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Robots in Disguise Combiner Force To Premiere In US On April 29

Transformers News: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force To Premiere In US On April 29
Date: Tuesday, April 18th 2017 9:25am CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Thanks to an email from Hasbro themselves, we have confirmation that the US air date for the long anticipated season 3 of Robots in Disguise will begin airing on April 29! The cartoon, which has had air dates continuously listed and pushed back, appears to finally be getting underway, and will feature Team Bee facing off against all kinds of combiner, as we have team combiner renders for Ultra Bee and Menasor and the new opening sequence which features a crash combiner. Get ready for all the combiner action as the new season arrives in just 11 days, and make sure to catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 on Cartoon Network!

eBay to geo-block Australia?

Transformers News: eBay to geo-block Australia?
Date: Tuesday, April 18th 2017 5:16am CDT
Category: Store News
Posted by: Burn | Credit(s): news.com.au

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In what could be a major problem to Australian collectors, online powerhouse eBay has threatened to geo-block Australians from using their worldwide platform.

The Australian Government is set to introduce new laws from July 1 (the new financial year in Australia) that would see a Goods & Services Tax (GST) imposed on all imports. (Currently imports under $1,000 do not attract any GST.)

What is confusing about the situation is that under Australian laws, a business with an annual turnover of $75,000 MUST register for GST. But, as Jooman Park, eBay’s vice president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand points out, "This is a fundamental misunderstanding of the marketplace: eBay is not a seller, eBay does not own the goods, does not handle payments and it does not distribute anything. eBay is a third-party online marketplace that simply connects buyers and sellers."

This in itself creates a challenge. How does the Australian Government plan to enforce this? While it's one thing to bring legal pressure to big companies like Amazon, how do they plan to force smaller online retailers like BigBadToyStore to register and collect taxes for them?

Jooman Park proposed a much simpler solution. "A simpler alternative for an island nation is to work with the logistics companies. All parcels arrive at a small number of Customs points, via a small number of international logistics companies, one of which is government-owned.

These companies can require buyers to declare whether a good is new and to nominate a value of the good as part of the pricing of parcel delivery to Australia. This system does not require parcels to be stopped, other than for routine auditing.

It captures all goods, regardless of whether they were purchased via a platform or from a dot.com. It is practical and enforceable, raises genuine revenue and is fair. Unlike other proposals, this does level the playing field."


The reason the Australian Government wants to change the law, aside from revenue raising, has been because of pressure from major retailers such as Harvey Norman. Gerry Harvey, Executive Chairman of Harvey Norman, has been a strong proponent of taxing online sales as he believes it will help level the playing field between online businesses and brick-and-mortar stores.

From a "services" perspective, the legislation will no doubt hope to generate more income from big companies such as Google, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft etc.

It should be noted that eBay has for a number of years, had a working history with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), sharing data of the sales of sellers with sales of over $10K-$20k a year with the ATO for their data-matching program.

Geo-blocking of course, is nothing new to Australians with many streaming services geo-blocking Australian residents. This has led many Australian residents to embrace Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as a way around those geo-blocks, something they may have to do if they wish to shop internationally on eBay. (Side note: The Australian Government has considered banning VPNs in an effort to curb internet piracy despite many businesses using VPNs legitimately.)

With July 1 not too far away, the legislation itself isn't even finalised. The Australian Government however are determined to implement this legislation which will leave many online sellers scrambling to some how implement required changes before July 1.

Is this a good move by the Australian Government? As an Australian, will this affect you at all? Let us know on the Seibertron.com forums!

Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee
Date: Monday, April 17th 2017 10:45am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Walmart

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Via fellow Seibertronian and database updater ScottyP, we have stock images (courtesy of Walmart) for two new Transformers: Rescue Bots Bumblebee figures! One looks very much like the jet-based design seen at Toy Fair NY 2017 (check out the gallery here), while the other is a BumbleRaptor called Night Raptor. They will be joining a repaint of the Optimus Prime T-Rex figure, and a new Heatwave dragon (also seen at Toy Fair) for an upcoming wave - check them out below!

If you come across any of these, or indeed other toys, make sure to use out Sightings Database tool to help out fellow collectors, and happy hunting!

