Archive - Feb 2016

February 29th

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Autobot Hound

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Autobot Hound

Some Autobots find Earth to be a distasteful planet to be stuck on, but Hound loves it. As he performs his scouting duties he always takes time to admire the beautiful landscapes all around him. When he has to defend Earth, he combines with his fellow Autobots to form the powerful Sky Reign! Today's review brings you a look at Autobot Hound from "Combiner Wars"!

Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released

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Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released

Takara Tomy Mall has posted several new listings for "Transformers Adventure" figures! These show off the Japanese versions of several figures released outside of Japan. Some of these figures have significantly different decos from their "Robots in Disguise" counterparts, especially the Mini-Cons who have many more paint applications on them and in some cases, totally different colored plastic. The "Battle Packs" now feature Mini-Cons that are partners for the larger robot rather than being a "versus" set.

Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released
Toy News: New "Transformers Adventure" photos released

February 28th

Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx

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Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx

While making my toy hunting rounds today I came across a few unexpected figures at a T.J. Maxx in Linden, NJ! First up is Battle Changer Starscream! While the other Battle Changers were released at various stores like Marshall's and T.J. Maxx during the holidays, the wave with Starscream had not appeared in my area until now! After that I found another surprise: "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers! While these were shown at Toy Fair 2015, they never saw mass release in the United States so it was great to see them. All the figures were $5.99 USD.

Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx
Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx
Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx
Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx
Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx
Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx
Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx
Toy News: KRE-O Battle Changers Starscream & "Robots in Disguise" Hero Mashers found at T.J. Maxx

February 27th

Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) One Step Changer Patrol Mode Bumblebee

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Toy Review: "Robots in Disguise" (2015) One Step Changer Patrol Mode Bumblebee

When Bumblebee is in patrol mode he is reminded of his days as an espionage officer. If called into action however he can transform quickly into robot mode to combat Decepticons! Today's review takes a look at One Step Changer Patrol Mode Bumblebee.

February 26th

Toy News: New official photos of "Robots in Disguise" Legion Class Optimus & Ratchet

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Toy News: New official photos of "Robots in Disguise" Legion Class Optimus & Ratchet

The Allspark has revealed that Amazon Germany has posted images of upcoming "Robots in Disguise" Legion Class figures. Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime is a redeco of Legion Class Optimus Prime and Ratchet is a redeco/retool of Strongarm featuring a new head sculpt.

Toy News: New official photos of "Robots in Disguise" Legion Class Optimus & Ratchet
Toy News: New official photos of "Robots in Disguise" Legion Class Optimus & Ratchet
Toy News: New official photos of "Robots in Disguise" Legion Class Optimus & Ratchet
Toy News: New official photos of "Robots in Disguise" Legion Class Optimus & Ratchet
Toy News: New official photos of "Robots in Disguise" Legion Class Optimus & Ratchet

February 25th

Toy News: New photo of "Unite Warriors" Grand Galvatron

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Toy News: New photo of "Unite Warriors" Grand Galvatron

In one of the more unique uses of "Combiner Wars" molds, Takara Tomy revealed "Unite Warriors" Grand Galvatron, a set of Decepticons culled from various realities to form one giant Decepticon force of destruction! Now we have a new look at (presumably) a production copy of this figure thanks to TF Yuki. Check it out in the embed below!

Toy News: "Transformers Legends" Sprang (aka Springer) in package photo

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Toy News: "Transformers Legends" Sprang (aka Springer) in package photo

TF Yuki is at it again, this time posting an image of the recently released "Transformers Legends" version of the "Generations" Springer figure. This version of the toy focuses on using the animation colors making it much brighter than its "Generations" counterpart.

Game News: "Transformers: Battle Tactics" due to sunset

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Game News: "Transformers: Battle Tactics" due to sunset

Launched about a year ago it has been announced that the mobile "Transformers: Battle Tactics" game will sunset and fully shut down by May 2016. The Official Sunset Announcement was posted today. "Battle Tactics" featured super-deformed versions of "Generations" based characters fighting it out in group battles. Here is the timeline:

Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Smokescreen

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Toy Review: "Generations" Combiner Wars Smokescreen

Some Autobots like Grimlock get a lot of recognition on the battlefield for their loud, brash ways but Smokescreen works hard to not be seen until he wants his enemies to notice him! Once they do he uses all the tricks at his disposal to distract them so other Autobots can take them down. This afternoon's review takes a look at "Combiner Wars" Smokescreen, enjoy!

Toy Review: "Rescue Bots" Mini-Con Drake the Dragon-Bot

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Toy Review: "Rescue Bots" Mini-Con Drake the Dragon-Bot

When Autobots see Drake the Dragon-Bot they may think he's going to launch fire but this helpful Mini-Con actually transforms into a water cannon for to help save the day! Check out my review of Mini-Con Drake the Dragon-bot from "Rescue Bots".