If you love action figures and action figure reviews, you've got to
check out the wonderfully prolific work of Toys210. His 'All About Toys' page is pretty impressive, with frequent updates. Here he is below with
an informative review of Hasbro's Masterpiece Thundercracker, the US version. Good stuff indeed!
Patrick Boivin's Transformers
I'd previously come across the work of French
Canadian autodidact director Patrick Boivin on Youtube (PatrickBoivin's Channel), but wasn't aware until recently that in addition to his fantastic work with
live actors, he has also done some outstanding stop motion shorts featuring action figures, such as the Transformers flick seen here.
Awesome storytelling, editing and... well, just
about everything about Patrick Boivin's videos are fantastic. As seen above, his battling Transformers
stop motions now even allow the viewer to choose their own champion! How awesome is that?
In the video below,
Jazz, the "bad guy" wins, but Boivin points out himself that, "General Lee always was my favorite car... And Jazz my favorite Autobot... But I'm tired of always seeing the good guys winning!" Hmmm.... Well,
be sure to also check out his Bumblebee Boy vid, which is also really worth a view or even two... or three... or.... You get the idea! Impressive
stuff, Mr. Boivin. Very impressive.