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Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys
Date: Saturday, October 1st 2016 12:05pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Editorials, Top Lists
Posted by: Optimutt | Credit(s): Guest Writer Optimutt

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers. These are the opinions of one or a few people (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. This week's list is brought to us from fellow Seibertronian Optimutt who has already given us some awesome lists like the Top 10 Best G1 Episodes and a list of the top 5 comic only characters that did not have toys yet (at the time). This is a follow up to said list, so take it away Optimutt!


Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

In the process of creating my “Top Five Comics-Only” list, I realized that there have been a huge number of comic characters who have enjoyed a physical existence in the sake of an officially-licensed product or two. While the companion looked at Transformers who have only existed in comic form, this is a list of those lucky enough to have been given toy form as well. In fact, many of my original choices for the previous list were exempt because of their toy versions. Luckily, they now get a chance to shine in all their comic-origin glory in this list that is pretty much the same as "Best Transformers Characters Original to the Comics"! Please also keep in mind that by “toy” I mean officially-licensed Hasbro/Takara products. Third Party versions don’t count in regards to this list.


5. Straxus

In the original cartoon, Megatron left Cybertron in charge of Shockwave. In the comics, however, a number of Decepticon leaders came and went, leaving Straxus the victor. From his fortress of Darkmount, Straxus was a brutal overlord whose greatest pleasure was the liquefaction of his enemies in his smelting pool. He was such a nasty number that even after his apparent death at Blaster’s hands, Marvel UK chronicled how he was able to take over Megatron’s body and continue his rule over the Decepticons. Sadly, his time with IDW was abbreviated and as a soldier for Nova Prime, he was relegated to a cameo role in several of the publishing company’s earlier books. Both Takara and Hasbro did a Classics version of him (pictured below), and he even got a Shakespeare-inspired Shattered Glass version in 2014.

Alt Mode: Tanky cannon.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys
Transformers Convention & Club Exclusives The Bard of Darkmount (Shattered Glass Straxus) Gallery


4. Impactor

A creation of Simon Furman, the Wreckers were a group of Autobots who had toys but were never in the comics (or cartoon) for one reason or another (mostly legal). With an initial group composed of Whirl, Roadbuster, Topspin, Twin Twist, and the duobot- Rack’n’Ruin, the Wreckers were a lean, mean, tailpipe-kicking force to be wreckoned with. And at their helm was this javelin-fisted soldier utterly dedicated to that team. Sadly, his time in the Marvel UK series was short-lived, as he sacrificed himself to save the life of the Cybertronian Autobots’ leader, Emirate Xaaron. The good thing about that? His replacements were none other than the Autobot Triple Changers! Not a bad legacy there. In IDW’s time with the series, however, he had a pivotal role in the Last Stand of the Wreckers series where he maintained his legacy of a soldier with quite a capacity to Wreck and Rule. Taking inspiration from the ill-fated Rotorstorm’s page in Last Stand of the Wreckers, Impactor’s first toy served as the torso of the Ruination combiner toy that came out in 2012. In keeping with the comics-inspired concept, 2016’s TCC Impactor toy will also be able to combine.

Alt Mode: Tank

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys


3. Jhiaxus

In the early 1990’s, Marvel pulled the plug on the Transformers comics because of dwindling sales and the announcement from Hasbro that the toy line would cease. However, only a few years later, Hasbro relaunched the line, to be dubbed Generation 2. With this, Marvel also relaunched the Transformers series with former TF scribe Simon Furman at the helm. To maintain the idea of “new generation,” Furman created a third faction for the Autobots and Decepticons to battle, a group of Cybertronian colonizers whose goal was the creation of a universe of mini-Cybertrons. Despite being happy to be writing Transformers again, Furman was left a little dubious about the chances for G2’s longevity. This came across in the name of the new race’s leader, Jhiaxus, pronounced “Gee, axe us” (why doncha?). Since then, Jhiaxus has become a staple in TF fiction and has had the honor of having two distinct oddly-pumpkinized recolors of pre-existing TF toys!

