• Cosplay

    Anime Expo 2018: Days 1 & 2

    Anime Expo week is always a whirlwind of last-minute cosplay repairs and exhaustion walking the halls of the convention center with little sleep, but this year seems particularly grueling. The Wing Gundam suit is turning out to be our toughest Gundam to bring to ‘con, and it’s been an uphill battle getting it to work as intended. The last build…

  • Transformers

    Revoltech Starscream

    I snagged this first Revoltech of mine at Robo Toy Fest this past year, after some intense bartering with a certain lively vendor at the ‘con. Had my eye on it for quite some time – I actually really like the designs of the Revoltech Transformers. I’d almost picked up an Optimus and Megatron too, but I wanted to save…

  • Transformers

    Masterpiece Soundwave GET!

    As I grew out of normal Transformers figures with age, I started collecting only the more high-end TF figures, and sold most of my older ones. Quality over quantity. The Masterpiece line was a perfect byproduct of this new habit of mine, and while the line is still relatively small today (discounting recolors) I’ve only ever had 4 Masterpieces…two of…