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Review of IDW REVOLUTION #1

Transformers News: Review of IDW REVOLUTION #1
Date: Friday, September 23rd 2016 8:32pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: Tigertrack

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It’s the end of September, and THE REVOLUTION has started! The multi-issue, multi-brand crossover has officially begun. IDW does its best to meet big boys MARVEL and DC on the big kids playground, to crossover in a way that they hope is as popular as the big uns’ special events. Will it make the cut? And should you care enough to pick this up?

Back Cover Tease:
Explosions rip across Earth—and all sides blame OPTIMUS PRIME and the TRANSFORMERS! G.I.JOE refuses to go quietly—and they assemble heroes big enough to stop the invaders! ACTION MAN and M.A.S.K. fight for humanity— but where do ROM and the MICRONAUTS stand?

From New York Times-bestselling writers Cullen Bunn and John Barber—and superstar-in-the-making artist Fico Ossio—comes a collision of worlds, a clash of past and future, unlike anything that has come before.

The Revolution is here— take a stand!


As the resident staff Joe guy (who also collects TFs and vice versa) who has also lived through the earliest iterations of these brands in the 70's and 80's, it fell to me to try to make some sense of this newest comic-based crossover. Well actually, Va’al’s on a sabbatical and D-MACK already handled TAAO, so that’s why it really fell to me. And that nobody else wanted to do it.

Forgive me, I write this after a day of teaching 6th grade.

THE STORY:
Like the tease says, events have happened and they are BIG! Like BIG BEN and DUKE (GI JOE guys for you TF only folks) and ORE-13 BIG. Mount Everest going boom BIG! The supposed ‘melting’ of several Joes (whom most people probably don’t know) big. VICTORION and WINDBLADE… okay, I am not sure what to say. It’s a lot of action, mostly centered around TRANSFORMERS and GI JOE. Humans’ anxiety level is at an all time high over KING PRIME declaring Earth to be a part of the galactic council (I actually believe there is a lot of hard feelings over the no tech sharing thing from OP’s previous visit)—and all the negative attention being considered ‘galactically relevant’ might bring with it (like, oh, a Transformers’ war coming to Earth wasn’t bad enough before this? C’mon Optimus…).

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MORE:
There’s lots of human armed military parties running around now, and it’s hard to keep caught up with who’s really on top. ROM’s book has military types showing up to make trouble for him in his series, that seem to be directly or indirectly ordered by General Joe Colton of G.I. JOE fame, but don’t seem to be regular GI JOE. The EDC was supposedly re-made into a new more global version, and now it appears that GI JOE, yes the real GI.JOE, is now the go to gang of military types to become government sanctioned, even after being shut down by that same government previously, it seems (I’m not good at keeping up with IDW GI JOE). The weird thing is, those EDC types, who know a lot about TRANSFORMERS are still around too, but it doesn't matter because their advice and intelligence is almost always totally ignored. And by the tease, it looks like even G.I. JOE will get superseded or at best aligned with ACTION MAN and MASK, eventually.
EDC out!

Sadly, MASK does not appear in this issue, except in the same short preview at the end that we have had in several other TRANSFORMERS issues, giving us background info (and showing us Miles Mayhem and a badly dissected Blitzwing), but it becomes pretty obvious how they will become a part of it.

So that’s this issue in a nut shell. Ore-13 is blowing up. TRANSFORMERS are blamed for it. GI JOE is tasked by the very anxious world leading U.S. President to take on the TRANSFORMERS—instead of the before created EDC military group.

VISUALS:
Fico Ossio on the art, colored by Sebastian Cheng, and lettered by the nigh-infamous Tom B. Long, is much better than average. Characters are recognizable as who they should be (if you know some of these obscure JOE folks) and portray their emotions well, although heads and faces are inconsistent; from really nice on MAIN FRAME and BIG BEN profiles and 3/4 shots, to somewhat misshapen, cartoonish, and elongated SCARLETT and JOE COLTON faces and heads on full body action shots, later on. The bots are well-detailed, but the artist shows a little bit of difficulty with them at times, especially in their faces, heads, and ‘ears’, but overall does a commendable, but uneven, job. There are some truly beautiful character portraits in there, but also some that are less than, making you wonder. Finally, the ROM images generally all feel a little off, which might be intentional if a theory I have holds up.

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THE GREAT!

Transformers News: Re: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - MASK, Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts, ROM, GI Joe
THE GOOD!

Transformers News: Re: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - MASK, Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts, ROM, GI Joe
THE UGLY

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UMM...HMMMmm...

The colors and lighting effects are well done, and work well with the line art to create an overall, visually acceptable product. TRANSFORMERS fans have had to deal with (have learned to appreciate) much ‘worse’ (opinion, of course). Tom B. Long does his normal magic with word bubbles, and sound effects, helping to move us through the action and story well.

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SLL-SRRRAK!

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DIALOGUE:
Character interactions feel pretty natural and help us to better understand their relationships. You can feel the coolness and calm that Optimus Prime is trying very hard to convey. You can hear Scarlett’s frustration and fury, and the military jargon that the JOEs incorporate feels realistic enough (even if the facial expressions and body language sometimes seem a little odd). There are character labels to help all of us identify the JOES, TFs, and others, if we did not already recognize them.

