The MOAR You Know – Generations Skullgrin Scale

July 21st, 2014

My Classics shelves mainly have Deluxes and Voyagers. Scale doesn’t matter as much for that, as it’s better to just go with what you think looks good when it comes to a collection that has bots from different design aesthetics and even different lines, but some characters are better suited for small stuff like Cyberverse, Legends, or even Scouts. Legends Bumblebee looks great on a Classics shelf because Bumblebee is supposed to be small.  The same goes for Legends Swerve.

Officially those bots are meant to go with other Legends bots, but really it’s a nice way for HasTak to get better scaled bots for a Classics collection.

But what about doing the exact opposite, putting something like a Deluxe in a Cyberverse collection?

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Action Pose – Casey Jones and Raphael

July 18th, 2014

How do you improve a team of four teenage mutant ninja turtles?

Spraypaint a skull on a hockey mask and give it to Casey Jones.

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Action Pose – FP Brainstorm Jet Mode

July 14th, 2014

One of the coolest things about FP Brainstorm is definitely the transformation.

One of the other coolest things about FP Brainstorm is the result of that transformation, which is one of the sleekest and most kibble free jet modes on any Transformer.

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Action Pose – Duly Appointed Ultra Magnus

July 1st, 2014

Here’s another action pose with FOC Ultra Magnus wearing the Mebsuta Armor.

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The MOAR You Know – Fansproject Weirdwolf Ballet

June 27th, 2014

Most people assume that Weirdwolf gets his name from talking like Yoda.

Still others would say it’s because some marketing executive came up with it back in the 80s.

But I know the truth, dear readers.

And now, so will you.

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Action Pose – MMC Leo Dux

June 23rd, 2014

What’s more badass than a robot that turns into a bull?

A robot that turns into a rhino!

But what’s more badass than that?

LEO DUX!

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Action Pose – Ultra Magnus Mebsuta

June 20th, 2014

WFC Optimus Prime is a great example of how a deluxe Optimus can be cool. Sure, it’s a bit short for an Optimus, but it looks nice in both modes, has an articulated bot mode, and the transformation is a bit more complex than usual for the size class.

FOC Optimus Prime is short for a deluxe and really short for an Optimus, looks kind of crappy in both modes, has okay articulation in bot mode, and the transformation is so simple it would be better on a basic Cyberverse bot.

The Ultra Magnus version looks a lot better, but a short Ultra Magnus is even worse than a short Optimus.

But use that short Ultra Magnus as Minimus Ambus and combine it with a suit of armor?

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Action Pose – MakeToys Cogwheel

May 19th, 2014

If MakeToys hadn’t only sold Trash-Talk and Cogwheel as a set, I probably would have just bought Trash-Talk. Swerve is one of my favorite characters from MTMTE, but Gears? Gears isn’t exactly featured prominently, and I don’t care about G1 Gears enough to have really wanted one for Classics.

But what about once I had Cogwheel in hand?

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Action Pose – Maketoys Trash-Talk

May 16th, 2014

One of the best parts of running a bar?

Getting to sample the inventory.

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Action Pose – Classics Rhinox

May 9th, 2014

Beast Wars is one of my favorite TF shows, and Rhinox is one of my favorite characters on that show.

And Generations Classics Rhinox is one of the best voyagers HasTak has made.

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