Once I had the idea to complete the Pretender Monsters, I just kept an eye on eBay. Generally, I'll find complete Monstructor's for closer to $350 or more, but I already owned a Wildfly, so I wasn't sure if getting a complete Monstructor would be necessary. Then I started looking at prices for the individual figures. Holy crikey! Guess complete Monstructor it was going to be! Besides, with the fact ol' Slog here is notorious for suffering from the ill effects of Gold Plastic Syndrome, I'd be getting a second one of him anyway. You know, one to keep in Monstructor head form and the other to display in monster/robot mode. Probably. Enough of this. Let's get to Slog.
Slog has fared a lot better since those ignominious days at Marvel. Slog has been featured quite a bit (some would say too much) as part of Monstructor in the IDW Transformer books. I don't recall him having anything resembling a personality in the books, much less saying anything, but he's there. Other than that, Slog hasn't gotten any recognition or favor from anyone.
Arkvander, I had been toying around with the idea of using black backgrounds on my photos. I got the inspiration from brr-icy. His Flickr page is just chock full of beautiful portraits of Transformers and they're all on a gorgeous black background. Turns out he's better at this than I am. Figures. Anyway, the Pretender Monsters will be the only shots I do on a black palette because I lack the time and let's face it, skill, to do black photos justice.
Above, you'll find Slog's Pretender shell. I don't know what it's supposed to be. A chibi demon? No one seems to really be sure. It is actually reminiscent of a Todd McFarlane design. He'd be right at home with Clown in the Spawn comics.
|Turn out the lights, it's time for Slog|
|"Why is everything upside down?"|
|What is this?|
I still can't get over how small this guy is. Really, how small all of the Pretender Monsters are. At least things are a little more defined in robot mode. You can tell that he's actually a robot, so that's good.
There are a lot of pictures in this post, but flywheels suggested that I take lots a pictures as I probably won't ever touch these guys again due to the GPS issues. And it was a good suggestion. So far, Slog doesn't have any GPS breakage that I can see, but we all know what's going to eventually happen. The clock is ticking it's slow tick of death. If only there were a way to fix GPS. Telethon, anyone?
So concludes the first chapter of my Pretender Monsters reviews. Next up, Bristleback! Huh, I just realized that I have a theme month going. I'll think of a title later.