Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Makapu'u once more! The Makapu'u Tidepools!

Return to Makapu'u once more. Me and my bud Kev hiked the back area a little (The look-out side). We then hiked the regular trail and hiked down to the Tide pools ( we went through the whale looking section). 

The look out area- A hidden bunker


The Tide pools of Makapu'u

View from the Tidepools


 Quite a bit a turnout here. A few people swimming here. The tide wasn't bad at all and Dragon's Nostrils is located here as well, but due to the weak tide, it wasn't an impressive Spout. When hiking down from the Whale viewing area, remember it's not a race. Play it safe. Going back up was obviously harder.

Lunch: Gokoku Sushi; Dessert: Kokonuts Shave Ice and Snacks

Surf and Turf Donburi

Talk about recharge! Very much needed. 

Deadpool 2 later on during night

Fun movie. Got this cup but end up throwing it away. Too bad it wasn't the collectible type of cup. Anyhow, that was my day. I need more days like this.  Thank Jesus I made it out safe of the hike and for a good day. Toodles!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Toy Review: Takara Generations Metroplex w/Scamper TG-23 review part 2 of 3!

Metroplex will clean up this mess!
Aloha Folks, back with part II. I had some issues with my uploads so it took me a while to fix it. Today we look at Alt mode and city mode for Metroplex. Without delay, let's get started! Oh, don't mind my messy room. *Special autobot appearances.*

Alt mode (No stickers applied):





Twist and shoot!

What the hook is used for.







Very easy to transform. I was amazed by his robot mode but his alt mode is easy to transform and play around with. It's nice for Legends scale robots. Metroplex serves as a carrier and a surfboard for the bigger robots. Haha. He looks kinda naked without the stickers though it will be remedied on the next and final Metroplex review. The pictures here don't really do his size justice. He is still that darn big! He looks awesome here no doubt. Scamper can use Metroplex's head as a canon. Neat gimmick. Play around with him for maximal fun. The western release has his ramps as black and its neat as hell. The Japanese release has him all white, something fans got turned off by but once again G1 animation colors the Japanese go by. Just FYI for those who wondered why the color difference.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Toy Review: Takara Generations Metroplex w/Scamper TG-23 review part 1 of 3!

At long last! 5 years out of his cage, Metroplex heeds the call of the last prime! I figured it was time to test the waters on this guy and man was I not disappointed.... at least not yet. Today I will take a look at robot modes for both Metroplex and Scamper. Part II will deal with alt modes and such while part III will deal with add on stickers and other things I missed in the first two parts. Without delay, let's get started!

*Warning: This is the Takara Generations release from 2013 and not the re-release of the Legends figure. Hence, there is no Manga (comic). Not to mention the voice clips in this release are English. I heard the re-release is now in Japanese. *

Boxing and contents





Man, that is one huge box to encase a huge figure! I will get to this part later on. It was actually a pain to remove Metroplex from his prison box because he is twist-tied and taped heavily into all these individual black brackets. It took me some time but he was freed at last. On the side of the box was his instruction manual plus stickers that are needed to give him some more detail. Its optional though. Anyhow, next category.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Toy Review: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Perceptor LG56

Aloha folks. Thanks to a demanding work schedule....... yeah, excuses, excuses. I bet you are ready for some pics and not so much in whether I care for this figure or not. Anyhow, let's get started!

Boxing and contents:




Here is the link to the explanation to the comic:

Nice box art from Takara like usual. The comic is a throwback to the episode "Face of Nijika." Nijika's body is so similar to that of Windblade. Ramhorms conversion to his new mode is explained as well as Perceptor's reason of becoming a headmaster.

Microscope mode (Alt mode)



Neat. We finally get his updated microscope mode. You can look through the lens though it's fairly blurry. You can use his magnifier to pretend as you can zooming or zooming out while examining your headmaster or whatever you are examining. You can examine other headmasters of course I was a little pressed for time so I didn't do it this time around but you get the drill. This is neat to have besides having your typical plane, car, or train etc....