Frankly, we are an unfair society – pilih kasih, pilih bulu (discriminatory). But that’s our right, isn’t it? We have the right to choose and to decide where to place our affection. And the majority of us choose to love cats and kittens over all other animals and their off-springs. [click to continue…]
I don’t need to be a soothsayer nor do I need a crystal ball to see this coming. Even when I was a young kid, I did think about the day when someone will create a small camera that can be hidden and many people will be caught with their pants down. While I hate gutter politics and the fact that these cameras violate one’s privacy, I believe it does help people to see that many things that happened today are more than meet the eye. [click to continue…]
I had the opportunity to watch TV9’s Versus Season Two last night, Thursday. Five bands were given the task to re-arrange songs and perform it in front of 2 jury and battle to become the best of them all. I’m not very sure how the winner will be selected but the competition format is quite clear that you are required to rip apart the song given to you and impress the audience with your own interpretation of the song. Since this is season two, I think the bands are improving or at least better prepared than last year’s.
Two thumbs up for Kristal, Estranged, Kyoto Protocol, Manifesto and OhChentaku for giving us quite an entertaining performance last night. What makes their effort more impressive is that they were only given 24 hours to complete their task and kudos to them for coming up with an excellent effort and I’m really looking forward to seeing them in action in the next episode. [click to continue…]
I promised to post the picture of ‘Constructicon Devastator’, the powerful ‘4-in-1’ Decepticon robot in my previous posting. Well, here there are – Pictures of the mighty robot in his one and only shape. Unlike the other Transformers, he cannot be transformed to vehicle mode. So you can only see him as a robot only. In the Kre-O Destruction Site Devastator, he was made by four Constructicons (Scrapper, Hightower, Drill Bit and Scavanger).
The difference in Kre-O toys version is that you need to tear down all the Constructicons and use the bricks and assemble one by one to make Constructicon Devastator. Tough job, don’t you think? My kid has been playing with Kre-O for quite some time now. So, it only took him less than an hour to do that. Not sure how long I would take though – perhaps forever or never?
In this posting, I would like to touch a bit on the background of Constructicon Devastator. I didn’t mention much in my article: Hasbro’s Kre-O Destruction Site Devastator: Better Than LEGO? right? Well, there are many version of Constructicon Devastator that you can read on the internet. Its origin however, can be traced to the Constructicons in Marvel Comics’ Transformers series in 1984 (The first generation of Constructicon Devastator i.e Generation 1). According to information printed in the Marvel U.K. Transformers comic book, Devastator is about 100 feet tall. The notes for the 1984 animated series place him much shorter though, being only 48 feet tall. Hmmm…!
Nonetheless, it is important to note that Devastator can be really devastating. This fearless Decepticon is an immensely powerful warrior, and no Autobot wish to face him. So, the Autobots, intrigued by Devastator’s unique combining power, attempted to replicate it with the construction of Omega Supreme. However, Omega was composed of only three (non-sentient) components, unlike the six Constructicons that made up Devastator. Not good enough meh?
I mentioned that there are six Constructicons that made up the Devastator. Before that I said four right? Sounds confusing? Ok, let’s set it straight here. I’m still talking about the origin or Generation 1. The six are Scrapper (Leader), Hook, Bonecrusher, Long Haul, Mixmaster and Scavenger. He then goes from being a six-robot combiner to a five-bot one. Hook and Mixmaster being replaced by Hightower.
However, if you purchase the Kre-O’s Destruction Site Devastator , you will only find 4 Decepticon warriors. Well, like I said, there are many versions of Constructicon Devastator. Let’s see some of them. You can check out Wiki to find some infos. In fact, Wiki has listed several of them (The Toys version):
- Generation 1 Combiner Devastator (1985) – The combined form of the six Constructicons. Based on Diaclone toys.
- Generation 1 Action Master Devastator with Scorpulator (1990) – A non-transforming toy with a Targetmaster partner.
- Generation 2 Yellow Devastator (1993) – Redecos of the original toys in yellow for Generation 2.
- Generation 2 Orange Devastator (1993) – Redecos of the original toys in orange for Generation 2.
- Classics Constructicon Devastator (2007) – A Walmart store exclusive gift set. A redeco of Energon Constructicon Maximus with the familiar green and purple G1 colors
Now let’s get back to the Kre-O’s Destruction Site Devastator set. It was released by Kre-O in 2012 under licence given by Hasbro. Read again the previous posting HERE. In Kre-O’s Destruction Site Devastator set there are four robots namely Scrapper, Drill Bit, Scavenger and Hightower, each of whom can be rebuilt from construction vehicles into robots, or combined into the super robot Devastator.
Devastator takes cues from both his Generation 1 and Revenge of the Fallen incarnations. The set also contains a buildable “construction site” play environment. Devastator’s larger head is based on Devastator (G1), but the colour scheme owes more to Devastator (ROTF). The Devastator Kreon’s head uses Starscream‘s helmet (See the picture below).
I only took few pictures on Constructicon Devastator. The reason is because I’m not satisfied with the background image. I was thinking into putting the Constructicon Devastator on the red clay area like in a construction site or something like that but it was raining that day. So, I had to settle for the robot posing on a concrete. I hope to post more on Kre-O Transformers in the future. These robot are absolutely a joy to play. Even for an old man like me.. Ha ha…
- Kre-O’s Super Robot Constructicon Devastator
Honestly, I haven’t felt the election fever yet. Well, a bit maybe. Since, the Parliament was dissolved early this week, many blogs have started posting on election thingy but this will be the first for me and I will try to make it as short as possible. I have only a few things to say here – a few very important things for me. Other than that, let’s leave it to the secrecy of the ballot box. I’m pretty sure I know who I’m going to vote for this time but I am not going to tell you who you should vote. Make your own choice. Nobody is going to force you to vote against your will. [click to continue…]