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IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review
Date: Wednesday, August 17th 2016 7:53am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: D-Maximus_Primal | Credit(s): IDW, D-Maximus_Primal

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The End Is Nigh
A Somewhat Spoilerish Seibertron.com Review of More Than Meets The Eye 56


Synopsis
TITANS RETURN! On Luna 1, nothing ever happens—and as far as FORTRESS MAXIMUS and RED ALERT are concerned, nothing ever will. After all, who else could possibly be interested in the Luna 1’s birthing field and its graveyard full of dead Titans?

Transformers News: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review
Who Indeed?


Story

With the ending of Issue 55, the main crew has been seen for the last time until December at least, the Lost Light has been seen for the last time until who knows when, and the Scavengers are not to be seen until More Than Meets The Eye: Revolution, so who does that leave? None other than IDW's Fortress Maximus, his partner Red Alert, and a bunch of guys and roboids that include Cerebros. Foreshadowing much?

Transformers News: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review
Me and My Roboids


Well, it also seems that the crew has changed a good bit since they last put in an appearance too. For one thing, Cerebros is a wholly different character from before, but that should be nothing new, and it works for the story and the universe as a whole. Having a guy named after a head being associated with some distrustful pasts should be no surprise. It also plays well into Red Alert's story, and it is Red Alert who steals the whole story as well. But, one must not forget how Fortress Maximus has grown as a character, and it seems that he has finally progressed and fulfilled most of his storyline. Well done with the characterization of that duo.

Transformers News: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review
These 2 Men, Well Done


Now as for the actual storyline, it has been pointed out many times and it is worth saying again for the purpose of the review: the comics did come out in an odd order, and thus this story feels like jumping in with not all the pieces ready, but that is hardly the books fault. Once Transformers 56 comes out, things will make much more sense. But for jumping in, it becomes very obvious right away that a lot of old plot lines are about ready to come to a close along with the More Than Meets The Eye name. It also means things are going out on a large, loud, fortissimo note, and the story is ready for it. It works for the dramaticism of an ending two-parter, and it is well written. Old plot points are dredged up, things that came out of nowhere make perfect sense in hindsight upon looking back over years of work, and of course fan favorites seem to never learn.

Transformers News: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review
When someone asks why MTMTE came out first


There really isn't a bad part about the whole storyline. The only fault is the out-of-order release, but overall, we have a great 2-part story to round out the title, and it leaves us looking forward to the finale.

Art

Art for the Titans Return finale fall to Priscilla Tramontano, and compared to when we last saw her doing work on Windblade: Distant Stars, this is a very different beast. Tramontano bursts into the More Than Meets The Eye scene using some very nice and bold artwork, still incorporating her slight cartoony look, but producing something far different and more fitting for the book. Her art captures Milne's standard designs and work, but manages to soften them up a bit, producing something light yet beautiful to look at. The facial expressions are exactly what you would want, and despite having a faceplate, Cerebros manages to steal the show with his expressive speech. Sentinel also puts in a good show for the faceplates, but Fort Max and Red Alert don't disappoint either. There really are no flaws in art, everything is awesome!

Transformers News: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review
Best of Both Worlds


Joana Lafuente does not disappoint with some nice coloring to go with the line art. The backgrounds are beautifully done, the up-close shots are nicely colored, the massive, sprawling titan yard is glorious to look at - and, of course, cannonfire.

Tom B. Long rounds out the full visual effect with some nice lettering and the ability to break up who is speaking and who is thinking words. He even gets in on the action of Red Alert's meta-commentary on comic speech bubbles, and makes that bit of meta-action truly enjoyable:

Transformers News: IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review
Downside to rooming with Swerve once upon a time: you too are subject to a Meta-Bomb


Final Thoughts

More Than Meets The Eye comes to a close next month with issue 57, and it seems that we are set to go out on a high note. The storylines are coming to a close in a very satisfactory way, the characterizations are on-point and are progressing in a good way, and the Titans Return aspect is present but is not intruding on the main comic point. The art is great, the colors and lettering are present and correct, the fourth wall was breached for a panel, and the scenery and characters are looking as they should. Everything for the story works, it all fits, and the only thing that is out of place is the release of the story, and even then the book is a great read. The finale has a lot to live up to, but I think that if this first part is any indication, it certainly will.

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IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review
Date: Wednesday, August 17th 2016 6:10am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Dr Va'al

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Full Metal Hackin
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
WINDBLADE TURNS TRAITOR?! With the rise of the COMBATICON threat, STARSCREAM issues an ultimatum to WINDBLADE: do his - or everyone on Cybertron will learn her darkest secrets!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review
*mumblegrumble*


Story

The shift from 'Windblade' to 'Till All Are One' is one that perfectly adapts to and suits the way in which the story, plots and cast are handled in this new series. The various characters each have their own path, and while they do cross at multiple intersections, it's refreshing to see them work both with and against each other so subterfugey.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review
What is her rooollleee??


