Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Life Day! (Merry X-mas, happy Festivus, Season's Greetings, etc.)

Hopefully I won't be off the radar much this holiday week. But if I have nothing TF related to write about between now and New Years, well, thanks for the visits and comments. It was great connecting with a bunch of TF fans from around the world this year.

In the meantime, here's some Life Day cheer:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Not much to discuss. Didja listen to the podcast? Read the interview with the NASA robot engineer? Read my gushing review of Skids?

I've got two silly pages of dialogue rewrites. Enjoy (one after the jump).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A ROBOTS WITH COFFEE interview on the ol' FB.

If you didn't have a reason to visit the Facebook page for Robots With Coffee, well maybe now is a good time, as we put up our SECOND interview, this one with a NASA Engineer who works with robots (and she also drinks coffee). And her answers to our loaded questions are awesome. What a good sport. So please please please visit the RWC Facebook Page and hit the "like" button and read the interview.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Robots In Cahoots #8

Eric was like, "Hey, did you finish editing Robots In Cahoots #8 yet? Because we both found Skids and I want to talk about Skids soon but we recorded this other podcast, so, you know, where is it?"

And I said...nothing, because I've been watching Columbo and Community in the evenings after work, and NOT editing the podcast.

So here's ROBOTS IN CAHOOTS #8. It's a little under 50 minutes I think. The sound might be a little hazy in parts because my radiator heat goes off in the middle of the podcast and it sounds like tape hiss. No, it's us trying to keep warm. Topics include the new Xbox and PS4, MST3K, more of the IDW comics, and some other stuff. So, check it out.

I'm, uh, going to go watch more Community.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SKIDS! Hooray for Generations Skids! (a completely objective unbiased review.)




(regains composure, put top hat and monocle back on) Yes, quite. Well, if you haven't guessed by the previous post, mentions in many other previous posts, and by listening to Robots In Cahoots, I have been very excited about Generations Skids. Not only does he wrap up the G1 Autobot (regular size) cars from 94-85, but his design and weaponry are influenced by his appearance (I assume, though I imagine these figures are designed well in advance) in More Than Meets The Eye.

HEY, THERE'S A JUMP. Meaning there's more and there's pictures. CLICK ON IT, YO!

Pssst! Skids! I found Skids! (teaser.)

I found SKIDS. No time for a review. Review later.

He is in fact awesome. SKIDS!

Here is Skids with Coffee. He doesn't remember ordering it.
MINOR UPDATE - Looks like the next wave of Generation Deluxes are available for preorder from BBTS, including the "minicon combiner," aka The Ammonites. Okay, creative types, who will be making figures out of the little vehicles pre-combination? All of you?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Finally unpacked my stuff.

We bought a place a few months ago. Yet until this weekend most of my TFs were sitting in this plastic four drawer bin that was tipping over. In a semi-related event, though we wanted to avoid Black Friday shopping, we thought maybe a trip to Ikea wouldn't be the worst thing ever. What luck, not only were we not trampled on, but one of those cube shaped shelving units was on sale.

This worked out really great because the REST of my belongings were also still boxed up. My little office room was so full of boxes of books and such that there was only room to walk from the door to the computer. So this was a pretty good weekend to assemble things for the wife, clean a few things out, and finally unpack the junk I've accumulated over the years.

I have a lot of reorganizing to do. There's not a lot of rhyme or reason as to how the TFs are displayed other than that they're not as heavy as books or comics or records so I put them at the top. We may even get a separate display case for them, who knows. The cast of More Than Meets The Eye are actually on a shelving unit in another room because that's how much I love the comic.

I have a few other things I need to do. Like thinning out the non Classics/Generations related stuff, displaying techspecs, convincing IDW to let me write a Sideswipe ongoing, things like that. Also, be a good homeowner. So much work! Homeownership is haaaarrrrrd. But it's nice to finally see the floor in this room now.

-expect a new Robots In Cahoots podcast soon.
-Y'know, I keep wanting to go to this. I found out about it a few years ago and then when it comes time for it something comes up. Should I go? I should go.
-Found TF Prime Vehicon, the RiD version, at Five Below for $5 (duh). He's kind of a shell-former, but c'mon, the leg/hood transformation bit is AMAZING. Seriously, that's some impressive toy engineering.
-I saw some of the MST3K guys do a q&a a few weekends ago. Funny stuff. What a great show. I have nothing else to add.
-Here's a SILLY PAGE!