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Video Review - Transformers Cloud Voyager Shockwave

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers Cloud Voyager Shockwave
Date: Thursday, December 18th 2014 3:47am CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): chachipower

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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.


Combiner Wars Legends Wave 01 Video Review

Transformers News: Combiner Wars Legends Wave 01 Video Review
Date: Thursday, December 18th 2014 2:08am CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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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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IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review
Date: Wednesday, December 17th 2014 6:04pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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..And Whose Army?
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
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!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review
Pfft, honor


Story

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.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review
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?

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review
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.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review
Do you?


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.


Art

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.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review
And faces..


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.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review
..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.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #2 Review
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.

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

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review
Date: Wednesday, December 17th 2014 7:39am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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Timey Wimey Stuff
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
OUTLAWS! Before the war, Orion Pax was part of the Establishment—until a friend opened his eyes to the truth behind the lies and he vowed to overthrow the system. Now, it seems as if his newfound enemies are willing to go to any lengths to see him dead—even if it means waiting four million years...

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review
Yup, definitely enemies (?)


Story

You will probably remember what happened all the way back during the 2009-11 ongoing series, in particular the Chaos Theory arc that James Roberts co-wrote. You might also have in mind the continuation of that story in Shadowplay, the Shockwave/Orion Pax arc during the first season of MTMTE. If you do not, you probably want to brush up for issue 36, as Elegant Chaos continues the pre-war story.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review
Oh, and all of that, too


Though not exactly as we might all remember it so far (strange choice of words, I know, but you've seen what's been happening in MTMTE so fa r, right? The trousers of time have many legs, and several are unravelling at the same time). Time travel only muddles plotlines, by its own nature, and this issue is not exception.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review
Realimus


Which, unfortunately, finds itself to come to standstill in the overall trajectory of the series post-Dark Cybertron. Don't get me wrong, the issue is a great read, fantastic interactions, good dialogue, characters and Whirl. Especially Whirl, in both his present and present-in-the-past situations, along with some amusing time-paradox musings.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review
WHIRLMAS


But it doesn't really do much else, sadly. It reinforces old situations and concepts; it has a smirk-inducing conversation between two key players which is really a one-sided admission and reflection; it sets the stage, but only that smidge more than the last two-three issues, for Elegant Chaos. And I wanted it to do more.


Art

As far as unintentional bottle episodes happen, however, the art brought to the issue by Alex Milne is a joy to behold - especially in its cranked up expressivity in both facial and body language, including some of the least likely to be able to do so (looking at you Whirl). On top of that, action sequences are magnificently laid out, with a proliferation of double-spreads and panels spanning multiple pages.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review
Whirl is BOOOOOOOOREEEEEEDDDD


Which are obviously but enhanced by Joana Lafuente's gorgeous colour approach, already from the very first panel of the very first page. And it just gets better from there, really, adding action to action, emotion to emotion, decoration to interiors, atmosphere to planets and making everything look just so good.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review
I mean


Tom B. Long and his lettering are not to be underestimated, either - and the title of the issue, and the arc, are an example of the font magic that man can do. The subtle sounds around the scene are also cleverly worked in, and never intrusive, but definitely still there. In terms of covers, we've seen the Alex Milne/Josh Perez Anniversary piece already, and the main one with juiced up Roller - check out the thumbnail for the moody Nick Roche/Burcham Orion Pax variant.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

As I said above, the issue is not a bad read, a bad comic or a bad piece of writing. It just did not do what other issues playing around with time, or indeed, arcs in the Functionist plotlines have done previously, such as the wonderful Shadowplay. That is not to say that we may very well see this all play out fantastically as of next month or the forthcoming issues in general.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #36 Review
Roberts, you there?


