Inspired by the aircraft on page one of Ministry of Space No. 1, this is from just before I started university the first time around:
Archive for January, 2007
Back in September 2004 I dug out my old Transformers toys that I got for my seventh birthday and wrote a review for a website that likes them far too much; The Transformers Archive.
Anyway, they didn’t use the high-resolution photographs I sent them, nor the ones of Snapdragon’s good friend, Apeface. So, here is the review, plus big photos:
Sub-Group: Headmaster Horrorcon
Nebulan Component: Krunk
Quote: “If it doesn’t get you dirty, it’s not worth doing.”
I got this Transformer shortly after receiving Apeface on my seventh birthday. They suit each other well, both having a whole bunch of purple on them. For a while, I lost the head; some friends of my family, one of their sons took it. But I reclaimed it a few years later when I went round their house. Anyway, on to the different modes and such.
A grey fighter plane, the turquoise vertical fins lean either away from, or towards, the centre of the plane, depending on your preference; I always made them point out. The golden windows painted on the cockpit always struck me as superfluous; the actual cockpit, which the little robot/head guy sat in, is actual transparent plastic, so who were the golden, presumably-one-way-glass windows for? Teeny tiny ant men? Or maybe they’re meant to be like a Killer Whale’s eyes? But why would you want your enemies to aim for the nose of your plane? Anyway, the two guns that can be held in robot mode can be mounted on the sides for shooting whilst flying. As an added bonus, the dinosaur neck can be used as a rocket booster of sorts…
For the group piece of monster coursework that I mentioned on the 4th of December last year, we (Tom, Mike and I) received a grade of 80%.
“Assignment Marker Comments: I like this very much! My only criticism is the length of some of your lines which causes linewrap. Otherwise a first class piece of work. Well done.”