WRITING:
My opinion on human and TRANSFORMERS current status of interaction, as it has been written, has already been made public and sadly, has not changed after seeing this. This is the story that we’ve seen on Earth since the first early issues in Marvel G1. Humans just cannot understand Autobots versus Decepticons, and believe in the ‘all must be bad, if some are’ over generalization. Now, I do understand that you’re going to be upset if you believe the robots are just there to fight, steal, and destroy without any care for the native inhabitants, or if you’re thinking you are being misled by liars. But members of the EDC were starting to get it--to understand factions, and yet somehow their ideas and intelligence are mostly ignored. Grr… revenge!!!
“That one guy killed several of my good buddies way back when…DESTROY ALL OF THEM!”

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I do like the idea of DIRE WRAITHs causing a lot of the misunderstandings, for their own ends that we are not entirely sure about. But ROM just showing up and doing what he did, without a word, where as in his own series, he’s been quite the chatty Cathy, making me and probably others believe that some of the events in ROM (this AXIOM dude that started out as a human in armor before ORE 13 was added to make him a superfreak) are most likely meant to drop clues about what may actually be going on here, with the JOES, and several other humans.

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Being a little obvious, aren't we...?

I’m interested to see what part MASK plays, and VENOM of course, even if we know where they get the tech.

In different writing decisions, the GI JOE forces seem ready for immediate action even though they had seemed to be decommissioned (I have to re-read to look for time passage), but don’t seem to know anything about their target. They don’t come equipped with any weapons that do more than annoy the Transformers (except Jazz—why, must everyone always pick on Jazz?). How do you not know what kind of equipment and weapons you will need to even get close to winning a battle with them? Just ignore any EDC intel whatsoever. Now, yes, I do know that Soundwave's Operation Incapacitation took out MAINS’ (GI JOE Main Frame- I actually really dislike that nickname - MAINS- ugh), anti-Soundwave fryer, but before that the JOEs weren't really getting anywhere either. And... they don’t know that ‘the pink one’ uses swords??? What exactly have the GI JOE members been doing lately? And who was in charge of the intel for them? Or was this just sort of a run off half-cocked type mission (which is a bit confusing because Main Frame insists he was working on his Soundwave killing device for months using EDC intel—yes, he was paying attention!)?

OVERALL:

I’m interested, but with the few pieces we have along with this issue, I really, really, really hope that this overly lengthy and perhaps somewhat overused humans vs.TRANSFORMERs is resolved quickly and that everyone moves past it to work together against the DIRE WRAITHS and bad MICRONAUTS (Baron Karza, et al— who do not appear in this issue either), or some such thing like that (maybe it’s UNICRON!!!!!…)

The ORE-13 piece is probably the most interesting thing about the series for me so far, other than the official (finally) admittance/re-imagining that MASK vehicles are TRANSFORMERS based (see the DARK OF THE MOON for the first hints that it was coming, I really liked their Stealth Force attack car/alt modes.). Hasn’t been exactly said…yet, but highly hinted at.

Who should try this?

:PACMAN: :GHOST: Casual 80’s childhood guy or gal all grown up: Hell yeah! You’d probably get a kick out of this with Transformers, GI JOE, ROM, ACTION MAN and coming up…Micronauts, and MASK! My childhood hath been brought back alive again! If only VISIONARIES would make an appearance! Ore-13 won't mean anything to you, but you don't need it to.

:BOT: :WRECKERS: IDW Transformers Familiars: You may be a bit more hesitant. 'Our guys' are a focus for sure, but we’re not quite sure how they will come out when this all shakes out, and there was a lot of awesome stuff to like going on before this. They are the elder statesman and most successful comics of the bunch, and readers are not interested in losing the awesome ground that we have gained over recent years. There seem to be inconsistencies with current comic continuity, but not so huge that it can't get cleaned up. AND...we do get this ORE-13 thing to finally seem to finally, finally, shake out in full, so there's that!

:GIJOE: :COBRA: IDW GI JOE Familiars: You may just feel good that GI JOE is coming back, again, but are probably frustrated that GI JOE is coming back, yet again, seemingly rebooted, yet again (I’m not as good and up on my IDW GI JOE). I feel very badly for hardcore JOE fans. I really hope this helps to get them the great fiction that they deserve (and hopefully more of a toy line too).

:SUPERMAN: :MARIO: OTHERS: Tons of action! Aliens, robots, human elite army operatives, and end of the planet Earth peril, plus some cool new sophisticated TECHIE vehicles. Recognizable big name characters. Sounds like a try out to me! It reads like the big boys crossovers so far, with satisfactory art, I'd give it a go.


The race has begun. The journey and the finish are still in question. When the dust settles, let’s hope we all have the pieces to pick up where our favorites left us wanting more.

Generally, I believe that large crossovers are upsetting to most fandoms--or at least wanting to be mostly ignored or believed to be in another continuity. Especially when new directions are promised and ramifications can wreck what one might have been really enjoying in a separate monthly title prior to said crossover. We shall see.

