Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Transformers Generations Silverbolt

Transformers obsession is well underway here at the Super-DuperToyBox, leading me to this Generations Combiner Wars Series Silverbolt. This Voyager Class figure can be combined with four other Deluxe Class Aerialbots to assemble Superion. While I'm not necessarily interested in the aforementioned combiner option, I admire Silverbolt's blocky G1 looks, great articulation, and color scheme. Check out the video: 

Autobots Silverbolt and Leader Class Jetfire together...

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hot Wheels Avengers AOU Cars

Sometimes blogs collide- such is the case with my Super-DuperToyBox and Super Fun Hot Wheels blogs on the subject of the recent Hot Wheels Avengers Age of Ulton cars, posted on the latter for your enjoyment. I used some of my Avengers Nick Fury, Capt. America, and Black Widow figures for the video...

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Transformers Leader Class Jetfire

Longtime Transformers fans and Hasbro critics decry today's Leader Class figures for hollowed out limbs, overall lightweight construction, and absence of light/sound effects, but as a new enthusiast to the franchise, this giant robot scratches my itch for the like. Measuring in at a solid 8.5" from head to toe, Jetfire appears even bigger than he is due to the wings and extra jets on his back. One could quibble about the vac-metal red accessories and excessive kibble in back, but he stands solidly, and in very poseable. I love the removable mask, and the G1 face underneath even more, which better reveals his luminous lightpiping- wow! Check out the video:

Leader Class Jetfire with Armada Starscream in jet mode...

Jetfire with fellow Autobots Chromia and Arcee...

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Transformers Generations Arcee & Chromia

I loved the Transformers Generations Arcee & Chromia at first sight! These fabulous fembots make an instant pair, while remaining different enough in build to be enjoyed individually. Arcee got more of an arsenal than Chromia, but can't fully choke up on the grip of her weapons due to the ridge inside her cupped hands, Still she hold them securely, and has better articulation than Chromia, who has less lateral range and bulkier limbs. Both have a lot of backpack, but stand just fine and look killer! Check out the video:

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Funtastic Heroes Police Playset

There's nothing particularly special about this 23 pc. Funtastic Heroes Police Playset, purchased a couple weeks ago at Hobby Lobby for $2.50 (always bring a coupon). I picked it up mainly for background props for my other toys, but am fond of the dark blue figures with their goofy faces. Growing up in the '70s, I'm a fan of Tim Mee plastic figures, plastic army men in the like, waging war in the backyard of my youth like many of my vintage. I'm on the currently lookout for some plastic army men that will live up to my expectations as well, the criteria of which is hard to explain... the molds just aren't quite what they used to be...

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Transformers Generations Armada Starscream

On with the Transformers obsession here at the Super-DuperToyBox! As a novice in the aforementioned realm, character familiarity is extremely limited for me, but I did vaguely remember Starscream from the '80s. I know little of this Decepticon, and even less about the Armada story arc, purchased him by merely his aesthetic merit. This "Thrilling 30" Generations figure came with an IDW comic, the cover of which features a fantastic rendering of this action figure by Phil Jimenez & Romuld Fajardo. Armada Starscream's rocket launcher can be locked atop his shoulders, as seen in the art, and can be a little clunky to operate. My other complaint being the head not locking into anything solidly, Starscream is still a cool figure, with a great little jet mode that's solid. Check out the video:

Starscream has pretty good light piping coming through the eyes, and can fold his energon swords for storage under his wings. He's a little short, but pretty well articulated. This character and action figure seems to be favored by many a collector, most of whom claim Starscream's improved dignity and assertiveness in the Armada story.

Transformers Generations Armada Starscream in his jet mode ...!

Transformers Generations Armada Starscream dueling with my Transformers Robots in Disguise Bumblebee...

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Transformers Robots in Disguise Bumblebee (Warrior Class)

I loved that other Transformers Robots in Disguise Drift so much, that I couldn't resist this plucky looking Bumblebee for a companion, on the advice of a fellow, more experienced Transformers enthusiast. Like I said before, my recent interest in these was a natural evolution- a long-time comics/action figure enthusiast, I started a Hot Wheels blog last year, and here we are. Check out my video:

Some may find this line of Transformers too simple in their transformation and too stylized, but I their articulation is great! I haven't seen much of the new animated series these are based on, but I am currently watching episodes of Transformers Prime on Netflix currently, which seems much better, cast with a more sidekick-status Bumblebee. I like Bumblebee as the Volkswagen Bug, but the modern interpretations have their appeal- I liked the recent motion picture treatment of the character. 

Transformers Robots in Disguise Autobots Bumblebee and Drift...

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Transformers Kre-O Micro Changers

Had fun this weekend making a video for these super cute Transformers Kre-O Micro Changers. While they don't truly "transform" by way of the popular robot characters, their parts can be assembled into a beast or vehicle mode. While I don't have a great deal of "brick" figures, I do have a few Hot Wheels Mega-Bloks figures I love, and am a big fan of MiniMates. Check out my video, complete with music, sound effects, and Transformer's action ...!

Below: Jetwash rescues a generic brick cop from Trypticon! 

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