One Shots / “Silhouettes”

2007 was a great year for the Transformers franchise, thanks to the first live-action movie that brought the brand to the mainstream audience. 2007 was also a great year for Apple thanks to the massive popularity of their iPods. Wanting to capitalize on both successes, Takara Tomy had the (seemingly) brilliant idea of combining both, … Continue reading One Shots / “Silhouettes”

One Shots / “Gadgets in Disguise”

Time and time again, Optimus Prime has become a beacon of hope and saved countless lives across the multiverse. In the process, he has already taken countless forms and appearances as "robots in disguise." But in this universe, he's taken a form which has confused him, especially when searching for allies in this never-ending conflict. … Continue reading One Shots / “Gadgets in Disguise”

One Shots / “Straight Out of… Box”

"Straight out of camera" is what I wanted to say, but this photo was created though focus stacking in post, a technique I should've tried sooner. Anyway, I had a couple of tech and gear upgrades recently, including the camera I used for this photo. I'll get into details in a future post, but I'm … Continue reading One Shots / “Straight Out of… Box”

One Shots / “Triple Getter Attack!”

Summer 2021 saw the release of Getter Robo Arc, the anime adaptation of what Ken Ishikawa intended as the final entry in the Getter Robo franchise, if not for his untimely passing. The story may be unfinished, but the anime managed to provide a conclusion, fans have waited, for almost 20 years. Revoltech Yamaguchi / … Continue reading One Shots / “Triple Getter Attack!”

One Shots / “Unexpected Assistance”

In an alternate reality where neither Great Mazinger nor Tetsuya Tsurugi exists, an unknown yet familiar robot comes to aid the damaged Mazinger Z. The unidentified robot, albeit the janky design, introduces itself as Taekwon V, built secretly from the neighboring country of Korea and uses technology compatible with Mazinger Z. TRU Metal / Taekwon … Continue reading One Shots / “Unexpected Assistance”