TRANSFORMERS FAN SCORE :BOT: :BOT: out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: for this first issue.


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Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 8 FINALE REVIEW

Transformers News: Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 8 FINALE REVIEW
Date: Friday, September 23rd 2016 12:45am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Site Articles, Editorials
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Machinima, Go90

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Seibertronians, it is time. It certainly has been a journey full of ups and downs, curves, and many, many problems. But like all other journeys this one must come to an end. The curtains are starting to close. It is time. Time to review the final episode of Machinima's Combiner Wars series.


We start with Windblade. She is floating in a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-style afterlife dream sequence. A voice wakes her. She realizes it belongs to metroplex. He tells her that the titans have been listening to her thoughts, and don't like the anger they've seen within them.
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Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

She apologizes for what she's done, but the titans remind her of who she truely is. She wakes up again on cybertron, because death means nothing.


And then, and then!!As if being able to take down a Combiner with a swipe of her sword or stop a friggin' BLACK HOLE WITH HER TURBINES wasn't enough for her, Windblade gets to take complete control of Metroplex! Awesome potential there for a entertaining story, right? Well...
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It's just his arm...That's it.

Yes, that's right. Metroplex's arm makes a surprise appearance for some reason.

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Friggin' called it! Well, sorta

A quick note: Starscream's...well...screams are absolutely horrendous. Nearly unwatchable. They sound like some tormented demon baby. 

Windblade smashes the titan's limb onto starscream, grabbing hold of him so Prime and Megatron can have a clear shot.

Now comes one of the top five moments in the series: Megatron turns into a gun. Yes, not only does this Megatron have a gun mode, but he's a triple changer. There's something for everyone to enjoy. I seriously, SERIOUSLY, love this Megatron.
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Awesome!

Prime arms himself with Megatron, taking that one final shot at Starscream, destroying him.

Optimus checks on Windblade, and is surprised to learn she's still alive. Megatron approaches with the (somehow still intact) enigma of Combination. Seriously though, if an explosion of that caliber couldn't destroy it, I find it unlikely that anything Optimus or Megatron could do would. But then again, maybe Windblade can pull out another Dues Ex Machina magic power and destroy it single-handedly.

Megatron, Prime and Windblade have a quick conversation about what to do with the Enigma, and Megatron literally mentions how he's "more than meets the eye", as the entire audience participates in a collective eye roll.

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Har har har

It's decided (by pretty much just Windblade) that the Enigma belongs to the combiners, and it's presented to Victorion. She does this weird chest-merge thing with it, sort of like the Matrix of Leadership, but more gross.

The council finally reappears for one last time, just long enough for Windblade to tell them that the Titan's have returned.

But then! Just when you thought it was over, we're teased with a shot of what is presumably Fort Max's head. Yep. Seriously.

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Pfft. As if.

Well, I'm sure we'll be seeing that half a year after the Titan's Return toy line ends.

And that's it. That's the end. Of the whole thing. Some final, final thoughts:

I'd like to look at pros first before I get to my usual thoughts, because I feel that the good things about this series have been kind of trampled by the band wagon hate. I'd like to bring some of those good things to a greater light.

Pros:

The art style:
Although it does occasionally have its problems, the animation and art style are very visually pleasing, and have a great feel to them. The character models are new, but inspired, and suit each character well. I know it's very attractive to many fans to have toys that look like they just came off the screen, and vice versa. This delivers tenfold in that front. You almost couldn't get closer in some cases.
The color pallets used are very attractive, rich, and occasionally stunning.
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Like this! I want this framed!

It's very beautiful sometimes, and is a highlight of the series. I wish it would have given us some more landscape shots, where this could have really shined.

Another positive would be most of the voice acting. Megatron, Starscream and Prime are done extreme justice here, and Rodimus and The Mistress of Flame are good most of the time, save for one or two lines here and there. I also don't mind the voice of Metroplex, Devastator, or Victorion. These are all well done, and, as I've said, did great with what they were given to work with.

Speaking of Megatron, I'm not exaggerating when I say that if this isn't one of my favorite incarnations of the character, it's by far the most interesting. I love every aspect of him. He's voiced perfectly, his personality is spot on, and his triple-changer ability satisfies the TankknotGuun camp and the GuunnotTankk camp, which, in my experience, is pretty damn near impossible. Boy, Machinima, you got a lot of things wrong but when you get something right you get it right!
Outstanding job. A+.

And that brings me to my thoughts. I don't hate this series. I don't. I just don't like it, either. The middle of the series was enjoyable, good, above par, even by standards set outside of the series. But the beginning was an absolute train wreck, and the ending was a textbook Dues Ex Machina situation. I feel that if it had just done a handful of things differently, it could have been unprecedentedly good. And hey, maybe if a Titan's Return series does happen, they'll take some of the criticism in stride and make it what I know it has the potential to be.


And that is it. All eight episodes, all eight weeks. I have to say that while the programme wasn't always enjoyable, these reviews were. I hope that you all had as much fun reading them as I had writing them. And while the Combiner Wars have indeed ended, who knows, maybe I'll review Another series some day. Thanks for reading my rants and rambles, it's been a ride, for sure, and a pleasure!

