Forums member chuckdawg1999 has shared another review with us, of the the second piece in the initial assortment of Activator Combiners from RID Combiner Force. Bumblebee and Stuntwing perform similarly to the previously seen Strongarm set, gaining a "Stealth Force" style augmented vehicle mode when the Mini-Con is attached, while still having a very basic robot form. You can get a good overview of what this particular set does in the video, which is embedded below.
Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 has the unusual distinction of including five different toys on its first run. While case revisions can lead to this after a certain time has passed, since the start of Combiner Wars, initial assortments have uniformly held four different molds. The new-face recolors Krok and Quake join three new molds to make wave 4 - and surprisingly these recolors are getting just as much attention as the new guys! Chefatron has some early reviews of both of these affording a good chance to look over both figures and see if these need to go on your shopping list for the near future. Keep reading to see both videos!
Bumblebee's okay. He's flawed, but unlike Wheelie most
of the flaws don't interfere with the ordinary operation of the toy. With the still-truly-excellent Classics Bumblebee mold out there, though, it's a bit tougher to forgive some of those flaws... Click here to read and watch our review of Bumblebee!
This set is an interesting package. Drawing upon elements once found in MASK, Strongarm is a simplified transformer that springs up into a monster truck type vehicle. Trickout, Strongarms companion, is a fun little truck that serves its purpose. Most collectors will pass on this set, but kids will love it and it makes a fun desk toy.
Sixshot is the most anticipated Leader Class release in Titans Return - until Overlord, anyway. But it made a big impact when it debuted at a show in mid-2016. In hand, well, it has its ups and downs. It's not really beholden to the linewide gimmick of Titans Return which some will see as a distinct benefit. But it's also trying to do a lot within a very strict budget, and that's something that rarely turns out beneficial. Click here for the review of Sixshot
featuring video, plus text and (lots of) photos!
Following up on ExVee's Gnaw Gallery, RAC reviews the figure! He's a cute little guy, and the troop-builder you'd want a Sharkticon to be. He also has a fun Titan Master interaction! Shark Mode is a little bit better than Robot Mode, which bears the brunt of the Legends budget's compromises, but nothing about the figure is outright bad. Click here to read and watch the review!
First contact! Optimus Prime greets Earth's latest offworld visitors, the highly eccentric and extremely modular Junkions! But the GI Joe unit under the command of Zilong Qian wants a shot at the new visitors as well. Offering friendship and exchange of knowledge and technology for access to Ore-13, the Junkions come in peace... (shoot to kill, shoot to kill) New Cybertron Part 2: A Lonely Pillar On The Plain, written by John Barber, art by Kei Zama, colors by Josh Burcham. Read the review!
It's Metroplex versus an army of undead Titans, and everyone on Cybertron and within the Council of Worlds is giving everything they can to help him! ...except for one person, and Starscream is very much not happy with them. Desperate Times
is written by Mairghread Scott with art by Sara Pitre-Durocher, and colors by Joana Lafuente. Click here to go to the review!
We've got a first look in video form at the just-released Stormshot from the new assortment of Robots in Disguise Warrior Class figures, thanks to chuckdawg1999 from our forums! Leading off the Combiner Force sub-branding, Stormshot is an all new mold Autobot jet. While the video sadly fails to provide any information about the poseability of the robot mode, we get to see the transformation and a little detail on the accessories. The video is embedded below, so click through to take a look!
Optimus Prime allows several colonists to join his efforts on Earth. But a
mission involving Cybertronian derived technology goes poorly, requiring
Optimus to intervene personally and again witness for himself that the world is
anything but accepting of the future he envisions. Recalling his days as Orion
Pax, super-cop, he reflects on a Cybertron unaccepting of the future its
then-Prime held in mind for it. "New Cybertron Part 1: To Walk Among The
Chosen" written by John Barber, art by Kei Zama, colors by Josh Burcham.Click here to go to the review!
More Than Meets The Eye
continues, and the title of the issue is enough of a spoiler that we don't feel right about using it here! So, Transformers: Lost Light
#1 is written by James Roberts with art by Jack Lawrence, colors by Joana Lafuente and John-Paul Bove. Click here to read the review!
(And as always, we've striven to be as spoiler-free as possible
Once more from our friend on the forums TMan978 we have a video to share. The wave 3 Legends assortment is finished off with this review of Gnaw, the troop-build bait for 2017's Generations offerings! Good thing it's packed multiple to a case. You can watch the video embedded below to get a good idea of how this figure works in practice, and to see even more, you can go to our Titans Return Gnaw photo gallery
as well! It all starts just below, so keep reading.
Once again straight from our forums, TMan978 has shared a new video with us. Continuing through the newest Legends assortment, today we have Kickback, the very long-awaited final member of the original Insecticon group. The video shows some thorough comparisons with earlier entries Bombshell and Skrapnel (Shrapnel), plus the usual transformation demo and looks at the toy's two modes individually. The video is embedded below, so click through and watch now!
Thanks to our friend on the forums, TMan978, we've got a new video tonight showing off Legends Class Bumblebee from Titans Return wave 3. While most everyone has focused on Gnaw out of that wave, Bumblebee has flown a little under the radar since this assortment started to become available. In the video, we get to see the robot mode's detail and poseability, the transformation, and a great look at the vehicle mode. The video is embedded below, so click through to watch!
As happy as I was with Hot Rod, Triggerhappy goes just that bit more beyond. Now sure, I have a prior attachment to the character design that might otherwise inform such a thing, but imagine how pleased I was to see that even if that hadn't been the case, Triggerhappy got made really, really well! I can't wait to see what comes along for this base design in later reuses and pretool alternate parts! Find out more on the review page
where you can watch the video, and find the text and photos version - click here
to get started!