Monday, March 30, 2015

Force Unleashed Battle Damaged Darth Vader

Presenting the Force Unleashed Battle Damaged Darth Vader.

Darth Vader is easily one of the most sought after kick-ass figures of the Star Wars Universe.

This is based upon the Darth Vader that appears at the end of the Force Unleashed video-game. Simply choose to let Rahm Kota die, submit to the Dark Side of the Force, and you have one more task to do: Kill the battle ravaged Darth Vader.

BUT don't be mistaken! Just because the Dark Lord of Sith looks like crap doesn't mean that he's vulnerable. In fact he's far more dangerous when he has nothing left to lose and he's at the end of his rope.

Waaaaay harder to kill.

But you do get the "Revenge Achievement" if you do.

Choose the Light Side. The Emperor is easier to beat.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Takara Generations Arcee

Presenting the Transformers Generations Arcee from Takara.

Delivering dainty destruction daily.

Transformers collectors worldwide have long been demanding for this figure to come out ever since the Transformers movie came out in 1986. While there were other versions of Arcee released through the years - most notably the DOTM Arcee, Transformers Prime Arcee and Beast Hunters Arcee - it took 29 years for Hasbro and Takara to finally release a G1 accurate Arcee.

In fact we've reviewed a 3rd party Arcee, the TRNS-01 Valkyrie which, one can debate, was copied by Hasbro/Takara in making the new Generations Arcee.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Xovergen TF-02 God Armor

Presenting the TF-02 God Armor from Xovergen. 

Is it weird that while it's meant to be pronounced Cross Over Gen, we prefer to use the uninformed reference of "Sovergen" which we've always seen as a bastardization of "Sovereign"

By the way, Autobot logos are from Reprolabels. The Xovergen TF-01 does not come with Autobot logos on his shoulders.

We're big fans of the Transformers Super-God Masterforce: God Ginrai so when the packaging of the Xovergen TF-01 promoted that Xovergen would be releasing a GodBomber upgrade soon, we counted the seconds before it would be released.

And it took quite a while.

Unfortunately we were quite disappointed.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch

Presenting the Scarlet Witch from the Infinite Series of Marvel Legends.

To the uninitiated, the Scarlet Witch or Wanda Maximoff, is one of the most powerful mutant characters in the Marvel Universe - given her ability to manipulate probabilities (Ergo Reality) and her command of Chaos Magic - although if you believe Dr Strange, there is no such thing as Chaos Magic and the Scarlet Witch's powers were supposedly boosted by an unknown cosmic force that shunted them to near god-like levels (She's gone back to "normal" - or so she may want people to think).

The Scarlet Witch is also known as the one who married the toaster (The Vision), had two kids by the toaster (Supposedly the Young Avengers Wiccan and Speed are her children.), and if we remember right was currently in a relationship with a being a pure ionic energy - Wonder-Man, right before he became merged with Rogue - which should create some pretty unique moments of sexual tension within the Avengers Unity squad.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jedi Knight Bultar Swan

Presenting Bultar Swan, Jedi Knight of the Galactic Republic's Jedi Order.

AKA the Asian Jedi - and one of the few Asian characters in the Star Wars Universe. As of this writing, the only other Asian we can think of is Lieutenant Telsij a Y-Wing pilot who flew in the battle of Yavin and is famous for screaming "There's too many of them!" followed by "I'm hit!" BOOM!!!!

Anyway, Jedi Knight Bultar Swan is seen as one of the 212 Jedi in the Coliseum during the Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars Episode II.

She's seen at the start of the conflict and as one of the Jedi in the survivors' circle standing next to Jedi Knights Roth del Masona and Stass Allie. All three were at the opposite side of the circle with their backs turned to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

No, Bultar Swan's lightsaber does not light up. That's Photoshop.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Transformers Generations Chromia

Presenting Chromia from the Transformers Generations Toyline.

To the uninitiated, and following the IDW continuity, Chromia is one of two bodyguards who were chosen to protect the Metroplex Cityspeaker Windblade.

The three eventually became something of an active immune system for Metroplex, protecting and clearing his innards from an invading army of Ammonites. It is while performing this duty that Chromia and her fellow guard Nautica encountered the crew of the Lost Light

They form an alliance with the Lost Light crew and the Lost Light gives Metroplex a jump allowing him to spacebridge back to Cybertron in time to battle and defeat the Necrotitan.

Chromia remained as Windblade's loyal bodyguard following the battle.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Star Wars A-Wing POTF

Presenting a Rebel Alliance A-Wing Starfighter from the Star Wars Power of the Force (POTF) 1997 toyline.

There is actually a bit of confusion with regard to what exactly is an A-Wing Starfighter as Kuat's Eta-5 Interceptors (Descendants of the ETA-2 Interceptors used by the Republic Jedi - which surprisingly we've never shot) used both by the New Jedi Order and the Galactic Alliance Defense Fleet is also referred to as an A-Wing. Further a plethora of book and game developers portrayed something that looked like an A-Wing before it's first and actual deployment during the Battle of Endor (Although the A-Wing was used by the Rebels in small raids prior to that).

The previous sightings of "A-Wings" prior to the Battle of Yavin were retconned as being R-22 Spearheads developed by Tammuz-an space navy. The R-22's carried less firepower, were not as fast nor as maneuverable and could carry two pilots.

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