Friday, February 28, 2014

Momentary Lapse

Well, it was bound to happen.  Whether be it through being "too busy" or whatever lame excuse I could muster, my blogging has slacked off.  That's certainly not due to the lack of things to write about, especially in light of having not one, but three separate figures to discuss.  Partly, it's due to simply the lack of my own discipline of creating a new routine of writing.

At any rate, if you're following (all 3-5 of you!), I suppose just continue to be patient with me!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Superquad7's Masterpiece Speculation from 2014-15, Part Four

Ok, now that we've had the "Tigertrack isn't Sunstreaker/Sunstreaker needs a separate mold" discussion again (and I say that in jest, of course), I've been wanting to handle some speculation for the ones I haven't covered.  For the ones I have already covered, see here if you're interested:

So, despite what I've already said in the previous posts and thereafter, I'd like to preface everything by saying that I think at this point anything can happen.  I think we're in a special time period of the TRANSFORMERS brand where all bets are off and virtually anything can be made.  With that being said, I still think there's a way that we can see the things that are simply more likely to happen or not.  A part of me feels like this is simply stating the obvious due to the success of the live action movies and the many figures we'd otherwise not have seen made.  Also with figures like the Encore Fortress Maximus and even the new Metroplex figures, these are things that the most of us who have been around here for a number of years thought we'd never see.  I'd go so far as to give that credit to the Revenge of the Fallen line.  That single line gave us toys that otherwise Hasbro would have never had the budget to make.

Preface aside now, let's move on to . . . .

Superquad7's Masterpiece Speculation from 2014-15, Part Three

 . . . . Part Three of my Masterpiece Speculation is here!   Just to note, Part Four will expound just a little bit.  Again, I stated a few posts back that I wanted to archive what I’d already written at one point with my blog.  This was written some time ago, and the fun of it for me is to see what I predict turns out to happen . . . or not!   Anyways, that’s enough of a preface this time; let’s continue!

Friday, February 7, 2014


Recently, my good buddy, Scotty, commented on the photos in my blog posts.  Please bear with me as I learn more and more about bloggin' and its mechanics!  I WILL fix things all in due time.

Also, just as Scotty has done, by all means please give me some constructive feedback.  Be nice, but be helpful!  Again, I'm learning this format.  Also, just know in advance that I'm not trying to even have this place "perfect" yet - it's very much a "construction site."  Thank you for your patience!

K, thanks, bye!

(Be sure to check out ScottyP's blog, Roll Out, which can be found by clicking the link to the right!  If you would like for me to add your blog to my links on the right, just let me know!)

Superquad7's Masterpiece Speculation from 2014-15, Part Two

Ok, I'm back again with more Masterpiece Transformers Speculation.  As with my previous entry, you can find this originally posted on TFW2005.COM here:  SQ7's Masterpiece Speculation Part 2

If you click the above link, you'll notice that I've cited my first part along with this one.  Part 1.5?  Eh, I'm just going to stick with "part 2", since I don't really feel like it matters a whole lot anyways.  These are mainly split up into "parts" because of the length of posts as well as the fact that I simply posted them at different times.

Off we go again:

So, I've went back and made a few changes to my first part, as I was a bit rushed yesterday when I was writing this.  At any rate, please feel free to reread and look back over some changes there. 

Ok, so as promised, I'm back with part two:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Superquad7's Masterpiece Speculation from 2014-15, Part One.

I originally posted this on TFW2005.COM (where I typically share the most about my Transformers hobby), but I did want to archive my thoughts here as well.  You can view the original post by clicking here:  SQ7's Masterpiece Speculation Part 1

Before I post any further, I will preface some of this with:

  • My focus is TakaraTomy's Masterpiece line for the most part, not Hasbro's.  "MASTERPIECE TRANSFORMERS" as a brand and a subline of toys is a TakaraTomy-focused production mostly.  Hasbro generally only produces "what they can, when they can" (As such, you'll note that I primarily use the Japanese names.  There are several other reasons for this, but I'll discuss those later!).
  • I've already been incorrect about Masterpiece speculation in regards to Hasbro's releases at least.  As of this writing, Hasbro has already stated that there are plans to release Masterpiece Prowl at US retail.  For most of 2014, I continued to state that I did not think we'd ever see a US release of any of the Masterpiece cars.
  • My speculation is for fun.
So here goes:

Masterpiece Transformers - A Few Random Thoughts

Masterpiece Transformers.  Just a few years ago, these were novelty pieces at most.  Today as I type this, this toyline has become front and center with my collection.  I'm primarily a Generation One collector first and foremost, but I've even placed that on hold in lieu of collecting Masterpiece Transformers primarily.

Why?  I'm glad you asked!

The first reason I am putting everything on (relative) hold is available expendable cash . . . or the lack thereof.  Let's face it - Masterpiece Transformers are pretty expensive.  I don't have unlimited cash, so I'm not a collector who can collect these and a lot else of, well . . . anything.

Secondly, these are just the figures I want now.  That's simple enough, right?  It is for me.

Just to have a third point (because I'm sure there are more), they're "adult collectibles".  Are G1 figures "toys"?  The answer is, yes.  Are any "TRANSFORMERS" action figures "toys"?  Sure.  However, Masterpieces are designed much less with a child (5-12 years old) in mind and more for adults (18+).

So, there you have it - a very brief statement of my rationale for collecting Masterpices Transformers!
Hello out there!  I honestly thought long and hard about my first post here, but I figured I'd just shut up and make one.  Nothing exciting is going on here with this post.  I'm just glad to have something to start me off!