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BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Trailer 2

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I'm calling it, 'We are all Replicants'.

Looks good.

Titans Return: Voyager Megatron!

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I really like this Megatron. Yeah, yeah its Blitzwing's body but I don't care, and actually like it more as Megatron then Blitzwing.

It just works for me, though I enjoy his tank-mode far more then his jet-mode. Probably because it fits so snugly together.

Here's the thing G1Megatron I like, but I'm not too big a fan of Megatron, as a gun... Just because I think the 'role playing' aspect of the toy makes no sense within the fiction.

All Transformers should have a mobile mode. ALL!

This one combines aspects of the G2 toy, or it can depending upon how you want to display him. As you can see I use the Titan Master chairgun, for a shoulder gun and his black fusion cannon, is displayed on his right-arm as is typical of Megatron.

One of the other reasons I like this toy so much. Transforming him into any mode, is easy and fun.

Titans ReturnMegatron, and Hot Rod, helped rehabilitate me on the idea of all these Transformers now being Headmasters, where Galvatron, sour…

Starscream RID Tribute

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A visual treat, accompanied by Touch in the night by Battle Beast.

Starscream's new reformatted body, just works for him.

Paypal and Publishing Matters

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Due to a snafu, regarding Paypal which I am not able to pin down at this time, and actually, don't desire to devote energy to. I am no longer publishing through Smashwords... Or any outlet which demands I use Paypal to get payments.

My distribution agent has changed to Draft2Digital.

Let me back up a bit.

Earlier in the day, I'd already uploaded my books onto Draft2Digital, not related to the Paypal snafu - Which I'd only just learned about a few moments ago. I did this because, for whatever reason (I think it has to do with how they handle metadata... ) I got better sales results with Draft2Digital on varied outlets.

However, I'd intended to keep Smashwords as a storefront, but because of this Paypal issue I can no longer do so. Draft2Digital, no hassle, like Amazon dumps my payments into my Checking Account and I don't need to move money around.

Having said all this uploading on Draft2Digital, is also a joy. What takes me forever on Smashwords, can be done in s…

Justice League Comic-Con Trailer

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So, that's awesome. Does Superman, return and visit Alfred first? Not a shock, they're placing a lot of focus on Wonder Woman here.

Naughty Girl: Gemma Jane, Gets Caned

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[Gemma Jane Mawby, 18]

Eighteen year-old, Gemma Jane, anxiously gnawed on a balled fist, and fussed “I should have kept my bloody, damned mouth shut!” She fumed. Pouty, bubblegum pink lips trembled as she stood alone in the corner, waiting. Goddamn, the waiting. Ah, maybe she should stop cursing? After all, that's how Gemma Jane got herself into this mess to begin with.

Profanity, and being very argumentative.

Yup. That was gorgeous, headstrong Gemma Jane. She never took no for an answer. Particularly, these days, when 'No' more often than not had been issued from her parents. Mum, normally came head to head with her obstinate daughter over clothes, boys and lately, almost anything else. Even small, insignificant stuff.

Today had just been typical.

Right. You want to know what landed Gemma Jane, put in the lounge's corner, stripped-off, down to only scanty lace maroon knickers, bra and hold-up stockings?

Her iPhone, that's what…

Titans Return Autobot Hot Rod and Firedrive

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I hold a certain affinity for Hot Rod. Just always have. Though like every kid from the 80s I was a bit annoyed about Optimus Prime's death, I don't think I took it out on his successor.

This updated toy, rules! I think its one of my new favorite figures. His alt-mode is sleek and holds together and contains many echos of the G1 toy.



Hot Rod's alt-mode!




And standing on the shelf with Star Convoy (That's what I call 'Battle Core Optimus Prime') In my fan canon, this is after the Great War, and new Cybertronian Golden Age, with a returned powered-up Optimus Prime and Hot Rod as his second-in-command.



How does one go from being the Chosen Prime, and defeating Unicron, effectively ending the Great War to return to the role of simple Autobot Cavalier

I would actually love for Hot Rod to show up on Robots in Disguise (RiD 2015) using a mold like his Titans Return body. It would be interesting to see if in the Aligned Continuity if Hot Rod and Bumblebee know each o…

"DARE" (Live) - The Cybertronic Spree

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"The Cybertronic Spree perform "Dare" by Vince DiCola and Stan Bush to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Transformers: The Movie."

