February 2005 Archives

The depths of my lameness...


I'm tempted to buy this purely to have to explain to people why I added it to my collection.

I mean c'mon!!! I can put TFs on papers at work!!!

The Bubonic Plague and good TF rumors...


So I got into the doctor's at 4:20 today and donated 6 large vials of blood to the "What the hell's wrong with Nala?" quest.

They ruled out influenza with this nasal swabbing test.

I've ruled out SARS and am leaning more towards tuberculosis, the Black Plague, or quite possibly a case of "the vapors".

And in other news, the Bird of Eve sent me a link that I somehow missed during today's net geeking that brought a small rush, of what might just well be joy, to my day.

(Hasbro) also mentioned that at the insistance of pretty much everyone involved, Voicebox will NOT be back for the regionization of Galaxy Force. It will be done in a studio in L.A. who already has begun casting. Susan Blu is already involved, but that was the only name the specified.
Some Armada/Energon actors will be back, though a couple have chosen not to sign back on. And we will hear a few familiar voices from previous TF shows as well. Mostly from RiD, with a couple of G1 vets. They're REALLY excited about who they got to play Scourge, but it's a surprise they don't want to get out till the episode actually airs.

After the past several years of Voicebox's shitastic work on the various Transformer shows this is oh so good news.

If the rumor about having Susan Blu involved is true this really sucks the balls of yumminess!!! (Hell, I'd become her personal love whore if she came to voice direct or act in a TF series again. Susan... email me if interested!)

She voice directed the entire run of Beast Wars and if she can bring just a bit of that quality to the dub of Galaxy Force then things are looking good. Mind you, voice dubbing is very different from original voice recording so there's always room for suckitude. But my oh my... did the past 2 shows wallow in voice acting nasty ballsness!

And some G1 and Robots In Disguise voice actors may be returning?

Did I just get a hard on?

I do think that is most definitely a honest to goodness woodie in my Jeans of Love!!!

I would so love to hear Neil Ross, Neil Kaplan, Michael Bell, Rob Paulsen (perhaps a Yakko Warner variation for the mini-con Hop?), Michael McConnohie, the great Corey Burton (how I love your G1 Shockwave), and Peter Spellos doing voices for TFs again.

These guys could turn shit to pure gold.


Now I'm all wet and moist. Sick and sore and in pain yes. But oh so moist!!!

Omega "Will Be" Supreme again


So several months ago back in late Summer or early Autumn Mr. T. found a fairly decent G1 Omega Supreme in the garage of a house he bought.

Omega eventually made it to the Attic of Love� and as I started to take him apart to assess his condition.

This then is the story of the my first journey into the beginnings of repair to make this figure display-ready.

The coffin is the best part!


Holy Shit!

I totally forgot to Tivo the new Robot Chicken show on Cartoon Network this past weekend.

This week Optimus Prime, Jazz, Ironhide, and Prowl kick the shit out of the Decepticons only to find out later that Optimus has prostate cancer.

It frick'n rocks!!!

A low res download in WMV format is available here.

Even Optimus has prostate troubles!

Only people with a true love of 80s Transformers could have done such a great skit!

Guess who came for dinner?


Arriving a day early, Galaxy Force Vector Prime and Starscream have made their debut in the Attic of Love this evening.

Were they worth the wait and the zlotys?

See me? I'm a retard.

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I wish I was Christian or something because then I could easily blame Satan for my stupid online purchases instead of only having my own lack of self-control to be ashamed of.

I made a real stupid purchase tonight and I'm totally consumed by horrible guilt now.

God I am so retarded sometimes.

Having someone to blame like Satan, queers, or Baath Party Members is so much easier than just being a total retard.

Which I am.

I managed to actually get stuff done.

Got the bedroom cleaned and the bathtub scrubbed down, came up with 2 new possible designs for nassau.com that hopefully are in the right direction, and actually got a tiny bit of work done in the attic.

Overpriced ceramic crack for the masses!

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I don't get off on ceramic crack at all. I just don't see the point in these extremely overpriced statues.

But I just know I'll end up with this one one day.

No doubt you all know why by now.

Holy Shit!!! 1100 is achieved!!!


Holy Shit!!!

Well Hasbro sent out a press release about the upcoming "Cybertron" line today since the big American International Toy Fair trade show is this weekend.

And Toy Fair is the place where plastic crack� makers show their wares to prospective plastic crack� dealers and make plastic crack� addicts all moist in the panties with anticipation for the new year.

So Hasbro as usual has "co-developed" the new Transformers line with Takara in Japan and will be bringing over the Galaxy Force series rebranded as Transformers: Cybertron in both toy and animated show form.

Now they say they co-develop the brand but I really think that Takara does far more design than Hasbro does and also obviously contributed most if not all of the backstory that develops into the animated show. (I think this is also the case with the soon to be wrapped up Energon line and animation. The super shitty Armada though from 2002 is probably fully Hasbro's baby.)

Takara Galaxy Force Nitro ConvoyOf course I could be wrong here but this line, especially certain characters like Master Megatron and Nitro Convoy just have too much "Japanese-anime-influence" to have been designed in the US.

