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Robots in Disguise Activator Combiners Strongarm with Trickout and Bumblebee with Stuntwing

Transformers News: Robots in Disguise Activator Combiners Strongarm with Trickout and Bumblebee with Stuntwing
Date: Monday, January 16th 2017 3:45pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 has provided us with 2 of his latest reviews for Robots in Disguise figures, this time in the form of Activator Combiners Strongarm with Trickout and Bumblebee with Stuntwing! These figures operate using Dark of the Moon era Stealth Force, with the vehicle mode exploding into battle mode, just this time the gimmick is minicon activated. These figures have also started to show up at retail as well. Check out Chuck's reviews below!

This set is an interesting package. Drawing upon elements once found in MASK, Strongarm is a simplified transformer that springs up into a monster truck type vehicle. Trickout, Strongarms companion, is a fun little truck that serves its purpose. Most collectors will pass on this set, but kids will love it and it makes a fun desk toy.



Bumblebee and Stuntwing make a nice little pair in the Combiner Force sub-line of RID. Bumblebee's transformation is less involved than Strongarm's although, the activated vehicle mode isn't as fun. Stuntwing is a fun little minicon and makes a great blaster.


Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm
Date: Wednesday, January 11th 2017 2:44pm CST
Categories: Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: william-james88

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Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath has a splendid pictorial review for us of the recently released Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm. He compares it to the previous Takara Brainstorm release and we see here how giving the old one's guns to new Brainstorm works out. Enjoy!


LG39 Brainstorm -- Takara's final Autobot Headmaster of the original group. Shipped one month after the last batch and arrived almost at the same time.

Brainstorm looks fantastic! The proportion of the body; the contrast of the colours--!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



I've already had a Brainstorm that I liked (LG09) but ordered this one too just because of scale & compatibility; I wasn't enthusiastic about it but it turned out great!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



The face sculpt is really well done -- detailed and crisp. But he doesn't look like the Brainstorm that I know as he's got a mouth. There's space between his jaw and "helmet" so I might try to somehow fashion a faceplate for him that would tab there.

Hey this kind of works, no? :))

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



Yet another Autobot Headmaster that's supposed to have twin-guns but doesn't. Instead he was packed with the generic gun that Chromedome came with. He can however wield LG09's guns! The colour is not exactly the same, but it works.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm




I was glad to find out that you can transform him without removing the nosecone, but you can remove it if you want a less prominent back.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm


Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



The articulation is very good, he's even got waist rotation that's not related to transformation; so far only the Decepticons have had it.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



He's got the exact same thighs as Chromedome and the shin-transformation is similar.

The transformation is cool and impressive, love the fin storage, the way the back-rest changes into his abs; the windshield, it's all pretty great for a deluxe.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



And the jet mode is just as nice as the robot! Though I'm surprised there is no peg hole for a stand.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm


Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm


Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



Brainstorm's drone buddy is a little more interesting than Chromedome's. And it's got this motorbike type mode.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm


Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm



Didn't think I'd have a Headmaster, much less all of them (and two Brainstorms!) but here we are..

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm


Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Transformers Legends LG39 Brainstorm

Titans Return Deluxe Topspin and Quake, Legends Roadburn Reviews

Transformers News: Titans Return Deluxe Topspin and Quake, Legends Roadburn Reviews
Date: Monday, January 9th 2017 2:24pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Chefatron

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Seibertronian ReinaHW has sent us the next batch of reviews from Chefatron consisting of upcoming wave 4 Titans Return figures. We previously reported the reviews for the leader class figure Sky Shadow, the voyager class Broadside, the deluxes Perceptor and Kup, and the legends Brawn. Today's reviews cover 2 more of the deluxe figures, Quake and the highly anticipated Topspin, as well as the other new legends figure Roadburn AKA Chase, leaving us with Krok as the only figure left to be reviewed. You can check out the reviews below, and let us know what you think in the comments section!






