Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Transformers Armada TRU Japan Magna Convoy

Another lucky find from Ebay, at the mere fraction of the price, I finally got a Toys R Us exclusive Magna Convoy, a repainted Armada Convoy or Optimus Prime.
I didn't plan to get him, I was just browsing through Ebay and wham, I started to bid on it and won it at $25. Yes, a leader class toy at $25. Enough said, here's the pictures.
First up let's look at the Alternate mode, the semi-truck with trailer.
The cab actually came with clear smoke stacks which are missing on mine hence the cheap price, but still looks good without them.

As for the gimmicks, Magna Convoy or Armada Convoy has an auto-transfomation which is activated when you semi transform the cab section. The one I've got, has non-working electronics, so for transformation is all manual done which I'm fine with, I wasn't a big fan of the gimmick to begin with. 

The Cab section transforms into an Optimus Prime too. Just love the paintjob on this version. Red Eyes, red mouth plate and a off blue greyish hue on it's body.

The chest still has the matrix of leadership molded inside.

Magna Convoy also came with a minicon Sparkplug which was originally yellow but got repainted in Gold chromed. Similar transformation with nothing new added just repainted gold.

Time to form Super mode Optimus Prime. The cab and trailer combines together to form the super mode.

Wasn't a big fan of the first release of the Armada Optimus Prime but ever since I've gotten Magna Convoy, it really changed my mind.
Magna Convoy makes a real nice display, standing at 13 inches tall, he's just slightly smaller then Unicron.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Power Rangers Super Samurai 4'' Master Xandred

Though I'm not usually into collecting Power Ranger Villains, the nemesis of the Power Rangers Samurai was an exception. Menacing and really the look of pur evil made me pick this up without a thought.

Packed only 1 per case of 8, Master Xandred is a figure to hunt down if you're completing your set.

The figure has real nice scupt work but fails in the articulation department.
Due to armor and suit design, the movement in most area is severely hindered.
Unlike all the other regular Ranger figures from the line, Master Xandred only lacks wrists articulation, all the other joint are still present.

Black washed the details on the figure and the sword to make it less plasticy looking. All in all, a real nice figure to display with your other 4 inch figures from the line.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Power Rangers Super Samurai 4" Shogun Ranger

Happy new Year everybody, it's been awhile since I last posted, after a few months break from action figures, chogokins and Transformers, I'm back again with another Power Ranger Samurai figure blog.
After watching the Power Rangers Samurai on television, the newer season which is now call Power Rangers Super Samurai, the action figures and mechas that appeared in the series are almost complete.

Here's a picture of the 4 inch figures that I have. As for the last wave of the 4 inch line, the stores are either not bring them in or they have completely sold out, so recently, thanks to a friend I just made on instagram, I traded some Bandai monsters for a 4 inch Red Shogun Ranger to complete my collection.
Seriously, the Shogun ranger design has gotta be one of the best suits to date. The figures articulation is much like the other 4 inch figures release. The sculpting of the figure is good but the paint job could be better. Black washed the crest and buckle to have a more metalic feel.

If you dig the suit design, this is a real nice figure to have. But if 4 inch is not your kinda scale, the Shogun Ranger Fire is also released in a 12 inch figure format as well.