Archive - Jan 2016

January 12th

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" Deployer Overload

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" Deployer Overload

Overload is a brutish, powerful warrior who has strength and firepower of his own to take on the Autobots. When he needs backup however he can fire Cyclone Mini-Cons like Backtrack to help him out! Today's review brings you a look at Deployer Overload!

January 11th

Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!

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Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!

Thanks to the kind folks at Hasbro we now have our first official images of "Titans Return" Soundwave! As expected, Soundwave is a heavy retool and redeco of Leader Class Blaster. Check out the attached pics to see this exciting figure!

Update: According to Hasbro PR, the name of the Titan Master/Headmaster unit is Soundblaster, a nod to Soundwave's "resurrected" form in the "Headmasters" series.

Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!
Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!
Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!
Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!
Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!
Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!
Toy News: "Titans Return" Soundwave revealed!

Toy Review: "Q Transformers" Optimus Prime GTR

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Toy Review: "Q Transformers" Optimus Prime GTR

Optimus Prime has taken on many forms over the years, but one unique one is the "auto avatar" form of Alternity Optimus Prime. This version however is a super deformed version living in the "Q Transformers" world! Check out my review of "Q Transformers" Optimus Prime GTR!

January 8th

Toy News: "Transformers Adventure" 3 Step Changer "TED" Drift images

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Toy News: "Transformers Adventure" 3 Step Changer "TED" Drift images

Dengeki Hobby has posted new images of upcoming "Transformers Adventure" figures. These are both from the "TED" line of simplified figures. This includes a One Step Changer Springload redeco and a really nice deco on the 3 Step Changer Drift figure.

Drift is due for release in February at a cost of 3600 Yen (roughly $31 USD) and Springload is due in late February at a cost of 1500 Yen (about $12.50 USD).

Toy News: "Transformers Adventure" 3 Step Changer "TED" Drift images
Toy News: "Transformers Adventure" 3 Step Changer "TED" Drift images
Toy News: "Transformers Adventure" 3 Step Changer "TED" Drift images

Toy News: "Legends" Springer & Skids revealed

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Toy News: "Legends" Springer & Skids revealed

Dengeki Hobby has posted new images of upcoming "Legends" figures (the Japanese version of "Generations"). Both figures are actually a couple years old, but these are new decos. The first is Sprang (aka Springer) in a deco heavily influenced by his cartoon appearance in G1. The other release is Skids, who has not yet been released in Japan. This deco is darker than his U.S.

Toy News: "Legends" Springer & Skids revealed
Toy News: "Legends" Springer & Skids revealed
Toy News: "Legends" Springer & Skids revealed
Toy News: "Legends" Springer & Skids revealed

Sponsor News BBTS - Bandai JP, DBZ, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Star Wars, Deadpool, Transformers, Batman & More!

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Sponsor News BBTS - Bandai JP, DBZ, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Star Wars, Deadpool, Transformers, Batman & More!

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Toy News: Unite Warriors Bruticus teaser image, prepare your wallets!

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It appears to be an exciting day for Transformers news! Fan favorite Takara designer TF Yuki has posted a teaser image of the upcoming Unite Warriors Bruticus! Looking at the outline, you'll see that Blast-Off is either getting a new or heavily retooled sculpt (which he did not get outside Japan) and Vortex appears to have some retooling too (note the four rotors!). I'm stoked and look forward to seeing more of this piece revealed.

Rumor: Time to get excited, we might be getting...Liokaiser?!

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The rumor mill has begun to churn thanks to a Tweet by "Hobby Drifter" on Twitter (embedded below). Some leaked art appears to show a "Combiner Wars" Liokaiser! Popular among fans as a Combiner they have wanted for years (but often had to pay heavy duty cash to obtain), folks have speculated about a Combiner Wars Liokaiser since the line began. If this mock up is real it looks like it takes Aerialbots and two uses of the Brawl sculpt to help make up the giant.

Remember, this is not official confirmation, just rumor for now.

January 6th

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) One Step Changer Quillfire

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) One Step Changer Quillfire

Quillfire is an anarchist who is not afraid to cause a ruckus wherever he goes, going so far as to carve his own personal logo onto any place he feels he has freed from oppresion. He is not the bravest Decepticon however and will run when odds are too overwhelming. This morning's review takes a look at the newly released One Step Changer Quillfire.

January 5th

Video: Takara Tomy posts "Beast Wars" video

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The Official Takara Tomy Youtube Channel has posted a video featuring a bit of a retrospective on "Beast Wars". This short video is narrated (interestingly enough) by Rattrap's Great Aunt, Arcee in her "Q Transformers" form! Check it out in the embed below: