Winter Hauls

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Winter Hauls

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I see one for Summer and Spring, but none for either Fall or Winter, so that's why I'm starting this one. I figure we can just keep the four season threads going indefinitely rather than one for every month or other year specific threads.

Anyway, HAULS!! Got a lot recently. Shelves for the garage. Got them put together and started putting my wife's stuff in something resembling storage. Hope to have her car in the garage by the end of this weekend. Earthrise Snapdragon, Sunstreaker. Decepticon license plate frames for my current car. MOTU Orgins, He-Man, Skeletor, Evil Lynn, and Battle Cat. G1 reissue Blaster. Haven't opened Blaster, or the MOTU figures yet, but I have opened Snapdragon and Sunstreaker. Both are great figures, I think Sunstreaker is a little bit better only because he pulls off both modes really well. My only complaints with Snapdragon come from the same thing that hinders any triple changer which is not really pulling off any of the alt modes really well, but I will say there were some interesting ideas in the design. I would still recommend it, especially if you have Apeface, they look good together. Sunstreaker is great. I did have an issue with mine missing a wheel, but I'll just make a replacement, so it's fine. I'm also planning to make spoilers for the alt mode. Overall, I'm pretty impressed with this one and looking forward to replacing the predecessor, Universe Sunstreaker, who is a floppy mess at this point. I remember when the Classics/Universe figures came out, I was pretty happy with them, but I don't think we were prepared for how badly these toys would age. Anyway, my only complaint with Sunstreaker is the car roof, the paint is slightly different than the plastic, but it's a minor thing and certainly not a deal breaker for me.

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Watching Prime over the past few weeks reminded me that I haven't watched a single Transformers series since that show, and it ended in what, 2013? So I ordered the first season on DVD of Robots in Disguise, since it's the sequel series to Prime, and if we enjoy it we'll watch the rest. Just from the art style it seems like it's going to be lighter and softer, and it looks like Bumblebee is the lead character. I have no idea if it will pick up any plot threads from Prime or revisit other characters from that series, but we'll find out shortly.

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Earthrise Fastlane and Cloudraker two pack and 5 shirts from 80's tees.com. Fastlane and Cloudraker are the same as the ones released last year but this time in a two pack that you can order through Amazon rather than having to either A: Buy the Japanese version or B: buy one at retail and then order an expensive exclusive five pack that has the other one. They're good figures and worth picking up, fun to fiddle with. My wife was not imressed with their alt modes LOL. As for the shirts, 3 TF box art shirts, Shockwave, Skywarp and Bumblebee, a Masters of the Universe logo, and a Beast Man shirt.

Oh and Monday was like an early Christmas for my wife and I. She got a bunch of scented candles from both Bath and Body Works and Yankee Candle. I got stuff from BBTS: The Astro Squad Micromaster two pack, the race car Micromaster two pack, Slitherfang, the two headed guy and the other guy that turns into a ramp... thing... look, I have trouble keeping their names straight, BUT, they are fun figures. I particularly had fun combining the astro squad into their space shuttle and putting it on top of Sky Lynx. Because if you like space shuttles on your space shuttle you can put space shuttles on your space shuttles. Also had fun hooking up the ramp guys to Sky Lynx's base mode. Even my wife was amused by it. I also found MOTU Mega Construx figures: Fisto, Teela, Battle Armor Faker, Stinkor. I have others from this line and so far I'm loving it. They look great, have great articulation and best of all, they're cheap! Like $5 each. Of course, I also got some of the new MOTU Origins line since they actually had some of those: He-Man, Skeletor, Evil Lynn, Teela, and Battle Cat. Also got the reissue Blaster.

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It's good to have a wife who tolerates the collecting hobby. I remember dragging her to Botcon a few times back in the day. After 20 years, I even catch her quoting the occasional line from one of the shows. "Bulkhead, I needed that!" after one of the kids knocks something to the floor being one of her favorites. :mrgreen:

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LOL tolerates is about the extent of it, but she at least tries to act like she's paying attention. I appreciate the pretense lol.

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Earthrise Scorponok. He's huge, he's awesome and if you can afford it and have room for it, totally worth it. Looks great next to Fort Max. I especially like how they handled Zarak in this figure. He's a double Headmaster now and I didn't see anything on the box indicating a name for the smaller robot that becomes the head of Zarak, maybe that's Zarak too? Still, REALLY well done on this figure. Highly recommended.

Mega Construx Battle Cat/Roton and Panthor/Point Dread. The Roton set is built and is really cool, they even managed to work the rolling and spinning gimmick into it and it works really well. Not finished putting Point Dread together, but so far, it's looking really cool too.

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Siege Mirage and Earthrise Fasttrack. Mirage is a definite improvement over Henkei/Classics, despite having the faux car front in the back of the alt mode. It doesn't bother me because I don't display my figures that way so it's never going to be visible on the shelf anyway. And he looks WAY better in robot mode. Fasttrack is... a weaponizer. Basically a partsformer, but that's ok because that's kinda the point. Looks good next to Scorponok though.

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