So, I picked up an Elite Guard Bumblebee as a present for my future Mrs.
After a quick custom mod, I gotta say… He’s pretty impressive. Thankfully he does not have a yellow head, as all the promo, stock, and package pictures show. The yellow that is there actually enhances the black (and the black enhances the yellow in return), with the deep blue of the stingers and his eyes as delicious icing on this creamy cake of animated goodness.
Maybe it’s the tiny eyes of the movie figs, but boy do I enjoy this Bee’s light piping!
All in all, I must now declare him…
EMO BEE NO MORE!
Click on the picture for the full quality version. It’s worth a look!
He’s like the batman of animated figures.
Oh, and there’s another reason for this post…
Happy Anniversary Melody!
Yes, we had our first date watching the Transformers movie. (Neither of us had seen it even close to opening day because we don’t like crowded theaters.)
During a slow part of the movie, I did a dramatic yawn and arm stretch, raising my arms above my head in an obvious motion to put my arm around her. Melody smiled and leaned forward a bit, and I promptly (but gently!) elbowed her in the head.
She looked surprised, then laughed ‘You jerk!”
I laughed and put my arm back down, then waited till another lull in the movie and yawning stretched again… She looked suspicious, but I actually put my arm around her this time.
Hey, I was just making absolute sure she had a good sense of humor. ;)
It’s a good thing, too, because a few days later we were talking about g1 episodes, and how she hadn’t seen it on tv but had a few episodes on vhs that her and her siblings watched a lot as kids. I asked if she’d ever seen the g1 movie, and she hadn’t. Well, I just so happened to have the anniversary copy on dvd, so I let her borrow it.
A few hours later she calls and says, “EVERYONE’S DEAD!”
I respond, “What?”
She says, “THEY’RE ALL DEAD!”
It takes me a second for things to sink in… I hadn’t realized she probably didn’t know that not only did Optimus Prime die in the movie, but also half the characters she grew up with.
Naturally, I laughed.
“It’s not funny! They’re DEAD!”
Thankfully I knew she was being overly dramatic on purpose and we had a good laugh together, but she honestly didn’t know about what happened in the movie (or even season 3) and was a little shocked by it.
Again, good thing she’s got an awesome sense of humor. :D
So, Happy Anniversary Melody!