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PE-01 Shadow Warrior Pictorial Review

Transformers News: PE-01 Shadow Warrior Pictorial Review
Date: Saturday, February 20th 2010 1:39am CST
Categories: 3rd Party News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Blurrz | Credit(s): Slave of Cybertron.ca

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When we first saw PE-01 Shadow Warrior, we thought it was a possible Classics Rumble/Frenzy. Four months down the road, the third party figure is ahead of it's release schedule and looks to have been shipped off by many of our site sponsors. One of the first fans to get the figure is Slave, a member of the Canadian Transformers website Cybertron.ca. He's taken several pictures, has written a review of the figure, and even goes over the figure's transformation! We've taken some samples for your viewing pleasure, and you can check it out below.

    *He is really tiny, I was really surprised to see the size of the box he came in. I thought I ordered an old Cassette Tape. He's actually a little bit taller than a Match box.
    *His Backpack Guns can be stored in his Cannons
    *He's very loose in Shadow Commander's hands
    *Incredibly detailed and perfectly articulated

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Be sure to check out the entire gallery and review in the forums of Cybertron.ca.

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Voyager Seaspray Video Review

Transformers News: Voyager Seaspray Video Review
Date: Friday, February 19th 2010 1:52pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Blurrz | Credit(s): Peaugh

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The month of February has been Voyager Seaspray's time to shine. He's been revealed several times, most notably in our coverage of Toyfair 2010 here. To top it all off, we have a video review from famous Youtuber peaugh. He goes over the usual - articulation, gimmicks, posing and transformation. You can form your own opinion of the figure by checking out the video embed below or via Youtube.



The dates for Seaspray's release are still to be announced, however we can speculate that we should be seeing the figure sometime in the summer.

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PE-01 Shadow Warrior Video Review

Transformers News: PE-01 Shadow Warrior Video Review
Date: Tuesday, February 16th 2010 2:36pm CST
Categories: 3rd Party News, Collectables, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Oliver, FrenzyRumble

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Famous kitbasher FrenzyRumble has uploaded a video review for PerfectEffect'S Shadow Warrior.
You can check it out by clicking here or right here on seibertron.com.

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IDW's TRANSFORMERS Bumblebee #3- Reviewed

Transformers News: IDW's TRANSFORMERS Bumblebee #3- Reviewed
Date: Monday, February 15th 2010 5:32pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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February 17th you have a chance to increase your enjoyment of Transformers. Last Stand of the Wreckers, and Transformers Bumblebee are both set to be released in just a few short days. Unsure whether you want to pick them up? Check out the advance review of LSOTW here, and keep reading for a review of TRANSFORMERS Bumblebee #3. Beware readers, there are spoilers ahead.

In our last issue:

Thanks to Blurr’s interference, Bumblebee was able to counteract the locking, tracking, and control mechanism of the ‘badge’ that Skywatch has bound their Autobot ‘allies’ with. Now with his plate removed and placed on a decoy, Bumblebee, along with Ratchet’s help, hatches a plan to free the rest of his comrades before things get even worse for them. Hunting down rogue Decepticons was one thing, but when the Autobots were assigned to bring in Blurr, they became even more challenged about their uneasy alliance with the humans. Issue #3 does not see these expectations by Skywatch getting any easier for the beloved good guys.

Bumblebee now traveling in cognito and ‘off the grid’ must act quickly to find a way to free his allies before Skywatch finds out that they are being duped.

In the first step of his journey, Bumblebee tries to recruit former Constructicon Scavenger claiming that there are no sides anymore, and that the Decepticons actually won anyway. Scavenger turns him down cold, and Bumblebee continues on his journey.

Issue #3 picks up with Skywatch trying to replace and fix Bumblebee’s badge. (Check out the five page preview for the beginnings of this issue). The savy tech starts to get suspicious, a theme built upon again throughout this issue.

The development of Bumblebee as a leader is as one would expect, not going too well. He’s still very unsure about his decisions, and needs the support of his closest friends to feel any success, and to gain support from his Autobot disbelievers (even though they elected him by popular vote). However, he is sure about what is morally right, and that he will do whatever he can to help his friends.

In direct conflict with the Last Stand of the Wreckers, this book is much more slowly-paced. This issue Bumblebee spends most of the pages trying to befriend a young, human girl, the daughter of the creator and maintainer of the control grid that the colonel uses to keep the Autobots in line by activating/controling their badges.

Moral issues arise for poor Bumblebee, and the savy Skywatch tech from earlier makes another huge discovery about the Autobots that may quicken the pace of this series.

