We close out Deluxe wave 1 of Power of The Primes with perhaps the best figure from it: Swoop! While hardly a stranger to updates in various forms, this Swoop really stands out for doing a lot of things right as a standalone toy. While there are some plastic tolerances that don't quite work, that mainly presents in the combiner modes and so can be largely ignored if you choose. For me, Swoop was a surprise hit in an assortment I expected to be completely underwhelmed by. Sometimes it's nice to be proven wrong. Click here to watch the video review of Power of The Primes Dinobot Swoop!
We're past halfway now with Power of the Primes Deluxe Wave 1, and in today's review we're bringing you Dreadwind! Notable for bringing some Combiner Wars wave 1 in to our Power of The Primes, upon closer examination there may be fewer reused parts than you'd think. More importantly, retooled Aerialbot or not, it came out quite well and makes a decent take on the character. It might have been nice to get as a Voyager, but you can't argue with this deco at any size class, and the price definitely beats the Botcon exclusive. Click here to watch the Power of The Primes Dreadwind review!
The fourth episode of Machinima's Titans Return animated series is now up on go90! The episode delivers exactly what the title says, with Overlord making his first animated appearance outside of Japan! And also this is the debut of Emissary, as voiced by Jason David Frank of Power Rangers fame. Keep reading for a link!
You got your Dire Wraith in my Duly Appointed Enforcer of the Tyrest Accord! No, you got your Duly Appointed Enforcer of the Tyrest Accord in my Dire Wraith! ...no, it's definitely the first one, and it's trying to kill everything that's not a Wraith. Will anyone survive the combined forces of Cybertronian science and Dire Wraith magic? Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #5 is written by John Barber & Christos Gage, with art by Alex Milne and colors by Josh Perez & Priscilla Tramontano. Click here to go to the review!
Okay, but the thing is, as bad as this has been for all the rest of you, you need to understand that this has been really difficult for GETAWAY as well. You should really stop and think about that before you judge what he's done, because he's tried really hard to deal with all of this as best as he possibly can under the circumstances. "The Plotters Club (part 2): Filling In The Blanks" written by James Roberts, art by Jack Lawrence and Alex Milne (pages 6 and 7), colors by Joana Lafuente and Priscilla Tramontano (pages 6 and 7). Click here to read the review.
Also up tonight in comics previews is the full teaser for Lost Light 11, continuing the Mutineers Trilogy following what's happened on board ship after Rodimus and company were betrayed and left behind. Look for the review of part 2 coming soon, and keep reading right now to check out the preview! Success? The crew of the Lost Light, led by the mutinous Getaway, is now only weeks away from completing their quest. But such remarkable progress comes at a price. Just how far is their new captain prepared to go to find Cyberutopia? Unfortunately for the likes of Riptide and First Aid, it turns out the answer is "very far indeed."
Coming to us a little bit early via Newsarama, we have the full preview for the conclusion of the ROM vs Transformers: Shining Armor miniseries. Our review will be up a bit later, but you can click through right now to check out the preview pages! Bumblebee vs. Rom vs. Starscream vs. the Dire Wraiths! All alliances are off-this is a fight for survival! Torn between her Cybertronian heritage and her Solstar Knight upbringing, Stardrive takes control of her fate!
Today we're proud to be rolling out a new feature on TFormers! We call it the Wave Tracker, and it's designed to give you an at-a-glance indication of what the most current info about a given toy is. Are there pre-orders up yet for Power of the Primes Wave 2? What's the next Masterpiece figure being released? Any reviews or photo galleries of the newest TakaraTomy Legends figures out there? If we know, the Wave Tracker will tell you. Keep reading to learn more!
Once again via Kevin Liu's Youtube Channel, we have a new look at a Power of The Primes toy we're still waiting on in the US. Voyager class Starscream is on show in the latest video, giving us details about the figure that we haven't been able to see before. And some we have, like the verging on diastrous overuse of stickers on the jet body, and the incredibly simplistic transformation. We have our best yet look at the combiner mode, as well as the transformation process leading to it. We have the video embedded below, and we've taken full resolution screencaps to better show some of the toy's details. Click through to see it all!
It's nice that after almost 12 years of Classics and Generations (yes, really) we're finally at the point to be able to get a full set of Dinobot updates. Slug, or if you prefer him by his original performance name, Slag is not a super strong showing in this effort, but if it represents a baseline standard all the others will at least meet, if not exceed, then I don't think we have much to complain about. Except the obvious, like being Deluxes instead of Supreme Class or other unrealistic nonsense like that. Click here to watch our video review of Dinobot Slug! You can pre-order this now at BigBadToyStore.com.
Kevin Liu on Youtube has gotten hold of Leader Class Optimus Prime from Power of The Primes, and posted a video going over all the features of the toy. It's in Chinese, but it's easy to get the basics from the clear visuals. In addition since this is our best in-hand look at the toy so far, we've also taken a series of still from the 1080p video to give you a chance to get a good look at various aspects of the toy. We're not quite sure when the Leader Class will hit retail in the US, but we'd almost bet on signs of it before the holidays have come and gone. Click through to check out the screencap gallery and see the video embedded below.
It's that time again! If you're looking to do some Black Friday shopping but crowds give you a rash, HasbroToyShop's got a decent deal for you: 20% off and free shipping today with the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY17! After today, you can still get 20% off with the code HTSSAVE20. Happy Holidays to everybody, and good hunting!
From the Facebooks of HK-TF members Waishing Leung, ChaRles Ng, Ting Yan Kwok, and Fido Li, we've got images of most if not all of Power of the Primes! Among the highlights are new looks at Optimus and Rodimus Prime as well as Grimlock confronting a horde of Titans Return Legends-class Gnaws. And also, Optimus Prime embraces his movie self (and the Prime Master/Titan Master/Matrix/Enigma cross-compatibility) and carries the Matrix of Faces. Keep reading to see the images, mirrored here for your convenience!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Firsthand thoughts on every Power of the Primes figure out so far! Street Fighter X Transformers may be the single greatest Transformers idea ever. Mattel rebuffs Hasbro, so I guess we're not getting a Transformers Battle Cat anytime soon. We share our thoughts on Titans Return Episode 3! Plus: new photos of Masterpiece Dinobot, MP39 Sunstreaker, Voyager Class Power of the Primes Starscream, Perfect Beast Mega Doragon, and way, way more!
An unsourced anonymous image board post has provided something a bit interesting to look at: Power of The Primes Rodimus Prime broken down to its individual units showing a new perspective of how the full Leader Class toy comes together. As shown we can see the Hot Rod robot, plus the transformed state of the trailer that forms most of the Rodimus body, along with the Rodimus arms, which detach between forms. Of note which may not have been clear before, the Matrix chamber is located within the Rodimus Prime specific body portions rather than as part of Hot Rod directly. Keep reading to see the photo.