Thursday, December 31, 2009

Superion requires some new appendages

Nemmy's final acquisition of 2009 has arrived today from Kapow Toys.

And it was the FansProject Aerial Team Appendage Add-on Kit.

A lovely little set which will hopefully redeem some of the aggro I faced with Hasbro's downright shitty QC'd RotF Superion I got yesterday.

Now we fast-forward a bit in time so we can see how much the kit improves the look of this toy.

I did have my doubts on this kit, but not anymore for it managed to turn the worst of the Energon gestalts (in my opinion) into something pretty awesome.

So awesome in fact I may even get that Snowman Version of the kit for my Super Link Superion.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A bargain and a extortion on the very same day

We're getting closer to 2010, and I'm still annoyed about things in 2009.

Take these two items I got today from jingleworld and Argos.
  • Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Ver.
  • Revenge of the Fallen Superion
The repaint of Energon Superion was a steal at £15, and that's about all because its overly loose, falls apart easily, and the legs are completely misassembled (which makes me glad that I didn't pay the full price for it).

Whereas the second Black Convoy has given me nothing but trouble since the moment I bought it.

First it got delayed leaving Hong Kong (it was posted on December 1st) for 5 days due to some Chinese holiday over there. On the December 14th it arrived in the UK and got ceased by those fucking cunts at Customs, who then held it for 7 days before they'd even charge it, and after that another 4 days before releasing it to Parcelfarce (on Christmas eve of all days).

I did try calling the bastards to get it sooner, but all they kept doing was denying it was there, blaming it on Parcelfarce, or bitching about backlogs.

And you people wonder why I HATE them with a passion?

Parcelfarce were actually a bit more helpful (but still bloody awkward at times) in resolving this matter, as evidenced by me having it now and not next year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

This Christmas brought Nemmy another face

Well, isn't this shocking? The guy who has a low opinion of Christmas is here to post about presents he received from friends and family.

So besides the usual festive assortment of cash, clothes and toiletries, I woke up to these.
  • Revenge of the Fallen Jetfire
  • Universe Masterpiece Skywarp x2
  • Wrestling Superstars Collection
  • Revenge of the Fallen Bumblebee Voice Mixer
  • Transformers Movie Collection
The Jetfire will most likely be combined with my Buster Optimus Prime until I can get myself the black repaint of RotF Optimus Prime.

I'll probably open one of the Skywarps and keep the other MISB.

The wrestler feature movie DVD set will be watched when I have the time.

The Transformers DVD set won't get much use because I've already got them (but I do appreciate the thought).

And the Bumblebee Voice Mixer has been put to good use...

It allowed me to have another photo of myself without showing my REAL face!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Rangers get a dose of Black and Blue

It is the day before Christmas, and I'm still feeling kinda pissed.
  • Hassles within the caring profession
  • Customs screwing me over in more ways than one
  • My nan having a cancer scare
  • Buses not running in my estate due to the weather
...and a bunch of other annoying shit are really making this a truly loathsome Christmas to remember.

But on a more pleasant note, I received my MMPR 2010 Black and Blue Rangers from redrobot1.

It would have been nice if the MMPR 2010 Pink and Yellow Rangers I'm expecting had arrived today as well, but I had no such luck.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another load of toys fresh from Japan

Today brought me another delivery of toys from Fan2Fan.

Most of the items were of the figma and Revoltech variety.
  • Revoltech SFO He Tai Shou
  • figma Makina Hoshimura
  • figma Haruhi Suzumiya Cheerleader Ver.
  • figma Mikuru Asahina Cheerleader Ver.
  • figma Haruhi Suzumiya Summer Clothes Ver.
  • Revoltech Revolution Jagi
  • Revoltech SFO Chun-Li
  • Revoltech Fraulein Yoko Movie ver.
  • figma Signum
  • figma Saber Casual Ver.
  • figma Shirou Emiya
  • S.H.Figarts Masked Rider Gaoh

But I did get a couple of anime figures too.

Max Factory 1/8 Haruhi Suzumiya Gekisou Ver.
Alter 1/7 Fate T. Harlaown Shin Sonic Form

This will probably be the last of my 'big' hauls for 2009, and it was a pretty decent one at that.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Lovely customer service and my first Masterpiece Black Convoy

In the last two days I received this lovely lot of toys.

The first shipment is from Fan2Fan, and it contained.
  • Kotobukiya 1/8 Index
  • Wave 1/7 Kyou Fujibayashi
  • Henkei! Henkei! Gentei! Gentei! Dirge
  • Henkei! Henkei! Gentei! Gentei! Thrust
  • Henkei! Henkei! Gentei! Gentei! Strafe
  • Alternity A-01 Convoy Vibrant Red
  • Alternity A-01 Convoy Ultimate Metal Silver
  • Alternity A-01 Convoy Super Black
  • Kotobukiya 1/7 Rei Ayanami Gothic Lolita Blanc Ver.
  • Alter 1/8 Rei Ayanami
  • Busou Shinki Light Armor Valona
  • Busou Shinki Light Armor Werkstra

The second shipment is from Kapow Toys, and it contained.
  • Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Ver.
  • City Commander Add-On Set
  • Revenge of the Fallen Recon Ironhide
I have to give a huge thank you to Kapow Toys for this one, as they dealt with my queries about the delay of the Add-On Set and using the £5 refund from it towards Recon Ironhide very promptly.

But the crown jewel of this haul is Masterpiece Black Convoy.

I've been wanting to see this repaint for many years now and it is finally in the hands of yours truly!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Time for some Red Ranger action

You've already had my thoughts on the MMPR 2010 Green Ranger.

Today we get to expand on that a bit as I now have my MMPR 2010 Red Ranger from klotzy101.

The figure is basically the same as the Green Ranger, but with a greater degree of arm movement because he doesn't have the shield hampering it.

He also differs from the Green Ranger by having a Blade Blaster to go with his personal weapon and the DinoFlyer (and those claw thingys).

I don't really like the Blade Blaster as it looks dumb when plugged into the belt, and also that it doesn't stay in his hand with a steady grip as it just fits in there very loosely.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Was I really going to pass this up?

While I was in the process of getting the fifth (and thankfully final) ending of the Discipline VN (which I'd put on the back-burner for close to a year), I received this item from Kapow Toys.

What I got was the visually stunning Revenge of the Fallen RA-24 Buster Optimus Prime.

For a item I only decided to purchase on a whim (as I wasn't originally intending to get any other version of this mould in favour of the upcoming black repaint), and believe me, just seeing it in the box made me glad that I bought it.

Hell, I'm quite surprised to have it at all to be honest considering it was listed as 'out of stock' when I ordered it two days ago.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

More Death Note goodness on a disc have delivered the goods again (even if it did get a bit dinged-in in the post).

Today I got the live-action movie version (to go with its anime counterpart) of Death Note.

This set contains both Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name in one neat little set (although the box is a bit on the cheap side).

I quite liked the movies as it does things the anime didn't do, like having an ending that's closer to the manga (so there's no miraculous on the verge of death sprinting from you this time, Light!).

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