BIGHatDino

Geek, sneaker freak, occasional artist

So, here are the Stunticons.  My all-time favourite G1 Combiners, with Breakdown being one of my favourite Transformers of all time.  There have been many declaring that this invalidates the existence of FansProject’s Intimidator (it doesn’t).  In truth it is, much like the G1 figures, or the Botcon Stunticon Job boxed set, another version of these characters.  I love my FansProject Intimidator crew (especially Last Chance, which I didn’t expect), but they are not these and these are not them.

I would consider this like comparing Ron Lim’s Silver Surfer comics to Moebius’s Silver Surfer comic.  Both draw the same character but certain constraints give each different time frames to produce it, so you get short-hand elements in it.  This does not devalue either, both can be accomplished items, you can also dislike one or the other, but neither is immediately devalued by the other’s existence.  Not even when one is official and the other is of a more legally questionable nature.

Personally I dig these.  I like  that Motormaster is using the same body as the new Voyager Optimus Prime.  I like that Wildrider is now a 4x4, he gets to ride the wild.  Dragstrip is now a more common open wheeled vehicle, not the bizarre Tyrrell P34, and both Dead End & Breakdown retain their closed-wheel sportscar nature (AND BREAKDOWN IS A LAMBORGHINI!).

While I might not be overly enamoured with what we’ve seen of Menasor itself, the components all look really cool, so I’m in for these fellas.  They can stand happily around my FP Intimidator :)

The Aerialbots returneth!

The big reveal (spoilered a tad by the silhouettes shown at Botcon) by Hasbro is that 2015 is the year of the combiner, and the first 2 combiners are updates of the first 2 G1 combiners I owned and the ones I loved the most.

So above we have Silverbolt, Airraid, Skydive, Firefly and, uh, Slingshot? Or Alpha Bravo.  Nobody is sure why there’s a helicopter, but there is, and it’s not really a problem - it still flies.  And for some reason Firefly’s alt mode is more reminiscent of Slingshots, but he’s coloured like Firefly… interesting.

All in all I’m really liking the individual bot modes of these guys, and Superion is also pretty damn good (might post his official photo later).  I have more to say regarding the Stunticons that have also been revealed, but overall I’m dead chuffed these guys are back and looking darn good.

Have been doodling this fella for a few days, I call him Fisher.

Have been doodling this fella for a few days, I call him Fisher.

royalboiler:

& since it’s Bode’s B-day 

Dang, Brandon!

royalboiler:

& since it’s Bode’s B-day 

Dang, Brandon!

belovedlights:

i got asked to do a doodle for the comics alliance for their vaughn bode birthday tribute, which you can read here

Oh my, this is so damn good! God to love tributes to one of my favourite artists :)

belovedlights:

i got asked to do a doodle for the comics alliance for their vaughn bode birthday tribute, which you can read here

Oh my, this is so damn good! God to love tributes to one of my favourite artists :)

onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.
There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  
Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.
So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 
Good job Internet.

onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.

There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  

Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.

So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 

Good job Internet.

(Source: itscalledfashionlookitup, via saxifraga-x-urbium)