NEW FUNKO ALIENS
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the incredible Aliens film with these new Funko figures. The Aliens ReAction 3-pack features Ripley, the 5.5” Power Loader suit and the 5.5” Alien Queen so you can reenact their famous showdown; and making their debut into the Pop! lineup is Ellen Ripley and the 6” super-sized Alien Queen. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... o%20aliens
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR 1/6 SCALE BLACK WIDOW
The release of the anticipated film, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is just around the corner, so now is the time to add the deadly Black Widow to your 1/6 figure collection! The highly accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film. It features an all-new head sculpt specially crafted by the talented Korean artists Yulli and E-Lee, with long curly brownish-red real fabric hair, a brand new Black Widow outfit made with fine detail textures, two pistols, 2 styles of batons, and a Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand. Furthermore, an approximately 3cm tall miniature Ant-Man is included as a bonus accessory! $219.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
MAFEX NO.031 KNIGHTMARE BATMAN
Medicom brings Knightmare Batman from "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" to their MAFEX lineup! With about 20 points of articulation and standing 6.25" (16cm) tall, this figure of Batman from his nightmare during the film includes his trench coat and goggles, interchangeable masked and unmasked heads, binoculars, rifle and pistol. He also comes with a cowl that Superman can hold after yanking it off Batman's head! $54.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... arch=mafex
TERMINATOR – ULTIMATE POLICE STATION ASSAULT T-800
At last, a definitive collector's version of the Terminator in his iconic look from the original 1984 movie! The Ultimate Police Station Assault T-800 features a detailed, bullet-riddled motorcycle jacket and bears the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The deluxe 7" scale figure has over 25 points of articulation, 3 interchangeable heads, 2 pairs of hands, and SPAS-12 shotgun, AR-18 assault rifle, and Smith & Wesson Model 15 handgun accessories. $24.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... terminator
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT PLAY ARTS KAI NIGHTWING
The Play Arts Kai Nightwing figure is based on his look in the Batman Arkham Knight video game. His armored suit is sculpted and hand-painted with fine details to emphasize the texture and highlight his strong physique. He comes equipped with his Escrima Sticks with an adapter piece that allows them to be stowed away and also includes a figure stand. $129.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
ASSASSIN’S CREED III 7” CONNOR FIGURE
Continue your hunt for in-demand figures with the new, larger size and incredibly detailed McFarlane Toys Color Tops Collector Edition Connor figure. This 7" scale figure is sculpted using 3D assets directly from Assassin's Creed III to create an exact likeness of Connor and features multiple points of articulation. The figure is dressed in his iconic Assassin robes and includes a bow and arrow and a stylized base. $17.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
We have added a few cool new items from Kotobukiya this week including the Alien 3 Dog Alien ArtFX+ Statue; Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley Cu-Poche figures from Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance; a Gangsta. ArtFX J Worick Arcangelo Statue; Anna Mochizuki VIVID Imagination Ani Statue; WaiWai Danboard Mini Figure Box of 12; and a Frame Arms Girl Baselard Plastic Model Kit http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=21020
WORLD OF NINTENDO 4” FIGURES SERIES 6
This 6th wave of figures in the popular World of Nintendo 4” line is up for preorder and includes White Tanooki Mario, Para Troopa with Coin, Falco Lombardi, Red Yoshii with Egg and Link Wind Waker HD. Get all 6 new figures in a set for $59.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... tendo%2006
ROBOTS IN DISGUISE POWER SURGE OPTIMUS PRIME
