Today we celebrate the birth of Combiners in Transformers, for on December 15th, 1984 heavy Metal War premiered, and with it came the debut of Devastator who would be just the first of many teams of combining Transformers. It's appropriate this occasion falls just as Combiner Wars is beginning to reach fans around the world. If you're still waiting to find the toys, then relive the episode that started it all with Radio Free Cybertron's Transformers Rewind segment featuring Heavy Metal War, embedded below!
Turned off by the chromed parts of Generations Jetfire? If you don't want to pay extra for a chrome-free Takara release, you may not have to resign yourself to just living with it. Cheetimus of Cheets' Tweaks has posted a video showing an easy and relatively safe method to remove vac metal chrome from plastic using two commonly available chemical products, first removing the clear red paint layer, then dissolving the chrome itself until bare plastic is all that's left. Check out the video embedded below!
Rovio has released a new video spotlighting Angry Birds' mascot character Red decked out as Optimus Prime for the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers game. While previously the name "Optimus Red" was trademarked, it seems as though Rovio and Hasbro decided not to mix their trademarks that
closely. Also worth mentioning is that the video features another snippet of music by The Transformers: The Movie
composer Vince DiCola! Keep reading to see and hear for yourself!
The QTransformers promo video that we reported on last week has hit YouTube, and in addition to showing off the G1 Sideswipe and Prowl figures and annoucing an anime it also
reveals the existence of a QTransformers smartphone remake of one of the first and most unplayable Transformers video games, Convoy no Nazo
(The Mystery of Optimus Prime). Reimagined as a runner, you'll run infinitely from left to right while attacking such creative bosses as a giant Decepticon emblem. Keep reading to see the video!
BaCon got a chance to talk with Jerry Jivoin of Hasbro and talk about their plans and design work for 2015's Combiner Wars theme for Generations. Jivoin talked with fans at SDCC for about fifteen minutes, and talked about not just the combiners, but Windblade, IDW, and lots more. Thanks to Jerry and Hasbro for their time, and you can see the video by clicking on the title!
The Official Transformers YouTube channel has released a new Designer's Desk video focusing on Generations Voyager Hound. In it, Toy Design Manager John Warden talks about combining weapons, customization, and the technology that makes Hound's ammo-belt arms and luxurious robot beard possible. Click the title to see the video!
Hasbro have posted a collection of new Transformers product videos to their official YouTube Channel. Watch the new online promotions for Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex,
Grimlock and Soundwave. Construct-Bots Ultimate Action Figure Set. Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Class Optimus Prime & Predaking, Deluxe Class Figure Assortments, Beast Fire Predaking and Beast Hunter Optimus now.
Thanks to YouTube memeber and toy seller Kapow! Toys who have shared a new video review of the Transformers Generations GDO Sandstorm scout class action figure. This little guy is a repaint of the Hunt For the Decepticon Dune Runner mold into this Generation 1 rendition of the character Sandstrom. If this mold looks familiar, you have also know it as Dune Runner, Beachcomber, Crankstart and Rollbar. Get the scoop on this figure in the video review after the jump.
Thanks to Benscollectables who have posted a video preview giving us an exclusive look at the Mastermind Creations Hegxtron prototype action figure. The toy reviewed is only a prototype, but don't let that put you off as Benscollectables give us the full low down on this figure. Watch the Mastermind Creations Hegxtron prototype action figure video review after the jump for all the details.
Thanks to the release of Transformers Generations "China Import" (sometimes referenced as GDO for non-United States release) figures in Asia markets, a lot of video reviews have popped up on Youtube, including ones for Cliffjumper, Springer, and Swerve. United States fans will also have a chance to pick these up exclusively at Toys R Us beginning in October under the "China Import" label, which will feature the dual-language packaging. See the videos after the break.
Thanks to YouTube member coolboz2008 who has posted a video review of the Transformers Generations Wheelie deluxe class action figure. Get the low-down on this figure that will be coming our way in the near future. Watch the video review to see how this Character that everyone loves to hate stacks up as an action figure after the jump.
Despite the quick sellout at San Diego Comic Con 2012
, peaugh has managed to grab the exclusive Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus set and has provided a gestalt-sized video review clocking in a little over half an hour. The video does reviews of all five individual figures and the combiner version as well as showing the alternate arm transformations to give Bruticus more of a bulkier look than the lanky look the instructions provide. The video is available after the break with the alternate arm transformation segment beginning at 30:41.
We may be reporting live from San Diego Comic Con 2012, but that does not stop the wheels that is the Tformers.com News Desk from rolling! This is a new segment where Peter Van and JD Church run down the biggest news this week. We are quite new at this, so if you would like to contribute to how we can improve this, please let us know in the comments! Watch the Tformers.com News Desk.
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There have already been video reviews of Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Deluxes Jazz and Shockwave
, but Optimus Prime has been noticeably absent, until now. The video review uploaded by peaugh shows off the small-ish character, concluding that the second take on the Transformers Fall of Cybertron
rendition of the Optimus Prime character, while having flaws, is worth the cash. We have also embedded his Shockwave and Jazz reviews for your reviewing pleasure after the jump
Transformers Generations Series 01 have made it to Malaysia
, and thanks to Kenshen, we have video reviews of Jazz and Shockwave, based on the character designs from the Transformers Fall of Cybertron
video game, out August 28, 2012. Overall, Jazz's plastic quality appears to be a little poor, according to Kenshen but still a nice representation; Shockwave, meanwhile, has some hollow parts in his legs, but is a great figure. See the full video reviews in the gallery.
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