There are some key players of course, in terms of how Mairghread Scott approaches the script, playing pivotal roles in the issue - especially the Combaticons. Individuals, well-rounded, well-scripted voices and characters that operate well on their own and as a team (when necessary), even with the Blast Off ...play from last issue.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review
Aw diddums


The other excellent written bot is Ironhide, who seems to be channelling a lot more of his past/future self from the miniseries, Pax Cybertronia, and possible connections with the other comic out this week (and the one not out at all until the end of the month). Whatever is going to happen, and still with my tentative dislike of the ideology behind it, he's doing it well, and it's a good hook and tease.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review
Va'al, training news staff


The one thing I was not too keen on, and worth pointing out here, is the slight confusion with timelines and where this fits in the greater picture of the IDWverse. Even that, however, was solved again once reminded that the book was supposed to start in March, pre-Sins of the Wreckers. Brawl leaving the AHO arc makes sense again, as do other enigmatic events, and EVERYTHING IS FINE again.

Art

Sara Pitre Durocher does some fantastic work in laying out some of the parallel scenes, between fighting and hacking, more fighting, some talking, a bit of fighting, and tensions running just a little higher between one of sides in the book. Plus, we get an actual montage. A training montage. With Ironhide and Blast Off. A Montage.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review
Not shown: the Montage


The colours are really well played too, in the vibrant approach that Joana Lafuente brings to the linework and layouts. The nice contrasts between night/day and under/overground have some great touches to them, too, and the fight scenes - as a juxtaposition to the Metroplex scenes with Chromia and Windblade - are given an added layer of dynamism.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review
Red is the colour of VIOLENCE


The fighting and training, along with Metroplex scenes, allow for some nice space in terms of lettering too, and Tom B. long delivers his neon magic once more (keep an eye out for the location/setting captions, too). As for the covers, we've seen the hauntingly good main one by Pitre Durocher for a while now, but both Alex Milne/Josh Perez and Thomas Teyowisonte Deer (this one thumbnailed) play around with the tone of the book, pitting the pawns under Starscream's control on the game board.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Things I have yet to figure out: Elita One's role in all of this. Obsidian is still a menacing presence, but much more in the background - what is the plan behind things? Rattrap - what does he have to do with everything? because he's stuck in the middle of it, always. Things I really enjoy: the Combaticons, all of them. More please. The breaking point that Windblade seems to be reaching with both Starscream and Chromia, on two different sides.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review
It aLL MAkses SNSE


The book may have been a slow burner at first, but it's paying off, significantly, already. More tension, more political play, more teasing of something MUCH BIGGER (and maybe not even entirely intentional, going by my own speculation from the cover of #4), and more humour where you might not expect it. And a training montage, you guise.

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Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 3 "The Duel" Review

Transformers News: Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 3 "The Duel" Review
Date: Tuesday, August 16th 2016 2:38pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Cartoon News, Reviews, Site Articles, Digital Media News, Editorials
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Machinima, Go90

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Seibertronians, it's Tuesday. That means that Machinima has released the next episode of their Combiner Wars series. It also means that it's review time! So sit back, relax, grab a mug of Hot Energon, and let old Bronzey tell you a story.

We open with Optimus Prime this time(bit of a change of pace there), and he's standing in an old hangar with Windblade. The hangar appears to be on an Asteroid or moon, as it's overlooking the entire planet of Cybertron. Windblade and Optimus are standing off. Windblade reaches for her sword, and Optimus takes her sniper rifle and breaks it.

Transformers News: Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Discussion Thread
Our first good look at Optimus

A minor thing here, I wish a louder sound effect would have been given to the gun breaking. As it sits now, it sound less like it's breaking and more like it's supposed to fold in half or transform. (Ala Masterpiece Optimus Prime's gun) The first time I watched this episode, I didn't realize it was the sniper rifle from last episode he was holding, and I thought he was turning it in to some kind of sword to fight Windblade.

Anyway, we pick up pretty much where we left off last episode. Windblade takes a few swipes at Prime, and the former Autobot leader dodges all of them, making me wonder how she took down a Combiner no problem.

Transformers News: Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Discussion Thread
Optimus avoids Windblade's attacks

Windblade and Prime share some dialogue about how she tried to kill Starscream, how Windblade feels like the universe would be better off if all Autobots, Decepticons, and Combiners ceased to function. This line especially strikes me as odd. She suddenly hates everyone, and wants to commit mass genocide, but in the same breath she literally says she doesn't want the war to continue. Prime says he obviously won't stand by and let her. Windblade then asks him how many 'bots he's killed in the war, and he says anything he did in the war was not done out of spite and was not unprovoked.

While we're on dialogue here, let's look at voice acting. Windblade is still a little stiff, but you can tell the voice actor's getting more comfortable in the role and the character she wants to play. We finally hear OP speak, and he's done wonderfully by our very own Jon3.0 (or Jon Bailey as he's know in the "Real World"). And, I mean this genuinely, he is bar none the best Voice actor in the entire series so far. This is because he's had years of experience not only voicing transformers, but voicing Prime. It's unfair to expect the same result from voice actors who aren't comfortable in their new metal skin.

