Power Surge Sideswipe is part of the simplified line of RID figures. Sideswipe is a chunky robot, that reminds me of 80s Transformer. Activating the sounds is a bit awkward, with or without the Minicon attached. Most collectors will pass on this but I can really see kids enjoying it.
Having caught everyone by surprise with an unannounced debut at retail last month, we've got a review from our forums member TMan978 giving us a great look at Warrior Class Starscream! Much like Megatronus last year, this is debuting first as a Clash of The Transformers Toys R Us exclusive, but should appear at general retail a little later with some small variation to set the two apart. We've got the video embedded, so check out the full post to watch and get all the info on this figure!
Our forums member TMan978 has dropped us a line letting us know about a new video he's posted. Just now hitting in the US exclusively at Toys R Us is this year's iteration of Clash of The Transformers, the Robots in Disguise recolor subline, and that includes Paralon, a remold of RID Scorponok which loosely homages Beast Wars Scorponok! You can get a good look at the new head sculpt as well as all the details on the figure's articulation, transformation and more in the video embedded below!
Coming to us from chefatron on Youtube, we have some quick look videos of Titans Return's Deluxe wave 2! This assortment finishes out the basic Decepticon Headmaster team with Wolfwire (Weirdwolf) and Mindwipe, and adds Chromedome and Highbrow to the Autobot group. Opinions overall of this batch of figures is high from this reviewer, making it sounds like Titans Return has found a definite strength of design in the Deluxe class! Click through to see the four embedded videos!
Youtube user chefatron has gotten hold of some wave 2 Titans Return toys and has presented some video reviews to show them off. Alpha trion is a decent first look, showing the sometimes surprising and interesting ways the transformation works that weren't always evident just looking at the early photos and convention displays. And Astrotrain... sure is a recolor of Sentinel Prime, for better or worse! The two reviews are embedded below for your convenience, so click through and get watching!
Hardhead was one of the original Headmasters introduced during the Rebirth miniseries.
I've always felt a closer connection to the US fiction than the Takara version, where the smaller robots were the characters who combined with transforming vehicles.
Takara as usual has enhanced the experience with a cartoon accurate deco and face, while including a repainted Titan Master vehicle to round out the pack.
The Legends set is the better value but may be harder to find at this point.
Ah yes, when Summer feels the hottest it's time once again for SDCC. With the lines for panels filled with A list celebrities who want to be anywhere else, showing trailers that are just slightly more than a title card, are even longer lines for baubles and trinkets in pretty packaging that drives up the price almost 100% over retail. The Titan Force set from Hasbro features an orange sherbet version of Sentinel Prime, and the first release of Deluxe Brainstorm. Prime is Prime, only more translucent. Brainstorm is an extensive remold of Deluxe Blurr. Brainstorm will be available at Walgreens at some point, but in a different deco.
The Titan Force set box is really nice looking, featuring an embossed front and back. The instructions unfortunately are printed on paper, which is fine, but the print is shrunk down and combined with the dark colors, ends up hard to read. Windblade is a vast improvement over the Generations version of the mold, and I personally like the blue and gray color scheme. If you're looking for the retail release I'd go with the Takara version, which is closer to the animation design.
With wave 1 having only hit a few weeks ago now, amazingly we're already seeing a first video review for wave 2 Titans Return product! Chefatron has posted a Youtube video featuring Soundwave from the second Leader Class assortment. The Blaster retool gets a nice show here, highlighting some of the changed parts, and displaying it in all three of its modes. It even features some of the data tablet toys of Soundwave's minions (sold separately) to top the whole thing off! The video is embedded below - click through and watch!
The big bot is the central figure in the Weaponizer sub line featuring lights and sounds, that are somewhat hard to control and can go off at random. Transformation is simple, but not simple enough to justify the small sheet of instructions, that are only one sided. Overall the figure looks cool, and thanks to some well placed swivels, can get into some good sword wielding positions. Most collectors will turn their noses up at this figure, but Prime cuts an imposing pose and is a lot of fun. Keep reading for the embedded video!
Windsweeper is an update to the old G1 Triggercon. Unfortunately it uses one of the most overused molds of Combiner Wars; thus out of box, Windsweeper is a floppy mess. Thankfully the figure is meant to be a leg, and holds together in that form. If you're completing Thunder Mayhem Windsweeper is a necessary evil; if you're a die-hard Triggercon collector, you can pass on this figure.
Our forums member koolkollectibleskhai has shared a new video with us, talking about Masterpiece Loud Pedal, this year's Tokyo Toy Show exclusive. In the video we get to have a very detailed look at the car's deco, a close view of the unique head sculpt, and then a nice overview of the paint work on the robot mode. Plus we get a quick run through of the accessories and a comparison to Masterpiece Tracks to finish things off! The video is embedded below, so keep reading and have a look.
The last figure from the first wave of Titans Return Legends Class figures has gone up in the latest video on the Starblight.de Youtube channel. Stripes is the figure from this batch that's gotten the least love, and while the video is not completely positive toward it in every mode, this does give the impression that Stripes may be at least a little better than photos would lead you to believe in its bestial robot mode. The video is embedded below, so click through to start watching!
Thanks to Bridgemagnet who's come by today with a review video for the surprise release of Masterpiece Bumblebee from Hasbro. Given a whopping high price tag at Canadian Toys R Us, the video goes in to detail about how Hasbro's treated their latest Masterpiece offering.
And to top it off, Bridgemagnet has produced numerous photos of the set so you can get an even better look at all of the details. You can click through to watch the video, embedded below, and check out the great photo gallery!
Once more from Youtube channel Starblight.de we have a new review of Legends Class Rewind from Titans Return. The video gives a general overview of the figure through its three modes, and does call attention to an important point or two in the design that should be kept in mind, such as the weapon storage. We also get a good look at the new pack in tech spec cards, and generally a nice look at the figure. We have the video embedded below, so keep reading and have a look!
The Starblight.de channel on Youtube has released another video today from the Titan Master assortment just recently released in Germany. This video, in English, goes over Nightbeat, showing the Titan Master figure itself, including a side by side comparison with Crashbash. There's also a look at the pack-in vehicle and how the Titan Master integration works with it, and the weapon mode for larger figures to use. The video is embedded below, so go ahead and check that out!
Today on the Starblight.de Youtube channel comes an English language review for Titans Return Crashbash! Crashbash is based on the design of the classic Headmaster character Squeezeplay, and is notable for featuring a different level of integration with its transforming dragon mini-vehicle. The video shows off close detail on the Titan Master, including some looks at how it interacts with different toys, plus shows off all the transformations including the weapon mode. We've embedded the video for you, so keep reading to take a look!
It seems we are truly on the verge of the major release of Titans Return, finally
, as the first video coverage of Deluxe wave 1 has hit. Thanks to cykko2 on Youku we have a quick series of videos looking at all four initial Deluxes. In Chinese. But even if you can't understand the dialogue, it's our first good chance to see how the transformations work in action, and there's still more detail evident just from the visuals. We've mirrored these videos to Youtube for convenience as Youku isn't the most user-friendly, and you can find them all embedded below.