Robots/Monsters/Misadventure

Saturday, June 23, 2018

GI JOE Japanese theme

This weekend the final Official JoeCon is happening and it's a shame to see another official convention go. I went to one in 2007 and thought it was great as well as my involvement in Toylanta which was originally known as Joelanta (and still maintains the original convention within the show itself) makes me really appreciate the fan base and the franchise. While not as hardcore of a GI Joe fan as others, my love for it is strong and I always hope for it's return to glory. I've always appreciated the shared Sunbow animated Universe and while the traditional GI JOE theme without a doubt is classic, there's something special about the Japanese intro music isn't there?

Friday, June 22, 2018

Power Rangers Russian movie poster


Instead of one of the magical posters I normally find for foreign releases of movies, for Power Rangers all I could find was pretty straight forward poster. Though, I can't argue that it's a good picture, the Rangers and Zords look really good here and man... a logo somehow looks a little more neat in a foreign language.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Russian movie poster

Sadly this is the best picture I could find
I've been on a touch of a TF movie kick today, which led me to wondering about what kind of interesting foreign movie posters I could find for some of them (regular readers have probably already noted my fondness). Doing so led me to this beauty. First off, let me just say I really appreciate the depiction of the movies final act with the design flair of folk art I normally see for sale along the side of rural state roads. I mean, just look at that, it looks like it was painted on a discarded piece of wood by hand. It's pretty great and somehow manages to match the color palette of the actual movie.

I feel like the artist probably has interesting views on the government and secret radio transmissions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Shadow Run and Gun


I've talked about the new SEGA Transformers arcade game before, and I've still yet to even play Human Alliance somehow (man, time can get away from you when the closest machine is over an hour away). Watching this new video of the game's development process so far is pretty encouraging. I love a good SEGA arcade light gun game (and SEGA in general) and this looks like another quality thrill ride from them. This is the kind of thing I'd love to see a special edition Studios Series of. A Shadows Rising edition Optimus or something. That'd be super neat. Maybe the current Optimus Prime Voyager with some brighter paint aps and some different weapons. Maybe his backdrop could be a scene from the game. Or hey, what about using someone like Crowbar and making a generic Decepticon figure of with game tie in items. That'd be great.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

If I were cool


I'll never be involved with any official Transformers fan entity. I'd like to be, I think I could be. I'd like to think I'd do a good job figuring out things like exclusives and fun activities for a convention and stuff. I may be wrong, but I may be right. It's a fun day dream to one day come up with something cool like a fan club exclusive toy. Sure, it looks like they heyday of that sort of thing has passed us by and when it was a thing there was plenty of the same dudes always in those spots. I know, what's to say I'd actually come up with gold ideas. Maybe all my ideas are crap. I'll never know, but I'd like to think I'd be good at it.

I mean, I've been doing this Transformers thing for a long time.

And I still really like it.

Gig Monsterbots


I'm not even going to lie, Tigerbot and Drekbot are better names than Grotusque and DoubleCross. Actually, Il Drago and La Tigre is even better. I don't have any tattoos, but if I did, it would be Flammeggiante around my bicep. That would be so much cooler than barbwire. You hear that linebacker in 1998? IT WOULD BE BETTER THAN YOUR BARBWIRE.

Imagine Grotusque BUSTING THROUGH A WALL.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wreck-Gar

Collect and save, collect and save.
Wreck-Gar leads the Junkions, a race of junk robots. He's made of rusted scraps, chassis bits, manifold parts, and dented odds and ends. A little scatterbrained, he speaks in odd-ryming, pieced-together sentences. His words are a junkyard collection of broadcast fragments from T.V. commercials and radio jingles. In robot mode, he carries an armor axe and a decelerator laser that inhibits an enemy robot's flow of cerebral impulses.