January 9th, 2007

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Shortpacked!: They're no Battlestar Galactica missiles.

So, like, hey. A few days ago, Hasbro put up official pictures of the Transformers live-action movie Preview Figures. They'll show up May 1st, and they're Starscream and Optimus Prime in their "protoform" modes. Meaning, no, this is before they turn into cars and trucks. This is back when they turn into giant metal sperm.

(This is where I could totally say "It happened in the Marvel Comics," and 99% of you would totally take this at face value, nod, and say, "Well, okay." But that would be a lie. But I could get away with it.)

I dunno if I'll be buying the preview toys. I'll probably just want one of each of the characters. On the other hand, by May 1, by my counts, there'll have been, like, a six-month new Transformers product drought. And I may snap.

But if I don't buy them, that's $20 I can put towards that $80 "Ultimate Bumblebee" that showed up in some store computer listings...