Monday, July 28, 2014


I just realized that I haven't posted in a couple of weeks.  Looks like my buffer ran out, which is my fault, I suppose.  Eventually, I'll get around to finishing up all of the reviews I have, but not for a bit.  I'm in a bit of a malaise, truth be told.  There isn't one thing that I can put my finger on, but I'm just kind of worn out right now.  I've been spending the summer hanging out with the family and just trying to find that spark again.  I've been so apathetic lately that I haven't even bothered to look at news from Botcon.  I imagine that there's all sorts of new things that I'm sure will be great. 

Don't think that I'm done with Transformers, because I'm not.  As a matter of fact, I've been having a blast rearranging and playing with my figures.  Then again, I'm currently sitting on unopened figures.  There are actually figures sitting in my room and in the trunk of my car that I have yet to pry open.  As of now, I'm just enjoying my summer.  See you soon!

Monday, July 14, 2014

I decided to upgrade my Seaspray because it was time.  My original Seaspray had been dismantled a few times over the years and as a result, he was missing his wheels.  There's also the fact that his joints were super loose; Seaspray's head wouldn't stay up in robot mode and wouldn't stay down in hovercraft mode.  Definitely not good.
I think that everyone has a Seaspray.  Maybe he was issued to every kid during Halloween, I'm not sure.  Thanks to a good purchase on eBay, I got this Seaspray with tech specs.  I'm not really into collecting the specs anymore, but it's cool to have. 
I'm not going to go into any kind of background detail or give any back story on my love of the character.  Instead, I'm just going to show off a few kind of decent shots of him.
Seaspray - Autobot.  Seaspray - sounds like he's drowning.  Seaspray - cool 'bot.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Generations Cosmos

I don't have a lot of flowery things to preamble this review with, so we'll just dive right into it.

Between Cosmos and Swerve, I would have to say that Cosmos is my favorite.  While both are great figures, Cosmos is able to do what Swerve cannot: turn his head.  It's a relatively simple thing, but it really makes a difference.  Growing up with G1, a head that can turn left and right is a marvel of engineering.  Cosmos definitely looks a lot more beefy than his G1 incarnation.  Look at those fists!  He's practically ham-fisted. 
Cosmos uses those giant mitts to hold his partner Payload in gun form.  Swerve got the better gun, I have to say.  The space shuttle as gun look just doesn't work for me.
Here's Payload in his shuttle mode.  It's a Micromaster shuttle!
Payload actually looks pretty nice in robot mode.  I'm not too familiar with Mini-cons, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but this mode is killer.  The arms look fantastic.

The updated UFO mode is spectacular.  This thing looks like some real effort was put into it.  The thrusters on the back and the guns on the front make this a standout mode while still retaining a very G1 feel.
I do find it odd that Payload isn't able to mount onto Cosmos' UFO mode.  Of what I own so far, Cosmos is the odd man out in this regard.  Then again, I only own Cosmos, Swerve, and Tailgate.