Thursday, February 28, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
I don't know exactly why, but I really enjoy the use of Egypt in this commercial. The long standing alleged alien connection to the pyramids makes for a great backdrop for a weird sci fi robots adventure. Easter Island, Aztec ruins, Atlantis, or any kind of ancient civilization just makes for a good place for alien space adventure to settle on Earth. Not just for fictional purposes either, there's just a stark contrast between a alien robot and an ancient structure that makes for the perfect place for a sci fi battle.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
"Mazinger Z vs transformers"
[Invincible Iron King Kong vs Transformers] manga
The Limited Cover version has already been announced
Wind Ninja Draw Cover version only
Bean Torpedoes, written book tower, had
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If you have a special love for these two artists!!
※ Limited Cover version only cover different, content same as general cover edition
Thursday, February 21, 2019
It had been floating in the unfounded rumor scene for a bit, and officially revealed and for sale at Hasbro Pulse this past weekend, but Combat Hero Megatron has finally been released in some form. This is a big one for me as I've always been disappointed that the original toy had never been released. The Optimus Prime Combat Hero homage toy got a release about 5 years ago and mines been waiting for it's partner in combat heroism. These old G2 molds have steadily been a favorite of mine over the years and the unreleased combat hero versions just looked so damn cool. While the new toys aren't the originals, they're close enough. Not to mention, using some damn fine molds. While I've yet to buy a Siege Megatron (though will soon), it's a great looking toy. Though I do think the combat hero deco just looks a little better on it. Just the sharp contrast of the white and camouflage is so striking. It's got that sanitary menace that Storm Troopers have. So freaking good looking. Man, even in exclusives based on the molds, Siege is just an amazing Transformers line.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
|It practically ordered itself|
Super 7 showed off some cool stuff that I'm really interested in. I've always dug their ReAction line (see, Kenner style toys) and they've got some great stuff coming. I wish I would have got a better look at their M.U.S.C.L.E line (another favorite toy style), but such is how the news flow goes. I'm sure I will as time goes. Honestly I didn't get to see much more than I'm talking about here as that was majorly in my optics over the weekend. That's kinda the end result of a flood of news, you end up just taking a few sips of the water and head for dry land. I'll take in more in time as really, more in depth information will be made available as the things get closer to release.
To give a spotlight on my favorites from the show, well, as far as Transformers goes I'm still in awe of Siege. I absolutely love the line and don't see anything I don't want. Really looking forward to those 35th Anniversary toys. Great reuse of already excellent Siege toys. Cyberverse has some great toys coming, and even though I'll hardly buy all of them, the Spark Armor figures as well as a few stand outs like Alpha Trion are must gets. With Power Rangers I mainly plan on buying the Megazords when they come out in fall, though the Micro Morphers and Playskool figures will be bought regularly. I'm really excited for the vintage Star Wars toys, though my main source of excitement is for episode 9 toys and they'll show those more in the coming months. If they showed any Mega Construx, I didn't see it. So I'm hoping there's some good stuff coming as I really like the Heroes series. Same with Imaginext. Since Power Rangers has went to Playskool, my focus is the blind bags and whenever series 12 shows up, I'm scooping up that new Adventure People homage and the robot from Big. They have some neat Batman figures coming, I'll get a few of those I'm sure.
In all, there's a ton of great stuff coming and I'm pretty excited for it. I don't get too worked up for Toy Fair as most of the big news seems to only cover a few months out of the year anyway (they acted like Generations was ending last year, remember?), but it is nice to get that few months worth of news even if it means my social media is practically unusable for a weekend. I did buy a sweet pair of Reebox this weekend and like 50$ worth of pizza (so far on day 3 of just microwaving pizza instead of cooking, I'm going to call that a win) while playing Sega (I really like Sega). So, thinking I had a better weekend than the folks at Toy Fair.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Early looks from Toy Fair are steadily coming in, man I'm digging the Beast Morphers stuff. My main focus before was the Megazords... but those Micro Morphers are now in front of that. Holy crap that looks line a fun line to collect.
- Netflix and Hasbro have partnered with Rooster Teeth to bring War For Cybertron to Netflix members around the world in an all-new original series to launch in 2020 – complete with a new animation look and style that presents the Transformers like you’ve never seen them before.
- Rooster Teeth (RWBY, gen:LOCK) will produce the original series for Netflix and Polygon Pictures (Godzilla, Knights of Sidonia) will serve as the animation studio. Transformers veteran FJ DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) will serve as showrunner on the series with several contributing writers, including George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots).
|Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan for providing Zone Base with this news|
Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan for providing Zone Base with this news.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
- Season 2, titled CYBERVERSE: POWER OF THE SPARK, is set to release fall 2019 with Cartoon Network USA.
- In CYBERVERSE: POWER OF THE SPARK, the AUTOBOTS are closer than ever to finding the ALLSPARK, but completing their quest will be tougher than they could have imagined. They’ll face new enemies and be challenged by Earth’s roughest terrain, and along the way they’ll discover that, when near the ALLSPARK, they are imbued with incredible new powers.
