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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Goodbye, and Thank You for Everything.

Hey to all who've supported me through this blog over the years. Much appreciated and thankful for all your support (or otherwise, lol)! I am relieved to announce that the blogging for WSX toys is currently done for now..... :)

See you around, people!

Sincerely,

Adam aka WSX

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

ENCORE #23 FORTRESS MAXIMUS BOX PICTURES! ETA MID TO LATE APRIL 2013!




HI FOLKS, JUST ANOTHER SHORT POST TO UPDATE THOSE GENERATION ONE AFICIONADOS THAT TF:YUKI FROM TAKARATOMY'S OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGE HAS JUST REVEALED THE UPCOMING BOX DESIGN FOR NONE OTHER THAN ENCORE #23 FORTRESS MAXIMUS!  IT HEARKENS BACK TO THE DAYS OF THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE BOX/ GRID AUTOBOT DESIGN, RIGHT DOWN TO THE FONTS AND PICTURES USED! EXCITING TIMES, IS IT NOT?!  **ENCORE IS ON THE LEFT AND ORIGINAL ON THE RIGHT*



JUST A SIDE NOTE: SEEMS LIKE TAKARATOMY HAS OR IS TRYING TO TIGHTEN UP IT'S LAX QC ISSUES OF LATE BY DOUBLE-CHECKING THE CONTENTS OF THIS BEHEMOTH RELEASE. THUS, CHANCES ARE THAT YOUR FORT MAX BOXES MIGHT BE 'DOUBLE-TAPED' ON THE OPENING OF THE BOX FLAP. AS CONFIRMED BY TFW2005 MEMBER Joshua, HE HAS SENT AN INQUIRY TO TFSOURCE. COM, AND THE CONFIRMATION IS RELAYED AS FOLLOWS:-  

''Originally Posted by joshua View Post
From TFSource's Facebook page just now:

TFsource
Here is an Encore Fortress Maximus Update - be sure to read through! Preorder yours at TFsource here:
Encore #23 - Fortress Maximus
Encore #23 - Fortress Maximus - Early Release Air Shipment

Today Takara pulled back all of the Fort Max stock for a second QC inspection. Due to this some stock did not pass, and Takara has to do a new run. This will not be finished until the end of April. The good news - TFsource will receive all of our stock on schedule shipping out later this week. Many shops will not.

The bad news - all of the first run of Fort Max will be double-taped. Some collectors are very particular about this, so be aware all stock we receive will be double-taped. It's unavoidable due to the circumstances, but also a check to show that the product passed the QC check. Takara did not release any information on what the QC issues are that caused this.''

PERSONALLY, THIS IS GOOD NEWS TO ALL OF US WHO ARE PUTTING DOWN A FAIR BIT MORE OF OUR MONEY INTO SOMETHING AS HUGE AND IMPORTANT AS A FORTRESS MAXIMUS RE-RELEASE, NOT LEAST  FOR THE SHEER SIZE BUT AS A DISCERNING AND 'PICKY' COLLECTOR, THIS GIVE SOME SENSE OF RELIEVE. CANNOT WAIT TO ADD THIS TO MY COLLECTION, BTU AT THE SAME TIME, I AM SURE THAT SPACE- OR RATHER THERE LACK OF IT WILL BE AN ISSUE WHICH MANY OF US WILL FACE! 

ENCORE/ FORTRESS MAXIMUS/ HEADMASTER COPYRIGHT 1988/ 2013 TAKARATOMY , HASBRO

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

BEAST WARS NEO BIG BLACK CONVOY. 1999 TOYSR'US JAPAN EXCLUSIVE



Hello fellow followers! So sorry for slacking off posting on my blog lately. Been busy with office work and added to that, am a proud owner of a new Honda City 2013 Modulo car! The added responsibility that comes with owing a new set of wheels is both exciting and nerve-wracking as most of you will know. Yay! Ok folks, enough about these two non-Transformers events, as important as they are in one's life, it's time to blog on a very special item that I have been actively scouring for sometime now, to be precise, a good SEVEN years to this day. 

