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!
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.
We've followed Robot Politics through to its natural conclusion through Robots In Disguise
on to Till All Are One.
What's the next logical step? Add wizards, of course! Transformers Vs. Visionaries
#1 is written by Magdalene Visaggio with art by Fico Ossio and colors by David Garcia Cruz. Click here to read the review!
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!
The Mutineers Trilogy concludes in "The Plotter's Club, Part 3: Journey's End", which was written by James Roberts, featured art by Jack Lawrence and Andrew Griffith, and was colored by Joana Lafuente, John-Paul Bove, and Priscilla Tramontano. I must advise you that this review will have implicit, if not also explicit spoilers for the story, because I can't convey my thoughts and feelings about it without giving away the ending and/or details to some
degree. Interpret that as you will, and click here
if you wish to read the full review!
The Cybertron general election is close at hand. The frontrunner candidates are Elita-1 and Starscream, options not giving a lot of people feelings of confidence. Meanwhile Windblade has returned to her life and is given a hero's welcome back to the council ...until she takes it upon herself to air the biggest secret thy'e holding out to the general population. "The Chosen One" written by Mairghread Scott, art by Sara Pitre-Durocher, and colors by Joana Lafuente. Click here to read the review!
Hey, it's Stardrive from ROM vs. Transformers
! ...and she's working with Prowl. ...and is part Dire Wraith. This will all end well! The Dead Come Home (part 2 of 2)
is written by John Barber with art by Livio Ramondelli. Click here to go to the review!
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.