Archive for the ‘Star Wars’ Category

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Here’s some random picturey goodness to keep you amused…
Firstly a little Xmassy number (yes, I know it’s a bit late)

Some free (albeit slimy and slightly freudian) hugs

Transformers humour. No you don’t need to get this.

My current twitter avatar. (took me two bloody hours)

Hullo again. Thunked I’d just keep folks updated on my general plans and such, mainly because I can’t think of anything funny to say today.
You know that there Scrounge pic I posted the other day, right? Well, it got me thinking about how to actually get him to work as an actual toy.

The robot mode’s pretty simple, He’s a basic humanoid robot type shape, and the only problem I can forsee is getting the head right.
The problems begin if I want to go the whole hog and make him actually transform…

Yes, he transforms into a wheel. A chuffing wheel. That has no resemblance to his robot mode.
I’ve been searching around, and I’ve seen a couple of toys that could work, one being a ridiculously shite thing from Power Rangers.

He’s called Tackleman, as far as I can guess (there were a lot of random jap-translated-to-english-by-fans type words hanging around the site, so I’m probably wrong). Yes, he’s a wheel, but he’s also incredibly rubbish.

His wheel mode is pretty much perfect, but his robot leaves a lot to be desired. Scrounge’s tummy wouldn’t be that round, he’s supposed to be a scrawny little get, not a tubby american footballer.

Another idea that was suggested by one of the lovely folk over at http://www.thetf.net/ was to use the Star Wars Transformers General Grevious Wheel Bike. Now, this guy’s wheel mode is almost right, I’d need to find a way to hide those legs, and those spikes would need to come off, but this one is definitely do-able. His robot mode to quite messy looking, but again I can see it working. I think I’d probably give Scrounge a bit more of a neck, which I think Grevious is lacking. The main problem with this one, is that I can’t find the bloody thing anywhere (actually, that’s a lie, there’s one on eBay for £40, which is silly money). If anyone sees one for cheapish, please let me know. Cheers.

My other option is to start from scratch, get the most basic TF I can find and do my best with a hammer and sellotape. This is not a good idea.

Anyway, that’s just my brain thinking out loud, any help or advice you’ve got to offer on this subject would be great. Cheers