The mightiest Autobot just got mightier with this 12” tall Power Surge version based on the Robots In Disguise animated series! Optimus Prime converts from robot to vehicle in 7 steps and comes with his Aerobolt Mini-Con that powers him up with pop-out wings, lights and sounds. Download the Transformers: Robots In Disguise app and scan his shield to unlock character, weapon, or Energon points! $49.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
LIVING DEAD DOLLS PRESENTS: TRICK ‘R TREAT – SAM
Straight from the film Trick 'R Treat comes Sam, the enforcer of the rules of Halloween. Sam comes complete with his infamous and mysterious sack and his deadly oversized lollipop. He wears his film accurate removable hood mask and his orange footie pajamas. Sam stands 10" tall, features 5 points of articulation, and comes packaged in a collector friendly, die-cut window box. $39.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
NEW GENTLE GIANT
Gentle Giant continues their adorable Marvel Animated Statue line with Deadpool. This playful take on the Merc with a Mouth is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered. The DC Comics 12” Jumbo Figure lineup now includes Batman (The Animated Series) and Penguin (DC Super Powers). http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=20999
DRAGON BALL Z 3” VINYL FIGURES
Dragon Ball Z is coming to the world of 3” vinyl in this new Blind Box of 16 by The Loyal Subjects! Each 3.25” figure features multiple points of articulation; include several accessories and collector’s cards. Possible figures include Cell, Goku, Krillin, Trunks, Frieza, Piccolo, Vegeta, Gohan Kid Buu, Shenron, and more! Box of 16 is $223.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... mpany=1162
FIGMA ARCHETYPE NEXT COLORS
These new versions of the foundation of all male and female figma figures feature more realistic proportions in easy-to-use colors. These figures can easily be used as a model for illustrations or manga, or as the base for your own customized action figure. Each He or She Archetype Next figure comes in Flesh or Gray and includes an articulated stand. $34.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 0archetype
EAVI METAL PHASE FOUR: A – TRANSISTOR (SHATTERED REPAINT)
Keith’s Fantasy Club has just announced a cool new ‘Shattered’ repaint of the EAVI Metal Phase Four: A Transistor that will also come with 5 cassettes. More details coming soon, so stay tuned! $139.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
FINAL FANTASY XIII STATIC ARTS BUST – LIGHTNING
From the FINAL FANTASY XIII saga, Lightning's intense personality has been captured in this gorgeously sculpted bust statuette. Though she is frozen, one can almost feel the momentum behind her movement through the wind in her hair, jacket and cape. Modeled after a crystal, an iconic element within the universe of the game, the base of the statue completes this small masterpiece. $59.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %20fantasy
FIGMA IRON MAN MARK 42
From the popular movie Iron Man 3, comes a figma of the power suit designed by Tony Stark that can be equipped and controlled with the mind - Iron Man Mark 42! This new figure features a sharp design and textured paintwork and includes a number of alternate hand parts, effect parts for flying, effect parts for his repulsors and an articulated figma stand. $109.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
THE WALKING DEAD EXCLUSIVE FIGURES – RICK GRIMES
This all-new sculpt of Rick Grimes with his current New Beginning-era look is the latest limited edition Walking Dead action figure from McFarlane Toys. Rick comes with his hatchet, cane, and revolver. We have full color and bloody black & white available for preorder. $32.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 0exclusive
GRANDPA MUNSTER DELUXE MAQUETTE
Sideshow Collectibles and Tweeterhead are thrilled to present the latest release in The Munsters series - the Grandpa Munster Deluxe Maquette! Grandpa, the sarcastic and wisest member of the family, hangs around in his laboratory with his pet bat Igor while holding a copy of Playghoul, painted by pin-up artist Olivia de Berardinis. $264.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
HARRY POTTER MYSTERY MINIS
