1. Blurr (Transformers Animated; Hasbro; 2008)

    Animated’s take on Blurr brought the G1 version to the next level. Whereas back in the 80s, the cartoon Blurr was the guy who talks to much and everyone wants to punch, Animated Blurr has the same thing but also has Flash-like hyper speed. Heck, he even had the same voice actor.

    And really, G1 Blurr was always supposed to be like that, but for some reason the writers never really went for it. So thank you, Animated Blurr, for realizing your full potential. 

    The toy is, like most Animated figures, a great representation of his character model. I’m not a huge fan of the weird chainsaw weapon, and the back of the car looks really bad (hence, no pics), but the toy’s got a great silhouette and is fun to play with.

     


  2. SEND ME A FANDOM

     I’ll tell you:

    The first character I first fell in love with: 
    The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: 
    The character everyone else loves that I don’t: 
    The character I love that everyone else hates: 
    The character I used to love but don’t any longer:
    The character I would totally smooch: 
    The character I’d want to be like: 
    The character I’d slap: 
    A pairing that I love:
    A pairing that I despise: 

    (Source: legenddean, via tyrantisterror)

     

  3. Fruit Salad Lafleya (Ultraman Nexus; Bandai)

    I actually had to search around a bit to figure out what Ultraman series this monster came from (fortunately, most of the Bandai sofubis have the monster’s name printed on their feet), since I bought the toy entirely based on its virulent colors and cool design. 

    So, yeah, I guess it’s a flower monster that was in two episodes of Ultraman Nexus in 2004. But to me, it will always be…Fruit Salad.

     

  4. Goldras (Ultraman Tiga, Bandai)

    I picked up this shiny kaiju years and years ago at a Botcon, long before I even had the chance to watch any Ultraman show at all. I just thought he looked pretty cool! Eventually, I’d pick up some of Tiga on DVD (it’s fun stuff), but the first volume didn’t have the episode with Goldras, and I never did complete the series.

    Evidently, he’s a time traveler, and I found a video of his fight with Tiga here

     

  5. theassortment:

    Dinobots (Transformers; Hasbro; 1985)

    Hey! It’s my first attempt at animated gifs!

    Hey! 

    I forgot I made this!

     

  6. aju3f:

    theassortment:

    Hedorah (Bandai)

    Currently ranking among my favorite kaiju, in childhood Hedorah was responsible for ruining my enjoyment of Godzilla movies for several years. I was a kid terrified of certain things in film (especially dead bodies), and Godzilla’s battles against Gigan, Ghidorah, and Megalon had taught me that kaiju battles were colorful and destructive but rarely involved destruction of human life.

    Then, I rented Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster. The psychedelic dance numbers confused me, but then there were the scenes of Hedorah flying over Japan, literally melting the flesh off of people he passed over. I was completely traumatized, and for a long time I didn’t watch any Godzilla films I hadn’t yet seen for fear of anything similar. 

    Nowadays I can appreciate the movie for Yoshimitsu Banno’s weird direction (fact: he was a producer on this year’s Godzilla), and Hedorah is a pretty sweet monster design. I’ll always be disappointed that most of his scenes got cut out of Final Wars.

    Sorry for the shitty picture but I disassembled this for the time being so I can’t take a proper one, but I used this thing to make a witch Madoka…thing.

    NOW I’M EVEN MORE CONFUSED

     

  7. Hedorah (Bandai)

    Currently ranking among my favorite kaiju, in childhood Hedorah was responsible for ruining my enjoyment of Godzilla movies for several years. I was a kid terrified of certain things in film (especially dead bodies), and Godzilla’s battles against Gigan, Ghidorah, and Megalon had taught me that kaiju battles were colorful and destructive but rarely involved destruction of human life.

    Then, I rented Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster. The psychedelic dance numbers confused me, but then there were the scenes of Hedorah flying over Japan, literally melting the flesh off of people he passed over. I was completely traumatized, and for a long time I didn’t watch any Godzilla films I hadn’t yet seen for fear of anything similar. 

    Nowadays I can appreciate the movie for Yoshimitsu Banno’s weird direction (fact: he was a producer on this year’s Godzilla), and Hedorah is a pretty sweet monster design. I’ll always be disappointed that most of his scenes got cut out of Final Wars.

     

  8. Sentinel Prime (Transformers Animated; Hasbro; 2008)

    An Autobot that is an unrepentant jerk. Makes you question how “good” the Autobots really are. Voiced by (and visually patterned after) The Tick.

    This is the best version of Sentinel Prime, and the toy is an excellent representation of the animation model…except for how short he is. Well, can’t win ‘em all.

     


  9. dydoe:

    The scenes with this music and Lockdown’s ship floating around were probably some of my favorites in the film. All the weird lost-history feel on the ship and the chatter about “your creators” actually intrigued me and makes me wonder what part of the mythos the movies will explore next. 

    (This intrigue is probably more interesting than what we’ll actually get, but…)

    (via mildred217)

     

  10. orion-neos:

    TWO DAYS LEFT!

    orion-neos:

    It’s toy giveaway time!

    For achieving a milestone 500 followers, I’m going to give away some prizes to five lucky subscribers of this blog. But first, the prizes!

    • S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider G3-X

    • ReAction Aliens Ripley

    • TMNT Pencil Case Set

    • Knifehead Kaiju Scaler

    • Kre-O Custom Ratchet Set

    All items are sealed in their original packaging and hand-selected by me. Check out the picture above. If requested, I will take additional pictures.

    And now the rules:

    • You must be following this blog to be entered

    • Likes and reblogs count. Please, no more than 3 reblogs a day

    • No contest/giveaway blogs

    • The contest begins now, and will end 7/26/14 at midnight Pacific time

    • Winners will be selected by a random number generator

    • First person selected will get first choice, second person selected gets second choice, and so on

    • Winners will be announced on 7/27/14 and will receive a message from me

    • Winners will have 24 hours to respond back, if not the prize ranking bumps up and another participant is entered in the fifth slot and so on

    • Winners MUST be okay with giving me their address, of else I can’t ship your prize to you

    • Shipping within the US is free, international winner will need to pay for half the shipping cost

    That’s it. If anyone feels I missed something or would like further clarification, feel free to message me. Otherwise, let’s get this show on the road and give away some toys!

    :D
    (congrats on the 500!)

     

  11. Jazzes (Transformers; Hasbro)

    A brief history of the Jazz, part I (of I).