Monday, April 18, 2011

Picture #32: "Very funny, fleshbag."

This, alas, is not one of my toys, but once again my roommate Rick's, who has a far superior collection of 80's sci-fi/robot toys. When he eventually dies trying to hang a fan out his window this summer, I'll be sure to surreptitiously move some down to my room before his family arrives.

This, of course, is the Autobot Transformer Blaster, designed as a counterpoint to Sound Wave, who was later destroyed and rebuilt as Sound Blaster, an odd bit of naming overlap, but who am I to question Japanese anime toy makers?

Also amusingly ironic is the fact that I'm making fun of Blaster's antiquated media format with an only slightly less antiquated media format.

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