Wanna relive the journey? All of the episodes are available now for free on Go90 and Machinima's YouTube channel.

And, as always, thank you for keeping it tuned to seibertron.com, your best source for Transformers news (and reviews!) on the net!

Titans Return Asia-exclusive Sticker Sheet for Wave 2 Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders revealed

Transformers News: Titans Return Asia-exclusive Sticker Sheet for Wave 2 Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders revealed
Date: Thursday, September 22nd 2016 12:11pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Collectables
Posted by: Kurona

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Thanks to fellow board member blacklai, we now have a look at a new sticker sheet Hasbro Asia is bringing out for Titans Return Wave 2 - specifically for Chromedome, Weirdwolf, Mindwipe, Highbrow, Astrotrain, Alpha Trion and Soundwave. The news also comes with a picture of a fully stickered-up Chromedome, a comparison between he and his non-stickered self, and a review of the stickers for him by blacklai himself. Check out the images and review below and tell us what you think!

Transformers News: Titans Return Asia-exclusive Sticker Sheet for Wave 2 Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders revealed

Transformers News: Titans Return Asia-exclusive Sticker Sheet for Wave 2 Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders revealed

Transformers News: Titans Return Asia-exclusive Sticker Sheet for Wave 2 Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders revealed

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Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 7 REVIEW

Transformers News: Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 7 REVIEW
Date: Wednesday, September 21st 2016 5:44pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Site Articles, Editorials
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Machinima, Go90

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Welcome, Seibrtronians, to the Combiner Wars Review Extravaganza! In a celebration of the Machinima Combiner Wars series and it's conclusion, I'll be posting episode 7's reivew and then, later today (or potentially tomorrow), I'll share my review of the finale (along with some final final thoughts) as well! It'll be one big day of celebration and thanking primus it's over. Let's look at Episode 7.


We open on Cybertron once again, and see Starscream has finally formed into his "Combiner Combiner" mode. Megatron takes a shot at him, but is thrown across the city, smashing into a building.

While Optimus runs to Megatron, Starscream deals with the amount of power he posses. He envelops him, and he explodes. Bits of the various combiners are thrown across the landscape, and a piece of Computron tries to take out Prime.
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Ah, Geez, Rick, what are we gonna do now?

Starscream emerges from the rubble, now only a ball of Galactic Glitter Glue with a head, and launches some missiles(?) from his shoulders(?) at the city below. Optimus and Co. dodge the incoming debris, as Starscream starts making a black hole, sucking all of his loose parts in.
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Pictured: Starscream

He "throws" the black hole at Optimus and Megatron, but here comes Windblade, saving the day again with her Turbine Attack, which can apparently stop the force of an inverted star.

Huh.

Never knew.
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I...I hate this episode

Windblade follows this up by rushing the literal Screaming Star, while he shoots what sounds to be lasers trying to connect to dial-up internet out of his mouth.

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If they lasted any longer, you would have started to hear the Windows XP boot-up noise, too

Windblade is somehow able to block the large, continuous beams of pure energy with her thin sword, but is finally taken down by a lightning blast from Starscream. She falls, many stories, and lands on the ground. Optimus and Megatron have a moment to mourn her before Starscream jumps at them, Screaming and laughing.
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I...I really hate this episode

Okay, Final thought time:

Why? Why? You had potential here, those couple of episodes in the middle of the series were great, compared to what has come before and after them. Why make Starscream's plot a cliche Starscream plot? You already had one of the most interesting Megatrons we've ever gotten, why couldn't you have left Starscream be and have one of the most interesting Starscreams we've ever gotten? I want you to challenge my perception of what I already know about these characters, or I want to be pleasantly surprised with a interesting continuation of what I know and love. This series can't decide which of those it wants to be, so it fails miserably at both. It's not a good new idea, or perhaps just poorly executed, and it's not a good continuation of the same old same old. What is it trying to be?
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-gasp- Father! Please! Help!

I think this series could have been good, (heck, it could have been great) if it would have picked a lane. As it sits, it comes across as a slapped together mess, with 0 pacing and no cohesive, understandable plot until halfway through act 4. And even then it makes no sense.

If your going to go back on your set idea of different, more civil, changed Starscream, give him a viable motive. He is literally already one of the rulers of Cybertron. He couldn't climb the latter more if he tried. He even said how he convinced the public to trust him. He's where he wants to be! Where he's always wanted to be. Why would he ruin that? Why?
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To be continued

Tune in later today/tomorrow when we continue our celebration and conclude the series with the review of episode eight!

And, as always, I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I remember it so you don-wait, wait, no. Wrong thing.

Ahem

And, as always, keep it right here, on seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers news (and reviews!).

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #4 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #4 Review
Date: Wednesday, September 21st 2016 12:01pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, D-Maximus_Primal@Seibertron

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Attack on Titan
A Seibertron.com Semi-Spoilerish Review of Transformers: Till All Are One #4


Synopsis

SWINDLE LIVES! And ONSLAUGHT knows the perfect way to unlock the secrets in his head. As the COMBATICONS rampage through Iacon, can IRONHIDE and his newly formed police force stop them before they annihilate STARSCREAM—and anyone else who gets in their way?


