March 2011 Archives
Today is a dangerous day. The next visit for our adoption home study is tomorrow and I need to clean up The Crack Den™ by merging the recent crack in with the already way too overcrowded shelves.
Yes. Toy robot shit's just all over the place!!!
When boxes arrive, I tend to pull stuff out in a haphazard fashion like a little boy on opening presents.
I mean... let's face it... this disease of mine is a result of my mother throwing all of my Micronauts out when I was 10 so opening up this in an orgy of packaging material and cardboard some how seems appropriate. (The 10-year old in me is still calling a lot of the shots with this crap!)
The Crack Den™ is exponentially smaller than my beloved Attic of Love™ so things clutter up quickly. I mean... it would take weeks for The Attic of Love™ to devolve into The Attic of Disaster™. Not so much here.
I need to do a major reorg both here and in the storage in the basement.
Have I told you my plans for the basement?
See... the current Crack Den™ has to eventually become a bedroom for FutureChild so I need to indeed get rid of some robot crap and turn my one storage corner of the basement into Basement of Love II: Toy Robot Boogaloo™ within the next 2 years or so.
I also broke down and put TF United Set of Autobot & Decepticon Three-Pack E-Hobby Exclusives on order too. I already have Generations Wheeljack, Warpath, and Thundercracker on order as well the PE-11 SFX Scouting Force X "Reflector" set.
Hopefully somebody will get the TF United Rumble and Frenzy in. I can't seem to pre-order it anymore on any site. And with any luck I'll eventually find the Hasbro Generations Grapple. In retrospect, I wanted the Hasbro version with the black head instead of the one I bought. That black head makes all the difference.
And for some reason I am just not feeling any guilt about any of this.
I gotta say I like some of his TF Animated takes of some Takara G1 characters I love.
His version of Victory Saber is fantastic!
I would so buy that toy!!!
I like his War Within Ginrai too.
I love how he looks like like a modern Ginrai with bits of Victory Leo there in the forward facing dual cannons.
I mean...the wings and forearns are all Ginrai...
I was also surprised at how translucent he is. I didn't expect that at all when I opened up the box from BBTS.
Ahhh. One day I'll have to explain to my sons that Ginrai is not Optimus Prime. That will be a glorious day!
About 1 minute after opening him this $33 tiny toy broke.
Suffice to say I'm not happy.
I really only wanted Rosanna and not this "prop" and now, since I'll have to glue the one wing on, I guess he'll go to trident mode permanently.
Still... regular props to Perfect Effect for trying something different yet familiar.
I actually love Eject more than I like Rewind. I always have.
I think I loved these characters because they got so little screen time in Season 3 after their brief few seconds in the movie.
I always wanted to see a solid battle between Eject and Rewind against Rumble and Frenzy.
I won't lie.
I only wanted this for the Hot Rod.
I've hated that mold of Prime since he was released in that crappy Classics Ultimate Battle 2-pack with that shitty Megatron.