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IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review
Date: Wednesday, May 28th 2014 4:32am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Va'al

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Prowl: Superior
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
DETONATION BOULEVARD! Who is MARISSA FAIREBORN—and why does she want OPTIMUS PRIME dead?! And more importantly… how did she start working with on of the AUTOBOTS deadliest enemies…? Dangerous allegiances form, thanks to the terrifying shape the CYBERTRONIANS have twisted planet Earth into!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review
They did sort of screw up last time..


Story

Where did we leave off last month? Optimus Prime and some Autobots arrive on Eart(h) in search of Alpha Trion, seek help from Thundercracker (who lives in a hangar and writes fanfiction screenplays and has a dog called Buster. They find out he's already been contacted and told about Megatron by the Decepticons, now led by Galvatron and Soundwave. And the humans are in it too. Full time.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review
Josh Boyfriend, in the metal


With this, John Barber goes a little deeper into how the Earth/Decepticon alliance came to be, showing short scenes from the aftermath of All Hail Megatron, and the first re-encounter with a now 'military' Faireborn and the new Decepticon faction - and Soundwave's highly diplomatic and cunning statements, somehow keeping Galvatron at bay long enough.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review
Harmony, sure


Other main players in the issue are Jetfire and EV-A D.O.C. dealing with the ship, as they are still evading Earth's defenses and attempting to repair the damage so far, the fun, green bunch of the Constructicons, also on the ship, and everyone's favourite tableflipper, schemeplotter, mindcontrollee and reluctant greenbot himself - Prowl.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review
That guy


Overall, Barber delivers a significantly slower issue, with a lot of explaining and setting up: Soundwave and Galvatron setting up their 'plan', Marissa Faireborne setting up Earth's current state, Jetfire setting up the Constructicons, and them setting up Prowl's backstory, in a way - but the dialogue and chemistry with the latter two/seven is brilliant, as is Jetfire in fact, and Soundwave really shines.

Art

There were complaints during some RID and Dark Cybertron about multiple artists on the same book, but I think that Guido Guidi and Brendan Cahill work really well with Andrew Griffith's core work. Guidi gracefully takes us through Faireborn and the Decepticons' dealings before we reach the present day, and Cahill carefully creates some Cybertronian past scenes with Prowl, among others. Griffith, on the third hand, handles well the 'today' bits, with the final pages packing a magnificent, gigantic punch.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review
Sold separately!


As for the colours, Josh Perez takes egregiously care, as usual, of the present day scenes, while Joana Lafuente looks masterfully after the flashback sequences, be they on Cybertron or Earth, each working really quite well with the three artists. Tom B. Long on lettering, meanwhile, has a field day with the soundwords and section titles in the issue.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review
CHAGA RUANK glowww


And now, a note on the covers: other than being absolutely amazing, the Constructicon variant is Casey Coller and Joana Lafuente's work, while the ongoing incentive featuring Optimus, Rodimus and Hardhead (thumbnail) is Marcelo Matere's lines and John-Paul Bove's colours (and not Tramontano, as some digital issues might claim)! Aren't they pretty? So pretty.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

We get to see Prowl developing into ..something intriguing, at the moment, Soundwave's actual leadership-behind-the-Galvatron, Earth's almost justified hatred of the Cybertronians, Arcee's new alt-mode AND SOUNDWAVE'S TOO and some really nice action scenes and dialogue moments, with highlights pointed out above. Yet it somehow feels a little slower that the opening issue, and its other two companions this month.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29 Review
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It's really not that much, and there are panels and lines that really pick everything up again, but I feel the flicking between timeframes for different characters, though quite clear and signposted, got in the way of much needed conversation between Faireborn, Jazz, Optimus and the rest of the main cast - maybe in the coming issues? The issue looks great, nevertheless!

. :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: out of :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:

Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime
Date: Tuesday, May 27th 2014 6:14am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Benscollectables

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Fellow Seibertron.com user Transformermegazord has just returned from the BOTS convention in the Netherlands, and brought back some Takara Transformers: Lost Age loot! Check out below a video review for the Japanese version of Leader Class Optimus Prime - you can find the Hasbro Age of Extinction version here and in our galleries - with more chrome than you can shake a chromed stick at!


Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs

Transformers News: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs
Date: Monday, May 26th 2014 11:12am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Mindmaster | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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Still up on upcoming Age of Extinction product, Seibertron.com user chuckdawg1999 was able to snag himself Construct-Bots Dino-Riders Scorn and Crosshairs! Check out the review below, and decide for yourself if these are possible purchases for your entertainment.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:While Scorn is arguably the best of the AOE wave 1 deluxes I'm pleased to say that it's Constructbots counterpart holds up just as well. The colors really pop and need to be seen in hand to fully appreciate the brightness. Crosshairs is really fun and I think it's great how you can tilt the car hood to get a trench coat like flow going. Highly recommended.


Video Review - Takara Tomy: Lost Age AD-11 Deluxe Dispensor

Transformers News: Video Review - Takara Tomy: Lost Age AD-11 Deluxe Dispensor
Date: Sunday, May 25th 2014 6:21am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): YouTube

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Fellow Seibertron.com user yoboy found a video on YouTube, and it's none other than a review of Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD-11 Dispensor! We've posted some in-hand images the other day, but take a look below nad see if this is your thing or nor.


Age Of Extinction Deluxe Strafe Video Review

Transformers News: Age Of Extinction Deluxe Strafe Video Review
Date: Friday, May 23rd 2014 4:48am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): Actar

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Actar is at it again! This time, he brings us the video review for Age Of Extinction Deluxe Class Strafe! His casemates Drift and Slash were reviewed here, and reported on here. (And, as promised, we brought you Strafe's review!)

We've included the embed below, plus his overall thoughts on Strafe.



Sleek, suave and striking, Strafe is one of my top picks for the best Dinobot figure from the AoE toyline despite his simplistic transformation and limited wrist and ankle articulation.


Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Video Reviews: Transformers: Age of Extinction Lockdowns - One-Step Changer and Construct-Bots Dino Rider

Transformers News: Video Reviews: Transformers: Age of Extinction Lockdowns - One-Step Changer and Construct-Bots Dino Rider
Date: Thursday, May 22nd 2014 9:36am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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Seibertron.com member chuckdawg1999 has shared reviews of two new Transformers: Age of Extinction figures, the One-Step Changer and Construct-Bots Dino Rider Set. Check out his review embedded below:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:It's a Lockdown twofer! One Step Lockdown looks great in car mode and the spring transformation is fun; but it is hard to get it back, and keep it, in car mode. Dino Rider Lockdown is fun to build and transform, although the C-clip joints might be hard on younger fingers. As a bonus you can pull off a gun head mode too. Pick them up for some fun.


IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review
Date: Wednesday, May 21st 2014 3:06am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Va'al

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Views: 42,203

*REC
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
CYBERTRON UNDER FIRE! Someone is out to kill WINDBLADE—but discovering who means turning to some less-than-savory ’Bots. Can WINDBLADE trust her informants enough to stake her life on them? And who will she turn to when the events of DARK CYBERTRON come back to haunt them all?

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review
FAT TANKOR, clearly


Story

Aaand we're back on Cybertron, as Windblade recovers from the first issue's explosion, abruptly waking up to the reality of Cybertron and its somehow democratically elected ruler Lord Starscream, and aide Rattrap. Indeed, both her and the other Camien Chromia start digging for proof of ..well, anything. This is Starscream after all.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review
That kinda sums up the setting


After a fairly painful and actually quite visually uncomfortable moment between the two opposing main characters, Windblade does set with Chromia to investigate the happenings from issue #1, and find out from Metroplex, Ironhide and others what might help them - stumbling across an adorable and well-rounded Waspinator.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review
At Maccadam's, where else


The dialogue works very well, and there are definitely distinctive voices for different characters, other than the obvious Wazzzzpinator quirks (and he really does shine in this issue, finally a proper, not-exclusively comical look at his character). Starscream gets creepier, Chromia gets tougher, and Windblade has some good, moving moments with Metroplex, too.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review
*This* is Chromia


Another solid issue, if a little slower compared to the opening one. It feels more like a legal-procedural with political intrigue, with a significant emotional and personal take on some of the key players, and all the better for it in places, less punchy in others.

