Sunday, 31 December 2017

The Top 10 Transformers of 2017

'Wait.. I still function...'

While the pics have been flowing freely across the sordid parts of the Internet I call home, this year the words, well, they absolutely fucking dried up, didn't they? Let this not stand in the way of a brisk winter stroll through a Drinking About Robots' Top 10 of 2017 though. Grab your hip flasks you beautiful people, and come fire walk with me.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

The Top 10 Transformers of 2016 - Part 2

Aaaaand we're back.. whaddaya mean that was quick, eh? You sound like the missus.

The last article saw Masterpiece Ironhide, Combiner Wars Shockwave, Unique Toys Buzzing, Maketoys Rioter Despotron and Iron Factory Lord Scorpion nab spaces 10 through 6 in my 2016 Best Of list. Wanna know who made the top spot? Read on..

Friday, 30 December 2016

The Top 10 Transformers Of 2016 - Part 1

2015, I think it can be agreed, was one of the best years the Transformers collector had seen in recent memory. Casting your eyes back to the various 'Best Of's' really does make you realise just how good we had it. And how hard it was to keep up.

Then 2016 rocked up and asked it to hold its beer.

Friday, 28 October 2016

FansProject Function X: Sigma L

Relevance. The bane of the toy reviewer. You know when the heat of the moment is lost to the icy grip of reality, turning tomorrow's next big thing into yesterday's broken dream? When a forgotten unboxing weeps frightened and alone in the the permanent shadow of a blackened today, as ravenous onyx eyes pierce a darkness that was never given the chance to become light?

That's you trying to get a review out, that is.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Iron Factory Asura Knights (IF EX 06-10)

I received IF EX 16 Pink Assassin a few weeks ago. This set, numbered EX 06-10 and first unveiled to the public during a demonstration of rubbing two sticks together in order to create fire, was released shortly afterwards. So yeah, it's been a bit of a wait for this one to drop. In fact, the collective name this set of Legends scaled robotic warriors go by is actually Latin for 'Most Delayed 3P Product Since Igear Ratchet and Ironhide'. True story*

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Wei Jiang M01 Commander (Oversized Evasion Optimus Prime) Review

Well this one came out of leftfield. A knock off - which I very rarely buy - of a Bayformer - which I'd all but given up on - that, and let's get this out of the way right now, might actually be a contender for figure of the year. But lets not get ahead of ourselves.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Mastermind Creations R-13 Spartan

'You can't beat 'Wreck 'n' Rule'. Pure poetry' - Ironfist, LSOTW

Thirty years ago via Marvel UK's Transformers comics, we were first introduced to Impactor, the charismatic commander of the Autobot suicide squad known as The Wreckers.

Fiercely dedicated to both cause and troops while dishing out the sass to his commanding officers, here we had a disposable but nonetheless memorable badass confined to exist solely in print. Yet Impactor's harpoon handed shadow loomed large long after he was gone.