Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A lone Transformer for when my attention isn't drawn elsewhere

Just when I thought I was done with playing visual novels for awhile I found out a partial for Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru Episode 8: Twilight of the Golden Witch was released (and that's not even factoring in the recent release of Demonbane), but before I got started on Episode 8 I've been busy replaying Episode 7 as lead in to it (the Tea Party is still the highlight of it for me).

Other than that, there was a single arrival that came my way.

Tuesday (last week), Kapow Toys, I received Generations Warpath.

I'll admit I was that hyped about Warpath when I first saw him, but after getting the toy in-hand I'm actually quite impressed with him. I think my favourite part about him is the transformation itself, and I especially like the head reveal from pushing in the turret. There isn't anything really negative I can say about it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A long awaited purchase is finally here!

I've near enough finished playing Kotori Love Ex P now (I only need to get the remaining CGs and scenes in D.C.P.C. when I can be arsed to do so). Although I do wish they added some more depth to Ayumi's involvement in KotoriPlus (I was hoping for one least one RAGE ending dammit!).

Anyway, time for this week's arrivals.

Tuesday (last week), figure_house, I received S.H.Figuarts GARO.

This Figuart of GARO really beings home the fact I've been in this collecting game for a good many years now.

The first GARO I got was the Souchaku Henshin pretty soon after I watched the series, and it was a good representation of GARO too. However, the armour pieces did have a tendency of falling off when you least wanted them to do so.

Wednesday, xxliloandstitchxx, I received Animated Blackout.

Like Lugnut before him, Blackout is a big Decepticon with a toy far smaller than he deserves. Even so, the only real let-down of it for me is the lack of outward poseability in the arms.

Friday, boomingisland, I received CLANNAD ~After Story~ Complete Collection.

The continuation of CLANNAD, and I was quite vocal about it too when the series was airing in Japan.

One thing about the set that baffles me though is they swapped the play order of the Summary Episode and Kyou Arc OVA, but the menu shows the two episodes in their correct Japanese release order.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another addition to the Rodimus addiction

My lateness in posting this is more due to the usual habit of getting too engrossed in playing a new VN.

The VN in question this time is Kotori Love Ex P, a compilation of Kotori's routes from various VNs such as D.C.P.C., D.C. White Season, D.C. After Seasons and C.D. Christmas Days (grouped together as Kotori LOVE!), along with a expanded version of D.C.I.F. (referred to as Kotori EXTASY!) and of course the new KotoriPlus (menu listed as Kotori PLUS!).

But that's enough about that as a few items did arrive for me this week.

Saturday, h1130315 and markh, I received...
  • Animated Black Rodimus
  • Dark Designs trade paperback
  • Rage in Heaven trade paperback
Animated Black Rodimus was a toy I wanted to get since the first images of it appeared. They took the already awesome as hell Animated Rodimus mould (that I own in various forms) and gave it a very Shattered Glass-esque colour scheme (it should go without saying that it is now my favourite version of the toy).

Dark Designs and Rage in Heaven were a couple of TPBs I've been interested in getting for awhile cos I've heard the old Generation 2 comics were actually pretty good.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

I have a Transformer with my name on it!

It made a nice change to have a week where I mostly received nothing but Transformers related arrivals.

Tuesday (last week), @darkageis, I received Reveal the Shield Windcharger.

Windcharger is quite the awesome little Scout. He has a nice looking vehicle mode, a fun transformation, and a decent robot mode. Since his arrival he's been a permanent fixture besides my PC.

Hell, I wouldn't mind seeing a few repaints of this guy (I'd especially like to have Rook).

Thursday, FansProject, I (firstly) received Blesser.

Blesser is a very special addition to my collection because FansProject made it as a sign of support to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan by starting a campaign in which contributors who donated $15.00 or more to the Red Cross and provided them with proof of their donation(s) would receive a Blesser (an inverted colour Sidearm limited to 1500).

What makes this even more special is that the tech spec card was personalised to each contributor by having their name printed as the human partner of Blesser.

I decided to have Shadow Scythe wield my Blesser as I felt I should keep these treasured FansProject items together (although it does kinda go against Blesser's function as a rescuer to be paired with this corrupted Protector).

Thursday, Frankie (a.k.a. toyspark), I (secondly) received...
  • United Autobot Set
  • United Decepticon Set
What originally drew me into wanting these sets was the blue crystal Hot Rod (I have a thing about collecting that Rodimus mould), but after transforming Scrapheap (the new head mould is nice), Cyclonus (always an awesome toy no matter what colour its in) and Scourge I'm really liking the other redecos in these sets (especially Scourge, he's the highlight of the crystal Decepticon trio).

Saturday, Kapow Toys, I received...
  • Generations Wheeljack
  • Generations Thundercracker
  • Kup 01 Head Kit
The main item of interest for me here was the replacement heads for Generations Kup. Once you've attached the new head it makes Kup look so much nicer than he did before with the official head.

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