Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Super Gobots Zeemon

Sometimes it takes years to realize how good something really is. You see I grew up at the time when G1 Transformers were new and very exciting. There was also another line of transforming robots called Gobots. Most were small simple figures which were repackaged Machine Robos from Japan. These figures were the kind you got for birthdays or Christmas from relatives who had no clue what a Transformer was. They just knew it was a transforming toy and it was cheaper. Fast forward 30 years later and I picked this Zeemon up and I have no clue what I was thinking.

It's a Super Gobots figure which means its bigger. This figure is very nice. Its also made by Popy. I really missed out then because these were easily available on clearance and would have probably been much easier to convince my mom to buy. Now, you have to pay a premium. It's design is not the greatest but it needs to be seen in person and in mint condition to fully appreciate it and feel the heftiness of its diecast content.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fans Toy Quakewave

Finally got this guy in. Will do in depth review soon. Feels nice and heavy thanks to diecast leg panels and feet. LED feature works great but is a pain in the butt to set up due to ill fitting batteries. Overall well done and fits right in with the Masterpiece line. Soundwave feels cheap and empty in comparison.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

MP-12 & MP-14 packaging variant from Korean retailer.

Trikeboy posted this over on Seibertron. It seems Korea is getting variant packaging for Sideswipe & Red Alert. Instead of being packaged in vehicle mode, they are being packaged in robot mode. Interesting. I wonder if the paint on Sideswipe is updated. Someone asked if this may be a KO as there are many Korean KO toys but the quality suggests otherwise.

Dr. Wu Energon Cube Purple and Pink sets with Chest Display

Dr. Wu is releasing a set of Energon Cubes for the MP-13 Soundwave to go along with the clear cube which comes standar with the set. Also included are chest display pieces. A purple set and a pink set will be available for about $15.99 each set.

Hasbro Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave & Acidstorm US release

It was confirmed during Toy Fair that the MP-13 Soundwave was bound for the US with get this...ALL 5 cassettes! Acidstorm will also be on its way featuring the new MP-11 mold.

Soundwave and 5 minions is expected to sell at an amazing $119.99 and Acidstorm will be $69.99...unless TRU decides to raise it.

Hasbro Springer & Blitzwing triplechanger Voyager figures

Saw these at the 2013 Toy Fair in NYC and havent been able to stop thinking about them since. Especially Springer. They look real nice! Due out soon for $19.99

New MP-17 Masterpiece Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak photos

New photos just surfaced the other day showing how nice the new Fairlady Robots look. Patrol is spelled "Patorol" on Prowl. Wonder if they'll leave it like that. Alongside of prowl will be the Masterpiece Bluestreak. Both loom really nice and accurate to the show. Can't wait. Due September 2013.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Megahouse Choriki Robo Galatt: Jumbow

Coming soon from Megahouse! Preorders are up on
ABS, POM, PVC, diecast
Approx: 10,000yen