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Transformers Power of the Primes Deluxe Wave 2 Video Reviews

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Deluxe Wave 2 Video Reviews
Date: Monday, February 19th 2018 2:45am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Bounti76 | Credit(s): YouTube

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We've already seen a review of Power of the Primes Blackwing (aka Darkwing), and now, from various sources, we have video reviews of the rest of his wavemates, Snarl, Sludge and Moonracer and Rippersnapper.

First up from fellow Seibertronian doublej102, we have a good review of Deluxe Class Snarl, showing off all the great detail on the figure.


And from regular Youtube reviewer Peaugh, we have a nice look at Deluxe Class Sludge!


Moving right along, we have a review from YouTubers 2toyboys, of the lone fembot (and shortpacked figure) in the Wave, Moonracer! While showing no transformation for her, they do show her off in combined mode as an arm.

And last, but not least, we have our first Deluxe Terrorcon of the Power of the Primes line, Rippersnapper, from YouTuber Shaxitron.


Take a look at these reviews and let us know what you think of these new Wave 2 figures! You can also help out your fellow Seibertronians by reporting your sightings of these figures in your local sightings forums and on each toy's individual page.

Power Of The Primes Deluxe Class Rippersnapper In Hand

Transformers News: Power Of The Primes Deluxe Class Rippersnapper In Hand
Date: Sunday, February 18th 2018 10:33am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Sightings
Posted by: Tyrannacon | Credit(s): TheTransformerGuy R&M's YouTube Channel

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Got some news today from Seibertron user, LeAwesome1 that a YouTuber by name of TheTransformerGuy R&M got their hands on the new Power of the Primes Deluxe Class Rippersnapper that is being released as part of Wave 2 of the line. A reminder for the Deluxe class Wave 2 release is the assortment is made up of Dinobots Snarl, Sludge, Autobot Moonracer, and Decepticons Blackwing and Terrorcon Rippersnapper here. While Wave 3 is yet to be released, it is nice to hear that it is leaking out to market. Be sure to check out the video below here and as always, stay with us as we bring you the latest regarding Transformers. Also happy hunting to those interested in owning this figure.


Review: ThreeA Transformers: The Last Knight Sqweeks

Transformers News: Review: ThreeA Transformers: The Last Knight Sqweeks
Date: Saturday, February 17th 2018 8:07am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Tyrannacon | Credit(s): PrimeVsPrime

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Coming all the way from PrimevsPrime's YouTube channel we have an in-depth look at ThreeA Transformers: The Last Knight Sqweeks. 3A as you know makes highly-detailed and poseable non-transforming figures for collectors. Their past hits have ranged from Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Dark of the Moon Megatron. Yes, they are all from the movie continuity. The review of this highly detailed and collectable figure details the highs and lows of the figure while also showing the figure off. Be sure to grab some popcorn to snack on while watching this video because the video itself is at least 12 minutes. Stay here at Seibertron for all the latest on Transformers!


Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Blackwing

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Blackwing
Date: Saturday, February 17th 2018 3:17am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): xcorpeo

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Via fellow Seibertronian Abejorro1997, we have a new video review for a figure from the second wave of Transformers: Power of the Primes toys - one that we have seen in our in-hand images covered here: Blackwing, the second jet in the old Powermaster power couple with Dreadwind!

The video, from xcorpeo, shows the vehicle mode of the Deluxe class jet, its robot mode, superjet Dreadwing mode, comparisons with Combiner Wars Cyclonus and the figures arm mode for more combination opportunities, shown here with Dreadwind again, and using Cyclonus as the torso. Check it out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!


Transformers Power of the Primes Alpha Trion and Alchemist Prime Video Review Plus Bonus Review

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Alpha Trion and Alchemist Prime Video Review Plus Bonus Review
Date: Thursday, February 15th 2018 3:53pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Bounti76 | Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999; Baltmatrix

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From regular toy reviewer and fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg1999, we have a video review of the latest Prime Masters to hit retail, Alpha Trion with Landmine Pretender armor and Alchemist Prime with Submarauder Pretender armor. Chuck shows us the differences between Alpha Trion/Landmine who's retooled from Vector Prime/Metalhawk, as well as giving us a good look at the new mold of Submarauder. Check out the review below and let us know what you think of the latest Prime Masters to hit retail!




