Review: MakeToys Trash-Talk and Cogwheel

It may be oversaid¬†at this point, but James Roberts’s More Than Meets the Eye ongoing comic book is some of the best fiction Transformers has ever gotten. If you’re unfamiliar with it, do yourself a favor and check it out. One of the downsides of adult-oriented fiction for a children’s toyline by Hasbro is that … Continue reading

Review: Star Wars Black Series 6″ Darth Vader

Ah, Star Wars Black Series. A line with a great concept, a ton of potential, and a great opening couple of waves… that proceeded to immediately decline from there. After a bewildering drop in quality and hilariously¬†awful wave distribution leading to severe shelfwarming (nowadays you’d think the line consists solely of Obi-Wan), the once-promising toyline … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Optimus Prime

Hey, you know what Transformers fans don’t have enough of? Optimus Prime toys. You can’t have any new toyline (or branch of a toyline) without shoving OP into the first wave, even if the big guy isn’t even a main character in the source material. But kids know and love Optimus Prime, so he’s pretty … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Silverbolt

Winding down the string of Combiner Wars reviews, we jump up a size class to the ‘bots that really embody (get it? cuz they’re the torsos? lol) the line: the voyagers. Starting off with the acrophobic leader of the Aerialbots himself, we have Silverbolt. Silverbolt got his own non-combining Ultra-class toy back in the Universe … Continue reading