Enter the Micronauts! But how does Microspace fit in with the Ore-13 crisis? Revolution Chapter Three: O Ship Of State
is written by John Barber and Cullen Bunn, with art by Fico Ossio and colors by Sebastian Cheng. Click here to read the review!
With the 20th anniversary of Beast Wars happening as we speak, it's a good time to look back at the series and toyline that revitalized Transformers and helped make the franchise what it is today. And where else to start but with the yellow kid-appeal character? Thanks to a donation of toys from BaCon, RAC takes his first
look at the original Deluxe Cheetor, one of the first four figures in the Deluxe size class that persists to this day! Click here to read the review and see the photos!
Who is Rom and why did he kill four GI Joes, including team founder Joe Colton? Tragic misunderstandings spiral into all-out war in Revolution Chapter Two: The Divine Source of Liberty
as written by John Barber and Cullen Bunn, with art by Fico Ossio and colors by Sebastian Cheng. Click here to read the review!
Sentinel Prime explains all! Inviting Optimus Prime to join him in making Cybertron great again, the exposition is heavy as we learn about how Titan Masters have totally always been around, and serving the will of Nexus Prime and his allies. And on Earth, Prime''s team are engaged during their salvage operations. "White Heat" written by John Barber, illustrated by Livio Ramondelli. Read the review!
The end has come. An army of Titans rise from Luna 1 to purge Cybertron at the command of Sentinel Prime. Prowl lies dead, Red Alert has joined Sentinel. With only Fortress Maximus and Cerebros left, how can Luna 1's protectors possibly save the day? "Last Light", written by James Roberts, art by Priscilla Tramontano, colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the review!
Highbrow is one of those long awaited character updates in to a modern toy. Unfortunately those don't always go great on a first try. And when it's trying to carry forward engineering concepts from a previous figure, that seems to make it even more difficult! But, maybe Highbrow is okay if you just want to set it somewhere in robot mode and not try to do anything with it...? Click here
to watch the video, and read the text and photos review!
Chromedome reuses a great deal of engineering from Dead End, Streetwise, and all those related Combiner Wars figures. But this is no simple remake. Chromedome exceeds his predecessors in a number of ways and makes a surprisingly good figure! Click here to see the review
and to read the text version with photos. And stay tuned for more reviews of Deluxe wave 2!
Alpha Trion's biggest flaw is how much inspiration he draws from versions of Alpha Trion that you may not know or care about - an oddity considering obsessed with G1 fidelity the designers have proven themselves on figures like Blurr and Scourge. That's the biggest
flaw - and a subjective one at that - but not the only
one. Click here to read and watch our review of Alpha Trion!
Astrotrain is just Sentinel Prime. Or actually Sentinel Prime was more or less a "pretool" of Astrotrain. And while the War Train mode might not be our train of choice, it's a pretty solid triple-changer. And Darkmoon is probably the best round-headed Titan Master so far! Click here to read and watch the review!
The Earth based Autobots are doing cleanup operations in the aftermath of the final battle with Galvatron''s Decepticon faction. Meanwhile, Earth''s new Autobot City has its first visitor, none other than the resurrected Sentinel Prime, and he has some business with Alpha Trion... "Titans Return: White Light" is written by John Barber and drawn by Livio Ramondelli. Click here to read the review!
RAC reviews SDCC Tablet Soundwave! It's a nice figure, about Voyager sized, and you might think the articulation is a mite weird and limited in places - but that's a tradeoff for its one trick. And what a trick. Click here to read the review!
Computron is pretty neat! The ankles and other weaknesses in the legs may bother you a bit, but they don't ruin the figure for RAC. The legs aren't Menasor bad, though. It's a good looking figure, and has the most new parts in a Combiner Wars boxset since Victorion. Click here to read and watch the review!
Scattershot v2.0 is definitely an improvement over the Betatron version. The International Edition is going to add yet more features, but I feel like within Hasbro's typical limitations this is the best possible Scattershot we could have gotten. Click here to read and watch the review!
Power Surge Sideswipe is part of the simplified line of RID figures. Sideswipe is a chunky robot, that reminds me of 80s Transformer. Activating the sounds is a bit awkward, with or without the Minicon attached. Most collectors will pass on this but I can really see kids enjoying it.
Strafe... he's so close to being the best possible Strafe! Some detachable guns and some red thighs, and if half of what I've heard about Unite Warriors Blast Off is true, this Strafe - based on Combiner Wars Wave 2 Aerialbot Air Raid - would blow him out of the water. Or, er, sky.
...space? One of those. Click here to read and watch the review!