BONUS!
After our post of a silent review of Power of the Primes Elita One-1 (which you can see here), we now have a talkie video review of the fembot jet from YouTube. courtesy of Baltmatrix! Please enjoy!


Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr
Date: Wednesday, February 14th 2018 4:02am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Atto Kempler, Shaxitron

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After the coverage of in-hand images for the latest voyagers in the Transformers Power of the Primes toyline, namely Hun-Gurrr and Elita-1, as you can see respectively here and here, we have another collection of images for the Carcerian/Autobot commander who will kill you with her forearms, and a silent video review, both courtesy of Atto Kempler on [url]Facebook[/url] and YouTube. The images, partially mirrored below, also show comparisons with other figures from the line, such as Optimus Prime, Grimlock and Starscream.



In addition, YouTube user Shaxitron has uploaded a video review of the Terrorcon double-headed torso Hun-Gurrr, after picking up the voyager at a Walmart store, and shows off robot, creature, and combiner torso mode on camera. Check it all out, and head to the Energon Pub to discuss!





Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Video Reviews for Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr

Video Review for Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Unicronus

Transformers News: Video Review for Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Unicronus
Date: Tuesday, February 13th 2018 10:55pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): peaugh

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While Transformers Power of the Primes Rodimus Unicronus was the first wave 2 toy found at US retail (once again, the US being the first country for a sighting), no one made a video review. Until now that is, since Peaugh has now uploaded a review to Youtube. This toy has been showing up at Walmarts across the US.

For those unaware, Rodimus Unicronus may look like a Shattered Glass Rodimus, but is in fact a corrupt version of Rodimus, imbued with Unicron's influence through a dark Matrix of sorts - the Matrix of Chaos!

The video below goes takes us through this mustachioed evolved Leader class version, plus Nemesis Hot Rod, the smaller Deluxe robot/car, plus a comparison with the wave 1 Leader class Rodimus Prime, so check it out!


Transformers RiD Saberclaw Crash Combiner Video Review

Transformers News: Transformers RiD Saberclaw Crash Combiner Video Review
Date: Tuesday, February 13th 2018 4:22am CST
Categories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: WreckerJack | Credit(s): youtube.com

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Thanks to our very own chuckdawg1999 we now have a video review of Saberhorn aka Saberclaw & Bisk. While there have not been any reported sightings other than in Singapore, you may remember seeing some stock images of them a few months ago. It is also interesting to note that this is also the only figure of Saberhorn currently available. As chuckdawg1999 mentions in the video this figure may be hard to come by so if you would like one it may be a good idea to start looking. Saberclaw was shown at SDCC so there is a chance that they may show up in the US. As always, we will keep a vigilant optic out for any information to let our readers know the latest.

If you happen to spot these figures please let us know!


Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2018 6:22am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: ScottyP

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One of These Things Is Not Like The Other: Part 2 (of 2)
A review of IDW's latest Visionaries comic, Transformers vs Visionaries #2

Very Spoiler Filled - You Have Been Warned!
Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
Featuring Burt Reynolds, She-Ra, and Willie Nelson (I wish)

Two comics arrive from IDW Publishing this week that feature Transformers, in the form of Transformers vs. Visionaries #2, which is the topic of this review, and Scarlett's Strike Force #2. These reviews will both be pretty spoiler heavy, as this is meant to assist with comparisons and contrasts with the other book whose review is meant to be read before or after this as a companion piece. You can find that review, for the lastest chapter of Scarlett's Strike Force by clicking or tapping on over to this link.

I found myself quite enjoying one of this week's entries in the IDW Hasbro Universe, and really not enjoying the other at all. Which will Transformers vs. Visionaries #2 be? Read on to find out! Or if you read these in Part 1, Part 2 order, you already know!

