New this weekend on the RFC Reviews Youtube channel is a lengthy look at Phoenix from Fans Toys. This new unofficial take on the G1 cartoon's Skyfire design has been anticipated for quite a while. The video spends some time demonstrating just how very large this figure turned out, dwarfing even most official Combiner toys, not to mention other Masterpieces and unofficial equivalents. In the video, diecast makes sure to note this is a testshot piece and does not have a complete accessory loadout, but all the essentials are accounted for. The video is embedded below, so take a look!
Forums user chuckdawg1999 has come by to share another toy video with us. This time it's Warrior Class Soundwave from RID Combiner Force. Chuck writes, "Soundwave is a surprising addition to the RID line. Based off a mix of its Animated and WFC/FOC designs, with a touch of Prime mixed in; Soundwave is the most involved figure from the Combiner Force subline thus far. While some of the panels are a bit fiddly to peg together, the vehicle mode ends up quite solid. One regret is the lack of a hand-held weapon, but at least the shoulder cannon was included."
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There's a lot of versions of this mold in the pipeline, with a proper Laser Optimus Prime and Triple Changer Oct
ne being the two most notable. But, is it worth having this specific version? Well... Click here to read and watch the review!
Coming from our forums over this past weekend, Kool Kollectibles on Youtube has a video out for Masterpiece Grapple. This review keeps it quick and to the point, going over the unique features and parts for the retool of Masterpiece Inferno, as well as giving a good side by side comparison of both versions of the mold to highlight the considerable degree of alterations underwent in becoming Grapple. We have the video embedded below, click through to watch!
On the RFC Reviews Youtube channel, diecast has posted a new video tonight for Masterpiece Cheetor, the second entry in TakaraTomy's Masterpiece Beast Wars line. Get a look at the features and articulation of both modes, and of course the transformation process that somehow makes the magic of mid-1990's CGI function in reality! The video is embedded below, click through now to watch!
Fresh off our forums, chuckdawg1999 has shared a quick video with us to show the new One Step Blurr figure from the RID Combiner Force line. Blurr has what may be a new transformation design, but whether it is or not, it's still a slick looking process going from one mode to the other. The video is embedded below, click through to get watching!
On Youtube, Japanese reviewer wotafa has a video up for Planet X's Apocalypse. This is the figure inspired by War For Cybertron Trypticon, and infamously being sold as two separate pieces - though the review does fortunately cover both at once. While the review is in Japanese, it's very easy to follow along and understand what's being shown about the figure. We've got the video embedded below for you to check out, plus a quick note on a particular point in the video. Keep reading!
Youtube user Rob A has released what we believe to be the first English language video review for Masterpiece Cheetor, which has just been released in Japan this past weekend. The video goes in to some fair depth on the figure, clocking in at over half an hour. There's a lengthy segment on the transformation, so if you want to keep that as a surprise, once it starts you can jump forward to about 21:55 for the start of the robot mode segment. You can watch the video right now, embedded in the full article below.
Forums member chuckdawg1999 is back again with a new video for us, showing off the TakaraTomy Leo Prime redeco of Titans Return Alpha Trion. Focusing mostly on how the deco works for the mold, we also get to see some alternate options for Prime-style Titan Masters on the toy - and find reusing Infinitus again was probably the right call. Click through to watch the embedded video!
The RFC Reviews channel has posted a new video tonight for the Warrior Class Blurr coming in the second wave of RID Combiner Force product. In this video we learn that everybody has been calling the pricepoint wrong since the packages evidently say "Warriors Class" rather than Warrior, but also that Blurr is continuing the increasing excellence shown by the line over the last year or so, looking all around super-appealing. The video is embedded below, so click through and watch now!
From chuckdawg1999: "Better late than never! Soundwave has been a bit hard to find in the US, but I was able to finally get the figure. Like most repaints/retools there are some things better on Soundwave and some things that are worse. Overall what I liked about Blaster, I like about Soundwave and I'm happy to have what I feel is a proper update to the G1 toy."
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Coming to us from Danh Le, we have some new coverage of part of the initial Deluxe assortment of The Last Knight's Premier Edition line. Having seen a fair bit of in-hand on Barricade, Berserker, and Bumblebee already, one thing not really shown was the transformations for the new molds. Today we have a pair of videos that walk through the processes from vehicle to robot and back to vehicle. Bumblebee ought not to have any surprises, being largely reused from Age of Extinction, but Barricade and Berserker should be much more informative! The videos are embedded below, click through to watch!
TFormers Forums member chuckdawg1999
has reviewed the Legion Class version of Robots In Disguise Legion class Groundbuster, better known in the show as Groundpounder! (And known on certain printings of his instruction sheet as Groundbutter!) Chuck doesn't seem too taken with the figure, but I'll let him tell you about it. Keep reading to see the review!
Diecast of Radio Free Cybertron has posted his review of Toyworld Assault, their take on Masterpiece Thrust! He's taken a comprehensive look at this impressively large alternative to Masterpiece Thrust, which towers over even MP Starscream. And it even comes with a very large and impressive stand! Keep reading to have a look.
Our forums member chuckdawg1999 is back once again with a new toy video for us. This time he's bringing a look at TakaraTomy Legends Astrotrain side by side with its Hasbro Titans Return counterpart. This gives a good chance to directly compare the two releases, find out about any differences besides deco, and see which you might prefer. We have Chuck's video embedded below, so click through and give it a look!
We've got another review video from diecast on the RFC Reviews channel, talking about Downbeat from Maketoys. Downbeat is one of a surprisingly small assortment of unofficial Masterpiece Jazzes, which bring slightly different ideas to the table. Downbeat seemingly isn't perfect, though it presents as more a collection of small problems than any one significant one. You can see the details of vehicle and robot modes, and the lengthy, but honestly pretty nice looking transformation process in between. The review is embedded below, so go ahead and watch right now.
Just when you thought they were gone, they're back! This box set is a platinum edition / Entertainment Earth exclusive, the Liokaiser set! Based on Sky Reign and heavily remolded with different deluxe appendages, is this set worth your money? The cost is lowering on some places like Amazon, so watch, subscribe, like and whatnot to see if this set does anything for you!
Hot Rod is a good figure in the Titans Return line. It's not better, or worse than its Classic version, it just is. Car mode is good with a passable robot mode. If you're on the fence and have a version of the Classic mold, you can pass this figure up.