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SDCC 2011 Starscream Skystriker with Cobra Commader Video Review

Transformers News: SDCC 2011 Starscream Skystriker with Cobra Commader Video Review
Date: Thursday, August 4th 2011 4:33pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Reviews, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): jON3.0

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Optimus Prime and special guest jON3.0 review the new San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive Skystriker repaint Starscream with Cobra Commander and Megatron. Enjoy the embedded review below.


Video Review of Rescue Bots Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Video Review of Rescue Bots Optimus Prime
Date: Friday, July 29th 2011 11:24pm CDT
Categories: Media, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): jON3.0

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Seibertron.com resident Transformers YouTube reviewer jON3.0 has just posted a review for the highly anticipated Rescue Bots Optimus Prime figure. He gives us some great size comparisons to go with the fact that it's "Optimus Prime" reviewing, well, Optimus Prime. Check it out below:



jON3.0 wrote:Optimus Prime gets a chance to review his favorite kind of figure ... of HIMSELF! Check out Optimus Prime's review of RESCUE BOTS OPTIMUS PRIME. Actually a pretty awesome figure for a younger kids' toy.


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Commercial for Japanese McDonalds Transformers Happy Meal Toys

Transformers News: Commercial for Japanese McDonalds Transformers Happy Meal Toys
Date: Friday, July 29th 2011 9:03pm CDT
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): McDonalds.co.jp, Youtube user Bonorenosan

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McDonalds.co.jp has posted a new commercial for their Dark Of The Moon happy meal toy tie-in. You can see the video here.

There are two different kinds of toys. Both sets feature Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. The first set of toys feature an auto-transform gimmick similar to Robo Power Activators. The other set features lights and sounds.

Youtube user Bonorenosan has uploaded a video of the Optimus Prime figure that features lights and sounds. You can see it embedded below.


Toys'R'Us Exclusive Rodimus and Offshoot Video Review

Transformers News: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Rodimus and Offshoot Video Review
Date: Wednesday, July 27th 2011 2:20pm CDT
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): JDECEPTION209

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Wondering how the upcoming Toys'R'Us exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus with Targetmaster Offshoot will stack up to the original MP-09 Rodimus Convoy? YouTube member JDECEPTION209 picked one up at the SDCC and has uploaded a video review. See his review embedded below.


SDCC Exclusive TFP Optimus Prime Video Review

Transformers News: SDCC Exclusive TFP Optimus Prime Video Review
Date: Monday, July 25th 2011 10:47pm CDT
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Youtube user Baltmatrix

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Youtube user Baltmatrix has uploaded a video review of the SDCC 2011 exclusive deluxe Transformers Prime Optimus Prime. Check out the deluxe packaging and the transformation of this Transformers Prime preview figure. If you couldn't attend SDCC, you will have a chance to pick up this figure soon at Hasbrotoyshop.com. The video is embedded below.


Transformers Prime Deluxe Starscream Video Review

Transformers News: Transformers Prime Deluxe Starscream Video Review
Date: Wednesday, July 20th 2011 12:03am CDT
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): peaugh, LOST Cybertronian

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YouTube reviewer peaugh has managed to get his hands on a Transformers Prime Deluxe Starscream and uploaded a review. See his video embedded below.


Human Alliance Drag Strip with Master Disaster Video Review

Transformers News: Human Alliance Drag Strip with Master Disaster Video Review
Date: Monday, July 11th 2011 11:19pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Reviews, Sightings, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): fxfranz

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YouTube user fxfranz has uploaded a video review of the DOTM Human Alliance Basic Drag Strip with Master Disaster. The figure retains G1 Drag Strip's alt mode and color scheme, comes with a translucent holographic driver, and like previous HA Basics features a third weapon mode.

Check out his review below.


Seibertron.com Reviews: Transformers DOTM the Game PS3 Version

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Reviews: Transformers DOTM the Game PS3 Version
Date: Wednesday, July 6th 2011 12:11am CDT
Categories: Game News, Movie News, Reviews
Posted by: El Duque

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Seibertron.com moderator robofreak has posted his review of the PS3 version of the Transformers Dark of the Moon video game. Read his thoughts on the prelude to the movie below. We have also posted reviews of the xBox 360 and Nintendo 3DS versions.

With a trilogy of Transformers movie, we have also received a trilogy of games to accompany it. When most people hear about a game based on a movie the initial thought is to run away. Is this the case for Dark of the Moon? I'm going to go over what I've encountered during my time playing the game and hopefully help the readers of this review make a decision.

Without going into the story and in hopes of avoiding spoilers, I wish to focus mostly on the mechanics of the games.

The big feature of this game is Stealth Mode. Stealth Mode is actually not what the name itself implies, but it is actually a vehicle mode that has weaponry sticking out of it. More like an "assault mode". Throughout playing the game, the player will find that there really is no need to leave this mode unless the game prevents you from transforming. Stealth Mode gives you the best armor and combat abilities in the game without having to worry about reloading ammo.

