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!
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.
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.
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.
Coming to us from Kevin Liu, we've got our first look in video at the Deluxe Cogman figure from The Last Knight. This video covers transformation from car to robot, which has a couple of unexpected turns along the way that make the process look interesting to do. And of course we get good overviews of both modes as well as a quick showing of some alternate head choices on Cogman's "transtector". The video is in Chinese, but it's a great look at the toy. You can find it embedded in the full post below!
From chuckdawg1999 on our forums, we have a look at Wave 3's brand new Deluxe Bumblebee. While Chuck highlights the relative smallness of the robot mode (and bad use of packaging space in the Premier Edition boxes) what really seems to stand out is the involved transformation from car to robot as demonstrated in this video. You can check it out yourself, click through now to watch the video embedded below!
On Youtube, Pancrazi has posted two videos for Premier Edition Leader Class Dragonstorm from Transformers The Last Knight. The review itself is not in English, but is easily followed along with visually for the basics of the toy. The second video is a warning message in English describing a breakage problem focused on the dragon heads, as reportedly multiple units between Pancrazi and people he knows have had damage or outright breakage almost immediately out of the box. It looks like this could be another toy to be wary of from the start! Click through for both embedded videos.
Once again we've got a new video from the RFC reviews channel, where diecast shows the Shadow Fisher upgrade kits for Masterpiece Ironhide and Ratchet to replace and reposition the door panels off of the hips for a cleaner look. Installation is demonstrated on Ironhide and at the end both figures are shown with the modifications completed as well as showing that Ironhide is still fully capable of transforming with the replacement parts installed. You can find the video embedded below!
On the RFC Reviews Youtube channel, diecast has posted a new video for the Leader Class Transformers The Last Knight Megatron. Probably the most exciting entry in the price point, which gained a lot of attention and anticipation since its reveal at Toy Fair this year. The figure looks great, but the instructions apparently are not, judging by the video. Check out that and more in the review which you'll find embedded below!
While in the US we were giving most of our attention to San Diego Comic Con over the course of last week, Japan was getting its unique edition of Leader Class Optimus Prime in TakaraTomy's The Last Knight series. We have a nice video from wotafa on Youtube that, while in Japanese, very clearly demonstrates the toy, including the shield that is the focal point of its changes from the prior releases. One point proved in this review is that the shield can remain unpartsformed as a backpack if so desired, and in doing is a bit more tidy than the original version of the toy still. For this and more, check out the video below!
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The Titan Master figures vary between really cool, and meh. Here we have two figures that are kinda cool; Shuffler is a total package with three solid modes, while Repugnus' weapon mode is kinda iffy. All in all these two are solid additions to the Titan Masters. Read on for the full review.
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