Before I’m off to Maryland for the weekend…on September 9, 2010 at 12:01 am
… it’s important that you all know that in Transformers: Prime, Cliffjumper is going to be voiced by The Rock and that this is incredibly awesome.
My next batch of Generations toys got in from BigBadToyStore today. And by “today” I mean “8 fucking pm.” Jesus, UPS. It’s not a terribly exciting wave, consisting of my fifth iteration of the Sideswipe/Sunstreaker mold (and my third this year) and War for Cybertron Soundwave. I’ve been kind of lukewarm on him since his design isn’t terribly interesting. And he transforms into a box. And he looks kind of awkward.
He’s not the only transforming Soundwave toy who doesn’t come with a little dude, but it still feels like something is missing. When your schtick is transforming into a box, even a box with wheels, you kinda need that extra little Mini-Con-esque interaction to work up some interest. His chest does open and you can fit his two weapons inside. Since they’re cylinders and they both go in face-first, they do kind of look like cassette spools through the translucent chest window. That’s a consolation prize, I guess.
But seriously, that altmode is hella boring.
Tomorrow morning/afternoon/whenever I’m hitting the road for Intervention The Webcomics Convention in Rockville, Maryland. I’ll be at booth 53 and I’ll be doing a panel on Saturday at 7! Friday, the first day of the con, is the thirteenth anniversary of me webcomicking, so I guess it’s only appropriate that I spend it shilling my webcomic wares in foreign lands.
But I’m sure I can come up with even extra way to celebrate it.
In the meantime, enjoy this Hijinks Ensue comic spawned by a conversation Joel and I had at AnimeFest last weekend. There is a veritable sea of abs.