Dienstag, 25. September 2012

L.A.S.E.R. Nomad (Geoffrey LLC 2011)

I'm an addict. Which means, I need my daily toy fix or I'm feeling bad. I think that's also one main reason why I started selling toys, just to make sure I will never run out of stuff to consume. Sometimes though, you don't want to get high on your own supplies. These are the days when I spend my local TRU stores a visit, just to find the same old shit at shelves. I don't know how often I already mentioned it before, but German TRU sucks when it comes to action figures.

Freitag, 14. September 2012

Big Bad Beetleborgs (Ban Dai 1996)

"Biiig Baaad Beetleborgs, Biiig Baaad Beetleborgs"... Seit Tagen geht das so. Ich krieg diesen Titelsong einfach nicht mehr aus dem Kopf. Angefangen hat alles mit einer Ladung Beetleborgs, die ich kürzlich erstand. Allzu viel dachte ich mir nicht dabei. Außer, dass sie irgendwie schon ganz cool aussehen. Ich meine dafür, dass ich sie bisher immer unter der Kategorie "Power Rangers" abgespeichert hatte, mit denen ich damals wenig anfangen konnte.

Montag, 10. September 2012

Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (Hasbro 2011)

It's been a while since I've been picking up my last Transformers at retail. I mean, the movie lines weren't too bad. I just didn't like the redesigns of the old characters so much. I'm digging the small Legends though, because they look alot like the Vintage G1 / G2 ones. Which in my opinions are still the best Transformers lines that have ever been made.

Sure, their transforming actions were alot more primitive compared to the sophisticated designs of contemporary robots. But this is also what made them great, I guess - that kids could go ahead and easily transform the robots forth and back without reading the instructions. This and the robustness have been the warranty to Vintage Transformers success.

The newer stuff, especially the big ones, are alot more complicated "to play" with. What sucks, when you don't have the patience and time to spend 45 minutes to transform one goddamn ROTF Devastator into it's humanoid form. Oh, and you're always afraid to break something!