Nov 26, 2015

Bud 40K #1: HQ Sorcerer Erqroq

Oct 20, 2015

Why you should buy RID Transformers over other lines. #greentoycollecting

Oct 13, 2015

Cat In A Box game

Oct 3, 2015

Why Transformers:Devastation Is an Insult to G1! (Game)

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

Yeah , I said it. It's an insult. Don't get your pants and panties in a bunch...hear me out....then bunch them to recycling!

Generation 1 started in 1984 right?
It's been 31 years since that show aired.  Thirty...One...Years!!!!!

And now? Now we get the first G1 game? Are you kidding me?

"oh it's the technology limitation"

Get outta here, technology limitation my tail pipe! Half Life 1 was technologically advanced. Halo was technologically advanced. GTA 3 was sufficient. Are you telling me, they couldn't make a game around Transformers G1 since then? Not even a flash game?

Seriously, this company has millions and not once, not once did they think of making a G1 game. You're going to say:
"but Bud, you'er wrong there was the commodore 64 version and the Japanese..."

Sep 6, 2015

Why I Started Green Toy Collecting?

Hi, I am Bud Maloney. I think sustainability should be inherent in every aspect of our lives. Instead of teaching planned obsolescence in design courses we should be teaching sustainability. 

Upon learning about the great pacific garbage patch and watching Beth Terry's Plastic free TED video. I have been inspired to make changes in my life and try to help man made causes like this cease. 

As a toy collector, I paused and looked to see that toys have a huge amounts of plastic and packaging wastes. Then I noticed that the premise of collecting is to acquire more and more. With the insane boom in geek culture after Marvel and DC movies. The toy companies are starting to merchandise even more. Every single character has a toy now, and every single appearance of a character. All this means a significant increase in production and wasteful consumption. Naturally, collectors and kids exhibit a heavy consumer/addiction relationship with toy companies, they just get excited about each and every new thing. So toy companies in response to making more money, just feed this monster and dangle more carrots. And no one is realizing this surge in products, or doing anything about it IMO. You go to any walmart or TOYS R US and you see thousands upon thousands of plastic toys that aren't biodegradable with their fair share of waste strictly from packaging. 

Sep 5, 2015

Green Toy Collecting / Index...Explained!

Aug 19, 2015

How To Make An Epic Molten Lava Base For Warhammer 40k

Jul 28, 2015

Bravo! Bravo! Angry Birds Transformers, legitimizing gambling for kids!

"These days mobile gaming has become just another synonym for casino."
 I want you to watch the above video and listen to how he makes it sound like the coolest thing!

Is this for real?

Seriously, I have never seen an advertisement that took some thing as heinous as gambling for children and made it look so friendly and exciting.

These days mobile gaming has become just another synonym for casino.

Jun 15, 2015

Transformers Movies Are Way More Interesting When You See Optimus Prime As A Villain!

That destruction behind you? That's all on you Optimus, it's all on you.

"When you hear Optimus respond to Ironhide in the first movie "Ironhide, you know we don't harm humans , what is with you ?" Now you know why, it's because he wants to keep all able slaves alive."

It's general information that the Autobots are the heroic ones, the protagonists, the saviors, the "good guys". Well I'm here to tell you that you could be getting it all wrong.

"What are you talking about Bud? Megatron is the bad guy, it says so on the box."
"The Decepticons are evil, they want to kill people"
Are you sure about that?

For this article I'm looking at the Michael Bay Transformers Movies 1, 2, 3, 4.

We start this movie hearing about the "Allspark", how it is magical and brought life to Cybertron and eventually war. As the audience we believe what Optimus is saying in the intro. Even when he sees Sam , he tells him the following:

Jun 9, 2015

Bud's World Episode 6 Season 1 Finale (Let's Play Minecraft)