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Video Review - Fewture Transformers EX Gokin Grimlock TF-EX02

Transformers News: Video Review - Fewture Transformers EX Gokin Grimlock TF-EX02
Date: Thursday, January 22nd 2015 2:17am CST
Categories: Collectables, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): RPA

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Continuing a line of very well detailed but non-transformable licensed Transformers action figures, Fewture have recently release the EX Gokin Grimlock TX-EF02, successor to the Alpha Trion we saw a while back. Fellow Seibertronian chachipower is here once more to share a video review of it with us all - check it out embedded below!


IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review

Transformers News: IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review
Date: Wednesday, January 21st 2015 7:57am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Va'al, IDW

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Views: 22,562

Pink'n'Purple
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
THE ONYX PROTOCOL! As PROWL confronts SPIKE over the human’s betrayal, the mystery of G.B. Blackrock and the Onyx Interface deepens. Meanwhile, Tokyo becomes a battleground as Arcee faces the Constructicons… and Galvatron!

Transformers News: IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review
Or not


Story

In issue #36 of the Transformers ongoing, we had the different factions setting themselves like pieces on a chessboard (with chases and explosions, of course). We also found out Prowl's real - for now - feelings towards Spike, and how much the two may or may not be very similar beings. All in an effort to locate the Enigma of Combination, and prepare for the Combiner Wars event.

Transformers News: IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review
He gives good recaps too


And despite Prowl and Spike being once again key players in this issue, John Barber makes two other characters really shine: leader but not quite of the Decepticons Galvatron, and Autobot but not sure Arcee. Their disputes, their interactions and Galvatron's slow game are a thing to behold.

Transformers News: IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review
Such wit


We also return to some wider concepts forming the basis to the current situation on Earth, and Blackrock's personal goals and stakes in the whole thing, but so far, not as fully realised as the robotic side of things - until the very end, that is, when the worms are out of the can.

Transformers News: IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review
Oh hey Kup and Sideswipe


It's nice to see a progression towards a conclusion of the arc before the beginning of the next one, without the feeling that one is being rushed or cramped for the other. Nice to see a couple of secondary characters take a little bit of light too, but the main action, because action it is, is what you're here for in this issue.

Art

Regular artist Andrew Griffith takes the full burden of the artwork this time round, and a heavy burden it is. He performs brilliantly, too, with some fantastic panel layouts, and his Arcee and Galvatron really capture Barber's script underlying the interactions.

Transformers News: IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review
He's impressed


Effects obviously aided by not one but two colourists: Josh Perez and Thomas Teowisonte Deer, whose styles are different enough to be noticed, but without ever interfering with the artwork's aesthetic. Plus, we get some fantastic sky/ground transitions.

Transformers News: IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review
KangabooBoomerang!


Tom B. Long's lettering is wonderfully placed, adding exactly what is needed to the various scenes, and remaining specifically absent in others, which is to be appreciated given their context. The covers are magnificent too, and bring in another fan artist for the 30th Anniversary cover - Kotteri (thumbnail) - alongside Griffith/Perez for A and Nick Roche/Josh Burcham for the bluesome B.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

As I mentioned above, there is something still a bit slow in an otherwise very well-paced issue, featuring some wonderful action of both the verbal and physical kind - allowing a decently sized playground for the visual team to try out their skills, be they layouts, body language or colours.

Transformers News: IDW Publishing The Transformers #37 Review
Motion blur!


What I am concerned about at this point, however, is the reasoning behind Blackrock's schemes, as well as the role that Prowl and Spike will actually play in the upcoming major arc of Combiner Wars, and what actually is Galvatron's personal gain from it all.

. :CON: :CON: :CON: 1/2 out of :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:

IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview
Date: Tuesday, January 20th 2015 9:17am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al

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The other IDW offering for this week sees the print version of the digital motion comic Tranformers: Punishment, with art by Livio Ramondelli, and finally at the correct chronological point on the current timeline! Check out a full preview below, and head here for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers: Punishment
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
OPTIMUS PRIME RETURNS TO CYBERTON! And someone is killing Decepticons. PRIME teams with WINDBLADE to uncover the identity of the vigilante… but the answers will uncover darker secrets than anyone expected!
FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Bullet points:
The stage is set for COMBINER WARS!
OPTIMUS PRIME and WINDBLADE on the hunt for a killer!
Will the AUTOBOTS stand up when DECEPTICON lives are at stake?


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Punishment One-Shot Full Preview

IDW The Transformers #37 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #37 Full Preview
Date: Tuesday, January 20th 2015 9:15am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al

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Views: 17,402

Despite delays, digital advances and other doodads, IDW Publishing offers the new episode in one of its ongoing robot comics - and we look at Earth and the Enigma of Combination in The Transformers #37! Check out a full preview below, and head back here tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers #37—Days of Deception
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
THE ONYX PROTOCOL! As PROWL confronts SPIKE over the human’s betrayal, the mystery of G.B. Blackrock and the Onyx Interface deepens. Meanwhile, Tokyo becomes a battleground as Arcee faces the Constructicons… and Galvatron!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Days of Deception continues!
The stage is set for COMBINER WARS!
Prowl versus Spike!
Arcee versus Galvatron!
Variant Cover by Kotteri!


Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #37 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #37 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #37 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #37 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #37 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #37 Full Preview

Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece / Neon Genesis Evangelion MP10 'Eva' Mode Convoy

Transformers News: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece / Neon Genesis Evangelion MP10 'Eva' Mode Convoy
Date: Monday, January 5th 2015 6:15am CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Paik4Life

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We've seen in-hand images before of the Takara Tomy Transformers x Evangelion MP-10 Convoy Mode "Eva" figure, showing off its purple and green deco on the basic Masterpiece figure. But why not take a look at the figure in this video review by fellow Seibertron.com user Paik4Life - check it out below!


Video Review - Takara Tomy Masterpiece Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Soundwave

Transformers News: Video Review - Takara Tomy Masterpiece Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Soundwave
Date: Friday, December 26th 2014 2:13pm CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Benscollectables

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Views: 26,350

Fellow Seibertronian Transformermegazord, also known as Benscollectables in YouTube-land, has another video review to share with all of us - taking the holidays by the horns, check out the embedded clip below, showing off the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave re-edition as the Platinum Year of the Goat set! What do you make of this translucent and bronze/gold redeco? Let us know in the Energon Pub.


Video Review - Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus
Date: Monday, December 22nd 2014 10:51am CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Benscollectables

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Fellow Seibertron.com member and YouTube reviewer Transformermegazord (aka Benscollectables) has uploaded a full video review of the highly anticipated Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus! You can check out the clip embedded below, featuring unboxing, transformation, comparisons and more.


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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Views: 44,241

..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:

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #111 - New York Toy Fair 2015
Twincast / Podcast #111:
"New York Toy Fair 2015"
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Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015