Monday, 18 April 2011

100 Word Review - The very idea of a 28 year old collecting transmogrifying robot toys



I get very bored of the dull-edged quips about Transformers. We all know it's a shallow 80s marketing wheeze turned banal film trilogy. But among the more simple pleasures in life, collecting these increasingly sophisticated action figures rates highly for me, tainted not by embarrassment but the sad probability of sweatshop labour being employed at some point. They're not all thugs either. Perceptor here is a scientist – look, he's checking his chronometer. And the franchise has been so well treated by various writers (including Brits Simon Furman and Nick Roche) that it's easy to love some of these characters.

1 comment:

elby said...

Transformers toys... ah, for the simplicity that my other half's Star Wars collection simply doesn't offer! He's in his thirties, incidentally...