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Jet and Raptor Bumblebee

List of All Mainline Premier Edition Toys for Transformers: The Last Knight Confirmed to Come Out

Transformers News: List of All Mainline Premier Edition Toys for Transformers: The Last Knight Confirmed to Come Out
Date: Tuesday, April 11th 2017 10:25pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: william-james88

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With the sad news that the would be reveal of Hot Rod and Onslaught toys turning out to be fake, people have been wondering what exactly is coming out in terms of Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders (the three classes making up the Premier Edition line). Is there space left for these yet to be revealed characters? Well, we have been given from the very beginning a comprehensive list of the 3 waves of Deluxes and Voyagers coming out for the Transformers: The Last Knigh toyline. The same list has been confirmed from multiple sources, bu the problem was that everything was codenamed. After New York Toy Fair and several premature Amazon listings, we have been able to piece out exactly which characters are coming out and in what classes. As it turns out, there is only one yet to be revealed deluxe toy left out of the list given to us earlier this year.

Of course, this also shows that Deluxe Megatron, Voyager Nitro and others are not part of the mainline and that may be where Hot Rod and other yet to be revealed characters may end up. Still, for those wondering, here is what the toyline looks like for now:


Deluxe Class:

Wave 1:
Berserker
Slash
Barricade
Bumblebee (AOE mold)

Wave 2:
Drift
Sqweeks
Steelbane
Slug

Wave 3:
New Bumblebee
Crosshairs
Strafe
Yet to be revealed character


Voyager Class:

Wave 1:
Optimus
Grimlock

Wave 2:
Hound
Megatron

Wave 3:
Scorn
Bumblebee


Leader Class

Wave 1:
Optimus
Megatron

Wave 2:
Dragonstorm


There may be an additional leader figure but there is no codename or placeholder for it.

Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review
Date: Sunday, April 9th 2017 10:10pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Ironhidensh @Seibertron

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With all the differing opinions on the new Masterpiece Megatron ranging from a perfection to yet another waste of plastic and sliver of die-cast, along with the concern for breakage and paint chipping, it certainly can prove difficult for someone to actually make up their minds about buying Megatron now that is his widely in stock and shipping. Well, we bring to you today a Seibertronian review of MP-36 Megatron, written by our own Ironhidensh, that may be able to help some of you figure that out once and for all.

Now for those of you who may know, Ironhidensh has not been a big fan of the figure based on pictures and reviews and reports, but still ended up one as a gift. And based on his review, it seems it became the gift that has kept on giving. Read up below as Ironhidensh takes us through is experiences with the mold and shares with us his thoughts on the complaints of paint chipping, parts count, and breakage issues.

Was this review that made you say "I would have waited an eternity for this!" or did it only help convince you that this figure is nothing more than heroic nonsense? Check out the review, and let us know if this help sway your mind in an way!

Ironhidensh wrote:Okay, so as promised, whether you want them or not, here are my thoughts on MP-36 Megatron, enjoy! Also, I will be comparing 36 very heavily to Maketoys Despotron, my current Masterpiece style Megatron. A word of transparency before we go further. Up until getting 36 in hand, I have not been a huge fan, and have in fact been a fairly vocal critic. That said, I still feel I can be pretty objective in this. While I might like other figures better, I can step back, and still see what is good in the figure at hand. Remember as well, liking one thing more, doesn’t make the other thing bad.

Also, I can admit when I’m wrong.

Mistake me not, 36 has his flaws, and we will talk about them, but I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t really starting to like this figure. He was a gift, so I’m stuck with him either way, but he is slowly winning me over. I still love Despotron, but 36 is no slouch. So, lets get to it, shall we?

Lets go over the two glaring issues that keep cropping up first: paint chips and breakage. As I said in an above post, the paint chipping is bad. Like, really bad. I am hereby listing it as the number one flaw on this toy. Out of the box, he had a nick on his leg, and a couple around the left shoulder inner workings. Just posing him in a couple of different poses, he acquired a couple more. Once I got around to transforming him, well, yeah. I’m no newb to transformers. I understand that some paint chipping will occur. Over time. After many transformations. This is happening, literally, out of the box. There is no way around it, if you buy this figure, and take him out of package, you will get paint chips. Anyone who says different is either straight up lying, or simply refusing to see it.

As for breakage, I’m going to drop all cases of that on user error. I’ve gone through the transformation several times now, and not one case of breakage. No, its not as sturdy as a mainline figure, but its no piece of glass either. Yes, many parts are small, but as long as you take it easy, you can avoid breaking parts. Speaking of the transformation itself, it is NOT as bad as has been made out. Sure, its involved, but I’ve already got it down. Use the instructions the first time, or at least watch one of the many youtube videos, and you will be fine. I didn’t even need to do that hip adjustment thing.

