Monday, June 20, 2011

Animated Powermaster Optimus

From the looks of it, a third party company will be releasing a custom armor kit for Animated Optimus Prime:

This will likely be based heavily on the design shown in the Allspark Almanac 2:

Being a huge fan of Animated, I was enamored with this design when I first saw it.  If this comes to fruition, I'll definitely be getting one.  In fact, I'd get another Animated Optimus figure to go with the set.

But, it'd be really expensive.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New DotM Spot Reveals Spoiler

A new spot that was apparently just shown today has a huge spoiler in it.
Watch at your own risk.  Also, be wary of comments on Youtube.  You can check it out there.

I think this one might get pulled.  It's a pretty big spoiler, as far as I'm concerned.

I do find it kind of funny that it was even released in the first place.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Revoltech Optimus Prime

Revoltech will be releasing another Optimus Prime figure this September.

While the original, was based on the G1 version of Optimus Prime, this new one is obviously based on the Movie design.

I'm excited for this figure.  I love Revoltechs and I do have the original Optimus figure.

I hope he'll be packed with accessories, but I think there are a few that he must have:
1. His sword
2. At least one blaster
3. The Matrix

I hope this is not the first and only new Revoltech Transformer.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dark of the Moon: 153 minutes?

Well, in IMAX, anyway.

Apparently, the IMAX release has some extra footage.  Revenge of the Fallen had some extra footage in the IMAX release as well, but it was only a few minutes.

Dark of the Moon is supposed to run about 134 minutes, so in IMAX that's about 20 minutes of extra footage.

I hope it's all added to the Chicago battle.  It's supposed to be huge; I'm pretty excited about it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

HA Leadfoot

When I first saw the new Human Aliance Leadfoot, I was rather disappointed.

The Human Allaince line features characters in a larger size class and includes minifigures of characters from the movies that can interact with the robot.

This first picture of Leadfoot above is not very flattering.  In fact, I think it looks down right horrible.  Teeny-tiny legs supporting a massive upperbody?  And, a huge gut?  It didn't appeal to me at all.

Well, some new pics came out featuring better shots of Leadfoot and suddenly I want this guy.

Okay, he still has all of those things, but this angle makes them look a little better.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Crankcase Debacle Re-up

In the new Dark of the Moon line, one of the Decepticons named Crankcase has been pretty popular lately.

Crankcase has some long middle fingers.  The figures of many have been found to have had there fingers clipped off into short stumps.

There are a couple of theories why.  Safety is one.  His fingers are made of hard plastic, so they would be sharp and could be a danger for kids.

Personally, I like the funnier route.  They've been clipped because Hasbro doesn't want to release a toy that flips the bird at everyone.

While it is possible tho get a Crankcase without clipped fingers, they are probably very rare however, I've never looked for one myself.

Recently (as in, like, today), another variant was found.  These new Crankcases have no clipped fingers but rather the remolded hands found on the Takara version.  Takara is the Japanese distributor of Transformers.

These hands were made without long middle fingers, so there is no need for clipping.

Personally, I want the one with the middle fingers.


I accidentally deleted my Crankcase post.  I'm so stupid.

Anyway, I've got my TFCC Cheetor and a Botcon Stunticon set on the way.

Maybe I could review them when they get here?