Seibertron.com member KalEl is back with another Generations Fall of Cybertron review. He follows up his Soundwave and Soundblaster review with the 2 packs of Soundwave's minions. He takes a look at the Ravage/Rumble and Frenzy/Ratbat data discs.
Seibertron member Kal El has got his hands on Generations Fall of Cybertron Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster. These are the first voyager size Transformers Generations figures. Join him as he takes a look at the data disc eject gimmick and the included Laserbeak and Buzzsaw.
(CONTAINING SPOILERS FROM PREVIOUS MTMTE ISSUES, HOWEVER)
The end of the month of October means Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Issue #10, and in turn, Shadowplay Part II. I find that Transformers fiction dealing with flashbacks has so much more meaning than other franchises. This is simply because this fiction is a medium that fans have been waiting for. To me, there's something enjoyable about seeing Orion Pax in action before he held the mantel of Autobot leadership. Or maybe the flashback themes are good because it's when Roberts is at his best? Either way, us Transformers fans are in for some fun with this week's addition.
This issue builds upon the relationship of Prowl and Chromedome - a pseudo Transformers Holmes and Watson. I can understand why we are focusing on Chromedome, and by all means it is extremely fun to read. Ultimately I find it is interesting that the barrier between RID and MTMTE is slowly disappearing as Pax and Prowl, who are both MTMTE mainstays, are now the main focus in MTMTE.
We also see how Whirl and his Wreckers past interlinks with Pax once again (He had his antagonistic portrayal in Ongoing #23). I was questioning Whirl's motives during the Fort Max arc, but I'm starting to appreciate his character. I still hope Cyclonus gets to beat the crap out of him, but hey, one step at a time here!
Concentrating on current events, the issue brings upon us some dialogue between Cyclonus and the big three. I've always appreciated Cyclonus' presence in the comic, and while I have grown akin to Drift, his personality is starting to bug me.
If you're a newbie, occasionial or devout Transformers comic reader, just pick up More Than Meets The Eye. You're not going to go wrong, especially not with this issue.
Seibertron.com members Transformermegazord and Neo Optimus Prime have posted video reviews of Takara Tomy's latest Masterpiece figure, MP-12 Lambor (Sideswipe). Check out their reviews embedded below, and for those who prefer a pictorial review the Hobby Ark facebook page has provide one of those as well. Their images include the Amazon Japan exclusive chrome chisel accessories and commemorative coin.
Seibertron.com member TJ Duckett has posted video reviews and images of the recently released Transformers Generations GDO Voyagers Potectobot Hot Spot, G2 Megatron, and Powerdive. Check your local Toys"R"Us locations, these guys have been showing up across the nation. Enjoy his reviews and images embedded below.
Eighty-four (84) is a pretty significant number to Transformers fans. All Transformers fans know 1984 was the year that this roller coaster ride kicked off, and many of us haven’t looked back since. Did you know that D-84 was the number of the rare Japanese Destron Abominus giftset? E-Hobby repaint 84 is the wonderfully fun repaint of the minibots into their similar Gobots likenesses. Do you know who Cybertron number 84 is from the Japanese toy line? His significance cannot be overlooked either, considering the fact that he plays a pretty major role in the new Regeneration series at this time. The question I have for you all is: will Issue #84 of Regeneration be as memorable as these infamous 84s are? I’ll take you through some reasons why you might consider purchasing this comic to read and decide for yourself.
REASON #1 -
The importance of Starscream to the storyline.
Starscream has done nothing yet. We know Megatron is paying him the ultimate snub by taking away his voice and making him a subservient ‘zombie’. All the Zombiecons are supposed to be subservient to Megatron, but Starscream is the only one whom he took the ability to speak from. Can you blame Megs? In a ‘redrum’ sort of way, Starscream starts to show the independence, and self-preservation that he is famous for, and that Megatron worked so hard to take away. Starscream makes a move this issue, although it’s very slow, and hard to understand, by the end of the issue the significance leads to more questions.
REASON #2 -
Megatron is batty.
I mean he is. I suppose some might call him VERY FOCUSED. He’s truly showing that he does not care about anyone else, that his only goal is to make himself feel significant again, and he has worked very hard to make sure that has happened. In this issue, Megs is finally seeing his goal come true as his message is sent and received loud and clear. Unlike what IDW has done in the other modern G1series in which they gave Megatron a fairly noble history with clear motivations for his violent behaviors, and shown a clear brotherhood with Autobots that he then fought against, the Megatron in REGENERATION does not seem to have these motivations, or noble history.
REASON #3 -
Wreck ‘N Rule!
The Wreckers are doing what they do best. Lots of rough and tough, special operations, ‘we may never return’ action. One thing that I loved seeing in this issue was the Autobot helicopters taking on the Decepticon jets in an aerial dogfight!
We get to see and learn more about individual Wreckers characters as they work to complete the goals that their two mission groups need to accomplish. Some are very much out of their league. I mean Springer versus Megatron seems like a great fight, but only if I write it. Here? Hmmm... Sacrifice, and loyalty are both expectations that they are all very willing to give to one another.
Optimus Prime Arrives On Earth
Megatron is happy. Optimus is angry. Enough Said?
REASON #5 -
Kup and Ratchet. Fates intertwined? Or Megatron and Ratchet? You need to read the issue to try to start tying this together.
REASON #6 -
Auntie Will Wipe Out Circuit Smasher
Doesn’t happen in this issue, but couldn’t it? Please?
Overall, there are some great reasons to grab this issue and continue reading this series. More reasons than I gave here (the Hot Rod and Grimlock mysteries...). 84 isn’t that special of an issue for REGENERATION, in my opinion. Not like 1984 special, or Abominus Gift Set special, but it does have Springer in it (C-64), and some great action. The art is consistently as it has been so far...good, bad, workable, refreshing, classic... whatever words you wanted to use to describe it earlier, still apply. There are some really great panels, and then some that are, not quite so great, but the style is consistent. You’ll continue your enjoyment of the series because or in spite of it.
Issue 84 of Regeneration hit stores today. Grab it and continue the blast from the past-iness that we are lucky enough to enjoy.
Seibertron.com member TJ Duckett brings us a review of the recently released Hasbro version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime 2.0 exclusive to Toys"R"Us. The figure has been turning up all over the country, check your local Toys"R"Us for this highly anticipated release. Check out TJ's video review and images below:
We have a real treat tonight! A review of the two latest Transformers: Rescue Bots toys, Medix the Doc Bot and Hoist the Tow Bot, by Optimus Prime. Check out the embedded video from our own talented voice actor and podcaster jON3.0 .