"The Touch" - The Cybertronic Spree - Live in Studio

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This is awesome!

The Cybertronic Spree celebrate their second anniversary with a studio recording of "The Touch" from the 1986 The Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack.

On the Matter of Doctor Who__I Don't Care?

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In case you haven't heard already, The Doctor, is a woman now. I am either supposed to be overjoyed by this news, or outraged and snarling over it.

The truth is, I don't care. I'm mostly writing this post to break up posting about Transformers toys. But more to the point, I checked out of the Tardis a long time ago.

Why?

I got tired of waiting for the 'big reveal'. Yes really, with each new incarnation of the Doctor, the writing seemed to be premised on some giant revolutionary reveal about the nature of the Doctor, which has yet to, and never will be paid off.

It was all sorts of pretentious. 

Now that he, she... Whatever, is a Mary Sue, this will probably go no where, even faster. And I just can't be bothered with devoting time to watching the Time Lord anymore. Truth is, I haven't in awhile now and do not feel the loss.

But will this go over like the 'Female Thor'? Which is to say, horribly. I don't know. Doctor Who is different from Thor a…

Kneel Before Megatron!

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If there Iron Giant, were an Evil Galactic Warlord... The above is my current wallpaper.

So, Megatron looks a bit satanic here. No really, he looks like Lucifer, which jives withe whole Knight-theme from the movie, now that I think about it.

I have no idea who the artist is on either of these, but they are cool!


Rendsora (KO TF5 TLK: Oversized Megatron)

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Seriously, lusting after this figure and am considering getting him, in place of and instead of the Hasbro Voyager version. You can see a detailed review of Rendsora, here.

I've been using a measuring tape to help me decide on this. Looks like he might be taller then some of my Voyagers, but not too tall. Wait, isn't Megatron supposed to be huge? At least Transformers: Prime, Megatron was. He towered over Arcee, and even could grip her in one of his hands and she looked tiny by comparison. Of course, she was a motorcycle.

Gladiator from the pits of Kaon... That's a bit terrifying and I remember when I first saw the episode, I was like WOW!



I'm more concerned how he'll scale with my Optimus Prime figures. The measuring tape, doesn't make it seem Rendsora will be too huge beside some of them. I am not too into Leader size toys, I think they can look really, overblown and their details suffer, or their size lends them to get stupid gimmicks.... Yet, everything se…

Transformers: The Last Knight

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Eh, critics hating on a Transformers, live-action movie, is neither unexpected, or without tradition... They didn't care that much for the G1 Transformers Movie either.

For that matter, I can't recall any Michael Bay movie, ever being praised. So...

I enjoyed it. Were there things I'd do different? Sure. That being said, the film begins a realignment, bringing the Bayformer's just slightly closer to their G1 origins.

I know Mark Wahlberg, said this is his last Transformers movie, but I hope not, Cade Yeager, is one of my favorite Transformer, human-friends, and there is a setup for more story here with him and Vivian and Izabella.

Are there rectcons? Totally. Doesn't bug me in the least, since they seem to be doing them so as to create a wider universe, one moreover, closer to the Transformers roots, then when these movies began. Anyone who has spent time at TFWiki, should be well aware that the whole Transformers franchise is patchwork and discontinuity. That…

WeiJiang Deformation Era Cartoon Version: T-WARRIOR Commander (KO Oversized RiD Optimus Prime)

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This toy, can be found under different names, depending on where you get it. One place even calls him, Samurai Series Commander.

First, the screengrab is from Chefatron's review. Go watch it! And also check out The Matrix Reviewer's vid of the toy. There are very few English reviews of this KO Optimus Prime, to be found.