Funko is proud to introduce the entire line-up of the first series of Harry Potter Mystery Minis! The Boy Who Lived is accompanied by his friends, Hermione and Ron, as well as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Dobby the house-elf, Draco Malfoy, Professor McGonagall, and Rubeus Hagrid are part of the set, too! This set also prominently features animals from the series, including Hermione's cat Crookshanks, Hagrid's over-sized boarhound Fang, and Hedwig the owl, among others. Beware, you may even find yourself with He Who Must Not Be Named! Box of 12 is $69.99 or Random Singles for $7.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... er%20minis
1/6 SCALE DOU ZHAN SHEN ASURA – RAKSA & STAND
Very Cool’s 1/6 scale Dou Zhanshen Series Raksa figure features realistic headsculpt with rooted hair on a super flexible stainless steel skeleton seamless female body and includes alternate hands, necklace, hairpin, “fur” trimmed bodysuit, boots and a fireball effect part. For added drama in your display, be sure to pick up the lava rock display stand. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ol%20raksa
NEW ANIME & IMPORT FIGURES
This list of new anime and import figures has a something for everyone! The list starts with 1/12 scale swimsuit versions of Mirei Minami and Shin Todo from PriPara and continues with the 400% Armored Batman and 1000% Batman Bearbricks from Batman v Superman, the Box of 10 Sailor Moon Ribbon Charms; Rin Shibuya from Idolmaster Cinderella Girls; Nendoroids of the Matsuno brothers from Osomatsu-san, Sonsaku Hakufu Extravaganza Epoch version from Ikki Tousen, and From the anime series 'Fang of the Sun Dougram' is the Soltic H102 Bushman 1/72 scale model kit. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=21013
GURAZENI VULCANLOG FIGURES
Bonda Natsunosuke from the Japanese Baseball manga Gurazeni is joining the Vulconlog line by Union Creative! We have four different versions of the figure: Mops Home Uniform, Mops Visitor Uniform, Spiders Home Uniform, and Spiders Visitor Uniform. $79.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... h=Gurazeni
SPACE INVADERS SERIES 1 MINI VINYL FIGURES
This box of officially licensed Space Invaders mini figures contains 12 of the same alien character in 10 different possible paint finishes with the possibility of 1 chase finish. Each vinyl figure is approximately 2” tall and made of vinyl. Collect them all to stop the invasion! Box of 12 is $142.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ers%20mini
TEKKEN 5 STATUES – KING & DARK RESURRECTION KING
First 4 Figures is proud to present the masked King II in regular and Dark Resurrection versions! These 1/4 scale, 19 inch tall statues are based on his appearance in Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection, when he stands beckoning to his next challenger to take him on in combat. Cast in high quality polystone with a detailed hand-painted finish with extra detail added including his whiskers and beads of sweat on his body. $414.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ken%20king
GODZILLA – MONSTER KING & MOVIE MONSTER SERIES
Godzilla fans….we have added some cool new versions of your favorite kaiju! Mecha Godzilla, Godzilla 2016 and Godzilla Final Wars from the Monster King Series are approximately 11” tall and made of vinyl; and Millennium Godzilla, Godzilla 2016 and Mecha Godzilla 2004 from the Movie Monster Series are nearly 7” tall and made of vinyl. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 20godzilla
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES PHUNNY PLUSH
Kidrobot proudly introduces Phunny, a line of sinisterly squeezable plush. Full of creeps, monsters, and frights softened to huggable absurdity, Phunny plushes blend Kidrobot's legendary quality and warped worldview to shake up the plush category. Cuddle up with Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Splinter. $11.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... s%20Phunny
The Ghostbusters are joining the Mopeez lineup! These 4.5” plush figures are weighted on the bottom to retain a slouchy posture and adorable frustration. All of the fan favorites are included: Stay Puft, Slimer, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, Egon Spengler, and Peter Venkman. $8.99 each or get the Box of 12 for $89.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... s%20mopeez
FLASH GORDON FUNKO POP!
