Third Party Video Review
Paik4Life has a new video on Youtube getting some hands on time with an early color sample of Kultur, the figure based on Decepticon Justice Division leader Tarn from the IDW comics. This piece was on display this weekend at Cyber City Con in Texas, and while it exists at too early of a point to safely demonstrate transformation, the video does show off some of its details and articulation to give a nice first impression of what this figure will be offering when it goes in to full production in the near future. The video is embedded below, so keep reading to take a look!
YU-NO has shared a quick video showing off the upcoming Alpha Prime figure from Sparktoys. This unofficial Optimus is based on the Dreamwave War Within series design which in official toys has only been represented by the Titanium Series figure. In this video we get complete turnarounds of vehicle and robot modes, an articulation overview, and a demo of the transformation, doing a nice job of showing off the figure in advance of full reviews. Keep reading to see the embedded video!
Retailer The Chosen Prime has posted a video to Youtube featuring a detailed look at a copy of the much anticipated Pandinus figure from Maketoys. While still described as a testshot piece, it is reportedly very close to a final product, and lets us have a good overview of how this giant Scorponok inspired item will handle when it's released a little later this spring. Though the mass of the figure causes difficulties, we do get to see the transformation process between all three modes, plus detail on the headmaster figure as well. You can check out the entire video, embedded below!
Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron has posted a video featuring Sunsurge from Badcube, the unofficial Masterpiece Sunstreaker figure. The video gives comparisons to the nearest official equivalent, MP Tiger Track, and a close up look at the Chip Case figure included with it. The video is embedded below, so keep reading to find out all the details!
On the forums TMan978 has shared two new videos of a recent third party product. Maketoys Rear End is the first up, representing Tailgate as he appears in IDW comics. The second video focuses on Rear End's included Hurricane upgrade kit to make over Reveal The Shield Cyclonus to be a bit more similar to IDW, and included at the end is a quick walk through of the installation process for the kit. Both videos are embedded below, so click through and take a look!
First inhand look at Jinbao Into The Sky, an oversized and simplified version of MMC's Feral Rex.
For the record the combiner is named Into The Sky, and the members are named as follows as per their use of Google Translate to make English names.
Read on for the full details.
Vangelus has gotten hands on a near final testshot of Andras, the X-Transbots take on Scourge as a Masterpiece-style figure, and posted a detailed review. Included are instructions for installing the 9 button cell batteries plus tricks to improve the glow of the eyes, a transformation walkthrough, and a look at both modes. Going by the overall positive nature of the video, it could be that Andras is the turning point for X-Transbots' build quality that many have been hoping to see. Click through to watch the video and find out more!
On Radio Free Cybertron's new review channel
, diecast has posted a video featuring Sphinx, the Mirage-inspired figure from Mastermind Creations. The review goes over the figure in a lot of detail, showing everything it has to offer, including the first production bonus parachute accessory. It's a really nice looking figure, and to learn more about it, click through and watch the video, embedded below!
Japanese Youtube reviewer wotafa has posted another new early look video for an upcoming third party product. This time it's the highly anticipated Spartan from MMC, inspired by comics character Impactor. The video shows off the toy nicely, giving step by step attention to the transformation, and showing all the details and design of both modes, and a size comparison to Generations Springer to show how it will fit in with a shelf full of Wreckers. Check out the embedded video below!
Thanks to wotafa who's posted a new review to Youtube showing off Sphinx, the unofficial Masterpiece-style version of Mirage. As always, wotafa's video is in Japanese, but the visuals are very clear and easy to follow along with, and give a good overview of the toy in both modes, plus showing how it scales with official Masterpiece figures and a detailed walkthrough of the transformation. We've got the video embedded below, so keep reading!
Wotafa on Youtube has posted a new video looking at an early sample of DX9's Tyrant unofficial Masterpiece Galvatron. While the Titans Return Voyager Galvatron seems to be giving some people pause, this video shows that this unofficial effort still has plenty to offer, and is looking like a very solid stab at the character. The video is of course fully in Japanese, but the visuals are very self-explanatory, giving a good overview of Tyrant through both modes and the surprisingly uncomplicated transformation. Keep reading to see the embedded video!
The Chosen Prime has posted a new video to their Youtube channel looking at Scraper, the incredibly cleverly named Scrapper-alike from Generation Toy's unofficial Constructicon team. In the video we get to see Scraper compared against earlier third party right-legs as well as a couple other figures of similar size, plus a good run through of the toy's modes and transformation. We've embedded the video, so keep reading to go and check that out!
On his Youtube channel, emgo316 has reviewed Storm Emperor, previously advertised as "Granville", a Megatron figure from Megasteel whose design was inspired by IDW's Stormbringer miniseries. The video seems to agree with other more brief assessments, that the figure suffers from varying OC that hurt what might otherwise be acceptable design choices and a nice overall look. The review is about half an hour long, so grab a drink and click through to watch the embedded video!
Wotafa has uploaded a video to Youtube looking at an early sample copy of Provider, Unique Toys' unofficial Masterpiece-ish compatible Octane figure. The video does a great job demonstrating the amazingly effective transformation between truck and aircraft, and then to robot mode, giving a really fantastic showing to this figure. The video is entirely in Japanese, but the visuals are more than clear enough to understand how Provider works. Check it out, embedded below!
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Chosen Prime has added a video to their Youtube channel showing off the Mixmaster-inspired figure from Generation Toy's Gravity Builder team. While the video lacks any narration to explain the finer points, you can still get a decent overview of the figure, focusing mostly on the rather complicated transformation process from vehicle to robot, with a little bit added to show what sort of poseability you might expect out of the final released product. We've embedded the video, so click through and check it out.
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