Friday, April 17, 2015

STAR WARS Clone Wars Republic Attack Shuttle

Presenting the Republic Attack Shuttle from the Star Wars Clone Wars toyline.

If you haven't seen it in the Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon, this is a Nu-class Attack Shuttle.

Developed by Cygnus Spaceworks, the Nu-Class Attack Shuttle was meant to be a long-range alternative to the more popular Rothana Heavy Engineering LAAT/i.

It was originally meant to replace the LAAT/i however the Republic Attak Shuttles lacked the LAAT/i's firepower and ability to carry up to 4 speeder-bikes in the back.

So while the Republic Attack Shuttle may have been better armored and faster than the LAAT/i, it never really replaced it and found it's way instead into the diplomatic core. The designers of the Republic Attack Shuttle would later be pirated by Sienar Fleet Systems and they would go on to integrate the fold-down wing design into the Lambda-Class Transport that we can see in the Star Wars films.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lego Batman Tumbler - Batmobile - KO

Presenting a LEGO KO version of Batman's Tumbler - Batmobile - from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy.

At the risk of pissing off a lot of Batfleck lovers, this will always be one of the most iconic Batmobiles ever!

To the uninitiated, Batman's Tumbler was originally built as a bridge-layer for the United States Military. A pair of jet-engine powered Tumblers were supposed to jump chasms and set the anchors for bridgelayers. Unfortunately WayneTech couldn't get the bridgelaying to work, and the Tumbler project was mothballed.

There were four prototypes built. The first Tumbler became the Batmobile which was destroyed by the Joker. The other three were co-opted by Bane in the last film and were destroyed by the Batman flying high in the Bat.

This is the knock-off Lego version of the Tumbler.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Marvel Legends Spider-Woman - Infinite Series

Presenting Spider-Woman from the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Toyline.

What is it about Jessica Drew? Even without her pheromone powers or sexy British accent, she is one of the hottest women in the Marvel Universe - also despite the fact that she's technically one of the most dressed.

She's so hot she actually dyes her blonde hair black.

It must definitely be that costume. It's soooo tight it looks like she's wearing nothing in the comic books but body paint. It's soooo tight her belly-button is clear as day.

The Marvel Legends Spider-Woman's costume is soooo tight she looks practically naked in comparison to more "clothing averse" characters such as Satana and Emma Frost.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Force Unleashed Battle Damaged Darth Vader

Presenting the Force Unleashed Battle Damaged Darth Vader.

Darth Vader is easily one of the most sought after kick-ass figures of the Star Wars Universe.

This is based upon the Darth Vader that appears at the end of the Force Unleashed video-game. Simply choose to let Rahm Kota die, submit to the Dark Side of the Force, and you have one more task to do: Kill the battle ravaged Darth Vader.

BUT don't be mistaken! Just because the Dark Lord of Sith looks like crap doesn't mean that he's vulnerable. In fact he's far more dangerous when he has nothing left to lose and he's at the end of his rope.

Waaaaay harder to kill.

But you do get the "Revenge Achievement" if you do.

Choose the Light Side. The Emperor is easier to beat.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Takara Generations Arcee

Presenting the Transformers Generations Arcee from Takara.

Delivering dainty destruction daily.

Transformers collectors worldwide have long been demanding for this figure to come out ever since the Transformers movie came out in 1986. While there were other versions of Arcee released through the years - most notably the DOTM Arcee, Transformers Prime Arcee and Beast Hunters Arcee - it took 29 years for Hasbro and Takara to finally release a G1 accurate Arcee.

In fact we've reviewed a 3rd party Arcee, the TRNS-01 Valkyrie which, one can debate, was copied by Hasbro/Takara in making the new Generations Arcee.