When Flash Gordon finds himself taken prisoner by Emperor Ming the Merciless, he does not give up! Prince Vultan of the Hawkmen and General Klytus won't go down without a fight! The 3.75” vinyl Pop! versions of these cult classic characters are a must have for Flash Gordon fans! $9.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... ompany=199
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR 1/9 SCALE IRON MAN MARK XLVI
Face off against Captain America with Tony Stark’s all new Iron Man armored suit. Standing 9.50” tall and featuring a total of 25 light effects including eyes, chest, and palms. Iron Man’s armor and joints are made of a metal alloy and he is equipped with four pair of hands. Also included is a display base that can pose Iron Man in flight. $199.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
POP! WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Relive the magic world of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory with these Pop! figures! Each figure possesses a physical item that defines their personality! Grandpa Joe borrows the Fizzy Lifting Drink bottle, Charlie Bucket holds the Golden Ticket proudly, and Veruca Salt clings to the egg of a golden goose! The Mike Teevee Pop! comes with a miniature Mike figure and Augustus Gloop enjoys his umpteenth bar of chocolate! $9.99 each
Don’t forget the Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompa Dorbz for $8.99 each! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ko%20wonka
BOB’S BURGERS DORBZ
Funko's Bob's Burgers Dorbz set includes self-proclaimed "beef artist" Bob Belcher and his overly-enthusiastic wife, Linda! The Belcher children are here, too! The set includes boy-crazy Tina, whimsical musician Gene, and the mischievous Louise! $8.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %20burgers
SUPER7 ALIEN REACTION CARRY CASE WITH BIG CHAP
The case can hold up to 24 ReAction 3.75" action figures in 2 trays. The case features exclusive Alien art and also comes with a new exclusive 3.75" Alien Big Chap glow in the dark figure packaged inside! $44.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
DC COMICS 3D DECO LIGHTS
These ultra-cool, battery operated LED lights are easy to install, never get hot to the touch, and look great switched on or off. Banish the night and ward off evil-doers with the Superman Logo, Batman Logo, Batman Mask, or Batarang. $29.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... 03d%20deco
TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-30 RATCHET
Masterpiece Ratchet features a new head and light-bar and he comes with an assortment of accessories including a missile launcher with missile, static laser gun, 2 laser pistols, laser scalpel, laser effect, 3 wrenches, wrist-mounted welding torch, hand-held welding torch, hand gun, repair bay, 2 faces and a cardstock EKG image. Masterpiece Ratchet is $89.99 or get him with a collectible coin for $99.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %20ratchet
STAR WARS BLACK SERIES – DARTH VADER
After Darth Vader and Luke join forces to defeat the Emperor, Vader asks Luke to help him remove the mask that covers his face so he can look upon his son with his own eyes. This highly articulated 6” figure of Darth Vader includes a removable helmet and his light saber. $22.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
NEW NECA ARRIVALS
The first series in NECA’s new Cinemachines line has arrived and it highlights the vehicles and vessels from the Alien universe including the UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship and the MD77 Armored Personnel Carrier from Aliens and the “Origin” Derelict Ship and Fossilized Space Jockey from Alien. Each vehicle is 5-6 inches long and made of carefully hand-painted die-cast and plastic. Set of 4 is $79.99. Be sure to check out the other cool items in this list: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=19214
NEW KOTOBUKIYA ARRIVALS
This just in from Kotobukiya….The Star Wars Episode VII Captain Phasma ArtFX+ Statue that features her reflective armor, weapons and cape for $59.99; and the Aliens Alien Warrior ArtFX+ Statue that is crouched on a specially designed display base inspired by the flooring on the Sulaco spaceship for $69.99. These 2 amazing items and more can be found here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18619
NEW THIRD PARTY
A lot of new Third Party items have been arriving this week so be sure to check them all out in this handy list! Our featured item this week is the DX9 War in Pocket X-04G – X06G Doombringers. This pack introduces three repaints from the popular line. Each figure is about 4” tall and fully transformable between robot and vehicle modes. The Doombringers pack is $54.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18325
Thanks once again to Takara Tomy toy designer Hisashi Yuki, we get a new picture of the Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Combaticons! This picture shows off a group picture of Blast Off, Swindle, Vortex, Onslaught and Brawl posed in their robot modes. Check out the picture mirrored below below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates!
For those dying to get a look at the actual figures that comprise the Transformers Combiner Wars Victorion box set, Seibertron.com is proud to bring you an unboxing video with a close up look at Victorion and her Rust Renegades component bots Pyra Magna, Dust Up, Jumpstream, Rust Dust, and the twins Skyburst and Stormclash. Stay tuned for a proper gallery coming soon, however to tide you over we've also included some teaser images after the video. Enjoy the unboxing and review video embedded below.
Fellow Seibertronians, a huge pile of Titans Return leaks have just spilled all over the internet. We've mirrored the images from Autobase Aichi's Twitter account, which include: the design specs for Deluxe Class Getaway, Triggerhappy, and Doublecross. Voyager Class Megatron, and Optimus Prime - whose robot mode seems to be based on Laser Prime. And finally the art for Sixshot, seemingly confirming that he may be closer to release than we realized, and an early mock up for a Hot Rod figure, confirming that we will be getting him.
