Review: SHFiguarts Kamen Rider Gaim (Orange Arms)

HENSHIN! Kamen Rider is a Japanese tokusatsu franchise of young adults who put on belts to become superheroes who ride motorcycles and kill monsters. Riders are traditionally bug-themed, but have since branched out to other themes such as cell phones, playing cards, musical instruments, space ships, and yes, even fruits. Whether that sounds awesome or … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Generations Goldfire

When the IDW-based Generations toyline kicked off in 2013, many eye-rolls were made at the obligatory presence of a Bumblebee toy in the first wave. Not only was it, well, yet another sports car Bumblebee, but it was also easily the weakest of the wave, suffering from poor construction, joint tolerances, a lackluster design, and … Continue reading

Review: Marvel Select Thanos

If you haven’t gathered as much from my reviews of Agent Venom and Star-Lord, I’m not much of an avid Marvel comics reader. Like many of the general public, my first real introduction to Thanos was in the stinger of The Avengers, after my initial reaction of, “Wait, who is that?” My research into the … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Generations Crosscut

If you’re not up to speed on your obscure G1 redecoes, Crosscut is going to be unfamiliar to you. He was originally an e-Hobby exclusive retool of G1 Skids, homaging the original Diaclone design. When Skids broke from obscurity in the MTMTE comics and got his own toy in the IDW Generations line, Crosscut was … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Age of Extinction Voyager Drift

I bet you thought you’d seen the last of Age of Extinction on this site, didn’t you? As did I, to tell you the truth. I was confident that I could sit out the remainder of the film’s toyline, but I soon found myself in the toy isle of Toys R Us with a $10 … Continue reading

Review: Dr. Wu DW-M01 Cavalier (Battle Version)

You know what’s cool? Giant robots. You know what else is cool? Swords. You know what would be twice as cool as those two things individually? Giant robots with swords. This is a tried and true law of giant robot fiction that has been around since, well, maybe Mazinger Z, but I’m not so sure … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Generations Jhiaxus

Jhiaxus is one of those characters Simon Furman created for the Marvel UK Transformers comics who managed to avoid fading into obscurity by maintaining¬†a major role in the IDW continuity (and having a random repaint in the RID toyline). In the UK comics, Jhiaxus was the leader of the G2 “evolved” Cybertronians and was a … Continue reading

Review: Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack

Well, it’s that time of year again for Transformers collecting, the time of the year that TakaraTomy sucks the money right out of our wallets with the Transformers Masterpiece line. 2014 previously saw the release of the MP repaints G2 Sideswipe (which I reviewed here) and Soundblaster, and still to come are the new-mold MP … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Generations Windblade

From April to May of 2013, Hasbro ran a little something called the Fan Built Bot Poll. Essentially, fans could go on their website and vote for different traits of a new, fan-created character who would get a role in the IDW comics as well as a wholly-original toy in the Generations line. The options … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Go! Go Prime

Transformers Prime was a polarizing series. It started out very promising with some amazing First Edition toys and an impressive first season, but then was brought down by a lackluster toyline plagued by intrusive gimmicks and a lack of major characters, as well as a near-garbage second season. One year after its end, fans are … Continue reading