Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Addict Overview: Tiger & Bunny

Guess who's back? Yep, after pretty much abandoning the blog, I figured I'd try giving it another shot. This time with a new anime review. The year is almost at it's end and we've gotten a pretty good bunch of anime during the spring and and winter seasons. One such show involves a concept we very rarely see in anime; superheroes. The traditional Japanese superhero wears full body spandex, a helmet and usually either rides a motorcycle or pilots a mech of some kind, such as Super Sentai or Kamen Rider. It's also a concept that's almost exclusively live-action based. If we see stuff like this in anime, it's usually in the form of parody or satire. We've never really gotten a serious superhero-centric anime before. Until now. Let me welcome you to the city of Sternbuild....

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Addict Overview: Movie Edition: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

After 5 years it finally comes down to this. The final installment of Michael Bay's adaptation of the Transformers fiction to the big screen has been upon us for 5 days now and so far not only has the overall reception from fans been completely split down the middle, but once again has it come under fire from professional critics and online reviewers. So is the movie really as painful an experience as people say or are they still not over the sub-par experience of Revenge of the Fallen? Lets find out....

(WARNING: This review will contain some spoilers from the movie. If you have not seen the movie yet and do not wish to be spoiled, please stop reading now. You have been warned.)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Game Room: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

PREQUELS ARE FUN! They're also the latest and, in my opinion, best decision to ever be integrated into movie games. Not only does it eliminate the requirement of having to follow the movie's script during development, but it also slightly lowers the chance of the game out-right sucking. The game tie-in for Transformers: Dark of the Moon is lucky enough to be a prequel to the actual movie, setting up a few things and fleshing the story out a bit more. However, does this mean it escapes the fate that most movie games face? Lets take a look....

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dark of the Display Case: DotM Voyager Shockwave

Dreads aren't the only threat the Autobots must face this time around. There's also the looming presence of the Decepticon assassin known as Shockwave. Shockwave has been making more of an impact in Transformers media, his most recent appearance being in Transformers: Animated. Now he finally makes his debut in the movie universe and he's no laughing matter. Neither is his figure, which may be one of the best figures of the year....

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dark of the Display Case: DotM Deluxe Crankcase

Not every Decepticon is well known. Some don't do much, others don't fight on the frontlines and the rest lurk in the shadows, waiting for the moment to strike. This is the function of Megatron's own secret service unit, known simply as Dreads. The Dreads function as assassins sent to eliminate anyone who is no longer deemed useful to Megatron's plans. So far we've only gotten one member in deluxe form. His name? Crankcase....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dark of the Display Case: DotM Deluxe Ratchet

Soldiers are not the only thing needed on the field of war. You also need scouts, mechanics and, most importantly, field medics. In the Transformers franchise, this role is played by Ratchet. While he mainly stays constant from series to series, with primarily white and red colors and turning into an ambulance, the movie version of Ratchet turns into a light green search and rescue vehicle. Despite the change in appearance his function as chief Autobot medic has been kept in tact across multiple universes. So does this deluxe version of movie Ratchet do the character's justice?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dark of the Display Case: DotM Deluxe Sideswipe

One thing that stays constant with the multiple designs of the movie Transformers is their individuality. There are humanoids, insectoids and everything in between. One design choice that is used in the movies is the wheel placement on the legs or feet, which usually serves as a way for certain characters to move around. One of the best examples of these bots is the Autobot warrior Sideswipe. For day two of DotM week we'll be looking at the latest figure of this wheeled warrior and see if Hasbro has finally done a good job of translating his unique design ques seamlessly into physical form....