Fellow Seibertronian chachipower has shared with us their video review of a the murderous psychopath turned purple and more logical, but with all the lovable qualities intact: Transformers Cloud Voyager Shockwave! You can compare the video below to our own galleries of the Hasbro figure for Whirl, too.
Thanks to fellow Seibertron.com user fenrir72's tip, we have mirrored below some new images of the upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus, from the official Twitter PR account. It's going to be a heavy hitter, this one, weighing in at almost 1 kg (for reference, MP-10 without the trailer is just above 400 grams), and you can see the diecast that makes it so - check it out!
Courtesy of a couple of listings on Amazon.com, we can give you a date for the release of the collected trade paperback editions of the IDW Publishing Transformers Angry Birds mini-series - titled Age of Eggstinction, out on May 19th, and currently priced at $10.71.
Additionally, volume 7 of More Than Meets the Eye ($16.14) and The Transformers ($15.47) will be out on 26th May and 21st April 2015 respectively. No covers are shown yet, and the listing for Transformers also get very confused with volume 7 of the previous ongoing, Chaos - but there you have them!
Video reviewer chuckdawg1999 has brought us an anticipated review of Combiner Wars, the Legends Class, specifically. The first wave consists of Bombshell, Thundercracker, Windcharger and a triple changer version of Powerglide! Watch the embed below to see what the new figures have to offer and if any changes have been made to the previously released molds due to Combiner Wars integration. All that good stuff, plus Chuck's final thoughts on the figures can be seen with a click, so what are you waiting for?
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Well here we are, Hasbro's big Generations line for most of 2015, Combiner Wars. The Legends figures are a mix of repaints/retools into classic characters, new molds, and in the case of Powerglide, a triple changer. There really is something for everybody and I think the Legends figures compliment the larger scale figures quite nicely.
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Some more Transformers Generations Combiner Wars news, this time for Australian fans, thanks to a tip from Seibertron.com board admin Burn. According to OZformers admin griffin, who has been digging for information with retailers, the new lines will be hitting in February at the earliest. Read more below!
With the recent release of RID toys in America and Europe, plus the expected release of Generations toys and the Year of the Goat toys by the end of the month, I asked the local branch if or when these toys will be released in Australia.
As usual, a big thanks to them for these details....
Generations - the major retailers are likely to start stocking them Feb/March, and if we/they are lucky, minor retailers (like ToysRUs) might be convinced to take stock before then.
Robots in Disguise - the toyline will be released here in March to go with the screening of the cartoon starting in March (probably on payTV like last time).
Apparently, the US are officially launching their RID line in January because that's when the cartoon starts on Cartoon Network there... so these pre-Christmas toys are probably just an American retailer making the most of the bigger toy sale period.
Year of the Goat - both Optimus and Soundwave should be here in decent quantities, but most likely held until June for the mid-year toy sales.
ONCE A DECEPTICON! DRIFT’s past comes back to haunt him, as RATCHET tries to drag him back to the Lost Light. But alone on a far-off world, DRIFT’s honor demands he stand his ground!
You now, Drift - was Deadlock, but would rather not be reminded; was a Decepticon, see above; part of the Lost Light, then self-exiled; feels guilty about everything since pretty much forever, so heads off to be the Batman/Robin Hood of the galaxy. Why am I repeating this? We are not being allowed to forget what Drift's past is, nor his own guilt.
You tell him, Ratchet
In this second issue, though, what I am left wondering is - will the retreading of Shane McCarthy's initial pitch, with the layers of characterisation given to Drift since All Hail Megatron, actually lead to something other than unspoken guilt, unreasonable bravado and a penchant for lost causes?
Even Gigatron gets it
Don't get me wrong, there are some very good interactions in the issue, and some of characters have a fair deal of personal creation and minor development - but there is a constant feeling of something still missing in a series that is promising so much to start with, and already in the middle of its run.
I don't mind the dialogue, though I'd like to see more of it, and I like most of the characters that McCarthy is setting up in the miniseries, from the Stone whatevers to the Micromasters (mentioned in Windblade, too), the brief return of Turmoil and the magnificence of Gigatron. But it needs more to keep us in.
Now, the art is great. It was good, if not entirely apt, when the team of Guido Guidi and Steve Baskerville were working together on ReGeneration One, but it's really good in this contemporary setting - there's a sense of grit, chunky big hulks of rock in the designs of the blockier types of characters we've encountered, and that's before we even see a Stone Army.
Of course, the feeling of dust, dirt and stone would not be complete without the magnificently painted work of JP Bove. If the bulk of the rocky art comes from the pencils and inks, the layer of grit and sand is definitely in the colours. And it's tasty grit with crunchy bits thrown in for good measure, and great lighting as the icing on top.
..all the faces
And Tom B. Long gives us a double-whammy this week, by showing his fingers in the fonting, lettering and sounding of the pages of McCarthy's script, and giving some gravitas to the dialogue where needed. The two covers are also quite a thing to look at, dealing with the duality of Drift's character in the main Guidi/Josh Burcham one, and his conscience in the Alex Milne/Josh Perez variant (thumbnail).
