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Thrust and ?

Posted in Toys, Transformers with tags , , , , on January 4, 2011 by Jason

Happy New Year everyone!!

As you can tell from the title, Cybertronian Bumblebee remains untransformed.  I haven’t even attempted to try since the first time I failed.  I will get to it, since I really do like his vehicle mode.  When displayed, he will be posed in robot form, but I have to transform him for piece of mind.

Moving along.

The day after Christmas I found myself at Wal-Mart with my wife.  As I always do, I went to check out the selection in the toy aisle.  I went over to the Transformers section, not figuring to find anything new, or even a decent figure for that matter.  I perused the Generations pegs, and was surprised to see 3 of this guy.

Thrust is one of the “conehead” seeker jets(Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet).  Unlike Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker, in robot mode, the nose of the plane stays erect instead of folding back, hence the conehead title.

Knowing that we had some Christmas cash I snapped one off of the peg.  I took him to the check out and home we went.

One of the reasons I bought him was that he is a seeker.  The other is because he resembles the G1 Thrust almost to a tee.  In the package his 2 thrusters are attached to the rear stabilizers, while they’re shown on the wings on the reverse of the card.  There are six total places on the wings and stabilizers, so it doesn’t really matter where they’re at.  But if you’re looking to make him look closer to his G1 look, you want the thrusters on the wings.

In jet mode, he looks pretty cool, and the color scheme is pretty good looking as well.  Thrust is labeled as a level 2(easy) transformation, and this is a pretty straight forward.  That gives Thrust bonus points.  Because you may be able to decipher the first 3 steps, and then they just make no damn sense after that!

But as it is with so many Transformers, he looks best in his robot mode.  His articulation is pretty good and he has missiles that really fire(always a plus).

I went to go grab a beer, and when I came back, Thrust thought he stumbled upon an Energon cube.  But then I let him know that that was a late Christmas gift from my buddy Clark.

When I purchased that Bob-omb a couple of weeks back, there were 2 candies I didn’t buy because I couldn’t justify the price.  I got one of them as a gift from my wife, and then Clark goes and gets me the second one I wanted…Sweet!

Inside, there are 8 gummy squares(think fruit roll-ups, only thicker), with sprinkles on them, that make up 3 different Mario related objects(Starman, mushroom and coin).

These candies also have a great name, Snerdles candied fruit strips.  They’re pretty tasty, and surprisingly the sprinkles are more like sprinkles, and not like Nerds.  If these are what Energon cubes taste like, I can sort of understand whey the Autobots and Decepticons are at war.  🙂

2010 Christmas fallout

Posted in Memories, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Toys, Transformers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2010 by Jason

Well, Christmas is over, and the normal routines will fall back into place.  As always, this Christmas was lots of fun.  Over at X-entertainment, Matt has had a Christmas Fallout thread(hence this post’s title), where everyone lists the gifts that they received(he’s been doing this for years).  I decided that it would be fun to list everything I received here, with pictures of the goodness that was got(is that proper English?).

I’ll start with what is not pictured.  My wife and I received some cash, as well as some gift cards.  The gift cards are as follows…2 $15.00 Applebee’s gift cards(thank you Aunt Judy), a $50.00 Cheesecake Factory gift card(thank you mother and father-in-law), and a $25.00 Regal Cinemas gift card(a second thank you to the in-laws).

Now we’ll get to the gifts that have pictures.  They are in no particular order, but I will save my favorite gift for last.

First up we have Transformers Generations Thrust.  Now technically this was not a Christmas gift, as I used some of the cash we received to buy it.  So, on a different technicality, it is a gift.  As I have mentioned before, I love the seekers from G1.  Thrust wasn’t one of the original three(Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker), but, still, you gotta love the “conehead” seekers as well.  He’s already opened and transformed, ready for review(I might review him before Cybertronian Bumblebee).

Here’s a few gifts from my wife.  First, we have Uncle Johns Briefs.  This is part of “The Bathroom Reader” series.  It’s smaller(in mass, not content), and the articles within are smaller, for a quick read.  Then there’s the Pac-Man air freshener.  Simple in design, but the strawberry scent smells great.  An that little ? block is a metal container filled with coin candies.  Remember my last post, where I said I didn’t get some candies because the price wasn’t fair?  Well, this was one of those candies.  My wife must have kept that in mind, because I really did want this.

Here, we have a snowman Pez that was in my stocking at the in-laws house.  All I can say is, you can’t go wrong with Pez.  Next, my wife got me a bottle of Nautica Blue.  Nautica is one of my favorite colognes, and this version is no different.  It smells great!  Ghostbusters 2 is another gift my wife got me.  She actually bought the first movie for me at a yard sale this past summer.  What’s great about this is, it contains 2 episodes from the animated series!

Another 3 gifts from my stocking.  I love Chef Boyardee.  These things are great when I don’t feel like making my lunch for work.  Just throw them in the cooler and we’re ready to go.

This Glitter Lamp was a gift from my wife’s grandparents.  There’s not much I can say about it, except that I like novelty lamps such as this.  My wife framed the photo in this picture for me as a gift.  Its a picture of myself, my best man(my nephew, Victor) and my other best man(Clark), in her father’s garage, a few hours after the wedding at our reception.

The TMNT clock was another of the stellar gifts my wife got for me.  She knows I’m a huge fan, and when we finally get a house, and I get my own game room, this will be the time piece that will adorn it’s walls.  The giant musical Leonardo Pez, was a gift from my wife’s aunt Dawn.  She knows I’m a fan of TMNT as well as various other 80’s properties, and thought that this was perfect for me.  How right she was!  The funny thing is, is that she didn’t know that it played music.

The beer pictured is a gift from my wife’s grandparents.  Every year for the past 5 years, her grandparents always get me a variety case of beer.  It’s a perfect gift, and it has different persuasions, that make them stand out among your typical domestic beer.  Plus, you gotta love the painting of the dogs on the side of the case.

Collector’s Edition Nintendo Monopoly.  Does my wife know me or what?  I’ve had my eye on this baby for years.  When I saw the box after it was wrapped, I said “My guess would be Nintendo Monopoly.”  Not even thinking she would have gotten such a thing.  I based my guess on the dimensions of the gift.  I can only describe this in one word…Awesome!

So, we come to the end of the post, and it’s time for me to reveal my favorite gift.  If you look at the first picture, it should be obvious.

The Turtle Party Wagon!  I never had this as a kid, and I’m overjoyed to now have it in my clutches.  I spotted this in Toys R Us Express in the mall, and told my wife that I wanted it.  It was the last one and she said that she was not going to spend 23 dollars on a toy.  That day, while I was in line waiting to pay for Rodimus Minor, she doubled back in(I didn’t even see her), and had one of the clerks put it behind the counter, for her to pick up later.  She had it wrapped in a bigger box.  Needless to say, I was shocked and extremely happy.  I will do a full review on it, once I get to opening and assembling it.

I hope you all had a merry Christmas, and if you didn’t get everything you wanted, well, there’s always next year.