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!
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!
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!
We will take a look at the Transformers Planet of Junk Clash Platinum Edition collectors set.
As always the painting on the front is great looking. This set says it is commemorating the 30th anniversary of Transformers the Movie. It is supposed to represent the Planet of Junk scenes from the movie, but the scene depicted in the painting never occurred in the movie. Read on to see the review below.
Once again chuckdawg1999 is on the forums showing off some new Robots in Disguise for us. This time he's finishing off the current run of Mini-Con Battle Packs with Grimlock. Most notable for being able to have a giant dinosaur head clip to the robot mode's arm, that's shown in some detail in the video, along with the usual walk through of transformation and accessory run down. You can watch the video, embedded below - keep reading!
Our forums member chuckdawg1999 has shared a new video with us, starting off a look at the second wave of RID Mini-Con Battle Packs. This video goes over Bumblebee with Mini-Con Major Mayhem. After a quick look at Bumblebee in both modes and the Mini-Con, we get a look at the armor which seems to be a reasonably improved experience versus the wave 1 figures from this price point. Click through to have a look at the embedded video.
Thanks to jas d on Youtube we have our first look at Combiner Wars Sky Lynx in video. Sky Lynx is at this point likely to be the final new mold designed for Combiner Wars, and so has a lot riding on it. Unlike Brawl who carried similar hopes, this video suggests Sky Lynx is managing to pull it off for the most part with no significant flaws called out. We've embedded the video for your convenience, but caution is advised if you're susceptible to motion sickness from fast movement in videos - there are some amazing things happening here with post-production image stabilization!
The TF Upgrader Facebook page has shared a video copied off the Youku streaming video service featuring an unpainted sample of Masterpiece Ironhide. This is the same item seen in photos recently, from the same individual whose name sadly cannot be correctly displayed here on the front page. While few will be able to get insight from the narration of the video, we do get to see the transformation performed starting around the 8 minute mark in the video. We have it embedded below, so click through and take a look!
On our forums we have yet another video from chuckdawg1999, this one following on Warrior Thunderhoof with a look at Warrior Class Quillfire. In the video we see some elements of the toy's design not clearly revealed previously, plus an extra accessory that helps make this figure a better representation of the character than initially believed. Click through to check out the embedded video!
On the forums, chuckdawg1999 has shared a new review with us yet again, showing off the newly available - and long-awaited - Warrior Class Thunderhoof. One of a very welcome batch of new Decepticon characters reaching this area of the toyline, Thunderhoof caught a lot of early attention with his moose-antlered robot mode and farm tractor vehicle form. We have the video review embedded below, so keep reading and take a look!
From the Starblight Youtube channel we have a first look on video at Combiner Wars Wheeljack. While photos have already told a great deal of the story in terms of absent deco elements in robot mode, the video gives a good overview of the entire situation with the toy. Plus, we get to find out that it's packed with Windblade
Vol.2 #2, part 3 of the Combiner Wars event. We have the video embedded below for your convenience, so keep reading and check it out.
Our forums member TMan978 has just stopped in the share with us his latest video, covering Masterpiece Road Rage, the retool and recolor of Tracks in Diaclone-inspired red deco. In this video we get to see an overview of the different accessories Road Rage includes, plus the changes in paint and build versus the original form of the mold. The video is embedded below, so click through and check it out!