This John Deere sit ‘N scoot tractor is a perfect fit for those kid size chores. The John Deere sit ‘N scoot tractor is decorated in traditional John Deere trade dress so it’s just like the real thing only smaller. The classic foot-to-floor play pattern provides your child with plenty of fun and exercise, and simulates the work they see done around the farm or in the yard. The product has been developed with a lightweight and stable riding design making for easy maneuverability for the child.
Tomy’s Megasketcher is far less frustrating than Etch a Sketch! Using the special pen tool and stamp shapes, you can create fantastic masterpieces thanks to the wonders of magnets and metal powder. One quick pull of the slider wipes your artwork so that you can start again! The magnetic Megasketcher drawing board has a unique special screen that allows budding artists to draw clear, crisp pictures and is an ideal toy to take on long journeys! Write messages, practise drawing and have fun with our Tomy Megasketcher!An ideal Birthday or Christmas gift, this Magnetic Drawing Board is a great alternative to using heaps of paper. Joey used to have a simpler version on his apartment door in Friends, so why not use this swish version to leave your housemates messages or write shopping lists when your kids aren’t using it? If you are looking for creative presents for your little ones, you can’t get better than Megasketcher! What’s in the box?
1 x Tomy Megasketcher – Magnetic Drawing Board, 4 x Shape Stamps
A double-ended magic pen draws fine and thick lines
Four fantastic fun shaped stampers
No batteries, ink or paper required
The magnetic screen clears magically with a push of the lever
Just when you think there’s nothing left to say about Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber, Takara Tomy gives us something new. We’ve known for a while that Star Saber would come with a shield as it showed up in a few scans and in some more recent photos, despite only appearing in a single episode. Now thanks to the official Japanese Transformers twitter account, @TF_pr, we know that unlike previous one-time-use items from the show that have been included with figures this one has a second purpose.
Slip out the top of the shield center, slip in a translucent blue piece and now the shield is a stand for Star Saber’s spacecraft mode. It’s a great feature that will certainly make displaying that much easier. The previous Seeker Jets also came with flight stands so it’s fitting that Star Saber would as well. I believe this is also the first time we’ve seen Saber wielding his own sword so that’s yet another feature we haven’t seen yet.
With this I have to wonder just what else we don’t know about this figure yet. Maybe he can be transformed into the original figure’s battle station mode as well? We still haven’t seen the Brain of Courage painted yet either.
Thanks to Takara Tomy’s attempt at being screen accurate with their upcoming Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber we’re seeing them take an interesting slant on bot mode scale. Starting with the Brain of Courage (the tiny bot) it’s half the size of the original (the little red bot), and yet it’s the exact same size as a Diaclone (pre-Transformers) pilot. The Brain of Courage had to be small enough to fit into the now smaller Saber (both his chest and his cockpit) so the shrinking down makes a lot of sense. Saber himself was shrunk in comparison to his original (the red and blue bot) so as to make him the same size as the MP Autobot cars. Great move really, great enough that people really want to see MP Hot Rod remade in the same scale now.
But not everything was shrunk down. The completed Star Saber is actually bigger than the original, by the looks of it about a head taller. The original was about 12 inches tall so expect a lot of bot out of this one. The new Star Saber should be about the same size as the also upcoming MP Ultra Magnus so that makes two big bots for the long-since revised MP scale. We still don’t have a price or release date for Star Saber, let alone a designation number, so we probably have some time before this one gets released. Heck, we saw a painted prototype a few weeks ago and now we’re back to primer gray so you know he won’t be released for a while.
Going to have to save a lot of pennies for this one. At this point I’ll be surprised if it goes for less than US$200 even after stores slash the pre-order prices.
For the longest time Transformers fans wanted two things: New combiner figures and a reissue of Fortress Maximus. The combiner part happened several times over, but has yet to be done in a way that really excites. As for the Fort Max reissue Hasbro said no many times citing safety laws and the massive figure failing drop tests. Takara Tomy, however, was able to make it a reality last year thanks to the much more lenient Japanese safety laws. Fans in the west, hoping for a compromise, begged Hasbro to make a new city-bot that would be just as impressive as Fortress Maximus in both size and features. Hasbro continued to say no, but in reality they were secretly working with Takara to make this guy: Transformers Generations Metroplex.
This figure has seen four different releases now, each just a little different from the others.We’ll be taking a look at the Japanese retail version from Takara Tomy. It’s an exciting figure that does nothing but impress every step of the way. So join me after the jump as we check out all of the features in the figure that gave birth to the Titan class figure scale.
Just out are official images of Takara Tomy’s Transformers: Lost Age LA-01 Battle Command Optimus Prime figure set. Get a look at the Japan exclusive we have been hearing about for some time showing Optimus Prime with an all new trailer transform into his signature jet-wings. Also shown is a sidekick Bumblebee figure that appears to be from the One-Step Changer class. See the images now for the full details
You’re probably already well aware that 2014 marks yet another Transformers movie year. This time around Transformers 4: Age of Extinction begins a new story arc featuring returning and new Autobots (now in more knightly looking forms) facing a threat from both Deceptions and humans alike. Of course Both Hasbro and Takara Tomy have big toy plans for the movie and they’ve kicked it off with a dual release of First Edition Optimus Prime. Both figures are 100% identical, this one just happens to be the Takara Tomy release.
It’s no secret that the two companies have been slashing the costs to make Transformers figures by simplifying them. Unfortunately even collector-level figures haven’t been spared. I won’t lie to you, this figure is anything but ‘prime’. Follow me after the jump for the full review.