Wow, been getting a bunch of deliveries lately!
I got some Microman Magneforce figures, an GI Joe Adventure Team Recondo (way, way better than the Sigma Six ver.!), My PSX Microman Generation 2000 video game, bootleg Kabaya Transformers Metroplex mini models and my favorite, so far, mini Fortress Maximus! Construction of Autobot City has begun!
Getting all this stuff has been overwhelming, thus the lack of homework being done. But fear not fellow junkies, the quarter is almost over and then I have a week off to have fun with my new toys! YAY! :)
Of course even that week will be about R&R, it'll also be about R&R, Repair and Restoration. I recently went to my friend claude's dad's house where I have a stash of GI Joes I was going to sell on eBay. Hmm... why didn't we go through with it before? Well anyway, in an effort to raise some money for this years BOTCON!! Hopefully my efforts are paid off w/ money for the show.
Anywho, here's some more pics from the previous group of additions to my plastic toy family.
Automaster Ryan and Groundmaster Alan
Divemaster Roberto and Red Falcon: Prince of the Micronauts
What's this? Red Falson is pissed!
Masterforce Micromen watch out!
Here comes Red Falcon as Ryan turns tail outta there!
"Who dares interrupt Red Falcon!?"
First we have Dr. Derek Bright, AKA Digger. He's pretty cool with his navy blue exo-suit and lime green excavation tools. A cool thing about Inhumanoids figures is that they have light piping in their heads or helmet so when light passes through the clear colored plastic, it looks like their eyes or visors are glowing. For a toyline that has it's heroes exploring beneath the earth I think that's a cool feature. I mean wouldn't you want to have some light when you're underground?
Next is Edward "The Fist" Agutter, AKA Auger (WTF is an auger?). Despite his pinkish-magenta suit, this guy is totally bad ASS! Yea he was a former boxer and "world renowned spelunker" with attitude. Watching the cartoon you'll realize though, cause there's only so much you can get from a file card on the packaging. Hasbro sure loved having file cards on all their boys toy lines in the 80's! Of course the cool thing about the file cards is that they get fairly technical on the suit and it's functions. I mean they tell you the weight and height of the suit the character is in to how much heat it can take. Now that's love! Thanks Hasbro!
Ah, Granok what better way to start collecting the Mutore race known as the Granite than to begin with their leader? Oddly for a race of rock people this toy is extremely light, probably because it's hollow inside. An interesting note about the construction of this figure is that its limbs are held in place by rubber joints(?) that are shaped like barbells. I wonder why this was done? Either way once again cool ass light piping gives off that glowing effect. Check it out!
Well that's it for now cause this has taken me longer than it probably should and I have homework to do, but as I sign off for tonight I'd like to introduce you to the newest members of my family, my turtles! I haven't actually named them but have the following names in mind: Katie, Caroline, Arcee, Elita-1, Larissa, No. 1, No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6. and no the last four "names" aren't references to The Kids Next Door, they just happen to be the number of turtles I've owned to date (5,6) or just numbering them. Either way they're female, which means that they'll be trouble! LOL
I don't know why but I've forgotten that Daft Punk's Discovery album is really good. I'm not justing saying this because i like Interstella 5555, which I love, but with the exception of one, maybe two tracks max, i really like the songs. Only one other album in the world do I hold in such high regard. Guns N' Roses' - Appetite for Destruction. These two albums I would definitely have with me if I were stuck on deserted island.
So I'm this mini Transformers kick and have bidding on items on eBay. Metroplex here on the right is a knockoff of a 1986 Kabaya candy model. Basically Kabaya is a company in Japan that sells candy and these mini model kits are included, though some would say it was the other way around.
I bid on two of these kits. One to use as Metroplex (obviously!) and one to paint as Metrotitan, one of the few new Decepticon in the 1990 Transformers Zone series in Japan. Next is Fortress Maximus. He's a mini knockoff of the real two feet tall toy!
So why am I collecting all these mini Transformers? Well a few years ago I came up the idea to have a minis game similar to Heroclix. We started with the idea to use the old decoys that were released in 1987 with all small sized Transformers but once the Japanese Smallest Transformers were released we included that but made no progress, mostly due to life. Looking around eBay I found the Kabaya knockoffs and here we are, working on this minis game again.