The start of a collection that may not have been really the start cause there were some before and some after that got lost.

Before reading this I wanted to let you know I have already posted this on Facebook, so if we are friends there is a likely hood you have already read this. Also this post is a bit delayed since the date I got my first figure was August 2nd, I just forgot that I wanted to post this on my blog too. Oh but if you have read it, it did fix some grammar and wording that I noticed was “wrong” so a re-read might be intriguing to you.

It is hard to believe I have been collecting action figures for 32 years and it all began with the little guy, G1 Bumblebee.
The day was August the 2nd of 1985, and since it was Vegas it was a hot day. We just moved in to a new (way nicer) apartment the day before and since it was HUD (yeah I said it) Mom finally had the money to buy us something we wanted, so that was the day I decided on Bumblebee since he was my favorite on the show (which I have been watching since March of the same year). 
Now this is where I will go on saying “blah blah and since then I have every single figure I ever bought and I am so lucky blah blah blah”. Where it is true I have been very lucky and extremely fortunate, and is very grateful to the fates for that, and wish that others were as fortunate as me…….it is not completely true when I say I have not “LOST” anything. First off when you have a large collection things do go missing, like random accessories (just lost one in May of this year), or there is paint/chrome flaking, the dreaded GPS, and the annoying SPS (sticky plastic syndrome), then there is missing and peeled off labels, broken or missing parts and so on……but like I said I have not been completely accurate in the past when I have stated about saving “every” figure, doll, plush toy etc. 
Before I began collection Transformers I had a small collection of Hot Wheels, one time when we had to move, I had to give them up, so that I could have more room for my Transformers.
There was also a time before I started to collect Transformers that I was given a “used” G1 Sludge. At first I did not even know it could transform, just thought it was a robotic dinosaur. After seeing an episode with the Dinobots I realized what he was. But then the dog we had at the time Beethoven (RIP July 20th 1985), did what dogs do to plastic and well Sludge’s dino head came off, had to wait for one of the missiles to “reemerge” (if you know what I mean), and he got pretty chewed up….so I ditched him 😥.
G1 Sludge was in a box that some guy that was moving gave to us and in it was also the G.I.Joe FLAK [Field Light Attack Cannon] , which I regrettably got rid of…..among other things.
But the would not be the only G.I.Joe idem to be ejected, when I first saw the G.I.Joe animated show I got into said show so I got…
Iceberg
Bazooka (loved him and it was his episode “Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent” that got me into G.I.Joe). 
Snow Serpent
and the Silver Mirage.
I got rid of them the same way I did the Hot Wheels, again to mostly make space for the bots in disguise. When I “officially” began collecting G.I.Joe in 1991, I regretted this decision, just as I did when I began to “officially” collect Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, just ask the two figures and two plush toys (not official plushes) I had and they would testify that they went the way as the others above. 
Then there are the ones we had to get rid of.
In 1988 for some reason my Mom allowed these two kids in to my room, I think she owed money to the parents I am not really sure. Well she said to give them one of my Transformers, which was very uncharacteristic of her to do and it surprised me to be honest.
I ended up (after having a WTF discussion with my Mom), given the dam brats the few Transformers Decoys I had. To be honest I wished I could remember which ones I had, but I can’t. I know it wasn’t Shockwave, Ravage, Devastator, or Reflector, cause I always wanted them and could never seem to find them, but as for the ones I had I really can’t remember who they were, which is odd for me considering. Anyways I always hated that I had to give them away (does anyone have an extra Decoy they don’t want…😁).
This would not be the last time because of a situation that Mom got us in that we had to give away something, Carrie had to sacrifice a lot more than I, but those are her stories to tell. 
The two though that I hated was the Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man (Web-Suction Hands) and Daredevil (1990) that both me and her had to give away, cause we bought them together and were so excited by the toy-line…….one day I want to get her that Daredevil back again, and perhaps the Spider-Man (for me) to go with it………..she also lost a Roger Rabbit that time too. 😥
So no I can’t say I have “saved” every single thing, but for the most part I have and for that I am grateful.

