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Classics Reviews

"Mud slinging is our job, and we love a job well done" - Seems the Decepticons have picked up some more ground support lately. The new batch of minicons include the Dirt Digger team, which is an espianoge team that enjoys spreading rumors to torment their enemies. Read Review

So far as it looks, the Predator Attack Team may be the closest we get to actual Predacons. Like the Predacons, this team is made up of Decepticons that live for the hunt. This instinct can even override their mission objective. Read Review

While some have argued that minicons have no place in the Classics world, nonetheless we now have a second wave of the little guys springing out. This review covers the Clear Skies Team, the only Autobot offering for this wave. They are bio'ed as liberators of the skies, working to keep the air free of pollution, and subsequently Decepticons. Read Review

"Let's bend some tailpipes!" - Cliffjumper was a 'twin' to Bumblebee in the G1 series, but only in robotic appearance. Cliffjumper was more of the gung-ho type, which he seems to retain in the Classics line. Read Review

Ramjet has seemed to only get attention in the minicon world lately, being paired up with Tidal Wave. However, in Classics he returns to his G1 roots by being a 'conehead' seeker. You might think this is a simple repaint of a Starscream or Skywarp, but it's not. Read Review

Skywarp and Ultra Magnus are both figures that haven't seen much action since G1. Ultra Magnus did get his own design for Rid and was able to bond with Optimus Prime. However, he didn't appear again until Energon, when he was a limited number repaint of Overload. Skywarp's recent appearances have been in Armada (retool of Starscream) and Cybertron (repaint of Thundercracker). This unlikely pair has been teamed up to do battle in the Classics line. Read Review

When new Minicons were revealed using the Classics style packaging, there was a lot of disgruntlement. After all, Minicons were only began when Armada was released. Mind you, there were miniBOTS around at the time. At any point, although the newest Minicons are not labeled as part of the Classics line, they use the same packaging nonetheless. Three new teams are revealed with the first set. This review will focus on the Decepticons known as the Demolition Team. They live to destroy anything made by Autobots. Read Review

Since G1, there has never been a Dinobots team. The latest Minicon team isn't exactly the Dinobots some people remember, but it is nonetheless a team made up of dinosaurs. Read Review

During the Armada series, a Minicon team was released that had a squad car, a fire engine and a helicopter. History seems to repeat itself at times, as now there is a new Minicon group, the Night Rescue Team, that has the same basic lineup. Read Review

In the beginning, Jetfire was the product of Macross technology. Bandai allowed Takara and Hasbro to use some of their molds for the Transformers line back in 1984. One of those products was the VariTech fighter from Macross (or Robotech for the Americans). Interestingly enough, Hasbro blended him with a humanoid face into the animated series and renamed him Skyfire. Jetfire from the G1 era remains one of the most sought after and favorites from the Autobot legion. Jetfire has appeared in every series since Armada and now makes an appearance in the Classics lineup. Read Review

Mirage has had some identity crisis as of lately. He went from being a minicon F1 racer in Armada to, of all things, a Decepticon gunboat in Energon. Absent in Cybertron, Mirage goes back to his roots and makes an appearance in Cybertron in something much more fitting to his G1 roots. Read Review.

Grimlock has been a G1 fan favorite for as long as he first appeared. Perhaps because he shares traits with another fan favorite known as Starscream. Traits such as arrogance and vanity. However, Grimlock hasn't gotten terribly good treatment lately. He was a construction vehicle in RiD, then made a lukewarm return in Energon. Grimlock finally gets some needed attention in the Classics line. Read Review

Lately in the Transformers universe, there has been at least two constants. One, there has been both an Optimus Prime and a Megatron. Two, both characters had been redone at least once in the line's life (several times in the Cybertron series). Classics keeps that role going by giving us deluxe class versions of both Optimus Prime and Megatron. However, Classics has split from past duplications. With this 2 pack, we don't get a recolor or a rehash of a previous line. These deluxe editions are entirely new. Let's take a look at Optimus Prime first. Read Review

When Astrotrain was released, it was a new gimmick for the G1 line. This was the first time a TF figure had the official ability to switch between three forms. Astrotrain was especially appealing since both alt modes were extremely realistic looking. While the triple-changing aspect has surfaced occasionally, the execution has never been done as well as with G1 Astrotrain. With the Classics line, Astrotrain is back doing what he does best: 3 modes. Read More

Hot Rod... ahem... Rodimus was introduced back in the original TFTM and eventually became the Autobot commander for a short (and disasterous) time before reverting back to Hot Rod. He has also been a Targetmaster. He has taken a double life of sorts lately. Some compare Hot Shot to Hot Rod's original persona. Energon also brought out Rodimus, who had a Hot Rod'esque treatment. Since Hasbro no longer has the rights for the name Hot Rod, for the classics line we see what we think of as Hot Rod being named Rodimus. Read More

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