Tuesday, January 22, 2013
So I Wasn't Actually Awake - SUE ME
So last time I said something about being awake, which I had assumed would be an indication that I would get back in business as soon as I moved my slothful chunk of a body into the motions that mocked the idea of pushing boxes around.
My assumption was incorrect. I didn't do anything.
But I did now! Look! There's a table in the corner! AND I have more room vertically, so I can finally take some shots at a...looking-up angle. From the bottom? You know what I mean.
Anyway, I took a bunch of shots of the random junk I've bought in between now and when I didn't have a picture table set up. Sooo...consider these test-shots in terms of lighting. It ain't bad, but I think I want a lamp for extra light. You be the judge.
First up is Tekkaman Blade! I won't go into crazy detail 'cause I think I wana do a post on him at one point, BUUUUT...I got this guy 'cause they brought over his anime back in the 90's; calling it Teknoman. I loved it, but at the time I was unfamiliar with the idea of anime, thinking it was just another cartoon. I was bummed that there were no toys (and confused), but honestly there was never much even in Japan (though I'll have to do a better search to see if that is still correct). When I saw this one I knew I had to get it to finally get a figure of one of my old-time favorite toons.
This one turned out fuzzy, much to my annoyance. Not sure why; I think because it was focusing on Kraven's knife. Anyway, Marvel Universe figures are hard to find, so I snapped these up right quick (in November, I think?) I do not regret Spider-Man one bit, even though I have a few different ones so far. I've been trying to find the perfect one, and I have finally found it! Don't bother with any other standard Spider-Man figure - end your search here. Perfection. Kraven is pretty dang cool too!
I also somehow found an older Marvel Universe figure! Dunno how. I know he was supposed to be out awhile back, but I never saw him. In fact, since I got him I haven't seen him again! Hate how these things disappear like that. Anyway, this is my first Juggernaut, and he's pretty damn cool! He also likes Cheetos? I dunno. First thing in my head when I was resizing the picture.
Got these two recently 'cause my Toys R Us rewards were gona expire (they have a terrible rewards system). I wana get all the dwarves sometime, but I'm goin' at it slowly. The figures don't seem to be moving that fast, so I have time. Anyway, I chose these two 'cause they had the coolest accessories, and these two also happen to be favorites. Only problem (an expected problem at that) is that Dwalin's (bald guy) axes can't fit on his back setup without bending the handles. It's fine though, 'cause the hammer can fit back there without bending.
This month's MotUC figure is Netossa, and here she is! I'll of course do a post just for her later, so I won't elaborate any more.
And to end this, we have Transformers! I've been trying to stay away from them, but the Fall of Cybertron line is killing me. Ultra Magnus up there comes with a sword, and that is a weakness of mine. Plus, the sword comes apart and forms around the gun for a big 'ol super sword! In fact, all the weapons on the Fall of Cybertron line connect in various ways, which is just one big weakness for me. Soooo...more Transformers. I'm still getting rid of some though, for instance: War for Cybertron Optimus. Because this:
Because Fall of Cybertron Optimus is SO MUCH BETTER. This one is easier to Transform and pose, and just looks better all around (and is much more fun). So War for Cybetron Optimus is in the 'ol sell bin, at the moment.
Oh yeah, there's Jazz, too. I dunno what was goin' on with that pic; I was just testing lighting 'n such. Seemed like a good idea. Optimus is a dick.
Aaaand, we'll top this off with Soundwave! If you know anything about Soundwave, then I don't need to explain myself: he's just awesome. Beyond that though; this one gives chest-birth to data discs, which are all different forms of his classic cassette tapes. Pretty cool! He can fit three in his chest at once, and by pressing the plunger on his back (which sticks out when he's full) you can pop them out like PLHPHLPHPLBBB all at once. I'm sure some finesse could be applied to slowly pop out one at a time, but...well it takes finesse, and I haven't tried yet. I still think it's cool! Best part is that the discs pop open (more or less) and auto-transform when they come out. Ravage could use some work, and Frenzy and Rumble don't really open all the way, but....why do I still think this is cool again?
Ah, whatever. What do you think of the lighting so far? It's better than I thought it would be, but I think I still want a lamp just in case. I don't have any of the natural lighting that I had with my non-basement room at the old apartment.
There is, of course, more work to be done on the room (like ALL the work) but now I at least have a table set up for takin' pics, so I can do some things here and there. We'll see where it goes! Hopefully I'll be moving along real soon!