 

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Two movie reviews of recent movies I just saw, but is really not that recent, but still is since it is still summer…….so here are my reviews and thoughts on the two movies……Cars 3, and Transformers: The Last Knight!!!

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So what did I think about Cars 3……………well I really don’t know. It is a good movie, but unlike many others I actually enjoyed Cars 2 a bit more (or about the same). Of course the first movie will always be the best of the series.
Some people have said that the original trailer, with the crash was nothing more than “trailer bait” and I do agree with that, but I have to wonder if the factor that annoyed me with the movie was caused by the reaction to that said trailer, cause the movie ended up to be very “lighthearted” ……..is that really a bad thing, no not really, but it was missing something and I believe had something more then it should have.
A lot of critics have all said the one thing in the movie they liked, which is odd cause I felt it was “her” the “slowed” down the movie.
They also have stated that they can’t stand Lightning McQueen, which is my opinion is what saved the movie.
But lets talk about Cruz Ramirez shall we, it is not that I hate her, but I can’t say I liked her as much as others. From what I have read and heard online, she was meant to be a totally different character and a male, but was changed cause someone (either the director or producers) thought Cristela Alonzo was funny and wanted to “work” with her. But I wonder if the character was “changed” cause of this whole “girl empowerment” that Hollywood has been pushing in our faces……not saying that it is wrong, but this is a pure example of how it could be done wrong.
If you saw the movie they you all know that she wanted to race, and the reason why she backed out. So you have this perfect opportunity to address some sexism that is very apparent in the world of Cars…..that there are no female racers……..but no they drop the ball. Instead of her having the dream of being like Lightning McQueen, training to one day race to only be told that she can’t cause she is female, and that all she can be is a trainer, they go with a “I had stage fright” story-line…….still not addressing the sexism that is apparent.
Then there is the “final race”……….okay here is my issue with the outcome…….they CHEATED….plain a simple. This is not our world, it is the world of Cars, and these races are in a way an endurance test, almost like what a marathon would be for us (humans). These Cars train and perfect their bodies, to compete in these races against one other and against themselves……..there is no replacing a racer or at least there shouldn’t have been. It was Lightning McQueen’s time to prove if he could or could not race, and what we got was a sanctimonious hollow victory for someone who DID NOT RUN (RACE) THE WHOLE COURSE.
If anything the win should belong to Jackson Storm, he ran the whole race, without being “replaced” in the middle of the race. But hey teach your kids it is better to do something half ass and steal a win, then it is to train to become the best…….yeah Jackson Storm is the “bad guy” cause he is “young” and he trains to win…..great message.
Oh and before I go, unlike an other movie I recently saw (Transformers: The Last Knight), this movie makes no references to the previous sequel, almost pretending it didn’t exist, just cause fans (not me) all said they didn’t like Cars 2.
Also a movie like this maybe should have been a direct to video sequel, kind of like Toy Story 3 (which also had an ending that annoyed me), but Disney really does not do those anymore and since it seems like computer animated movies are flooding the theaters it is no surprise why they don’t.

