Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Time Force Megazord



Power Rangers Timeforce aired between February and November 2001, Sabans adaptation of the Super Sentai series Mirai Sentai Timeranger (or Future Squadron Timeranger).

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Arcee (Generations)





Arcee is one of the most dangerous Autobots, despite her comparatively small size. She believes the Decepticons must be stopped at all costs. That belief, combined with her combat training, makes her a pure warrior, a hunter who mixes speed and sudden action to strike Decepticon targets whenever she can.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Megazord

Megazord Stats
Height: 333 ft.
Weight: 172,000 lbs.
Power: 50,000 megavolts
Weapons: Titanium Power Sword, Laser Emitting Eyes, Mammoth Shield, Power Punch Missiles, Thunder Cannons, and Pterodactyl Chest Plate.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Crosscut


Crosscut isn’t known for his accomplishments in battle, but his role is no less valuable to the Autobot cause. The ambassador’s vast knowledge of languages and civilizations enables him to forge alliances across the universe. The Autobots can establish footholds on other worlds without firing a shot.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Optimus Prime & Gaia Unicron (Year of the Snake)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9819697@N03/15541388218

The Optimus Prime & Gaia Unicron box set was a re-release of the 2012 Takara Tomy Arms Micron AM-01 Optimus Prime and AM-19 Gaia Unicron. Released on the 28th December 2012 in selected Asian countries it was to commemorate the Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) which started on the 10th February 2013.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

G1 Wheeljack

"Never do what your enemy expects you to do."

Wheeljack is the mad scientist of the Autobots. Always inventing new weapons and gadgets. Most adept at driving while in car mode. Likes to show off his stunts. Flying range of 800 miles using solid-fuel rockets in arms. Shoots magnetic inducer, shrapnel-needle and gyro-inhibitor shells from his shoulder cannons. He is his own worst enemy. Often injured while experimenting with new weapons.

Next to the Porsche 935 Turbo, Wheeljacks Lancia Stratos Group 5 vehicle mode is my favourite amongst the original Autobot cars.

1977 Lancia Stratos HF Turbo Group 5


Sunday, 31 August 2014

G1 Megatron

I've always liked the original Megatron, even the awkward looking robot mode with the suspect trigger placement. Having never owned one when I was younger (just as well as I would probably have broken it) I had to make do looking through the catalogues which came with the early figures, being fascinated how the robot turns into a thin gun mode.  Luckily the internet came along with the likes of Yahoo auctions and eBay giving me have the chance to finally own one, and now I have more than I probably should.

The Real Walther P-38

Megatron is a Walther P-38 pistol, slightly smaller than the real-life counterpart. The Walther P-38 started production in 1938 in Germany at the beginning of World War II as service pistols for the German army. These were predominantly black unlike the chromed finish of Megatron.

Walther P-38. Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Legacy Dragonzord

Dragonzord Stats
Height: 124 ft.
Weight: 340,000 lbs.
Speed: 86mph
Weapons: Power Lazer Drill


The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series from 1993 in an adaptation from the Japanese Super Sentai series, which at this time was in its 16th series (having started in 1975) called "Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger". The Dragonzords Japanese name is "Dragon Caesar".

Released a year after the Legacy Megazord, the Legacy Dragonzord was an anticipated figure. This is an all new mould which has never been released before unlike the Legacy Megazord. This figure also does not come with a sticker sheet, all the details are either moulded on or are pre-applied stickers.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Legacy Megazord

Megazord Stats
Height: 333 ft.
Weight: 172,000 lbs.
Power: 50,000 megavolts
Weapons: Titanium Power Sword, Laser Emitting Eyes, Mammoth Shield, Power Punch Missiles, Thunder Cannons, and Pterodactyl Chest Plate.

The Legacy Megazord is a "reissue" of the original 1993 Megazord to celebrate the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 20th Anniversary in 2013. Bandai did not use the original 1993 mould but the slightly smaller and sleeker mould of the 2010 Megazord. (The 2010 Megazord was released as part of the 2010 reversion of the original 1993 show which was remastered and featured an updated logo.) The Legacy Megazord differs from the 2010 release with the inclusion of diecast metal parts and premium paint work.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Dinobot Slug

Bio: "This fiery warrior hates taking orders, unless it means he gets to destroy something. He'll level anything in his path with a fit of white-hot dino rage."



A re-imagining of Slag from 1985, obviously with a more "PC" name. It’s a solid sturdy little figure and is quite poseable the only bit of “kibble” is the folded dinosaur tail on the robots back which just hangs there. I do like the way the arms split to form the dino chest as well as the overall purple colour (though movie inaccurate).