Review: Transformers Titans Return Hot Rod

Hot Rod, or Rodimus if you prefer, is one of those Transformers characters who has gone a very long time without a good toy. The first update he got was the Classics figure in 2006, which wasn’t bad for its time, but has aged horribly. The Titanium figure is best left undiscussed, and his first … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Titans Return Brainstorm

Hasbro has the art of mold reuse mastered these days. 2014’s Generations Springer and Sandstorm are generally regarded as the first “modern” retools that demonstrated just how much modern retooling could accomplish, and since then retools have gone from simple color-and-head swaps to in-depth part remolding, even going so far as to engineer in parts … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Titans Return Mindwipe

As we continue our trek through the world of bottom-of-the-barrel characters from the 1987 Transformers lineup, we come to one of my favorite characterizations of the classic Headmasters. It’s common for Transformers characters to be super powered, unique, and totally badass; Skywarp can teleport, Soundwave has his minions, Mirage can turn invisible, and so one … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Adventure (RID) Ratchet

Despite keeping up with it faithfully for its entire three-season run, I have to say that Transformers: Prime is one of the most disappointing series in the franchise. It began incredibly strong with great production quality and loads of potential, and then very quickly proceeded to waste its potential and stagnate for the majority of … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Titans Return Blaster

For every Transformers fan, there’s going to be one character that everyone in the fandom seems to love that you just aren’t that into. For me, that character is Blaster. I mostly only remember him for being the Autobot version of Soundwave (and therefore less cool) and for his scene in the Battle of Autobot City … Continue reading

Review: Star Wars Black Series Death Trooper

It’s hard to believe that there’s a Star Wars movie coming out in a few weeks. Mostly because that’s exactly what I thought one year ago right before The Force Awakens hit theaters. It’s weird that we’re now living in a world where a Star Wars film is coming out every year, even if we’re … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Titans Return Wolfwire

I feel like at a certain point in a long-running franchise where you have to come up with distinct personalities for tons of new toys every year, you start to run out of ideas. Nowadays, Hasbro usually doesn’t have to worry about this, since the majority of toys are either old characters or new characters … Continue reading

Review: Transformers RID Paralon

While the warring combiners and returning titans have been largely dominating the fandom spotlight in the Transformers franchise, the Robots in Disguise line has been chugging along at its own moderate pace. The cartoon has just started its third season, with apparently at least one more (and a movie, maybe) on the way, which really just goes … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Unite Warriors Grand Galvatron

  Tactician Cyclonus Vehicle Mode Though the gross discoloration of the background makes it hard to tell, Tactician Cyclonus is absolutely gorgeous. Swapping out the Hasbro release’s deep purple in favor of a lighter, bluer color with a lovely metallic sheen, only accentuated with shiny metallic purple, silver, and gunmetal. This ostensibly makes Cyclonus more … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Titans Return Chromedome

With its 57th issue next this week, the critically acclaimed Transformers comic series More Than Meets the Eye is finally ending (and then continuing in Lost Light, but still). Even though the comic started almost five years ago, it still feels like a new part of the franchise. It seems not too long ago that … Continue reading