April 24th, 2007

Megatron

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Shortpacked!: The clouds part and the angels sing.



The first time I transformed Masterpiece Megatron into gun mode, it took me about 45 minutes. He's a really densely complicated guy. He's got layers and layers of stuff that packs and compresses into himself. And a lot of it's tiny. The kibble attached by balljoints to his arms and his hips will undoubtedly pop off.

The journey back to robot mode wasn't so tough, in comparison. Probably about 10 minutes. And a few moments ago I transformed him into gun mode again, and it only took me ahout 15. At first the complexity is kind of overwhelming, I think, and you worry you'll break him. But then I realized I wasn't going to break him, and I'm able to whoosh him back and forth relatively quickly.

Megatron compliments 20th Anniversary Prime nicely. They go well together. Above I have a photo of them fighting back-to-back, side-by-side, like some retro version of an old Generation 2 comicbook cover. Backs to the wall, guns blazing, man!

(Megatron's fusion cannon glows a very bright red when you press a button on its side. I have discovered I have intelligence below that of a dumb animal, because I have not yet learned not to stare directly down the barrel when I flash the light on. Ow, my retinas!)

I like him very much.

In the "Holy Freakin' Crap" news category, Brad Guigar's Phables is nominated for an Eisner Award! All I gotta say is, it's about time! Brad's one of hardest-working, nicest, most professional -- and hilarious -- creators in the industry. He deserves this so hard.