Musings from Jim Sorenson and a few guest bloggers about Transformers, character models, science-fiction, comic books, and whatever else is on our minds.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The Ark Addendum - Skull's Transform
I'm less than 24 hours away from the start of my journey to Auto Assembly. I'm very much looking forward to heading back to the UK. (I spent a semester studying math, ah, mathS, in London) Hopefully, if you're a UK resident and are reading this blog, you'll show up and say hi.
Since I'll be away, this will probably be the last blog post for the next week or so, depending on what the internet situation is. I figured I'd leave you with a cool Ark Addendum. This week, it's a transformation sequence from Headmasters, the villainous Skull, the Japanese counterpart to Skullcruncher.
Actually, Skull isn't that villainous really. He owes more to the bumbling thug archetype than to anything really nasty. The transform, though, makes him look pretty bad-ass. I like that he neither starts nor ends in his traditional character model pose. The ending, in particular, has a nice feel to it, what with the extended sword and the bend knees.
BTW, one of my favorite D&D characters ever was a half-orc barbarian, very high STR and CON, very low INT and CHA, named Grax Skullcruncher. I wonder where I got that name from...
Oh, and don't forget, there are still five more days to bid on the LOOSE exclusive from SDCC, Wonder Woman's invisibible jet. Remember, all proceeds go to charity. Head on over to ebay to place your bids. Right now it's a steal at $1.50 or so.