Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Skydive

Rounding off the first wave of Combiner Wars deluxes is the sole Aerialbot without white as a primary color: Skydive. I… don’t know what to say about Skydive, other than that he apparently has a personality: he’s a bookish nerd. NEEEEERD! Vehicle Mode Like Firefly, Skydive has randomly changed altmodes from an F-16 to a… … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Firefly

Moving on to more traditional Autobot fliers, let’s take a look at one of the two “proper” Aerialbots from wave one: Firefly, otherwise known as Fireflight. Ol’ Fireguy had a retool homage back in the Fall of Cybertron line under the name Air Raid, but now he gets a proper toy in all his red and … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Alpha Bravo

With the lone Decepticon out of the way, it’s time to tackle everyone’s favorite classic Autobot combiner team, the Aerialbots. We’ll start by taking a look at the fan-favorite character Alpha Bravo. As one of the most memorable characters in the original 80’s cartoon and the Marvel comics, it’s wonderful of Hasbro to finally after … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Drag Strip

Ladies and gentleman, it’s finally time for Combiner Week, provided by the frustratingly slow TFSource. The first wave of Combiner Wars has just recently hit retail, but collectors have had them in-hand for weeks now. Still, I think these figures are really awesome, so I figure I’ll give them a spotlight here, starting with the … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Deluxe Strongarm

Well, TFSource finally got their stock of Wave 1 Combiner Wars figures in and my order got shipped… but it’s still going to be over a week until they get here. In the meantime, the Robots in Disguise toyline has hit full retail, which means the Deluxes are no longer exclusively priced at TRU’s ludicrous … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Deluxe Bumblebee

I kept up with Transformers Prime throughout its run, but as the show went on I liked it less and less. The writing was just poor and I really didn’t like the story or character direction, so the end of the show left a bitter taste in my mouth for the so-called “Aligned” continuity. Its sequel, … Continue reading

Review: Marvel Legends Nova

To be totally honest, I only got this guy to complete the Groot build-a-figure for my Guardians of the Galaxy lineup. I had only the faintest idea who Nova was and absolutely no attachment to the character, so as soon as I got him and popped him open, I more or less immediately tossed him … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Generations Arcee

2014 was the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand, and now that the year’s over, there has been much debate among the less-pleasable portions of the fandom as to whether or not the “Thrilling 30” was a worthy year to celebrate the brand. The Botcon theme was a bit disappointing (and confusing), the fourth live-action … Continue reading

Review: Pixar Deluxe Mr. Incredible and Syndrome

Before the golden age of the MCU started up in 2008, superhero movies were a very mixed bag. The X-Men and Spider-Man films had their ups and downs but maintained primary popularity, while views of Batman and Superman were largely fixed on their early 60’s and 70’s portrayals, respectively, with the former’s film franchise ravaged by … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Generations Chromia

To call 2014 the year of the fembots for Transformers would not be a terribly inaccurate statement. Last year saw the release of four female Autobots, one of which is part of the main cast of the upcoming cartoon, one of which is the fan-made new character, and two of which are characters from G1 who … Continue reading