Again, there's problems with the animation, it's waaay too blocky and completely off-base with the words being spoken, plus there's a lot of close-up mouth shots in this one, so it's near impossible to ignore. I have a feeling this isn't going to change, so we'll have to get used to it.

Windblade then uses a special, what I'm calling a, "Turbine Attack" on Optimus, who pulls out his G1 orange Energon axe. It's cool to see the axe return in this series, and it's a nice tie-in to the older fiction.

Transformers News: Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Discussion Thread
The Axe is back, baby!

After a few more minutes of fighting, Windblade pleads with Optimus to help her because the combiners are getting out of control. I wish the series would actually show us this "Devastation" she's talking about, because save for the initial Computron v. Menasor fight, we've seen nothing about the combiners being "out of control". And even that fight was still between an Autobot and a Decepticon, so it's not to out of the norm for us. I wish she would have some flashback to a combiner tearing through the buildings of Cybertron, killing civilians. Something to give her more of a motive. (More specifically an Autobot combiner, that would really be a stark realization for the audience that they really are out of control.)

Transformers News: Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Discussion Thread
Optimus Prime and Windblade battle it out in front of an impressive backdrop

Windblade tells Prime about the council's possession of the Enigma of Combination. Prime didn't know this, and Windblade now has a chance to talk him into joining her in destroying it. Optimus realizes the danger the Enigma poses to Cybertron, but is concerned it can't be destroyed. He considers "the amount of fire-power it would take", and then looks up to the sky, saying that there's only one who can help them now. The episode ends.

This is interesting, because my first thought was Megatron, since he's somewhere in exile, too, but in terms of fire power, Megs doesn't have much more than Optimus. Let's think bigger. So...Devastator? Superion? I can't imagine a combiner helping to destroy a sacred Combiner artifact, although we have been told some are still loyal to the concil...

My theory is: It's been mentioned all-throughout this series that Windblade is a City-Speaker. (Heck, it's even mentioned in this episode), and Optimus is concerned about a lack of firepower, it leads me to believe that either Metroplex or Fort Max is set to make an appearance. I could be completely off-base, but this is what it sounds like to me.

Transformers News: Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Discussion Thread

So, in conclusion, Episode 3 is still better than episode 1, but I think 2 still takes it for best episode so far. This was a bit more action-focused like 1, but it had some exposition as well. Unfortunately, most of the exposition is all re-hashed things we've heard before. "End the war" "You're a killer, too" "Combiners must be stopped" "We all have reasons to continue the war" "The enigma threatens the people of Cybertron" It's pretty much the same lines each episode. So again, better than the first, not as good as the second.

Haven't seen the episode yet? You can find it on Go90!

Thanks for tuning in, I'll see you next week when we take a look at Episode 4! So keep it right here on Seibertron.com, your best resource for the latest and greatest Transformers news on the net.

New Galleries: Beast Machines Tankor and Thrust

Transformers News: New Galleries: Beast Machines Tankor and Thrust
Date: Monday, August 15th 2016 11:09pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles, Digital Media News
Posted by: Bronzewolf

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Seibertronians, it's time again for Beast Wars Tuesdays! The feature where the main man himself, Seibertron, gives us a brand new gallery of one or two classic Beast Wars or Beast Machines toys. This time, we're taking a look at Beast Machines Tankor (this time around in his Red and black color scheme) and Thrust! Indulge in some 90s cheese below, and click on the respective links to see the full galleries!

Beast Machines Tankor (148 images) - Mega Vehicles

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Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines


Beast Machines Thrust (191 images) - Deluxe Vehicles

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Beast Wars, Beast Wars II, Neo, and Beast Machines

And, as always, Keep it tuned to Seibertron.com as we continue to pay homage to Beast Wars!

Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016
Date: Sunday, August 14th 2016 12:26pm CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Transtopia
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Transtopia

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It's Sunday, and on Sundays, we wear pink return to the Seibertron.com Creative Round-Up! This month, we have once more collated everything we could find in the Transtopia section of the Energon Pub discussion boards since last time, in customization jobs, creations, fanart, comics, paints, builds, stickers, WIPs and more. Plus, a new edition of the Transformers Photo Challenge: The Little Guys!

Check it all out below, and give the people behind them a comment if you like what you see! Also, if you're in the UK next weekend, make sure to drop by TFNation and The Forge to meet some of our artists, such as Demonology7789, hinomars19, and more!

THE HELP DESK

Revoltech into Transformers - can you help out fellow Seibertronian Delta Magnus on a potential custom job? Head here to leave your comments and tips!

Meanwhile, Underc3211 is looking for some help with custom molding materials - leave your tips here!