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT……….what did I think about the movie…………………….I thought it was AWESOME!!!!!!
Seriously it is one of the better of the Bay movies, way better than AOE and a lot more enjoyable than ROTF. It could easily be my favorite but I would have to re-watch it when it comes out on Blu-Ray before I make that claim. 
The reasons why I loved it………I don’t know it just was good, so I really don’t understand all the negativity towards it. Sure I get it, there are the people don’t like Bay’s explosives filled cinematic adventurers and I don’t expect them to like this one, but the hate is coming from all over. I would have expected this level of antagonism towards AOE, since well that movie is still the lowest on my list, but why this one. Also knowing that this movie, the better of the last two, is making a whole lot less in the box office is just sad, Bay finally does a few things right with this movie and he is not rewarded for it. Sure I could say its a little to late, maybe he (and the writers/producers) should have given us this instead of AOE, but they didn’t and maybe that is why people didn’t flock to this movie……and all the bad reviews didn’t help either. 
Back to the bad reviews……..yes everyone is entitled to their opinions, but it just seems like the movie is being slammed just to slam it and to get views on YouTube. You know the old adage, “If you have something good to say about something…..don’t, cause only if you are negative will you get views and or followers on YouTube”. Even a toy reviewer that did a review on the Barricade figure had to let us know that he thought the movie was trash, well then why the hell did you buy the figure then……dumb ass. 
This brings up a point I want to make about FAUX-GEEWUNNERS, not real Geewuners (whom I respect for their opinions), but the ones faking it, the ones that know nothing about G1, but claim to “only love G1 and hate everything else”. First off why fake it, so that they can “hate on” everything and get the “likes” and “comments”….like come on. 
Let me give you a few examples of a FAUX-GEEWUNNER. 
When you bring up the episode “Dark Awakening” they have no idea what you are talking about. 
Don’t know what a Headmaster, Targetmaster, or Powermaster is, or even believe you when you bring up The Pretenders. 
Did not know there was a comic book series made by Marvel, and does not know the names Bob Budiansky or Simon Furman. 
Can only name no more than five of the original G1 characters, yeah yeah I get it Optimus Prime was not a long-nosed truck and the only Bumblebee you know is one that turns into a VW bug, but do you even know who Sideswipe or Sunstreaker are…..what you don’t……..that is so funny. 
Have no idea there was a Transformers animated movie that came out in 1986…..yeah I am serious. 
And the pièce de résistance of idiotism is that they (the Faux-Geewuners) believe that Spike was the kid in the wheelchair. 
So these people will makes statements, hating on Bay and declaring how he ruined their childhood, saying they only love G1, but not having the common knowledge to back it up. If you are a true Geewuner let me give you some advice, call these fakers out, sure they might be helping you with your Anti-Bay, Anti-Beast Wars campaigns, but they are also given you all a bad name. 
Wow that was a lot of typing, now back to why I love The Last Knight. 
The Decepticons were cool, I even found that introduction scene awesome, wish they were in the movie more though. 
For the first time I actually really liked the female leads, sure I did like Maggie Madsen (Rachael Taylor) from the first movie, but these two Viviane Wembly (Laura Haddock) and Izabella (Isabela Moner) were really likable (especially Izzy), which is very rare in a Bay movie. 
I thought all the Bots were pretty cool in this one, even the Dinobots, heck even the Mini-Dinobots, and the fact that my sister Carrie didn’t have to tap me all the time asking “who is that one”, just shows how distinctive they all were. 
Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Anthony Hopkins, and even Mark Wahlberg were all pretty awesome. 
Heck I even liked Stanley Tucci this time around, to be honest I did not even recognized him at first. 
Cogman was so cool, he really stood out and Hot Rod was well awesome too. (I say awesome way to much)……..still wish that Cogman did the Headmaster thing though. 
” I was making the moment more epic” – Cogman
In my opinion the Megatron in this movie, no matter how he is connected to the others, was the best Megatron in these movie. 
And even though I was not a fan of the Unicron story-line (origin) in Transformers: Prime, for some reason it seems to work in this movie, maybe cause I have already seen it before or it just fits this continuity better. 
What I also enjoyed about this movie was all the references to the previous movies, it really felt like a nice celebration of the decade old film series.
” It has been said throughout the ages, that there can be no victory, without sacrifice”. – Sir Edmund Burton 

Unlike others I don’t think the movie was “too long”, to be honest I wish it was longer. Which reminds me why do people complain about run time of movies? I remember back in the ’90s people were saying movies were too short, movies like Toy Story that only ran like 80 minutes. So what is it people, do you want short movies or long movies, are you idiots ever truly happy. 

I will admit that the one thing I wish there was……and don’t you judge me for this…….I just really enjoyed her character….that’s all……I really wished that Izzy had more screen time. She is like the best human character in the movie series (sorry Simmons you lost your place). She reminds me of the type of girl who would be in the Transformers Universe, with a little bit of Miko and Lori in her. Maybe she will be in future movies who knows, I just hope they don’t go a ruin her if she is. 
So that is my very long review of Transformers The Last Knight, I am sure I have forgotten a few things but I am tired of typing.

NOTE: Both of these reviews was posted on my Facebook page……so if you already have read them there is nothing new. 