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Placed for Reference


Story

As we come to the end of the first story arch for Till All Are One, all the cow patties hit the fan. We have a Bruticus, we have an Ironhide-led police force, and we have an Air Hammer. And overall, things mesh together pretty well. The highlight of the story has to be the war within Bruticus' mind though. Save for Combiner Wars issue 5 with Optimus Maximus, we really haven't got any sort of look inside the mind of the combiner where the individuals are concerned. This issue decides to take a look into that and make it the major story plot, as the minds are meshed and the combaticons share minds. It is very well executed too, with a legitimately justice-seeking Blastoff trying to quell the violence of Vortex and the vengeance of Onslaught.

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A True War of Conscience


The rest of the story outside of Bruticus though feels a bit clunky still. The one major complaint I would have about this first arch would be that it was a bit rushed. It felt like it would have worked better in a 5-issue arch instead of a 4-issue arch. Things felt a bit too rushed at points when they really could have been drawn out a bit to make it more meaningful, such as Ironhide's police force versus Bruticus. When Prowlastator was formed back in Season 1 of then Robots in Disguise, he was formed one issue, and then spend the next 2 issues formed and in battle. In this case, Bruticus was formed in the first panel and his part of the story, for now at least, is done by the end of the comic. I feel it could have been a bit more drawn out and better paced, but that's hardly a severe damper compared to Bruticus' mind-meld.

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Didn't know Bruticus knew our Forum Admin


Art

Art work is once again done by Sara Pitre-Durocher, and it is a marvelous job of art indeed. It's one thing to actually manage to write about the internal brain struggles of 5 guys fused together; it's a whole other thing entirely to try to draw, and Sara does a marvelous job of drawing the scenes. She also does a great job with Bruticus' design, managing to mesh together his combiner wars toy while also maintaining the characters designs, especially with Swindle. The action and explosions are well done as well, and she manages to draw a combiner de-combining properly. A great job overall.

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To the left! Take it back now Y'all


Colors fall once more to Joana Lafuente, and she compliments the neural landscape of Bruticus' mind with Pitre-Durocher's pencils very well. The orange and black coloring beautifully marks out the in-head scenes while making that plane of existence very dangerous and chaotic, as it is. Lafuente even managed to color the flashback panels a little more coarse and dark, showing not only the fuzziness of the memory in the brain-dead Swindle, but also flashing back to Livio Ramondelli, who originally drew said art. The colors to pencils is strong this issue.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #4 Review
When you haven't started that group project and it's due tomorrow


And the visuals would not be complete were it not for Tom B Long and his lettering. Long does a great job this issue of showing the combiner struggles using letters, as Bruticus phases between control and chaos, all the while Blastoff crying out from inside trying to maintain his control over himself.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this issue was great. What I had really wanted was a look into the individuals in the combiner, and we got that and we got it in spades. The combiner struggle was real and it was fantastic, both in writing and in artwork. Blastoff made this issue for me, and he has gone from being a shuttle on a team of combat vehicles random guy to a legitimately lovable character. Again, my main issue with this book is the pacing and how this could have lasted another full issue, but compared to the quality of combiner story we got, I can forgive it.

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You heard the chief!


This is definitely an issue worth picking up, and as this series continues to get its feet under it, it will progress and be a great ongoing. Keep an eye on this series: there is some serious potential.

:CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: out of :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:

Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron
Date: Sunday, September 18th 2016 7:26pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
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It's that time again. There are two different Computron's to choose from and the struggle is real, so Seibertron is here to help. Read on to hear this (one man's) opinions!

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Let's begin with Scattershot, all... three of them? That's right, there was an anomolyous Voyager Scattershot released separately the Combiner Wars line that really wasn't suitable for, well, anything. It has a decent enough alt mode and sporting some remolding, but the uninspiring deco making him seem like a dry run for the real thing. The version we see with the Hasbro Collection Pack might be the same remold (torso mode being a complete repaint of Superion) but he at least has much better color choices, and I love the sticker inspired tampographs. Enter Takara's rendition, the color choices are superb and the retooling extends beyond what Hasbro did, plus having some new unique guns. Have a look at the three in both modes, and as torso's. And just for fun, also see Betatron in all his... glory?

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Afterburner really bugs me. Both of them. In my opinion not enough was changed from the previous user of the mold (Groove) and that windshield kibble could be made a ton better with a simple swivel joint. My gripes aside, both Hasbro and Takara do a commendable job in in their color schemes. With Takara stereotypically going all out on cartoon accuracy with the red, and Hasbro going toy/Marvel Comics accurate. you can't go wrong with either. Fun side note: these two are completely the same mold wise, making them the only shared figures between the two sets.

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Lightspeed isn't as cut and dry as you might think. I'd say Hasbro 'Speed is the weakest of both sets, but he's not terrible. It's my favorite car mold from the line, and a repaint of my favorite iteration (Streetwise). And while Takara's Wheeljackremold is more suiting, it just happens to be least favorite CW car. That said, his sharp reds and brilliant new head sculpt elevates this hated mold to loving new heights.

