SDCC 2010: Blasteron July 27, 2010 at 12:01 am
Tomorrow night: Why Beast Wars is awesome.
I’m home! Let me drone on about one of my convention purchases, a reissued Blaster and some of his cassettes deployers. Why the hell would I buy a toy I already have in still-great condition?
I guess it might be the three little dudes he comes with who I don’t have. I have no Steeljaw, no Ramhorn, no Eject. That might be an incentive.
I guess it might also be his awesome-as-hell packaging, with the metallic slip-cover over the book-box deal. And the lengthy bio on the back is less icing on the cake than it is a cake made entirely of icing, perhaps as a side dish. It doesn’t only flesh out Blaster’s character, but it provides all sorts of nerdy little things about Cybertron’s history and pre-war culture. Oh, and Blaster’s still a boom-box because cassette tapes are great for bootlegging music.
But no, the real dealbreaker is that Blaster’s legs are a slightly different color. Instead of silver, they’re a metal-flaked beige. That really got my attention, for reasons I should probably be ashamed. Is that all it takes? Is that really it? One slightly different color? Sure, his legs are sometimes brownish in the original comics, but…
Yeah, it was the warmer leg color.
I think I need an intervention.