CUSTOMIZATIONS

Klejpull - IDW Tarn Replica

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


-Kanrabat- - Combiner Wars Customs

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


cirrusstratus1 - TR Scourge

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


MemphisR56 - CW Wheeljack Update | TR Galvatron

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


Cobotron - CW Bluestreak

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


Omega-Supreme - TR Fort Max | Titan Superion | Bruticus

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


BUILDING BOTS

Bot Sculptor - Cosplay Props

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


Mythic_Gears - Lego mini models

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016



FAN ART

Carnivius Prime - Drawings

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


Demonology7789 - Art

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


BeastProwl - Soundwave

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


Daily Durian - Peel

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


Noideaforaname - Decpticision 20XX

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


SillySpringer - Digital Art

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


Broadside27 - Kaon Underground Digibashes

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016



FAN-FICTION

Stormtalon - Scramble City Saga


Latyrx7 - Vector Sigma Character Creation Guide


BeastProwl - Cole's Journal


PHOTO BLITZ

Madeus Prime - Three Ring Collection

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


leokearon - Digibashes

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


keelo1027 - Cooking with Grimlock | Pics

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


SW's Silverhammer - Alpha BravoShock

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


SillySpringer - Toy Troubles

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016


Shayaun - Epice TF Comics

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Creative Roundup - August 14th, 2016

Transformers Photo Challenge #14: The Little Guys

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #14: The Little Guys
Date: Saturday, August 13th 2016 4:12am CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Contests
Posted by: carytheone | Credit(s): carytheone

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Welcome to the Transformers Photo Challenge. This is a monthly Seibertron.com feature hosted by yours truly. Each challenge will have a theme and a description of any guidelines that need to be followed. To participate: setup some figures, snap a few pictures and post the images in the discussion below. The Transformers Photo Challenge is for all skill levels and is just about having fun. Previous challenges can be found here.

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #14: The Little Guys

The larger more complex size classes seem to hog the spotlight, so in this photo challenge we will be focusing on (get it) the little guys. In addition to the smaller size classes this can also include Mini-cons, Minibots, Targetmasters, Head/Titanmasters to name a few.

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #14: The Little Guys

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #14: The Little Guys

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #14: The Little Guys

As always, set up your bots and show us what you got ;)^

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #14: The Little Guys

Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 2 Review

Transformers News: Machinima's Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode 2 Review
Date: Tuesday, August 9th 2016 1:20pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Site Articles, Digital Media News, Editorials
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Go90, Bronzewolf

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Seibertronians, it's review time! As reported on earlier, Machinima's Combiner Wars series now has a second episode, and it's now online! After a less than satisfactory first episode, this episode will really tell the fate of the series. Yay or Nay? Let's break it down to find out.

We start on Cybertron this time, as apposed to Caminus in the first episode, and we quickly change to a shot from what I'm assuming is Starscream, as it cuts back and we see him flying just a moment later. Starscream is on a reconnaissance mission, to gather information on the state of Cybertron. On his flyover, he witnesses some bombs going off on the surface below.

From this vantage point it almost looks like Starscream was the one that dropped the bombs, but I seriously doubt this is the case.

We pan backwards, as mentioned before, to see the Decepticon fly to a large silver building. Here again we have an issue with the choppy animation. As mentioned previously on the boards, Starscream appears really choppy, while the background moves fluidly with the camera.

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Starscream enters the building

Starscream enters the building from a top landing bay, and slowly descends using the thrusters on his feet. He lands and meets with Rodimus and, randomly, the Mistress of Flame. These bots are apart of the "Council" we've been hearing about.

They discuss the state and threat of the combiners, and how word of Computron and Menasor's fight has broken out on Cybertron. This is why there's so much unrest on the planet. Peace has been achieved between the AutoBots and Decepticons - and the council doesn't want to ruin that. They all consider using the "Enigma of Combination" for one reason or another. Rodimus wants to use it to take over an army of combiners, turning a threat into an asset. The Mistress wants to use it to wipe out all the combiners in one felled swoop. Starscream has an objection to this, as the combiners are transformers, too. Wiping them all out would be genocide. Besides, some of the Combiners have been loyal to, even fought for, the council.

Transformers News: Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Discussion Thread
Rodimus and the Mistress of Flame are introduced to the series

The Mistress feels it isn't Starscream's place to talk about killing other transformers, given his past. We also learn in this discussion that not only is Optimus Prime in hiding, but Megatron as well.

See, now we're getting somewhere. Now we have a story to work with. One that plays with the original concept that was proposed, and not too terribly I might add. There are still some issues, such as some of the lines delivered are a bit stiff, and the mouth-movement-to-actual-voice-and-words is way off and not ignore-able, but it goes leaps and bounds above episode one. But we're not done yet.

We start to view the council meeting through the scope of a sniper rifle. It targets Rodimus, Starscream, and the Mistress. The council walks over to the Enigma of Combination, and agree they should study all it's powers before making any brash decisions.

Transformers News: Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Discussion Thread
A sniper sets up an attack on the council

The sniper is revealed to be Windblade, set on stopping the council one way or another. She decides to fire at the Enigma, and somehow misses. She hits Starscream in the shoulder, and he falls. Another problem I have is right here. There's such a weird, delayed reaction to Starscream being shot by the rest of the council. There's a good two seconds before they really do anything. The Dialogue and sound effects become a little clunky here, as the Mistress raises the alarm and Rodimus checks on the former Decepticon.

Transformers News: Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Discussion ThreadThe Enigma of Combination

We return to Windblade. She hears a noise behind her and immediately jumps and turns around. It's revealed to be Optimus Prime, now out of exile. He still doesn't say anything, and the episode ends pretty much on the same shot as the previous one.

