Literally my entire exposure to Beta Ray Bill is his single episode appearance in the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon, yet I found him really endearing and I’m not sure why.
Not really a Marvel collector, but heard about upcoming Death’s Head. Couldn’t resist, yes? Been upcoming for three years now. Much anticipated. Death’s Head’s big deal for people who grew up with Marvel UK comics.
Freelance peacekeeping agent’s gargantuan for his scale. Imagine he uses parts of Colossus, yes? Looking at arms and chest. Good business sense, yes? Very articulated. Hands pop off to swap with axe and mace. Mount in shield for characteristic silhouette, yes?
Wish it’d been green outfit, yes? Wouldn’t be difficult to repaint. Hope for another release. No big deal. Bigger worry is the shoulderpads, yes? Thick rubbery plastic. Doesn’t stay bent over. Chestpads supposed to be flush with the chest, yes? Pops off. Considering gluing it down. Hrn.
Also wished for more weapons. Can always add more from other figures. Really wish he had titanium shott blaster for wrist, yes? Really strikes me as iconic weapon. Relegated to melee weapons for now.
Still, very nice figure. Appeals to Transformers fans like me, yes? Number of people who’ve never heard of him offset by Transformers fans who have. See me in action, yes?
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST WHY DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS CAT BEFORE
HER NAME IS TAMA
AND SHE’S THE STATIONMASTER AT A TRAIN STATION IN JAPAN
SHE GREETS ALL THE PASSENGERS
AND SHE HAS HER OWN OFFICE
AND SHE’S PAID IN CAT FOOD
AND SHE IS A FUCKING EXECUTIVE OF A FUCKING RAILROAD STATION
AND LOOK AT HER
the trains are decorated with cartoon versions of her since she’s their mascot as well
MAN YOU GOTTA TALK ABOUT THE TRAIN MORE TOO THOUGH!!
FOR ONE THERES A LITTLE LIBRARY INSIDE WITH CHILDREN’S BOOKS!!
AND TAMA THEMED COUCHES AND BACKBOARDS!!!
AND THE FRONT HAS WHISKERS!!!
I MEAN CHECK THIS OUT!!
A TAMA CAFE!! AN ENTIRE TAMA GIFTSHOP!! TAMA NOTEBOOKS TAMA BAGS TAMA EARRINGS MORE TAMA STUFF I NEVER GOT PICTURES OF!! THERE IS SO MUCH TAMA !! THIS GODDAMN CAT!!
Man, look at that Jigglypuff in the second panel.
I figure since the next few months are going to give me three new ladytypes, I might as well bite the bullet and get the big kahuna. And I’m not going to lie, she is SUPER pretty. Two different tones of pink! Popping blue contrast! I’d have taken photos of her next to Pinkie Pie, but that’d break my blog description’s cardinal rule.
But yeah, as pink as she is, I long for an Elita One as Optimus’ equal: an enormous powerhouse of a bot. Make her supreme commander! Give her the Matrix! Make sexists angry etc. etc. At least Strongarm from the upcoming toon is a gruff and buff bruiser, so that scratches the “diverse body types” itch.I look forward to photographing Elita One with Windblade, Chroma and Arcee. Someone buy me Flareup and Moonracer, thx.
Ironically, the member of this year’s subscription service that is bifurcated is the one that polarises opinions the most. At least, I think that’s irony.
I’m not a fan of this mold, but to do a negative review of it would be unfair given that it’s nearly 20 years old. Suffice it to say that some of the joints are more than a little loose, particularly the legs.
The good news is that I watched Batman Forever the other day and now I can’t stop picturing this guy as Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, so that’s endearing.
I was really on the fence about buying Generations Leader Class Jetfire - the original Classics Jetfire was the birthday present that lead to rekindling my desire to collect toys, and I was really not keen to replace him even with the battle damage he’s sustained. However, once I had Leader Jetfire in hand, I was completely won over. He’s essentially a really cool, complete, well-articulated action figure that turns into a sleek jet. I know most Transformers these days are solid and poseable, but Jetfire really seems to have a minimal amount of extraneous kibble. The jet mode is similarly sleek. While the view from below spoils it, from any other angle you’d think it was just a model plane. And he’s enormous, to boot.
It seems like a lot of thought has been put into this figure. His cockpit opens, and you could probably slot a little figure or two in there. The jet boosters rotate freely, meaning you can orient them any which way. The weapons are all modular and can combine with each other. The landing gear is designed so that it is exposed (or can be freely folded out) when the weapons are attached to the undercarriage. The vents on the front/chest are actually vents. The ‘helmeted’ head, which I thought would be much like an actual helmet, is rather a clip-on faceplate that can attach to the main rifle when not in use; unlike Classics Jetfire, the visor actually lines up with his eyes and allows the light-piping to shine through.
I could gush all day about this figure, but it’s not without its faults. Some paint apps have been budgeted out during production: some red around his ankles, which would have helped him not become a sea of white, and some black on the barrels of the smaller cannons. I’m also worried about the vacuum-metalisation of the weapons and boosters, as their interchangeable nature will surely result in a lot of chipping. A major cause for concern is around the tiny central joint, which allows Jetfire’s chest to swing down and tuck away under the cockpit. My specimen is showing signs of cracking, and I really don’t want the breakage of this integral piece to drastically shorten this figure’s lifespan.
In conclusion, he’s awesome, and I cannot stop playing with him even though his next transformation could be the last. If you pick him up - and I highly recommend you do - keep an eye on the weak spot on the underside of his pelvis.