Since my last post here I've finished the partial patches for Muv-Luv Alternative and Umineko Episode 7, and also reached Chapter 7 of ef - a fairy tale of the two.
Wednesday, bigjjstudd, I received GoBots Puzzler.
In all my years of collecting robot toys I never once dabbled in GoBot toys (never seen the series either), but thanks to a keen eye and some snipe bidding, I now have my very first GoBot (or Machine Robo for that matter).
Puzzler is comprised of six smaller GoBots named Pocket, Crossword, Tic Tac, Jig Saw, Rube and Zig Zag. And although they aren't the best as individual robots, and the ones I have are showing their age with looseness, sticker wear and paint chips; as a combiner these guys are a real gem.
Unlike most Transformers gestalts of the time, all the parts necessary for the combined mode are integrated into them, so there's no fear of losing a hand or foot somewhere with these guys.
While I'm singing his praises, there are some downsides like Crossword and Pocket not locking in-place when connected as arms (they just sorta hang there), and Jig Saw's weighty die-cast arms getting in the way with no real place to go (as far as I can tell anyway).
Friday, sihads, I received Hunt for the Decepticons Axor.
What is there to say? Its simply Lockdown with a new head and weapon in a blander looking colour scheme.