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Cliffjumper
2009-07-10, 07:05 PM
...even if my photography doesn't. Finally stole myself some proper shelf-space in the study, and here we are: -

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/th_AllShelves.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/?action=view&current=AllShelves.jpg) http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/th_GodaikinChogokinClover.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/?action=view&current=GodaikinChogokinClover.jpg) http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/th_Tomino.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/?action=view&current=Tomino.jpg)

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/th_TFs_SOC.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/?action=view&current=TFs_SOC.jpg) http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/th_AutobotCars.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/?action=view&current=AutobotCars.jpg) http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/th_SoC.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/shelves/?action=view&current=SoC.jpg)

Only a couple of problems so far - the shelves aren't tall enough to hold my big Voltron, and I don't trust them to hold SoC Ideon, so it's a bit of a bummer that the two greatest toys ever made can't be on there. The other is that I'm having real trouble selecting just a dozen Gobots/Machine Robo to go on there, hence the current lack of representation. Plus those stickers need to go.

Civ
2009-07-10, 07:22 PM
I thought you also had a Universe Sunstreaker, Alternator Shockblast, and a few other more modern toys. Did you sell those? Or are these just the pictures of shelves that have non-Transformers merchandise, hence why it's in the Other Toylines forum? Pardon if these are stupid questions, but I've never seen pictures of your collection before aside from the individual pics on your site.

Cliffjumper
2009-07-10, 09:55 PM
Yeh, I got some other bits, but they didn't make the grade (Sunstreaker, Shockblast, RM Convoy and a few other bits are actually on the windowsill next to the desk, on the grounds that if the cat knocks them off or they get yellowed in the sun, no real harm is done). The shelves are just really the cream of the cream. And some Tomy Ideons. It just goes to show how few toys I actually like...

Civ
2009-07-11, 01:11 AM
In that case, yes, your collection is more awesome than mine. The variety is incredible. Who's the little, blue bot near your Gundams that has gray treads for legs?

Cliffjumper
2009-07-11, 05:47 AM
Guntank, from the Gundam series - http://counter-x.net/gundam/clover/combination_junior/index.html

Sunstreaker2
2009-07-11, 06:35 AM
Buy some damn Master Grades.

The only one I see that could be one is that Black Tri-Stars Zaku..I?

Cliffjumper
2009-07-11, 07:13 AM
No good at making model kits :( Plus, y'know, I've got most of the decent Gundam designs in there, the only ones I'd really like some sort of figure of are the SUMO and the Wadom. Oh, and that RGZE or whatever it's called from the start of Char's Counterattack.

And that's a Chogokin Zaku (http://counter-x.net/gundam/chogokin/ms06_zaku/index.html) :)

Sunstreaker2
2009-07-11, 02:29 PM
Re-GZ.

And Goufs are better. ;)

skywarp408
2009-07-12, 11:16 PM
Where are the boxes?!

Cliffjumper
2009-07-13, 03:33 AM
In a cupboard.

Savannahtron
2009-07-13, 11:45 AM
I wish there were a store locally that sold any Soul of Chogokin. I do not know much about the bots, but checking them out over the weekend makes me want to pick up a few like Vates and Manzinger Z. They have an Ideon figure that looks great as well.

Cliffjumper
2009-07-13, 02:16 PM
The Soul of Chogokin Ideon (http://counter-x.net/ideon/merchandise/soul_of_chogokin/index.html) is probably the greatest toy ever made.

Sunstreaker2
2009-07-14, 12:20 AM
My friend is getting me THIS for my birthday.

http://www.gundamstoreandmore.com/ban946732.html

Savannahtron
2009-07-14, 01:00 AM
The Soul of Chogokin Ideon (http://counter-x.net/ideon/merchandise/soul_of_chogokin/index.html) is probably the greatest toy ever made.

Honest to God, Cliffy, you just helped me decide what my next purchase will be.

I know reading up about Ideon, having a sword made of light that can cleave a planet in half, a "black hole" gun and a missile barrage that can destroy entire fleets of ships is more than enough to devastate any opposition.

Civ
2009-07-14, 01:28 AM
Loving what I'm seeing so far, but I have to ask, why do you like Ironhide and Ratchet aside from "because I do"? My first impression from the review you write on your site is that these two figures would get utterly panned, but I guess not since you're proudly displaying them.

EDIT: Nevermind, I completely jumped the gun. I found the rest of your Autobot car reviews and now see why you put Ironhide up there.

Cliffjumper
2009-07-14, 03:52 AM
Yeh, I just kind-of like the weirdness - the Clover Gundams and Tomy Ideons get in for the same reason. Though I will admit them being Autobot cars is a bit of a factor...

Savannahtron
2009-07-14, 11:49 AM
I think I am going to pick up an Ideon, a God Mars and Pay Respect to Voltes. Kind of neat looking bots, and I was watching a God Mars episode last night on the web. Something new to check out. Well, new to me :)

Cliffjumper
2009-07-14, 12:24 PM
I'm soo tempted by Respect For Voltes-In-Box, especially as I was hooked more by wanting the original toy than the toon... I just wish I could guarantee I'd be able to shift the first SoC version for enough to pay for the new one.

Voltes V is a smashing toy either way, though - the balance and joints work are stunning, the poses the thing can hold...

For cartoons, Ideon is well worth checking out - the first 'summary' film (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2265DBE3123FDA10), 'A Contact' and the epic 'Be Invoked' (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=74A39C14C924C5AF) are both up on my YouTube - well worth watching, even if 'A Contact' is a little disorientating and strips the series cast down to only really the leads.

God Mars is a tidy show so far (seen about the first third) - great theme tune, too.