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It is hip to be fake, annoying reviews and the faux geeks that make them to seem kewl.

As you all know the 30th anniversary edition of Transformers The Movie came out on Blu-Ray and DVD, and I was able to get the Blu-Ray, and the picture looks great and all. But that is not what I am here to talk about. For some reason a few weeks ago, before the release the anniversary edition, I was watching a lot of reviews about the movie. I don’t know why, except that they kept popping up on my “recommended for you” on YouTube.
All I can say about most of these reviews is that they are ANNOYING…….especially one by some idiot named The Nostalgia Chick. What annoys me is not that they insult the movie, but the cliché reason why they do.
Yes the movie was made to “advertise” the new line of toys, that is a no brainer, considering the whole series was made to “sell toys”. Every episode, comic, coloring book, and so on, so get over it. What has to be look at, is not the “why”, but the “how it was done”. I doubt that any of these hipsters that pretend to be geeks have even seen the mini-series “The Rebirth” , or read some the the G1 comics like Issue #24 ” Afterdeath!” , and Issue #40 “Pretender to the Throne!”, all of these are examples of how to do “it” wrong. Go ahead and read Issue #24, and compare the death of Optimus in the comics and the movie and tell me which one did it better.
The movie is not perfect, but it is the pinnacle of G1 at least animation wise. If you don’t like it that is fine, many professional critics like Leonard Maltin have said the movie is a piece of trash, and I can respect that cause he is not “pretending” to be this kewl geek girl.
People that believe the G1 cartoon was “all about the characters”, please watch the show again, cause it is not.
What the show (and movie) was all about was fun, and not taking any of it too seriously. I view the series not as a whole but as individual episodes and or mini-series, some were good, some (like the movie) were awesome, and some were really bad.
Yes they were just very entertaining toy commercials, but it really never pretended to be any more than that. Unlike all these faux geeks that are trying to sound intelligent, but are coming off as arrogant.

I also want to say this…..
Issue #24 “Afterdeath!” created the biggest continuity problem in the G1 Marvel Universe, at least in my opinion it is.
At the end of the issue Ethan Zachary copied Prime’s mind on to a floppy disc (one with a lot of memory I guess). Later on in the series in issue #40 Ethan Zachary gives the floppy disc with the “copy” of Prime’s consciousness to Goldbug. At this point Copimus Prime (lol) thinks he is nothing more than a character in a computer game.
Goldbug then brings the floppy disc to Nebulos, where it is transferred into the new body …….POWERMASTER OPTIMUS PRIME!!! So then he returns to earth and is the Prime that was in the comic for the rest of the series.
Issue #65 does show where the REAL Prime’s body went after it was sent into space, and that it had the Matrix in its possession.
So in my opinion the Prime that become the Powermaster is a copy, and the real Prime is either dead, or a part of the Matrix.

Note- this is from a Facebook post I posted on September 22 2016, but I thought what I said had to be saved.

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THE HASBRO UNIVERSE…………or is it.

