This is a basic, budget Transformer. It's still fun though. Check it out with me.
Fresh in shops in both New Zealand and The Philippines as of this week, the remaining Terrorcons are now out in the wild to let collectors complete Abominus. Chefatron on Youtube has some video coverage of the new toys, taking a look individually at Sinnertwin, Blot, and Cutthroat, and then the completed combined form. Based on the usual patterns, fans in the US should expect to start seeing these toys become available in about a month from now, around the middle of May. You can check out each of the new videos embedded below.
Two issues in one week! The Falling
continues with "Chapter 3: The Ground" and "Interlude: The First Who Was Named," both written by John Barber and lettered by Tom B. Long. "The Ground" has art by Kei Zama with colors by Josh Burcham and "Interlude" has art by Sara-Pitre Durocher and Livio Ramondelli, with colors on Pitre-Durocher's pages by Burcham. This review does not contain the major spoiler for Optimus Prime #17 that can be seen in the Issue #18 preview!
It's safe to read, so click here to do so!
If you've been hoping for a more detailed look at the Cyber Battalion Shockwave figure that snuck out to Asian and US retail in the last few weeks, you're in luck. TMan978 on our forums has shared a new video review for that figure. While confirming the other in hand reports of things like the limited articulation in unfortunate places, it's still a really good looking Shockwave for anyone wanting a representation of the G1 look (short of going Masterpiece, of course). Check out the full review embedded below!
Leader Class Blackout has been one of the major entries from the Studio Series lineup that's caught a lot of people's attention since we first found out about it, as previous tries at the character have all been at smaller scales. Today kevin Liu has a video up on Youtube taking a good look at the brand new Blackout. We've seen some in hand photos previously that help show off the design and details, but this is our first look at how it transforms - a process that while involved, doesn't look overly complex or fiddly to pull off. You can have a look and decide for yourself what you think about it in the video embedded below.
Few would guess the last piece to be reissued from the original Transformers Generation 1 series would be the music scores. Even though the original cartoons have been reissued, updated and restored multiple times. Fans that have been asking for copies of the Original Sound Tracks (OST) masters have finally gotten theirs, on vinyl of all things. IF, they were fast enough to buy one of the 2,000 copies that sold out in less than 10 minutes. The good news is a second pressing is in the works.
Thanks to Jay over at TNI, we have a look at the new Transformers: Power Of The Primes Deluxe Dinobot Combiner Volcanicus figure from Hasbro. You need the Voyager Class Grimlock and the Deluxe Class Slug, Swoop, Snarl and Sludge to be able to form this combiner.
Our second video from our forums member TMan978 is for Blackwing - or if you're willing to get dangerous, Darkwing - which ships one per case alongside Rippersnapper and company in Power of The Primes Deluxe wave 2. Fortunately if you miss it this time around, we have inside info that it's planned to be reshipped as part of wave 4. For reference, Blackwing shares a lot of design and engineering with Combiner Wars Air Raid, but also brings a decent amount of new to the table, much like Dreadwind did. The video is embedded below, so go ahead and give it a watch!
Coming from diecast on RFC Reviews, we have a video review for the latest Movie Bumblebee toy from the first wave of Studio Series Deluxes. Given a special preview release on Hasbro Toy Shop during Toy Fair weekend, the general release of this lineup is expected in April. The most immediately striking thing about the new Bumblebee is how comparatively small it seems, but maybe good things come in small packages? You can check out the video review embedded below to find out!
We've got a pair of video reviews up today for Power of The Primes Deluxe wave 2 from TMan978 on the forums. First today is Rippersnapper, the lone representative of the Terrorcons at this price point in wave 2 - the rest of the team makes up the majority of wave 3 before Rippersnapper makes a return appearance as a reship in wave 4. If you want to find out if this is worth it all by itself until the rest of the team gets here, check out the video embedded just below!
From our forums, we've got another video by chuckdawg1999, this time taking a look at the newly released MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod. The video serves as a good comparison between this Hot Rod and the original release, really highlighting the significance of the new deco. Plus of course we have a look at the Targetmaster figure itself, originally seen on the US release of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime. You can find the video embedded below; click through to watch now!
IN A WORLD where Starscream hires Thundercracker to produce a totally factual, historically-accurate account of his life and experiences to bring the people of Earth to love him, only one thing will stand in their way: ...reality. "Thundercracker in: STARSCREAM: The Movie" Written by John Barber, art by Priscilla Tramontano and Andrew Griffith, with colors by John-Paul Bove and Josh Burcham. Click here to read the review!
Soundwave has spent his life either struggling against overpowering voices all around him - especially those of Primes. Now that a full quarter of the twelve original Primes stand on Cybertron, Soundwave isn't happy - nor is he sure who he can trust. The Falling, Part 2: Another Mine
is written by John Barber with artwork by Kei Zama and colors by Josh Burcham. Click here to go to the review!
Thanks to chuckdawg1999 on our forums, we've got a first in hand review to bring you for Deluxe Stinger from wave 1 of the Studio Series lineup. Planned for a full release in April (4/20 as we understand it), a small initial quantity was offered via Hasbro Toy Shop the same afternoon as Hasbro's Toy Fair fan media presentation as a special preview release for the line. We'll be bringing you additional coverage on this figure soon, but in the meantime click through to watch Chuck's review, embedded below!
From chuckdawg1999 on the forums, we have a new video showing one of the final two Crash Combiner sets from Robots in Disguise, featuring Bisk and Saberhorn. This, and the Optimus/Grimlock combiner pair seem to be the final toys for the RID line. The assortment has evidently started to be available in some capacity in the US, following a release in some of Hasbro Asia's territories a bit earlier. We have Chuck's video embedded below, so click through to take a look and see what the new combiner set is all about!