Robots in Disguise Warrior Alpine Strike Drift, Skywarp, Legion Blurr Reviews

Transformers News: Robots in Disguise Warrior Alpine Strike Drift, Skywarp, Legion Blurr Reviews
Date: Monday, January 9th 2017 2:15pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Chefatron

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Seibertronian RAR has provided us with more reviews today, this time in the form of a pair of repaints along with a new legion class figure: Blurr! Warrior Alpine Strike Drift is a repaint of the warrior class figure in an homage to the IDW character of the same name. Skywarp is a repaint of the Warrior Starscream mold, looking very nice in his black and purple. And rounding out the crew is legion class Blurr, an all new mold and a potential piece of a Robots in Disguise/Rescue Bots toy crossover.

You can check out the reviews below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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Warrior Skywarp review :



Legion Blurr Review :


Video Review for Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Beeside and Primestrong

Transformers News: Video Review for Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Beeside and Primestrong
Date: Monday, January 9th 2017 8:20am CST
Category: Reviews
Posted by: william-james88

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Panda Prime Productions has a review of the newly found Robots in Disguise Combiner Force figures. This video features the two sets currently available, Primestrong (which combines Strongarm with Optimus Prime) and Beeside (which combines Bumblebee and Sideswipe). You can see their individual robot modes, how the gimmick works and the combined form. Let us know what you think of them and if your kids would like them!


Video Review for Robots in Disguise Warrior Blurr and Soundwave

Transformers News: Video Review for Robots in Disguise Warrior Blurr and Soundwave
Date: Sunday, January 8th 2017 12:15pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Chefatron

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Some of the most anticipated figures in the Robots in Diguise line are Warrior Blurr and Soundwave, especially since Blurr seems to be an interpretation of his Recue Bot look.

We have video reviews of both coming from Chefatron who found them at Toysrus in the Phillipines.

Enjoy and let us know what you think!




Video Reviews for Titans Return Kup, Brawn, Perceptor, Sky Shadow and Broadside

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Titans Return Kup, Brawn, Perceptor, Sky Shadow and Broadside
Date: Sunday, January 8th 2017 11:28am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Chefatron

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Fellow Seibertronian Bumblebee21 found some new toys reviews from Chefatron. These are for the latest Titans Return toys Kup, Brawn, Perceptor, Sky Shadow and Broadside. He found them all at a local Toysrus in the Phillipines. What do you think of these toys? Will you get them all? Are you dissapointed by the simplicity of Sky Shadow's Transformation (which Overlord would also have)? And do you think/pray Braodside's jet mode to be mistransformed? Let us know!









Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe
Date: Sunday, January 8th 2017 10:54am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Dan14thPrime and Cyberpath

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Fellow Seibertronians Cyberpath and Silly Springer have some goodies for us. Cyberpath has done a pictorial review of Mindwipe, pointing out some fun playability not discussed yet. We added images from our Seibertron gallery to show the difference between the Takara and Hasbro version. But first, we also have a video review of Legends Soundwave which compares both versions of the toy.

SillySpringer wrote:



Cyberpath wrote:LG34 Mindwipe -- some first impressions.

Face-sculpt is really nice. Spot-on and looks kind of evil. I appreciate Takara not "settling" for Hasbro's sculpt (which was already pretty close) and taking this extra step.

First off he passes the "can hold his gun with two hands" test.

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe




Legs are clunky but are kind of like Megatron's from the side, which is rather nice.

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe




Transformation felt simplistic the first time, but I appreciated it more when I had transformed him back to bat, without the instructions. I like how the large red bat wings become purple legs in robot mode. And he still has proportional wings as a robot.

Except for Skullcruncher maybe, the Titans Return figures have such innovative, MP-like, transformation steps.

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe


Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe

The lack of ankle tilt on these guys though makes it difficult to balance them on one leg, like a running pose. Because they're molded in an angle.

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe



I don't understand or particularly care for the use of rubber. Does anyone know how to twist rubber into the proper shape/angle?


A little disappointed that you can't give him a half-beast half-man mode like Skullcruncher & Weirdwolf; but on the other hand HasTak made this very easy --

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe



Bat mode in the cartoon was cooler looking. But I still like it. And how Vorath can tab to his back like in Rebirth.

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe


I don't like the wrong colour limbs on Vorath though, bought some paint to fix it, I might.

Mindwipe has less articulation than Skull & Wolf in beast-mode.

