06 July 2007

More than meets the eye

My thirst for Transformers merchandize has been satisfied recently, thanks to Dessagirl's Dakki business. I was just dropping by her cubicle a couple of days back when I saw the Dakki catalog on her table with "Transformers" boldly written on the cover. Mesmerized, I flipped it open and before I knew it, I had already placed my order for two shirts and a pillow for Jo-Lo. I notified a colleague who simply loves Transformers and not surprisingly, he placed orders for himself and his kids too. Our orders arrived this morning. Yipee!

Hmmm... I'll wear this Autobot shirt when I feel good, and the Decepticon shirt when I feel bad... some more colleagues ran off to Dessagirl to order when they saw the shirt. hehe

Men and their toys. hehe

The last time I have seen creative interest on a movie displayed so widely was Star Wars. And now here's Transformers of the 80s generation with the movie bringing it to new audiences.

I have seen at least 4 forwarded e-mail messages with a Transformers theme to it. Here are some of them:

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Another e-mail was about a jeepney transforming into Bumblejeep! Still another is about a list of transforming actors and actresses. Here's a snapshot:

Want the e-mail in its entirety? Give me your address and I'll forward it to you. :-)

Oh yes, about the movie. To tell you frankly, I was a bit disappointed with it. Anticipation ran high, and we watched it on its first day of screening. I was expecting the storyline to be somewhat aligned with the cartoons, which will appeal to the 80s generation who knew the Transformers that way. But it turned out to be totally different. The storyline, the characters, they way they looked, etc.

I had a second opportunity to watch it again when we had an event with a film showing at the end of the seminar. Between entertaining the customers and dozing off at the lobby, I managed to watch the action scenes and at that time I began to appreciate the movie. It was actually cool when they had the battle scene in the city. So if somebody will treat me to the movie, I'll watch it again and perhaps gain a better appreciation of it. So who's treat is it?

The toys, though, which features the original transformers line, is now at 30% off! Hmmm... I just need to save a little in my next salary for that Bumblebee....


  1. hi wats0n -- musta na? actually i haven't watched the movie ...sasamahan mo ko?? ;-)

  2. i like shiah lebouff the best. did i correctly spell his name?

  3. watson! thanks so much for the advertising! hehe.. the girls placed their oders as well and i might actually get one myself! the material is really nice (adult shirt) yung sa kids shirt so-so lang.. the pillows are so nice rin! hehe..

    havnt seen the movie too.. i'll let you know kung sasama ako sa inyo ni emily...

  4. having seen the robot designs early on and read all the michael bay hate mail from fans all over the internet (i'm not a michael bay fan myself), i already had an inkling that the movie was gonna be different from the series we knew and loved.

    when the first two trailers were shown, i was beginning to hate the movie. but when they showed the third, full-length, trailer which showed all the transformation sequences, i thought... hm, it might actually be a fun movie to watch. and it was (is)!

    sure the plot is super-simple and is chock-full of holes but the CG effects and battle sequences make this one heck of an enjoyable watch.

    plus, bumblebee here is not as annoying as he was in the series (sorry, 80s bumblebee fans...)

  5. Hi There!

    I'd like to have that email ur talking. My email is: joalperocillo@yahoo.com


  6. ayus yung mga celebrity transformers mo ah... lalo na yung emancipated fairy? sya na ba yun? ganda naman nya. hahaha!!

    penge rin nung email na sinasabi mo at nang maaliw naman ako dito. ano na ba nangyayari sa showbiz. mwehehehehe....

  7. Anonymous2:26 pm


    transformer fan ka pala talaga...

    as a compromise may 2 boys decided to watch harry potter instead of transformers.

  8. Anonymous2:20 am

    helo po! since mahilig ka sa transformers i have an email circulating here at work about transformers. i know you will like it. trade na lang tau sa email if u want po. thanks!

  9. when it comes to summer movies, i already learned my lesson of not expecting so much, otherwise disappointment will follow. just take the movie as it is, we're looking for actions, aren't we? and not anything thought-provoking.

    i still rank it high as the best among this year's summer movies. :)

  10. Princess Em: Kelan tayo watch?

    Lei: Ummm... di ko rin alam spelling eh. hehe

    Dessagirl: Oks! Basta don't ask me questions while the movie is showing ha... somebody might blog na ang ingay natin. hehe

    Meowok: Yeah, it took some time to get used to the idea...

    Athos: Sure send ko sa yo

    Kiwipinay: Sige! Uy friends na kayo ng wife ko? hehe

    Pepe: They can only watch 1 movie? Sige I'll send you the e-mail as well.

    Katrina: Sige send ko sa yo.

    Zherwin: Do you know final Fantasy : The Spirits Within? big flop. Totally different from the game. And then Japan released Final Fantasy: Advent Children. Ang ganda! Wala lang, share ko lang sa yo. hehe

  11. hi nick, HINDI ka fan. HINDI talaga =) bebert and i have yet to watch the movie. 2x na kaming nag-attempt sa eastwood but we've been unlucky. maybe next week.

  12. Donna: Bwahahaha! Yup hindi ako fan. Kanina lang dumating yung Bumblebee na pillow para sa akin. Wala lang. hehehe

  13. Anonymous5:42 pm

    wow, Xformer fan ka pala. i like the shirt.

    Kakatuwa naman yan photos, sige send mo din sa akin

  14. Pa-forward naman po ng mga Transformer e-mails nyo! Tenkyu!


  15. Btw, yung Spirits Within ng Final Fantasy eh solo movie at walang koneksyon sa kahit anong game. But for me it still managed to present a good story of its own, the usual thought-provoking plot I notice on FF series. Take note na Hollywood people ang nasa likod ng Spirits Within, kaya medyo iba ang timpla nito nito kesa sa Japanese made FF series.

    On the other hand, FF7:AC is made by the makers of the FF series. At ang kwento, as a usual FF game, eh maraming interpretations. I like the way the FF people make their plots. There's this air of ambiguity present in it not to mention FF7 has an original mystery of its own. Pero without any background on the original FF7 game, the AC story is nothing meaningful to those who don't know it. Like Transformers, it would just present a good eye-candy movie to non-FF7 fans. But still, unlike the Transformers, FF7AC was made with the aim to continue the story from a game series. Much to the enjoyment of its fans.

    Yung mga Spiderman, Transformers, and the like, eh movie adaptations lang ng mga classics na nagustuhan natin. Kaya its very likely na magkaroon ito ng completely different plot, to give novelty on its own. Tulad nalang pag nagrerevive ng mga kanta ang mga banda ngayon, hindi lang basta-basta nila kakantahin ang isang kanta ng katulad ng pagkanta ng orignal artist nito. Di ba pinapasok nila ang sarili nilang istilo sa pagrerevive ng isang kanta?

    Kung Harry Potter naman ito, we should expect every point of it to be completely comparable with the book equivalent. Coz it was intended to be so.. :)


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