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Monday, May 8, 2017

Barricaded in my Office...

     Not so Dramatic, I am just in my office, surrounded by Barricades

Sort of a Barri-brigade

     The first one I got was actually the Recon Barricade Figure from the first movie(2007). He is disguised as a security vehicle because a black-and-white police car would be too...conspicuous...? He has Frenzy folded up inside his grill. He's a good representation.

But then I heard about Interrogator Barricade from 2009- He had the original deco plus these nifty fold-out claws to mimic the interrogation scene from the first movie-perfect for finding out if if someone is ebay user Ladiesman217
Good representation again, Nigh perfect

     With the Dark of the Moon line (2011), they released Barricade with a mech-tech weapon- I love and hate these- Kind of wish they all locked instead of just most of the voyager ones. His is a Gatling gun-wolverine claw arrangement which suits him. His transformation is a little fiddly.

Which brings us to last night...or rather The Last Knight (2017) and what has become my favorite of the four. He comes with an arm mounted cannon, a pistol and a police baton(tonfa-style) His Motto, To Punish and Enslave, is on the rear quarter panel, giving us the same chuckle as when we first sat it in Transformers, but his hands(hopefully you can see them in the second pic) now have Brass-knuckle-type deals with "SERVE" on one hand and "PROTECT" on the other.

 Barricade- making us re-read the motto on police cars and check for faction badges since 2007.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

     No spoilers- It fulfilled all the promise of the first one and more in my estimation- I loved it. I will post more in depth when the DVD comes out and more folks have seen the film.

For your listening entertainment

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the Fourth Be With You

     A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...;


Princess Leia was carrying the Death Star Plans to Alderaan when her ship was captured by 

Darth Vader...

So Leia gave the plans to Artoo Detoo and See-Threepio

who took them to Tatooine in an escape pod

They were taken by Jawas and sold to the uncle of Luke Skywalker

Together with Han Solo and Chewbacca, 

they traveled to Alderaan in the Millennium Falcon

 and found that Alderaan had been destroyed. They were taken aboard the Death Star, escaped, and took Leia to Yavin 4. From Yavin 4, a taskforce of X and Y wings 

Side Note:P This Y-Wing car was found toy-shopping on my birthday

were launched to fire a proton torpedo into the exhaust port of the Death Star-These Snubfighters were met by Tie Fighters
And Darth Vader in his Tie Advanced X1

I found this last night just in time to add it to the post

But Luke fired his Torpedo using the force as his guide and destroyed the Death Star. That led to a bunch of other adventures, other characters and a whole franchise- Happy Star Wars day, folks!

Jabba the Hutt and Han in Carbonite came as a set found at random at Ross-
Never even knew this one was out there