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Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
Date: Friday, February 20th 2015 3:10pm CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: ScottyP

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Live, from New York, it's a Twincast Podcast Saturday Night! Maybe not quite live or on a Saturday, but it's still our recordings from New York City as yours truly, episode host Scotty P sat down with Seibertron and Diablien/Collecticon/Paul (of RIPT fame and an eternal Friend of Seibertron.com) to discuss the new toys and goings on from the toy industry's largest annual trade show.

Oh, and there's this matter of an interview with the Global Brand Marketing Director for Transformers, Hasbro's Jerry Jivoin!

Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

We hope you'll listen to the entire show, but if you'd like to skip our personal musings and get right to the interview with Mr. Jivoin, you may do so by going to 1:05:48 in the audio file.

We first tackle the big guy himself, Devastator! Now that we've seen this hugely anticipated, hugely sized toy in the flesh, are we more or less impressed? Are the individual bots something living up to expectations? We'll break down everything you ever wanted to know based on our observations, along with a bunch of facts you probably don't care about in the first part of the show.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
A certain shade of green


Section something-point-something of the Autobot Code dictates that our next point of discussion is Generations Leader Class Ultra Magnus, popping right out of the pages of the IDW comic series and into our hearts. Listen in as we dissect what we saw of this latest entry into the impressive Generations series Leader Class lineup.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
Duly Appointed, indeed


There were yet more cool Generations reveals such as Defensor, Cyclonus, and Legends Class figures. The customization/create-a-character aspect of Combiner Wars comes full circle with these releases. Tune in to hear our thoughts, as well as our condolences to GI Joe fans.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
Totally not Onslaught even a little.


Seibertron.com is very proud to present the next segment of the show, an approximately 20 minute interview with Mr. Jerry Jivoin! You'll need to listen in to hear what he has to say about everything from Combiner Wars, more female characters, decisions on paint decos for reissue toys, the west coast dock strikes, whether these Combiners are being made in response to a certain other toy market, and even more!

Our sincere thanks to both Hasbro and Hunter PR for the opportunity to interview Mr. Jivoin on a very busy day in a very busy environment, and on basically zero notice at that! It was a blast to conduct and we hope our listeners and the fan community as a whole enjoy the information shared.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
Archive image from SDCC 2012 - this is Jerry's second appearance on the Twincast


We didn't forget about the new toys from Robots in Disguise. Jazz and Sideswipe Warriors, plus lots of new Minicons will grace store shelves this fall. Find out our thoughts about the upcoming products coming out to support the cartoon show that's coming soon.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
Seriously huge.


Since we're all just big kids here, we take a little bit of the show to chat about the upcoming releases for Rescue Bots. Join us as we jump on the boat and don't transform. Wait, what?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
Broadside's little cousin


Loyal Subjects vinyls are about to hit their third wave and Toy Fair gave us the opportunity to get a very clear look at them for the first time. Why is Scotty so mad about the case breakdown? You'll find out, plus you'll get to hear the counterpoint which makes for a fun, lively discussion of these Action Vinyls. You can even preorder a case of this upcoming wave from our buddies at RIPT Apparel.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
He can't see anything at all, but can he see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch?


Toy Fair brought along far more than we could possibly cover without having a four hour show, so catch the rest as we break down our thoughts on licensed products hitting stores in the next year. Protect your home, keep your spot in a book, and try not to stab yourself with metal if you check out any of this stuff once it's available.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"
Small in stature, but not in character.


We finish up with an insanely elitist edition of Bragging Rights. The pictures can speak for themselves!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #111 "New York Toy Fair 2015"

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That wraps things up for this very special episode. We sincerely hope you enjoy this one, definitely had a blast on this end putting it together. See you in approximately two weeks as we attempt to get back on to a more "regular" show schedule between now and Botcon.