And the television show completely smells of standard Japanese kid-anime fare in terms of writing and overall plot and story.

Takara Galaxy Force StarscreamNow based off today's press release,Hasbro for some reason known only to gods and demons perhaps, is upscaling the phenomenally awesome Don Figueroa-design inspired Takara Galaxy Force Starscream, adding a crown, changing the colors, and adding more gimmicks that the kids'll just eat up (*snigger*).

The toy will retail for a shelf-warming $50 and from what I've been reading on the the bitch boards collectors just don't seem to really want this. And unfortunately, collectors are the ones that buy these really expensive pieces of shit anyway.

All I can say is that I'm extremly happy that I've got my Takara version somewhere on a UPS truck/plane as I type making its way from a store in Hawaii that I'll never buy from again. But that purchase is another story for another entry.

Takara Galaxy Force DreadrockNow Galaxy Force Dreadrock looks to be one of the finest Transformers ever made. I think he's beautiful in all his modes and quite frankly I should break down and get an actual Takara one instead of waiting for the Hasbro one.

Hasbro of course is renaming this figure with the totally overused Jetfire moniker. Hopefully they won't make any significant changes to the mold or color palette. No idea why they fuck up Takara's perfectly good color schemes but Hasbro so often does it.

Galaxy Force Vector PrimeAnother figure I just had to order from Japan, and coincidentally on the same UPS plane/jet that my Starscream on is Vector Prime.

Vector Prime's alt mode is an homage based more or less on the Axalon, the ship commanded by Optimus Primal in the opening moments of Beast Wars.

And Vector Prime is one kick ass figure from the looks of it. Hell, I don't even have one yet and I've been salivating for him. There's just something about the sword and worn ancient look that I'm just loving to the balls max with this one. Here's hoping Hasbro doesn't deviate too much either.

In a twist that makes no sense to fans, the press release spoiled the entire plot of the reworked cartoon as well. So "...as they have the power to unlock Cybertron itself, and make their home planet into the one Transformer robot powerful enough to shut down the black hole that threatens the entire universe!" basically means we'll be getting a supreme sized Primus figure finally and hopefully they'll do something other than retool the ok, but mediocre, Unicron figure from Armada.

The American dubs of the Transformer cartoons are guaranteed to suck such incredible balls that they really aren't worth mentioning.

It is bad enough that Hasbro continually reuses names over and over and over in the toy lines but it hurts even more to have these "characters" constantly reused in the animation and hearkening back to previous series when in fact they are often not the same character in the Japanese version.

The Japanese Ch� robot seimeitai Transformer: Micron densetsu was dubbed into the awful pile of shit known as Transformers: Armada and Transformer: Super Link was dubbed into the completely incoherent mess known as Transformers: Enegon.

Now I would like to think Hasbro has learned something from these really poorly dubbed cartoons but somehow I just don't think so.

They don't seem to realize at all that story and coherency of plot are the key factors for everything regardless of the age of the watcher.

They don't realize... or they just don't care.

I'd imagine more of the latter than the former.

Oh well... at least there's new crack to be had soon and some of it may just be worth buying!

1095 plus 5 equals 1100


Just because you all care so much...

I'm 5 Transformers away from the big 1100.

Wanna donate to The Attic of Love™?

You know you want to see me get to 1100.

I know you do.

Ravage is in da haus!

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transformers alternator ravage

Matt surprised me today when he got home from work and had a brand new Alternator Battle Ravage that he found at Target while doing a geek run at lunch.

Surprised was I.

While I do like having a new Alternator, even though it is just a retool of Tracks, I still don't know if I can get over the fact they used Ravage for this.

It is kinda weak if ya ask me.

I mean... I have no problems with using the Stunticons as Decepticon Alternators since they all had vehicle Alt modes to begin with. But Ravage? He's a robotic panther that turns into an audio cassette. That's kinda pushing it.

And I don't care that Hasbro lost the name "Ravage". I refuse to call him "Battle Ravage" in the same way I refuse to call Shockwave by the stupid moniker "Shockblast".

I think I need to lay off the plastic crack for awhile. Far too many crack-related conversations take up the day and night for me either face to face or on message boards.

Must... get... a... life...

Who disrupts my coronation!?!?!


Direct from Japan. In his first ever appearance in the Attic of Love.

ARTHUR: Where?

TIM: There.

ARTHUR: Behind the rabbit?

TIM: It is the rabbit.

The messy Attic of Love...


I really wanted to work on cleaning up the Attic of Love today but I didn't do shit.

Not So Master Collector


Well my copy of Master Collector arrived today. This is the montly paper I get for joining the revamped Transformers Collectors' Club.

I as I expected. Totally lame.

And what's worse... it looks like it was typeset by two 14 year olds on a Mac Quadra using Aldus Pagemaker 3 with 2 fonts. (Which is the quivalent of using Microsoft Publisher for any form of professional layout.)

Oh well.

At least I'll get my exclusive toy in late Spring.

That's all I really wanted.

War Within Shockwave is in da haus!


All I gotta say is the 3D Transformer work over at 10 Figures Design is da bomb!!!

This guy's fantastic.

And his movies rock too!

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