He is none other than the uber-exclusive Toys R' Us Japan exclusive repaint of Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy, also know as his 'body-double' of sorts. So glad to have snagged him at a fairly decent price that what he normally goes for in the collectors market-- complete with unused Bio and missiles, as well as the added bonus of having gotten his box in fairly decent condition. 

Brief info from Transformers Wiki: 

Beast Wars Neo
A redeco of Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy, Black Big Convoy transforms into a mammoth, and is somewhat infamous for being an extremely difficult-to-transform shellformer, as practically all of his beast mode components are shells that fit around the compressed robot to form this mode. As such, he has no leg articulation in this mode, but has a rubber trunk which can be controlled by pushing a lever on the top of his head. In addition, the his tusks can be moved by pulling back either of his ears. Black Big Convoy technically has a beast "attack mode", in which his cannon is folded out.
In robot mode, Black Big Convoy stands slightly shorter than the Beast Wars Ultra Class Lio Convoy and Optimus Primal toys, but makes up for it by being absolutely chock-full of weapons and gimmicks. First and foremost, the spring-loaded cannon, formed out of the beast's head, back, and tail, can fire two missiles from two barrels in succession with a rotating dial. It is held in his hands via 5mm post and can be stored on his back, though doing so may cause some stability problems owing to its weight. Second, his shoulders can be swung up to reveal sculpted, non-firing missile pods. Third, he has flip-out tonfamelee weapons in his forearms. Fourth, the two beast panels on the sides of his legs feature two spring-loaded missile launchers that fire his anchor-shaped projectiles, (similar to the original Beast Wars Ultra Class Megatron toy) and the missiles can be loosely held as melee weapons. Last, but certainly not least, his chest panel flips down, revealing the first-ever removable Matrix toy accessory, vacuum-metalized gold with an opaque orange center. This accessory can be held by any figure with standard 5mm fist holes.
Black Big Convoy was sold in the regular Big Convoy package, with a sticker indicating that it was "Black Big Convoy".
This mold was also used to make Universe Nemesis Prime and Timelines Ultra Mammoth.

Beast Wars Neo and Big Black Convoy Copyright 1999 Takaratomy. 

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gundam UC Episode 5 'The Black Unicorn' Theatrical Exclusive HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee NT-D Clear Ver.



Hi folks, so sorry for the delay in posting on my blog for awhile now. Just like to wish all readers celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Snake a very Happy and Prosperous year ahead.  Bought something rather interesting as far as clear -plastic limited items go, and it's none other than another special Bandai Tamashi web exclusive toy, courtersy of uber on line GUNPLA store: GG Infinite.com 

Pretty rad considering that this item is rather difficult to come by and limited to one order per person. So if you are a GUNPLA collector, and would like something discerning added to your limited space/ carefully selected collection, or heck- if you just are into clear plastic toys, then this release is highly recommended.  


Details:

P-Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive: HGUC 1/144 RX-0 Banshee [NT-D Mode] Theater Limited Space Clear Ver.  Release Date: Apr 2013,  Price: 1900 yen)

Gundam Unicorn Banshee/ Copyright Bandai 2013
Thi

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Friday, January 25, 2013

NEW PICS OF MASTERPIECE 13- SOUNDWAVE!






HELLO FOLKS!  JUST N EXCITING UPDATE FROM TFW2005.COM MEMBER uranusdd WHO HAS PUT UP GORGEOUS, CRISP AND CLEAR PICTURES OF THE MUCH ANTICIPATED MASTERPIECE RELEASE : SOUNDWAVE! 



LET THESE AWESOME PICTURES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES! ALL I CAN SAY IS I HAVE MY PRE-ORDER SORTED OUT, SO IT SHOULD REACH MALAYSIA SOMETIME AROUND EARLY FEBRUARY 2013. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! IT'S GOING TO BE A HELL OF A RIDE! ALL PICS ARE LINKED/ CREDITED TO ABOVE-MENTIONED TFW BOARD MEMBER. JAWSOME. 