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legends

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legends
Date: Saturday, February 14th 2015 2:34pm CST
Categories: Event News, Media, Toy News
Posted by: Mindmaster | Credit(s): Seibertron.com

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Hyped up from the earlier Hasbro brand summary? Look no further: Seibertron.com war-time journalists Seibertron and ScottyP are on the front lines to bring you our first look at the new combatants to the Combiner Wars... the Protectobots and their combined form Defensor and Leader Ultra Magnus!

First up, give it up for the Protectobots! The ranks of the Protectobots include their leader, Hot Spot, and his subordinates Blades (retool and redeco of the existing Alpha Bravo mold), First Aid (who is rather jeep-ish), Rook (who transforms into a APC-like SWAT vehicle), Streetwise (sporty-looking police car), and Groove, who is now confirmed to be Legends-sized and also pulls double duty as forming armor to Defensor ala Generations: Combiner Wars Menasor.

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend


Fans of the IDW-verse rejoice as they gaze upon Ultra Magnus... who not only rocks an IDW-themed look, but also includes his actual self, Minimus Ambus, who is capable of fitting inside the big UM and transforming into a Cybertronian vehicle. Also worth noting, as demonstrated in the last image, his shoulder-mounted rockets and rifles are capable of combining into a giant hammer, made iconic by the Animated version of the character!

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Keep your optics tuned to us here at Seibertron.com: we expect to get official images of all of these figures sometime tonight!

***UPDATE***
We also have new images of Voyager Cyclonus, who forms the torso of the gestalt called "Galvatronus" whose head is based on (you guessed it) Galvatron (no images yet... stay tuned!), and Legends Warpath and Viper, the latter of which is an homage to a GI Joe vehicle, the Cobra-affiliated Rattler.

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend


Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2015 Coverage - Generations: Combiner Wars Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus, and Legend

Twincast / Podcast Episode #110 "Crazy Devy"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #110 "Crazy Devy"
Date: Wednesday, February 4th 2015 9:52am CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the Counterpunch along with Seibertron himself, Jon 3.0, Rotorstorm, and our latest auditioning podcaster Samsonator!

Episode #110 "Crazy Devy" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes, and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

First up, we want to welcome our final auditioner, Samsonator to the show tonight!

Revealed at the Nuremberg Toy Fair recently was a blurry green and purple blob we'd like to think of as Devastator.. (Hey what a minute, is that Jon 3.0?)
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

Plus we received some sad news from the club this week... RIP Club Seekers.
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

Up next, Takara revealed more images of their upcoming release of Unite Superion with some slight true to G1 modifications.
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

Also released were images from Takara's new Adventure line which has some interesting characters involved.
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

Hasbro teased us with some images of Combiner Wars Rodimus and Skywarp...and..could that be Hotspot and Groove? Will we end up seeing Defensor?!? Let the speculation begin!
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

The Masterpiece crazy rumor train continues to barrel down the tracks with (no pun intended) MP-25 Tracks, MP-26 Red Tracks / Road Rage and MP-27 Ironhide.
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

Hasbro decided to bring back the idea of a fan built bot again for the Combiner Wars line and boy does the cast have a great idea for one...
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

Up next, we chat about the new in hand images of Takara Cloud TFC-A04 Roadbuster
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

We chat briefly about the excellent new comic, Punishment. Which if you don't want to hear spoilers skip 01:27:30 - 01:28:21!
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

Quick shout out to Seibertron for reaching 3500 Galleries! Congratulations!!

And of course we close out the night with a round of Bragging Rights
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #110: "Crazy Devy"

Well, that wraps things up for another episode! We really hope you enjoyed listening.

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

New Transformers: Robots In Disguise Fixit and Optimus Clips

Transformers News: New Transformers: Robots In Disguise Fixit and Optimus Clips
Date: Wednesday, January 21st 2015 8:50pm CST
Category: Media
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): official Transformers youtube page

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Views: 16,020

Following the recent announcement that Robots in Disguise will start airing in March 2015, the official Hasbro Youtube Channel has posted two new videos featuring Fixit and Optimus Prime. The Optimus Prime may be a spoiler to some viewers.

