Friday, February 22, 2013

In the ludicrous idea department...

I used to love this ice cream.
There was a time when anyone who had a dream would just go for it. Jeremy's Microbatch Ice Cream, you are missed.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The voice of Maxx Steele

Do you have your Robo Force record set? I don't own the record - yet.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another still from my new movie!

An important confrontation between Captain Vogle (TOM ATKINS!) and Jerry Hipple (Tom Detrik).
APOCALYPSE KISS - coming soon!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Toy Fair coverage!

Is at The Parry Game Preserve.

I might post one pic here and there, but I leave it to the experts to do the heavy lifting.
Go over there, watch some videos - we did get some great content. Share it around the net - people need to know things!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Gave me a chuckle

Watching Pawn Stars tonight and someone brought in this watch. Maxx rules!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

No real post tonight

Filming APOCALYPSE KISS all weekend.

Something fun tomorrow, I promise!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Toy Fair got in the way!

Too many late-night empanadas!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Holy wow dollhouse!

You won't see this in any one else's Toy Fair coverage (with Charlie Parry for scale).

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Autobots, join me on Earth. KREONS need you.

When Hook received the information on Micro Change process from Scorpinok, he could not have known that Singe, the Turbomaster, was monitoring the call. He quickly put his elite squad through the process, making them Microchangers.
WARPATH, he of the boom-boom, was now a tank. QUICKSLINGER was an Aerialbot, and a dead-eye shooter. INFERNO, country boy from the south quadrant of Cybertron, became a fire truck. And Wrecker warrior SPRINGER tagged along, his mission being to hunt down and destroy Bludgeon.

The battle of KREONS would continue...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MicroChanging Forever

Scorpinok's soldiers had found Megatron, and broken him out of the Earth holding facility where he was being kept. At that point, the war escalated again. Scorpinok called for reinforcements, getting the master builder HOOK and his band of Decepticons. Giving them the secret of Micro Change, Scorpinok orders Hook to Earth.
Hook complies, bringing his team with him.
DIRGE, a warrior.
BLUDGEON, a destructive force wanted by the Autobots and multiple alien races.
BLAST OFF, the space traveler.
AIRACHNID, a high-ranking Predacon, and her protector INSECTICON.
And RAMPAGE, berserker warrior.
These soldiers greatly upgraded the Decepticon forces on Earth.
But they did not know that an Autobot group was following them to Earth...

Monday, February 11, 2013

EVIL RETURNS, the KREO version

With the threat of the Decepticons put to bed, Optimus let the humans know that he would keep his eyes open for any more Decepticons.
He did not know how quick it would happen...

Another great leader of the Decepticons was SCORPINOK. Scorpinok was greatly interested in science. A report from Shockwave, lost in transit, reached him later. It told him about the transformation of Earth vehicles. Scorpinok thought that he could do it better.
With his group of Decepticons, Scorpinok decided to test this new transformation process on a lower-tier PREDACON warrior, WASPINATOR. The process works! A KREON, with additional parts and power, can mode shift.
Scorpinok modifies his warriors CRANKSTART, SPINISTER, SUNSTORM, and GALVATRON (from the mighty line of Megatron himself) into Micro Changers. With the yellow DEVASTATOR, he comes to Earth to wreak havoc.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A time of KREO peace

The Autobots settled into their new home on Earth, living on an army base and living with humans.
Sentinel Prime had gone back into space, leaving Optimus to lead his Autobots.
IRONHIDE, another Autobot warrior, had arrived, along with Autobot Wrecker/scientist WHEELJACK. Bumblebee asked Optimus to upgrade him to a warrior, and Prime had started the process of doing this.

Suddenly, the Decepticons were back. Another Autobot warrior who had come to Earth, CLIFFJUMPER, discovered some VEHICONS, the most base form of Decepticon, ripping up ground. They had found a clear purple piece of KREON technology. Cliffjumper reported back to Optimus, who had ominous dreams about a large-scale Decepticon causing destruction in cities. Sentinel appeared to Optimus in a dream, telling him to transform. Optimus woke up reformatted into a new body.

The battle escalated, skirmishes occurring between the two forces. Eventually, the large robot Devastator was rampaging through the cities, drawing out the Autobots for a final confrontation.
By this time, the Decepticons thought destroyed in Space Jail had been found, their deaths a cruel hoax on Megatron. Sentinel came back to Earth, and the battle was intense.

In the end, the Autobots stood triumphant again. This time, the Decepticons and their vehicles were taken to an Earth holding facility to make sure they could not threaten man and KREON kind again.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Breakout from Space Jail!



 Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons, stewed in Space Jail. He was unaware of where his warriors were, and the more time that he spent inside of this accursed place, the angrier he became.
Suddenly, there was an explosion! Through clouds of smoke, Megatron spied VORTEX, Decepticon interrogator. With him was KNOCK OUT, Decepticon mechanic. These two Decepticons would not have enough power to break him out...then Megatron spied DEVASTATOR, one of a series of three identical powerful and monstrous Decepticons. Vortex explained that he had convinced Devastator to save Megatron, and that they had brought him a prize. Knock Out gave Megatron a piece of DARK ENERGON, which upgraded him to a new KREON body with a sword hand.
They checked over as much of Space Jail as they could, but record found by BARRICADE, Decepticon scout/warrior, showed the other Decepticons had been smelted down for scrap.
Megatron vowed revenge! He destroyed Space Jail, and headed back to Earth.
Using techniques developed by Shockwave, Megatron developed robotic warrior bodies for himself, Knock Out, and Vortex. Devastator's KREON essence was too powerful for one body, so Knock Out developed a way to split Devastator into four component parts for his robotic bodies. These bodies later figured out how to combine into one mighty warrior.
Megatron learned that the ultimate Decepticon weapon had been brought to Earth thousands of years before, but was split into component parts. He sent his warriors on a quest for the parts, hoping to run into Optimus Prime again...


Friday, February 8, 2013

Saving the day, KREON style

The Decepticons had the Autobots on the ropes when another Autobot ship arrived.
Megatron scored a critical hit and sent the ship crashing into the ground.
More Autobots arrived!
Led by the legend, SENTINEL PRIME, a past leader of the Autobots, the new group of Autobot KREONS attacked Megatron. MIRAGE, Autobot spy flanked PROWL, Autobot military specialist as they charged the Decepticon seekers. RED ALERT, Autobot security, stayed behind Sentinel, surveying the situation as motormouth Autobot warrior BLUESTREAK charged Shockwave.
The battle was intense and was leading to catastrophe until Sentinel Prime told Optimus Prime to unleash the power of the Matrix of Leadership. he did so, transforming the Earth vehicles they had used for transport into giant mechanical warriors. Prime looked at the warrior that resembled him, his essence turning to energy and infusing the giant with energy. The Decepticons tried to fight back, but it was no use. Soon they were running off.

The battle continued. Prime found that he could go back to KREON mode, which would cause the giant robot to convert back to vehicle mode. The Matrix allowed some KREONS to transform their vehicles, while others such as Bluestreak could not transform their vehicles.

The battle of KREONS continued for some time, until Prime and Megatron had a great and powerful battle. Prime soundly defeated Megatron, and sent the captured Decepticons to Space Jail.
The Autobot KREONS happily lived on Earth with the humans afterwards...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

KREONS, transform and rise up!

The evil KREONS, led by Megatron, have followed the Autobots to Earth.
With his faithful second-in-command, SOUNDWAVE, Decepticon scientist SHOCKWAVE, and three elite seeker warriors at his side, Megatron chases the Autobots through a number of skirmishes.
The Kreons adapt to Earth culture, picking up human allies on both sides.
They find themselves especially adept at using Earth vehicles.

During a particularly hairy encounter, Megatron has the Autobots right where he wants them, when an Autobot ship descends into the battlezone...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

KREONS, Transform!

So, Kreo...
Now that the Micro Changers have hit in force, a lot of people are going back and clearing the shelves of the first two years of product to get many of the key characters in the Transformers mythos that were included with those first sets.

Over the next few days, I'll be taking a look at some KREO figures and giving you my customary storylines i.e. why I wind up hooked on most things.
I see KREO as a much less violent Transformers universe.
There's no millions of years in a volcano here. The Autobots come to Earth on the run from the Decepticons. There's no transforming in the beginning. KREONS are the same size as humans - another twist. The first crew of Autobots to hit the Earth are:
OPTIMUS PRIME, the leader of the Autobots.
SIDESWIPE, a warrior dedicated to Prime and prone to violence.
RATCHET, trusted medic.
BUMBLEBEE, the scout.
and JAZZ, cultural infiltration specialist.

Unfortunately, the leader of the Decepticons has followed them to Earth...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Behind the scenes on APOCALYPSE KISS

Here's yours truly with independent film legend LLOYD KAUFMAN, director of classic films such as the TOXIC AVENGER. He plays an important acting role in my new film, APOCALYPSE KISS.

Back to toy coverage tomorrow!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Yes Virginia, I do own the rights to Robo Force

As announced on the Moderately Geeky podcast previously linked here and in this print article on Battlegrip.com, Toyfinity will be bringing back the classic properties Robo Force and Rocks and Bugs and Things (under the new name of Mordles) in 2013.

Some products will utilize the revolutionary Glyos joint system created by Matt Doughty for his line of Glyos figures, allowing Maxx and friends to have a whole new dimension of play possible.

Keep your eyes peeled to TheRoboForce.com and TheMordles.com for updates.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

New arrivals

Got in some new Beast Saga from a friend. Fun figures. I'd be much more all in if they were available at US prices.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Do No Harm did terrible

According to this article on TVLine, the lowest rated premiere on the big four networks ever.
I'm sad about that. A lot of friends worked on this show. If you have the chance to check it out, please do. Especially if you are a Nielsen family.