Transformers Legacy: Override addendum

As mentioned in today's review, here's how Override was originally going to be a retooled Hot Rod:

It could have worked, but what we got is better.

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This week in comicshops - 09/21

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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Havok Superblack

Today's review mentioned painting Havok with one of those commercially available light-absorbing black paints. Obviously that's a good idea, because someone else thought of it a couple years ago:

That isn't some photoshop trick; that's a custom ML Havok (Marvel NOW! Cyclops with the red removed, ToyBiz head) painted in Black 2.0, the generation before the Black 3.0 yo linked to. Yes, his legs just look like a silhouette there, but that's how these "blackest black" paints work.

(Those energy circles look nicer than what we got, too.)

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Commando Spawn addendum

Here's a look at all Commando Spawn's colors, beginning with the "Dark Ages" palette used on the toy:

Dark Ages Commando Spawn

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, September 15

The OAFEnet Email Update is still waiting to be summoned to Balmoral castle.

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So his full name is Chad Alcazar?

Doctor Alcazar from the Transformers episode Roll for It is shown in pure profile, with his beard and hair looking very similar to the blond "Yes Chad" Wojak meme

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This week in comicshops - 09/14

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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Soon Forget: X-Men Flying Fighters

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figures today are ToyBiz's "Flying Fighters."

Although today's review said Maggott never got an action figure in the '90s, he very nearly did. At Toy Fair 1998, they showed off a planned subline of the X-Men line (related to the "Secret Weapon Force" figures) that would have all included wing backpacks (similar to 1997's "Missile Flyers"). The planned lineup was "Age of Apocalypse" Mr. Sinister, Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Maggott:

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I seem to recognize your face - Werner Herzog

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces pointing out odd action figures of unlikely actors. People known more as character actors than action stars, and thus unlikely candidates for plastic representation.

Our honoree this time is Werner Herzog, the guy whose name comes up when you search "depressing German documentarian":

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, September 8

Our favorite thing about the OAFEnet Email Update is that it feels like an OAFEnet Email Update. *spits*

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