Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Transformers: Maketoys Giant Type-61 aka Devastator part III of III

This is it. The finale. Shot this a few weeks ago, but due to school I had difficulty finding the time to upload this. To brief this summarily, the figure comprises of 6 robot figures and they form the mighty-"not Devastator"- Giant. Because this is a third party figure, the Decepticon logos are non-existent plus the names of the characters are different.

Maketoys Giant Devastator
Behold! Devastator!

Maketoys Giant Devastator

Earlier on, I reviewed the figures on their robot modes and alt modes. I was amazed by how they have multitude of gimmicks in weapon set-ups. I had the most trouble transforming Scrapper, who goes by the name Wheel Loader in this one. I had one of his legs popped off and had trouble putting it back on. Once I got it back on, I vowed to never transform him again.

Maketoys Giant Devastator
Maketoys Giant Devastator

Maketoys Giant Devastator

Maketoys Giant Devastator

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When I finally got to Giant mode, it was downhill from there. Was a fairly easy set up and you could pull more gimmicks with his crane and guns to form one cool looking assault weapon. Not that I condone violence. Because of Generation 1' s inconsistency of how Giant (Devastator) was animated, Maketoys decided to come with two heads: One with the eyes and one with the visor. The latter probably being the preferred look by most fans. The cool aspect of the first head is that you get to move his jaw up or down giving him a battle cry type of look.

Maketoys Giant Devastator
Head one

Maketoys Giant Devastator
Head two.

You can pose Giant on a medium scale as I would rate it. But he is merely more for decoration. He can be quite wobbly since he is composed of 6 attachments. He is half the size of the Hasbro Voyagers. Only wished his hand was big enough for us to get the impression that he could hold the autobots in the palm of his hand.

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Overall: I think Giant is a good set-up for your generation Transformers figures. Maketoys produced a 2nd run about two months ago, so here is your chance to pick him up if you missed the first run. Unfortunately, he is very costly at $355+. I was able to pick him up a while ago when I still had a job. The figure and his components are versatile all around.  TFC toys made a more taller, bulkier and greener version of Devastator named Hercules. However, he is $100-150 more. God bless dudes and dudettes. Until next time....

Maketoys Giant Devastator 
Verdict: Thumbs Up!

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Transformers are for re-recreational purposes. Please do not take Transformers seriously.

Friday, March 7, 2014

This is the end (2013) and the Christian perspective.

So I decided to finally watch This is the end which features Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride etc...

I understand this is an Hollywood film,  but I am merely writing this section just to hopefully reach out to people who want a sense on what is really in the scriptures as opposed to the movie.

I'm still learning to walk with the Lord so I shall do my best in interpreting end time scriptures. First off, what drove me to write this was towards the end of the film, 3 of the main characters are raptured after the rapture occurred. The 3 get raptured because they did "good deeds." But to generalize it, they sacrificed themselves for one another. Don't get me wrong, it is a very noble concept, but I have to be blunt and say that good deeds do not get you into Heaven. The film already had us fooled when Jay loosely reads the bible (revelations) at one point saying that "good people were brought up into heaven." Well, help me on this someone, but I couldn't seem to really find that passage in the book. A Christian website actually said that he mixed and mashed a bunch of verses together. Regardless, our Lord Jesus Christ already told us that:

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." ( John 14:6, KJV)

"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3, KJV)

The characters at one point did mention the Father, son, and Holy ghost as "Neapolitan ice cream." Okay I guess that is someway to put it for people who don't know about the Holy Trinity, but at the end, they did not accept Christ as their savior. They relied on good works and somehow got raptured. It's a false message once again, or possibly a new age doctrine, to tell people do good and you can get to heaven. First things first, you must be born in Christ again. After the "Neapolitan" argument. Jesus is never brought up again until a mock segment with exorcism of a demon which totally mocks Christ overall. The funny thing is that demons existed in this movie, but by the end of the film, they just totally negated God or Jesus. People want to believe in the devil, but not God I guess. How awkward.

The book of Ephesians state that:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9, KJV)

Good works come from the Father himself:

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10, KJV)

That is why we give glory to God. Once again:

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" (Titus 3:12)

"And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. "(Romans 11:6)

You see the bible does mention good works but that is only doing it in faith to God.

To make matters worse (spoilers)
when the three get raptured, they enter heaven and continue to smoke weed and live in Sin. The funny thing is that Christians heard about his film and told the director to put a Heaven scene. The director agreed only to blaspheme heaven.  Remember that our righteous acts were like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Through Christ we are redeemed and our works is faith based. Good works alone can not get you into heaven unless you are born again. James Franco's character questioned Jay at that point saying "aren't we all good people?" It is a Hollywood deception to have you believe that all you have to be is good and do good to get heaven. No, Jesus is the way the truth and the life.  Even after accepting Jesus, he said:

"For whosover shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." ( Matthew 12:50)

"Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 7:21)

"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. "(Matthew 16:25)

The last passage here would had helped the movie out had they chose to lose their life for Christ. But the real fact was that the 3 did not know Christ, so they would not had been raptured at all in reality. Remember that even the thief who died on the cross with Jesus accepted him as the one (messiah) who would die for our sins. He was probably the most luckiest guy in history. 

I will leave it here. You can choose to accept Christ or not, but just remember that good works will not get you into heaven no matter how noble it is. Works without faith is pretty much dead. You can believe the lies by today's media or follow God. The choice is yours. I'm only glad that I saw this film so that my fellow brothers and sisters may not need to. I wish I hadn't but at least I got to see the lies Hollywood was brewing. Remember, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

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