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Friday, February 27, 2009

RotF News- Leader Prime and Megatron In and Out of Box Pics!

These have been put up on eBay by seller 'yayabeee'. These figures are selling at $1,000 each with another two put up for auction. YouTube user peaugh will probably be buying them, and we should see a review from him soon.

Click the pictures to see a full size version.



Read the Bio for a little back story...



Tank mode looks better than his last jet mode, but it's still a little weird.




He definitely looks deformed, but after reading his bio, he seems to really fit the part and make sense.






Certainly reminiscent of the first movie's design, but still different.

But, as usual, let's focus on Prime!



I hate to say this, but I think the truck mode looks a little stale and uninteresting. It may just be the way the figure is photographed, but the red on the hood and the blue on the top looks bland. It looks like a lighter shade of blue, too. But it's good that the flames on the side of the hood are still there. But it may just be that it looks plain in comparison to my Premium one that's covered in stickers.





His transformation is really complex, but that's a good thing. The more pieces that move, the more accurate and detailed each mode will be.


Looks like battery replacement instructions, so we'll be getting some lights and sounds.


It appears that the swords cannot be removed, instead, they flip out from under the plates on his forearms.


Not much of a backpack, and lots of leg and ankle articulation means good balance and an opportunity for a wide range of poses. Plus stability, which is good for stop motions.







I dare say that this will be the best Prime ever, and, as you know, I have the 20th Anniversary one. This may even be the best Transformer ever, because obviously the best one will be a Prime. :)
But the level of detail and the amount of articulation is just breathtaking. I've already started saving up for this figure so I'll have the $40- $50 to buy him as soon as he comes out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Breaking News... I WIN!!!!!


(Available in High Quality)

That's right, my favorite video to date is back, the original one, boasting Rebirthing by Skillet for the credits!
I found a video that explains how you can easily dispute the copyright claim if it's under fair use, which mine was. Do NOT abuse this system! You do not have rights to use music if you bought it, if other people are doing it, or if you credit the artist, only if it's under Fair Use.


Not everything's great though. My laptop is still not functioning, so the Reprolabels review is still being delayed.

Mass Effect 2 Trailer


(Available in HD)

This trailer looks awesome, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's not pre-rendered. No, I'm not an expert on the story, whether Shepard dies at the end of the first game or not, because I haven't beaten it yet. Newer games keep getting in the way.
But here's what I think happened: Shepard died, (obviously, as it said K.I.A.) but as he was dying, or shortly after, they somehow transferred his memories and his knowledge, essentially his entire mind, to a data disk. Then they found one of the many deactivated Geths lying around, and with the help of Tali the Quarian, whose people created the Geth, wiped it's memory and upload Shepard's. So he has an upgradable, immortal body. I also think his Spectre status will be preserved so that he can continue to protect the galaxy. This is the only explanation for the Geth having official Normandy crew markings. It will make future sex scenes even weirder then the first one with just an alien, though.
Anyways this looks awesome, the graphics look great, I think being an augmentable Geth will allow for some great gameplay, and I'm sure they won't screw it up.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

RotF News- Toy Fair Image Dump: Creme of the Crop!!

That's right, Optimus Prime, baby!!

Torso looks really accurate:


The detail on his head is absolutely outstanding:


His legs look rather awkward and rigid when they're straight. Some more action poses would be nice, but the accurate details (knee pads, tires, feet) are fantastic.


Two Swords!!!!!


Gorgeous truck mode:


The accuracy on this figure is amazing:



These two swords are sure to kick some serious ass, and he's going to need them, because here's what he's up against:



This picture obviously confirms Megatron's appearance in the film, but I don't think there was much doubt about it. Bay and his minions kept denying it, but I'm sure that they just wanted it to be a big reveal.


A quick word about the new "Mech-Alive" feature in these figures. Some thought that it was the new name for the first movie's "Automorph Technology" but it's not. Although Automorph is still present, it's not being advertised as much. Here's the difference:

Automorph: Moving one piece would cause others to move with a practical purpose, i.e. making transformations easier and faster.

Mech-Alive: Moving one piece causes others to move with an aesthetic purpose, i.e. making gears in the chest or arm move to make it look like a realistic robot.

RotF News- Trailer Screen Caps

Three Arcee combiners chasing Sideways:


Sam pulling apart a possible Insecticon drone:


Scorponok attacking a cane-wielding Jetfire:


The Fallen against some Marines right when he teleports at Giza.

RotF News- Toy Fair Image Dump: Everyone Else

Here's some more Toy Fair pics:

Breakaway:





I don't know what it is about this Autobot jet, but I just love how his head looks.

Sideswipe:

This vehicle mode is absolutely beautiful.


Yay! More melee weapons!!



This, of course, is the preview figure of Soundwave in Cybertron satellite mode:


I'm not crazy about his big cartoony hands, but he's still pretty good.

Here's Starscream:


Here's the "Audi R8"

So, he's not called Barricade, but that doesn't mean that it's not him. They still look very similar, and he may have just changed his identity.

Now, The Fallen:



Kinda like a cross between Alien and Bionicle...

Here's his CGI model:

RotF News- Toy Fair Image Dump: Devastator

Ok, so it seems there are two versions of Devastator. One is all of the separate vehicles, that transform into individual robots. There are 4 Voyager Class figures, and 2 Deluxe Class figures, totaling around $100. Then there's the Devastator set, which is also around $100, and includes all of the vehicles that transform into combining parts. This is to keep up the quality, as it would be very difficult to make a figure that could go from vehicle, to robot, to arm, and have it look good... at the price of $200.

Here's Demolisher, the really big guy from the teaser trailer:




His transformation is really cool, and I really like the look of his non-humanoid anatomy.

Bonecrusher's brother, Rampage:


Now, here are the vehicle combiner figures, and the body part that they form, judging on their colors:

Demolisher, torso and shoulders:


Scrapper, right arm:


Mixmaster, head and neck:


Long Haul, right leg:


Hightower, left arm:


Rampage, left leg:


Here's Devastator




This is a leaked CGI model of him.

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