Alt Mode: Jet

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys


2. Drift

Yes. He does count! When Shane McCarthy was putting together his All Hail Megatron comic, he was in the market to balance off Sunstreaker and Hunter O’Nion’s betrayal of the Autobots. He did so with a Decepticon murderer who decided he had had enough and then switched sides. This disillusionment of a dedicated soldier was something that was pretty thoroughly explored in the series, but none were quite as spearheading of this as Drift. The coolest thing about this three sword-wielding drift racer was the fact that concurrently with his comics’ origin, Hasbro was in discussion with artist Guido Guidi and the IDW editorial team about the production of his toy! This was pretty much the first time that a comic and toy had similar timeliness in their origins. He has since become so popular that he beat out hundreds of other Autobots to land a role in TF 4, and his legacy continues in the Robots in Disguise cartoon. It is thanks to this name and image recognition that he barely ekes out ahead of Jhiaxus.

Alt Mode: Drift racer

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys
Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) Drift Gallery


1. Primus

When Primus first appeared in Marvel’s TF 61, Octopunch shot him right between the eyes, waking him up from an eon-long slumber. He handled it pretty well, screaming loudly enough for his spark-brother, Unicron, to figure out where he was. It turns out that Primus was the heart and soul of Cybertron and – more importantly – the creator of the Cybertronian races! Over the next fifteen issues, we saw him come to life as a mildly-ineffectual protector of the Cybertronian race, only to be killed by Unicron. Prior to Primus’ appearance, the closest thing we had to a Transformers deity was the Creation Matrix, which was a mystical object that could give life. Fast forward a bit and the really cool toy of him that they made in his honor for the TF: Cybertron line became an even cooler repaint from Takara in 2010. Why is he at the top of this list? Can a mere mortal ever hope to compete with a god? Yeah, no way.

Alt mode: Cyber-freaking-tron. Yes. The planet.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys


Honorable Mention

Minimus Ambus

When the first Ultra Magnus toy came out in 1986, he was a recolored Optimus Prime toy with a car carrier trailer that turned into battle armor. In both comics and the cartoon, he was always depicted in battle armor, as a stalwart defender of what he could handle. Fast forward to Dreamwave’s run of the comics and minds were blown when the armor was destroyed to reveal Optimus Prime’s batch brother in shiny white glory. IDW took this concept to another level and created Ultra Magnus as the ultimate secret: he was a legendary soldier who, upon his corporeal death had his image resurrected by Chief Justice Tyrest as a battle armor given to special Point One Percenters who could carry the load of this special armor. The most recent of these to wear the Magnus armor is Minimus Ambus, a soldier who impressed Tyrest with his sense of duty, order, and punctuational adherence to the laws of the Tyrest Accords. The reason for his HM? Technically, he’s not an OC. I mean, he is, but he’s Magnus and everyone knows Ultra Magnus. So it would be cheating if we said he was completely OC. Hasbro brought him majestically to pearly life in 2015 in their Combiner Wars toy line.

Alt Mode: Anti-gravitational mine-sweeper (self), car-carrier (Magnus armor)

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Original Transformers Comics Characters Who Have Toys
Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Minimus Ambus Gallery

New Galleries: Q-Transformers Ultra Magnus, Arcee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Jetfire and more

Transformers News: New Galleries: Q-Transformers Ultra Magnus, Arcee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Jetfire and more
Date: Friday, September 30th 2016 1:29am CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Bronzewolf

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Seibertonians, our Gallery Quest continues, this time with the strange line that is Q-Transformers. This line has given us transformer versions of characters like Snoopy and Hello Kitty, so every once in a while, it's nice to go back to your roots. Such is the case today, as we'll be taking a look at Arcee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Ultra Magnus, and Jet Fire, as well as the Black Optimus Prime (Nemesis Prime) and Black Megatron variants. Check a handful of images below and click on any of them to be taken to the full galleries!

