Monday, 7 February 2011

Enterbay ~ The Storm Warriors (风云II) : Heartless (絕心)

Name : Heartless i.e. Juet Sum (絕心).

Weapon :
The Sword of the Heaven's Sin.

Martial Art Skill :
The Killer Wolf Armies Destroyer Seven Stance (殺破狼).
The 3 in 1 Internal Energy Stance (三分歸元氣).
The 3 Deity Fingers Assault Stance (三分神指).

Swordplay Style:
The Cold Hearted Heavenless Swordplay (無天絕劍).

....looks like Nicholas Tse. Modified (more like cutting off the fingers) for him to hold the sword (from the sword set, sold off the rest to David of xl-shop. Lucky him). Loves the details on the custome, just like Godless.

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP 09 ~ Rodimus Prime

Name : Rodimus Prime.
Affiliation : Autobot.
Function : Autobots Protector.

Spec :
Strength ~ 10 of 10.
Intelligence ~ 10 of 10.
Speed ~ 9 of 10.
Endurance ~ 10 of 10.
Rank ~ 10 of 10.
Courage ~ 10 of 10.
Firepower ~ 9 of 10.
Skill ~ 10 of 10.

Motto : " Experience is the benchmark of maturity. "

A vanguard for the Autobot ranks. Possesses acute military prowess. Speaks with the savvy of seasoned veteran. Expert tactician with exceptional maneuverability in battle. Can be hot-headed at times. Has a tendency to act first and ask questions later. In robot mode, carries a photon eliminator that shoots high voltage electricity. Range: 500 miles. Speed: 200mph. Sole purpose is to protect all life. His only weakness is his compassion for other living creatures.


...Roddy P is one heck of a small figure. The transformation is still marvelous, being able to change from Hotty Roddy into Roddy P and into that oh-so-80s vehicle in a way only a Masterpiece can boast about. But what the heck, there are seriously no substantial differences between them 'cept for an increase in height of perhaps less than half an inch and a face swap. Havin lack the interest and monetary liberty to collect the other Masterpiece lineup, apart from favourite Opie and Meg, I suddenly remember that based on general pics and reviews seen previously, the rest of TFMPs are shorter and smaller than the big two. When posed with them, Roddy looks uh, wimpy? I shoulda kick myself over this...And it is incredibly plasticky, quite a departure from Opie and Meg (though not necessary a bad thing, as Meg's feet is getting the "classic case" of rust). Then there are also stuffs like the back could not "click" in place and a, OMG, shrunken-ised Creation Matrix. Overall, I think Roddy P lacks the "feel" of a Masterpiece and the "greatness" of possibly one of the most popular and important TF characters of all time. The character definitely deserves better than this thang...

Triad Toys ~ Jade Van Helsing.

...unlike Lola, Triad Toys subsequent figures "lack" the distinctive "makeup" which I thought is basic requirement for all such 1/6th figures. I think it all starts from their much hype up/long awaited Alpha/Eva basic body figures, of which I wanna get when it was announced but to my surprise, when I personally saw it at xl-shop, the "face" is very different from the prototype pics, as well as I can see from the translucent packaging, both hands are different in color (!). The discomfort is that when their prototype is shown, it is very good but the real thing is actually far from it. So when I thought of getting Jade Van Helsing, I brace myself for the differences. As I write this, I still could not think of why I got this figure to be honest. To reduce the guilt of wanton spending of hard earned money, I took Tamiya's weathering kit set and "makeup" Jade as well as "re-draw" her eyebrows and "eye-lining" her eyes to make it more "distinctive". I also tried "re-sculpting" her hair by applying gel! It's my first try at such things, it's not easy, and it's definitely messy. Looking at the result, obviously more practise is required :P