The pilot hatch reminds me of the transtectors of the Destron Headmaster Juniors from the "Masterforce" cartoon.

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe


Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe

But hands down, the coolest feature in LG34 is the mind-control abilities.. I don't know how Takara did it, but it's really neat!

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Legends Soundwave and Pictorial Review of Legends Mindwipe

Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2
Date: Wednesday, January 4th 2017 3:42am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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Idle Wrecks
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
NEW CYBERTRON! A massive corkscrew-shaped space ship has drilled into Earth, bringing with it a surprising disruption to OPTIMUS PRIME’s plans. Meanwhile—ARCEE fields a dangerous offer that may be too good to resist!

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2
also, cameos and digs


Story

A giant corkscrew spaceship lands in the Alps. Robots with apparently, arguably, perhaps not some screws loose pop out of it. Hilarity and hijinks (your mileage may vary) ensue. And we bring back a lot of loose threads from a long, long, long time ago in this new issue of Optimus Prime. Resolutions? No, just dangling. Like bait.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2
baitin'


What I really enjoy about the two new characters we encounter - Junkions Rum-Maj and Wreck-Gar - is that while the latter carries across a lot of his canonical characterisation, they both also sport some sinister undertones to their easily dismissed comedy relief. Much like charming cannibalistic psychologists, perhaps, but with Eric Idle's voice stuck in your head.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2
or his


A point of contention, elsewhere at least, is the inclusion of GI Joe teams in the book. But this is the status of the universe, and the book does some more steps towards acknowledging the wider status of it all. Not just American settings, not just American teams, not just Americans. This feels part of that pseudo-post-colonial shift that started way back when with the colonies being rediscovered.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2
only took about 15 years


John Barber is doing pretty much what he wants, now that he no longer has the editorial shackles, and he can delve into older Transformers universe, both within and outside of IDW's. This is some entertaining, and successfully so, storytelling with good characters.

Art

I'll admit, I echoed some sentiments I've seen around about Kei Zama's art in this starting to look a bit more cluttered than the first issue, covers or fan art. My initial worries, however, did not last long. There may be a couple of panels which sport heavier inks (or feel that way) but they never jar with the spot-on designs and backgrounds.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2
and references


That is also thanks to Josh Burcham's colour wizardry, marrying the dark linework of Zama's layouts with his muted (yet somehow still vibrant - see? wizard) palette; I could not have thought of a better choice of team for any selection of Junkions. Where there might've been the risk of too dark, colours light it up. Done.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2
or don't, but still works


The fears I had about the art were also a little in the lettering, as lots of dialogue means lots of ballooning, means a lot of stuff in the same panel - but I should've trusted Tom B. Long, of course. Both dialogue and sound effects work, and Wreck-Gar's speech pattern is well conveyed visually too. As for covers, we've seen the main Zama/Burcham one, and I spotlighted the Casey Coller/Joana Lafuente variant in the preview. We also have another Zoner piece, featuring Arcee, and thumbnailed with this review, the Andrew Griffith/Josh Perez Rum-Maj centrepiece. Admire them all.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

The issue is, overall, thoroughly enjoyable, much more than I initially feared I would feel about the book, from the preview. My biggest misgivings were not about the story as much as the art - as I explain above - but they were easily assuaged once you take in the whole story. There is no clutter. There is no lasting distraction.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #2
...


What else does it bring, as well as ensuring that the mythos goes forward? Re-evaluation of both Primacy and Monstrosity, old Spotlights and -ations, Budiansky references, G1 references, early days of IDW's Robots in Disguise, i.e. Barber's best output. Until now. This is a series worth keeping at hand and in mind, and it does an excellent job of using those references as complementary, not essential.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Video Review of e-Hobby Exclusive LG-EX Convobat Set

Transformers News: Video Review of e-Hobby Exclusive LG-EX Convobat Set
Date: Friday, December 30th 2016 9:42am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Primal Sabbath YT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Nik Hero, probably this figure's biggest awaiter, we have the first English language review (by Primal Sabbath) of the e-Hobby exclusive set of LG-EX Convobat, with Megalligator's head/Titan Master and Ape-X drone - all using Titans Return base molds and figures! Check out the embedded video below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!


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