Saturday, March 31, 2018

Beast Hunters Apex Armor


From Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, it's the Apex Armor featuring Breakdown. Basically a power armor for Legends class figures. A main figure can stand in the main chest cavity while two more can stand on a platform you can flip up from the back.

Assault mode. Transformation reminds me of Gunhed. You split apart the legs and pulling apart the side parts roll forward the chest and shoulder cannons. The cannons can't roll into place in robot mode because the side parts block the way.

Basically a simple but nice looking assault vehicle for legends class figures.

The included figure, Breakdown. His chest doesn't look in place so it tends to roll apart during play.

Breakdown's vehicle mode. Solid vehicle but if you forget how to take the vehicle apart for transformation, you may end up throwing him against the wall.

I think I'll get rid of him eventually. I'm planning to do spring cleaning and this guy's already first on the list. I got the Apex Armor to satisfy my curiosity so now that's quenched, I can get rid of him. :p

Monday, February 12, 2018

FW SD Gundam Neo - Unicorn & RX-78


I forgot where I got those 2; either at a TRU or a Barnes and Noble. Apparently their original price is 370 yen so not bad price for imports.

 We'll start with RX-78-2.

 Box contents. Main body is mostly assembled already.

Assembled figure. Very basic articulation; just head and shoulder swivels. Your basic collect and display stuff.

 I guess the main gimmick for this line is that eye and camera parts use clear parts. It's more visible when using the flash.

 Next up is Unicorn Gundam Destroy Mode.

And a flash picture to highlight the eyes.

There's a noticable size difference between RX-78 and Unicorn.

Back picture. Mainly got these guys on a whim. Not bad but definitely not getting any more. XD

This is mainly a test post. Did most of this from my Kindle Fire HD8 tablet that I got during summer. This replaces all my other tablets as it's more powerful than I expected for the price and it turns out the 8" screen size is perfect for me. (Tried a 10" and it was to unweildy.) And of course there's the added benefit of using Amazon Prime with this which may also be considered a con because the pairing will pretty much sucker you into the Amazon Prime ecosystem. It's a very powerful pairing as having a Kindle Fire allows you to taste most of the online media offerings of Amazon Prime. And there's anime related songs available too such as stuff from Claris and Kalafina. Serious stuff here... Anyways, got distracted...

My job has also stabilized. I'm now a regular employee at my current workplace and will stay there until either retirement unless I find something else. That means eventually I'll have more time to do other stuff, including the blog. Although I'm not sure about the blog. I'll still do it on and off but my original intent for the blog has kinda gone away so I'm going to take a much more relaxed stance towards what I post here.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Watched Ghost in the Shell



Got a free ticket for Ghost in the Shell from Crunchyroll. I almost walked out during the first half hour but got myself to sit through it. I wasn't a fan of the original animated movie (I thought it was okay) and this one wasn't much better or worse. I thought Beat Takeshi was wasted in this movie. Yeah, he looked badass at the end but he really didn't fit in with the rest of the movie especially since he's the only one who spoke Japanese (what was with that anyways, him being the only character who did that?). I wasn't bothered by the white-washing. The CEO was white, the tech team was white, they're replacing her original body anyways, just make her white! The city was totally Blade Runner. Probably because of that, it totally did not blow me away because for all the CGI used, it didn't feel any more spectacular in comparison to Blade Runner's city. I'm surprised at the amount of scenes the live action lifted from the animated version. I give it a C-. Watchable but barely. I'm glad it was a free ticket. :p

Monday, March 6, 2017

Kre-o Star Trek Enterprise

Kre-o Star Trek Enterprise
I got this set when Amazon put them on clearance for $17 back during the 2013 holiday season. However, it wasn't until 2015 that I got around to putting it together. ^^;; This is based off the new movie version of the Enterprise and was part of the toy merchandise for Into Darkness (which sucked bricks, btw :P).

Monday, February 13, 2017

Puzzle and Dragons

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So I said I would talk about PaD. It's a mobile game that's pretty much taken up almost all of my game playing time and then some. It's basically your typical mobile monster/card collection game combined with a match-3 puzzle game element.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

My room...is a mess...

It's a mess

And another year comes and goes...LOL. orz

Arguably the main reason for leaving the blog on the side for so long is that most of my free time had been taken up by the mobile game Puzzle and Dragons which I'll cover in the next post. That and reading manga on Comico which I'll also cover some time...maybe. Thanks to PaD, I've left a whole bunch of stuff to the side, Anime to watch, toys to open up and play. My room's a mess due to unopened toys and too much toys left out in the open. I might have to either sell or throw out some of my toys depending on how bad I feel the situation is.

It's a mess
Boxes of stuff...orz

It's a mess

It's a mess
Transformers toys has been a hit and miss across the board. I'd say the movie line for the most part was a miss and Generations line more or less a hit with the Combiner Wars and now Titans Return series.

My work has more or less stabilized for the time being so that should allow me to better manage my time so I can get to doing some spring cleaning and blog posting. Things always like getting in the way though...like myself. *dies* orz

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wow...

It's been over a year since my last post here...hahaha...*dies*

What have I been doing...the usual I guess? Work has tired me out so I never got in the mood to do another post but this week I'm looking after my mother since she had surgery on her foot last week so I took the week off. I'll be back to work next week so this might be the only post here for a while... *croaks*

Recent developments...I finished watching Wake Up Girls. I've watched both seasons of IdolMaster, Love Live, and WUG. They all have their charms and weaknesses, it's hard to pick a favorite. ^^ I'm also sporadically watching Rinne No Lagrange. I love Rinne's 1st season OP, it's been a while since I've been so into an original anime OP. Great stuff.

Speaking of great stuff, I used Great Stuff for the first time this week. It's a insulation foam that solidifies and seals cracks and gaps. It's fun but it's also tricky to use. I don't think my first job using this was that good at all but after watching a few videos, I think I'm starting to get how this works. ^^;

Kinda got side tracked there...um...yeah, eroge! I'm currently playing Otome ga Kanaderu Koi no Aria. I've finished 3 heroines so far and I think I'll give this a B-. It's cute but nothing outstanding. I've already bought Otome ga Irodoru Koi no Essence but I think that's going to be the last Otome game I buy for the time being. Oh!, and Kei-sama is the best! Hahya! *explodes*


Amazon links so you know what I'm talking about! And last two are NSFW, hahya!

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