Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jurassic (Front) Yard

I love taking outdoor pics. Only thing preventing me from taking more are the weird stares I'd get from bypassing pedestrians. It's actually quite tricky to take these pics. You have to really get low on the ground to get these angles and even then you can't use the viewfinder; the bottom of the camera is an inch or two from the ground, it's just not physically possible, so you're basically shooting from the hip.

The first 3 pics are old, featuring Cybertron Jackshot - hehe - and Undermine, the last 2 are new, Masterpiece Grimlock, Universe Overkill and Cybetron Undermine again. Both shots are actually in my front yard. Think I'll let it grow out a bit more like in the 1st 3 pics. The shrub makes for nice diorama. A nice... shrubbery!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hasbro's 12" Talking Indiana Jones Figure

I was SO stoked for Indy 4. Even skipped work to watch it, last time I did that was for POTC3. Bought a buncha the 3 3/4" figures even with the horrible paint apps, the kiddie props (hat plus whip) but this guy is my fave merch. Sure he's not as hot as the premium stuff by the likes of Sideshow, but he talks! NO TICKET!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Emo Plane Bots

I'm not a big fan of a) post-movie (the '86 one dammit!) designs and b) exclusive robits, but this was one occasion where I was superglad I bought the figure of a character I'd otherwise didn't care for: Botcon '08 Dreadwind. It'd have drove me nuts to pick up TFU Darkwing and have the nagging feeling that I was missing his partner-in-crime. I like both recolours so much I'm even thinking of passing up TFU Silverbolt. Sure they're missing their Powermasters (TM) partners and they're horribly out of scale with each other but I love the combined colour scheme. Post-movie TFs generally shied away from primary colours, which combined with futuristic modes make them look unrealistic but as a whole, the variety in colour made them look great on the shelf.