An article at Destructoid has compared the personalities of three Transformers characters to the fates and marketing strategies of the current generation of video-gaming consoles. It's... honestly kind of a headscratcher, but the reasoning is there - and writer Mark Cosimano clearly has a real affection for IDW's More Than Meets The Eye
series. So which characters are most like the XboxOne, Playstation 4 and WiiU? Keep reading to find out!
Today we take a look at the new Transformers Generations Legends Combiner Wars Powerglide from Hasbro. Get a look at the figure out of the box as well as the transformation from robot to alternate modes. Read on to see the full video review and images now.
Our sponsor BigBadToyStore has just let us know they've added a preorder listing for Leader Class Generations Ultra Magnus. This figure has been highly anticipated since its reveal at Toy Fair, featuring IDW design influences including a Minimus Ambus figure that can ride inside the robot. Along with the listing we've got new stock photos of the toy. You can check those out and get the link to the product page in the full article!
Hasbro has posted two issues of pack-in comics for Combiner Wars figures on their Transformers site. However, it is the issues included with Rook and Streetwise, called Combiner Wars 9 and 10. The issues in question are reprints of Robots in Disguise/"The Transformers" 33 and 34, implying that Blades and First Aid may come with 35 and 36. Click through for links to the free downloads and more thoughts!
Thanks to Felipe Leon Najera of Transformers Colombia for bringing us the stock photos of the Cyber Battalion Series figures, the "upscaled" simplified Transformers Generations figures recently revealed through retailer catalog scans. Newly verified here is that Starscream seen as a testshot at the Indianapolis Children's Museum is indeed part of this assortment of toys. Also shown is that all of these come in flap-front box packaging that will make them really stand out on shelves. Click through and check out the mirrored images!
A punishment squad created by MEGATRON to hunt down dissidents, turncoats and cowards - no one believes more passionately in the DECEPTICON cause than the D.J.D. So what happens when they discover their founder has joined the Autobots? (Clue: it's not pretty.) The long-awaited return of the most dangerous villains in comics history! If you don't already know the names Tarn, Kaon, Tesarus, Helex, and Vos -- you better learn 'em before they get you! Variant Cover by Transformers game and toy artist Sara Pitre-Durocher!
Just in from Hasbro, we've got our first look at the official promo photos for the just-confirmed Generations releases of Wildrider (Brake-Neck) and Slingshot (Quickslinger). While Quickslinger uses the same head sculpt as the upcoming TakaraTomy Slingshot, this is our first clear look at the Wildrider head on Brake-Neck, as well as clearer looks at both toys' vehicle modes than the small on-package shots. Keep reading and check them out!
Following the widely reported Diamond listing of Quickslinger (trademark renamed Slingshot) and Brake-Neck (Wildrider) last night, Hasbro has gone to the Transformers Facebook page today and made an official reveal. These figures are set to be available this May, and are noted as coming to "online retailers" specifically, meaning they should be easily available to everyone who needs these to fill out their teams. Click through and check out the original teaser and the full reveal images!
With Caminus under attack by Menasor, reinforcements are dispatched from Cybertron to assist in the defense of the Camiens, including Starscream's "secret weapon" - Superion! "The Sum And Its Parts" Story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber, written by Mairghread Scott, art by Sarah Stone. Read full review!
THE WAR BEGINS! The first strike in COMBINER WARS is against WINDBLADE'S homeworld - and she's not happy about it! Her long-lost CYBERTRONIAN colony is found... and the only thing that can protect it is SUPERION. The creative team from the first smash-hit WINDBLADE series returns!
WINDBLADE is the biggest new TRANSFORMERS character in years -- don't miss out!
All the drama and pathos of the original WINDBLADE series -- plus more COMBINERS!
Variant Cover by Transformers game and toy artist Sara Pitre-Durocher!
We've found out that Diamond currently has listed the "missing" members of the first two Combiner Wars teams, Slingshot and Wildrider. Renamed Quickslinger and Brake-Neck for trademark requirements, Diamond is offering these as solid cases of each figure, with a unit price of $17.99 per figure. Listings for these were reported in Toys R Us inventory systems earlier this year, possibly indicating a shared-exclusive status. Diamond expects these to be available toward the end of May, so hopefully we'll hear more on these soon!
If your area hasn't yielded any results yet, you've got a new option for your Leader Megatron needs. The US Toys R Us website now has the Armada variant listed in stock for $44.99, available to ship to home. Currently the G1 Megatron is not listed, but with any luck it will follow soon and help close the gap of availability on these figures. We've got a review of the G1 Generations Megatron
, physically identical to the Armada version apart from the head sculpt, so go check that out to find out about this Leader mold!
I was pretty surprised to find out this would be joining the Leader Class toys. Still, it sort of fills a need. Hasbro got away with the Classics Nerf-Gun style Megatron at retail once, but apparently could never do so again. And while we had the Deluxe Megatron last year, that was far from a typical G1 representation, not to mention being quite tiny. I kinda feel like they might have overcorrected with this though... Read the full review!
By way of Previews World we have our first look at the comics we can expect to arrive this June. The Transformers
42 and Windblade
4 continue to deal with the events of Combiner Wars, unfortunate things may be afoot in More Than Meets The Eye
42 (though you'd never know by that subscription cover!) and we get the collected edition of Drift: Empire of Stone
which promises bonus content related to the making of the miniseries. Keep reading for covers and summaries, but beware there are spoilers within!
IDW artist and colorist Priscilla Tramontano has posted her alternate cover to Windblade #4, which will feature the epilogue to Combiner Wars. The cover shows Windblade hovering over a riot scene - just another day on Starscream's Cybertron, or is this another part of the Transformers' universe? We won't know until June, so until then keep reading to see the image!
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