Transformer of the Day for August 31, 2009
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Assault Warrior
-Motto: “A Confused Enemy is a Defeated Enemy”
-Notable Toy: Six-Changer (Hasbro, 1988)
Notes: One of the trickiest things about this exercise is finding the right picture. While it is relatively easy to find pictures for those characters introduced in movie or cartoon format, it’s something else to have any kind of choice for off-screen characters. Even including the Japanese cartoons, this includes North American toys like Quickswitch. However, tfwiki.net has an incredible picture of the character from one of the Lady Bird books that just fits perfect!
Sunday was one of those days. I had a list of things to accomplish but, other than the first round of dishes and some very limited munny painting, I don’t think I checked much off the list.
I did, however, consolidate several boxes of Transformers in the basement. This alone doesn’t sound like much but I actually used the occasion to catalogue the contents. This is really good because it means that, at the end of the exercise, I will know:
- What gaps need to be filled,
- What doubles have crept into my collection and are suitable for purging (e.g. trading), and
- Where the cool collectibles are.
The last point is important because I’m contemplating fresh blog craziness in 2010. I’m envisioning a “cool collectible of the day”. Since one has to have 365 worthy collectibles (I do) AND be able to find them (not right now…), I have some work ahead of me.
But fun. Of which I have a weird sense.