Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Slow News Day - MP Grimlock, Master Chief, Etc

Below is demo video of the rather expensive (around $150) but cool Masterpiece Grimlock. Mine is on order, supposed to come out around March 28th.

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Tokyo will have a new protector this summer in the form of a 59-foot Gundam structure. The robot will be standing on Tokyo's Adaiba Island starting in July as celebration of Mobile Suit Gundam's 30th Anniversary. It will be based on the RX-78-2 model from the first series in 1979. More detail can be read here. My only question is will Transformers get a similar display in five years?
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For fans of the animated Transformers: The Movie, Stan Bush's The Touch will be released as a free download for Guitar Hero sometime soon. I don't know the specifics (don't own the game) but more info of what Stan is up to can be read here.
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It’s a shame that licensing and other issues can get in the way of mass produced creativity because I would love to own a custom Halo's Master Chief Transformer that was eBayed recently. The toy transforms from solder to Warthod LRV. The toy was a combination of McFarlane Toys Master Chief figure, Actionclix Wartog and Alternators Hound. The full gallery is here.
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Except for Venom, I have not been particularly interested in the Marvel Crossovers line of Transformers but I think I will have to cave and get the below Iron Man and Spider-Man combiner set.

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Final note, don't forget to join my Twitter account here. Basically just post random stuff, most of it transformers and a good way to track when new posts pop up on the blog.

26 comments:

  1. Halo & Grim lock look cool spider-man and iron man make no sense since when could they combine.
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    First

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  2. spider-man and iron man make no sense since when could they combine.

    Propably they did already, in some fangirl slash fic...

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  3. Oboyeee...he was first

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  4. and I'm FOURTH!!!!

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  5. "spider-man and iron man make no sense since when could they combine"

    Since when could Spider-Man turn into a helicopter? Since when could Hulk turn into a tank? Come to think of it, since when could Obi-Wan Kenobi turn into a Jedi Starfighter? I think a little suspension of disbelief is needed here.

    The Chief is cool (nice name). Too bad that wasn't in production.

    I'm a little disappointed in the Grimlock though. For $150 they couldn't have come up with a better transformation? From the waist up, he changes almost identically to the original. They could have put in a bit more articulation as well. I understand the whole nostalgia thing but that's a bit pricey for what you get.

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  6. yeah...i'm a gundam fan!!...i hope bay also make a live action gundam movie.that would be sooooooooooooooooooooo expensive...

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  7. "bay also make a live action gundam movie" Bay won't but some other director will Bay made transformers good but he's not getting close to gundam I'm sorry but Bay's not a sci-fi director and a gundam movie would need to be more sci-fi then action otherwise it would just be a transformers rip off and fail. On the other hand thats what I said about Transformers 1 oh well.

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  8. Masterpiece Grimlock just screams "Me Grimlock
    expensive,me sweet!"I mean its awesome but not worth the money..I dont play halo but that master
    chief is preeettttyyyy swweeet..!!No offense but
    you made one slight miscalculation, The hound figure isnt alternators,it classics.
    and I must admit that iron man spidey combiner is looking sweet...anyone know how much it'll
    cost????!!!???

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  9. Very cool Grimlock video w/ some of the music from the movie playing while you watched makes me wish that Dinobots were in the second movie maybe the 3rd? as for Ironman and Spiderman I thought it looked stupid like their trying to jump on the band wagon.

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  10. Counterpunch3/19/2009 4:31 AM

    5 protoforms landed near the pyramids in the trailer. dont be surprised if those are the Dinobots...

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  11. Dont think theyr the dinos.. They were created on earth by autobots.. But never the less i hope it is :)

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  12. Dont think theyr the dinos..

    Rly? ;P

    They were created on earth by autobots..

    In G1. And cartoon only, in comics it was a litle diferent. And what does that have to do with the movie-verse? :P

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  13. Counterpunch3/19/2009 6:53 AM

    Just sayin'... who knows if those 5 protoforms would scan dino skeletons in the desert.. and voila... Dinobots..

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  14. Masterpiece Grimlock looks decent, but I was stung bad by the Optimus Prime one I bought which turned out to be very shoddy and had a crap truck form. I didn't like the Megatron or Starscream ones much either and I don't think I wanna pay that much for a TF figure again. Still, Grimlock does look cool. If only the cartoon hadn't made him into such a lame character. I miss the Dinobots of Marvel UK's stories. Particularly the earlier ones

    Don't think much of the Spidey/Iron Man thing. Merge two kiddycrap looking vehicles into one kiddycrap looking vehicle? Pass.

    The Touch on Guitar Hero? I actually will have to buy that game at point. Just the cost of the game plus Guitar controller and probably getting the drum kit and stuff too puts me off.

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  15. Can't it be played with control pads?

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  16. Just sayin'... who knows if those 5 protoforms would scan dino skeletons in the desert.. and voila... Dinobots..

    more likey to scan a mummy in egypt and come out with mummy-phormers. either that or produce fossil-bots or skele-bots from past remains.

    best thing to do would be have them land at the Natural History Museum, be too dumb to realize the dino exhibits aren't good earth modes, and viola.

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  17. I would probably buy two of the grimlock`s and repaint and retool one to make it match the original version.

    -5 protoforms landed near the pyramids in the trailer. dont be surprised if those are the Dinobots...-

    Fan`s believe those to be Soundwaves fireball missiles. I really want the Dinobots but it would be hard to explain unless they landed on earth in the time of the dinosaurs or one of the autobots or decepticons built them!

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  18. Guys come on its been confirmed forever now there are no dinobots in this movie.

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  19. Guys come on its been confirmed forever now there are no dinobots in this movie.

    And what if that was a part of Bay missinf... "you-know-what"? Oo

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  20. Oh come on people Bay and Orci have said that the dinobots aren't in this film we just hope they are because they are awesome. If they were in the film how would they explain there alt modes! Except for the whole museum scan or Counterpunch`s cool idea of Dino skeletons in the desert there is almost no way they could be in this film. However Orci stated in an interview that after viewing fans reactions to the dinobots he is thinking of ways he could include them in a sequel.

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  21. we just hope they are because they are awesome.

    And Bay likes awesome stuff from what i heard...:P

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  22. Good point Scorpio!
    How come nobody commented on the Halo design?
    Well here goes my review of the design. The basic design is cool however the only problem is the wheels on the shoulders is there anyway they could possibly be changed so the wheels go on his back? That would be cool! I wish there were more of these custom transformers designs.
    96 Days till Transformers ROTF!

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  23. And Bay likes awesome stuff from what i heard...:P

    Yes he does . . . And explosions :) Like me!
    Personally i only liked the Venom and Original Iron man figures from the cross over line but seeing as they combine i think i will buy them.

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  24. There should be a masterpiece Galvatron next.

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  25. -There should be a masterpiece Galvatron next.-

    I second that motion! :)
    Either that or a Masterpiece Unicron :)

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  26. got my first MP gimlock for cheap at toyzz unlimited

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