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Strafe is a great addition on both sides of the fence. Hasbro's Strafe is a simpler retool when compared to Takara's, but that shouldn't take away from the experience. Hasbro Strafe steals his duds from Air Raid, which again, is a a favorite of mine. So right off the bat, I like the figure and his remolding/new head impress me. Two negatives though, he has no gun (but can borrow one of Afterburners) and he's off-white. Takara's snow white is simply stunning, but I have issues with the Blast-Off mold (QC wise). They aren't as bad, but still present. Namely the head popping off, but he is oh so pretty *bats eyelashes*.

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

The Nosecones are vastly set apart by using completely different molds, and color schemes. Hasbro's uses the Brawl mold with tooling from the Botcon 2016 Ramhorn (namely the drill, as he keeps Brawl's head). If you haven't made peace with this mold by now, then you never will (and you''l have a rough time with Liokaiser). But I honestly don't mind him, and prefer the darker brown coloring ala G1 toy. On the flip side, Takara decided to go with the Rook mold by slapping some treads on him, along with a drill and new noggin. He looks great and comes with a small arsenal, making his play options plentiful. One thing I don't like however, is the stick on his back. It reminds me of a flagpole, and he should be flying some kind of banner. I just wish it had been more collapsible is all.

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

UW Computron scores big points for something people might dislike or not even think twice about: the combined gun. I really appreciate Takara's efforts there and wish they had done the same for Bruticus. The new head and chest plate, along with the beautiful streamlined color choices make him absolutely awe inspiring.

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

CW Computron hit's me the same way the G2 Combiners do. He's just funky and fun! If you want your Computron to be colored like the ones you had as a kid, this is the set for you. Even with no alteration, I love the torso. The pinkish chest and tampographs I mentioned earlier look fantastic. Not to mention the brand new hands a feet, they look and work brilliantly.

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Also, there's lots of scramblin' drill hand'ing fun to be had with both sets!

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Bonus Round!
Scrounge and Cybaxx, talk about niche! A tragic story from the G1 Marvel glory days, and present once again in IDW, this is the first time he's been immortalized in plastic. The mold choice (Legends Class Cosmos) is about as fitting as can be, and a new proper new head to boot. And his pal Cybaxx is supposed to represent his "special arm". The 7 Scrounge diehards out there ought to be pretty happy with this!

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

So how do they compare? Takara put a great deal of effort into their Computron, and the sheer amount of retooling, remolding, and repainting certainly give it the edge. If you value cartoon accuracy and don't mind paying a few extra bucks, then he's your bot. But Hasbro's Collection Pack is great in his own regards. Unique Strafe, a seemingly more crowd pleasing orange Afterburner, awesome new hands and feet, and not to mention Scrounge(!), something so obscure you'd only expect to find it in an expensive Botcon set. If I had to choose, I would go Unite Warriors, but only for combined mode. As separate figures, I actually prefer the Combiner Wars Collection Pack. Good thing I don't have to choose, because I'm quite happy having both! Also, MVP's of the two sets for me are: UW Lightspeed, and CW Strafe.

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Were you on the fence? did you decide months ago before the release of either? What are your thoughts with the set you chose? Join us in the Pub and let us know!

Transformers News: Meeting Of The Minds - Seibertron User Review: Unite Warriors And Combiner Wars Computron

Transformers: AR Guide Mobile Game REVIEW

Transformers News: Transformers: AR Guide Mobile Game REVIEW
Date: Friday, September 9th 2016 4:44pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Site Articles, Game News, Digital Media News, Editorials
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Seibertronians, thanks to user Collectotron, we've been alerted to a brand new Transformer Augmented Reality mobile game that has seemingly slipped under our radar, called Transformers AR Guide. It's based on the new Robots in Disguise animated show, and is developed by Red Frog Limited LTD. I've decided to look a little deeper and try it out for you!

NOTE: What I will be reviewing is the trial version of the game, meaning some features will not/can not be covered in this article. I will address this more in a bit.

First, some technical info about the game: It's Augmented Reality based, meaning it features the ability to superimpose a digital character into the real world through your mobile device. The AR is triggered by a physical book that you have to buy separately for around $10. The app, however, allows you to demo it with a printable image that will allow Bumblebee to appear on your desk, living room, or anywhere else you want him to.

Initially, I was skeptical of the game, and the somewhat convoluted process of getting it to work (I had to download the page, change the file type, email it to myself, and print it out) was kind of off-putting, but I kept positive, and saw it through.

Let's look at the game's features.

The main attraction is the AR gimmick, so let's look at that. The book allows you to cue up quite a few autobots and Decepticons into the real world, but the printable only gives you Bumblebee, as mentioned above.

I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of controls you can use on Bumblebee. You can make him walk around, pose, transform into his car mode (you can even turn his headlights on and off), almost like a digital RC car. Frankly the coolest feature is that you can even make him life-sized, if you have a big enough space. You still have complete control over him even in Life-sized mode, so if you want to have Bumblebee walk down your street, you can!
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Bumblebee's on my driveway!!