Now, on that note, I did have one issue that needed some “modification”. The part that his gun barrel folds down on had some raised ridges molded on. I assume it is too provide friction to help hold the barrel in place. These ridges stuck out too far and completely prevented the movement of the barrel. I had to take an knife and shave them down a bit.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Other than that, I have had zero issues with breakage, and I caught that before breakage occurred. His joints are all nice and tight, but not too tight. The ratchets feel just right. He can really hold some dynamic poses.

So, on to some fun stuff. Any review has to have some box pictures. Being a starndard Takara Masterpiece, the box is nothing that we haven’t seen before.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review
Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

He looks good with other bots.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review
Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review
Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

36 does one thing very well, one thing I don’t think any other version of Megatron has captured quite so well: his lower chest.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Sadly, this picture also shows one of his flaws, the infamous “robovagina”. The waist piece is functional, but just not pretty. That chest though, it is amazing, and one of my favorite parts of this figure.

As far as accessories go, 36 comes with many. This is one of the areas Despotron fails in, he came with only a couple of faces and the energy mace. The accessories have already been touched on many times by others, so I’ll just talk about my favorites: the optional faces. First pic are what comes with 36, second pic are what comes with Despotron.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review
Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Personally, Despotron offers the best facial expression with his laughing face, but the ones offered by Takara are great as well. I really love this gimmick. It’s a great and simple way to bring a little fun and variety to your collection display. I’m also a huge fan of the laser sword that 36 comes with. I must also mention that the energy mace on 36 not only comes with a standard chain, but a posable one as well. You can really create some dynamic battle scenes with that. I kinda wish I had taken some pics like that. Maybe next time.

Another thing that must be mentioned is the “mass shifting” this figure does. Obviously, I don’t mean it can shrink, but it does do an incredible job of taking a rather large robot and shrinking it to a not to far off from real life pistol. Seriously, Takara did an amazing job at compacting parts, and then expanding them out again. I made a lot of noise about how many panel lines 36 had, and how messy his back is, but once you’ve transformed him, you get it. It takes a lot of moving parts to do what they did. It still might be a little too much, but respect where respect is due.

The next few pictures will be side by side comparison of 36 and Despotron. I’ve chosen Despotron for the comparison, because obviously, I have him. I also had X-Transbots Apollyon, but sold him for Despotron. Apollyon was a great figure, but I feel 36 is a better toy. We will talk more after.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

As you can see, while 36 is of a very similar size to Despotron, he transforms into a smaller gun. I find that impressive, but not necessary. 36 could do with a bit of a similar transformation. Despotron is challenging, but doesn’t take to terribly long. 36 is gonna take you a few minutes. Then again, it isn’t the way too simple transformation that severely hurt MP Shockwave and MP Inferno, so you take what you can. 36 does leave you feeling satisfied when you are done, so we will go on and count it as a win.

Despotron takes a more comic (specifically Dreamwave era) inspired look, while 36 really nails the cartoon look. This is a negative for me, but that is a matter of personal taste. Also, it could be worse. Inferno just looks silly in its cartoon accuracy, while 36 still looks badass. He looks like a Masterpiece.

In closing, while 36 is growing on me greatly, and may end up replacing Despotron (I’m not ready to let go yet, but its hard to justify having two MP style Megatrons), he has one nagging issue that simply cannot be let go of: the paint chipping. Some people maybe able to look past this, but folks, on a $200 toy, this is simply not acceptable. There is no excuse, and is a huge fail on the part of Takara. I won’t say don’t get this figure because of it, but buyer beware. Like I said earlier, if you take 36 out of the clamshell, you WILL have paint chips.

Something else on 36 that I really enjoy is his fusion cannon. The barrel is adjustable for cannon and scope modes. Its a small thing that really stands out as that extra little bit that we should expect from a Masterpiece toy. Very nifty.