Wolfwire and Mindwipe are also featured, though both of whom have been thoroughly covered already here and here - though, it should be noted that these design specs prove that they will look like those seen at Botcon this year (which some figures do not sometimes)
So what do you make of these? Are you excited, tired of the leaks? Let us know in the comments below.
Seibetronian and Twincaster xRotorstormx pointed us towards a new entry on the Autobase Aichi blog, featuring the Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 50 (Power Surge) Optimus Prime, including the minicon - who transforms very similarly to the Pterodactyl zord of old - that gives Optimus the extra powers and wings. Check out the stock photography below!
WEB OF DECEIT! The search for PROWL leads the WRECKERS deep into enemy territory—and that’s where they’re at their best! Unfortunately, with the lives they’ve lived—the pasts they battle to escape—even their best isn’t enough to save everybody.
How the tables (heh) have turned
After the break in the mini-series, we return to the happy escapades of a bunch of loveable misfits, who just happen to wander through the woods and get caught in the web of a spider. Imagine if Nick Roche approached Sins of the Wreckers in that fashion, and then move several steps opposite - darkness falls. Again.
We move through Tarantulas' web as guilt weaves its tale through the minds and past of Roadbuster, Hubcap, Prowl, Arcee and Springer, with the biggest and the smallest of the lot revealing the beginning of the shared sinful paths, and how they have encountered and become who they are now.
It's... not pretty
On the other side, the team of Wreckers and the Chimeracons, are still working their way through to Tarantulas and his prey, finding a way through the Noisemaze, finding their way through the mess that Prowl has landed everyone into. And they're fairly straightforward about it. Wrecker style.
Prowl, always the charmer
There is also - as is to be expected by now - some seriously dark humour in the book, almost a breather in between the even darker actions and dialogue taking place. But be ready for another big, dense, heavy read (in a good way, ultimately, but heavy nonetheless), as issue #4 is where Roche falls into the rabbit hole. More thoughts on this below.
As expected, the darkness in the story crawls and creeps not only into the linework, where the organic and the mechanical blend in a really intriguing fashion - if not grotesquely so - but also into the panel composition, with a lot of blank and black spaces, filled yes with dialogue, but also with ominous pauses...
All together now!
Josh Burcham and Joana Lafuente's colours are wonderfully attuned to the linework provided, and we get some seriously murky, shadowy, closed and/or trippy, depending on the scene, backgrounds to accompany the story being told - or the plans being set in motion. From the past to the present, via the Noisemaze, we see the colourists' skills at full power.
As for the lettering, this issue allows for some of the most varied and appreciated work from Tom B. Long, given free rein over a number of techniques, from fading, to fonts, to sizing - the result is an integral part of both story and visuals, without which it might not work the same. On he cover front, the main Roadbuster narrative is taken on by Roche and Burcham, with the latter also playing with Prowl playing with lives (Kup in particular), and Jack Lawrence brings us the new, complete team of Wreckers in the thumbnailed variant.
Thoughts Spoilerish ahead
Other readers have pointed out how, much like Roberts in recent MTMTE issues, there are some parallels here in SOTW with the previous Wrecker-centric volume. While that is undoubtedly true, it is also the case that Roche has taken the issues of guilt and violence very much to their limit, here. The issue may not be an easy read for some, as it is as graphic as it is dense, physically and mentally for the characters, and the latter for the readers too.
The way in which Roche, Burcham, Lafuente, and Long collaborate on the same story shows a level of passion and understanding of the different dynamics, between characters, between creators, between book and readers, that can only end up bringing about a book like this. The one concern, perhaps, is about the pacing - the build-up is so strong, the development so good, that it feels like this could've been the end of the story. How will next month rack up?
After our sneak peek last week, the new campaign and new Transformers characters are coming your way this week, alongside new Headquarters levels!
Headquarters 13 and 14
Your HQ is the heart of your base and it is important to protect it well. That is why we’re unlocking Headquarters levels 13 and 14, allowing you to access additional buildings and upgrades to ensure its protection when your base is under attack!
Release notes - Version 1.24
Check out the release notes below for our next content update, which will be coming your way this week!
