Benscollectibles on Youtube have posted a few new video reviews for the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars figures. Get an in-hand review of the Optimus Prime, Silverbolt, and Firefly figures that we first saw last summer at BotCon and SDCC. Read on to watch all three of the video reviews below for more information on these Transformers toys.
The long, long-awaited G1 Arcee figure is hitting stores now! RAC likes the figure, but some extremely otaku design choices detract from the overall enjoyability (and even G1 accuracy) of the figure in favor of making the Arcee of designers Hironori Kobayashi and Yuki "Kiss Players" Ohshima's very... personal dreams. Also, you currently have a 25% or less chance of getting fully functional hands. Continue to full review
Robotkingdom has put up solicitations for Wave 2 of Combiner Wars at the Voyager and Deluxe scales, with a shipping date of mid-to-late January! Looks like Hasbro is trying to aggressively follow up on the success of the Age of Extinction toyline- and probably push to get new product stocked so we don't end up with eons of pegwarmers like we did with Dark of the Moon. Keep reading for links, wave breakdown, and pricing details!
On the Transformers Facebook page, we have another image outlining the development process for Firefly, the renamed Fireflight figure from the Combiner Wars Aerialbot team. This image also carries the same very generic head sketch, making it less likely to have any significance of its own. The sketches on the right may show minor potential revisions, but for now this image is a good look at the basics of how Firefly's toy came together. Keep reading to check it out!
The Transformers Facebook page has uploaded a Designer Desk image, featuring the newest Aerialbot, Alpha Bravo. The Slingshot substitute is shown at each of the major design steps, from sketch, to model, to production-plastic sample and deco sheet. But the real bonus from this glimpse behind the scenes are the head sketch and helicopter art. The latter could very well be what to expect of a Blades reuse of this mold, and while the head is quite generic, might that be the pre-tool alternate? Only Toy Fair can tell us, but in the meantime keep reading to check out the full image!
Pre-holiday toy distribution can be an amazing thing sometimes, as the United States has gone from zero to nearly full availability of Combiner Wars in a short few days! Pushing the cycle forward we have our first reports of Combiner Wars toys hitting store shelves, with the Legends assortment making it to Target locations, priced at $9.99. So far Austin, Texas and North Little Rock, Arkansas have been confirmed and more are sure to follow. These will be everywhere soon, so hold tight and save your money! Click through for the photo evidence.
Want to get started on the best Transformers comic ever written for cheap? Comixology has the first volume of James Roberts & Alex Milne's More Than Meets The Eye on sale for $4 for a limited time! This includes the first three issues of the book plus the one-shot "The Death of Optimus Prime" that immediately preceded the beginning of MTMTE and Robots In Disguise. Keep reading for the link!
Chuckdawg1999 has gotten Combiner Wars Legends Wave 1, and has posted a video review for the whole wave! In addition to the recolors Windcharger and Thundercracker, new figures Bombshell and Powerglide are here as well. Chuck says the new figures are best in wave- fortunate, since everybody would want Powerglide even if he was bad. Keep reading to see!
HasbroToyShop has sent out an email announcing a free shipping code good all day today! In honor of National Free Shipping Day, using the code FreeShip2014 will get you free standard shipping on any order! On top of which, Hasbro has pledged to donate a toy or game to Toys For Tots for every HTS order it receives this holiday season. With new figures coming in stock everywhere, will we luck into free shipping on Combiner Wars today? It remains to be seen, but keep reading for more details!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: A flurry of new toys are hitting shelves this week from Chromia and Arcee, to a little thing called Combiner Wars! The guys share their excitement and financial horror about this line shipping just a week before Christmas. Also on the show we have a discussion about the demise of Transformers Universe, new Platinum Edition Insecticons and Coneheads, as well as This week in History (the 30th anniversary of Heavy Metal War, check out our reviewhere to learn out how you can help!
Revealed at Botcon this past summer, there's been much curiosity and concern over the whereabouts of Leader Class Generations Megatron who's had no new press since. Robot Kingdom has come to the rescue however, offering up preorders for the first 2015 Leader assortment featuring Megatron and its retool as Armada Megatron, offering availability in early 2015. Also listed is a solid case of Leader Thundercracker coming in April. You can check out both listings after the cut!
PaxCybertron has posted images of Legends Windcharger to Twitter! A remold of Generations Tailgate, Windcharger is looking good and lacks the hood-chest inaccuracy of the otherwise-great Reveal The Shield Scout-class toy. Keep reading to see the new Windcharger for yourself!
HK-TF user Sam Chan has posted an image of Combiner Wars Superion standing next to MasterMind Creations' FeralRex, their take on G1 Predaking. While FeralRex does have some height on Superion, it's not very much. So far, Combiner Wars Superion is stacking up to third-party combiners pretty well in terms of size and looks. Keep reading to see the photos and judge for yourselves!
Just out are the cover previews and solicitations for the IDW Transformers titles shipping this coming March. The month will see the long-awaited start of the Combiner Wars, marked by the return of Windblade in her second miniseries which will tie in with the main Transformers title to tell the Combiner Wars story. We've also got More Than Meets The Eye, Transformers vs GI Joe, and the first volume Spotlight Omnibus. Keep reading to check out all the upcoming releases! UPDATED with remaining summaries.
Amazon Canada has listed two upcoming trades for the IDW Transformers titles. First up is the 7th collected volume of More Than Meets The Eye, which should cover issues 34 through 38 of the fan favorite comic book series and its Days Of Deception storyline. Along with that is the collected edition of Angry Birds Transformers, the tie in comic for the crossover mobile device game. Both books are scheduled for release in May of 2015.