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!
Having caught everyone by surprise with an unannounced debut at retail last month, we've got a review from our forums member TMan978 giving us a great look at Warrior Class Starscream! Much like Megatronus last year, this is debuting first as a Clash of The Transformers Toys R Us exclusive, but should appear at general retail a little later with some small variation to set the two apart. We've got the video embedded, so check out the full post to watch and get all the info on this figure!
Our forums member TMan978 has dropped us a line letting us know about a new video he's posted. Just now hitting in the US exclusively at Toys R Us is this year's iteration of Clash of The Transformers, the Robots in Disguise recolor subline, and that includes Paralon, a remold of RID Scorponok which loosely homages Beast Wars Scorponok! You can get a good look at the new head sculpt as well as all the details on the figure's articulation, transformation and more in the video embedded below!
Afterbreaker is a remold of TakaraTomy's Deluxe Groove that may entail less mayhem to get a hold of. And if you're a one of each mold kind of person, Afterbreaker - formerly Afterburner - is the better of the two to have. Click here to watch and read the review!
Starscream has ordered Windblade to spy on the Combaticons - or else her secrets will become known to all. It's a difficult position to be in - but unlike Starscream, Windblade has friends. "Things We Said We'd Never Do" is written by Mairghread Scott with art by Sara Pitre-Durocher and coloring by Joana Lafuente. Click here to read the review!
First a word of warning: The Transformers #56 was written to be published before this issue. The shipping order got switched however, which means that this issue has quite the spoiler in it - but one that would be inconsequential at this point without the recap paragraph on the credits page explaining exactly what's what. So while it may not be specifically necessary to skip reading this issue until after TF 56 comes out - the timeline will just be a bit out of whack, mainly - definitely skip over the credits page so you can go through without the context that spoils everything. Click here to read the review!
Lightsteed... well, he's a red Streetwise. Which doesn't really match G1 Lightspeed no matter how much the deco tries to tell you otherwise. He's a good robot, a car whose paint doesn't match its shape, a decent arm, and a problematic leg. Unfortunately, leg is his official position on Computron... Click here to watch and read about Lightsteed!
Nosecone is a reuse of Brawl, possibly the worst mold in Combiner Wars. But one of the errors with Brawl's torso joint has been fixed! It's no longer nonfunctional, just weird and ugly. But even so, this Nosecone's TakaraTomy competition is the Rook mold, possibly the best mold in Combiner Wars. Oops. Click here to read and watch the review!
The boxset's New Guy, Scrounge is actually a pretty old guy, hailing from a 1986 Marvel comic. A friend of Blaster's who met an ill fate, Scrounge gets a second chance at life as a Technobot. Scrounge's Targetmaster buddy Cybaxx, though? Far as we know, he's entirely
new. Click here to read and watch the review!
Coming to us from chefatron on Youtube, we have some quick look videos of Titans Return's Deluxe wave 2! This assortment finishes out the basic Decepticon Headmaster team with Wolfwire (Weirdwolf) and Mindwipe, and adds Chromedome and Highbrow to the Autobot group. Opinions overall of this batch of figures is high from this reviewer, making it sounds like Titans Return has found a definite strength of design in the Deluxe class! Click through to see the four embedded videos!
Youtube user chefatron has gotten hold of some wave 2 Titans Return toys and has presented some video reviews to show them off. Alpha trion is a decent first look, showing the sometimes surprising and interesting ways the transformation works that weren't always evident just looking at the early photos and convention displays. And Astrotrain... sure is a recolor of Sentinel Prime, for better or worse! The two reviews are embedded below for your convenience, so click through and get watching!