Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shockwaves 5th Transformation mode; Airplane

As requested, a photo of Shockwave in his rare 5th mode. Rumors that this form gives Shockwave great crouch pain is greatly exaggerated.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cat in Toy Vault

Bart's testing my patience now, he just wedged himself between some toy boxes deep inside the Toy Museum's storage vaults.

Cat Fight and Chase

'Smokey' the neighbors cat, being clever hides between chair and tree looking up at baby squirrels in the tree.

Dan being curious sends out Bart to say hi to Smokey.

Some whining ensues, and then a fast passed chase across the property that i was unable to capture with film.

At the other end of the house now, Bart fluffed up to tough guy mode. I guess I give the win to Bart, Smokey ran like a coward.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Transformers Animated; Target Shockwave

Its always strange that Target exclusives are discounted before they are even given a chance to sit at regular price. Not strange enough for me though, I'll take the good deal!

I am almost done watching TF Animated season 1, so I don't know Shockwave's story yet, but if he is a spy, he has a pretty good disguise. Why didn't they just give him a monocle?! That might fly with the way this show is going so far.

I like the robot form of Shockwave the best in this toy. He has good form, and could be used to fight a 12" GI Joe with equal standing (hmm things to come?).

The tank is okay, but talk about pain in the ass to transform. I had to watch several You Tube reviews to figure him out.

The crane mode (whoops I forgot to extend the hook), is better than the tank. It looks like a purple dog going fishing.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Infil-Traitor Stop-motion practice

Most warriors practice in front of a Chicken Platter right?

First stop motion I have done in a long time. I need to anchor my camera a little better so its not so jumpy. A better camera would help with the light issues. Xevoz toys are perfect for stop motion animation. They have plenty of solid joints, weapons, characters, and are easily posable.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Watch Collection; Episode 19: Autobot Watch

I am really surprised Transformer watches have not made the come back yet. Back in the day, if you were wearing one of these things, you were royalty.

I bet wearing Scorpia, a fake gold plated Transformer watch, would gain you emperor status!

Sorry Watch, didn't mean to wash you with a Brillo Pad.

I hate taking photos of toys that are shinny, my flash tears right through them and back at me.

I have heard in some circles that this is his 'spaceship' mode, but I'm not seeing it. Looks like he fell over.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hall of Heroes Flint

One of the stranger habits of a GI Joe figure addict is to start buying the same figure with slight modifications in different packaging.

Hasbro really knows how to take advantage of fans.

I think I will display this one in the third Flint shrine, next to the second General Hawk display case, by the HISS Tank garage, under the Toy Museum's sacred chambers.

Monday, May 18, 2009

TMNT Michelangelo Comic Book Toy

One would think he's almost cute, until he bonks you with one of those chucks.

Leaps and bounds over the original cartoon toy version.

Splinter likes him too.

Shredder doesn't like him.

Krang doesn't like him either.

Now original Mike can take a vacation.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

10.1 ways to die escaping Skull Dungeon

Playing with my old watches, I find interest in the old Mighty Max Doom Zone Skull Dungeon playset...

# 4: Getting jammed in the secret bookcase door.

# 8: Pushed down the front steps by the monster.

# 2: Getting locked in the dungeon with your future self.

# 7: Pushed down the inside stairs by the monster.

# 1: Eaten by the front door.

# 9: Tabled by the evil Dr.

# 5: Stuck on that strange 'eye'

# 3: Lever crushed by the evil Dr.

# 6: Pushed down the fake stairs by the monster.

The skull has survived time well, except for that one time it went flying across a room into a closet breaking its latch.

True stroy; The toy store I bought this from got their prices mixed up. The larger Doom Zones were priced at 4.99, while the smaller Horror Heads were priced at 10.99! Looking back, not sure why I didn't take more advantage. I guess I'm a nice guy.

On a side note, if anyone has a Wolfship 7, let me know, I like that Doom Zone.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Fantastic Watch Collection; Episode 18: Mighty Max Gator Head

A backup to episode 2, the Mighty Max Gator Head is good for sneaking up to people in a lake.

Monday, May 11, 2009

More fun with Akator

Maybe a reason why it took 20 years for a new Indy Movie...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Indiana Jones; Akator Temple Race Game

Looking for a game that matches your hidden desires of pushing people down stairs? Then the Indiana Jones; Akator Temple Race game is for you!

Lets open it up and see what we have...

No, not a cat! Bart just proves that once again any new box that is open he can fit into.

Anyways...Here is the game and all its pieces.

Its really a toy board game, with the Temple full of fun surprises.

A fast paced game, your goal is to race down the steps, get a Crystal Skull card, then make it into the Temple entrance at the bottom of the staircase.

The main obstacle is every time you move you then draw a card, that could spell doom for your own journey or for other players.

The top of the temple turns with a twist of the hand, then pressing down, some of the stairs lever downwards causing game pieces to fall to their doom. I suppose if you had superior intellect you could remember the sequence of that stair fall pattern, but you would also have to take into account of the possible clockwise-counterclockwise rotation of the top.

For holding on, some of the outside steps have spots for Indy's base to clip onto, and some of the inner steps have holes for Indy's whip to grab onto.

A few of the cards that you might draw while playing. Many cards have a 'go again' feature, which if shuffled right, and dice rolled right, you could possibly win the game in only one turn before anyone else can go! Highly unlikely though.

Overall its a fun and easy going game! I recommend four players, less than that it is too easy.

Its also a perfect action figure stand!


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