Though wave 3 is only just now getting real traction in its retail release in the United States, we're already looking ahead to what's next. While the higher price points are easier to call given their lower number of units per case, the next batch of Deluxes isn't clearly called quite yet. But it only takes some digging to see that the information is out there in front of us via a range of sources. And what the next wave holds might be a bit unexpected. We've collected it together and we're going to break it down for you, so keep reading!
Tomorrow evening will see the doors open on Hasbro's yearly night before NYCC presentation where we get a preview of things to come in the following months. This is our last big look ahead before Toy Fair in February. Last year's presentation was the official debut of Titans Return - after an unintentional slip of some of its art assets at Botcon 2015. It was a major reveal that sparked a frenzy of excitement and interest all through our fandom, from the very first blurry images taken through a thick glass door before the event opened. So it's only natural to hope that we get something similarly big this time around. Keep reading to see our predictions!
Saturday night, following the Hasbro fan media event at Toy Fair, we posted an article addressing concerns raised about Titans Return Chromedome. Its similarity to Combiner Wars Dead End led to thoughts it might be that very toy remolded, but we explained it wasn't so, and talked about a prior example of similar repeated engineering. Ben Yee also felt the need to debunk this rumor, and in a post on his site even offers a new tidbit of information on this subject! Keep reading to find out what else we've learned and get a link to the article.
Chromedome was leaked a few weeks ago showing only a head, leading to a fear that this popular character would fall in the Titan Master pricepoint as just a head. Relief abounds with the showroom reveal that it indeed does have a body and will be a Deluxe. But if you look close you might notice something else: The shapes of the body parts, the layout of vehicle anatomy on the robot... it looks more than a little like Combiner Wars Dead End! Did we get just a remolded Combiner Wars toy in Titans Return? Keep reading.
we posted yet another incremental leak from that same guy, this one purporting to be a rumored Titans Return Brainstorm. RAC decided to take a closer look, and he found something important. Keep reading for the capper on the Brainstorm leak.
It was just over a year ago that we were introduced to Combiner Wars, with Superion and Menasor leading the way. As we move towards the final product wave for 2015 and look at the first half of 2016, trends are clearly presenting themselves, and interesting and promising design philosophies may not look the same as they once did. With another year ahead of it, is Combiner Wars already in a state of decline? Keep reading to hear our thoughts.
It's no secret that Titan Class Devastator has experienced mixed reactions starting even before we actually saw it, based on a few first-hand reports from no-photos showings pre-Toy Fair. The only thing everyone might be able to agree on is that the Devastator we got was not what was expected. But let's face it: for the prices involved, it's not unreasonable to expect as much perfection as possible. And as it's turning out, you can start to get there - for the right money. Keep reading!
This is a question I've been trying to work out since Toy Fair, when I immediately knew I didn't like the face for the retail release of Titan Class Devastator. But for as much as I knew I didn't like it, I had the worst time working out exactly why that was. Much later when the SDCC version was first revealed, my problem was compounded when I liked its head much better but still couldn't say just why. That is, until now. Keep reading!