Video Generations Leader Class Thundercracker
PaxCybertron has posted a review to Youtube featuring Leader Class Generations Thundercracker from the third wave of Combiner Wars. The video details the sculpt changes and differences with last year's Leader Jetfire in both modes, as well as comparing it to the Masterpiece edition of Thundercracker. The video is embedded below, so click through and check it out.
Transformers Combiner Wars Cyclonus Video Review
As we enter Wave 3 of Combiner Wars the line is become flush with repaints/retools. Cyclonus is an interesting choice using a heavily retooled Silverbolt body. Vehicle mode skews more towards the G1 cartoon design while its torso mold draws heavily from Galvatron of that era. As of now there are no official limbs for Galvatronus so any for deluxe CW figures will complete this unique figure. If you're looking to add Cyclonus to your collection, the deluxe mold from a few years ago is still the better option. If you're looking for something unique then this Voyager figure is worth a look.
Video Generations Legends Viper Cobra Rattler Powerglide Retool
Joe fans, Trans fans, our time has come to be unified as toy collectors. Sure there's been little nods here and there but Viper is really the first time Hasbro has crossed the streams and brought GI Joe and Transformers together at retail. Using the Legends Powerglide mold was a great idea, and giving it a new head that resembles the legendary Wild Weasel, puts it over the top.
IDW Comics Windblade Vol.2 Issue 2
Intent on keeping their worlds apart, Prowl leads Devastator to Caminus to force the Cybertronians back home so he can collapse the space bridge and prevent Caminus from being destroyed by Cybertron's negative influences. "Mistakes And Mayhem", story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber, written by Mairghread Scott, illustrated by Livio Ramondelli. Continue to the full review
IDW Comics The Transformers #40 - Combiner Wars Part 2
Optimus Prime struggles against the Camien perception of him, which threatens to undermine Starscream's political authority. But as he begins to understand more what both sides are expecting of a union between worlds, Optimus begins considering other options. "The Possible Light", Story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber, written by John Barber, and illustrated by Livio Ramondell. Read the full review
TFormers Combiner Wars Offroad
Offroad sure has some identity problems. At Toy Fair, Hasbro's designers confirmed the toy was designed with intent to be the Triggercon Ruckus. But that name wasn't available, and at that point they were questioning if Ruckus even should be a Stunticon anyway. So, apply new name and... color it to resemble Wildrider. Because at this point, heck, why not? And while all of that is weird, we're barely getting started... Keep reading!
TFormers Combiner Wars Dead End
Dead End is the Stunticon I expected to like. Going by the stock photos and later when people overseas were getting them ahead of the US release and we got more and better pictures, Dead End just looked the most together. I didn't have the immediate distaste for Breakdown like many seemed to, but Dead End really just hit the notes for me better. I don't think I realized before I had them just how similar the two were, though. Read the review!
TFormers Combiner Wars Breakdown
It's funny, this is probably the first Breakdown toy made to be G1 Breakdown since the G1 toy. It's funnier still that this comes out about a year after the most recent Fun Publications take, also in G1 colors. Needless to say, the market got a bit flooded by those by the time this started coming out. And you know, combiner functionality regardless, I think the response is justified. Read the review!
IDW Comics More Than Meets The Eye #39 - The Permanent Revolution
Confronted with the reality of Megatron's defection and call for dissolution of the Decepticons, Tarn and the Decepticon Justice Division must decide where they fit in the new order, and if their directive still carries meaning. "The Permanent Revolution" written by James Roberts, Art by Hayato Sakamoto, with coordination by Phase6, and colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!
Review Ark Studio DisguiserZ VIP Series 3rd Party Nissans by Kool Kollectibles
Here's my review of these pretty disappointing 3rd party figures by Ark Studio! I incorrectly thought they were MP sized, but these are small, and the quality isnt even up to par with the Combiner Wars Legends figures!
TFormers April Fool's Day Figure Robot Warrior Series Car Model
You may notice this isn't going to take the same form as a standard review, but this is far from a standard item. Bootlegs of third party transforming robot toys are not a new concept. But typically those took the form of attempts to closely imitate the original product to actively capitalize on it. But this is a different field. It's taken a long time - longer than I expected, but bootlegs based on third party figures have finally hit the level of cheap no-brand merchandise, and it's kind of amazing. Read the full review!
TFormers April Fool's Day Figure Robot Warrior Series Airplane Model
Personally I'm not a big fan of the misleading type of April Fool's Day prank. I'd rather just do something silly. So today, we have a review of a landmark figure: the first third-party figure to be knocked off and sold in an Easter basket at US mass-market. Appearing in baskets at Walgreens, Robot Warrior Series Airplane Model began live as Fansproject Explorer, which in turn was based on Combaticon Blast-Off. Continue to full review
Evolution of Transformers Windcharger Video G1, Alternators, RTS, and Combiner Wars
Forums member TMan has posted a topic and video for what he calls the Evolution of Windcharger! In this video he gives us his take on the many different Transformers figures this toy has made for/ Watch the video to see his round-up review including the G1, Alternators, Reveal the Shield and Combiner Wars Windcharger figures.
MP-24 Star Saber Transformers Masterpiece Video Review
Here's my review of the new Transformers Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber! I didn't expect it to run so long at 45 minutes, so I have rambled a little bit LOL!! But there were a lot of different things to go through with the figure.
RFC Video Fans Toys FT-06 Sever Test Shot, AKA Masterpiece-Style Not-Snarl
Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron was recently given the opportunity to review a test shot of the upcoming Fans Toys Sever, their Snarl-alike done in the Masterpiece style! It's a pretty impressive, massive figure, and diecast seems pretty pleased with it. See for yourself by continuing to the full post!