Robots/Monsters/Misadventure

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.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Walgreen's Wreck-Gar Saga continues


In what has seemingly become a legendary adventure, it's seems Walgreen's exclusive Wreck Gar is soon to becoming a reality. My main man at Walgreen's shot me some more info regarding the release. Like the past 2 Transformers exclusives, Wreck Gar will be available in the fall/winter.

Credit: Homeslice from Walgreen's
That date implies an arrival of September 28th 2018, though considering it's in a deluxe shipment, that's not a hard date (so settle down if it's not at your store until a little later). The past two exclusives have been making appearances anywhere from October - December, so this shipping date falls in line with the same general expected time frame.


Also of note, looks like the smaller Authentics figures will be making an appearance at Walgreen's too. Hoping this leads to a few more molds, I'm sure enjoying the silly little things.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bilz and Pap commercial featuring TF

Ok, so I live in the soda capital of the world and I'm not in the region that sells Bilz and Pap, so I can't participate. However those are some great 3D models used in the commercial, they all looked really good. Though I couldn't help to wish I had those larger scale Cyber Battalion toys that kid had...

TF Car Robo meet up, wish I could go


Translation-
  [Announcement] 7/15 (Sun) 13:00 ~ TF Car Robo-off meeting will be held in the conference room in Tokyo! If you like car robots, you are welcome! We also organize sweets, drinks and a little game! Thank you!! ※ because the number of recruitment is small this time, it is attention! [TWIPLA] tf car robo off Kai

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Beyond your wildest Imaginext

Credit: Matthew Garrison of Imaginext Generation
The current 'on fiya' post in Imaginext Generation is the first sighting of the newest Imaginext blind bag series. Which is, without a doubt, all that and a bag of chips. Let me elaborate in case the amazing picture doesn't already make your mind explode. Imaginext, while being a toy line intended for small children, is very well catered to adult nerds. I've said before that Imaginext is the modern day Adventure People, but as you can see in the picture, there is an Adventure People homage in this series (not the first time either).

What's super cool is that the new X-Ray Man also pay's homage to it's Microman/Micronaught leanings with with a doggy nod to Henshin Cyborg. That's super awesome. I'm tempted to also get one for my brother. The sci fi Adventure People held a proud place on his bookshelf from childhood well into his teen years and I'd wager he still has them stowed away somewhere. Then there's Triple Threat Snake from Battle Beasts making a sneaky appearance. Readers of Zone Base already know how I feel about Battle Beasts and many have fell from me cutting them over many a heated rub sign fight. I'm willing to disagree on many things, but I might kill you over a Battle Beast.

Last and certainly not least. In fact probably the most surprising, a two pack of Muscleman/Kinnikuman and Terri-Bull/Buffaloman from M.U.S.C.L.E/Kinnikuman. That's the kind of awesome surprise you not only didn't expect, but probably embarrassed yourself when you found out. Like other folks my age, I've probably got a metric ton of the little toys and pop hard when I see anything similar. This... this right here... is amazing.

The other guys on the bag look similar too, though I outright am fuzzy on them. Fish head dude is really reminding me of something. The centaur looks a lot like a Navi from Avatar, but being a centaur makes me wonder if he's supposed to be somebody else. Radiation suit guy is a long awesome trope that doesn't need any explanation. You know, there's tons of high end toys for the adult collectors market, but the best one can be found at any Walmart in the toddler aisle for not a lot of money.