This went on for a bit, sorry for that, but I hope some of you enjoy it. Let us end in true Ironhidensh tradition, with a dash pic.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - A Doubter Turned Believer's Review

English Video Review for Takara Tomy MP-36 Masterpiece Megatron

Transformers News: English Video Review for Takara Tomy MP-36 Masterpiece Megatron
Date: Monday, April 3rd 2017 3:04pm CDT
Category: Reviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): paik 4 life

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Are any of you fans looking for a good movie to watch with your significant other tonight? Full of suspense, malice, and complexity? Well look no further than this video review of Masterpice Megatron which lasts for about the length of a feature film (no joke). So, if you have an hour to kill or really want the most comprehensive review of this figure, just have a look below. This is after all the most complex Transformers figure of all time with first reports saying that it can take up to an hour for the first transformation (a quote from local toy reviewer Chuck Dawg offering his first impressions can also be found below). In light of all this, a comprehensive video could be a good resource. This video from paik 4 life was sent our way by fellow Seibertronian Bumblebee21



chuckdawg1999 wrote: First transformation took me roughly an hour. Nothing is unclear, but the hip joints are a problem, incredibly stiff. I had to refer to the Chinese video to see how it was done, brute force is not something I like. Overall the legs are the worst part and I don't like the arms floating until the end. Everything comes together fairly solidly.

First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight
Date: Friday, March 31st 2017 9:19am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): ACD Disribution, Amazon France

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While we saw the Legion Class figures for Transformers: The Last Knight at the New York Toy Fair, we had not recieved any official images for them and the ones on the show floor were painted prototypes. Well, we finally have our first official image of the new Legion Megatron figure as well as the others part of the first 2 waves which also includes Bumblebee, Optimus, Barricade, Grimlock, Crosshairs, and Drift, with Bumblebee being repacked for wave 2. Many are redecos of previous legion toys. These images come to us from Amazon France and ACD Disribution.

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: First Official Images of Legion Megatron and other Legion figures from Transformers: The Last Knight

Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron To Have Orange Safety Cap from HLJ

Transformers News: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron To Have Orange Safety Cap from HLJ
Date: Wednesday, March 29th 2017 1:05am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): HLJ

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We brought you a fair amount of content recently on Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron - our latest here - but thanks to Twincaster megatronus, we also have so eyebrow-raising information via site sponsor HobbyLinkJapan: the return of the orange cap for the gun mode of the toy. This seems to only apply to US and Australia, due to their firearm laws, but may extend to other markets too. Why this is different from previous reports of an orange cap is because this comes from a Japanese seller and it was still unsure if they would put an orange cap or not. Several fans bought from Japanese sellers instead of stateside vendors to avoid the orange cap, but it seems that plan won't work out. Read more about it below!

Hello-

This is Mark Kutsugi at HobbyLink Japan. Thank you very much for your order with us for Takara-Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron. We anticipate starting to fill orders for this item on or about April 3 Japan time.

This toy will be packaged in robot mode. However, it can be transformed into a realistic-looking likeness of a gun, which we understand is also pictured on this item's packaging. As a result, for customers in the United States and Australia, HobbyLink Japan will be placing a plastic orange plug into the end of the barrel in order to keep this toy in compliance with Title 15, Chapter 76 of the United States Code.

Installing this plug on the item will require our staff to open the packaging, which will require cutting the tape holding the box flap closed. This will be performed with the utmost care, but of course it will prevent us from delivering this product to U.S. and Australian customers in "unopened" condition. Note that without this modification, your purchase could be confiscated by your country's customs service, and U.S. customers could be charged with a crime under the above U.S. Federal law.

HobbyLink Japan understands and appreciates the desires of toy collectors in the U.S. and Australia related to merchandise of this nature, and we feel this is the best solution to meet those needs under the circumstances. In order to maintain your item's compliance with your country's laws, we recommend that you do not remove the plastic plug after you have received the item.

We appreciate your understanding, and your business with us.


Best Regards,


Mark Kutsugi
HobbyLink Japan

Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr
Date: Saturday, March 25th 2017 9:49pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): D-Maximus_Prime @Seibertron

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Hello everyone large and small, and welcome to another Seibertron.com pictorial review session! Today, we will be taking a close look at the 2 new Warrior class figures of the Robots in Disguise line: Blurr and Soundwave!

To begin, we will look at Blurr.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

This figure is supposed to represent the Rescue Bots version of Blurr as he becomes the first Rescue Bot character to cross over into the more advanced toylines. Now mind you he does not look exactly like the character people came to love in Rescue Bots, but then again, did Sideswipe and Bumblebee look exactly the same between shows?

Overall, this figure does look really cool! His colors are pleasing to the eyes and he does have a pretty well thought out color scheme that makes him look pretty sexy.

Below, you will find a pair of comparisons, one with the Titans Return Hot Rod and the other with Combiner Force Primestrong for size comparisons.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

He stands about your standard height for a deluxe/warrior figure, and his proportions looks similar to Hot Rod's in that the arms feel a bit too long and the shoulders a bit too high. But overall he still looks good.

