Souvenirs: Transformers

October 8th, 2008

IMG_9502, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Here’s a bit of geekiness for the fanboys out there.
Last year in Tokyo, Tammi and I passed through the Anime Museum, which was more like an anime store in Akihabara and I found these awesome Transformers toys.
The Transformers were pretty much the coolest thing around when I was a kid, so I snatched them both up.
The coolest aspect to me are the little differences. Optimus Prime is called Convoy, a much more descriptive name, when you think about it. He’s also listed at “Cybertron Commander,” while Megatron is the “Destron Leader.” There’s no mention of the Autobots and Decepticons that every boy knew in 1984.
The Revoltech series also includes figures from other famous animated series, including Evangelion and other robot-focused titles. It’s cool stuff.


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