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
Number of Autobots with emergency vehicle alt modes that are called: 0

This is one ridiculous, completely unbelievable, out of this world comic. There are magical aliens with a portion of their planet trapped on Cybertron, which is itself a planet of sentient, giant robots. There are light totems fighting other light totems, holograms, magicians, and even a villain character that somehow has that trendy but ugly Skrillex haircut where half of someone's head is buzzed down with like a #2 clipper but then the rest is really long and they comb it over and look, very very few people can pull that off without looking strung out so let's stop that. There are only 20 pages, so you're probably thinking there's no way that could all work together in a coherent, meaningful way. If so, you'd be right - like this opening paragraph, this comic just isn't very good.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
Like when Budiansky did it except not because it's really poorly executed

Character moments are important. These need to exist in stories like this. Roll-call moments are a nice way to do this, and with a cast that isn't tremendously large there should be opportunity to present some establishing lines that give the Spectral Knights unity but also some individuality. Leoric aside, this opportunity isn't really taken. Sure, Witterquick is fast, but that's sort of implied by his name. Arzon says things, sure, but none of it feels like anything uniquely his to say. Galadria makes some wooden point/counter-point retorts. I don't feel like I know anything about these characters, while over in Scarlett's Strike Force #2 a similarly unfamiliar (to me) pair in Raptor and Croc Master were introduced who ooze so much personality that I can already tell you which one is an accountant with opinions on the evolutionary path of avian species.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
Wheeljack should have already figured out this fruit-based vulnerability

That's really the crux of the problem with Transformers vs. Visionaries now that we're past the initial, questionable setup. Why are they here? I don't mean "why are they on Cybertron", as the story explains this, it's more of a question of why they're in this role at this time in this fictional universe. Borrowing now a bit from fellow comic reviewer/fellow site Administrator Va'al, Magdalene Visaggio, while not a bad writer, falls into the trap JJ Abrams did in Star Wars: The Force Awakens where the setting is just... the setting. New Prysmos is ultimately on Cybertron because someone in marketing and/or editorial said so, despite what the story tells you. That's not a good feeling to deliver to readers two books in to an attempt at re-launching a franchise which three people (not an exact figure) had any nostalgia for.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
"They tore the roof off!" - The Talent

Things just happen for no reason. It's great that we get to see some spectral totem animal fights - a dolphin with a unicorn horn fighting a gorilla is freaking awesome, but why not give a reason for why they use this ability beyond the already implied "because that's what they do"? Maybe Cybertron has some latent energy allowing this lost art (if it even was) to be used again or something like that. You can tell the pitch here was for a Visionaries story, and instead of taking the Transformers element and having fun with the toy box, it feels shuffled off to the side in what is I daresay an antagonistic manner.

Virulina thinks this is all stupid, so she wants to kill all the Cybertronians. This does not make her charming or compelling, it makes her a shallow caricature.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
It's not quite the G1 cartoon anymore though, is it? Maybe read some other Transformers material, yeah?

There's another comic out this week that isn't about Transformers which contains a Transformers character, that character being Skywarp. If you read that review first, you'll know that Skywarp is handled really well and brings something beyond the basics that's fun to read.

Transformers vs. Visionaries #2 continues to primarily feature Ironhide and Wheeljack for its cast of Cybertronians. Ironhide is one of the most well developed characters in IDW's Transformers lore, yet he continues to take more steps backwards towards the irrational Sunbow cartoon gunslinger in this issue. Wheeljack, who is known for his wit, irritability, and blazingly-fast science work in IDW, is presented as an entirely incompetent lab rat that "needs more time". IDW Wheeljack doesn't need more time, he needs you to shut up so he can do science faster and save Cybertron again. Someone please buy Visaggio an IDW Transformers back catalog. Please.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
Yeah ok, this in particular is pretty cool.