Overall, episode two is a lot better than episode one. It gives us actual emotions, and actual dilemmas for the characters to face. It still suffers from that 5 minute time constraint, and trying to make people understand a whole new continuity with a new story line in 5 minutes in near-impossible. My only wish is that the past to episodes would have had a bit more of each other in them. Meaning, episode one, the hard-to-follow action-feast that it was, could have definitely used a little more (or, a lot more) story. And, on the flip side, episode two could have used a bit more battles and action. But, all in all, you're starting to win me back Machinima. That Wheeljack name-drop didn't hurt, either.

Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie
Date: Sunday, August 7th 2016 9:28pm CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Digital Media News
Posted by: ScottyP

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Dare To Be Great
The Transformers: The Movie Turns 30 - A Tribute
Author: Scotty P | Editor: Counterpunch
Additional Written Contributions from: Burn, Bronzewolf
Special Thanks To: Shout! Factory, Seibertron

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie


With today marking 30 years since the release of The Transformers: The Movie, the fine folks at Shout! Factory (from whom you may Preorder the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the movie by clicking here) posed a question: how did this movie capture a special place in the hearts of millions and kids of the 80s? We'll explore the answer to this by carefully looking at the characters, themes, and imagery of the movie with a bit of input from the Seibertron staff along the way.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Transformers has always been about its characters, not merely robotic automations as seen in other media, but rather fully fleshed out individuals with distinct personalities and stories. The Transformers: The Movie continued this tradition and made new room in the hearts of fans for the characters it introduces even as it takes away some beloved favorites.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

This movie introduces around a dozen more icons to an already robust mythos. Hot Rod, Galvatron, Cyclonus, Springer, Kup, Scourge, and even characters that didn't get toys at the time like Arcee, Unicron, and the Quintessons all brought something new to the table. A cavalier Autobot? Not a brand new idea, but never had children seen that element within an Autobot destined for leadership. A sleek futuristic car mode tricked out with flames and attitude to spare and you've got a character designed to capture the imagination of a young audience. For those looking for the stately authority figure, another Autobot introduced by the movie, Ultra Magnus, was around to pick up the slack. Forum Administrator Burn offers his personal story about how Ultra Magnus made him a Transformers fan for life:

Burn wrote:The year was 1986, and The Transformers: The Movie was released on Boxing Day here in Australia. I was 10 years old. I remember going during the day to see it as this could very well have been the very first movie I got to see on my own. It was at "The Airdome Theatre", one of those 'old style' movie theatres with canvas seats, thick red drapes, and even a balcony area. Very old school. (This theatre would be demolished a few years later and the town has been left without a full sized theatre since.)

So there I was, 10 years old, on summer break. I went into the theatre as a burgeoning fan of The Transformers, and I came out an even bigger fan. Oh sure there was that traumatizing moment when Optimus died. But then, there was Ultra Magnus. "ULTRA MAGNUS IS AWESOME!" is all I could think right then. I left that theatre on a high and walked around the corner and up the street a bit to a newsagent, going straight to the comics section and that's where I found it: Marvel UK Transformers #74.

That began my collecting of the Marvel UK comics, which also had a tremendous influence on my life. So on the same day so many years ago, not only had I walked out of the theatre after witnessing what I considered to be the greatest movie ever, but I also became a comic book fan.

Just a few weeks ago, my girlfriend, who is a major Studio Ghibli fan sat me down to begin what my introduction to Studio Ghibli movies, "My Neighbour Totoro". It was one of the first Studio Ghibli movies she saw as a child and wanted to share that with me. So we watched it, and I decided that it would only be fair that I show her The Transformers. She'd never seen it before. She sat there watching, listening some of the greatest lines in cinema history ("Why throw away your life so recklessly?", "One shall stand, one shall fall", "Their defenses are broken, let the slaughter begin", "Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost"), and it was just wonderful to be able to share something special in return.

To say this movie that is 30 years old had an influence on me would be an understatement. It turned me into a fan of comic books, it made me (and most of you may not even know this), a Ultra Magnus Fanboy and a hater of Hot Rod. As an adult I can watch it and see all the flaws. But I don't care, this movie, like collecting Transformers toys, reminds me of a simpler time in my life where I didn't have to worry about bills and other annoying adult things.

Happy anniversary to The Transformers: The Movie!



While the impact of new characters from the movie would mark a lasting shift in the franchise, it was perhaps the ones who were taken away that left the biggest mark on the fandom. In most cartoons of the time, if older, established characters needed to step aside to give some screen time to new ones, plot devices would be used more often than not to harmlessly have them go off on another adventure, or disappear ambiguously to set the stage for some future return. Not in Transformers: The Movie. Within the first ten minutes of the movie, the body count begins to add up. Most famously, Optimus Prime falls in battle with Megatron, an emotional moment that was a sad, but somewhat protracted goodbye to the hero that kids had idolized since the series' inception.