If you have been enjoying the previous two issues of this series, this is another issue that you will like. If you read this after reading LSOTW, you may feel that this story is missing something, and that the artwork is perhaps not as fun. Fans of the ongoing space odyssey will not enjoy this as much, but fans of the Earth faring bots ongoing conflicts with being accepted by humans will enjoy this parallel story to the Transformers Ongoing.

IDW seems to be creating a little Transformers for all the fans out there, and if you are a fan of Transformers like I am, you are reading them all. However, if you are being picky-and-choosy for whatever reasons, this may be one that you want to skip.

Of note: A nice, little side story building slowly in the background of TF Bumblebee and TF Ongoing is Skywarp’s desire to be ready for Megatron’s return. It seems that Skywarp’s activities will be bringing him into conflict with the Skywatch Autobot team very soon (but not this issue).

Writer:
Zander Cannon

Artist:
Chee

Colorist:
Moose Baumann

Letter:
Chris Mowry

Associate Editor:
Denton J. Tipton

Editor:
Andy Schmidt


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IDW's TRANSFORMERS 'Last Stand of The Wreckers'- Issue #2 Review

Transformers News: IDW's TRANSFORMERS 'Last Stand of The Wreckers'- Issue #2 Review
Date: Monday, February 15th 2010 5:27pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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Due to hit stands this week (February 17th domestically), LSOTW, as it has become affectionately called (‘cause face it, LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS is a mouthful), is the second issue in this five issue mini-series. This should be a nice week for Transformers fans at the comic shop, as Bumblebee #3 also comes out the same day! Read the two reviews and you can figure out which one to read first after this week’s trip!

LSOTW #2 picks up with the action and excitement right where issue #1 left off (Check out First Gen's review of Issue #1). I want to keep the spoilers for this issue vague, but intriguing, you should know I will be referencing plots and characters in issue #1 as if you have read it!

First of all, for those of us who have begged and pleaded to start seeing more variety (and Verity, I suppose) in the cast of Transformers used in the comics other than Seasons 1, 2, and 3 of the old cartoon series, this series is a ‘must read’ for you. With the introduction of uber-Decepticon baddie Overlord as this series main villain, and obscure new Wrecker recruits such as the later G1 lightformer Ironfist, UK aerial acrobat Rotorstorm, and Optimus Prime wanna-be firefighter and Pyro, we get some new blood to enjoy characterizations of.

Then there are all the numerous background robots who just make you salivate because you want to see and hear more of them. Issue #2 continues to build on this and should not disappoint. This reader was happy with a huge revelation, provided by the inclusion of one of these characters...

The plot continues to thicken as in issue #2, we learn more about Overlord’s motivations, and origins. Kup generously provides these, partially from first hand experience, as the Wreckers learn from last issues climactic character reveal... Impactor... that Overlord is the cause of the Garrus-9 situation, and then the nightmares begin to be shared. As we saw the fear created in the eyes of the Decepticons attacking Garrus-9 in issue #1 when Overlord showed up and took leadership of the mission from Skyquake, we now see the same fear reflected in the Wreckers’s eyes as they hear the Decepticon commander’s name mentioned with the incident they are now going to navigate. Overlord’s character development in this issue has made THIS Overlord fan feel like IDW has treated this Decepticon with the amount of respect he deserves.

Interested in some character development? How about learning more about Overlord and Megatron’s relationship? Or if Autobot’s are more your ‘kup of tea’, the Springer and Impactor dynamic is beginning to unfold and the rockiness of their relationship makes even the reader feel awkward for the two of them. And as the Wreckers start forming their plan of attack and retrieval, a new mystery is revealed in the name Aequitas. Who or what that is will have to wait until future issues of the mini-series.

Nick Roche and company have clearly created a book worth reading and continuing to read. The characters are new and fresh, and yet the story also gives us new insight into some previous characters. The art is top notch and fun, leaving the reader secure in knowing they are reading a Transformers comic, and that they can pretty freely identify characters, both known and unknown without too much wonder. The dialogue and writing is also witty, and yet, interwoven with a sense of straightforwardness, and also a bit of psychoanalysis, as one wonders who might betray whichever team they are routing for first, and just how will the Wreckers survive this, or will they (note, the title of the series is, “Last Stand of the Wreckers”).

There are some great moments that I don’t want to spoil, but you should enjoy this both intellectually, and artistically, but mostly as a TRANSFORMERS fane. It should leave you impatiently waiting for the next issue.

I was disappointed that, even though we have added the huge new cast of characters that may or may not be recognizable to others, they opted to leave out the “More than meets the eye” profile this time. More pages for story, or advertisements? Regardless, I really enjoyed reading more about Rotorstorm last issue, and was looking forward to seeing another on Ironfist, Overlord, Pyro, Guzzle, Impactor, Snare, Fortress Maximus, or even Skyquake, or Kick-off. There are plenty of new characters to choose from, and it can be used as a device to help tell more of the story that we are perhaps not going to see in the panels of the comic.

