Starscream moves to secure his power within the world of combiners, while Sunstreaker, Ironhide and Mirage share a revelation, and Optimus visits the jailed Prowl in hopes of understanding his motivations. "You, Me, And The Universe", story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber, written by John Barber, illustrated by Livio Ramondelli. Read the full review
Coming on May 22nd along with Quickslinger, Brake-Neck, the trademark-renamed Wildrider is a redeco and head retool of Dead End. Returning to reclaim his spot from the similarly decoed Offroad, how does the figure hold up? And how does it do for completing Menasor? We have a review in video, as well as text and photos. To see it all click here!
Coming on May 22nd along with Brake-Neck, Quickslinger, the trademark-renamed Slingshot is a redeco and head retool of Firefly. As expected, the deco may be a bit on the bland side, but how does the figure hold up overall, and how does it do at completing Superion? We have a review in video, as well as text and photos. To see it all click here!
In the wake of Elegant Chaos, the Lost Light
has some loose ends to tie up. But not everyone is happy... "Chief Medical Officer Ratchet in: 'Our Steps Will Always Rhyme'" is written by James Roberts with art by Brendan Cahill and art by Joana Lafuente. Read the review!
Intent on keeping their worlds apart, Prowl leads Devastator to Caminus to force the Cybertronians back home so he can collapse the space bridge and prevent Caminus from being destroyed by Cybertron's negative influences. "Mistakes And Mayhem", story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber, written by Mairghread Scott, illustrated by Livio Ramondelli. Continue to the full review
Optimus Prime struggles against the Camien perception of him, which threatens to undermine Starscream's political authority. But as he begins to understand more what both sides are expecting of a union between worlds, Optimus begins considering other options. "The Possible Light", Story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber, written by John Barber, and illustrated by Livio Ramondell. Read the full review
Offroad sure has some identity problems. At Toy Fair, Hasbro's designers confirmed the toy was designed with intent to be the Triggercon Ruckus. But that name wasn't available, and at that point they were questioning if Ruckus even should be a Stunticon anyway. So, apply new name and... color it to resemble Wildrider. Because at this point, heck, why not? And while all of that is weird, we're barely getting started... Keep reading!
Dead End is the Stunticon I expected to like. Going by the stock photos and later when people overseas were getting them ahead of the US release and we got more and better pictures, Dead End just looked the most together. I didn't have the immediate distaste for Breakdown like many seemed to, but Dead End really just hit the notes for me better. I don't think I realized before I had them just how similar the two were, though. Read the review!
It's funny, this is probably the first Breakdown toy made to be G1 Breakdown since the G1 toy. It's funnier still that this comes out about a year after the most recent Fun Publications take, also in G1 colors. Needless to say, the market got a bit flooded by those by the time this started coming out. And you know, combiner functionality regardless, I think the response is justified. Read the review!
Confronted with the reality of Megatron's defection and call for dissolution of the Decepticons, Tarn and the Decepticon Justice Division must decide where they fit in the new order, and if their directive still carries meaning. "The Permanent Revolution" written by James Roberts, Art by Hayato Sakamoto, with coordination by Phase6, and colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!
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!
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!
A newly functional space bridge gives Starscream a target, a relic offers weapons of mass destruction, and a hot night on Cybertron ignites a new war. "Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo" story by Mairghread Scott & John Barber, written by John Barber, illustrated by Livio Ramondelli. Read the full review!
Transformers Cloud has had its moments. Its history in general has been ...inconsistent. You go from almost mind-numbingly mundane to surprisingly amazing to... well, you've seen Shockwave; sometimes what they do just plain doesn't work
. But Rodimus was one of those moments when they were firing on all cylinders. On paper this is something that should never work, but when you get it together and have the final product right there, it's some kind of magic. Keep reading!
Blackjack was designed with intent to be the Battlecharger Runabout (likely with a future recolor to be Runamuck) but that was abandoned, reportedly because it was felt that the character didn't make sense as a Stunticon. (Oh, and they still couldn't use the name after the last time they tried to, but that probably didn't have much to do with it.) Anyway, one new deco later and now we have an updated Micromaster. Honestly, the figure is probably more interesting looking like this than it would have been as Runabout OR Runamuck. Keep reading!
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