War Within Grimlock was almost a figure that never produced. Good thing for us that Toys R Us decided to make it exclusive! See Grimlock for yourself by reading this review.
The War Within series continues with 2 more exclusive figures, this time being featured at Toys R Us. Our first review will be for Prowl, the Autobot strategist. Check out both his pre-Earth modes by reading the review here
The Titanium 6" figures are making a small, albeit temporary, comeback. The first one out is one of the two exclusive SDCC TF figures. Skywarp rounds out the War Within seeker jet lineup, and you can get a glimpse of him and his review by clicking here to read it
At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, there were two Transformers exclusives. One was the hotly anticipated repaint of Alternator Mirage done as Hot Ro... ahem.... Rodimus. This one sold out pretty quick. The other exclusive was a repaint of the 6" Titanium Rodimus Prime done as Menasor. Read More
Sunstorm is done up in the War Within guise, sharing the delta seeker alt mode of Screamer and Cracker. The nosepiece is black, with the remainder of the jet being primarily yellow. Some orange accents show on the fuselage, as well as more black here and there. Strangely, these colors actually work quite well on this figure. Read Review
This brings us to wave 5 of the 6" line, in which both figures of the wave are repaints. This review is for War Within Ultra Magnus. Ultra Magnus mimics WW Optimus Prime and assumes his Cybertronian semi mode. He is almost completely white, sporting some yellow headlights and various sky blue accents. Like WWOP, Magnus stores his rifle in the rear. Read Review
Not only is this the first UM figure in awhile to NOT be a straight repaint of a Prime, but is a figure that seems to fetch at least $40 on eBay... if not ALOT more. I was fortunate enough to score a Titanium 3pk on BBTS for a very reasonable $50. I have to deal with a duplicate Fallen and Megatron now, but was it worth it? Read Review
One of the first released in the 6" Titanium line was a GI Joe derivative of Megatron. That figure was poorly constructed and almost impossible to pose. It also missed the mark of what the collectors really wanted, a War Within version to sit along side the Optimus Prime. Hasbro has now corrected that problem and released a War Within version of the Decepticon leader.
The Fallen has been perhaps the hardest one to locate yet. I thought I'd never get my hands on this one. Fate smiled on me, however. The Fallen is one of the original 13 Primes created by Primus to safekeep the universe. Things somehow went wrong, and The Fallen turned dark. With the influence of Unicron, The Fallen now works against his creator by trying to break his seal. Read Review
After you cut and twist “Titanium” twist ties to free Megatron from his remarkable retail packaging, he comes with a (bendy plastic) canon, shield and standard display base with his name on it. I never really use the bases because I like to display my Transformers in dynamic poses, which the bases are not meant for… But it was great to see Megatron packaged with a functional Arm Cannon again! Read Review
The Robots in Disguise mold for Optimus Prime remains one of my all time favorite molds. Not only did he have a great robot mode and an equally great super mode, he could bond with Ultra Magnus to create Omega Prime. Perhaps this is why the Titanium line is paying tribute by releasing a 6" version of him. Read Review
It seems that lately Hasbro is playing with the minds of the G1 fans. In Energon, we got Starscream but no other seekers (unless you count the Ramjet minicon packed with Tidal Wave... I don't). In Cybertron, we got the original 3 seekers. Never mind that Starscream didn't share a mold with the other 2. So far in Classics, Thundercracker remains AWOL along with Dirge and Thrust. Even in Titanium, we are just now receiving Starscream. While the Dreamwave created Sunstorm is slated to make an apperance, no word yet on Thrust, Dirge, Ramjet or Skywarp. Oh well, we can hold out hope. Read Review
Seems that the frequency of new Titanium 6" figures is about one from each faction every month. For October, there are again 2 figures. This review is for G1 Scourge. In that continuum, Scourge was part of the Unicrons. His function was a tracker and he led a cloned army called the Sweeps. Although proficient in tracking, he didn't show many other favorable traits. Read More
With the 2nd wave of 6" transformable Titanium figures comes 2 figures. One Autobot, one Decepticon, just as in the 1st wave. This review is for the Decepticon Thundercracker. He was hand-picked by Megatron to join the coveted "seeker" unit headed by Starscream, in part for his sonic boom capabilities. Read More
With the 2nd wave of 6" transformable Titanium figures comes 2 figures. One Autobot, one Decepticon, just as in the 1st wave. This review is for the Autobot Jetfire. Scientist and former friend to Starscream, Jetfire felt betrayed when Starscream joined the Decepticons. At first, he was neutral to which side to join. However, after seeing the sheer carnage that the Decepticons waged, Jetfire quickly joined the Autobot cause and has spent every fighting moment locked in combat with his former friend turned deadly enemy. Read More
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