His blaster is fairly cool looking, though the translucent plastic used for it would have been better in an actual solid blue, at least to me.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Inspired by Seibertronian Mr.Black, he can also cast a great running pose!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

His backpack kind of keeps to itself, though it basically is a big, smooth, mostly translucent backpack. But it stays out the wave and doesn't hinder articulation at all, so it's no biggie.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

LIGHTPIPING!!!!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

His Transformation is simple yet fun and intuitive. Despite the robot mode look, he does not share any sort of Transformation trick with Prime Wheeljack.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

The alt mode looks really good too. A sleek and sexy car that really looks like it can move fast. He looks really good next to Titans Return Hot Rod in this mode too. I wish something could have been put in the cockpit area since you can see right through it to his legs and the ground between his legs, but that's a minor quibble.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Now onto Soundwave:

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

This figure has been pretty hyped up, and I can see why. It is a pretty swell figure! The robot mode looks really cool, all beefy and brawny. He really uses his War for Cybertron design here, and it looks really good with the Prime headsculpt.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Now, something I will point out is that he really looks like a Prime Breakdown. Just looking at him next to Breakdown, they looks very similar. They even share locations of where their parts end up! If this character could get a repaint, Breakdown would be a Prime suspect! (so sorry)

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

He also looks fun deploying his legion of minions! (sorry, puns are funs). On this note, I will say that his posability in the arms is a bit troublesome. The shoulders really limit his different poses, just as a warning. He also has mid-torso rotation instead of waist rotation, which actually works out pretty well!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

MOAR LIGHT PIPING!!!!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Transformation is really interesting and very fun! It is definitely unique and one that is fun to do again and again.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

The alt mode looks pretty good too! Mind you the hands are fully visible, but it isn't really an issue. It looks big and mean and really does show his Highmoon Studios heritage here.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Now mind you, the big appearance is sort of deceiving. The underside ends up fairly hollow, but that is hardly an issue because no one displays their transformers in alt mode upsidedown or on their side.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Once again, you can really see a Breakdown appearance here too, and I would not doubt a retool of Soundwave as Breakdown down the road.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Also of note, his gun is capable of adjusting its angle, so you can not only rotate the gun, but also point it up in the air!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

And now the 2 figures together:

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

Overall, these are 2 fairly good figures. Now mind you, these are not the Fracture's or the Thunderhoof's or the Bisk's of the line in that they are not completely mind-blowing, but they are both still pretty good. They are worth having for sure. So head on out to your stores and pick up one today!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Robots in Disguise Warrior Soundwave and Blurr

In Hand Images of the New Prowl and Jetfire Figures from the Generations Cyber Battalion Line

Transformers News: In Hand Images of the New Prowl and Jetfire Figures from the Generations Cyber Battalion Line
Date: Friday, March 24th 2017 10:04pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): INCHIKIBANCYO's Twitter

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Just yesterday we learnt of a new Generations style Prowl and Jetfire figure released for the Asian market as part of the Cyber Battalion line. New images of these toys out of their boxes have popped up on INCHIKIBANCYO's Twitter. We can also see a box for the Optimus Prime of the same line which is being rereleased in a slightly different deco. One fun thing to note is that Prowl appears to have knees making that a first for this line. For those out there wondering, these are very similar to upscaled cyberverse toys with limited articulation and are not made to be distributed widely in the US (or other countries other than BRICS). This makes them ridiculously hard to find on the secondary market. If anyone is interested in these, keep your eyes peeled on Asian vendors like Robot Kingdom or stateside importers. But fair warning, there will either be a high mark up for import or a high shipping fee and if it's the same as the last time they were offered, once they are gone from those sites they are impossible to find afterwards. Keep an eye on these boards because we will let you know when we find out how we can get a hold of them.

Transformers News: In Hand Images of the New Prowl and Jetfire Figures from the Generations Cyber Battalion Line

Transformers News: In Hand Images of the New Prowl and Jetfire Figures from the Generations Cyber Battalion Line

Transformers News: In Hand Images of the New Prowl and Jetfire Figures from the Generations Cyber Battalion Line

Transformers News: In Hand Images of the New Prowl and Jetfire Figures from the Generations Cyber Battalion Line

Transformers News: In Hand Images of the New Prowl and Jetfire Figures from the Generations Cyber Battalion Line

Transformers News: In Hand Images of the New Prowl and Jetfire Figures from the Generations Cyber Battalion Line

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