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.
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!
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!
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!