Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Toy Review: Transformers Takara Tomy Legends LG25 Titans Return Blurr

Aloha. I finally decided to open up a deluxe figure legends (Titan returns) figure. I chose Blurr whom I will compare to the IDW Generations Blurr and discuss a few other things. Without delay, let's get started!

Box and Packaging.

Takara Tomy Legends Blurr LG25


 Takara Tomy Legends Blurr LG25


What Takara packaging isn't complete without a Manga? I was actually happy to see Blurr reminisce about the time he left Cybertron with Kup and Rodimus Prime (Japanese version of Headmasters). From that point on, I had no idea what was going on. I could see that Shockwave is apparently disguising himself as an Autobot and then Blurr takes on Galvatron later. However, thanks to TFwiki, here is the full story: Legends Comic: Bonus edition Vol 25.

As an addition to the comic, included is the figure with his Headmaster (Hyper fire I presume), tech specs, and instruction manual.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Toy Review: Takara Tomy Transformers Unite Warriors Computron aka Computicon UW-08 2 of 2! Combiner wars

Aloha folks, the final portion of the Computron review has arrived. After I was astounded by the individual figures, does his combine form hold up or is it a let down? Let's get started!





This guy rocks! Not only is Computron eye candy, he is built very well. He stands now, imo, the best of all the combiners released. If you read all my previous Unite Warriors review, most of the time, majority of the figures have trouble standing, Menasor being the worst of all.  You have to adjust little to none to make him sturdy. Did I mention, he is easy on the eyes as well? I love how you can place most of his weapons to combine one big weapon. A very big step up from the Combiner wars version. I love how Takara also tweaked his chest from Superion's to give him the computing look. If Takara added electronic effects to his chest, then Computron would be perfect! He still has the normal Hands, Guns, and Feet (HFG) but no problem for he stands up well with the HFG you are given to work with. Another highlight here is using Nosecone's drill for added fun! As for Afterburner, he looks good as a limb. For the most part, he looks bright red. Possibly Takara decided to do this to make him look like a toss up between red and orange. I think he plays out nicely here.

Well, overall, even though I don't own Combiner wars Computron, this is Computron! Everytime I look at the CW version, I can't help but feel like I'm seeing red Superion. Their version of Afterburner is probably the only decent thing in comparison to the UW molds. Strafe doesn't look like Strafe even if the CW version is representing the G1 toy. And the CW Nosecone... must I say any more? I don't mind if you defend the CW version but what bothered me was that I read a ridiculous review on Amazon on how CW Afterburner is the appropriate color while negating the fact that the UW version went after the G1 cartoon colors. That review also mentioned that Lightsteed and CW Nosecone is far superior figure than the UW version. I mean, how? They vaguely resemble their G1 toy and definitely do not look like their cartoon counterparts at all. Admit it, the CW version only has Scrounge which is the weakest argument to justify why the CW version is better. I know I shouldn't let a review or two bother me, but it's sad that people are willing to go through lengths to soften the blow to make their toy product look better. Ugh... moving on.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Toy Review: Takara Tomy Transformers Unite Warriors Computron aka Computicon UW-08 1 of 2! Combiner Wars

Happy New Year folks, I finally decided to get off my butt to shoot the long-awaited Computron. By now he is probably old news. I had him in storage since late Aug/early September. Was he worth that wait? Or should he had stayed in the box? Without delay, let's get to each individual Technobots.

Packaging and Out of the box

Transformers Unite Warriors Technobots




The artwork is amazing! I love how Nosecone is drilling himself out of the ground as if he was a ground version of a humpback whale. It also reminds of me of the old TMNT days where the Shredder and his henchmen would use their transport modules to resurface from the underground. Love how Afterburner is popping a wheelie as well. As for the comic, it is Grimlock's birthday. As a refresher course, Grimlock gave birth (not literally) to the Technobots in the cartoon. Grimlock lost his infinite wisdom by giving it to Computron who utilized the data to incapacitate Abominus, a Decepticon combiner. Dirk Manus (G1 cartoon canon) is the human being alongside with his now canon daughter- Sue. According to sources online, Dirk got with Marissa Faireborn (also G1 canon) and she gave birth to Sue. Like mother, like Daughter, Sue played a prank on her father by giving him chocolate money whereas Marissa gave some rust like material to Dirk in one of the episodes. Poor guy, can't cut a break. 

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. To...