NEW AUTOBOTS: Windblade, Pyra Magna, Rust Dust & Sky Burst**
NEW DECEPTICONS: Blast Off, Onslaught, Divebomb & Scrapper**
New special abilities including the FUSION BOMB!
New weapons and attacks for some bots: Powerglide has a flamethrower, Firefly has a new fire-beam attack.
New League Rewards for Alliances: Win up to 150,000 Energon!
New Campaign: The Codex Showdown
Global Leaderboard Improvements: Visit other players
We have reduced the Bot skip costs before battling and also the times at higher levels.
Cliffjumper and Kickback are now Gunners and have a new ability.
Performance improvements to make the game run faster & smoother.
** We will announce in-game when the new bots are available
Don't take on the dangers of battle without a healer by your side! Ratchet will not only handle your repairs on the battlefield, but also deal damage to those vulgar Decepticons.
Check out our Character Spotlight video and see RATCHET in action!
We’re once again reaching out to our top Autobot and Decepticon players to find out more about their love for Transformers, player background and favourite attack strategies.
Kratos is ranked at #9 in our top player rankings worldwide with 4,430 medals and is a Defender for one of the top Autobot Alliances "TFGU Wreckers". He has been a fan of the Transformers toys since childhood and despite siding with the Autobots, Barricade was his first Transformers toy and a character he’d love to see added to the game.
Kratos recommends keeping your Gunner behind your Warriors to protect them whilst they deal high damage from a distance. His typical attack strategy is to use his bots to target the most powerful defenses (Missile Launchers, Shock Towers and Beam lasers) so he can easily manoeuvre around the Decepticon base and destroy their Headquarters!
MEGATRON has been playing strategy mobile games for years. He started playing Transformers: Earth Wars shortly after the game was soft launched in Australia and New Zealand, where he saw the potential to build a strong Alliance and described the game as a "new and interesting dynamic to be involved in".
Currently ranked as our top Decepticon Alliance, "DECEPTICONS" have won over 50 Alliance Wars with their Commander MEGATRON. Despite achieving this, the most important aspect of the game to him is the players and his Alliance, where he enjoys working as a team in wars against the Autobots and helping new players.
In comparison to other games he has played, he found the battle system flowed well in Transformers: Earth Wars, such as the drop zone which affects the way you build and design your base and the emphasis that has been put on each bot.
Our lead developer for Transformers: Earth Wars recently sat down for an interview with jON3.0 of Seibertron.com. Watch the video below to see Chris and Jon chat about the development of the game.
Share your feedback with us!
Please make sure to leave us a review of Transformers: Earth Wars in the App Store andGoogle Play Store. We love hearing your feedback, whether that be the good or not so good, so that we can continue to make improvements to the game.
You can also join us on Band where you can chat with the team directly, sharing your thoughts and suggestions with us.
Thanks to usual suspect blacklai, over on their own blog, we have a pictorial showcase of the latest release in the Takara Tomy Unite Warriors line, featuring the continuities mix-and-match afternoon special Combiner Haunt Grand Galvatron! Included in the set are a lighter shade of Cyclonus, a clear plastic Starscream, Wandering Roller from the Rook figure, a bile green Thrust and a sorta TF Prime Breakdown - check them out below and here!
Fellow Seibertronian mordhelm sends us towards HasbroToyShop.com, with the May Mayhem promotional code to receive 15% off purchases made online, specifically for Transformers products, until 24th May 2016. Check out more info below!
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That's Not What Your Eyes Are Saying..... Spoiler-free
Megatron vs. Tarn
Sounds simple right? The teacher and the student. The master and the apprentice. Having those Star Wars flashbacks yet? Well, Darth Vader has nothing on Issue 52 of More Than Meets The Eye, and that is a fact. But, we may be getting ahead of ourselves here. Let's take a few quick steps back and talk a bit first. Then we can put Lord Vader in his place.
