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After giving us in hand photography earlier today, Kal El has posted the first review of Titans Return Fortress Maximus on his Youtube channel. While it doesn't cover the transformation processes, the 25 minute video does give a general look at all three modes, the articulation, a before and after with the sticker sheet, a demonstration of the electronics, and a quick run through of the Cerebros and Emissary components. It's a lot of information, and more may still be coming! The video is embedded below, so click through and take a look!
Along with Wheelie, Goktimus Prime has uploaded a video showing Titans Return Rewind. The Legends figure draws lots of inspiration from the IDW comics as shown in the robot mode. The video also shows the data tablet and tank modes, as well as giving a look at the screen sticker with cassette "wallpaper" based on the deco of the original G1 Rewind toy. You can click through to take a look at the video, embedded below!
A small amount of Titans Return merchandise has hit retail in Australia, and we haven't had long to wait for fans to start showing them off. From Goktimus Prime we have a Youtube video featuring Legends Class Wheelie. The video shows off the clever transformation engineering, a quick rundown of the robot mode's build, and a short segment on what will or won't fit in the vehicle mode's occupant compartment. The video review is embedded below, so check it out!
RID 2015
In this second set, of what could be called Wave 1 of the Minicon Weaponizers, we have our first repaint in Sidewipe, and a new sword Minicon named Windstrike. I was surprised that there wasn't new tooling on Sideswipe, as the new armor bits use the existing ports and slots. Care and a great deal of patience must be used in attaching the armor to Windstrike, as the attachment ports are spotty as best, and attaching the swords to the back of Sideswipe; there's only one way for them to go.
RID 2015
From our forums, chuckdawg1999 has brought us a review for the brand new Strongarm & Sawtooth Mini-Con Weaponizer pack. We got an up close look at this during Botcon, and now we get to see some hands on with it showing the workings of the Mini-Con, the armor parts, and the new Legends scale Strongarm figure. We have the review embedded below, so go check it out!
Third Party
Paik4Life has a new video on Youtube getting some hands on time with an early color sample of Kultur, the figure based on Decepticon Justice Division leader Tarn from the IDW comics. This piece was on display this weekend at Cyber City Con in Texas, and while it exists at too early of a point to safely demonstrate transformation, the video does show off some of its details and articulation to give a nice first impression of what this figure will be offering when it goes in to full production in the near future. The video is embedded below, so keep reading to take a look!
Recently our forums member TMan978 posted a review of Transformers Cybertron Optimus Prime, a fantastic toy that stands the test of time and stays fun and interesting even now over ten years later. But Optimus isn't a one shot story, and so TMan is back to show us Wing Saber, the Ultra Class figure that combines with Optimus to form one of his enhanced super modes - which TMan has also posted a video about. If you want to check out these cool toys from a different time in Transformers, keep reading to see the videos embedded below!
We've been able to get hold of a Combiner Wars Victorion boxset just a bit early, so we're bringing you our first look at the set in this unboxing video. We'll take a good look at the packaging, along with the paperwork inserts such as the excellent miniposter, before moving on to a quick, preliminary overview of the six toys. But we've got a lot more Victorion planned for you in the very near future. Keep checking back as we bring you galleries, more videos and full reviews of this great box set! Click through to check out the unboxing, embedded below!
Collectors Club
Here we are with another FSS, this time with a combiner theme. Needlenose is a double Targetmaster and a great update to the late G1 figure. The paint details pop, I especially like the metallic blue used for the nosecone. There is some tolerance issues with the grips on the Targetmasters, but nothing too bad. I'm excited to see how the other figures turn out.
Thanks to our friend and forums member TMan978 we have another video review for the recently released Masterpiece Ratchet. In this review we're given, as usual, a look at the packaging and included paperwork, both modes along with comparisons to Ironhide, as well as a quick stop with the sticker sheet, showing the very easy way to give Ratchet his more accurate shoulder crosses from the modified options presented to you. The review is embedded below, so go check it out!
YouTuber lichlute does it again with a video review of the Combiner Wars Protectobot Groove Transformers deluxe figure. The Internets were raging when images of this guy slipped out last week. Now we have a look at the figure out of the package with shots of his robot, motorcycle alternate modes and all the details in-between. Watch the in-language video for the full preview.
Thanks to YouTuber lichlute who has posted a new video review of the Transformers MP29 Laserwave (Shockwave) MasterPiece figure from Takara Tomy. The video review is in-language, but still shows the latest release in the series out of the box with looks at the figure, accessories and many of the features like how part of the gun mode stashes in backpack. Cool stuff!
Third Party
YU-NO has shared a quick video showing off the upcoming Alpha Prime figure from Sparktoys. This unofficial Optimus is based on the Dreamwave War Within series design which in official toys has only been represented by the Titanium Series figure. In this video we get complete turnarounds of vehicle and robot modes, an articulation overview, and a demo of the transformation, doing a nice job of showing off the figure in advance of full reviews. Keep reading to see the embedded video!
Third Party
Retailer The Chosen Prime has posted a video to Youtube featuring a detailed look at a copy of the much anticipated Pandinus figure from Maketoys. While still described as a testshot piece, it is reportedly very close to a final product, and lets us have a good overview of how this giant Scorponok inspired item will handle when it's released a little later this spring. Though the mass of the figure causes difficulties, we do get to see the transformation process between all three modes, plus detail on the headmaster figure as well. You can check out the entire video, embedded below!
Louis Bernal has uploaded a pair of videos to Youtube giving us a first look at the final production Victorion box set. Due for release on May 15th from participating retailers (the first video incorrectly refers to the set as a Comic Con exclusive), we're getting a very early look at a sample that leaked via Ebay. One video is a basic unboxing that also shows the new designed hands and feet up close. The second video is an instructional for assembling Victorion's Lightning Bug sword. We have both videos here for you to check out, so click through and take a look.
The always-entertaining YouheiDX has posted his stop motion video review of Unite Warriors Convoy Grand Prime! The Japanese counterpart to Optimus Maximus and/or Ultra Prime is joined briefly by his inspiration, the severely underrated Energon/Super Link Leader-class Optimus Prime/Grand Convoy. Youhei also hints that a Sky Lynx video may be in the near future... Keep reading to have a look at Convoy Grand Prime!
Much like Ironhide Hot Rod suffers from bad photography. Unfortunately having the figure in hand doesn't redeem the looks that much, but it's still a fantastic figure. This is light years better than the old MP-09 Rodimus, and is closer to its classic animated look. Overall Hot Rodimus is a fantastic addition to the Masterpiece line.
Straight from our forums, TMan978 has delivered us a great, detailed look at Masterpiece Hot Rod. While the official release date in Japan is still a bit off, mainland Asia seems to have little problem providing these already, so we get the benefit of a nice run through of the figure. This includes detailed comparisons with Masterpiece Rodimus Prime and a whole array of other size comparisons plus a breakdown of transformation and more. We have it embedded below, so click through to check it out!
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