Just a local Hawaii boy that is into G1 Transformers - Transformers classics, Unite Warriors, Generations etc, Hawaii and mainland hikes, travels, and anything he feels like writing. It's my life. Best viewed in web page format.
"Combaticons Transform! Brawl, Swindle, Blast-Off, Vortex, and Onslaught!" At long last, the Combaticons has arrived... Unite Warriors style that is. To continue on the G1 tradition, TakTomy has listened to fan demand and included shuttle Blast-Off rather than the Hasbro jet version of a darker Slingshot. If you are new to all this, Takara's combiners closely resemble their G1 cartoon counter parts. However, not everyone is welcoming to this change. Is this set worth a pickup? Without delay, let's get started in this 2 part series.
With Weapons attached.
Box looks good. The manual artwork consists of lots of G1 familiar faces such as Bot (though he is referred to as Bot II in this one since he was destroyed in the original G1 B.O.T episode). Lord Chumley and his butler, Dinsmoore is looking to buy some weapons from Swindle whom apparently is hocking Brawl's weapons including his turret.
There are two sides to the story, or mountain for that matter. Arguably the most popular hike or workout is the Koko head stairs of doom. The The next one which is on another side of Koko head is the Koko crater natural arch. I got the day off so me and my friend, KG decided to hike the Arch. It's located near and adjacent to the Halona Blowhole. Since we went at 5AM, side parking was very easy to find. Just be careful in crossing the street. Play it safe folks. When we got to the area, we ended up hiking down the bushes area, but we backtracked when we found out we were getting nowhere. Near the entrance, after you cross the fence, just climb up the black lava like rocks and you will be on your way.
It was a little easy to find because there were already hikers by the arch. Its gets a little steep as you get to the arch so be careful. Just always play it safe as I said. Bring good shoes with good traction (hiking shoes preferred), water, gloves (optional but comes in handy if you no like get dirty), and camera (for pics). Praying to God never ceases to help.
Aloha folks. On this day, I decided to tackle what most call "a kid and dog friendly hike": The Judd Trail loop. I cheated and used google maps to find this destination. What can I say? Might as well utilize it since I have it on my phone. I parked right across the entrance as I made a quick prayer to God that nobody would break into my car and steal anything. I heard this area is high-theft so be careful when hiking here. There are lots of bugs and mosquitoes here too so bring insect repellent. My hiking team consisted of my mom, sister-in-law, and my dog, Aiko!
I parked by the entrance which is on the Old Pali Road. Upon entering, the first waterfall is already within view to the left as you go down your first and small hill. I also tried practicing some photography messing with the aperture and shutter speed. I think I could do better but got the smooth and blurry like waterfall after all.