Saturday, October 20, 2012


The dream is a simple one: a Soundwave that plays music.

Changes (more like TRANSFORMATIONS!) to the site, non-drastic.

I'm not sure about how I'm doing as far as color scheme goes for this layout. If this is blinding you and you won't read it as a result, let me know and I'll change it.

I've also added links to other blogs out there.

I found a few things at Quake that are kinda interesting. And I'm also going to have another custom project soon. It might be some work beyond painting. So many projects!

Also soon: a review of MusicLabel Soundwave! Because no one demanded it!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

RADIO blaster!

Okay, this was on sale at Quake Collectibles.

This is a working AM radio. That TURNS into...a ROBOT!

I'm not sure if this supposed to be pre-Blaster or if it's in the vein of this semi-licensed working radio guy. "Robotic Radio" was the only thing that I saw as his label. I'm doing the online 'research' as I type this up and thanks to matching an eBay listing and going from there, this is from 'Tai-Fong Japan.' I would prefer to link to any TFW2005 page for info but they seem to be besieged by malware as I type so I can't go there for more info.

Pretty cool. Here's a shaky video review.  

I have a Musiclabel Soundwave. That's the MP3 player that transforms into Soundwave, if you couldn't figure that out. Perhaps a review in the future. But, due to that, my interest in having a Transformer that turns into a tape player that actually plays music has been sated, though maybe I'll pick this up from eBay.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Transformers Prime has a toyline out. A few figures were released a few months ago as "first edition" before slightly altered molds of the same characters came out in the regular line.

I managed to get an Arcee from this line. I got an Arcee from the regular line and it was not

The plan was to hold it and use it to make a War For Cybertron Slipstream. But out of what character body?

Anyway, the First Editions reappeared in some stores recently, so I guess they weren't going to be as rare as Hasbro/fandom said. I managed to get deluxe sized Starscream, of whom the Transformers Collector Club used the mold to make THEIR version of Slipstream, and Vehicon, the generic trooper bad guy. Vehicon is going to be another project, as a friend dared that I use it to make a Batman figure (the car mode kinda looks like a toned-down Batmobile).

FE Starscream's body might pass for the WFC Slipstream, but his head pin is too small for Animated Arcee's head (which, to ME, painted black, silver & purple, would have passed as Slipstream's).

Since this is the 2nd go-around for a supposedly rare wave of toys, I don't feel bad about painting them up.

Will update.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

turn it on, wind it up, blow it out...GDO!

So there's a few "Generations" (classics III) figures that were going to be released in Asia only: they're called GDOs, which I have no idea what that means. A quick search gets me nothing, and after I just sat through Dark Of The Moon (with RIFFTRAX) I don't feel like searching anymore. I never said I'd provide you with all the information about every toy.

Where was I? Oh yeah, they WERE only going to be released in Asia, except that they weren't because they're here in the US now. There's a few scouts that intend to pass up (Hoist is just a repaint of the tiny Trailbreaker, I mean Trailcutter, from the Reveal The Shield line. SO, these have been showing up at Toys R Us's here and there. A friend picked up SWERVE for me. Swerve is a repaint of Generations Kup with a new head. I think due to his recent popularity in the More Than Meets The Eye comic book, Swerve would have been better done as a legends or scout figure. Based solely on his original size as minicon, and the way he's drawn in the comic book. Perhaps comic book sales are not high enough to influence Hasbro into making a figure that matches his comic book counterpart. 

See? Not deluxe size. Scout size. Legend size. And adorable. (I painted the face of the G1 Swerve, at it was all red, to match his comic counterpart a little better.)

ANYWAY, the other three GDO deluxes were Cliffjumper, Wheelie, and Springer. Cliffjumper is basically his Prime figure with a G1 head sculpt. Wheelie is a repaint of Reveal The Shield Jazz with a new head. Springer is a Hunt For The Decepticons Tomahawk, also with a new head. So, basically, four old figures with new heads. I'm not a fan of Wheelie, and have his G1, and that will do, so I'll pass. I'm not in love with the Prime figures, and I have the original Classics Cliffjumper, and I like that one better because it's slightly smaller. I am on the lookout for Springer, even though I have the Voyager sized Springer from the Ratbat/Springer 2-pack that came out like four years ago.

I have the HFTD Tomahawk. I took off his head and painted it yellow and put it on a Generations Bumblebee. This makes a Generations Bumper. The Gen Bumblebee is a slightly darker yellow than the head I painted, however. So it looks kinda weird. What I need to do next is sculpt a head for the Tomahawk body to make WHIRL. There was going to be a "Head Robots" version (3rd party), or at least one was announced, but I haven't seen or heard of this product again.

That's about it. New painting project: I bought a model kit for a Roboteck Valkyrie fighter. The plastic is mostly off-white/almost gray. I was thinking about what to paint it, and decided to paint it after Scud The Disposable Assassin. This will take a while.