There are dozens of accounts and articles about Optimus Prime, but less about other significant characters such as Ironhide, Prowl, Ratchet, Brawn, Wheeljack, and more. Why would the deaths of these characters also lead to emotional moments that made this movie stick in the consciousness of countless fans for years? It was hard to know as a child, but reflecting back, as this was a story about war, even these important characters were killed off in darkly appropriate, anti-climactic, quick, and not really even mentioned again ways. The desperation in Peter Cullen's Ironhide, crying "No!" when he hears of the plan to destroy Autobot City, is then cut off by one of Frank Welker's most ruthlessly delivered lines as Megatron - "Such heroic nonsense." Ironhide then takes a point blank shot to the head from a fusion cannon and is never heard from again. It's quick, it's brutal, then it's over. It's war.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

While Transformers had always been a story about a war, it was more or less toy soldiers off to battle, and whatever the result, they would come back next week for you to pull out of your toy box while their adventures continued again on screen. With Transformers: The Movie, some of kids' favorite heroes became disposable, and their endings signified just that. This battle between Autobot and Decepticon was now more real than it had ever been, and the quick establishment of this new paradigm gripped those that weren't crushed, as now, truly, anything could happen.

There was another foreboding presence casting a shadow over the film’s events in the form of a giant planet that devours other worlds: Unicron. This now legendary villain is introduced in a beautifully animated opening sequence, with a slow panning shot revealing the colossal scale of what Vince DiCola's score immediately tells you is a villain to fear. A quick look at the surface on an unknown alien planet, later found out to be Lithone, shows beings very similar in appearance to Transformers on what looks like a peaceful world. Just as your new robot friends go to do some science, they are (mostly) eaten. Yes, eaten alive by the new terror that's been put in front of the audience and there is no room for doubt that the danger to our transforming friends is very real.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Many children could watch the Battle of Autobot City and think in the back of their minds "what happens if that big planet shows up again?” The futility of the conflict finally comes to the forefront when a depleted Autobot crew trying to rebuild receives a transmission from Jazz and Cliffjumper that their moonbase is about to be eaten, but then receive a similar message from Daniel's dad, who was the kid avatar Spike in the earlier TV episodes. Now, suddenly, even the characters intended to represent the captive audience in front of the television was in mortal peril. Before they can act, a rebuilt Megatron, now Galvatron, shows up and chases them away. All of that establishing material, which took away many childhood heroes, was now, ultimately, for naught. The recently defeated Megatron not only immediately returned, he did so rebuilt and strengthened by a galaxy-spanning threat the like of which the Transformers had never seen.

The lessons about the nature of conflict and its brutal consequences are ones that have resonated with the generation that grew up on the movie through the theatres or the various VHS releases. Those consequences are real for the Transformers just as they are in a real war, without the sugar coatings that accompany some of the other TV cartoon movie adaptations of the same era.

Yet among the heavier messages, there's still a childlike wonder to the film that's kept us captivated enough to go back and be able to find those all these years later. The imagery alone, such as a shuttle taking off from a massive Moonbase, Daniel seeing those first glimpses of Autobot City over the horizon, an entire city transforming, Optimus Prime catapulting through the air to stop the Decepticons in his final battle, an underwater minefield of aquatic robot threats on a planet that looks like a corkscrew, and even a planet made of nothing but actual trash painted a picture of a much larger world. The tagline of the cartoon had always been that the Transformers were "More Than Meets The Eye". It certainly delivered on this promise, but The Transformers: The Movie took it to another level.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

This wonder also facilitated a necessary escape into a friendly place for many fans, even those born much later than the Transformers franchise itself. Site News Staff member Brozewolf shares a story about why this movie means so much on a personal level:

Bronzewolf wrote:"I'm not an 80's kid, far from it actually, so I didn't grow up with the original cartoon or the original toys, but Transformers is still a big part of my life. I first watched Transformers: The Movie with my brother. We were "Vacationing" to Kansas City at the time due to some issues in our family. It was stressful for all of us, especially my brother and I. We had heard of Transformers before. We had seen a bit of G1, a bit of Prime, we had a few toys, but when that movie came on TV, we both knew we were hooked. It gave us the ability to forget about what was troubling us for a moment and get sucked into a world of action, adventure, cool cars, and awesome robots. It was a world we knew we'd never leave, and years later, we still haven't."


Ultimately, fans keep coming back to watch this movie again and again and buy it repeatedly on different formats because it's not only amazingly animated, composed, and acted, it's also a story about growing up. People change, like Spike, now a father to his son Daniel. We make well intentioned mistakes, like Hot Rod accidentally helping Megatron to deliver the fatal shots to Optimus Prime. Our moments of triumph are sometimes short lived, like Starscream's incredibly short leadership of the Decepticons. But if we take the lyrics of Stan Bush and stay sure to be at our "best when the going gets rough", we can rise above the darkest hours of our lives and become people that can make a difference, at least for a moment.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Arise again, The Transformers: The Movie. Thanks for traveling with us on this journey through life, and hopefully we'll be here to celebrate many more birthdays to come.

Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys
Date: Saturday, August 6th 2016 6:57am CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Editorials, Top Lists
Posted by: william-james88

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.


