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Guns don’t kill people, Megatron kills people

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So when does this alternate redeco of Megatron come out?

 

If you don’t find this at least a little funny then you shouldn’t be reading this blog.

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Masterpiece 18S Silverstreak – nominated for biggest bum-out of 2014

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A now for something completely useless…

When the Datsun brothers came out, Bluestreak was far and away the aesthetic winner of the bunch.  The evenness of the alt mode, the muted color scheme, and the fact that a somewhat C-list character was getting the big bad masterpiece treatment elevated its likability above the fan-favorite Prowl. When it was announced that MP-18S would be released later down the line,  a fever raced through the fandom.  Just a year earlier, a special release of the Lamborghini Masterpiece mold had yielded a rare Diaclone-origin Tigertrack in yellow.  Diaclone figures were getting the Masterpiece treatment!  TakaraTomy is known for their stubborness to keep tradition going so the release of a special Datsun, especially Bluestreak, could only mean one thing: Blue Bluestreak!  THE UNICORN ITSELF!

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Is that what I think it is?! A unicorn in the wild!? Nope, it’s just a custom by TFW2005 user pumpkingonzo

I have done my own private retcon in my head and the silver version of Bluestreak will always be dubbed Silverstreak, until we get a real Blue Bluestreak.  So to see today that MP18-S is actually going to be the real Silverstreak really pulls at some painful strings inside my body.  This is really a big shame.  The only difference is a few paint apps on the hood of the car.

I’m just so annoyed by this that I think I’m going to let this blog post fall flat.

TL;DR: MP18-S is a huge letdown and it sucks.

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Michael Bay interested in directing “Neon Genesis Evangelion” live action film?

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Armageddon – 3rd Impact

The live action Evangelion movie has been in development hell for many years.  Check out some crazy WETA concept art that has made the rounds for about 10 years.

But recently a horrible revelation has come to light… Michael Bay has interest in directing a live action Neon Genesis Evangelion movie.

First off, how in the fuck does Bay even know what Neon Genesis Evangelion is? I mean, we are talking about a guy who stated in front of the entire attending congression of Botcon 2011 that he thought Transformers was just “some stupid kids’ toys” when he was asked to direct the first “Transformers” film.  If anyone could royally mess up Evangelion, Bay is the one.

It’s seriously crossed the line.  What’s next?  Michael Bay’s “Macbeth”?  Michael Bay presents a retelling of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds?”  I just hope everyone roped into the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie feels our pain: the pain of Bayformers.

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Shinji took the news even harder that I did

UPDATE: It has come to my attention that the original source of this news is no longer available, if it ever was. We’ll now chalk this up to total rumor and sleep a little better.

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MP10 NERV Optimus Prime! Unit-10?

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A logo I never thought I’d see on a Transformer!

Today is the day!  We finally got a good look at the upcoming MP10 Evangelion Unit-01 Optimus Prime toy!  This is awesome!  This is one of the craziest Transformers we’ve seen in a while, and are likely to see again!  Holy moly!  My guess is the price will be around $300 USD for this guy, but let’s hope not.  A wide release would be nice.

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Shinji’s like “Optimus Mom!!”

I’m pretty excited, but I must admit, the color scheme is a little bit strange.  I would’ve liked to see some new accessories like a progressive knife, but at least it looks like his right shoulder features a 100% real NERV logo!

One of the biggest surprises here is that this is the FULL ON MP10 toy!  It includes all accessories and even a trailer and roller.  Spike has apparently been redecoed into something resembling a Nerv Uniformed Employee.  Too cool!

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Spike started running with a different crowd after second impact.

So yeah after all the hoopla we finally got a look at the real MP10 Eva Mode toy and I am tickled pink.  This is just one of those wacky figures that will be worth gobs and gobs of money in the future, so this collecticon says if you think you might want it, get it now!!!!

PS. This also makes the reissue of MP10 a little more effectual.  I wonder if we’ll see OTHER strange redecos of OTHER Masterpiece figures soon

You can see more info at this TFW2005.com post

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Speaking of Ultra Magnus…

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Worth the wait…

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Near complete collection of Star Wars Transformers MISB for sale on Ebay $.99 auctions!

Yep, I’m selling ALL my Star Wars Transformers. What a collection! They are all MISB and in perfect shape. All auctions starting but hopefully not ending at $.99. See them all here or click on the photo to go to the auction.

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The big guy himself. Ready to go to a new home far, far away

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Wow, the only BLUE version of the shitty Starfighter mold! GOTTA HAVE IT!

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Who came up with this stuff?

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I present, the SWTF Seeker clones!

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Get these mother fuckin’ Starfighters, out of my mother fuckin’ collection!

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Hey, Obi-Wan, you’re back!

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This one is the only cool version of these star fighters, but you can have them all!

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Apparently, this one is rare? Coulda fooled me!

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Wait, ANOTHER OBI-WAN!?!?!?

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The Last Starfighter!

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This is possibly the worst transforming toy of all time, ALL TIME!

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The blue one

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This one was actually decent and made sense

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Everyone has to have a starfighter don’t they?

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The red version

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… and blue

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…and red again

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and blue again

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Easy to make clones, huh?

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WOW! The commander! Whoopee!!!

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El Capitan!

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Another clone, I assume??

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Luke, I am your speeder!

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The actually good version.

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This toy sucks

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I’m hoping this one is better than the Darth Vader one

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The most saught after of all of these toys

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Me cool character, die quick.

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And finally, the old man.

