Sunday, February 18, 2018

Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG40 Astrotrain triple changer review!

Hello, hello, and hello! I've been busy with work and resting as much as I can, but I also wanted to take this opportunity to open up some of the figures my sister bought for me. In today is Legends Astrotrain, the triple-changer! Without delay, let's get started!

Boxing and contents

 


 


 


 

Legends Astrotrain LG40 comic sypnosis

Well, nice lookin artwork plus a funny comic till you reach the end part. I was chuckling for a bit to find poor Astrotrain maintaining a failing cargo transport company until he had a sinister plan towards the end. Anyhow, click on the link above to read the translation.

Warning: I made another blunder. I forgot that Astrotrain's robot mode had shoulder tabs so most of the shoot was missing the tabs.


Shuttle mode plus head master

 


 


 


 


 


 

Astrotrain's headmaster is a smaller version of himself basically. This is the default mode you get out of the box before you can transform him to his two other modes. The shuttle mode was ok. It was nice they painted the cockpit windows but to me this mode felt more like a space ship. There are some peg holes for you to just randomly place weapons. I have some example in the above pics. You can use mini-astrotrain to pretend as he is strafing his opponent. Not bad of a mode.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Transformers Legends update

Since the Legends line is coming towards an end, my sister who came back from Tokyo, got me these goodies!

Clockwise from top: ( Perceptor, Autobot Clones: Fastlane and Cloudraker, Blitzwing, Astrotrain, and Slugslinger)



I hope to open them up soon and review them. One day healing at a time. Jesus is awesome, see you later and TY folks. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Transformers Classics review: Universe Smokescreen!

At long last, I finally decide to let Smokescreen out of his cage...after 8 years to be exact! Without further delay, let's get started!

Boxing


Taken at 2010. Lol!
Creased at upper right.



 

Well, I was cleaning my room and found that the box was creased. I decided why not let him out already? Comes with an instruction manual. Was pretty cool for its time.

Alt mode guest starring Universe Prowl and Henkei Streak (Silverstreak or Bluestreak)


 


 


 











How I went about on getting Universe Smokescreen was that I prefered his dark blue colors over the light blue the Henkei version had. Plus Universe Smokescreen was only $10 at the time. However, the Henkei version is more consistent on his paint scheme and more G1 anime accurate. The Universe one is just colors everywhere it feels. It's the same mold as Universe Prowl and Henkei Streak so hope you enjoy the comparisons. For an odd reason, I had trouble putting their weapons underneath their car bellys. I just couldn't seem to put them on. Though Hasbro is famous for not painting their rims, I liked how Hasbro just out of the blue decided to paint SS's wheels bronze. Nice!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Transformers Takara Tomy LaserBeak (Condor) and Apeface LG38 review!

Happy New Year folks. Got out of my sick bed to review a figure. Today's focus is on one of Soundwave's minion: Laserbeak aka Condor in Japan and his partner in crime: Apeface. Without haste, let's get started!

Boxing and contents


 


 


 


 



Standard legends boxing. Comes with the comic book version from which I have no idea what's it about until I read this site: 









Robot Mode

 


 


With Legs
With legs 2



Red wings 1
Red wings 2



Better view of his face
Laserbeak is a beauty. Though I wouldn't find him a masterpiece of his G1 incarnation. He looks great here. I had trouble getting a decent shot of his face until I was able to do so on the last pic for this category. For once I used mainly flash and the flash obscured his legs due to the black flooring I used. He also had some red wings which I didn't shoot too much of because his left wing kept receding in. His right was sturdy but the left side kept sliding back in that I kept his red wings in from most of the shooting. Also too bad he does not have his wing rifles like he did in the cartoon. Would had made this figure really ideal to obtain. 



Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG40 Astrotrain triple changer review!

Hello, hello, and hello! I've been busy with work and resting as much as I can, but I also wanted to take this opportunity to open up so...