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Hallmark Keepsake Starscream Ornament (12/1/2019)
Posted by KidTDragon
Don't put Starscream too close to Bumblebee on the tree this year. Things are still heated between them after they got into that big argument about politics during Thanksgiving dinner. It'll save everyone a lot of headaches if we just keep them away from each other. (Photo hung by the chimney with care by Spiff-O-Matic.)
Generation 1 Pepsi Optimus Prime (11/1/2019)
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Fighting a war for millions of years isn't cheap, so you can't fault Optimus Prime for trying to offset the costs by taking on a sponsor. It's not the most desirable solution, but it could've been worse; Motormaster's tooling around with a big ol' Preparation H ad on his trailer. (Photo provided by Hellscream333 with a generous grant from the ExxonMobil Corporation.)
Titans Return Triggerhappy (10/1/2019)
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You know what makes Triggerhappy so awesome? He's the only Transformer who shares his name with a "Weird Al" Yankovic song. Though it really makes you wish that Hasbro didn't cancel his Autobot rival Amish Paradisetron. Those could've been some fun battles. (Photo courtesy of the White & Nerdy Spiff-O-Matic.)
Q-Transformers Ironhide (9/3/2019)
Posted by KidTDragon
Look at this adorable little Ironhide! He's so precious! Who's a little cutie-bot? Is it you? Is it you? Yes it is! Coochie-coochie-coo! Aww, isn't that cute? He grabbed my finger! Whatcha gonna do with that finger, little guy? Huh? Whatcha gonna OWW! OW-OW-OW-OWWWW! SOMEONE TELL HIM FINGERS AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BEND THAT WAY! OWWWWWW!!! (Picture courtesy of Spiff-O-Matic, who's just the cutest little photo submitter, isn't he? Isn't he the cutest OWWW!)
Universe Cosmos, Toyworld Spaceracer, & G1 Cosmos (8/1/2019)
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Today we shine a light on one of our favorite converting robot alternate modes: doorbells! Whether letting us know that someone is at our door or helping us trick other people into thinking that someone is at their door, doorbells have played an important role in all our lives. And who hasn't imagined that their humble little announcer-of-visitors is secretly a shapeshifting automaton from another planet? That's why the young and young-at-heart alike all love a good transforming doorbell toy, a source of hours of fun and..... excuse me..... Uh-huh... uh-huh...…... I see..... I've just been informed that these toys of Cosmos, Spaceracer, and Cosmos all turn into UFOs and not doorbells. I've also been advised not to do "Photo of the Day" posts on three hours of sleep. (Picture credit goes to Spiff-O-Matic, whose photos always ring our bell.)
Titans Return Wingspan (7/1/2019)
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Can you guess which of the wily Decepticon Clones this is? Is it the ferocious Pounce or is it the deadly Wingspan? Or could it be a third clone that no one knew about before now? Do you dare risk sinking into the depths of madness trying to figure it out? Oh, wait, I put his name up there in the title. That wasn't very bright. Good thing I wasn't offering cash prizes like the last time this happened. (Thanks to the one-of-a-kind Spiff-O-Matic for the photo.)
Unique Toys' Schunk (6/1/2019)
Posted by KidTDragon
When you're making not-exactly-licensed toys based on other company's characters, you have to get creative with their names. And when a lot of other "third party" toymakers have already made their own versions of a character, you have to get extra-creative. That's probably what led to this itty-bitty not-Hardhead toy being named "Schunck", which I think is supposed to be the sound his head makes when it attaches. I remember it sounding more like "cha-WEEEEEN" in the cartoons, but the fine folks at Unique Toys have probably watched Headmasters more recently than I have. (Tip o' the head - I mean hat to Spiff-O-Matic for the photo.)
Generation 1 Goldbug (5/2/2019)
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Goldbug. That name's pretty on-the-nose, huh? Not very imaginative, really. I know it's hard to come up with new names constantly, but "general description" seems über-lazy. It's like naming Optimus Prime "Redtruck", or Mario "Jumpingplumber", or Muscleman "Muscleman" (wait, they did that. Bad example). Well, enough of this, I'm getting hungry. Think I'll make myself a curedpigflesh sandwich. (Photo submitted by Photosubmitter.... I mean Spiff-O-Matic.)
Beast Wars Neo Heinlad (4/1/2019)
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Say hello to the Cybertrons' time-telling tanuki! Heinlad ("Heinrad" to his friends) is a pretty neat toy and a pretty neat clock, which you don't see much outside of Kronoform, though I never understood what was with those gray bits between his legs. Lemme google "tanuki" real quick...... Aw, dude! Put some pants on, Heinlad! (Photo courtesy of Hellscream333, who always wears pants. Underwear, on the other hand..)
Beast Wars II Lio Convoy (3/1/2019)
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March comes in like a Lio Convoy and goes out like a.... um.... a Ram Man.

........No, it's not a stretch! Rams are adult male lambs.

This must be why no one tries to geekify old adages. (Thanks to Hellscream333 for the photo. You're the CatSCAN's pajamas!)