MRSP FOR THIS BAD BOY: USD160/ RM580 

ACCESSORIES: SHOULDER MISSILE POD AKA 'BATTERY PACK' X 2
                              G1 MEGATRON GUN MODE X 1
                              TAPE / CASSETTE HOLDER X 1
                              ENERGON CUBE CONTAINER X 1 AND AN ENERGON CUBE
                              LASERBEAK TAPE X 1 
                              'FLAME THROWER' GUN EXTENSION X 1 



TRANSFORMERS MP-13, SOUNDWAVE COPYRIGHT 2013 TAKARATOMY. 

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

RG 1/144 Strike Rouge + HG 1/144 I.W.S.P. Parts [Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive]

My latest Pla-kit purchase. :D


RG 1/144 ストライクルージュ+HG 1/144 I.W.S.P.Release date: January 2013 – Price: 3,150 YenPremium Bandai Hobby Online Shop


More release and pre-order details at Gundam-guy/ Gunjap and GG_infinate



Gundam SEED/ Real Grade/ Strike Rouge Copyright Bandai/Sunrise

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

OPERATION COMBINATION: GUARD CITY (ガードシティ )! MULTI-GELSTAT WRRIOR



Hi folks, Just another update from me, WSX. This acquisition of Guard City has been in the pipeline for some time now. Glad and relieved that I finally settled the outstanding payment for this bad-boy. Should reach me in approx 2 weeks time. :D Pics linked and credited to the wonderfully understanding and awesome seller: 

Brief BIO: 
Guard City is an Autobot from the Operation Combination portion of the Generation 1 continuity family.
Not a good day for cheap redecos.
Not a good day for cheap redecos.
Guard City (ガードシティ Gādo Shiti) is a high-ranking Autobot warrior, who commands the Micromaster Six-Teams in their defense ofEarth. His arch-nemesis is the Decepticon combiner Battle Gaia.
Guard City is composed of the following individual Autobots:
As a Free-Combiner, the individual robots making up Guard City's limbs enjoy a certain level of autonomy, allowing them to consciously rearrange themselves to suit specific situations. With Streetstar and Sparkride forming his legs, Guard City can reach incredible speeds with his "Mach Formation". With Sparkride and Fly-Up forming his arms, Guard City can use their various abilities (such as Fly-Up's rotor blades) to aid him in battle with the "Attack Formation". With Safety and Streetstar forming his arms, he can use the lightbars of both vehicles to make himself highly visible and demand attention during emergency situations, creating the "Signal Formation". And with Safety forming one of his arms, Guard City can call upon the medic's skills to repair wounded soldiers via the "Repair Formation".

Operation Combination

  • Guard City (Multi-pack, 1992)
    • Japanese ID number: TF-04
Guard City is a redeco of the original Defensor, a combination of five emergency-response vehicles. He is largely similar to Defensor, with only a handful of plastic colors changed, plus some but not all of the decals are changed.
Guard City's deco shares a lot in common with most Defensor knock-offs, with Streetwise's mould rendered in stark white (rather than off-white) and Hot Spot done in red. Fire Chief stands out from fakes, though, because he retains some of Hot Spot's powder blue plastic, on his fists and ladder. Knock-offs almost never render the helicopter in blue like Fly-Up, however. The only difference between Groove and Sparkride is their stickers, the same is true of the combiner parts — Only the chest plate stickers are different.
Since he uses the Scramble City-style of combination, he can be composed of any combination of limb-robots, so long as Fire Chief is the torso. He was only available as a complete box set.

Notes

  • As part of the very last Transformers series in Japan for several years, Guard City is remarkably hard to find on the secondary market, and demands some heavy prices, despite the similarities to Defensor.

Guard city, Transformers and Scramble City Copyright 1992 Takaratomy Japan. 

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