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Titan Class Devastator – Combiner Wars

February 17th, 2015 No comments

Quick follow up to my last post. There are now official pics to Titan Class Devastator. I am way more interested in this than I was before!

Constructicons… Transform and Roll Out!

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Titan Class Devastator

February 9th, 2015 No comments

OMG! I did not see this coming from Hasbro! After two modern updates of Devastator by third party companies, Hasbro is finally releasing their own. Check out this pic below, from what I think is a toy fair in Germany.

Supposedly each individual fig is gonna be Voyager size, and the Devastator combined will be Titan class! That’s Metroplex size! Though early rumors seem to indicate that the engineering will be quite basic. I speculate Hasbro has finally decided to do something about 3rd Parties making money off their property.

I’m debating if I want more Constructicons in my collection. After wonderful interpretations by both TFC Toys and MakeToys, I’m not sure I need another Devastator. Knowing me, I will get this if the price is right.

Prepare for Extermination! Transform and Roll Out!

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Random Autobot Pic

February 1st, 2015 No comments

Here is a pic of some random Autobots, mostly from unrelated continuities.

Included in the pic are Transformers Prime Ultra Magnus, Age of Extinction Hound, Age of Extinction Drift, and Robots in Disguise Grimlock. With the exception of Drift and Hound, these Autobots don’t have anything to do with each other. Why am I putting them in one pic? No good reason. I had some Autobots lying around the house in various places. I was about to put these away, but thought I feature them in a group shot before they go in the closet.

Drift and Hound I sort of featured in my last post. Drift is by far my favorite deluxe mold from Age of Extinction. As a whole, AoE toys are disappointing. But Drift is one rare example of a good figure from this crappy line. He looks good in both molds. His transformation is just the right difficulty, not overly simple and not overly complex. Construction of the figure is solid, and while the transforming mechanism is nothing new, in this case it works by following a tried and true formula. Some have complained that Drift falls apart in alt mode. I sincerely believe those with this complaint did not transform him right. Hound is another good one from AoE. He has… count this… 8 weapons included! This has gotta be a record, for a official Hasbro release anyway. The weapons can be combined in many different configurations. Hound can use them all separately, have some of them combine for more firepower, or have them all merge into a giant rifle. The figure itself is also not too shabby. Hound’s alt mode is fairly solid, and the robot mode does a good job of capturing Hound’s big and round appearance from the movie. The transformation of the figure is also fairly unique.

TF Prime Ultra Magnus is a repaint of the Robots in Disguise voyager Optimus of the same line. I think this mold works much better as Magnus. In fact, I feel like this mold was always designed to be Magnus, and for whatever weird reason Hasbro decided to release this mold first as Optimus. The First Edition mold of Optimus is superior anyway for that character, so it works that this mold is used for Magnus. I like how the toy comes with his hammer (I think in the show they called it the Forge of Souls). Too bad the color is not right.. in the show it’s supposed to be gold.

Robots in Disguise Grimlock is the only figure I have from this new line. I don’t know much about the show, but so far I’m not liking the designs. I had the get this figure though, since it’s Grimlock. He’s a fun figure. Among the figs in thie pic, I transformed him the most. Mostly because he’s easy to transform. I like him. I know a lot of hardcore TransFans would probably bash this figure. I see him as something you can just pick up and play. And I feel he does look good in both modes. Articulation is limited however.

Autobots… Transform and Roll Out.

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