First off, thank you very very very much for your kind patience and it's about time to get the posts up and running again! It was hard to get it back up, one point to take note if you're taking shots of toys: WATCH OUT FOR DUST!!! They ruined some of my shots and I had to retake some of 'em...scotch tape works well at removing dust, provided it is done gently on toys/figures/minis.
So I did take some shots recently, and will be posting roughly once a week. JQ is going through a massive transition in life with getting into the career side of life pretty soon. He may be making moo-lah, but he sure would have less time for painting!
So for the first post, we're gonna have Hasbro's version of the F-15 Eagle Decepticons (as made infamous by Starscream), the character Acid Storm. Truth be told, I always wanted one of those F-15 bots really bad as they looked really sexy. Both as transformers and as F-15 fighter planes...the closest I got was actually getting a broken version, but I finally got one from Wal-Mart! Call me a geek.
Close-up shot of Acid Storm's face.
Acid Storm is from the 1st Generation Series, a member of the "Rainmakers" group of flying Decepticons, I think he's supposed to be able to spread acid rain clouds all over the sky...sounds like "subtle" environmentalism here.
Rumble in the Concrete Jungle...
According to the Transformers wiki, Acid Storm is known for this intelligence and charisma, but prefers to stay out of the limelight. If you ask me, I really prefer the designs from the original Transformers series compared to the new ones in the Michael Bay movies, they look much more iconic to me...such as the F-15 Starscream vs. F-22 Starscream. Of course, I can't deny some of the new transformers look cool, like Optimus Prime and Barricade (in my opinion)...
One thing about this 1st-Generation design...it was kinda hard to pose this Acid Storm for the shots you see, the arms have limited articulation probably due to the blocky-ness of the arm design. Just looking back at how we grew up with these old-school transformers and seeing the new ones today makes me feel kinda old, and happy to have grown up with them.