Monthly Archives: January 2013
The latest iteration of Megatron's lackey blends two different generations and two distinct universes into iconic figure. I am referring to the hybrid style of the shape of the figure, which looks mostly like a jet but has that unique triangular shape to it as if Starscream was back on Cybertron. A great looking figure that Billmeister has made even better with his Custom Transformers Fall of Cybertron figure. Painting the figure in a classic motif of reds, blues, steel, and yellow, this figure is reminiscent of the 1980's style with a fully updated modern look. The metallics add a different depth and dimension to the figure and give it a more rugged and fearsome appeal, which looks ever so menacing in robot mode.
I will always have fond memories of playing with GI Joes as a child and Lifeline was a mainstay in almost every battle with Cobra that I had. Rpiaskoski's Custom GI Joe Lifeline figure reminds me of days spent spending hours creating battles between Cobra and the Joes and Lifeline was always there to clean up the mess that my Battle Android Trooper army left behind. I remember from the cartoon show that both GI Joe and Cobra and run through a hail of bullets and laser fire and come out unscathed but that did not work in my world. The Battle Android Troopers would wreak some havoc on the Joe army and Lifeline was always there to mop of the mess. Now that I have written than I see the irony that Lifeline survived every battle in my Joe universe but someone had to fix all the troops.