Thoughts Spoilerish ahead
Much like its preceding issue, Empire of Stone is taking its time to really kickstart its proper plot, and might get on the bad side of some readers used to the tighter stories of the two current ongoings. The stories that are there don't have more than some references, but the characters' different voices ad their interactions can, for some, make up for it.
I am hopeful
On the visual side, we have a similar concentration of silent action sequences (and pretty good ones too) to the first issue in the miniseries, and probably something we should expect for the following two issues. Fortunately, the artistic team is magnificent at conveying the ruggedness of this side of the galaxy, and we can revel in the eye candy.
Via a now sourced series of posts from 4chan user Chobedear, we have images of an entirely unexpected Platinum edition set of G1 reissues - featuring the Insecticons, currently on sale in the Philippines with Year of the Goat Optimus Prime (a redeco of the G2 Laser Prime set)! Also of importance is the image of the three Conehead Seekers appearing on the bottom of the package for the featured set. Apparently, the G1 Insecticons are about 100 USD while the YOTG Optimus is about 155 USD. Now, what do you make of that?
HOT TOYS AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - 1/6 SCALE DIECAST IRON MAN MARK XLIII
The movie-accurate Mark XLIII Collectible Figure is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Mark XLIII in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted Tony Stark helmeted head sculpt, metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathered effects, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama base with a damaged Ultron Mark I. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
HOT TOYS 1/4TH SCALE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - LITTLE GROOT
Now Hot Toys is excited to present one of the cutest 1/4th scale collectible you’ll ever see - Little Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy! The movie-accurate Little Groot Collectible features 3 interchangeable head sculpts, special paint application to reflect his distinctive appearance, and movable arms and body to recreate Little Groot’s dancing scene. It is listed at $44.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
THE HOBBIT 1/6 SCALE TAURIEL
This figure features a realistic likeness of Tauriel from the film, over 36 points of articulation, 3 pairs of interchangeable hands, armor and weapons. The first run with also include Tauriel's huntress dagger. She is listed at $184.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... smus%201/6
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE PREMIUM SCALE 15" FIGURE
Bumblebee is fully posable with over 65 points of articulation, including fingers, and comes with interchange right arm and light-up cannon. This figure is listed at $379.99, $10 off MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
STAR WARS MOVIE REALIZATION - SAMURAI DARTH VADER
Samurai Darth Vader will stand at 7 inches tall and includes a Lightsaber hilt, a fully extended Lightsaber, interchangeable hands and feature over 15 points of articulation. He is listed at $109.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
THREEZERO ROBOCOP 3.0 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
This fully articulated, highly detailed figure stands at 12.5” tall and features highly detailed mechanical design and an LED light-up feature. Is is listed at $214.99, $15 off MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %20robocop
DRAGONBALL Z: S.H. FIGUARTS - BROLY
Broly comes in at approximately 7.5 inches high, appropriately taller than other S.H.Figuarts Dragon Ball characters. His overwhelming power and muscular build are captured with meticulous sculpting detail. He is listed at $67.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 20Figuarts
NEW DC COLLECTIBLES ARRIVALS
8 new statues have arrived including DC Bombshells Zatanna, Batman: Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy, Superman & Wonder Woman "The Kiss" Mini Statue Holiday Edition and Batman Black And White by Michael Turner. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=17737
ALIENS - XENOMORPH QUEEN
The terrifying Xenomorph Queen is based on her appearance in the 1986 Aliens film.
She stands over 15" tall and is over 30" long, with over 30 points of articulation, including a spectacular poseable tail. She is listed at $94.99, $25 off MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
DC BISHOUJO BATGIRL STATUE
Batgirl is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic and stands approximately 9 inches tall (in an increased 1/7 scale for DC X Bishoujo statues) with the exclusive Gotham City gargoyle base. She is listed at $49.99, $10 off MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
BISHOUJO HORROR MISS JASON
This Bishoujo statue is sure to make a big impression with her great looks and blood pool base. Jason stands just over 8 inches tall (1/7 scale) making for a screamingly cool display on her own, and she looks even better with the matching Freddy Bishoujo! She is listed at $64.99, $5 off MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
S.H. FIGUARTS - ZERO FIGURE TAMASHII EXCLUSIVE
Joining S. H. Figuarts from the Mega Man Zero series comes the protagonist himself, Zero! S.H.Figuarts Zero comes with an array of iconic weapon accessories from the series. This figure is listed at $50.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
KAMEN RIDER - S.H. FIGUARTS MASKED RIDER NEW 1 & NEW CYCLONE
S.H.Figuarts Masked Rider (New 1) and New Cyclone are the perfect set for fans of Kamen Rider. Cyclone’s detailing around the headlamps defer from the coloring of the first version and Kamen Rider is also presented in the new-color version. This set is listed at $68.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
The Transformers Robots in Disguise 2015 galleries keep rolling along with a couple new figures that we have not seen a whole lot of. Our new high quality gallery inductees include 3-Step Hyperchange Bumblebee and Grimlock. These Hyperchange toys are much larger that stand at 8 to 10 inches tall and as the packaging suggests, transforms in 3 steps. When you are done checking out these guys, you can also check out our galleries of the Robots in Disguise 2015 Legion class toys. Click on any of the below images to see the full galleries and stay tuned right here at Seibertron.com for more Robots in Disguise 2015 galleries as well as many more Transformers galleries to come.