So we've looked at the three basic forms that toy articulation takes: hinges, swivels, and ball joints. But there's one last feature that pops up frequently on Transformers: ratchets. That pleasant clicking sound. The satisfying resistance when you tug on a hip or an elbow. The ability to hold the weight of a weapon or for larger toys to hold poses. How is that accomplished? And what are the pros and cons for the ratchets on our `Bots and `Cons? Keep reading to find out!
Today RAC rounds out the basic forms of toy articulation with a look at ball joints! (Pun entirely intended, and offered with no apologies.) Ball joints were, in the 1990s, the salvation of the Transformers brand to a certain degree, as they allowed more complex and articulated Transformers figures to be made while passing US toy safety tests. But beyond that, they're just a really great and versatile part of modern toy design. Keep reading to find out why!
We continue our look at the basic workings of action figures today with swivels! A basic bore at the neck, shoulder, and hip but a welcome helper at the bicep, waist, and thigh, swivels are everywhere on a Transformer. How do they work and what can go wrong? Keep reading to find out!
Today RAC takes a look at the first of the three primary forms that toy articulation can take: the hinge. Probably the most-used joint on Transformers figures due to their utility in transformation mechanisms, hinges still do a lot of heavy lifting for the humanoid form as well - especially if you do it properly and lift from the knees. Keep reading for more!
Despite that the formal presentation and of course showroom time with Hasbro doesn't begin until early afternoon on Saturday, we already have managed to see no small amount of new reveals from Toy Fair! Of course we'll be seeing everything much more clearly tomorrow, from many angles and, heck, maybe even some video clips if we're lucky! We do hope that the day might carry yet more things not so far shown off in some capacity, but what exactly have
we seen at this point? We're gonna recap it for you, so keep reading!
The voting has ended, and we have your results. Hasbro asked us to help nominate Transformers characters and real world music groups and performers to be inducted to the Hall of Fame this year, and thanks to all of you we have our list to send on. Some of the results were pretty surprising! Nine names are on their way to Hasbro who'll pick the finalists to be included in their polls happening soon for the final selection, and you can keep reading right now to find out who the TFormers winners were!
Shockingly enough, all three of the Transformers exclusives on Hasbro Toy Shop which debuted at San Diego Comic Con this summer are still available to purchase as of this writing. While this batch isn't the first to see one piece stick around for a little while after activation, it's probably the first time the whole assortment has stayed accessible and obtainable even for those not riding their mobile devices at work hoping to beat store crashes. So what made this year different? Keep reading!
While Botcon feels like it was practically just yesterday, it's already time for San Diego Comic Con to kick off later this week. TFormers will be there bringing you coverage of everything Transformers as it happens, so be sure to stay right here so you don't miss anything. But in the meantime, what sorts of reveals might we look forward to seeing come this Thursday when Hasbro's Transformers events take place? Keep reading to check out our thoughts!
2015's summer convention season is about to kick off. But, what should be a time of fun and relaxation with friends can easily turn sour if you find your convention has placed you in a hotel with less than ideal upkeep. Failing services or worn furnishings may be bad enough, but it's nothing compared to the worst potential issue of all: A bedbug infestation. We've collected some tips on identifying an infestation in progress, options to deal with it, and ways to keep it from coming home with you. Keep reading to learn more!
Editor's Note: The following is an editorial and the opinions expressed are solely those of Peter Van and do not represent the ideas of Tformers.com or Entertainment News International as a whole.
Every year, there are certain things that take place within the Transformers community. Last year was the meteoric rise of the third party shops. What originally began as add-ons and kits has now become full-blown homages, like TFC Toys Hercules and iGear's continued homage figures. As this year is just beginning, I have listed five things that I want from the franchise this year. Let's get started!
Comic-Con International is upon us once again and Hasbro¹s very excited to be a part of the action! As you prepare your coverage either on-site in San Diego or (sadly) from afar we wanted to make sure that Hasbro was top of mind. Of course, Hasbro is offering some of the coolest and most anticipated Exclusive products at this year¹s con, and you can certainly
visit Hasbro¹s booth (#3213) to check Œem out if you¹re out in San Diego next week! Stay tuned right here to TFormers.com for Live coverage all week long!
Whew! It's been a very grueling 4 days in Pasadena while other staffers and I covered Botcon. Now that I'm back home and had some much needed rest, I wanted to share with the fandom my personal experience as well as some thoughts, both from a fan's point of view and a business point of view, on how I felt BotCon went. If you want to delve into my mind and and get an opinionated view of the show, feel free to click here.
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