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Toy Fair Video Review

Transformers News: Toy Fair Video Review
Date: Thursday, February 19th 2009 7:16pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News, Reviews, Event News, Company News, Media
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): EOnline

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Views: 44,050

E Online has posted a video review from the recent Toy Fair. The review gives a more in depth look at Movie Devastator and Bumblebee Blaster as well as two GI Joe toys.


Click Seibertron.com to see the video.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Transformers News: Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team
Date: Thursday, February 19th 2009 3:58pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Nekoman

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Views: 43,665

The year 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Transformers franchise. To celebrate this incredible milestone, Seibertron.com will look back at a quarter-century of great Transformers toys, bringing back into the limelight some brilliant figures that have fallen through the cracks over the years. Once a week, a fan (be it a member of the staff or a user on the site) will have the opportunity to write about one of their favourite "hidden gems" of the Transformers Universe, and have their review posted on the site's front page.

We hope this feature will be a great success, and that many of you will be encouraged to look back at the last 25 years of Transformers and perhaps take a worthwhile second-look at some real unsung classics of the Transformers universe.

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Buried Treasure - Emergency Mini-Con Team (Armada series - 2003)

By Nekoman

The Mini-cons are something that are starting to be forgotten in the Transformers franchise. The current Universe line has updated Jolt, and offered a set of Mini-cons exclusively to K-Mart stores, but that would be about it. Mini-cons are really cool, and in some cases probably the closest things to Transformers accessory sets this fandom may see for a long time (well, as far as official products go anyway). So that’s why I’m looking at the Emergency Mini-con team, a set that is truly more than meets the eye.

Each of the three figures included in this set have three modes. Firebot Transforms into a fire engine, a robot (surprised?) and a missile pod. Prowl the police car has the third mode of an blaster/gun, and Makeshift transforms into a V-22 Osprey and a twin barrel gatling gun. Out of the three, Firebot is definitely my favorite, so I‘ll start with him.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Let’s look at his fire engine mode. It’s pretty simple, but detailed. There’s even a small translucent hose in the front of the truck. He has two Mini-con ports to combine with a larger figure on top of him. Unfortunately their positioning is a little poor, and he is not as flattering when combined in this mode.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

His robot mode is nice, it's well detailed and articulation is good for a figure of its size. He doesn’t have any hands, but what appear to be guns in their place. Thus, he has a little more firepower than the average Mini-con or small-sized Transformer. A creative touch if you ask me.

There’s lots of little mechanical details that garnish this mode. There’s also good use of different colored plastics and paint applications. Little things like his visor, and chest details get painted, which makes him look less bland.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Now in missile pod mode he’s truly a gem. Transforming him into this mode is rather simple. You push his arms down, which also moves the position of his Mini-con ports, then fold him in half. Now the positioning is much better for his Mini-con ports. He looks just like how a missile pod should, and not much like a fire engine. Simply plug him onto any Mini-con port and voilĂ , extra firepower for any Transformer (with the Mini-con ports, of course). He’s pretty much an accessory like this, but I think that’s exactly what makes him so interesting.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Onto to Prowl, he has the vehicle mode of a police car. Again, he’s detailed, but the translucent blue doesn’t blend well. It works, but I would have preferred a solid color instead. Regardless, the color scheme goes together pretty well, and the blue plastic is dark enough to not be that noticeable.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

In robot mode he’s pretty good. Not as interesting as the other figures included in this set, but nice none the less. He has ball joints in his shoulders, and hinge joints in his legs, so he can pose pretty well. I somewhat dislike that his head is one piece with his upper body, but he does plenty to make up for it.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

His third mode is a gun, and this is how I like the figure best. He can be held by any Transformer with 5mm holes in their hands, so he’s not limited to just figures with Mini-con ports. He looks better as a gun than he does as a robot, and I find him most useful in this mode. His head is as stated above, one piece with the part of him that becomes the barrel of the gun. This makes his face somewhat less noticeable, which is nice.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Then last but certainly not least is Makeshift. He transforms into an Osprey helicopter in vehicle mode. It’s well detailed and the propellers even spin. The cockpit is painted silver, and there’s even this neat little emblem on his rear wing. There’s not really any kibble in this mode and he looks clean.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

In robot mode he almost looks imposing, which is a little uncommon for an Mini-con. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the little things, but it’s sort of the same with the Generation 1 Mini-bots. Bumblebee for example isn’t the least bit imposing, but this guy is different. He’s real bulky in some aspects and the fingers he has adds to his badass-look. He’s just not that “innocent little guy” most Mini-cons/Mini-bots come off as.

His articulation in this robot mode is decent, with joints in his fingers/claws, shoulders, and kind of in his legs. Unfortunately, his legs are pin joints that only bend to the sides, meaning he can’t strike too many poses. But he looks good enough in static poses to make up for it anyway.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

He also transforms into a gatling gun as stated at the beginning of this review. While not quite as recognizable as say, Firebot, it’s still an imaginative and detailed alternate mode. There’s many little orange details that can be seen here, it’s nice that they went trough the trouble of making him so detailed in this mode. As a weapon, he works as that nice little bit of added firepower, perfect for an larger figure.

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team
(Armada Emergency Mini-Con team with 2004 Universe repaints)

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

All in all, this is a set Mini-con collectors should pick up, and more casual collectors should carefully consider. These three Mini-cons are loads of fun that compliment very well the larger figures you might find in you collection.

Links:

Visit the Makeshift gallery by clicking here.
Visit the Firebot gallery by clicking here.
Visit the Prowl gallery by clicking here.
Visit the Universe Makeshift repaint gallery by clicking here.
Visit the Universe Firebot repaint gallery by clicking here.
Visit the Universe Prowl repaint gallery by clicking here.
...Or find your own buried treasures by visiting all the toy galleries here!