It's also pretty cool to have Bumblebee on while playing with real toys at the same time. It adds a whole new layer of animation (quite literally) to your stories.
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Another feature allows you to create your own custom charcter, that you can then superimpose into the real world as well. I made my own character, but wasn't able to "bring him to life" because I, obviously, didn't have the book.
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Hey! RID Windcharger!
My one critisim here would be that I wish you could get into more detail in the customization process, not just solid colors on various body parts.

The third feature is Battlemode, but I wasn't able to demo this at all. It looks very interesting, however, being a two-player AR fighting game.

So some final thoughts: I didn't expect much from this game going in, and I was very pleased and impressed with what it turned out to be. It's a lot of fun, and a great implementation of this tech, and I'm almost postive I'll be getting that book very soon.

Wanna try it for yourself? It's available now on the App Store and Google play for most devices for free!

And, as always, keep it here on seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers news and reviews!

Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 6 REVIEW

Transformers News: Machinima's Transformers Combiner Wars Episode 6 REVIEW
Date: Wednesday, September 7th 2016 5:18pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Site Articles, Editorials
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Machinima, Go90

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Hey, Seibertronians! It's Tuesday again, and that means- wait, what? Why- What do you mean it's not Tuesday?! No, there's no way...It's...Wednesday?! What?! How did...? Wow, Labor Day really messed me up.

Well, I guess we should just jump in to the breakdown, then. I don't want you to have to wait any longer.


Episode 6 starts off immediately where 5 ended, with Rodimus in the hands (quite literally) of Devastator. His voice oddly sounds like an Autotuned mess here, but I don't know why. He doesn't speak normally with Autotune, so I find it weird that they would use it here. Anyway, the decepticon combiner throws Rodimus back to the council, demanding that he be given the Enigma of Combination. Megatron tells him to stand down, but Devastator refuses, saying Megatron isn't his leader anymore. On the close-ups during this scene, again, the mouth sync is as bad as a terribly-dubbed anime, (Odd, because it was animated to sync to English, not Japanese, so at least the Anime have an excuse.) but I've said that a thousand times, so I'll move past it.

Another issue I haven't really touched on in these reviews is the sound level. I know a lot of people won't care at all, as this is a very technical detail, but it does effect everyone who watches it. The sounds level is completely random, and ear-splittingly loud sometimes. One moment, I have to turn my volume up to hear all the dialogue, but then during mainly the action-driven parts, the audio peaks and sounds like it's coming through a blown-out subwoofer. It's not equalized at all, and just...loud. It was very prominent in this episode, so I thought I'd touch on it.

Prime, Windblade, and Megatron all try to fight off Devastator, but it doesn't look like Devvy was the only one who heard about the Council's new toy. Victorion arrives, and demands to have the enigma. Devastator claims it as his, and they battle over ownership.

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The party don't start till I walk in...

The council comes to the unanimous decision that it's best to use the Enigma against the Combiners. They activate the relic, which turns into a Matrix of Leadership-style orb with handles. Rodimus discovers that (for some reason) he can't posses the Enigma. They never explain why, it just happens. He basically reaches out, touches it, gets zapped, and says "Welp, that's it for me. Good luck!". They at least give an explanation as to why the Mistress can't use it, (it might be a terrible one, but it's still a reason) but they don't say anything about why Rodimus can't. Tell me in the comments if it's more obvious to you why, because it makes no sense to me.

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Victorion and Devastator face off

So, because neither other member of the council can harness it's power, the Enigma is given to Starscream. He must take control and tell the combiners to stop. Rodimus tells him he trusts him, and that the former decepticon should do the right thing and end the war.

Oh, he will.

He uses the Enigma to take control of all the combiners, reviving Computron and Menasor, and debilitating Devastator and Victorion. He starts to use them as his own limbs, literally making a combiner combiner, and betrays the council.

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We interrupt Transformers to bring you Voltron

Megatron is the first to realise what's happening, and laughs at what Starscream has orchestrated, saying it's exactly what he would have done.

Starscream finishes his evolution, becoming one of the most powerful beings ever created. We see a glimpse of him before the episode ends.

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-Evil version of "You've got the Touch" plays-


So, some final thoughts. I enjoyed this episode. Not as much as the previous couple admittedly, but I enjoyed it. I agree with some of the commenters on the boards, it's a shame to see an interesting iteration of a character turn out to not be as different or interesting as we thought. Starscream, just like war, never changes. He reminded me of the comics, where he took up the role of politician, except this version to me was more intriguing just because he didn't seem to have any ulterior motives. I also agree that Megatron is the best character in the series. I actually think he's one of the best executed Megatrons in Transformers history. It suits him so well. You got that right, Machinima created one of my favorite iterations of Megatron ever. Never thought you'd hear me say that now, did ya?

There's only a few more episodes left...how will it all tie together? What other characters will we see? Doesn't that song that plays in the background while Starscream starts forming the combiners sound like Blue Monday by New Order? Speculate in the comments below! But before you do, watch the episode now on Go90 and if you're outside the U.S., check out our announcement article for alternate viewing options. See you next week! Same bot-time, same bot-channel!

Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases
Date: Sunday, September 4th 2016 2:35pm CDT
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2016 seems to be the year for Fortress Maximus. Not only are we getting a massive update to the G1 toy but Kabaya also rereleased their model kit in a nice new metallic deco. For many new fans, this is their first chance at getting this model kit (which is still widely available online) and for older fans, it gives them what I find to be a great improvement over the original. I have taken images and compared them to the stock images of the original to give everyone the best idea of what this rerelease entails.

For those who have never had a taste with Kabaya products, these are model kits on sprues which do not need any glue. While many usually end up being partformers, this Fortress Maximus transforms just like the original and has no partforming whatsoever.

As you will see with the images below, the only difference (aside from the fact that I transformed him correctly in city mode) is the deco. The red, blue and grey is darker with metallic swirls, which is similar to the plastic found on recent Transformers toys. The stickers are also metallic. Also, and this is a big deal for Kabaya kits, this one includes paint. This paint allows for more colour, such as dark metallic green which better represents the colour found on the original G1 toy. The face of Fortress Maximus and his horns are also painted. You still have the option to use the original stickers, which are also included, but why one would want to place those over the already painted surface is beyond me. One last things, for those who do not own any of these kits yet, they do include very bland gum and the instructions are found alongside the inner box. You can find more pictures of this set and its functionality here.

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Pictorial Review for Transformers Titans Return Highbrow and Wolfwire

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Titans Return Highbrow and Wolfwire
Date: Wednesday, August 31st 2016 4:52pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): Cobotron @ Seibertron

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After His initial review of Chromedome and Mindwipe, Seibertron Moderator Cobotron has stepped up the plate once more, ready to pitch to us his new pictorial reviews of the other deluxes in Wave 2, that of Wolfwire and Highbrow! Check out Cobotron's review below, click on the above link to check out his previous review, and tell us what you think of the review, the awesome fun you can have with the figures, oh and the figures themselves, in the comments section below!

Cobotron wrote:I scooped up the the other two Deluxes from Titans Return Wave 2.
Come play with me!

Highbrow and Wolfwire
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Wolfwire has been my most anticipated deluxe of this wave, and maybe the whole line. While he is not the shining example of toy robo perfection, he does not disappoint. I am very happy with this guy.

The beast mode is great. Takes me back to that old funny G1 pup, but is one hell hound of an update in style. He even scratches my flea bitten Beast Wars itch a little.

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Am I the only one who refuses to actually call him Wolfwire. Weirdwolf! All day. All night.

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I have only two minor gripes with beast mode. The articulation in his front paws is limited, making it hard to get some poses looking natural. The other is the dry brush look of the paint on his claws. It ends up looking more like a mistake than a technique.
Other than those two little things, he is exactly what I was looking for. The articulation in his back legs is pretty amazing though, and honestly a welcome surprise. The overall color layout, use of colored plastics, and paint apps look really good too.

RELEASE THE DOGS OF WAR!
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Monxo! What up DAWG!
Transformers News: Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

A boy and his dog.
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Down boy!
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Someone had to do this.
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Robot time!
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I absolutely love the design of this guy. Big mean boxy build, with bone crushingly bulky arms. The sculpted detailing is right there on par with the entire line. I thought the all red face would be weak, but it works well and looks nice and evil.
His transformation is pretty new to me. The way his torso compacts into itself is interesting and different. The way that yellow piece on the back legs changes position from beast to bot has been done before, but never executed this well. I also really like the sculpt on that yellow leg piece.

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The tail sword is even cooler than I imagined, and that gun is...well... HUGE!
The only kerflapple that's bugging me in bot mode, and it's a common problem, is that those shoulder stacks limit the articulation of the arms. It's not bad, and by no means ruins the figure. It just seems that they would have figured a work around for this problem. I mean who doesn't like big shoulder stacks on their transformers though?

Blaster ride.
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Beastie Boys
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Now Highbrow

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Transformers News: Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

MAN! This guy. Such a great modern take on the original. He definitely exceeded my expectations. Like Chromedome, he is the perfect update. Great in both modes. Nice color distribution, great sculpting, and appropriate articulation leave me with little to complain about. Xort, in head mode, rides a little high in the saddle making his neck look a little long, but it just adds a little more height to his brow.

The original quartet is complete!
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Ion chair
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You certainly can't tell by looking, but yes these two were definitely developed side by side. Other than sharing transformation, they share a total of 7 parts, and minor ones at that. His heel spurs are Scourge's feet. They share hands, hip/thigh/knees, that inner sliding post for transformation, and the post and ball pieces of shoulder articulation. I think this is a nice method of pretooling.

This is one thing I can't figure out.
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Why this opens. The G1 toy had an opening panel there that revealed the stat-o-meter, but he doesn't have stats. My best guess is this was just a way to get that grey colored panel in the middle of all that blue instead of painting it.

GET TO DA CHOPPER!
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Transformers News: Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!

Love this update on that space heli.

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Titans Return Product Reveals, News, Updates, Rumors, Leaks and more!
It's Xort of cool how well you can see the pilot in there.

We're gonna need more guns!
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This line is shaping up really well in my eyes. It's so much fun to have these great updates to these original Headmasters, and I like all the curve balls they've thrown too. My "Classically" trained collection is happy to add these guys , and aesthetically they slide right in the mix with the Classics and Generation toys.

Enjoy your toys! I do.

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