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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Mastermind Creations R-05 Feral Rex Fortis - Pictorial Review

One thing that I hate in collecting Transformers figures...the wait! Even more so if it's part of a team, Headmasters, Throttlebots and in this case, Combiners. The next figure released by Mastermind Creations after R-03 Bovis is R-05 Fortis (Not-Headstrong), courtesy of a friend

Pic Credit : transformerscustomtoys.com

Glutony with brute force. Not the brightest of the 5 but Headstrong still maintained the most determined of all once he decided he wanted something. And nobody can say otherwise. With unbreakable ramming head and acid-dripping horn, Headstrong proves to not be taken lightly by the enemy

During G1's Call of The Primitives, the Predacons went fleeing for their lives when Sky Lynx and Trypticon had their energy drained by Tornedron, but stopped by Headstrong, declaring that he should die fighting, bringing the fight back into his fellow Predacons. Headstrong can form either leg of Predaking but mostly as the left leg.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Planet X Caelus - Pictorial Review

Now is the review of the second product of Planet X after Genesis (courtesy of a friend), Caelus. I must say, Planet X really took time between releases which is rare for a 3rd Party company. Continuing the theme of Genesis (homaging to WFC Omega Supreme), their 2nd release is a character from the War For Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron continuity, Dinobot's Swoop

Pic Credit :TFWiki

Swoop (Generation 1) is part of the Dinobots that was built, together with Snarl, after the first 3 Dinobots proved to be valuable to the Autobots. Despite the arrogant and disobedient nature of the Dinobots, Swoop is by far the friendliest of the five. Having an alt mode deemed weak by others, Swoop is highly skillful in aerial combat and the missiles on the wings aren't just decorations.

Pic Credit : Web

In Fall Of Cybertron, Swoop is a member of the fierce Lightning Strike Coalition, alongside Grimlock. He was captured and forcibly changed into a Dinobot by Shockwave. Not really a downside, Swoop didn't take his new form for granted once he realized his new potential

Monday, 13 January 2014

30th Anniversary Transformers Expo Malaysia 2014 - Contest

In-conjuction with Transformers 30th Anniversary, Resorts World Genting, in association with Hasbro, Inc and TransMY, will be doing a Transformers Expo Transformers expo, held in Genting Highland, Malaysia from 31st of January to 16th of February 2014.


The event, organized by Target Exposition Sdn Bhd, will have exhibition on Transformers Toys since 1984's G1 till the present. More detail can be find here Transformers Expo Malaysia 2014

For this, I'm organizing a contest for a chance to win one (1) free ticket of the expo. Here are the rules

1 - Participant are to submit ANY Transformers creative material such as drawing, digital art, pictures, stories, script or basically anything to hatecrewgema@gmail.com
2 - The submission must be made before 25th of January 2014 via email above
3 - The contest is limited to those who are in Malaysia only (for both Malaysian and otherwise). Ticket will be posted or passed by hand at my discretion.
4 - All the winners will be chosen by me and it's final, no haggling!
5 - Any questions are to be submitted to the above email.
6 - Each winner are entitled to one (1) ticket only with the dates are either on the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th or 16th of February 2014.
7 - No detail are needed when submitting, any winner will be contacted afterwards. However, please give three (3) favorable dates out of the above (if you're okay with any dates, just say so)

Now, let's get cracking



Thursday, 9 January 2014

TW-03 BII - Pictorial Review

First and foremost, I would like to thank ToyWorld for giving me the chance to do advanced review of their TW-03, a big leap for my review blog. Before we start, as always, an introduction is in order.


Let us forget for awhile, about the 'all-mighty' Bumblebee post-2007 era and go back to a simpler time, Generation 1, 1984 era. Bumblebee is one of the first Autobots lineup introduced when the series aired, being a part of the crew that crashed on Earth 4 millions years ago.

Not being the toughest nor the smartest one, doesn't stop Bumblebee from being in the fight for Earth safety. Being one of the most good 'hearted' bot out there, Bumblebee befriended Spike Witwicky and acted as his closest friends and guardian till Spike's adulthood.

Pic Credit : Web
Bumblebee survived the reign of Unicron and remained in the Autobots frontliner during Rodimus Prime's time. He however, sustained fatal injuries during the outbreak of the Hate Plague and rebuilt into a new soldier, Goldbug.

Pic Credit : TFWiki


Over the years, there's been an extensive version of Bumblebee, from the improved-G1 design to the reboot/new design. There's few design that roughly follows (or intended to follow) the original Bumblebee design such as G1 version (pic above), 2006's Classics Bumblebee and recently the new offering by a 3rd Party Company, Artfeather.

Pic Credit : TFWiki

Pic Credit : ACToys
However, just as we went into 2014, Toyworld decided to release their version of Bumblebee, TW-03 BII.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

TFC-008 Wings Of Uranos [Project Uranos] - Pictorial Review

Now, for the last piece of the puzzle. Sorry for the delay I had a slight problem with the supplier that causes the delay and hectic end of 2013 doesn't help.

Years before, during the time of Hercules, TFC decided to release an add on set after his [near] completion, answering to fans request [demand] of a more G1-Devastator-ish aesthetic for Hercules. And TFC answers with the Rage of Hercules set. And I applauded them for that.

Pic Credit : Web
But, with Uranos, TFC decision to release add on even before the combiner was finished was a bit disappointing, considering they were still at the stage where amendment can be made. Okay, that's the end of that. Moving forward, having completed 5 members of Not-Aerialbots team, do you need the upgrade set?
Without further ado, I present to you Wings of Uranos

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Mastermind Creations R-01 Terminus Hexatron - Pictorial Review

The most powerful killing machine out there, a six-changer, that's what he is. Most try to not be in his way and those who does, fight with every bit of their spark to survive. And they'll regret it. Sixshot!

Pic Credit : Web

Sixshot made a notable appearance during Transformers G1 : The Rebirth (Part 1), storming Cybertron with other Decepticons, with sole purpose of getting control of the Plasma Energy Chamber. A monster, Sixshot single-handedly takes on the Aerialbots with his 5 alternate modes, upon being ordered by Galvatron.

In The Headmasters continuity, Sixshot was the arch-enemy of Ultra Magnus, as the Decepticon City Ninja Commander. Fought a fierce battle, Ultra Magnus faced Sixshot bravely but against the six-changer, Ultra Magnus fell by the power of theWingwolf, Sixshot's hidden seventh mode.To be frank, I prefered Sixshot's potrayal in US G1 rather than in the Headmasters as the former had him as a killing machine, not a ninja-bot.

The Glory of G1 SixshotPic Credit : Web
Before I continue, would like to wish Happy New Year 2014 for all. And special thanks to my friend who was kind enough to lend me this (skipped him for awhile, saving up for my best 'haul', my baby, to be born in April 2014)