Monday, March 21, 2011

Transformers Collection Update: Q4 2010

It's time to update my Transformers collection since last post Transformers - New Comers on 30 oct 2010. :)

There have been quite a number of new additions. I'll go through them with simple descriptions, and will separate into 2 parts (Q4 2010 and Q1 2011) for not to make this post long and bored.

November 2010
First up, Return of the Fallen (ROTF) Shanghai Showdown two-pack with Demolishor and Ice Cream Truck twins - Skids & Mudflap. Not really aiming to buy Demolishor nor the twins, its the offer price that beats me to it: RM79.90 for a voyager & deluxe 2pack, OK what.

Ice cream Truck (Skids & Mudflap) and Demolishor, vehicle mode

Ice cream Truck Skids (left) & Mudflap (right), robot mode

Demolishor robot mode

It turns out worthwhile for the 2pack as Demolishor is very flexible and high playability. Ice cream Truck is nice posing with other deluxe car as well. Playing around with Demolishor's flexibility:

Some of Demolishor's alternate modes (fictional)

Second is Hunt for the Decepticons (HFTD) legends Ravage. Been looking for this since the New Comers entry and finally got it with a fair price. Nice little feline Decepticon.

Sneaky Ravage...

Re-entry mode (when launched by Soundwave and entering Earth)

December 2010
Early December, bought ROTF deluxe Deep Desert Brawl and ROTF voyager Starscream at with cheap price (China Hasbro version), only to find Starscream with several loose joints and flaws... but overall okay for the price I paid for. :p However, will not buy China version TF in future lol.

Starscream with Deep Desert Brawl, vehicle mode

Starscream with Deep Desert Brawl, robot mode

Started by collecting only movie line, Generations line deluxe Drift catches my eyes with his sword & double blades. Aquiring Drift leads to acquire another sword-wielding figure, ROTF voyager Bludgeon. Main pedang hehe.

Bludgeon vs Drift, vehicle mode

Bludgeon vs Drift, robot mode

Next, found Desert Decimation 4pack when visiting Toys 'R' Us... pick it up after a few thoughts as I already have 3 of the 4 legends figure, only in different color (redeco). The one I don't have is Bonecrusher. Quite satisfy as also in the 4pack included Ironhide in it's original black color. :)

Clockwise from bottom left: Ironhide, Ratchet, Bonecrusher & Brawl, vehicle mode

Left to right: Ironhide, Ratchet, Bonecrusher & Brawl, robot mode

December 2010 also is the month of most moassive haul in my history of collecting Transformers. Total of 8 figures (2 voyagers, 2 deluxes and 4 legends) acquired in this single month. #_#

So that's the 1st part update of my Transformers collection. Stay tuned for part 2: Q1 2011 update. :)

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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Due to my own carelessness, I became a victim of lost & found. So what's the LOS and what's the FAUN?

Date: 5 Mar 2011, Sat
Item: beg duit with duit
Place: ATM Maybank Kamunting branch, Kamunting

Date: 7 Mar 2011, Mon
Item: beg duit without duit
Place: Balai Polis Trafik Daerah Kerian, Bagan Serai

My wallet has traveled about 30km from where it lost. The following map will give you an idea how far it travels:
click to enlarge

I made a police report on Saturday, and go back to Penang on Sunday night. Next noon, received call from sister that there's a note stick on gate saying wallet being found, and asked to collect at "Balai Polis Trafik Daerah Kerian".

Have to take half day leave to go to Traffic division near IPD Kerian to retrieve the cashless wallet. I rushed back to hometown the same day, hope to see the bank's CCTV recording when the event took place; but unfortunately it's bank closing time.

Why Bagan Serai? My assumption is it was where the thief / theives came from (or pass by from northern), visit Kamunting (Lake Garden, Zoo, Tesco, Giant, Taiping Sentral Mall etc), found my wallet, go back to (or pass by) Bagan Serai, took the cash, and throw it there.

Really disappointed with the person that took my wallet when I'm not aware. People are getting greedy nowadays. You can get away with the cash, but you know that the illicit cash will bring you destitution... it's not a curse but BALASAN.

Come to think of it, I'm considered lucky for the FAUN part. I would have running up and down to JPN, JPJ and banks for the lost documents. :)

p.s. Note to self: Be careful next time, don't let loose of my wallet or history will repeat itself.

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