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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Toysday: Trapped Behind the Lines

     Way out in the no-Bot's land between Iacon City and Kaon there is a little scrap of land. Just a nondescript spire of minor strategic value...More two sides looking for an excuse to shred metal and shed energon...







     Sideswipe, Hound and Lionizer were dug in, just trying to avoid becoming a footnote in the war's history, or less, when reinforcements...or rather reinforcement arrived.

Heat shedding from his vent-pipes, turning him to a wavering mirage of red, white, silver and blue. He smashed through the massed decepticons like a 4 ton sledgehammer through a cabinet of blown-silica-crystal ornaments, or like a hot knife through warm lubricant gel.
     And once he armored up into his huge full-powered mode, he simultaneously rallied the spirits of his comrades and broke those of his enemies...

     In other words, as much as I like the CW Ultra Magnus... I really dig this one too.

     Sorry I have been lax, and Happy new year, everyone.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Holiday Season 2018

To you and yours, however you celebrate and whoever you celebrate with- The best to you and a happy new year

     I wish you time with loved ones and good meaningful conversation; I wish you peace and prosperity in the coming year.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Toysday: Roll the Bones

      I love Dice; nothing unnatural about it- The feel of them, the sound of them rolling draws me back to my first table RPGs back in high school and calls me back to a thousand battles won and lost, hundreds of kingdoms saved and a population of heroes and villains spanning years of realtime as well as millennia of game time

     I have some really, really gorgeous dice.

Gamescience and precision edge dice





Crystal Caste Dice

Chessex












 Random 20 siders
and Q-Workshop





     This year for her birthday I sent my daughter a set of Q-Workshop dice, to help her live out her own tabletop adventures

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Toysday: Legends of the Fall

     So I skipped last week- wasn't feeling it, particularly with the news of the passing of Smilin' Stan Lee. One of those things you know is coming, but still don't ever want to see. But he left the world a legacy of legends and modern myths to tell and retell, and to watch and rewatch. He left the world a far brighter place from his passing through it than most do, by being a great dreamer and a storyteller.

RIP Stan- Excelsior!

     On Wednesday last week I picked up an order from a new-to-me merchant called Ages Three and Up. 

     It contained The first wave of voyagers from Hasbro's new Fall of Cybertron: Siege line, Optimus Prime and Megatron

     First, The Bad...I miss the Collector cards. 

     The Good: Where were these at during the last three lines????? Because they are flipping a-maze-ing









The battle damage paint apps are well done, in my opinion, and I like the transforming weapons- I'm really excited about this line