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by Cal
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations Voyager Roadbuster [uploaded]
Replies: 23
Views: 7136

Cal- You're obviously more than entitled to have an opinion of the work of others, and even to express it (though constructive criticism is always better than orders), but you're not a mod nor an editor of the site and giving "Rewrite!" style commands is well outside your bailiwick. The guidelines ...
by Cal
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations Voyager Roadbuster [uploaded]
Replies: 23
Views: 7136

I'm completely serious. The layout and scrutiny of reviews in the archive is what attracted me to them in the first place. Skyquake87's review format comes off as too piecemeal and fragmented to form a consistent whole. I'm not saying he doesn't analyse Roadbuster in detail enough, but I think the r...
by Cal
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations Voyager Roadbuster [uploaded]
Replies: 23
Views: 7136

That's not the whole review, is it? It doesn't conform to the standard format on this site. The score section should be reserved for a brief summarization of the review, but the review itself should be a distinct article. Rewrite!
by Cal
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Unique Toys - Vintage Color Mania King [uploaded]
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Looks like I've been outvoted. Fine, it's been rephrased.
by Cal
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Unique Toys - Vintage Color Mania King [uploaded]
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Doesn't have the same ring to it. Unless someone corroborates your interpretation, I prefer to leave it as it is.
by Cal
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Unique Toys - Vintage Color Mania King [uploaded]
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Do you mean "nature"? Hmm, perhaps staple is the wrong word in this context, so I removed it. Thanks for pointing that out. Plural for aircraft is aircraft, according to spell-check. Fair enough. Fixed. Do you mean poster boy for third-party quality? Enthusiasts would refer to the collector rather ...
by Cal
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Unique Toys - Vintage Color Mania King [uploaded]
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Couple more photos.
by Cal
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Unique Toys - Vintage Color Mania King [uploaded]
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Unique Toys - Vintage Color Mania King [uploaded]

Name: Galvatron Allegiance: Decepticons Function: Commander Strength: 10 Intelligence: 9 Speed: 9 Endurance: 10 Rank: 9(?!) Courage: 9 Firepower: 9 Skill: 10 ”My power is everything, defeat is absurd!” In that war ManiaKing was badly wounded because some of his guys be trayed him. Wandering in the ...
by Cal
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations Whirl [uploaded]
Replies: 7
Views: 4259

A comprehensive review as always, Warcry. Do you have a link to the leg fix? I included a link to fix Blitzwing's shoulders when I reviewed him, and I think fans would benefit from something similar when they read this.
by Cal
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations "Thrilling 30" Skids [uploaded]
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

I've swapped the thighs on Skids. It's nice that he can swing his legs forward now, but it still doesn't improve his balance. It's easier balancing a penny on its side than getting Skids to stand up!

BTW, shouldn't this review have some kind of rating at the end? I'd probably give Skids 5/10.
by Cal
Tue May 13, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations Waspinator [uploaded]
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

I hate it when Hasbro give toys articulation points that you can't actually move. BTW, you wrote "hand off of his sides" instead of "hang off of his sides".
by Cal
Tue May 13, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations "Thrilling 30" Skids [uploaded]
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

Are you sure Skids transforms into a Peugeot 206? I didn't think his alt mode was based on any particular car.

Anyway, I just got Skids today. I can say he has an ambitious design, scuppered by dreadful articulation and balance. He can't even swing his legs forward!
by Cal
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Masterpiece Rodimus Prime [uploaded]
Replies: 17
Views: 7208

I like the look of MP Rodimus (v2), but those hands really amuse me. Thin, tiny forklike hands, which can't fold back or retract into the forearms just to preserve the silly buzzsaw gimmick. And that "teeny tiny girlie Matrix"... I can just picture MP-01 Optimus looking smugly at Rodimus and saying...
by Cal
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Masterpiece Rodimus Prime [uploaded]
Replies: 17
Views: 7208

Actually, not all MP Rodimus from hasbro will break at the shoulder. Some will break at the knee :lol: Mine broke at the windshield hinge, but that was actually my fault because I mistransformed Rodimus while inserting him into the trailer. Fortunately with some superglue you can't even see the bre...
by Cal
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Metroplex - Generations [uploaded]
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

I see you went ahead and submitted this review, HotShot81. I'm sorry I didn't reply to your PM sooner. I rarely visit this site and only just saw your message. Overall, I find the review to be quite comprehensive and don't think you really need my help any more at this stage. I'm surprised at how ne...
by Cal
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations Autobot Jazz [uploaded]
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Well done! I can see an improvement over your UM review with the way you fleshed this one out by covering both modes in detail. The writing is much cleaner too, with only one noticeable typo. You mispelled 'soles' as 'souls'. Overall, you've got a knack for reviewing toys and I look forward to readi...
by Cal
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations Blitzwing (Second Opinion) [uploaded]
Replies: 21
Views: 11559

Links fixed, I put 'http://' into the html which read as an additional http tag. Friendly note: Not everyone tend to read posts up above after they replied, and editing your post after I replied is kind of ensuring that one last PS is likely go get ignored, no? Link fixed? It's still not working, B...
by Cal
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Commander Class Predaking [uploaded]
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Not to comment on the review, but there's one thing that's always bugged me about your scores. You state "Marks out of ten for the following", so why bother to include a "/10" for every score? Isn't that kind of redundant?
by Cal
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Generations Blitzwing (Second Opinion) [uploaded]
Replies: 21
Views: 11559

I suppose this sort of review was inevitable. Blitzwing is one of the most controversial toys this year, and for every good review out there, there's always a bad one that follows. I can't help but think my review galvanized you into writing this a month after you first staked your claim, and your r...
by Cal
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Site Reviews
Topic: Combaticons Part V: Swindle [uploaded]
Replies: 5
Views: 2059

Great job on doing extensive coverage of all the Combaticons, BJ. I was always sceptical about the integrity of these figures and your reviews confirm it. However, there's something wrong with your hyperlinks. They always start with "xn--" something or other and don't lead to the appropriate pages. ...