Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Playin’ In Nicks Sandbox: Transformerpalooza Pt. 1

Thank you Michael Bay, if for nothing else allowing a Transformers rebirth. I don't feel right thanking that man, even though he did direct The Rock, which is the best Action movie this side of Die Hard. Anyways, now toy aisle are overflowing with Transformers stuff. And G1 is getting it's fair share of the pie as well. Well, I have three Transformers toys I'd like to share with you right now, with some more at later dates. First up:

Fucking Cobra Commander...

Fucking Cobra Commander...




Okay, so this one isn't a tie in with the movie, and I got it months ago, but it sets the mood. These are the Titanium series figures. Each one is of a famous Autobot or Decpticon, and fully transforms and is made of the traditional die cast car metal. It's heavy, and has a cool base. Megatron here is modeled after his phase as a tank, which is awesome because tanks are awesome. I'm still surprised they didn't take that route in the Transformers movie, but whatever. It's an awesome figure and worth the 15 bucks I spent on it.

Bumblebee Vs. Barricade. The two pack. Pretty good stuff here. Tradition morphing toys featuring two recognizable characters as they appear in the movie. Barricade is a Saleen Mustang Police Car, and for whatever reason, Bumblebee is now a Camaro. It appears to be a '72 one at that. But he's yellow and black, so it's a partial win there. I guess making him look like a 2005 VW Bug would have been too goofy in a movie about aliens from Mars disguising themselves as everyday vehicles. Barricade is my favorite for three reason, it's a Saleen Mustang Police Car, it's easy to transform, and his push bumper pops open for a little decepticon to pop out of. Oh, and my Bumblebee doesn't transform into car mode correctly. Fuckers.


Last up is the best Transformers tie-in ever created. Seriously, it doesn't get any better than:





SOFTIMUS PRIME! Dear mother fucking God. Look at that little guy. He's adorable. He transforms, he's cuddly, and he's based on G1 OP, seriously, how much more awesome do you have to get?

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