I bought a new Bumblebee today. [link]
There is this Leader class Battle Ops Bumblebee with lights and sounds, cannons galore and it is pretty large, that has been in stores in what has become Standard Yellow Bumblebee Plastic (SYBP) that is like $60.00 over here in the USA.
Well I saw it this morning at Marshall's
, that is a discount clothing store, but for whatever reason gets TFs sometimes at crazy low prices. Except this one was different. Instead of SYBP, it is all metallic gold paint apps, chrome on the wheels, and rubber tires! It also came with 2 Legends class figures for Bonus and was $34.99!!
I had never seen this gold version. Even the packaging showed it in the SYBP, but had a tidbit about "Limited Edition Metallic Accents". [link]
WOW! This is what a leader class figure should look like. Detailed, articulated and chrome and rubber. It's the little things.
I have ROTF Leader class Optimus Prime and although a marvel of engineering, has very few paint apps, none on the front of the truck just gray plastic where silver paint or chrome would have made it shine and plastic tires.
Also they had Leader Class Movie Starscream that changes into the F-22 and instead of the regular $50 was 24.99. I got him too.
Kinda stupid probably considering that I just had the worst sales month that I have had in about 2 years. Nissan's October sales are up 22% over the same month last year and 17% for the year overall.
Somehow I failed to capture my fair share.
This November the Theme for the Cybertron's Core
monthly Wrting Comp is: War's EndWhen war is all you know, what do you do when it's over? Some of the Transformers led regular civilian lives before war broke out, others came online sometime in the middle so they have known nothing else.
How will they cope? Can they return to a 'normal' life or will they succumb to the deafening silence of peace and find other 'unhealthy' outlets for their habits and feelings from a life of struggle?
Any continuity is open for example-The Great War/Unicron Battles/Beast Wars/etc. from the point of view of any character.
We've provided the theme, you provide the rest!
Submit your 800 word
entry to- email@example.com
Links to the 2011 Cybertron's Core Writing Comps:2011 Themes
January- The End and the Beginning- (4 entries) [link]
February- Shortage- (6) [link]
March- Jazz Party! (2) [link]
April- Technology VS Nature (2) [link]
May- Mini-Mayhem (4) [link]
June- Romance (2) [link]
July- The Meaning of Life (4) [link]
August- Whispers of a Coming War- [link]
September- Cliffjumper (4) [link]
October- V is for Vendetta- (3) [link]
November- War's End- Taking submissions currently at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go check out ~MarkVPPhoto
. Great photographer and made my day with this photo- [link]
The story Forgotten- The Fall of the Seekers
focusing on Skywarp and Thundercracker now has a new preview pic illustrated by the very talented ~TheMinttu[link]