The art is perhaps the one thing saving this from complete irrelevancy. Fico Ossio does an outstanding job throughout with the humanoid characters, with the panel above of Leoric guaranteed to wash away any desire you had left to see the 80s cartoon Burt Reynolds looking version of the character. There's still a little I'd like to see out of his robotic output, mainly in the faces, but it reeks more of unfamiliarity than a lack of ability. The spectral totems look great, the environments look great, and the layouts are a treat while still being easy to follow. For what little story there is, Ossio does everything I can imagine to enhance it. The pairing of his lines with colors from David Garcia Cruz continues to be a natural fit, with things popping where they should and blending smoothly where they shouldn't. Shawn Lee's letters complement the action and never get in the way of the visual storytelling work done by the book's layouts.

There are three covers available for the issue, including the "A" cover by the Ossio/Garcia Cruz team which is seen in this news story's thumbnail. As always, you can find images of all of the covers and full credits for the issue in our Vector Sigma Database page for Transformers vs Visionaries #2, but do note it contains a character appearance list that may yield more spoilers!

Verdict
Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #2
At least this one isn't insulting?

Va'al's review of the first issue didn't yield a very high score, but it's about double what I would have given that issue. This is a little better because I can at least imagine some modicum of future potential after reading it. The book is nice to look - the art really is well done - but make no mistake, this is a Visionaries comic with Transformers used as seasoning, and sparingly. It seems like the creative team is disappointed that they have to play with other properties. At least that's what comes through on the page, because this story and its lack thereof continues to be high-level disappointment.

This is the series that should be ending after three issues.

. :KREMZEEK: and ½ out of :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2

Transformers News: Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2018 6:20am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: ScottyP

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One of These Things Is Not Like The Other: Part 1 (of 2)
A review of IDW's latest GI Joe comic, Scarlett's Strike Force #2

Very Spoiler Filled - You Have Been Warned!
Transformers News: Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2
Maybe the most depressing Grand Slam line so far?

Two comics arrive from IDW Publishing this week that feature Transformers, in the form of Scarlett's Strike Force #2, which is the topic of this review, and Transformers vs. Visionaries #2. These reviews will both be pretty spoiler heavy, as this is meant to assist with comparisons and contrasts with the other book whose review is meant to be read before or after this as a companion piece. You can find that review, for the lastest chapter of Transformers vs. Visionaries, by clicking or tapping on over to this link.

I found myself quite enjoying one of this week's entries in the IDW Hasbro Universe, and really not enjoying the other at all. Which will Scarlett's Strike Force #2 be? Read on to find out!

Transformers News: Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2
Now that they know it's not fazed they've won half the battle, right?

This is one ridiculous, completely unbelievable, out of this world comic. There are fights against dinosaurs, a caveman that appears from out of nowhere that said dinosaurs kinda listen to, villains turning people into snake people, theories about perpetual energy, impractical military vehicles, a tag team consisting of a guy that controls birds of prey and another that has a full grown pet crocodile, and Skywarp making a phone call. There are only 20 pages, so you're probably thinking there's no way that could all work together in a coherent, meaningful way. If so, you'd be wrong - this is one very fun comic.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2
Does this make Croc Master a dentist?

Something super important to me for serial comics, movies, or really any story that has an out-of-this-world backdrop like this one does, is that the story never gets so far removed from being relatable that it loses meaning. Scarlett's Strike Force 2 accomplishes this through leveraging its characters and their interactions at every turn. Seen above are Raptor and Croc Master, a pair of campy and downright weird Cobra villains. Some stories would end things right then and there, allowing you to fill in all the blanks. This one doesn't by giving the two very human dialogue, with this bickering working to make them credible as members of this wacky iteration of Cobra but also as characters worthy of the page space they occupy. They still fight Joes together, but they're also given an element that makes you feel like they're still real. This is a distinct difference between some other lesser villains such as, say, Cravex and Cindarr, who I couldn't tell you anything about other than they are Darkling Lords with beards. I think. Maybe goatees.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2
Randy The Astonishing's latest introduction went great, as seen here

Another case of this book successfully using charm to ground a story with an insane premise is found in Destro. Destro is, I think, a guy made of metal, at least somewhat. The point is that he's a walking impossibility, he should not and logically could not exist in real life, and that's completely fine of course. He's working for a Cobra Commander in Baroness that seems to have gone loony during her time locked up in Lemuria/The Nemesis. She's having Cobranarchists turned into snake people (seriously), which presumably is leveraged by Crystal Ball's physic powers and their T'mup with Dire Wraiths.

