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.
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!
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!
From Kevin Liu, we have both a set of very nice quality photos of Movie Masterpiece Barricade, now beginning to become available in Asia. The photos offer a nice overview of the toy in both modes, and helpfully give a side by side with Human Alliance Barricade, a comparison sure to be of interest to collectors wondering if it's worth upgrading. Kevin has also posted a video of the figure on Youtube so you can check it out in action. You can find that embedded below, along with mirrored photos.
Coming to us via the RFC Reviews channel, we have a video review showing Flyfire, the first release in the Zeta Toys unofficial Aerialbot team. The figure based on Fireflight (or Firefly if you're going by most recent naming trends) is designed to fit in with Masterpiece toys, being on the larger side. But whether it lives up to the Masterpiece title seems to be a very different matter, as can be seen in diecast's review. We have that video embedded below, so click through now to have a look!
Following the first image gallery, we now have the full video review by way of Kuma Style reviews on YouTube. This is a pretty stunning figure that commands a healthy price for all its detailing, posability and accessories. Read on to see the video, new high-res images and the full details from Kuma Style reviews.
Fresh off the forums, chuckdawg1999 has brought us a video review for the just-released legends series Slugslinger from TakaraTomy. LG55 features the Targetmaster Caliburst and sports a modified deco from the earlier Hasbro release. Chuck shows off both the Titans Return and Legends versions side by side to highlight the points of difference between them, though outside the choice of dedicated weapon versus Targetmaster, the only real changes come down to colors. You can watch the review right now, embedded just below in the full post.
Sunstreaker is the latest release in the Masterpiece Autobot car lineup, fresh out from TakaraTomy as of the end of December. We've got a couple of reviews to bring you of this anticipated counterpart to Sideswipe tonight. First up, Anthony from TFU.info
has made his video review debut looking at Sunstreaker, giving an essential overview in less than 7 minutes. Joining that in our mini-roundup is a longer format review from TMan978 on our forums who passed his video along to us today. You can find both embedded in the full post below, starting with the TFU.info review. Click through and check it out!
With the USA sightings rolling out on the Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Star scream figures - Check the Wave Tracker to find yours
. It only seems fitting to have a look at what fans are liking about the latest and maybe greatest Generation 1 style edition of this classic character. Not to forget, there will very likely be more of this mold coming our way in the seeker characters.
Thanks to Kevin Liu we now have a very good look at Leader class Rodimus Prime, capping off the first wave of Power of The Primes. Kevin's video is of course in Chinese, but presented clearly enough to tell what's going on anyway. Most interestingly, we get side by sides with Titans Return Hot Rod, which shows the Hot Rod form of this toy to actually be a fair bit bigger. As Titans Return Hot Rod was already a bit big for a Deluxe, you can imagine the new one is surely pushing the boundaries of being comparable with Deluxes! The video as well as plenty of screencaps can all be found below - keep reading to see it all!
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!
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.
Fresh from our forums, chuckdawg1999 has brought us a two-in-one video covering the first two Dinobots in Power of The Primes. Deluxes Swoop and Slug (Slag) have beaten Grimlock out to retail by a little bit in the US, so we get to see how one of the first Classics
-family updates for the rest of the Dinobot team turn out before we find out about the latest take on the oft-revisited. You can find the review video embedded below!