Archive for October, 2014
Here is an update from KFC Toys…”Here he is! Finally a teaser with box. The crotch will be different in the final version as we will apply more metalic red into the torso and shin. We hope Transistor will make your collection even more fantastic for you.
Thanks”! Transistor will retail at $139.99 and come with some great extras.
Craig McInnis, Creative Director of Fright Nights at The South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm, talks to us about this awesome scary carnival with 3 huge Haunted Houses. This event runs Thurs.- Sat. till Nov. 1st. Get your tickets HERE now! We also talk about some new Halloween songs, scary clowns, American Horror Stories and The Walking Dead season premier. Thank you all for your support.
Review of Tecrom Designs, Spike. The second in the series of three Witwicky family members looks just as great as the first, Daniel. Great attention to detail and fantastic design of these memorable characters from Transformers the Movie. These statues are printed by Shapeways in sandstone so they are very fragile. Note to all that all human models printed in Full Color Sandstone are in scale and all human models printed as mini-figures are in scale with one another. Tecrom Designs were submitted to Hasbro/Shapeways’ joint venture called Superfanart. In this program Hasbro has made their various brands available to artist to re-interpret them in 3D models. The brands include: Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, My Little Pony, Dragonvale, Monopoly and Scrabble. Superfanart will be reviewing all artists designs, and those that are approved, will be granted an “Official Hasbro License.” Selected designs will be featured on Shapeways.com as “SUPERFANART.” These models will be sanctioned by Hasbro and will be made available for purchase legally at both Shapeways and the www.superfanart.com website.
Spike 6.8 inch statue printed in Full Color Sandstone (no painting required) soon to be available here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/2140200/spike-homage-space-man-6-8inch-full-color-statue.html?li=shop-results&materialId=100 He’s based on Spike Witwicky from the Transformers G1 animated series as he appeared on the 1986 Transformers animated movie. The full figure is also available as a Spike 2 inch mini-figure here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/1949099/spike-homage-space-man-2inch-transformers-mini-fig.html?li=shop-results&materialId=100 This mini-figure is not colored but will be in scale with Deluxe class or Masterpiece scale Transformers. Also, I have Spike’s head, as an add-on kit that can go with the Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Class Jazz figure. With this fully colored head, you can make Spike into a 4 inch G.I. Joe Scale figure in an Exosuit!! Can you say Transformers/G.I. Joe Crossover!! Please see Spike exosuit head add-on kit here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/1790158/spike-homage-exosuit-head-for-tf-foc-jazz.html?li=shop-results&materialId=100
Toy Review: Transformers Generations Jetfire by Hasbro. Its always exciting to see a new mold of Jetfire. Jetfire has always been one of my very favorite Autobots since G1. At first glance I see an awesome IDW artist’s artwork on the very cool Generations line box. I love boxes and feel that every figure should come in one so they can be taken out and placed back in whenever you want. The figure looks great. He is a great size and has really nice simple detail. The head has a removable battle mask that reveals his really cool face sculpt with great head rotation. The arms have great tight ratchet joints at the shoulder and bend at the elbow. The size of this figure should have allowed for added articulation for better posing, too bad. No waist movement. Legs also have a tight ratchet joint with some nice movement. The lack of articulation doesn’t get in the way of my enjoyment of this figure. I don’t like the amount of hollow parts in the arms, legs and the red chrome eyesore paint on the accessories. Red chrome can be remedied, check out the video below this post to find out how. The transformation on the figure is very easy and nicely engineered. The airplane mode looks glorious and yes, it has landing gear. Cockpit door opens up and I wish I had a little guy to put in there. I love this figure. I’m very pleased with the work that was put into this guy. Thank you, Hasbro!
His name is Daddy, Joe Daddy. We introduce our new sexy cohost Sammy, welcome October with Halloween Spooks, talk about lady with potato is vagina, lab grown penises and Sammy sets her house on fire. Action packed show! Thank you all for tuning in.
OK, so you finally got a Generations Jetfire. Mission accomplished? OMG, those red chrome parts are terrible. Here is how you strip those ugly red chrome parts and make them nice and red like the Takara version. Thank you!
Toy Review of Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series, Boba Fett in Prototype Armor. Let me start by saying, THANK YOU! I love this figure. I cant believe I got one since its exclusive to Walgreens and I have yet to ever see him again since. Full articulation, great accessories and awesome pose ability. This figure is a must have for all Star Wars fans. My only wish was that add the extra head like in the send away version. The Ralph Mcquarrie original design. Again, AWESOME!
Review: Tecrom Designs- Daniel. Great detail on these statues of our favorite humans in the Transformers Universe. Tecrom paid great attention to detail and really shows true homage to these characters. These are statues printed by Shapeways in sandstone so they are very fragile. Note to all that all human models printed in Full Color Sandstone are in scale and all human models printed as mini-figures are in scale with one another. Tecrom Designs were submitted to Hasbro/Shapeways’ joint venture called Superfanart. In this program Hasbro has made their various brands available to artist to re-interpret them in 3D models. The brands include: Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, My Little Pony, Dragonvale, Monopoly and Scrabble. Superfanart will be reviewing all artists designs, and those that are approved, will be granted an “Official Hasbro License.” Selected designs will be featured on Shapeways.com as “SUPERFANART.” These models will be sanctioned by Hasbro and will be made available for purchase legally at both Shapeways and the www.superfanart.com website.
Daniel 5.44 inch statue printed in Full Color Sandstone (no painting required) soon to be available here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/2140248/daniel-homage-space-boy-5-44inch-full-color-statue.html?li=shop-results&materialId=100 Daniel is an homage to Daniel Witwicky, son of Spike and Carly Witwicky. His design is based on his first appearance in the 1986 Transformers animated movie. And like Spike and Carly, there will be a Daniel mini-figure resized to 1.6 inches soon to be available here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/1949148/daniel-homage-space-boy-1-6inch-transformers-mini.html?li=shop-results&materialId=100 This Daniel mini-figure, as you’d guess, will be in scale with his parents in addition to Deluxe Scale and Masterpiece size Transformers. And like the other two, Daniel also has an exosuit add-on kit seen here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/1790176/daniel-homage-exosuit-head-for-tf-foc-jazz.html?li=shop-results&materialId=100
We talked with Rik Alvarez of the newly formed toy/collectable company called, Play With This Too. We talk about our fun at PalmCon 2014 and we dive into our ToyBox to talk about our latest toys.
Play With This Too, is a small company formed by individuals with multiple years experience in the toy industry.
Chief Executive Manager, Rik Alvarez, is an author who has worked as a consultant for various Hasbro licensees and later as a full time Creative Manager at Hasbro Inc. He has worked on various brands including Transformers and G.I. Joe. Rik helped in developing the intellectual property, toys and licensed products for the Transformers films Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction. He was also assisted in developing the same for the television series Transformers Prime and G.I. Joe Renegades. Rik has also been involved developing Hasbro’s figure line plan. He has also worked closely with the Official Transformers and G.I. Joe clubs and conventions.
Play With This Too’s goals include to be a top designer, manufacturer and wholesale distributor of high-end collectible action figures and add-on accessory kits. The aim is to target the rapidly growing collector oriented toy market and produce products for both wholesale distribution and exclusives for conventions, retailers and websites.