Few would guess the last piece to be reissued from the original Transformers Generation 1 series would be the music scores. Even thought the original cartoons have been reissued, updated and restored multiple times. Fans that have been asking for copies of the Original Sound Tracks (OST) masters have finally gotten theirs, on vinyl of all things. IF, they were fast enough to buy one of the 2,000 copies that sold out in less than 10 minutes. The good news is a second pressing is in the works.
Thanks to Jay over at TNI, we have a look at the new Transformers: Power Of The Primes Deluxe Dinobot Combiner Volcanicus figure from Hasbro. You need the Voyager Class Grimlock and the Deluxe Class Slug, Swoop, Snarl and Sludge to be able to form this combiner.
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!
IN A WORLD where Starscream hires Thundercracker to produce a totally factual, historically-accurate account of his life and experiences to bring the people of Earth to love him, only one thing will stand in their way: ...reality. "Thundercracker in: STARSCREAM: The Movie" Written by John Barber, art by Priscilla Tramontano and Andrew Griffith, with colors by John-Paul Bove and Josh Burcham. Click here to read the review!
Soundwave has spent his life either struggling against overpowering voices all around him - especially those of Primes. Now that a full quarter of the twelve original Primes stand on Cybertron, Soundwave isn't happy - nor is he sure who he can trust. The Falling, Part 2: Another Mine
is written by John Barber with artwork by Kei Zama and colors by Josh Burcham. Click here to go to the review!
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!
After a lot of crazy things happening all in a relatively short span of time, it seems like life is finally starting to settle down, with efforts to smooth tensions between Cybertron and Earth being foremost in Optimus Prime's mind. I'm sure nothing could possibly turn up to get in the way of that! "The Falling, Chapter 1: Surfeit of Primes" written by John Barber, art by Kei Zama, colors by Josh Burcham. Click here to read the review!
Battleslash is built more solidly in robot and vehicle mode than Roadtrap
, and has more steps in its transformation. ...but that transformation is designed more than a little annoyingly, the vehicle mode doesn't great, and the Prime Master seating is even more of a joke than Roadtrap. Find out more about all of these things, and which remade Duocon I like better: click here to watch the video review of Battleslash!
I've been complaining of late that Generations has lost the imagination it once had, falling back on simply remaking, instead of reimagining
. That is most certainly not true for the newest interpretation of the G1 Duocon Battletrap, who has been split to become two separate, new characters who combine with each other. As the (admittedly unwitting) answer to my challenge, I just had to try to score these legends figures early, and so here we are today looking at the first part of the pair, Roadtrap. Does he have a leg to stand on? Watch the video review of Roadtrap
and find out!