Pretty stupid, right? Destro agrees.

Having him frame what the reader views, with this skepticism right there on the page, gives Scarlett's Strike Force some honesty in its insanity. No fruit is thrown to resolve anything. Like Polly, Destro throws shade to get his point across.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2
It's not quite the G1 cartoon anymore though, is it?

Chances are you're not following this book just for the Joes, as there's the Decepticon Seeker, Skywarp, still helping the team out while they try to work on how to not work on fixing his teleportation abilities. No one's told Matt Trakker about this, and he gets a few moments reminding you why he was one of the parts of the trainwreck M.A.S.K. re-launch attempt that was worth salvaging. Initially, I was concerned this interaction would be it for Skywarp in this issue, and if it were it would continue a status quo that has been brought up and never resolved for 13-ish issues prior to this one. By the end this was alleviated, as Skywarp calls Duke to channel his bottled up frustration into making a deal - I won't go full on spoiler here so that you can experience it for yourself if you so choose, but suffice it to say that I found it to be a smart twist that made me really want to root for Skywarp. Writer Aubrey Sitterson has taken the base "G1" character, honored developments made to him by John Barber, Shane McCarthy, and others, then built on it in clever ways. He doesn't treat the Transformers property as a burden, prop, or distraction in this "G.I. Joe" book, he treats it as a tool and makes full use of it.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2
Actually not by Geoff Senior!

The art is a bit of a mixed bag, at least on the surface. Out of context, some of it looks less than great. Within the context of the book (where it actually matters!), Nelson Daniel's lines are fluid, expressive, and well suited for the heavy action focus of the story. Some parts feel like they're channeling early-mid 90s Geoff Senior a little, and while I wouldn't take that comparison too far, it is made as a compliment to the choice made to keep the focus on where it's intended to be. Ryan Hill's colors, though very orange heavy throughout, help distinguish scenes from one another well, with the cold, steely interior of Lemuria contrasting vividly with both the characters within it and with the red, dark, underground feeling of Crystal Ball's P.I.T. For the record, I'm not sure it's actually called the P.I.T., I've been reading Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection and it's rubbing off. Speaking of Scioli, Taylor Esposito handles the lettering work well, and although there aren't too many speech bubbles to navigate there are plenty of fun sound effects throughout that assist with the action sequences.

The covers aren't bad, though I would like to actually see some Baroness Commander channeling the Dino Riders sometime, which is seen on the cover by Harvey Tolibao used in this news story's thumbnail. As always, you can find images of all of the covers and full credits for the issue in our Vector Sigma Database page for Scarlett's Strike Force #2, but do note it does contain a character appearance list that may be considered as spoiler-laden!

Verdict
Transformers News: Review of IDW Scarlett's Strike Force #2
Polly's shade throwing game gets a 5/5

This isn't a story without its flaws - the setting sprawls a bit and some parts feel unfocused, with the actual focus on action making for a sometimes-too-quick turn through pages - but the character work that is seen and the dialogue that is presented all feel like they should be there. The introduction of a new character (at least, new to me) in Friday is handled well, with this unintelligible caveman more memorable already than most of the Spectral Knights over in Transformers vs. Visionaries. As fellow comics reviewer/fellow site admin Va'al pointed out to me while we pondered how to go about these reviews, Sitterson had fun with the toybox he was given and I think it shows. There's intriguing development throughout, and Skywarp's call to Duke at the end feels significant not just because of what it is, but because of what it does.

What exactly does it do? It makes me want to read more, and it's a shame there's only one more issue of this book to go.

. :COBRA: :COBRA: :COBRA: :COBRA: out of :COBRA: :COBRA: :COBRA: :COBRA: :COBRA:

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