Action Masters were one of the most maligned segments of the "Transformers" line from Generation One. However over the years fans have begun to appreciate some of the characters and oddity around these non-transformable figures. Over the years new figures have been made based on Action Masters, but there are still several characters that need updating. In this speculative series of articles I take a look at who has been redone and who still needs to be redone (and how). Today I kick off this series with my introduction to "Action Masters Reborn"!
On December 30, 2015 Toys R Us Times Square closed its doors forever. See what made this store different from its counterparts elsewhere. Includes a photo gallery from the days leading up to the closing. I've written up an article reflecting on the store. Included is a gallery and video of the store's iconic T-Rex. Check out the article for a last look at an iconic store.
The Official Transformers Collector's Club Twitter feed has been blowing up tonight with new images of the upcoming "Transformers Figure Subscription Service 4.0" Mayhem Attack Squad! These photos feature the entire team including Bludgeon's new head sculpt and swords (taken from Go! Optimus Prime) and the MP10 Matrix accessory (now dubbed the Matrix of Malice) held by Windsweeper. *Note: I've touched up the photos a bit to bring out the colors more.
Logical and brutal, Shockwave is one of Megatron's most trusted advisors and warriors. In his robot mode he is brutal with firepower build right into his powerful form. When he needs more firepower he transforms into his powerful weapon mode to finish the enemy! Check out my review of Legends Class Shockwave.
Gamespot has posted an interview with "Transformers Devastation" director Kenji Saito. In the interview he discusses the challenges behind creating the game but also his enthusiasm in working on a "Transformers" product. From the article:
Imaginarium Art's Facebook Page has been updated with an image of their upcoming Rodimus Prime statue focusing on its features including swappable weapons and heads. They also recently announced a Soundwave statue which features swappable limbs to achieve different poses.
Takara Tomy designer TF Yuki has posted an update revealing an early packaging sample of "Unite Warriors" Grand Galvatron, the Japanese release of Galvatronus! Previously it was revealed that an all Decepticon team would be released with Cyclonus as the centerpiece but this is the first we've seen of the packaging. Keep in mind this is an early sample and things can change between this and final production. Check out the image in the embed below.
If something has gone missing it's very likely that the Insecticon Chop Shop had something to do with it! This Decepticon loves stealing, and not just from Autobots but his fellow Decepticons as well! Check out my review of Legends Class Chop Shop.