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IDW REVOLUTION

IDW announced a big crossover coming in comic book pages later this year involving the Hasbro properties. Pretty convenient that this REVOLUTION is happening considering what Paramount and Hasbro Allspark Studios is planning. I guess this will validate the movie crossovers, kind of like when Nick Fury was turned black in the comics so that Marvel Studios could cast the Bad Motherfucker himself Samuel L. Jackson in the movies.
But let me ask you all a question, how many of these “Hasbro Properties” did Hasbro really create, or just “acquired” though business deals and mergers.
Unlike Marvel or DC, Hasbro is just making a “UNIVERSE” by garbage picking though what they own. None of these universes with the exception of G.I.Joe and Transformers ever had a connection till just now. Some like M.A.S.K.were created to compete with Hasbro in the toy market of the 80s.
Think about how a M.A.S.K. fan has to feel about this, now the whole origin of that series is connected to those robots in disguise, which most likely since they liked M.A.S.K, they might not have been into.
That is right the origin of the M.A.S.K. team, and their transformable vehicles is because of something called Ore 13, which is an unstable version of Energon. I bet all the fans of the AWESOME animated series M.A.S.K. are feeling ecstatic about this revelation. I have no problem with it since I love M.A.S.K and Transformers………..no wait you know what even being a fan of both I do have a problem with it.
You can’t shoehorn all these series together just because you want to be as cool as Marvel and DC……it dose not seem natural and it is a bit insulting to the fans of ROM, M.A.S.K., and the Micronauts that everything revolves around THE TRANSFORMERS. I understand that without the “big man on campus” no one would even be paying attention to these series…..and that is sad. Cause there was a time that these series had as much popularity as the Transformers.
So to answer the question above, how many did Hasbro actually create.
Transformers, G.I.Joe……yes
Action Man……kind of…..he was created by Palitoy as a licensed copy of Hasbro’s 1960s G.I.Joe.
ROM the Space Knight……..NO…..he was created by both Marvel (yes Marvel) and the toy company Parker Brothers.
M.A.S.K……….NO. The series was created by Kenner back in 1985 as a “Competitor” to G.I.Joe and The Transformers. The awesome show was animated by DiC.
The Micronauts……..NO. They were based on a toy made by Takara, and were manufactured and marketed by Mego. The comic and characters were mostly created again by Marvel.
Actually both ROM and The Micronauts have more connection to the Marvel Universe then they do the “Hasbro Universe”.
So after all that is said I have one more question………
Where the fuck are The Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light.
I was promised Visionaries.

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2015 in review

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I am a Sexist ????

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Recently I was called a sexist because I had an opinion about a comic book cover. Well it was actually not an opinion on the cover itself, but the reaction to it. Thing is my opinion is because I am not sexist, if fact I was stupidly naive, and thought women are at a point where they are not crybabies anymore.
This is not the first time I have been called this though, or having a woman overreacting to something I said. Back in 1993 I sent a letter to a person that was running something called “Transmasters” it was a Transformers fan club community, besides the fact that the women took the money I sent, (to join the club) she also sent back a rude letter, calling me a sexist, and close minded, all because I started my letter to her “Dear Mr. Blank “. She went on to tell me that “not only guys like Transformers” and blah blah blah…..stuff I already knew. Actually I wrote a letter to a comic book once stating that it seems like more and more girls, are getting into comics (that got published).
So I sent her a letter saying how I didn’t know she was a female, her first name was one I never seen before that date (I was naive and stupid back then ) and I thought it sounded and looked like a guys name, heck my sister and Mom were on the same page as me. So after my second apology letter she sent back an even ruder letter, oh and still she kept the money I sent and I was not added to the club….DUH!!! I would say the cunts name, but a lot of my Transformers friends have her as a friend, I have even seen her on a page (there is a hint above) I visit often.
Talking about pages on Facebook, there is a page that is very sexist, to a point where it is starting to get me ill. Yes a lot of my “friends” are a part of it, and as a person that hates censorship I can’t criticize the page itself . But the sad fact is these men, on this page have girlfriends/wives and play the part of the Good Boy and Great Dad on their profile pages, all awhile posting some really demeaning pics of women. Yet I am sexist because I have the opinion that women are equal to men, if they want to play football with the boys, than prepare to get dirty and don’t cry about it……and that makes me a sexist.
Yes I call women Stupid Bitches and Fucking Cunts, not because I don’t respect them, it is the opposite in fact, it is because I do. But if you are going to point figures at me and cry about it, and get all Gloria Steinem on me. Well maybe it is time for you to walk behind me on the street and for me to open the door for you, and pull the chair out for you, oh but that means you can’t vote (too big of a responsibility), can’t let you drive (the dames can’t handle a piece of machinery like an automobile), just stay home and cook for your SEXIST husband…..which by the way will not be me cause I view everyone as EQUAL.

A few notes to this post, I was raised by two very strong-minded women (my Mom and Carrie my sis), I guess they set the bar way to high.

Marriage actually was created so a MAN could OWN a Women……so set that special date ladies.

And as for the cover that I defended it was that Joker/Batgirl cover, and even though I hate censorship, the cover is a bit too much for my taste, but what did the girls expect from a very sexist community of comic book artist and writers.

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