Q-Transformers Ratchet (61 images) - Super Deformed

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy


Q-Transformers Ironhide (109 images) - Super Deformed

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy


Q-Transformers Jetfire (66 images) - Super Deformed

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy


Q-Transformers Arcee (62 images) - Super Deformed

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy


Q-Transformers Ultra Magnus (69 images) - Super Deformed

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy


Q-Transformers Black Optimus Prime (78 images) - Super Deformed

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy


Q-Transformers Black Megatron (71 images) - Super Deformed

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Q-Transformers from Takara Tomy

New Galleries: BotCon 2016 Exclusives Reflector and Flash Sentry

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2016 Exclusives Reflector and Flash Sentry
Date: Wednesday, September 28th 2016 5:44pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime

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Seibertron.com is proud to bring to you today our latest gallery, that of Botcon 2016 Exclusives Reflector and Flash Sentry!

Reflector and Flash Sentry are both retools of the Combiner War Shockwave with new heads. Reflector utilizes Shockwave's arms and the way they tab to force 3 of his toys to come together and form his camera mode. Cameras this size will probably only be able to be handled by titan class transformers, and have a high probability of shooting you instead of capturing your image for picture frames. This is also the first modern toy of Reflector that takes into account his 3 different components to make his camera mode, unlike his Thrilling 30 toy (which turns into a gun, so both will probably shoot you). He was available to Transformers Collectors Club members as well as those who attended Botcon 2016.

Flash Sentry is a repaint of the Reflector mold, transforming into a gun that can be held by any of the Combiner Wars figures. He can also use the Shockwave arms to plug into Reflector and help form a camera, or if you somehow had 3 of him he could make his own translucent camera mode. Flash Sentry was only available to Golden Ticket Attendees. He is a member of the Photons, a subgroup of Decepticons led by Reflector.

You can check out the full Seibertron.com gallery by clicking on any of the images below, and you can let us know what you think of them in the comment section below!

BotCon Exclusives Reflector (121 images) - Legends Class

Transformers News: Botcon 2016 Galleries

Transformers News: Botcon 2016 Galleries

Transformers News: Botcon 2016 Galleries

Transformers News: Botcon 2016 Galleries


BotCon Exclusives Flash Sentry (77 images) - Legends Class

Transformers News: Botcon 2016 Galleries

Transformers News: Botcon 2016 Galleries

Transformers News: Botcon 2016 Galleries

Transformers News: Botcon 2016 Galleries

New Galleries: Rescue Bots Superchargers Sideswipe and Bumblebee, Amazon Heatwave, plus Rescan Blurr and Salvage

Transformers News: New Galleries: Rescue Bots Superchargers Sideswipe and Bumblebee, Amazon Heatwave, plus Rescan Blurr and Salvage
Date: Tuesday, September 27th 2016 9:02pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Bronzewolf

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Seibertron is on a gallery roll! Just after releasing our new Morbot, Hoist, and Medix galleries, and our Takara Con Exclusive Rat Trap, Rhinox, and Waspinator galleries, we've got a brand new set of pictures for several brand new Rescue Bots toys, including the highly anticipated Superchargers Bumblebee and Sideswipe, the Amazon exclusive Heatwave, and Rescan Blurr and Salvage. Check out a selection of images below, and click on any of them to be taken to the full galleries!

Transformers Rescue Bots Sideswipe (55 images) - Rescan Series, Rescue Bots, Superchargers

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue


Transformers Rescue Bots Bumblebee (62 images) - Rescan Series, Rescue Bots, Superchargers

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue


Transformers Rescue Bots Salvage (71 images) - Rescan Series, Rescue Bots

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue


Transformers Rescue Bots Blurr (63 images) - Rescan Series, Rescue Bots

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue


Transformers Rescue Bots Heatwave the Fire-Bot (61 images) - Rescue Bots

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap
Date: Tuesday, September 27th 2016 11:25am CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Bronzewolf

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Views: 20,633

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

It's Beast Wars Tuesday once again! That means Seibertron.com is rolling out (heh) a brand new set of Beast Wars-themed galleries! Today, we've got the LG-EX (exclusive) versions of Takara Rhinox, Rattrap, and Waspinator, which were exclusive to the Transformers Fes2016 in Japan! Take a look at the preview of each down below, and then click on any of the images to be taken to each respective gallery, all of which include some comparison shots of the Exlusive Versions with the regular Takara and Hasbro versions!