Fixit


Optimus Prime

Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Teaser - Possible Full Reveal Close UPDATED

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Teaser - Possible Full Reveal Close UPDATED
Date: Friday, June 13th 2014 6:26am CDT
Categories: Media, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TFYuki

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Views: 156,779

Quite a while ago we reported the beginning of the Fan Poll Choice Masterpiece Star Saber's journey to production, with some early study sketches. Today, Twitter account TFYuki has teased what could be a fairly big reveal for the figure coming tomorrow. Check out the image below, which appears to feature the original toy's feet over some new design sketches, and speculate away!

UPDATE: The account has also tweeted an image of the new figure's prototype feet, mirrored below.

So everyone, tomorrow at the Tomy booth at Tokyo Toy Show 2014 "Let's Say Go!"


Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Teaser - Possible Full Reveal Close

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber Teaser - Possible Full Reveal Close

Transformers: Age of Extinction Polish TV Toy Commercial - One Step Optimus, Flip'n'Change Grimlock

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Polish TV Toy Commercial - One Step Optimus, Flip'n'Change Grimlock
Date: Monday, April 28th 2014 4:27am CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): MegaDyskont.pl

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Views: 33,429

We have our first Transformers: Age of Extinction TV toys commercial! As expected, the focus is on the simpler figures for now, showing off the play value of One-Step Optimus Prime and Flip and Change Grimlock in a live-action setting (which looks like an archaeological excavation site) mixed with CGI characters (mainly the two robots). Not as expected, this particular clip is in Polish, and hails from the MegaDyskont store channel - but still fairly understandable to non-Polish speakers, really. Check it out below!


Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"
Date: Monday, February 24th 2014 10:25am CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening Counterpunch, along with regular cast ScottyP, Tigertrack, Jon 3.0, Razorclaw0000, and Rotorstorm.

Episode 87 "Toy Fair 2014" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes within 24 to 48 hours of this news post.

It is the year 2014 and the heroic Seibertron and El Duque have come to retake New York City. The reason, why it’s TOY FAIR of course! The one event that makes our wallets cry as each new figure is revealed. There was definitely a lot of excitement this year so let’s get right to it.

0:00 - 33:30 (times are approximate)
First up is the next wave of Generations figures. Hasbro has unveiled some pretty awesome figures so tune in to hear which ones we pick as our favorites!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

33:30 - 43:00
Up next we discuss the interesting new Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise line. The question on everyone’s mind is, what is up with Scorn and it seems Lockdown has been perfecting his pouty lips!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

33:30 - ??:??
We have finally gotten a glimpse of the new Age of Extinction movie Generation figures. The classic flat nosed Prime is pretty cool, but a purple triceratops!? NO WAY

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

??:??- 1:07:30
KREO LIVES (Pa-lease, as if it had ever died)… Yes, you heard right… Hasbro unveiled the next wave of Kreo sets, custom kreos and the ever popular blind bag figures.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

1:12:13 - 1:19:07
The Loyal Subjects…while the custom figures that were revealed at Toy Tokyo over the weekend were pretty nifty, the twincast has a hard time getting behind these. Tune in to find out why.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

1:19:07 - 1:28:00

Closing out the toys, the twincast discusses the new fascination with super kid friendly figures like Hero Mashers, Constructbots, Potato heads and Battlemasters. Will the cast be buying these for the tater tots in our family?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

1:28:00 - 1:46:01
Now that we have covered Toy Fair, we’d like to dive into some “Ask the Twincast” questions from our listeners! Did your question get picked? Tune in to find out.

We close out the night with some bragging rights…What kind of deals was ScottyP able to score? You’ll have to tune in to hear.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Activision Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Trailer

Transformers News: Activision Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Trailer
Date: Saturday, February 15th 2014 2:55pm CST
Categories: Game News, Media, Movie News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IGN

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Among all the toy news coming out of the Toy Fair in New York, the Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark videogame was confirmed as a mashup of War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron elements and movieverse. Courtesy of IGN, we get a look at a trailer for the game too - check it out below!


Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"
Date: Wednesday, February 12th 2014 4:51pm CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features fill-in host Scotty P, along with regular cast Jon 3.0, Razorclaw0000, Rotorstorm, and Seibertron himself.

Episode 86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes within 24 to 48 hours of this news post.

(01:20) (Time marks are approximate) The first trailer for Age of Extinction has been seen. We break it down piece by piece, follow along with the excellent gallery of still images right here on Seibertron.com

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"



(33:36) Our attention then shifts to the newly released Age of Extinction First Edition Optimus Prime toy. Can you guess what the cast thinks of this toy? Probably, but listen anyway.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"


(44:33) Generations gets some love in this episode too, especially with the latest leaked pictures of Generations Leader Jetfire spreading like wildfire through the internet. Get your fake cockpit ready as we speculate on what this toy will be like.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"


(56:41) The first Botcon toy has been revealed, Deluxe Class Cannonball using the Prime RiD Ratchet mold. Are more of us going to the show after this reveal, or is Cannonball not shivering any of our timbers?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"


(1:11:01) Takara brings us our next adventure in weirdness topic with their upcoming Megadrive Megatron. We then wonder what it'd be like if the Console Wars hit the Transformers Universe.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"


(1:16:36) We finish up our toy talk with thoughts about the latest Seibertron.com Transformer Galleries, Razorclaw gives his thoughts on the newest Generations toys, and we all speculate on what might be in store for Toy Fair next week.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"


(1:46:08) Your listener questions come next, tune in to see if yours got read and answered!

(2:01:38) We then wrap up with some Bragging Rights - who overpaid for what on ebay this week? Tune in to find out.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #86 "Extinct Mega Drive Cannonballs"


Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Transformers Feature Twice in Comics Alliance's Best of 2013

Transformers News: Transformers Feature Twice in Comics Alliance's Best of 2013
Date: Sunday, December 8th 2013 3:21pm CST
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Comics Alliance

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Comics and media news website Comics Alliance has produced a number of lists of Best.. of 2013 items, including comic book covers and toys. Our favourite transforming robots take their place in two of them: Best Toys of 2013 and 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! Click on the links for the full features, and take a look below at what they have to say about Generations Metroplex and Masterpiece Soundwave.

Transformers News: Transformers Feature Twice in Comics Alliance's Best of 2013


When writing up our “Best Toys of 2013” list we were torn between giving the title to Hasbro/Takara’s humongous Metroplex or the equally awesome Masterpiece Soundwave. It was a tough call, so you’ll have to forgive us for relegating Soundwave’s current ultimate figure to the Gift Guide. Think of the inclusion of Soundwave and his compatible team of transforming cassette tape robots (Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble, Buzzsaw and Frenzy) here as a plug for the best Transformer you can buy someone this year… that’s shorter than 2 feet tall. Good luck finding one for its approximate $120 retail, however, as this SDCC 2013 debut/Toys “R” Us exclusive figure is now going for closer to $200 and higher online. One alternative is the less accessorized Takara version from Japan, or you can just bite the Energon cube and splurge for your favorite Transformer fan.


Transformers News: Transformers Feature Twice in Comics Alliance's Best of 2013


After seeing it up close at Toy Fair and going hands-on with Hasbro’s massive San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusive version of Metroplex, CA can assure any fans on the fence about picking up the $125 retail version that it is, indeed, as substantial as it looks. At roughly 24.5″ tall in robot mode, Metroplex appropriately towers over every other Transformer EVER. Sure, he’s not in perfect scale with Hasbro and Takara’s more pocket-sized robots in disguise, but considering a 1:1 Metroplex would probably take up a full city block, this toy is about as good as it gets. Metroplex has a sturdy build despite its proportions and transforming it from a robotic warrior to two styles of battle station/cityscape is a relative snap. If anything, applying its dozens of decals is the most strenuous part of playing with Metroplex, but the stickers are still a nice bonus even if you’re as bad as popping them on as a certain CA Senior Editor.

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Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015