I stopped by a tall grass field on the way to work today, and saw this cat lumbering around. I asked if it wanted to come home with me, and maybe morph with some other animals to form a Megazord and it said okay.
For the main central Torso-Zord, the Lionzord is kind of weak. At least the Tyranozord, didn't look like a torso from every angle. The front of the Lionzord is okay looking, but the back looks like a Lion missing some pants.
I do like the Red and Black, and I do like how that is central to the Megazord's build. Just can't find a favorite angle yet.
So I guess, through five totally random coincidences, I have all five parts to the Samurai Megazord. I guess the next step is to figure out how to build it.
I got locked out of my car today! Luckily for me a strange man appeared out of the alley and handed me this free Dragonzord key lock breaker. It worked, and I got back into my car. Luck would also have it, it's Samurai Power Rangers brand, and matches the other three Zords in my collection!
The black and blue Dragonzord is really long, when folded out and sword tail inserted. I can get a better shot of him when he does sit-ups. He kind of reminds me of a wiener dog dragon with his stumpy feet.
He forms into the Samurai Megazord's left leg, and packs a sharp kick.
I was gutting the turkey this morning when out comes an Apezord! What are the odds, that the turkey we were going to eat had herself ate an Apezord?
The Apezord forms the Samurai Megazord's left arm, or I guess right if you were looking at it. The Apezord is pretty simple like the Turtlezord, in that you only have to flip a couple things.
I guess my only complaint with the Apezord, is if you want his arms down like a traditional ape, the good side of the detail points inward, and the open plastic shell part is outward. But that is not really too much of a problem as you can still position the arms in many ways.
He doesn't stand well either on its back feet, so you need those front arms for balance. Sometimes you can get him to do a trick for a peanut.
If someone told me at the start of the week that I would end up with three parts to the Samurai Megazord in all these random events, I would say neat.
Since I did not, by any means, purchase an entire Samurai Megazord in an un-rational splurge purchase, I was happy to see this Bearzord fly threw my car window on the way to work. I can only assume the previous owner did not want, and tossed, just when I drove by. What are the odds?
I am totally digging the Bearzord. Do you want to know what is really cool about the Bearzord? When you flip his legs down, and head out from foot mode, you hear nice solid clicking sounds. Its like in the commercials, they always add that noise, yet you can never reproduce. Well this one solidly clicks and snaps and latches and clicks.
I also dig the simplicity! SO nice to have a transforming toy, that doesn't take a whole episode of Storage Wars to transform. The colors are Green, Black, a little gold, and some red eyes. So simple!
And with all that simplicity, it still pulls off bear to the nose. I could see this thing paneling down main street fighting stuff. His jaw opens too.
The Bearzord forms the Megazord's right leg, or is that left? I wouldn't know as I only have a Turtlezord and luck would have it, this Bearzord.
Excuse me while Bearzord and I go for a walk with the dog.
Well thats great, Yahoo Sports is reporting that Cutler broke his thumb in todays game agaisnt the Chargers. I guess it was done when Cutler doing what he does best, preventing a touchdown after an interception he threw. At least Backup Caleb Hanie can do some things, and maybe at the same level as Cutler. On the other hand, it probably doesn't matter the way things are going with GreenBay or the 49ers.
Oh and here is my Devin Hester figure I bought for Cutler to play with, but now has to wait a few weeks.
Lets start your Monday with a fancy review of Fireburst Optimus Prime from the Transformers Dark of the Moon line of toys. I really like this toy, even though I play it mediocre like in the video for some kicks.
Many things to say about this Prime. I got a generous Veterans day deal to start, 40% off plus a $3 dollar off toy coupon making it around 10 bucks! Unlike the stock pile of toys on my desk, I dug right into it, and transformed him many times during the Clone Wars and Thundercats on Friday night. This is my second Dark of the Moon toy, and so far these guys are solid. They just seem to Transform more smoothly than the last two movie toys. The Photo-like instructions help too.
I did have a bit of a problem with his Mechtech axe though. It was working really well all Friday night, then Saturday night it conked out out of nowhere! The gears somehow got out of line, and after many agonizing minutes of trying to fix and realign, a gear piece shot out, and it was done. So I returned the whole toy Sunday afternoon for a new one. So now I'm a bit paranoid to do it again, so I am very careful in Mechtech-ing it.
It was nice to work out the transforming bugs with the first one, and have the second one all cleaned and ready to film. He is such a balance Transformer, with nice base supporting legs, with awesome articulating arms and waist. He may not look exactly the right proportion, but works so well as a Transformer. Color scheme is really nice too, I dig the lightning detail versus the fire so much more. He also has a neat transparency paint job going with Energon like glow to his hood and roof. His head looks so mean, and is the Prime I see in the movies.
I would totally pick this toy up if I collected Optimus Primes, in which I do, so that is what I did.
There is an awesome trend these days for stuffed plush animal friend creatures. Gone are the days of the common stuffed cat or classic puffy teddy bear, for the days of dysfunctional Ugly Dolls and cute abstract monsters like the Alphabeasts are here. It took me about 26 hours to narrow down my first Alphabeast choice to E, or Eioio.
Each beast style is unique and adorned with a letter, one side upper cased the other side lower cased. They also sport a vibrant color contrast from side to side. Most are very cute, some are kind of scary, and some are just darn strange.
Did I mention they are OH-SO-SOFT? Yeah they are OH-SO-SOFT, made of nice soft washable velveteen material, and the letter is my favorite material fleece. Yes, I would drape myself in fleece if it were socially acceptable. Since Alphabeasts do this for me, I will just go with that.
Alphabeasts are both a friend and a learning tool. Eioio has already begun teaching spelling at The Toy Museum, which is a great thing, as if you have wread my posts over the years... Yeah.
They are a pretty good sized toy, and not a bad price too at $15.99. There is a baby book set available, that features the Alphabeast's adventures too. Now I just have to figure which one I would get next, to start spelling something, as they look really good in groups.