- Using one of these mysterious new abilities, the AUTOBOTS will convert Earth vehicles into Spark Armor: the battle-ready gear they need to defeat the DECEPTICONS and continue their mission. They’ll convert boats into mech suits to battle Sharkticons in the water. They’ll change planes into jetpacks to take on the Seeker Squadron in the sky. Any Earth vehicle is a chance to instantly level the playing field, turn the tables, and win the day. With the power of the spark in their circuits, the AUTOBOTS will complete their mission on Earth and begin the perilous journey back home, where that same power holds the key to returning life to their planet.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Go go POWER RANGERS! Imagine calling on the power of the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST WHEELER CONVERTING ZORD and battling the Power Rangers' toughest enemies. Convert from Gorilla Mode, ready for a fight, to Wheeler Mode, ready to roll to the next place Zord power is needed. And, combined with BEAST RACER CONVERTING ZORD and the BEAST CHOPPER CONVERTING ZORD, kids can build the BEAST-X MEGAZORD to imagine taking on even more powerful foes. Find other POWER RANGERS figures and gear, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
Go Go POWER RANGERS! Imagine calling on the power of the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST CHOPPER CONVERTING ZORD and battling the Power Rangers' toughest enemies. Convert from robotic Jackrabbit Mode, ready for a fight, to Chopper Mode, ready to fly to the next place Zord power is needed. And, combined with BEAST RACER CONVERTING ZORD and the BEAST WHEELER CONVERTING ZORD, kids can build the BEAST- X MEGAZORD to imagine taking on even more powerful foes. Find other POWER RANGERS figures and gear, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
GO GO POWER RANGERS! Imagine roaring into battle alongside the POWER RANGERS PLAYSKOOL HEROES RED RANGER AND DRAGON THUNDERZORD Figures, inspired by the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TV series! Sized right for younger rangers, the collectible 3-inch action figure and 14-inch Zord toy let boys and girls get a grip on big fun! Kids ages 3 and up will love pressing down on the Zord toy’s tail, activating flapping wings, a roaring mouth, light-up eyes and tongue, and sound effects. Adding to the fun, these figures have been designed with Power Morph activation. Place the Red Ranger toy on the DRAGON THUNDERZORD figure’s platform to trigger a pop-up projectile launcher which can be activated with the push of a button! Kids can imagine big battles and epic encounters! Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
This is awesome. I'm a fan of AtGames products and seeing this news has my heart filled with hopes of seeing some really cool editions of their consoles themed around Star Wars and Marvel. Though not just those, there's some really great older Disney games I'd love to see as well. I can really picture those neato Blast micro consoles themed around a character or specific theme selling fast. I love playing old Data East games on their Legends Flashback console, really hope this means that old awesome Avengers arcade game gets released.
Sometimes when I think about things I want, but will probably never have, one of those is Splatterhouse toys. If they ever did it would probably work into the PS3/Xbox360 game and not the classic series. Not that there's nothing necessarily wrong with that, I guess. Just my Splatterhouse fandom is for the old 16 bit games and that's the things I specifically would want. Sofubi, pvc, or even good old action figures. Man, would it be great.
Monday, February 11, 2019
|Thanks to Hasbro and their partners for providing Zone Base with this news!|
|$109.99 (Canadian ) – TT Streak|
|$159.99 ((Canadian) – TT BB|
Friday, February 8, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
【特報！】— ヴィレッジブックスの翻訳アメコミ (@vb_amecomi) February 8, 2019
『マジンガーZ 対 トランスフォーマー』
Screened Full-color crossover comic draw down Marvel [Mazinger Z vs Transformers] March 22, 2019 announced! The two biggest robot heroes clash beyond time and space! Achieve a dream Showdown in a series of series by six popular cartoonists! The cover drawn by Go Nagai Sensei!
Around 2002 G1 Minibots were released as key chains by Fun4All. Essentially they were near identical reissues in reproductions of the toys original packaging with a tiny plastic loop molded on and a small key chain attached. At first Bumblebee and Cliffjumper were released, later Windcharger and Brawn followed. These little key chain figures were literally just the thing for somebody like me who was giddy with every step at the time in his love for transforming robots from Hasbro.
I eagerly snatched them up even grabbing multiples as they were pretty cheap and just so damned neat. I loved them. Later at BotCon 2002, there was an incentive exclusive for those who preregistered. Not to mention, as Dreamwave was taking issue with 3H for selling a convention comic, 3H sold a small exclusive who came with the comic included. Those exclusives turned out to be Tap-Out and Glyph, made from the Cliffjumper and Bumblebee key chain figures! I was blown away by the fun exclusives as were others at the show. That was just the ideal thing at the time.
Throughout the con I had a Bumblebee attached to the zipper of my con backpack and noticed others had the key chains on their bags as well. I saw a fan who had all of the key chains (including his new con exclusive ones) attached to his belt loops. It was a fun and everybody just loved these key chain toys. A little later at BotCon Europe 2002 they released Rook as the exclusive, made from Windcharger. Like others, I bought quite a few from 3H. It was hard not to love the key chain toys and exclusive versions were just a little better.
