Sunday, December 23, 2012

iGear Animated Head for MP-01/04 Masterpiece Convoy Optimus Prime

I can't get enough good third party stuff lately. There was a piece I had been putting off buying for no good reason. That would be the animated head for the Masterpiece MP-01 from iGear. I think it made a big difference in the look of my Prime... for the better. $18 shipped from iGear

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I had never heard of this KO until I plain just saw it on clearance for $13. Great price, but is it a great figure? I would have to say YES. I was pleasantly surprised at its quality for a KO. Some things weren't perfect like how the engine would not clip to Sunstreaker's back. A little filing took care of that. I recently decided to convert this KO into a Tigertrack figure which was easily done with a Sideswipe head I had laying around and the already existing shoulder cannon which is another ill-fitting piece. It pegs in but quickly pops out of the shoulder. In the end, still worth what I paid. Makes a great stand in for a legit Sunstreaker. Videos below.
FYI: KO on left, Hasbro on right

This Sunstreaker was quickly converted into Tigertrack.   

X-Transbots X1 Glider / Air Robot not POWERGLIDE

The first version of this mold I got was the Wildchild/Explorer. While it was cool, I still wanted the original Powerglide colors. I was a tad too late to buy the first release Glider/Air Robot at the time and the only other version of this was the G.I. Joe Crossover version. Not for me. I happened upon a second release of this guy which I quickly jumped on. No improvements to be seen on this release as it still has the weird arm that moves on its own and pops off easily. While not the be all end all Powerglide, it sure is one of the best looking versions of him out there.You can find one right now for $45-60.

"To stop me, you have to catch me first"

Very good looking, but could benefit from some slight refinements to make it perfect. Namely the shoulders.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

VIP Toys Tour in Medellin, Colombia

Do you guys remember the post I did about VIP Toys a while back? Of course not. I don't even know if people read this blog. But if you do, then you may wanna check out this vid I did during my visit in April. Took me forever to get this up, but it's up now. Thanks to Leonardo and VIP Toys. Like them on Facebook!

Beelzeboss Heroic Duo Custom Kit for SIDESWIPE & RED ALERT

I ordered this a while back only to find out I never checked out my cart on the web page. I was about to complain about my order and then I realized I hadn't ordered it. Luckily it was still in stock. I have to say, this is a pretty awesome set. The first set of pictures and video review I did I had the shoulder pieces on backwards so I had to redo everything!

In this picture, I had the shoulder pieces installed wrong! Back to the drawing board.

Here is the set properly installed. The set will set you back about $30-$40 plus the cost of the figures themselves.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Medicom Real Action Heroes Star Wars STORMTROOPER 1/6 scale

This figure has been on my radar for a LONG time. The problem was its aftermarket pricing. I happened upon a used one on eBay at just the right price so I jumped on it. It is a 1/6 Scale figure.