Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Titans Return Triggerhappy & Twinferno

An actual TF update!

TRIGGERHAPPY


The G1 toy was part of trio of futuristic jets, whom together with Cyclonus and Scourge, formed the Decepticon Targetmasters. If you can get over the fact the new toy is instead a Headmaster, TR Triggerhappy is a damn good deluxe class toy that looks great in both modes with an engaging transformation scheme and a nice color scheme. I got a lemon tho, with one of the arm guns not tabbing properly but reading reviews its not a widespread issue, so i just got unlucky. But even then, its still a darn good jet robit.

TWINFERNO


Twinferno is based on the G1 Monsterbot Doublecross. He's a bit blocky for a beast robit, when you compare to Weirdwolf and Skullcruncher. But beast modes are always fun and and its nice to get an Autobot that isn't a car or truck for a change - we already get a lot of those. Twinferno also has the dubious honor of having a crotch design with the saddest expression ever.


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Lego Speed Champions 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40

Been a drought of toy purchase - still no new Titans Return toys in sight since Sixshot - so i was happy when this turned up at Box of Bricks, KLCC.


The set commemorates the 50th anniversary of Ford's GT40, featuring the 1966 original and 2016 iteration of the GT. I'm not familiar with the modern machine but I'm a big fan of the GT40 for its styling and its heritage - it was developed to beat Ferrari on the race track - which i first learned about when they released the retro styled Ford GT back in 2005.

The 1966 original

The 2005 retro

The 2016 edition

The build does a good job of capturing the curves and the general profile of the 1966 model and the driver is appropriately deco'ed wearing beige jumpsuit. To the laymen this build looks a bit plain but i love design and look from this era with the whole minimalist - modern futuristic vibe. The 2016 model is the more interesting build thanks to some color blocking techniques that capture the modern machine's more colorful race livery. It looks bulkier than the actual car model due to disproportionate size of the body kit and spoiler in brick form, but it compliments the 1966 model by providing contrast in colors and style.