Monday, August 30, 2010

Truly a week Nemmy would like to forget

I'd honestly like to forget most of this past week...

For starters, my PC for some reason or another is now giving me 'NTLDR is missing' errors on each and every attempt to boot the bastard, and I'd be in a much worse standing if I weren't able to borrow my friend's old PC (you have no idea how grateful I was for that) and burn a (boot) disc as a temporary fix until I get the problem sorted.

On a more brighter note (if you can call it that in spite of everything else), I did manage to complete Sekien no Inganock (another VN that's been on my back burner list).

Tuesday, masabon2006, I received Animated Optimus Prime Black Ver.

Now here's something else I'd like to (partially) forget...

This lovely looking black repaint got stung by HMRC. Delayed in its delivery by almost a week thanks to Parcelfarce's procedures. And as icing to a well burnt cake, the little tab on the inside of the grill which locks that (annoying) rotating transformation gimmick goes and sodding breaks on me!

I might be able to fix it somehow, but it's not looking good at present.

Thursday, ehobbybase, I received Animated Prowl Elite Guard Ver. and Tokyo Toy Show 2010 Dreadwing & Smokescreen.

Prowl is just Prowl, still somewhat loose as buggery only with a new lick of paint. The G1-esque colour scheme does look rather nice in person, but I think his original colour scheme suited him better.

Dreadwing & Smokescreen, what can I say about them?

Well, I had little interest in these RotF moulds until I saw them as this homage to a pair of G2 toys I own in their Robots in Disguise and Robot Masters incarnations. Yeah, I must admit the combined mode of these two is rather shit compared to their G2 predecessors, but the G2 colour scheme works on them (and that's good enough for me).

Friday, hongkongtoysshop2010, I received Universe Classics Challenge at Cybertron.

I could sum this set up simply by saying Cyclonus is good, Rodimus is meh and Galvatron can go die in a fire, but I won't cos I have other gripes with them.

Cyclonus is easily the gem of this set and is as good now as he was when I first got him, only with a much nicer looking colour scheme.

However, he loses points by my having to force the nose-cone to extend with vice clip thingy because it was jammed right in (to the point of leaving nasty 'teeth' marks).

Rodimus I wanted cos his prices on the secondary market are insane (I guess FanProject's Protector has some blame for that), and there's no way in hell I'm opening my MOSC Henkei Hot Rodimus (I do have the original Classics release, but he came to me with no paint on his face).

This repaint of him however is cack and sloppy. Part of the yellow paint on the spoiler is now stuck to the (horrible Allspark blue painted) windscreen, he has an excess of silver paint where the chest folds down, and that red they used is far too bright and needed to be darker.

Galvatron is still the same floppy piece of shit that crumbles apart if you so much as look at him, except a hell of a lot worse than my original. There's nothing at all to like about this guy, he's just that fucking awful a toy (Galvatron deserved better than this).

Sunday, August 22, 2010

He wasss once a Minooor!

This week didn't grant me much in terms of items, but it did grant me other meaningful things.

For starters I finally started and finished Kikokugai, another VN I've had installed on my PC for awhile but never got around to playing (shame I didn't get to it sooner cos it was quite enjoyable).

However, I was most humbled at being asked if I wanted to assist in posting stuff on the front page of, to which I accepted and was also granted Moderator status on the forum as a result (now that was a surprise).

Monday, supermart_usa, I received G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero The Movie Special Edition.

I basically got this to complete my collection of Shout! Factory G.I. Joe DVDs, and also for the fancy new widescreen presentation and special features.

Friday, oceankingtoy, I received Animated Rodimus Minor.

This toy is awesome, but the bow kinda sucks. That was my first impression of Rodimus Prime (was this guy ranked a Minor in Animated?) once I transformed him. It's the only quibble I have with him, and that's mostly down to the missile getting in the way when he's holding it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Weird cases for Linking Angels

After the haul I had last week, this week was pretty dull.

But to be truthful, I didn't spare much thought on it cos I've been looking after The Nerdsphere while everyone else is at Auto Assembly (lucky fuckers) and finishing off Moero Downhill Night 2 (I'd have been done quicker if the bloody SKIP function worked properly).

Monday, the_disc_connection_am, I received Angel Links Complete Collection.

I thought I was gonna get the Anime Legends release, but instead I got this one. Not that I mind because the discs are the same anyway. The funniest thing about it though is the case, cos never before have I seen two DVD cases stuck together on an official release quite like this.

As for the series itself, I last watched it roughly 4 or 5 years ago, and even then it was because of its ties to Outlaw Star, so it seemed like a good idea to purchase this as well.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Nemmy and stress, not a good combination

Like last week, I'm still feeling the same, only way more stressed from having another dealing with those fuckers at HMRC and Parcelfarce that cost me £31 in fees!

Monday, Fan2Fan, I received...
  • Kotobukiya 1/8 Kuroko Shirai
  • Alter 1/8 Yui Hirasawa
  • Alter 1/8 Mio Akiyama

Monday, Fan2Fan, I also received...
  • DX Chogokin VF-27β Lucifer Valkyrie Grace O' Connor Custom
  • Busou Shinki Altlene (with bonus helmet)
  • Alternity A-04 Starscream White Pearl
  • Alternity A-04 Skywarp Witch Purple Pearl
  • S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Skull
  • figma Mio Akiyama
  • Henkei! Henkei! Gentei! Gentei! Dark Skyfire

Thursday, Kapow Toys and derbycitymedia, I received...
  • Generations Cybertronian Optimus Prime
  • Generations Cybertronian Bumblebee
  • Revenge of the Fallen Autobot Skids & Mudflap
  • Generations Autobot Drift
  • Generations Thrust
  • Air The Motion Picture
I won't be commenting on the items themselves cos a lot of them are still unopened (some were going to remain like that anyway) and I don't really feel up to it on the ones I have opened (not even on the Air movie which is exactly the same as the last one only packaged different), but I will give a word of thanks to Kapow Toys for the gratis Skids and Mudflap.

Monday, August 02, 2010

There is no enjoyment to be found even in having these arrivals

How should I feel about this last week: pleased? depressed? stressed?

I seriously don't know an answer to that, nor do I desire an answer, but I do know that my completing Muv-Luv Unlimited (loved it, but after viewing Meiya's ending; the rest of them kinda bored me cos they were so fucking repetitive!) and playing through Moero Downhill Night 2 (which I'm liking more than the original thus far) helped take my mind of that shit for awhile.

Tuesday, SMALLJOES.COM, I received...
  • G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra Commander (M.A.S.S. Device)
  • G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra Commander (Hooded)
Not a lot can said about these two figures other than I hate their bloody stiff elbow joints (I shouldn't feel like I'm gonna break the ruddy thing just by moving the sodding limbs)!

Thursday, hongkongtoysshop2010, I received S.H.Figuarts Masked Rider Decade Violent Emotion.

Basically, this is just the original S.H.Figuarts Decade with two new heads, and a 'Fury Form' (sorry, but that just sounds better than calling it Violent Emotion) one at that (I stuck the other head on my first Decade figure cos it looks that much better).

Friday, Frankie (a.k.a. toyspark), I received G1 Commemorative Decepticon Piranacon.

Compared to the original Piranacon I own, this new release is nowhere near as good quality wise (even my God Neptune has a better sense of quality about it, and that bugger isn't exactly fault free).

For the price he isn't too bad I suppose, but it just aggravates me when parts don't stay connected properly (like Tentakil, the silly bastard who hates being a leg and tries to escape every time I lift-up Piranacon).

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