Thursday, October 23, 2008

Spawn - Commando Spawn 2 - Series 28 (6-inch McFarlane)

This has to be the most brutal Spawn ever, in terms of weapons of destruction. Spawn is armed to the max. No space on his body is left unarmed. This is brutal. This is ridiculously politically incorrect. Still, Spawn will kill you all. I just had to include all the weapons for your killing pleasure because this is so insanely mad. Spawn even has missiles strapped on his arms. All hail the walking armoury. Sick.

Spawn - Redeemer - Series 25 (6-inch McFarlane)

Anything with wings is cool. Wings Of Redemption. Wings Of Redemption 2. The Redeemer. The Redeemer is just like Spawn, except that he fights for the other side, Heaven as compared to Spawn's Hell. This dude looks good. However, I had trouble making him stand properly as the stand had cracked. I then glued his leg to the stand. Nice paintjob.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bumblebees alert!

Three (3) butt-kicking Bumblebees. So, what are the difference between the Takara-Tomy version and the Hasbro version? I'm not touching on the battle-damaged effect here. There are basically 5 minor differences.

1. Takara-Tomy painted the door handles. Hasbro doesn't.
2. Takara-Tomy painted the fuel tank cover. Hasbro doesn't.
3. Takara-Tomy painted the windshield wipers. Hasbro doesn't.
4. Takara-Tomy version has a number plate at the back of the vehicle. Hasbro doesn't.
5. Takara-Tomy version feels slightly-rough when touched. Hasbro is sleek smooth. I prefer the rougher version.

Still, it doesn't matter, does it?

Bumblebee (Hasbro - Battle-damaged 5th Gen. Chevrolet Camaro)

This the the one that started it all. This is the source of it all. Battle-damaged Bumblebee. To my utter suprise, this Hasbro toy is superbly painted and the battle-damaged effects just blow me away. Virtually similar to the 5th Gen. Camaro version, the only difference is well.... the battle-damaged effects. Incredible shite we have here. Not to mention the ever-cool automorphing technology. This is one battle-hardened car. Respecta.

Bumblebee (Takara-Tomy - 5th Gen. Chevrolet Camaro)

This is the Takara-Tomy Bumblebee from the Transformers movie. It is a 5th generation Camaro and this car really kicks serious arses. Really good paintjob in vehicle mode. Like I mentioned earlier, I don't like it in robot mode. Very detailed. Awesome is an understatement. Not only that, the automorphing rules too.

I bought Takara-Tomy's version because at that point of time, I couldn't find Hasbro's version. In fact, anybody who's a fan would know that Takara-Tomy would have better quality control as compared to Hasbro. No regrets. Again, awesome is an understatement.

Bumblebee (Hasbro - 1976 Chevrolet Camaro)

I never liked Bumblebee. Thought it is a weak character and not hardcore enough. Then again, came the battle-damaged Bumblebee. And I have a soft-spot for anything that is battle-damaged. Damn, I'm hooked. So, I ended up with 3 Bumblebees.

Let's start with the original old-skool 1976 Chevrolet Camaro. I love this so-called junk. Just old-skool enough for me. And it can freaking transforms into a robot. Even utilises the automorphing technology. Personally, I prefer Bumblebee in its vehicle mode. Looks cooler that way. A pimped-out love ride.

Even robots have balls. Maybe not.

Wolverine (Hasbro - Marvel Legends & Transformers Crossovers)

When I first saw this, the first thing that struck me was - WTF?

It is just weird. Out of place. A fish out of the water. But after it all sank in, this is one pretty cool beast. Wolverine transforms into a rally truck. Some fandom would probably curse this co-op but I think it is fun once in a while to do something for a change. That is before the arrival of Revenge Of The Fallen.