Savannahtron
2009-07-14, 11:13 PM
Thanks. I read that the Ideon dvds ran short on production, and are very costly to obtain. I can't wait to dig in :)

Sunstreaker2
2009-07-14, 11:23 PM
Ideon doesn't interest me.

Too much "Tomino Trainwreck".

i.e.: Ideon, Victory Gundam

Savannahtron
2009-07-15, 12:57 AM
I just watched A contact. Thanks for uploading those onto Youtube.

Shin-getter has a new website now.

www.shin-getter.info

Zeeks
2009-07-15, 02:59 AM
I'm probably not familiar with 95% of your collection, but I like it out of sheer respect for the "family photos" and groupings. It would really be cool to see a family photo of your entire Go Bot collection.....

One quick question on the Autobot cars- How come you don't display Ironhide and Ratchet with their sleds?

Ackula
2009-07-15, 05:24 AM
Nice man, real nice. But I'd like to see your Converters and Go-Bots up there too, assuming you still have those Converters I orphaned off to you a few years back :lol:

Cliffjumper
2009-07-15, 12:44 PM
I just watched A contact. Thanks for uploading those onto Youtube.

No worries... the series is better than the first film (which sort-of covers the same ground as something like 36 episodes), but is very placid to start off with. Be Invoked covers the last two episodes, and then has the all-new conclusion.

If anyone wants to know a couple of places to dawnlood the eps themselves, PM me :)

Shin-getter has a new website now.

www.shin-getter.info (http://www.shin-getter.info)Nice! A few of the team got in touch with me to congratulate me on the site, so it only seems fair I pop in at some point and do the same :)

I'm probably not familiar with 95% of your collection, but I like it out of sheer respect for the "family photos" and groupings. It would really be cool to see a family photo of your entire Go Bot collection.....

Nice man, real nice. But I'd like to see your Converters and Go-Bots up there too, assuming you still have those Converters I orphaned off to you a few years back :lol:

I'm actually trying to find somewhere for the Gobots to go in their entirety, it's really hard to actually just pick a few from the line, and Gobots especially displays well because most of the line has robot modes that are actually in scale with each other - the 'regular' figures, Zod, the Command Centre, the combiners, the Powersuits and so on are basically one big fight scene waiting to happen. The problem is getting a wide enough, deep enough surface.

Those Convertors Spies tend to end up on the desktop alot, TBH - they transform and they're games. That's excellent. Plus if I put the Minibots on a shelf together it basically emphasises that I repeatedly bought the same toy over and over again.

One quick question on the Autobot cars- How come you don't display Ironhide and Ratchet with their sleds?

They look better than way to me (the sleds are actually behind the other Autobot cars), plus it makes them a bit more of a different height to the other Autobot cars - they're roughly the same size as the bulk of the others when they're mounted on the sleds, but short enough to join Hound and Mirage when they're not.

Savannahtron
2009-07-16, 12:01 AM
I was able to watch the other movie tonight. Not bad at all. I think I will have to watch the episodes to get a better understanding of the series.

I also posted a blog note about it mentioning your ultimate Ideon guide. Kudos to you.

http://lolligagger.com/?p=62

Knightdramon
2009-07-17, 01:58 PM
More Ideon love on the internet...hurray! I remember when I tried to get info on the series and find the movies...it was a dark, dark time!

Cliffjumper
2009-08-02, 08:01 PM
More Ideon love on the internet...hurray! I remember when I tried to get info on the series and find the movies...it was a dark, dark time!

Yeh, thankfully they seem to be turning up in a few more places. Sadly, I think the late-1990s Gundam boom was going to be the big chance to get the thing an official Western release... Still hugely thankful you linked me up with those :)

Here are the Gobots (The Go-bots! The Go-Bots! The Go-Bots! Da-dad-da-da-nah! The show might have sucked, but the theme tune was awesome... Certainly better than the "wrong record speed" early TF theme, anyway): -

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/Gobots-1.jpg

There's one of nearly every 600 Series/regular mould on the top shelf - the only ones missing are Treds (who wouldn't stand up), Scorp (who took up the same space as any three other figures, and is rubbish), 3-Wheel Buggy Robo (who I'm selling) and 747 Robo (who I've so far managed to avoid buying). Selected bigger figures on the second shelf, plus the Lightan lads (the space is for the ones that are on my main shelf. Final shelf is probably going to be Convertors and more modern Transformers (Classics, Universe & Robot Masters, basically) - stuff down there has to be cat-proof...

inflatable dalek
2009-08-02, 10:30 PM
It's my Psycho! It's like seeing a old school friend in photos on facebook, only actually interesting.

Cliffjumper
2009-08-03, 12:47 PM
Hell yeh, still one of my favourites. Proof that futuristic vehicle alt modes can look good if they're not just lazy corner-cutting... I did have the Japanese version with the missile launcher for a while, but I'd got used to the normal one and having him fire missiles out of his face was a bit weird.

Savannahtron
2009-08-03, 10:59 PM
I still have the Gobot command station. I remember getting that and using it as the base until Metroplex came out, then he changed into the Decepticons hide out.

Cliffjumper
2009-08-04, 11:44 AM
I've got one, I'm just not actually that keen on the thing... For a playset it has very limited interaction with the figures, and it's really cheaply made. The Renegade Thruster looks a lot better, but they're hard to find in the UK and postage from anywhere else is a killer...

Halfshell
2009-08-05, 03:00 PM
I remember drooling over the Gobot Guardian base walker thingy in the window of John Menzies in Bath when I was a nipper. I was asked if I wanted it, but I think I decided to have Misfire instead.