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