With the battle won, the victorious Cybertronians take advantage of a needed down time to salvage their injured and reconnect with friends thought lost. The rules are beginning to change, but will the growing unity brought about by Shockwave's failed machinations be enough to survive what comes next? "The Becoming", Dark Cybertron Chapter 10, written by James Roberts and John Barber, art by Alex Milne, Brendan Cahill, and Livio Ramondelli, and additional inks by Brian Shearer, with colors by Josh Perez and Livio Ramondelli. Read the full review!
For the first time since 2006, the first leg of the Unicron Trilogy is available on DVD. While the set is rather barebones, containing only the show itself as originally aired and no extras, Transformers Armada: The Complete Series represents space-efficiency and a decent value for those who want the show on their shelf. Continue to full review
Ratchet is missing! The Autobots have one clue to his whereabouts: "Skylogic." But the Lone Gunmen are on the trail of Skylogic as well- can the Autobots and the Gunmen work together to save Ratchet and stop the mysterious virus that's been tearing people apart? The X-Files Conspiracy: The Transformers
is part 3 of a 6-issue crossover event written by Paul Crilley with art by Dheeraj Verma, colors by Joana Lafuente, letters by Chris Mowry, and edits by John Barber and Denton J. Tipton. Continue to full review
Prolific Youtube reviewer ShartimusPrime has stopped by with his latest review of iGear's Shark Attack Squad set of G1-style Sharkticon figures as well as a full gallery of photos, both of which you can see if you keep reading
Captives of Jhiaxus on the Hub Network's Throneworld, Rodimus Prime and his main forces are helpless before the Second Generation Cybertronians. Luckily, the Wreckers aren't- and neither is the Underbase, which is currently wearing Starscream. There's always a bigger fish. "The War To End All Wars (Part Four)" is written by Simon Furman with pencils by Guido Guidi, inks by Stephen Baskerville, and colors by John-Paul Bove. Continue to full review
The greatly anticipated second season of Transformers Rescue Bots is about to begin, and we were given an early look at the first two episodes "Road Trip" and "Sky Forest", scheduled to premiere March 1st on The Hub Network! Read the review here!
Monstrosity returns in motion comic form! Trapped in the bowels of Trypticon, Megatron and Grimlock are forced to work together to survive as the Autobots try to stop the monster from the outside. "Belly of the Beast" is written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with art by Livio Ramondelli, lettering by Robbie Robbins and built by Micha Ritchie and Chistopher Hampson. Continue to full review
Clash of the Titans! Darkness falls, but is this really the end? "Finis Temporis", Dark Cybertron Chapter 9! Written by John Barber and James Roberts, art by Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli, with colors by Josh Perez and Livio Ramondelli. Read the full review
Age of Extinction's First Edition Optimus Prime gives us our first look at a fully original-engineering Transformer with the goal of being child friendly, durable, and good for play with a transformation that can be completed in just 15 steps. As the example for what's to come for main line toys in the foreseeable future, this Optimus has a lot of questions to answer. Read the full review
The survivors of Iacon rally against the Necrotitan as it destroys the city, while inside Metroplex the crew of the Lost Light find unexpected allies. Burning Bright, Chapter 8 of Dark Cybertron. Written by James Roberts and John Barber, art by Atilio Rojo, James Raiz, and Livio Ramondelli, with colors by Josh Perez and Livio Ramondelli. Read the full review
Last of the wave, but certainly not least! Completing a trio of Seeker figures all released at regular retail within the space of a year, War For Cybertron Skywarp may only merit a cameo in his own pack-in comic, but he's an Excellent toy regardless. Continue to full review
It's the figure nobody expected! A reasonably obscure Double Targetmaster from 1988, Scoop returns to the modern Transformers toyline with his signature gimmick completely intact. Plus, he's amazingly, vividly orange. Continue to full review
A Mini-Con combiner that isn't a fragile, fragile statue? A combiner team whose robot modes aren't uniformly bad? An Armada-style Mini-Con Team with six out of seven good modes? The Mini-Con Assault Team AKA Centuritron is all of these things and more. Continue to full review
As we enter the 30th anniversary of the Transformers, Generations is once again featuring figures inspired by all corners of the Transformers universe(s). Whether you want him as Armada Starscream or Dark Cybertron Starscream (or both), this is a figure with decent articulation, an interesting mix of fidelity and deviation from the source material, and a lack of paint that hurts the homage factor. Continue to full review
MN001 is an officially licensed, non-transforming SD action figure of G1 Optimus Prime produced by Kids Logic as a collector's item for adult fans. As you'd expect of a figure in the super-deformed style, the sculpt for MN001 Optimus is pretty stylized. You might think that it would follow the cartoon as a design model, but it seems more like the original Masterpiece Optimus Prime may have been the visual inspiration. Continue reading
Dark Cybertron Chapter 6, "No Exit", which oddly enough features an exit or two kind of prominently. Story by James Roberts and John Barber, art by Atilio Rojo, James Raiz, and Livio Ramondelli, with colors by Josh Perez and Livio Ramondelli Read the full review
Waspinator was such a favorite with fans during Beast Wars that plans to kill him off at the start of the second season were changed. Considering that, it's not really surprising Waspinator ended up as one of the few Beast Wars characters to be included in generations as it observes the brand's 30th anniversary. And between Universe in 2008 and the upcoming Rattrap, we have updated toys for all of Scott McNeil's first season characters. That may very well say something about how memorable his performance made them as much as anything else. Read the full review.
I do love when we get new toys based on G2 stuff. I don't have everything within that theme, but I try to get whatever I can because G2 was the start of Transformers for me. Beast Wars may be the general standard I hold other things up to, but G2 resides in a special place with me. So even while Megatron did little to wow me, I was looking forward to the Dreadwing remold that would give this mold a purpose in my collection. Read the full review