Review: Transformers Legends Black Convoy (Scourge)

There are few inevitable laws that govern any given Optimus Prime: he will, at one point and in some way, die, and his toy will at some point be given a black repaint. These black redecoes are usually called Nemesis Prime (or Black Convoy), tend to be black and teal, and rarely show up in any … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Thundercracker

Thundercracker is my favorite Transformers character for the following reasons: I like jets, I like the color blue, his name is really funny, and he’s got one of the most interesting personalities of all the original Decepticons. A character trait briefly mentioned in his original bio and largely ignored until IDW’s All Hail Megatron, Thundercracker … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Defensor

Despite being one of the core Scramble City-style Combiners introduced in Season 2 of the G1 cartoon, Defensor usually ends up being the one everyone forgets. I think the biggest reason for this is that unlike the teams for Superion, Menasor, and Bruticus, the Protectobots never got an introductory episode or really any origin at … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot

I… I really don’t have much to say about Hot Spot for an introduction. There’s no particularly interesting story behind the toy, the character was never all that major in the G1 cartoon, he never really got the spotlight in any later media, and his bio pretty much just says “He’s a good leader!” Honestly, Hot … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Blackjack

One of the cooler aspects of the Combiner Wars line is its usage of the modern Legends size class. Previously reserved primarily for cheap, simple, smaller versions of more popular primary characters for lines such as Animated and the movies (as well as getting renbranded as “Cyberverse” for DOTM and Prime), the Thrilling 30 Generations line … Continue reading