Anyhow, I just bought this figure, in my quest for a more 'regular' Optimus Prime, to go into my Transformers collection. I generally like the Anime style of the robot design, still wish he was only cab and not a cab-trailer hybrid, I think keeping him only a cab would have fixed a few scale issues, regardless.
And I've been considering picking up a Transformers: Prime, Voyager Prime, as I've noticed a few cheap on eBay. But we'll see...
Yeah. Its going to take a month for this thing to get into my hands, from China. Though I did get a good deal on it price wise. 10.68 USD and free shipping, so there's that.

Transformers: The Last Knight - Zhang Jie (Jason Zhang) X Ambassadors: Torches

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This actually works as thematic music for this installment of the Transformers movies. Now I wouldn't have minded more Imagine Dragons, giving us a new song like "Battle Cry" but I also like this. You can say a lot (of bad things... ?) about these movies, but Transformers films, usually have pretty good music, as far as that goes.

My Favorite, Transformer

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Spike Witwicky's original Transformers, best buddy was supposed to be the military jeep Hound, and Not Bumblebee, that's not however the way things ended up playing out in G1 era Transformers, and Hound ended up doing other things, besides babysitting the human.
But Hound was the first Transformer my Mother ever bought me, I loved it! All those rubber tires and diecast parts! Ironically, I do not currently have an incarnation of Hound in plastic. Though I am planning on fixing that real soon.
Yes, the movie version of Hound is a little bit, Bulkhead, though I still rather like him, and its helpful he's voiced by John Goodman.
Debating exactly what figure to get.
There's a Classics (Generations) version, which is close to his G1 self out there, though hard to get and often expensive, though it can be done on eBay. I've been drooling over that figure for awhile now. And of course there is Combiner Wars Hound, which is a good mold and I like overall, but surprisingly …

Friday Kitten: Tia Kai

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Tia Kai, is your Friday Kitten.

According to Tia, she loves"I love junk food, playing video games & getting naked... " Works for me!


Wonder Woman, is Unassailable!

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So much could have gone wrong with this movie, in our current social justice PC driven environment, but luckily for us and DC Comics/Warner Brothers, it did not.

This is feminism, as it should be, and not the cartoon variety, currently being lauded by pussy hats and stupid crybaby marches...

Ahem...

Everything about this movie is good. Diana Prince, and Steve Trevor aka Gal Gadot, and Chris Pine have a great chemistry. Superbabe Diana, is both a warrior, and the  apex of feminine beauty as she goes forth from her island paradise, to confront the horrors (and wonders) of man's world.

Before I go on, I should say, Wonder Woman, since I was a young boy, embodied for me the 'Ideal Woman' strong, confidant and yet eternally female. Her origin had a lot of influence upon my own Morningstars.

OK. Now back to the film. I cannot gush enough, every frame was a treat. This actually had a lot in common with Man of Steel, though I doubt some will see it since they are blinded by a str…

Wonder Woman - Tina Guo

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Tina Guo, and her Electric Cello perform the awesome Hans Zimmer, Wonder Woman theme. I love it, this music is really primal.

Friday Kitten: CJ Miles

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CJ Miles, is your Friday Kitten! Compact, Asian cuteness!


Star Trek: Discovery - First Look Trailer

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Mmmm...

I have a bad feeling about this. Before I go further, I never once complained about any new incarnation of Star Trek, even as the fan base, routinely exploded anytime something new came along, I tended to take a, lets wait until we see the thing, first before we condemn it approach.

Not this time.

Though it looks visually interesting, however the Discovery herself externally is annoying, as most Federation ships tend to be in their design... Everything else, the uniforms and sets look nice to me. I actually like that bridge layout.

And yet. I can't get past the nagging feeling, this is going to become one tedious Social Justice lecture, after another.

Could be wrong. But I don't think I will be.




Comet TV!

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THIS!

Comet TV, well actually, its just called Comet - Is what the Syfy Channel used to be when it first was created.That is a channel offering all sorts of old Scifi, with the cheese tuned to 11! I was searching on the Roku app for more free television channels and came across it and added the channel, and I am glad I did!

Friday Kitten: Cara Rose (Delia Rose Phillips)

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Your Friday Kitten is, Cara Rose (Delia Rose Phillips), she is a British Adult Telephone Model. Yup, that's a thing in the UK. She also looks good in stockings.