Thanks to Paramount Pictures, RAC has received a Blu-Ray Combo Pack copy of Transformers: The Last Knight
for review, in advance of its September 26th release date! Join him as he goes over the specifics of the set and its Special Features... with an extended aside about the film itself. Keep reading for the full review!
One more quick review from diecast on RFC Reviews tonight! FansToys recently brought out a replacement head option for their unofficial Masterpiece-style Grimlock, Grinder. This new head is modeled more closely after the look of the dinosaur mode in the G1 cartoon, giving an easy modification option for owners more inclined to that appearance. How easy? Well, diecast manages it in the space of about six minutes, and still has time for several off-color jokes in the process! Wow! Check out the video in the post below.
On the RFC Reviews channel, diecast has shared a video for the Hascon "exclusive" that caught most people's attention, Titans Return Arcee. This is the latest heavy retool of Blurr featuring a bonus die-cast metal Ultra Magnus Titan Master in addition to its own Titan Master Leinad. All information so far is that this will be available again outside of the convention distribution, with the info card at the event promising major retailers. Meantime, you can watch the video embedded below to get a better look at the whole set!
The Joes, the Helicopter Twins, and Soundwave are on their way to Cybertron! But what will be waiting for them when they get there? First Strike
#3 is written by Mairghread Scott and David A. Rodriguez, with art by Max Dunbar, color by Ander Zarate, and lettering by Tom B. Long. Backup story The Origins of Evil, Part Three: A Little Bit Of Mayhem
is written by John Barber with pencils by Netho Diaz, inks by Walden Wong, and colors by David Garcia Cruz. Click here to go to the review!
Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron and the RFC Reviews channel has a problem. That problem is the China-based marketplace website TaoBao. But sometimes this expensive habit of his benefits us, as today when diecast brings us a review of Cosmos Dominator, an unofficial light up Unicron bust that doesn't seem to have been picked up much by sellers outside China. But we've got a chance to check one out now, so click through to watch the video embedded below!
Slugslinger has a special place in my heart. It was the only Decepticon Targetmaster I had when I was young, so I knew I had to make sure I got the Titans Return update. I'll say it right now, Slugslinger's weapon is the best of the entire line, being the closest to the original G1 Targetmaster look, you almost miss the Titan Master interactivity. Transformation is simple but satisfying which leaves me wondering why its mold mate Triggerhappy is so involved. Even if it wasn't the last deluxe figure in the line Slugslinger would be a must have.
Of the three Transformers SDCC related exclusives, this is the one that missed. A $50 version of a already-overpriced $30 toy with fancy but easily-damaged packaging, and a chance for, but no guarantee of, an interesting Transformers: The Last Knight
keepsake. Put it this way: to differentiate it from "Primitive Prime"
in preparing materials for these reviews, RAC dubbed this one "Pointless Prime." Click here to read and watch the review, and see the gallery!
With Wave 2 from The Last Knight, the Legion Class finally gets some new molds, a trio in fact. Drift features an interesting leg transformation, Crosshairs has some interesting molding that resembles the trenchcoat, and Megatron is just an overall great figure. Hopefully, you'll be able to find these soon.
RFC and forums member, Diecast, reviews what is being called the ultimate movie edition Optimus Prime figure. The original Revenge of the Fallen mold has been reissued with new apps and updates as the Takara Tomy Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MPM-04 Movie Optimus Prime figure. Is it more than meets the reprise? Watch the video review to find out.
As Optimus, Pyra Magna and Starscream wait to receive a very important phone call, Alpha Trion relates a story of the origins of the first Cybertronian unification, brought about by The Primes long before known history began. "Origin Myths" written by John Barber. Modern-day art by Kei Zama and colored by Josh Burcham; Ancient Cybertron art and colors by Livio Ramondelli. Click here to read the review!
Primitive Prime would've been cool even without the benefit of being only $5 more than a Leader class figure usually is. But he's also that - if you got it in the very
brief window it was available. But he's a fun recolor, has a great new set of accessories, and his head turns into a tiny robot named Shreddicus Maximus.
What's not to love? Click through to see the review in text and photos as well as video for this figure!
Thanks to diecast, we've got a look at a variation of DX9's unofficial Legends-scale Seeker mold, in the form of X16G Usurper, the "ghost" clear plastics deco of their not-Starscream. DX9 has applied some interesting new engineering ideas to the (extremely) tried and tested Seeker design, giving some interesting variation to possibly the most perennial of classics - and things I'd personally love to see applied to larger scale figures! Check out the video review just below from the RFC Reviews channel.
On Youtube, chefatron has posted a review video for Deluxe-class Cogman, which is beginning to become available in the southeast Asia markets. The figure looks really great, which is backed up in the review which heaps praise on it. We get to see a demo of the vehicle mode's ability to seat two Titan Masters inside as well. With distribution being ...troubled
in the US, it's unclear how difficult it might be to get hold of this figure, but if special effort is required, it at least looks like the figure is going to be worth it! Click through to watch.
The four-way battle between the Autobots and Decepticons and Dire Wraiths and Spaceknights continues, with Stardrive caught in the middle. There's a lot to talk about, but nobody is really in the mood... Rom Vs. TransformerS: Shining Armor
#2 is written by John Barber with art by Alex Milne and Josh Perez. Click here to go to the review!
Baron Ironblood is on the move, and it's up to Scarlett and GI Joe to figure out what he's up to and how to get to Cybertron to stop him. But not all of the Baron's allies are from his own home planet... or even universe. First Strike
#2 is written by Mairghread Scott and David A. Rodriguez, with art by Max Dunbar, color by Ander Zarate, and lettering by Tom B. Long. Backup story The Origins of Evil, Part Two: A Game Of Chess
is written by John Barber with pencils by Netho Diaz, inks by Walden Wong, and colors by David Garcia Cruz. Click here to read the review!