Top 5 Megatron toys

Unlike Optimus, Megatron has not had a consistent alt mode or look. While that has lead to various interpretations, which were usually standouts of any particular line, they were all beautifully flawed at the same time. Many, including today's picks, miss the mark by just a little to be the sublime toy they all have the potential to be. It was hard for the Seibertron team to come up with a list and in a way, we ended up with the bottom five of a top ten list and realized there never was a perfect Megatron toy. So, while each toy will have a blurb from me or another member of Seibertron, it shall also have a one line statement detailing the flaw that makes it just miss the mark. Any toy labeled as Megatron was eligible for this list. Also, while we had to rank them, these can pretty much occupy any spot on the list.


5. Transformers G1 1984 Megatron

This is easily one of the most complex G1 toys out there and the alt mode is just perfect. So perfect that it is not allowed for Hasbro to reissue in fear that the authorities might mistaken it for a real gun and act accordingly. I ordered mine from Japan and it was held up in customs longer than any other item I ever imported and it is the only item I know for a fact was opened thanks to the government's reseal sticker proudly displayed on the packaging. The greatness in the alt mode doesn't end with its looks but it is modular too. You can add a scope, a silencer and a stock to recreate the look of the Walther pistol used in the 60's show, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The Japanese version could also fire pellets. The fun doesn't end there. After one of the most satisfying transformations of the G1 era, you can use these extra add on pieces to build a battle station for your robot. And even though these are just the accessories, the Japanese version still found a way to make that station fire pellets. There is just a bunch of playability here (you can even accommodate smaller figures to sit in the battle station and man it) and the solid G1 die cast just feels great when handling the toy. With no exaggeration, this G1 toy is even better than the Masterpiece version since it accomplishes a perfect alt mode while still providing a solid and intuitive stress free transformation and a robot that is not flimsy in the least and can stand on his own two feet. - William-James88

The Flaw: The robot mode is problematic, with it's lack of decent proportions and articulation. It also does not look too much like the show model and has some parts placed in inappropriate places.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys


4. Transformers Robots In Disguise Megatron (Gigatron)


The RID figure has made its mark on the fandom so indelibly that it came back in the IDW comics as a 'new' character, is still being messed around with in terms of the multiple modes and what it can and cannot do, and is pretty much its own thing. Always. - Va'al

In my opinion one of the best transforming toys of all time. Yes, not all his modes are very good, but the double-headed dragon mode and the goddamn claw mode are all you really ever need. And the robot mode is BEAUTIFUL, not to mention poseable. - Delta Magnus

The Flaw: none of the modes seem to be his definitive alt mode and some of the alt modes are just ridiculous and differ very little from one to the other (Griffin and One Headed Dragon for instance).

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys


3. Transformers Animated Leader Megatron

Oh Baby now this really encompasses the beauty of the entire Transformers Animated line. This figure replicates the animated style of a sleek yet powerful looking robot with minimal kibble in both distinct modes while still providing a simple and intuitive transformation. It is also a love letter to Megatrons of the past (G1 and Super Megatron for instance) while also being his own new take on the character. Finally, I love how Hasbro took advantage of having Megatron be one of the only two leader class molds of the line to truly convey his presence and imposing stature in the show. - William-James88

The Flaw: Partforming replaces what could have been a more complex transformation and his ratcheted thighs make it impossible to give him the perfect standing pose.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys


2. Transformers Beast Wars Transmetal 2 Megatron (Dragon Megatron) Gallery

All Beast Wars Megatron toys are awesome in their own way (until one of them breaks of course) and it seemed like the designers kept upping their stakes with every iteration. First he was a gorgeous purple Tyrannosaurus and gave the robot a tyrannosaurus head and tail for hands. Then they made that Tyrannosaurus metallic, Mecha Godzilla style and freed up his hands. And finally, when the character turned into a prophetic agent of Satan, they switched the Tyrannosaurus for a glorious Red Dragon of ancient myth and realized their folly of freeing up both his hands and instead made one of his hands the head of a fire breathing dragon! This toy has it all: you can puppeteer the head of the dragon and it's segmented scale neck, he can shoot fire missiles from his mouth, you can flap his gorgeous asymmetrical wings and lock them when spread out, the Transformation is unique and as complex as any beat former since, plus the robot has a spark chamber which has a pilot seat for his spark and, lastly, you can give the dragon roller skates. - William-James88

The Flaw: There is some awkwardness to his robot mode, like that giant tail attached to the back of his head. He also has a few breakage points though nothing as bad as the Hasbro Transmetal Megatron.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys


1. Transformers Henkei and Classics Megatron


Classics is the closest that most collectors had to get an updated version of a gun Megatron, both in funky funky colours and toned down deco, with added NERF resemblance (never a bad thing). - Va'al

Technically, there is no better modernized version of a gun Megatron out there. The proportions are great here and he scales perfectly with his deluxe underlings. Plus, he has an impressive transformation making him the perfect example of how to do a shellformer correctly. I understand that the deco can be problematic, even if it could be interpreted as an homage to the Megatron Action Master figure. However, Takara comes to the rescue here by giving you not one but two awsome deco choices. You can either have him in his standard G1 deco or go full updated neo G1 style with black and orange highlights.- William-James88

The Flaw: that right fist, which has no articulation, ends up looking very awkward when his cannon is pointed.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Megatron Transformers Toys

Honorable mentions: Beast Wars Megatron, Generations Leader, Generations War of Cybertron, DOTM Voyager, Armada, Energon and RTS Legion.