Transformers Legends Rhinox (120 images) - Voyager Class

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap


Transformers Legends Waspinator (115 images) - Deluxe Class

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap


Transformers Legends Rattrap (130 images) - Deluxe Class

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Legends LG-EX Rhinox, Waspinator and Rattrap

New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots Rescan Morbot, Hoist, Medix, and more

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots Rescan Morbot, Hoist, Medix, and more
Date: Monday, September 26th 2016 1:21pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Bronzewolf

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Ladies and Gents of Seibertron, we've got a few new galleries for you today from the Playskool Rescue Bots line! We'll be focusing on the various incarnations of Morbot, Hoist, and Medix toys (including the older Rescue Bots versions of the latter two). Check out a selection of images below, and click on any of the images to be taken to full galleries for each character!

Transformers Rescue Bots MorBot (69 images) - Rescan Series, Rescue Bots

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue


Transformers Rescue Bots Hoist The Tow Bot (66 images) - Rescan Series, Rescue Bots

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue


Transformers Rescue Bots Medix the Doc-Bot (61 images) - Rescan Series, Rescue Bots

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue


Transformers Rescue Bots Hoist The Tow Bot (54 images) - Rescue Bots

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue


Transformers Rescue Bots Medix the Doc-Bot (56 images) - Rescue Bots

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Rescue Bots, Energize, Rescan and Roar and Rescue

New Galleries: Takara Transformers Legends LG-03 Tankor, LG-04 Roadbuster and LG-05 Whirl

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Transformers Legends  LG-03 Tankor, LG-04 Roadbuster and LG-05 Whirl
Date: Sunday, September 25th 2016 10:37pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Bronzewolf

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Seibertronians, it's time again to add our ever-growing collection of Transfomer toy galleries! This time we'll be taking a look at Takara Legends Legends LG-03 Tankor, LG-04 Roadbuster and LG-05 Whirl! Check a hand-picked, locally grown selection below, and click on any of the images to be taken to the full galleries!

Transformers Legends Whirl (114 images) - Voyager Class

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more


Transformers Legends Roadbuster (123 images) - Voyager Class

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more


Transformers Legends Tankor (133 images) - Deluxe Class

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Transformers News: Re: New Galleries: Transformers Generations, United, Classics, Henkei and more

Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
Date: Sunday, September 25th 2016 4:41pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Get ready to storm the Bastille, tear down that wall, and throw your tea in a harbor because the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast is back to unite and get revolutionary on your audio receptors. Join host Scotty P, Jon "Optimus Prime for Real" 3.0, eternal voice of reason and/or comedy Counterpunch, and welcome back Megatronus while he watches the meter as they discuss Combiners, Titans, and a Revolution.

Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes, and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

With the Combiner Wars cartoon wrapped up, we (except Jon 3.0 who sits out this segment) finally discuss our thoughts about the show. Did this more "mature" attempt at a Transformers program resonate with the crew? No, not really. Did we think it was good storytelling and a nice way to bring these characters out in a different form of media? No, still nothing there either. Listen in to exactly why we weren't impressed, as we try to take a measured approach in our critique.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
Metroplex has fun ways of telling you to get off his lawn.


The negative vibes disappear as soon as they arrive, as we take a look at the fantastic Till All Are One #4 released last week from IDW Publishing. We discuss the Combaticons and the depth of character illustrated within the book for these classic Decepticons. Additionally, the ongoing saga of Ironhide comes under inspection, as well as the longer continuity at play with Chromia's confession. As always, spoilers will be within if you haven't yet caught this issue!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
Iron Yeager > Cade Yeager


Given that combiner team characters often carry an inherent difficulty in defining every piece as interesting and well defined, considering the amount often introduced at once, we discuss times from the past where combiner teams bucked this trend. In this special discussion for the week, we remember Aerialbots and their varied team makeup, Stunticons and there lack of it, and we learn one very prescient yet terrifying truth:

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
Unicron is frightening.


After that, we stay on the gestalt theory as we attempt our best thoughts on how to flesh out an existing combiner team where the characterization over the years has been lacking. Shock, awe, and even some tactical espionage await. The Technobots doing technoforming? Devastator the beserker? Piranhacons in Tropic Thunder!? Anything goes as the cast tries to break out some creativity.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
Not quite Armageddon.


