Monday, February 20, 2012

Transformers Linkfest - TF Prime Reviews

Here are the last week's worth of Transformers related (mostly toy) links that have popped up. This time we have two custom pieces, confirmation that FoC will not be on the PC, new Shout! Factory release, Happy Meal TF Prime toys, Elita One prop for sale and reviews of four TF: Prime Robots in Disguise toys.

Custom DOTM Jetwing Optimus Prime
Hit the link for Frenzy_Rumble's latest piece with Jetwing Optimus Prime as the base figure but with a bunch of goodies and details added. The final figure includes posable jet pack, LED lights, new paint job, and more. More custom pieces can be found here. (via Full Metal Hero)

No PC Version of Fall for Cybertron
Full Moon Studios has confirmed that they are not making a port of Fall for Cybertron. Matt Tieger provided a few reasons, the main one being PC gaming is "outside of our area of expertise, to be honest. ...We were spread so thin that I feel like we barely served that audience. Then there were some issues with continued support that were frankly beyond our control, but at the same time did not create a great experience for PC gamers that got it." I am curious what the sales were but I bet the PC sales vs. the consoles makes it not cost effective to spend on the resources needed to avoid repeating their previous mistakes.

Transformers Prime Happy Meal Toys in March
Transformers Prime and My Little Pony will be Happy Meal toys for March. The Prime toys look to be 8 legion sized figures that I assume transform but not confirmed. The figures are Optimus Prime, Megatron, Breakdown, Ratchet, Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Breakdown and Starscream. (via Seibertron)

Rage of Hercules Upgrade Set
TFC toys has posted images of their upgrade set for their recently completed Hercules (not Devastator). The set, out in a few months, have a new head sculpt with "rage" face, visor, laser cannon, new design forearms, shoulder attachments (for articulation), bio card and poster. No info on price.

Custom Generation One Bumblebee
Another Frenzy_Rumble piece, this one uses G1 'Bee as the base toy with new head, appendages, and paint job to result in a highly detail and articulated robot mode that looks nearly identical to his cartoon counterpart. Images at the link. (via Full Metal Hero)

Shout! Factory's Transformers: Super-God Masterforce DVD Set
The next series (after Headmasters), is getting its own DVD set. It was part of a Japanese Collection set that had been available for online only but now the 5 DVD set with 42 episodes will be released on May 1st for retail. It will have the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. Amazon is currently listing it for $21.99. On a related note, Shout! has confirmed that the company will replace two discs from the Japanese Collection due to incorrect subtitles. The replacements will automatically be mailed out to anyone that purchased the set (was available only through them). (via Seibertron)

Elita One Movie Prop on E-Bay
If you have $17500.00, you can own Elita One 2007 Agusta F4 1000R. Not entirely sure how you can verify if this is the actual motorcycle from Revenge of the Fallen and not a different one made up to look like it. Apparently it does work and since it was just used for the film, unlikely to have much wear and tear. Even if can't buy, probably worth checking out the pics at the link above. (via TFW2005)

Transformers Prime Deluxe Bumblebee Video Review
Peaugh has posted his review of Robots in Disguise Bumblebee that is a new mold from the TF Prime 1st edition model. It is interesting to see the differences and what appears to be Hasbro's efforts to simplify the figures. The RID toys are starting to hit stores now with reports of Target, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us stocking them. Mileage will vary though as most may not have them yet (those around me have not).


Transformers Prime Deluxe Arcee
Another Robots in Disguise figure, also a new mold from the 1st Edition release. Looks pretty good, on the fence about getting. Review by Optibotimus.


Transformers Prime Wheeljack Video Review
Sure Wheeljack in TF Prime is really the comic’s version of Drift but that doesn't mean the figure isn't pretty cool. I plan on adding this one to my to get list. Review by Peaugh.


Transformers Prime Cliffjumper Video Review
Same story, as before with new mold and new transformation sequence from the Japan only 1st edition release. Another one I am on the fence about getting.


DOTM Deluxe Optimus Prime with Trailer Video Review
The Dark of the Moon toy line is winding down but there is at least one more release coming, not sure when or what stores. This is the stateside release of a Takara toy using the Wal-Mart exclusive Optimus Prime deluxe mold. It looks like a pass to me unless the price is right in part because the deluxe figure isn't that good and the trailer itself is essentially an empty plastic box.

3 comments:

  1. I have learned more about transformers.Very interesting post.

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  2. no pc version!!!!!!!! WTF?!?!??!?!?!?

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  3. I have Bumblebee, Soundwave, and Wheeljack from TF:P. All I have to say is that Hasbro has really outdone themselves with this line. It is probably the best line ever. The transformations, locking mechanisms, and the weapons are well done. TF:A was the best since the originals, but I believe TF:P is even better.

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