Transformers Titans Return Galvatron and Nucleon Pictorial Review

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Galvatron and Nucleon Pictorial Review
Date: Friday, August 5th 2016 8:48pm CDT
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Hello, Seibertronians! I've made a review of the brand-new Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon, and figured I'd share! Check It out below - and compare it to a wider look in the Seibertron.com regular gallery right here, or here for Nucleon.

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After seeing him featured in multiple photos from previous conventions, Galvatron was definitely one of my Most Wanted figures out of the first wave of Titans Return. So after seeing him at Target, he was definitely a buy-on-sight toy. After having him for a couple days now, I thought I would compile my thoughts. Let's jump in by looking at articulation.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah, Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive
He features the standard shoulders/elbows/ hips/knees articulation we're all used to, but he also sports double jointed elbows and knees as well as very nice forward, backward, left, and right ankle tilts. His head articulation is lacking because of that mask/crown, but Hasbro did put it on a small rotating disc that allows it to move one small click to the left or right. Without that crown, the Titan Master alone can swivel the normal 360°, however it still can't move up and down.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Overall the articulation is very good, definitely above average. You can tell Hasbro put some extra effort into some areas because of the lack in others. You can easily get him into some dynamic poses.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

In transforming Galvatron, you'll notice he has the now common step of rotating his hands into his forearms. Normally, this limits a figure, because eventually the wrist joints will become loose. However, this time, Hasbro has seemed to have learned from their previous mistakes by adding a small ratchet joint inside the wrist. This will make it less likely to become loose over time. It's a very nice feature and I appreciate Hasbro including it, as it exponentially greatens the toy's lifespan.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

Now let's talk altmodes. Most figures in The Titan's return line are triple changers, this includes Galvatron, meaning he has three modes. Let's look at the first, Cannon mode.
Canon mode is very nice and well executed. It looks the part, appearing almost exactly like it did in the original animated movie and the later animated television show. Its translucent orange barrel just adds to the effect.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

Galvatron, for some reason, has little pegs on the inside of his legs that can support Titan Masters. This compatibility feature is an added bonus, though I'm not exactly sure why they added it.


On the opposite side of the spectrum his second form, his Jet mode, is very weak. It's not very well-designed and doesn't seem to hold together well. You can tell it was an afterthought and needed to be tacked on just because Galvatron had to be a triple changer. I will admit it is growing on me, but I still think it drags the figure down.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

The nice thing about jet mode is it also has some Titan Master compatibility. The cockpit of the jet is openable and Titan Masters can fit inside. I'm a bigger fan of the Titan Masters than I expected I would be, because the added playability does give a lot to the figure.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Speaking of Titan Masters, let's dive in and take a look at Galvatron's Titan master, Nucleon, an obvious homage to Megatron. (why they didn't just name him Megatron is beyond me) He was my first Titan Master and he is very small. Much much smaller than I expected. I've included some comparisons between him and Kreo Megatron as well as Legends Roller, RID deployer Slipstream and legend class Skywarp, just to give a sense of scale. (And Yes, Kreo Megs' Ion Cannon can clip on to the smaller part of Nucleon's arm.)
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
And, just for fun, here's nucleon next to his leader class counterpart.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review


Nucleon is slightly bigger than some of the other new Titan Masters, in both robot and head mode. However cross-compatibility is still definitely possible. I've been having a lot of fun with the headmaster gimmick. The playability factor really does go through the roof with these figures.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Galvatron himself is pretty big for Voyager Class, standing just a couple hairs taller than Generations Springer. Here's some compairisons
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

And with more of his fellow '86 movie cast members
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

I'd also like to point out that he would have had a serious case of hollow-leg syndrome had Hasbro not gone out of their way and put panels that clip into the back of his legs specifically to fix that. Seriously, the panels serve no other purpose other than to hide the hallowness of his legs. A+ on that one, Has.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review

There's also been a lot of talk about QC on these new figures, so I thought I'd address it- The only problems I've had so far: There is some slight discoloration between the hard and soft plastic parts, but that is to be expected, and isn't that noticable.
Transformers News: Transformers: Titans Return Galvatron and Titan Master Nucleon Pictoral Review
The only other thing seems to be that the left arm of Nucleon fell off once and now doesn't want to stay. If the other arm pops off it'll then pop back on again with no problem, but the left one falls off and doesn't want to snap back on. It'll hold on fine if you're gentle, but fall right off of you're not.

So, over all, I think this figure is great, even with the occasional fault, and is pretty much the quintessential Galvatron. He's earned a place in my collection, and it gives me serious hope in the rest of the Titans Return line. After the wave upon wave of remolds that was Combiner Wars, this is a breath of fresh air.
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