If the sellout, and 2nd printing of Issue #1 are any indicators, this is an issue you should not miss.

TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers

Written by: Nick Roche and James Roberts
Script by: Nick Roche
Pencils by: Nick Roche
Inks by: Nick Roche and John Wycough
Colors by: Josh Burcham
Letters by: Neil Uyetake
Associate Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Editor: Andy Schmidt



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Exclusive Review of KM-01 Knight Morpher Commander

Transformers News: Exclusive Review of KM-01 Knight Morpher Commander
Date: Wednesday, February 10th 2010 10:21pm CST
Categories: 3rd Party News, Reviews, Site Articles, Toy News
Posted by: Mach | Credit(s): Real Devastator

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This is the first time that I am doing a toy review of any form, of either an official or 3rd party product. When I received the toy, I had mixed feelings. The reason is I knew in advance that I needed to conduct a toy review, which gave me a certain amount of pressure. However, I have come through and would like to present to you: Knight Morpher Commander!

The dilemma I am facing is how should I treat this toy and give an objective view. Do I compare it with an official product? How about I compare it with a 3rd Party product? Not much to compare it to though, as there are not many to compare with in terms of 3rd party figures. FansProject? Nope, not until they release a full figure. So far FP’s products are mainly add-ons, thus it is not fair to do a straight comparison.

Anyway, as we are considering this as part of our collection, I will review it with my personal opinions and preferences. You may find that your views may differ from mine.

Rating: 5 ★s is full marks

Colour & Material: ★★★★

The main colors of the robot are dark red and dark blue. The rear cabin of the train is mainly grey and dark blue. I do not wish to comment on color choice as sometimes color is more of a personal preference, however the quality of paint applications on the figure aare reasonably well done.

Material used for the figure is ABS plastic and it feels solid. The joints and rotating parts of the figure are acceptable, however, I still believe MMC can further improve on some of the connections and joints.



Train Mode: ★★★★

The alternate mode of Knight Morpher Commander (KMC) is a locomotive train. The length of the toy is about 9 inches long making it about as long as a Generation 1 Optimus Prime trailer.

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The train is formed by 2 parts. The front part of the train transforms into the robot, and the rear part can become KMC's battle station, just like his G1 counterpart.

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Both parts of the train are connected by two slots as shown, and it holds on firmly. The train also rolls on it's wheels pretty well.

In the back of the train, there is a connector that enables it to tow another train, if one should be available.

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There are no accessories such as weapons that need to be stored separately. All can be kept within the train mode, which I like. I love figures with this provision, such as Beast Wars Optimus Primal.



Transformation: ★★★

The transformation from train to robot or vice versa, is rather simple. The transformation difficulty level is probably about the same as Classics/Henkei Optimus Prime. The front cabin of the train transforms into the robot, with the smoke stack turn into his hand gun. The rear cabin can be transformed into a battle station.



Robot Mode: ★★★★

The robot mode of KMC is pretty comic accurate.
KMC is a bit taller than Classic/Henkei Optimus Prime.

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The head sculpt can rotate 360 degree and comes with light piping, which is a nice touch. The shoulders can rotate 360 degree upwards or downwards. The upper arm can move inwards or outwards and at the elbow to connect with lower arms. The waist is capable of rotating 360 degree. The upper thighs can move forward, backward, and outwards. The knee and lower legs also able to rotate forward, backward and rotate 360 degree. In another words, this figure has plenty of articulation and can do some crazy moves.
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The chest of KMC is able to open up and inside shows an object resembles the Matrix of Leadership. Unfortunately, there is no articulation on KMC’s hands, so he is unable to hold onto the matrix.
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KMC's fists are able to interchange with normal a straight fist or slanted fist. The reason for this is mainly for holding his weapons, especially the sword as it will look better with the slanted fist. The image shows that the fists are light blue, however I've been informed that the mass produced versions will have dark blue fists instead.
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The rear cabin can be open up, ala G1 trailer, and a huge canon can be used by KMC. KMC’s sword is stored within the canon. The canon can be pushed forward or backward, and rotated 360 degrees. One side of the cabin door can form his shield in robot mode.
My only complaint is the connection of the canon parts is a bit loose for my liking.
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Conclusion: As an Optimus Prime collector, I warmly welcome KMC into my Prime lineup. As a 3rd party company, I think MMC did fairly well on their first attempt.

