Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Lockdown was one of the characters that I just fell in love with the moment I saw it on Transformers Animated. I had the regular version of the toy from way back, but recently added several additions. I acquired the Stealth Lockdown, Blazing Lockdown, and the Lockdown from the movie line "Hunt for the Decepticons". The weird thing is I could have sworn I already had the HFTD Lockdown since I remember the design was really similar to the Animated version, but darker and I loved it. But when I cleaned up my collection recently, I noticed he was missing. After some digging around, I couldn't find him so I got a used one locally.

Out of the four Lockdowns, I have to say my favourite is the Blazing Lockdown. The gold colors along with the black just makes him look AMAZING! It's always fun to add to the Animated collection as I absolutely LOVE the aesthetics of the line. It's really too bad they ended it so early. I usually don't get color variants of characters, but Animated is my exception to this rule because they RULE!


Blazing Lockdown

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stuart and Dave

I picked up this Stuart talking figure last week since it was half off, I already had Dave from around the time Despicable Me 2 came out. Now I just need to get Tim when he goes on sale next haha!

Stuart, Baymax, Dave

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Transformers RID

I picked up my first two RID Transformers today, I had some Kelloggs/Hasbro promotion coupons which gave a free toy under $20 and they were expiring at the end of this month. I didn't really know what to do with them since I wasn't sure if I want to get into RID and I definitely am not a fan of the Combiner Wars stuff. But after watching the latest episodes of RID2015, I think I will like this series. It reminds me a lot of Animated which is still my favourite Transformers show. There's just this charm I like about colorful kiddish shows, it's just more fun. Prime was dark and gloomy, so it's nice to have something colorful and bright again.

I got Bumblebee and Strongarm, they are actually pretty nice and true to the show. They got rid of the paper instructions and they are just printed on the back of the card now. The transformations are extremely simple, which for some is a charm in itself (like me! lol). However, for the regular retail price of $19.99 per figure, I think it is too much for what it is. It definitely feels a little smaller than the regular deluxe and those were only $16.99 at retail. So with the $3 increase and smaller size, I will only be picking them up during like  25+% off sales.

So far, there are Bumblebee, Strongarm, Grimlock, and Steeljaw out. I am going to skip on the warrior size (new name for these "deluxes") Grimlock, hoping we will get a voyager one in the future. I am still on the fence about Steeljaw, this wolf-like Decepticon character, actually the first member of the Decepticon to appear on the show. I hope we will see Sideswipe soon since he looks pretty cool too.

Verdict: Not worth it at regular price, but if you like the show and can get these on sale, then I'll recommend them!

RID Strongarm and Bumblebee

Monday, March 2, 2015

Some new stuff

I've been hella busy at school lately, but I still managed to work in some trades here and there and got some TF's I've been wanting for a while. I've been culling my TF collection lately, selling or trading stuff I don't really have an attachment to. I noticed that one of the main attachment points for me for a toy is a tv show or movie. I guess it's sort of like having a physical item of the show/movie you like so every time you look at it, it just reminds you of that show/movie.

My TF collection have pretty much been culled down to mainly Beast Wars, Animated, and Transformers Prime stuff. Those are probably my three favorite Transformers show of all time. The new RID 2015 is not bad too, reminds me of Animated which I just absolutely LOVED! I am still thinking if I am going to get into the toy line though, really need to see a few more bots in the line to decide.

I really only had the main cast of the Autobots and several Decepticons from Transformers Prime. But after some trades this past week, I managed to get most of the cast. The only one that I am missing and probably will never be able to get is the Takara Breakdown because the prices have already went up to crazy levels.

I've got a few other bots for the other lines, but I'll save that for another day.


Transformers Prime - Decepticons