Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise – Arcee

Got this the other day. She is one of my new favorite truly playable figures and my second TF Prime RID deluxe. The transformation is so simple which usually is a bad thing, but in this case it really works to the toys advantage.

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It’s not the same level of awesome as say a masterpiece but those are a totally different type of fun. Being so simple and easy means you can spend more time enjoying the two modes which are stellar even with the back kibble.

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Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise – Wheeljack

It’s no surprise that Transformers Prime: Robots in Disguise Wheeljack is an excellent figure. Out of the gate Hasbro had a winner on their hands. The show is well done, the characters are well-developed, and the toys are following in the trend.

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Wheeljack has always been one of my favorite Transformers characters. Heck the guy created the Dinobots in G1, essentially the father of the most BAMF of them all; Grimlock. Wheeljack is the only Transformer I would choose to collect above Optimus Prime and I wasn’t going to start collecting this line unless I could find the updated version. To me its fitting that he is the first TF Prime RID figure I came across.
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MP-09 Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (Toys R Us exclusive)

MP-09 Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (Toys R Us exclusive)

Toys r Us Masterpiece Rodimus Prime robot mode
Toys r Us Masterpiece Rodimus Prime robot mode

I got this guy last week. It’s pretty neat. Worth picking up if you’re into these types of collectables. This is definitely not a toy meant for kids as its rather intricate and can be easily broken if not handled carefully. Of the Masterpiece figures I own I’d say this one is a bit more durable than Megatron, but not nearly as sturdy as MP01 Optimus Prime or Grimlock. Masterpiece Starscream is just barely a notch above in terms of durability in my opinion. Continue reading MP-09 Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (Toys R Us exclusive)

MP-08 Masterpiece Grimlock (Toys R Us Exclusive)

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The latest Masterpiece Transformer in the collection is the Toys R Us exclusive Grimlock, which is nearly identical to the Japanese MP-08 by Takara. This continues the trend with this line by having an advanced and complex transformation with well executed gimmicks.

Features of note are color changing eyes in both robot and dinosaur modes giving a choice between blue or red depending on your preference. There is also some die cast metal parts such as the toes and internal frame components. The dino mouth snaps shut with a push of a button, and one of his hands can illuminate the sword and gun accessory.  A crown is also included so you can have King Grimlock! More pictures after the cut.

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The pocket bike chronicles volume 1

Brought out the old 2002 X3 49cc 2 stroke pocket bike after several years of inactivity.

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It ran great for half a tank of gas then it died. Nothing I tried seemed to resuscitate it. I determined the problem was 2 strokes suck shit so I got a 110cc 4 stroke midbike to replace it.

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New “old toy” Tuesday (Transformers Generations WheelJack, Thundercats Lion-O, G.I. Joe SkyStriker)

Today I ran across these three while out picking up some socks of all things. I’ve been on the hunt for the Transformers Generations Wheeljack since early summer. Had all but given up on finding one. The Classic Thundercats Lion-O was all alone and too cool to pass up. At that point my willpower was gone so I threw in the GI Joe Skystriker reissue. I’ve always regretted getting rid of my original and ever since hearing of a reissue I’ve been wanting another.

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XBMC for PC (v10 “Dharma”)

XBMC for Windows 7 PC: how to

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XBMC is a great multi-platform media center program. It can run on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and the old XBOX1. XBMC is highly customizable, plays nearly every type of media file, and users can install add-ons for nearly every conceivable function or feature they would want a media center to perform. One of my favorite features is that XBMC keeps track of what you watch and when you stopped watching. Smart Playlists are another great way to keep track of an ever growing media collection. Recently I’ve been enjoying the growing list of media streaming add-ons. I could go on and on for days so lets just cut to the installation process.

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The experiment continues…