KMC is a fun figure to play with, however, I personally still prefer a Galaxy Convoy/Fire Convoy type of figure rather than G1 Optimus Prime type of figure as I always feel its more fun to have Prime in “Super Mode” by combining the robot mode with his trailer rather than having a seperate battle station.

Finally, below are some of the creative ways of playing this figure:

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Video review of ROTF Human Alliance Mudflap, Chromia and Simmons

Transformers News: Video review of ROTF Human Alliance Mudflap, Chromia and Simmons
Date: Wednesday, February 3rd 2010 2:34pm CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): cannonfodder, ArthurNoir, Kaykadem

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Another video review featuring the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Human Alliance toyline has been posted for your viewing pleasure by Peaugh.

This latest review features the Mudflap, Chromia and Simmons three pack. Check it out below:


Video Review of Voyager Sea Spray

Transformers News: Video Review of Voyager Sea Spray
Date: Tuesday, February 2nd 2010 1:44pm CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): TinyPic

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The Voyager class Sea Spray toy has been on top of the news since he was revealed at Toyfair UK. A video review has recently surfaced giving us an in-depth look onto the upcoming toy, and size comparison with Optimus Prime from the 2006 Classics series. To view the video, click here.


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TF Source Video Review of MP-08X King Grimlock

Transformers News: TF Source Video Review of MP-08X King Grimlock
Date: Tuesday, February 2nd 2010 3:55am CST
Categories: Reviews, Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: Blurrz | Credit(s): Collecticon

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We've got another masterpiece video review, coincidently for a Masterpiece Transformers figure. We're talking about MP-8X King Grimlock, a repaint and retool of the original Masterpiece Grimlock. Our good friend Diablien from TFSource goes over the packaging, the paint scheme, articulation, comparisons to the original and so forth. If you're a Grimlock fan or have got some time to kill, then check it out here on Youtube or embed below.



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Review of Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1

Transformers News: Review of Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1
Date: Saturday, January 30th 2010 12:33am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): First Gen

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Hello Seibertronians, First Gen here with a (hopefully) better late than never review of one of the most anticipated comic books to be brought to us by IDW Publishing, Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1!

Our story begins 3 years in the past from the current story arc, Transformers Ongoing, in the Autobot Penitentiary Garrus-9. Under seige by Decepticon attack, Fortress Maximus and the few Autobots who are left to fend off the attack, fall to Overlord and his destructive onslaught. From there we get taken back and forth through time, witnessing the induction of new "Wreckers", the reappearance by a very influential human from the Autobots past, a Decepticon manhunt and ending with an "explosive" finale that will have you second guessing.

Story: Written by Nick Roche and James Roberts, with the script being done by Nick Roche as well, Last Stand of the Wreckers is a serious, comedic and sometimes dark comedic treat that is sure to please. From the showmanship and brass rule of fan favorite Decepticon Overlord to the servo busting between the Wreckers, the story flows very well despite the time displacement that occurs throughout the comic. The story and mood of Last Stand is a stark contrast to the serious nature of Transformers Ongoing, offering light and dark humor amidst well timed action. Seeming to take page from Transformers Animated at one point and even throwing a Star Trek joke in there, Last Stand is setting itself up to be an instant classic.

Official Review of TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1

Art: Aside from writing and scripting, Nick Roche also took on penciling and inking duties for Last Stand. G1 fans will be pleased to see that, like the story, Nick took the book in a more traditional direction, giving us familiar faces and throwing a couple obscure ones in there for good measure. Nick also made sure that the art fit the scenario, giving us some great comedic facial expressions, one ala Blitzwing from TF Animated (along with some chin-tastic hints), and hard, edgy battle scenes that capture the horror of battle well. Hardcore fans and casual readers alike will definitaly enjoy the visuals provided. The colors on the panels are very well balanced and background imaging is present on most pages, giving you the feeling of being there rather than just Bots and Cons standing in emptiness.

One of the most pleasing things about the book is the way Nick did the namedropping within the script, negating the need for "nametags" like we've seen in Ongoing. If you are a casual reader that only picks up a book every so often, you'll be fine reading Last Stand. The book even includes a More Than Meets The Eye type profile in the back for one of the "new" Wreckers, giving you more background on the seldom seen bots.

Overall this book delivers on all levels. It was fun to read, great to look at and is shaping up to be a great addition to the Transformers Universe. If you haven't gotten the book, I highly recommend that you do. Last Stand starts with a bang, ends with a bigger bang and will keep you on your toes to the last panel.



TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers
Written by: Nick Roche and James Roberts
Script by: Nick Roche
Pencils by: Nick Roche
Inks by: Nick Roche and John Wycough
Colors by: Josh Burcham
Letters by: Neil Uyetake
Associate Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Editor: Andy Schmidt

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