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Something a lot of us have been anticipating since the Saturday of Botcon 2016, our long-awaited - and long-requested - updated version of Overlord from Masterforce! Or maybe IDW. I suppose he was mildly important there, too... I was able to get my hands on one of these a little bit ahead of the US distribution, and so we've got a detailed video review for you to check out today going over the figure, its vehicle modes, and what it shares with Sky Shadow. Click here to watch the review!

Bumblebee's okay. He's flawed, but unlike Wheelie most of the flaws don't interfere with the ordinary operation of the toy. With the still-truly-excellent Classics Bumblebee mold out there, though, it's a bit tougher to forgive some of those flaws... Click here to read and watch our review of Bumblebee!

Sixshot is the most anticipated Leader Class release in Titans Return - until Overlord, anyway. But it made a big impact when it debuted at a show in mid-2016. In hand, well, it has its ups and downs. It's not really beholden to the linewide gimmick of Titans Return which some will see as a distinct benefit. But it's also trying to do a lot within a very strict budget, and that's something that rarely turns out beneficial. Click here for the review of Sixshot featuring video, plus text and (lots of) photos!

Alpha Trion's biggest flaw is how much inspiration he draws from versions of Alpha Trion that you may not know or care about - an oddity considering obsessed with G1 fidelity the designers have proven themselves on figures like Blurr and Scourge. That's the biggest flaw - and a subjective one at that - but not the only one. Click here to read and watch our review of Alpha Trion!

Astrotrain is just Sentinel Prime. Or actually Sentinel Prime was more or less a "pretool" of Astrotrain. And while the War Train mode might not be our train of choice, it's a pretty solid triple-changer. And Darkmoon is probably the best round-headed Titan Master so far! Click here to read and watch the review!

Computron is pretty neat! The ankles and other weaknesses in the legs may bother you a bit, but they don't ruin the figure for RAC. The legs aren't Menasor bad, though. It's a good looking figure, and has the most new parts in a Combiner Wars boxset since Victorion. Click here to read and watch the review!

Strafe... he's so close to being the best possible Strafe! Some detachable guns and some red thighs, and if half of what I've heard about Unite Warriors Blast Off is true, this Strafe - based on Combiner Wars Wave 2 Aerialbot Air Raid - would blow him out of the water. Or, er, sky. One of those. Click here to read and watch the review!

Afterbreaker is a remold of TakaraTomy's Deluxe Groove that may entail less mayhem to get a hold of. And if you're a one of each mold kind of person, Afterbreaker - formerly Afterburner - is the better of the two to have. Click here to watch and read the review!

Lightsteed... well, he's a red Streetwise. Which doesn't really match G1 Lightspeed no matter how much the deco tries to tell you otherwise. He's a good robot, a car whose paint doesn't match its shape, a decent arm, and a problematic leg. Unfortunately, leg is his official position on Computron... Click here to watch and read about Lightsteed!

You can call him Terri-Bull, or you can call him Horri-Bull, but you can also call him the second-best figure of the wave. Today RAC wraps up his coverage of the first wave of the Titan Masters pricepoint, and declares it a success! Click here to go to watch and read the review!

I never got MP11 (and I've yet to see one IRL), but I'm impressed by how solid this toy is -- a significant improvement from the original MP Seeker mould. The less vehicle accurate looking underside of the jet mode is an easily acceptable compromise for what is a much better action figure design. I don't know if the improvement is worth paying an extra 3650JPY ($45.65) for though... Read the Full Review

As most G1 fans know, Generation One ended it's TV presence in 1987 after The Rebirth. Most G1 fans also know that Generation One continued on Japan's airwaves through 1989. Fans for many years clamored for those Japanese series to be brought to the states. Shout Factory finally heeded the call in 2011 by releasing the first of the trilogies, Headmasters, to DVD. After some delays and rumors of cancellations, Shout Factory is finally set to offer the entire trilogy in one complete set.

Click here to read the full review!

As (technically) the 4th Masterpiece mold in the lineup, Rodimus was surely a welcome surprise. While the 1986 Hot Rod figure was overall liked, the Rodimus Prime figure from the same era was not. Almost 25yrs later, Takara provided the best of both worlds as they offered a Hot Rod that could also double as Rodimus Prime. US fans waited for news that it would come Stateside. They were half satisfied, as only Hot Rod would make it. However, to make up for not including the trailer an exclusive Targetmaster was included. So how does the Toys R Us exclusive pan out? This review attempts to find the answers!

After 24yrs, the US will get to see Generation 1 as it lived on in Japan. Shout Factory is set to release the first of three Japanese Collection DVD sets. The first to be released in the Headmasters saga. The 4-DVD subtitled set shows us what happened after the "Return of Optimus Prime" and gives us a different continuity than that "The Rebirth" showed. For the full review, take the jump here.

"Peaugh" has reviewed the recently released TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-08 Grimlock figure and posted it on his Youtube channel. Take a look of the video, which is embedded after the jump.

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