T2: Low Budgement Day

Yeah, this has nothing to do with little plastic things that make the world go round. But it's funny. If you're a hardcore fan of the Terminator series, you should dig it.

Apparently this "swede" stuff has been going on for a while, but I just discovered it. Well, someone pointed me to it is more like it.

This clip has been rated PG-13 by the A2PMPAA for mild language and really, really low-budget violence. NSFW, kids.


GI Joe Target Exclusive Attack on Cobra Island A.W.E. Striker w. Crankcase

So, I was, like, totally having an argument with my wife and she was all, "Oh, gag me with a spoon." So I said "Where's the beef?" and told her I was leaving and she was all "Every breath you take, every move you make I'll be watching you." So I asked her "What did you do with my Flux Capacitor?" and she was all "Shut up, McFly!" and broke my Money for Nothing 45.

AWE Striker 1

But then, when I was watching an episode of Miami Vice, during that scene where Crockett and Tubbs are driving through the streets of Miami while In the Air Tonight is playing, she said she was sorry. Then we watched The Breakfast Club and did some coke.

AWE Striker 2

Sorry, I've been having 1985 flashbacks ever since I went to Target this weekend and picked this up.

AWE Striker 3

Stupid American Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity automotive ingenuity.


Transformers: Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime

I've always liked Optimus Prime figures, but I have always focused on the ones that are Optimus Prime-ish. You know, blue legs, red upper body, windows on the chest. All the identifying features that we've come to associate with name Optimus Prime.

For that reason (and the fact that the domestic version of the cartoon sucked), I skipped over RID Prime when it first came out. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I really took notice of the figure and realized how cool it was. But a complete RID Optimus Prime was going for way more than I wanted to pay. However, when I came across this one, the price was too good for me to pass it up.

RID Prime 1

The seller said that it was only missing its gun and the four missles that go in the missile rack on the ladder, and that wasn't enough to dissuade me from buying it. However, once I got it and opened it up there was a bigger problem. The vacuum-metalized paint on the chest was worn and the white plastic looks a little yellowed. Also, you may not be able to see it, but there are some small parts missing from the red base of the ladder as well.

RID Prime 2

The yellowing is easily fixed, I think. I'm probably going to paint over it and give it a nice clear coat. Don't know how I'm going to fix the chest, though. But let's be real, this mode isn't why I got this figure in the first place.

This one is...

RID Prime 3

So pretty.

RID Prime 4

Yes, I know it's an older figure, and I know the Super Mode is basically a part-former, but I don't care. This has turned out to be one of my favorite figures in my collection. Also, if anyone has a junker RID Optimus Prime, or some of the parts I've mentioned that I'm missing and are interested in selling them, please drop me a line.



LEGO Star Wars AT-ST

LEGO + Star Wars = WIN!


I have a crapload of LEGO Star Wars vehicles. Next to the Millennium Falcon, this one is by far my favorite.


If you know anything about AT-STs, you'll know that one of the "cheek" turrets is a twin blaster cannon and the other is a concussion grenade launcher. That is something that the original vehicle did not try to replicate. I, being a professional Star Wars nerd by the age of 2, was always bugged by this and am always happy when other AT-ST toys make note of this subtle difference.


I haven't bought much Star Wars stuff lately, but I was glad to add this one to the collection.