In 2003 the key chain figures found their way to Japan by way of 7-Eleven exclusives with black colored variants as chase figures! I really wish I would have taken the opportunity when I had it to order a set. Those black ones are super cool. Oddly enough Fun4All went bankrupt in 2004 and around 2006 Basic Fun had begun selling the key chains in newer packaging. Yes I bought more, shut up. That was the last of the figures, though plenty of other TF key chains have came since.
Oddly enough the key chain figures have a weird legacy. I've heard several times people misremembering the original G1 Bumbelbee as a key chain. Or I can't count the times I've seen one of the Minibots for sale with the loop cut off with a seller trying to pass them off as originals. I got one for a quarter once. I damn well knew it was a key chain with the parts cut off with some toenail clippers, but dude... a quarter.
I guess with the reissues now hanging from the pegs at Walmart, one doesn't really need a return of the key chains. I hope to see more and more of the little guys at my Walmart. I've always really liked Minibots, it's hard not to. Those key chain versions of the Minibots were silly, but another fun way to enjoy the classic toys. Who doesn't like to have fun with their toys?
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
I'm really looking forward to this one dealer who has a huge set up of just random stuff. A back wall of things like Sideshow Dolls, and a table full of various bins. There's gold in them thar bins. Random themed bins with random prices lined up and fun to look through. Not to mention, the Micronauts and Transformers assorted around the dealers space. A little extra digging and you can find some really unique things. Oddball bootlegs or random Diakron figures. Stuff that you didn't expect to find. There's always this pair of dealers, facing each other in the same ailse each year. One just has a ton of cool stuff, including a plethora of fairly priced TF. The other, tons of capsule toys and sofubi. I like to plant myself on that aisle and just take it in.
There's a few places local to the con to eat, but I know I'll eat at the McDonald's at least once. It's nearby and a Big Mac is my favorite con food. It's time to prepare my con backpack for the show. I've got a new Samurai Tactical Backpack waiting to hold whatever random Cobra Viper I pick up. I do need to get a new hand sanitizer to clip onto one of the straps. Sure, I could just reuse the one from my TMNT backpack that used to accompany me, but it's very important that I match the sanitizer to the backpack. This is the utmost most serious of businesses to business and I won't take any exceptions to the business. I mean business. That's how you do business.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Rob discusses Rangerstop Atlanta and the 2019 Walmart Transformers G1 reissues that are known so far while speculating future releases!
Today I was putting some stuff up in my toy room and was fondly looking at some of the neat Bumblebee stuff my wife had given me. I've been quite enjoying myself in the post Bumblebee movie glow and am really looking forward to getting a copy of the movie next month when it comes out. I'm glad to see it doing as well as it's been doing and overall glad to have a live action Transformers movie to be as good as it is. Simply put, they made a great Transformers movie and I am very happy with it. Sunday, some concept art for the movie popped up online and wow is it cool looking. I can't help but wish some of those designs would have gotten used in the movie. I hope whatever movie comes next, whenever next may be, that it's just as much of a pleasure. Nice things are nice.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
It's been a minute since I've talked about Botbots here and that's a shame since I love them so. I've got a pack unopened in my toy room and plans to grab another pack or two this weekend. I've been sick all week, so having some fun with Botbots this weekend sounds like just the pick me up. I'd call this Botbottalk, but I recognize other sites.
These came along as I was pining for a return of Food Changeables and offered a spiritual follow up that built upon that idea. The thing is, these don't have to be a Transformers branded thing for me to enjoy them. A hamburger or a laptop that transforms into a robot as a small inexpensive toy is just the kind of thing I'd be all for. In fact, I kinda hope to see cheapo rip offs of Botbots eventually. I'd totally be down for hitting up multiple Family Dollars tracking down weird copycats. Everyone has made the Shopkins comparison, and since we're comparing I hope they do holiday themed sets like Shopkins does. My wife buys Shopkins and frankly I'm jealous of those holiday sets. They're really neat.
Everyone and their neighbors mama has wished for a McDonald's Happy Meal of Botbots. Part of me just wants to buy a cheeseburger and fries and drop a blind pack into the bag. That's how ridiculous I am for the idea, I'm planing to DIY a Happy Meal. Though thinking Happy Meals, they'd obviously be lower budget versions of the Botbots (which I'd be ok with) or maybe even odd figurines or odd gimmick toys (which I'd surprising also be ok with, I'd kind of like a pull back corn dog toy). Realistically, I'd be all for whatever fast food place that would do a Botbots meal, but deep inside I want to see that Food Changeables/Botbots cross over happen. It kinda has to.
I'm excited for the Japanese market to get these. I'd love to see Gatchapon versions or what kind of odd exclusives they'd get. Clear Botbots exclusive to some random release that I'd probably never be able to obtain? That would drive me crazy, but I'd love the possibility. You know, maybe they could actually make the Rockbots happen. Man, what kind of world would it be where a never produced toy concept from G1 was released decades later in a sub line with a cupcake vampire?