Masterpiece Transformers Wheeljack

lanciawheeljackrobotThis is a definite must-buy for G1 Transformers fans – the Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack.  Like all of the Masterpiece series the robot modes and articulation is great, but this car mode looks sweet as Wheeljack is based on the Lancia Stratos Turbo 5 rally car.

[Read more…]

Kids Logic Mecha Nations MN03 Transformers Megatron

kidslogicmegatronHK toy maker Kids Logic is on a roll with their big-head cute Hasbro-approved Transformers G1-style line-up of light-up LED action figures.  Here’s the latest from Kids Logic, the Mecha Nations MN03 Transformers Megatron 6″ figure.

[Read more…]

BE@RBRICK x Transformers

bbxtakara00Just hitting the retail shelves is a collaboration between Medicom and Takara.  The popular toy brick bears meets the transformerable robots in this neat merchandising product line.  The 4 figures:  Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream and Bumblebee figures can transform into their BE@RBRICK form or G1-style robot form.  Now that is cool, so just take my wallet and credit cards now!

bboptimusprimechange

[Read more…]

KIds Logic KidsNations Optimus Prime

KL KNThe Kids Logic Optimus Prime figure is a hot seller and especially in Hong Kong.  The diecast big-head action figure is selling upwards north of $90.00USD and when you buy the action figure, you also get a smaller version – the KidsNations Optimus Prime.

[Read more…]

Toy Box Break!

Box Break 01This past weekend we had a fun Retrenders box break!  Since we have buddies living in Japan and Hong Kong, we had them doing some “Toy Hunting”, specifically Transformers and Tomica toys.

DoraemonKidsLogic

[Read more…]

The Best Swap Meet for Geeks: Frank & Sons

Frank & Sons 00When I lived in Los Angeles, I had friends always telling you got to check out Frank & Sons.  One of friends got tricked into going thinking it was an Antiquing event, boy was he wrong!   If you need to get that baseball card, back issue comic book, or Transformers toy then head to the best swap meet on the West Coast – Frank & Sons!

Frank & Sons 01 [Read more…]

Kids Logic Optimus Prime

kidslogic 00There are many variants and alternate versions of the famed Transformers Autobot leader Optimus Prime.  This time he takes form at as super big-head action figure by HK toy company Kids Logic.

[Read more…]

Custom LEGO Transformers: Ironhide & Ratchet

transformers 00The Transformers G1 Ironhide and Ratchet were always cool toys but the transformation from car to robot mode never looked right.  Then a few years ago, iGear produced very accurate G1 Ironhide and Ratchet lookalikes from the cartoon series, but they were tad expensive for knock-offs.

[Read more…]

Kreon Action Sports

Toys’R’Us Hong Kong releases some funny and LEGO busting Kreon mini-figs in stop-motion action.

The Transformers soccer match features the Autobots crying foul when the Constructicons form Devastator.

[Read more…]

The Loyal Subjects Grimlock Tee

theloyalsubjectsgrimlocktee

Want a cool tee to rock with your True Religion jeans?  Check the latest Transformers Tee from The Loyal Subjects designed by Les Schettkoe.  The Series 1 Tranformers under licensed by Hasbro Inc. also includes Bumble Bee, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Thunder Cracker, Jazz and Soundwave.

[Read more…]

Future Flicks: Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM update!

I think Guillermo del Toro is about to crush the Transformers franchise with a single Pacific Rim blow!

Pacific Rim 2013 Poster

The fact is, Pacific Rim touches on all popular elements of a fantastic science fiction in the near future which includes sleek but robust militarized technology armor suits, giant manned battle robots as tanks and a fight for humanity in a war against gargantuan beasts unleashed from the sea as it appears from the trailer. And from the trailer, I would have to say Pacific Rim is much more layered than a Transformer flick and promises to give us the equivalent of what Star Wars gave to audiences in 1980s – a jaw dropping awe. Watch out George Lucas!

[Read more…]

New Era x Transformers Snapbacks

neweratransformerssnapbacks

Here’s the latest New Era collab with Transformers toy line – the 59Fifty Fitted and Snapback hats.  The hats feature cool retro G1 Transformers designs.  I have various New Era caps and just really love the 59Fifty series.

MSRP:  $29.99USD

For more info, go to:  New Era x Transformers.

KRE-O Transformers – Quest for Energon

Here’s KRE-O’s new Transformers toy line – the Quest for Energon series.  I really dig the mini-figures – they are cute and fun to play with.

Check out:  KRE-O.

[Read more…]

Making A List: Top 40 Cartoon Songs

Art by J. Scott Campbell

I have to say some of the coolest pop songs in 1980s and early 1990s were from cartoon TV shows.  Every once in awhile, I can be humming along these cartoon theme songs.  Thanks to YouTube now, everybody gets a chance to relive the experience and do some karaoke cartoon show tunes.  So, here’s my Top 40 list of the best cartoon theme songs from 1980s thru the early 1990s.

1.  Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs – There’s no better chessy glamrock song than Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs.

2. Jem & The Holograms was truly outrageous.

3. Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers – “no guts, no glory!”  The theme song makes me want to do some electric air guitar.

[Read more…]

%d bloggers like this: