12/17/2008

Transformers Universe Hound

Remember 1984? Sure you do. You were 8 years old. You got one of those Autobot cars. "WOW!" you thought. "This is cool! An awesome sportscar/jeep/van!" Maybe not a van. "And it even turns into a ROBOT!" Yeah, that robot didn't look JUST like the one on the cartoon. (Well, the one on the package because you didn't get to watch the cartoon.) That robot was only able to move at the shoulders. That robot had some really funky "futuristic-for-the-80's" stickers you had to put on. That didn't matter, though, because Transformers were just about the most awesome thing ever.

Remember later, when you took that Transformer out of the attic and you realized that awesome robot that you thought was so awesomely awesome was just a fancy brick with shoulder joints? Remember when you fell to your knees and cried "WHYYYYYYYYY?" Guess what? Hasbro has steadily been answering your prayers with Classics and Universe figures. These toys are the toys you THOUGHT you were getting when you were 8 years old and retarded.

I have been saying for a while that Classics Mirage is THE BEST ® deluxe TF released in a looooooong time. Well, Hound just kicked him down a notch. BAM!

Universe Hound 1

If you buy Hound and end up not liking him, you have no soul. No, really. You are literally a soulless bastard. Just look at that star on the fender, look at that missile launcher thingy. Look at that sweet 1980's helmet-head.

Universe Hound 2

My only complaint is that Ravage doesn't fit in G1 Soundwave, only in the newer versions of Soundwave that fit two cassettes.

11 comments:

Jcee said...

Hound is looking good there, can't wait to get him!

Bubbashelby said...

This one is on my Christmas list, so I'll...probably have to buy him myself sometime around March.

At least it gives me something to look forward to!

Derachi said...

Here where I live, we only JUST got Acid Storms and Galvatrons. I won't be seeing Hound for a while. I'll be sure to pick him up though.

Mike Overall said...

I hope they have Hound in the new movie(s). Also Soundwave, Mirage, Sideswipe/Sunstreaker. Stupid how they can only have GM vehicles in them right?

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Universe Howl is nice. However it seems lacking in plastic quality.

Matt said...

Lots of comments. :)

HTS sent me an email today that mine shipped 3 days ago. o_0 But hey, at least it (and Cyclonus) finally shipped!

~Matt Booker

Monty Python said...

Actually, from what I've read on the Shortpacked! blog (http://pics.livejournal.com/shortpacked/pic/001hqy3r/) and heard from Aaron Archer, Ravage will fit in the original Soundwave. But you have to put him in just right because his surface is a bit un-even.

Spök-spök said...

Thank you Hasbro!

kiien_kyan said...

y ravage comes with hound?

Matt Booker said...

Because Hound-dog's chase cats.

~Matt Booker

Stuart said...

Want.