All they’re missing are the Lightsabers
Well, if you are a More Than Meets The Eye fan, and even if you really aren't, this is the issue that should be on the top of your desires list. Things are nowhere near straight forward. Everything has a point, and then when you think you have the point, suddenly another one comes out of nowhere and stabs you in the back. This was a story heavy on the plot, yet heavier on the action, as if that was possible. This issue took things up several levels, from the players involved to the very foundations of the opposing sides. There were things that were expected. There were things that were wished for that finally came true. And yet, there were things that no one could possibly see coming, yet they did. The story has the twists and turns that Roberts is oh so known for pulling off, but this issue does it in far more dramatic fashion than pretty much any other issue.
This issue is what issue 50 should have felt like. Scratch that: this issue is what 50 was meant to bring about, and in that regard this is extraordinarily organized and executed. If you felt that the last year of More Than Meets The Eye was lackluster and felt off, believe me: This thing accelerates that faster than the Millennium Falcon can jump into hyperspace. Megatron, Tarn, Kaon, Ratchet, Drift and Rodimus make for the big 6 of the story and get their good moments.This is more than just physical war; this is also psychological war, and we see how that has affected our characters, and how they will affect our characters.
I follow James Roberts on Twitter and I know so many things about what is to come and what he thinks of both his artists and his fans. For issue 51, he made a point of saying that the art in that issue was supposed to be the creative teams best artwork ever, and it did live up to the hype. But for all that they did in 51, take that and multiply it by several degrees and you get the art in issue 52. The art in here is astounding! If you ever had even the slightest thought that Alex Milne was going off his game, here's a clue: Hell no he's not. The lines are bold, the background setting massively detailed, the very characters themselves beautifully defined in all their states of wear, tear, and care.
And you thought the best eyebrow raises were in Prime didn’t you?
Of course though, this creative team is far from being just Milne. His lines and attention to detail may be the baseline, but Joana Lafuente brings the colors to the front, and she is far and away on the A-team. Probably the biggest moment when she shines? Right as the sun starts setting. Page 7. Page 7 is where she shines her brightest. The light may be dying, but she is in no way dying down, and if anything the fading light only brings her colors farther forward.
I only wish I could I could show you the REST of that panel
And no issue is complete without its lettering. Tom B. Long gets mentioned so much in our many reviews, and he is always worthy of the praise that is sung for his work. Kaon comes to the front as one of the primary 5 characters I can say this story focuses on, and Long does a great bit in bringing that forward. Kaon's passion and fury are always present, and if Milne and Lafuente didn't already make that clear, Long's lettering far and away makes sure his voice is in your face.
Pretty much his natural state when his Pet is in trouble
Thoughts You are now entering potentially spoiler territory. Enter at own Risk
Actually, we really did. You didn’t see the tears in the wake of issue 40
Alright, now that I can be a little freer in my opinions, I will say this: This is be the best issue of More Than Meets The Eye that we have gotten. People wanted the action, and we got it. Ohhhhhh we got it alright. We didn't have much of that standing around talking and setting up what’s to happen next shenanigans. Nope, we got the action sequences that were meant to be. 13 of the 20 pages involved physical violence, all of which was beautifully executed, and in some ways literally. I can say with confidence and truth that there were 2 main parts to the story involving 2 different characters that I could never have anticipated. Just when you think you are rid of someone, they come back with an explanation that furthers your own storyline yet makes complete sense, and makes things only that much worse.
This issue had 3 main characters so to speak: We has the obvious Tarn and Megatron, but we must also not forget Kaon made for a main character and definitely got his personality that he will forever be known for. Ratchet and Drift, while not making total "main character" status, were definitely very well executed secondary characters, as was Rodimus. We also begin to see the cracks in the armor for some members. Sometimes they are extraordinarily subtle, but take a look and you will see.
As a parting thought, it has been said now that issues 54 and 55 will wrap up Dying of the Light, and that 56 is the epilogue so to speak, with a Titans Return crossover coming soon after. Roberts himself even said that 56 would make for a great series finale, though I'm sure we are far from done here. But no matter. It does not matter if this ends in the 50's, or even if we end up much higher though. This issue is Roberts at his peak, Milne at his peak, Lafuente at her peak, Long at his peak. This is the issue that defines what More Than Meets The Eye is, and I look forward to where this can possibly can go from here. In conclusion: Vader, I think Tarn wears the mask better.
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