The robot mode would be expected to be the favorite mode for this game, but I found it to be almost suicide to be in robot mode during missions as the robot mode lacks any real defense capabilities and there is a pause during combat for your character to reload ammo. The melee abilities are also sorely lacking. You basically get one specific combat move and it does little to no damage to enemies. All of the Transformers themselves play the same and the only thing that really makes them different is that each one does get a unique special move.

The levels are cool to look at, but they are long and very linear which can cause some of the cool details to become bland after a while. Each mission follows this recipe:

1. Walk or drive for a bit
2. Do something and then fight a bunch of enemies
3. repeat step 1
4. repeat step 2
5. See where I'm going with this?

After doing some very repitious gameplay, cutscenes and a boss usually follow.

The graphics are a bit of a letdown compared to more recent titles like Final Fantasy XII, L.A. Noire, and other highly visual games. I actually took a moment to pull out the first Transformers game from 2007 and while there is an improvement, it feels like once they had something that worked for Revenge of the Fallen, the programmers decided to stick to it.

The story however is pretty good. A lot of backstory for the movie is explained and helps fill in gaps that were ignored for the film. Peter Cullen's voice helped make this great as well. There's something about hearing the voice of Optimus as many have grown up knowing him that adds a certain amount of awesome to the game. There is even some actual actors for the game that play the roles of NEST agents talking to Prime about various missions and things that need to be done.

After all is said and done, I personally feel that this game is great for kids who want to enjoy a transformers game, blow stuff up, and enjoy playing as their heroes or villains. For adults, this game may not be the game of choice, but can be fun if you are in the mood to blow stuff up for a bit and add a bit more backstory to the movie.

Now onto a technical thing in the game that I'm not sure the other platforms experience. The PS3 copy that I have has issues with taking forever to load and freezing at some points. I have tested this on 3 different PS3's in order to check and see if it was just because of my old 60gb version, but the freezing issues and long loading times seems to be rampant across all the various PS3 types.

Final thoughts: as a casual gamer and fan of the Transformers franchise, you may enjoy the game. If you really like gaming, then this may not be the game of choice. I would invite everyone to give it a shot and see what they think, but whether you rush out to buy this at retail or hold off until it enters the bargain bin of a game store is up to the consumer.

Seibertron.com Reviews: Shout! Factory's Beast Wars: The Complete Series DVD Boxset

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Reviews: Shout! Factory's Beast Wars: The Complete Series DVD Boxset
Date: Monday, July 4th 2011 2:07am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Seibertron.com

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Seibertron.com moderator Supreme Convoy has posted a review of Shout! Factory's Transformers – Beast Wars: Complete Series DVD Boxset. Read his thoughts on the set below.


I have the previous Shout Factory release of the The Complete Transformers: Generation One Matrix boxset and GI Joe and it’s one of the gems of my DVD collection. Once I learned that Shout Factory was doing a Beast Wars: The Complete Series set, I was ecstatic. Shout Factory sold them during BotCon and I had to buy a set. I didn’t buy Rhino’s boxsets years ago so I can’t compare the releases’ quality.

I watched the first two episodes to see the quality and it’s perfect. The video isn’t as crisp as I’d like but it’s watchable. The audio is fantastic, which I think the series hinges on. All the voice acting, music, and sound effects sound amazing. The animation holds up really well considering where technology was at in CGI animation for television.

The bonus features are:
-Maximize! Creating a New Breed of Transformers Featurette
-Remembering The Spark Featurette
-Original Making of Beast Wars featurette
-Original Character Models
-Art Gallerys

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of bonus features for Beast Wars. Then I realized that there are only eight discs compared to the Generation One boxset with 16 discs, which makes sense given its size and number of episodes.

Remember The Spark documentary is the most interesting of the bunch. Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio talk about creating the Beast Wars mythology. It’s quite interesting to learn about how Forward and DiTillio didn’t know much about Transformers mythology and using old Transformers newsgroups to pull information. “The Great War” that was mentioned wasn’t originally the war between Autobots and Decepticons. Hasbro wasn’t even sure when/where the series took place so Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio made the world very vague and could change it as the series went on.

One of the other bonus features is the original character models, which shows Mainframe’s first attempt in animating the characters. It’s quite cool to see how they went from crude deisgns into the designs we all know and love.

The boxset also includes a small reprint of Transformers: Timeline’s Dawn of Future's Past comic, which takes place before the Beast Wars series where Megatron steals the Golden Disk and the Maximals chasing after him. It’s a fun comic.

I watched Beast Wars when it aired but there are a few episodes I still haven’t seen. I can’t wait to discover them over the summer. It’s a great series and a wonderful release for $50. I hope that this boxset does well enough so Shout Factory can release more Transformers sets.


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Takara Dual Model Kit 01 Optimus Prime Video Review

Transformers News: Takara Dual Model Kit 01 Optimus Prime Video Review
Date: Friday, July 1st 2011 12:41am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): peaugh

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Well known YouTube reviewer peaugh has uploaded a video review of the recently released Takara Dual Model Kit 01 Optimus Prime. If you're on the fence about this figure it might be worth your time to check out his review embedded below.


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