Jun 302014

meggySo now that Toys & Other Plasticrack is its own thing on Mecha Guignol, I’m hoping/planning on doing quite a few more toy reviews and discussions. With ThreeDark onboard, presumably primarily focusing on games, theeeere’s yer regular content. I’ll try to write about stuff based on properties from ye olde Nippon, but yeah, I’ll still talk about imperialist pig-dog western intellectual properties as well.

Anyways, our topic today is Megatron. You know Megatron yes? The generally EVIL leader of the EVIL Decepticons from the Transformers franchise, which is usually about the battle between the good guy Autobots and their EVIL Decepticon counterparts. EVILEVILEVIL!

I’m gonna discuss chronologically, some (if not most) of the Megatron toys that’ve been released over the years. A few exemptions though. A) While the original Generation 1 Megatron was a cool gun toy; as a product of it’s era, the robot mode obviously doesn’t hold up to current standards. So he’s out. B) No Beast Wars Megatron (with technically one exception). C) Nothing from before the year 2000 (which technically, covers A) as well, but G1 Megs deserves a special mention anyway). Four, no non-transforming or 3rd party stuff (with one exception). 5) i.e. E) No Galvatrons (with some leeway in regards to when Megsy gets repainted into Galvy).

Also, some jargon. A toy that’s been repainted is said to have been given a redeco. While one that’s been altered is said to have been given a retool.

Welp, without further ado, I present to you:

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Jun 112014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo I saw some of them Hasbro Star Wars Black Series stuff. Both the 6″ and 3.75″ stuff. The 3.75″ had Mara Jade, Mace Windu w/ Jango’s severe head and a whole lot of different Stormtroopers. 6″ stuff had Luke, Han and prequel bearded Obiwan.

I assume they’re called Black Series much like Johnnie Walker has stuff like Blue Label or in this case, Black Label. Alcoholism and toy collecting just makes sense y’know? Well, either that or this is just an extremely subliminally racist toyline.

Aaaaaanyway, now that I’ve got my intentionally inappropriate joke out of the way, the point is, I bought the Stormtrooper from the 6″ line. And here be the review o’ it.

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Jun 052014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday’s Hasbro Transformers toy review is the Deluxe size class Strafe, whom we can see in the various trailers leading up to the Trans4mers movie. This is not only a super accurate toy of a Pair-a-dactyl, but that terrible pun I just made is probably, in all likelihood, the real and/or main reason we even have a two-headed Pteradactyl in the movie.

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Jun 032014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI know Mecha Guignol is supposed to be an anime blog, but then again, Landon’s supposed to write and post stuff. Since he’s being a no good dirty slacker, I’ll be a no good dirty toy reviewer. And I’m not even gonna review a toy that’s even remotely anime related, like a S.H. Figuarts Pretty Cure or even an Ultra-Act Ultraman.

No, I’m gonna go full on anti-Japan/America-Fuck-Yeah with a Trans4mers toy. First up (because there may well be more of these) is Slash, a Deluxe class Velociraptor Dinobot, from Hasbro (natch).

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