toes in a little bit since it's inception. At Christmas, the Mrs put a ton in with my presents and I may have gotten hooked. Today I'm going to talk about the Transformers ones. There is two scales, Micro Action Figures and Miniature. Micro is individually sold, while Miniature comes in blind boxes. I'm just the mini Optimus shy of having a complete set. Both sizes come with "packaging" that they can be removed from and put back in. Micro's have some articulation and come with removable display stands and accessories depending on the figure. He-Man as a ton, Bumblebee has none. Mini so far has no articulation and display stands glued on. So far the Transformers series is Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Starscream. You all know I'm favoring Bumblebee right out of the gate, but Starscream may have the most impressive sculpt. Starscream though has the least impressive paint with O

30 years of Kirby

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  This year marks Kirby's 30th anniversary. Which both seems weird and rewarding. Weird because where did the time go? Rewarding because Kirby is in mostly really good games and deserves recognition. I still remember buying the original for my Gameboy not long after it's release. Back then I'd often bring a game manual with me to school to read and this new cutesy character got me teased. The joke was on them, I knew just how good this game was. As time marched on, the games kept coming and kept generally being really good. I'm sure some folks still take issue with such a cute little guy without bothering to see why people love him so much. But really, who cares? Real ones know.

Eledram Burst

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  This week in our ongoing exploration into Burst Beast Saga figures is Eledram (I have seen him also called Eledrum) Burst. Who as you can see is an elephant. Eledram is the Beast Saga update of Sledgehammer Elephant / Elephan and he came out pretty great. No doubt about it, he's a tank. Broad shoulders and big frame with cannons on his shoulders. I like the little goggles pulled up on his forehead. You can tell Eledram pulls them down when charging into battle. For a change, the update's weapon is an update of the originals lance. All of the elephants in this family tree carry a version of that, though Eldram also has a shield like most Beast Saga figures. His dark green armor really stands out against the white elephant parts and just looks great in that translucent plastic. This is a really good figure.

Assault on New Week

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  It's the beginning of a new week here on Planet Zone and honestly I'm a little sleepy. It was a good weekend full of winter weather. A quick run for a few things Saturday didn't result in a Soundwave, that thing is going to be the bane of my existence. I did pick up a Micro Action Red Ranger, core GIJOE Storm Shadow, and He-Man from the newer MOTU Netflix series.  Watching the Unsolved Mysteries channel and playing Game Gear lead to some hilarity. It snowed all Sunday, which was spent playing with toys and watching paranormal TV. I stayed up way too late watching Ultraman and slept late today. I've got a fun week in mind that I hope you all enjoy. I may be a little sleepy, but still thankful for you all supporting the site. Don't forget to share with your friends!

Galvatron (Kingdom)

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  When it comes to Transformers, the movie and it's post years are a particularly favored era for me. The space opera, far out designs, and darker tone improves what was already a solid formula. Galvatron is a much more interesting villain than the earlier version of Megatron. Like Rodimus Prime with Optimus, he influenced the writers when it came to making Megatron more interesting. It seems like that to me anyway. This Kingdom version is something of an anomaly. It's the Generations version of Galvatron and the Studio Series 86 toy as well. Like Cyclonus and Ultra Magnus, it's clearly intended to fill both roles. Galvatron will be re-released in Legacy sans the signature War for Cybertron battle damage deco as well. I'm ok with or without it, but you may have your preferences. I'm not sure if I'll get that Legacy version, but am really tempted on the Pulse exclusive version. I just like Galvatron, and I'm pretty fond of this toy as well. I'll admit th

In the Haunted House

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  I can't think of a better way for us to have fun on our spooky week than walking through a haunted house. What? Oh, no, don't worry. They'll be plenty more spooky stuff coming throughout the year. Every day is Halloween on Planet Zone after all. This specific haunted house in in a theme park called Suntopia World and is pretty unique. While it isn't full of jump scares, it is fairly uncomfortable. If someone or something was out to get you, they'd be able to hide among the props as you walk around.It'd be the perfect place for something really scary to happen.

GAT-X103 Buster Gundam (G Frame)

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  I haven't built a Gundam model in a while and the bug to do so again hit me pretty hard recently. My wife sensed this and bought me a few for Christmas leading us to today's post. I used to build them quite a bit along side Zoids, it's super relaxing to do with the TV on in the background. Gundam is one of those things I don't know a super lot about, but really appreciate as a whole. Going into this G Frame kit, I had assumed it was like other models and got my nippers out only to discover they weren't needed. Each part is already separated ready to be placed on either the G Frame or display frame. The G Frame being the main reason for my interest in this one. It's a super articulated skeleton that the parts plug into creating a hyper possible figure. The Display Frame is a much more static skeleton for a basic display version of your Gundam. The Display Frame also converts into a stand to show off your figure. Neat huh? The GAT-X103 Buster Gundam is mainly fr