Once we've had our fun here, things shift into a very different arena as we take on a special request topic from Seibertronian ctrlFrequency - Transformers: Earth Wars tips, tricks, and strategies. Megatronus and Jon 3.0 do the heavy lifting and take a look at Events, alliances, and the basics of how it all works. Tactics for "Wars", plus much more await within, and we hope players of the game enjoy this segment!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
Canadough not required.


Things shift back to comics for a short while, as Revolution 1 has hit the stands. A second attempt at being negative and nice simultaneously hits the show, with yours truly getting on a soapbox out of pure frustration. Tune in to find out why the 'A' for effort and good build didn't lead to warm fuzzy feelings about this ongoing event comic.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
19 covers to collect and still no sign of T-Bob


Things take another turn as we analyze an excellent Listener Question from new board member @Quint's, who asks:

My question is; Which of these 3 era's do you like most?
The one when it was all new? The one that made you feel you missed a whole lot and got you exited again? Or the current one where there are more choices for the same goal than you'd ever imagined you would have to choose from?


Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
The thrill of discovery!


Good looks at the upcoming third wave of Titans Return deluxe class toys, as well as a hot round of rumors for future Titans Returns releases take a quick turn in the spotlight too, though some of the cast takes the time out to give feedback on current releases for the 9,000,000th time. Tune in for an audible progression of people that have kept a show going a little too late in the evening on a weeknight, as they talk about toys from the present and possible future.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
Space Chicken dreams? They're more likely than you think.


We finish up the show by winding down with some Bragging Rights. What will Megatronus' long layoff yielded? Is Counterpunch still buying Battle Beasts? And what "Adventure" has Scotty P been up to this time?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #156 "Gestalt Theory"
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New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn
Date: Friday, September 23rd 2016 6:35pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime

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Fresh off the camera today, Seibertron.com is proud to bring to you today our latest gallery, that of MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn! Delta Magnus is a redeco of the Masterpiece Ultra Magnus figure, and as such features the massive weight and blockiness of the original mold. The original Delta Magnus figure was once a diaclone figure named Powered Convoy, and while that toy was recolored to make Ultra Magnus, the original color scheme was kept and repurposed for Delta Magnus. Delta Magnus also comes with a Marissa Faireborn figure in place of the original Spike and Daniel. You can check out the whole gallery by clicking on any of the images below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Transformers Masterpiece Delta Magnus (173 images) - Masterpieces

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn


Transformers Masterpiece Marissa Faireborn (30 images) - Figurine

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus with Marissa Faireborn

New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set
Date: Thursday, September 22nd 2016 12:01pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: william-james88

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Seibertron recently unveiled the gallery for Combiner Wars Computron and now we have his Japanese fraternal twin to share with you in this gallery of the Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set. This is historically unprecedented in the hobby where both Takara and Hasbro are releasing such different versions of a character. It's not just a change in deco, or head or some extra tooling, but a major change in toys constituting the same combiner. As you will see from the comparisons, the only toy which is the same in both sets is Afterburner, who still has a very different paint scheme and accessories from the Hasbro version. Every other member either has new tooling or is a completely different mold, which is the case for Nosecone, Strafe and Lightspeed. They are all sporting heads never released by Takara yet and all feature their own individual and unique guns which can be combined to give Computron a nice big techno assault rifle (or even a bow).

Enjoy the images below where we compare all the figures. Have you decided which one you are getting yet? If you have both, which do you prefer? Let us know in the discussion!

Transformers Unite Warriors Computron (140 images) - Combiners, Technobots

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set


Transformers Unite Warriors Scattershot (119 images) - Technobots, Voyager Class

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set


Transformers Unite Warriors Nosecone (102 images) - Deluxe Class, Technobots

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set


Transformers Unite Warriors Strafe (117 images) - Deluxe Class, Technobots

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set


Transformers Unite Warriors Afterburner (97 images) - Deluxe Class, Technobots

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set


Transformers Unite Warriors Lightspeed (96 images) - Deluxe Class, Technobots

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

Transformers News: New Galleries: Unite Warriors UW-08 Technobots Combiner Computron Set

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