Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tansformers Generations Metroplex

Fans of huge Transformers base toys have lots to be excited about recently. First, Fortress Maximus - the biggest toy in G1 series - was reissued in TakaraTomy's Encore line late last year. Then in February 2013, Hasbro upped the ante when they showed off the new Titan-class Generations Metroplex!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Painting Hasbro Metroplex's face

One thing I don't like about Hasbro's Metroplex is his white face. So I knew I wanted to paint mine silver as soon as I got him. Fortunately, this is a very simple mod that improves Hasbro's Metroplex for me.

Step 1: Remove his black 'helmet' by lifting it forward, then gently unhinge the bottom from the pegs on both sides of his face.

Step 2: Unscrew the 2 screws at the back of his head and open up the head. The red visor can also be removed.

Step 3: Remove the face for painting.

Below photos show the original white face (left) and after painting it silver (right). I just used a silver marker bought at an art shop.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Brave Gohkin Mugen Calibur

Back in th 80's when Transformers was fast gaining popularity and Hasbro was running out of Takara molds to use, they obtained licences to use the molds of other companies' robot toys.

From the anime Special Armored Battalion Dorvack (特装機兵ドルバック) two of their mechas were used for G1 Deluxe Autobots - VH-64 MR Oberon Gazzette for G1 Whirl, and VV-54 AR Mugen Calibur for G1 Roadbuster.

VV-54 AR Mugen Calibur in 4WD jeep mode

Saturday, July 20, 2013

VH-64 MR Oberon Gazzette

Everytime I'm on business trip in Tokyo, I try to find time to do a little toy hunting. :) During my last trip in March 2013, I manage to find this vintage VH-64 MR Oberon Gazzette from the old anime Special Armored Battalion Dorvack (特装機兵ドルバック)

VH-64 MR Oberon Gazzette

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Optimus Prime T from Qwertee

I bought this Optimus Prime T-shirt from Qwertee. It caught my attention because it has two toy series that I love - Transformers and Lego!

MP-10 checking it out. I think he approves?
My T from #qwertee arrived! Now waiting for Prime's final approval... #transformers #optimus

Friday, July 05, 2013

Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack

When Masterpiece Lambor / Sideswipe was announced, every TF fan was certain the same mold would be used as all the various G1 recolours. Sure enough, MP-14 Alert was announced soon after.

The next recolour after that is yellow. Thankfully, it is not Sunstreaker, but Tigertrack instead.

MP-12T Tigertrack

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