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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.

Blog #1781: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations Selects: Siege Refraktor (Spectro, Spyglass, Viewfinder)

Transformers: Generations Selects: Siege Refraktor (Spectro, Spyglass, Viewfinder) Refraktor was intended to be a Hascon exclusive, which is why he is in the Selects line, but doesn’t come in a brown box. The box is actually dated 2018, which is … Continue reading

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Blog #1780: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Siege Deluxe Ratchet

Transformers: Generations: Siege Deluxe Ratchet Ratchet Previous Mold Use: Siege Deluxe Ironhide In addition to the new paintjob, Ratchet has a new head, a new front bumper, new shoulders, and new forearms. His head sculpt looks great, and his paint … Continue reading

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Blog #1779: Toy Review: Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Mega Mighties Wave 2 (Heatwave, Optimus Prime)

Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Mega Mighties Wave 2 (Heatwave, Optimus Prime) Heatwave Heatwave looks cool. They didn’t skimp on the paint apps, except that he could have used silver paint on the Autobot logos on his shoulders. Not sure what … Continue reading

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Blog #1778: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations Selects: Siege Deluxe Smokescreen

Transformers: Generations Selects: Siege Deluxe Smokescreen Smokescreen Previous Mold Use: Siege Deluxe Prowl, Siege Deluxe Barricade Smokescreen looks amazing in vehicle mode. They did an awesome job painting him, and the dark windows look great. In robot mode he has … Continue reading

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Blog #1777: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations Selects: Siege Deluxe Hot Shot

Transformers: Generations Selects: Siege Deluxe Hot Shot Hot Shot Previous Mold Use: Siege Deluxe Hound I don’t love this mold for Cybertron Defense Hot Shot. I see what they were going for, but it just doesn’t quite work. They could … Continue reading

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Blog #1776: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Siege Micromasters Wave 5 (Battle Squad, Soundwave Spy Patrol Unit 2)

Transformers: Generations: Siege Micromasters Wave 5 (Battle Squad, Soundwave Spy Patrol Unit 2) Battle Squad Direct-Hit It is very hard for me to get excited about a third of a Micromaster Combiner Squad. Having said that, Direct-Hit is a an … Continue reading

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Blog #1775: Toy Review: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-44)

Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-44) MP-44 Optimus Prime can be described in one word: Over-Engineered. Okay, maybe that’s two words. Regardless, this toy is ridiculously overpriced. It should have been at least $100 cheaper. Is it a bad toy? I … Continue reading

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