Art

The artwork, on the other hand, and as fully expected, is still quite marvellous. Sarah Stone's composition of the panels does some really great work in terms of border employment and perspectives, making 'camera angles' more so than initially expected, for example, and sliding in some really really cool shots - and transformation sequences.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review
"Too close, a little too close"


The colours, of course, do wonders to complement the artwork, and all still at the hands of Stone. But I want to take some time to look at Chris Mowry's lettering, after Scott pointed out something last month: Metroplex's multifaceted speech is due to Mowry's excellent handiwork. And it is magnificent.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review
See? Magnificent


So yes, the artistic team nails it truly and squarely. And that includes the truly great covers, with the main version by Stone, an amazing Alex Milne and Priscilla Tramontano variant, with a steadfast, defiant Camien, and a haunting continuation of last week's MTMTE #29 incentive by Marcelo Matere and Tramontano again - in the post thumbnail!

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

The writing is really, truly good, alternating a great dialogue with steady monologue, and bringing out some touching moments of interaction between characters, especially Metroplex and his Cityspeaker. The final sections feel like a tremendous teasing build-up to what's to come next month - and, in fact, that's exactly what they are.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Windblade #2 Review
Because Scott is an evil mastermind


I was conflicted about whether the slower pacing would hinder the full enjoyment of the issue, especially compared to last month. On re-reading the story once more, however, and taking in every single panel slowly, the emotional, empathetic, compassionate qualities of Windblade shine onto the often misused Waspinator and resonate with Metroplex, without it ever being too much of an aside. Slower? Yes. But also really quite moving. Bring on the next issue.

. :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: ½ out of :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:

Age Of Extinction Deluxe Figures Drift And Slash Video Reviews

Transformers News: Age Of Extinction Deluxe Figures Drift And Slash Video Reviews
Date: Tuesday, May 20th 2014 8:04pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): Actar

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Last Week, the Age Of Extinction toy line made it's debut, with a big splash, at a rather sizable midnight event in Singapore. We reported on the exclusives and event itself, here. Also of note, Deluxe Class wave 2 was released there, which includes Autobot Drift, Slash and Strafe, which brings us to the topic at hand:

The first complete video reviews of Drift and Slash are now available, thanks to fellow fan, and Singapore native, Actar. We've included his thoughts on both figures, plus embeds of the videos below.

Actar wrote:

Some accuracy and kibble issues aside, Drift is a surprisingly poseable and dynamic figure with a fun transformation and a cool Samurai motif that's definitely worth your money.



Essentially, good beast mode and interesting transformation. However, despite the unique design, Slash has a weak robot mode due to the top-heavy proportions and the lack of articulation. Great for display but not for play, a pick up only if you're intent on completing the AoE Dinobot team.


If he does a video review of Strafe, we will post it for all to see, so keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Crosshairs
Date: Friday, May 16th 2014 2:00pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Alfes2010

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In further Takara Tomy news for the Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced toy line, Japanese blogger Alfes2010 has been uploading pictorial reviews for AD-01 Optimus Prime, AD-02 Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, AD-03 Grimlock and AD-06 Crosshairs. The reviews include comparison shots with previous movie figures, and all feature slightly tweaked decos and some nice dynamic poses - check them out by clicking on the images below!

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Transformers News: In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced Optimus, Grimlock, Crosshairs

Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Attack Power Punch Crosshairs

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Attack Power Punch Crosshairs
Date: Friday, May 16th 2014 1:26pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Baltmatrix

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Last we heard from YouTube reviewer Baltmatrix was a look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Autobot Hound - but thanks to fellow Seibertron.com user Fires_Of_Inferno, we take a look at the new punchy line of the Power Battlers with a video review of Power Punch Crosshairs! Check out the embedded clip below, browse the Seibertron.com gallery, and let us know what you think of these simple but fun-looking figures in the Energon Pub.


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