Friday, July 27, 2007

While the other people in line at the post office were looking at me I whacked my package around until it stopped making noise

I was in line at the post office last week mailing off some roboplasticos I had sold on ebay when one of my boxes started making a weird noise. The other people in line stared at me like I was some sort of mail bomber but I knew exactly what it was. It was that friggin' toy robot Shockblast I had in one of my boxes. Instead of a left arm, Shockblast has an electronic cannon that makes a sound like R2-D2 smoking a bong, which I guess is appropriate because the cannon arm looks like some sort of Cybertronian robot bong. I don't know what the Hasbro guys were thinking when they came up with the idea of a robot with a bong arm named "Shockblast". Hell, most of the robots from that year sound like street names for designer drugs. You could almost come up with a quiz like "Porn Star or My Little Pony" using robots from the Transformers:Energon line and street drug names.
Street Drug toy robot  
Blue Nitro
Knock Out
Super Acid
Hot Shot

I'm not going to code cgi script for form validation so if you really want the answers you have to look them up yourself.

I made it through the line okay and after I left the post office I started wondering if the mailman bomb commandos would blow up my box before it got to its destination because it was making crazy noises. But no FBI agents raided my house and yesterday the buyer left me positive feedback so I guess Mr. RoboBong got there safe and sound.


Heavyarms said...

One day at "work" I was browsing at HLJ, and they had Energon Shockblasts on CLEARANCE for 7 bucks (this was about two months ago.) My stupid work webserver has a firewall that won't let me log in and place orders at HLJ, so I have to wait until I get home to order. By the time I got home they were sold out. I get a little depressed every time I think about it.

Evil King Macrocranios said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It was a tough choice to get rid of him, but aside from the cool bong sounds there's really no big attraction for me. He turns into nothing and the only thing that makes him reminiscent of Shockwave is that head. I decided that if I were to keep an homage to Shockwave, Alternators Shockblast was the way to go.

Heavyarms said...

That's a good way to look at it. I like my Alternators Shockwave enough to put him right in the middle of all my other Alternators. Plus, I got him on sale!


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