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Botcon 2013 registration up and the curse of Michael Crutchfield

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Apparently Fun Publications still hasn’t spent ‘the big bucks’ on softare that works.

So the news today is that Botcon 2013 registration went up around 3:30 PM CST.

COOL! Right?

Well actually, you might want to log in and check your records because multiple users are reporting that their information has been replaced by what you see above.  Poor old Mr. Crutchfield from Detroit.  Is it possible that he was the first to successfully check out of the online registration for this year’s Botcon celebration? Could there just be a glitch?

You know, I think this might be time to really think about WHY and HOW these kind of major fuck ups occur every year regarding the online registration for Botcon.  The delays, the mistakes, the credit card fraud from last year (how this company remained operating after that near-criminal escapade is beyond me)… is it just bad luck?  Did Ravage cross someone on the staff’s path?

When you are pulling in nearly $200,000 in registration fees, toy orders, and merchandise you need to get your fucking shit together and hire a real 3rd party company with a track record to create your website and software.  There is no excuse.  This is why I’m not going to Botcon 2013, and this is why I have turned my back on ‘the Transformers Fan Club.”

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My thoughts on Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters toys so far

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Nope, can’t be satisfied with something going perfectly well. You just have to crap in the pot and stir it up!

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Attention idiots: Kingdam 6 Starscream is a KNOCK-OFF and not a Diaclone

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You have got to be fucking kidding me

I came across this listing today on eBay by seller kill4satan.

Seems like a pretty killer price for a genuine 30+ year old pre-transformer Diaclone Jetrobo (aka G1 Starscream).  They have been creeping up past $500 for a few years now.  They are incredibly rare and it’s difficult to find them in great shape outside of Japan.

Except this isn’t a genuine Diaclone Jetrobo, it’s the ever-so-common 30+ year old Kingdam6 knock off of the original.  This thing is a piece of crap.  It’s made of even shoddier plastic than some KO’s today and the box is so blatantly a forgery of the original that even today, people are stupid enough to spend $600+ on one thinking it’s legit.

I used to scour ebay in search of auction listings attempting to cash in on the Kingdam 6 by claiming it was a genuine Diaclone.  I would report every auction I found.  This however, seems to be a seller that did not attempt to mislead his potential buyers, at least not completely.  He put Kingdam6 in the title, but then included Diaclone and Jet Robo.  If you read the box, the kingdam 6’s always say “ROBOJET” along the black side of the box, because Jetrobo was the actual name of the toy.  This can be confusing because the box still says “JET ROBO” across the top.  There are also two versions of this KO, a silver and a light gray version.  The silver version comes in a similar box but it has thundercracker’s box art. Kingdam 6’s are not worth more than $30, although idiots are still out there buying them for $100 at times.  This post is meant to help kick those people in the balls.

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Hmmmm which one would I want to get...?

Here’s a list of identifying features of the Kingdam 6 KO if in the market for a Diaclone:

  • “KINGDAM 6” written in red on the wings
  • Thundercracker box art but the toy looks like Starscream
  • “JETROBO” written in English on the top of the box
  • “ROBOJET” written in English at a 90 degree angle on the side of the box
  • Lack of any Japanese writing on the box, especially across the box art
  • Lack of any old school Takara logo

 

Here’s a list of identifying features of an authentic Diaclone Jetrobo:

  • “DIACLONE” written in red on the wings
  • Japanese writing appears across the box art
  • Japanese kanji logo at the top of the box
  • “JETROBO” written in English at a 90 degree angle on the side of the box

That’s about all the help I can muster for any of you would-be super collectors out there.  If the guy who bought this fake from kill4satan could come forward, I would love to have a chat.  I mean seriously, who spends $600+ and doesn’t do a bit of research?  Kingdam Starscreams are a dime a dozen and you should really be ashamed of yourself.

PS: Dont’ forget there are OTHER official Diaclone Starscreams that seem strange but are completely legit.  Italian GIG Diaclone Starscream comes to mind, and it has bopper missles!  There’s also a Joustra version that has Thundercracker-esque box art.  These are pieces of beauty, and maybe someday… someday I’ll share mine with you.  Ta!

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Masterpiece 15 to be redeco of MP-10 Optimus Prime – Nemesis Prime, Ultra Magnus, or worse…

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The ad-hoc predictions of the new Masterpiece line being full of Optimus and Starscream repaints may not have been so far off base after all...

Straight outta Compton, we get the first solicitation of our next Masterpiece figure. MP-15, the Prime redeco.

So clearly we have an Optimus Prime silhouette here and the easy choice is a straight repaint of Prime.  This could go many ways, the most likely of which being Nemesis Prime.  Originally it was thought that the new MP-10 design was made in order to accommodate an Ultra Magnus car carrier trailer, something that fans have been begging for since the release of MP-2.  This solicitation is still very new and has been noticeably cropped, so perhaps there is more coming than is pictured.

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This is a proposed fan-mode for the possible connection to a masterpiece set of Ultra Magnus armor.

My spidey-senses tell me this will be a black repaint version of Black Convoy in the MP-10 mold.  If this premonition comes to pass, the real questions is this: Autobot or Decepticon?  Whatever the answer, the world weeps.

Although this may not be the re-imagined version of Ultra Magnus for the Masterpiece line, it does not exclude the possibility of one coming.  Perhaps another big number like MP-20 will be the armored Magnus reveal?  Seriously though, the remake of Optimus for the Masterpiece line is only excusable if in fact it was done to accommodate Magnus armor.  There is no other non-evil explanation!  It seems every other day I find a new reason to stop collecting… please don’t make this be another.