From an artistic perspective, though, the book dazzles and deals a dizzying delight - not only because of some wonderfully executed double-spread pages, colours and composition, but as a general aid to extricate the intricacies of the potentially convoluted plot. Here's to you, visual storytelling. Make sure you track down a paper copy of this one.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: ½ out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Class Steeljaw

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Class Steeljaw
Date: Wednesday, December 17th 2014 4:07am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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We have seen, so far, three of the four members of the first wave of Warrior class toys from the slowly but suddenly released Transformers: Robots in Disguise line. If you want to head back to Bumblebee, Strongarm, and Grimlock, click on those links - or head below to check out the video review for the first Decepticon of the bunch, thanks to fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999: Steeljaw.

It's two more figures from Wave 1 of RID! Bumble is fun with a pleasant transformation but Steeljaw just doesn't work on any level, the marbleized blue plastic is nice though. If you can only get one go with Bumblebee.



Robots In Disguise 2015 Warrior Class Strongarm Video Review

Transformers News: Robots In Disguise 2015 Warrior Class Strongarm Video Review
Date: Tuesday, December 16th 2014 7:29am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): IJK Productions

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IJK Productions is a fellow fan who uses his YouTube channel to review Transformers and he's shared his review of Robots In Disguise Warrior Class Strongarm with us. Is she as good as Grimlock or even better? Only way to know is by watching the embed below!

Hey all. Id just figure that I'd tell you that I've uploaded a video review of Transformers RiD Warrior class Strongarm. Link here -


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Robots In Disguise 2015 Warrior Class Grimlock Video Review

Transformers News: Robots In Disguise 2015 Warrior Class Grimlock Video Review
Date: Monday, December 15th 2014 11:29pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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We have another video review to share with you, today. chuckdawg1999 has posted a new video review, this time showcasing Robots In Disguise (2015) Warrior Class Grimlock. The figures have begun hitting TRU stores all over the nation and Grimlock, as well as the rest of wave 1, seem to be selling quite well. With the RID line aimed at kids, collectors may feel left out, but according to Chuck's review there might be a little something for everyone out of this line. Is Grimlock the RID bot for you? Check out the review and then come back to the forums to discuss your thoughts on the line.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Grimlock is an impressive figure. Being a strong, almost perfect representation of the animation model Grimlock gives of a sense of strength and power the defies its Warrior Class size. Transformation is simple and inventive making for a pleasurable experience in hand. This just might be the best figure from Wave 1.



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Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) One Step Changers Wave One video review

Transformers News: Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) One Step Changers Wave One video review
Date: Monday, December 15th 2014 8:49am CST
Category: Reviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): youtube

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Fellow Seibertronian Lockdownhunter has pointed out that Balmatrix's RID one step changers review covers the entire wave one release, including Strongarm and Bumblebee. It should be noted that unlike what was first shown in an earlier review, Underbite's "robot mode" does lock in.



Hopefully this review along with our galleries can give you a good idea of what this line has to offer. Check back throughout the week for more galleries covering wave one!

Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Dragstrip, Firefly, Alpha Bravo UPDATED with Skydive

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Dragstrip, Firefly, Alpha Bravo UPDATED with Skydive
Date: Sunday, December 14th 2014 9:53am CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Nicholas' Figure Reviews

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Fellow Seibertronian xMXUx has come across some video looks at the first wave of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars deluxe figures - aka the limbs for Superion minus one plus Dragstrip! We've seen images for the figures before, but now you take a gander at their transformation too, even though Skydive seems to have eluded the reviewer now updated with Skydive too! Check them out mirrored below.








Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Hyperchange Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Hyperchange Grimlock
Date: Sunday, December 14th 2014 9:40am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): BCPrimal

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Video reviews for the newly released and spotted Transformers: Robots in Disguise figures are obviously coming in like a flood, and the next one we have lined up for you is Hyperchange Grimlock - thanks to fellow Seibertronian BCPrimal!

Here's a look at the new Hyper Change Grimlock from the new Transformers RID line. Grimlock transforms in 3 steps and has very limited articulation. The detail and paint job is very well done and younger kids will love this Grimlock. Please rate, comment and subscribe!



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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #106 - McCarthyism
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Posted: Thursday, December 4th, 2014