* If you would like to write a review for our "Buried Treasures" feature, please send a private message to Skowl on the Seibertron.com forums!

Previous Buried Treasure Reviews:

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Cannonball by Skowl

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Snapdragon by Jeep

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Cybertron Downshift by Chuckdawg1999

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Frostbite by Duke of Luns

Buried Treasure Review - Emergency Mini-Con Team

Octopunch by Jeep

ROTF Robot Heroes and Battlechargers.

Transformers News: ROTF Robot Heroes and Battlechargers.
Date: Thursday, February 19th 2009 12:54pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Tformers.com

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Fellow Transformers fan-site Tformers.com has new images of Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen products. These products are new Robot Heroes, Battlechargers, Powerbots ect. Prety much all the simplistic and cute incarnations of the destructive, warmongering alien robots we so love.
Check them out by clicking here.

Stay tuned to seibertron.com for all your Transformers related news!

And don't forget to stay cute! :P

New FansProject G3 Trailer Update - Roller and Boxart

Transformers News: New FansProject G3 Trailer Update - Roller and Boxart
Date: Thursday, February 19th 2009 9:32am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): DevastaTTor, FansProject

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DevastaTTor has brought to our attention that FansProject has updated their site with pictures of Roller from the G3 Trailer set as well as some sample boxart for the set, which contains images of City Commander, Shadow Commander, and the as-of-yet unnamed Powered Convoy colour scheme of the set. Also note that the Powered Convoy colour scheme seems to have its own shoulder missiles, which are lacking in the other two. Is this a hint of things to come? Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for updates.

Click on the thumbnails below to see larger pictures.

Re: New FansProject G3 Trailer Update

Re: New FansProject G3 Trailer Update

TakaraTomy Website - February Updates

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Website - February Updates
Date: Thursday, February 19th 2009 4:20am CST
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TakaraTomy

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TakaraTomy has updated their Transformers website.

Check out Henkei Ratchet & Inferno. Both figures will be released next week. Make sure to check out the latest mini manga installment, featuring Ironhide & Galvatron. Remember kiddies - it's never a good idea to mix guns and a bad batch of energon.


The Disney Label section has also been updated with Mickey Mouse Trailers. Red & Blue
and Monochrome. The Mickey Trailers will be due out next week as well.

New Pics of iGear Autoscout

Transformers News: New Pics of iGear Autoscout
Date: Tuesday, February 17th 2009 7:44pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TF08.net, DavidT

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Yizhi521 from TF08.net has posted a couple new photos of the iGear Autoscout Cassette. You can view the photos here:
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http://www.tf08.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=191
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New Pics of iGear Autoscout
New Pics of iGear Autoscout
New Pics of iGear Autoscout
New Pics of iGear Autoscout

New Images of ROTF Ironhide

Transformers News: New Images of ROTF Ironhide
Date: Tuesday, February 17th 2009 4:23pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): DavidT

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Ebayer Seller yayabeee has a new auction for the "Revenge of the Fallen" Voyager class Ironhide.
The pictures provide a good look at Ironhide in both robot and Pickup mode, showcasing his new weapons. Also shown is the new Autobot/Human "Special Program" logo.

New Images of ROTF Ironhide
New Images of ROTF Ironhide
New Images of ROTF Ironhide
New Images of ROTF Ironhide
New Images of ROTF Ironhide


You can view the auction along with many more pictures by clicking here.

MISB pics of ROTF Ramjet, Skywarp, Whirl and Bludgeon

Transformers News: MISB pics of ROTF Ramjet, Skywarp, Whirl and Bludgeon
Date: Tuesday, February 17th 2009 12:39pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): DavidT, ACToys

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ACToys.net has posted some new pictures. The 2007 Movie Starscream repaints Ramjet and Skywarp that we have previously seen, will be coming out as Walmart exclusives. Also included in the pictures is a 2-pack of Evac and Wreckage repaints that will be called "Whirl" and "Bludgeon"! Check out the new pics here:

http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-336347.html
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In Package Pics of ROTF Ramjet & Skywarp
In Package Pics of ROTF Ramjet & Skywarp
In Package Pics of ROTF Ramjet & Skywarp


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New Images of ROTF Skids, with Bio.

Transformers News: New Images of ROTF Skids, with Bio.
Date: Tuesday, February 17th 2009 11:03am CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): TF08.net

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Yizhi521 from TF08.net has posted an photo of the upcoming Revenge of The Fallen Skids figure. The photo is of the card he comes sealed to which, of course, contains a photo of him in both modes, and his bio. To see the image, click here, and you can also read his bio here:

Because he is slightly less hyperactive than his brother MUDFLAP, AUTOBOT SKIDS has always thought of himself as “the smart one.” He likes to point this out at every opportunity. While MUDFLAP zips around like a maniac, AUTOBOT SKIDS prefers to impress his superiors among the AUTOBOT high command by behaving in a way he thinks of as mature, which usually involves talking nonstop about anything that occurs to him.

New Images of ROTF Skids, with Bio.

Craving a little more? Be sure to check out Seibertron.com’s gallery from Toy Fair 2009 by clicking here, if you already haven’t.

New Classics / Universe Legends Galleries Online

Transformers News: New Classics / Universe Legends Galleries Online
Date: Tuesday, February 17th 2009 9:54am CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Ryan Yzquierdo, Seibertron.com

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The Seibertron.com toy gallery database has been updated once again, this time with photos of the new Legends-class figures from the Transformers Universe (Classics) line. To see galleries of Wheelie, Cosmos, Warpath and Rodimus, click the links below:

Wheelie
Rodimus
Cosmos
Warpath

New Classics/Universe Legends Galleries
New Classics/Universe Legends Galleries

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