“Created for Transformers The Movie, Hot Rod is also one of the first characters made specifically for the Transformers rather than being imported into the toy line from elsewhere.”
“Some of you might well know that America and Japan together are responsible for Transformers – toys made in Japan, characters made in America. But did you know that the UK has had a surprising amount of influence on Transformers”
“Tony Stark is thinking. What is the ‘purpose’ of the Iron Man? Beyond keeping him alive?”
“”To be or not to be; that is the question. These disks I hold, are they a record of what will be, or only what may?”
Beast Wars was a big relaunch for the franchise, rather than those robot animals of the past these new Transformers would be robots with organic looking alt modes, ones that size not withstanding looked like actual animals.
“Unicron was a villain, an antagonistic force that made the war between the Autobots and Decepticons look insignificant.”
“Now we’re into the latter half and while the first half had 2 good one dud, for this it’s the reverse.”
In the early days of the franchise one character from the first line up stood out above the rest, a unique look, a distinctive transformation and accessories. Here we look at that magnificent Transformer, Soundwave (who is superior).
“The Life and Times of Orcadian Artist Jim Baikie” runs from February 8-29. The Orkney Museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10:30-12:30, 13:30-17:00. Admission is free.
“Having been born by Jewish immigrants Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 this character has quite the history. But why would I talk about him today?”